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, Eugene Fried, Ben Fiorito and Stephen Rothenberger. Also in attendance were Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, John Weber, Township Engineer and Stanley Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.
Mark Stannard of Trout Unlimited presented an overview of a proposed project to complete improvements along the section of the Hosensack Creek located at the Mill Hill Preservation Area. Mr. Rothenberger moved to authorize sending a letter of support for a grant application related to the project. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.
Douglas Crossin inquired concerning the status of the 2030 Corning Road Subdivision. John Weber reported that the subdivision received final approval and that the house on the new lot was moved forward and that additional notes were added to the plan concerning drainage and a swale area.
Mary Kershner provided comments in support of the Thomas Latshaw Agricultural Security Area Application.
Douglas Crossin inquired concerning planned bridge improvement projects in Upper Hanover Township as noted in a recent news article. The Board of Supervisors provided additional information on the planned bridge replacements.
John Gehman discussed requested waivers with the Board of Supervisors related to the Butter Valley Subdivision Application.
Appointments Scheduled to Expire
The Board of Supervisors reviewed the status of appointments scheduled to expire.
Authorization to Advertise Montgomery Avenue No Parking Ordinance
Manager Seitzinger explained that the existing no parking prohibition on Montgomery Avenue is listed based only upon the classification of the roadway. Discussion ensued concerning whether to add Montgomery Avenue to the no parking ordinance section of the Township Code of Ordinances.
Mr. Fain moved to authorize advertisement of a proposed no parking ordinance to add the listing of Montgomery Avenue. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.
Concession Stand Rental Fee
A brief discussion ensued concerning the establishment of a concession stand rental fee.
Manager Seitzinger reported that the newly completed concession stand was added to the Township insurance coverage.
Municipal Building Air Handler Cleaning Proposals
The proposals were reviewed. Mrs. Diehl moved to award the proposal to B&E Energy in the amount of $1,500.00 for the cleaning of the air handlers and in the amount of $425.00 for the installation of 2 filter grilles. The motion was seconded by Mr. Rothenberger and carried unanimously.
53-57 Gravel Pike
Township Engineer John Weber provided an update on the enforcement matter. Larry Taglieber, a resident located in the vicinity of the property, presented comments regarding the need for additional enforcement actions.
Repository Tax Property
The Board of Supervisors authorized sending a letter to Montgomery County concerning support for the proposed repository tax sale of tax parcel 57-00-00095-10-9 located on Bowers Mill Road with a lot size of 32,190 square feet.
Act 101 Update – Leaf Waste Recycling Program
Manager Seitzinger reported upon recent legislation that revised the population density requirement relating to the establishment of a mandatory recycling program with a yard/leaf waste drop-off component. The Board of Supervisor discussed whether to continue the existing monthly yard/leaf waste drop-off program.
Discussion ensued regarding concern that landscapers are making use of the yard/leaf waste drop-off location on Geryville Pike.
The Township Manager was asked to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to determine whether they may allow the shipment of yard/leaf waste to the old barn composting facility in Schwenksville now that the spotted lantern fly quarantine extends past that location.
Discussion ensued concerning a proposed cul-de-sac ordinance.
It was recommended that a proposed sign ordinance be tabled for further review.
It was reported that the Township Planning Commission is reviewing a proposed residential solar ordinance.
Review of December 11, 2018 Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Agenda
The agenda was reviewed.
Manager Seitzinger reported that the proposed professional fees for 2019 were included in the meeting packet for review.
Recess and Call Back to Order
Mr. Fain moved to recess the meeting at 9:20 p.m. The meeting was called back to order at 9:33 p.m.
Mr. Rothenberger moved to authorize advertisement of the proposed cul-de-sac ordinance. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.
Mr. Fain moved to approve a 3.0% annual salary increase. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried unanimously.
Mr. Rothenberger moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:27 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Diehl and carried unanimously.
Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr. Township Manager