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October 15, 2015 Minutes

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 5:55 p.m. by Vice-Chairman Abram Diehl, with the following members in attendance: John Harrell, David Musselman and Robert Nice. Also present were Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Solicitor Mark Weand, Engineer Patrick DiGangi and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Chairman Timothy Hagey was absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the September 17, 2015 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (4-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         TMDL Update

Solicitor Mark Weand reported that details were included in the Board packet from the last conference call with Hall & Associates. During that call, John Hall stated that TBA reiterates what we submitted before, and suggested that EPA get DEP involved and turn the case over to them. The attorneys will file their monthly reports.

2.         Lutheran Community at Telford – Phase 2 Campus Improvements – Wellness Center Project

Engineer Patrick DiGangi gave an overview of the latest expansion project at the Lutheran Community at Telford, which includes the construction of a wellness center with an indoor pool and 59 parking spaces. CKS is currently reviewing a revised set of drawings and will submit their 2nd review letter shortly.

A Harrell/Nice motion carried unanimously approving the plans for the Lutheran Community at Telford, Phase 2 Campus Improvements, Wellness Center Project, conditioned upon final review and approval by the Manager, Solicitor and Engineer.

3.         December Meeting Date

The December meeting date will be December 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

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.

Manager Mark Fournier reported that repair work was done this week on the oxidation ditch – a small shaft on the west end of ring one was replaced and another shaft on the south side of the oxidation ditch on ring two will be done in 2 weeks.

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.

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that Phase I of the West Broad Street Water & Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project is almost finished. The paving of the Coventry Meadows I project is being pushed back until next spring, but the contractor will begin addressing pre-paving punch list items next week. The punch list work is complete for the Woodspring Meadows and Secant Medical projects.

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

OTHER BUSINESS:

Manager Mark Fournier gave an overview of a proposed one lot subdivision project at 35 Church Road, which includes the construction of a single family detached dwelling and its connection to TBA’s public water and sanitary sewer system via grinder pump. Urwiler & Walter, the project engineer, has received release letters from North Penn Water Authority and Franconia Sewer Authority stating that TBA is the water and sanitary sewer service provider for this property. A Harrell/Musselman motion carried unanimously (4-0) approving the project.

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of September in the amount of $ 317,358.88 was approved unanimously (4-0) by a Harrell/Nice motion.

Authority Board Member Robert Nice asked for clarification on East Jordan Iron Works. Mr. Yoder explained that they supplied the manhole castings for the West Broad Street project.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 pm by a Harrell/Nice motion.

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell

Secretary

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