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August 21, 2014 Minutes

 

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 5:55 p.m. by Vice-Chairman Abram Diehl, with the following members in attendance: John Harrell, David Musselman and Robert Nice. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Solicitor Mark Weand, Engineer Patrick DiGangi and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Chairman Timothy Hagey was absent.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of July 17, 2014 Authority meetings were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

 

COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE:

 

There were no comments from the audience.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

1.         TMDL Update

 

Solicitor Mark Weand reported that the TMDL litigation is still pending. After some discussion, a Nice/Musselman motion carried unanimously (4-0) authorizing the staff and Hall & Associates to move forward with hiring Kleinfelder to do a sampling of Indian Creek, at an estimated cost of $13,400. Mr. John Harrell asked Manager Mark Fournier if this sampling was a line item in the budget, and Mr. Fournier said that yes, this item was included in the 2014 budget, though we are currently over budget in the TMDL category.

 

2.         Generator Re-Build Project Update

 

Manager Mark Fournier and Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that West Generator Services submitted a bid for the Emergency Generator Rebuild Project, totaling $73,905.00. The project includes a rebuild of the existing emergency generator, testing, and temporary generator as described within the Project’s Scope of Work.

 

The existing generator has cracked rings, scored cylinders and is smoking at times.

 

A Harrell/Musselman motion carried unanimously (4-0) awarding the bid to West Generator Services in the amount of $73,905.00.

 

3.         Almont Area Update

 

A lengthy discussion occurred regarding the Almont Area. This area has potential for 150 EDUs for Telford Borough Authority. An amendment to the Standby Capacity Agreement between Telford Borough Authority and North Penn Water Authority is currently being reviewed/discussed between the two parties.

 

REPORTS:

 

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

 

Mr. Robert Nice asked what the disbursement was to Most Dependable Fount, and Manager Mark Fournier reported that it was the purchase of 2 fountains for the Telford Municipal Park project.

 

WATER DEPARTMENT REPORT: We received a written report for the file.

 

Public Works Director Gary Yoder reported that Fluid Conservation Technologies is in doing leak detection, and they are ¾ of the way through the system. Four hydrant seal leaks were found and repaired, and 1 service leak was found and repaired.

 

Mr. Nice asked about the difference in the quarterly water loss reports, from the 12.9% water loss in the quarter ending April 30, 2014, to the 4.3% water loss in the quarter ending July 31, 2014. Mr. Yoder explained that the flushing of the water system, the leaks that were detected and the use by surrounding fire companies all contributed to the water loss.

 

COLLECTION REPORT: We received a written report for the file.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT REPORT: We received a written report for the file.

 

PTWA REPORT: We received a written report for the file.

 

SOLICITOR’S REPORT: We received a written report for the file.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT: We received a written report for the file.

 

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that CKS is working on the final punch list for Woodspring Meadows.

 

CKS is currently reviewing Land Development plans submitted by Alloy & Stainless for a 24,400 sq. ft. addition to an existing building, and a proposed second 30,000 sq. ft. building. A review letter will be issued shortly.

 

MANAGER’S REPORT: We received a written report for the file.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

A Harrell/Musselman motion carried unanimously (4-0) authorizing the signature of the revised PIRMA Intergovernmental Contract, effective January, 2015. Solicitor Mark Weand did a side-by-side comparison of the prior contract and the revised contract and recommended that the Authority Board proceed with signing the updated contract.

 

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of July in the amount of $ 312,659.95 were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

 

Signing of the checks was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mark D. Fournier

Assistant Secretary

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