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October 20, 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, 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.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the August 18, 2016 Authority meeting were approved with minor modification unanimously (5-0) by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

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


1.         Resolution for Grant Application – West Broad Street, Phase III

A Nice/Harrell motion carried unanimously (5-0) passing a Resolution designating Timothy Hagey, the Authority Board and Mark D. Fournier as the officials authorized to execute all documents and agreements to facilitate and assist in obtaining a grant for Phase III of the West Broad Street project.

2.         Date of December Meeting

The date of the December meeting will be Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

3.         TMDL Update

Solicitor Mark Weand reported that this litigation is still on hold, and gave a summary of the latest conference call with Hall & Associates. Further discussion ensued.


TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

Manager Mark Fournier reported that TBA is currently over budget by $10,000 in the Sewer Plant – Fixed Equipment Repairs category since the drum had to be re-built for the belt filter press. We are also over budget by $12,000 in the Water Lines & Garage – Vehicle Maintenance & Supplies category because both 10-wheelers broke down and needed repairs including a new computer, power steering box and hydraulic pump.

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

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

The Public Works crew replaced a section of the stormwater outfall pipe at the WWTF.

Warren Harris will be accepting the Collection System Award on behalf of TBA at the EPWPCOA awards luncheon next month. Bill Mattson will also receive the Operator of the Year Award.

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

Mr. Fournier and Dan Wurst are researching a new sludge handling process. Mr. Fournier reported a new centrifuge for sludge hauling could be an expensive piece of equipment possibly in the $500,000 range. The existing belt filter press is obsolete and becoming costly to maintain.

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.

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that construction continues at Arlington Square. The gravity sanitary sewer has been installed for the first 6 townhomes. Waterline installation will begin on Tuesday.

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

Work has begun on the 2017 Budget, which will be presented for approval next month.


Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of August in the amount of $282,085.19 and for the month of September in the amount of $247,818.95 was approved unanimously (5-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

Signing of the checks was approved unanimously (5-0) by a Harrell/Diehl motion.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm by a Diehl/Nice motion.

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell



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