DRAFT March 2021 Utilities minutes

Utilities Committee

Council Chairperson – Rodney Scott

March 17, 2021



Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:16 pm on March 17, 2021 via Zoom.

We are recording this meeting. If anyone makes inappropriate comments, tries to sell something, is attacking someone, etc. you will be removed from this meeting.


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


Others Present:   Frank Preedy- Borough EMC, Jim Kopchak, Riegelsville zoning officer, Tammy Macaluso- Borough Treasurer and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.


Concerns from Citizens:  Please state your name, you have maximum 3 minutes to speak.

3 Borough residents on Zoom.



T. Macaluso has been receiving many requests from Borough residents asking when they can make payments with a credit card and online payments for their water bill. Tammy reached out to Caselle (Borough Software Company) for a proposal. There 2 parts that are needed 1-Cash receipting and 2-Invoice Cloud for viewing the invoice plus to pay the invoice. R. Scott asked if this will help us manage the billing more. Tammy stated the Water Company billing is very manageable and user friendly. This would give the resident another way to pay. As you are all aware the mail delivery has been very slow and a lot of payment are being received late. Residents are calling to say when they mailed it and Tammy sees the post mark when she receives it.  This could be something for next years budget. Tammy will look for more information since residents will also want to pay their taxes and permits fees using an online platform.  Some organizations use paypal. More information is needed before any decisions are made.

The Borough’s energy broker, Integrity Energy has been found a new company APG&E to replace Entrust Energy that went bankrupted. APG&E has a better rate of .569 and Entrust was .592.  The info will go onto the April Council agenda for approval.

The Borough received the second & final Bucks County Open Space check $55,783.00. T. Macaluso would like to check the signed agreement to see if we need to do anything else to fulfill our obligations now or in the future. Tammy aslo mentioned that DCNR offers grants usually annually for for development, so maybe for a parking lot for our new trail. There are parking lot locations on the Borough’s master park plan.

T. Macaluso has been looking for a different gas credit card instead of the BP cards, she has found Wex fleet card with the costar program. BP still owes the Borough over $100.00, customer service is horrible. Tammy has an application that needs a signature to apply for the Wex Fleet card.  T. Stinnett will sign it.


Meeting Adjourned: 7:33 pm


Next meeting April 21, 2021   7pm


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