253 Municipal Drive - Thorndale, PA 19372
July 11, 2019 Minutes
Attendance – Jennifer Breton-President, George Chambers-Vice President, Joshua Young-Commissioner, Lorraine Tindaro-Commissioner, Chuck Kramer-Commissioner, Tom Oeste-Solicitor, Chuck Wilson-Finance Director, Kristen Denne-Township Manager/Secretary, and Denise Miller Assistant Township Secretary.
Citizens to be Heard
Commissioner Breton called for Citizens to be Heard on Agenda Items. There were none.
Township Solicitor – Mr. Oeste
Resolution 2019-19 Royal Farms Liquor License Decision – For Board consideration, Mr. Oeste offered Resolution 2019-19, and a separate motion approving a Conditional Licensing Agreement.
Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to adopt Resolution 2019-19 related to the Royal Farms Liquor License. Moved by Commissioner Kramer and seconded by Commissioner Tindaro.
Commissioner Chambers commented on the drink quota and negative comments that he has received. Mark Evans of 103 Ayerwood and Michael Noble of 3306 Norma Drive voiced their concerns.
After further discussion, Vote passed 4-1.
Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to approve and adopt the Conditional Licensing Agreement related to the Royal Farms. Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Kramer. Vote passed 4-1.
Ordinances and Resolutions for Consideration
Ordinance 2019-03 Consideration to Approve an Ordinance that Authorized the Incurrence of Non electoral General Obligation Debt by the Township – Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to adopt Ordinance 2019-03 Consideration to approve an ordinance that authorized the incurrence of Nonelectoral General Obligation Debt by the Township. Moved by Commissioner Chambers and seconded by Commissioner Tindaro.
Discussion was held that the interest rate at close of business today is 1.93, the interest rate will be locked in tomorrow morning, and currently the interest rate is 2 to 3%, approximately $230,000 savings for the remaining life of the bond. Jeff Calhoun was in attendance to respond to questions.
Mark Evans of 103 Ayerwood had questions/comments on the motion.
Vote passed 5-0.
Township Engineer – Mr. Kulakowsky
Planning Commission Update – Mr. Kulakowsky noted that the ARLE Grant was submitted on June 28, 2019. He also noted that the 2019 Paving Program pre-construction meeting will be held on Thursday July 18 at 10 AM.
Township Manager – Ms. Denne
Finance Department – Mr. Wilson
General Manual Check 50 and General Checks 43517 through 43584 – Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to approve general manual check 50 and general checks 43517 through 43584. Moved by Commissioner Chambers and seconded by Commissioner Kramer. Vote passed 5-0.
Minutes for Approval
June 27, 2019 Minutes – Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to approve the June 27, 2019 Board of Commissioners minutes.
Commissioner Chambers noted “s” needs to be added to his name under the bill list motion.
Moved by Commissioner Kramer and seconded by Commissioner Young. Vote passed 5-0.
Boards and Commissions Updates-Summary by Applicable Board Liaison
Park and Recreation – Commissioner Young noted a concert and fireworks night on July 12, starting at 6:30 PM.
COG – Commissioner Breton had no report.
Municipal Authority – Commissioner Chambers noted they are working through the finance and construction on the pump station.
DARA – Commissioner Young noted the next meeting to be held July 15th.
Fire Board – Commissioner Young noted the next meeting to be held in two weeks from now.
Historical Commission – Commissioner Tindaro noted that Mr. Spaulding has completed the minutes and will send them to Denise Miller.
Lincoln Highway – Commissioner Young had no report.
Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to appoint Pat Wakefield-Perna to the Parks and Recreation Board for the 2019-2023 term. Moved by Commissioner Kramer and seconded by Commissioner Chambers. Vote passed 5-0.
Commissioner Kramer noted that he spoke with the Coatesville Area School District (CASD) at their finance committee meeting regarding LERTA and received positive feedback. He noted they said they withdrew from LERTA because they “needed the money”. He also noted they hired an Auditor to assess sixteen corporate businesses in the CASD to re-evaluate and appeal their assessments. Ms. Denne noted that Sikorsky has decided to stay and this could really affect them.
Commissioner Kramer noted that he will proceed with getting quotes for a new sound system and he will try using the current system.
Commissioner Breton called for public comments. There were none.
Adjournment – Commissioner Breton entertained a motion to adjourn the July 11, 2019 meeting, at 8:20 PM. Moved by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Tindaro. Vote passed 5-0.
Assistant Township Secretary