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April 21, 2016 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, and David Musselman. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Solicitor Mark Weand, Engineer Patrick DiGangi, P.E. and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Robert Nice was absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the March 17, 2016 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Diehl/Musselman motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         2016 PMAA Spring Management Workshop – Report

Manager Mark Fournier gave an overview of the PMAA Spring Management Workshop that he attended at Hotel Hershey on Wednesday, April 13th. Mr. Fournier reported that Steven Taglang, the son of former Authority Board Member Tom Taglang, is now an Environmental Program Director for PA DEP. Steve gave a good presentation at the Workshop and referenced TBA throughout his presentation.

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 a valve in the ground at Well # 6 blew apart late in the evening on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The public works crew and water department were able to restore water to our service territory in less than 2 hours. L/B Water Supply took the broken valve back to their laboratory to do diagnostic testing to see if they can determine why this happened.

Chairman Timothy Hagey asked Mr. Yoder how the PA One Calls are working out now that they can be cleared from their cell phones, and Mr. Yoder stated that it is working out well.

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

Mr. Fournier informed the Board that Warren & Todd continue to work on the GIS system, which has proven to be a very valuable tool.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that Reuter Hanney was at the WWTF today; they are contracted every 3-4 years to evaluate the electrical circuits and the motors at the WWTF and the lift stations. There were no issues at the lift stations, and there was only one minor issue with an electrical fuse socket that was heating up at the WWTF. Next year, Reuter Hanney will come back to do an electrical evaluation of our wells.

Perkasie Regional Authority came in to perform pipe clean out of the old outfall pipe which is used as a stormwater pipe for the WWTF. It was clogged with massive roots.

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

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

Solicitor Mark Weand reported that EPA is still considering the response that TBA submitted in November of 2015 for the TMDL case.

Mr. Weand distributed a copy of Currents, a Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association publication, to the Board members, and referenced an article on TMDLs.

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

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that the Chapter 94 Report has been submitted to DEP.

CKS has received revised plans for the Lutheran Community at Telford Phase 2 Project, and is currently reviewing an escrow tabulation for the project. Agreements are ready for signature.

Mr. DiGangi gave a report on the meeting that he and Mr. Fournier attended with Perkasie Regional Authority and West Rockhill Township to discuss the Almont region.

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

Manager Mark Fournier reported that the Ridge Avenue waterline project is done except for the paving and sidewalk restoration. The waterline installation went very well.

The Rockhill Mini Storage expansion project has started plan preparation again now that they’ve cleared the zoning issues with West Rockhill Township.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of March in the amount of $198,166.63 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 pm by a Diehl/Musselman motion.

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell

Secretary

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