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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes November 4, 2019 Those in attendance: Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Sam Beers. HRG Engineer Mike Postick Vice President Hengst called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Councilmember Fegley arrived at 7:25pm. Public and Private Concerns Perry County Commissioner Democratic Candidate Karen Anderson spoke of her personal background and asked for consideration for a vote tomorrow in the election. A resident asked questions several questions of the candidate. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Ritzman 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 Ritzman made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report An estimate for $9,100 was received from Lakeside Builders to add on to the salt shed for a mixing bin. The premix is no longer available and to get salt, Sam went to East Petersburg, 2 hours away for two trips since a triaxle delivery will not fit in the current shed we have. The design would be poured concrete walls, no footers with a shale floor. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to approve the estimate to have the salt shed expanded. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  The tractor needs to be replaced with a larger model to mix the salt. The current tractor is too small and is over 20 years old. Several tractor bids were received at the CoStars pricing. Street Committee Report cont. $41,536 Mahindra 60hp, without a cab $48,386 with a cab $36,315 46hp John Deere $41,045 52hp John Deere, plus $8000 for a cab Vice President Hengst tabled the decision on the tractor until the next meeting. The current tractor will need to be traded in or sold for bid. Secretary Knellinger advised Borough property worth more than $500 must be bid and advertised and publicly opened at a meeting. Penn Dot sent a survey for the upcoming 2021 Juniata River bridge rehab project. Sewer Committee Report Dave advises the filamentous seems to be slowing down. Derry Township expressed an interest in receiving some sludge instead of having Kline’s take it all to their processing center. Kline’s would haul to Derry and testing would need to be performed but the processing costs may be less expensive. Mike Postick advises this is just another option since Harrisburg did not renew our permit.  Water Committee Report The fire hydrant at the school has been repaired. The Uninterrupted Service Plan was submitted to DEP; however, they have commented we must have a back up generator for the well site. It cannot be a rental agreement but a dedicated pump. The cost is estimated at $25,000. Dave wants to purchase a new pump, remove the current pump, which is 17 years old, install the new pump and have the older pump refurbished to meet the plan. The UISP needs to be resubmitted with the corrective action taken by 2/19/20. DEP conducted an inspection of the water system, other than the well pump needed; Dave has a few minor repairs at the tower.  Finance Committee Report A motion was made to accept the preliminary budget by Councilmember Fegley. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.     Solid Waste Committee Report 58 residents participated in the Fall Clean up Day which cost $861. Engineer’s Report Mike advises he has made a few comments on the Mast storage sheds that need to be addressed. Derry Township would be willing to accept sludge as previously discussed. The GWSD solar panels plan continues to be reviewed. He is addressing the concerns of easements, wetlands and wellhead protection. A land development and storm water plan now may be needed from the County since more than an acre will be disturbed. Dave asked Mike if he could get pricing on Engineer’s Report cont. waivers for relief from testing for SOC/IOC’s. The existing waivers have expired and over the 7-9 year time, frame the waivers will save money. Mike will let us know at the next meeting.  Solicitor’s Report None   Mayor’s Report The Mayor was asked from a resident in attendance why trick or treat was not rescheduled due to the inclement weather. The Mayor advised he could not get everyone notified in time. Old Business   Cross Connection Committee- an ordinance will need to written, advertised and adopted with recommendations of time frames for compliance.   New Business The Perry County DCED will have a tour and walk through in November 13th at 12pm beginning at the Borough building. The County will need authorized signers for plan submittals to be recorded at the Registrar’s office. Councilmember Ritzman and Secretary Knellinger will be the authorized signers of any plans submitted to be recorded. Zoning Permit Four zoning permits were approved by the zoning officer. A fence at 26 S. Market St, addition at 37 N Market St, ramp and shed at 121 School St, fence at 502 E Sunbury St. A motion was made by Councilmember Ritzman to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of reviewing the outstanding balances. Seconded by Councilmember Fegley. Upon return from the Executive Session, a motion was made by Councilmember Showers to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, December 2nd at 7pm.
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Photo by : John Allison  @       Riverside Framing
Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes November 4, 2019 Those in attendance: Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Sam Beers. HRG Engineer Mike Postick Vice President Hengst called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Councilmember Fegley arrived at 7:25pm. Public and Private Concerns Perry County Commissioner Democratic Candidate Karen Anderson spoke of her personal background and asked for consideration for a vote tomorrow in the election. A resident asked questions several questions of the candidate. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Ritzman 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 Ritzman made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report An estimate for $9,100 was received from Lakeside Builders to add on to the salt shed for a mixing bin. The premix is no longer available and to get salt, Sam went to East Petersburg, 2 hours away for two trips since a triaxle delivery will not fit in the current shed we have. The design would be poured concrete walls, no footers with a shale floor. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to approve the estimate to have the salt shed expanded. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  The tractor needs to be replaced with a larger model to mix the salt. The current tractor is too small and is over 20 years old. Several tractor bids were received at the CoStars pricing. Street Committee Report cont. $41,536 Mahindra 60hp, without a cab $48,386 with a cab $36,315 46hp John Deere $41,045 52hp John Deere, plus $8000 for a cab Vice President Hengst tabled the decision on the tractor until the next meeting. The current tractor will need to be traded in or sold for bid. Secretary Knellinger advised Borough property worth more than $500 must be bid and advertised and publicly opened at a meeting. Penn Dot sent a survey for the upcoming 2021 Juniata River bridge rehab project. Sewer Committee Report Dave advises the filamentous seems to be slowing down. Derry Township expressed an interest in receiving some sludge instead of having Kline’s take it all to their processing center. Kline’s would haul to Derry and testing would need to be performed but the processing costs may be less expensive. Mike Postick advises this is just another option since Harrisburg did not renew our permit.  Water Committee Report The fire hydrant at the school has been repaired. The Uninterrupted Service Plan was submitted to DEP; however, they have commented we must have a back up generator for the well site. It cannot be a rental agreement but a dedicated pump. The cost is estimated at $25,000. Dave wants to purchase a new pump, remove the current pump, which is 17 years old, install the new pump and have the older pump refurbished to meet the plan. The UISP needs to be resubmitted with the corrective action taken by 2/19/20. DEP conducted an inspection of the water system, other than the well pump needed; Dave has a few minor repairs at the tower.  Finance Committee Report A motion was made to accept the preliminary budget by Councilmember Fegley. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.     Solid Waste Committee Report 58 residents participated in the Fall Clean up Day which cost $861. Engineer’s Report Mike advises he has made a few comments on the Mast storage sheds that need to be addressed. Derry Township would be willing to accept sludge as previously discussed. The GWSD solar panels plan continues to be reviewed. He is addressing the concerns of easements, wetlands and wellhead protection. A land development and storm water plan now may be needed from the County since more than an acre will be disturbed. Dave asked Mike if he could get pricing on Engineer’s Report cont. waivers for relief from testing for SOC/IOC’s. The existing waivers have expired and over the 7-9 year time, frame the waivers will save money. Mike will let us know at the next meeting.  Solicitor’s Report None   Mayor’s Report The Mayor was asked from a resident in attendance why trick or treat was not rescheduled due to the inclement weather. The Mayor advised he could not get everyone notified in time. Old Business   Cross Connection Committee- an ordinance will need to written, advertised and adopted with recommendations of time frames for compliance.   New Business The Perry County DCED will have a tour and walk through in November 13th at 12pm beginning at the Borough building. The County will need authorized signers for plan submittals to be recorded at the Registrar’s office. Councilmember Ritzman and Secretary Knellinger will be the authorized signers of any plans submitted to be recorded. Zoning Permit Four zoning permits were approved by the zoning officer. A fence at 26 S. Market St, addition at 37 N Market St, ramp and shed at 121 School St, fence at 502 E Sunbury St. A motion was made by Councilmember Ritzman to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of reviewing the outstanding balances. Seconded by Councilmember Fegley. Upon return from the Executive Session, a motion was made by Councilmember Showers to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, December 2nd at 7pm.