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January 16, 2020 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, David Musselman and Robert Nice. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Solicitor Jim Jacquette, Engineer John Evarts and Utility Billing Clerk Diane Windfelder. Abram Diehl was absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the December 19, 2019 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nyce motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         The Pizza Box Commercial Project – Franconia Township – Capacity Allocation

After a brief discussion, a Musselman/Harrell motion carried unanimously (4-0) approving the signature of the Planning Module exemption request form allocating 737 gallons of capacity in the Telford Borough Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility.

            REPORTS:

TREASURER’S REPORT: Accepted as presented.

A Nice/Musselman motion carried unanimously (4-0) to pass a resolution designating Univest National Bank & Trust Company, QNB Bank and Penn Community Bank as depositories for Authority funds and authorizing the Authority Manager to invest the Authority funds in investments authorized by the Municipal Authorities Act.

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

Board Member Robert Nice asked the Manager Mark D. Fournier if he had the costs for our leaf collection program, and the Manager indicated that he had not gathered the information but, will provide it to Mr. Nice shortly.

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

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

Mr. Fournier reported that Eastern Environmental started the rebuilding and replacement of the drive unit within the 2nd clarifier. It is ready and assembled; we are just waiting for the work to be scheduled, which should be sometime early in the new year.

Mr. Fournier also informed the Board that there were a few issues with the centrifuge where the sludge was backing up on the end of the centrifuge, but those issues are being worked on and a representative of Alfa Laval was on site to diagnose and fix the problem.

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

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

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

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that he held a pre-construction meeting for the Coleman Investment Properties for the 330 Progress Drive Project.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT: We did not receive a written report for the file.

Solicitor James Jacquette reported that he drafted a letter to Indian Ridge Provisions outlining their excessive usage and presented it to the board for their approval.

After a lengthy discussion, it was the consensus of the board to instruct Solicitor James Jacquette to send out the letter as presented to them.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of December in the amount of $514,193.99 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

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

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

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell

Secretary

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