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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes July 12, 2021 Those in attendance: Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Donna Showers, Rich Fegley and Kevin Hertzler. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Wade Blanchard, HRG Engineer Justin Medinsky. Vice President Ritzman called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm. Public and Private Concerns A resident complained about an overgrown hedgerow between houses on Sunbury Street. Councilmember Ritzman will address the complaint with the resident. 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 Hertzler made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Tate Paving should begin in late July; they are paving the Senior Citizen lot as well and will repair holes. Dave will have Larry Noss make a riser for Market Street but Locust Street will not need one. The new dump truck is back at Hondru, they are diagnosing a noise in the drive train  A new storm box is needed at S. High and Poplar Street but advises this would be an extensive repair. The head wall on Iron Mountain Road is disintegrating and with only one taxpayer there was a suggestion to abandon the road or turnback to Greenwood Township. Tabled for research. Sewer Committee  Pump #2 was taken to Envirep in Camp Hill for repairs and reinstalled as the back up pump blew seals and will need to be repaired. Water Committee Report The tower repairs have been completed and the CCR has been distributed. The residents affected by the boil water will be compensated for the minimum water charge on their quarterly bills. Some of the back up well pump parts were invoiced. Finance Committee Report The first draw for $35,000 from the federal government ARP funds will be applied to the tower repairs.  The funds can only be used on infrastructure for sewer and water.  Secretary Knellinger proposed to the use the equipment balance portion of the Liquid Fuels funds on the dump truck loan. The balance has accrued since 2005 and is currently $42,300. Councilmember Hertzler proposed to put $37,000 on the dump truck loan balance. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The deductible for the accident on the square has been returned. In light of the ransomware attacks, Secretary Knellinger asked Tim Reilly to review the current protection. After research he proposes the purchase of a 4TB hard drive back up he will use to make weekly images of the Sewer and Borough computers. The approximate cost is $200. Councilmember Fegley proposed to purchase the hardware. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.     Solid Waste Committee Report Fall Clean Up is October 9th. A new contract will be advertised for 2022.  Engineers Report HRG engineer Justin Medinsky advises the GWSD presented a plan for the track improvement project and he will have a comment letter for the next meeting. A follow up inspection of the solar project approved the removal of the erosion control and advise Secretary Knellinger to release the held funds. The grass around the panels still needs to be mowed. A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to release the held funds to Tangent Energy. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Justin advises the tower is complete and a certificate of completion, a $50 check and lab sample results have been submitted to DEP. The final approval should be received shortly.  Mayors Report None Solicitors Report  Several ordinances were reviewed and revised and need to go to the Solicitor for his review. The Council also wants for HRG to review the backflow ordinance for accuracy of installation. Councilmember Showers asked if any financial help for seniors is available. Justin suggests possibly Perry County DCED may have some funding if they qualify. All residences and businesses will have two years for installation after the time of adoption.  Solicitor Dissinger sent a letter explaining  Act 65 which takes affect August 30, 2021. An agenda must be posted 24 hours prior to any meeting or action cannot be taken. Old Business  The generator went back to Leeds and then Roy from Burns will test the output. New Business Perry County Planning Commission sent a questionnaire about participation in a new comprehensive plan. After discussion, Councilmember Hertzler proposed to participate in the future if the budget allows. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Zoning and Permit Information Zoning officer Reilly has returned from a medical issue. The Zoning Hearing Board will be convening for 211 E Sunbury Street 7/21 @ 6pm. 811 Poplar St -pergola Adjourn to Executive Session for personnel matters. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to adjourn Executive Session Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adjourn. Vice President Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, August 2nd at 7pm.
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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes July 12, 2021 Those in attendance: Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Donna Showers, Rich Fegley and Kevin Hertzler. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Wade Blanchard, HRG Engineer Justin Medinsky. Vice President Ritzman called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm. Public and Private Concerns A resident complained about an overgrown hedgerow between houses on Sunbury Street. Councilmember Ritzman will address the complaint with the resident. 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 Hertzler made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Tate Paving should begin in late July; they are paving the Senior Citizen lot as well and will repair holes. Dave will have Larry Noss make a riser for Market Street but Locust Street will not need one. The new dump truck is back at Hondru, they are diagnosing a noise in the drive train  A new storm box is needed at S. High and Poplar Street but advises this would be an extensive repair. The head wall on Iron Mountain Road is disintegrating and with only one taxpayer there was a suggestion to abandon the road or turnback to Greenwood Township. Tabled for research. Sewer Committee  Pump #2 was taken to Envirep in Camp Hill for repairs and reinstalled as the back up pump blew seals and will need to be repaired. Water Committee Report The tower repairs have been completed and the CCR has been distributed. The residents affected by the boil water will be compensated for the minimum water charge on their quarterly bills. Some of the back up well pump parts were invoiced. Finance Committee Report The first draw for $35,000 from the federal government ARP funds will be applied to the tower repairs.  The funds can only be used on infrastructure for sewer and water.  Secretary Knellinger proposed to the use the equipment balance portion of the Liquid Fuels funds on the dump truck loan. The balance has accrued since 2005 and is currently $42,300. Councilmember Hertzler proposed to put $37,000 on the dump truck loan balance. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The deductible for the accident on the square has been returned. In light of the ransomware attacks, Secretary Knellinger asked Tim Reilly to review the current protection. After research he proposes the purchase of a 4TB hard drive back up he will use to make weekly images of the Sewer and Borough computers. The approximate cost is $200. Councilmember Fegley proposed to purchase the hardware. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.     Solid Waste Committee Report Fall Clean Up is October 9th. A new contract will be advertised for 2022.  Engineers Report HRG engineer Justin Medinsky advises the GWSD presented a plan for the track improvement project and he will have a comment letter for the next meeting. A follow up inspection of the solar project approved the removal of the erosion control and advise Secretary Knellinger to release the held funds. The grass around the panels still needs to be mowed. A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to release the held funds to Tangent Energy. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Justin advises the tower is complete and a certificate of completion, a $50 check and lab sample results have been submitted to DEP. The final approval should be received shortly.  Mayors Report None Solicitors Report  Several ordinances were reviewed and revised and need to go to the Solicitor for his review. The Council also wants for HRG to review the backflow ordinance for accuracy of installation. Councilmember Showers asked if any financial help for seniors is available. Justin suggests possibly Perry County DCED may have some funding if they qualify. All residences and businesses will have two years for installation after the time of adoption.  Solicitor Dissinger sent a letter explaining  Act 65 which takes affect August 30, 2021. An agenda must be posted 24 hours prior to any meeting or action cannot be taken. Old Business  The generator went back to Leeds and then Roy from Burns will test the output. New Business Perry County Planning Commission sent a questionnaire about participation in a new comprehensive plan. After discussion, Councilmember Hertzler proposed to participate in the future if the budget allows. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Zoning and Permit Information Zoning officer Reilly has returned from a medical issue. The Zoning Hearing Board will be convening for 211 E Sunbury Street 7/21 @ 6pm. 811 Poplar St -pergola Adjourn to Executive Session for personnel matters. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to adjourn Executive Session Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adjourn. Vice President Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, August 2nd at 7pm.