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Millerstown Borough Council  Meeting Minutes April 3, 2017 Those   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 Concerns Curt   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 Report The   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 Report The   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 Report None  Mayor’s Report Absent Solicitor’s Report None Old Business The 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 Business Samuel   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 8 th . 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 Permits At 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 1 st  at 7:00 PM. 
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