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September 2018 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:00p.m. September 12, 2018.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes. ABSENT: Ann P. Moyer.Scott motioned to approve the minutes from August 8, 2018. E. Bartosiewicz Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

A note was received from the Bucks Co. Writers Group thanking the Borough Council for allowing them to meet once a month in the Borough Hall, they are relocating their monthly meeting.

Letter dated August 7, 2018, from Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, thanking the Borough Council for their $600.00 donation.

REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett reported to Council, Sunday is Riegelsville Fire Breakfast 8am-noon and the “Trail and Town Event” 10am-2pm.  Sponsored by D&L National Heritage Corridor & Riegelsville Enhancement Committee. Stop by one of the three trailheads (Mueller’s, Riegelsville, or Durham’s Furnace) and sign in to get your $5.00 voucher to use at participating restaurants.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he performed 2 weddings.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  No one present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affairs

Members Present:  Ann P Moyer, Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Todd Myers- Borough Engineer and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from citizens:   4 present but no concerns at this time.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council August 2018 report:

  • 3 Building permits: Chimney, 200 Amp Service (Emergency) and whole house generator.
  • 1 Zoning permit: Shed
  • 113 Delaware Road- Complaint from a tenant in reference to the apartment’s property maintenance.  Violation notice was mailed May 23, 2018.  Jim will follow up next week.
  • 141 Easton Road- Complaints in reference to the junk cars and trash on the property. A property maintenance violation notice was sent out. Compliance date is November 7, 2018.
  • Ash Lane Lot- A licensed engineer will complete the grading plan.
  • 919 Easton Road (Craig Edwards) Mr. Edwards e-mailed me on 30 July 2018 regarding 919 Easton Rd.  In his e-mail correspondence he inferred that the auto repair garage is a non-conforming use that was not abandoned.  I responded on 31 July and told him I would need to research this issue.   I requested that he submit any zoning approvals or Pa L&I Occupancy permits authorizing such use if they existed. On 31 July, he responded, indicating that a municipality cannot eliminate a commercial use. On 6 August, I informed him that there was a ZHB Decision (23 June 2009) that granted approval for a “small engine” repair shop and that the automotive repair was NOT permitted.

Library News: Borough office received the July 2018 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  JoAnne Walsh, President of Library Board presented Council with the following updates.

  • Planning is ongoing for the Brewfest being held on September 22, 2018 at the Riegelsville Fire House.
  • Alexandra Rutstein with JoAnne’s help taught her first art class for Children with 2 more in August.
  • Story Time will resume September 4th.
  • The new refurbished book drop arrived on July 30th and the old box has been donated to Bucks County Community library in Fallsington PA

Proposed Walking Trail: Still in the process of clearing the PNDI (Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory) relating to Bog Turtles.

Fire Co. News:

  • Next Breakfast is August 19.
  • Pig roast is Saturday August 25, 4-8pm.

UBREMS News: Nothing new to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council,

  • The over 55 baseball team has 2 more games to get in for the season.
  • Fall Roll out car show planning is under way.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Nothing to report.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: August 6th meeting.

  • Discussed the previous Ordinance #239, amending#135,141 and 171.  Ernie gave information from the USPS in reference to mailboxes. Waiting on Insurance questions.

 

Utilities:

Members Present:   Rodney Scott, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P Moyer and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Todd Myers-Borough Engineer and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  No concerns at this time.

Discussions:

Samantha Perdick – Site Acquisition Specialist, AT&T would like to install a cell tower on the parking lot of the fire co. / Borough Garage lot.  Council & Todd Myers discussed the site plans and asked questions.

The lease would pay about $1000.00 a month for the use of the land.  The current pole at the Penn Community Bank cannot add another cell because it would be placed at the bottom of the pole and not have the coverage they are looking for.  There is a maximum of four cells on a pole. More information is needed. They are looking at the Borough’s Cell Tower ordinance.

Ed Bartosiewicz and Todd Myers-Borough Engineer looked at the sidewalk and wall at the Delaware Hill traffic light and reported that 2 slabs of the sidewalk need to be replaced and new railing put up. The S & M contractor will be contacted.

Carl Scillia, sales agent for Neptune products, Carl discussed with Council the remote readers for our Water Company. The reader has a 20 year battery and very efficient. Information packet was given to Council to look over. They do participate in the CoStar pricing, they will cost approximately $250.00 each, software updates are around $1500.00 a year.

Todd distributed the proposed drawing of the small Durham Road parking lot repair project.  Kevin Firth, Property owner of 811 Durham Road to look over the drawing but had no questions at this time.  Mike Cavallaro, property owner of 803 Durham Road will also be given a copy of the drawing too.

Streets & Properties

Members Present:

Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   Nothing to report.

Discussions:

An updated quote for the Pedestrian Bridge/trail head sign from S & M Contractors.

S.Masteller is trying to locate the 11/10/1976 Lease between the Fire Co. & Borough, 2 of the amendments have been found. S. Masteller will contact William Dudeck, Borough Solicitor.

Alexandra Rutstein will continue to keep Council updated on the grant for Children’s “Art in the Library” Program.

Riegelsville Halloween Parade is set for Saturday October 27, 2018 sponsored by Riegelsville Library & Riegelsville Recreation Board.

Stinnett discussed with Council the “Trail and Town Event” Event is set for Sunday September 16, 2018 10am-2pm. Sponsored by D&L national heritage corridor and Riegelsville Enhancement Committee. Stop at one of the 3 trailheads (Mueller’s, Riegelsville or Durham Furnace) and sign in to get your free voucher.

Finance

Members Present:

Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present: 

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   No Comments at this time.

Discussions:

The Borough office copier has needed tech repairs more frequently but the unit is over 10 years old. Michael with Stratix Systems has a buyback program right now. Council looked over the quote and Council said to add the quote to September 12, Council meeting.

Amber Campbell suggested the Mayor or President could include a few brief words as a way to recap or inform readers of what’s happening to be added to the “Rville Happenings”.  Tom will send the Borough office info on the 25th of each month.

ES2 (Environmental Systems) had to come back for the Chlorine Scale at Well 1 because the weight was reading backwards.

Penn Community Bank is increasing the fee for the Safe deposit boxes on October 1, 2018.

Arbor Fence Co emailed a quote for the fencing replacement at Well 1 & 2, Council looked it over and said to put on the Council agenda September 12.

Council looked over the finances.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

            Approval of quote $1657.00 Arbor Fence Co. for furnishing and replacing chain link fence at Well 1 & 2. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of check $536.50 ES2 for re-calibrate scale. R. Scott motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of quote $2299.00 Stratix Systems, for new copier, Ricoh MP 301SPF with WIFI ability. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

 NEW BUSINESS:  Nothing to report.

 APPROVAL OF BILLS:  R. Scott motioned to approve bills.  K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Next regular Council Meeting October 12, 2018   7:00pm.

Meeting adjourned 7:55 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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August 2018 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:00 p.m. August 8, 2018.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott, Mayor Stokes and William Dudeck-Borough Solicitor.  Moyer motioned to approve the minutes from July 11, 2018. K. Brandes Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

Letter dated July 13, 2018 from Redevelopment Authority of the County of Bucks.

Message received from Rich Wilson from the Riegelsville American Legion post #950.

Letter dated August 3, 2018 from J. David Xander from the Riegelsville American Legion post #950.

REPORTS:

President –Nothing to report.

Mayor Received a message from a concerned Borough resident about the rising river and he told them that we are monitoring and everyone will be notified.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  2 Borough Residents, Nothing to report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affairs

Members Present:  Tom Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz and Rodney Scott.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Frank Preedy-Riegelsville EM Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from citizens:   No one present.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council July 2018 report:

2 Building permits: Electric/HVAC, 20 kW generator.

  • 113 Delaware Road- Complaint from a tenant in reference to the apartment’s property maintenance.  Violation notice was mailed May 23, 2018.  Jim will follow up next week.
  • Ash Lane Lot- Building permit applications denied. Incomplete submission, missing construction documents.
  • Library News: Borough office received the June 2018 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  No quorum for the July meeting.
  • Planning is ongoing for the Brewfest being held on September 22, 2018 at the Riegelsville Fire House.
  • Library was closed on July 4th.
  • Story Time will resume September 4th.

Proposed Walking Trail: No update.

Fire Co. News:

  • July 15 breakfast served 260.
  • The Engine 42 truck is fixed and back in service.
  • They had a call and needed to go thru the new temporary traffic light on 611 and there was no problem.
  • Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:
  • Nothing new to report.

UBREMS News:

  • Had a meeting July 16, nothing to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council,

  • Our Palisades North 4/5 softball team won the championship.  U18 team went to the championship.

Riegelsville Emergency Management:

  •  Frank Preedy reported to Council that he will be attending a pipeline safety seminar on August 15.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: 

  • No meeting in July.

Meeting adjourned 7:53 pm

Utilities

Members Present:   Rodney Scott, Ed Bartosiewicz and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  No one present.

Discussions:

There is an old meter pit at 316 Fairview Road that should be removed or filled in.  The curb stop box needs to be replaced but not the valve.  Matt will talk to W. Nicholas. Remarks: This project is being done by W. Dowd Excavating tomorrow August 9, 2018.

The new curb stops will be replaced at 815 Durham Road and 223 Ash Lane the week of July 23.

  1. Bartosiewicz reported to Council that the wall down at the traffic light off the sidewalk leading to the Borough parking lot on Delaware hill is lifting the sidewalk. Ed suggested having T. Myers look at it.

DEP will be inspecting the Borough wells tomorrow July 19, at 9am.

  1. Bartosiewicz talked with M. Brady about the hydrant that needs to be done at his corner, Matt will contact Mike Sullivan, Borough water operator, to remind him.

Meeting Adjourned: 7:53 pm

Streets & Properties

Members Present:

Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   Nothing to report.

Discussions:

Alexandra Rutstein presented to Council a plan to revitalize the “Art in the Library” for Kids. Alexandra is looking into applying for a grant and would like to make sure the Borough Council approved this program before she applied for the grant.  Alexandra has 3 classes filled for August.  Council said that was a good idea and they will look over the grant application before it is sent.

We received the quote from S & M for the sidewalk work at the pedestrian bridge.  The picnic table should be delivered before Sunday August 5, 2018.

Todd Myers, Borough Engineer sent an email:

  • Walking trail update-in the process of clearing the PNDI (Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory) relating to Bog Turtles. Slow process.
  • Durham Road parking lot. – I am having problems with setting the property lines from the record of

Deeds.  I will provide council two sketches for review at their August 15th meeting.  The boundary for the sketches will be based upon physical possession lines.  (I.e. Wall lines and fence lines.)

  • Water line- Spring Hill Road project. – Revised proposal being emailed.
  • Holding off on Ash Lane waterline.
  • Wall issue at Traffic light – Ed and I are planning to meet tomorrow afternoon to game plan a possible resolution. REMARKS: Ed & Todd did not meet yet.

Meeting adjourned 7:50 pm

Finance

Members Present:

Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present: 

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   No Comments at this time.

Discussions:

The Borough received the annual insurance packet for 8/1/2018-8/1/2019.

There was an inquiry about renting the meeting room, they are not a nonprofit organization and they might possible wanted to serve alcohol.  Council said they should look for another venue.

The Borough office needed to replace the NAS device backup, quote is $599.00 from Jewell

Computing. Quote will be added to Council agenda on August 8, 2018.

Council looked over the finances.

Meeting adjourned at 8:09 pm.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

            Jane from Riegelsville Inn inquired about adding events to the Borough’s “Rville Happenings”. Council discussed this and stated that they are not Non-profit so we cannot add their weekly calendar to the “Rville Happenings!” unless they are doing a fundraiser.

Blue Flame & Kenderdine’s our current propane and heating oil companies have parted ways so our repair guy suggested we switch to Haly Oil / Great Valley Propane. S. Masteller met with the manager for all the services they provide and what the borough’s needs are.  Maintenance plan is $364.00 a year.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Kris Kern, Director with Heritage Conservancy- may be able to help with a possible window & roof Grant, S. Masteller will get more information and will get back to Council.

Matt Brady gathered quotes for 24” Hedge trimmer quotes for Echo is $379.95 and Stihl is $399.50. .  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the Echo trimmer. R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of $599.00 for NAS back up device from Jewell Computing Solutions. R. Scott motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of quote $3550.00 S & M Services for Pedestrian bridge sidewalk & pad for picnic table. ½ down $1775.00.  Riegelsville Enhancement Committee and D&L Trail project.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Quote $7250.00 Cowan Associates, Inc. “Spring Hill Road Water Project”- A. Preparation of Construction cost estimate, legal specifications.  B. Administer the bidding of the project. R. Scott motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

William Dudeck, Borough Solicitor reported to Council that we are waiting for the Judge’s decision on the Sweeney (303 Poplar Road) driveway placement.

NEW BUSINESS:    Mowing the Pedestrian bridge area.  The current contractor cannot mow due to the tractor not having enough room, S. Masteller will contact the other company that does the small grass area on the top of Delaware Road parking lot.

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve bills.  K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Next regular Council Meeting September 12, 2018   7:00 pm.

Meeting adjourned 8:15 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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July 2018 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:03 p.m. July 11, 2018.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes.   Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the minutes from June 13, 2018. K. Brandes Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

Letter dated June 12, 2018 from Bridgeton Township Supervisors Requesting Riegelsville Fire Police personal for traffic and crowd control for Carnival on August 29-September 2.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve.  R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

Letter dated June 22, 2018 from Bucks County Board of Elections, General Election is set for November 6, 2018 7am-8pm.

Annual letter received from Bucks County Tour of Honor, Council has been donating $100.00 yearly. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

REPORTS:

President –nothing to report.

Mayor nothing to report.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  3 Borough Residents, Nothing to report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affairs-

Members Present:  Ann P Moyer, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Frank Preedy-Riegelsville EM Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from citizens:   1- Borough resident ~ no comments.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council June 2018 report:

  • 2 Building permits: Meter Pan, Kitchen Remodel.
  • 113 Delaware Road- Complaint from a tenant in reference to the apartment’s property maintenance.  Violation notice was mailed May 23, 2018.
  • 336 Delaware Road, 10’x12’ shed, exceeded the maximum impervious surface. On Thursday June 14, 2018, the Riegelsville Zoning Hearing Board granted the variance with conditions.

Library News: Borough office received the May 2018 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  Beth Banko, Library Board Trustee reported to Council the following:

  • Planning is ongoing for the Brewfest being held on September 22, 2018 at the Riegelsville Fire House.
  • The library is getting a new book drop for the porch so they are going to get rid of the old one. T. Stinnett suggested S. Masteller contact the Borough/Township Consortium to see if anyone would have use for it.
  • The library board has been discussing the Borough building roof that needs to be replaced, they are willing to help fund it. Beth said they are also trying to find a grant for it too. Council has been putting money aside during each budget year.
  • Cooper Mechanical will be performing the annual AC check on May 22, 2018.

Proposed Walking Trail: No update.

Fire Co. News:

  • June 17 Father’s Day breakfast served 350.
  • The Engine 42 truck is being repaired the job was more than expected and taking longer. REMARKS: Ed reported to Council the truck should be done and delivered Friday July 13, 2018.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • Next meeting is June 27.

UBREMS News:

  • No June meeting due to no quorum.

Rec Board News:

  • 2 girls Softball teams are winding down and the guy’s team still has a few games left.
  • There are 4 pavilion rentals June & July so far.

Riegelsville Emergency Management:

  •  Frank Preedy reported to Council that they had a meeting on Saturday June 2, 2018 in attendance was Frank Preedy, Jason Anderson and John Panasiuk.  They are using the Borough Zoning office instead of the Fire House for the command post.
  • If there is a warming station in the Borough the Bucks County EOC would like to know.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: 

  • They had a quorum with 3 members and were able to look over the minutes and vote on the past minutes.

Utilities-

Members Present:   Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Anne P Moyer and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  1- borough resident was present, no concerns at this time.

Discussions:

The borough office received the 2018/2019 salt consortium information, S. Masteller will email all the signed documents tomorrow June 21, 2018.

There is a drainage pipe at 512 Easton Road that needs to be cleaned out, M. Brady will add this to his list.

Streets & Properties:  No meeting due to July 4th Holiday.

Finance:  No meeting due to July 4th Holiday.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  

Approval of Resolution R-03-18 “Municipal resolution for ratification of the final Bucks County municipal waste management plan”. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:  

            Riegel Federal Credit Union has expanded their charter into Bucks County, mailing was received.

            Riegelsville Borough uses Caselle-(Proven Software Solutions for Local Government) they are upgrading the software. Our quote is monthly $150.00, annually $1800.00-5% discount $1710.00.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

            AT&T would like to possibly construct a new tower at 333 Delaware Road, Council would like S. Masteller to invite them to a Council meeting for a discussion.

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  R. Scott motioned to approve bills.  K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Next regular Council Meeting August 8, 2018   7:00pm.

 Meeting adjourned 7:30 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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2017 CCR Water Report

2017 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT

PWSID #:   1090058               NAME:  Riegelsville Water Company

 

Este informe contiene información importante acerca de su agua potable.  Haga que alguien lo traduzca para usted, ó hable con alguien que lo entienda.  (This report contains important information about your drinking water.  Have someone translate it for you, or speak with someone who understands it.)

WATER SYSTEM INFORMATION:

This report shows our water quality and what it means.  If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Michael Sullivan at (215) 766-2626.  We want you to be informed about your water supply.  If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings.  They are held the third (3rd) Wednesday of every month immediately following the 7 pm Community Affairs meeting.

 

SOURCE(S) OF WATER:

Source ID 009 – Well 1, Source ID 010 – Well 2, Source ID 011 – Well 3.  A Source Water Assessment of our source(s) was completed by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (Pa. DEP). The Assessment has found that our source(s) of are potentially most susceptible to agricultural activities, Tier II sites, low density development, high density development, and major road activities.  Overall, our sources have little risk of significant contamination. A summary report of the Assessment is available on the Source Water Assessment & Protection web page at (http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/watermgt/wc/Subjects/SrceProt/SourceAssessment/default.htm). Complete reports were distributed to municipalities, water supplier, local planning agencies and PADEP offices.  Copies of the complete report are available for review at the Pa. DEP Southeast

Regional Office, Records Management Unit at (484) 250-5900.

 

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.  Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.  These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

 

Monitoring Your Water:

We routinely monitor for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws.  The following tables show the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2017.  The State allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently.  Some of our data is from prior years in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The date has been noted on the sampling results table.

DEFINITIONS:

Action Level (AL) – The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) – The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.  There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) – The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Minimum Residual Disinfectant Level (MinRDL) – The minimum level of residual disinfectant required at the entry point to the distribution system.

Level 1 Assessment – A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.
Level 2 Assessment – A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.

Treatment Technique (TT) A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Mrem/year = millirems per year (a measure of                      ppm = parts per million, or milligrams per liter

radiation absorbed by the body)                                             (mg/L)

pCi/L = picocuries per liter (a measure of                              ppq = parts per quadrillion, or picograms per

radioactivity)                                                                           liter

ppb = parts per billion, or micrograms per liter                       ppt = part per trillion, or nanograms per liter

(µg/L)

 

DETECTED SAMPLE RESULTS:

Entry Point Disinfectant Residual
Contaminant Minimum Disinfectant

Residual

Lowest

Level Detected

Range of Detections Units Sample Date Violation Y/N Sources of Contamination
Chlorine 0.4 0.6 0.6 – 2.2 ppm 2017 N Water additive used to control microbes.

 

Lead and Copper
Contaminant Action Level (AL) MCLG 90th Percentile Value Units # of Sites Above AL of Total Sites Violation Y/N Sources of

Contamination

Lead 15 0 4.40 ppb 0 out of 10 N Corrosion of household plumbing.
Copper 1.3 1.3 1.08 ppm 0 out of 10 N Corrosion of household plumbing.

 

 

Chemical Contaminants

  Contaminant MCL in CCR Units MCLG Level Detected Range of Detections Units Sample Date Violation Y/N Sources of Contamination
  Chlorine MRDL=4 MRDLG=4 1.025 0.45 – 1.6 ppm 2017 N Water additive used to control microbes.
  Nitrate 10 10 5.20 1.30 – 6.00 ppm 2017 N Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits
  TTHM 80 N/A 5.90 2.90 – 5.90 ppb 2017 N By-product of drinking water chlorination
  Gross Alpha 15 0 1.11 0.459 – 1.11 pCi/l 2015 N Erosion of natural deposits

 

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION:

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.  Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater run-off, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA and DEP prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  FDA and DEP regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

 

INFORMATION ABOUT LEAD:

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.  Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing.  Riegelsville Water Company is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

What is added to the water supply?  As a public water supplier, we add very small amounts of a chemical called chlorine to our water.  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental protection (PADEP) requires that the water be disinfected prior to delivery.  Chlorine kills any germs or bacteria that might be present in the water mains as the water is delivered to our customers.  The water as it comes from the ground I generally free of harmful bacteria.

 

Riegelsville Water Company DOES NOT add Fluoride to its water supply.

 

If you would like this report in electronic format in the future please email:  riegelsville@gmail.com with “Add me to the CCR list” in the subject line.

 

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June 2018 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:02 p.m. June 13, 2018.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer and Mayor Stokes.  ABSENT: Rodney Scott.

Brandes motioned to approve the minutes from May 9, 2018. A. Moyer Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

Letter dated June 5, 2018 was received from Velocitel- complete wireless solutions. S. Masteller will get more information and report back to Council.

Letter dated June 6, 2018 was received from Teri Lewis, Tinicum Township Manager.  Requesting Fire Police for Tinicum Art Festival in July.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve A. Moyer seconded unanimous.

REPORTS:

President –nothing to report.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he performed 2 weddings, one at the Easton State Theatre.  Mayor Stokes spoke to the PA State Police in reference to a few situations happening in the Borough.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  2 Borough Residents, Nothing to report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affairs-

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm on April 18, 2018 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:  Ann P Moyer, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer, Frank Preedy, Riegelsville EM Coordinator and Sherry Masteller, Borough Secretary.

Concerns from citizens:   3- Borough residents.

Katharyn Birgfeld, Borough Resident discussed with Council her plans for “The Riegelsville Walking Tour” the retelling of the over 200 Year old history of our little town on the Delaware. Katharyn has been researching how to bring the community together in building this tour to be the best it possible can. Council looked over her handout and one council person asked if this was going to be a business? Katharyn has contacted her insurance agent to ask questions. Katharyn did explain there would be a ticket/reservation charge and with that some local businesses will give specials/some type of discounts to the ticket holders. Council agreed to the groups parking in the Borough parking lot and using the facilities. Council will look over her proposal plans and get back to her if they have any questions.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council May report:

  • 2 Building permits: Commercial fit-out, Electric.
  • 4 Zoning permit: 2 Re-Roofing, Fence, Shed 10×16.
  • 113 Delaware Road- Complaint from a tenant in reference to the apartment’s property maintenance.  Violation notice is pending.

Library News: Borough office received the April 2018 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  Joann Walsh, Library Board President reported to Council the following:

  • New Bissell vacuum was purchased.
  • The filming for the movie made by the DeSales students was completed on April 22, the library will be receiving a copy of the film.
  • Program planning for summer reading is underway!
  • Cooper Mechanical will be performing the annual AC check on May 22, 2018.

Proposed Walking Trail: No update.

Fire Co. News:

  • Next Breakfast is May 20.
  • Roast Beef Dinner June 2.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • Next meeting is May 23.

UBREMS News:

  • Nothing to report.

Rec Board News:

  • 2 girls Softball teams and 1 Men’s adult baseball team will be using the fields at the Borough Park.
  • There are 4 pavilion rentals June & July so far.
  • The backstop tarp came in, now they just need to install it.

Riegelsville Emergency Management:

  •  Frank Preedy reported to Council that June 2, 2018 they will have a meeting.
  • If there is a warming station in the Borough the Bucks County EOC would like to know.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: 

  • No meeting in May.

Utilities-

Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:38 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:   Rodney Scott, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes and Anne P Moyer.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer and Sherry Masteller, Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  3 borough resident.

Discussions:

Mowing was completed at the Reservoir and the Borough Building.

The borough office has been receiving updates from Met-Ed due to the Storms starting May 17, 2018.

We are waiting for return emails from Mike Sullivan in reference to Aqua NJ usage of the water and the cistern inspection priority list. Remarks: M. Sullivan contacted Aqua NJ and they will be working on a solution so they don’t continue to release water into the Delaware River.

Borough street sweeping is set for Monday May 21, 2018.

Council discussed the Borough Park survey plan with Property owner, Regan Wilson in reference to the

Property lines.

Craig Cardone contacted the Borough office about the drains on 611 filling up and then going into his basement.  M. Brady is aware of this issue and will contact Penn DOT for guidance.

There has been a complaint about a disabled car on Sycamore that has not moved for a very long time and none of the neighbors know who it belongs too.  The State Police will need to be called to verify to whom the vehicle is registered.

Masteller has been in contact with the Pohatcong Police Chief in reference to the truck signage for the Delaware River Bridge. They will also contact the NJ State Police too since they have jurisdiction at the bridge too.

Streets & Properties:

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm on June 6, 2018.

Members Present:

Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P. Moyer and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   4 Borough resident present, no comments.

Discussions:

  1. Stinnett and Paul Servantes have been working with Brian Greene with the D & L Highlands to get a Small Riegelsville Trailhead sign has been delivered. The picnic table has been ordered from Paolini’s, Oxford Diabetic will be donating the table.

The Borough office received a formal complaint in reference to the property at 417 Easton Road, a letter will be sent to the property owner in reference to the concerns.

The Borough Boiler will be inspected again on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

June 14, 2018 at 7pm there is a Zoning hearing for 336 Delaware Road- the hearing is to consider a request for the variance needed for relief from the Riegelsville Zoning Ordinance #222, Article V, Section 502 (b), maximum impervious surface requirements, in order to replace an 8’x8’ storage shed with a 10’x12’ storage shed.

Council received an invitation to Hershel “Woody” Williams, Medal of Honor Foundation on Saturday June 9th, 2018 At Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

Finance:

Tom Stinnett called the meeting to order on June 6 at 7:29 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Tom Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz and Ann P Moyer.

Others Present: 

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   4 Borough residents, No Comments at this time.

Discussions:

The Borough received a quote for putting “Indow” Window inserts in the windows in the Borough building. Council also discussed getting a quote for new windows and for adding storm windows to the current windows.

House plans for the vacant ash lane lot were dropped off for the Zoning office on Friday June 1. Riegelsville Planning Commission had a meeting June 4 and looked over the plans and noticed it was missing

E & S application from Bucks County.

The Borough received a quote for annual generator maintenance for the Borough Hall Generator.

Council discussed and said to add to the Council agenda on June 13, 2018.

Council looked over the finances.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  

            Approval of check $2,224.00 to W. Dowd Excavating LLC for emergency curb stop replacement at 203 Easton Road. K. Brandes motioned to approve E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of $471.60 to P3 Generator Services for repairs to the Well 3 Generator. A. Moyer motioned to approve E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Winter Maintenance agreement with PennDot. $127.68. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Resolution R-02-18 “Reappoint Allen Madnick as member of the Zoning Hearing Board. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of $882.00 to P3 Generator Services, Annual Maintenance agreement for Borough Generator. A. Moyer motioned to approve K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of $ 2,120.00 to M.L.Scott and Sons, stair rail proposal at 611 end of Borough hall sidewalk. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Cowan Associates presented Council with 2 quotes for Ash lane paving restoration administration services and Ash lane water project administration services.  Council tabled the quotes.

NEW BUSINESS:  

            Matt would like to purchase a Stihl 22’ or 24’hedge trimmer, Council discussed and suggested that Matt get other quotes from different manufacturers.

            There is a dead evergreen tree on the front lawn of the Borough building that needs to be taken down. Sherry was concerned with the other living evergreen is growing too close to the maple tree.  Council suggested that when the dead tree is taken down the tree company could trim the others too.

 APPROVAL OF BILLS:  A. Moyer motioned to approve bills.  E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Next regular Council Meeting July 11, 2018   7:00pm.

 Meeting adjourned 8:03 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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May 2018 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:04 p.m. May 9, 2018.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Rodney Scott, Mayor Stokes and Todd Myers, Borough Engineer.  ABSENT: Ann P Moyer.  Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the minutes from April 11, 2018. R. Scott Seconded.   Unanimous. 

CORRESPONDENCE:  

None to report.

REPORTS:

President –nothing to report.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he performed 1 wedding. Mayor Stokes also received a concern from a Tenant in an apartment on Delaware Road and contacted T. Myers with a few questions.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  None to report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affairs-

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm on April 18, 2018 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:  Ann P Moyer, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes and Rodney Scott.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Frank Preedy-Riegelsville EM Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from citizens:   3- Borough residents.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council March & April reports:

  • 5 Building permits: Accessible Ramp, 2 Basement slabs, Electrical work and Residential Alterations.
  • 1 Zoning permit: Re-Roof.
  • 116 Cedar Road- Complaint inoperative/dismantled vehicle. Property maintenance letter was sent.

Library News: Borough office received the February & March 2018 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  No quorum for their March & April board meeting.

  • The Library hosted a program on Saturday March 3 at 1:00pm on Bats and Pollinators. Sandra Yerger of the Heritage Conservancy was the presenter, it was held in the community room.
  • Spring programs through June are scheduled.
  • Terri Randolph attended the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia Pa on March 22 with Erica Sommer. They brought back one adult, two young adult and two juvenile books autographed by the authors whom they talked to for the library.
  • Program planning for summer reading is underway!

Proposed Walking Trail: No update.

Fire Co. News:

  • Friday Fish Frys ended March 30.
  • Breakfast was April 15, next one is May 20.
  • Celtic Dinner Dance is April 21.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • Next meeting is April 25.
  • Rodney Scott suggested the Borough look into doing an Annual clean-up day! Rodney will get some information & Sherry will send an email to the Borough Consortium and ask for info too.

UBREMS News:

  • Nothing to report.

Rec Board News:

  • 2 girls Softball teams and 1 Men’s adult baseball team will be using the fields at the Borough Park.
  • We purchased a new refrigerator for the concession stand.
  • Park Clean-up is set for Saturday April 21 at the park.

Riegelsville Emergency Management:

  •  Frank Preedy reported to Council that Mike Myers resigned from the team and he would like to have Dave Nadeau take the Deputy position until December 31, 2018.
  • If there is a warming station in the Borough the Bucks County EOC would like to know.
  • Frank will be scheduling a meeting the beginning of May.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: 

  • Nothing to report

Misc:

  • “No parking sign on Linden Lane”. Letter from Cowan , Borough Engineer

The “No Parking” sign that was located on the south side of Linden Lane is an older sign that did not meet the current PennDOT and MUTCD standards. A new “No Parking” sign (R8-3) has been installed approximately 200 feet west of 611 intersection, conforms to current PennDot Publication 236 Standards regarding size and reflectivity, and includes supplemental signage noting the location of the “No Parking” zone as approved by Borough Council on May 9, 1984.

Utilities-

Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:38 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:   Rodney Scott, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes and Anne P Moyer.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  1 borough resident.

Discussions:

  1. Bartosiewicz has a concern that other Fire Companies are filling up their takers with Borough Water and not letting the Borough office know how much they are taking.  REMARKS: S. Masteller contacted T.Myers in reference to this concern.  T. Myers stated that permission was given to Station 47 for hose testing.  A note will be sent that states there is no use of the hydrants unless approved ahead of time.

The 2017 Annual Drinking Water quality report was mailed/emailed and put on the Borough Website.

The Borough Boiler had the yearly inspection, 2 conditions that need to be addressed.

  1. The heating Boiler is equipped with a second low water fuel cutoff device that can be tested; however,

does not provide a hard lockout with manual reset.  S. Masteller will contact Kenderdine Service to take care of this. There are items in front of the electrical service panels. S. Masteller will talk to the Library about this issue and get it taken care of.

The Chevy truck repair cost is $4,092.25 plus the $500.00 deductible. The repair should be complete around the first week of May.

Septic Maintenance reminders for 2018 will go out the beginning of May.

Hydrant flushing will start May 7-11, 9pm-Midnight.

Council discussed the Borough Park survey plan with Property owner, Regan Wilson in reference to the Property lines.

Streets & Properties:

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on May 2, 2018.

Members Present:

Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett

Others Present:

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   1 Borough resident present, no comments.

Discussions: Stinnett and Paul Servantes have been working with Brian Greene-D & L Highlands to get a Small Riegelsville Trailhead sign (was ordered) and landscaping near the foot bridge.  They would like to add a picnic table too.

Borough Council is concerned that the Borough Municipal building has not been mowed and is very high. T. Stinnett asked S. Masteller to call J. Lance and check on the delay.

The new third floor tenant will be moving in May 11, weekend.

Todd Myers, Borough Engineer will update the Trail project during the Borough Council meeting on Wednesday May 9, 2018.

Borough Chevy truck will be ready by tomorrow May 3.

Borough Hydrant flushing is set for May 7-11, 9pm-Midnight.

Scott suggested we move the location of the portable potties at the Borough Park, S. Masteller will let W. Nicholas know.

Finance:

Kate Brandes called the meeting to order on May 2 at 7:35 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present: 

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   No Comments.

Discussions:

Council discussed 2 quotes from W. Dowd Excavating LLC for Ash Lane & Spring Hill Road water mains to be installed.

General Primary Elections May 15, 2018 7am-8pm.  Borough office is closed.

  1. Masteller wanted to remind Council to read the monthly “PA Borough News”, especially the “Q and A” section the magazine is very informative.

Council discussed the park plan map that shows the property lines of 504 Easton Road/Regan Wilson’s property.

  1. Macaluso will prepare the financials for Council at the Council meeting on May 9th.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  

            Proposal from Westside Hammer Electric to upgrade the Electrical service at the Durham Rd small parking lot. T. Stinnett said we will table this until we get the plans together to repair the parking lot.

Approval of $471.60 to P3 Generator Services for repairs to the Well 3 Generator.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Riegelsville Emergency Management Coordinator- Frank Preedy requested Council to appoint David Nadeau (Past Coordinator) to Deputy until December 31, 2018. .  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to appoint R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

Myers, Borough Engineer reported to Council an update on the walking trail, infiltration testing was completed today May 9th. The bog turtle evaluation will not be completed until June 15, 2018 after mating season. T. Myers responded to the question from Jim Kopchak, Borough zoning officer, about an apartment the needs to be inspected by a fire marshal.  The Borough does not have an appointed Fire Marshal they would use the Bucks County Fire Marshal.

NEW BUSINESS:  

            None to report.

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve bills.  K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

Next regular Council Meeting June 13, 2018   7:00pm.

 Meeting adjourned 8:09 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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