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May 19, 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, Robert Nice 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.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the April 21, 2016 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Diehl/Musselman motion.

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


1.         2016 PA AWWA Annual Conference – Report

Manager Mark Fournier gave an overview of the 2016 PA AWWA Annual Conference, which he attended with Todd Mathe & Gary Yoder. He reported that there were good technical sessions, management sessions and distribution sessions. There was also a vendor section where they networked with people from L/B Water Supply, Exeter and other companies that TBA does business with. Dan Preston, who TBA previously worked with at NPWA, is now the Chairman of PA AWWA and spoke at the conference.


TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

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

Public Works Director Gary Yoder asked the Board if the Public Works crew could defer paving Phase II of the West Broad Street project until Spring of 2017, instead of Fall of 2016. After some discussion, the Board agreed to defer the paving to allow for trench settlement, per Mr. Yoder’s request.

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

Swerp will be coming in to do rehabilitation work at the following manhole locations: 3 on Northview Avenue, 1 on Ridge Avenue and 1 on West Broad Street. This work will begin during the first week of July.

Swerp will also be installing the tophat connection liner and relining the sewer main on West Broad Street for Phase II.

The North lift station control panel will be replaced within the coming weeks.

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

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

Mr. Fournier referenced the invitation that everyone received in their packet from PWTA; everyone is welcome to attend a plant tour and explanation of the plant process on Monday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm.

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

Solicitor Mark Weand reported that the Easement Agreements have been recorded and delivered for Phase I of the Lutheran Community at Telford. He has also prepared Developer Service and Escrow Agreements for Phase II.

Mr. Weand informed the Board that the Carillon Hill II project is not going forward at this time, so he will remove that as an item from his monthly report.

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

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that the CCR has been drafted and reviewed by TBA staff, and it is now at the printer.

The completion certification for the Indian Ridge Provisions project has been issued.

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


Mr. Fournier referenced a letter that TBA received from Frank Buschman, who represents the Estate of Dennis Vogel, who owns property in West Rockhill Township that is located in TBA’s water/sewer territory. The Estate has 3 sewer EDUs that were purchased from TBA in 1989 for $3,600 ($1,200 per EDU) and were never used, so representatives of the Estate would like to transfer these EDUs to a property across the street, which is owned by Rockhill Contractors Services, LP. A transfer like this has never occurred in TBA history, to the knowledge of staff and Solicitor Weand.

After some discussion, the Board directed Mr. Fournier to contact Mr. Buschman and communicate that TBA will refund the Estate for the original price of the 3 EDUs ($3,600) purchased in 1989 and will advise the Estate to forfeit the EDUs back to TBA for the State Road property.

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of April in the amount of $376,018.21 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:56 pm by a Nice/Musselman motion.

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell



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