The regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Makefield was held in the Municipal Building on February 21, 2000. Vice Chairman Fazzalore called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. noting that the Board had been meeting in Executive Session since 6:30 p.m. to discuss personnel and real estate items. He noted Mr. Hackman was able to join them briefly in Executive Session and is recovering.

Those present:

Board of Supervisors:

Frank Fazzalore, Vice Chairman
Scott Fegley, Secretary/Treasurer
Fred Allan, Member
Grace Godshalk, Member


Terry Fedorchak, Township Manager
Jeffrey Garton, Township Solicitor
Duke Doherty, Township Engineer
Joseph Bainbridge, Acting Chief of Police


Wesley Hackman, Supervisor Chairman


Ms. Gaye of 21 Spring Lane expressed concern with water problems in her area. She stated she understands drains were to be installed to go into the holding basin on the north side of Quarry Road or the holding basin on the west side of Lindenhurst Road. She has since been given a map that shows those drains go directly into the creek that goes through the rear yards. She stated an unmetered flow of water is coming directly off Quarry Road, and she is concerned about this problem. Mr. Fazzalore stated the Board has asked the Township engineer to look into the water problems in this entire area. They feel this project will cost a significant amount of money and includes the installation of public water and public sewers as well as correcting drainage problems. The engineering studies have not yet been completed. Mr. Fazzalore stated he hopes they will be able to start work on this project before the end of the year. Ms. Gaye stated she is aware that a plan has been proposed but she wants to note that it was once rehabilitated incorrectly and she wants to make sure the new plan takes into account the fact that the old plan did not work.

Mrs. Godshalk stated she is concerned with the water going into the stream behind the homes. She feels something must be done to hold the water back longer. Mr. Doherty stated they would have to obtain property from the Grey Nuns if they want to meter the water. Mr. Fazzalore asked the Township engineer to continue working on this matter.

Ms. Irene Koehler asked for an update on the Newtown Commons plan. Mr. Fegley stated Mr. Hackman had been meeting with the Newtown Township Supervisors, and they discussed a number of items. Mr. Hackman was not able to stay longer this evening to discuss this matter. Mr. Fazzalore stated Mr. Hackman did indicate he is meeting with the Newtown Township Supervisors next week. Mr. Fedorchak stated they just received the report from the consultant, and this is available to the public.


Ms. Barbara McGinnis of 2034 Summerwood Drive noted she is concerned with the two story-structure to be built at 2032 Summerwood Drive. Mr. Garton stated the Board of Supervisors did discuss this matter in Executive Session, and a motion is to be made tonight which may lend the Townshipís support to the residents. Ms. McGinnis stated a number of the neighbors are opposed to the grant of the Variance. She noted there are existing drainage problems in the area. She stated no blueprints were submitted to the Zoning Hearing Board, and they were surprised that the Board would approve the project with no blueprints. Mr. Fazzalore stated while the Board of Supervisors appoints the Zoning Hearing Board members, the Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial Board; and the only action the Board of Supervisors can take is to take an Appeal to their decisions. Mr. Fegley noted the Township solicitor did advise the Zoning Hearing Board that the Board of Supervisors was opposed to the grant of the Variance.

Mr. Fegley moved, Mrs. Godshalk seconded and it was unanimously carried to challenge the Simons Zoning Hearing Board decision.

Ms. McGinnis noted they have a petition signed by fifty-eight neighbors opposed to the Variance, and this was presented to Mr. Fedorchak this evening. Mr. Garton asked that they provide the name of a contact person to Mr. Fedorchak, and Ms. McGinnis agreed to be this person. Mr. Garton noted he understands the neighbors have discussed hiring their own counsel and there may be some merit to this. Ms. McGinnis stated they are concerned with the impervious surface, existing drainage problems, lack of details on a blueprint, the fact that the proposed property is out of scale with the neighborhood, the impact on the value of existing homes, and obstruction of sight lines. Ms. McGinnis noted this individual does run a business from his home and they are not certain whether this application is tied to that business.

Mr. Garton stated they will need to discuss this matter outside of the public forum since it is a legal matter. He stated they could confer with the residentsí counsel once one is hired. Mr. Garton stated the Township is appealing on behalf of the entity of the Township.

Mr. Allan asked Ms. Frick if an applicant can go before the Zoning Hearing Board without blueprints, and Ms. Frick stated they can. She added they need blueprints once they get to the Building Permit stage.


Mr. Fazzalore stated the Lower Makefield Township Newsletter has been sent out, and he called attention to the insert concerning the proposed Community Center. He also noted the information regarding the Census and stressed the importance of completing the Census information.


Mrs. Godshalk moved and Mr. Fegley seconded to approve the Minutes of February 7, 2000 as written. Motion carried with Mr. Fazzalore abstaining.


Mr. Deon was present. Mr. Garton noted this is the Plan which shows the roads running interconnected to the adjoining Subdivisions.

Mr. Garton noted the Plans are dated 11/25/98, last revised 2/1/00 and recommended Conditions of Approval as follows:


Receipt of all permits and approvals by any agencies having jurisdiction over such matters which would include but not be limited to PennDOT;


Compliance with the PCS letter dated 2/5/00;


Waiver to be granted with respect to provisions of Section 178-43-D regarding distance between intersections of roads as it relates to a collector or arterial road and the new street, Wilshire Drive, would be located 350 feet west of Knoll Drive and 540 feet east of Wilbur Road;


Reduction of cartway width from 36 feet to 30 feet with the applicant to contribute the difference in cost to the Township;


Applicant will provide a Fee-In-Lieu of improvements to Dolington Road based upon what PennDOT may request;


Waiver to be granted as far as existing features within 200 feet noting the applicant has provided what the Township engineer has requested on issues associated with drainage;


Waiver from the slope requirement which will permit a 4.1 slope to the rear of Lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to accommodate a berm for adjoining neighbors for the purpose of providing some screening;


Waiver relating to grading within 5 feet of the property line as it pertains to two portions of the roadway which exist;


Receipt of a letter from Skelly & Loy indicating that the tank is not being used as well as certain waste materials and transformer is satisfactorily removed and that the current tank is inspected and is not leaking - this to be a Condition between now and Final;


Applicant is to pay a Fee-In-Lieu of Recreation in accordance with the Ordinance;


Compliance with the Lower Makefield Township Off-Site Traffic Ordinance;


Compliance with the CKS letter dated 12/8/99.

Mr. Deon stated he would accept these Conditions of Approval.

Mrs. Godshalk noted the Lot where the barn is located and noted they have the option not to retain the barn and could instead construct a house. She noted this is an over-sized lot, and asked if a Note should not be put on the Plan that they would not be permitted to further subdivide this lot.

Mr. Garton asked Mr. Deon if he would agree to an additional Condition as follows:


The lot which shows the existing barn (Lot 25) may not be further subdivided.

Mr. Deon agreed to this Condition.

Mr. Deon stated they currently have two Plans before the Township. The Plan before them for which they are seeking Preliminary Plan approval has been prepared per the direction of the Board of Supervisors. He stated they were told to interconnect all the adjoining roadways that stubbed into their property. These connections permit access to the adjoining developments.

Ms. Holly Bussey, 20 Knoll Drive, and President of the Pinebrook Civic Association, stated the residents were opposed to cutting through to the adjoining streets and commissioned a traffic study to consider the impact of interconnecting stub streets and to provide alternatives and solutions. They also presented a petition with over 75 signatures from both developments opposed to cutting through the streets. They asked the Board of Supervisors to reconsider their decision. She stated the developer has presented a Plan which meets with the favor of a majority of the existing residents. Pedestrian access is provided between the developments and provides two accesses to the new development.

Ms. Maureen Morlath, 1 Del Rio Drive, stated she is concerned with additional traffic that will be going through the existing developments if the road connections proposed are made.

Ms. Debbie Hinkle, 23 Knoll Drive, stated she would like to see the roads connected through so there is connection to the other developments.

Ms. Dorothy Barnes, 4 Del Rio Drive, stated some years ago a safety meeting was held at the home of an area resident and she asked Chief Ronaldo who was present why there were no speed signs or "Children at Play" signs in the area; and she agreed to permit the Township to use her property for such signs. She noted the number of small children in the neighborhood. She feels the access should be restricted.

Mr. Victor Fiori of Dolington Road stated he is concerned with additional traffic coming onto Dolington Road and feels there should be a traffic light in this area with this increased traffic. Mr. Fazzalore stated they will look at this when the project is complete.

Mr. Wayne Leslie, 2 Knoll Drive, stated he is against Raab Drive being a throughway.

Mr. Mark Greenfield, 18 Knoll Drive, stated his children are always playing in the streets and there are a large number of children in the area and the integrity and safety of the neighborhood is going to be destroyed. He noted people are currently speeding in the area and this will magnify the problem.

Mr. Jim Yeager, the Township traffic consultant from Parsons, Brinkerhoff, was present and noted he was asked by the Township to look at this development. He stated their study focused on the traffic generation from the additional thirty homes and the impact on the existing neighborhoods. They calculate these thirty units create a total of thirty-one trips during the A.M. peak and thirty-seven during the evening peak. Overall total trips is 340 per day. They looked at the existing trips from the adjoining neighborhoods and feel these additional trips are a very small number of trips given the overall traffic already in the area. They also looked at the roads the thirty units will most likely use, and they feel 80% of the traffic will use Wilshire Drive exclusively to get in and out of their homes. Approximately eight homes might split their trips between Wilbur Road and Barbara. They do not expect people will go out of their way to make a longer trip within the neighborhood since the neighborhood streets are running at a much lower speed than Dolington Road. They do not feel there will be much traffic from the west side neighborhood destined east on Dolington coming through the roads and out Knoll Drive to go east. Their recommendation to the Board of Supervisors in their proposal was to accept the four connections but as a fall-back position they feel although the neighborhood would benefit from the ability to traverse within the neighborhood, they could accomplish this by allowing cul-de-sacs on the east and west side of Raab and provide the connections on Pine and Barbara.

Mr. Fegley stated he agrees Raab should not be connected. He asked about the width of the streets and asked whether the new connection street should be the same width or widened to current Township standards. Mr. Yeager stated they would recommend 30 foot width within the limits of the new development but allow a neck down connection to the existing streets. Mr. Fazzalore asked about parking, and Mr. Doherty stated they will not be able to park if there is a curb. Mrs. Godshalk stated they should also consider the width of the new fire trucks. Mr. Yeager stated if they allow Pine to remain at 18 feet, they should look at the sight distance.

Mrs. Godshalk stated the reason she feels all roads being shown should go through is that it would spread out the traffic which will result in less traffic interfering in one particular area. She noted there are letters from residents of the Wilbur Road side who feel all of the connections should be made. She stated this will be local traffic and will not be through traffic.

Mr. Allan stated he met with a number of Township personnel on these issues and he has been advised that cul-de-sacs make it very difficult to service the streets. He stated he wants to do what is fair to both the upper and lower developments and feels connecting the bottom road will impact the least number of people. He feels both ends of Barbara Drive should connect but Raab Drive should not connect.

Mr. Mark Greenfield stated he feels people will not want to use the main entrance because of the condition of Dolington Road and will prefer to use the internal roads.

Mr. Garton stated the Plan could be revised to show only the interconnect between Barbara and Pine Lane with tapering done as that new road enters into the old road. Mr. Deon stated as he understands the request at this time they would have an entrance off of Dolington Road and make a right onto Raab which would end in a cul-de-sac and if you came in to Barbara you could make a left or right with tapers to occur on the developerís property. The Board agreed and Mr. Deon stated this would be acceptable.

Mr. Fegley stated he would like the rear street (Barbara Drive) to be 26 feet in width instead of 30 feet. Mr. Fazzalore stated he would not be in favor of this, and it was agreed the width would remain at 30 feet.

Mr. Fegley moved and Mr. Allan seconded to approve the Preliminary Plans with the conditions outlined by Mr. Garton and with the road configuration as articulated by Mr. Deon.

Mrs. Godshalk stated since they are not connecting Raab Drive the property should be deeded to the adjoining lots and in this way the Township will not have to maintain this street that is now being used as a playground. She noted they just put in a new blacktop in this area and markings were put on the road almost immediately thereafter. Ms. Bussey was opposed to this suggestion. Mr. Garton stated this would have to be done by virtue of an Ordinance if the Board wished to vacate the street. Mr. Fegley suggested they contact the two homeowners involved to see if they are interested in enlarging their properties. Mr. Fazzalore stated it was disappointing to drive by shortly after the street was paved to find that the basketball court had already been drawn on the street.

Mr. Wayne Leslie noted a number of neighborhood children do play basketball in this area. He asked if the Township abandoned this, could the homeowner install lights in this area. Mr. Fazzalore stated if the road was abandoned and the homeowner wanted to put in lights and the neighbors were not opposed, he did not feel this would be a problem. Mr. Fegley stated the property owners on either side would have to agree to take responsibility for that roadway. He stated at this time the Township is responsible for it. He stated the Township does not want to encourage children to play in the street although they do recognize this is done. He would therefore ask the adjoining residents if they wanted to take responsibility for this and that would be an option.

Mr. Garton noted the additional Condition would be as follows:


The Plan to be revised to show the connection only between Barbara and Pine Lane and to taper down to the adjoining stub street as they currently exist to occur on this particular developmentís property and that there be a cul-de-sac on Raab Drive westerly and it be lotted out in the bottom which would be adjoining the easterly portion and there be no cul-de-sac.

Mr. Deon agreed to all conditions.

Mr. Doherty stated there was a question about sidewalks on Wilbur and he asked if they will take a Fee-In-Lieu of sidewalks. It was noted a bikepath will be installed along the front of the development on Dolington Road.

Mr. Deon agreed to the following additional condition:


Install a sidewalk on Wilbur Road back to where the developerís property line ends.

Motion carried unanimously.


Mr. John Davey, Right-of-Way Agent for Metricom, Inc., was present and stated Metricom has developed a wireless data network whose most common use is to access the Internet without using a telephone connection. He sent to the Board an information packet and showed tonight a sample of the equipment to be used. He stated they would like to install a series of radios on the street lights which are in the right-of-way. He stated they are low power - one watt radios. He stated this service is normally used by mobile professionals who need Internet access and would not normally be used in the home for accessing the Internet.

Mr. Fazzalore asked if this will interfere with any existing equipment such as radios or garage door openers, and Mr. Davey stated they will not. Mr. Fazzalore noted the Township does not have many lights, and Mr. Davey stated they really do not need too many locations; and if they do need it at a location where there is not a street light, they could put an extension on a pole.

Mr. Davey stated they do offer to the Township 5% of the revenue they receive from Township residents who connect, ten free subscriptions, and if the Township owns the lights, they will pay an attachment fee of $60 per light.

Mrs. Godshalk asked if they can sell the space on the box to someone else, and Mr. Davey stated they could have resellers who would use the box.

Mr. Allan asked if the Police Department or Emergency Unit could utilize this, and Mr. Davey stated while they could, they do not normally sell them for emergency services since if the electricity goes out, these units go out as well. Officer Bainbridge asked about their use for vehicle tracking, and Mr. Davey stated he is not sure but could provide information on how other Police Departments are using these units.

Mr. Fegley moved and Mrs. Godshalk seconded to authorize the Township Manager and solicitor to complete the preparation of the Contract for resubmission to the Township Board of Supervisors for approval and execution.

Mr. Len Franckowiak stated he feels the Township should be getting as much money as possible from these companies who are requesting to do business in the Township.

Mr. Gunkel asked why this will not impact garage door openers if they operate on the same frequency. Mr. Davey stated they use different channels which are not being used, and they do require FDC approval.

Motion carried with Mr. Allan voting no.


Mr. Fegley stated the Environmental Advisory Council was originally created as an Open Space Committee and this function has basically been fulfilled since the Township now has an Open Space Plan and the Referendum money has been obtained. The EAC has already added additional functions including obtaining Grants, doing public education, and implementing environmental projects in the Township. This Resolution will put in writing the status quo as it exists now and meld the Solid Waste Committee responsibilities into the EAC. Mr. Fegley noted Mr. Hackman had suggested this since there is no longer anyone serving on the Solid Waste Committee, and the EAC is willing to take on these additional responsibilities. They would also increase the number of members on the EAC from five to seven.

Mrs. Godshalk stated she is concerned with attributing the $7.5 million Open Space Referendum to the EAC. She discussed this with Mr. Hackman and he asked that this matter be tabled. Mr. Fegley suggested they delete the Whereas Clause that relates to the $7.5 million Open Space Referendum.

Mr. Allan moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to Approve Resolution No. 1050 with the deletion of the Whereas Clause with regard to the $7.5 million Open Space Referendum.


Mr. Fegley noted the EAC brought this matter before the Board of Supervisors in the fall. This will create a blueprint for Brock Creek from its source in Middletown to its mouth in Yardley as well as begin the implementation portion. Once the Plan is approved, the Township can then apply for additional funds in the future to continue implementation.

Mr. Fegley stated they have asked that the Township sign the documents and get the paperwork in order prior to giving official approval. He feels they will hear in a few weeks that the Grant has been approved.

Mr. Fazzalore asked if this will effect in any way the money the Township has applied for with respect to the dam, and Mr. Fedorchak stated these are two separate and distinct funds.

Mr. Fegley noted there is a $15,000 matching requirement but they do not have to write out a check for this immediately and they can use man-hours of Township personnel to count toward this as well as in-kind services.

Mr. Allan moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to accept the DEP Act 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grant in the amount of $110,000 for the Brock Creek Watershed Assessment and Stream Restoration Project.


Mr. Edward Murphy was present. Mr. Garton reviewed possible Conditions of approval. Mr. Allan asked if they have determined the use for the one retail space not previously identified. The developer was present and stated it will be a dry cleaners. Mr. Garton noted it must be a drop-off service only and no cleaning can be done on the premises.

Mr. Fegley moved and Mr. Fazzalore seconded to approve the Revised Final Plans for the Shops at Makefield Quarters, plans dated 3/15/99, last revised 1/25/00 subject to:


Continued compliance with all prior conditions of approval to the extent not modified by this approval including the payment of off-site traffic fees;


Compliance with PCS letter dated 2/1/00 and CKS letter dated 12/15/99;


Receipt of all permits and approvals by agencies having jurisdiction including but not limited to PennDOT;


Funding and execution of Development and Financial Security Agreements.

Motion carried with Mrs. Godshalk abstaining.


Mr. Garton noted he has prepared the Development Agreement consistent with the Lease and all other approvals.

Mr. Allan moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the Development Agreement for SBA Towers, Inc. - Township Complex site.


Mr. Garton stated they received a letter from the Sewer Administrator and CKS indicating these improvements were ready for dedication.

Mr. Fegley moved, Mrs. Godshalk seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve dedication of public sewer improvements in Floral Vale, Phase II.


Linens were signed following the meeting.


Mr. Fazzalore noted the Historic Architectural Review Board did recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness.

Mr. Fegley moved, Mrs. Godshalk seconded and it was unanimously carried to grant Certificate of Appropriateness for 669 Heacock Road (Edgewood Village Shopping Center) Sign Permit.


Mr. Fedorchak stated the Township was notified that the Block Grant was awarded. He stated this will impact six of the residents who meet the low or middle income criteria and they will be able to take the Grant money and pay for the grinder pumps and the lateral which runs from the main interceptor to the pump. Mr. Zarko stated the residents would be required to pay the assessment and the connection fee. Mr. Fedorchak stated originally they requested up to $250,000 to be spread out throughout the project in such a way to lower everyoneís costs; but in order to obtain this, they would have had to prove that 51% of the property owners met middle or low income levels and only six of the residents did so.

Mr. Fegley moved, Mr. Fazzalore seconded and it was unanimously carried to accept the Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $46,400 for work on the River Road/Robinson Place Sanitary Sewer Project.


Mr. Zarko stated this project involves the installation of the common elements and eliminates the malfunctioning systems in the area. The Township received four bids. The engineerís estimate was $185,000. Mr. Zarko stated his office has reviewed the bid package received and checked the references of the low bidder. They have worked with this contractor previously and feel they are well qualified. He noted the Sewer Authority also considered this matter and recommended approval.

Mrs. Godshalk moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to award the Contract for the River Road/Robinson Place Sanitary Sewer Project to Dagostino Company, Inc. of Hilltown, PA for $176,527.


Mrs. Godshalk moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to appoint CKS to perform engineering services and construction management for the River Road/Robinson Place Sanitary Sewer Project in the amount of $26,900.


Mr. Fazzalore stated he is concerned with the timing of the receipt of this study by the Township since it appears the Township received it after the newspapers. He stated he would prefer to table this matter in light of Mr. Hackmanís absence. Mr. Fedorchak recommended that the Board send this to the Township engineer for their review. He noted what he provided to the Board of Supervisors was only the summary. He stated they also have additional studies for each individual road.

Mr. Fegley moved and Mrs. Godshalk seconded to submit this to the Township engineer for their review and have them prepare a summary for the Board of Supervisors regarding their findings by the fist meeting in April.

Ms. Sue Herman stated she would like to know whether Parsons Brinkerhoff will be reviewing this and would prefer this because she feels it would represent a conflict of interest if Mr. Gouza were to review this. Mr. Fazzalore stated he has great faith in the Township professionals. Ms. Herman stated at the last meeting she asked that the Board of Supervisors contact Mr. Steil, Mr. Conti, and Mr. Warren asking them to conduct a public meeting and that the PennDOT representatives who conducted the study be present. She asked if Mr. Fegley was able to discuss this request with Mr. Hackman, and Mr. Fegley stated he was not able to do so since he only saw Mr. Hackman briefly this evening. Ms. Herman stated she is uncomfortable with the effort she sees the Board of Supervisors putting into this effort. Mr. Fegley stated the Board of Supervisors has spent a considerable amount of time on this issue. Mr. Fazzalore stated the Board of Supervisors has done everything they have been asked and spent over $30,000 on this matter to date.

Mrs. Godshalk stated she would like to withdraw her second to the Motion since she does feel this is a job for a traffic engineer. Mr. Garton stated she would have to vote the motion down.

Mr. Franckowiak stated he feels PennDOT should have sent out this study to the Township the same time they sent it to everyone else. Mr. Fazzalore stated he too was concerned that this appeared in the paper before the Township received it.

Motion did not carry as Mr. Allan and Mrs. Godshalk were opposed.

Mrs. Godshalk moved to authorize Parsons Brinkerhoff do the review.

Mr. Allan stated he would prefer that PCS and Parsons Brinkerhoff review this together in some fashion. He noted PCS was involved in the bridges.

Mr. Allan moved, Mr. Fazzalore seconded and it was unanimously carried that Parsons Brinkerhoff and PCS do a coordinated review and prepare a summary for the Board of Supervisors by the first meeting in April.


Mr. Fegley moved and Mr. Fazzalore seconded to table this matter.

Mr. Fegley stated given the previous action, he would prefer to wait until they get the information from the engineers and would like to table this matter at the present time.

Mrs. Godshalk asked if they could not attempt again to get the report. Mr. Garton stated he could send another letter but he has been advised by Mr. Conti that it is a matter of policy Statewide that they do not release bridge inspection reports. Mr. Garton stated he feels if this is a matter of policy Statewide, he does not feel they will change it for Lower Makefield.

Motion to table carried unanimously.



Mr. Fegley moved, Mrs. Godshalk seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the February 7, and February 22, 2000 Warrant Lists and January, 2000 Payroll as attached to the Minutes.


Mr. Fazzalore noted he and Mrs. Godshalk need to be re-appointed to the Pension Committee, and he asked Mr. Fedorchak to look into this.

Mr. Fegley asked that Mr. Fedorchak advertise for two additional members for the Environmental Advisory Council as soon as possible.

Mr. Allan announced that there will be an Informational Open House on March 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to discuss the Community Center.


Mrs. Godshalk noted at the last meeting the Board discussed pavilions at Kids Kingdom and Macclesfield Park. She noted the size and location recommended by the Park & Recreation Board for the pavilion at Kids Kingdom was not as was recommended by the Board of Supervisors on the Road Tour. She would recommend proceeding with the pavilion at Macclesfield Park at this time.

Mrs. Godshalk moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to proceed with putting the Macclesfield Park pavilion out to bid with the specs that were previously presented.

There being no further business, Mr. Fegley moved, Mr. Allan seconded and it was unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 p.m.