UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF MAY 10, 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 Richard Fain, Ben Fiorito, Eugene Fried and Steven Rothenberger.  Staff members in attendance were Edward Skypala, Township Solicitor, Mike Wetzel, Fire Marshal, Thomas Latshaw, Road Foreman and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

A resident thanked the Board of Supervisors for installing additional signs at the intersection of East Buck Road and Geryville Pike. Chairman Fried reported that Montgomery County is currently reviewing other improvements at the intersection.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the April 11, 2016 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting Minutes and the April 12, 2016 Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively. 

 

Monthly Invoices

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization

 

There were not any previously paid bills scheduled for approval.

 

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 $43,385.24, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $6,215.03 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $17,340.77.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito 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.  The Board of Supervisors reviewed the new format for the monthly report.

 

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 Forman Latshaw entered the Road Report into the record.

 

Special Items

 

A.  Resolution # 2016-07, Service Recognition Award, Rachel L. Koder

 

Mr. Fain moved to adopt Resolution # 2016-07. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively. A copy of the Resolution was presented to Rachel L. Koder.

 

B. Public Hearing, Ordinance #2016-03, No Parking List Amendment to Add 10th

     Street and Macoby Creek Way, both sides, entire length (truck prohibition only)

 

The proposed ordinance was tabled and authorized for re-advertisement.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Zoning

 

The Board of Supervisors reviewed the Robert and Patricia Borneman Zoning Hearing scheduled for May 18, 2016 and the Allentown Refrigerated Terminals, Inc. Zoning Hearing scheduled for May 18, 2016. No action was taken.

 

The Board of Supervisors noted the Sweet Water Golf Course Conditional Use Hearing as scheduled for June 14, 2016.

 

B.  Subdivisions and Land Developments

 

1.  Richard A. Kulp Minor Subdivision Preliminary and Final Approval

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to provide preliminary and final plan approval for the Richard A. and Debra A. Kulp Subdivision as per the plan prepared by Aston Surveyors/Engineers, Inc., plan dated December 11, 2015, last revised March 17, 2016. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fried provided an update on current activities.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

An update on the most recent meeting was presented.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Chairman Fried reported that the Bridge and Road Committee is reviewing a resident concern regarding possible improvements at the Kutztown Road and Jacobs Saw Mill Road intersection.

 

G.  Public Safety Committee – Mr. Fried and Mrs. Diehl

 

Chairman Fried reported upon a new station commander at the Skippack Pennsylvania State Police Barracks. 

 

Chairman Fried commented upon incident reports received from the Upper Perkiomen Regional Police Department and thanked the department for their excellent assistance.

 

H. 275th Anniversary Committee

 

Manager Seitzinger provided an update of scheduled 275th Anniversary events.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

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

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

Manager Seitzinger reported upon the Relay for Life event scheduled at Camelot Park on May 14, 2016.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

Highway Truck and Hose Crimper

 

Supervisors reviewed proposals received for the 2017 Ford F550 Chassis, SD Super Cab as per CoStars prices.

 

Mr. Fain moved to accept the proposal from Fred Beans in the amount of $47,167.10 subject to verification that the CoStars proposal included all of the items delineated in the issued specification. If all items are not included in the total cost, the motion includes the recommendation to award to the lowest bidder in compliance with all specification requirements. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

The hose crimper proposals were tabled for further review.

 

New Business

 

A.  Resolution #2016-08, Designation of Agent – January 2016 Jonas Snowstorm

 

Mr. Fain moved to adopt Resolution #2016-08.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

B. Real Estate Tax Refund – Raeann B. Hofkin - $20.00

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the real estate tax refund to Raeann B. Hofkin in the amount of $20.00. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

C. Resolution #2016-09, Sterling Act Amendment

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve Resolution # 2016-09. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m.  The motion seconded by Mr. Fain and carried affirmatively. 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager