MINUTES

SHREWSBURY BOROUGH MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY

 

REGULAR MEETING                                                                               April 27, 2016

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Herbert Baker, Dennis Wertz,Ted Nadobny, and Ronald

Rohrbaugh

 

                             

OTHERS PRESENT:   Brian L. Sweitzer, Supt. of Public Works; Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer, II, Esq.

and David Lipinski, P.E.; Phil Robinson

      

A regular meeting of the Municipal Authority convened at 7:03 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Borough Municipal Building, 35 West Railroad Avenue, with Chairman Nadobny presiding.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

H. Baker moved to approve the minutes of the February 24, 2016, meeting.

D. Wertz seconded.  The motion carried with all in favor.

 

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS

 

EXPENDITURES AND REPORT OF ACCOUNTS

 

D. Wertz moved to approve the February and March expenditures and report of accounts.

H. Baker seconded.  The motion carried with all in favor.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Capacity Study and Purchase of Flow Meters

 

Two flow meters were ordered from FloWav, Inc. in the amount of $14,595.00 through the Co-Stars program.

 

Stewartstown Railroad/Omega Rail Service

 

Another past due notice for the crossing in Tolna was received.  The original cost was $222.00 a year which suddenly went to $1,200.00 with no explanation.  Omega Rail also wants to charge processing and licensing fees for other crossings.  Sol. Rehmeyer has repeatedly requested of Omega Rail Service how it determines the cost for the yearly rental, and other information, which requests remain unanswered.  There may be an opportunity to discuss this with the Stewartstown Railroad as they have expressed an interest in renovating the old train station.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

295 East Tolna Road Subdivision (Whitesell)

 

The plan is to create four additional lots using Township EDUs.  The existing home will remain.  Eng. Lipinski had numerous comments regarding the sewer extension and connections. 

 

R. Rohrbaugh moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the adequate capacity letter and to authorize the processing of the planning module for the sewer extension and that Eng. Lipinski’s comments be addressed.

D. Wertz seconded.  The motion carried with all in favor.  The Authority felt being co-named on the surety given to the Township is sufficient for the sewer improvements.

 

Strassburg Circle Sewer Main Replacement

 

Bids were received as follows:

 

          Clear View Excavation             $92,525.00

          Follmer Excavating                  $94,475.00

          DeTraglia Excavating               $98,620.00

 

H. Baker moved to award the bid to Clear View Excavation in the amount of $92,525.00 pending receipt and review of the necessary documents.

R. Rohrbaugh seconded.  The motion carried with all in favor.  This is entirely an Authority project as no Borough flows go through this area.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT 

 

Lutheran Home Sewer Main

 

We are still waiting for DEP and the US Army Corps of Engineers to determine if the wetlands we have to cross are jurisdictional after which it will be determined how to proceed and what permits are required.

 

Deer Creek Pump Station Wet Well Expansion

 

The DEP permit application was submitted and questions/comments were received back from DEP.  Eng. Lipinski’s office is in the process of addressing the comments.

 

Essex Circle Drive Sewer and Street Repairs

 

The bid documents are complete and bids will be opened on May 10.

 

Proportionate Share Report

 

Eng. Lipinski was directed by Council to forward his questions and comments to New Freedom Borough for the 2015 Report.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

D. Wertz moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

H. Baker seconded.  The motion carried with all in favor.

 

                                                  Prepared by Cindy L. Bosley, Recording Secretary