EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Meeting of the Board – July 1, 2019
Chairman Sarro called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the following people in attendance: Supervisors McKinstry, and Hannum, Planning Commission Chairman Walkerand Engineer Hatfield as well as Attorney Amanda Sundquist. Ms. Lacy and Mr. Jameson were not present.
Hearing on Burning Ordinance. There were no public comments on the Ordinance so Chairman Sarro closed the hearing.
Supervisor McKinstry made a motion to approve Ordinance 2019-03 regulating open burning within the township. The Ordinance was approved with a 3-0 vote.
Pledge of Allegiance and Public Comment Period. No comments.
Approval of Minutes. Since Mr. Hannum was not present for the June meeting the minutes will be considered at the August Board of Supervisors meeting.
Citadel Bank. Engineer Hatfield recommended an escrow release in the amount of $173,655 for work that had been completed on the Citadel Bank property. There are only a few minor landscaping issues that still need to be addressed but there is enough money remaining in the escrow to handle them. The Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve the release.
Walnut Walk – Phase 2. Engineer Hatfield recommended an escrow release in the amount of $96,307 for work that had been completed on Phase II of the Walnut Walk subdivision. The Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve the release.
Longwood Preserve. Engineer Hatfield recommended an escrow release in the amount of $9,971.48 for work that had been completed at the Longwood Preserve subdivision. After the release there will still be at least 10% in the contingency funds plus an additional $80,000 for any work that may need to be done on the downstream neighbor’s pond. The Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve the release.
Hearing Date for Clark Realty Conditional Use. The hearing to consider the addition of a Dollar Tree Store to the Clark Realty site at 817 E. Baltimore Pike was set for 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5th.
Final plans for Rapid Flashing lights and pedestrian crossing for the Toll Brothers Development. Toll Brothers submitted the final plans for the crossing and lights which were reviewed by TPD and found to be acceptable. The signed plans will be sent to PennDot to obtain the necessary permits to install the crossing on Route 82. The Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve the plans.
Supervisor Sarro asked that Township Manager Prysock contact Traffic Planning & Design to begin a speed study from E. Locust Lane to the Route One Bypass with the hope that the study will justify lowering the speed limit along that stretch of road.
New sign at the URA Ball Fields. URAwould like to install a new sign at the baseball fields located in Unionville on Route 82. The Township owns the land but URA has a lease to use the property, as such, the township must authorize the installment of the sign. Supervisor McKinstry raised concern about the URA logo and questioned whether the logo was necessary on the sign. Supervisor Hannum stated that the logo is on all of the URA uniforms and hats and felt that the sign design should be left up to URA. The Supervisors voted 3-0 to allow URA to install a sign with the condition that if a walking path or sidewalk is constructed in the future URA would move the sign at their expense. The Supervisors also asked Zoning Officer Shock to ask URA to reconsider the design of the sign.
Peacedale Road Sewer Easement. Peacedale Road is included in the Township’s Sewer Service area but because the homes are more than 150’ from the sewer line they were not required to tie into the system. One owner now has a failing system and wants to extend the line to his property so he can tie into the system. Since Peacedale is a private street all four homeowners needed to offer an easement for the line to be placed within the road. The Supervisors accepted the dedication of the easement with a vote of 3-0.
IT Service Provider. The Supervisors voted 3-0 to authorize a one year service contract with AF Daniel in West Grove to provide IT services and email hosting for the township..
Procurement of new computers. The Supervisors voted 3-0 to authorize the purchase of (8) new computers through CoStars with the provision that AF Daniel reviews the specifications for the machines prior to placing the order.
Resolution 2019-17.Plans were presented to formally document an expanded Right of Way along Route 82 that had been originally offered to the Township and was shown on the approved land development plans for the renovation and expansion of the Unionville High School. The Supervisor voted 3-0 to approve signing the expanded Right of Way plans and a Resolution in a form that is acceptable to the Solicitor.
Bills. By a vote of 3-0 the Supervisors approved payment of invoices with the following totals:
General Fund: $354,246.41*
Sewer Fund: $24,603.85
Park Fund: $ 161.73
State Fund: $ 127,195.50
*The third quarter payment of $116,207.71 was added during the meeting.
Treasurer’s Report. By a vote of 3-0 the Treasurer’s Report was accepted as submitted.
The meeting adjourned at 9.05p.m.
Laurie Prysock, Township Manager
AGENDA – July 1, 2019– 7:00 P.M.
Subject to change
Immediately preceding the meeting there will be a hearing on the proposed Burning Ordinance.
- Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance,
- Public Comment Period
- Approval of Minutes of June 3, 2019
- Escrow Releases
- Citadel Bank
- Walnut Walk
- Resolution 2019-16 Escrow releases for Longwood Preserve
- Select date for Clark Realty Conditional Use Hearing (Sears Store)
- Ordinance 2019-03Burning
- New sign for URA ball fields
- Memorandum of Understanding with Kennett Township regarding reimbursement for Cedarcroft Intersection grant.
- Peacedale Sewer Easement
- IT Service Contract
- Request for purchase approval for 8 new computers
- Treasurer’s Report