UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 11, 2017

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice-Chairman Richard Fain followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Township Supervisors in attendance were Dorothy Diehl, Richard Fain, Ben Fiorito and Steven Rothenberger.  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

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the June 12, 2017 Workshop Meeting Minutes and the June 13, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

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 $8.00 from the General Fund and $10,000.00 from the Parks and Recreation Fund and to approve the monthly bills payment in General Fund in the amount of $ 363,969.03, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $965.22 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $28,462.28.  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. 

 

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 #2017-27, Ten Year Service Recognition Award – Richard H. Specht,

      Industrial Development Authority

     

Mrs. Diehl moved to adopt Resolution #2017-27.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.  A copy of the resolution was presented to Richard Specht.

 

B.  Public Hearing – WGI Holdings, LLC Transfer of Liquor License

 

The Chair of the meeting was turned over to Township Solicitor Joseph Bresnan.  Mr. Bresnan, in the presence of a court reporter, called the public hearing to order to consider the application of WGI Holdings, LLC for approval of a transfer of a restaurant liquor license into Upper Hanover Township.  Mr. Bresnan entered the following items into the record:

 

1.      June 5, 2017 Letter Request from David Walsh of WGI Holdings, LLC for     transfer of liquor license.

2.      Public Hearing Notice

3.      Public Hearing Notice Proof of Publication from Pottstown Mercury

 

Mr. Walsh presented the request for the transfer of the liquor license.  Citizens in attendance or the Board of Supervisors did not present comments.  The public hearing was concluded.

 

C.  Resolution #2017-28, Approval of Transfer of Liquor License

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to adopt Resolution #2017-28.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

D.  Authorization to Advertise Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment – Ordinance

      #2017-01

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to authorize advertisement of proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment, Ordinance #2017-01.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Zoning

1. Gravel 38, LLC Zoning Hearing

 

The Board of Supervisors discussed the scheduled zoning hearing. 

 

B.  Subdivision and Land Developments

 

1.  Geryville Self Storage Waiver Recommendations

 

Karl Leitner. P.E. of Barry Isett & Associates represented the applicant.  Mr. Fain announced that he will recuse himself from any vote concerning the Geryville Self Storage Project since he is employed by Barry Isett & Associates.

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the following waivers for the Geryville Self Storage Land Development Project:

 

A.    Section 425-402.G and 425-403.E(4)(b), requiring road widening.

B.     Section 425-410, requiring sidewalks, curbs and storm sewer.

C.     Section 425-411, requiring a traffic impact study.

 

The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively with Mr. Fain recusing himself from the vote.

 

2. Geryville Self Storage Preliminary Plan Approval

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve Resolution #2017-32 for preliminary plan approval of the Geryville Self Storage Land Development Project. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried affirmatively with Mr. Fain recusing himself from the vote.

 

3.  Schultz Tract Minor Subdivision Preliminary and Final Approval

 

The project was tabled.

 

4. Glenwood Chase Amended Final Plan Approval

 

The project was tabled.

 

Committee Reports

 

A.  Budget and Finance Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

Mr. Rothenberger indicated that the June Regional Planning Commission Meeting was canceled.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Fiorito

 

Mr. Fiorito reported an update on the water line replacement project.

 

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

 

Discussion ensued concerning the status of the Fruitville Road Bridge Project.

 

Vice-Chairman Fain appointed a subcommittee of Ben Fiorito and Steven Rothenberger to arrange a meeting with Montgomery County officials to further discuss the status of the Fruitville Road Bridge Replacement Project.

 

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

 

A report was not presented.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

A. Escrow Releases

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve the following escrow releases:

 

1.      Reserve at Macoby Run, Phase 4A, Release #9 - $29,319.80

 

2.      Reserve at Macoby Run, Phase 4B, Release #3 - $35,352.00

 

The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

The Township Engineer’s Report 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. Line Painting Proposals

 

Vice-Chairman Fain reported that the line painting proposal award was approved at the workshop meeting for award to Midlantic Marking, Inc. in the amount of $9,452.70.

B. Executive Session Announcement

 

Vice-Chairman Fain announced that an executive session regarding a current legal matter was held after the July 10, 2017 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting.

 

New Business

 

A.  Agricultural Easements – Farmland Preservation

 

1. Resolution #2017-23 – Miller Farm

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Resolution #2017-23. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

2. Resolution #2017-24 – Lukof Farm

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adopt Resolution #2017-24. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

 

B.  Resolution #2017-29, Establishment of Sign District

 

 Mrs. Diehl moved to adopt Resolution #2017-29. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried affirmatively.

 

C.  Real Estate Tax Refund – Harvey and Deborah Scholl - $43.00

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to approve a Real Estate Refund for Harvey and Deborah Scholl in the amount was $43.00. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

    

D. Authorization to Advertise Review Comment Period for the Upper Hanover Township Pollutant Reduction Plan for the Green Lane Reservoir

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to authorize advertisement of the review and comment period for the Upper Hanover Township Pollutant Reduction Plan for the Green Lane Reservoir as per MS4 requirements. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fain and carried affirmatively.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Rothenberger moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively. 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager