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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes July 2, 2018 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Tim Ritzman, Donna Showers and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Sam Beers. Engineer Cory Salmon from HRG. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Councilmember Fegely left at 7:10. Public and Private Concerns Resident Rosie Shipp asked if during fire hydrant flushing, the water can be diverted from her property. Councilmember Fegley suggested a small piece of fire hose to redirect the water flow. Ed Nagle from Nagle Trucking in Ohio introduced himself. They will be reopening the Campbell’s Trucking location on West Juniata Parkway. Chief Chris Foose from the Millerstown Fire Department presented a letter of support from the Perry Valley Grange for a fire tax. They offered their concern about funding the fire department and are in favor of a 1 mill tax to be implemented. President Shipp asked what size of membership the Grange has to which Chief Foose is not sure how many members. President Shipp would like to poll the community with a questionnaire or a public hearing before a referendum is presented to voters. This will be included in budget discussions for the year. Chief Foose said he would be in favor for a public hearing or a Town Hall meeting or a combination of both preferably at the firehouse because of more room. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed. Vice President Hengst motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave advises an 18” storm pipe on Sunbury Street will be replaced on Thursday with the help of the Millerstown Fire Department to flag.  Penn Dot had televised the other side and Dave suggests planning on replacing this next year. However, this is a 30” pipe. Iron Mountain has some erosion issues to review before a possible guardrail could be installed. Cory reviewed the road and advised there needs erosion control and diverting water possibly with boulder placement. He feels a guardrail will not prevent a vehicle from going over but possibly a retention wall is needed and other areas are worse than the place in question. DEP will need to get involved if the stream is to be redirected. Cory would need to consult with some other HRG engineers for advice. Greenwood Township would need to repair their side in conjunction with the Borough’s portion. A grant or assistance will be needed for such a large undertaking. Cory will review for possible funding assistance or grants available. Due to the cost and the small amount of road actually with the Borough limits, tabled until a later date. The Street Committee will continue to review. Dave will begin painting crosswalks with the Penn Dot approved paint with glass beads. Locust Street has been out for bid, Hammaker as the only bid received for $15,500 and a patch on Iron Mountain for $3,445. Vice President Hengst motion to approve the bid. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Councilmember Ritzman advised the sidewalk project by MCSI has been completed. He also acknowledged the fire company flagging while the pipe was removed on Sunbury Street. This was a 10 hour day for all involved with approximately 10 different fire personnel on hand. He was also advised of a sink hole on the 200 block of Sunbury Street. Dave said he was aware form the winter pipe break and this will be paved at the same time the storm pipe project is completed and paved.   Sewer Committee Report A tour of the plant is scheduled for Friday, July 8th at 8am. Sam Beers has received his wastewater license. The Council congratulated him. Water Committee Report Dave has not been contacted about scheduling the tower cleaning. The Consumer Confidence Reports were sent on June 28th to all customers and posted locally and on the website. Dave will be hooking up the pump for the chlorine conversion on Tuesday and has DEP scheduled for next week. Dave advises a hydrant tap will need to be installed at the tower per DEP regulations. All dead ends will need weekly residual testing. He will need a plan to DEP by October. Councilmember Ritzman will pursue reviewing the purchase of a larger backhoe in the $30,000 range. The dump truck has a rear oil seal leaking. Finance Committee Report The DCED audit is underway. Solid Waste Committee Report Councilmember’s Ritzman and Showers will be reviewing the contract for 2019. Engineers Report The Consumer Confidence Report certification has been sent to DEP. Cory assisted Glace Associates in closing the NPDES permit on Contract V for the sewer plant upgrade from 2012. The CFA grant previously applied for will not be awarded until 9/18/18. Cory checked into possible funding for flood mitigation and advised the grants are difficult to qualify as they are extremely politically motivated. The Borough does not qualify for CDGB funding and possibly a Penn Vest loan or a bank loan. Documented proof of the issues would need to be filed as well as newspaper articles DEP letters, etc. Cory advises the Penn Dot Market Street project funding will need to be reviewed and Secretary Knellinger will follow up. Mayors Report The Mayor was absent. Solicitors Report Solicitor Miner has several livestock ordinances to be reviewed. These were distributed for a review at a later time. Comcast requested an exclusive contract be updated. Secretary Knellinger is contacting the COG per Mr. Miner’s direction. He also researched the backflow prevention program and DEP does not have enforcement procedures at this time. Old Business Vice President Hengst is still trying to reach his contact at Penn Dot concerning the review of brake retarder signs on Market and Sunbury Streets. New Business The paint sprayer and paint is in service. Zoning Permit None
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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes July 2, 2018 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Tim Ritzman, Donna Showers and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Sam Beers. Engineer Cory Salmon from HRG. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Councilmember Fegely left at 7:10. Public and Private Concerns Resident Rosie Shipp asked if during fire hydrant flushing, the water can be diverted from her property. Councilmember Fegley suggested a small piece of fire hose to redirect the water flow. Ed Nagle from Nagle Trucking in Ohio introduced himself. They will be reopening the Campbell’s Trucking location on West Juniata Parkway. Chief Chris Foose from the Millerstown Fire Department presented a letter of support from the Perry Valley Grange for a fire tax. They offered their concern about funding the fire department and are in favor of a 1 mill tax to be implemented. President Shipp asked what size of membership the Grange has to which Chief Foose is not sure how many members. President Shipp would like to poll the community with a questionnaire or a public hearing before a referendum is presented to voters. This will be included in budget discussions for the year. Chief Foose said he would be in favor for a public hearing or a Town Hall meeting or a combination of both preferably at the firehouse because of more room. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed. Vice President Hengst motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave advises an 18” storm pipe on Sunbury Street will be replaced on Thursday with the help of the Millerstown Fire Department to flag.  Penn Dot had televised the other side and Dave suggests planning on replacing this next year. However, this is a 30” pipe. Iron Mountain has some erosion issues to review before a possible guardrail could be installed. Cory reviewed the road and advised there needs erosion control and diverting water possibly with boulder placement. He feels a guardrail will not prevent a vehicle from going over but possibly a retention wall is needed and other areas are worse than the place in question. DEP will need to get involved if the stream is to be redirected. Cory would need to consult with some other HRG engineers for advice. Greenwood Township would need to repair their side in conjunction with the Borough’s portion. A grant or assistance will be needed for such a large undertaking. Cory will review for possible funding assistance or grants available. Due to the cost and the small amount of road actually with the Borough limits, tabled until a later date. The Street Committee will continue to review. Dave will begin painting crosswalks with the Penn Dot approved paint with glass beads. Locust Street has been out for bid, Hammaker as the only bid received for $15,500 and a patch on Iron Mountain for $3,445. Vice President Hengst motion to approve the bid. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Councilmember Ritzman advised the sidewalk project by MCSI has been completed. He also acknowledged the fire company flagging while the pipe was removed on Sunbury Street. This was a 10 hour day for all involved with approximately 10 different fire personnel on hand. He was also advised of a sink hole on the 200 block of Sunbury Street. Dave said he was aware form the winter pipe break and this will be paved at the same time the storm pipe project is completed and paved.   Sewer Committee Report A tour of the plant is scheduled for Friday, July 8th at 8am. Sam Beers has received his wastewater license. The Council congratulated him. Water Committee Report Dave has not been contacted about scheduling the tower cleaning. The Consumer Confidence Reports were sent on June 28th to all customers and posted locally and on the website. Dave will be hooking up the pump for the chlorine conversion on Tuesday and has DEP scheduled for next week. Dave advises a hydrant tap will need to be installed at the tower per DEP regulations. All dead ends will need weekly residual testing. He will need a plan to DEP by October. Councilmember Ritzman will pursue reviewing the purchase of a larger backhoe in the $30,000 range. The dump truck has a rear oil seal leaking.  Finance Committee Report The DCED audit is underway. Solid Waste Committee Report Councilmember’s Ritzman and Showers will be reviewing the contract for 2019. Engineers Report The Consumer Confidence Report certification has been sent to DEP. Cory assisted Glace Associates in closing the NPDES permit on Contract V for the sewer plant upgrade from 2012. The CFA grant previously applied for will not be awarded until 9/18/18. Cory checked into possible funding for flood mitigation and advised the grants are difficult to qualify as they are extremely politically motivated. The Borough does not qualify for CDGB funding and possibly a Penn Vest loan or a bank loan. Documented proof of the issues would need to be filed as well as newspaper articles DEP letters, etc. Cory advises the Penn Dot Market Street project funding will need to be reviewed and Secretary Knellinger will follow up. Mayors Report The Mayor was absent. Solicitors Report Solicitor Miner has several livestock ordinances to be reviewed. These were distributed for a review at a later time. Comcast requested an exclusive contract be updated. Secretary Knellinger is contacting the COG per Mr. Miner’s direction. He also researched the backflow prevention program and DEP does not have enforcement procedures at this time. Old Business Vice President Hengst is still trying to reach his contact at Penn Dot concerning the review of brake retarder signs on Market and Sunbury Streets. New Business The paint sprayer and paint is in service. Zoning Permit None A motion was made by Councilmember Showers to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, August 6th at 7:00 PM.