Regular Meeting – April 19, 2019
MILLHEIM BOROUGH COUNCIL
225 EAST MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 421
MILLHEIM, PA 16854
PHONE (814) 349-5350 FAX (814) 349-5733
April 19, 2019
President Al Ilgen called the meeting to order with the pledging of allegiance at 8:30 AM. Council members in attendance: Al Ilgen, Patty Beckenbaugh, Robert Zeigler, Stephen Myers, Beth Cowher, Mayor Lauralee Snyder and Secretary/ Assistant Treasurer Denise Immel
Citizens present: David Sprowls
Citizens Input: NA
Code Enforcement/HARB/Planning Commission Reports: NA
J. Kerstetter reported that 7 loads of brush clipping have been collected with leaf collection scheduled for next week. The benches and fountain for Fountain Park are scheduled to be installed next week.
R Rupert reported that the milling of SR 0445 is scheduled for Tuesday 04/23/19 and paving 04/24/19.
G&R was approached about spreading and rolling the milling on Park Road and the water plant parking lot, cost to do so would be $3050.00. A motion was made by Robert Zeigler seconded by Beth Cowher to have G&R spread and roll the milling for the $3,050.00. Motion carried.
New Action Items:
Approve Hire of New Treasurer/Assistant Secretary:
Interviews have been completed. It was the consensus of the interviewees to offer the position to Lisa Farwell. Ms. Farwell has accepted our offer (subject to council approval) with a starting salary of $13.50 per hour during her 90 day probationary period. After 90 days, with satisfactory performance, salary to be $14.00 per hour. A motion was made by Beth Cowher seconded by Patty Beckenbaugh to approve the hiring of Lisa Farwell with starting date of 04/22/19. Motion carried.
The final interconnect agreement requirements were reviewed along with a list of additional concerns that council member have. A motion was made by Robert Zeigler seconded by Patty Beckenbaugh to have President Ilgen forward the requirements and concerns to DEP representative Woody Cole and to Bob Jacobs, Centre County Planning. Motion carried.
Uni-Tec Change Order:
Uni-Tec has sent council the change order covering the additional work G&R Charles will be performing on the SR 0045 Water Main Replacement Project. The net increase of project will be $9,800.00 of which funds are available to cover. A motion was made by Robert Zeigler seconded by Beth Cowher to have Pre4sident sign to approve the change order. Motion carried.
Transfer Funds to Longer Term CDs:
Council discussed various options available to the Borough to increase the earnings we receive on the various accounts held by the Borough. A motion was made by Robert Zeigler seconded by Stephen Myers to keep a working balance of $50,000.00 in the general account, water account and sewer account, excess balances will be moved to like titled money market accounts. Motion carried. President Ilgen will contact Mifflinburg Bank to inquire if they will match the rate being offered by First National.
Old Action Items:
Office reorganization assistance:
Secretary Immel will let council members know what Saturdays she will be in to organize the office.
Committee and Mayor Reports:
Beth Cowher is still requesting bids to have the first two steps repaired, steps will be blocked off until repairs are complete. Residents will need to use the ramp to enter building.
Patty Beckenbaugh reported on the cleanup of Fountain Park. Bear Scouts and fathers helped with the cleanup. Many thanks to those that came out.
A motion was made by Robert Zeigler seconded by Patty Beckenbaugh to approve the April 09, 2019 minutes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Robert Zeigler seconded by Stephen Myers to increase the credit limit on Secretary Immel’s Borough credit card to $2,500.00. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Robert Zeigler seconded by Beth Cowher to adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 10:20 AM.
Denise Immel Secretary/Assistant Treasurer