BOARD OF SUPERVISIORS
April 26, 2010
A special meeting of the Nockamixon Township Board of Supervisorswas held on Monday April 26, 2010 at 11:30 A.M. at the Township building in Ferndale, PA. Chairperson N. Janyszeski opened the meeting with a salute to the flag. Other members present were Vice-Chairman B. Keyser; Supervisors A. Santopietro, B. Sadow and C. Bahnck. This meeting was advertised Friday, April 16, 2010 in the Intelligencer. A. Eichlin, Secretary, and K. Deluca, Treasurer, were also in attendance.
The special meeting was held to discuss Township Business. The following action items were addressed by the Board of Supervisors:
- BILL LIST:
Payment of Bills : A motion was made by A. Santopietro, seconded by B. Keyser to approve the bill list as presented. - A. Santopietro amended his motion, seconded by B. Keyser, to include in the bill list the check to Tinicum Township, for Nockamixon Township’s share of Worker’s Comp. for Ottsville Fire Co. in the amount of $2,502.00. The motion carried 5-0-0.
D. Gross/Byers Road Sub – TMP# 30-15-31-1; -15-33 & -41-1 – grants extension to June 30, 2010.
- LAND DEVELOPMENT:
Wehrung’s Phase II L/D TMP# 30-10-35-1 – grants extension to June 30, 2010.
A motion was made by A. Santopietro, seconded by B. Keyser, to grant the extension to both the D. Gross/Byers Road Sub TMP# 30-15-31-1; -15-3 & -41-1, and Wehrung’s Phase II L/D, TMP# 30-10-35-1 until June 30, 2010. The motion carried 5-0-0.
-RELEASE OF ESCROW:
Harrow Station LLC – TMP# 30-11-29 – Voucher #4 in the amount of $9,900.00 payable to Harrow Station LLC. -- A motion was made by C. Bahnck, seconded by B. Sadow, to release Voucher #4, in the amount of $9,900.00 payable to Harrow Station LLC, TMP# 30-11-29. The motion carried 5-0-0.
Fleck Conservation Easement – Closing April 30, 2010 – Delegates – K. Deluca commented that he contacted J. Esposito, Esq. regarding closing. It is currently scheduled for Friday, April 30, 2010 however, should that change he requested a lead time to contact the Board. N. Janyszeski commented that one days notice would be sufficient.
Lonely Cottage Rd. Bridge over Beaver Run – Repairs – Discussion – A. Santopietro spoke with Township Engineer, S. Baluh, who recommended that the Board approve the $2,500.00 to complete a field investigation of the Bridge. B. Sadow commented that the first phase of the investigation should be addressed. A motion was made by A. Santopietro to expend up to $2,500.00 to have Mr. Ludwig of Ludwig Engineering complete a field investigation of the Lonely Cottage Road Bridge over Beaver Run to determine whether simple/temporary repairs are feasible and provide recommendations. B. Sadow commented that, with Board approval, he would like to attend the site visit. The Board approved his attendance. The Secretary will advise S. Baluh of the Board’s decision. The motion carried 5-0-0.
Nockamixon Historic Commission – Appointment – Clarence Berger – 1/1/2011.
A motion was made by A. Santopietro, seconded by B. Keyser, to appoint Clarence Berger to the Nockamixon Historic Commission until 1/1/2011 to finish the term of J. MacFarland, who resigned after his appointment to the Zoning Hearing Board. The motion carried 5-0-0. The Board asked the Secretary to contact Mr. Berger.
Bridgeton Twp. – Req. for Fire Police – UBE Fire Co. Motorcycle Ride Benefit: Sunday, June 13, 2010, rain date: Sunday, June 27, 2010
A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by B. Keyser, to direct the Secretary to send a letter to Tinicum Township requesting use of Fire Police for the Upper Black Eddy Fire Co. Motorcycle Ride Benefit. The motion carried 5-0-0.
BCDH – West Nile Virus Spraying – Permission Letter –
A motion was made by B. Keyser, seconded by A. Santopietro, directing the Secretary to send a letter to the Bucks County Department of Health granting permission to spray for the West Nile Virus. The motion carried 4-1-0 with N. Janyszeski voting nay.
Well Survey Form – EarthRes Group – Township Well TMP # 30-11-85 @ 8509 Easton Road. The Board discussed the location of the well (Revere Superfund Site) and commented that the Revere Steering Committee as well as the PADEP would need to be notified prior to any testing due to restrictions on the property. N. Janyszeski commented that she had received an e-mail from the Solicitor regarding this property. The Board directed the Secretary to send a letter to EarthRes Group advising them of the limitations and requesting that they contact the Solicitor.
Insurance Proposals – discussion – The Treasurer, K. Deluca, presented the Board with the following Insurance Quotes:
AGENCY INSURANCE COMPANY QUOTE
Keystone EMC $27,121.00
Keystone Selective Quote $31,816.00
Keystone National Casualty $27,380.00
H.A. Thomson PIRMA $25,284.10
Keystone EMC/NAC $31,917.00
These quotes include liability, Worker’s Comp, etc. The above pricing includes increased assessments for traffic signals and machinery. A motion was made by B. Sadow, seconded by C. Bahnck, to approve H.A. Thomson Insurance Co. for liability insurance (other than health insurance) in the amount of $25,284.10, with the possibility that this cost can be reduced. The motion carried 5-0-0.
-A representative from Abitibi Containers will be in the office tomorrow to discuss, with K. DeLuca and G. Housworth, placement of paper recycling bins at the Township Building. The bins will be on site every day, not just weekends. A motion was made by A. Santopietro, seconded by B. Keyser, to authorize Keith DeLuca to approve the use of Abitibi recycling bins at the Township Building to collect paper. The motion carried 5-0-0. The money collected will be used to offset other recycling fees.
- K. DeLuca contacted the companies that submitted proposals for replacing the current heat pump with conventional heating and air conditioning. The Board will address at the regular scheduled Board Meeting on May 19, 2010.
-T. Stone requested permission to address the Board. He suggested that the Board become proactive by planning a ten year Water Management Plan for the Township. Empower the Planning Commission to begin this process. Find a common ground before targeting individual businesses by having a management plan in place for their operation.
-C. Bahnck commented that the Historical Society Summer Concerts are fast approaching. He requested that the Board approve the rider for liability insurance. N. Janyszeski commented that the Historical Society has not responded to the three letters sent by the Historic Commission requesting an inventory of historic items. Copies of these letters will be given to the office for the Nockamixon Historic Commission file. C. Bahnck noted that he will contact the President and obtain the information they are seeking.
A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by B. Keyser, to adjourn the Special Meeting at 12:05 PM. The motion carried 5-0-0.
Arlene E. Eichlin