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Board of Supervisors
8/22/2018 7:30 PM

The regular meeting of the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors was held August 22, 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

John Ives, Bucks County Planning Commission

Tom Kelso, Township Water/Wastewater Consultant

Craig A. Smith, Esquire, Township Solicitor

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

PUBLIC COMMENT

No Activity.

BOARD’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mrs. Rash made the following announcements:

-  Township Administrative Offices will be closed September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.

-  Join us for Movie nights at the Hansell Park band shelter! Friday, September 21st at 7pm is “The Greatest Showman”, and Friday, September 28th at 7pm is “Bedtime Stories”. 

            REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT, PAYROLL and BILL LIST 

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 5, to GS Developers, for work completed on the Pump Station & Generators and Upgrades PH 2 – General Contract BT-17-03, in the amount of $59,638.50.   

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 6, to Eastern Environmental Contractors, Inc. for work completed on the Fieldstone Spray Field Upgrades – General Contract BT-17-01, in the amount of $82,080.00. 

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 1, to BSI Electrical Contractors for work completed on the Buckingham Village WWTP Plant 2017 Upgrades – Electrical Contract BT-17-05, in the amount of $102,825.00.

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 8, to A.H. Cornell & Sons Inc., for work completed on the Holicong Park Expansion, Phase 1, Contract 2016-04, in the amount of $288,666.08.  

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 1, to James D. Morrissey, Inc., for work completed on the 2018 Roadway Program, in the amount of $407,429.12.   

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve:

-  Payment Request No. 5, to GS Developers, for work completed on the Pump Station & Generators and Upgrades PH 2 – General Contract BT-17-03, in the amount of $59,638.50.   

- Payment Request No. 6, to Eastern Environmental Contractors, Inc. for work completed on the Fieldstone Spray Field Upgrades – General Contract BT-17-01, in the amount of $82,080.00. 

- Payment Request No. 1, to BSI Electrical Contractors for work completed on the Buckingham Village WWTP Plant 2017 Upgrades – Electrical Contract BT-17-05, in the amount of $102,825.00.

- Payment Request No. 8, to A.H. Cornell & Sons Inc., for work completed on the Holicong Park Expansion, Phase 1, Contract 2016-04, in the amount of $288,666.08.  

- Payment Request No. 1, to James D. Morrissey, Inc., for work completed on the 2018 Roadway Program, in the amount of $407,429.12.  

The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending August 5, 2018 and August 19, 2018, and the Bill List for the meeting of August 22, 2018.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve Payroll for the weeks ending August 5, 2018 and August 19, 2018, and the Bill List for the meeting of August 22, 2018, in the total amount of $1,734,321.87. The motion carried unanimously.

MINUTES

Consideration of approving the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the July 25, 2018 Work Session and July 25, 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 July 25, 2018 Work Session and July 25, 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 – July 2018

- Safety Committee – May 2018 and July 2018

The motion carried unanimously.

BUSINESS

Consideration of recommending Preliminary/Final Approval of the “Wawa Convenience Store – Easton Roads”, Lot Line Change & Consolidation Plan dated April 27, 2018, last Revised August 2, 2018, Township File SA 2018-02, consolidating TMP 06-002-010, 06 002-011 & 06-002-014, and changing a lot line between TMP #6-2-14 and TMP #6-2-12, Easton & Old Easton Roads, 3 lots, located in the Cross Keys Enterprise Zone Overlay District. The extended review period expires September 30, 2018.

Consideration of recommending Preliminary/Final Approval of the “Wawa Convenience Store – Easton Roads”, Land Development Plan dated April 30, 2018, last Revised August 12, 2018, Township File LD 2018-01, TMP 06-002-014, 06-002-010 & 06-002-011, Easton & Old Easton Roads, 3 lots, located in the Cross Keys Enterprise Zone Overlay District. The extended review period expires September 30, 2018.

Ed Murphy, Esquire was present along with Mr. Michael Cooley and Mr. Joseph Botta, of Provco Pineville Doylestown, LP, C.J. Bock, P.E. of Bohler Engineering PA, LLC, and Mr. Matthew Hammond, P.E. of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.

Mr. Murphy displayed a powerpoint presentation for the pending Lot Line Change and the Land Development Plan, and discussed the following items:

- The plan consists of several contiguous parcels totaling 3.5 acres and is located in the Cross Keys Overlay Zoning District.

- The Lot Line Change involves a small portion of the Doylestown Electric property that will be acquired for use of the connector road.

- Existing conditions are not very attractive.

- A 5,500 square foot Wawa facility is proposed with 6 pump islands containing a total of 12 individual service pumps (5,500 square feet is a typical sized Wawa).

- A connector road from Old Easton Road to a point of intersection with Easton Road across from the Mercedes dealership is proposed, along with a new traffic signal to be installed.

- Improvements will be made along Easton Road in addition to the traffic signal.

- An offsite improvement which involves no portion of the 3 affected properties in this application regards a proposed modification to the intersection of Old Easton Road and Swamp Road.

Mr. Hammond explained the proposed roadway and intersection improvements have been recommended by PennDOT and involve the following items:
- A new connector road adjacent to the existing Doylestown Electric and proposed Wawa property that will connect Old Easton Road to Easton Road, with a signalized intersection opposite the existing Mercedes dealership.

- Near the proposed new signal on Easton Road will be a dedicated left turn from Easton Road onto the connector, and a dedicated left turn from Easton Road into the Mercedes dealership, along with a separate right turn along the Wawa frontage onto the connector road.

- In the rear area of the Wawa (near Old Easton Road) they propose to make the connector road the main road towards the Easton and Swamp Road intersection signal, and make the remaining stub of Old Easton Road between the new connector road and Swamp Road end as a T-intersection at Swamp Road.

- Pedestrian improvements, sidewalks and crosswalks are proposed at the new connector road signal.

- The connector road will be a full access drive and have full access from Old Easton Road.

Mr. Hammond said it was important to note that the original iterations of the Wawa plan did not have a connector road, rather a full access signalized driveway primarily serving the Wawa along with a rear entry.

Mr. Hammond explained that when a state road is involved in a project PennDOT approval must be acquired. He said they discussed the access desired and how to move through the process. Mr. Hammond said at the same time in discussing the proposed Wawa, a study of redevelopment of the Cross Keys Area looking to improve traffic flow was conducted by a consultant on behalf of the Bucks County Planning Commission . The study included eleven intersections in the area with significant congestion studied along Swamp Road between Easton Road and Old Easton Roads.

Mr. Hammond said the study was initially completed October of 2015 and finalized in February of 2016, and included a recommendation on behalf of the County for a connector road to be installed from Old Easton Road to Easton Road. Two locations were selected as possibilities, with the one currently shown on the proposed Wawa plan, and another by the Sylvan Pools property at approximately 800’ north of the proposed Wawa property. Both options were evaluated, and it was determined that because this development was being proposed and could help fund this improvement, and due to the fact that this location for the new traffic signal would be equal distance between the Cross Keys Shopping Center and Swamp Road intersections, it was determined to be the best location for the connector road.

Mr. Hammond explained that the study determined for the connector road to benefit the traffic flow and congestion, changes would be necessary to the Old Easton and Swamp Road intersection. He said the County study recommended removing the existing traffic signal, and allowing for only right in and out movements in all directions of that intersection. Mr. Hammond said following more discussion with PennDOT, they are now proposing to also allow a left turn from Swamp onto Main Street to assist businesses with deliveries.

Mr. Hammond said the purpose of removing the Swamp Road and Old Easton/Main Street traffic signal is to alleviate the congestion caused by two traffic signals being so close together along Swamp Road.

Mr. Hammond said the connector road will eventually happen, with or without the Wawa project.

Mr. Murphy asked Mr. Hammond to explain the benefit of the connector road to the Old Easton and Swamp Road intersection. Mr. Hammond replied that the County study showed that the area between the Easton Road and Swamp Road intersection and the Old Easton Road and Swamp Road intersection has the most congestion due to the presence of two signalized intersections located in close proximity on Swamp Road. He said traffic signals are typically at least 500-800’ apart to lessen backup, and at these intersections the distance between traffic signals is only 200’. Mr. Hammond said by removing the signal at Swamp and Old Easton Roads, and limiting left turn movements, the corridor is freed up to move more efficiently. Mr. Hammond said providing the connector road further north on Easton Road allows for a signalized safe access point with sufficient separation distance and turning lanes.

Mr. Hammond stated the distance from the Swamp and Easton Road intersection to the proposed connector road traffic signal is 750’, 3-1/2 to almost 4 times the distance of the other two existing signals on Swamp Road. Mr. Hammond also said when the new intersection is signalized, that signal will be coordinated with the other signals on Easton Road working in concert.

Mrs. Rash asked what is PennDOT’s regulation for space between signals, and Mr. Hammond said the suggested space is 1000’, with some situations allowing for as close as 550’. He said the 200’ space on Swamp Road was installed before they adopted minimum separation distance.

Mr. Murphy reviewed the consultant’s review letters for both the Lot Line Change and the Land Development Plan:

- Knight Engineering, Inc.’s August 26, 2018 Lot Line Change Review: All comments are “will comply”. Mr. Smith noted there are two waivers requested from the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, and Knight Engineering supports them both.

- Knight Engineering, Inc.’s July 13, 2018 Land Development Plan Review: All comments are “will comply”. Mr. Murphy noted there are two waiver requests not supported by Knight Engineering, with 1) Item 2.10, SALDO § 9.20.E.6 requiring a minimum of ten percent of any parking lot facility shall be devoted to landscaping inclusive of required trees. Deferred to the Landscape Review Consultants for their recommendation. Mr. Murphy said they will work with the Landscape Review Consultants to their satisfaction; 2) Item 2.3 SALDO § 9.37.G referring to the Traffic Impact Study details. Mr. Knight explained this is relative to requirements to test the pavement conditions. He said the applicant has done a good job providing the required widening and overlay of the entire road, and that he would support the waiver with the applicant agreeing to provide an extension of the sidewalk and curbing along the Old Easton Road frontage of TMP 6-2-9 (approximately 115’) and connecting to the existing facilities on TMP 6-2-9. Mr. Murphy said they would agree to that.

- Landscape Review Consultants July 12, 2018 Land Development Plan Review: All comments are will comply and/or will be addressed to the Landscape Review Consultants satisfaction.

- Castle Valley Consultants, Inc. August 14, 2018 Act 537 Exemption Request Review: All comments are “will comply”.

Mr. Gray noted that one of the waivers for cut and fill was in regard to the elevation of the building relative to existing grade, as the site dips down in the middle between the two roads, so the pad will be leveled and technically the building will be above the threshold of the existing grade. Mr. Gray said he has requested updated architectural renderings so the Board can see what it will look like.

Mrs. Rash said she lauds the environmental clean-up that will be done on the site. Mr. Gray said the applicant has performed preliminary studies and will address existing challenges on the site necessary to obtain Act 2 approval from DEP, and then there will be stormwater monitoring long term to confirm the facilities function in an environmentally sound manner.

Addressing a question about the changes to the Swamp Road/Old Easton Road intersection, Mr. Smith noted that as mentioned in Knight Engineering’s review letter, the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code under which the Board of Supervisors must operate provides that the Township cannot require any offsite improvements. The only improvements that the Township can require or control must adjoin or be on the site. However PennDOT can require offsite improvements. What this means is the township can require a traffic signal or connector road on the site, but any changes offsite are out of the township’s control.

Mrs. Rash asked the audience for their comments.

- Tim Urban of Tim’s Auto Repairs, 3659 Old Easton Road:

Mr. Urban asked the traffic engineer what were the 11 intersections that were studied. Mr. Hammond replied he did not prepare that study, but he did have a list of the intersections, and named those that were in the project area.

Mr. Urban said there are 7 gas stations in 1 ½ mile radius of this parcel, and we don’t need another.  

Mr. Urban said Wawa will put 20 other businesses out of business.

Mr. Urban stated that the taxpayers who support Buckingham will be put out of business just for an access road, and that is the reason the Wawa is going in.

Mr. Urban said last winter Wawa needed 25 variances, the zoning changed and now they need 0 variances.

Mr. Urban noted the Buckingham Township Planning Commission voted against the Wawa.

Mr. Forest replied the Bucks County Planning Commission study disagreed with Mr. Urban’s statements and that the intent of the Bucks County Planning Commission’s recommendations and the zoning changes adopted pursuant thereto is to take an area with environmental issues, traffic problems and aesthetic challenges and fix it.

Mrs. Rash stated it is not within the Board’s authority to pick and choose what kind of businesses go in as long as they meet the requirements of the Zoning and Subdivision/Land Development Ordinances. Mr. Smith emphasized that if a plan complies with township ordinances, the township has an obligation to approve the plan; if not, the applicant could appeal and the court would overturn the decision.

Mr. Ives explained in this area of Cross Keys, within the County Study an overlay zone was established to set up an opportunity for new uses and businesses, with gasoline stations one of the uses, as well as hotels, parking structures and others uses.

- Daniel Flagler, Martino’s Auto Center, 674 N. Main Street.

Mr. Flagler said he does not have a big problem with the Wawa, rather the road study which he maintained is incomplete. He said more than 10 tractor trailers a day come through the Swamp Road / Old Easton Road intersection, and asked how will they make the turn onto Main Street, and how will they exit and return to the Route 611 bypass? He asked if they intend to take part of the old Histand property.

Mr. Hammond replied they have no authority to take property, and whatever right-of-way is there will be worked with. Mr. Hammond said the traffic study was done on behalf of the County, and he has not heard it was inaccurate from either PennDOT or the County. Mr. Hammond explained putting in the connector road requires the change at the Old Easton and Swamp Road intersection.

Mr. Flagler said when this was initially proposed there were no left turns allowed from Swamp Road onto Main Street.

Mr. Hammond said the revised plan allowing left turns onto Main Street is a compromise PennDOT has allowed to be made to accommodate the business owners and to minimize disruption.

Mr. Forest recommended the business owners meet with their elected legislators who should be assisting them with their concerns and dealing with PennDOT.

- District Justice Mark Douple, resident of Mercer Avenue.

Mr. Douple asked if a tractor trailer turns onto Main Street from Swamp Road, how will they exit without going through the neighborhood of Mercer and Chapman Avenues?

Mr. Douple noted that Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township oppose removing the traffic signal at Swamp Road and Old Easton Road, and have sent Buckingham Township letters; adding that they are two of the four municipalities involved.

Mr. Douple said there is a delicate balance of residential and commercial businesses in the area, and the neighbors didn’t object to the new Japanese restaurant going into their neighborhood because when that was approved by the Borough, they were told it would be years before the traffic signal would be removed. He said now both trucks and patrons will travel through their neighborhood streets, up to North Street, to turn left at a traffic signal that has no left turn arrow.

Mr. Douple said the proposed sidewalk will end at Route 313. So, why install it when residents on the other side of Swamp Road cannot get to it, and there is no pedestrian or bicycle assistance to cross the intersection.

Mr. Douple said the 2016 Cross Keys Study did not include Mercer or Chapman Avenues or their intersections. He said businesses south of Swamp Road were not included, even though they are within the Cross Keys Zoning Overlay District.

Mr. Douple requested the township delay approving the Wawa plan until traffic plans are adequate addressed.

 

 - Janet Brady, resident of Chapman Avenue.

Ms. Brady stated that she has no problem with the connector road. However, as it is tied to removing the traffic signal at Swamp and Old Easton Roads, she objects as she had been told that the light would never be removed unless all of the municipalities agreed. 

Ms. Brady said while the connector road may enhance some traffic flow, she questions how it will affect the intersection at Cold Spring Creamery Road / Swamp Road / North Street, with no left turn signal onto Route 313 to head back to Easton Road. She said traffic will be backed up throughout her neighborhood.

Ms. Brady queried how many accidents have there been at the intersections of Old Easton/Swamp Road and Swamp Road/North Street.

Ms. Brady pointed out that North Street has speed bumps and is narrow.

 

- Missy Konkel, resident of Mercer Avenue.

Ms. Konkel questioned why would anyone remove the signal at Swamp Road and Old Easton without considering how trucks would be able to exit Main Street? She said Main Street meets Easton Road at a sharp angle.

Mrs. Rash said PennDOT will have to address the issue.

Ms. Konkel asked how they would protect their families; would there be “No Truck” signs?

- Jill Unger, resident of Mercer Avenue.

Ms. Unger said she had reports from Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township from 2011-2016 showing no fatalities at the Swamp Road/Old Easton Road intersection, which says to her the traffic signal is doing its job. She said if it is removed and replaced by two stop signs, there will be accidents.

Ms. Unger said Doylestown Township did a traffic study which shows 4,000 cars a week using Mercer Avenue travelling in both directions, and she saw a tractor trailer come down one day.

Ms. Unger said heading south on Easton Road and making a left onto Swamp Road, the turn signal is only 4 seconds. She questioned if you have to stop at the connector road signal, and then again get backed up at the Swamp Road signal.

Mr. Gray said the signal was optimized by PennDOT and is functioning the best it can.

Ms. Unger stated she has  environmental concerns; that groundwater will be affected.

Ms. Unger said she is not in favor of a mega company, and favors the little guy who lives in the area and has a business.

 

- Bridget McDonald, owner of Eagle Power and Tractor (previously Histands).

Ms. McDonald said it will be devastating to her business if the traffic signal at Swamp and Old Easton Road is removed. She said a tractor trailer will not be able to make the turn, and it will affect her business. Ms. McDonald said that based on all of the objections, that maybe more time, energy and research should be done; even hold off on putting in the connector road until long term planning is studied.

Mrs. Rash reiterated that the Buckingham Board of Supervisor’s are not removing the light, that is an offsite condition determined by PennDOT. She said if PennDOT decides not to remove the light, then maybe the light at the Wawa connector road would not be installed.

Mr. Joe Flood, Doylestown Borough Councilman, said there is a meeting with PennDOT scheduled within the next week to discuss the traffic proposals.

 

- Ms. Andrea Strout, resident of Mill Road.
Ms. Strout said she was very worried about the watershed with a high concentration of gas stations and groundwater results already compromised.

Mr. Gray said many of the sites in the Cross Keys area and its groundwater are contaminated, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) about 5 years ago worked with the surrounding municipalities to install a water system to serve all of the properties in the Cross Keys area. Mr. Gray said the Wawa will need to remediate existing contamination that was identified when performing their environmental studies and receive brownfield certification from PADEP. Mr. Forest noted there previously was an auto body shop on the site.

Ms. Strout questioned adding 12 fuel dispensers to the site. She said a 2014 Bloomberg study showed that all gas stations had leaks, so she is assuming that 12 dispensers leak more than a smaller station.

Mr. Gray said that Pennsylvania has tank construction guidelines with state-of-the-art active monitoring and technology that must be complied with according to both state and federal guidelines.

 

- Mr. Skip Shambacker, resident of Mercer Avenue.

Mr. Shambacker stated when Lynn Bush met with the Doylestown Borough residents she admitted the Cross Keys Study was flawed because they had not considered residences or businesses; he asked if the study had been redone, and added the Board could not vote on this if the study was not redone.

Mr. Smith stated that under the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (“MPC”) the Board has a finite time within which to act on a proposed plan and has no choice but to vote on the plan or the MPC provides the project will be deemed approved.

Mr. Shambacker asked how did Plumstead or New Britain turn down the proposed Wawa in Fountainville?

Mr. Smith said those plans apparently did not meet township ordinances.

Mr. Shambacker said Buckingham had an opportunity to improve this corner when Conti’s went out of business 20 plus years ago. He said Buckingham also had an opportunity for a 4-lane bypass onto Route 202 instead of the parkway which is already inadequate due to Buckingham’s influence. He said he doesn’t think Buckingham’s studies are very good.


 

- Mr. Barry Siwert, Barry’s Autoworks, 3667 Old Easton Road.

Mr. Siwert said the proposed improvement plans show his driveway completely closed off.

Mr. Siwert asked if they close the Old Easton intersection down, how will tractor trailers get to his place and the business next door. He said in each drawing the road gets smaller.

Mr. Bock stated Mr. Siwert’s curb cut is established and is not impacted. Mr. Siwert pointed out on the plan where it was closed off. Mr. Hammond explained the plan is an aerial rendering based on Google Earth and is ot an exact match in overlaying an image on top of an aerial. Mr. Hammond confirmed they will ensure that the access remains as is. Mr. Hammond also ensured that 2-way traffic will continue in front of Mr. Siwert’s business.

Mr. Gray confirmed that his office has studied the road plan and the applicant has been required to provide an additional survey. He said they have been discussing truck turning movements, as well as addressing concerns about parking along the edge of the road. Mr. Gray assured Mr. Siwert that his drive will not be shut off.

Mr. Siwert questioned the timing of plan approval prior to blanks being filled in about traffic patterns, saying when he got permits he had to have everything done before submitting them.

Mr. Gray said the applicant had received a 26-page letter with requirements that must be fulfilled, adding that approval would be conditional and the applicant would need to address each concern in the review letter and revise the plans before construction begins.

Mr. Siwert said he has seen them working on the property, adding stone to the driveway and back yard, and removing trees.

Mr. Cooley said they have been conducting site testing for compliance with the design plans on infiltration requirements, they have tested the water and are conducting environmental studies to test for existing contaminants. He said there are also surveying crews there for the roads. Mr. Cooley said there have been no improvements made on the site, and added that only himself or Mr. Botta can authorize others to enter the site.

- Mr. Robert Bushnell, resident of Chapman Avenue.

Mr. Bushnell observed that the applicant must have a pretty good idea the plan will be approved since all of the work being done so far is very costly.

Mr. Bushnell clarified that the Wawa connector road and signal cannot go in unless the modification to the Old Easton and Swamp Road is ironed out, and that if the plan is approved, Wawa cannot put a shovel in the ground until this is all resolved. He asked if this is approved already by PennDOT.

Mr. Smith said a condition of plan approval will be the requirement for PennDOT permits to be obtained.

Mrs. Rash said the Board heard all of the concerns, and that the conversation with PennDOT must be centered around the issue with trucks and traffic diverted onto Mercer and Chapman roads as they will not take that kind of traffic. She said that is an offsite improvement and Buckingham will work with Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township to work through the issues with PennDOT so that the neighborhood is not negatively affected. However, she again noted these are PennDOT issues over which Buckingham has no say.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to grant Preliminary/Final Approval of the “Wawa Convenience Store – Easton Roads”, Lot Line Change & Consolidation Plan dated April 27, 2018, last Revised August 2, 2018, Township File SA 2018-02, consolidating TMP 06-002-010, 06-002-011 & 06-002-014, and changing a lot line between TMP #6-2-14 and TMP #6-2-12,  Easton & Old Easton Roads, 3 lots, located in the Cross Keys Enterprise Zone Overlay District, subject to:

1.         Compliance with all the comments in the August 16, 2018 Knight Engineering, Inc. review letter.

2.         Compliance with all the comments in the July 3, 2018 Bucks County Planning Commission review letter.

The motion carried unanimously. The Township Solicitor was directed to prepare the written approval as required by the MPC. The findings, terms and conditions of that written approval, read as complimentary to these minutes, shall be controlling.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to grant Preliminary/Final Approval of the  “Wawa Convenience Store – Easton Roads”, Land Development Plan dated April 30, 2018, last Revised August 12, 2018, Township File LD 2018-01, TMP 06-002-014, 06-002-010 & 06-002-011, Easton & Old Easton Roads, 3 lots, located in the Cross Keys Enterprise Zone Overlay District, subject to:

1.         Compliance with all the comments in the August 17, 2018 Knight Engineering, Inc. review letter excepting

            Those comments requiring compliance with SALDO provisions for which waivers are, as discussed, by this motion granted pursuant to Applicant’s August 2, 2018 Waiver Request.

            With the additional waiver granted of SALDO § 9.37.G; with the applicant agreeing to provide an extension of the sidewalk and curbing along the Old Easton Road frontage of TMP 6-2-9 (approximately 115’) and connecting to the existing facilities on TMP 6-2-9. 

2.         Compliance with all the comments in the July 12, 2018 Landscape Review Consultants’ review letter.

3.         Compliance with all the comments in the May 17, 2018 Bucks County Planning Commission review letter.

4.         Compliance with all the comments in the August 14, 2018 Castle Valley Consultants, Inc. review letter.

5.         Approval is conditioned on the Applicant receiving all necessary PennDOT approvals.

6.         The applicant shall assure that the entrance and exit access points to Barry’s Autoworks, 3667 Old Easton Road, TMP 06 002 020 (tenant Barry Siwert, Jr.), are unaffected in elevation and remain unobstructed and accessible despite Applicant’s activities.

The motion carried unanimously. The Township Solicitor was directed to prepare the written approval as required by the MPC. The findings, terms and conditions of that written approval, read as complimentary to these minutes, shall be controlling.


Consideration of accepting the Request for an Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Residential Development Contract and Water and Sanitary Sewer Development Agreement to September 11, 2019, covering “Mill Creek Ridge / Smith Pfeiffer, Phases I and II”, Township File SA 2001-05C.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Request for an 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, 2019, 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 an Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Stormwater Management Development Contract to September 13, 2019, covering “RD Realty 3”, TMP 6-10-9-1.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Request for an Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Stormwater Management Development Contract to September 13, 2019, covering “RD Realty 3”, TMP 6-10-9-1. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of accepting the Request for an Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Commercial Development Agreement to September 25, 2019, covering “Autoland”, Township File LD 2014-01.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Request for an Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Commercial Development Agreement to September 25, 2019, covering “Autoland”, Township File LD 2014-01. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of accepting the Request for an Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Land Development Contract to August 30, 2019, covering “Barley Sheaf Farm”, Township File LD 2017-01.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to accept the Request for an Extension of the time to complete the Improvements as set forth in the Land Development Contract to August 30, 2019, covering “Barley Sheaf Farm”, Township File LD 2017-01. The motion carried unanimously.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS / MANAGER’S ITEMS

Consideration of approving the Wastewater Grinder Pump Maintenance Agreement between Buckingham Township and Chris Woroniak, for property located at 3775 Cold Spring Creamery Road, TMP 06-004-041.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to Approve the Wastewater Grinder Pump Maintenance Agreement between Buckingham Township and Chris Woroniak, for property located at 3775 Cold Spring Creamery Road, TMP 06-004-041. The motion carried unanimously.


Consideration of re-approving “Covenant Presbyterian Church, PH2A", Township File LD 2001-02A, 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. Forest to Re-Approve “Covenant Presbyterian Church, PH2A", Township File LD 2001 02A, due to the previous approval being over 90 days ago, in order that Record Plans may be signed. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving request for an additional 3 EDU’s to be provided to Barley Sheaf Farm, TMP# 06-014 085.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the request for an additional 3 EDU’s to be provided to Barley Sheaf Farm, TMP# 06-014-085. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of authorizing township manager to complete the negotiation of an employee resignation agreement upon terms discussed with the Board and if those terms are realized to execute the settlement agreement and release on behalf of Buckingham Township.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to authorize the township manager to complete the negotiation of an employee resignation agreement upon terms discussed with the Board and if those terms are realized to execute the settlement agreement and release on behalf of Buckingham Township. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration of approving the Purchase Order to C&C Roofing in the amount of $37,650.00 to replace roofing on the three buildings located within the Wastewater Treatment Plant facility located on Route 413.

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the Purchase Order to C&C Roofing in the amount of $37,650.00 to replace roofing on the three buildings located within the Wastewater Treatment Plant facility located on Route 413. The motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Calderaio made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to adjourn the meeting at 9:26 p.m. 
The motion carried unanimously.


Approved by the Board of Supervisors on the 26th day of September, 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.

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