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Millerstown Borough Council  Meeting Minutes November 6, 2017 Those in attendance:  President Bill Roush, Vice President Rob Shipp, Council members Bruce Hengst and Donna Showers. Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Mayor John Kerns and Corey Salmon from HRG. President Roush presided; meeting called to order at 7:00 pm. President Roush wanted to say a few words about the passing of Councilmember Jackie Minium who was diagnosed with cancer in the beginning of October and passed just three short weeks after. She was raised in Millerstown and then moved to Saville Township where she raised her three children. She moved back to Millerstown and has always helped serve the community. She was always willing to do what was asked and gave an opposing opinion to make others think. As a child growing up, President Roush remembers putting a roof on a home with Jackies father. She would not stay off the roof or the ladder so they decided to nail her to the roof! He added she was a good and caring person and will be sorely missed by all that had the pleasure to work with her and by the surrounding community. Tim Ritzman will be appointed to fill her seat early since he was elected in May for a term to begin in January.  Upon Mayor Kerns arrival at 7:18pm, Tim Ritzman was sworn in for the remaining two months of Councilmember Miniums term. Public and Private Concerns None The minutes from the last meeting were previously emailed and reviewed.   Councilmember Hengst made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed. Councilmember Hengst questioned the Iron Mt Garage charges; this was for the installation of the light bar on the dump truck. Vice President Shipp made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Vice President Shipp suggested updating a line on the Budget to increase lab expenses on the Water Fund by $500. Street Committee Report A memo was received from the Perry County EMC Rich Fultz advising trees down within a municipality is the municipal employees responsibility, not the local fire department. The municipal workers will be the first called. Also a memo from Penn Dot stating the bridge over Route 322 is scheduled to be repaired along with the planning of a park and ride for the Park. Pothole patching is done. Sewer Committee Report The employees are trying to get all the inspections for the connections finished. They are completing 6-7 every other Friday with over half to be scheduled yet. Water Committee Report Dave advises resident Jason Miniums meter was replaced; he has had sediment in his water. If it continues, his main may need to be dug up. DEP was contacted about a permit for the chlorine building replacement. HRG will assist if one is needed. Finance Committee Report Chair Shipp reviewed the proposed budget figures. This will be advertised for public comment to be adopted at the next meeting. Solid Waste Report 47 residents took part in the Biennial Clean-up Day. The Council will review at a later date to possibly hold this event annually. Engineers Report A letter was received from DEP with additional questions for the chlorine conversion permit. Jen Miller and the new P.E., Cory Salmon from HRG, will work with Dave to draft an answer. Mayors Report None Solicitors Report None Old Business Abandoned vehicle letter sent to property owner Tristan Kerr. He contacted Secretary Knellinger and assured her he would make sure the area was cleaned up. Dave will check and verify. Dumping is occurring behind the homes on South Market Street on the State property by Locust Street. No Dumping signs may have to be posted. New Business Advise Curt Black of the Lions Club the Halloween Parade was highly attended with more floats than last year. This may be attributed to the new signage. President Roush made the suggestion to decorate the barn if MCSI or the Lions have extra lights. Christmas in the Barn will not be taking place this year. The Methodist Church lost the Pastor that organized it last year but they may try for next year. The tractor train is being rebuilt for Christmas In Millerstown. A letter from the Perry County Planning Commission was read on rules of development. Secretary Knellinger presented a donation request again for the Perry County Memorial Wall. Vice President Shipp made a motion to purchase an 8x8 brick for $250. Councilmember Hengst suggested a 12x12 for $500.  VP Shipp amended his motion, Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The plaque will read: Dedicated to the Veterans of the Millerstown Borough. The Minium Family would like any donations made in Jackie’s name to Hospice Of Harrisburg. However, her husband suggested local donations be made to the Millerstown Ambulance League. President Roush made a motion to donate $100 to the Ambulance League in Jackie Minium’s name. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Zoning Permits J Reece- N Market Street- shed A motion was made by Vice President Shipp to adjourn. Councilmember Hengst seconded the motion. The next meeting will be held Monday, December 4th at 7:00 PM. 
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