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Millerstown Borough Council    Meeting Minutes      April 5, 2021 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Donna Showers, Rich Fegley and Kevin Hertzler. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Mayor Scott Arbegast, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, HRG Engineer Justin Medinsky. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with all in attendance wearing masks and socially distancing. Public and Private Concerns A resident asked about painting the crosswalk at Grave and Market Street. Dave advises this occurs every year in the summer and he will be doing it shortly. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report An updated bid was received from Tate paving. They were asked to make a comparative bid to tear out and mill the streets as the previous bid from M&J paving included for $37,000. Tate’s bid is also $37,000, however, they do not recommend tearing the street out as this is unnecessary and they will overlay for $26,000. Additional spots from water breaks will also need to be patched. Dave advises a curb box on Greenwood Street needs to be raised before paving occurs. Councilmember Fegley made the motion to accept the Tate paving bid for $26,000. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. President Shipp signed the authorizations and they will be returned for scheduling. A landlord needs to be sent a letter concerning tenants parking illegally along South Market Street. The no parking sign has been damaged repeatedly and Wade had a confrontation with one of the tenants. The State Police are to be ticketing the illegal activity since it is a State roadway. Sewer Committee  None Water Committee Report A back up well pump was approved in the 2020 budget for $15,000 and $10,000 for 2021 budget for a total of $25,000. Dave received an updated estimate from Modern Pump for $16,600 for a different brand of pump. The well is 410 feet deep and will take two days to swap out the pumps. The old pump will be refurbished and stored according to the Uninterrupted Service Plan for DEP.  Councilmember Fegley made a motion to purchase the pump for $16,600. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The backflow prevention ordinance needs to be reviewed. The committee will need to meet to revise and present to Council.  Finance Committee Report The Liquid Fuels allocation for 2021 is $26,485. This is used for street lighting and highway maintenance. A new electric contract needed to be negotiated through APPI. The current provider contract was through 2021 however, the company was involved in the Texas cold weather incident and filed for bankruptcy. The contract for 2022 was for .05399 per KW will be extended to include the remaining of 2021. A payment for $1,955 was received from Comcast for the new franchise contract. Solid Waste Committee Report The preliminary date for the Fall Clean Up is October 9th. A coupon will be sent to the residents as in previous years to present for one truckload of approved items.  Engineers Report HRG engineer Justin Medinsky advises he reviewed the plans for a new home construction and has no comments. After the water tower repair, he will help closeout the permit and will need to sign off per DEP. The NPDES permit was approved and final paperwork should be received shortly. The Chapter 94 report was acceptable and the Chapter 110 was submitted. DEP has been working through permits quickly. He advised under President Biden’s Recovery Program, a possibility could be to use the funding for a new water source. Secretary Knellinger distributed a list of Perry County municipalities and fund amounts with a proposed amount of $67,329 for the borough. Justin thinks the amounts are based on population and was disappointed the amount is so low. Mayors Report Nothing to report. Solicitors Report Solicitor Dissinger advised the tax collector’s request for a raise was approved by Council however; it will not take effect until 2024, the next election cycle. The motion was not voted on before the February deadline due to the cancellation of the meeting for weather. He has a rough draft of the backflow prevention ordinance to be reviewed. The ticketing ordinance presented at the last meeting still needs a designee to write the tickets. No decision made. Old Business At the last meeting, Solicitor Dissinger suggested a SALDO be appointed to administer any land development plans. President Shipp, Councilmembers Ritzman and Hertzler will serve as the three member panel. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to accept the panel as the appointed members of the Millerstown Borough Subdivision and Land Development panel. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Dave and Wade went to Huntingdon to U.S. Municipal for a pre-build on the new dump truck. The expected delivery is the end of June. The old dump truck has some repairs to be completed so brush pick up will be suspended until it is returned. New Business Penn Dot has started preliminary work on the river bridge over Rt 17. The project is to go through 2023. The Lions Club will be doing clean up for the Beautify America effort. The Council appreciates any help to improve the Borough.   Secretary Knellinger and Dave have a virtual hearing with the PUC on 4/13 @ 9am, concerning a Pa Once Call violation from November of 2019; a possible $500 penalty is in dispute.  Zoning Permit 708 E Sunbury St – new home Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adjourn. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, May 3rd at 7pm.
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Millerstown Borough Council    Meeting Minutes      April 5, 2021 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Donna Showers, Rich Fegley and Kevin Hertzler. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Mayor Scott Arbegast, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, HRG Engineer Justin Medinsky. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with all in attendance wearing masks and socially distancing. Public and Private Concerns A resident asked about painting the crosswalk at Grave and Market Street. Dave advises this occurs every year in the summer and he will be doing it shortly. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report An updated bid was received from Tate paving. They were asked to make a comparative bid to tear out and mill the streets as the previous bid from M&J paving included for $37,000. Tate’s bid is also $37,000, however, they do not recommend tearing the street out as this is unnecessary and they will overlay for $26,000. Additional spots from water breaks will also need to be patched. Dave advises a curb box on Greenwood Street needs to be raised before paving occurs. Councilmember Fegley made the motion to accept the Tate paving bid for $26,000. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. President Shipp signed the authorizations and they will be returned for scheduling. A landlord needs to be sent a letter concerning tenants parking illegally along South Market Street. The no parking sign has been damaged repeatedly and Wade had a confrontation with one of the tenants. The State Police are to be ticketing the illegal activity since it is a State roadway. Sewer Committee  None Water Committee Report A back up well pump was approved in the 2020 budget for $15,000 and $10,000 for 2021 budget for a total of $25,000. Dave received an updated estimate from Modern Pump for $16,600 for a different brand of pump. The well is 410 feet deep and will take two days to swap out the pumps. The old pump will be refurbished and stored according to the Uninterrupted Service Plan for DEP.  Councilmember Fegley made a motion to purchase the pump for $16,600. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The backflow prevention ordinance needs to be reviewed. The committee will need to meet to revise and present to Council.  Finance Committee Report The Liquid Fuels allocation for 2021 is $26,485. This is used for street lighting and highway maintenance. A new electric contract needed to be negotiated through APPI. The current provider contract was through 2021 however, the company was involved in the Texas cold weather incident and filed for bankruptcy. The contract for 2022 was for .05399 per KW will be extended to include the remaining of 2021. A payment for $1,955 was received from Comcast for the new franchise contract. Solid Waste Committee Report The preliminary date for the Fall Clean Up is October 9th. A coupon will be sent to the residents as in previous years to present for one truckload of approved items.  Engineers Report HRG engineer Justin Medinsky advises he reviewed the plans for a new home construction and has no comments. After the water tower repair, he will help closeout the permit and will need to sign off per DEP. The NPDES permit was approved and final paperwork should be received shortly. The Chapter 94 report was acceptable and the Chapter 110 was submitted. DEP has been working through permits quickly. He advised under President Biden’s Recovery Program, a possibility could be to use the funding for a new water source. Secretary Knellinger distributed a list of Perry County municipalities and fund amounts with a proposed amount of $67,329 for the borough. Justin thinks the amounts are based on population and was disappointed the amount is so low. Mayors Report Nothing to report. Solicitors Report Solicitor Dissinger advised the tax collector’s request for a raise was approved by Council however; it will not take effect until 2024, the next election cycle. The motion was not voted on before the February deadline due to the cancellation of the meeting for weather. He has a rough draft of the backflow prevention ordinance to be reviewed. The ticketing ordinance presented at the last meeting still needs a designee to write the tickets. No decision made. Old Business At the last meeting, Solicitor Dissinger suggested a SALDO be appointed to administer any land development plans. President Shipp, Councilmembers Ritzman and Hertzler will serve as the three member panel. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to accept the panel as the appointed members of the Millerstown Borough Subdivision and Land Development panel. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Dave and Wade went to Huntingdon to U.S. Municipal for a pre-build on the new dump truck. The expected delivery is the end of June. The old dump truck has some repairs to be completed so brush pick up will be suspended until it is returned. New Business Penn Dot has started preliminary work on the river bridge over Rt 17. The project is to go through 2023. The Lions Club will be doing clean up for the Beautify America effort. The Council appreciates any help to improve the Borough.   Secretary Knellinger and Dave have a virtual hearing with the PUC on 4/13 @ 9am, concerning a Pa Once Call violation from November of 2019; a possible $500 penalty is in dispute.  Zoning Permit 708 E Sunbury St – new home Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adjourn. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, May 3rd at 7pm.