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02/16/2010 Meeting Minutes

 PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 16, 2010 – 6:00 P.M.

 

Call to Order

Chair Troutman called the meeting to order at 6:00 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

Troutman led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

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.”

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to approve the February 2 Board of Supervisors regular meeting minutes as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

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.

 

New Business         

A.           Rob Romagnola – Little League Fields

                   Mr. Romagnola was present and had submitted a letter requesting the ball field closest to Route 940 at the “Roof” have the infield removed completely to make a full dirt utility field.  Mr. Romagnola explained that a utility field could be used for all levels of baseball and softball.  The Board discussed the cost and benefits.  Briglia will work with the Township engineer and obtain quotes for infield mix for further discussion at the next meeting.

B.            AWSOM (Animal Welfare Society of Monroe) – Troutman stated that AWSOM has rescheduled to March 16.

C.           Pocono Mountain School District Meetings – Briglia stated the Township has been receiving emails from George Strunk regarding the school district budget meetings that she has forwarded to the Board.  Briglia stated that she has also received telephone calls encouraging the Board to send a representative to the meetings.  Briglia stated that she could not attend due to a conflict with another Township committee meeting.  Troutman stated she would try to attend.

D.           Mt. Airy Trail Network – Troutman stated that this would be discussed during the Mt. Airy Conditional Use Application Public Hearing that starts at 6:30 p.m.

E.            Reports – Troutman requested that the monthly reports from the Sewage Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer and Roadmaster be put on the Township’s web page.  Briglia stated she would discuss with Elaine Diaz.

 

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 6:39 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

Solicitor Prevoznik reviewed the application and hearings to date.  Attorney Belardi was present for the applicant.  Attorney Belardi called John Pocius, Ceco Engineering, as the applicant’s witness.  Attorney Belardi requested the Public Hearing be continued to allow him time to establish a time frame for building the trail network.   

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to continue the Mt. Airy #1, LLC Conditional Use Application Public Hearing to March 16 at 7:00 p.m. 

Motion carried 3-0.  (See Panko Transcript)

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reconvene the regular meeting at 6:56 p.m. after a short break.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to continue the Mt. Airy #1, LLC Conditional Use Application Public Hearing to March 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Henryville Flyfishers Conditional Use Decision

Solicitor Prevoznik stated the Conditional Use Decision is completed and is ready to be signed by the Board.  Solicitor Prevoznik briefly explained that the Conditional Use Decision allows the Henryville Flyfishers to build their parking lot on the same side of the street as their clubhouse instead of across Route 191, which was previously approved.

 

RGC Development, L.P. Conditional Use Public Hearing

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to recess the regular meeting and open the Conditional Use Public Hearing for RCG Development, L.P.

Motion carried 3-0.

Solicitor Prevoznik reviewed the application and hearings to date.  Attorney Ralph Matergia was present for RGC Development.  Attorney Matergia called Gary Weaver as his next witness.

 

Motion:  At 8:55 p.m., Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to continue the Conditional Use Public Hearing for RGC Development, L.P. to Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. with a 2-hour time limit.

Motion carried 3-0.  (See Panko Transcript)

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reconvene the regular meeting after a short break.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to continue the Conditional Use Public Hearing for RGC Development, L.P. to Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. with a 2-hour time limit.

Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Planning Commission Items

Troutman stated that there are no planning commission items for tonight.

                               

Solicitor’s Report

Solicitor Prevoznik updated the Board on several items.  Cingular Appeal – waiting for court ruling, FNCB – waiting for engineer comments, Evans – working on agreement, Sign Ordinance – spoke with Attorney McManus, Easements for Triano and Smallacombe – waiting to be signed.

                                                                                                         

Unfinished Business

A.           Street Sign Bid Update – Briglia stated that the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) had been updated in December 2009 and will follow up with Robert Mack, Hanover Engineering, on the changes and how it will affect the Township.

 

B.            Reschedule April 20 Meeting (PSATS Convention) -- Troutman stated the April 20 meeting needs to be rescheduled; this was tabled until the March 2 meeting for further discussion.

C.           Mats for EMS Building – Briglia had submitted information on rental and purchasing mats for the EMS Building. 

 

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to order “ECO Green” recycled mats for under $400.00 for the EMS Building.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

D.           BWA Grant – Troutman summarized the letter from Attorney McDonald.  Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he had an executive session item to discuss regarding this.  

E.            Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement Proposal – The proposals for traffic signal maintenance were reviewed.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to sign the proposal for traffic signal maintenance for $1,000.00 from Signal Service, Inc. that includes $425.00 for the SR 611 traffic light, $425.00 for the SR 940 traffic light, and $150.00 for the school bus warning device on Woodland Road.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

F.            Bridge Inspections -- Troutman stated that PennDOT has informed the Township that two of the Township bridges will be due for inspection.  The letter only refers to numbers, not the names of the bridges.  Briglia stated she would follow up on the inspections.

G.           National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Classes -- Briglia explained that both Troutman and Flood need to take NIMS Training Classes (available on line).  Briglia explained that the lack of this training could jeopardize emergency management funding for flood, snowstorms, etc.

H.           Floodplain Management – Brady stated she attended a seminar regarding Floodplain Management and would request Board approval for her to meet with Solicitor Prevoznik to discuss.  The Board approved Brady meeting with Solicitor Prevoznik.

                            

Correspondence/Miscellaneous

A.           PA Gaming Control Board – Briglia stated that the PA Gaming Control Board confirmed that they would hold a meeting at the Township Building on February 25 at 10:00 a.m. for Mt. Airy #1, LLC’s table game application.

         

Other Business/Public Comment

There was no further business or public comment.

 

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 and litigation issues were discussed in Executive Session.

Motion carried 3-0.  

                                 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to accept the advice from Attorney McDonald and for the Township to prepare a resolution to accept the BWA Grant contingent on satisfactory contract(s) with the engineer(s). 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Adjournment

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to adjourn meeting at 10:36 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Reda Briglia

Secretary