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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes March 3, 2020 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Donna Showers, Rich Fegley and Kevin Hertzler. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Tim Reilly, Zoning Officer and HRG Engineer Mike Postick. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00m. Public and Private Concerns Secretary Knellinger received an email request from George Moore of the Millerstown Pool Association for a $500 donation to sponsor a free swim day as was donated in 2018. After discussion, the tower repairs and aging infrastructure along with road paving is of major concern and a strain on the budget.  Councilmember Ritzman made a motion not to donate this year. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Secretary Knellinger will advise Mr. Moore of the decision.   The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Hertzler 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  Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Councilmember Fegley asked Dave about the paving status of Poplar Street after he noticed it is breaking up at the edges and all the sewer lines previously replaced are sinking. Dave said he may try to rent a tar buggy to seal the edges and joints or ask Tuscarora Township if they would have one to borrow or rent. The sink hole on High Street also needs to be addressed when it stays warm. The Costars contract for the 2020-2021 winter season has been submitted for 22 tons. The price per ton will be not be known until August when the details are available however, it will be at the lowest State pricing.  Street Committee Report cont. Concrete still needs to be poured in the salt shed. HRG has a new program to assess raod conditions and prioritize paving needs however, the Street Committee’s assessments are sufficient and this would pertain to more of a larger Borough to offset costs. Sewer Committee Report Nothing to report.   Water Committee Report The tower leak repair is still holding. We should have a response from DEP  in the next 90 days if the 2 -3 year plan to purchase a back up well pump will be approved. The decision for an additional service of a truck to provide pressurized water while the tower is being repaired has not been made yet. Mike thinks a 30 day notice will be sufficient. Dave needs to do some more research and test the pressure in the surrounding hydrants. Efffected customers may have very low pressure at flow times.  When the CCR is sent out in July, a letter will need to go to the reisndet about the tower repairs and a water conservation period. Thre was a discussion of crediting the affected customers a quarterly water charge but further information is needed before the decision is made. A secondary well site has been discussed for quite some time. Several sites are not viable due to the proximity however, a site by the Riverview Cemetery would be suitable. Secretary Knellinger will research the current owner.  Finance Committee Report The Mayor requested the dues to the Pennsylvania State Mayor’s Association be paid. The decision was made at the budget meeting to cut all dues to organizations without a direct benefit. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion  unnecessary dues  will not be paid from the Borough budget. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Solid Waste Committee Report None Engineer’s Report Mike Postick from HRG advises the approval Uniterupted Service plan was submitted to on the SOC/IOC waivers from DEP has been received. On January 16th, he had a meeting concerning the GWSD solar project and the track improvement project. He advised their engineers of the wellhead perimeters and the drainage requirements. After discussion, they may move the solar panels to allow for the storm water plan. Some of the drainage pipes still need to be located in the track; Dave is working with PRWA for assistance. Solicitor’s Report Nothing to report.  They will attend at Council’s request. Mayor’s Report Nothing to report. Old Business   The emergency generator still needs to be wired.  A PCEDA meeting is scheduled for February 10th at 2pm. Curt Black and Dave Patton plan to attend. Several meetings are scheduled to accommodate for all interests. New Business Zoning Officer John Melville has been recovering from an illness. In the interim, Tim Reilly has volunteered to be the zoning officer. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve Mr. Reilly as the acting zoning officer. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.   Zoning Permit The permit for a deck and above ground pool was approved for 717 East Sunbury Street. A motion was made to recess to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing an overdue balance and a personnel issue. Upon return from the Executive Session, a motion was made by President Shipp to adjourn. Vice President Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, March 2nd @ 7 pm.
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Photo by : John Allison  @       Riverside Framing
Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes March 3, 2020 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Donna Showers, Rich Fegley and Kevin Hertzler. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Tim Reilly, Zoning Officer and HRG Engineer Mike Postick. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00m. Public and Private Concerns Secretary Knellinger received an email request from George Moore of the Millerstown Pool Association for a $500 donation to sponsor a free swim day as was donated in 2018. After discussion, the tower repairs and aging infrastructure along with road paving is of major concern and a strain on the budget.  Councilmember Ritzman made a motion not to donate this year. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Secretary Knellinger will advise Mr. Moore of the decision.   The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Hertzler 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  Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Councilmember Fegley asked Dave about the paving status of Poplar Street after he noticed it is breaking up at the edges and all the sewer lines previously replaced are sinking. Dave said he may try to rent a tar buggy to seal the edges and joints or ask Tuscarora Township if they would have one to borrow or rent. The sink hole on High Street also needs to be addressed when it stays warm. The Costars contract for the 2020- 2021 winter season has been submitted for 22 tons. The price per ton will be not be known until August when the details are available however, it will be at the lowest State pricing.  Street Committee Report cont. Concrete still needs to be poured in the salt shed. HRG has a new program to assess raod conditions and prioritize paving needs however, the Street Committee’s assessments are sufficient and this would pertain to more of a larger Borough to offset costs. Sewer Committee Report Nothing to report.   Water Committee Report The tower leak repair is still holding. We should have a response from DEP  in the next 90 days if the 2 -3 year plan to purchase a back up well pump will be approved. The decision for an additional service of a truck to provide pressurized water while the tower is being repaired has not been made yet. Mike thinks a 30 day notice will be sufficient. Dave needs to do some more research and test the pressure in the surrounding hydrants. Efffected customers may have very low pressure at flow times.  When the CCR is sent out in July, a letter will need to go to the reisndet about the tower repairs and a water conservation period. Thre was a discussion of crediting the affected customers a quarterly water charge but further information is needed before the decision is made. A secondary well site has been discussed for quite some time. Several sites are not viable due to the proximity however, a site by the Riverview Cemetery would be suitable. Secretary Knellinger will research the current owner.  Finance Committee Report The Mayor requested the dues to the Pennsylvania State Mayor’s Association be paid. The decision was made at the budget meeting to cut all dues to organizations without a direct benefit. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion  unnecessary dues  will not be paid from the Borough budget. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Solid Waste Committee Report None Engineer’s Report Mike Postick from HRG advises the approval Uniterupted Service plan was submitted to on the SOC/IOC waivers from DEP has been received. On January 16th, he had a meeting concerning the GWSD solar project and the track improvement project. He advised their engineers of the wellhead perimeters and the drainage requirements. After discussion, they may move the solar panels to allow for the storm water plan. Some of the drainage pipes still need to be located in the track; Dave is working with PRWA for assistance. Solicitor’s Report Nothing to report.  They will attend at Council’s request. Mayor’s Report Nothing to report. Old Business   The emergency generator still needs to be wired.  A PCEDA meeting is scheduled for February 10th at 2pm. Curt Black and Dave Patton plan to attend. Several meetings are scheduled to accommodate for all interests. New Business Zoning Officer John Melville has been recovering from an illness. In the interim, Tim Reilly has volunteered to be the zoning officer. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to approve Mr. Reilly as the acting zoning officer. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.   Zoning Permit The permit for a deck and above ground pool was approved for 717 East Sunbury Street. A motion was made to recess to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing an overdue balance and a personnel issue. Upon return from the Executive Session, a motion was made by President Shipp to adjourn. Vice President Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, March 2nd @ 7 pm.