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Millerstown Borough Council    Meeting Minutes    June 7, 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 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns None 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 Fegley made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report The supplemental estimate for two patches on Sunbury Street from Tate Paving is for $1,300. Paving will begin sometime in late July. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve the supplement. Vice President Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Dave will get a manhole riser for Greenwood Street before Tate begins paving.  Dave has several more pot holes to fill and  will be getting some hot patch. We are still waiting on a used tamper from Heller’s rental fleet when they receive a new one. The price will drop the longer it is in service. Sewer Committee  None Water Committee Report The tower repairs have been completed, the patch is permanently repaired and it should be refilled by Wednesday. Testing will take at least the next two weeks until all are cleared and approved by DEP. Dave needs to recheck with Modern Pump on the back up well. The order time is approximately 5 weeks. The back up generator needed a new battery. Roy form Burns still needs to check the output. A member of the fire department opened a hydrant and trapped air in the line. They understand and will not use any hydrants again unless it is an emergency.  Finance Committee Report Secretary Knellinger applied for the ARP funds from the federal government for two payments of $35,000. The funds can only be used on infrastructure for sewer and water. Council is hoping the tower repairs will be an approved expense. The dump truck needs to be returned to the US Municipal supply for a squeal in the pulley. While it is there they would like to have coal shoots installed. The cost is $1,600, this was overlooked in the build. It provides materials to be directed to either side of the truck when dumped instead of just out the rear. Vice President Ritzman made a motion to purchase this add on. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Councilmember Showers will provide a trail cam and Fish & Boat will patrol the trail more frequently due to vandalism. The graffiti will be painted over by Mayor Arbegast but with the dampness in the tunnel, it does not stick as well. 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 will reintroduce the track improvement project. A follow up inspection to remove the erosion control and release the held funds is still on hold until the seeding is thicker. The grass needs to be mowed around the panels. The tower is complete and he will send in the certification as complete. The warranty on the work should be 12 months from the day of completion. The CCR is ready to be distributed with no violations. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adopt the CCR as presented. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Justin is still reviewing the storage containers on Sunbury Street for proper erosion control. Mayors Report None Solicitors Report None Old Business   None New Business A work session to review ordinances is scheduled for July 7th @ 6pm. Councilmember Showers received several calls about loud motorcycles going through town. The State Police would need to be sure they are licensed and inspected the speed enforced. The dump truck and tractor could possibly be advertised for sale in August. MSCI has been contacted about veteran banners through town. Zoning Permit The zoning officer has medical issues and Councilmembers Ritzman and Fegley will fill in while he is recuperating. The Zoning Hearing Board will be convening for 211 E Sunbury Street, no date as yet. 529 Maple St – 6 storage sheds, 12 S Mkt St – fence extension 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, July 12th at 7pm. Advertised one week late due to the holiday.
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Millerstown Borough Council    Meeting Minutes    June 7, 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 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns None 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 Fegley made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report The supplemental estimate for two patches on Sunbury Street from Tate Paving is for $1,300. Paving will begin sometime in late July. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve the supplement. Vice President Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Dave will get a manhole riser for Greenwood Street before Tate begins paving.  Dave has several more pot holes to fill and  will be getting some hot patch. We are still waiting on a used tamper from Heller’s rental fleet when they receive a new one. The price will drop the longer it is in service. Sewer Committee  None Water Committee Report The tower repairs have been completed, the patch is permanently repaired and it should be refilled by Wednesday. Testing will take at least the next two weeks until all are cleared and approved by DEP. Dave needs to recheck with Modern Pump on the back up well. The order time is approximately 5 weeks. The back up generator needed a new battery. Roy form Burns still needs to check the output. A member of the fire department opened a hydrant and trapped air in the line. They understand and will not use any hydrants again unless it is an emergency.  Finance Committee Report Secretary Knellinger applied for the ARP funds from the federal government for two payments of $35,000. The funds can only be used on infrastructure for sewer and water. Council is hoping the tower repairs will be an approved expense. The dump truck needs to be returned to the US Municipal supply for a squeal in the pulley. While it is there they would like to have coal shoots installed. The cost is $1,600, this was overlooked in the build. It provides materials to be directed to either side of the truck when dumped instead of just out the rear. Vice President Ritzman made a motion to purchase this add on. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Councilmember Showers will provide a trail cam and Fish & Boat will patrol the trail more frequently due to vandalism. The graffiti will be painted over by Mayor Arbegast but with the dampness in the tunnel, it does not stick as well. 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 will reintroduce the track improvement project. A follow up inspection to remove the erosion control and release the held funds is still on hold until the seeding is thicker. The grass needs to be mowed around the panels. The tower is complete and he will send in the certification as complete. The warranty on the work should be 12 months from the day of completion. The CCR is ready to be distributed with no violations. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adopt the CCR as presented. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Justin is still reviewing the storage containers on Sunbury Street for proper erosion control. Mayors Report None Solicitors Report None Old Business   None New Business A work session to review ordinances is scheduled for July 7th @ 6pm. Councilmember Showers received several calls about loud motorcycles going through town. The State Police would need to be sure they are licensed and inspected the speed enforced. The dump truck and tractor could possibly be advertised for sale in August. MSCI has been contacted about veteran banners through town. Zoning Permit The zoning officer has medical issues and Councilmembers Ritzman and Fegley will fill in while he is recuperating. The Zoning Hearing Board will be convening for 211 E Sunbury Street, no date as yet. 529 Maple St – 6 storage sheds, 12 S Mkt St – fence extension 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, July 12th at 7pm. Advertised one week late due to the holiday.