CLEARFIELD – Several projects are moving forward for the Clearfield Municipal Authority.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Engineer Jim Balliet of Gwin, Dobson and Foreman gave the CMA board an update on several ongoing projects.
Woodland Road waterline relocation project
Balliet said the authority is continuing to receive minor review comments from PennDOT for the Woodland Road waterline relocation project. Balliet said he is making any revisions to the plans and specs as needed.
Balliet said the authority has submitted the permit applications to the Department of Environmental Protection for the stream crossings, as well as submitting the Erosion and Sedimentation Control plans to the Clearfield County Conservation District.
Balliet said PennDOT intents to bid the project in February or March and hopes to begin construction in the late spring or early summer.
Annual Dam inspections
Balliet said the annual inspections of the Montgomery and Moose Creek Dams have been completed Nov. 1. The local notifications have been verified at several downstream locations, and the authority intends to submit the final inspection reports to DEP prior to the Dec. 31 deadline.
Balliet said the authority has also completed the five-year updates to the Emergency Action Plans for both dams.
Borough/township system acquisition
Balliet said the Clearfield Borough Council and the Lawrence Township Supervisors adopted the Act 537 plan and the authority has received their formal adoption resolutions.
He said the plan has been advertised and the public comment period will expire Dec. 23. The authority will respond to any comments and they will send the plans to DEP. Balliet said the plan is expected to be submitted on schedule.
DCED small water and sewer grant program
Balliet said the authority has submitted a grant application to purchase about 10 flow meters. The meters will assist the authority with any work, which will need done to remove any inflow and infiltration issues in the borough and township sanitary sewer systems in the future.
Balliet said the meters will cost about $100,000. The grant will provide 85 percent of the funding, while the authority will be responsible for 15 percent. Balliet said the grants should be awarded this summer.