Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes May 1, 2017Those in attendance: President Bill Roush, Council members Jackie Minium, Bruce Hengst and Donna Showers. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Jen Miller and Ben Shull from HRG. President Roush presided; meeting called to order at 7:00 pm.Public and Private ConcernsChris Foose, Chief of Millerstown Fire Department, and Amber Fegley, fire department President updated Council on the newly purchased brush truck. The lettering was completed and operating equipment has been purchased to place the truck in service. They attended the Greenwood Township and Tuscarora Township meetings. The Supervisors all agreed the fire department needs more funding. They would like to have a joint meeting, along with Council, to discuss funding options before the 2018 budget planning begins. They were informed the Council donated $25,000 towards the purchase of the new brush truck. Tuscarora Township donated $7,500 towards the purchase of radios to be compliant with the new county radio program. The Greenwood Township Supervisors needed more time to decide a donation amount. The minutes from the last meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. President Roush made the motion to approve the minutes as read. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed. Klines Services for hauling at the plant has increased. Dave will review other vendors but the choices are limited. Councilmember Hengst made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Minium seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Ordinance #2017-01, Removal and Impoundment of Illegally Parked Vehicles was drafted and previously advertised by the Solicitor. Councilmember Showers made the motion to approve the ordinance as prepared. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. President Fegley asked what could be done about vehicles illegally parked in the emergency only parking and on the skirt of the firehouse. Council suggested posting No parking signs on the garage doors of the firehouse and painting the skirt red. This will need to wait until after the Market Street project is completed. Street Committee ReportDave advises Greenwood Township graded Iron Mountain Road and is hauling in shale, at no cost to the Borough since we maintain the snow plowing. Sewer Committee Report None Water Committee Report The reservoir tap replacement is scheduled for 5/15. An emergency repair was done to a pipe that split long ways at the end of the square by the south island. It was repaired Water Committee Report cont. but Dave is unsure how long before the split continues again. He suggests making a plan to replace aging piping throughout town. This will need to be discussed at the 2018 budget planning sessions. The fire hydrant flushing will need to be rescheduled. The Market Street project has too many inoperable collection boxes for the water to drain to so it will be delayed until they are replaced. Finance Committee Report The yearly liquid fuels audit was performed and 0.40 of interest money was found and corrected on the report.Engineers ReportThis will be Jen Millers last meeting as our engineer. Ben Shull will officially be taking her position. The CCR was submitted to Council for review to be submitted to DEP by July 1st. A sample letter will be posted on the website and public places for the violations in 2017. Ben Shull will email a sample of the courtesy letter for the public to know about the violations for any revisions. After researching, Ben advises the generator sizing is 50kw unit and a heavy-duty trailer is needed. Dave will contact Fayette Trailer for pricing. The chlorine conversion will continue after the valve has been completed on the 15thSolid Waste ReportChair Minium will contact Wendy and find out a date to schedule the Fall Clean Up. Mayors ReportNoneSolicitors ReportNoneOld BusinessThe towing agreement with Iron Mountain Garage will be a charge of $75 per tow which the borough would receive $15, with reasonable storage fees. The tows would only occur as officially directed and not one councilmember can approve a tow. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the towing fees and procedures. Councilmember Minium seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Dave is still waiting on estimates on the barn roof, he wants to include snow catchers and a few boards need to be replaced. Senator DiSanto will be in the office next Wednesday for his mobile office hours. New BusinessCouncilmember Showers advises she was informed of an unleashed German Shephard on High Street. She will get the address of the offender and a letter can be sent. Zoning PermitsSolar panels at 604 Poplar Street was approved. A motion was made by Councilmember Hengst to adjourn. Councilmember Minium seconded the motion. The next meeting will be held Monday, June 5 at 7:00 PM.