CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Municipal Authority began Tuesday’s meeting with a brief reorganizational session and voted to retain all officers.
Russ Triponey will serve as chairman; Greg Dixon, vice chairman; William Swisher, secretary; John Naddeo, treasurer; and Chris Stott as assistant secretary/treasurer.
John Ryan will continue to serve as solicitor, Gwin, Dobson & Foreman Inc. of Altoona as engineer with representative Jim Balliet and Johnson, Nelson, Shimmel and Thomas as auditor and accountant.
The CMA’s Right to Know Officer is Manager John Williams and CNB Bank will continue as the depository.
The retainers for solicitor and engineer have not changed; however, the audits are slightly higher. The water audit will be $7,300 and the sewer audit will be $5,700.
The board briefly talked about the meeting time. Triponey noted that while members of the public have asked for the board to change the meeting time, the time of 4 p.m. is most convenient for the board members.
The board then discussed having a couple of meetings later in the day to see what the response is. The board then agreed that the meetings to be held at the water treatment plants will be held at 5 p.m. and those meetings will be announced at a later date.
During the regular meeting, the board learned that the Clearfield Youth Council toured the Moose Creek water treatment plant.
Williams said the students learned a great deal about where their water comes from and why two plants are needed for the Clearfield area.
Under the engineer’s report, the board discussed the Hyde Sanitary Sewer Overflow and Balliet said the SSO did not need to be opened in the past month.
He said they are still trying to schedule a meeting with the township’s engineer about the upcoming corrective action plan deadline and Balliet said that by next meeting he will have information on the township’s progress.
The board also accepted a bid for televising interceptors in the Kerr Addition and Wolf Run areas from Mr. Rehab for $22,848. Balliet said they would do all the televising for these areas and then fix any problems in one project during the summer.
Other updates included waiting for the state Department of Environmental Protection to open bids for the Pine Grove North Watermain Extension project, which is scheduled for Jan. 25.
Also, Balliet suggested the board start thinking about holding an open house at the new wastewater treatment facility this spring.