BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Chairman Cuyler Walker called the public meeting to order at 7 p.m. by leading the group in the pledge of allegiance. Board members John Sarro, Robert F. Weer, and Richard P.S. Hannum were present, as was Solicitor Fronefield Crawford, Jr., and Engineer James W. Hatfield.
Public Comment Period.
Jack Greenwood, a Unionville resident, asked about the status of the garage on the Fenza property which was demolished. He also said that for four months the historic structure had been with inadequate protection.
Minutes of April 7, 2014. By a vote of 3-0, with Mr. Walker abstaining, because he was not present at the April meeting, the minutes were approved as prepared.
Chief Albert McCarthy of Longwood Fire Company spoke about the additional funding he is requesting from East Marlborough to assist with the acquisition of a new rescue vehicle, which is priced at about $800,000. He is requesting an annual payment of $38,314.03 for five years, in addition to the regular annual contribution. Mr. Weer asked about the potential for sharing equipment with other providers, especially Kennett Fire Company. The Supervisors took no action on the request, agreeing to discuss the issue more fully.
Park Facilities. Action postponed, pending additional information about the specific amenities that could be moved into Phase I of the construction.
Request to Sell Fireworks at Walmart Parking Lot. Debbie Ivins of TNT Fireworks, requested permission for a tent sale of legal celebratory fireworks from approximately June 24 until July 5, 2014. She pledged that there would be no off-site signs, and that she would provide an insurance certificate in the amount of two million dollars, with the Township named as an additional insured. By unanimous vote (4-0), the Supervisors agreed to the proposal for the tent sale, for this year only. If Ms. Ivins wishes to conduct a similar sale in 2015, she would need to make the request again.
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Request for Fireworks Display at Yellow House for 50th Anniversary Celebration of TRI-M. Chris Hopkins appeared on behalf of Celebration Fireworks, requesting a permit for a display of about 15 minutes on June 28, at the celebration of the TRI-M 50th Anniversary party. The supervisors requested that the company get in touch with the three property owners in the area who have horses which might be spooked by the noise. The Supervisors deferred the decision until the June 2, 2014 public meeting.
Billboard Ordinance. The Supervisors discussed some recommended changes in the text of the proposed ordinance. It will be revised for consideration later.
Police Department Needs. Chief Davis presented requests for two items:
a) Larger (24 feet X 60 feet) police trailer, to be relocated in a more visible and accessible space. The monthly rental would be increase from $380/month ($4,560/year) to $598/month – ($7200/year). Delivery and set-up charges for the trailer would be approximately $7692, excluding the cost of sewer hook-up and computer lines, both of which are unknown at this time. The Township office will get more information on the feasibility and cost of computer access at the Park site.
Engineer Jim Hatfield will review the park grant documents and meet the supervisors at the park site to examine the proposed location. The Supervisors voted unanimously (4-0) to locate the trailer at the Park Site.
b) New Computer for Police Trailer. By unanimous vote (4-0), the Board agreed to the purchase of an upgraded computer for the Police Department, not to exceed $5,000.
Bills. By unanimous vote (4-0), with each supervisor abstaining on a single vote with a perceived conflict, the Board approved the attached list of invoices, with the following totals:
General Fund $55,299.76
Sewer Fund $18,009.50
Park Fund $37,802.50
State Fund $48,189.58
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Treasurer’s Report. By unanimous vote (4-0), the Board accepted the attached report, as prepared.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:39 p.m., at which point the supervisors went into executive session with the Solicitor to discuss a pending legal matter.
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
Jane R. Laslo, Manager/Secretary