253 Municipal Drive Thorndale, PA 19372
September 24, 2020 Minutes
Attendance – Paul Mullin-President, Jane Kennedy-Vice President, Joshua Young-Commissioner, Lorraine Tindaro-Commissioner, Mark Evans-Commissioner, Kristen Denne-Township Manager/Secretary, Kevin Barron-Township Finance Director, Bryan Kulakowsky-Township Engineer, Kristin Camp-Township Solicitor, Abbey Swan, Community Outreach Specialist, and Denise Miller-Assistant Township Secretary.
Also in attendance were: Meredith Mayer from the Brandywine Conservancy, Chris Herr; Mallie LLC, and Kim Venzie from Buckley, Brion, McGuire and Morris.
Commissioner Mullin called the Virtual Zoom meeting to order, and called for the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Commissioner Mullin noted an Executive Session held prior to tonight’s meeting, regarding legal issues.
Meredith Mayer – Beaver Creek Trail Update – Ms. Mayer recommended that the Township starts applying for grants, as outlined in the Feasibility Study. She suggested applying for grants to complete the design and engineering of the entire corridor, which is a little different from what they originally proposed because the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is opening a grant round next week. This grant is for a design and engineering project, for up to $500,000, and does not have a required match, however, it would strengthen your application to include a match. The idea is to apply all at once for all the design and engineering, rather than one section at a time, because you would get the “biggest bang for your buck”. It’s likely that this large of a swath could realistically cost $500,000 or more.
Ms. Mayer noted that this would be the really technical engineering portion of the project in that, the engineering team would take over, instead of the Planners and Landscape Architects who have been working on it so far, and simultaneously the Township could start working on the five trail easements of private landowners that this trail passes through.
1) Preserve at Milltown Property
2) Allan Cohen’s Property
3) Caln Plaza Wedgewood Estates Property
4) Chester County Sports Arena Property
Commissioner Mullin asked what the length of the trail is. Ms. Mayer noted that it is a little bit over two miles, and starts at the Municipal Building and touches into the Borough of Downingtown (Downingtown). She presented a map and explained the course of the trail.
Ms. Mayer noted that they would like to figure out exactly how the trail should be separated from the dog park use in Lloyd Park, and noted that this is completely up to the Township. She also noted that this could be part of the design and engineering grant.
Ms. Mayer noted that this is a really exciting opportunity, and Caln is really blessed that this is a project that the CCPC has been interested in, because this trail is part of one of the potential alignments of the Chester Valley Trail West, which is part of the Circuit, a network of trails throughout the greater Philadelphia area. This makes this project even more competitive for funding.
Commissioner Mullin asked the width of the trail. Ms. Mayer noted that when they worked with the public and the study Committee, they proposed that the trail be around 10 feet wide which, is generally roughly the minimum width you want to be looking at for a multi-use trail that would allow for bicyclists, walkers, strollers, and scooters. Any of those sort of uses.
Commissioner Mullin asked if Ms. Mayer expects Downingtown to finish the highlighted section. Ms. Mayer noted that Downingtown has not been as motivated, quite yet, on their section because the trail currently terminates in Exton, and it is working on pushing its way towards Caln, and Downingtown already has the Struble Trail. She also noted that Downingtown does not need any easements because they already have control over all of their land. They will implement constructing their portion once things are closer from the Chester Valley Trail end coming out towards them from Exton. Ms. Mayer also noted that the benefit to both Municipalities of you finishing your segment at this point, is that it connects you into Downingtown from Lloyd Park.
Ms. Denne asked who will be doing the lift to complete the Chester County trail. Ms. Mayer noted that at this point it rests in the hands of the CCPC, and they are incredibly supportive of the township beginning to work on their connection.
Commissioner Young noted that the feasibility study estimated the cost to be $8.4 million, and he does not want to do the engineering if the Township has to pay $8.4 million, because it is not a possibility. He then asked about the possibility of the County fronting some of this. Ms. Mayer noted that unless Caln wanted to build this trail quickly, entirely by itself with no non-township funding, you would never spend $8.4 million. She also noted that there are so many grants available that the Township will end up spending a fraction of this.
Ms. Denne noted that you would figure a 10% to 20% match over ten to fifteen years so the Township would pay $800,000. She also noted that the Township will put aside a certain amount every year, so they are continuously applying for grants. They are applying for the William Penn grant and one that is through the DVRPC, and they are going to “piggy back” on this with a grant with DC&R, in April.
Commissioner Young noted that this whole proposal was started by the late Jim Kruse, former Commissioner. He asked about the possibility of the County’s original conversations where they stated that if the township designed it, they may come in and build it, construct it, and own it. Ms. Mayer noted that the County is definitely supportive and they sit on the review Committee for this grant that we are talking about, and they directly said “hey, you should really apply for this grant, it would be really competitive”. She also noted that the Township would have to discuss ownership with the county.
Ms. Camp noted that their firm serves as Special Counsel to the county on trial projects. Ms. Camp also noted that she is currently working with East Goshen Township and they are putting in a trail along Paoli Pike, which is largely funded by DC&R. East Goshen had to go out on their own and design the trail, and once it was “shovel ready”, the easements were acquired, design plans were ready to go, and PennDot permitting was done. That puts you in a good opportunity for grants.
Commissioner Young asked what a suggested match would be. Ms. Camp noted that it would depend on the grant.
Ms. Denne noted that Mr. Kulakowsky is currently working on the cost estimate, and will update the Board once she receives it. She also noted that this particular grant does not have a match however, a match gives you additional points. She recommended 20% for this grant.
Ms. Mayer noted that Brandywine Conservancy has a grant from the William Penn foundation, which paid for the feasibility study and pays for their staff time to assist the Township. She also noted that you can count that as part of your match and if you applied for other grants to fund to help pay for your easements like a smaller grant from PECO Green Region or their new mini grant program, for some programs, you can count those grants as matches.
Ms. Denne noted that in the “in kind” hours, Ms. Swan’s and her hours can be considered a part of the match.
Ms. Denne asked for confirmation that the trail grants through DC&R are 90% funded. Ms. Mayer noted that she believes that they are 90%/10%. She noted that 90% of the trail for construction, will be paid for and the Township would be responsible for 10%, which can be “in Kind” or grants.
Commissioner Young asked the grant deadline. Ms. Denne noted the first week of November.
Licia Carini of 103 Ayerwood Drive noted that her property may have the trail running in the back of her property at some point, and asked if there will a be fence along the trail to separate the properties from the trail. Ms. Mayer noted that there could be fencing, which would be part of the design and engineering process.
Bob Hetzel of 584 Lloyd Avenue asked if the pond by Wedgewood a private pond. Ms. Denne noted that it is privately owned and maintained by the HOA. He also asked if part of the proposed trail is in a flood zone. Ms. Mayer noted that a lot of it is. This will be part of the design and where a boardwalk will come in, in some places.
Tony DiSario of 251 Loomis Avenue voiced his concern on spending money on a trail when the streams need to be cleaned. Commissioner Mullin and Commissioner Evans noted that it is not an “either or”. They are working on both the stream and the grant.
Commissioner Mullin asked if there will be a bench in honor of Jim Kruse. Ms. Denne noted that it is a really good idea.
Commissioner Evans asked if there is a way to tie the bridge to “Nowhere” to the trail. Ms. Mayer noted that she is not sure where that bridge is. Commissioner Evans noted that "If you're going west on G.O. Carlson, past James Buchanan Drive, the path is on the north side, and the bridge to “Nowhere” is on the south side".
Commissioner Mullin asked if it leads into the back of the US Supply building. Commissioner Young noted that it leads into the back of the old Total Rental building that Del Toyota just purchased. Commissioner Young noted that he believes that Del Toyota deeded the property to the Township or the Township can use it for stormwater purchases. Ms. Camp noted that she believes it is the latter.
Ms. Denne thanked Ms. Swan, Ms. Mayer, everyone at the Brandywine Conservancy, and everyone at the CCPC for all their work on this.
Audit Presentation – Ms. Denne thanked Mr. Barron and his staff for all their work on the audit.
Representing Mallie LLP, Mr. Herr noted an unqualified opinion on the financials, which is the best opinion to get. He noted that this opinion means.
· Free of any material misstatement
· Complies with GAP – General Accepted Accounting Principals
· Complies with GASB – Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Mr. Herr noted that they made the following modifications to their auditors’ report.
· For the year ended December 31, 2019, Caln Township adopted new accounting guidance, implementing Governmental Accounting Standards Board No. 75, Accounting and Financial Reporting for post-employment benefits, other than Pensions. Our opinion is not modified with respect to this matter.
· For the year ended December 31, 2019, Caln Township adopted new accounting guidance, implementing Governmental Accounting Standards Board No. 84, Fiduciary Activities. Our opinion is not modified with respect to this matter.
· Discussed in Note P to the financial statements, subsequent to year end, a global pandemic due to the spread of a coronavirus (COVID-19) caused the United States government to declare a national emergency. The pandemic has resulted in economic uncertainties, which have the potential to have a significant impact on all Township operations. Our opinion is not modified with respect to this matter.
Commissioner Young asked if the $2 million pension liability is for both funds. Mr. Herr noted that it is only the defined benefit plan for the police.
Commissioner Mullin asked what position the Township is in. Mr. Herr noted that the only fund that gives him a little bit of pause is the golf course. He noted that operationally the golf course is breaking even. The non-operational is creating the deficit. Commissioner Mullin asked if that is the loan. Mr. Herr replied that it is. If it wasn’t for the debt, the golf course would look better on paper.
Commissioner Mullin noted that he would like to speak with other Municipalities who are running a golf course. Ms. Camp noted that London Grove is doing really well with theirs, and she will provide their information to him.
Commissioner Evans noted that as far as 2020, the Township golf course year to date is up 38% approximately with a margin of $141,000.
Commissioner Mullin called for public comment.
Mark DeYoung of 20 Beaver Run Road asked how other Townships compare from 2019 to 2020. Mr. Herr noted that they are doing well from what he has heard from general conservations he has had. Commissioner Mullin noted that it could benefit them if he and Mr. DeYoung call other golf courses to see how they are doing.
Mr. Herr noted that he is available for further questions, if they arise.
Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion to approve the financial audit for 2019. Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Tindaro. Vote passed 5-0.
Citizens to be Heard
Vivian Reeves of 18 Fox Avenue asked about the status of 15 Fox Avenue. Mr. Stackhouse noted that the Lancaster owned Company presented a plan to the Planning Commission, to re-develop the property. The Planning Commission did not have a favorable recommendation for what they were proposing, and they have not heard from them since. Ms. Reeves noted that the back and the left side of the property is not being mowed. Mr. Stackhouse noted that he will contact them, and file a notice, if needed.
Ms. Reeves noted that there is a deep trench when turning onto Fox Avenue, coming down the hill. Mr. Stackhouse noted that he and Mr. Fragale will look into this. Mr. Stackhouse also noted that he will contact PennDot if happens to be on North Caln Road.
Linda Morris of 31 Quarry Street asked if it is possible to have the speed limit reduced in Brandywine Homes. She also noted that the vehicles run the stop signs all the time. Commissioner Evans noted that this was brought up in a meeting last year.
Ms. Morris noted that two residents have chickens that run freely in the development, one is at 71 Toth Avenue. Mr. Stackhouse noted that he had a complaint for chickens at the corner of Fox and Johnson, and they have been removed. Mr. Stackhouse asked Ms. Morris to call the township office and put in a complaint. Ms. Morris noted that she already called Ms. Fickes in the Codes Department. Mr. Stackhouse noted that he will follow up on this complaint.
Ms. Reeves and Ms. Morris noted that big working trucks are parking at the corner of Toth and Johnson Avenue, and on the street of Fox Avenue. Chief Elias noted that he will personally check on the parking along the street, near the intersection, and the Officers will be assigned to do directed patrols through the neighborhood to enforce any stop sign violations. Chief Elias encouraged both residents to call the police when the parking situation is happening.
Ms. Morris asked if the Board would put a “Brandywine Homes” sign at the entrance of Toth Avenue from Route 30. Commissioner Mullin noted that the Board will discuss this with Township Staff.
Township Solicitor – Ms. Camp
JLLAR CU Decision – Sports Arena 4531, 4533, and 4545 Lincoln Highway – Ms. Camp noted that they have an extension of time, so it will come before the Board at their October 8, 2020 meeting.
Villages at Hillview – Execution of Developer Agreements & Stormwater Operation & Maintenance Agreement – For Board consideration, Ms. Camp presented a follow up from a motion of Land Development Application previously granted for Hillview, which is an over 55 continuing care retirement community, to be built by Lennar. She noted that she has reviewed their Land Development, Financial Security, Stormwater Operation and Maintenance Agreement, and their performance bond. Lennar is coordinating to get the plans signed and released so they can go to settlement with Mr. Behrle, who finished the project out and obtained the Land Development approval. A closing and issued protection letter will be sent to the title company to instruct them on when they are permitted to record the plans, and what the Township needs to comply with the conditions of approval. Ms. Camp noted that the motion would be to authorize the President to sign the Developer Agreements that the Applicant has provided to the Township, so the plans can be released for recording.
Commissioner Mullin asked if these documents are transferring everything over to Lennar. Ms. Camp noted that the agreements were never signed by Mr. Behrle, so he got the approvals but those approvals run with the land. Mr. Behrle is going to a settlement to sell the property and all the development rights to Lennar, who will be responsible to develop the property, post the performance bond, and get all the permits.
Commissioner Mullin called for public comment. There were none.
Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion to authorize the President to sign the Developers Agreements; Stormwater Operation and Maintenance Agreement, Financial Security Agreement, and Land Development Agreement, Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Tindaro. Vote passed 5-0.
Small Wireless Facility Ordinance and Resolution – Ms. Camp turned the presentation over to Kim Venzie. Ms. Venzie presented a draft Small Wireless Facilities (SWF) ordinance, which will be a standalone ordinance, meaning that it will not be part of the zoning ordinance, and a draft SWF Design Guidelines resolution. Ms. Venzie noted that the intent of this ordinance and resolution with guidelines, is an attempt to try and control the look and feel of these facilities within the right-of-ways in the township. One of the reasons they are pushing hard to get these in place is that essentially if providers come to the township and want to put these in, you have to have design regulations already in place and adopted. Ms. Venzie also noted that she presented this to the township planning commission and they recommended that it be presented to the Board of Commissioners.
Commissioner Young noted that before the small wireless ordinance limited where these could go. He asked if we do not have the legal authority to do that anymore. Ms. Venzie noted that you do, to a certain extent, and she gave an example “let’s say that you have a neighborhood where all utilities are underground and before we felt like we had a position where we could say that you can’t go in that neighborhood because everything is underground”, the FCC is now saying that if these providers need to put a facility in there that they are allowed to, in the right-a-way. She noted that you will find language in your ordinance and design guidelines that says if you want to put your facility in our neighborhood with all underground facilities, it has to fit in with the neighborhood. Townships still have considerable control over facilities that are over 50 feet but SWF that are under 50 feet and located in the right-of-way is what we have to allow them to go where they need to go in order to have the connections.
Commissioner Kennedy asked Ms. Venzie if she knows how many of these facilities have to be placed in Caln, and do they impose hazard concerns to the residents. Ms. Venzie noted that it is hard to predict how many will need to be placed, because how close they have to be together depends on the contours of the land like if there are trees in the way of buildings. She also noted that the FCC says that Municipalities are not allowed to analyze or weigh in regarding the hazards.
Commissioner Young asked if there is an agreement needed for a SWF to be put in a right-a-way. Ms. Venzie noted that the FCC provided for what they deem to be reasonable fees and charges, which are in the proposed ordinance. She also noted that she will provide a SWD right-of way use agreement.
Commissioner Young asked if there is language in the ordinance regarding an abandoned facility. Ms. Venzie noted there is language in the ordinance on page 12.
Commissioner Mullin asked if the ordinance states that you can request to have a facility moved from a location. Ms. Venzie noted that language is on page 11 (D) Relocation or adjustment as requested by Township.
Commissioner Mullin asked how far into the developments or homes are they trying to reach. Ms. Venzie noted that right now they are trying to be on the major roads to start and then dense neighborhoods, and high schools.
Commissioner Mullin asked if they will provide a map on where they will be installed. Ms. Venzie noted that they usually come to the Township beforehand, with a plan.
Commissioner Young asked if they try to put the facilities by the road or closer to their homes. Mr. Stackhouse noted that typically it is in the right-of-way, and the ordinance has language on them being in front or the side and how far they have to be from a house.
Mr. Stackhouse noted that the township received one for the Downingtown Middle School where they are replacing a street light in the parking lot, on top of the lamp post.
Commissioner Mullin called for public comment.
Mark DeYoung of 20 Beaver Run Road asked if language should be put in the proposed ordinance for more control when 6G, 7G comes. Ms. Venzie noted that they will have to be addressed when they come through. Commissioner Mullin noted they may just replace the components.
Commissioner Mullin asked if the components are for one service or multi use. Ms. Venzie noted that you can have multi use. There are also regulations in the proposed ordinance.
Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion to authorize the advertisement of the proposed ordinance. Moved by Commissioner Evans and seconded by Commissioner Tindaro. Vote passed 5-0.
Township Engineer – Mr. Kulakowsky
Planning Commission Update – Mr. Kulakowsky noted a few highlights for their October meeting.
· October Meeting
· Discussion on the Chester County Sports Arena
· Discussion on Dunkin Donuts
Spackman Farm Large Barn Reroofing Bid Award – Mr. Kulakowsky noted that six bid documents were received however, only three were complete bids. ARRO is vetting those now.
2020 Road Program Change Order #1 – Mr. Kulakowsky presented a map on G.O. Carlson and North Bailey Road where there is a section of North Bailey Road that is on top of a culvert, just to the north of the parking lot entrance of Prontos. The asphalt is starting to slide off the culvert and become separated. He noted he went out to inspect the area with Mr. Fragale and since Berg Construction (Berg) will be at the intersection of South Bailey and Business 30 doing milling and overlay, he is requesting change order #1 to add this section at a cost of $11,955. This will increase the contract total from $339,865.80 to $351,820.80.
Commissioner Mullin noted the change order stated that 0 calendar days are being added for an extension. Mr. Kulakowsky noted that the paving contract is for sixty days, and they will be completed within that time. He also noted that Berg will start their work on October 12.
Commissioner Mullin asked if they are still under their original budget with this change order. Ms. Denne noted that they are, and they will discuss this at the Tuesday finance meeting.
Commissioner Young asked why the paving is always at the end of October. Mr. Kulakowsky noted that timing is part of it, and COVID-19 is also part of it. They just received the PennDot permit on Tuesday, which was a two week delay.
Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion to approve the 2020 Road Program Change Order #1 in the amount of $11,955. Moved by Commissioner Tindaro and seconded by Commissioner Young. Vote passed 5-0.
Commissioner Evans Updates
Commissioner Evans noted that meetings are a neutral ground, a place to hear, and be heard.
School House – Commissioner Evans noted that the top of the school house is complete.
Spackman Farm Large Barn Reroofing – Mr. Evans noted that by getting the roof replaced it opens up the barn to potential revenue.
COVID-19 – Commissioner Evans noted that over the last 4 weeks Chester County has had approximately 1,000 new cases, and 489 cases since the September 10 board meeting, compared to 207. Chester County has increased 1% since the September 10 Board meeting and 57½ % from 1 month ago.
Caln Township positive cases are up 5½ % over the past 14 days from 201 to 212 cases. Deaths remain at 16.
Commissioner Evans noted to continue wearing masks, stay six feet apart from others, and do not attend gatherings where others are not wearing a mask.
Township Manager – Ms. Denne
Census – Ms. Denne noted that there is less than a week left to participate in the Census.
Emergency Declaration Extension – For Board consideration, Ms. Denne offered an extension to the Emergency Declaration for an additional thirty days.
Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion to authorize an Emergency Declaration for an additional thirty days. Moved by Commissioner Evans and seconded by Commissioner Tindaro. Vote passed 5-0.
Ordinances and Resolutions for Consideration
Resolution 2020-47 A Resolution Acknowledging the 2021 Minimum Municipal Obligation for the Non-Uniform Township Employees – For Board consideration, Ms. Denne presented a resolution acknowledging the 2021
payment for the non-uniform employees.
Commissioner Mullin called for Board and public comment. There were none.
Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion acknowledging the 2021 Minimum Municipal Obligation for the Non-Uniform Township Employees. Moved by Commissioner Tindaro and seconded by Commissioner Kennedy. Vote passed 5-0.
Minutes to Approve/Acknowledge
September 10, 2020 Board of Commissioners Minutes – Commissioner Mullin called for changes, corrections, or additions to the September 10, 2020 minutes. There were none.
Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion to approve the September 10, 2020 Board of Commissioners minutes. Commissioner Evans noted his comment “he loves what is being talked about tonight” was not his intention because he really doesn’t like the idea for this area. Ms. Denne noted to take out the comment. Moved by Commissioner Tindaro and seconded by Commissioner Kennedy. Vote 5-0.
Acknowledge Receipt of the Approved August 18, 2020 Planning Commission Minutes – Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion acknowledging the receipt of the August 18, 2020 approved Planning Commission minutes. Moved by Commissioner Tindaro and seconded by Commissioner Evans. Vote passed 5-0.
Police Chief Elias – Chief Elias noted a few highlights from his August 2020 report, which was previously provided to the Board. He also noted that he will visit Ms. Reeves and Ms. Morris to review their complaints. He also noted that when the police get a complaint from the public, he sets up a directed patrol so the entire patrol is aware of it.
- Police Secretary, retired Sergeant Barry Beech 43 years of service in August
- Body cameras delivery postponed until November
- Optimistic that they will be the beneficiary of federal forfeiture funds to offset a lot of the body camera cost
- Almost 1,200 business checks, 300 bank checks, 500 park checks
- Noticeable increase in drive-thru traffic
- Traffic accidents – slight increase
Fire Chief Donnachie – Chief Donnachie noted a few highlights from his August report, which was previously provided to the Board.
- Rescue Truck to return at the end of September
- Annual open house cancelled
- “Spin to Win” fund raiser is back on Facebook – Purchase tickets in person
Commission Mullin asked if Santa Clause was riding the fire truck this year. Mr. Donnachie noted that he will however, they may not hand out candy canes.
Commissioner Evans asked if there is a total of EMS and rescue calls for potential over doses during COVID-19. Mr. Donnachie noted that he has the numbers but not with him.
Director of Building & Life Safety Mr. Stackhouse – Mr. Stackhouse noted a few highlights from his August report, which was previously provided to the Board.
- Unoccupied commercial dwellings – 23 in January and 33 as of today (Some are not completely abandoned)
- Keeping busy with permits
Commissioner Evans asked the status of the demo permit for Lloyd Farm. Mr. Stackhouse noted that it will expire December 31, 2020. Commissioner Evans asked if there is a record of an asbestos review. Mr. Stackhouse noted that they do not have anything. He also noted that when someone applies for a demo permit it’s included in the packet, and then they file it with the state. Their department does not always see the report however, the state would notify them if there was an issue.
Director of Public Works Mr. Fragale – Mr. Fragale noted a few highlights from his August 2020 report which was previously provided to the Board.
- School House roof is completed
- Lot of “call outs” due to flooding
- Culverts on G.O. Carlson being cleaned
- Chipping to start October 5
Commissioner Mullin asked if residents have to call the office to get their chipping done. Mr. Fragale noted that they have to call in to be put on the list.
Commissioner Kennedy asked if a “watch children” sign could be put in the Brandywine Homes development. at the entrance of Toth Avenue, coming off of Lincoln Highway. There is one coming from Fox Avenue. Mr. Fragale noted that he will look at it tomorrow, and speak with Chief Elias about it.
Commissioner Kennedy asked if Mr. Robinson or Mr. McCray called the township regarding trash being blown into the entrance of Carver Court. Mr. Fragale noted that there is a property that cuts their grass and blows it into the street. He also noted that he spoke to the owner’s son who stated that he will speak to his parents about this. Mr. Fragale noted that he will follow up on this complaint.
Ms. Denne noted that they internally talked about this today, and the township has a local ordinance, which does not allow for snow to be pushed into the road ways. She would like to add “grass clippings” for this exact reason because currently Staff does not have anything to follow to cite this home owner.
Commissioner Kennedy noted that the gentleman that owns the factory cuts his grass with trash and everything in the grass, and it blows directly across the street. She also noted that the gentleman said that he owns the street and he can do what he wants. She noted that residents have called the Coatesville School District (CASH) because they are not taking care of their property on the opposite side of the school road, behind their homes in Carver Court. CASD noted that it is not their property. Mr. Stackhouse noted that Red Raider Road is a private road from the parking lot from where they installed the gate to Foundry Street, which is owned by Brandywine Fabricators. Commissioner Kennedy noted that they reached out to Brandywine Fabricators and they said that they gave the CASD a right-of-way to that road and maintaining the road is part of their agreement. Mr. Stackhouse noted that he will look into this further.
Commissioner Mullin asked if the dog fence in Lloyd Park has been addressed. Mr. Fragale noted that they trimmed all the hedges, and repaired the broken fence.
Ingleside Golf Manager Mr. Ward – Mr. Ward noted a few highlights from his August 2020 report, which was previously provided to the Board.
- Rounds August 2020 – 29% increase from 2019
- Revenue August 2020 – 64% increase from 2019 – Approximately $44,000
- Year to date – Increase of 38% – Just over $140,000
- September still going strong – 38% from last year
Commissioner Mullin asked the status of their project list. Mr. Ward noted that they received some prices, and made some phone calls. They also have a project to expand the parking by the cart barn.
Commissioner Mullin noted that he will email Mr. Ward to confirm a task force meeting for October 7th.
Mark DeYoung of 20 Beaver Run Road commented on the progress of the golf course.
Finance Department – Kevin Barron
Finance Report – Mr. Barron noted a few highlights from his August 2020 report, which was previously provided to the Board.
· Revenues collected – 68%
· Real Estate on target
· Earned income tax on target
· Local Service taxes a little behind
· Fire Fund collected – 94%
· Sewer and Trash direct debit to be taken out September 25
Mr. Barron noted that he will send a real estate tax reminder out to those who mistakenly forgot to pay their bill.
General Checks 45499 - 45571 and General Manual Checks 156-159 – Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion to approve general checks 45499-45571 and general manual checks 156-159. Commissioner Mullin recused himself from check #45551, which is payment for being a Member of the Authority Board. Moved by Commissioner Tindaro and seconded by Commissioner Young. Vote passed 5-0
Commissioner Young noted that he reached out to his friend that works for the Governor regarding the bridge over Amtrak right-of-way, at the end of Caln Township. His friend passed his call on to another, and he is waiting for a response back from him.
Commissioner Mullin asked if the Ross Strauss Bridge has been cleaned. Commissioner Kennedy noted that it possibly could have been sprayed or the weeds are just dying. She also noted that Mr. Shaw from Dan Williams’s office has never called her back.
Commissioner Mullin noted that he would like to schedule another “Town Hall” for November or January.
Commissioner Mullin called for volunteers for the Township committees.
Commissioner Mullin called for public comments. There were none.
Commissioner Mullin entertained a motion to adjourn the September 24, 2020 meeting at 10:24 PM. Moved by Commissioner Evans and seconded by Commissioner Kennedy. Vote passed 5-0.
Respectfully Submitted by,
Assistant Township Secretary