Shoemakersville Borough Council discussed the Penn Works grant and made a unanimous motion on a quote for booster pump repairs during the meeting on July 2 at St. Luke’s Church Hall.
ARRO, civil engineering and environmental consulting firm, prepared and submitted the Penn Works grant applications to DCNR. The borough received a letter of support from PTMA, non-profit organization that helps to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility for groups such as municipalities, for the grant applications.
Chris Kline, Water Committee, submitted three letters that he wrote to state representatives in regards to the Penn Works grant. Letter of support have also been received from Wolfe Dye & Bleach and the Hamburg Logistics Park representatives according to Bradley Smith, engineer.
Kline shared the quotes received for the booster pump repairs and a motion was made to approve the quote for $18,793.10 and seconded then carried unanimously.
Also, the engineer’s report stated that ARRO has been in contact with the school about requesting liquid fuels money for the road repairs from the county. The school has agreed to approach the county for funding.
In other news, Kline stated that the park program will be sponsoring a movie in the park night on August 9. The slide has been rescheduled to be painted in the fall. Kline will be setting up a meeting with Wallover Architects, the pool consultant, to go over the next phase of the pool rehabilitation project.
Also, the mayor’s report noted that the Lion’s Club carnival is on July 12 and 13.
The council recessed for a brief executive session and reconvened shortly after to adjourn the meeting.
Shoemakersville Borough Council meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday every month at St. Luke’s Church Hall on 5th and Franklin Streets in Shoemakersville.