EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Meeting of the Board – July 9, 2018
Legislative Hearing on Ordinance 2018-02 to amend ordinance 2009-06 controlling stop sign locations in East Marlborough Township was held at 7:00 p.m. Ross Unruh handled the hearing since Solicitor Crawford was away, court reporter Susan Arnold was in attendance at the request of residents Dave Adamson and Maria Feeney. Resident Michael Carlino asked if it was the township’s practice to amend the ordinance and approve the installation of stop signs prior to the roads being constructed. Supervisor Hannum said he couldn’t confirm that was the practice in the past but the Supervisors wanted to include the Longwood Preserve/CJK stop sign in this amendment. The hearing concluded at approximately 7:10 p.m.
Chairman Richard Hannum, Jr. called the public meetingto Order at 7:10p.m. Those in attendance included: Supervisors John Sarro, Christine Kimmel, Julia Lacy, Attorney Ross Unruh, Engineer Jim Hatfield,as well as Planning Commission Chairman Cuyler Walker.
Pledge of Alliance and Public Comment Period.No public comments.
Approval of Minutes.The Supervisors voted unanimously 4-0 to approve the minutes for the June 4thmeeting.
Marlboro Springs Escrow Release #3.Based on the recommendation of Engineer an escrow release was requested in the amount of $146,248.75. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the release.
Walnut Walk Phase II Escrow Release #7.Based on the recommendation of Engineer an escrow release was requested in the amount of $112,332. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the release.
Walnut Walk Phase I Escrow Release #12. Based on the recommendation of Engineer an escrow release was requested in the amount of $102,635.50. The Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the release.
Bellefield Return of Maintanane Bond.Engineer Jim Hatfield advised the Supervisors that Vintage Development requested a return of their letter of credit for the 18 month maintenance bond for the roads in Bellefield. The bond in the amount of $95,974 expires on August 23, 2018. The Supervisors voted unanimously (4-0) to table the decision until the August meeting.
Northridge/Doug White Preliminary Plan Approval.Jim Fritsch with Regester Associates presented the plan and asked the Supervisors to consider preliminary plan approval for the project located off of Gale Lane. The project consists of 31.7 acres which will house 27 twin buildings for a total of 54 units. The development will be served by public water and sewer. The project received preliminary plan approval from the Planning Commission on June 26th.
Planning Commission Chairman Walker said they didn’t grant final plan approval because there were some remaining consultant comments that needed to be resolved. The issues include the following:
- The plan needs to show who is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the pedestrian access, specifically the portion located in the easement area, between the Northridge and Longwood Preserve developments. White said he would be responsible for the construction and maintenance and would incorporated that into the revised plan. Mr. Fritsch requested that the township would secure the construction easement from Longwood Preserve.
- The contribution to offset the loss of liquid fuels money needs to be determined. Hatfield said he would share his calculations with the Supervisors and Mr. White. The final amount that will be contributed to offset the loss of liquid fuels money will be determined prior to final plan approval.
- The NPDES permit is still outstanding but Mr. Fritsch said they should have the permit within the next week.
- AECom has determined there is enough capacity at the Walnut Walk Pump Station and in the main to provide sewer service to the development, however, DEP is requiring a full planning module.
The Supervisors approved the motion to grant preliminary plan approval subject to updating the plan with the trail easement and response to the consultant review letters with a unanimous (4-0) vote.
Toll Brothers Plan review.Lou Colagreco represented Toll Brothers to seek direction from the Supervisors on two issues that need to be resolved prior to final plan review. The issues are following:
- Does the township require a left turn lane into the entrance to the development and is the pedestrian island on Route 82 acceptable for safe crossing? Andrew Semon from Toll Brothers stated that the developers and engineers had met with two supervisors and staff to walk the stretch of Route 82 that would be impacted by their development and had staked the road to show the width if a left turn lane was added as well as the width without the turn lane but with a pedestrian crossing and refuge island. Based on feedback from the site visit, Toll Brothers has provided the Supervisors with a plan to show the striping and pedestrian crossing without a left turn lane on Route 82. Engineer Hatfield stated that he and Traffic Engineer Baker had visited the site with the revised plan and he felt that the plan captures what would be necessary to have safe pedestrian passage and slow traffic through the intersection. He also said Mr. Baker recommends that the island should be 8’ wide and the travel lanes are 10’ wide. Nicole Klein with McMahon & Associates said they are still tweaking the design to insure that the trucks turning North from RP Nursery will have enough clearance to avoid the pedestrian island and some slight modifications may need to be made to the design.
- Does the proposed landscape plan for the area of the development by the Skean property meet the township’s expectations? Semon said they had added (10) 4 ½” caliber trees and (6) 6’ evergreens to help screen the Skean property from their development. Mr. Walker asked if it was possible to add more trees to extend the line toward the access road. Mr. Semon said they had met the requirements in the ordinance and would not add more trees to the plan. After more discussion, Mr. Semon agreed to add (10) 2 gallon shrubs that could be positioned by Lisa Thomas with GlackinPanzak.
Mr. Semon requested that the Supervisors confirm that a left turn lane is not required and that the pedestrian crossing (close to what is depicted on the plan) is acceptable to the Supervisors. In addition, he sought confirmation that the connection between the Toll Brothers development and Blackshire would allow for full access and the landscape plan for the area near the Skean property is acceptable, the Supervisors voted 3-0 with Julia Lacy abstaining.
Chester County Planning Commission Landscapes 3. Susan Elks with the CCPC commission gave an overview of the Landscapes 3 initative and asked for the Supervisors and the public to comment on the draft plan by July 31st. The goals for the initiative are: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper and Connect. The Commission has provided materials to the township regarding their designations which are very similar to the designations in Landscapes2. There is also more information on the Chester County Planning Commission website: https://chescoplanning.org/CompPlan.cfm.
Longwood Village Shopping Center request for 3rd Amendment to their signage agreement.Ed Foley represented RJ Water & Associates to request an amendment to the signage agreement that was put in place during the Conditional Use Hearing for the Shopping Center. The amendment is needed because the space formerly occupied by SuperFresh is being sub-divided for three retailers: Ross Dress for Less, Ulta and Carters and all three need signs. The current agreement allows for one sign for the space. The Supervisors voted 3-0 with John Sarro abstaining to approve the amendment.
Resolution 2018-12.The resolution formalized the acceptance of dedication of Glenelg Farm and Laurali Drives in the Glenelg Farms development. The Supervisors voted at the June meeting to accept dedication. The resolution was approved with a unanimous (4-0) vote.
Resolution 2018-13.The resolution formalized the acceptance of the expanded Right to Way for the Glenelg Farm development as provided on the final land development plan that was revised on October 10, 2001 and approved on February 4, 2002. The Supervisors voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the resolution.
Resolution 2018-14.The resolution grants authority to Township Manager Prysock to have electronic access to PennDot. The access is needed to handle the grant management requirements for the TA Set-Aside grant for the Route 82 crosswalk project. The Supervisors vote unanimously (4-0) to approve the resolution.
Ordinance 2018-02.The ordinance to amend the 2009-06 Ordinance for Traffic Control was reviewed at the legislative hearing held prior to the meeting. Resident Maria Feeney requested that the Court Reporter in attendance be allowed to record the vote and that the questions would be on the record. Resident Dave Adamson quested the Supervisors regarding procedures to determine that the stop sign met the warrants. He questioned whether the review letters from Engineer Baker stated the need for stop signs was based on warrants or by engineering judgement. Chairman Hannum stated he believed Mr. Baker’s recommendations were based on his professional experience.
Ms. Feeney objected to the amendment to install stop signs at Schoolhouse Road and the to-be-built Cascades Boulevard on the grounds that the warrants haven’t been met and she believes Mr. Baker abused his professional role with the Township to make the recommendation.
The Supervisors voted unanimously (4-0) to approved Ordinance 2018-02.
Bills.By a vote of 4-0 the Supervisors approved payment of invoice with the following totals: Ms. Lacy is on record to recuse herself for the vote on the URS & AE Com invoices due to a conflict.
General Fund: $281,432.21
Payroll: $ 55,225.03
Sewer Fund: $ 73,086.33
Park Fund: $ 904.56
State Fund $307,046.10
Treasurer’s Report. By a vote of 4-0 the Treasurer’s Report was accepted as submitted.
The meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.
Laurie Prysock, Township Managerboard-of-supervisors-180907
A hearing will take place on July 9th and this will be considered being adopted :
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Ordinance No. 2018-02
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE NO. 09-06, WHICH CONSTITUTED A CONSOLIDATION OF ALL PRIOR ORDINANCES REGULATING THE FLOW AND CONTROL OF MOTOR VEHICLES AT INTERSECTIONS WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP.
NOW THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, UNDER THE SECOND CLASS TOWNSHIP CODE AND THE PENNSYLVANIA MOTOR VEHICLE CODE, DOES HEREBY ENACT AND ORDAIN THAT THE AFORESAID ORDINANCE NO. 09-06 SHALL BE AND THE SAME IS HEREBY AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.That the following additional stop signs, in addition to those set forth in Section A of Ordinance No. 09-06, regulating the control of traffic, shall be placed and maintained at the following additional intersections within East Marlborough Township:
1.18.1 Cascades Boulevard, stop sign at the intersection with Schoolhouse Road.
2.22.1Cherry Lane, stop sign at the intersection with Schoolhouse Road.
3.Cherry Lane, stop signs at the internal intersection.
4.38.1 Glenelg Farm Drive, stop sign at the intersection with Newhall Road.
5.57.1 Laurali Drive, stop sign at the intersection with Glenelg Farm Drive.
6.99.1 Schoolhouse Road, stop signs at the intersection with Cascades Boulevard (both northbound and southbound).
7.126 Wyndham Hill Drive, stop sign at the intersection with Unionville-Lenape Road.
Section 2.The stop sign at Cascades Boulevard, at its intersection with Schoolhouse Road, and the stop signs for Schoolhouse Road (northbound and southbound) at its intersection with Cascades Boulevard, shall be placed concurrently with the time of the first occupancy of a dwelling within the proposed Longwood Preserve Community.
Section 3.In all other respects, the provisions set forth in Ordinance No. 09-06 are hereby ratified and confirmed.
Section 4.All ordinances or parts of ordinances insofar as they are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Section 5.If any section, provision or part of this Ordinance shall be held unconstitutional, such unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provisions or part of this Ordinance. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have enacted and ordained the remaining sections, provisions or parts thereof if it knew that any given section, provision or part thereof would be declared unconstitutional.
Section 6.This Ordinance shall become effective five (5) days after its enactment.
Resolved and enacted this ___ day of ____________________, 2018.