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Board of Supervisors
8/30/2017 7:30 PM

Meeting Minutes

 

The regular meeting of the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors was held August 30, 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:    Tom Kelso                              Township Water/Wastewater Consultant

 

                       

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

No Activity.

 

BOARD’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mrs. Rash made the following announcements:

-  Township Administrative Offices will be closed September 4th in observance of Labor Day.

-  Family Movie Nights at Hansell Park are scheduled September 15th and 29th beginning at dark 

   (between 6:30pm-7pm). Bring your chair and/or blanket and enjoy!

 

Mr. Forest expressed his concern for the residents of Texas who are suffering from the effects of hurricane Harvey, and said his thoughts and prayers were with them.

 

PAYROLL and BILL LIST

 

Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending August 6, 2017 and August 20, 2017, and the Bill List for the meeting of August 30, 2017.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Payroll for the weeks ending August 6, 2017 and August 20, 2017, and the Bill List for the meeting of August 30, 2017, in the total amount of $896,793.51. The motion carried unanimously.

 

MINUTES

 

Consideration of approving draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the July 26, 2017 Work Session and July 26, 2017 Regular Business Meeting.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto approve, as most recently presented, the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the July 26, 2017 Work Session and July 26, 2017 Regular Business Meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of accepting various Departmental Minutes and Advisory Body Minutes.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto accept the following Departmental Minutes and Advisory Body Minutes:

 

- Code Enforcement Monthly Statistical Report – July 2017

- Safety Committee – June 2017

- Planning Commission – June 7, 2017

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

BUSINESS

 

Consideration of accepting the Request for Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Residential Development Contract and Water and Sanitary Sewer Development Agreements to September 11, 2018, covering “Mill Creek Ridge / Smith Pfeiffer, Phases I and II”, Township File SA 2001-05C.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto accept the Request for Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Residential Development Contract and Water and Sanitary Sewer Development Agreements to September 11, 2018, covering “Mill Creek Ridge / Smith Pfeiffer, Phases I and II”, Township File SA 2001-05C. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of accepting the Request for Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Stormwater Management Development Contract to September 13, 2018, covering “RD Realty 3”, TMP 6-10-9-1.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto accept the Request for Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Stormwater Management Development Contract to September 13, 2018, covering “RD Realty 3”, TMP 6-10-9-1. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of accepting the Request for Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Commercial Development Agreement to September 25, 2018, covering “Autoland”, Township File LD 2014-01.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto accept the Request for Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Commercial Development Agreement to September 25, 2018, covering “Autoland”, Township File LD 2014-01. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Stormwater Facility Development Contract,  the Stormwater Controls and Best Management Practices Operations and Maintenance Agreement, the Grant of Easement, and the Stormwater Improvement Construction Loan Set Aside Escrow Agreement between Buckingham Township and Bryan Lockwood and Gabrielle Lockwood, 3133 W. Brighton Street, TMP 6-17-70-2,  and also the Stormwater Improvement Construction Loan Set Aside Escrow Agreement between Buckingham Township, Bryan Lockwood and Gabrielle Lockwood, The Portland Group, LLD and Fulton Mortgage Company A Division of Lafayette Ambassador Bank.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the Stormwater Facility Development Contract, the Stormwater Controls and Best Management Practices Operations and Maintenance Agreement, and the Grant of Easement between Buckingham Township and Bryan Lockwood and Gabrielle Lockwood, 3133 W. Brighton Street, TMP 6-17-70-2, and also the Stormwater Improvement Construction Loan Set Aside Escrow Agreement between Buckingham Township, Bryan Lockwood and Gabrielle Lockwood, The Portland Group, LLD and Fulton Mortgage Company A Division of Lafayette Ambassador Bank.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Land Development Contract between Linbrad Ventures, LLC and Buckingham Township and accepting the Grant of Easement for “Barley Sheaf Farm”, Township File LD 2017-01.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Foresttoapprove the Land Development Contract and accept the Grant of Easement between Linbrad Ventures, LLC and Buckingham Township for “Barley Sheaf Farm”, Township File LD 2017-01. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of re-approving “Barley Sheaf Farm”, Township File LD 2017-01, due to the previous approval being over 90 days ago, in order that Record Plans may be signed.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto re-approve “Barley Sheaf Farm”, Township File LD 2017-01, due to the previous approval being over 90 days ago, in order that Record Plans may be signed. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ESCROW RELEASE

 

CB East High School - Addition/Renovation, Site,

Township File LD 2009-02

Request for Release #4, Site

$97,078.56 recommended for release

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto approve Escrow Release4,Site, for “CB East High School – Addition/Renovation”, Township File LD 2009-02, in the amount of $97,078.56. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS / MANAGER’S ITEMS

 

Consideration of approving Resolution 2337, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Buckingham Township in Support of a Citizens’ Commission for Legislative and Congressional Redistricting.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Foresttoapprove Resolution 2337, “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Buckingham Township in Support of a Citizens’ Commission for Legislative and Congressional Redistricting”.Mrs. Rash called the vote: Mrs. Rash voted “aye”, Mr. Forest voted “aye”. Mr. Calderaio abstained from voting, explaining he was not voting against the resolution because he did not want to appear unsupportive, however he abstained due to: 1) as a general caution he will not approve a “feel good” resolution that is a position resolution concerning a matter over which the Board of Supervisors has no authority, 2) this subject is currently before the Supreme Court, and they will be making a decision whether districting in consideration of political affiliation is constitutionally permissible and, 3) there is not a complete final bill before the legislature being proposed at this time.

 

Consideration of approving purchase ofa 2018 Ford Police Interceptor Sedanwith equipment & lighting package for a total of $28,250.00, and a 2018 Ford F-150 with equipment & exterior lighting package for a total of $38,095.00, both from Whitmoyer Auto Group through Costars, foruse by the Police Department.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Foresttoapprove the purchase of a 2018 Ford Police Interceptor Sedanwith equipment & lighting package for a total of $28,250.00, and a 2018 Ford F-150 with equipment & exterior lighting package for a total of $38,095.00, both from Whitmoyer Auto Group through Costars, foruse by the Police Department. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving purchase order to Omega River Farm Services in the amount of $55,300.00 for services in farming the township wastewater spray sites.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Foresttoapprove the purchase order to Omega River Farm Services in the amount of $55,300.00 for services in farming the township wastewater spray sites.

 

Mr. Forest explained the money for this purchase order comes directly from the income received from the customers of the wastewater service area using the facilities, not from the townships’ general fund or tax revenues.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of providing authorization for the Township Manager to prepare and advertise the 2017-2018 Snow Removal and Salt/Cindering Bid.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Foresttoprovide authorizationto the Township Manager to prepare and advertise the 2017-2018 Snow Removal and Salt/Cindering Bid. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of providing authorization for the Township Manager to execute the Professional Services Reimbursement Agreement for "Stonehaven at Peddlers Village LLC" TMP 6-16-15.     

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to provide authorizationto the Township Manager to execute the Professional Services Reimbursement Agreement for "Stonhaven at Peddlers Village LLC", TMP 6-16-15. 

 

Mrs. Rash clarified this agreement regards the Penn’s Purchase re-development, not Peddler’s Village.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Approved by the Board of Supervisors on the 20th day of September, 2017.

                                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                          ______________________________________

                                                                                                         Maggie Rash, Chairman

                                                           

                                                                                                         ______________________________________

                                                                                                         Paul Calderaio, Vice-Chairman

 

                                                                                                         ______________________________________ 

                                                                                                         Jon Forest, Member

Attest:

 

_____________________________

Dana S. Cozza, Secretary

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Lori Wicen. 

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