253 Municipal Drive Thorndale, PA 19372
July 27, 2017 7:30 PM
Call to order and pledge of allegiance.
Attendance – Jennifer Breton-President, George Chambers-Vice President, Joshua Young-Commissioner, John Contento-Commissioner, Chuck Kramer-Commissioner, Kristen Denne-Township Manager, and Denise Miller-Recording Secretary.
Absent – Chuck Wilson-Township Treasurer and Kristin Camp-Township Solicitor.
Commissioner Breton noted that there was no Executive meeting, prior to tonight’s meeting.
Citizens to be heard
Commissioner Breton called for Citizens to be heard. There were none.
Township Manager – Kristen Denne
Special Intersections – Ms. Denne and Mr. Fragale gave a detailed presentation of the work to be done on the special intersection list. Mr. Fragale noted he will call PennDot on certain work to be done, and send letters to those who need trimming work with employee access to their property. After Board and resident questions were answered by Ms. Denne and Mr. Fragale, Ms. Denne noted that “Crash Data” is not in the matrix of this report therefore she will provide a crash report for certain intersections.
Review of Stormwater BMP Plan – Ms. Denne noted that the Township provided the Pollutant Reduction Plan at the July Stormwater Advisory Meeting, it will be on the Township website on July 28, it will be displayed at the Municipal Building where from this day forward there is a 30 day review period by the public, and on August 10 there will be a formal presentation on this. Ms. Denne also noted that tonight she handed the plan to the Commissioners, and signed the MS4 application renewal today. She also explained that the Pollutant Reduction Plan is mainly dealing with sediment control and the MS4 program. This is also a 5 year plan for the needs of the MS4 program.
She stated that she met with April from Cedarville and Beth Uhler to review options to fund the plan through the Vision Partnership, through the County. Ms. Denne asked for Board consideration to approve a work order with a cost of $2,345 for Cedarville Engineering to complete a grant application that will provide the framework to establish a feasibility study for stormwater costs and a capital plan for the next 10 years for MS4 requirements. Resident Tony DiSario had several questions on stormwater and rain gardens. After Board discussion, Commissioner Breton entertained a motion approving $2,235 for Cedarville Engineering to complete the stormwater feasibility study. Moved by Commissioner Chambers, and seconded by Commissioner Kramer. Vote passed 5-0.
Ms. Denne noted that the preconstruction meeting was held this week for the road program, and bids will be opened August 4 and presented to the Board at the August 10 meeting.
Ms. Denne noted that the residents of Carver Court are purchasing a Historic Marker for their entrance at a cost of $3,335, and requested if the Township would like to contribute. Ms. Denne also noted that State Representative Harry Lewis’s office contributed $1,500. The Board directed Ms. Denne to see how much is still needed for the marker.
Township Engineer – Mr. Wilkes
Mr. Wilkes was not in attendance of tonight’s meeting.
Ordinances and Resolutions for Consideration –
Resolution Authorizing Closure of Municipal Park & Beer Garden Use on Township Property for Community Day 2017 – After Board discussion, Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing closure of Municipal Park and “beer garden” use on township property for Community Day 2017. Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Kramer. Vote passed 5-0.
Police Chief Elias – Mr. Elias was not in attendance of tonight’s meeting.
Fire Chief Cordisco – Chief Cordisco presented his June 2017 report, to the Board and residents.
Director of Buildings & Life Safety – Mr. Stackhouse was not in attendance of tonight’s meeting.
Director of Public Works – Mr. Fragale gave a brief report of what Public Works is working on.
Ingleside Golf Manager – Mr. Ward presented their June 2017 report to the Board and residents. Commissioner Young noted that the golf course is currently negative $252,195, and if it revenue keeps falling they will have to look at leasing it or selling.
Finance Report – Mr. Wilson
Monthly Report – Commissioner Breton calls for Board and residents questions. There were none.
Bill List – Checks 40045-40221 – After resident and Board questions, Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to approve general checks 40222-40300, and Bond check 1171. Moved by Commissioner Chambers and seconded by Commissioner Young. Vote passed 5-0.
Receipt of Planning Commission Minutes of May 23, 2017 – The Board recognized receipt of the May 23, 2017 Planning Commission minutes.
Commissioner Young noted that at the last Downingtown Library meeting, he was asked about Caln Township does not have anyone appointed to their Board. After Board discussion, the Board appoints Commissioner Young to the Downingtown Library Board as the Caln Township representative.
Commissioner Contento suggested sending an invitation to both Chamber of Commerce’s for the Sesquicentennial Celebration. Commissioner Young noted that the Lincoln Highway Committee has already discussed this and will present the Board will recommendations, from their next meeting.
Commissioner Breton called for Public Comment. There were none.
Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to adjourn the July 27, 2017 meeting at 8:30 PM. Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Kramer. Vote passed 5-0.
Respectfully Submitted by,