According to the 2000 census, this quiet, primarily residential community is home to approximately 4600 people.

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July 3, 2017

The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by Vice-President Robert Baker with the following members in attendance: A. Miles Arnott, Carolyn Crouthamel, Stanley Nyce, James Schaeffer, and John Taylor. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Engineer Patrick DiGangi, Recording Secretary Megan McShane, Police Chief Randall Floyd and residents Bill & Jennifer Ashley. President Jeffrey Maxwell, Mayor David Snook and Solicitor Mark Weand were absent.

The invocation was given by Stanley Nyce, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

A Nyce/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the minutes of the June 5, 2017 Borough Council meeting.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Manager Mark Fournier reported that the Borough has taken in 58.51% of its revenues and has spent 35.64% of its expenditures.

Councilman Stanley Nyce asked for clarification on what the funds in Highway Aid are designated for. Mr. Fournier informed Mr. Nyce that Highway Aid is money the Borough receives from PennDOT that can be used for any purchases having to do with the roads, including salt and stone, and 20% of the funds can be used for truck/equipment purchases.

A Crouthamel/Arnott motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the Treasurer’s Report for June, 2017.

MAYOR’S REPORT: We did not a written monthly report for the file.

POLICE REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

Police Chief Randall Floyd reported that the Department has been extremely busy; in the last two weeks, they have been particularly busy with drug investigations.

FIRE REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

LIBRARY REPORT: We did not receive a written monthly report for the file.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

Mr. Fournier reported that the ADA Ramp Project has started, and a handful of the ramps are already finished. Mr. Nyce asked if the project is being funded by grant money, and Mr. Fournier confirmed that this project is being funded by a $207,000 CDBG grant.

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

Councilman Nyce asked Mr. Fournier what happened to the slide at Summit Avenue Park. Mr. Fournier explained that the slide had been repaired after it was vandalized last year, but it was vandalized again this spring, and this time it had to be replaced.

BUILDING OFFICIAL’S REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

Mr. Fournier reported that Jesse Hill has been very busy doing inspections and issuing building permits.

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

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

COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE:

Resident Bill Ashley said that he and his wife are Borough residents and members of Penn Valley Church, and they just wanted to say how much they appreciate the Borough’s support of the annual festival at Penn Valley Church. They also appreciated the Telford Police Department presence at the festival.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE: Mr. Baker

A-1       A Baker/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the bills for the month of June, 2017 in the amount of $210,207.76.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE: Nothing at this time.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: Mr. Nyce

E-1       Engineer Patrick DiGangi informed Council that CKS is preparing to submit a renewal application in September for the Borough’s MS4 Permit. He then gave a presentation on the proposed plans for the MS4 TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and PRP (Pollution Reduction Plan) program.

Mr. DiGangi also reviewed the Best Management Practices being proposed to address the Borough’s MS4 requirements for the Indian Creek and Mill Creek Watershed portions of Telford Borough.

Telford Borough can demonstrate that we meet DEP’s requirements with our current street sweeping, inlet cleaning and culvert cleaning.

Councilman Robert Baker asked if DEP will verify that these tasks are being done. Mr. DiGangi confirmed that the Borough will keep receipts and will have to show proof that these things are being done. Mr. Fournier added that the Borough might eventually have to do streambank stabilization as part of this MS4 program.

Councilman John Taylor asked if the Borough will get to a point where there will be nothing left for us to do for this program, and Mr. DiGangi confirmed that will eventually be the case.

Councilman Nyce asked if there has been any update from Hall & Associates about the TMDL strategy group. Mr. Fournier distributed copies of an e-mail that the strategy group received from EPA about scheduling a meeting with all Indian Creek Watershed stakeholders. Councilman Miles Arnott asked what affect this strategy will have on the budget, and Mr. Fournier stated that no capital improvements will need to be done; any costs can be absorbed by planned maintenance in the Public Works portion of the budget.

PUBLIC WORKS/BUILDINGS & PLANT COMMITTEE: Nothing at this time.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: Nothing at this time.

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE: Mr. Taylor

Mr. Taylor reported that the first 2 weeks of the Farmers Market went very well; there were about 500 people there on Saturday.

OTHER BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Telford Borough Council entered into Executive Session at 8:27 pm to discuss a matter of personnel.

Borough Council closed Executive Session at 9:29 pm. No action was taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 pm by a Nyce/Arnott motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier                                                                                                         

Secretary                                                                                                                     

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