Nuangola Sewer Finalizes Pre-Pay Plan

 

At  its  April  8th  meeting,  the  Nuangola  Borough  Sewer  Authority  received

 the  final  number  of  participants  in  an  installment  plan  for  residential

 hook-up  fees. The  plan,  coordinated  by  treasurer  and

 council  member  Ted  Vancosky,  allows  property  owners  to  pay  monthly

 increments  in  advance  to  cover  the  connection  fee  of  $2,025.  “

We  received  four  more  requests  before  the  cut-off  date  of  April  1st,”  he

 reported.  This  brings  the  total  enrollment  up  to  121,  he  said.

The  payments  will  be  processed  and

 recorded  by  Administrative  Aid  Diana  Rollar.

Vancosky  also  advised  that  a  thorough

 audit  has  been  completed  by  Bonita  and  Rainey  accountants.  “

The  audit  is  complete  and  there  will  be

 a  lot  more  paperwork  to  do  in  the  future.”

He  added  that  the  auditors  will  attend

 the  April  22nd  meeting  and  report

 their  findings  and  present  new  procedures  at  that  time.  Vancosky  thanked

 Sewer  Authority  Chair  Ray  Shirk  for  his  assistance  in  supplying  many  of  the  materials  needed  for  the  audit.

Payment  requests  were  submitted  by  all  three  contractors,  he  said.  With  the

 review  and  approval  of  Quad3  project  manager  Dan  Loughran,  the  authority  agreed  to  release  funds  amounting

 to  over  $1  million.

In  his  report  the  following  night,  April  9th,  to  council,  Vancosky  provided  an  analysis.  He  said  that  the

 contractor  for  the  borough  component,  Wexcon  ,  has  billed  approximately

 $1.4  million  of  their  $

4.4  million  bid,  or  the  equivalent  of  29%.  The  connector  leg  of  the  project  running  through  Rice  and  Dorrance  Township’s

 is  under  the  $1.1  million  bid  from  Doli  Construction.  Doli  has

 billed  $460,931,  roughly  44%  Vancosky  said.  And  the  supplier  of   the  grinder  pumps,  EV1  has  delivered  267  units  at  a  cost  of  $656,670.  This  represents

 68%  of  the  units  ordered. In  his  report  to  the  sewer  authority,  Quad3

 engineer  Dan  Loughran  stated  that  the  Doli   part  of  the  project  is  “

moving  along  quite  readily.” He  said  that  Wexcon  was  just  able

 to  return  to  installing  laterals  from  the  mains  to  the  pumps  at  each  house.

 Loughran  explained  that  the  directional  drilling  rig  suffered  breakdowns

 during  the  cold  weather  preventing  progress  in  this  element  of

 the  project.

He  concluded  that  the  engineering  team  is  “trying  to  stay  two  to  three  weeks

 ahead  of  the  contractor”  in  identifying  grinder  pump  location  on

 each  property.  “Our  inspector  is  installing  a  stake  and  putting  a  note  in

 the  door  that  installation  will  take  place  in  2  to  3  weeks.”

Shirk  added  that  the  plan  reminds  property  owner  where  they  agreed  to  place

 the  pump,  “The  only  problem  is  that  people  don’t  remember  where  they

 said  that  they  wanted  it  place  back  in  2008.”