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September 17, 2015 Minutes

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the August 20, 2015 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Diehl/Nice motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         Development Project Update

Engineer Patrick DiGangi gave an update on the following development projects:

West Broad Street Rehabilitation Project – Phase I – All water mains are in, the sanitary sewer line is in and the storm sewer is almost complete. The repair to the failed slip liner, which hadn’t cured properly and folded, was completed today.

Coventry Meadows I & II – CKS is currently reviewing as-built drawings for Coventry Meadows I; a final punch list inspection was performed and CKS issued a letter with some items that need to be addressed. CKS will conduct a pre-winter punch list inspection for Coventry Meadows II. Chairman Timothy Hagey informed the Board that he will be talking to Mark Fournier about doing leak detection at the end of water line projects.

Woodspring Meadows – A final post-paving punch list inspection was completed by CKS, and there are some comments that need to be addressed.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car – The sewer line has been installed and the septic was abandoned.

Lutheran Community at Telford – Wellness Center Project – CKS completed its first review and is waiting for revised plans.

329 Erie Avenue – This project received planning approval and Agreements have been prepared, but the developer is looking to flip the property, so it is currently ready to go, but on hold.

Arlington Square – The developer is currently addressing outside agency permit issues.

Rockhill Mini Storage – CKS completed a review of this project, where a new sewer connection will be installed.

Carillon Hill II – This proposed development project includes 24 townhomes that will receive water and sewer service from TBA.

Secant Medical – This renovation project is complete; total operations have been moved into the building.

REPORTS:

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

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

Public Works Director Gary Yoder informed the Board that the staff is starting to work on next year’s budget, so if there is anything the Board would like to have added into next year’s budget, please let the staff know.

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 Mark Weand briefed the Authority Board on the latest correspondence that TBA received from EPA, which was distributed to the Board at the meeting. After some discussion, it was the consensus of the Board for TBA to hold their position, and direction was given to Mr. Weand to find out whether EPA actually received TBA’s last counter proposal. A conference call with TBA and Hall & Associates is scheduled for September 22nd.

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

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

OTHER BUSINESS:

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of August in the amount of $259,323.02 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

Authority Board Member Robert Nice asked for clarification on Jesse Baro, Inc. Mr. Yoder explained that Jesse Baro is the sludge hauler for the wastewater treatment plant.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:44 pm by a Diehl/Musselman motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Megan McShane

Administrative Secretary

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