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Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes September 10, 2018 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger and Mayor Scott Arbegast.  Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Sam Beers. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Cory Salmon from HRG arrived at 7:08. Public and Private Concerns None Ordinance #2018-01 was properly advertised by Borough Solicitor Miner, repealing parts of Ordinance #77, Section 1, deleting rabbits. Section 2, adding; up to 4 (four) rabbits per household to be kept as pets, not for sale or consumption. All other sections remain in effect. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to approve the ordinance as presented. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous, ordinance approved. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed after discussion and clarification.  Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Locust Street has been finished for tar and chip and the potholes are still there but not as bad. Dave advised they were to be patched by the contractor but this Street Committee Report cont. was not done, it also was not on the estimate. Councilmember Showers asked if Apple Street was on the list. Dave advised not this year but hopefully next year. Greenwood Township is to use Gary Fronk to shale their portion, Dave will try to get an estimate for our end of Iron Mountain Road. No dates from Tate paving as yet. Dave will get the grate that sank fixed on Hemlock Street. Mayor Arbegast asked about James Street, this will also need to wait until next year. They are behind painting crosswalks because of rain. Jim Russell asked to have the crosswalk on North Market put back because of school children getting on the bus. When the State repaved, this was eliminated. Dave will put it back for safety.  Secretary Knellinger advised DEP emailed a copy of the Stream Guidelines if any work were to occur on Iron Mountain Road. Cory uses these guidelines for the engineering of any project. Sewer Committee Report Dave had callouts from the plant 3-4 times because of high water from the hurricane remnants. The flow was at 298,000 gallons and 40,000 is the normal. There is a lot of I&I from manholes and pipes that need to be sliplined. The grant that was applied for previously addresses these issues. Dave wants to check the school during a water event and possibly smoke test but he does not want to set off the sprinkler system. Water Committee Report The reservoir building is complete but the storm power surge blew out the mag meter and a new one will need to be overnighted. A tour will be arranged for Council when everything is in working order. A chlorine residual plan needs to be submitted to DEP by the end of October, Cory is assisting. A yard hydrant will need not installed at the tower and every dead-end line will need to be checked weekly for chlorine residual. Piping will need to be looped in to the active lines which would be expensive. Compliance is set for 4/19; however, if this imposes a financial hardship, time may be extended. The water tower results are not in yet. Finance Committee Report The DCED audit has been presented and the Municipal Authority results have been advertised per the Solicitor.   Solid Waste Committee Report A new 3 year contract will be advertised to be opened at the October meeting. Secretary Knellinger will contact Solicitor Miner for advertising requirements.  Engineers Report Cory advises there is some flood mitigation funding if we have documentation of pictures, newspaper, etc. Still waiting on the reimbursement from Penn Dot for Market Street paving, he will contact them. The chlorine conversion project has been closed out with the final operating permit from DEP. The CFA grant will be awarded 9/18/18; Cory will let us know. Mayors Report The Mayor advised he wishes to have Trick or Treat on the 31st from 6-8. President Shipp wants to see when the neighboring towns are scheduling. A final decision will be made at the October meeting. The Lions Club Halloween Parade Thursday, October 25th @ 7pm. Solicitors Report None   Old Business Vice President Hengst will try again to reach his contact at Penn Dot concerning the review of brake retarder signs on Market and Sunbury Streets. Dave contacted Larry Noss for a price to weld trash can liners for the existing trash cans for MCSI to replace. They would be $215 each, made out of aluminum. More research will be done to try to find a vendor with the correct size. New Business Perry County Tire War is on Saturday, September 21st. Flyers were distributed. For the required Act 205, PMRS requires an annual MMO for the employee retirement plan. The Borough’s minimum obligation again this year is 0. Councilmember Ritzman asked Campbell’s trucking if their hot water pressure washer would be available, however, the heater does not work. Dave has researched a HotShot, and will provide more information for budget planning. The dump truck needs a rear axle seal. Dave will contact Maguire’s for an estimate as it is a big job.  Zoning Permit None A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, October 1st at 7:00 PM. 
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Photo by : John Allison  @       Riverside Framing
Millerstown Borough Council Meeting Minutes September 10, 2018 Those in attendance: President Rob Shipp, Vice President Bruce Hengst, Council members Donna Showers, Tim Ritzman and Rich Fegley. Secretary Karen Knellinger and Mayor Scott Arbegast.  Plant Manager Dave Stroup and Sam Beers. President Shipp called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Cory Salmon from HRG arrived at 7:08. Public and Private Concerns None Ordinance #2018-01 was properly advertised by Borough Solicitor Miner, repealing parts of Ordinance #77, Section 1, deleting rabbits. Section 2, adding; up to 4 (four) rabbits per household to be kept as pets, not for sale or consumption. All other sections remain in effect. Councilmember Ritzman made a motion to approve the ordinance as presented. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous, ordinance approved. The minutes from the last regular meeting were previously emailed and reviewed. Vice President Hengst made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Fegley seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous. The bills/receipts/expenditures were reviewed after discussion and clarification.  Councilmember Fegley made a motion to approve the bills and expenditures. Councilmember Showers seconded the motion. Approval was unanimous.  Street Committee Report Locust Street has been finished for tar and chip and the potholes are still there but not as bad. Dave advised they were to be patched by the contractor but this Street Committee Report cont. was not done, it also was not on the estimate. Councilmember Showers asked if Apple Street was on the list. Dave advised not this year but hopefully next year. Greenwood Township is to use Gary Fronk to shale their portion, Dave will try to get an estimate for our end of Iron Mountain Road. No dates from Tate paving as yet. Dave will get the grate that sank fixed on Hemlock Street. Mayor Arbegast asked about James Street, this will also need to wait until next year. They are behind painting crosswalks because of rain. Jim Russell asked to have the crosswalk on North Market put back because of school children getting on the bus. When the State repaved, this was eliminated. Dave will put it back for safety.  Secretary Knellinger advised DEP emailed a copy of the Stream Guidelines if any work were to occur on Iron Mountain Road. Cory uses these guidelines for the engineering of any project. Sewer Committee Report Dave had callouts from the plant 3-4 times because of high water from the hurricane remnants. The flow was at 298,000 gallons and 40,000 is the normal. There is a lot of I&I from manholes and pipes that need to be sliplined. The grant that was applied for previously addresses these issues. Dave wants to check the school during a water event and possibly smoke test but he does not want to set off the sprinkler system. Water Committee Report The reservoir building is complete but the storm power surge blew out the mag meter and a new one will need to be overnighted. A tour will be arranged for Council when everything is in working order. A chlorine residual plan needs to be submitted to DEP by the end of October, Cory is assisting. A yard hydrant will need not installed at the tower and every dead-end line will need to be checked weekly for chlorine residual. Piping will need to be looped in to the active lines which would be expensive. Compliance is set for 4/19; however, if this imposes a financial hardship, time may be extended. The water tower results are not in yet. Finance Committee Report The DCED audit has been presented and the Municipal Authority results have been advertised per the Solicitor.   Solid Waste Committee Report A new 3 year contract will be advertised to be opened at the October meeting. Secretary Knellinger will contact Solicitor Miner for advertising requirements.  Engineers Report Cory advises there is some flood mitigation funding if we have documentation of pictures, newspaper, etc. Still waiting on the reimbursement from Penn Dot for Market Street paving, he will contact them. The chlorine conversion project has been closed out with the final operating permit from DEP. The CFA grant will be awarded 9/18/18; Cory will let us know. Mayors Report The Mayor advised he wishes to have Trick or Treat on the 31st from 6-8. President Shipp wants to see when the neighboring towns are scheduling. A final decision will be made at the October meeting. The Lions Club Halloween Parade Thursday, October 25th @ 7pm. Solicitors Report None   Old Business Vice President Hengst will try again to reach his contact at Penn Dot concerning the review of brake retarder signs on Market and Sunbury Streets. Dave contacted Larry Noss for a price to weld trash can liners for the existing trash cans for MCSI to replace. They would be $215 each, made out of aluminum. More research will be done to try to find a vendor with the correct size. New Business Perry County Tire War is on Saturday, September 21st. Flyers were distributed. For the required Act 205, PMRS requires an annual MMO for the employee retirement plan. The Borough’s minimum obligation again this year is 0. Councilmember Ritzman asked Campbell’s trucking if their hot water pressure washer would be available, however, the heater does not work. Dave has researched a HotShot, and will provide more information for budget planning. The dump truck needs a rear axle seal. Dave will contact Maguire’s for an estimate as it is a big job.  Zoning Permit None A motion was made by Councilmember Fegley to adjourn. Vice President Hengst seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday, October 1st at 7:00 PM.