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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes October 7, 2019 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Sam Beers. HRG Engineer Mike Postick President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns Representatives from the Perry County Economic Development explained a program to revitalize the downtowns of Perry County. They have been in existence for 40 years but active in the last 5 years. They have received funding from the State and DCED for a Main Street program. They will have the funds for one year for a rural community consultant and programmer for the planning stages of the project. The planning is no cost to the Borough for the initial year and the price of improvements will be entirely dependent on the plans developed. They will be conducting an outreach project and round table discussions to assess the needs of each community. In order to be included, Council must approve a motion to be part of the planning stages. Vice President Hengst made a motion “to proceed with the planning process which will take a little over a year and is already fully funded by the EDA to the goal of ending up with a 5-10 year plan for the town.” The point person is yet to be determined. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.   The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Vice President Hengst 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 Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Estimates were received from Tate for the patching and water projects paving but they cannot fit us into their schedule this year. We will need to gather estimates from other providers next year. The HOP permit needs to be closed by July 7, 2020 on Sunbury Street. Councilmember Showers inquired about moving a PPL pole on High Street. She will contact them directly. The estimated Liquid Fuels amount for 2020 is $ 27,964.07.   Dave advises the salt/cinder premix is no longer available. Another bin is needed at the salt shed, approximately 14x18. The tractor was purchased in 2012 used and needs to be replaced with a larger one to mix the salt. It is a 38hp and we will need a 50+ in order to mix the salt and cinders. Dave will get some estimates on the shed and research the equipment available. Sewer Committee Report Dave advises the bracket repair in the digester has been completed. The parts purchased were not needed but he did not know that until the digester was emptied and now he will return them. The fire company assisted in washing down the tank and Kline’s hauled out the residual grit. Water Committee Report Fire hydrant repairs were done at Poplar and Nace and boil water advisory was lifted today from the weekend. Walnut Street is scheduled next and the School District advised a hydrant is leaking there and will need to be fixed. Finance Committee Report The preliminary budget was presented.   Solid Waste Committee Report Fall Clean Up Day is Saturday, October 17th. Dave, Sam & Secretary Knellinger will work the day and make sure everything is unloaded smoothly. Engineer’s Report The Comprehensive Monitoring Plan for uninterrupted service for compliance was accepted by DEP with minor comments.  Mike is reviewing the plans for solar panels at the GWSD. Several concerns of easements, wetlands and wellhead protection will need to be reviewed. A land development and storm water plan should not be needed from the County.  Mayor’s Report Lions Halloween Parade is 10/24 @ 7pm. Trick or Treat is 10/31 from 6-8pm   Solicitor’s Report None Old Business   None New Business An invitation was received from the GWSD to participate in the Junior Mock Interviews being held on 12/6, if any councilmembers are interested in participating.   Zoning Permit None A motion was made by Councilmember Ritzman to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of reviewing the preliminary budget presented by the finance committee. Seconded by Vice President Hengst. Upon return from the Executive Session, a motion was made by Vice President Hengst to adjourn. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, November 4th at 7pm.
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Photo by : John Allison  @       Riverside Framing
Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes October 7, 2019 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Sam Beers. HRG Engineer Mike Postick President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Public and Private Concerns Representatives from the Perry County Economic Development explained a program to revitalize the downtowns of Perry County. They have been in existence for 40 years but active in the last 5 years. They have received funding from the State and DCED for a Main Street program. They will have the funds for one year for a rural community consultant and programmer for the planning stages of the project. The planning is no cost to the Borough for the initial year and the price of improvements will be entirely dependent on the plans developed. They will be conducting an outreach project and round table discussions to assess the needs of each community. In order to be included, Council must approve a motion to be part of the planning stages. Vice President Hengst made a motion “to proceed with the planning process which will take a little over a year and is already fully funded by the EDA to the goal of ending up with a 5-10 year plan for the town.” The point person is yet to be determined. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.   The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Vice President Hengst 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 Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Estimates were received from Tate for the patching and water projects paving but they cannot fit us into their schedule this year. We will need to gather estimates from other providers next year. The HOP permit needs to be closed by July 7, 2020 on Sunbury Street. Councilmember Showers inquired about moving a PPL pole on High Street. She will contact them directly. The estimated Liquid Fuels amount for 2020 is $ 27,964.07.   Dave advises the salt/cinder premix is no longer available. Another bin is needed at the salt shed, approximately 14x18. The tractor was purchased in 2012 used and needs to be replaced with a larger one to mix the salt. It is a 38hp and we will need a 50+ in order to mix the salt and cinders. Dave will get some estimates on the shed and research the equipment available. Sewer Committee Report Dave advises the bracket repair in the digester has been completed. The parts purchased were not needed but he did not know that until the digester was emptied and now he will return them. The fire company assisted in washing down the tank and Kline’s hauled out the residual grit. Water Committee Report Fire hydrant repairs were done at Poplar and Nace and boil water advisory was lifted today from the weekend. Walnut Street is scheduled next and the School District advised a hydrant is leaking there and will need to be fixed. Finance Committee Report The preliminary budget was presented.   Solid Waste Committee Report Fall Clean Up Day is Saturday, October 17th. Dave, Sam & Secretary Knellinger will work the day and make sure everything is unloaded smoothly. Engineer’s Report The Comprehensive Monitoring Plan for uninterrupted service for compliance was accepted by DEP with minor comments.  Mike is reviewing the plans for solar panels at the GWSD. Several concerns of easements, wetlands and wellhead protection will need to be reviewed. A land development and storm water plan should not be needed from the County.  Mayor’s Report Lions Halloween Parade is 10/24 @ 7pm. Trick or Treat is 10/31 from 6-8pm   Solicitor’s Report None Old Business   None New Business An invitation was received from the GWSD to participate in the Junior Mock Interviews being held on 12/6, if any councilmembers are interested in participating.   Zoning Permit None A motion was made by Councilmember Ritzman to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of reviewing the preliminary budget presented by the finance committee. Seconded by Vice President Hengst. Upon return from the Executive Session, a motion was made by Vice President Hengst to adjourn. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, November 4th at 7pm.