UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JUNE 12, 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 Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, Thomas Latshaw, Road Forman, Michael Wetzel, Fire Marshal and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the May 7, 2018 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the

May 8, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger 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. Rothenberger moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $310,090.74, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $3,769.75 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $22,425.25.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito 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.  The Open Link, Stuart Bush, Ph.D., Executive Director

    

Stuart Bush provided an update on the Open Link and thanked the Board of Supervisors for their continuing support.

 

2.  Montco 2040 Grant Agreement

    

Mr. Rothenberger moved to accept and authorize signatures for the Montco 2040 Grant Agreement for the Montgomery Avenue Bike Path and Sidewalk Installation Project. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Zoning

 

1.  Zoning Hearing Application, John Larson, State Street

 

It was reported that the applicant is submitting a revised application.

 

B.  Subdivision and Land Developments

 

1. Request for Waiver of Land Development – Geryville Self Storage Project – Pre-existing Historic Structure to be converted to Professional/Medical Offices

 

Discussion ensued. Manager Seitzinger reported that the Upper Hanover Township Planning Commission recommended approval of the requested waiver of land development. Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the waiver of land development for the Geryville Self Storage Project – Pre-existing Historic Structure to be converted to Professional/Medical Offices. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito. The motion carried affirmatively with Mr. Fain recusing himself from the vote and with Mrs. Diehl, Mr. Fiorito, Mr. Fried and Mr. Rothenberger voting yes.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon recent Certificate of Deposit purchases.

 

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

 

Mrs. Diehl reported that the pension trustees met at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regular meeting.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried provided an update on the last Parks and Recreation Committee meeting. Mrs. Diehl commented upon the successful Relay for Life event held at Camelot Park in June.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Mr. Reed provided an update on the May Regional Planning Commission meeting that included a presentation on the Main Street Greenways Program.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

There was nothing new to report.

 

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

 

There was nothing new to report. 

 

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

 

Chairman Fried reported upon an approved purchase of tactile vests for the East Greenville Borough Police Department as approved at the Monday evening Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

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

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve Andrews Lane Subdivision Escrow Release #5 in the amount of $8,512.94.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

A.  Municipal Volunteer Incentive Program

 

The status of the regional communities’ approval was reviewed.

B. Cell Tower Lease

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon a change in the lease arrangements for the cell tower located on Township property with Cricket no longer placed on the tower.

 

New Business

 

A.  Real Estate Tax Refunds

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the following real estate tax refunds as certified by the Tax Collector:

 

            Linda Wood - $24.00

 

            Geryville Self Storage - $215.00

 

            Charles and Patricia Dampman - $118.00

 

The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously. 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager