BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MINUTES MARCH 15, 2004
The regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the
Board of Supervisors: Frank Fazzalore, Chairman
Pete Stainthorpe, Vice Chairman
Scott Fegley, Secretary/Treasurer
Steve Santarsiero, Supervisor
Others: Terry Fedorchak, Township Manager
Jeffrey Garton, Township Solicitor
Robert Williams, Township Engineer
Kenneth Coluzzi, Chief of Police
Absent: Grace Godshalk, Supervisor
Mr. Zachary Rubin,
Mr. Rubin stated April 5 is the next scheduled meeting of the Board which is the first night of Passover. He asked that they consider postponing or canceling this meeting.
Mr. Santarsiero stated he will be unable to attend a meeting on April 5 for the same reason noted by Mr. Rubin. Mr. Stainthorpe stated they will be skipping the second meeting in April because of the Convention, and he would not want to cancel the other meeting. Mr. Fegley stated they are always going to run into problem with meetings, particularly on Monday night. He stated the Board is going to have to either meet on April 5 or on some other night. Mr. Santarsiero stated he is not suggesting that they cancel but asked if there is a chance they could meet another night. Mr. Stainthorpe stated he would prefer that they keep to the schedule for the balance of the year and consider at a later time changing the meeting night to Wednesday beginning in 2005.
He stated they would not be able to change it this year because of the impact on other Boards.
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APPROVAL OF MINTUES
Mr. Fegley moved, Mr. Stainthorpe seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the Minutes of March 1, 2004 as corrected.
APPROVAL OF MARCH 1, 2004 AND MARCH 15, 2004 WARRANT LISTS AND FEBRUARY, 2004 PAYROLL
Mr. Fegley moved, Mr. Stainthorpe seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the March 1, 2004 and March 15, 2004 Warrant Lists and February, 2004 Payroll as attached to the Minutes.
APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
Mr. Garton stated the Board has been in discussion with the owners of Tax Parcel
#20-32-43 and Tax Parcel #20-32-43-1 to acquire those
properties for inclusion in the Five Mile Woods. These discussions have resulted in the
preparation of Settlement Agreements.
The Township will acquire these parcels for a total of thirteen acres
Mr. Stainthorpe moved and Mr. Santarsiero seconded to approve the Settlement Agreements as follows: Tax Parcel #20-32-43, Cyril L. Banko and Rita H. Banko in the amount of $225,000 and Tax Parcel #20-32-43-1, Michael Banko and Mary Banko in the amount of $525,000 for a total cost of $750,000.
Mr. Fazzalore asked if this will be paid for with the funds authorized to be borrowed for open space. Mr. Fedorchak stated they anticipate 50% of the cost will be from the open space funds and they will apply for a grant for the remainder. He noted consideration of the grant is the next item on the Agenda.
Mr. Garton noted that prior to reaching agreement with the Township, the sellers had considered an Agreement of Sale with a developer for an amount in excess of $1 million but they opted for a quicker settlement with the Township.
Ms. Dana Weyrick asked what the Township will do with the house on the property, and it was noted the house will be taken down.
Motion carried unanimously.
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APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 2053 APPROVING FILING AN
APPLICATION FOR FUNDS UNDER THE
Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve Resolution No. 2053 approving filing an application for funds under the Bucks County Natural Areas Grant Program.
A. Authorize Eastern Telephone & Telecommunications to Install Phone System
Mr. Taylor was present and stated this is the same contractor who recently installed the telephone system for the Township. They are on the State bid.
Mr. Stainthorpe moved and Mr. Santarsiero seconded to authorize Eastern Telephone & Telecommunications to install the phone system at a cost of $12,412.64.
(State Bid 5805-55) Motion carried with Mr. Fegley abstaining.
B. Award Bid for Bedknife Grinder and Spin/Relief Grinder
Mr. Stainthorpe moved and Mr. Santarsiero seconded to award the bid to Stull Equipment Company as follows; Foley United 670 Accu-Pro Bedknife Grinder in the amount of $11,975 and Foley United 630 Accu-Pro Spin/Relief Grinder in the amount of $19,250.
Mr. Santarsiero asked if these were sent out as usual with proper notice, and Mr. Taylor stated they were. He noted these are specialty items which is probably why they only received one bid.
Motion carried with Mr. Fegley abstaining.
C. Award Bid for Lastec Articulating Riding Mower
Mr. Stainthorpe moved and Mr. Santarsiero seconded to award the bid to Finch Services, Inc. for the purchase of a Lastec Articulating Riding Mower at a cost of $24,897.
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Mr. Jeff Damcott, Superintendent of the Golf Course, was present and stated a lot of this equipment can only be sold by certain companies in the region. Mr. Fazzalore asked about the delivery dates, and Mr. Damcott stated they should be delivered within ten days.
Motion carried with Mr. Fegley abstaining.
D. Reject All Bids and Authorize Rebidding Golf Cart Purchase
Mr. Taylor stated they went out to bid for the golf carts and in the bid package there were conflicting statements. They are asking that the bids be rejected and that they be authorized to rebid.
Mr. Stainthorpe moved and Mr. Santarsiero seconded to reject all bids and go out to bid again.
Mr. John Gilman,
Motion carried with Mr. Fegley abstaining.
GRANT EXTENSION OF TIME FOR DEDICATION OF DOLINGTON ESTATES I, PHASE IV AND DOLINGTON ESTATES II
Mr. Santarsiero moved, Mr. Stainthorpe seconded and it was unanimously carried to grant an extension of time for dedication of Dolington Estates I, Phase IV and Dolington Estates II until 4/19/04.
GRANT EXTENSION OF TIME FOR DEDICATION OF ESTATES AT PEBBLE CREEK
Mr. Santarsiero moved, Mr. Stainthorpe seconded and it was unanimously carried to grant an extension of time for dedication of Estates at Pebble Creek until 4/16/04.
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ZONING HEARING BOARD MATTERS
With respect to the Michael and Susan Spevak,
With respect to the Tim and Karen Vandermerk,
With respect to the Better Living Patio Rooms, Variance
request for the property located at
With respect to the Four Seasons Sun and Shade Variance request for property located at 1519 Brock Creek Drive, to construct a sunroom resulting in greater than permitted impervious surface, it was agreed to leave this matter to the Zoning Hearing Board.
Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to have the Solicitor appear in opposition to the Mr.& Mrs. Jeff Annechini, 1 South Homestead Drive, Variance request to construct a patio resulting in greater than the permitted impervious surface unless they can get the impervious surface to 1% or below over the requirements.
APPOINT CARROLL ARCHITECTS TO PERFORM DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS FOR PHASE II RENOVATIONS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Coluzzi stated Carroll Architects submitted a proposal for $26,000. He added they did the Phase I design and are doing an outstanding job.
Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Santarsiero seconded and it was unanimously carried to appoint Carroll Architects to perform design and construction drawings for Phase II renovations of the Police Department.
Mr. Fazzalore stated the Park & Recreation Board gave
PAA authority to proceed with the purchase of six tarps to be placed as field
covers on the
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Mr. Stainthorpe stated he did a walk-through at the Golf
Course to review erosion and work that needs to be done before the Golf Course
can be completed.
Mr. Santarsiero stated the Farmland Preservation Corporation met and welcomed their newest member. Mr. Santarsiero stated he will be touring the various Farmland Preservation Corporation properties on April 3 beginning at 7:00 a.m. Mr. Fedorchak stated he would like to join this tour as well.
REPORT ON MARCH 4 PENNDOT REGIONAL TRAFFIC SAFETY MEETING
Mr. Fedorchak stated the meeting was held at the PennDOT
King of Prussia office. PennDOT has
decided to bid both culverts on
Ms. Sue Herman asked for a review of the feedback on
Mr. Fedorchak stated there has been concern expressed by the
He has heard a number of figures on costs from $8 million to
$20 million to make safety improvements on
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of what they felt to be low-cost traffic improvements that
could be implemented relatively quickly and provide some measure of safety for
the residents. It was anticipated that
this would be done sometime around the time the culverts were going to be
replaced. Mr. Fedorchak reviewed some of
the items that would be considered in these upgrades. He noted
Mr. Don Kimmelman,
Ms. Virginia Torbert asked if there was any discussion about joint Municipal truck inspections. Chief Coluzzi stated they do currently have a schedule in place that includes the area where they do the truck inspections. This schedule has been set for the year.
Ms. Torbert asked it if would involve
Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Santarsiero seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the Consortium Road Materials Bids for 2004/2005.
AUTHORIZE REPLACEMENT OF OFFICER JOHNSON
Mr. Fazzalore stated Officer Dave Johnson has submitted a letter of intent to retire on June 1, 2004, and Chief Coluzzi needs Board approval to hire a replacement.
Mr. Santarsiero moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to authorize Chief Coluzzi to replace Officer Johnson.
DISCUSSION OF FINGERPRINT SYSTEM
Mr. Fazzalore stated purchase of a new fingerprint system was authorized in the Budget. Chief Coluzzi stated this system must be uniform to those used through the State.
Mr. Fazzalore noted no Motion is required as the item is within the Budget. Chief Coluzzi described how the system operates and stated the system is part of Homeland Security.
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DISCUSSION AND MOTION ON REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Santarsiero seconded and it was unanimously carried to have the Township Manager and Mr. Santarsiero contact, by writing a letter to all surrounding communities, for a Kick-Off meeting to establish a Committee to discuss common concerns.
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Fegley seconded and it was unanimously carried to re-appoint Michelle Stambaugh to the Historical Commission and Henry Carpenter to the Park & Recreation Board.
There being no further business, Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Santarsiero seconded and it was unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
Scott Fegley, Secretary