MEETING MINUTES OF THE
LAKE WYNONAH MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
A regular meeting of the Board of The Lake Wynonah Municipal Authority was held on January 15, 2002 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), and Mike Stewart (AmericanAnglian).
The meeting was called to order by Jim Ridderhoff at 6:06 p.m.
The minutes of the prior meeting were reviewed and accepted by motion of Joe Chicora, seconded by Dennis Scharadin, carried by all.
The Treasurer's reports for November and December 2001 were reviewed and accepted by motion of Tom Nagle, seconded by Joe Chicora, carried by all.
Reorganization was the first order of business. Upon motion by Tom Nagle, seconded by Dennis Scharadin, and carried by all, officer positions did not change. They are:
Jim Ridderhoff - Treasurer & Co-Chairman
Walter Jaros - Secretary & Co-Chairman
Joe Chicora - Co-Chairman
Upon motion by Joe Chicora, seconded by Dennis Scharadin, the engineering firm of Spotts, Stevens & McCoy was reappointed for the year 2002.
Upon motion of Dennis Scharadin, seconded by Tom Nagle, the legal firm of Pfeiffer, Brown, DiNicola & Goodman was reappointed for the year 2002.
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 water system repairs would start on January 16th and that parts have been ordered for the wellhead protection project. He also said that the light fixtures were purchased for the sewage treatment plant and that Dave Meyers would be installing the lights this year.
Mike said that the oil burner in the truck garage was repaired by Schuylkill Sales, but Bill Korn reported smelling fumes after the repair. Joe Chicora instructed Mike to have the furnace repaired or replaced, as necessary, because he didn't want anyone to be overcome by fumes. The board discussed the problem and upon motion by Joe Chicora, seconded by Dennis Scharadin, carried by all, it was decided that the furnace be replaced immediately. Mike said he would get prices and proceed.
The pickup truck was taken to the garage for transmission repairs. Mike did not know at the time of the meeting if the repairs would be extensive. The Board talked about purchasing another truck, as the current pickup is not only in need of possible expensive repairs - it is 12 years old and fairly worn. Mike suggested a smaller truck. Joe said he would start looking for another truck and told Mike to find out how extensive the repairs will be for the current pickup truck. If the repairs are found to be substantial and expensive, the Board opted for an emergency purchase of another.
Dennis asked Mike if the LWMA will have to replace all the painting that was done to mark the hydrants due to all the road repaving being performed. Mike said the painting that is disturbed will be replaced as needed, but he didn't expect it to be a problem.
Dave Bright told the Board that he had nothing to report this month, and thanked the Board for the re-appointment.
Jim Goodman told the Board that he had nothing to report this month, and thanked the Board for the re-appointment.
The 2002 Budget passed upon motion by Tom Nagle, seconded by Joe Chicora, carried by all, with a few changes as discussed by the Board. Jim Ridderhoff will look over the Budget after Jen has incorporated the changes to make certain that nothing was overlooked.
In closing, it was noted that the Wayne Township Supervisors, at its January 2002 meeting, appointed Joe Chicora to another 5-year term on the LWMA Board. His term will expire on December 31, 2006.
There being no further business, Tom Nagle motioned for adjournment, Dennis Scharadin seconded the motion, carried by all. The meeting was adjourned by Jim Ridderhoff at 6:54 p.m.
Meeting minutes were taken, prepared, and submitted by Jennifer Hoy.