MINUTES OF NOCKAMIXON TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
JUNE 16, 2010
The regular scheduled meeting for June was held on June 16, 2010 in the Township building in Ferndale, PA. Chair N. Janyszeski opened the meeting at 7:30 P.M. with a salute to the flag. Other members present: Vice-Chair B. Keyser and Supervisors, A. Santopietro, C. Bahnck and Wm. Sadow. Also in attendance: Solicitor, J.B. Yeager, Secretary, A. Eichlin and Treasurer, K. DeLuca.
-At 7:33 P.M. - N. Janyszeski commented that the Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss real estate.
-At 8:20 P.M. the Board returned from Executive Session and N. Janyszeski commented that they met to discuss personnel and real estate.
SCHEDULING: Chair N. Janyszeski reviewed the schedule.
MINUTES OF MEETING:
-A motion was made by A. Santopietro, seconded by B. Keyser, to approve the May 19, 2010 minutes as presented. The motion carried 4-0-1 with Wm. Sadow abstaining, he did not attend the meeting.
-A motion was made by C. Bahnck, seconded by A. Santopietro, to approve the May 27, 2010 Work Session minutes as presented. The motion carried 4-0-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT: There was no public comment.
PUBLIC HEARING:Proposed PIRMA – Insurance Pool Ordinance
The Solicitor, Jordan B. Yeager, opened the public hearing for the proposed Insurance Pool Ordinance at 8:25 P.M. He distributed an exhibit packet to the Board which included: the advertised draft of the ordinance, copy of the proof of June 7, 2010 advertisement from the Intelligencer; a copy of the advertised legal notice posted at the Township Building; proof of filing with the Bucks County Law Library and a certificate of posting signed by the Township Secretary. The Solicitor requested comments from the Board and the public. Clarification of the ordinance was requested. This is the ordinance that the Township needs to enact in order to enter into a contract with the PA Intergovernmental Mgmt. Assoc., P IRMA. It is prepared in accordance with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act. K. Deluca commented that it is a basic insurance policy owned by the Townships that participate, not by the insurance company. Risk is shared, which in turn lowers the cost. The insurance coverage includes, but is not limited to: general, auto, public official’s, property and professional liabilities. The Solicitor closed the hearing at 8:32 P.M. J. Yeager commented that the ordinance has been advertised consistent with the law and if the Board is of a mind to approve, a motion would be in order. A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by B. Keyser, to approve the Insurance Pool Ordinance (P IRMA), Ordinance #140, as presented. The motion carried 5-0-0.
-A motion was made by A. Santopietro, seconded by Wm. Sadow, to approve the May 2010 Road Report as presented. The motion carried 5-0-0.
-A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by A. Santopietro, to grant permission to the Treasurer to send out letters as necessary to request quotes for aggregate road materials. The motion carried 5-0-0.
-A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by Wm. Sadow, to grant permission to the Treasurer to renew the Co-Stars contract for Bituminous Materials.
The motion carried 5-0-0.
b. Treasurer’s Report:
Keith DeLuca gave the Report to the Board.
-After last month’s Supervisors meeting, recycle bins were placed in the parking lot. We now have recycling available to the Nockamixon Township Residents 24/7/365.
-He attended the Act 32 meeting at the Palisades Tax Office on May 15, 2010. Summary in attached memo.
-On May 11 th, Mr. Pete Moggio from NEIS conducted a Workman’s Comp Audit.
-On May 17 th, Mr. Earl Helbing will be in the Township Office for a routine analysis of our liquid fuels program. During his visit he was planning to inquire about the procedure to update the Township’s road mileage. Are there any questions from the Board that you wish to add?
-In the same context we need to develop a plan/schedule to repair/replace the Township’s bridges. It was the consensus of the Board to schedule a review of the Township Bridges at the September 23, 2010 Work Session.
-He received two quotes for carpeting the Township Building. Grilletto Flooring-$2,998.00 and Craft Rug Mills-$2,977.04. A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by B. Keyser, to expend up to $3,000.00 for carpet installation by Grilletto Flooring. Disposal of carpeting not included in proposal.
N. Janyszeski, seconded by B. Keyser, amended her motion to expend up to $3,500.00. The motion carried 5-0-0.
Request permission to advertise the 2009 Concise Financial Report. A motion was made by C. Bahnck, seconded by B. Sadow, to grant permission to advertise the 2009 Concise Financial Report in the Intelligencer. The motion carried 5-0-0.
-Next month he is planning on being out of the office for the week of July 12 to 16. It does not interfere with the BOS meeting, but payroll falls on the 13 th. With the Board’s permission he can prepare the paychecks on Friday and have them ready for signature on Tuesday the 13 th. It was the consensus of the Board to have the Treasurer prepare the July 13 th payroll checks on Friday July 9 th.
-For the billing period of May 3 rd to May 28 th, the Zoning Officer/Building Inspector collected $1,579.20 in fees; billing the Township $5,550.00 for their services.
-Fire and EMS Tax distribution this month: Delaware Valley, $12.15; Ottsville, $789.71; Riegelsville, $328.03 and Upper Black Eddy, $85.05. Also included is UBREMS LST distribution of $1,418.99.
-Bills are being presented tonight; General Fund, $40,516.56; Fire & EMS Tax Distribution $2,979.98; Escrow Fund, $4,373.01; Recreation Fund, $45.00 and Open Space Fund, $1,486.40.
-Transfers requested; $1,486.40 from Open Space Fund to General Fund; $45.00 from the Recreation Fund to the General Fund and $35,000.00 from the General Fund to the High Yield Money Market.
A motion was made by C. Bahnck, seconded by Wm. Sadow, to approve the June 2010 Treasurer’s Report, as presented. The motion carried 5-0-0.
A motion was made by Wm. Sadow, seconded by C. Bahnck, to approve the June 2010 Bill List as presented. The motion carried 3-2-0 with B. Keyser and A. Santopietro voting nay.
a. Proposed Ordinance – Historic Commission – Preservation of Historic Resources – Authorize Solicitor to advertise. In March 2008, the Board approved a resolution creating the Nockamixon Township Historic Commission. The Solicitor’s office was authorized to memorialize and incorporate the Historic Commission into the Township’s Code of Ordinances. It turns the resolution into ordinance language. If the Board is inclined, a motion would be needed to advertise for consideration at a future Board meeting. A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by B. Keyser, to authorize the Solicitor to advertise the proposed ordinance – Historic Commission – Preservation of Historic Resources. The motion carried 5-0-0. The Solicitor will advertise for the July meeting.
b. Gottlieb Settlement – Resolution – J. Yeager commented that the Township previously approved engaging in a conservation easement for the Gottlieb property. There is a signed agreement of sale; the language of the conservation easement is currently being negotiated. A resolution is being presented for the Board’s consideration authorizing execution of all documents for the acquisition of the conservation easement, the disbursements of checks, and the attendance of the Chair or Vice-Chair at settlement. A motion was made by Wm. Sadow, seconded by B. Keyser to approve the resolution for the Gottlieb Property conservation easement. Resolution # 6-16-2010. The motion carried 5-0-0.
-Hanson Aggregates BMC Procedural Challenge - J. Yeager commented that Hanson Aggregates, BMC (Quarry) has filed a motion of appeal to Commonwealth Court.
-Arbor Resources – This matter is before DEP. Prior to the next meeting there will be a status conference w/Environmental Hearing Board and with the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
a. Dwayne Gross/ Byers Road Sub. – TMP# 30-15-33 & -41-1 – grants extension to August 30, 2010
A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by B. Keyser, to grant extensions to Dwayne Gross/ Byers Road Sub. TMP# 30-15-33 & -41-1 until August 30, 2010; A.M. Morton Sub. TMP# 30-15-5 until September 30, 2010. The motion carried 5-0-0.
A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by Wm. Sadow, to approve the Financial/Development, Stormwater Management & Cash Escrow Agreements for signature. The motion carried 5-0-0.
A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by A. Santopietro, to grant extensions to DiPalantino L/D – TMP# 30-11-83 until September 28, 2010; Wehrung Group Phase II, TMP# 30-10-35 until August 30, 2010 and Nockamixon Crossing Shopping Center, TMP# 30-11-77 & -77-2 until December 20, 2010. The motion carried 5-0-0.
OLD BUSINESS: None
a. SECTV–Upgrade to Cable Service Report – N. Janyszeski commented that SECTV has completed wiring all of Nockamixon.
- Center Hill Road repairs have been completed. She communicated with Ron Martin from PennDOT who recognized the severity of the problem and addressed our concerns. She requested that the Secretary send a thank you letter.---Recycling bins are available 24/7 at the Township Building. The Township will be receiving funds for the paper recycled by Abitibi.--- Hidden Valley follow-up: J. Bush from Bucks County will be addressing the letter sent by S. Baluh in the near future.
b. Proposed Draft Sewage Facilties Act 537 – Authorize Engineer to advertise –
-A motion was made by A. Santopietro, seconded by B. Keyser, to authorize the Township Engineer to advertise the proposed Draft Sewage Facilities Act 537 for the August Board Meeting. Also have the Township Engineer attend the meeting. The motion carried 5-0-0.
c. Ag Security District –PC Recommendations – N. Janyszeski commented that there is no citizen member (non-farmer) at this time. It was the consensus of the Board to request Letters of Interest for non-farmer applicants for the Ag Security District Committee. The ad will be placed on the Township website.
d. CDBG Grant – EUB Senior Center – Resolution – A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by A. Santopietro, to approve the application for a CDBG Grant for the Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center with Nockamixon Township as the lead - Resolution #6-16-2010A. The motion carried 5-0-0.
a. Zoning Report – C. Clayton, Zoning Officer, was not in attendance. The Board reviewed items on the report. They requested a list of monthly permits issued.
b. Emergency Management – E. Mocarsi, member, was in attendance. He requested that the Township update the Ordinance regarding procedures for mass gathering events. Information will be forwarded to the office for review by the Solicitor. In other business the Board approved the updated Emergency Ops Plan – A motion was made by N. Janyszeski, seconded by C. Bahnck, to approve the Emergency Operations Plan for Nockamixon Township - Resolution #6-16-2010B. The motion carried 5-0-0.
-At 9:22 P.M. - N. Janyszeski commented that the Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss litigation.
-At 10:04 P.M. the Board returned from Executive Session and N. Janyszeski commented that they met to discuss litigation and real estate.
-At 10:04 P.M. The Solicitor, J. Yeager, left the meeting.
c.Environmental Advisory Committee – J. Petersen, Co-chair, was in attendance. He discussed the Work Session scheduled with the Board on Thursday, 24, 2010@7:30 P.M.
d. BNT Ground Water Committee – Dr. Stanfield gave the report . Letters were read by the Chair, N. Janyszeski: 1. advising the Township of the three projects to be undertaken by college interns and 2. sent to the residents requesting permission to re-survey the water levels of their wells. It was the consensus of the Board to approve the letter, as presented, for the re-survey of well water levels for Nockamixon Township residents.
e. Open Space Committee – The Board received the report from the committee. S. Tenney, co-chair, addressed action items.
At 10:18 P.M. – N. Janyszeski commented that the Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss real estate.
At 10:30 P.M. N. Janyszeski commented that the Board met in Executive Session to discuss real estate.
f. Park & Recreation Committee – No Report .
g. Nockamixon Historic Commission – N. Janyszeski gave the report. The Commission inventoried/documented artifacts from the Gorham Property.
A motion was made by A. Santopietro, seconded by B. Sadow, to adjourn the Board of Supervisors meeting at 10:35 PM. The motion carried 5-0-0.
Arlene E. Eichlin