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Millerstown Borough Council  Meeting Minutes July 10, 2017 Those   in   attendance:      President   Bill   Roush,   Vice   president   Rob   Shipp   Council   members   Jackie   Minium,   Bruce   Hengst   and   Donna   Showers. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Ben Shull from HRG and Solicitor Steven P Miner. President Roush presided; meeting called to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns MCSI   representative   Bob   Meyer   presented   some   different   plans   for   Freedom   Park,   currently   owned   by   the   Savercools,   to   a   Memorial Veterans   Park.   They   are   interested   in   buying   or   leasing   the   park   to   and   possibly   have   the   deed   in   Millerstown   Borough’s   name   for   the future.   The   upkeep   would   be   a   responsibility.   They   could   sell   bricks   to   offset   some   of   the   cost.   Further   information   will   be   needed   before any decisions can be made. Mike   Hartley,   a   new   resident   on   North   Market   Street   has   experience   in   Municipal   Engineering   and   offered   his   services   to   Council   pro bono.   Currently   Penn   Dot   is   repaving   Market   Street   and   there   a   few   things   he   would   like   to   bring   to   the   contractor’s   attention.   The Council appreciates his input and he will need to work through Street Chair Minium and road master Stroup.   The   minutes   from   the   last   meeting   were   previously   emailed   and   reviewed.   Vice   President   Shipp   made   a   motion   to   approve   the   minutes as presented with the exception to strike a resident’s name. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The    bills/receipts/expenditures    were    reviewed.    Councilmember    Minium    made    a    motion    to    approve    the    bills    and    expenditures. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report There   have   been   a   few   residential   complaints   on   the   paving;   the   contractor   has   tried   to   work   through   them.   A   vehicle   was   parked   on South Market Street in clearly marked no parking places. The contractor was paving and the vehicle was towed.   Sewer Committee Report The   air   conditioning   unit   was   replaced   in   the   lab.   The   fuel   tank   in   the   dump   truck   was   replaced   since   it   was   leaking.   The   backup   switch needs to be rewired or by passed and wired again. The starter motor needed tow bolts, which Dave replaced.  Water Committee Report A   second   emergency   repair   in   front   of   Millerstown   Motors   occurred   with   a   break   in   a   galvanized   line.   The   valves   and   hydrants   have   been flushed. The hydrant at Walnut Street will not open, Modern Pump advises a second spare pump for the well is needed. Finance Committee Report The loan for the water account will be paid off in four months however, the reservoir building needs to be rebuilt. Engineer’s Report Ben   finally   got   a   response   from   Kristen   Metzger   from   DEP;   he   was   referred   to   Darren   Horst   for   project   review.   The   valves   need   to   be within compliance for DEP regulations.  Solid Waste Report The Fall Clean Up day is Saturday October 7 th  from 8-12.  Mayor’s Report Absent Solicitor’s Report None Old Business The   barn   roof   will   be   replaced   by   Lakeside   Builders;   a   down   payment   of   $3,480   was   required.   They   should   be   starting   in   the   Fall sometime. The end of Locust Street has an accumulation of junk. Letters need to be sent and Secretary Knellinger needs addresses. New Business EMC   Fultz   needs   information   on   the   NIMS   training.   A   joint   meeting   with   Greenwood   and   Tuscarora   Township   to   discuss   the   uniform   fire tax is being planned. Sometime after 6:30 pm but not on a Wednesday suits most of Council.   Zoning Permits None  Council adjourned to Personnel Executive Session. Return to regular session: A motion was made by Councilmember Minium to adjourn. Councilmember Minium seconded the motion. The next meeting will be held Monday, August 7th at 7:00 PM.
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