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August 15, 2019 Minutes

The Telford Borough Authority Meeting held this date was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Vice-Chairman John Harrell, with the following members in attendance: David Musselman and Robert Nice. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Solicitor Jim Jacquette, Engineer Patrick DiGangi, Recording Secretary Megan McShane and Greg Ede from Styer Associates. Abram Diehl and Timothy Hagey were absent.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the July 18, 2019 Authority meeting were approved unanimously (3-0) by a Nice/Musselman motion.

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

1.         Audit Presentation

Greg Ede from Styer Associates reviewed the auditors’ report in its entirety for the Financial Statements ending on December 31, 2018, and stated that there is a clean opinion of the Audit. A Musselman/Nice motion carried unanimously (3-0) accepting the 2018 Audit.

2.         606 South Main Street – Sellersville

Manager Mark Fournier gave an overview of a project which proposes sanitary sewer service to an existing home located at 606 South Main Street in Sellersville. The proposed service involves the installation of a sewage grinder pump and force main, and the proposed main will extend across South Main Street to the newly constructed sanitary sewer in the Carillon Hill development. The proposed main will connect to an existing sanitary sewer manhole within the PennDOT right-of-way of South Main Street; the manhole is part of the Sellersville Borough sanitary sewer system and treatment is provided at the PWTA Plant.

A Nice/Musselman motion carried unanimously (3-0) giving conditional approval to the plans dated June 14, 2019 and last revised August 2, 2019, provided that all comments from the CKS review letter dated July 16, 2019 are addressed. The motion also authorizes the Manager and Solicitor to proceed with preparing the necessary Agreements for this project.

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.

Mr. Fournier reported that easement mowing has been completed for this year.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that there was an SSO on July 11th, and that a shaft on one of the oxidation ditches was damaged and is currently offsite being repaired. Mr. Fournier also informed the Board that TBA still has not received a price yet from the contractor on the rebuild of Clarifier #2. He and Dan Wurst have attempted to contact Doug Muller of Eastern Environmental many times to expedite the rebuild.

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

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

Solicitor Jim Jacquette reported that he has been reviewing the TBA Agreements with customers from the “Top 10” list, and his goal is to have a written report out to the Board in 2 weeks.

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

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that he started compiling a list of maximum to average flows at the WWTF; it is currently in draft form. Mr. Fournier asked Mr. DiGangi about the status of the Well 1 Electrical Upgrades Project, adding that TBA is waiting for signed documents from the contractor. Mr. DiGangi stated that he would follow up with the contractor.

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

OTHER BUSINESS:

PENDING ITEMS:

  • For September Meeting – Snapshot of 8-month actual report for 2019 and 4-month budget look for the remainder of 2019
  • For September Meeting – Second look at 10-year plan
  • Solicitor to continue reviewing TBA Agreements with customers from “Top 10” list; written report to be sent to the Board prior to next meeting
  • Engineer to follow up with contractor for Well 1 Electrical Upgrades Project
  • Solicitor to prepare language for future TBA Agreements pertaining to charges for additional EDUs, if needed with expansion, etc.
  • Solicitor to review TBA/FSA Agreement
  • Engineer to determine how many SSOs have occurred at TBA WWTF in the last 5-10 years

Payment of the bills and requisitions for the month of July in the amount of $590,111.77 was approved unanimously (3-0) by a Musselman/Nice motion.

Mr. Nice asked for clarification on the PWTA Operating Fund expenditure in the amount of $126,544.00. Mr. Fournier clarified that the PWTA Operating Fund and PWTA Capital Fund expenditures are quarterly payments that TBA makes to PWTA to pay for TBA’s portion of flows into the PWTA plant.

Signing of the checks was approved by a Nice/Musselman motion.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

The Authority Board entered into Executive Session at 6:35 pm.

The Board closed Executive Session at 7:40 pm. No action was taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:41 pm by a Musselman/Nice motion.

Respectfully submitted,

John Harrell

Secretary

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