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Millerstown Borough Council   Meeting Minutes April 2, 2018 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Mayor Scott Arbegast and Cory Salmon from HRG. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns Curt Black from MCSI advised Council of several projects they are working on. They will be working with a few residents to replace some eroding sidewalks that are dangerous for pedestrians and school students that walk to get to school. A large tree and roots will be removed and 125 feet of sidewalk to be replaced on Sunbury Street. From the bids they received, the lowest was $6,500. According to the ordinance, the width must be the same as what is being replaced. They are also interested in having banners on the 8 poles at the corners of the square. The Bicentennial for Perry County is 2020 and Millerstown is the oldest city. They would purchase the signs and pay for the attachment cost from PPL. There was no opposition from the Council. They will bring the final design to the Council for approval first. A mural for the side of the firehouse is almost complete. Greenwood School art students and an artist have been working on this for some time.  It will be placed high on the firehouse building and have a protective coating applied. The County Commissioners have set aside funds for the continued preservation of murals within the county. In 2018, there will be five historic markers placed around town. One of which the Council sponsored in 2016 and is finally finished. A motion was made by Councilmember Ritzman for the sponsorship to read dedicated by the Millerstown Borough. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The sign location will be in front of the Borough Building and dedication ceremony will take place for all the signs at the building. There will be more markers for 2019. Council had approved to sponsor one sign a year at $850 per sign.  MCSI contracted Hetrick Electric to fix the flagpole light in front of the Borough Building. Secretary Knellinger has replacement parts on order for the top of the pole.  They will be cleaning up the square and planting flowers on the islands soon. There was a complaint about 31 South Market Street. Several residents have seen rats at the property since there is an accumulation of junk. A letter will be sent. A complaint of trucks using jake brakes on Sunbury and Market Streets at all hours of the night. This was previously pursued through Penn Dot since they are both State roads. President Shipp is concerned about enforcement and if the State Police would enforce it. Vice President Hengst will research with some of his contacts and report his findings. A complaint was received a resident has rabbits within the Borough. Attorney Miner will be consulted about the Ordinance but no livestock is allowed within the Borough including chickens and rabbits. An Iron Mountain Road resident of Greenwood Township requested the Borough install guard rails on a part of the road within the Borough limits. Other places of the road are steeper and several options will need to be considered and reviewed, primarily, cost. The water runoff cannot be changed or stopped.  Dave is getting an estimate on tar and chipping the Borough’s portion of the road.        The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. President Shipp wants to have added Vice President Hengst and Councilmember Showers attended the event at Greenwood High School. The corrections will be made. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed.  Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave received several signs to replace along Market Street for the retro reflectivity requirements. Sunbury Street needs to be patched from the previous water leak. The dump truck had the front hubs and CV joints replaced. The plow off the pickup needs to be welded. Councilman Ritzman had to plow with this last storm since both vehicles were in need of repair. The bar light on the back of the dump truck filled with water. Dave took it off and has it drying out and will seal with silicone. There was no warranty on the lights.   Sewer Committee Report Dave advises the valve between the holding tank and digester was leaking. He has it stopped for now but does not know how long it will hold. The tank will need to be emptied for it to be replaced. The sewer main on Locust Street has been repaired. Water Committee Report Councilmember Fegley did some research on the backflow prevention information received last month. He could not find five installers as previously informed and the ones he could locate, are nowhere close to our area. Currently, there is not a lot of information on the standards or requirements. Dave heard he could attend school and be certified to perform the testing for $1,300. Councilman Fegley found in his research some requirements are a visual test yearly and operation test every five years. Dave thinks possibly have plumbers install at a lower rate for bulk amounts but they have to be done to the standards. Cory will research with DEP to get more information. More research will need to be done. Cory sent some generalities to include in a letter to be sent to the Greenwood School District to cease or limit spreading of fertilizer on the athletic fields. The area is located within the recharge area of the well for Source Water Protection. If an event would occur they could be potentially liable for the damages. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to send the letter to the Greenwood School District. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.    Finance Committee Report The 2016 Liquid Fuels Audit from the Attorney General was presented with no deficiencies or findings. Solid Waste Report We will need to advertise for a new contract in 2019. Engineers Report Cory states the Chapter 94 and 110 reports were sent. The Small Water and Sewer Project Grant application was submitted and will be awarded on July 17, 2018.   Mayors Report The Mayor will need some masonry paint and has asked several civic groups to paint the tunnels when the weather permits. He has covered things up for now. Solicitors Report None Old Business President Shipp will send possible dates for May when he can attend a tour of the plant. An Ecycling Pledge of $250 was requested for this year. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to skip the donation this year. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.   New Business None  Zoning Permit Gantt, Nace St, garage. A motion was made by Vice President Hengst to adjourn. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, May 7th at 7:00 PM. 
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Millerstown Borough Council   Meeting Minutes April 2, 2018 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Mayor Scott Arbegast and Cory Salmon from HRG. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns Curt Black from MCSI advised Council of several projects they are working on. They will be working with a few residents to replace some eroding sidewalks that are dangerous for pedestrians and school students that walk to get to school. A large tree and roots will be removed and 125 feet of sidewalk to be replaced on Sunbury Street. From the bids they received, the lowest was $6,500. According to the ordinance, the width must be the same as what is being replaced. They are also interested in having banners on the 8 poles at the corners of the square. The Bicentennial for Perry County is 2020 and Millerstown is the oldest city. They would purchase the signs and pay for the attachment cost from PPL. There was no opposition from the Council. They will bring the final design to the Council for approval first. A mural for the side of the firehouse is almost complete. Greenwood School art students and an artist have been working on this for some time.  It will be placed high on the firehouse building and have a protective coating applied. The County Commissioners have set aside funds for the continued preservation of murals within the county. In 2018, there will be five historic markers placed around town. One of which the Council sponsored in 2016 and is finally finished. A motion was made by Councilmember Ritzman for the sponsorship to read dedicated by the Millerstown Borough. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The sign location will be in front of the Borough Building and dedication ceremony will take place for all the signs at the building. There will be more markers for 2019. Council had approved to sponsor one sign a year at $850 per sign.  MCSI contracted Hetrick Electric to fix the flagpole light in front of the Borough Building. Secretary Knellinger has replacement parts on order for the top of the pole.  They will be cleaning up the square and planting flowers on the islands soon. There was a complaint about 31 South Market Street. Several residents have seen rats at the property since there is an accumulation of junk. A letter will be sent. A complaint of trucks using jake brakes on Sunbury and Market Streets at all hours of the night. This was previously pursued through Penn Dot since they are both State roads. President Shipp is concerned about enforcement and if the State Police would enforce it. Vice President Hengst will research with some of his contacts and report his findings. A complaint was received a resident has rabbits within the Borough. Attorney Miner will be consulted about the Ordinance but no livestock is allowed within the Borough including chickens and rabbits. An Iron Mountain Road resident of Greenwood Township requested the Borough install guard rails on a part of the road within the Borough limits. Other places of the road are steeper and several options will need to be considered and reviewed, primarily, cost. The water runoff cannot be changed or stopped.  Dave is getting an estimate on tar and chipping the Borough’s portion of the road.        The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. President Shipp wants to have added Vice President Hengst and Councilmember Showers attended the event at Greenwood High School. The corrections will be made. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed.  Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave received several signs to replace along Market Street for the retro reflectivity requirements. Sunbury Street needs to be patched from the previous water leak. The dump truck had the front hubs and CV joints replaced. The plow off the pickup needs to be welded. Councilman Ritzman had to plow with this last storm since both vehicles were in need of repair. The bar light on the back of the dump truck filled with water. Dave took it off and has it drying out and will seal with silicone. There was no warranty on the lights.   Sewer Committee Report Dave advises the valve between the holding tank and digester was leaking. He has it stopped for now but does not know how long it will hold. The tank will need to be emptied for it to be replaced. The sewer main on Locust Street has been repaired. Water Committee Report Councilmember Fegley did some research on the backflow prevention information received last month. He could not find five installers as previously informed and the ones he could locate, are nowhere close to our area. Currently, there is not a lot of information on the standards or requirements. Dave heard he could attend school and be certified to perform the testing for $1,300. Councilman Fegley found in his research some requirements are a visual test yearly and operation test every five years. Dave thinks possibly have plumbers install at a lower rate for bulk amounts but they have to be done to the standards. Cory will research with DEP to get more information. More research will need to be done. Cory sent some generalities to include in a letter to be sent to the Greenwood School District to cease or limit spreading of fertilizer on the athletic fields. The area is located within the recharge area of the well for Source Water Protection. If an event would occur they could be potentially liable for the damages. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to send the letter to the Greenwood School District. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.    Finance Committee Report The 2016 Liquid Fuels Audit from the Attorney General was presented with no deficiencies or findings. Solid Waste Report We will need to advertise for a new contract in 2019. Engineers Report Cory states the Chapter 94 and 110 reports were sent. The Small Water and Sewer Project Grant application was submitted and will be awarded on July 17, 2018.   Mayors Report The Mayor will need some masonry paint and has asked several civic groups to paint the tunnels when the weather permits. He has covered things up for now. Solicitors Report None Old Business President Shipp will send possible dates for May when he can attend a tour of the plant. An Ecycling Pledge of $250 was requested for this year. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to skip the donation this year. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.   New Business None  Zoning Permit Gantt, Nace St, garage. A motion was made by Vice President Hengst to adjourn. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, May 7th at 7:00 PM.