Hampden Township Sewer Authority
Regular Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.
Sewer Auth. Members: Chairman Thomas, Mr. Todaro, Mr. Gaspich, Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Knight
Consultants: Solicitors Cooper and Coyne
Commissioners’ Liaison: Commissioner Thomas
Township Staff: Township Manager Metts, Public Works Director Miller and Stormwater Division Superintendent Gralski
Also in Attendance:
Special Counsel Hann,
ARCADIS – Anthony Dill and Mark Van Auken
Junior Commissioner Harshan Sivaraju
Call To Order
Chairman Thomas called the Regular Meeting to order at approximately 7:00 p.m. Proof of Publication was available for public inspection.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION: by Mr. Todaro approving the minutes of the June 20, 2017 Regular Meeting. The motion, seconded by Ms. Knight, carried unanimously.
The Treasurer’s Report for the period ending June 30, 2017 was accepted as submitted.
Approval of Administrative Expenses
Check No. 2513 – Goldberg Katzman, P.C. – Professional Services – $90.00
Check No. 2514 – Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association – Convention Registration Fee/Ms. Knight – $220.00
MOTION: by Mr. Gaspich approving the above-described payments. The motion, seconded by Ms. Knight, carried unanimously.
Approval of Payments from Developers’ Escrow Fund
Check No. 1831 – Hampden Township – Professional Services – $12,497.13
Check No. 1832 – Goldberg Katzman, P.C. – Professional Services – $945.00
Check No. 1833 – Interest Transfer – $58.70
MOTION: by Mr. Gaspich approving the above-listed payments. The motion, seconded by Ms. Knight, carried unanimously.
Right-of-Way Solicitor’s Report
Solicitor Cooper reported the Deed of Easement and Deed of Dedication, as conditionally accepted by the Authority at its June meeting, for The Meadows at Lambs Gap Project, have been recorded; copies of those recorded documents were provided to the developer and the Authority.
Solicitor Coyne said he had nothing to report at this time.
Commissioners’ Liaison Report
Commissioner Thomas said he had nothing to report at this time.
Director of Public Works Report
The Preserve – Mr. Miller requested a motion authorizing the release of financial security for the below-listed phases of The Preserve. He noted the five-year maintenance period expired.
Lexon Insurance Company Bond No. 1020844 – $169,000.00 – The Preserve Phase 3 & 4
Lexon Insurance Company Bond No. 1023675 – $8,700.00 – The Preserve Phase 3A
MOTION: by Mr. Gaspich authorizing the release of the above-listed financial securities, as requested by Mr. Miller. The motion was seconded by Ms. Knight.
Question on the Motion: Chairman Thomas asked if everything was in order for these two phases. Mr. Miller confirmed all sanitary sewer related items had been addressed.
Motion carried unanimously.
The Meadows at Lamb’s Gap Project – Mr. Miller advised the members that the developer of The Meadows at Lamb’s Gap Project is requesting the financial security be reduced to 15 percent, as well as the conversion of the letter of credit from a performance to a maintenance security, subject to receipt of an approved amendment to the existing letter of credit.
MOTION: by Mr. Gaspich approving the request received from the developer of The Meadows at Lamb’s Gap Project, as presented above by Mr. Miller. The motion was seconded by Mr. Todaro.
Question on the Motion: Chairman Thomas noted the maintenance period expires in 2022 and asked if that time period was standard. Ms. Knight also questioned if the 15 percent was standard. Mr. Miller said the above stipulations are the standard requirements.
Motion carried unanimously.
5600 Carlisle Pike Project – Mr. Miller said the developer is requesting the release of one EDU previously reserved under the Reservation of Capacity Agreement for the project. He said he didn’t think formal action was required by the Authority and noted that EDU would no longer be reserved for this project.
Hunter Drive Pump Station – Mr. Miller said the Township’s Sewage Enforcement Officer has been working with Alpha Engineering on this project. He said the Hunters Glen development is located in Silver Spring Township and will require the construction of a pump station. Mr. Miller said Hampden Township requested an evaluation of a location for that pump station that could serve some properties in Hampden currently served by on-lot systems that are either failing or have the potential to fail. He said he has a meeting scheduled for later this month to discuss that evaluation. Mr. Miller said the possible outcome could be the construction of that pump station with Hampden establishing a reimbursement component tap fee that would enable Silver Spring Township the ability to recoup some of its costs. He also noted there might be some right-of-way work involved.
The members had no additional sanitary related comments or questions.
Discussion regarding sanitary–related items concluded at approximately 7:15 p.m. The Stormwater Meeting immediately followed.
Judy K. Robinson