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04/27/2010 Meeting Minutes

 PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

APRIL 27, 2010 – 6:00 P.M.

 

Call to Order

Chair Troutman called the meeting to order at 6:02 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

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 March 30, 2010 Board of Supervisors special meeting minutes as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to approve the April 5, 2010 Board of Supervisors public hearing minutes as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to approve the April 6, 2010 Board of Supervisors regular meeting minutes as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to rescind the motion to approve the March 30, 2010 special meeting minutes.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the March 30, 2010 Board of Supervisors special meeting minutes as presented.

Troutman-aye, Briglia-aye, Flood-abstain (not present).

 

Treasurer’s Report

Briglia presented the Treasurer’s report as attached. 

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

Motion carried 3-0.

 

New Business         

A.   Generator Quotes – Briglia stated that she has received quotes from County Electric Supply Company for generators.  Briglia read the quotes as follows:

30kW -- $ 21,764.00

130kW -- $ 38,823.00

275kW -- $61,176.00

Briglia stated that the 30kW is based on current electric use per the Township’s electric bills, the 130kW is for everything currently on property with extra kW, and the 275kW would include future plans for the property next door.  Briglia stated that a notebook was provided with further information for Troutman and Flood to review.

 

B.    Co-Stars EZIQC – Briglia explained that Co-Stars has introduced a new program, Indefinite Quality Construction Contract (EZIQC), for high quality construction and renovation work through competitive bidding contracts.  Briglia recommended contacting EZIQC for installation of a generator.  The Board agreed. 

 

Quotes for Kiosks

Briglia stated that the public notice for the kiosk quotes was published in the Pocono Record on March 23 and 30.  Briglia stated that seven quote packages were requested and that three quotes were received.  Briglia opened and read the quotes. See Exhibit I.

Motion:   Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to award the quote to Sign Shop of the Poconos for the two kiosks for a total of $2,598.00.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Quotes for Kiosk Signs

Briglia stated that the public notice for the kiosk sign quotes was published in the

Pocono Record on March 23 and 30.  Briglia stated that six quote packages were requested and that three quotes were received.  Briglia opened and read the quotes. See Exhibit II.

There were questions on the specs for the kiosk signs and if the quotes were for the same type of sign.  Briglia read the kiosk sign specs.  Briglia explained that the base specs are based on plywood with an aluminum face using LustreBoard per the Monroe County Open Space recommendation.  There was also an Option to quote on carved or painted signs on Sign Foam or Duna Board. 

Motion:   Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to award the bid to Simplex Signs for the two signs for a total of $800.00 per the Monroe County Open Space recommendations.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Roof Bid

Briglia stated that a bid was received by UPS today at 4:25 p.m. from CB Structures and that the bids were due by 3:00 p.m.  Solicitor Prevoznik stated that the late bid could not be opened and/or considered.  Briglia opened and read the bids.  See Exhibit III.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to table awarding the bid until the engineer and the solicitor reviewed the bids and to award the bid at the next BOS meeting on May 4 at 6:05 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

Solicitor Prevoznik stated that Briglia must contact all of the bidders that the awarding of the bid has been tabled until the May 4 meeting at 6:05 p.m.

 

Planning Commission Items

A.   Pocono Gardens As-Built Stormwater Plan– Mr. John Pocius, Ceco Associates, was present.  Mr. Pocius requested that any action on the Pocono Gardens As-Built Stormwater Plan be tabled until further information is added to the plans.

Motion:   Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to table the Pocono Stormwater As- Built Plans.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

B.    Mt. Airy #1, LLC Parking Lot G – Mr. John Pocius, Ceco Associates, was present.  Mr. Pocius stated that the Parking Lot G plans were still at the Planning Commission level but he wanted to take this opportunity to discuss the

plans with the Board.  Mr. Pocius introduced Mr. John Pyne, Traffic Planning and Design, to review the updated traffic study completed by Traffic Planning and Design.

 

C.   Constanzo Lot Consolidation – Mr. Terry Martin, Martin and Robbins Surveyors, was present.  Mr. Martin explained that the Costanzos wish to

    separate two small tracts from the main tract and join the smaller tracts to adjoining properties, increasing their side and rear yards before the main tract is      marketed for sale. Mr. Martin stated that two waivers are being requested. A waiver from Section 131-37 (8), contour lines of two feet and Section 131-39 A., plans to be submitted on 24” X 36” sheets.  Brady stated that the Paradise Township Planning Commission has recommended granting the waivers.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to grant the two waivers as requested.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to approve the Constanzo Lot  Consolidation Plan as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

D.   Henryville Flyfisher Lot Consolidation – Mr. Jason Smith, Hanover Engineering, was present for the applicant.  Mr. Smith stated that six waivers are being requested as follows:

Section 131-37 A., plan scale requirements;

Section 131-37 A. (6), planning module;

Section 131-37 (7), location of natural features;

Section 131-37 (8), Land Development and Stormwater Management;

Section 131-37 (9), test pits and wells;

Section 131-37 (10), no additional septics or wells.

Brady stated that the Paradise Township Planning Commission has recommended granting the waivers.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to grant the waivers as requested.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to approve the Henryville Flyfishers Lot Consolidation Plan as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The Board took a short break to sign the lot consolidation plans.

 

E.    Chapter 1 and 160 Revisions – Brady stated that she has reviewed the revisions with Solicitor Prevoznik and that she would make the recommended changes and present them to the Board at their next meeting on May 4.  The Board discussed scheduling a public hearing for the proposed revisions.

 

F.    Meeting Dates – Troutman stated that she would not be available for the first meeting in June or July.  The Board discussed rescheduling the regular meetings.  After discussion, the Board agreed to wait before rescheduling the meetings to make sure it would be necessary to hold a second meeting in June and July.  Briglia will place this on the May 4 meeting agenda for further discussion.  Briglia requested permission to close the office at noon on July 2, if necessary.  Briglia stated that the reason for the request is to attend Kathy Kelly’s daughter’s wedding.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to approve closing the office and that the employees would need to use benefit time for the afternoon of Friday, July 2.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Solicitor’s Report

Solicitor Prevoznik updated the Board on several items.  RGC Development has requested waivers of both time-frames and requirements for the Conditional Use Application and the Act 537 Plan until June 30.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to accept the waivers as requested.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he has contacted Attorney Shubert regarding the land development plan for Cingular and is waiting for his response.

Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he also has executive session items.

                                                                                                         

Unfinished Business

A.   Porta Pottie Bids – Briglia stated that an additional bid from Biros Utilities has been received.  There was a brief discussion on the bid from Biros Utilities regarding the sentence that Biros Utilities reserves the right to cancel their contract at any time if there is excessive vandalism or damage to the units.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to reject the bid from Biros Utilities as a non-conforming bid.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to ratify the bid award to Gotta Go Potties for $ 1,950.00.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Correspondence/Miscellaneous

A.   Medico Industries Government Day – Briglia stated that Mike Mader requested permission for the roadcrew to attend Medico Industries Government Day specifically for the demonstration the correct procedure to load and tie down heavy equipment.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to approve the roadcrew attending the Medico Industries Government Day on May 13.

Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Other Business/Public Comment

 

A.   PARC -- Troutman updated the Board on PARC’s meeting indicating that they have met with organizations interested in installing a dog park and a disc golf course at Skywood Park.  Mr. Unangst updated Troutman on the meeting with the Monroe County Conservation District regarding the NPDES permit for Seven Pines Park.  Mr. Unangst will follow up on the recommendations from the MCCD and forward a letter to Briglia. 

 

B.    Brady reviewed the revisions to the Floodplain ordinance and asked direction.  Brady stated that she has been requested to include a prohibition on residential front-yard grading.  The Board did not agree with this request.

 

C.   Troutman stated that she did attend the workshop regarding Marcellus Shale.  Troutman stated that Lycoming County has just about completed their model ordinance and will be forwarding a copy to Paradise Township.

 

Executive Session

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to recess the regular meeting and go into an Executive Session at 8:16 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to reconvene the regular meeting at 8:43 p.m.  Troutman stated that litigation and real estate issues were discussed in Executive Session.

Motion carried 3-0.                                   

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to ratify Resolution #05-2010 for the grant submitted to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the Echo Farm Hunt Club property.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to hire Josele Cleary as Special Counsel regarding the Mt. Airy curative amendment to represent the Board or a hearing officer.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

There was no further business or comments.

 

Adjournment

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to adjourn meeting at 8:46 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectively submitted,

Reda Briglia

Secretary