UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF APRIL 10, 2018

 

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Eugene Fried followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Township Supervisors in attendance were Dorothy Diehl, Richard Fain, Ben Fiorito, Eugene Fried, and Steven Rothenberger.  Staff members in attendance were Thomas Latshaw, Road Foreman, Michael Wetzel, Fire Marshal, Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the March 12, 2018 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the March 13, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization

 

There were not any previously paid bills listed for approval.

 

B.  Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $75,405.13, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $6,820.59 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $10,314.26.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

Monthly Reports

 

A.  Treasurer’s Report

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the monthly Treasurer’s Report into the record.

 

B.  State Police Report

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the State Police Report into the record. 

 

C.  Building Inspector Report

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the Building Inspector Report into the record.

 

D.  Fire Marshal Report

 

Fire Marshal Wetzel entered the Fire Marshal Report into the record. 

 

E.  Road Report

 

Road Forman Latshaw entered the Road Report into the record.

 

Special Items

 

1.  Resolution #2018-10, Eugene F. Fried Ten Year Service Recognition Award

 

The Chair of the meeting was turned over to Vice-Chairman Richard Fain.

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Resolution #2018-10.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.  A copy of the resolution was presented to Mr. Fried.

 

The Chair of the meeting was returned to Chairman Fried.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Zoning

 

1.  Zoning Hearing Application, John Haines and Marty Bair – April 18, 2018

 

The zoning hearing application was reviewed.  

 

2.  Authorization to Advertise Ordinance #2018-02, Zoning Ordinance Amendment,

     Small Domestic Animals

 

Mr. Fain moved to authorize advertisement of proposed Ordinance #2018-02.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

B.  Subdivision and Land Developments

 

Subdivision and Land Developments were not presented.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon the placement of two certificates of deposits renewed with Embassy Bank at a rate of 2.15%.

 

B.  Personnel Committee – Mrs. Diehl and Mr. Fain

 

A report was not presented.

 

 

 

C.  Open Space, Parks and Recreation Committee – Mr. Fried

 

Mr. Fried reported upon a proposed Eagle Scout Project by Tyler Weber that will entail the construction of a kiosk at the Mill Hill Preservation area.

 

Discussion ensued concerning installing a practice pitching, warm-up area at Camelot Park.  Mr. Rothenberger moved to authorize Upper Hanover Township’s participation for up to $2,000 for required fencing for the improvement.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Fried provided an update on the Mill Hill Trail Project.

 

Mr. Fried provided an update on the proposed scheduling of the Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial for installation at Camelot Park in 2019.  Mr. Fried reported that the associated cost is $17,000 that would be paid from solicited donations and that the project would be located at Camelot Park for three days and that it would be open 24 hours a day.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Mr. Reed provided an update.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon planned staffing changes at the Upper Hanover Authority along with the announced April of 2019 retirement of the current Operations Manager.

 

F.  Bridge and Road Committee – Mr. Fiorito and Mr. Fried

 

Mr. Fried announced the scheduled April 18, 2018 road inspection tour. 

 

G.  Public Safety Committee – Mr. Fiorito and Mr. Fried

 

Mr. Fried reported upon the State Police attendance at a homicide investigation training program.   Mr. Fried reported that he has not yet heard back from the East Greenville Police Department concerning requested budget items. 

 

Larry D. Buck

 

Mr. Fried announced that thirty-year employee and longtime Township Road Foreman Larry D. Buck passed away on Saturday March 31, 2018.  Mr. Fried reported that Upper Hanover Township will install a memorial bench at Camelot Park in honor and recognition of Larry’s commendable and excellent years of service to the Township and its citizens.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the monthly Township Engineer’s Report into the record.

 

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that PECO requires an application form in order to assess the viability of providing a natural gas service to the municipal building.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

A.  Act 172 Municipal Volunteer Incentive Program

 

Mr. Fried reported that a meeting of the fire chiefs is scheduled to further discuss criteria for the program.

 

B.  Resolution #2018-11, Community Development Block Grant Application

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve Resolution #2018-11.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

C.  CSI Five Year Service Agreement for Fire Alarm Monitoring at the Highway

      Maintenance Building

 

The Board of Supervisors requested that the Township obtain an additional quote in order to compare prices for the service.

 

New Business

 

New business was not presented.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Fain moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:13 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously. 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager