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September 21, 2017 Minutes

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Chairman Timothy Hagey, 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, Engineer Patrick DiGangi and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Abram Diehl was absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the August 17, 2017 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         Centrifuge Project Update

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that the equipment has been ordered for this project, and CKS is in the midst of the shop drawing review process. The Water Quality Management application was submitted to DEP in July, but we have not received a response yet. A pre-construction meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 27th.

REPORTS:

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

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

Chairman Timothy Hagey asked if the Public Works Crew paved Highland Drive. Mr. Fournier confirmed that it has been paved and that the residents on Highland Drive are very happy with the work that was done.

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.

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

Mr. DiGangi reported that the contract documents were delivered to TBA today for the Northview Avenue Sewer Relining Project. In addition, CKS reviewed plans for a proposed 2-lot subdivision to be serviced by TBA for sanitary sewer on Clymer Avenue in West Rockhill Township.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that Warren Harris and Diane Windfelder worked on accumulating data pertaining to TBA’s grease customers, and the locations they discharge to – our WWTF or one of our lift stations. There are currently 180 commercial customers in our service territory.

It was determined that there is not excessive grease in TBA’s system. Mr. Fournier hopes to have a final presentation on this matter to the Board next month.

Board Member John Harrell inquired about the letter sent from TBA to DEP, that was prepared by Hall & Associates. This letter pertained to TBA’s request for TMDL reconsideration. A brief discussion took place to provide clarification on this letter.  

OTHER BUSINESS:

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of August in the amount of $306,357.27 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:58 pm by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell

Secretary

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