UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 14, 2020
Call to Order and Roll Call
The meeting of July 14, 2020, conducted remotely through the Zoom platform, was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Fried. Township Supervisors in attendance were Dorothy Diehl, Eugene Fried, Ben Fiorito, Steven Rothenberger and Timothy Woodward. Staff members in attendance were Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, John Weber, Township Engineer, and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.
Citizens in attendance did not present comments.
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the June 9, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.
A. Previously Paid Bills Authorization and Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid
Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $250,000.00 that was an inter-fund transfer from the Parks and Recreation Fund to create a new certificate of deposit investment and to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $403,718.66, Open Space Fund in the amount of $667.50, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $5,110.25 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $6,211.55. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.
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.
A. 801-806 Gravel Pike Village Centre Redevelopment Plan – Jim Savard
Jim Savard presented a concept plan for a proposed apartment/office facility at 801-806 Gravel Pike. Members of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission expressed general support for the redevelopment concept.
B. Otts Road Bridge Authorization to Bid
The Board of Supervisors recommended that the new Otts Road Bridge include a sidewalk along with an identified bike path on the street level.
Mr. Woodward moved to authorize bidding of the Otts Road Bridge Replacement Project. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.
Discussion ensued concerning the status of the Powderbourne Gun Club.
Planning and Zoning
A. Waiver of Land Development, 1904 Tollgate Road, Hereford and Upper
Township Engineer Weber presented an overview of the proposed land development mainly located in Hereford Township. Discussion ensued. Mrs. Diehl moved to approve a waiver of land development for the 1904 Tollgate Road Project. The motion was seconded Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.
B. 2096 Kraussdale Road
Discussion ensued concerning a proposed 3,200 square foot pole barn to be located on the 5 acre property at 2096 Kraussdale Road. Mr. Weber noted that a variance would be required for the setback of the pole barn. The Board of Supervisors agreed that since the pole barn was an agricultural use, there was no need to obtain a building permit or conditional use approval.
A. Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito
Mr. Fiorito provided an update on certificate of deposit investments.
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 previous parks and recreation meeting.
The Board of Supervisors agreed that the Valley Soccer League could make use of the soccer field into the month of November in 2020.
It was noted that work was expected to start on the dugout/bench shelters in late July.
D. Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger
A report was not presented.
E. Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito
Mr. Fiorito reported that the deadline for comments on the public notice for the updated Perkiomen Service Area Act 537 Plan was scheduled to expire on July 17, 2020.
F. Bridge and Road Committee – Mr. Fried and Mr. Fiorito
Mr. Fried reported on the status of the West Forty Storm Drainage Improvements Project.
G. Public Safety Committee – Mr. Fried and Mr. Woodward
Discussion ensued concerning the purchase of a portable speed limit radar unit.
Township Engineer’s Report
Township Engineer Weber presented his monthly report.
Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Andrews Lane Subdivision Release No. 7 in the amount of $36,537.90. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.
Township Manager’s Report
Manager Seitzinger explained the updated payments in the second year of the five year Winter Services Agreement with PennDot.
Township Solicitor’s Report
A report was not presented.
A. Barbara Akins Auditor Renewal Proposal – 2020, 2021 and 2022 Audit Years
Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the renewal of the Barbara Akins Auditor appointment for the completion of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 audit years. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.
A. 13 Acre Farm Land Lease
Mrs. Diehl moved to authorize termination of the 13 acre farm land lease with Kevin Niehls. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.
B. Line Painting Proposals
Mr. Rothenberger moved to award the line painting proposals to the low proposal from Midlantic Marking, Inc. in the amount of $11,707.12. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.
C. Authorization to Sell Vehicles on Municibid
The Board of Supervisors authorized selling the 2001 Mack and the 1998 International on Municibid.
D. Resolution #2020-08, County Transportation Grant Application for St. Paul’s
Church Road Bridge Replacement Project
Mr. Woodward moved to approve Resolution #2020-08. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.
E. Resolution #2020-09, MS4 Grant Program Application
Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Resolution #2020-09. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.
Mr. Rothenberger moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:33 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.
Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.