BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Meeting of the Board – May 6, 2013
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 Richard P.S. Hannum, Robert F. Weer, Eddie G. Caudill, and Richard E. Hicks were also present, as was Solicitor Fronefield Crawford, Jr.
Public Comment Period.
Jack Greenwood said that his neighbor had planted a large tree only 11 feet from the property line. He expressed concern about the tree interfering with his gutters and electric lines. The supervisors noted that the Township does not restrict property owners from planting trees on their own property.
Jane Laslo noted that four township residents attended Pennsylvania Horticultural Society classes for three evenings to become certified Tree Tenders. Having Certified Tree Tenders in the Township qualifies the Township to receive free or reduced-cost trees for landscaping at the Unionville Community Park. The Four Certified Tree Tenders are Eddie Caudill, Dennis Mellinger, Hanna Christopher and Jane Laslo.
Minutes of April 1, 2013. By unanimous vote (5-0), the Supervisors approved the minutes as prepared.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance – Loss Control Standards. Supervisors discussed the avenue for adoption of the six standards with which PennPrime is requiring compliance by July 1, 2013, including:
#1 – Commitment to Safety/Risk Management
#2- Designation of individual responsible for Loss Control
#3 – Hazard Inspections
#4 – Accident/Incident Investigations
#5 – Certificates of Insurance
#6 – Seat Belt Use
#7 – Motor Vehicle Record Review
By unanimous vote (5-0), the Supervisors adopted a written policy requiring seat belt use for all occupants in Township vehicles, and for all employees when on Township business in a private vehicle. Each employee will sign the policy statement.
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Recycling Ordinance – Copies of a revised Recycling Ordinance were distributed among the Supervisors. After review, we will set a date for a public hearing on the proposed, amended ordinance.
In addition, as a result of a meeting with PA DEP representative, Mary Alice Reisse, and Chester County’s Recycling Coordinator, Nancy Fromnick, the Township must discontinue the acceptance of local residents’ brush and branches. According to Ms. Reisse, the Township cannot allow brush and branches to be placed on the ground; it must be placed in a container. Given the impracticality of providing a container at the Township facility, future drop off must be prohibited. The Township road crew will continue to pick up brush at curb side at least two times per year, and residents can also take brush and branches to SECCRA. SECCRA will accept chipped brush and branches, but a fee is charged for non-chipped branches.
Additionally, the Township will correct and improve our website as a part of the public education program, required by PA Act 101.
New Computer for Road Department. By a vote of 4-1, with Mr. Caudill opposed, the Supervisors approved the purchase and set-up of a new computer for the road department, at a cost not to exceed $1,200.
Bills. By unanimous vote (5-0), with each supervisor abstaining on a single vote with a perceived conflict of interest, the Supervisors approved the attached list of invoices for payment, with the following totals:
General Fund $116,700.38
Payroll $ 46,861.26
Sewer Fund $ 37,636.56
Park Fund $ 278.10
State Fund $142,266.12
Treasurer’s Report. By unanimous vote (5-0), the Board accepted the attached report, as prepared.
The public meeting was adjourned at 7:52 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, Manager/Secretary