MEETING MINUTES OF THE
LAKE WYNONAH MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
A regular meeting of the Board of The Lake Wynonah Municipal Authority was held on January 17, 2006 at the Lake Wynonah Municipal Authority Business Office Building, South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Board members present at the meeting were Jim Ridderhoff, Tom Nagle, and Joe Chicora. Also in attendance were Dave Bright (LWMA Engineer), Mike Stewart (American Water Service), and LWMA attorney Joe Zerbe.
Jim Ridderhoff called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
The first item of business was reorganization. Upon motion by Tom Nagle, seconded by Joe Chicora, and carried by all, officer positions did not change. They are:The minutes of the prior meeting were reviewed and accepted by motion of Joe Chicora, seconded by Tom Nagle, carried by all.Jim Ridderhoff - Treasurer & Co-Chairman
Walter Jaros - Secretary & Co-Chairman
Joe Chicora - Co-Chairman
The Treasurer's reports for November and December 2005 were reviewed and accepted by motion of Joe Chicora, seconded by Tom Nagle, carried by all.
Upon motion of Tom Nagle, seconded by Joe Chicora, and carried by all, the engineering firm of Spotts, Stevens & McCoy was reappointed for the year 2006.
Upon motion by Joe Chicora, seconded by Tom Nagle, and carried by all, the legal firm of Derenzo & Zerbe was reappointed for the year 2006.
Mike Stewart reviewed his written report relating to managerial matters (submitted to the Board prior to the meeting) which addressed water and sewage operations. In water matters, he reported that:
In sewage matters:
- A main break in November caused water production to increase to over 300,000 gallons per day. After repair of the leak, along with a couple of smaller leaks, water production dropped to normal levels.
- Meter reading is complete.
- The piping at the wells has been scraped of rust, wire brushed, and painted.
- Restoration after the last set of leaks has been completed at most sites. Some works and additional grass seeding will be done in the spring.
Mike noted that the total pumps for November 2005 was 87, not 7687 as stated in his report (typographical error).
- Both pump trucks are operational.
- The pump on the red Mack was removed and checked after the coupling broke. The pump was cleaned and checked before placing it back into service.
- New employee, Albert Angelo, completed training on the pump trucks and on septic inspection procedures, and has started performing pumps and inspections without supervision.
Tom Nagle made a motion to appoint Jen Hoy and Mike Stewart as co-managers with the authority to act on LWMA employee issues and problems at their own judgment, as long as they both agree to the actions to be taken. If they don't agree, the matter will be referred to the LWMA Board. Joe Chicora seconded the motion, carried by all.
Dave Bright provided an overview of the new well project. A decision was made at the previous meeting to advertise for bids for drilling Well #8 at the Indian Drive site. The bids were opened December 16th at the LWMA Business office. Two bids were received: Leib Well Drilling and Eichelbergers at about 10% higher than Leib. Subsequent to the bid opening, DEP (Ernest Madichie) approved the pre-drilling plan. Joe Zerbe prepared an agreement, which was sent to Leib who then signed the copies and returned them. Dave said if everything looks ok to Joe Zerbe, he recommended that the Board pass a motion authorizing signing of the agreements. After that, the next step would be for Leib to provide a certificate of insurance. Joe Zerbe said a certificate was received but it didn't include the LWMA's engineer and the owners of the properties listed as additionally insured. Joe Zerbe said the LWMA could approve the signing of the contract, but he advised the Board that actual work should not be started until a new certificate is received. Tom Nagle made the motion to approve and sign the agreement, Joe Chicora seconded it, and the motion carried.
Dave Bright said the Leibs would be away until January 29th. When they return, George Leib will phone Dave and a pre-drilling meeting will be set up to go over what is expected, and by that time the spot to drill will be confirmed. Joe Zerbe said he would let the Smeltzers know when the meeting is to take place in the event they would like to attend. Dave asked Tom if a permit for the driveway into the drilling site would have to be acquired from the LWPOA. Tom said a permit was needed, but they would probably need to know the placement of the driveway to be able to properly fill out the permit.
In legal matters, Joe Zerbe said routine legal matters had been taken care of, such as the satisfaction of liens and such in addition to working with Dave on the Well project.
It was noted that Jim Ridderhoff was appointed to another 5-year term on the LWMA Board. It was briefly discussed when the current members were first appointed to the Board. Tom Nagle was appointed on 10/15/1990, Jim Ridderhoff on 12/03/1990, Joe Chicora on 08/12/1991, Walter Jaros on 09/21/1992, and Dennis Scharadin on 05/20/1998.
The 2006 budget was discussed briefly. Upon motion by Joe Chicora, seconded by Tom Nagle, and carried by all, the 2006 Budget was adopted with no changes.
Jim Ridderhoff noted that the LWMA had not received any feedback from the septic Problem Identification Reports (PIRs) that were submitted to the South Manheim and Wayne township sewage enforcement officer. Joe Zerbe suggested that somebody from the Authority Board attend a township meeting to see if they can find out where the breakdown in communications is occurring.
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 6:59 p.m.
Meeting minutes were taken, prepared, and submitted by Jennifer Hoy.