UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 11, 2020

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Vice-Chairman Ben Fiorito followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Township Supervisors in attendance were Ben Fiorito, Steven Rothenberger and Timothy Woodward.  Staff members in attendance were Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, John Weber, Township Engineer, Mike Wetzel, Fire Marshal, and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Mrs. Cleary and Alan Gryshuk, Ridge Way residents, presented comments concerning the status of the Powderbourne Gun Club. Mr. Fiorito indicated that the Township was working to draw up agreed upon restrictions that will be implemented working toward a resolution of the problem.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the January 13, 2020 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the January 14, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

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

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve previously paid bills in the amount of $8,401.59 from the General Fund, $250,000.00 from the Capital Reserve Fund and $500,000.00 from the Road Improvement Fund and to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $93,506.14, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $365.68, and Escrow Fund in the amount of $14,854.64.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger 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

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the monthly Road Report into the record.

 

Special Items

 

A. Public Hearing - William Chrisman Conditional Use Application

 

The Chair of the meeting was turned over to Township Solicitor Bresnan.

 

In the presence of a court reporter Mr. Bresnan entered exhibits into the record. Mr. Chrisman provided a description and explanation on the use for the proposed pole barn. Ian Kreiner, Montgomery Avenue resident, expressed support for the proposed pole barn.

 

The Chair of the meeting was returned to Vice-Chairman Fiorito.

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve the conditional use application for the William Chrisman pole barn to be located at 801 Montgomery Avenue. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

Mr. Bresnan indicated that he would forward a next day letter and provide a formal approval within 45 days of the hearing.

 

B. Public Hearing – Ordinance #2020-01, Zoning Ordinance Amendment, Electronic Signs

 

The Chair of the meeting was turned over to Township Solicitor Bresnan.

 

In the presence of a court reporter Mr. Bresnan reviewed the purpose of the Ordinance and entered exhibits into the record.

 

The Chair of the meeting was returned to Vice-Chairman Fiorito.

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Ordinance #2020-01, Zoning Ordinance

Amendment, Electronic Signs. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

B. Ordinance #2020-02, Burning Ordinance Amendment

 

Mr. Bresnan explained the Burning Ordinance Amendment. Questions and comments from the public or Board of Supervisors were not presented.

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Ordinance #2020-02, Burning Ordinance Amendment. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

Planning and Zoning

 

Manager Seitzinger reported upon the Five K, LLC Zoning Hearing and the Anthony Noland Zoning Hearing, both scheduled for February 25, 2020. Mr. Seitzinger also reported upon the Ben Kemmerer Conditional Use Hearing scheduled for March 10, 2020.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon two Certificates of Deposit that were recently renewed.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Mr. Rothenberger reported upon the Green Lane Stewardship Project.  

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

Township Engineer Weber reviewed the monthly Township Engineer’s Report.

 

Mr. Weber and the Board of Supervisors discussed a proposed agricultural building to be located on Adams Road.

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

A. Camelot Park Bench Shelters/Dugouts Proposals

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that only one proposal was received for the Camelot Park Bench Shelters/Dugouts Project and the proposal cost exceeded the bid requirement limit.

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to reject the proposal from Brock T. Leister. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

The Board of Supervisors agreed that they will discuss options for proceeding with the project at the March Workshop Meeting.

 

B. Sewer and Water Committee Report

 

Mr. Fiorito reported that The Upper Hanover Authority Board of Directors approved the updated 537 Sewage Facilities Plan. The plan will be discussed at the March 9, 2020 Board of Supervisors workshop meeting.

 

C. Propane Proposals Award

 

Mr. Woodward moved to award the 2020/2021 propane proposal to Eddinger Propane as per the low proposal. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

D. Resolution #2020-01A, Fee Schedule Amendment

 

Mr. Woodward moved to adopt Resolution #2020-01A, Fee Schedule Amendment. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

New Business

 

A. Bituminous Seal Coat AMS Contract Extension

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to authorize extending the original contract for one additional year with Asphalt Maintenance Solutions for the oil and chip bituminous seal coat project. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

B. Authorization to Bid Road Materials and Equipment Rental

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to authorize the bidding of the road materials and equipment rentals. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

 

 

C. Authorization to Solicit Turf Care Proposals

 

Mr. Woodward moved to authorize solicitation of Turf Care Proposals. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

D. Real Estate Tax Refunds

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the Kosydar, 1016 Cedarbrook Lane tax refund in the amount of $22.00 and the Bowser, 1052 Mill Hill Road tax refund in the amount of $120.00. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Woodward moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr.  Rothenberger and carried affirmatively. 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager