BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MINUTES – NOVEMBER 1, 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
Grace Godshalk, Supervisor
Steve Santarsiero, Supervisor
Others: Terry Fedorchak, Township Manager
Jeffrey Garton, Township Solicitor
James Majewski, Township Engineer
Kenneth Coluzzi, Chief of Police
PENNSBURY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION
Mr. James Morrison, Outgoing Commissioner, Mr. Mark Cook, Commissioner, and
Mr. Greg Mauro, Vice-Commissioner were present. Mr. Morrison stated they have had great success in the Township, and he thanked specifically the Park & Recreation Board and Donna Liney. A Plaque was presented to Mr. Fazzalore to be presented to the Park & Recreation Board to thank them for their support over the past five years.
Mr. Morrison also presented a Plaque to the Board of Supervisors thanking them for their support as well.
Mr. Zachary Rubin,
Mr. Stainthorpe also commended the Chief on an outstanding job done at the Rally at which President Bush was in attendance. He stated they did not know the President was coming until Sunday evening and the event was very successful. He stated they received numerous positive comments. Chief Coluzzi stated he will convey their comments to the
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Officers. Mrs. Godshalk stated everyone involved did an excellent job. She stated a lot of overtime was probably spent, and she feels the Republican Committee should pay for some of this as opposed to the Township taxpayers. Chief Coluzzi stated they will be tallying the costs for overtime and equipment and will be sending this information to the State and National Committees to see if they can be reimbursed. He stated there has been reimbursement in the past for similar events.
Mr. Sam Conti asked about the revenues at the Golf Course, and Mr. Stainthorpe stated they have been ahead on revenue for all months. He stated the increase over revenue budgeted has been building every month. Mr. Fazzalore stated for September they had approximately $80,000 over Budget net. In October, it was even better and they are over $100,000 what was budgeted. Mr. Conti asked about the costs and expenses in relation to Budget, and Mr. Stainthorpe stated they have been coming in under Budget on the expense side.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mrs. Godshalk moved and Mr. Santarsiero seconded to approve the Minutes of October 6, 2004 as written. Motion carried with Mr. Fegley and Mr. Stainthorpe abstained.
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Mr. Stainthorpe moved and Mrs. Godshalk seconded to approve the Minutes of October 18, 2004 as written. Motion carried with Mr. Fazzalore abstained.
APPROVE GRANT OF EXTENSION FOR MINEHART PRELIMINARY PLANS
Mr. Santarsiero moved, Mr. Stainthorpe seconded and it was unanimously carried to grant an extension of time for Minehart Preliminary Plans to February 18, 2005.
APPROVE GRANT OF EXTENSION TO PRIME PROPERTIES FOR
SUBDIVISION ON BIG
Mr. Santarsiero moved, and Mr. Stainthorpe seconded to grant
an extension of time to Prime Properties for a Subdivision on
ZONING HEARING BOARD MATTERS
It was agreed to leave to the Zoning Hearing Board the John
Christopher and Sherry Dixon,
Mr. Fegley moved, Mr. Santarsiero seconded and it was
unanimously carried to have the Solicitor appear in opposition to the Gregory
and Robin Frank,
It was agreed to leave to the Zoning Hearing Board the
Makefield Flowers Assoc., L.P. Variance request to the National Resource
Protection Ordinance to install utilities, driveway/emergency access and
proposed roadways on the property located off
Mrs. Godshalk stated they are going to have to hire a lighting expert for the security lighting at the Memorial. They felt the architect should hire this expert and this will require an amendment to her Contract. This matter will be coming before the Board for approval. Mr. Fedorchak stated this comes from the Grant money.
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Mr. Santarsiero reported that the Farmland Preservation Corporation held their Fall Tour on October 23, 2004.
AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF TRAFFIC CALMING GRANT
Mr. Fazzalore stated they have been awarded $250,000 from
the Department of Community and Economic Development. Mr. Fedorchak stated this would be for
various traffic calming measures on
Mr. Stainthorpe moved and Mr. Santarsiero seconded to
approve acceptance of the Grant in the amount of $250,000 for traffic calming
Ms. Herman stated Mr. Williams had prepared a traffic calming scheme and asked how these recommendations compare to the list of work approved. Mr. Majewski stated this does include some of the recommendations he made. It does not include the raised pedestrian crosswalks. Ms. Herman asked how they will address the rest of the items that have not been approved. Mr. Stainthorpe stated they will continue to ask for those things at the next Budget cycle. Mr. Fedorchak stated the work will have to go through PennDOT for approval. Mr. Stainthorpe stated he would not want to turn down this money just because it does not include everything and would like to take steps to get some of the work done. Ms. Herman stated she feels they need the ideal plan and should press aggressively for this. Mrs. Godshalk stated she feels they should apply for the next round of Grants. Ms. Herman thanked the Board of Supervisors for diligently pursuing this and asked Mrs. Godshalk and Mr. Stainthorpe to work toward traffic calming measures on Stoopville road as well.
Motion carried unanimously.
ROAD TOUR DISCUSSION
Mrs. Godshalk stated they did not have a Road Tour in the spring and feels they should pick a date so that they do not miss it again in the fall. Mr. Stainthorpe asked if there are a sufficient number of items to hold the Road Tour. Mr. Fedorchak stated while he cannot think of anything at this time that would require a visit by the Board of Supervisors, he agreed to check with the Department Heads to see if there are properties they would like the Board of Supervisors to see. Mr. Stainthorpe suggested they tentatively schedule the Tour for November 20 and then determine if there is a need to have the Tour.
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Mrs. Godshalk asked that Mr. Fedorchak find out what
Mrs. Godshalk stated it was a very bad repair, and Mr. Fedorchak agreed to have
Mr. Coyne look into this.
Mrs. Godshalk moved and Mr. Stainthorpe seconded to re-appoint Louis Busico to the Golf Committee. Mr. Santarsiero stated he feels that when there are re-appointments, they should also make it open to the public. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Santarsiero seconded and it was unanimously carried to appoint Paul Bamburak to the Zoning Hearing Board.
Mr. Stainthorpe stated in Executive Session they discussed the fact that according to the Second Class Township Code they are permitted to have Alternates to the Zoning Hearing Board. Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Santarsiero seconded and it was unanimously carried to appoint Greg Caiola and Paul Kim as Alternates to the Zoning Hearing Board.
There being no further business, Mr. Stainthorpe moved, Mr. Santarsiero seconded and it was unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m.
Scott Fegley, Secretary