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Millerstown Borough Council   Meeting Minutes   October 5, 2020 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Rich Fegley, Donna Showers and Kevin Hertzler. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Wade Blanchard, HRG Engineer Justin Medinsky. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm. Public and Private Concerns None The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Hertzler 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 Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave advises several potholes need to be patched.  One estimate for crack sealing was .40 cents per foot which was over $11,000. Wade will be meeting with another vendor for their quote.  Greenwood Street needs to be paved curb to curb and was not included in the 2021 budget due to the lack of traffic. The drain pipe on West Sunbury Street may need to be replaced. Dave will see if possibly sliplining is an option, this would avoid the digging and repaving costs. Council estimated costs of $8,500 on the budget because the pipe is 30”. Tom O’Connell updated the replacement of concrete at the bank should be occurring this week. He will have 3” pvc pipe placed in the concrete for the possibility of future signs to be posted for parking. Sewer Committee Report The refined grease trap ordinance was distributed for the Council’s review. Tim Reilly, Municipal Authority Chairman, would like feedback at the next meeting. Several issues need to be researched, the size of trap required and who would install and how often to be pumped and define who would be required to have one. A definition of a food processing facility such as any eating establishment, schools, bars etc. The Council and the Sewer Committee will research and give feedback at the next meeting. Water Committee Report DEP still has not processed the emergency tower repair permit. Along with the current drought the repairs will be delayed until spring and hope the temporary patch holds. Secretary Knellinger received the $500 for the tree removal on the claim at the reservoir. A timeline is still needed for the ordinance on the backflow prevention installation. Dave and Wade have volunteered to man a booth at the annual Christmas in the Park event for a resident outreach but they also want councilmembers to assist as well.  Finance Committee Report At the budget work session, a slight increase of $10 a quarter to the minimum water connection is needed since the tower repairs will be $50,000. Solid Waste Committee Report None Engineer’s Report HRG engineer Justin Medinsky advises the GWSD track improvement project will be presenting a formal plan at the next meeting. They will need to coordinate with the current solar panel project. The surface will be 100% impervious so soil testing will be needed for run off. The project will not occur until spring 2021 and a NPDES permit will need to be attained from DEP.  HRG has allowed the solar panel contractor a reduction in financial security Secretary Knellinger is working with the contractor. The Borough NPDES permit draft should be ready for approval the next meeting to be due to DEP in December. Mayor’s Report None   Solicitor’s Report Council reviewed and approved an Emergency Services Ordinance to allow the fire department to collect for supplies and services from accidents occurring within the Borough. This will be advertised to adopt at a future meeting. Old Business   None New Business Authority Chair Reilly advised due to the recent death of the Municipal Authority Vice Chairman Melville, the Authority asked approval for the nomination of Alan Rapp to fill his position. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to accept the nomination. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. An EMS resolution was approved for Penn State ALS as the primary provider replacing West Shore/Geisinger since they have been purchased. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to accept the nomination. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The old pick up truck will be advertised for bids to be opened at the November 2nd meeting. Secretary Knellinger will have the solicitor approve the bid and she will place an advertisement. Zoning Permit Zoning Officer Reilly advised two permits were approved. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adjourn. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, November 2nd at 7pm.
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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes October 5, 2020 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Tim Ritzman, Council members Rich Fegley, Donna Showers and Kevin Hertzler. Mayor Scott Arbegast, Secretary Karen Knellinger, Plant Manager Dave Stroup, Plant Operator Wade Blanchard, HRG Engineer Justin Medinsky. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm. Public and Private Concerns None The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Councilmember Showers made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Hertzler 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 Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Dave advises several potholes need to be patched.  One estimate for crack sealing was .40 cents per foot which was over $11,000. Wade will be meeting with another vendor for their quote.  Greenwood Street needs to be paved curb to curb and was not included in the 2021 budget due to the lack of traffic. The drain pipe on West Sunbury Street may need to be replaced. Dave will see if possibly sliplining is an option, this would avoid the digging and repaving costs. Council estimated costs of $8,500 on the budget because the pipe is 30”. Tom O’Connell updated the replacement of concrete at the bank should be occurring this week. He will have 3” pvc pipe placed in the concrete for the possibility of future signs to be posted for parking. Sewer Committee Report The refined grease trap ordinance was distributed for the Council’s review. Tim Reilly, Municipal Authority Chairman, would like feedback at the next meeting. Several issues need to be researched, the size of trap required and who would install and how often to be pumped and define who would be required to have one. A definition of a food processing facility such as any eating establishment, schools, bars etc. The Council and the Sewer Committee will research and give feedback at the next meeting. Water Committee Report DEP still has not processed the emergency tower repair permit. Along with the current drought the repairs will be delayed until spring and hope the temporary patch holds. Secretary Knellinger received the $500 for the tree removal on the claim at the reservoir. A timeline is still needed for the ordinance on the backflow prevention installation. Dave and Wade have volunteered to man a booth at the annual Christmas in the Park event for a resident outreach but they also want councilmembers to assist as well.  Finance Committee Report At the budget work session, a slight increase of $10 a quarter to the minimum water connection is needed since the tower repairs will be $50,000. Solid Waste Committee Report None Engineer’s Report HRG engineer Justin Medinsky advises the GWSD track improvement project will be presenting a formal plan at the next meeting. They will need to coordinate with the current solar panel project. The surface will be 100% impervious so soil testing will be needed for run off. The project will not occur until spring 2021 and a NPDES permit will need to be attained from DEP.  HRG has allowed the solar panel contractor a reduction in financial security Secretary Knellinger is working with the contractor. The Borough NPDES permit draft should be ready for approval the next meeting to be due to DEP in December. Mayor’s Report None   Solicitor’s Report Council reviewed and approved an Emergency Services Ordinance to allow the fire department to collect for supplies and services from accidents occurring within the Borough. This will be advertised to adopt at a future meeting. Old Business   None New Business Authority Chair Reilly advised due to the recent death of the Municipal Authority Vice Chairman Melville, the Authority asked approval for the nomination of Alan Rapp to fill his position. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to accept the nomination. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. An EMS resolution was approved for Penn State ALS as the primary provider replacing West Shore/Geisinger since they have been purchased. Councilmember Hertzler made a motion to accept the nomination. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The old pick up truck will be advertised for bids to be opened at the November 2nd meeting. Secretary Knellinger will have the solicitor approve the bid and she will place an advertisement. Zoning Permit Zoning Officer Reilly advised two permits were approved. Councilmember Fegley made a motion to adjourn. Councilmember Ritzman seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The next meeting will be held Monday, November 2nd at 7pm.