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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes June 3, 2019 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Operator Sam Beers. HRG Engineer Mike Postick. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns A representative for the Community Pool, George Moore asked Council if they would again donate $500 for a one day sponsored event as last year. He advises last year it was well attended.  The organization did not make a profit due to the weather last year. President Shipp explained unbudgeted expenses have made the budget even tighter than in previous years. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to decline the donation this year. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. An attempt to include a donation will be considered for the budget next year.    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. A new computer for the office will need to be purchased as the software will no longer be supported due to the age. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Sam advises both vehicles have had extensive repairs recently. They are both almost 16 years old and the salt and plowing are taking a toll on the bodies and they are in danger of failing inspections. In the near future, trucks will need to Street Committee Report cont. be replaced. He is waiting on John from Tate to get an update on Apple Street and to patch Greenwood Street. He wants to coordinate with the valves on Sunbury as well as patching on North Market when the slip lining occurs. He thinks Nace and Walnut Streets can wait until next year. He also painted the curb at Sunbury and South High Street due to a resident’s complaint concerning parking too close to intersections. They will continue working on painting but the weather has not been dry enough.   Sewer Committee Report Secretary Knellinger is waiting on the corrected letter from the Authority Chair to send to the resident with a floor drain violation. A stretch of dry weather is needed to empty the mixer tank to make repairs to a suspected bent bracket at the bottom of the tank. Water Committee Report Sam advises Dave has been in contact with Grosser to perform the valve repair work now that school is finished. He wants to schedule evening work, probably starting at 10pm, for the least disruption to residents for water and traffic. They will be without water for a few hours and boil water advisory will need to be issued. This will be in isolated areas and the advisories will be hand delivered to those affected. They will not charge any extra fee for night work just over time to the Borough employees. Finance Committee Report The DCED audit is underway. This is the final audit of the three year contract period and Secretary Knellinger will begin compiling bids for the budget. Solid Waste Committee Report October 19th is the Bi-Annual Clean Up Day from 8-12.   Engineers Report Mike will contact Mr. Rehab again for a date on the slip lining project. He will be working with Dave to complete the Comprehensive Plan due by 8/19/19. Justin Mast presented a plan to install three 20x100 storage sheds on his 529 Maple Street property, several sheds already exist. Mike has reviewed his plans and needs more studies done to prevent excess water runoff contributing to an existing issue. Excavation will need to occur in order to complete the infiltration testing. Council reviewed the plans and will monitor the progress but no approval is needed until the water study has been completed.  Mayors Report Mayor Arbegast handled a situation with a burn barrel. He would like a letter sent to the owner of 27 North Market Street for extremely high grass. There is some graffiti in the Grave Street tunnel but nothing offensive.  Solicitors Report None Old Business   Mike Hartley is still working on Zoning Hearing Board replacements. The Special Backflow Prevention Committee will meet on August 21st to discuss the changes and implementing dates for compliance. New Business As discussed previously, a new computer will need to be purchased for the office. The software will no longer be supported since it is over 8 years old. Secretary Knellinger will have a list of outstanding balances for the next meeting. Sam advises they will be helping Greenwood Township with Iron Mountain Road. He and Dave will help and Greenwood will bring their grader and stones and clean out ditches. Zoning Permit None A motion was made by Vice President Hengst to adjourn. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, July 1st at 7pm.
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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes June 3, 2019 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Operator Sam Beers. HRG Engineer Mike Postick. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns A representative for the Community Pool, George Moore asked Council if they would again donate $500 for a one day sponsored event as last year. He advises last year it was well attended.  The organization did not make a profit due to the weather last year. President Shipp explained unbudgeted expenses have made the budget even tighter than in previous years. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to decline the donation this year. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. An attempt to include a donation will be considered for the budget next year.    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. A new computer for the office will need to be purchased as the software will no longer be supported due to the age. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Sam advises both vehicles have had extensive repairs recently. They are both almost 16 years old and the salt and plowing are taking a toll on the bodies and they are in danger of failing inspections. In the near future, trucks will need to Street Committee Report cont. be replaced. He is waiting on John from Tate to get an update on Apple Street and to patch Greenwood Street. He wants to coordinate with the valves on Sunbury as well as patching on North Market when the slip lining occurs. He thinks Nace and Walnut Streets can wait until next year. He also painted the curb at Sunbury and South High Street due to a resident’s complaint concerning parking too close to intersections. They will continue working on painting but the weather has not been dry enough.   Sewer Committee Report Secretary Knellinger is waiting on the corrected letter from the Authority Chair to send to the resident with a floor drain violation. A stretch of dry weather is needed to empty the mixer tank to make repairs to a suspected bent bracket at the bottom of the tank. Water Committee Report Sam advises Dave has been in contact with Grosser to perform the valve repair work now that school is finished. He wants to schedule evening work, probably starting at 10pm, for the least disruption to residents for water and traffic. They will be without water for a few hours and boil water advisory will need to be issued. This will be in isolated areas and the advisories will be hand delivered to those affected. They will not charge any extra fee for night work just over time to the Borough employees. Finance Committee Report The DCED audit is underway. This is the final audit of the three year contract period and Secretary Knellinger will begin compiling bids for the budget. Solid Waste Committee Report October 19th is the Bi-Annual Clean Up Day from 8- 12.   Engineers Report Mike will contact Mr. Rehab again for a date on the slip lining project. He will be working with Dave to complete the Comprehensive Plan due by 8/19/19. Justin Mast presented a plan to install three 20x100 storage sheds on his 529 Maple Street property, several sheds already exist. Mike has reviewed his plans and needs more studies done to prevent excess water runoff contributing to an existing issue. Excavation will need to occur in order to complete the infiltration testing. Council reviewed the plans and will monitor the progress but no approval is needed until the water study has been completed.  Mayors Report Mayor Arbegast handled a situation with a burn barrel. He would like a letter sent to the owner of 27 North Market Street for extremely high grass. There is some graffiti in the Grave Street tunnel but nothing offensive.  Solicitors Report None Old Business   Mike Hartley is still working on Zoning Hearing Board replacements. The Special Backflow Prevention Committee will meet on August 21st to discuss the changes and implementing dates for compliance. New Business As discussed previously, a new computer will need to be purchased for the office. The software will no longer be supported since it is over 8 years old. Secretary Knellinger will have a list of outstanding balances for the next meeting. Sam advises they will be helping Greenwood Township with Iron Mountain Road. He and Dave will help and Greenwood will bring their grader and stones and clean out ditches. Zoning Permit None A motion was made by Vice President Hengst to adjourn. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, July 1st at 7pm.