Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes April 3, 2017Those in attendance: President Bill Roush, Vice President Rob Shipp, Council members Jackie Minium, Bruce Hengst and Donna Showers. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Assistant Sam Beers, Jen Miller and Ben Shull from HRG. President Roush presided; meeting called to order at 7:00 pm.Public and Private ConcernsCurt Black, representing the Bicentennial Project 2020, asked Dave to place the sign in front of the Borough Building. Council wants him to put a stake in where it should be. MCSI will have an electrician look at the flagpole to fix the lights and they have contacted a painter to repaint the Borough sign out front. Dave attended their meeting and advised on the costs of putting water in the islands. They are reviewing because the expenses may not be worth it. Wade Blanchard from Iron Mountain Garage presented a towing agreement. He will pay to have signs made for the square to be posted as a tow away zone. Secretary Knellinger will have the solicitor review as an exclusive contractor. He will also be able to tow away any vehicle left abandoned throughout town. The minutes from the last meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Hengst made the motion to approve the minutes as read. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed. Councilmember Minium made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Vice president Shipp seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Street Committee ReportThe hydraulic lines on the dump truck rubbed a hole in the gas tank. A new gas tank will need to be ordered. Market Street paving will begin in June or July, after the end of the school year. The storm drain work and pole replacement will continue.Sewer Committee Report None Water Committee Report None Finance Committee Report PEMA has denied any reimbursement from Storm Stella. The area did not meet the criteria for extensive damage from the snowfall. Engineer’s ReportThe Chapter 94 report was signed and submitted to DEP. A follow up letter was sent to them addressing the violations. The lead/copper sampling plan still needs revision. The CCR report should be ready at the next meeting. The chlorine conversion needs to be readdressed due to the bypass valve installation. Solid Waste ReportNone Mayor’s ReportAbsent Solicitor’s ReportNoneOld BusinessThe barn roof is still leaking and the contractor that did the firehouse came out to give an estimate on a rubber liner, nothing received to date.New BusinessSamuel Beers was introduced to remaining members of Council that were not present at the new hire interviews. He was hired as the assistant plant operator on March 8th. 2 resolutions from PSAB were discussed one concerning radar use within town limits and one to raise the ceiling on small games of chance. No action was taken.Zoning PermitsAt the last Council meeting, Zoning Officer Karl Minium resigned his position. Council is open to anyone wishing to fill the position. A motion was made by Councilmember Minium to adjourn to Executive Session. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. Return to regular session:Councilmember Minium made the motion to contribute $25,000 to the Millerstown Volunteer Fire Department towards the purchase of a 2010 F550 minipumper to replace the 1979 unit in service. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The funds will go directly to Juniata Valley Bank as a down payment on the purchase of the vehicle. A motion was made by Vice President Shipp to adjourn. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. The next meeting will be held Monday, May 1st at 7:00 PM.