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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes May 5, 2018 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Mayor Scott Arbegast and Plant Manager Dave Stroup. Cory Salmon from HRG. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns Mary Kissinger, a representative from the Millerstown Community Pool asked if the Council would sponsor a day at the pool for $500. The day would include free swimming, a hotdog and drink and announcement of the sponsor. They are seeking community support and Greenwood Township has pledged their participation. They hope to have five days sponsored by the surrounding townships in Perry and Juniata County. Secretary Knellinger advised $800 was earmarked in the 2018 budget for community donations. Vice President Hengst made a motion to sponsor a day at the community pool for $500. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The MCSI sidewalk project is progressing. The tree impinging the existing sidewalk will be removed this week and the replacement project to begin shortly after. Irene and Joe Rosselli were in attendance because they received a letter from Council pertaining to neighbor’s complaints of rodents from a property they own on North Market Street. A pest control company performed an inspection of the property and no rodent evidence was found. A copy of the inspection was provided to file and the Council thanked them for their diligence. If further complaints are received they will need to be substantiated. 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 the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed. Councilmember Fegley motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave had a Chemung representative meet him on Iron Mountain to review a possible guardrail, their estimate was $3.440. Vice President Hengst will inspect the area since it would impede into the roadway at least a foot. Cory recommended an erosion control plan prior to the installation. A discussion of possibilities included boulders and other barriers coupled with drainage areas. Secretary Knellinger worked with Penn Dot representative Rick Levan to have estimates on tar and chipping Locust Street. An estimate for road patching was received exceeding $40,000. Councilmember Fegley will review the roads necessary with Dave to possibly prioritize some for next year. Sewer Committee Report A tour of the plant is scheduled for Friday, July 8th at 8am. Water Committee Report An estimate to clean out the sludge in the water tower was received for $3,650. The tower was inspected in 2015 with an approximate build date of 1996.  Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the estimate for the tower cleaning.  Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Dave advised DEP has new regulations taking effect April of 2019. He must have a plan submitted by October of 2018 to check chlorine residuals in all dead end lines once a week. He will need to have a tap installed at the tower and possibly a mixer to keep the water moving may need to be installed. The fire hydrants will be flushed next week; this has been advertised on the website and boards around town. A letter was received from the Greenwood School District in response to the request to limit the use of chemicals on the athletic fields. They will begin using environmentally friendly chemicals with low impact materials. Finance Committee Report None Solid Waste Committee Report Councilmembers Ritzman and Showers will be reviewing the contract for 2019. Engineers Report Cory passed out the final CCR. President Shipp wants added all violations were corrected at time of discovery. Cory will send the final to Secretary Knellinger. He will review some of the State Grant options for the retention pond project. Mayors Report The Mayor touched up the tunnel on Grave Street. Solicitors Report Solicitor Miner thinks we have a state of the art livestock ordinance with a 200 feet minimum from each dwelling. A question of pet vs. livestock was raised, Solicitor Miner explained any animal kept indoors in a pet and outside is livestock. President Shipp wants to review the feet distance between homes. Mr. Miner suggested a hearing or a meeting to find what residents prefer. He said the distance is in place to cut down on complaints.  He advised he does not have a lot of information on the backflow prevention but the commercial establishments should have them installed and faze in the residential customers. The building code that was adopted in 2009 will address any new building. His opinion of the vendor that presented the program for replacement was only after high pressure sales and the Council has time to review what is best for the residents until a mandate is received from DEP. He was advised a resident and employee of DEP has volunteered to assist Dave in formulating a plan.  Old Business Vice President Hengst is trying to reach his contact at Penn Dot concerning the review of brake retarder signs on Market and Sunbury Streets. A paint striper will be purchased with Liquid Fuels monies. New Business A clock from the late Bill Roush representing the VFW was donated for the conference room. Zoning Permit None A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to adjourn. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, July 2nd at 7:00 PM. 
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