1. 6:45 P.M.– PUBLIC HEARING – Ordinance 2015-04 – Proposes changes in density for multi-family dwellings, modifies some definitions
7:00 P.M. Public Meeting(immediately following the public hearing)
2. Call to Order – Pledge of Allegiance
3. Public Comment Period
4. Minutes of October 5, 2015
5. Ordinance 2015-04 –Amendments to Zoning Ordinance – e.g. density in multi-family districts, definitions, etc.
6. Escrow Release – TMG Homes – Pennock Avenue
7. Final Escrow Release – Bank of America
8. Unionville Park – Phase II Design – status report – Jim Hatfield
9. Proposed Budget for 2016 – Authorize publication of draft budgets
10. Ordinance 2015-05 – Limitation of Trucks on E. Doe Run Road, except for local deliveries
11. Kennett Library Task Force – discussion of participation by East Marlborough
12. Salt Bid
13. CJK Townhouses – Set hearing date
15. Treasurer’s Report
NOTE: There will be an executive session immediately following the public meeting, to consider both litigation and personnelmatters.
Public Hearing.Chairman Cuyler H. Walker called the Public Hearing to order at 6:47 p.m. in the Township Building, to consider Ordinance 2015-04, which amends the higher-density yields in some of the zoning districts, as well as clarifies some definitions. The ordinance had been submitted to the Chester County Planning Commission, although review had not yet been received, nor had the Township received the proof of publication for the public notice.
Mr. Pratt asked about nursery stock, and how it would be identified. Mrs. Tamargo said that the website search gave her a different ordinance. The public hearing concluded at 7:07 p.m.
Public Meeting.Mr. Walker opened the public meeting by leading the group in the Pledge of allegiance.
Public Comments. There were no comments from the public.
Minutes of October 5, 2015. Mr. Weer pointed out that the entry on police charges to West Marlborough Township should have noted that the new fee would be effective on January 1, 2016. With that correction, the minutes were approved by a vote of 4-0, with Mr. Weer abstaining, because he had not attended the meeting.
Ordinance 2015-04 –By unanimous vote (5-0), the ordinance was adopted, without change.
TMG Homes – Miller Hill Developers. Chad Martin represented the developer in requesting a final close out and release of escrowed funds. Mr. Martin provided a check in the amount of $6,375 as a maintenance guarantee for the sanitary lines. He also provided a copy of the as-built plans and a Deed of Dedication of the sewer lines. By unanimous vote (5-0), the Board voted to accept the dedication and to release the final funds held in escrow, $43,004.
Bank of America.The escrow release request was represented by Alexandra Trunzo. Jim Hatfield recommended the final release of $10,928.90, closing out the escrow account; the Board approved the release by unanimous vote (5-0).
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Walnut Walk – Doug Knox of Bentley represented the request to release $374,862 of escrowed funds, for site work completed in the subdivision. By unanimous vote (5-0), the Supervisors approved the release.
Unionville Community Park – Phase II. Jim Hatfield and Lisa Donlon of VanDemark & Lynch, as well as Lisa Thomas from Glackin, Thomas, Panzak presented the plans for Phase II. The goal is to advertise for public bids in January, 2016; schedule the bid opening for mid –February; and request Supervisor approval of the bids at the March 2016 Board meeting. The complete design includes the remainder of the trails, two additional wetland crossings, a tot lot, a pavilion with a comfort station, and an entrance plaza adjacent to W. Doe Run Road. Because of the magnitude of the work, the engineers will prepare the bids with five alternates. The alternates will be contracted if the funds permit. By unanimous vote (5-0), the Supervisors authorized the letting of the bids for the project.
Budgets for 2016.Proposed budgets were presented, showing projected Income and Expenses for: General Fund-$2,250,990; Sewer Fund – $1,011,080; and State Fund – $412,230. Public notice of the Budget will be published, and the Supervisors will adopt the finalized budgets at the December 7, 2015 Board meeting.
Ordinance 2015-05 – Restricting Non-local Trucks on East Doe Run Road. The Supervisors agreed to hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance at 6:45 p.m. on December 7, 2015, immediately before the regular December Board meeting.
Library Task Force. The Supervisors tabled action on an appointment to the proposed Task Force, pending further study.
Salt Bids for 2015-16 Season. By unanimous vote (5-0), the Supervisors accepted the bid of Oceanport for a cost of $72.80 per ton.
Bills.By unanimous vote (5-0), with each supervisor abstaining on a single invoice with a perceived conflict of interest, the Board approved the attached list of invoices, with the following totals:
General Fund $391,670.92
State Fund $ 14,116.70
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Sewer Fund $17,272.91
Park Fund $ 4,216.58
Treasurer’s Report. By unanimous vote (5-0), the Supervisors approved the attached report, as prepared.
Continuation of CJK Hearing.The applicant has requested that the hearing be continued; the Supervisors agreed to re- convene the hearing on December 7, 2015, immediately following the regular December Board meeting.
The Supervisors went into executive session with the Solicitor to discuss a pending legal matter and personnel matters.
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
Jane R. Laslo, Manager/Secretary