Board of Supervisors 7PM – 2/1/21

REGULAR MEETING

February 1, 2021

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                                            7:00 P.M.

721 Unionville Road

Kennett Square, PA 19348

 

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER

 

Present:                                                    Township Staff & Consultants:

Chairman McKinstry                          Ryan Jennings, Township Solicitor

Vice-Chairman Sarro                          Lisa Donlon, Township Engineer

Supervisor Monahan                           Neil Lovekin, Township Manager

Supervisor Vannote                            Hannah Christopher, Township Treasurer

Robert Clarke, Chief of Police

                                                      Jeff Simpson, Public Works Director

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

There was no public comment.

 

  1. GENERAL DISCUSSION

 

  1. There are no upcoming events.
  2. There are no announcements.

 

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING

 

Solicitor Jennings opened the public hearing with regards to consideration of incurring additional debt for the purpose of replacing the East Locust Lane Bridge.  Chairman McKinstry made a motion to adopt the ordinance that was advertised in the January 22, 2021 edition of the Daily Local News, as well as on the Township website. Supervisor Sarro seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. ORDINANCE NO. 01-2021

 

Chairman McKinstry made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 01-2021 which is an authorization to incur additional debt in the form of a general obligation note for the purpose of replacing the East Locust Lane Bridge.  Supervisor Sarro seconded; motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING

 

Solicitor Jennings opened a public hearing.  Shelia Fleming from Brandywine Conservation    presented the plan.   Resident Shelly Mincer made a comment on whether the paths would be paved.    Chairman McKinstry made a motion to consider enacting Resolution 2021-16 to adopt the Open Space and Recreation, and Environmental Resources Plan.  The propose plan adoption was advertised in the January 15th edition of the Daily Local news and advertised on the Township Website.   Supervisor Sarro seconded the motion, motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. RESOLUTION NO. 2021-16

 

Supervisor Matuszak made a motion to adopt resolution 2021-17 and to appoint Barbacane, Thornton and Company to audit the 2020 Budget.  Supervisor Vannote seconded; motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. RESOLUTION NO. 2021-18

 

Chairman McKinstry presented Resolution NO. 2021-18 for a grant application for 2021 Vison Partnership Program- Unionville Area Regional Comprehensive Plan.  It needs to be updated every ten years.  Supervisor Vannote made a motion, Supervisor Sarro seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Supervisor Sarro approved the Cheshire Hunt Conservancy event that will take place at Plantation Field on March 28th with COVID-19 protocols in place, Vice Chair Monahan seconded, motion carried 5-0.
  2. Vice Chair Monahan made a motion to approve the Willowdale Steeplechase on May 8th, allowing at a max of 1500 spectators, 220 vehicles. Supervisor Sarro seconded.  Motion carried 4-0 with Supervisor Vannote abstaining.
  3. Chairman McKinstry made a motion for approval for the Unionville Recreation Association to use the URA field with COVID-19 protocols in place and a certificate of insurance. Supervisor Monahan seconded; motion carried 5-0.
  4. Supervisor Vannote made a motion to table the temporary parking lot use request for Walmart for their live plant display, until the littering issue is addressed. Supervisor Sarro seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0
  5. Tristan Ruh represented American Tower. He presented a proposal for consideration of a new Term agreement. The Board decided to table the decision until more research is done.  No action was taken.
  6. Chairman McKinstry made a motion to authorize a letter for consideration of the Zoning Hearing Board variance for Super Cuts Hair Salon, 817 East Baltimore Pike. The Board is agreeable to a variance with reduction in size of the sign.  Vice Chair Monahan seconded; motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. CONTINUING BUSINESS

 

  1. Supervisor Vannote made a motion to release escrow release #15 for Phase 1a/1b, and phase 2: escrow release #4 in the amount of $102,457.06, and $14,280.00 respectively for Northridge. Engineer Donlon agreed to the amounts for the release.  Supervisor Matuszak seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.
  2. Vice Chair Monahan made a motion to approve escrow release #22 for Longwood Preserve in the amount of $10,548.00 and to approve Resolution NO. 2021-19. Engineer Donlon approved the $10,548.00 amount for release. Supervisor Matuszak, seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.
  3. Engineer Donlon approved a release from Quick Lane in the amount of $305,606.00.  Supervisor Vannote made a motion to approve escrow release #1 for Quick Lane in the amount of $305,606.00.  Vice Chair Monahan seconded; motion carried 5-0.
  4. Vice Chair Monahan and Manager Lovekin gave a status update on the Strategic Plan. The proposal will be reviewed at the March meeting.

 

 

  1. Supervisor Matuszak made a motion to approve the January minutes for the regular board meeting, and the reorganization minutes.  Vice Chair Monahan seconded; motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. TREASURERS REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Sarro to approve the treasurers report and monthly bills. Vice Chair Monahan seconded the motion. Motion carried by a vote of 5-0, to approve the Treasurer’s Report and the Monthly Bills for the month of January 2021, as submitted.

 

Fund                                        Expenditure

General                                    $539,017.92

Payroll                                     $89,223.10

Sewer                                      $25,926.57

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

All business having been discussed, a motion was made by Supervisor Vannote, seconded          by Supervisor Matuszak , and carried by a vote of 5-0 to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Hannah Christopher

Treasurer/Assistant Township Manager

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Public Comment will be heard during each agenda item when called upon by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors. Questions may be submitted in advance to nlovekin@eastmarlborough.org. If you require special accommodation, please call the Township office at 610-444-0725.

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  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. PUBLIC COMMENT
  3. GENERAL DISCUSSION
    • UPCOMING EVENTS
    • ANNOUNCEMENTS
        1. PUBLIC HEARING: CONSIDERATION OF INCURRING ADDITIONAL DEBT FOR THE PURPOSE OF REPLACING THE EAST LOCUST LANE BRIDGE

        The proposed plan adoption was advertised in the January 22, 2021 edition of the Daily Local News as required, as well as posted on the Township website.

        1. ORDINANCE NO. 01-2021: AUTHORIZIATION TO INCUR ADDITIONAL DEBT IN THE FORM OF A GENERAL OBLIGATION NOTE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REPLACING THE EAST LOCUST LANE BRIDGE
        2. PUBLIC HEARING: CONSIDERATION TO ENACT RESOLUTION 2021-16 ADOPTING THE Open Space, Recreation, and Environmental Resources Plan
        3. RESOLUTION 2021-16: ADOPTON OF THE EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP Open Space, Recreation, and Environmental Resources Plan
        4. RESOLUTION NO. 2021-17: APPOINTMENT OF BARBACANE THORNTON & COMPANY (certified public accountants) TO AUDIT THE 2020 BUDGET
        5. ESOLUTION NO. 2021-18: GRANT APPLICATION FOR 2021 VISION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM – UNIONVILLE AREA REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
        6. NEW BUSINESS
          • Cheshire Hunt Conservancy – Special Event Approval – March 28, 2021
          • The Willowdale Steeplechase – Special Event Approval – May 8, 2021
          • Unionville Recreation Association – Field Permission for 2021 Season
          • Walmart – Temporary Parking Lot Use – 2021 Live Plant Display
          • Consideration of Term Agreement for Orchard Valley PA American Tower
          • Consideration of ZHB Sign Variance – Super Cuts Hair Salon – 817 E. Baltimore Pike
        7. CONTINUING BUSINESS
            • Northridge, Phase 1a/b – Escrow Release #15
            • Northridge, Phase 2 – Escrow Release #4
            • Longwood Preserve – Escrow Release #22
              • RESOLUTION NO. 2021-19: LONGWOOD PRESERVE LETTER OF CREDIT
            • Quick Lane – Escrow Release #1
            • Strategic Plan – Status Update
          1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
          2. TREASURER’S REPORT & MONTHLY BILLS
          3. ADJOURNMENT

          Date

          Feb 01 2021
          Expired!

          Time

          7:00 pm