UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 14, 2020

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman Eugene Fried followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Township Supervisors in attendance were Dorothy Diehl, Ben Fiorito, Eugene Fried, Steven Rothenberger and Timothy Woodward.  Staff members in attendance were Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, Mike Wetzel, Fire Marshal, Tom Latshaw, Road Foreman 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 December 9, 2019 Workshop Meeting Minutes, the December 10, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes and the January 6, 2020 Organization Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl 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. Woodward moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $76,447.57, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $351.88 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $26,747.42.  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 Foreman Latshaw entered the Road Report into the record.

 

Special Items

 

Special items were not presented.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

Manager Seitzinger noted that a conditional use hearing application was received and that the hearing would be scheduled for the February 11, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting.

 

Committee Appointments by Chairman

 

Chairman Fried made the following appointments:

 

Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Personnel Committee – Mrs. Diehl and Mr. Woodward 

 

Open Space, Parks and Recreation Committee – Mr. Fried

 

Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Sewer and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

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

 

Public Safety Committee – Mr. Fried and Mr. Woodward

 

 

The following Committee Reports were presented:

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon two maturing Certificates of Deposit.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

 

 

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

 

Mr. Fried reported upon the recent receipt of two additional memorial bench orders.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

It was reported that a Regional Planning Commission Meeting was not held in the month of December.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon the 537 plan update. It was determined that Gilmore and Associates would have a representative at the February 10, 2020 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting to review the updated plan. It was recommended that members of the Planning Commission also attend the workshop meeting.  

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried reported upon the annual purchase requests from the Pennsylvania State Police and the local police departments.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

The monthly Township Engineers report was entered into the record.

 

A. Escrow Releases

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the following escrow release:

 

-          UPSD Middle School Land Development, Release #1 - $2,865,690.65

 

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. Final SALDO Escrow Release – Premier Trailer - $5,328.31

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the final SALDO escrow release for Premier Trailer in the amount of $5,328.31. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.

 

B. Otts Road Bridge Replacement Grant Agreement – Montgomery County Transportation Program

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to authorize signature to the Otts Road Bridge Replacement Grant Agreement with Montgomery County. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

C. Municipal Building Community Development Black Grant ADA Improvements Project Bid

 

It was reported that the contract had been awarded to AK Petersheim Builders at the Monday workshop meeting in the amount of $118,190.00.

 

New Business

 

A. Authorization to Solicit Proposals for Camelot Park Bench Shelters

 

It was reported that the Board of Supervisors authorized the solicitation of proposals for Camelot Park Bench Shelters at the Monday evening workshop meeting.

 

B. Sewage Operation and Maintenance Agreements – 1570 Layfield Road

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the Sewer Operation and Maintenance Agreement for 1570 Layfield Road. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward. The motion carried affirmatively with Mrs. Diehl recusing from the vote.

 

C. Resolution #2020-05 - QNB Bank Signatures Resolution

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Resolution #2020-05. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:32 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr.  Woodward and carried unanimously. 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager