UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES OF OCTOBER 12, 2021

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting of October 12, 2021, was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Fried followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Township Supervisors in attendance were Dorothy Diehl, Eugene Fried, Ben Fiorito, Steven Rothenberger and Timothy Woodward. Staff members in attendance were John Weber, Township Engineer; Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor; and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Curtis Teele of 743 Morris Road, East Greenville Borough, presented concerns regarding barking dogs located at an adjacent property in Upper Hanover Township. Mr. Weber explained the ongoing status of the barking dog problem. The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to authorize filing a citation against the owner of the dogs.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the Upper Hanover Township Board of Supervisors meeting minutes of September 14, 2021. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $12,180.00. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.

 

B. Fire Relief Payments – 2021

 

Chairman Fried reviewed the $48,164.45 in fire relief payments approved for payment in 2021.

 

C.  Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $129,950.22 Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $858.44, State Aid Fund in the amount of $223,767.20, and Escrow Fund in the amount of $15,832.44. 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

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the Fire Marshal Report into the record.

 

E.  Road Report

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the Road Report into the record.

 

Special Items

 

A. Resolution #2021-26 Edgar L. Stauffer, 20 Year Service Recognition Award, Upper Hanover Township Industrial Development Authority

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve Resolution #2021-26. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

An original of the resolution will be mailed to Edgar L. Stauffer.

 

B. Project Live

 

Bill Pyke of Project Live presented an overview on the status of the Project Live program.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A. Deerfield Subdivision Waivers

 

The Board of Supervisors tabled a decision on the seven requested waivers related to the Deerfield Subdivision.

 

B. Ryan Donavan Zoning Hearing, 3718 Layfield Road – October 20, 2021

 

The Board of Supervisors chose not to take a position on the zoning hearing application.

 

C. DeMeno Property Application for Rezoning

 

Manager Seitzinger reported upon the receipt of the DeMeno Property application for rezoning.

 

 

 

Committee Reports

 

A. Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported that two certificates of deposit were renewed at Univest Bank.

 

1. 2022 Township Budget

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon the status of the Township Budget and the scheduled Wednesday, October 27, 2021 budget meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at the Upper Hanover Township Building.

 

2. American Rescue Plan

 

Mr. Fiorito provided an update on the status.

 

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

 

Mrs. Diehl reported that the Board of Supervisors was holding interviews to replace the Township Manager. Chairman Fried stated that the Township Manager was scheduled to retire at the end of December 2021.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried provided an update on the most recent Parks and Recreation Committee meeting, the Trout Unlimited Project and the Eagle Scout projects.

 

D. Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Mr. Rothenberger provided an update.

 

E. Sewer and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported that The Upper Hanover Authority would meet on October 14, 2021 since the earlier October meeting was canceled.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried reported that he contacted the local police departments concerning purchase requests for the 2022 budget.

 

 

 

 

 

Township Engineer’s Report – Mr. Weber

 

Township Engineer Weber provided on update on the Otts Road Bridge replacement project and presented the monthly Township Engineer’s Report.

 

Township Manager’s Report – Mr. Seitzinger

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to authorize entering into an agreement with Morton Salt for the purchase of 800 tons of winter season road salt with delivery to be scheduled prior to the end of November.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report – Mr. Bresnan

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

A. Powderbourne Agreement

 

The status of the Powderbourne Agreement was reviewed.

 

New Business

 

A. 2022 Appointment Update

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that letters requesting interest in reappointments were sent.   

 

B. Fire Arms Safety

 

The Board of Supervisors discussed whether restrictions on the use of fire arms in certain higher density zoning districts should be considered. Discussion ensued. Three Township Supervisors were not in favor of proceeding further with the proposed ordinance restriction.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager