UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF APRIL 9, 2019

 

 

 

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, Eugene Fried, Ben Fiorito and Steven Rothenberger.  Staff members in attendance were Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, Thomas Latshaw, Road Foreman, Mike Wetzel, Fire Marshal 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 March 11, 2019 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the March 12, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve previously paid bills in the amount of $731.50 from the General Fund, $58,874.00 from the Road Improvement Fund and $4,194.25 from the Parks and Recreation Fund and to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $146,365.53, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $513.51, and Escrow Fund in the amount of $17,857.90.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.

 

B. Volunteer Incentive Program Contributions for 2018

 

Township Manager Seitzinger presented a summary concerning the volunteer incentive program contributions for 2018.

 

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 #2019-11, Richard K. Fain Fifteen Year Service Recognition Award – Planning Commission

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Resolution #2019-11. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously. A copy of the resolution was presented to Mr. Fain.

 

2. Ordinance #2019-05 – Amendment to the Township Code, Chapter 460, Vehicles and Traffic, Article II, Oversize Trucks

 

In the presence of a court reporter, the Chair of the meeting was turned over to Township Solicitor Joseph Bresnan.

 

Mr. Bresnan entered exhibits and reviewed the proposed provisions of the Ordinance. Comments were not presented.

 

 The Chair of the meeting was returned to Chairman Eugene Fried.

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Ordinance #2019-05.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A. Planning

 

1. Sweet Water Golf Tasting Room and Gillespie Electric Waiver Recommendations

 

The Planning Commission recommended waivers for the Sweet Water Golf Tasting Room and the Gillespie Electric Land Development Plan were tabled for further review.

 

2. Zoning – Melissa Sener Zoning Hearing – April 17, 2019

 

The Board of Supervisors reviewed and discussed the proposed application. It was noted that the Township Planning Commission did not provide a recommendation for or against the application. No action was taken.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon two new, 18 month Certificates 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 provided an update on the last meeting of the Parks and Recreation Committee. It was reported that the Parks and Recreation Committee recommended not to continue with the maintenance of the wildflower meadow at Camelot Park. The Township will monitor whether there is a need to remove Trees of Heaven at Macoby Run Park due to a spotted lantern fly infestation. It was requested that the road crew monitor the situation when conducting general maintenance at the park.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Mr. Rothenberger provided an update concerning bicycle planning in Montgomery County and an ongoing Green Lane Park Study.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito provided an update concerning the ongoing water line improvement project and ongoing discussions concerning local industry connection to the Township public sewer system.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried reported upon meetings held with PA Representative Simmons and PA Senator Mensch concerning possible grant funding for future bridge replacement projects.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried reported that the radar speed limit unit had been placed on Route 29 near the entrance to Red Hill Borough. Mr. Fried reported upon the Board of Supervisors sponsoring of two participants in the Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet Program at a total cost of $500.00.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

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

 

 

 

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

A. 2018 Audit Report

 

Manager Seitzinger distributed and reported upon the status of the completed 2018 Audit Report and Tax Collector Audit Report.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

A.  Fennel Road Culvert Replacement Bid Award

 

Mr. Fain moved to award the Fennel Road Culvert Replacement Project to the JVI Group in the amount of $229,932.73, the low bidder on the project. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

B. 2019 Bridge Maintenance Program Bid Award

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to award the 2019 Bridge Maintenance Program to Fares Farhat General Construction in the amount of $87,654.32, the low bidder on the project. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

C. Municipal Building HVAC and Electric Contract Bid Award

 

Mr. Fain moved to revise the award for the electric contract to Shannon A. Smith in the correct amount of $143,726.00. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

New Business

 

A. Municipal Building Underground Storage Tank Removal Award

 

Mr. Fain moved to award the underground storage tank removal proposal to J&J Environmental in the low proposal amount of $5,287.00 with an additional 70 cents per gallon for disposal of excess heating oil. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

B. PECO Natural Gas Service Agreement

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve entering into the Agreement with PECO for obtaining a natural gas service along with an approval to pay the initial required amount of $423.70. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously. 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager