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Millerstown Borough Council     Meeting Minutes        May 6, 2019 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Operator Sam Beers, HRG engineers Cory Salmon and Mike Bostick. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Councilmember Rich Fegley arrived at 7:30pm. Public and Private Concerns A complaint was received by a resident via email concerning cats at large. The existing ordinance does not include cats and the situation is almost impossible to monitor. 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 seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave advises Apple Street cannot wait to be repaved or the base of the street will cost double by the end of the year. In 2017, the estimate was $3,700. He will contact John from Tate to get an updated bid and possibly patch Greenwood Street. A resident asked about Nace and Walnut Street because of pot holes; Dave and the street committee will review.   Sewer Committee Report There is a resident with a floor drain violation. Secretary Knellinger asked how many days until the 2nd and final notice to be sent. Council agreed upon 45 days Sewer Committee Report to be enough time to correct the issue. Secretary Knellinger will consult with Chair Reilly about letter format. Dave advises he will need a stretch of dry weather to empty the mixer tank to make repairs to a suspected bent bracket at the bottom of the tank. Until this occurs, the repairs are unknown. Water Committee Report A resident has questioned the right of way to the Locust Street well. Council does not want to involve Solicitor Miner at this time because of cost. Dave and Sam will be working on flushing hydrants and valves this week. Dave will coordinate with Grosser to make the repairs to the valves planned for in the budget and have John from Tate involved as well to get the paving done as soon as the repairs are completed. Boil water advisory will also be needed at this time.  Finance Committee Report None Solid Waste Committee Report Chair Showers has tentatively chosen October 19th for the Bi-Annual Clean Up Day. Secretary Knellinger will contact Wendy at Cocolamus Creek Disposal to make sure this date is okay for them.  Engineers Report Cory provided a draft of the CCR report for review. The CIPP estimate was reviewed and an updated estimate was provided for $16,910. Cory advises there may be another round of grants possibly some time at the end of May or in June. Authority Chair Reilly is in attendance and wants to approve the slip lining for the reduced estimate. He advises there is funds budgeted for this repair and this line is of an urgent nature and other lines can be done with a possible grant. The underground flows need to be eliminated as soon as possible before we are mandated to expand the plant once again. Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the line repair. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Cory will provide samples of similar ordinances for mandatory grease traps at commercial establishments. This is needed to reduce the amount of grease causing filamentous at the plant which greatly increases the process of hauling, processing and cleaning. Chair Reilly is working with Secretary Knellinger to have an informative flyer to be sent with the CCR report and the bills for next quarter. Cory advises he has reviewed Greenwood School District plans for the proposed turf field and they are just in the design stage at this point. He will keep us informed. Mayors Report None Solicitors Report Solicitor Miner advises there was a judicial sale of 23 South Market Street after the tax claim sale failed twice. All the liens were divested in the sale; therefore, the lien filed for outstanding charges will not be paid.  Old Business   None New Business The Council will need letters of interest from the attendees for filling the vacancies on the Zoning Hearing Board. A letter from DEP was reviewed concerning repairs to the Juniata River bridge in 2020. Zoning Permit T Ritzman, S Mkt St, refund for permits to build a new home have been withdrawn. A motion was made by President Shipp to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, June 3rd at 7pm.  
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Millerstown Borough Council     Meeting Minutes        May 6, 2019 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Operator Sam Beers, HRG engineers Cory Salmon and Mike Bostick. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Councilmember Rich Fegley arrived at 7:30pm. Public and Private Concerns A complaint was received by a resident via email concerning cats at large. The existing ordinance does not include cats and the situation is almost impossible to monitor. 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 seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed and discussed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave advises Apple Street cannot wait to be repaved or the base of the street will cost double by the end of the year. In 2017, the estimate was $3,700. He will contact John from Tate to get an updated bid and possibly patch Greenwood Street. A resident asked about Nace and Walnut Street because of pot holes; Dave and the street committee will review.   Sewer Committee Report There is a resident with a floor drain violation. Secretary Knellinger asked how many days until the 2nd and final notice to be sent. Council agreed upon 45 days Sewer Committee Report to be enough time to correct the issue. Secretary Knellinger will consult with Chair Reilly about letter format. Dave advises he will need a stretch of dry weather to empty the mixer tank to make repairs to a suspected bent bracket at the bottom of the tank. Until this occurs, the repairs are unknown. Water Committee Report A resident has questioned the right of way to the Locust Street well. Council does not want to involve Solicitor Miner at this time because of cost. Dave and Sam will be working on flushing hydrants and valves this week. Dave will coordinate with Grosser to make the repairs to the valves planned for in the budget and have John from Tate involved as well to get the paving done as soon as the repairs are completed. Boil water advisory will also be needed at this time.  Finance Committee Report None Solid Waste Committee Report Chair Showers has tentatively chosen October 19th for the Bi- Annual Clean Up Day. Secretary Knellinger will contact Wendy at Cocolamus Creek Disposal to make sure this date is okay for them.  Engineers Report Cory provided a draft of the CCR report for review. The CIPP estimate was reviewed and an updated estimate was provided for $16,910. Cory advises there may be another round of grants possibly some time at the end of May or in June. Authority Chair Reilly is in attendance and wants to approve the slip lining for the reduced estimate. He advises there is funds budgeted for this repair and this line is of an urgent nature and other lines can be done with a possible grant. The underground flows need to be eliminated as soon as possible before we are mandated to expand the plant once again. Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the line repair. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Cory will provide samples of similar ordinances for mandatory grease traps at commercial establishments. This is needed to reduce the amount of grease causing filamentous at the plant which greatly increases the process of hauling, processing and cleaning. Chair Reilly is working with Secretary Knellinger to have an informative flyer to be sent with the CCR report and the bills for next quarter. Cory advises he has reviewed Greenwood School District plans for the proposed turf field and they are just in the design stage at this point. He will keep us informed. Mayors Report None Solicitors Report Solicitor Miner advises there was a judicial sale of 23 South Market Street after the tax claim sale failed twice. All the liens were divested in the sale; therefore, the lien filed for outstanding charges will not be paid.  Old Business   None New Business The Council will need letters of interest from the attendees for filling the vacancies on the Zoning Hearing Board. A letter from DEP was reviewed concerning repairs to the Juniata River bridge in 2020. Zoning Permit T Ritzman, S Mkt St, refund for permits to build a new home have been withdrawn. A motion was made by President Shipp to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, June 3rd at 7pm.