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August 18, 2022 Minutes

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman John Harrell. The following members were in attendance: Dan Cole, David Musselman and Robert Nice. Also present were Solicitor Jim Jacquette, Engineer Patrick DiGangi, Manager Mark Fournier, and Recording Secretary Diane Windfelder. Public Works Director Gary Yoder was absent. Board Member Eric Kratz arrived at 6:24 p.m.


The board went into executive session at 6:00 p.m.

The board came out of executive session at 6:05 p.m.

A Coll/Musselman motion carried unanimously (4-0) authorizing a compensation increase for a staff member due to increased duties.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the July 21, 2022, Authority meeting were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.


1.Water & Sewer Service Update for the Almont Region, West Rockhill Township

Mr. DiGangi reported that he was in a meeting with West Rockhill Township regarding several developments along Lawn Avenue and Ridge Road in West Rockhill Township. He indicated that they will be developing 28 townhomes, a wawa, and a 78 single homes. There was discussion that North Penn Water Authority has water in that area so we would need to buy bulk water from them to service these developments and the wawa. Pennridge Sewer Authority has lines in this area also so there will be discussions on who would service these developments.

2.Streambank Stabilization Project – Emergency Work

Mr. DiGangi referenced a letter dated August 15th with regards to the streambank stabilization project and indicated that we had three bids for this project. He asked the authority to approve the bid in the amount of $107,480.00 to Land Tech.

A Nice/Kratz motion carried unanimously (5-0) to authorize Land Tech in the amount of $107,480.00.

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.

Mr. Fournier reported that the demonstration of the relining of pipes is scheduled for September 22, 2022.

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

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

SOLICITOR’S REPORT: Solicitor Jim Jacquette provided a verbal report.

Mr. Jacquette reported that he had a conference call with Home Depot and will be issuing a service agreement in the next couple of weeks.

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

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


PENDING ITEMS:                                       

  • Mr. Fournier to contact PPL for a grid map showing TBA's well locations.
  • Mr. Fournier to provide a list tot he Board of commercial/industrial customers who are using water & sewer capacity above one EDU.
  • Staff to look into the option for customers to initiate their own ACH payments without the customer or TBA incurring any fees.
  • The Board will continue its discussion about implementing rate structures.
  • A letter should be sent to all customers on the excess usage list with an explanation as to why TBA is reviewing accounts and announcing a new rate program being considered by TBA. The Solicitor, Engineer, Manager and Chairman will continue to work on this letter.
  • Continue discussions on the potential adjustment of service charges for customers with excess usage.
  • Mr. DiGangi is prepare a proposal with recommendations as to how to improve treatment and flow at the WWTF.
  • Pursue cost information (lease vs. purchase) for generators at TBA’s wells; also research used equipment.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:48 pm by a Coll/Nice motion.

 Respectfully submitted,

 David Musselman



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