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May 21, 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, Solicitor Mark Weand, Engineer Patrick DiGangi, Recording Secretary Diane Windfelder, Treatment Facility Superintendent Daniel Wurst, and Greg Ede from Styer Associates. Public Works Director Gary Yoder was absent.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the April 16, 2015 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (5-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

 

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

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

1.         Audit Presentation:

 

Greg Ede from Styer Associates reviewed the audit of the 2014 Financial Statements of the TBA. The audit received a clean opinion with comment that the financial position of the Authority is sound.

 

2.         Bond Re-Financing:

 

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that everything is in order for the projected June 1st refinance closing. The required Borough documents were signed today by Council President J. Allen Landis.

 

3.         PWTA Representative:

 

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that Daniel Wurst, Superintendent at the Wastewater Treatment Facility, has volunteered to be the Authority representative on the PWTA board. After a brief discussion, it was the unanimous consensus of the board to recommend Daniel Wurst to Telford Borough Council for appointment to the PWTA board.

 

4.         West Broad Street – Bid Award:

 

Manager Mark D Fournier reported that a bid opening was conducted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 for the West Broad Street project. Mr. Fournier indicated that the Authority received three bids. It is recommended that the bid of RGC Development, LP of Bath, PA in the amount of $439,440.00 be accepted. Mr. Fournier also referenced that the bid amount could change based on conditions experienced during construction.

 

After a brief discussion, A Harrell / Diehl motion carried unanimously (5-0) awarding the bid to RGC Development, LP in the amount of $439,440.00.

 

REPORTS:

 

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Superintendent Daniel Wurst reported that the Franconia Township Authority mag meter has been installed. Mr. Wurst also reported the installation was completed with the use of TBA equipment and personnel.

 

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

 

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that there has been no response to the Authority’s EDU sale proposal to the Hilltown Township Water / Sewer Authority.

 

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

 

Solicitor Mark Weand reported that there has been no contact pertaining to the EPA TMDL settlement proposal and the Authority’s response.

 

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

 

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

 

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that he had a meeting with representatives of the Calvary Church of Souderton pertaining to a proposed connection to the Hope House. Mr. Fournier stated that EDU’s on existing properties must be current before additional connections will be permitted.

 

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that he has received several calls on service in the Village of Almont area. He indicated that he received a call from a resident in the Almont vicinity indicating that he attended a West Rockhill Township Planning Commission meeting where discussion occurred with regard to Perkasie Regional Authority providing sanitary sewer service in the area.

 

Manager Mark D. Fournier also reported that he received a sponsorship program and a hat from the Souderton High School Varsity Baseball Team with a thank you note for the Authority’s donation.

 

OTHER BUSINESS: None

 

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of March in the amount of $329,156.63 was approved unanimously (5-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

 

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

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm by a Diehl/Nice motion.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

John Harrell

Secretary

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