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Millerstown Borough Council     Meeting Minutes       January 7, 2019 Those in attendance: President Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger and Mayor Scott Arbegast., Operator Sam Beers. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns None The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Sam reports there is a possibility of ice tonight. The salt supply is ok for now. Sewer Committee Report Sam presented an estimate from Kline’s to clean the wet well at the pump. Usually this is done every year; however, it was not done in 2018. The Municipal Authority budgeted $1,800 for 2019. The Authority accepted the estimate of $1,900.   President Shipp toured the Liverpool sewer plant; he thought their cost was 7 cents a gallon. Their process was discussed along with land apply permits which are not cost effective for us. Sam advises our sludge is hauled to Harrisburg for processing where some is used as energy as the gas is burned off; some is hauled to Kline’s. Water Committee Report No report Finance Committee Report President Shipp read the Liquid Fuels report from the Attorney General for 2017. No findings or deficiencies were found. Solid Waste Committee Report Solid Waste Chair Donna Showers called the resident about trash concerns; she will be meeting him this week at the office to discuss his concerns.    Engineers Report Cory was unavailable to attend.   Mayors Report None Solicitors Report Mr. Miner heard from Xcell Tower, they plan on taking action in 2019.  Old Business Vice President Hengst has not reached his contact at Penn Dot concerning the review of brake retarder signs on Market and Sunbury Streets. MCSI will be replacing 5 liners in the cans around the square. Councilmember Ritzman gave some information to Dave to follow up on welding some lids for the cans. With Dave on vacation, he will check with him next week. No change on the PPL light conversion.     New Business The parking on South Market Street is getting worse. No parking signs have been removed and residents continuously disobey signs. Councilmember Ritzman will be contacting State Police to enforce the no parking on a Penn Dot roadway. A landlord has been sent a letter concerning their tenants.  Three, 4 year Council seats will be open for re-election in 2020; President Shipp, Vice President Hengst and Councilmember Fegley. They will need to pick up ballots in February to be filed by March to appear on the May ballot if they wish to run for re-election. Zoning Permit A shed and several roof top solar panels. Possible members for the zoning hearing board were discussed. A brief recess to an Executive session to discuss delinquent accounts. Secretary Knellinger was given instruction on proceeding with the Borough Solicitor on delinquent accounts. A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, February 4th at 7pm.
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Photo by : John Allison  @       Riverside Framing
Millerstown Borough Council     Meeting Minutes       January 7, 2019 Those in attendance: President Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger and Mayor Scott Arbegast., Operator Sam Beers. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns None The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Sam reports there is a possibility of ice tonight. The salt supply is ok for now. Sewer Committee Report Sam presented an estimate from Kline’s to clean the wet well at the pump. Usually this is done every year; however, it was not done in 2018. The Municipal Authority budgeted $1,800 for 2019. The Authority accepted the estimate of $1,900.   President Shipp toured the Liverpool sewer plant; he thought their cost was 7 cents a gallon. Their process was discussed along with land apply permits which are not cost effective for us. Sam advises our sludge is hauled to Harrisburg for processing where some is used as energy as the gas is burned off; some is hauled to Kline’s. Water Committee Report No report Finance Committee Report President Shipp read the Liquid Fuels report from the Attorney General for 2017. No findings or deficiencies were found. Solid Waste Committee Report Solid Waste Chair Donna Showers called the resident about trash concerns; she will be meeting him this week at the office to discuss his concerns.    Engineers Report Cory was unavailable to attend.   Mayors Report None Solicitors Report Mr. Miner heard from Xcell Tower, they plan on taking action in 2019.  Old Business Vice President Hengst has not reached his contact at Penn Dot concerning the review of brake retarder signs on Market and Sunbury Streets. MCSI will be replacing 5 liners in the cans around the square. Councilmember Ritzman gave some information to Dave to follow up on welding some lids for the cans. With Dave on vacation, he will check with him next week. No change on the PPL light conversion.     New Business The parking on South Market Street is getting worse. No parking signs have been removed and residents continuously disobey signs. Councilmember Ritzman will be contacting State Police to enforce the no parking on a Penn Dot roadway. A landlord has been sent a letter concerning their tenants.  Three, 4 year Council seats will be open for re-election in 2020; President Shipp, Vice President Hengst and Councilmember Fegley. They will need to pick up ballots in February to be filed by March to appear on the May ballot if they wish to run for re- election. Zoning Permit A shed and several roof top solar panels. Possible members for the zoning hearing board were discussed. A brief recess to an Executive session to discuss delinquent accounts. Secretary Knellinger was given instruction on proceeding with the Borough Solicitor on delinquent accounts. A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, February 4th at 7pm.