253 Municipal Drive Thorndale, PA 19372
October 11, 2018 minutes - 7:30 PM
Call to order and Salute to the Flag
Attendance – Jennifer Breton-President, George Chambers-Vice President, Joshua Young-Commissioner, John Contento-Commissioner, Lorraine Tindaro-Commissioner, Kristin Camp-Solicitor, Kristen Denne-Township Manager/Secretary, Chuck Wilson-Finance Director, and Denise Miller Assistant Township Secretary.
Commissioner Breton introduced visitors from Calne England.
Commissioner Young and Commissioner Breton presented Community Day awards.
Citizens to be Heard
Commissioner Breton called for citizens to be heard. There were none.
Township Solicitor – Ms. Camp
Sixth Amendment to Intermunicipal Agreement for DARA – For Board consideration, Ms. Camp offered the Sixth Amendment to Intermunicipal Agreement for DARA.
Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to authorize the president to sign the Sixth Amendment to Intermunicipal Agreement for DARA. Moved by Commissioner Chambers and seconded by Commissioner Young. Vote passed 5-0.
Hillview Discussion – Ms. Camp reviewed the September 27, 2018 Conditional Use Hearing, which Mr. Estes from her office attended, for the Conditional Use Application of Joseph Behrle for Hillview in which they were seeking to modify the prior conditional use approval that had already been modified once, and the modification was to change the width of the interior street from 32 feet to 28 feet wide, and proposing to have sidewalks on one side of the street. The scope of the hearing was to focus on that and if the Board would agree to amend that particular condition, which had been imposed in the original conditional use application. Ms. Camp offered exhibit A10 for the lot layout in which they will need to get a NPDES permit and as a result of that, they are trying to redesign the site a little bit. She noted they are changing the number of homes from 99 to 96 and asking to reconfigure the road to straighten it out. Ms. Camp asked the Board if they were comfortable with this change, and if they have any questions. Commissioner Young noted a prior resident’s comment on moving the Moore Road driveway to the north so lights do not shine in the home across the street. Ms. Camp noted it could be a condition requested during the land development process to see if it’s feasible to do, and if it’s not feasible the township could ask if they would work with the property owner across the street regarding buffering or landscaping. Ms. Camp asked the Board if they had an issue with respect to the sidewalk being on one side of the street versus both. The Board had no issues. Ms. Camp asked the Board if they wanted to put the dedication of the roads to the township in the content of this decision or leave it for further discussion during the land development phase. She also noted that Mr. Stackhouse had no objections in terms of the width of the roads. Commissioner Breton asked the Board if they have objections to having it be a public road, and if they had any objections to including that in the conditional use. Board consensus was no objections. Commissioner Young asked if the Board could go back and add all the things they added, like the electrical things. Ms. Camp noted that she would see no objections to that. Ms. Camp noted that she will finalize the decision and forward the draft to the Board next week, and signature at the October 25 meeting.
Township Manager – Ms. Denne
Trash Bid Award – Ms. Denne noted staff recommendation is to award Base Bid #1 to Eagle Disposal as the lowest bidder in the amount of $2,151,679.08 for the refuse and recycling contract. She noted with this bid, recyclables will go to a place of the township’s choosing. She also noted discussion to be held, at the budget meetings held this month, on whether to raise the fee or take the increase out of the general fund or a combination of both. For Board consideration, Ms. Denne offered Resolution 2018-45 to award Eagle Disposal of PA for the collection of Municipal Waste and Recycling, for a three year term.
Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to adopt Resolution 2018-45 regarding the Eagle Disposal contract. Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Chambers. Vote passed 5-0.
Ms. Denne noted she received a letter that DiRocco Brothers will not be starting the 2018 road paving project until November 2, and has asked Ms. Camp to intervene and try to initiate the process faster. Ms. Camp noted that she will contact Cedarville and report back to the Board and Ms. Denne.
November 2019 meeting schedule – Ms. Denne noted only one meeting in November to be held on November 29.
Ms. Denne noted the Tom DeFrosia bench dedication will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Ms. Denne noted the budget meetings to start on October 24 at 6:00 AM.
Ms. Denne noted forty four police applications have been received, and Civil Service testing to start this weekend.
Township Engineer – Mr. Kulakowsky
Mr. Kulakowsky was not present.
Ordinances and Resolutions for Consideration
Resolution 2018-45 adopted under Township Manager.
General Manual Check 23 and 24 and General Checks 42338-42408 – Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to approve general manual checks 23 and 24 and general checks 42338-42408. Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Chambers. Vote passed 5-0.
Minutes for Approval
September 27, 2018 – Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to approve the September 27, 2018 minutes. Moved by Commissioner Chambers and seconded by Commissioner Tindaro. Vote passed 5-0.
Boards and Commissions Updates – Summary by applicable Board Liaison
Parks and Recreation – Commissioner Young noted the Halloween Parade to be held in the Municipal Park on Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 PM. He also noted volunteers and judges are needed.
COG – Commissioner Breton noted the Council of Governments (COG) is looking for a recording secretary for $75 per meeting. She also noted the meetings are typically held at Caln Township in the meeting room at 7:00 PM.
Historical Commission – Commissioner Tindaro noted discussion was held on 4060 Edges Mill Road regarding different ways for the owner to fit in with the historical area. She also thanked Mr. Fragale and his staff in preparing the area regarding the Tom DiFroscia bench.
Commissioner Breton presented a Liberty Bell figurine to the Calne England visitors. On behalf of Calne England, Mayor Glenis gave a brief speech and noted Calne made their money through the selling of pig products. She also presented the Board with a book and local artist picture of pigs.
Liz Malone of 2611 Barclay Street noted their stormwater issues in their community. Ms. Denne noted that the Township is in the process of a Capital Plan in which they are evaluating all of the stormwater infrastructures that the township owns. She also noted that the Township has been in contact with their homeowners association about these issues and they would like to address this issue at the same time with the township.
Adjournment – Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to adjourn the October 11, 2018 meeting, at 8:15 PM. Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Chambers. Vote passed 5-0.
Assistant Township Secretary