UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JUNE 13, 2017

 

 

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 Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, Thomas Latshaw, Road Foreman, Michael Wetzel, Fire Marshal, John Weber, Township Engineer and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Chairman Fried announced that an executive session concerning matters of litigation had preceded the meeting.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Joy Rutter of Saddlewood Drive indicated that three neighbors on Saddlewood Drive at the Reserve at Macoby Run Development would like to eliminate the one foot property line side yard setback requirement in order that they can jointly install a contiguous fence.  The Board of Supervisors discussed options and procedures for amending the Ordinance.

 

Melanie Cunningham stated that she is opposed to Upper Hanover Township granting preliminary approval for the Upper Perkiomen School District Middle School Land Development.

 

Bill Christman, Montgomery Avenue, indicated that he did not agree with the settlement between the school district and Upper Hanover Township.  Mr. Christman presented questions concerning changes in stormwater runoff at the project.  Township Engineer Weber reported that the plan changes will present a reduction from existing conditions. 

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the May 8, 2017 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the May 9, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

Monthly Invoices

 

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

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the previously paid bills in the amount of $14,786.18 from the General Fund and to approve the monthly bills payment in General Fund in the amount of $ 105,830.54, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $2,108.27 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $25,545.68.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito 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

 

Road Foreman Latshaw entered the Road Report into the record.

 

Special Items

 

A.  Resolution #2017-22, Five Year Service Recognition Award – Judy A.

      Rothenberger, Parks and Recreation Committee

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Resolution #2017-22.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.  A copy of the resolution was presented to Judy A. Rothenberger.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Zoning

 

There was not any new zoning to present.

 

B.  Subdivision and Land Developments

 

1.  Geryville Self Storage Waiver Recommendations

 

Karl Leitner inquired as to whether a waiver approval and preliminary plan approval could occur at the next meeting.  Township Solicitor Bresnan indicated that the Board of Supervisor could consider the approvals in that fashion.  The waiver recommendations were tabled for further review.

 

 

 

 

2.  Glenwood Chase minor Subdivision Preliminary and Final Approval

 

The plan was tabled for further review.

 

3.  Glenwood Chase Amended Final Plan Approval

 

The plan was tabled for further review.

 

4.  Upper Perkiomen School District Lot Consolidation Plan Preliminary and Final

     Approval – Resolution #2017-25

 

Joseph Clements represented the Upper Perkiomen School District.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Fiorito moved to adopt Resolution #2017-25.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively with Mr. Fain recusing himself from the vote.

 

5.  Upper Perkiomen School District Middle School Preliminary Land Development

     Plan Approval – Resolution #2017-26

 

Discussion ensued.  Mr. Fiorito moved to adopt Resolution #2017-26.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively with Mr. Fain recusing himself from the vote.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito provided an update on recent certificate of deposit investments.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Chairman Fried reported that the next Parks and Recreation Committee meeting would occur at the Mill Hill Preservation area.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Mr. Rothenberger reported that the May meeting was canceled.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fiorito reported upon the status of the Route 663 PennDot bridge projects.

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

 

The Board of Supervisors recommended that the speed limit radar unit should be placed on Ward Road, King Road, Wild Run Road and Bowers Mill Road.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

A.  Escrow Releases – Parklands Release #18 - $148,861.39

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve Parklands Escrow Release #18 in the amount of $148,861.39.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.

 

B.  Olson and Koch Final Cash Escrow Release - $145.00

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve a final cash escrow release for the Olson and Koch Subdivision in the amount of $145.00.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried unanimously.

 

C.  Advanced Gas (Matheson Tri-Gas) Release from 18 Month Maintenance Period

 

Township Engineer Weber reported that the 18 month maintenance period was successfully and fully completed.  A final release of the project from the 18 month maintenance period was entered into the record.

 

Township Manager’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Solicitor’s Report

 

A report was not presented.

 

Old Business

 

A.  Lesher Mill Road Bridge Guide Rail Placement Contract Award

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the contract award to J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. in the amount of $11,750.00.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.

 

Discussion ensued concerning the long term plans for the Lesher Mill Road Bridge.

 

New Business

 

A.  Agricultural Easements

 

Discussion ensued concerning a request for 15% funding relating to participation in the Miller Farm and Lukof Farm preservation projects.  The Board of Supervisors requested

 

 

 

that the Township Manager confer with Montgomery County to determine if they are willing to accept a 10% local share.

 

B.  Authorization to Solicit Line Painting Proposals

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to authorize the annual solicitation of line painting proposals.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously. 

 

C.  Charlene Treffinger

    

Manager Seitzinger reported upon the recent passing of Charlene Treffinger who served Upper Hanover Township as the Municipal Secretary for 15 years.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously. 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager