EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Meeting of the Board – December 2, 2019
Immediately preceding the meeting there was a public hearing to discuss the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment.
Chairman Sarro called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. with the following people in attendance: Supervisors McKinstry, Hannum, Lacy and Jameson. Solicitor Unruh, Planning Commission Chairman Walker, Engineer Donlon, Public Works Director Simpson and Township Manager Prysock were also in attendance.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Public Comment Period. East Marlborough resident Shelley Mincer asked the Supervisors to investigate the large grouping of Asplundh Tree trucks that have been parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Ms. Mincer also asked the Supervisors about their plans to support the Kennett Library’s request for a large capital contribution and asked they consider putting the issue on the ballot in May.
Approval of Minutes. The minutes of the November 4th Board of Supervisors meeting were approved by a 5-0 vote.
Resolution 2019-34 Escrow Release for Longwood Preserve.
Engineer Lisa Donlon reviewed the request from the developers for an escrow release in the amount of $363,794.71. Ms. Donlon recommended a release in the amount of $310,174.28. The recommended amount was lower since the AECom work had not been inspected. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve the Resolution.
Escrow release for the Villages at Northridge, LLC. Engineer Donlon reviewed the request from the developers for an escrow release in the amount of $150,892.12 and recommended the release. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve the escrow release as recomended.
Return of Letter of Credit for Glenelg Farm. Engineer Donlon stated she was comfortable that all of the issues raised during the last inspection have been corrected with the exception of three 6’ trees that need to be replaced in the spring. Based on her recommendation the Supervisors accepted a $900 escrow check from Bob Pearson to cover the cost to replace the trees and approved the return of the Performance and Maintenance Bond.
Request from Longwood Gardens to close Longwood and Conservatory Roads for fireworks displays. Mr. Greg Papernik appeared before the Supervisors to request permission to close the roads on the following dates: May 24, July 2, July 18, August 8, September 6, and September 26. The Supervisors approved the request with a unanimous 5-0 vote.
Request to remove a Specimen Tree located at 451 Dean Drive. Homeowner Vicki Neyon requested permission to have a dead 47 ¾” Black Oak tree removed from her property. Based on the inspection report from Chadds Ford Tree Service and visual confirmation from Zoning Officer Charlie Shock, the Supervisors approved the request to remove the tree with a 5-0 vote.
Request to remove a stand of trees on the Ward Property on Mill Road. Marc and Kaitlyn Ward appeared before the Supervisors to request approval to remove a grouping of pine trees that they believe are past their prime. After a discussion with Engineer Donlon the Supervisors voted on whether the trees meet the definition of a stand. With a 4-0 vote, Supervisor Lacy abstaining, the Supervisors concluded the Ward’s did not need approval to remove the trees.
Request for a Modification to the Dollar Tree Conditional Use Approval. Solicitor Unruh stated that the landowner requested that the one trash pick-up per week limitation is removed from the order. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to remove the limitation.
Presentation of the final budgets. Manager Prysock requested approval of budgets for the general, sewer, state and park funds. The balanced budgets do not require additional taxed to run the government. The budgets were presented with the following amounts:
General Fund: $2,998,966.51
Sewer Fund: $1,368,209.76
State Fund $ 520,033.00
Park Fund $ 149,322.72
The Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve the budgets as presented.
Resolution 2019-35 Establishing Tax rates for 2020. The Supervisors approved the resolution with a vote of 5-0
Resolution 2019-36 Fire Hydrant Tax. The Supervisors approved the resolution with a vote of 5-0
Resolution 2019-37 Unionville Street Light Tax. The Supervisors approved the resolution with a vote of 5-0
Resolution 2019-38 Appointing Hannah Christopher as Interim Township Manager. The Supervisors approved the resolution to authorize Mrs. Christopher to have signing authority for township accounts with PLGIT and BB&T. The Township Treasurers Bond will be transferred into Mrs. Christopher’s name. The Supervisors approved the resolution with a 5-0 vote.
Ordinance 2019-05 Incorporating changes into the Zoning Ordinance. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to adopt the Zoning Ordinance of 2019 with a 5-0 vote.
Bills. By a vote of 5-0 the Supervisors approved payment of invoices with the following totals:
General Fund: $ 103,034.40
Sewer Fund: $
State Fund $ 59,626.35
Park Fund: $ 98.05
Treasurer’s Report. By a vote of 5-0 the Treasurer’s Report was accepted as submitted.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Laurie Prysock, Township Manager
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
AGENDA – December 2, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.
Subject to change
There will be an executive session immediately preceding the public meeting to discuss a potential legal matter at 6:30 P.M. There will be a hearing on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments beginning at 7:00 p.m., the meeting will start immediately following.
- Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Public Comment
- Approval of Minutes of November 4, 2019
- Escrow Releases
2019-34 – Longwood Preserve Escrow Release – $24,596
Villages at Northridge – $150,892.12
- Release of Letter of Credit for Glenelg Farm
- Longwood Gardens Request to Close Roads for Fireworks for the following dates:
Sunday, May 24; Thursday, July 2; Saturday, July 18; Saturday, August 8; Sunday, September 6; Saturday, September 26
- Request to remove a Specimen Tree at 451 Dean Drive requested by Vicki Neylon
- Conditional Use Order Modification for Dollar Tree to allow for additional trash removal service
- Presentation of the 2020 Budget
- Resolution 2019-35 Establishing 2020 Tax Rates
- Resolution 2019-36 Establishing Hydrant Tax Rate
- Resolution 2019-37 to approve a contract for $13,245.00 for Street Light Conversion Project
- Resolution 2019-38 granting banking account authorization for PLGIT and BBT accounts to Hannah Christopher
- Ordinance 2019-05 Zoning Ordinance Amendment
- Treasurer’s Report
There will be a brief executive session to discuss a personnel matter.