FREE Electronic Recycling Day!

Riegelsville Borough is hosting a

FREE*  ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY!!!

Tuesday December 11, 2pm-5pm

Riegelsville Community Fire Co. Parking lot

333 Delaware Road

 Items that can be recycled FREE of charge are listed below:

      Desktop & Laptop Computers       DVD Players & VCR’s
      Keyboards & Mice       Gaming Systems
      Printers/Fax Machines       Non-refrigerant appliances
      Cables & Cords       Microwaves & Small Appliances
      Cell Phone & Laptop Batteries       Metal Items & Water Heaters
      Calculators & Adding Machines       Exercise Equipment                
      UPS Battery Backups       Car Batteries (sealed lead acid)
      Televisions (All Sizes)       Bed Frames & Rain spouting
      Audio Visual Equipment       Filing Cabinets
      Telephones & Cell Phones* *Please Remove Cell Phone Batteries
   

*Additional Items that can be recycled with a Fee:

      Refrigerant appliances – $25.00 Each       Fluorescent bulbs and cfls $2.00 a bulb
      (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers)        
   
   

Questions? Contact  Sherry at  Borough office 610-749-2726 or email: riegelsville@gmail.com

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Draft 2019 Budget

BOROUGH OF RIEGELSVILLE
GENERAL FUND
Draft 2019 Budget
REVENUE
301.100 Real Estate Taxes – Current Year    119,800.00
301.200 Real Estate Taxes – Prior Years        1,700.00
310.000 Per Capita Tax        6,500.00
310.100 Real Estate Transfer Taxes        2,500.00
310.200 Earned Income Tax      95,000.00
310.300 Local Services Tax        7,500.00
320.000 Cable Television Franchise      12,500.00
331.110 Stat Vehicle code Violations           500.00
331.120 Local Code Violations           500.00
341.000 Interest Earnings        1,500.00
342.200 Rent of Building      10,800.00
342.400 Equipment/Clerical Refund-Water Co.      20,000.00
355.010 Public Utility Realty Tax           285.00
355.080 Alcoholic Beverage Licenses           600.00
361.300 Zoning/Subdivision/Land Development Plan Fees        1,200.00
361.340 Zoning Hearing Board Fees           600.00
361.530 Sale of Subdivision and Land Development Book            25.00
361.540 Sale of Zoning Ordinance Book            25.00
362.410 Building Permits        5,500.00
362.420 Electrical Permits           300.00
362.430 Plumbing Permits            60.00
362.440 Mechanical Permits            80.00
363.510 PennDOT Snow Agreement           125.00
380.000 Miscellaneous Revenues            50.00
380.012 Expense Reimbursement – Tax Collector           100.00
395.000 Insurance Reimbursements
     12,500.00
395.100 Telephone Reimbursement – Water Co.           750.00
395.200 Electric/Garbage Reimbursement           845.00
TOTAL   301,845.00
Total General Fund Expenses
General Government    146,963.00
Properties      36,542.00
Police/Public Safety      26,610.00
Community Development      30,280.00
Streets      61,450.00
TOTAL   301,845.00
EXPENDITURES
GENERAL GOVERNMENT
400.100 Postage – Office           500.00
400.200 Office Supplies           600.00
400.320 Telephone Services        1,550.00
400.340 Advertising, Printing and Binding        1,800.00
400.350 Insurance and Bonding      32,100.00
400.420 Dues, Subscriptions, Conferences           800.00
400.430 FICA & Medicare Employer Contribution        8,000.00
400.440 PA UC Solvency Expense           260.00
400.500 Miscellaneous Expenses           100.00
400.700 Computer Equipment/Support Fee        1,300.00
401.120 Secretary Wages      30,900.00
401.130 Treasurer Wages      18,360.00
401.140 General Fund Wages      38,700.00
402.310 Auditor        3,000.00
403.110 Tax Collector Salary        2,373.00
403.200 Tax Collector Office Supplies           100.00
403.300 Earned Income Tax Office Services            20.00
404.310 Solicitor        3,500.00
408.310 Engineer        3,000.00
TOTAL   146,963.00
PROPERTIES
409.250 Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies           350.00
409.260 Small Tools & Minor Equipment           750.00
409.350 Maintenance Services        4,000.00
409.360 Electric – Borough Hall        1,800.00
409.370 Heating Fuel      10,000.00
409.380 Electric/Water Apartment        1,000.00
409.390 Property Maintenance        5,500.00
409.430 Real Estate Taxes        1,600.00
409.440 Lawn Care        3,100.00
409.460 Building Repairs        6,000.00
409.800 Building Maintenance Reserve        2,442.00
TOTAL     36,542.00
POLICE/PUBLIC SAFETY
411.500 Fire Company Contribution      13,055.00
412.500 Emergency Medical Service Contribution      13,055.00
415.000 Emergency Management Expenses           500.00
TOTAL     26,610.00
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
414.120 Zoning Officer/Building Inspector Wages      17,500.00
414.200 Zoning Hearing Board Expenses        1,200.00
414.500 Uniform Construction Code Fee           150.00
427.500 Household Hazardous Waste Program           130.00
451.500 Recreation Board Contribution        5,400.00
451.501 Community Expenses           700.00
451.600 Enhancement Committee Expenses           500.00
453.500 American Legion – Parade Contribution           200.00
453.550 Library – Parade Contribution           300.00
456.500 Library Contribution        4,200.00
TOTAL     30,280.00
STREETS
430.240 Gasoline & Oil        2,400.00
430.310 Alley Maintenance        2,200.00
430.360 Electric – Garage/Maintenance Lot        1,050.00
430.370 Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance        4,000.00
431.100 Cleaning Streets/Gutters        1,500.00
432.100 Winter Maintenance      10,500.00
433.500 Street Signs/Markings        2,500.00
438.500 Road Maintenance        2,500.00
438.550 Crack Sealing        4,800.00
439.750 Road Project      30,000.00
TOTAL     61,450.00
BOROUGH OF RIEGELSVILLE
WATER FUND
Draft 2019 Budget
REVENUE
341.000 Interest Earnings        1,800.00
378.100 Metered Sales to General Customers    145,000.00
378.300 Penalty/Interest Charges        1,700.00
378.900 Other Water Revenues           500.00
TOTAL   149,000.00
EXPENDITURES
448.200 Postage           975.00
448.210 Office Supplies           400.00
448.231 Gasoline & Oil        3,500.00
448.260 Inventory, Parts & Equipment        3,000.00
448.270 Small Tools           750.00
448.280 Meter Purchase        2,500.00
448.300 Water Analysis Charges        2,000.00
448.310 Auditor        1,000.00
448.320 Solicitor           250.00
448.330 Engineer        2,000.00
448.340 Adv., Printing & Binding            50.00
448.350 Insurance Reimbursement        1,115.00
448.360 Electric – Pump Houses      12,000.00
448.370 Repair & Maintenance Services      20,000.00
448.372 Lawn Care        1,800.00
448.380 Telephone Services        2,300.00
448.410 Building Maintenance           500.00
448.420 Dues, Subscrip., Conferences           575.00
448.430 Valve Evaluation & Repair      25,000.00
448.460 Curbstop Location & Repair        2,000.00
448.480 Waterworks Operator/Contracted      26,500.00
448.490 Computer Software/Support Fee        1,200.00
448.500 Miscellaneous Expenses            50.00
448.710 Vehicle & Equip. Maintenance        6,000.00
448.800 Water Reserve Fund        4,935.00
449.000 Water Fund Wages        8,600.00
481.300 Equipment/Clerical Reimbursement      20,000.00
TOTAL   149,000.00
BOROUGH OF RIEGELSVILLE
HIGHWAY AID FUND
Draft 2019 Budget
REVENUE
341.000 Interest Earnings           250.00
355.050 Motor Vehicle Fuel Taxes      34,000.00
TOTAL     34,250.00
EXPENDITURES
430.000 General Services – Administration        6,800.00
433.100 Traffic Signal – Electric           750.00
433.300 Traffic Signal Maintenance        5,925.00
434.100 Street Lighting      20,000.00
438.530 Durham Twp. Road Maintenance Agreement           775.00
TOTAL     34,250.00
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FALL ROLLOUT CAR SHOW IS ON!!!!!

SEE EVERYONE AT THE RIEGELSVILLE PARK FOR THE CAR SHOW!

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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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