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01/19/2010 Meeting Minutes

                                        PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                               REGULAR MEETING MINUTES                                                                      

                                                JANUARY 19, 2010 – 5:30 P.M.

 

Call to Order

Chair Troutman called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

 

Roll Call

Officials Present

Louise Troutman – Chair

Michael Flood – Vice Chair

Reda Briglia – Secretary-Treasurer

John C. Prevoznik – Solicitor

Charles Unangst – Engineer

Debra Brady – Zoning Officer

 

Pledge of Allegiance and Public Comment Statement

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Troutman.

 

Public Comment Statement

Troutman read the public comment statement “Ladies and gentlemen, before the Board of Supervisors votes on any matter, the Board will allow for public comment on that particular item.  If you wish to be heard at that time, please raise your hand, and you will be recognized.  A public comment period will be held at the end of the regular agenda for any other business.”

 

Public Hearing – Mt. Airy 1, LLC Conditional Use Application

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to recess the Regular Meeting and open the Public Hearing for Mt. Airy #1, LLC’s Conditional Use Application at 5:31 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

Solicitor Prevoznik reviewed the application.  Solicitor Prevoznik called Debra Brady as the Township’s witness.  Attorney Belardi was present for the applicant.  Attorney Belardi called John Pocius, Ceco Engineering, as the applicant’s witness.  After the Township and Mt. Airy #1, LLC presented their testimony it was discovered that the second amendment to the Conditional Use Application had not been submitted to the Monroe County Planning Commission for review.  (See Panko Transcript)

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to continue the Mt. Airy #1, LLC Conditional Use Application Public Hearing to February 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reconvene the Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to continue the Mt. Airy #1, LLC Conditional Use Application Public Hearing to February 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Public Hearing – Henryville Flyfishers Conditional Use Application

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to recess the Regular Meeting and open the Public Hearing for the Henryville Flyfishers’ Conditional Use Application at 6:31 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

Solicitor Prevoznik reviewed the application.  Solicitor Prevoznik called Debra Brady as the Township’s witness.  Jason Smith, Hanover Engineering, was present for the applicant. Fred Courtwright, Achterman Associates, was present for the Township as the alternate engineer.  (See Panko Transcript)

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to continue the Henryville Flyfishers’ Conditional Use Application Public Hearing to later this evening and for the Board to go into an executive session for Solicitor Prevoznik to inform the Board on the law regarding Conditional Use Applications.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to reconvene the Henryville Flyfishers’ Conditional Use Application Public Hearing.  Troutman stated that the Board was informed by Solicitor Prevoznik on the law regarding decisions on Conditional Use Applications. 

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to close the Public Hearing and reconvene the Regular Meeting.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to approve the Henryville Flyfishers’ Conditional Use Application allowing the parking lot to be installed on the same side of Route 940 as the club house and to remove Items 4, 5, 6 and 15 and to ratify all other conditions as on the previous order.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the January 4 Board of Supervisors Organization Meeting Minutes and Regular Meeting Minutes.

Troutman – aye, Briglia – aye, Flood – abstained-not prepared.

 

 

Treasurer’s Report

Briglia presented the treasurer’s report as attached. 

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Planning Commission Items

A.            Henryville Flyfishers - Troutman stated that this has been completed earlier this evening.

B.            Greensprings (RGC Development) - Briglia stated that the Board needs to read the Planning Commission Minutes prior to Greensprings (RGC Development) Public Hearing scheduled for February 2 at 6:00 p.m.

                               

Solicitor’s Report

Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he is still waiting on the exhibits for FNCB Bank, Cingular Appeal - appellants’ brief is due on January 28 and the applicant’s brief has not been received, and requested an Executive Session.

                                                                                                         

Unfinished Business

A.            Pocono GIS – Briglia stated that she had met with Bill Chappel, Pocono GIS, regarding the outstanding statement.  Briglia stated that Mr. Chappel has agreed to reduce the amount due. 

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to pay Pocono GIS the adjusted statement in the amount of $ 927.13.

Motion carried 3-0.

B.            BIU Fee Schedule - Briglia stated the BIU’s fee schedule was part of the contract approved by the Board at their previous meeting but that the fee schedule needs to be adopted by resolution.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to adopt the fee schedule as presented with the contract and to make BIU’s fee schedule part of the Township’s fee schedule by resolution using the next available resolution number.

Motion carried 3-0.

C.            Appeals Board – Briglia stated that the current ordinance regarding the Building Code Appeals Board states that each participating municipality must appoint two (2) members, which the Board had done previously.  After discussion, it was agreed other members can be appointed as alternates.

D.            Grant for Nothstein and Knauf Kiosks and Signs – Briglia stated she had met with Ellen Ferretti from Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and would be receiving the contract to sign for the DCNR grant being distributing  by PEC for $3,000.00 for the kiosks and signs.

 

E.            Mats for the EMS Building – Briglia stated that she believed this was previously discussed, but did not know what the Board decided.  Troutman stated that Briglia should look into both purchasing and renting mats for the EMS Building.

F.            Work Sessions – The upcoming work sessions were reviewed.  2/2 Official Map, 2/16 Borton-Lawson, 3/2 Mt. Airy Greenway.  Mr. Unangst stated that Jason Smith would not be available for the March 2 meeting.  After discussion, the Board agreed to reschedule the Mt. Airy Greenway work session.

G.           Work Sessions Dates and Times – Troutman stated that Cheryl Phillips has requested the Township hold work sessions other than on Tuesdays.  Troutman stated she had informed Phillips that Tuesday is the best time for the Board to hold work sessions due to their other meeting commitments.

                  

New Business         

A.            Posie’s Park Sign – The quote from Bobette Stiff for the sign for Posie’s Park on the gazebo was reviewed.

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to approve the quote from Bobette Stiff for the Posie’s Park sign for $ 120.00

Motion carried 3-0.

B.              Monroe County Commissioners – Community Development Block Grant – The Board briefly discussed the grant opportunity and decided Paradise Township would not qualify per their criteria.

C.       Electric Choice – After a brief discussion it was decided to compare next month’s bills before taking any action.

                            

Correspondence/Miscellaneous

A.           PA Gaming Control Board – Troutman summarized the PA Gaming Control Board Letter that requires the PA Gaming Board to hold a Public Input Hearing for a table games license within sixty days of the application.  Briglia was instructed to write a letter to the PA Gaming Board stating our meeting room capacity and asking if the Township meeting room would be large enough.

B.            Eagle Scout Ceremony Invitation – Troutman stated that Matthew Mazza has invited the Board to attend his Eagle Scout Ceremony on January 31.   After discussion, the Board agreed that PARC should be given the invitation since the project was at Skywood Park.      

         

Other Business/Public Comment

A.           BWA Grant – Brady reported that Attorney McDonald is currently reviewing the transfer of the grant and the grant contracts.

B.             Edith Stevens - Mrs. Stevens requested the Township’s roadcrew install additional stream signs.  The Board agreed the roadcrew would be able to install new stream signs in the spring.

C.           Debra Brady – Brady asked that the Board think about a fee for electronic signs.

 

Executive Session

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to recess the Regular Meeting and go into an Executive Session.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to reconvene the Regular Meeting.  Troutman stated that real estate, litigation, and personnel issues were discussed in Executive Session.

Motion carried 3-0.                                   

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman for Solicitor Prevoznik to research expert help to clarify Greensprings submittal information for a sewage plant under the Public Utility Commission.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Adjournment

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to adjourn meeting at 8:53 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectively submitted,

Reda Briglia

Secretary