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April 19, 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: John Harrell, David Musselman and Robert Nice. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Engineer Patrick DiGangi and Recording Secretary Diane Windfelder. Abram Diehl was absent. Jim Jacquette from Timoney Knox arrived at 6:10 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the March 15, 2018 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Nice/Harrell motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.       Sale of Mower

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that we have sold the 2010 Ex-mark lawnmower on Municibid for $3,956.09 to a Peter Fryzel. Mr. Fournier indicated that we would need a motion to award the bid to Peter Fryzel in the amount of $3,956.09.

A Musselman/Nice motion carried unanimously (4-0) awarding the 2010 Ex-mark lawnmower to Peter Fryzel in the amount of $3,956.09.

2.       Senkow Property:

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that we will be receiving agreements from Sellersville Borough for the transmission of sewage through Sellersville Borough lines to the PWTA Facility for the Senkow Project. Mr. Fournier stated that we will need authorization of the board to have the chairman and himself sign the transmission agreements.

Mr. Fournier also reported that we will be giving Sellersville Borough a one-time fee of $1,118.00 for the transmission.

A Harrell/Musselman motion carried unanimously (4-0) authorizing the signing of the Sellersville Borough transmission agreements.

3.      Centrifuge Project Update:

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that the centrifuge is up and running as of April 2 and our employees are currently in training on how to operate the machine. Mr. DiGangi also reported that they are working on a punch list and will have the contractor working on the punch list to complete the job.

4.      Meeting Dates for May and June

Manager Mark D. Fournier indicated that during the next two months, neither the chairman or the manager will be able to attend the advertised meeting for the Authority and would like to reschedule the meeting when all can be present. After a brief discussion, it was the consensus of the board to hold the May meeting on May 24, and to hold the June meeting on June 19.

REPORTS:

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

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 did not receive 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:

Manager Mark D. Fournier presented the authority with a memo concerning the handling of grease within our lift stations as well as throughout our collection system. He indicated that the board had concerns with grease and wanted the staff to investigate the amount of cost it takes to process grease within our collection system and is there a mechanism necessary or warranted to potentially surcharge those that are generating a lot of the grease.

Mr. Fournier indicated that we had spent $13,899 in 2015, $22,054 in 2016, and $13,164 in 2017 and these costs are more of a preventive cost then a cost just to deal with grease. There was a lengthy discussion and it was the consensus of the board to not pursue this discussion any further.

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of March in the amount of $590,782.55 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Hagey motion.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm by a Nice/Musselman motion.

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell

Secretary

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