UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

 

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting of September 8, 2020, conducted remotely through the Zoom platform, was called to order at 7:05 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.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Matt Ushler requested temporary closing of Woodbridge Lane for a socially distanced block party tentatively scheduled for September 26, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The Board of Supervisors authorized the temporary road closure of Woodbridge Lane.

 

Brandon Reed recommended either grading or the installation of stop blocks at the newly paved municipal building parking lot.

 

Pat Roeder expressed concern about excessive fireworks in the vicinity of Geryville Pike and East Buck Road.

 

Mike Cleary of Ridge Way discussed the status of the Powderbourne matter and indicated that shot landed on his property and in the setback area during the current week.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the August 11, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $20,000.00                for an inter-fund transfer from the Parks and Recreation Fund QNB Money Market to the Parks and Recreation Fund PLGIT Money Market. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

B.  Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $233,180.05, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $11,558.31 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $7,901.68. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

C.  Island Pump and Tank Final Payment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the final Island Pump and Tank payment in the amount of $13,749.90 as recommended by the Township Engineer.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward 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

 

Special items were not presented.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Northgate, Basin #5 and Relocation of Conflict Trees

 

The consensus of the Board of Supervisors was that the number of trees planned for the open space area would be sufficient along with the possible addition of a few trees in the bench areas where other trees are not currently planned for planting.  The Board of Supervisors expressed a consensus that there was not a need to relocate all of the conflict trees from Phase 5 into the open space area.

 

Discussion on the review of the Northgate basin was tabled in order to allow sufficient review time of the most recent stormwater calculations.

 

B.  Kain Wentz, Kraussdale Road, ATR – Age Targeted Residential Overlay

     District 

 

The Board of Supervisors reviewed and discussed the proposed age targeted residential overlay district with representatives of the developer.  Matters discussed included age targeted, age restricted, building heights, open space, parking and density. 

 

C.  Katherine and Robert Alberger Subdivision - Waivers

 

The waiver recommendations were tabled for further review.

 

D.  Green Meadows Subdivision – Waivers

 

The waiver recommendations were tabled for further review.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito and Manager Seitzinger presented the 2021 Township Budget work schedule.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried indicated that the Parks and Rec Committee is considering a relocation of the planned gazebo as a result of recent stormwater concerns related to the recent tropical storm.

 

Mr. Fried reported upon a planned Eagle Scout project to update the trail maps displayed at Camelot Park.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Mr. Rothenberger reported upon the most recent Regional Planning Commission meeting.  

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito noted that the September Authority meeting was rescheduled to September 10.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried reviewed inspections of stormwater concerns at the Parklands Subdivision and at the Woodlands Subdivision at Frye Road and Graber Road.

 

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

 

There was nothing new to report.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

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

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve the Reserve at Macoby Run Phase 4A Escrow Release No. 21 in the amount of $29,300.00.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the Reserve at Macoby Run Phase 4B Escrow Release No. 13 in the amount of $39,625.00.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

A.  Camelot Farm Land Lease

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the Camelot Farm Land Lease with James L. Yerger for use of the 13 acres of land at Camelot Farm.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.

 

B. Easement Agreement – Glenwood Chase

 

Mr. Woodward moved to approve the Easement Agreement for Glenwood Chase. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

New Business

 

A.  2021 Township Pension Minimum Municipal Obligation

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the 2021 Township Pension Minimum Municipal Obligation as prepared by the Township Actuary into the record.

 

 

 

B.  Real Estate Tax Refunds

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the following tax refunds:

 

1.       John and Joan Gehman, 3243 Gehman Road - $135..00

2.      Joseph Dennis, 1001 Macoby Creek Way - $139.00

3.      Mark and Kendall Godshall, Red Hill Road - $22.00

4.      Linda Wood, 1297 James Road - $43.00

 

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

 

C.  Signal Service Agreement

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to authorize continuing the Signal Service Agreement at the same rates as in the prior year.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Woodward and carried unanimously.

 

D. October Board of Supervisors Meeting

 

The Board of Supervisors discussed whether to hold an in person or Zoom meeting in October.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:01 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously. 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager