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Board of Supervisors Reorganization Meeting
1/2/2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

 

The Reorganization and Regular Business meeting of the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors was held January 2, 2018 in the Township Building, 4613 Hughesian Drive, Buckingham, Pennsylvania.

 

Present:           Maggie Rash

                          Paul Calderaio

                          Jon Forest                   

                       

Mrs. Rash led The Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m.

 

Appointment of Temporary Chairman

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mr. Calderaio to appoint Mrs. Rash the Temporary Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BUSINESS

 

Organization of the Board of Supervisors:
     a. Election of Chairman.

          Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mr. Calderaio to appoint Mrs. Rash Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. The motion carried unanimously.


     b. Election of Vice Chairman.

         Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to appoint Mr. Calderaio Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Rash assumed the Chairman’s duties for the remainder of the meeting

 

Appointment of a Voting Delegate and Alternate to the Annual Convention of the State Association of Township Supervisors.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to appoint Mrs. Rash as the Voting Delegate and Mr. Calderaio as the Alternate to the Annual Convention of the State Association of Township Supervisors.The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of setting appointments of various Township Officials for the year 2018.

Resolution No. 2349

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2349 making appointments of various Township Professionals including:

 

            Craig A. Smith, reappointed as Township Solicitor, in accordance with the proposal dated December 12, 2017.

            Knight Engineering, Inc., reappointed as Township Engineer, in accordance with the proposal dated December 8, 2017.

           Castle Valley Consultants, Inc., reappointed as Water & Wastewater Engineer in accordance with proposal dated December 8, 2017.

            Bucks County Planning Commission,John Ives, reappointed as Planners for Buckingham Township in accordance with the proposal dated December 11, 2017.

            Carol Manicone & Derik Sutphin,reappointed as Landscape Review Consultants in accordance with the proposal dated December 7, 2017.

            Keystone Municipal Services, Inc., reappointed as Building and Zoning Department services provider in accordance with the proposal dated December 11, 2017.

           Larry Hepner,reappointed as Township Agronomist in accordance with the proposal dated December 17, 2017.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of setting appointment of Township Manager for the year 2018.

Resolution No. 2350

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2350 making the appointment of Dana Cozza as the Township Manager for 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving Resolution appointing a Township Secretary/Treasurer and Authorizing the Secretary/Treasurer to sign all contracts, plans, documents and legal papers on behalf of and in lieu of the Board of Supervisors. 

Resolution No. 2351

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2351 appointing Dana Cozza as Township Secretary and Jill Pistory as Treasurer to sign all contracts, plans, documents and legal papers on behalf of, with the authority of, and in lieu of the Board of Supervisors. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month as Supervisors' Regular Business Meetings. 

Resolution No. 2352

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2352approving the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month as the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors' Regular Business Meetings, with the Work Session to begin at 6:00 p.m., and the Business Meeting Call to Order at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Mrs. Rash noted if there is no business to conduct, the first meeting of the month may be cancelled in order to save the taxpayers money on consultant charges.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving a Resolution setting the amount of the Treasurer’s Bond for 2018 at $3,000,000.  

Resolution No. 2353

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2353 setting the amount of the Treasurer’s Bond for 2018 at $3,000,000.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Consideration of approving appointments to fill the vacancies on the various Township Boards and Commissions for the year 2018. 

Resolution No. 2354

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2354 making appointments to fill the vacancies on the various Township Boards and Commissions for the year 2018.The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of appointing Bee, Bergvall & Co., P.C. of Warrington, Pennsylvania, to audit the 2017 fiscal affairs of the township and the township officers. 

Resolution No. 2355

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2355appointing Bee, Bergvall & Co., P.C. of Warrington, Pennsylvania, to audit the 2017 fiscal affairs of the township and the township officers.The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving a Resolution setting pay rates for non‑uniformed township employees for the year 2018. 

Resolution No. 2356

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2356setting pay rates for non‑uniformed township employees for the year 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving a Resolution affirming the holiday schedule for Township

Non-Uniformed Employees for 2018. 

Resolution No. 2357

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2357setting the holiday schedule for Township Non-Uniformed Employees for 2018.

 

Mrs. Cozza discussed the request to provide the employees the whole day off on Monday, December 31st, rather than closing at 3pm as usual, due to the office being closed Tuesday, January 1st. The Board agreed.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving a Resolution appointing an officer to provide tax certifications for the year 2018. Resolution No. 2358

 

Mr. Calderaio read aloud a statement pursuant to 65 P.S. § 1103 (j) to be filed with these minutes stating that the Tax Collector, Ann Calderaio, is his wife and could receive private pecuniary benefit or detriment by virtue of Buckingham Township’s actions on Resolutions or other matters affecting the Tax Collector. For that reason, Mr. Calderaio stated he is abstaining from the consideration of and the vote on Resolution No. 2358.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No. 2358appointing an officer to provide tax certifications for the year 2018. Mrs. Rash called the vote: Mrs. Rash voted “aye”, Mr. Forest voted “aye”.  The motion carried.

 

Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2359, Replacing Resolution No. 2339, Establishing a Fee Schedule of Subdivision and Land Development, Zoning, Building and Other Fees.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Resolution No.2359, Replacing Resolution No. 2339, Establishing a Fee Schedule of Subdivision and Land Development, Zoning, Building and Other Fees. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement between Buckingham Township and Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services for the Year 2018.  

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the proposed written Agreement between Buckingham Township and Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services for the Year 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement between Buckingham Township and Midway Volunteer Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2018 to January 14, 2019.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto approve the proposed Agreement between Buckingham Township and Midway Volunteer Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2018 to January 14, 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement between Buckingham Township and Lingohocken Volunteer Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2018 to January 14, 2019.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto approve the proposed Agreement between Buckingham Township and Lingohocken Volunteer Fire Companyfor the term of January 15, 2018 to January 14, 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement between Buckingham Township and Doylestown Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2018 to January 14, 2019.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto approve the proposed Agreement between Buckingham Township and Doylestown Fire Companyfor the term of January 15, 2018 to January 14, 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving Payroll for the week ending December 24, 2017 and the Bill List for the meeting of January 2, 2018.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forestto approve Payroll for the week ending December 24, 2017 and the Bill List for the meeting of January 2, 2018, in the total amount of $223,375.62. The motion carried unanimously.

MINUTES

 

Consideration of approving draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the December 19, 2017 Work Session and December 19, 2017 Regular Business Meeting.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve, as most recently presented, the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the December 19, 2017 Work Session and December 19, 2017 Regular Business Meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BUSINESS

Consideration of accepting the Request for Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Land Development Contract for the “Bucks County Airport Authority, PH1”, Township File LD 2001-03A, to January 14, 2019.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accepttheRequest for Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Land Development Contract for the “Bucks County Airport Authority, PH1”, Township File LD 2001-03A, to January 14, 2019.

Mr. Gray explained this contract covers Phase 1 of a 2-phase project relating to stormwater management improvements.

The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of awarding the Pump Station Generators and Upgrades, Phase 2 (BT-17-03) bid to GS Developers of Doylestown, PA in the amount of $488,000.00.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest toaward the Pump Station Generators and Upgrades, Phase 2 (BT-17-03) bid to GS Developers of Doylestown, PA in the amount of $488,000.00.

Mr. Kelso said even though only one bid was received for the project, it was a competitively priced bid, by a company that has completed many projects in Buckingham Township. 

The motion carried unanimously.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS / MANAGER’S ITEMS

 

Mrs. Rash announced the January 10, 2017 Board of Supervisors Work Session and Regular Business Meeting have been cancelled. The next meetings are scheduled for January 24, 2017.

 

 

Consideration of approving Resolution 2360, a Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in Opposition to House Bill 1620 (PN 2146), Entitled the “Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Bill”.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest toapproveResolution 2360, a Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in Opposition to House Bill 1620 (PN 2146), Entitled the “Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Bill”.

Mr. Smith explained this resolution opposes House Bill 1620 which would take authority away from local government that was confirmed to the local government by the Section 253(a) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, to oversee the installation of wireless facilities such as distributed antenna systems or macrocells in the right-of-way areas of the township. Mrs. Cozza said the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) is assembling these resolutions to present and show opposition to the House Bill from many municipalities in the state. Mrs. Rash noted this resolution will also be provided to all members of the house consumers affair committee assigned to this project, and encouraged constituents to contact their government representatives and say this is not a good thing for our township.

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to adjourn the meeting at 7:18 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

Approved by the Board of Supervisors on the 24th day of January, 2018.

                                                                                                                  Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors

          

                                                                                                                 ______________________________________

                                                                                                                 Maggie Rash, Chairman 

                                                                                                                 ______________________________________

                                                                                                                 Paul Calderaio, Vice-Chairman

                                                                                                                ______________________________________ 

                                                                                                                Jon Forest, Member

Attest:

_____________________________

Dana S. Cozza, Secretary

 

 

 

Memorandum Pursuant to 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 1103 (j)

 

            I, Paul Calderaio, being a Supervisor of Buckingham Township, make this Written Memorandum pursuant to 65 P.S. § 1103 (j) to be filed with the minutes of the Meeting of the Buckingham Township Supervisors for January 2, 2018.

            The Supervisors have before them a motion  concerning the elected Tax Collector for Buckingham Township, Ann Calderaio. The motion concerns the consideration of approving a Resolution appointing the locally-elected Tax Collector for the year 2018 as the municipal officer authorized to provide tax certifications, duplicate bill fees, and a return check fee, upon request by the public and authorizes the Tax Collector to collect and retain, as compensation for providing such additional services, certain fees.

 

            Ann Calderaio is my wife and a family member within the meaning of the Ethics Act, 65 P.S. § 1101 et seq.  Ann Calderaio could receive private pecuniary benefit or detriment by virtue of Buckingham Township’s actions on Resolutions or other matters affecting the Tax Collector. For that reason, I am abstaining from the consideration of and the vote on this matter.

 

                                                                                                                  ___________________________________

                                                                                                                  Paul Calderaio

January 2, 2018

 

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