Ringtown Municipal Authority –April 2017 minutes
A regular meeting of the Ringtown Municipal Authority was held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in the borough hall. Board members R. Sachleben, R. Roulin, J. Zogby, C. Brokenshire and J. Milewski were present. Also attending was S. Schuetrum, foreman, and Ryan, operator.
Minutes- Roulin moved to accept the minutes of the last meeting. Zogby seconded and all were in favor.
Treasurer/Monthly Bills- Roulin made a motion to accept the report and pay the monthly bills. Brokenshire seconded and everyone was in favor.
Operator- The chlorine pump was replaced in February. Snow melt caused high flow alarms over the past month. ESC has been doing additional dissolved water tests, with good results. The BOD’s are way down and they waste as needed to keep the levels low. There continues to be issues with the amount of air coming into the tanks. After much discussion, the board decided to take the following steps:
- Ask Biros’ for a price to run a camera down there to make sure there are no blockages.
- Drop the water level and inspect the pipe. Possibly install a pump to keep water level down.
- Install a pressure gauge at the far end of the line.
ESC has an old pump they will use to start the process. Cost for 2 new pumps would be $1845.00. Brokenshire made a motion to purchase the pumps. Milewski seconded. Roulin abstained, stating he thinks we need to put pressure on SSI and Benesch to find a solution to these issues.
SSI is asking for additional data, which is being collected.
The Authority is required to have an auto sampler at the plant. A totally contained unit, that is refrigerated and heated is $6753.00. Zogby made a motion to purchase the sampler. Roulin seconded and everyone was in favor.
Roulin made a motion to accept the operator’s report. Milewski seconded and everyone was in favor.
Foreman’s report- Schuetrum obtained a price for the new shed that is needed at the plant. A 10x16 shed with vinyl siding and a roll up garage door & no floor would cost $3500.00 from Myerstown Sheds. Milewski will seek additional quotes and inform everyone via email. Brokenshire made a motion to purchase a new shed, with the cost not to exceed $3500.00, including delivery. Milewski seconded and everyone was in favor.
Roulin asked Schuetrum to pop manholes at all intersections to see if he can determine any problem areas that would be corrected with slip lining.
Roulin moved to accept the foreman’s report. Brokenshire seconded and everyone was in favor.
Unfinished Business- Roulin asked if the Schuylkill Municipal Authority indicated that they would be interested in purchasing the Treatment plant. Sachleben will contact Pat Caulfield of SCMA, and if they show interest, a meeting will be set up with the Borough council, the Authority board and Caulfield.
There was no further business. Brokenshire made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Zogby seconded and all were in favor. Adjourned
NEXT MEETING IS WEDS, JUNE 7th at 6:30 PM
Minutes taken and submitted by A. Mays, borough secretary