UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 12, 2016

 

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 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, Eugene Fried and Steven Rothenberger.  Staff members in attendance were Edward Skypala, Township Solicitor, Mike Wetzel, Fire Marshal and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Ginene Mozzone expressed concerns about the number of accidents occurring at the intersection of East Buck Road and Geryville Pike. The Board of Supervisors reported that the Township Engineer will review the status of the intersection.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the December 7, 2015 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting Minutes, the December 8, 2015 Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Minutes and the January 4, 2016 Board of Supervisors Organization Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Monthly Invoices

 

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

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $786,379.90 from the General Fund. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $104,645.03 Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $1,000.87 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $13,835.63. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain 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

 

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

 

E.  Road Report

 

The Road Report was entered into the record.

 

Special Items

 

A.  Public Hearing, German Reformed Congregation, 1073 Church Road,

      Agricultural Security Area  

 

The Chair of the meeting was turned over to Township Solicitor Edward Skypala.

 

Mr. Skypala entered the following exhibits into the record:

 

Agricultural Security Area Application

 

Public Notice

 

Proof of Publication

 

Transmittal Letter to Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee

 

Certification of Posting

 

Montgomery County Planning Commission Review Letter

 

Mr. Skypala requested testimony. None of the citizens in attendance offered testimony. Mr. Skypala requested a motion on the approval resolution.

 

Mr. Fain moved to adopt Resolution #2016-05 to add the German Reform Congregation Church at 1073 Church Road to the Upper Hanover Township Agricultural Security Area. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

The Chair of the meeting was returned to Chairman Fried.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Zoning

 

 

 

1.  American Legion Post 184 – Zoning Hearing Application and Conditional Use

     Application

    

Manager Seitzinger reported that the Zoning Hearing Application will be heard on February 17, 2016 and the Conditional Use Hearing Application will be heard on March 8, 2016.

 

B.  Subdivisions and Land Developments

 

1. Wood Tract Lot Line Adjustment

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the preliminary and final approval of the Wood Tract Lot Line Adjustment was authorized at the January 11, 2016 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting along with the approval of associated waivers.

 

2016 Committee Appointments

 

Mr. Fried presented the following committee appointments for 2016:

 

Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Personnel Committee – Mrs. Diehl and Mr. Fain

 

Open Space, Parks and Recreation Committee – Mr. Fried

 

Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Sewer and Water Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Bridge and Road Committee - Mr. Fiorito and Mr. Fried

 

Public Safety Committee - Mrs. Diehl and Mr. Fried

 

275th Anniversary Committee – Mrs. Diehl and Mr. Fried

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the monthly Engineer’s Report into the record.

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the Andrews Lane Subdivision Escrow Release # 2 - $14,125.65. 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

 

Old Business was not presented.

 

New Business

 

A.  Highway Trucks – 2016

 

The matter was tabled for further review.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:28 p.m.  The motion seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously. 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager