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April 20, 2017 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: John Harrell and David Musselman. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Solicitor Mark Weand, John Evarts from CKS Engineers, and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Abram Diehl and Robert Nice were absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the March 16, 2017 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (3-0) by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         WWTF Centrifuge Project Update

Manager Mark Fournier gave the Board an overview of the centrifuge project schedule prepared by CKS Engineers, which was included in the packet. The demolition of the current WWTF equipment will happen while the new equipment is on order. The outside of the plant will also need to be prepped for the new equipment.

Mr. Fournier also informed the Board that the plan and specifications for the installation of the new equipment will be prepared while the new equipment is out to bid. In addition, the Water Quality Management Permit application to DEP will be prepared at the same time, with submission to DEP being at the end of May.

It is anticipated that the new equipment will be delivered at the end of September, and installation should be complete by the end of November.

Mr. Fournier also reviewed the financing schedule prepared by Concord Public Finance. The term sheet was sent out to the banks on April 11th for bid, Council meets to consider passing the Ordinance for authorizing the financing on May 1st, proposals are due from the banks on May 15th, the Authority Board will meet on May 18th to consider adopting a resolution to award the financing, and closing will be on June 20th. The maximum financing that TBA would borrow is $1,374,500, and closing costs will be $42,000.

                      

REPORTS:

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

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

The Public Works crew is installing the new water line on Highland Drive. The line was tested today, and sewer clean outs will be installed next week.

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 gave a status report on the current development projects. Mr. Weand also informed the Board that he submitted the Solicitor’s Opinion of the 2016 Audit to Styer Associates.

Mr. Weand reported that he and Manager Fournier participated in a conference call with Hall & Associates on April 13th; the status of the TMDL coalition was discussed, and an approach has been formulated. Mr. Weand and Mr. Fournier still receive joint status reports monthly from the Court.

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

John Evarts from CKS Engineers reported that TBA’s Chapter 94 Report was submitted to DEP on March 28th. PWTA’s Chapter 94 Report was sent to PWTA’s Engineer for their review on March 23rd.

Mr. Evarts also reported that TBA did not receive the DCED grant for Phase III of the West Broad Street project. TBA will re-submit to DCED in August for a grant for the water line installation and paving portion of Phase III.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that the CDBG Handicap Ramp Project is currently out to bid, and that the AF Partnership project started today. Sewer service was installed at Gerhart Landscaping, and a grand opening was held at Arlington Square.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of March in the amount of $266,737.76 was approved unanimously (3-0) by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

Signing of the checks was approved unanimously (3-0) by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

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

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell

Secretary

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