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Millerstown Borough Council  Meeting Minutes June 5, 2017 Those in attendance:  President Bill Roush, Vice president Rob Shipp Council members Jackie Minium, Bruce Hengst and Donna Showers. Mayor John Kerns, 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 7:05 pm. Public and Private Concerns Millerstown Fire Department President Amber Fegley explained the circumstances of the recent accident involving the newly purchased brush truck. The Council had donated funds towards the purchase and she wanted to dispel any recent rumors as to the cause of the accident. The truck was parked at the scene of another accident on Rt. 322 when a tractor-trailer lost control and side swiped the truck. The police determined the truck driver was at fault and the insurance company will be paying for the repairs. Right now an estimate of $12,431.33 with only a small body dent and the rest in the front end. Hopefully the truck will return to service in 2-3 weeks. The minutes from the last meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Hengst made the motion to approve the minutes as read. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed. Councilmember Hengst made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Minium seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report The milling of the road will take place soon. There have been many residential complaints so far on the prepping of the handicap sidewalks. No parking notifications have been made and flyers will be put on homes. Dave advises there are 4 potholes on Locust Street in need of repair. Sewer Committee Report The air conditioning unit in the lab needs to be repaired or replaced at the plant. This runs continuously. Several different estimates have been received. Previously, Municipal Authority Chair Reilly advised a replacement would be his vote. President Roush agreed and advised the repairs range from $2,283-$3,450 for another $2,000 it can be totally replaced. Estimates for total replacement cost are $5,441 or $7,650. Councilmember Hengst made a motion to replace the Mitsubishi unit with a Fujistu unit and save the heads from the old unit for possible use later for the total of $5,441. Councilmember Showers seconded. Councilmember Minium voted yay. Vice President Shipp voted nay. Motion carried 4-1.    Water Committee Report The reservoir tap replacement is finished. The hydrant flushing and pressure tests will take place on June 12 th . Finance Committee Report The audit is being conducted by Robert Morris and Maher Duessel accounting firms. Engineers Report The CCR has been completed and will be sent out by July 1 st .  The chlorine conversion project may require a bypass valve to restrict the flow even though it has never been used before. Ben is still waiting on a response from Kristen Metzger from DEP. Solid Waste Report The Fall Clean Up day is Saturday October 7 th  from 8-12.  Mayors Report None Solicitors Report The International Property Maintenance Codes was received. The Council will need to be reviewed and revisions or recommendations made before considering adoption. The sidewalk ordinance was reviewed by the solicitor and they must be maintained per Borough code. The Borough can repair and assess the resident with a lien. Old Business The estimates on the barn roof are Lakeside Builders $17,400, Martin Bros $22,800, Gingrich Construction $32,874. Council will take the lowest bid but Secretary Knellinger will contact them to see if they can hold the bid for 90 days to review the budget if the repair will be performed this year.  New Business The borough building was power washed and looks great.  Zoning Permits 805 Poplar Street, deck.  Council adjourned to Executive Session. Return to regular session: A motion was made by Vice President Shipp to authorize the Solicitor to send a letter for the return all documents previously loaned per Mayor John Kerns. Councilmember Minium seconded the motion. Motion was unanimous. A motion was made by Councilmember Showers to cite the violator for cutting the sidewalk on South Market Street.  Move the Solicitor for notice of violation for the damage done to the sidewalk. Councilmember Minium seconded the motion. Motion was unanimous. A motion was made by Councilmember Minium to adjourn. Vice President Shipp seconded the motion. The next meeting will be held Monday, July 10th at 7:00 PM.
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