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Board of Supervisors
1/25/2017 7:30 PM

Meeting Minutes

 

The regular meeting of the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors was held January 25, 2017 in the Township Building, 4613 Hughesian Drive, Buckingham, Pennsylvania.

 

Present:        Maggie Rash                           Chairman

                        Paul Calderaio                         Vice-Chairman

                        Jon Forest                                Member

                        Dana S. Cozza                          Township Manager

                        Daniel Gray                              Township Engineer

                        Craig A. Smith, Esquire         Township Solicitor

 

Not Present:    Lynn Bush                              Bucks County Planning Commission

                            Tom Kelso                              Township Water/Wastewater Consultant

 

                       

Mr. Forest called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Mr. Grdinich, 5629 Kingfisher Lane, was present to express his frustration caused by the lack of action by his developer to complete outstanding issues on his lot as required by the township before the Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. He explained that he moved into the premises five years ago when the home was complete, with the knowledge that there were some minor items the builder was required to complete before the township would issue the Certificate of Occupancy.  He said the builder has not completed those items, and he is seeking advice on how to carry forward other than taking legal action.

 

Mr. Gray explained this is complicated by the fact that the initial developer, who had specific items to complete, has gone out of business and the Township was required to call the security to complete site improvements; and in the meantime, another developer purchased several of the lots, but has yet to complete the required work needed for the township to issue the Certificate of Occupancy. He said there are three specific outstanding items: 1) two trees are required by the record plan to be planted in the buffer area, 2) there is a pipe draining onto the neighbor’s property that was to be remedied by an easement, which has been drafted but not yet signed, and 3) the tire cleaner area needs to be removed.  Mr. Gray said the pipe could either be capped on Mr. Grdinich’s property to stop the drainage, or Mr. Grdinich could approach the neighbor and ask for approval for discharge without the easement. Mr. Gray said the tire cleaner was the item of least concern.

 

Mr. Calderaio asked if Mr. Grdinich could complete the outstanding items himself, rather than the developer. Mr. Gray reiterated for Mr. Grdinich that the items to be completed are outlined in Mr. Gray’s letter dated November 18, 2016. Mr. Grdinich said he would work towards completing the outstanding items himself.

 

BOARD’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

No Activity.

PAYROLL and BILL LIST

 

Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending January 8, 2017 and January 22, 2017, and the Bill List for the meeting of January 25, 2017.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Payroll for the weeks ending January 8, 2017 and January 22, 2017, and the Bill List for the meeting of January 25, 2017, in the total amount of $1,165,119.42. The motion carried unanimously.

 

MINUTES

 

Consideration of approving draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the January 9, 2017 Regular Business Meeting.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto approve, as most recently presented, the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the January 9, 2017 Regular Business Meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BUSINESS

Consideration of approving Resolution 2333, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Adopting the Bucks County 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution 2333, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Adopting the Bucks County 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Mrs. Bush explained that each township and borough in Pennsylvania is required to adopt a Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years, and Bucks County took on the task of preparing the plan on behalf of all 54 municipalities. She said the plan involved several meetings with representatives from the municipalities to discuss potential hazards such as hurricanes, snowfall, drought, fire, flooding, etc., and to make a plan in case of such disaster. Mrs. Bush said by adopting this plan, the municipalities are eligible to receive payments from FEMA/PEMA in case of disaster. Mrs. Bush advised the entire plan is available on the county website, buckscounty.org.

The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving final release of 18-month Maintenance Period security for “Buckingham Friends School – Athletic Fields”, Township File SA 2012-01, (Maintenance Period 21-month final expiration date of February 27, 2017).

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the final release of the 18-month Maintenance Period security for “Buckingham Friends School – Athletic Fields”, Township File SA 2012-01, (Maintenance Period 21-month final expiration date of February 27, 2017). The motion carried unanimously.

ESCROW RELEASES

 

Four Seasons, Site,

Township File SA 2008-03

Request for Release #6A, Site

$18,717.38 recommended for release to Buckingham Township for payment of outstanding fees owed

Four Seasons, Site,

Township File SA 2008-03

Request for Release #6B, Site

$18,241.92 recommended for release

Pine Crest Farm Subdivision – Lot No. 2, Site, Township File SA 2010-03

Request for Release #1, Site

$249,932.35 recommended for release

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Four Seasons, Site, Township File SA 2008-03, Request for Release #6A, in the amount of $18,717.38 for release to Buckingham Township for payment of outstanding fees owed. The motion carried unanimously.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Four Seasons, Site, Township File SA 2008-03, Request for Release #6B, in the amount of $18,241.92 for release. The motion carried unanimously.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Pine Crest Farm Subdivision – Lot No. 2, Site, Township File SA 2010-03, Request for Release #1, in the amount of $249,932.35 for release. The motion carried unanimously.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS / MANAGER’S ITEMS

 

Consideration of approving Request for Land Development Waiver, submitted by Central Bucks School District, for a 550-square foot addition to C.B. East High School to house maintenance equipment,TMP 6-14-12.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approvethe Request for Land Development Waiver, submitted by Central Bucks School District, for a 550-square foot addition to C.B. East High School to house maintenance equipment,TMP 6-14-12. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of awarding the “Holicong Park Expansion – Phase 1, Contract 2016-04” bid to A.H.  Cornell & Sons, Inc. of Jamison, PA, for the total cost not to exceed $2,403,523.70.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to award the “Holicong Park Expansion – Phase 1, Contract 2016-04” bid to A.H.  Cornell & Sons, Inc. of Jamison, PA, for the total cost not to exceed $2,403,523.70,subject to the conditions as recommended in Knight Engineering Inc.’s review letter dated December 14, 2016.

 

Mr. Gray explained that Phase I of the Holicong Park Expansion includes the addition of three multi-use soccer fields, walking trails, parking areas, and court games (tennis and basketball). He said that Phase II will include baseball fields and other improvements.

 

Mr. Ridgway, Red Gate Drive, asked if there would be sports facilities for senior citizens, such as bocce ball or pickle ball. Mrs. Ridgway commented that the walking trail will be a nice addition to the park. Mr. Calderaio suggested that Mr. Ridgway attend a Park and Recreation Commission meeting to share his ideas for the park.

 

Mrs. Rash said the bid is recommended for award to A.H. Cornell & Sons, the low bidder and a local business, in the amount not to exceed $2,403,523.70, subject to the conditions as recommended in Knight Engineering, Inc.’s review letter of December 14, 2016.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

Approved by the Board of Supervisors on the 22nd day of February, 2017.

                                                                                                             Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors

          

                                                                                                            ______________________________________

                                                                                                             Maggie Rash, Chairman

                                                           

                                                                                                           ______________________________________

                                                                                                           Paul Calderaio, Vice-Chairman

 

                                                                                                           ______________________________________ 

                                                                                                           Jon Forest, Member

 

Attest:

 

_____________________________

Dana S. Cozza, Secretary

 

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