MEETING MINUTES OF THE
LAKE WYNONAH MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
A regular meeting of the Board of The Lake Wynonah Municipal Authority was held on January 16, 2001 at the Wayne Township Municipal Building, Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Board members present at the meeting were Jim Ridderhoff, Tom Nagle, Joe Chicora, and Dennis Scharadin. Also in attendance were Jim Goodman (LWMA Attorney), Dave Bright (LWMA Engineer), Mike Stewart (AmericanAnglian), and Tom Zenker (South Manheim Township Supervisor).
The meeting was called to order by Jim Ridderhoff at 6:05 pm.
The minutes for November 2000 were reviewed and accepted by motion of Joe Chicora, seconded by Tom Nagle, carried by all. There was no December 2000 meeting.
The Treasurer's reports for November and December 2000 were reviewed and accepted by motion of Tom Nagle, seconded by Dennis Scharadin, carried by all.
In the matter of reorganization of officers, positions remained the same upon motion of Dennis Scharadin, seconded by Joe Chicora, carried by all. They are: Jim Ridderhoff, Treasurer & Co-Chairman; Walter Jaros, Secretary & Co-Chairman; Joe Chicora, Co-Chairman.
Mike Stewart reviewed his written report relating to managerial matters (submitted to the Board prior to the meeting) which addressed water and sewage operations. The written report is attached to the office copy of these minutes. He also told the Board that the Authority's pickup truck was involved in a traffic accident. A copy of the LWPOA's Security Officer Report is attached to the office copy of these minutes. There were no personal injuries. A situation arose involving a property owner who claims he requested the Authority to turn off his water due to a leak, and that the Authority had failed to do so. The Board deferred the situation to Mike. A copy of Mike's report on the matter is attached to the office copy of these minutes.
Dave Bright told the Board that he fully supports the Authority initiating leak detection because water production is creeping up again.
Jim Goodman told the Board that the lawsuit regarding the water rates was still pending and no date had been set for a hearing. He also referenced the Reick water shut-off situation and said he had not received a reply to his recent letter to her attorney. The property owner's water was terminated for non-payment, and there is also a serious sewage violation that will have to be addressed if water is restored.
Carol Warner, LWPOA Lake Manager, had asked the LWMA for a letter stating that the old sewage treatment plant had not been used to contain petroleum products. The letter was presented for a signature at the meeting, and the deed turned over to Jim Goodman to proceed with transfer of the property to the LWPOA.
Upon motion by Joe Chicora, seconded by Dennis Scharadin, carried by all, the Board approved 5 6-hour days' vacation for Marcella (Jen's office assistant) to be taken all at once or a day at a time.
Jen requested vacation from February 1 through February 11, 2001 and the Board approved.
Jim Ridderhoff thanked Mike Stewart and his company, American Anglian, for the substantial effort made on behalf of the Authority in correcting water and sewage problems, and for the valuable advice and direction needed for the Board Members to make important decisions for the betterment of the Authority and the community.
There being no further business, Joe Chicora motioned for adjournment, Tom Nagle seconded the motion, carried by all. The meeting was adjourned by Jim Ridderhoff at 6:45 p.m.
Meeting minutes were taken, prepared and submitted by Jennifer Hoy.