Contract for tank project closed; work completed

The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority voted to close out its contract with DN Tanks Wednesday, now that work on the Fairfield tank project is completed.

The closeout documentation was approved alongside a final bill payment of $124,151.

The state Department of Environmental Protection inspected the tank Monday and Christine Weigle, executive director of the authority, expects the permit soon will be issued.

Once the permit is in hand, the tank will enter “start-up mode” and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the month, she said.

“It’s been a very long process,” she said. “I will be happy to move forward to the next project.”

In another matter, the authority voted to renew a three-year contract with The Zigmund Company for insurance consulting services at an annual rate of $4,800, or $400 per month, starting in August. There was no price increase.

The board also voted to purchase a new copying machine from Phillips Office Solutions for $5,997 plus a monthly maintenance fee of $325.

In an update to the authority board on expected projects, John Bickhart, engineering services manager, said there have been meetings with Geisinger Health about the entity’s proposed acute care facility in Pennsdale, but nothing definitive has come from them so far.

The next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 in the authority building, 380 Old Cement Road, Montoursville.