This is a report of the regular meeting and Public CSO meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rossville Town Hall.
On call of the roll: David Severt, Jack Fingerle, and Bill Croto.
Also present were Chad Colby, Travis Harris, Robert Shaffer, Gary Myers, Marg Blocher, Tonya Metzger, Jill Cloud, and Bradley Fingerle.
David Severt called the meeting to order and minutes from the previous meeting were approved as presented.
Marg Blocher, representing Ethan Beery, appeared before the Council to discuss having a coffee shop with a drive-up window on the west side of the building adjacent to the alley at 36 W. Main St. It would also share the space with a beauty salon. Council was questioned whether they were seeking a special exception approval for the drive-up window. After much discussion and consideration, Jack Fingerle made a motion to approve the drive-up window, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council. Bill Croto made a motion to make the alley one way going south to allow for the drive-up window, seconded by Jack Fingerle, and passed by Council.
Sealed bids for replacement and installation of a 250KW diesel generator, transfer switch and motor control center at the Wastewater Plant were opened and reviewed. Skiles Electric provided a bid in amount of $96,303.00. M.P. Baker provided a bid in the amount of $75,780.00 for the generator and transfer switch and $28,420.00 for the installation of a motor control center making the total bid $104,200.00. After review, there was no noticeable difference in the bids. Bill Croto made a motion to accept the bid from Skiles Electric in the amount of $96,303.00, seconded by Dave Severt, and passed by Council. Jack Fingerle abstained from the vote.
Jessica Eckerle and John Seever with Umbaugh & Associates appeared before the Council to discuss the findings of the wastewater rate study for the upcoming bond sale for Phase II WWTP upgrades. The findings from the rate study were based on preliminary costs. Final construction costs still need to be received from Bowen and Donohue & Associates. Using the preliminary costs, the wastewater rates could increase up to 52%. Due to this possible large increase, there was discussion of making the increase in two increments. Ordinance 2018-01, an ordinance to amend the sewage works rates, was introduced to Council. Jack Fingerle made a motion to approve Ordinance 2018-01 first reading, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council. The ordinance is to be amended and introduced on second reading at the April 10th meeting with the third reading to April 24th at a special called meeting.
Dave Severt opened the CSO Public Hearing. There were no public comments. Chad Colby stated Phase I at the high school lift station has been completed. Since there is no longer a CSO at that location, fewer residents had to be notified. Jack Fingerle made a motion to close the CSO Public meeting, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Travis Harris asked the Council to put the parking ordinance request on hold for now in the Silverthorn Addition as it appears the neighbors have sorted out their parking issues.
Chad Colby informed the Council the master plan for the waterworks department will need to be addressed this year. It was agreed that it could be tabled until October, 2018. He also stated that it would be in the best interest of the Town that a line locator be purchased. Council tabled this until the June, 2018 meeting so that quotes could be obtained. The street sign order is ready to be placed. Jack Fingerle made a motion to place the order in the amount of $2269.35, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council. Jack Fingerle made a motion to proceed with getting an appraisal of the old fire station. Bill Croto made a motion to purchase a 2018 skidster for $11,500.00 plus trade-in from Rodkey/New Holland, seconded by Jack Fingerle, and passed by Council.
Ordinance 2018-02 Adoption of Code was introduced to the Council. Jack Fingerle made a motion to suspend the rules and approve Ordinance 2018-02 on all three readings, seconded by Bill Croto, and passed by Council.
Council was informed that the grant money for the Community Crossings Grant has been received. Clerk Treasurer was given approval to proceed with the process of requesting an additional appropriation.
Voucher Register was signed.
Sheet Metal Workers International made a request to solicit donations for their annual “Dollars Against Diabetes” fundraiser. Council stated they had no objection to the request.
A certificate from Service Lines Warranty was presented to Council.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned to Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rossville Town Hall.