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January 24, 2018 Minutes

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 6:01 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, Jim Jacquette from Timoney Knox, Engineer Patrick DiGangi and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Abram Diehl was absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the December 7, 2017 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (3-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

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

John Harrell arrived at 6:05 pm.


1.     Resolution – Grant Application for West Broad Street Water Main Replacement Project – Phase 3

A Musselman/Nice motion carried unanimously (4-0) authorizing an application to the PA Small Water and Sewer Program Grant in the amount of $292,740 and designating the Authority Chairman and Authority Manager as the officials to execute all documents and agreements between the Telford Borough Authority and the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

2.     2018 Sludge Hauling Project

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that the Authority received 5 bids on the two-year and five-year contracts for the hauling and disposal of dewatered sludge, and a total of 2 bids were received on the two-year and five-year contracts for liquid sludge hauling and disposal. After reviewing the bid tabulation with the Board, Mr. DiGangi recommended that the contract for dewatered sludge be awarded to Franc Environmental, Inc. for the two-year contract, and that the contract for liquid sludge hauling be awarded to Franc Environmental, Inc. in the two-year contract.

After a lengthy discussion, it was the decision of the Board to table the awarding of the 2018 sludge hauling bid until the February meeting.

3.     Centrifuge Project Update

Mr. DiGangi reported that the project is progressing slowly. All of the equipment has been delivered but the centrifuge and the centrifuge controls. The centrifuge is on schedule for delivery for the week of February 5th, but the centrifuge controls are not ready yet. At this point, the project is about one month behind due to equipment delivery.


TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

Manager Mark Fournier reported that TBA was over budget in 2017 due to the pending TMDL matter legal costs, unanticipated engineering costs on the centrifuge project and liquid hauling at the WWTF. Revenues also were slightly above what was anticipated.

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

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.

Attorney Jim Jacquette delivered the agreements to Mr. Fournier today for the 306 Keystone Drive project. He will be finishing up the agreements for the Frankenfield project this week, and will be finishing the agreements next week for the Senkow Property.

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

Mr. DiGangi reported that TBA is working toward dedication of the Coventry I and Coventry II developments.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that he, John Hall and other members of the Southeastern PA Nutrient Coalition, including representatives of PMAA, PSAB and PSATS, will be attending a meeting in Harrisburg on January 30th with PA DEP Secretary McDonnell and his staff to review MS4 concerns and the Indian Creek Nutrient TMDL.


Mr. Fournier updated the Board on a meeting that he had with North Penn Water Authority.

Chairman Timothy Hagey asked Robert Nice if Franconia Township Sewer Authority had prepared a proposal for a payment schedule for their portion of the centrifuge project. Mr. Nice apologized and said that he will go back to his board and request this information again.

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of December in the amount of $438,42.43 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:27 pm by a Harrell/Musselman motion.

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell



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