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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes May 3, 2021 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, Plant Operator Wade Blanchard, HRG Engineer Justin Medinsky. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with all in attendance wearing masks and socially distancing. 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 Showers made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave will get a manhole riser for Greenwood Street before Tate begins paving. No date as yet for when paving will begin. Dave has several more patches to add to the list including in front of the new home construction on Sunbury Street.   Sewer Committee  A new hook up at the Sunbury Street new home construction. Water Committee Report A back up well pump was approved at the last meeting for $16,600; however, the quote was for a pump without a double shaft. The updated price for the corrected pump is $19,698. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to purchase Water Committee Report cont. the pump for the updated quote. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Dave is waiting on Burns to check the generator output then he will take it to have the trailer welded. The hydrants will be flushed this week; notices have been posted throughout town and on the website. The tower repairs will begin on Monday, May 24th. Approximately 17 households will be affected with boil water advisory. It may take up to 3 weeks for the tower to be emptied, repairs made, tests completed, refilled and back on line. Council discussed waiving the water fee for the quarter for those affected the inconvenience.  Another water leak was repaired at Walnut Street. Finance Committee Report The 2020 final audit from the accountants were distributed and filed with DCED. As in past years, no issues were found and all compliances were met.  Secretary Knellinger applied for a Map Grant from DCED for half reimbursement for the update to the Flood Plain management plan for $667. We are the only municipality that applied for reimbursement in Perry County and the surrounding area. Solid Waste Committee Report Fall Clean Up is October 9th. Councilmember Ritzman contacted a resident about an illegal burn barrel and advised of brush pick up every Tuesday.  Engineers Report HRG engineer Justin Medinsky advises a solar panel follow up inspection was performed to release the funds in escrow back to the contractor. The grass needs to grow a little more before the erosion control is removed. The water tank project has special conditions and DEP will need to be notified and samples approved before returned to service The NPDES renewal permit was approved and will be effective until 4/30/26. The CCR annual water quality report will be ready by June 28th for Secretary Knellinger to mail with the quarterly bills. Mayors Report Absent Solicitors Report Solicitor Dissinger is working on a list of ordinances to be advertised together. Old Business The PUC virtual hearing was held with Secretary Knellinger and Dave in attendance. The facts were explained and the decision to fine the Borough $500 was revoked. New Business A letter of appreciation on Borough letterhead will be sent to the Lions Club for cleaning up Locust Street. The Perry County DCED closeout meeting will be on May 26th at Noon at the Hoverter Pavilion at the Millerstown Park. John Kerns is considering running for another term as Mayor. Councilmembers Ritzman, Showers and Hertzler are all on the ballot for re-election.   Zoning Permit 3 permits were approved by the zoning officer. 17 School St - shed, 18 School St - garage, 28 N High St - carport Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adjourn. Councilmember Hertzler seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, June 7th at 7pm.
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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes May 3, 2021 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, Plant Operator Wade Blanchard, HRG Engineer Justin Medinsky. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with all in attendance wearing masks and socially distancing. 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 Showers made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave will get a manhole riser for Greenwood Street before Tate begins paving. No date as yet for when paving will begin. Dave has several more patches to add to the list including in front of the new home construction on Sunbury Street.   Sewer Committee  A new hook up at the Sunbury Street new home construction. Water Committee Report A back up well pump was approved at the last meeting for $16,600; however, the quote was for a pump without a double shaft. The updated price for the corrected pump is $19,698. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to purchase Water Committee Report cont. the pump for the updated quote. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. Dave is waiting on Burns to check the generator output then he will take it to have the trailer welded. The hydrants will be flushed this week; notices have been posted throughout town and on the website. The tower repairs will begin on Monday, May 24th. Approximately 17 households will be affected with boil water advisory. It may take up to 3 weeks for the tower to be emptied, repairs made, tests completed, refilled and back on line. Council discussed waiving the water fee for the quarter for those affected the inconvenience.  Another water leak was repaired at Walnut Street. Finance Committee Report The 2020 final audit from the accountants were distributed and filed with DCED. As in past years, no issues were found and all compliances were met.  Secretary Knellinger applied for a Map Grant from DCED for half reimbursement for the update to the Flood Plain management plan for $667. We are the only municipality that applied for reimbursement in Perry County and the surrounding area. Solid Waste Committee Report Fall Clean Up is October 9th. Councilmember Ritzman contacted a resident about an illegal burn barrel and advised of brush pick up every Tuesday.  Engineers Report HRG engineer Justin Medinsky advises a solar panel follow up inspection was performed to release the funds in escrow back to the contractor. The grass needs to grow a little more before the erosion control is removed. The water tank project has special conditions and DEP will need to be notified and samples approved before returned to service The NPDES renewal permit was approved and will be effective until 4/30/26. The CCR annual water quality report will be ready by June 28th for Secretary Knellinger to mail with the quarterly bills. Mayors Report Absent Solicitors Report Solicitor Dissinger is working on a list of ordinances to be advertised together. Old Business The PUC virtual hearing was held with Secretary Knellinger and Dave in attendance. The facts were explained and the decision to fine the Borough $500 was revoked. New Business