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January 15, 2015 Minutes

 

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Timothy Hagey, with the following members in attendance: Abram Diehl, 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.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of December 18, 2014 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (5-0) by a Diehl/Nice motion.

 

COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE: There were no comments from the audience.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

1.         TMDL Update

 

Solicitor Mark Weand reported that Manager Mark Fournier and Engineer Patrick DiGangi assembled the information that was requested by EPA, and Hall & Associates reviewed this information before it was submitted to EPA. The information was submitted in a timely fashion, and included a comprehensive report from Kleinfelder, which further substantiates TBA’s position.

 

Solicitor Weand stated that things are moving along slowly, but he feels that we’re moving in the right direction. Mr. Fournier added that we hope to get a response from EPA within a month.

 

REPORTS:

 

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

 

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

 

COLLECTION REPORT: There was no written report for this month, since Bob Kratz has been out since December 10th, recuperating from knee replacement surgery.

 

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

 

Manager Mark Fournier reported that the generator at the WWTF should be up and running at the end of next week.

 

Mr. Fournier also reported that the Franconia Township meter connected to the WWTF has been broken since the end of November. The sump pump failed and the meter pit filled with water. Franconia Township is currently attempting to fix the electronic board, instead of replacing the meter outright.

 

PTWA REPORT: We did not receive a written report for the file.

 

Mr. Fournier reported that the meter measuring TBA’s flow into the PWTA plant has to be replaced, and will be replaced shortly. This is a PWTA responsibility and expense for them.

 

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

 

Mr. Weand reported that he is preparing Service & Escrow Agreements for the Enterprise-Rent-a-Car project at 748 Route 113, and he is waiting for escrow numbers from their engineer.

 

Mr. Weand also reported that Alloy & Stainless has not signed and returned their Agreements to the Authority for their proposed expansion project.

 

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

 

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that CKS is currently working on the design and surveying for the West Broad Street project. The preliminary layout is finished.

 

Construction is complete at Indian Ridge Provisions, and there are some punch list items remaining that must be addressed.

 

The water connection modification at Secant Medical is scheduled for next week.

 

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

 

Mr. Fournier reported that a meeting is scheduled for January 16th with Sellersville Borough and WB Homes to discuss TBA water and sewer service to the proposed Carillon Hill Development – Phase II in West Rockhill Township.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

Chairman Timothy Hagey inquired about the status of the DEP violation at Street Visions. Mr. Fournier gave the Board a brief overview of the situation and stated that the Borough Building Inspector is working with Street Visions to address their Borough code violations.

 

A Harrell/Musselman motion carried unanimously (5-0) approving a $250 donation to the Souderton Area High School Baseball Program, in response to Tyler Mathe’s sponsorship request at last month’s meeting.

 

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of December in the amount of $ 246,112.84 were approved unanimously (5-0) by a Harrell/Diehl motion.

 

Signing of the checks was approved unanimously (5-0) by a Harrell/Diehl motion.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:58 pm by a Nice/Diehl motion.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

John Harrell

Secretary

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