EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA
AGENDA – July 7, 2014 – 7 P.M.
- Call to Order– Pledge of Allegiance
- Public Comment Period
- Minutes of June 2, 2014
- Bank of America – Escrow Release
- TD Bank – Establishment of Escrow – $149,872.
- Longwood Gardens – request for demolition permit , as recommended by Historic Commission, prior to the reconstruction of the Main Fountains – Mike Petka, Bancroft Construction
- Questions about Dambro permit for storm sewer line construction – Jim Sinclair
- Establishing Building Code Appeals Board – Resolution 2014—-
- Billboard Ordinance – County Planning Commission review letter
- Request for Mower for Sewer District – Dennis Mellinger
- Treasurer’s Report
NOTE: There will be an executive session immediately following the public meeting to discuss personnel matters and land acquisition
Board of Supervisors
Meeting of the Board – July 7, 2014 – 7 P.M.
Chairman Cuyler H. Walker called the public meeting to order at 7 p.m. in the Township Building, by leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members Robert F. Weer, Eddie. G. Caudill, and John Sarro were also present, as were Solicitor Fronefield Crawford, Jr. and Engineer, James W. Hatfield.
Public Comment Period.
Jack Greenwood, a Unionville resident, said that he was concerned about the lack of safety precautions at the construction site next door to his home.
Minutes of June 2, 2014. By unanimous vote (4-0), the minutes were approved as prepared.
Bank of America – Escrow Release. By unanimous vote (4-0), the Supervisors approved the release of $39,251 of escrowed funds.
TD Bank. By unanimous vote (4-0), the Supervisors accepted the Township Engineer’s recommendation of an escrow amount of $149,872.
Longwood Gardens – Request for Demolition Permit for Historic Fountains. Architect Larry Gutterman, Attorney Mary Ann Rossi, Contractor Mike Petka, and Longwood representatives Penny Person and Sharon Loving were all present to discuss the plans for demolition of part of the historic fountains, along with the plans for restoration and reconstruction. The schedule is to begin in the fall of 2014 and to conclude in the spring of 2017. The permit for demolition was approved by unanimous vote (4-0).
Dambro Construction. Jim Sinclair, of Liondale Farm, said that he was concerned about the construction that is on-going and proposed on the Dambro property; he said he felt it would have an adverse impact on the stream that crosses his property, on his fields, and on his property in general. Jim Hatfield spoke about the design and working of the detention basins.
Building Code Appeals Board- Resolution 2014-09 By unanimous vote (4-0), the Supervisors adopted the resolution establishing the Appeals Board, under the provisions of the PA Uniform Construction Code. Solicitor Crawford noted that although ultimately, the term of service would be three years, the initial appointment would be for staggered terms, of one, two, and three years for each member.
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Billboard Ordinance.The Supervisors reviewed the comments of the Chester County Planning Commission. The Board scheduled the public hearing on the ordinance for 6:45 p.m. on August 4, 2014.
New Mowers.Roadmaster Dennis Mellinger requested approval to purchase two new mowers, one for general township use, and the other for the Sewer District. We had received two proposals, for the mowers: Kubota for $7303.97 each and John Deere for $10,521.44 each. By unanimous vote (4-0), the purchase of the two mowers, at $7,303.97 each was approved.
Bills.By unanimous vote (4-0), with each supervisor abstaining on a single vote with a perceived conflict of interest, the Supervisors approved payment of the attached list of invoices, with the following totals:
General Fund $264,781.03
Sewer Fund $ 24,221.05
Payroll $ 50,905.06
State Fund $ 24,043.25
Separately, the Supervisors unanimously (4-0) approved payment to Bulldog Construction in the amount of $29,113.45 for work completed at the Unionville Community Park.
Treasurer’s Report. By unanimous vote (4-0), the Supervisors accepted the attached report, as prepared.
The public meeting was adjourned at 9:12 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, Secretary/Manager