UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF DECEMBER 11, 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, Eugene Fried, Ben Fiorito and Steven Rothenberger.  Staff members in attendance were Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, Thomas Latshaw, Road Foreman, Mike Wetzel, Fire Marshal, John Weber, Township Engineer and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the November 12, 2018 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the November 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. 

 

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 $ 842,547.60, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $64,252.88, and Escrow Fund in the amount of $11,842.54.  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

 

Township Solicitor Bresnan assumed the Chair of the meeting.

 

1.  Public Hearing – Agricultural Security District Area – Thomas C. Latshaw

     Property, 3045 Bowers Mill Road – 61.61 Acres

    

In the presence of a court reporter, Township Solicitor Bresnan entered the exhibits into the record.  Solicitor Bresnan requested comments from anyone in attendance at the meeting.  Mary Kershner of the Upper Hanover Township ASA Advisory Committee presented comments in support of the application.

 

The Chair of the meeting was returned to Mr. Fried.

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Resolution 2018-27 to add the Thomas C. Latshaw property to the Agricultural Security District Area for Upper Hanover Township.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

2.  Cole A. Sacco, Community Service Recognition Award Presentation

 

The Board of Supervisors presented a community service recognition award to Cole A. Sacco who completed an Eagle Scout Community Service Project involving the construction and improvement of walking trails at the Mill Hill Preservation Area.

 

3.  Ordinance #2018-05, An Ordinance Authorizing Participation in the Delaware

     Valley Health Trust

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Ordinance #2018-05.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A. Planning

 

1.  Butter Valley Golf Port, Inc. Minor Subdivision Waiver Recommendations

 

The waivers were tabled for further review.

 

 

 

 

B. Zoning

 

1.  Rosston Jones Zoning Hearing – November 28, 2018 Hearing Continued to

     December 19, 2018

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the hearing held on November 28, 2018 was continued to December 19, 2018.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

1.  Resolution #2018-28 – Adoption of 2019 Township Budget

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Resolution #2018-28.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.

 

2.  Resolution #2018-29 – Inter-Fund Transfer Authorization

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adopt Resolution #2018-29.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

3.  2019 Salary Schedule

 

Finance Committee Chairman Fiorito reported that the annual salary schedule was adopted at the Monday evening workshop meeting at 3%.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried commented upon the improvements proposed by Trout Unlimited at the Hosensack Creek.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

A report was not presented.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported that the Upper Hanover Authority will hold a budget meeting on December 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

Township Engineer John Weber presented the monthly Township Engineer’s Report.

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

There was not any old business to review.

 

New Business

 

There was not any new business to review.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously. 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager