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July 20, 2017 Minutes

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 5:59 p.m. by Chairman Timothy Hagey, with the following members in attendance: David Musselman and Robert Nice. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Engineer Patrick DiGangi and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Abram Diehl, John Harrell and Solicitor Mark Weand were absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the June 15, 2017 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (3-0) by a Musselman/Nice motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         Audit Presentation

Greg Ede from Styer Associates reviewed the auditors’ report in its entirety for the Financial Statements ending on December 31, 2016.

There was one minor finding in the audit: In August of 2016, an advance payment in the amount of $255,000 was made to Fulton Bank towards the annual principal payment that came due in February, 2017. In the Authority’s accounting system, this payment was posted to a prepaid expense account; however, the payment was properly posted to reduce the outstanding loan balance by Fulton. The correct way to record this activity should have been to post it to the proper debt principal expense account.

A Nice/Musselman motion carried unanimously (3-0) accepting the 2016 Audit.

2.         Centrifuge Project Update

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that all of the Agreements have been executed with the contractor, and shop drawings are being submitted and reviewed. The WQM permit application was submitted to DEP. The specs should be to the contractor for the installation contract next week, and Mr. DiGangi reported that we are still hoping for a fall installation of the centrifuge.

3.         Authorization to Bid Northview Avenue Sanitary Sewer Relining Project

A Nice/Musselman motion carried unanimously (3-0) authorizing the staff to advertise a Notice to Bidders for the Northview Avenue Sanitary Sewer Relining Project. The project should be awarded at the August meeting.

4.         Authorization to Sell Pick-Up Truck

A Musselman/Nice motion carried unanimously (3-0) authorizing the sale of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-Up Truck to Jeremey Musselman in the amount of $8,200.

REPORTS:

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

Board Member Robert Nice inquired about the TMDL legal fund, since the year is only half over and the Authority is already over budget in this category. Manager Mark Fournier informed Mr. Nice that the Authority is unfortunately in a holding pattern with this matter.

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

Public Works Director Gary Yoder distributed copies of the test results for the TBA wells and interconnections from Analytical Laboratories.

Chairman Timothy Hagey asked when the Authority flushes the water system, and Mr. Yoder stated that the Water Department does flushing during the day; they wait to do the Towne Restaurant and the laundromat until 2:30 or 3:00. The office staff received more complaint calls when the flushing was done overnight, so the Water Department does it during the day. The flushing of the TBA water system is complete for 2017.

The installation of safety rails, vent, etc. began on the North Water Storage tank today. They have one more day of work to complete the repairs.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that the 10,000-gallon grease trap was cleaned out at Hilltown Plaza.

Warren Harris has spent the last two weeks mowing and clearing TBA sewer and water easements.

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

Mr. Fournier informed the Board that our WWTF is using a new lab, ALS Environmental; the other lab they were using started having some issues, so we decided to switch.

There were no issues found during a routine DEP inspection at the WWTF this month.

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.

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

OTHER BUSINESS:

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of June in the amount of $305,069.28 was approved unanimously (3-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:57 pm by a Nice/Musselman motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Assistant Secretary

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