UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 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 and Eugene Fried.  Staff members in attendance were Edward Skypala, Township Solicitor and Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Citizens in attendance did not present comments.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the June 13, 2016 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting Minutes and the June 14, 2016 Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively. 

 

Monthly Invoices

 

A.  Previously Paid Bills Authorization

 

There were not any previously paid bills listed for approval.

 

B.  Approval of Monthly Bills to be Paid

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to approve the monthly bills payment in the General Fund in the amount of $306,997.13, Parks and Recreation Fund in the amount of $4,712.98 and Escrow Fund in the amount of $18,297.94. 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

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the Fire Marshal Report into the record. 

 

E.  Road Report

 

Manager Seitzinger entered the Road Report into the record.

 

Special Items

 

A.  Resolution # 2016-11, Ten Year Service Recognition Award, Jacqueline Fiorito,

      Planning Commission

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve Resolution #2016-11.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.  A copy of the Service Recognition Award was presented to Jacqueline Fiorito.

 

Planning and Zoning

 

A.  Zoning

 

Zoning was not presented.

 

B.  Subdivisions and Land Developments

 

1.  Northgate Phase 5B

 

Mr. Seitzinger reported that a waiver of review time requirements for Northgate Phase 5B was received by the Township.

 

The Board of Supervisors requested a revision in the Development Agreement to indicate that use and occupancy permits will not be issued for Phase 5A until Northgate Boulevard is completed with the exception of the final roadway top.

 

Mr. Fain moved to approve the Northgate Phase 5B Subdivision Plan as per the plan prepared by Van Cleef Engineering Associates dated April 1, 2016, last revised June 6, 2016 subject to the Gilmore and Associates review letter dated June 30, 2016, the Upper Hanover Authority final approval of Phase 5B and the approval of an addendum to the Phase 5A Development Agreement relating to required binder paving of Northgate Boulevard to East Buck Road prior to occupancy permit issuance.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl 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 the last Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting.  The Board of Supervisors concurred with allowing the Valley Café to make use of a gas grill for an upcoming rental at Camelot Park, provided that the grill is located a sufficient distance from the pavilion.

 

D.  Regional Planning and Planning Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

A report was not presented.

 

E.  Sewage and Water Committee – Mr. Rothenberger

 

A report was not presented.

 

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

 

Mr. Fiorito reported on the status of the Water Street paving project.

 

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

 

Chairman Fried reported that he met recently with Lieutenant Rodrigues of the Pennsylvania State Police Skippack Barracks.

 

H. 275th Anniversary Committee

 

Manager Seitzinger reported that the pontoon boat tour program was sold out for the scheduled times and additional times were added.

 

Township Engineer’s Report

 

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.  PA DEP Wood Chipper Grant Agreement and Proposals

 

Mr. Fiorito moved to approve the PA DEP Wood Chipper Grant Agreement for a grant in the amount of $31,992.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

B.  Wood Chipper Purchase

 

Mr. Fain moved to authorize the purchase of a Morbark Beever M112R Wood Chipper from Best Line Equipment in the amount of $35,547.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried affirmatively.

 

New Business

 

Chairman Fried reported that the Chamber of Commerce received approval for the grant relating to the Wayfinding Sign Project.

 

Adjournment

 

Mr. Fain moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively. 

 

 

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.

Township Manager