Board of Supervisors Meeting 4/4/22 7PM
Meeting held at the Municipal Building, 721 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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CALL TO ORDER
CALL TO ORDER
Executive Sessions were held on:
- March 7, 2022, to discuss legal matters; and
- April 4, 2022, after tonight’s regular meeting to discuss legal and personnel matters
PUBLIC HEARING: CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC CARRY-OUT BAGS AND SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS
Public Hearing to Consider Ordinance Adoption
The proposed plan adoption was advertised in the March 15, 2022, edition of the Daily Local News as required, as well as posted on the Township website. The draft ordinance was available at the Township Building for public inspection, as advertised.
ORDINANCE NO. 02-2022: AMENDING THE CODE OF EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP TO ADD AN ORDINANCE TITLED, “PLASTIC CARRY-OUT BAGS AND SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS”
Discussion and Possible Authorization for the Approval of the Kennett Run Charities, Inc. Permit Application –Saturday, May 7, 2022
Discussion of Special Events Planning and Available for September 9–11, 2022 Weekend
Discussion and Possible Authorization for the Approval of the Tough Mudder – Weekend Philly 2022 Permit Application
Discussion and Possible Authorization for the Approval of TNT Fireworks Outdoor Display Permit Application at the Walmart Store – June thru July 2022
Red Clay Creek Stream Restoration – Affirm Municipal Support for Grant Application on Behalf of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance
Kennett Library Facility Project – Affirm Municipal Support for Grant Application on Behalf of the Kennett Library
Discussion and Possible Award of the 2022 Materials Bid Award as conducted by the Southern Chester County Municipal Cooperative
Discussion and Possible Exoneration of Property Tax Lien (UPI: 61-3-1.1)
Discussion and Possible Authorization to Amendment Lease Agreement with Williams Scotsman, Inc. for a term from 4/09/2022 through 4/08/2025
Discussion and Possible Authorization to Execute a Retainer Agreement with Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. to Provide Engineering and Related Services Associated with the Township’s Sanitary Sewer and Traffic-Related Facilities.
Acceptance of Patricia Montague’s Resignation from the Planning Commission (Authorization to Advertise Vacancy)
RESOLUTION NO. 2022-27:
Discussion and Possible Adoption of Resolution No. 2022-27 to Authorize the Submission of a DVRPC Grant Application for the Baltimore Pike Bikeway Project
ZONING HEARING BOARD APPLICATIONS
Discussion regarding Application for 13 Cemetery Lane – Variance Requested – To permit construction of a storage garage and related improvements on the property that will exceed permissible lot coverage. Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENTS – MONTHLY REPORTS
REVIEW OF TREASURER’S REPORT & POSSIBLE AUTHORIZATION FOR PAYMENT OF MONTHLY BILLS
PUBLIC COMMENT (For matters not on the agenda)
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
April 4, 2022
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-Chair Vannote Neil Lovekin, Township Manager
Supervisor Sarro Hannah Township Treasurer
Supervisor Vannote Jeff Simpson, Public Works Director
Supervisor Matuszak Chief Robert Clarke
Chairman McKinstry announced that executive sessions were held on March 7th to discuss legal
matters, and April 4th to discuss legal and personnel matters.
3. PUBLIC HEARING
Solicitor Jennings opened a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance to regulate the
distribution and use of single use plastic carry out bags and single use plastic straws. Marie
DiCostanza of Larkspur Drive questioned the studies that have occurred and that she did not
support the ordinance as proposed. Nancy Gifford of Fountain Trail in Longwood Preserve does
not support the ban of plastic bags and straws. Andy Romine of Wollaston Road spoke of research
of the composites that make up plastic bags versus paper bags and does not support the proposed
ordinance. Shelley Mincer, Lantana Drive, is also not in favor of the ban of plastic bags and straws.
Joe DiCostanza of Larkspur Drive said he feels it should be a state law and that is littering is the
root cause of the problem.
4. ORDINANCE 02-2022
Solicitor Jennings closed the public hearing after all public comments. Vice Chair Vannote made
a motion to continue the hearing to May 2nd, 2022, regarding ordinance 02-2022 amending the
code of East Marlborough Township to add an ordinance titled “plastic carry-out bags and single
use plastic straws. Supervisor Sarro seconded; motion carried 5-0.
5. CONTINUING BUSINESS
a. Supervisor Sarro made a motion to approve and authorize the temporary closing of roads for
the Kennett Run on May 7th. Supervisor Matuszak seconded; motion carried 5-0.
b. Matt Eick from the Longwood Fire Company stated that the township needs to be
conscientious of when there are too many special events in the same weekend; there are not
enough emergency services resources to cover all the events. Cuyler Walker said that the
application for the special permit has the procedures already in place. The applicant must show
they have adequate personnel in place and the burden is on them.
6. NEW BUSINESS
a. Supervisor Matuszak made a motion to approve and authorize the closure of Green Valley
Road for the Tough Mudder Race on May 21st and May 22nd. Supervisor Sarro seconded;
motion carried 5-0.
b. Vice Chair Vannote made a motion to authorize and approve the permit application for the
TNT fireworks outdoor display at the Wal Mart store from June through July 2022. Supervisor
Sarro seconded; motion carried 5-0.
c. Vice Chair Vannote made a motion to ratify and affirm by letter municipal support for the
grant application on behalf of the Brandywine Red Clay alliance for the Red Clay restoration
project. Supervisor Matuszak seconded; motion carried 5-0.
d. Vice Chair Vannote made a motion to affirm municipal support for the grant application on
behalf of the Kennett Library. Supervisor Matuszak seconded; motion carried 5-0.
e. Public Works director presented the bid results from the Municipal Cooperative for 2022.
Vice Chair Vannote made a motion to approve the award of the 2022 materials bid award based
on the March 30th memo. Supervisor Matuszak seconded; motion carried 5-0.
f. Supervisor Sarro made a motion to exonerate property tax lien for UPI 61-3-1(2054 Marlboro
Road) in the amount of $151.68. Supervisor Matuszak seconded; motion carried 5-0.
g. The discussion of amending the lease for William Scotsman, Inc. for a term of from 4/09/2022-
4/08/2025 was tabled until research is done on costs and purchasing a modular office for police
h. Vice Chair Vannote made a motion to authorize a retainer agreement with Herbert, Rowland
& Rubic, Inc. to provide engineering and related services for the township. Supervisor Sarro
seconded; motion carried 4-0 with Supervisor Monahan voting no.
i. Vice Chair Vannote made a motion to accept Patricia Montague’s resignation from the
planning commission and to authorize the advertising of the position.
7. RESOLUTION NO. 2022-27
Supervisor Sarro made a motion to adopt resolution 2022-27 to authorize the submission of a
DVRPC grant application for the bikeway project. Supervisor Matuszak seconded; motion carried
8. ZONING HEARING BOARD APPLICATIONS
a. An application for the zoning hearing board will be heard on May 18th, 2022 regarding 13
Cemetery Lane. The board took no position and will leave it up to the ZHB.
9. TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENTS – MONTHLY REPORTS
Manager Lovekin, Chief Clarke and Public Works Director Simpson gave their monthly reports
10. TREASURER’S REPORT AND MONTHLY BILLS
Vice Chair Vannote made a motion to approve the treasurers report and the monthly bills.
Supervisor Sarro seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
General $177, 764.40
11. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Vice Chair Vannote made a motion approving the March minutes except with the removal of the
statement that was attached, Supervisor Sarro seconded; motion carried 4-0. Supervisor
Monahan voted no.
All business having been discussed, a motion was made by Supervisor Sarro, seconded by
Chairman McKinstry, and carried by a vote of 5-0 to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m.
Hannah Christopher, Treasurer/Assistant Township Manager