UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 14, 2018

 

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 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 Foreman, Michael Wetzel, Fire Marshal and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

John Lorenzo inquired as to when the intersection at Northgate Boulevard will be completed.

 

Lebrea Huff commented upon when the Township will consider budgeting for increased public safety.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the July 9, 2018 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the

July 10, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $10,000.00 from the Parks and Recreation Fund and to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $70,249.94, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $17,916.72, State Aid Fund in the amount of $57,284.92 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $19,762.57.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl 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 #2018-18, George Bonekemper 35 Year Service Recognition Award

    

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve Resolution #2018-18.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.

 

A copy of the resolution was presented to Mr. Bonekemper.

 

2.  Camelot Park Concession Stand Bids

 

Mr. Fried presented the bid results and the LTL Consultants recommendation to award the project to the low bidder, Membrino Construction.

 

Mr. Fain moved to award the Camelot Park concession stand bid to Membrino Construction in the amount of $70,510.00.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Subdivision and Land Developments

 

1.  Premier Trailer Leasing Preliminary Approval

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Resolution #2018-19 to provide preliminary approval for the Premier Trailer Leasing Subdivision and Land Development project.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

2.  2030 Corning Road Waivers

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the following waivers:

 

  Section 425-402.G – Road Widening

  Section 425-406.B(1) – Driveway Spacing

  Section 425-410 – Sidewalks, Curb, Storm Sewer

  Section 425-411 – Traffic Impact Study         

        Section 425-500.D(3)(d) – Street Trees

 

 

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

 

3.  Northgate Parking and Open Space

 

Shaun Hackman of T.H. Properties, Brian Seidel of Seidel Planning and Design, Chad Gehman of T.H. Properties and Brian Neckerman, President of the Northgate Master Home Owners Association presented a proposed open space and parking plan for the Northgate Subdivision.  Discussion ensued.  It was reported that the improvements will create an additional 59 parking spaces at the Northgate Subdivision.

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve an amendment to the prior Northgate Subdivision Plans to reflect the proposed open space and parking plan changes as per the Seidel Planning & Design plans dated August 1, 2018.  The approval is contingent upon T.H. Properties’ agreement to comply with all Gilmore & Associates review recommendations.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon the establishment of a new Certificate of Deposit.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried reviewed the minutes of the most recent Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried indicated that the Township speed limit radar unit would be placed on Route 663.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

A.  Escrow Releases

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the following escrow releases:

 

1. Reserve at Macoby Run Phase 3, Release of 18-month Maint. - Final - $119,106.00

2. Reserve at Macoby Run Phase 4A, Release #13 - $21,228.11

3. Reserve at Macoby Run Phase 4B, Release #6 - $15,957.29

4. Upper Perkiomen Valley YMCA, Release #3 – Final - $104,511.67

 

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

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

Discussion ensued concerning the possible acceptance of the easement located at the Chesterfield Farms Subdivision.  It was recommended that the Township view the property access options for the Camelot Park farming area.

 

Old Business

 

A.  Municipal Volunteer Incentive Program

 

A joint municipal meeting will be scheduled to follow-up on the project in the third week of September.

 

New Business

 

A.  Authorization to Bid Annual Line Painting

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to authorize the bidding of the annual line painting.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

B.  PECO Natural Gas Line Connection Agreement

 

The Board of Supervisors recommended not proceeding with the agreement at the present time.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:14 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously. 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager