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April 16, 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 Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Solicitor Mark Weand, Engineer Patrick DiGangi and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Manager Mark Fournier was absent.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the March 19, 2015 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.  Bond Re-Financing

 

Solicitor Mark Weand reported that everything is on track for a June 1st closing. Council adopted Ordinance #406 at their April 6th meeting, which authorizes the Refinance of Guaranteed Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series of 2010.

 

2.  TMDL Update

 

Solicitor Weand reported that he and Manager Mark Fournier had a conference call with Hall & Associates on March 31st, and John Hall recommended that TBA stay the course with the litigation. The FOIA appeal is still pending; there has been no response yet.

 

3.  329 Erie Avenue – Clemmer Subdivision

 

Engineer Patrick DiGangi gave an overview of this project, which proposes the subdivision of a 17,700 square-foot parcel into 3 lots. The existing property currently contains one-half of a twin home, which will remain, and a two-unit townhome addition is proposed. The existing one-half of a twin on the adjacent Moyer property will also remain. In addition, 8 off-street parking spaces and stormwater improvements are proposed on this lot.

 

Mr. DiGangi stated that the Borough Zoning Officer confirmed that fire suppression will be needed, so a revised water detail will have to be submitted for review. The builder, Clemmer Realty, will be required to pay 2 tapping fees and purchase 2 additional EDUs for this property.

 

A Harrell/Musselman motion carried unanimously (5-0) approving the Preliminary/Final Minor Subdivision Plan dated July 16, 2014, last revised March 17, 2015, contingent upon final review and approval by the Manager, Engineer and Solicitor of the revised plans.

 

4.  Hilltown Township Water & Sewer Authority – EDU Request to PWTA

 

Mr. Kevin Franks, PWTA Manager, sent a letter to the participating PWTA members, stating that HTWSA is interested in purchasing 25 EDUs at the PWTA.

 

TBA has approximately 1,100 EDUs available for future development. After some discussion, a Harrell/Nice motion carried unanimously (5-0) authorizing the staff to communicate that TBA is willing to sell the 25 EDUs to HTWSA at a price of $3,400 per EDU.

 

REPORTS:

 

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

 

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

 

Chairman Timothy Hagey asked Public Works Director Gary Yoder if we have new hires in place. Mr. Yoder stated that yes, one of the new full-time laborers has passed his police background check, pre-employment physical and pre-employment drug & alcohol screening, and will be starting on April 23rd. The other candidate has passed his police background check, and once we receive word that he has passed his pre-employment physical and pre-employment drug & alcohol screening, he will start on May 11th.

 

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.

 

Solicitor Weand gave the Authority Board an update on the pending litigation with Think Green Enterprises.

 

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

 

Engineer Patrick DiGangi informed the Authority Board that the Chapter 94 Report was filed last month, which did include a number of SSOs.

 

Mr. DiGangi also reported that work has begun on Phase 1 of the West Broad Street Water & Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project; the Public Works crew has started installing cleanouts.

 

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

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of March in the amount of $ 169,885.01 were approved unanimously (5-0) by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

 

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

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:36 pm by a Nice/Diehl motion.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

John Harrell

Secretary

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