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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes February 3, 2020 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Donna Showers, Rich Fegley and Kevin Hertzler. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Assistant Wade Blanchard. HRG Engineer Mike Postick. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00m. Public and Private Concerns Councilmember Showers has had dog feces in her yard repeatedly by a woman walking. Councilmember Ritzman has seen the same person and dog feces on the sidewalk in front of his business. An approximate location has been determined; Secretary Knellinger will send a letter in regards to the ordinance violation.   The minutes from the reorganization meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Councilmember Fegley asked Dave about the paving status of Greenwood Street as it is in need of resurfacing. He advised he will add it to the list for Tate. He had left a message but they only periodically check them since they are closed until spring. He needs to dig out the salt bin and have shale delivered then 6” of concrete before salt can be stored. Wade is scheduled for the ESM two-day class in June for the Dirt and Gravel roads program. Sewer Committee Report Nothing to report.   Water Committee Report The tower developed a hole approximately 30 feet from the ground. Dave found a company to do an emergency repair but more repairs will need to be done in the summer. Mid Atlantic Storage Systems, Inc. who originally installed the tank in 1997 and came out to do an inspection. They found a weak spot in the glass panels in their opinion due to rust from eroding sealant, expanding and contracting and ice inside contacting the glass. The tower would need to be completely drained for 2-3 weeks. The videos from the previous tower inspections and cleaning in 2015 & 2018 were sent to Mid Atlantic. They did not show any damage but the sealant needed to be reapplied. Mid Atlantic sent quotes with several options, option #1 to repair all the joints and reseal the inside of the tower is $17,512. Option #2 install sacrificial anode bars on the floor of the tower to prevent rust. This technology was not available at the time of the original tower installation. The quote is $2,000 or $500 each and 11 anode bars are needed. Dave will get more clarification on this. The tank would need to be empty for both of these options. Option #3 is a free complete inspection. Option #4 acid wash of the outside for $6,254 and Option #5 Redo the sealant on the outside of the tower for $19,220. Option #6 install plastic covers on nuts for $10,703, Option #7 Repair miscellaneous chips for no charge, Option # 8 If needed, reseal concrete slab $2,968.   An additional service from another company, Portable Water Systems, LLC to provide uninterrupted water service for $5687 For 7 days and $161 per day for 7 days after. This would prevent an extended boil water advisory, possibly 2-3 weeks, to those affected when the tower is drained.  They would hook up to a fire hydrant and a pressurized truck with a tank. Mike from HRG asked Dave if just a pump on a truck would be a viable option. Dave advised constant chlorine residual would need to be maintained and tested throughout the process; just a pump would not work. A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to have Options 1, 2 & 3 for approximately $19,512 to be performed by Mid Atlantic Storage Systems in the summer. Councilmember Showers seconded the emotion. Approval was unanimous. In 2019 the grit was cleaned out of the tank. Dave advises it will take a few days to drain the tank and the coliform testing will be done by Mid Atlantic.  The uninterrupted water supply plan needs to be submitted to DEP by 2/19/20 with a future purchase of a spare pump for the well at the cost of $25,000. Council asked Mike Postick if this purchase can be delayed by two or possibly three years due to the tank repair costs. Mike will reach out to DEP and also advise of any grants that may become available. The existing water pump in the well is 18 years old.  Finance Committee Report The new auditing firm of Hamilton & Musser has begun the DCED audit. They hope to have it submitted by the June 1st deadline. Solid Waste Committee Report None Engineer’s Report Mike Postick from HRG advises the approval on the SOC/IOC waivers from DEP has been received. On January 16th, he had a meeting concerning the GWSD solar project and the track improvement project. He advised their engineers of the wellhead perimeters and the drainage requirements. After discussion, they may move the solar panels to allow for the storm water plan. Some of the drainage pipes still need to be located in the track; Dave is working with PRWA for assistance. Solicitor’s Report Nothing to report.  They will attend at Council’s request. Mayor’s Report Nothing to report. Old Business The emergency generator still needs to be wired.  A PCEDA meeting is scheduled for February 10th at 2pm. Curt Black and Dave Patton plan to attend. Several meetings are scheduled to accommodate for all interests. New Business Zoning Officer John Melville has been recovering from an illness. In the interim, Tim Reilly has volunteered to be the zoning officer. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve Mr. Reilly as the acting zoning officer. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.   Zoning Permit The permit for a deck and above ground pool was approved for 717 East Sunbury Street. A motion was made to recess to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing an overdue balance and a personnel issue. Upon return from the Executive Session, a motion was made by President Shipp to adjourn. Vice President Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, March 2nd @ 7 pm.
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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes February 3, 2020 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Donna Showers, Rich Fegley and Kevin Hertzler. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Assistant Wade Blanchard. HRG Engineer Mike Postick. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00m. Public and Private Concerns Councilmember Showers has had dog feces in her yard repeatedly by a woman walking. Councilmember Ritzman has seen the same person and dog feces on the sidewalk in front of his business. An approximate location has been determined; Secretary Knellinger will send a letter in regards to the ordinance violation.   The minutes from the reorganization meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Councilmember Fegley asked Dave about the paving status of Greenwood Street as it is in need of resurfacing. He advised he will add it to the list for Tate. He had left a message but they only periodically check them since they are closed until spring. He needs to dig out the salt bin and have shale delivered then 6” of Street Committee Report cont. concrete before salt can be stored. Wade is scheduled for the ESM two-day class in June for the Dirt and Gravel roads program. Sewer Committee Report Nothing to report.   Water Committee Report The tower developed a hole approximately 30 feet from the ground. Dave found a company to do an emergency repair but more repairs will need to be done in the summer. Mid Atlantic Storage Systems, Inc. who originally installed the tank in 1997 and came out to do an inspection. They found a weak spot in the glass panels in their opinion due to rust from eroding sealant, expanding and contracting and ice inside contacting the glass. The tower would need to be completely drained for 2-3 weeks. The videos from the previous tower inspections and cleaning in 2015 & 2018 were sent to Mid Atlantic. They did not show any damage but the sealant needed to be reapplied. Mid Atlantic sent quotes with several options, option #1 to repair all the joints and reseal the inside of the tower is $17,512. Option #2 install sacrificial anode bars on the floor of the tower to prevent rust. This technology was not available at the time of the original tower installation. The quote is $2,000 or $500 each and 11 anode bars are needed. Dave will get more clarification on this. The tank would need to be empty for both of these options. Option #3 is a free complete inspection. Option #4 acid wash of the outside for $6,254 and Option #5 Redo the sealant on the outside of the tower for $19,220. Option #6 install plastic covers on nuts for $10,703, Option #7 Repair miscellaneous chips for no charge, Option # 8 If needed, reseal concrete slab $2,968.   An additional service from another company, Portable Water Systems, LLC to provide uninterrupted water service for $5687 For 7 days and $161 per day for 7 days after. This would prevent an extended boil water advisory, possibly 2-3 weeks, to those affected when the tower is drained.  They would hook up to a fire hydrant and a pressurized truck with a tank. Mike from HRG asked Dave if just a pump on a truck would be a viable option. Dave advised constant chlorine residual would need to be maintained and tested throughout the process; just a pump would not work. A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to have Options 1, 2 & 3 for approximately $19,512 to be performed by Mid Atlantic Storage Systems in the summer. Councilmember Showers seconded the emotion. Approval was unanimous. In 2019 the grit was cleaned out of the tank. Dave advises it will take a few days to drain the tank and the coliform testing will be done by Mid Atlantic.  The uninterrupted water supply plan needs to be submitted to DEP by 2/19/20 with a future purchase of a spare pump for the well at the cost of $25,000. Council asked Mike Postick if this purchase can be delayed by two or possibly three years due to the tank repair costs. Mike will reach out to DEP and also advise of any grants that may become available. The existing water pump in the well is 18 years old.  Finance Committee Report The new auditing firm of Hamilton & Musser has begun the DCED audit. They hope to have it submitted by the June 1st deadline. Solid Waste Committee Report None Engineer’s Report Mike Postick from HRG advises the approval on the SOC/IOC waivers from DEP has been received. On January 16th, he had a meeting concerning the GWSD solar project and the track improvement project. He advised their engineers of the wellhead perimeters and the drainage requirements. After discussion, they may move the solar panels to allow for the storm water plan. Some of the drainage pipes still need to be located in the track; Dave is working with PRWA for assistance. Solicitor’s Report Nothing to report.  They will attend at Council’s request. Mayor’s Report Nothing to report. Old Business   The emergency generator still needs to be wired.  A PCEDA meeting is scheduled for February 10th at 2pm. Curt Black and Dave Patton plan to attend. Several meetings are scheduled to accommodate for all interests. New Business Zoning Officer John Melville has been recovering from an illness. In the interim, Tim Reilly has volunteered to be the zoning officer. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve Mr. Reilly as the acting zoning officer. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.   Zoning Permit The permit for a deck and above ground pool was approved for 717 East Sunbury Street. A motion was made to recess to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing an overdue balance and a personnel issue. Upon return from the Executive Session, a motion was made by President Shipp to adjourn. Vice President Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, March 2nd @ 7 pm.