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Board of Supervisors
7/25/2018 7:30 PM

The regular meeting of the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors was held July 25, 2018 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:   

John Ives, Bucks County Planning Commission

Tom Kelso, Township Water/Wastewater Consultant

 

Mrs. Rash called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENT


No Activity.

BOARD’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mrs. Rash announced the Board of Supervisors met at 5:00pm in Executive Session with the township consultants and a traffic engineer to discuss potential litigation issues that may be coming before the Board with regard to the Cross Keys Enterprise Zone Overlay District.

Mrs. Rash made the following announcements:

-  Midway Volunteer Fire Company Carnival. Week 2 of the carnival is in process and Continues July 25-28. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Location is at the Midway Carnival Grounds across from Holicong Park on Route 202.  Proceeds go to Midway Volunteer Fire Company to help purchase new trucks and equipment as well and fund the cost of daily operations. Mrs. Rash added that the Bucks County Association of Township Officials has formed a municipal cooperative group to address the situation that many of the volunteer fire companies are finding themselves experiencing – a lack of volunteers.  Mrs. Rash urged the residents to support our local fire company’s however you can, as a paid fire company would be quite expensive.

- Various Park and Recreation Programs including Summer Camps and our Thursday Concer Series at Hansell Park are in progress. Go to our website at www.buckinghampa.org or call 215-794-8834 for more information.

 

REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT, PAYROLL and BILL LIST

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 4, to GS Developers, for work completed on the Pump Station & Generators and Upgrades PH 2 – General Contract BT-17-03, in the amount of $36,900.00.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Payment Request No. 4, to GS Developers, for work completed on the Pump Station & Generators and Upgrades PH 2 – General Contract BT-17-03, in the amount of $36,900.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 5, to Eastern Environmental Contractors, Inc. for work completed on the Fieldstone Spray Field Upgrades – General Contract BT-17-01, in the amount of $121,842.00. 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Payment Request No. 5, to Eastern Environmental Contractors, Inc. for work completed on the Fieldstone Spray Field Upgrades – General Contract BT-17-01, in the amount of $121,842.00.The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 1, to GS Developers, for work completed on the Pump Station Generators and Upgrades, Pump Station 1 - Contract BT-18-01, in the amount of $5,400.00.   

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Payment Request No. 1, to GS Developers, for work completed on the Pump Station Generators and Upgrades, Pump Station 1 - Contract BT-18-01, in the amount of $5,400.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 7, to A.H. Cornell & Sons Inc., for work completed on the Holicong Park Expansion, Phase 1, Contract 2016-04, in the amount of $221,037.20. 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Payment Request No. 7, to A.H. Cornell & Sons Inc., for work completed on the Holicong Park Expansion, Phase 1, Contract 2016-04, in the amount of $221,037.20. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending July 8, 2018 and July 22, 2018, and the Bill List for the meeting of July 25, 2018.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Payroll for the weeks ending July 8, 2018 and July 22, 2018, and the Bill List for the meeting of July 25, 2018, in the total amount of $1,348,428.18. The motion carried unanimously.

MINUTES

Consideration of approving the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the June 27, 2018 Work Session and June 27, 2018 Regular Business Meeting.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve, as most recently presented, the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the June 27, 2018 Work Session and June 27, 2018 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. Forest to accept the following Departmental Minutes and Advisory Body Minutes:

- Code Enforcement Monthly Statistical Report – June 2018

- Planning Commission – June 6, 2018

- Park and Recreation Commission – February 6, 2018, May 1, 2018, June 5, 2018, July 11, 2018

The motion carried unanimously.


BUSINESS

Consideration of accepting Request for Extension to the allowable review time under the provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code to September 30, 2018, for “Wawa Convenience Store – Easton Roads”, Lot Line Change & Consolidation Plan, Township File SA 2018-02.


Consideration of accepting Request for Extension to the allowable review time under the provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code to September 30, 2018, for “Wawa Convenience Store – Easton Roads”, Land Development Plan, Township File LD 2018-01.

Mr. Smith explained that the Board of Supervisors must adhere to the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code which states that if action is not taken by the Board of Supervisors on a project within 90 days of the next planning commission meeting after the application being filed with the township, the application is deemed approved.  He said these requests for extension of that time period are being offered by the developer in order to provide the township more time in which to act on the plans.

Ms. Andrea Strout, Mill Road, asked for clarification that the request for extension includes both the Wawa plan and the proposed roadway changes. Mr. Smith said the two items on this agenda concern (i) the Lot Line Change & Consolidation Plan, which is a proposal to take a piece of a neighboring parcel and add it to the adjoining parcel, and (ii) a Land Development plan, which has to do with the development of a Wawa convenience store and associated traffic improvements on or adjoining the property. Ms. Strout said she is glad that everyone is getting more time to consider these items as there are many concerns associated with them.

Ms. Mary Jane Sheridan, Grandview Lane, Plumstead Township, said that she drives on Landisville Road and Old Easton Road every day, and the proposed traffic change for this project will affect her greatly as well as residents on all of the roads surrounding the area. She also stated that Wawa’s belong near freeways for travelers to access, not into communities. Ms. Sheridan felt there is no need for another gas station where there are two in the same area. She also had concerns about increased littering.

Mr. Forest stated that the Bucks County Planning Commission studied and produced a plan for the Cross Keys District involving the five municipalities in the Cross Keys area. The plan is designed to increase safety, improve mobility, and clean up blight in the area.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Request for Extension to the allowable review time under the  provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code to September 30, 2018, for “Wawa Convenience Store – Easton Roads”, Lot Line Change & Consolidation Plan, Township File SA 2018-02. The motion carried unanimously.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Request for Extension to the allowable review time under the provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code to September 30, 2018, for “Wawa Convenience Store – Easton Roads”, Land Development Plan, Township File LD 2018-01. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving the Agreement to Extend the Land Development Contract to July 26, 2019 for “Covenant Presbyterian Church Phase II-A”, Township File LD 2001-02A.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Agreement to Extend the Land Development Contract to July 26, 2019 for “Covenant Presbyterian Church Phase II-A”, Township File LD 2001-02A.

Mr. Gray provided an update on the project, stating that the original phase was for additional parking and building expansion, then changed to parking only, and now the building expansion is being proposed as a Change Order. Mr. Gray said there will be plans submitted for re-approval in order to be recorded that will include all of the improvements. He said this basically will be the same plan that was approved by the Board in 2001.

The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of accepting the Agreement to Extend the Stormwater Facility Development Contract and the Stormwater Improvement Construction Loan Set Aside Escrow Agreement to August 3, 2019 for the “Lockwood Tract”, TMP 06-017-070-002, 1651 Mill Road West.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Agreement to Extend the Stormwater Facility Development Contract and the Stormwater Improvement Construction Loan Set Aside Escrow Agreement to August 3, 2019 for the “Lockwood Tract”, TMP 06-017-070-002, 1651 Mill Road West.  The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of accepting the Agreement to Extend the Residential Development Contract and Tripartite Escrow Agreement to August 11, 2019 for the “Campbell Tract” Subdivision, Township File SA 2001-18.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Agreement to Extend the Residential Development Contract and Tripartite Escrow Agreement to August 11, 2019 for the “Campbell Tract” Subdivision, Township File SA 2001-18.

Ms. Deaune Volk, Sands Way, asked the location of the Campbell Tract and an explanation of “extension”. Mr. Gray explained this is a 3-lot subdivision on Smith Road near the intersection of Forest Grove Road. Mr. Gray said the third of the 3 houses has recently been completed, and there are some drainage improvements and the paved drive required to complete the project. He said this item is to extend the contract for completion of the project, not to extend the size of the project itself.

The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of awarding the bid for the “Removal and Disposal of 650,000 gallons more or less of Liquid Sludge on an approximately 6,500 to 18,000 gal. more or less per week basis”, for the second year of a three-year bid option, for the contract year September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 to Franc Environmental, Inc. of Horsham, PA, in the amount of $0.0718 per gallon.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to award the bid for the “Removal and Disposal of 650,000 gallons more or less of Liquid Sludge on an approximately 6,500 to 18,000 gal. more or less per week basis”, for the second year of a three-year bid option, for the contract year September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 to Franc Environmental, Inc. of Horsham, PA, in the amount of $0.0718 per gallon. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of accepting the Roadmaster’s recommendations to award the 2018-2019 Fuel Bid, through the Bucks County Consortium Bid, to Suburban Propane, Inc. of Eldersburg, Maryland for #2 Heating Oil, and to PAPCO, Inc. of Aston, Pennsylvania for Regular Unleaded Gasoline and On-Road Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Roadmaster’s recommendations to award the 2018-2019 Fuel Bid, through the Bucks County Consortium Bid, to Suburban Propane, Inc. of Eldersburg, Maryland for #2 Heating Oil, and to PAPCO, Inc. of Aston, Pennsylvania for Regular Unleaded Gasoline and On-Road Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel.  The motion carried unanimously.

ESCROW RELEASE


 

RD Realty 3 LLC,

TMP 6-010-009-001 (Church School Road)


 

 

Release #2, Stormwater Facility Development Contract


 

 

$33,025.06 recommended for release


 


Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Release #2, Stormwater Facility Development Contract for RD Realty 3 LLC, TMP 06-010-009-001, in the amount of $33,025.06. 

Mr. Gray explained this release closes out the site and stormwater requirements for the project, with the remaining funds designated for tree planting at Hansell Park in the fall.

The motion carried unanimously.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS / MANAGER’S ITEMS

Consideration of approving Fieldstone Spray Field Upgrades (BT-17-01) Change Order No. 2 increase of $2,264.76.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Fieldstone Spray Field Upgrades (BT-17-01) Change Order No. 2 increase of $2,264.76. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving the Option and Structure License Agreement between Buckingham Township and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC for use of a portion of TMP 06-037-040, Forest Hill Drive, in connection with its federally licensed communications business.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the Option and Structure License Agreement between Buckingham Township and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC for use of a portion of TMP 06-037-040, Forest Hill Drive, in connection with its federally licensed communications business.

Mr. Calderaio stated this item regards a cell tower antenna to be installed on an existing water tower, and will increase cell phone service in the area.

The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving the Removal Agreement between Cellco Partnership and the Township of Buckingham regarding the personal wireless facility installation on an existing water tank located on property located at 4597 Sands Way, TMP 06-012-081-001.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the Removal Agreement between Cellco Partnership and the Township  of Buckingham regarding the personal wireless facility installation on an existing water tank located on property located at 4597 Sands Way, TMP 06-012-081-001.

Mr. Smith explained that a condition of the Conditional Use Approval previously granted by the Board included the necessity of a removal bond and agreement, so that if the facility is abandoned and no longer in use, the township has security to be used for its removal.

The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving the Stormwater Facility Agreement between Robert Roeder and Susan Roeder and the Township of Buckingham for property located at 3498 Wellsford Lane, TMP #06-069-019.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the Stormwater Facility Agreement between Robert Roeder and Susan Roeder and the Township of Buckingham for property located at 3498 Wellsford Lane, TMP #06-069-019.

Mr. Gray said this concerns lot 20 of the Stoneymead subdivision, where a house was built that exceeded the impervious surface limitations, so the homeowners have agreed to fund improvements elsewhere within the subdivision in lieu of additional stormwater improvements on their own lot.

The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of re-approving “Leaver-Cable Funeral Home", Township File SA 2017-04, due to the previous approval being over 90 days ago, in order that Record Plans may be signed and to approve the Land Development Contract, Deed of Dedication and Grant of Easement.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to re-approve “Leaver-Cable Funeral Home", Township File SA 2017-04, due to the previous approval being over 90 days ago, in order that Record Plans may be signed, and to approve the Land Development Contract, Deed of Dedication and Grant of Easement. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving the Stormwater Controls and Best Management Practices Operations and Maintenance Agreement and Grant of Easement between Donald F. Kraft and Elizabeth M. Kraft, and Buckingham Township, for 5647 Kingfisher Lane, TMP 06-069-002.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the Stormwater Controls and Best Management Practices Operations and Maintenance Agreement and Grant of Easement between Donald F. Kraft and Elizabeth M. Kraft, and Buckingham Township, for 5647 Kingfisher Lane, TMP 06-069-002. The motion carried unanimously.


Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

Approved by the Board of Supervisors on the 22nd day of August, 2018.

Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors

Maggie Rash, Chairman

Paul Calderaio, Vice-Chairman

Jon Forest, Member

Attest:

Dana S. Cozza, Secretary


Minutes respectfully submitted by Lori Wicen.

View Meeting Minutes prior to June 23, 2009