Hampden Township Sewer Authority

Regular Meeting Minutes

March 21, 2017- 7:00 P.M.


Sewer Auth. Members:          Chairman Thomas, Mr. Todaro, 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

Absent:                                   Sewer Authority Member Gaspich

Stormwater Agenda

Call To Order

Chairman Thomas called the stormwater portion of the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. upon conclusion of the sanitary agenda items.  Proof of Publication was available for public inspection.

Audience Participation


Treasurer’s Reports

The Treasurer’s Report for the period ending February 28, 2017 was accepted as presented.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:   by Mr. Sullivan approving the minutes of the February 21, 2017 Regular Meeting.  The motion, seconded by Ms. Knight, carried unanimously.

Approval of Administrative Payments

Check No. 1356 – ARCADIS – Professional Services – $13,064.00

Check No. 1357 – Goldberg Katzman, P.C. – Professional Services – $90.00

Check No. 1358 – HRMM&L – Professional Services – $3,575.00

MOTION:       by Mr. Sullivan approving the above-described payments.  The motion was seconded by Ms. Knight.

Question on the Motion:  Ms. Knight questioned if the HRMM&L billing was current.  Mr. Miller said the invoices represented services through the end of January 2017.

Motion carried unanimously.

Right-of-Way Solicitor’s Report

Solicitor Cooper said he had nothing to report at this time.

Solicitor’s Report

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.

Township Manager’s Report

The below-listed transfers were requested by Manager Metts:

Expense reimbursement to Hampden Township – $29,311.58

Transfer from Hampden Township – $26,637.79

MOTION:       by Ms. Knight approving the above-listed transfers as requested by Manager Metts.  The motion, seconded by Mr. Sullivan, carried unanimously.

Public Works Department Report

Stormwater Monthly Activities Report – Mr. Gralski highlighted the monthly activity report contained in the meeting packets.  He said staff continues work on the preparation of the annual MS-4 Report which must be submitted to the PA Department of Environmental Protection by March 31, 2017.

Update – Navy – Mr. Miller advised the members that officials from the Navy are recommending, through the Authority’s Special Counsel, that “technical” representatives meet to discuss the calculations as prepared by the Navy.  He said the meeting would allow the Authority to obtain some background information and perhaps the reasoning behind the Navy’s position regarding the stormwater fee.

Chairman Thomas suggested correspondence be sent to the appropriate federal and state agencies including the Office of the President, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Governor,  Senator Regan and Representative Rothman.

ARCADIS – Mr. Miller said work is progressing on the modeling and a few draft plans have been submitted for staff review.  Manager Metts suggesterd  ARCADIS be invited ,at an appropriate time, to provide a status report; Mr. Miller suggested ARCADIS could provide an update to the members at the June or July meeting.


MOTION:       by Mr. Todaro adjourning the Regular Meeting at approximately 7:35 p.m.  The motion, seconded by Mr. Sullivan, carried unanimously.



Judy K. Robinson, Recording Secretary