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Mohawk Valley Water Authority – June 18th, 2018



Chairman DeLia called the meeting to order at 5:02 PM and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Roll Call:  Present: Dennis Bova, Bruce Brodsky, Dave Corr, Vincent Coyne, Elis DeLia, Mark Ford, Eric Kane, Richard Karam and John Wallace. Absent: Rocco Arcuri, Frank Mutolo, Bette Szesny and Suzanne Harmon.  Also Present: Richard Goodney, Phil Tangorra, Anne Milograno, Jim Korfonta, Scott Gorgas, Geralynn White, Ken Bobrow, Esq., and Paul Goetz.  


Chairman DeLia presided.


Approval of the May 21, 2018 Minutes

Motion made by Mr. Corr to approve the minutes.     Seconded by: Mr. Kane

Vote:  (7) Ayes   (0) Nays   (2) Abstain – Mr. Coyne & Mr. Wallace    (3) Absent    Motion Carried.


Presentation by Outside Auditors:

Mr. Paul Goetz from BST Accounting Tax Advisory presented the Independent Auditor’s Report.

See Attached.


Committee Reports:

Mr. Korfonta stated that consumption was above budget and revenue is at budget.  Things are positive going forward.


Executive Director’s Report:

·         Mr. Becher stated that he wanted to follow up on a question from Mr. Brodsky on how we go about seeking funds from the State and hiring firms to help put together applications.  Mr. Brodsky has asked for legal opinions.  Mr. Bobrow is putting together legal opinions, which is in draft form once that is complete we will bring it to the Board.

·         Mr. Becher wanted to thank Mr. Kane for bringing an issue to our attention.  There was a fire on Maynard Road about two months ago.  The local fire department had to run a considerable length of hose to get to the fire.  They had a concern that there may not be enough fire hydrants up there.  We put that through our Engineering Department and they determined that there is room to put more hydrants up there.  We will be doing that work towards the end of the summer.


Meeting was adjourned at 5:20 PM.


Respectfully submitted,



Suzanne M. Harmon, Secretary 

Mohawk Valley Water Authority