UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 9, 2021

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting of November 9, 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 Eugene Fried, Ben Fiorito, Steven Rothenberger and Timothy Woodward. Staff members in attendance were John Weber, Township Engineer, Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, Thomas 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 Upper Hanover Township Board of Supervisors meeting minutes of October 12, 2021 and the special meeting minutes of October 27, 2021. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $11,625.51. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

B.  Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $55,468.70 Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $1,310.17 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $6,926.18. 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

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the Fire Marshal Report into the record.

 

E.  Road Report

 

Road Foreman Latshaw entered the Road Report into the record.

 

Special Items

 

A. Resolution #2021-27 Carol A. Leight, Five Year Service Recognition Award, Upper Hanover Township Parks and Recreation Committee

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve Resolution #2021-27. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

A copy of the resolution was presented to Carol A. Leight.

 

B. Resolution #2021-28 Dennis R. Schoenly, III, Community Service Recognition Award

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve Resolution #2021-28. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

A copy of the resolution was presented to Dennis R. Schoenly, III.

 

C. Hawk Strategies – Micro-Surfacing

 

Justin Simmons and Walter Percy of Asphalt Paving Systems presented information concerning micro-surfacing.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A. Authorization to Advertise Rezoning Public Hearing – D.R. Horton/DeMeno Rezoning Application

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Resolution #2021-29 to schedule the rezoning public hearing for D.R. Horton/DeMeno rezoning application for Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

Committee Reports

 

A. Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

1. Authorization to Advertise 2022 Township Budget

 

Mr. Fiorito provided an overview of the 2022 Township Budget. Mr. Rothenberger moved to authorize advertisement of the 2022 Township Budget. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

2. American Rescue Plan

 

Mr. Fiorito provided an update.

 

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

 

1. Township Manager Hiring Approval

 

Mr. Fried announced that the item would be tabled and that a special meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7 p.m.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried provided an update.

 

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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved the Upper Hanover Township 537 plan update for the Perkiomen Study Area.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Engineer’s Report – Mr. Weber

 

Township Engineer Weber entered the monthly Township Engineer’s Report into the record.

 

Discussion ensued concerning the status of the Otts Road Bridge replacement project as planned for completion in 2022.

 

Township Manager’s Report – Mr. Seitzinger

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report – Mr. Bresnan

 

Mr. Bresnan provided an update on the status of the Powderbourne Agreement.

 

 

Old Business

 

A. 2022 Appointments Update

 

Manager Seitzinger presented the latest updates.

 

B. Offer to Purchase and Summary of Just Compensation – Part of 1124 Church Road

 

The Board of Supervisors agreed to accept an $800 payment from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation relating to the small section of property required for the replacement of the bridge on Church Road.

 

New Business

 

A. DVHT Rate Stabilization Fund   

 

The Board of Supervisors directed that the rate stabilization fund balance should be applied for the 2022 Health Insurance renewal.

 

B. Resolution #2021-29, Designation of Agent Resolution for Tropical Storm Ida Funding

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to adopt Resolution #2021-29. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

C. Resolution #2021-30, Authorize Township Manager to Submit the PennDOT Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement and to Submit Future Traffic Signal Applications to PennDOT

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Resolution #2021-30. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

D. Resolution #2021-31, Inter-Fund Transfer Authorization

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to adopt Resolution #2021-31. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

E. Right of Way Tree Maintenance Proposals

 

The Board of Supervisors agreed to award the contract for the 2021 Right of Way Tree Maintenance proposals to the low proposal from ProMark in the amount of $10,250.

 

F. 2022 Meeting Dates and Times

 

The Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved the proposed meeting dates for 2022.

 

 

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager