UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 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 and Eugene Fried.  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

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the June 11, 2018 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the

June 12, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization and Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $138.15                    from the General Fund and $57.54 from the Parks and Recreation Fund and to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $289,063.84, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $5,190.57 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $31,506.71.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried affirmatively.

 

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.  Agricultural Security Area Public Hearing – David K. Lukof and Hildegard H.

     Lukof – 12.5 Acres, Red Hill Road

    

In the presence of a court reporter Township Solicitor Bresnan opened the public hearing, entered exhibits into the record and explained the subject of the public hearing.

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Resolution #2018-15, Addition of David K. Lukof and Hildegard H. Lukof Property to the Upper Hanover Township Agricultural Security District Area.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Zoning

 

1.  Zoning Hearing Application, John Larson, State Street

 

The Board of Supervisors requested that a letter be sent to the Upper Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board to recommend that if the John Larson zoning hearing application is approved by the Upper Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board at the scheduled hearing of July 18, 2018, a condition of the approval should include a requirement that all vehicles stored at the location must be located inside the proposed pole barn/garage.

 

2.  Zoning Hearing Application, Alan Zander, 2030 Corning Road

 

Discussion ensued.  No action was taken.

 

B.  Subdivision and Land Developments

 

1.  Premier Trailer Leasing Waiver Recommendations

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the following waivers:

 

  1. Section 425-402.G(2) – Road Widening for Geryville Pike and Old School Road
  2. Section  425-405 – Driveway Spacing
  3. Section 425-410 – Sidewalks, Curb and Storm Sewer
  4. Section 425-411 – Traffic Impact Study – A partial waiver to allow a limited traffic impact study as per the McMahon Associates review letter dated June 1, 2018  
  5. Section 425-500.A(4) and 425.500.B(2) – Tree Survey Plan
  6. Section 425-500.D(1) – Street Trees
  7. Section 425-500.E – Property Line Buffer
  8. Section 425-500.F – Site Element Screen

 

The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

2.  Northgate Open Space T and CC Lot Line Adjustment

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the Northgate Open Space T and CC Lot Line Adjustment as per the plan prepared by Van Cleef Engineering Consultants dated April 12, 2018 and as per the Gilmore & Associates review letter dated July 3, 2018 and to approve the waiver to Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Section 309.1.D.1.a to eliminate the requirement to show existing features on the Northgate Open Space Lot Line Minor Subdivision/Lot Line Change Plan.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon the recent placement of Certificates of Deposit.

 

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

 

A report was snot presented.

 

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

 

Chairman Fried reported that the Parks and Recreation Committee recently walked and inspected Centennial Park and Macoby Run Park.  In July the Committee will review the Mill Hill Preservation Area.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

There was nothing new to report.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

There was nothing new to report.

 

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

 

A report was not presented. 

 

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

 

Chairman Fried reported that the Township’s speed limit radar unit has been placed on Route 663 near Otts Road.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

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

 

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

Mr. Bresnan reported upon the status of the Jefferson Street Planning Module.  Mr. Fain moved to approve Resolution #2018-14 to approve the Jefferson Street Planning Module.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

Old Business

 

A.  Municipal Volunteer Incentive Program

 

The status was reviewed.

 

New Business

 

A.  Farmland Preservation – James Yerger Farm

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Resolution #2018-17 to authorize Township participation in the James Yerger farm preservation.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fried and carried affirmatively.

 

B.  PECO Natural Gas Line Connection Agreement

 

Discussion ensued.  The agreement was tabled for further review.

 

C.  Resolution #2018-16, Montgomery County 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

     

Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Wetzel reviewed the purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Plan prepared by Montgomery County.

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to adopt Resolution #2018-16.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

D.  Winter Snow Services Agreement

 

Manager Seitzinger reported upon the updated rates for the upcoming Winter Services Agreement with PennDot.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Fain moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively. 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager