UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF DECEMBER 13, 2016

 

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman Eugene Fried followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Township Supervisors in attendance were Dorothy Diehl, Richard Fain, Ben Fiorito and Eugene Fried.  Staff members in attendance were Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, Thomas Latshaw, Road Foreman, Michael Wetzel, Fire Marshal and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Bill Kalb of 1050 Church Road recommended that the Board of Supervisors consider changing Landis Lane from a two way road to a one way road with traffic running from Church Road to Schoolhouse Road.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the November 7, 2016 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting Minutes and the November 8, 2016 Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

Monthly Invoices

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization and Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $14,515.96                      from the General Fund and $30,256.00 from the Machinery Fund. The monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $808,455.15, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $ 555.00 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $28,365.24. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain 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

 

Fire Marshal Wetzel entered the Fire Marshal Report into the record. 

 

E.  Road Report

 

Road Foreman Latshaw entered the Road Report into the record.

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to authorize the payment of the Lancaster Truck Body invoices related to the purchase of the 2017 Mack dump truck prior to the end of December. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

Special Items

 

A.  Resolution #2016-20, Service Recognition Award – David S. Conrad

 

Mr. Fain moved to adopt Resolution #2016-20. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively. A copy of the resolution was presented to David Conrad.

 

B. Service Recognition Award – Township Manager - Stanley Seitzinger, Jr.

 

The Board of Supervisor presented Township Manager Stan Seitzinger with a service recognition award for his efforts to organize the Township’s 275 Anniversary program.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

Planning and Zoning were not presented.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

1. Resolution #2016-19, Adoption of 2017 Township Budget and Establishment of

    2017 Tax Rates

 

Mr. Fain moved to adopt Resolution #2016-19. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

2. Adoption of 2017 Township Salary Schedule

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to adopt the 2017 Township Salary Schedule. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried affirmatively.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

 

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

 

Chairman Fried reported upon the status of the Mill Hill trail project. Chairman Fried indicated that the Parks and Recreation Committee is reviewing proposed batting cage rules.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Manager Seitzinger provided an update.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Chairman Fried indicated that the Township received positive comments concerning road crew work during a recent snow and ice event.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the following escrow releases:

 

1.      Andrews Lane Subdivision – Release No. 3 $13,422.51

2.      Upper Perkiomen Valley YMCA – Release No. 2 - $487,924.07

 

The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

Mr. Fain moved to authorize the Highway Committee to approve the purchase of a hose crimper subject to a final review of cost proposals. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

A.  Resolution #2016-14, Application for Traffic Signal Approval

 

Chairman Fried reported that the matter was tabled along with proposed Middle School land development waivers at the Monday evening workshop meeting and that the matters would be reconsidered at the January Board of Supervisors meeting.

 

 

 

 

B. Munici-Bid – 2003 International Truck Award

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to accept the Munici-Bid auction in the amount of $17,800.00 to Patrick Ponto. The Motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried affirmatively.

 

New Business

 

New business was not presented.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried affirmatively. 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager