Key findings so far:
November 22, 2017 Spring Township Water Authority Minutes
Nestle Water – Doug Weikel*, Chairman, reported Nestle Water would like to purchase non-chlorinated water from The Authority. They are looking at other areas as well, however, with the new well site they are willing to pay for the pipeline and a replacement well in addition to the water. This would be a benefit to The Authority. They have submitted an Access Agreement to give them the right to have their contractors and consultants complete their own testing to prove the water is directly from a well non chlorinated etc. After some discussion, it was on a motion of John Schiffhauer seconded by Gary Catalano to approve ratifying the access agreement. Unanimously approved motion carried.
December 20, 2017 Spring Township Water Authority Minutes
John Miller, Solicitor – Mr. Miller reported he reviewed the Loan Documents and the Access Agreement with Nestle Water and has no comments, document is fine.
Nestle Water – Doug Weikel, Chairman, reported He has talked with Eric Andreus of Nestle Water and they are at 99.9% go, will perform draw down test next. He will be at the January meeting to introduce himself and explain status.
*According to a Spring Township citizen who attended the January Spring Township Water Authority Board meeting, Doug Weikel is the chair of the Spring Township Water Authority and worked for Nestle in Stroudsburg, PA as an engineer.
The citizen who attended the meeting said Weikel did all the talking at the January water authority meeting and stated there will be no public hearing or meeting to allow citizens to weigh in on the proposed deal with Nestle.