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Board of Supervisors
1/7/2019 6:00 PM

The Reorganization and Regular Business meeting of the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors was held January 7, 2019 in the Township Building, 4613 Hughesian Drive, Buckingham, Pennsylvania.

 

Present:          

Maggie Rash

Paul Calderaio

Jon Forest                  

                       

Mrs. Rash led The Pledge of Allegiance at 6:00 p.m.

 

Appointment of Temporary Chairman

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

No Activity.

 

BUSINESS

 

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

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


b. Election of Vice Chairman.

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

 

Mr. Forest 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.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mr. Calderaio 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 2019.

Resolution No. 2377

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mr. Calderaio to approve Resolution No. 2377 making appointments of various Township Professionals including:

 

            Craig A. Smith, reappointed as Township Solicitor, in accordance with the proposal dated December 14, 2018.

            Knight Engineering, Inc., reappointed as Township Engineer, in accordance with the proposal dated December 10, 2018.

            Castle Valley Consultants, Inc., reappointed as Water & Wastewater Engineer in accordance with proposal dated December 8, 2018.

            Bucks County Planning Commission, John Ives, reappointed as Planners for Buckingham Township in accordance with the proposal dated November 16, 2018.

            Carol Manicone & Derik Sutphin, reappointed as Landscape Review Consultants inaccordance with the proposal dated December 11, 2018.

            Keystone Municipal Services, Inc., reappointed as Building and Zoning Departmentservices provider in accordance with the proposal dated December 1, 2018.

            Larry Hepner, reappointed as Township Agronomist in accordance with the proposaldated December 7, 2018.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of setting appointment of Township Manager for the year 2019.

Resolution No. 2378

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2378 making the appointment of Dana Cozza as the Township Manager for 2019. 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. 2379

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mr. Calderaio to approve Resolution No. 2379 appointing Dana Cozza as Township Secretary and Jill Pistory as Treasurer with authority 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. 2380

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2380 approving 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.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving a Resolution setting the amount of the Treasurer’s Bond for 2019 at $3,000,000.   Resolution No. 2381

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2381 setting the amount of the Treasurer’s Bond for 2019 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 2019.  Resolution No. 2382

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2382 making appointments to fill the vacancies on the various Township Boards and Commissions for the year 2019.The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of appointing Bee, Bergvall & Co., P.C. of Warrington, Pennsylvania, to audit the 2018 fiscal affairs of the township and the township officers.  Resolution No. 2383

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2383 appointing Bee, Bergvall & Co., P.C. of Warrington, Pennsylvania, to audit the 2018 fiscal affairs of the township and the township officers in their official capacity.The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving a Resolution setting pay rates for non‑uniformed township employees for the year 2019.  Resolution No. 2384

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2384 setting pay rates for non‑uniformed township employees for the year 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving a Resolution affirming the holiday schedule for Township Non-Uniformed Employees for 2019.  Resolution No. 2385

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2385 setting the holiday schedule for Township Non-Uniformed Employees for 2019.The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving a Resolution appointing an officer to provide tax certifications for the year 2019.  Resolution No. 2386

 

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. 2386.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2386 appointing an officer to provide tax certifications for the year 2019. Mr. Forest called the vote: Mr. Forest voted “aye”, Mrs. Rash voted “aye”.  The motion carried. 

 

Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2387, Replacing Resolution No. 2359, Establishing a Fee Schedule of Subdivision and Land Development, Zoning, Building and Other Fees.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No.2387, Replacing Resolution No. 2359, Establishing a Fee Schedule of Subdivision and Land Development, Zoning, Building and Other Fees. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2388 Re-Appointing Chief of Police.  

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No.2388, Re-Appointing the Chief of Police. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement between Buckingham Township and Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services for the Year 2019.  

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve the proposed written Agreement between Buckingham Township and Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services for the Year 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement between Buckingham Township and Midway Volunteer Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rashto approve the proposed Agreement between Buckingham Township and Midway Volunteer Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement between Buckingham Township and Lingohocken Volunteer Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rashto approve the proposed Agreement between Buckingham Township and Lingohocken Volunteer Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement between Buckingham Township and Doylestown Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rashto approve the proposed Agreement between Buckingham Township and Doylestown Fire Company for the term of January 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT, PAYROLL and BILL LIST

 

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 6, to GS Developers, for work completed on the Fieldstone Spray Field Upgrades – Electrical Contract BT-17-02, in the amount of $4,500.00.

 

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 4, to BSI Electrical Contractors for work completed on the Buckingham Village WWTP Plant 2017 Upgrades – Electrical Contract BT-17-05, in the amount of $30,250.00.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Payment Request No. 6, to GS Developers, for work completed on the Fieldstone Spray Field Upgrades – Electrical Contract BT-17-02, in the amount of $4,500.00. and Payment Request No. 4, to BSI Electrical Contractors for work completed on the Buckingham Village WWTP Plant 2017 Upgrades – Electrical Contract BT-17-05, in the amount of $30,250.00. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending December 23, 2018 and January 6, 2019 and the Bill List for the meeting of January 7, 2019.

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Payroll for the weeks ending December 23, 2018 and January 6, 2019 and the Bill List for the meeting of January 7, 2019, in the total amount of $278,937.05. The motion carried unanimously.

 

MINUTES

 

Consideration of approving draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the December 19, 2018 Work Session and December 19, 2018 Regular Business Meeting.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve, as most recently presented, the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the December 19, 2018 Work Session and December 19, 2018 Regular Business Meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BUSINESS

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement of Sale of Conservation Easement between White Star Limited Partnership, LTD., Marylyn Fineman, Trustee of the Maximuck Living Trust, Matthew Maximuck and Marilyn Fineman, Trustees of the Maximuck Revocable Management Trust AND Buckingham Township for property located at 5793 Long Lane, Tax Map Parcel No. 06-006-050.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approve the Agreement of Sale of Conservation Easement between White Star Limited Partnership, LTD., Marylyn Fineman, Trustee of the Maximuck Living Trust, Matthew Maximuck and Marilyn Fineman, Trustees of the Maximuck Revocable Management Trust AND Buckingham Township for property located at 5793 Long Lane, Tax Map Parcel No. 06-006-050.The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Agreement of Sale in Lieu of Condemnation of Rights-of-Way between White Star Limited Partnership, LTD., Marilyn Fineman, Trustee of the Maximuck Living Trust, Matthew Maximuck and Marilyn Fineman, Trustees of the Maximuck Revocable Management Trust AND Buckingham Township for property located at 5793 Long Lane, Tax Map Parcel No. 06-006-050.

 

Mrs. Rash made a motion, seconded by Mr. Forest to approvethe Agreement of Sale in Lieu of Condemnation of Rights-of-Way between White Star Limited Partnership, LTD., Marilyn Fineman, Trustee of the Maximuck Living Trust, Matthew Maximuck and Marilyn Fineman, Trustees of the Maximuck Revocable Management Trust AND Buckingham Township for property located at 5793 Long Lane, Tax Map Parcel No. 06-006-050. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Stormwater Facility Development Contract, Stormwater Controls and Best Management Practices Operations and Maintenance Agreement and Grant of Easement between Buckingham Township and Raymond J. Flynn and Tamara F. Flynn regarding TMP 06-010-184 located on York Road (SR 263); and Consideration of approving the Indemnity Agreement between Raymond J. Flynn and Tamara F. Flynn, Zaveta Custom Homes, LLC and Buckingham Township, regarding TMP 06-010-184 located on York Road (SR 263).

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve the Stormwater Facility Development Contract, Stormwater Controls and Best Management Practices Operations and Maintenance Agreement and Grant of Easement between Buckingham Township and Raymond J. Flynn and Tamara F. Flynn regarding TMP 06-010-184 located on York Road (SR 263); and to approve the Indemnity Agreement between Raymond J. Flynn and Tamara F. Flynn, Zaveta Custom Homes, LLC and Buckingham Township, regarding TMP 06-010-184 located on York Road (SR 263). The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS / MANAGER’S ITEMS

 

Mr. Forest announced the January 9, 2019 Board of Supervisors Work Session and Regular Business Meeting have been cancelled. The next meetings are scheduled on January 23, 2019.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to adjourn the meeting at 6:31 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

Approved by the Board of Supervisors on the 23rd day of January, 2019.

Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors

Jon Forest, Chairman

Maggie Rash, Vice-Chairman

Paul Calderaio, Member

 

Attest:

Dana S. Cozza, Secretary

 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Lori Wicen.

 

 

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 7th 2019.

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 2019 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 7, 2019

 

 

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