September 2003

A regular meeting of the Board of The Lake Wynonah Municipal Authority was held on September 16, 2003 at the Lake Wynonah Municipal Authority Business Office Building, South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Board members present at the meeting were Walter Jaros, Tom Nagle, and Dennis Scharadin. Also in attendance were Mike Stewart (American Water Service), LWMA attorney Joe Zerbe, Kelly Klamfoth (LWMA employee), LWPOA Board Members Larry Krause, Ron Svenson & Glenn Bohr, and property owner John Rees.

The meeting was called to order by Walter Jaros at 6:00 p.m.

The minutes of the prior meeting were reviewed and accepted by motion of Dennis Scharadin, seconded by Tom Nagle, carried by all.

The Treasurer's reports for July and August 2003 were reviewed and accepted by motion of Tom Nagle, seconded by Dennis Scharadin, carried by all.

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 noted that, during flushing operations, two hydrants could not be shut off completely and are scheduled to be replaced after the flushing process has ended. He said that they are fully operational but they leak a bit when they're closed. All other operations continue normally.

Dave Bright could not attend the meeting but called prior to find out if an SSM representative would be needed to attend. After checking with appropriate Board members, Jen told Dave a representative would not be needed at this meeting based on the agenda topics. Dave added that he had nothing new to report.

In legal matters, Joe Zerbe said that a municipal lien was filed against a delinquent account and he also filed two proofs of claim for two new bankruptcies that were filed.

The letters to the Townships regarding septic systems in the easement areas being approved by the Sewage Enforcement Officers was discussed. Tom said that he had distributed a first draft prior to the meeting and asked for feedback regarding changes. The new copies he distributed for review at the meeting had all comments incorporated into them. Tom pointed out the few areas that were reworded and explained the changes that were added. Copies were also distributed to the members of the audience. Joe Zerbe suggested making a few changes to make the purpose of the letter a bit more evident at the start, and he also recommended a few other changes. Upon motion by Tom Nagle, seconded by Dennis Scharadin, the letter, after the corrections and changes discussed were incorporated, was approved for preparation and mailing. Copies of the letters would also be sent to the SEO's engineering firms and the LWPOA.

John Rees asked if the LWMA had any regulations concerning multiple cables being allowed in the same ditch. Mike explained that water service lines had to be in a separate ditch and there has to be a four-foot horizontal separation from the electric line. The water line also has to be located ten feet from any sewage lines. Mike said that the TV cable and electric company determine where their own lines are located. John said that all lines being put into one ditch was discussed at the South Manheim Township's meeting. Mike said the Authority's rules dictate that water lines must be in a separate ditch and contractors have been made to move lines that weren't properly installed.

There being no further business, Tom Nagle motioned for adjournment, Dennis Scharadin seconded the motion, carried by all. The meeting was adjourned by Walter Jaros at 6:17 p.m.

Meeting minutes were taken, prepared, and submitted by Jennifer Hoy.

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