UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 10, 2021

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Vice-Chairman Fiorito followed by the pledge of allegiance to flag. Township Supervisors in attendance were Dorothy Diehl, Ben Fiorito, and Timothy Woodward. Staff members in attendance were Tom Latshaw, Road Foreman, John Weber, Township Engineer, Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the Upper Hanover Township Board of Supervisors meeting minutes of July 13, 2021. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization

 

It was noted that there were not any previously paid bills scheduled for approval at the meeting.

 

B.  Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $58,577.43, Road Improvement Fund in the amount of $64,461.28, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $1,315.61, State Aid Fund in the amount of $190,868.11, and Escrow Fund in the amount of $14,352.48. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl 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. Upper Perk YMCA – Community Impact – Michael J. Tannous, Executive Leader

 

Michael J. Tannous, Executive Leader of the Upper Perk YMCA presented a Community Impact presentation.

 

B. 2020 Service Recognition Awards

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the following resolutions:

 

·         Resolution #2021-12 – Brian Nester – 15 Years - IDA

·         Resolution #2021-13 – Michael Wetzel - 5 Years – Fire Marshal/EMC

·         Resolution #2021-14 – Kenneth Miley – 5 Years - TUHA

·         Resolution #2021-15 – Brandon Reed – 5 Years – Planning Commission

·         Resolution #2021-16 – Dennis Harpel – 5 Years – Historical Committee

·         Resolution #2021-17 – Kim Jacobs – 10 Years – Historical Committee

·         Resolution #2021-18 – Trevor Smith – 10 Years –Bldg. Code Appeals

·         Resolution #2021-19 – William Gillespie – 10 Years –Bldg. Code Appeals

·         Resolution #2021-20 – David Grubb – 10 Years – Bldg. Code Appeals

·         Resolution #2021-21 – David Grubb – 5 Years  - TUHA

 

The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A. 1904 Tollgate Road – Request for Waiver of Land Development

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the Upper Hanover Township Planning Commission recommended approval of the waiver of land development for the 1904 Tollgate Road Project that is located mainly in Hereford Township with a small section of the parcel located in Upper Hanover Township.

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the waiver of land development for GMS Environmental – 1904 Tollgate Road. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

B. Tracey Diehl for Wawa Zoning Hearing – August 18, 2021

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the Planning Commission did not take a position for or against the zoning hearing application. The Board of Supervisors also chose not to take a position for or against the application.

Committee Reports

 

A. Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported that recent certificates of deposit were renewed at a .35 percent interest rate with Univest.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve Resolution #2021-22, New Goshenhoppen Church Farmland Preservation local match to approve the participation of Upper Hanover Township at 15 percent for the open space preservation. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

D. Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

It was reported that a July meeting was not held.

 

E. Sewer and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported that a ten inch water line will need to be relocated as part of the Otts Road Bridge replacement project. Discussion ensued concerning the associated costs and the usual procedure for moving utilities located in a public right of way.

 

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

 

A. Mill Hill Boy Scout Cabin Rest Room

 

John Weber reported upon a proposed septic tank to replace the existing out house facility at the Mill Hill Boy Scout cabin area. The estimate on the tank is $1,200 with an additional estimate of $2,500 for the building. Staff will review whether access is available for a truck to conduct required pumping at the location.

 

B. Resolution #2021-23, Reserve at Macoby Run Phase 4B

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adopt Resolution #2021-23 to authorize the acceptance of Cedarbrook Lane. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve Reserve at Macoby Run Phase 4B escrow release #16 in the amount of $20,568.45. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

C. Deerfield Subdivision

 

Discussion ensued concerning the out flow of stormwater from the Deerfield Subdivision concerning what impact that may have on the properties located in Upper Hanover Township.

 

Township Manager’s Report – Mr. Seitzinger

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report – Mr. Bresnan

 

Mr. Bresnan reported that the Powderbourne Agreement was nearing completion.

 

Old Business

 

A. Line Painting Proposals

 

Mr. Woodward moved to authorize awarding the line painting contract to the low proposal from Guidemark in the amount of $21,300.60. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

B. Hough Associates Recycling Data Collection Agreement

 

Mr. Woodward moved to authorize a three year agreement with Hough Associates for the collection of recycling data for the reporting years of 2021, 2022 and 2023. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

C. American Rescue Plan

 

Mr. Seitzinger reported on the status of the finalization of American Rescue Plan rules and regulations.

 

New Business

 

A. PennDOT Winter Snow Services Agreement

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve the PennDOT Winter Snow Services Agreement for the 2021/2022 season. The motion was seconded Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

B. 2022 DVHT Health Insurance

 

The Board of Supervisors approved continuing the current DVHT Health Insurance coverage without change in 2022.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting to an executive session concerning matters of personnel at 8:38 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried affirmatively.

 

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                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager