The Summit Hill Water Authority has a new acting Chairperson as the board moved to elect newest member Louis Alexander on a 4-0 vote. Alexander will be filling the position in the absence of Chairperson Patrick Kane who is excused for personal reasons for the moment.
"We need someone who is available during the day especially as this solar project is going on," said Vice Chairperson Robert Collevechio prior to moving to name Alexander as the acting head. "I have a job and cannot fill the position currently which is why I think it's best that someone who is available during the day take the position."
Alexander, whose professional career before retiring was in water and waste water treatment, accepted the position and the vote was unanimous with no further comment. After the vote, Alexander took control of the remainder of the meeting.
In other business, Alexander said the permit for the pump for well three was received with the correspondence. Engineer Mike Tirpak said now that the permit is in the water authority's hands the organization has two years to obtain the parts and fix the pump. Work Leader Butch Kane said the parts were already ordered and delivered.
The board also tabled a $100 a month stipend for a "work manager" for the authority. In