The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority closed the books on a busy year. It won't be any less busy in 2012.
A report Wednesday by authority Executive Director Christine Weigle outlined the past year's accomplishments.
They included the completion of an interconnection with the Borough of Muncy's water system, the beginning of the first phase of upgrades to the authority's wastewater treatment plant, the acquistion of the Village Water Co. in Fairfield Township and the Beaver Lake Water System in Penn Township, and work to create a water system in the Grey Fox Plaza area.
Work on treatment plant upgrades and the Grey Fox water system, including construction of a water storage tank, continues this year.
The authority also plans to extend the water system into the Fairfield Road business corridor to assist businesses along Fairfield Road and Choate Circle.
The authority soon will consider a second round of bidding for a new administration building. The estimated cost is about $2.5 million, but the first round of bidding resulted in a low bid almost $1 million higher than that.
The authority asked project engineer Basco Associates to rebid the project with significant changes to its proposed design.
The authority approved an agreement with the county that will allow it to borrow about $834,000 from the county to help pay for the cost of the water system expansion, which effectively will make the authority's system a regional one.
The money covers the last of the proceeds from a $2.7 million bond issue by the county commissioners.
It also agreed to make a series of contractor payments for work related to the wastewater treatment plant upgrade. Payments included $550,000 to general contractor G.M. McCrossin, $158,700 to electrical contractor HRI Inc., and $43,000 to plumbing contractor W.C. Eshenaur and Son.
Engineer David Brinjac presented a report on the results of an inspection of the wastewater treatment plant and its associated pipelines and pump stations.
According to the report, the treatment plant is in good condition. Any large maintenance identified by the inspection will be taken care of through the treatment plant upgrades, it said.
In other business, the authority approved its slate of officers for 2012.
They include Mary Bennardi, chairwoman; Jan Ransdorf, vice chairman; Donald Konkle Jr., secretary; Paul Wentzler, treasurer; and Richard Haas, assistant treasurer.