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July 16, 2015 Minutes

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 5:59 p.m. by Vice-Chairman Abram Diehl, with the following members in attendance: 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 and John Harrell were absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the June 18, 2015 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (3-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         329 Erie Avenue – Preliminary/Final Minor Plan of Subdivision

Manager Mark Fournier informed the Authority Board that Borough Council approved the Preliminary/Final Minor Plan of Subdivision dated July 16, 2014 and last revised May 22, 2015 for 329 Erie Avenue, contingent upon Clemmer Realty LLC addressing the items in the Borough and Authority CKS letters dated June 29, 2015.

Mr. Fournier also reported that a few days after Council approved this plan, Clemmer Realty LLC advised the Borough that they may just sell the lots and not move forward with the subdivision.

2.         TMDL Update

Solicitor Mark Weand gave an update on the TMDL case.

3.         CDBG Grant Update

Manager Mark Fournier informed the Authority Board that Telford Borough did not receive the Montgomery County CDBG Grant that the Borough applied for, for Phase 2 of the West Broad Street Water & Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

Mr. Fournier spoke to Mr. McMullen at Montgomery County, and Mr. McMullen explained the factors that contributed to the County’s decision. Mr. McMullen stated that the Borough should qualify for funding for Phase 3 of the West Broad Street project.

4.         Arlington Square – Preliminary Land Development Plan

Engineer Patrick DiGangi gave an overview of the Preliminary Land Development Plan for the proposed Arlington Square project on South Third Street, located at the former Bergey Tract. Mr. DiGangi stated that an Agreement will be developed for grinder pumps in the townhomes, which the Home Owners Association will be responsible for. WB Homes is still waiting for DEP approval for their sewage facilities planning. TBA has done other development projects with WB Homes, including Rosecliff, the Village at Dorchester and Wellington Village.

Mr. DiGangi informed the Board that TBA will generate approximately $588,000 in tapping fees for water and sewer, and that the Planning Commission granted conditional plan approval for the Preliminary Land Development Plan pursuant that all conditions are fulfilled on the CKS review letter dated June 29, 2015. Mr. DiGangi recommended approval of this project.

A Nice/Musselman carried unanimously (3-0) approving the Preliminary Land Development Plan dated September 15, 2014 and last revised May 29, 2015 for the Arlington Square project.

REPORTS:

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

Authority Board Member Robert Nice asked about the $69,890.00 transfer to Money Market. Mr. Fournier explained that Craig Davies will be moving money every month into the Money Market account, in order for TBA to have money set aside to make the semi-annual loan payments.

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.

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.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that he met with representatives of Rockhill Mini Storage to discuss an expansion project at their location on State Road. They have acquired a property across Meetinghouse Road and will be expanding their operation on this new property to be primarily for contractors’ storage.

Mr. Fournier also reported that he met with representatives of West Rockhill Township and Perkasie Regional Authority (PRA), and that the new PRA Manager stated that he will acknowledge and honor any Agreements that TBA has with West Rockhill Township pertaining to the Almont region.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of June in the amount of $252,816.44 was approved unanimously (3-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

Signing of the checks was approved unanimously (3-0) by a Musselman/Nice motion.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm by a Musselman/Nice motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Assistant Secretary

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