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
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.”