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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes August 5, 2019 Those in attendance: Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Sam Beers. HRG Engineer Mike Postick Vice President Hengst called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns Resident Jeff Kuhns was previously advised by Mayor Arbegast chickens are not allowed per ordinance. Mr. Kuhns wants the ordinance rewritten to reduce the distance allowed from a residence. Councilmember Ritzman commented the ordinance was just rewritten to allow rabbits since they are a pet and chickens are considered livestock and reducing the amount of footage would only pertain to some residents. Councilmember Fegley advised the Solicitor does not advise the change and the ordinance was recently redone and cannot be continually changed. After more discussion, Vice President Hengst will table the issue until next month when all councilmembers are present.   The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave advises John from Tate will be out to estimate the patching from the water projects and Apple Street on August 9th.    Sewer Committee Report  The slip lining on North Market has been completed. A rain event will determine how much the flows have decreased. Dave is still waiting on an estimate for parts needed for the bracket repair in the mixer. Water Committee Report Two valves and one hydrant repair have been completed. Two different boil water advisories were issued and subsequently lifted after clear lab results. Two more hydrants need to be replaced before the fall. Councilmember Ritzman wanted to thank Dave for coming in after hours and handing out the flyers to residents when the boil water advisory was able to be lifted.  Finance Committee Report  Drafts of the DCED audit should be ready soon.  Solid Waste Committee Report Wendy contacted Secretary Knellinger concerning a large amount of trash and furniture put out by a resident that was not picked up. The limit is three bags or cans.   Engineers Report The Comprehensive Monitoring Plan for uninterrupted service for compliance will be monitored closely and is due by 8/19/19. Mike will be working with Dave to complete it by the deadline. The Mr. Rehab slip lining project from manhole 231-230 has been completed. JVB will be replacing their sidewalk on Market and Sunbury Street and would like HRG to provide the project and design plans for Penn Dot. To be transparent, Mike wanted to ask permission of the Council before proceeding. Council unanimously approved as all costs will be paid by JVB. He is also waiting on plans from the Greenwood School District with details concerning their proposed solar project. The possible land development plan and easements will be closely monitored as well as wellhead protection. Mayors Report None Solicitors Report He will also be monitoring the solar panel project. Old Business   The final draft of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review. Sam researched some prices on 2019 vehicles since 2020 prices are not available as yet. After ordering, it will take approximately 8 months to build. Estimates are: Ford F550 diesel dump truck with a stainless bed $77,673 Ford F350 diesel pick up $49,804 both include a plow and cinder spreader. These are not final prices as some additions may be needed including bedliners and undercoating. A good, used backhoe to load cinders and dig small, 2 man jobs is around $30,000. Dave stressed the need for a hot water pressure washer he has requested for the past 4 or 5 years to insure cleaning of salt from all the equipment. There is an equipment allowance from Liquid Fuels, however, the yearly amount is only approximately $5,000. There was discussion of purchasing everything at once with a loan or to wait in between for each item. Dave suggests the backhoe first, followed by the dump truck and the pick up last. In speaking with the mechanic, this could be phased in over the next 3-5 years. The budget committee will address the purchases and relay to Council. Mayor Arbegast asked what happens to the old equipment. Secretary Knellinger advised any Borough property valued at $500 per Borough Code must be advertised for bid.    New Business Council does not want a trash can placed at the boat ramp since it will probably get abused and no one to empty it on a regular basis. Zoning Permit Adjourn into Executive Session to discuss outstanding accounts status. A motion was made by Councilmember Ritzman to adjourn. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, September 9th at 7pm.
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Photo by : John Allison  @       Riverside Framing
Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes August 5, 2019 Those in attendance: Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Sam Beers. HRG Engineer Mike Postick Vice President Hengst called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns Resident Jeff Kuhns was previously advised by Mayor Arbegast chickens are not allowed per ordinance. Mr. Kuhns wants the ordinance rewritten to reduce the distance allowed from a residence. Councilmember Ritzman commented the ordinance was just rewritten to allow rabbits since they are a pet and chickens are considered livestock and reducing the amount of footage would only pertain to some residents. Councilmember Fegley advised the Solicitor does not advise the change and the ordinance was recently redone and cannot be continually changed. After more discussion, Vice President Hengst will table the issue until next month when all councilmembers are present.   The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave advises John from Tate will be out to estimate the patching from the water projects and Apple Street on August 9th.    Sewer Committee Report  The slip lining on North Market has been completed. A rain event will determine how much the flows have decreased. Dave is still waiting on an estimate for parts needed for the bracket repair in the mixer. Water Committee Report Two valves and one hydrant repair have been completed. Two different boil water advisories were issued and subsequently lifted after clear lab results. Two more hydrants need to be replaced before the fall. Councilmember Ritzman wanted to thank Dave for coming in after hours and handing out the flyers to residents when the boil water advisory was able to be lifted.  Finance Committee Report  Drafts of the DCED audit should be ready soon.  Solid Waste Committee Report Wendy contacted Secretary Knellinger concerning a large amount of trash and furniture put out by a resident that was not picked up. The limit is three bags or cans.   Engineers Report The Comprehensive Monitoring Plan for uninterrupted service for compliance will be monitored closely and is due by 8/19/19. Mike will be working with Dave to complete it by the deadline. The Mr. Rehab slip lining project from manhole 231-230 has been completed. JVB will be replacing their sidewalk on Market and Sunbury Street and would like HRG to provide the project and design plans for Penn Dot. To be transparent, Mike wanted to ask permission of the Council before proceeding. Council unanimously approved as all costs will be paid by JVB. He is also waiting on plans from the Greenwood School District with details concerning their proposed solar project. The possible land development plan and easements will be closely monitored as well as wellhead protection. Mayors Report None Solicitors Report He will also be monitoring the solar panel project. Old Business   The final draft of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review. Sam researched some prices on 2019 vehicles since 2020 prices are not available as yet. After ordering, it will take approximately 8 months to build. Estimates are: Ford F550 diesel dump truck with a stainless bed $77,673 Ford F350 diesel pick up $49,804 both include a plow and cinder spreader. These are not final prices as some additions may be needed including bedliners and undercoating. A good, used backhoe to load cinders and dig small, 2 man jobs is around $30,000. Dave stressed the need for a hot water pressure washer he has requested for the past 4 or 5 years to insure cleaning of salt from all the equipment. There is an equipment allowance from Liquid Fuels, however, the yearly amount is only approximately $5,000. There was discussion of purchasing everything at once with a loan or to wait in between for each item. Dave suggests the backhoe first, followed by the dump truck and the pick up last. In speaking with the mechanic, this could be phased in over the next 3-5 years. The budget committee will address the purchases and relay to Council. Mayor Arbegast asked what happens to the old equipment. Secretary Knellinger advised any Borough property valued at $500 per Borough Code must be advertised for bid.    New Business Council does not want a trash can placed at the boat ramp since it will probably get abused and no one to empty it on a regular basis. Zoning Permit Adjourn into Executive Session to discuss outstanding accounts status. A motion was made by Councilmember Ritzman to adjourn. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, September 9th at 7pm.