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July 21, 2016 Minutes

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Vice-Chairman Abram Diehl, with the following members in attendance: John Harrell, David Musselman and Robert Nice. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Solicitor Mark Weand, and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Chairman Timothy Hagey and Engineer Patrick DiGangi were absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the June 16, 2016 Authority meeting were approved with minor modification unanimously (4-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.        Rockhill Mini Storage Update

The Authority Board continued the discussion that was tabled last month regarding the request from Rockhill Mini Storage to use 3 previously purchased EDUs for an expansion project at 3240 Meetinghouse Road. The proposal set forth in their correspondence dated June 3, 2016 was reviewed. A Nice/Harrell motion carried unanimously (4-0) accepting that proposal and the Solicitor was directed to include the specifics in the Service Agreement.

2.         A Harrell/Musselman motion carried unanimously (4-0) to pass a resolution designating Univest National Bank & Trust Company, QNB Bank, and Penn Community Bank as depository for authority funds and authorizing the Authority Manager to invest the Authority funds in investments authorized by the Municipal Authorities Act.

3.         A Harrell/Nice motion carried unanimously (4-0) to pass a resolution authorizing the Authority Manager to advertise bids for goods and services, as needed during 2016.

4.         329 Erie Avenue – Preliminary/Final Minor Plan of Subdivision

A Musselman/Nice motion carried unanimously (4-0) granting conditional preliminary/ final approval for the 329 Erie Avenue Preliminary/Final Minor Plan of Subdivision dated July 16, 2014 and last revised June 22, 2016. Approval is pursuant upon the Applicant addressing all conditions in both CKS letters dated July 14, 2016. The Plan includes the subdivision of the existing 17,700 s.f. lot into two separate lots. Lot 1 will consist of one-half of the existing twin unit and Lot 2 being a single-family detached dwelling. In addition, two off-street parking spaces will be located on Lot 1 and stormwater management facilities for the project will be located on Lot 2.

REPORTS:

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

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

Board member John Harrell commented that the work on Ridge Avenue was nicely done by the Public Works crew.

Mr. Fournier referenced a letter that the Authority received from DEP pertaining to Well #4 monitoring requirements. DEP is proposing to change the status of Well #4 to Abandoned, and is granting TBA an extension of time needed to return the well to Permanent status until January 1, 2020. TBA does not agree with this decision and wants to appeal it. A discussion then ensued with the Board about Well #4.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that a new control panel was installed at the lift stations, and Warren Harris is researching a new SCADA system.

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 reported that Phase I of the Lutheran Community at Telford is completed, and Phase II, the Wellness Center project, is under construction.

Mr. Weand also reported that the Arlington Square Agreements have been completed.

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 and Mr. DiGangi attended a West Rockhill Township meeting to hear discussion of the Almont region.

OTHER BUSINESS: None

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of June in the amount of $345,268.27 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:52 pm by a Musselman/Nice motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Assistant Secretary

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