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05/04/2010 Meeting Minutes

                                             PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

 

Call to Order

Flood called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

 

Roll Call

Officials Present:

Louise Troutman – Chair (6:20)                               

Michael Flood – Vice Chair                             

Reda Briglia – Secretary-Treasurer                  

John C. Prevoznik – Solicitor

Charles Unangst – Engineer

Debra Brady – Zoning Officer

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Flood led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Public Comment Statement

Flood 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 Briglia to approve the April 27, 2010 minutes as presented.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Unfinished/Old Business

A.  Roof Bid Award – Mr. Unangst stated that Hanover Engineering is continuing to clarify the specs before making a recommendation.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to table awarding the roof bid until the next Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for May 19 at 5:00 p.m.

Motion carried 2-0.

 Solicitor Prevoznik reminded Briglia that she must inform the bidders in writing that the awarding of the bid has been tabled until May 19 at 5:00 p.m.

 

B.  Mt. Airy #1, LLC Trail Network – Attorney Belardi and A. J. Magnotta were present for Mt. Airy #1, LLC.  Attorney Belardi presented the revised cost estimate for the trail network.  Attorney Belardi reviewed the cost estimate with the Board and requested that Hanover Engineering review the cost estimate prior to the next Board meeting.  The current bond for the trail network of $488,574.35.00 expires on May 20, 2010.  A new bond is required for the trail network to meet the requirements of the conditional use permit.

 

C. Reschedule June 1 and July 6 BOS Meetings – Tabled until Troutman is present.

 

D. Nothstein Bio-Blitz – Briglia stated that the Monroe County Conservation District has requested that the property boundaries be marked on the Nothstein Preserve prior to the Bio-Blitz scheduled for June 18 and 19.  The Board discussed having the roadcrew mark the boundaries, as best as possible, with green survey tape.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to have the roadcrew mark the boundaries of the Nothstein Preserve with green survey tape prior to the Bio-Blitz.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

E. Bureau Veritas Residential Records – Brady explained that Cheryl Tigue from Bureau Veritas called and stated that the residential building permit records were ready to be picked-up from their office.  After further discussion, the Board agreed that Brady should take Diaz with her to review and complete a checklist of the records being released to the Township by Bureau Veritas.

 

F. Generator Size – Briglia reviewed the quote from County Electric on three generators: 30 kW – $21,764.00, 130 kW – $38,823.00, and 275kW – $61,176.00.  Briglia stated that she needed to know the size preferred by the Township to move forward with obtaining installation quotes.  After discussion, the Board agreed that the 130 kW would be sufficient.

 

G. Replacement Vehicle for Blazer and Update – Briglia stated she has given the Board several 4-wheel drive vehicles for consideration in replacing the Blazer.  Briglia requested guidance on which makes and models to continue to research. After discussion, the Board agreed to research the Ford Escape Hybrid and the Ford Escape (Gas) further. 

 

New Business

A.   Run for Red Marathon May 16 (Overtime)

B.   Spring Clean-up (Overtime)

Briglia explained that the roadcrew has requested approval of overtime for Spring Clean-Up and preparation for the Run for the Red Marathon.  Briglia explained that the roadcrew places cones and barricades along the marathon route either late Saturday or early Friday. 

Motion:   Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to approve the necessary over-time for Spring Clean-up.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the necessary over-time in preparation for the marathon.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Unfinished/Old Business (Continued)

Briglia reminded the Board that the June 1 and July 6 meetings, under unfinished business, need to be discussed.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reschedule the June 1 meeting to June 3 (Thursday) at 5:00 for the work session (if needed) and 6:00 for the regular meeting.

Motion carried 3-0.

There was further discussion on the July 6 meeting.  The Board tabled rescheduling this meeting until the next Board of Supervisors meeting on May 19.

 

Reports

Roadmaster (No report)

 

Sewage Enforcement Officer (on file) – Troutman read the report.

 

Zoning Officer (on file) – Brady summarized her report.  Brady reported that under the RGC Development information that she has omitted one waiver and that she would make the correction.  Brady submitted Chapter 1 and Chapter 160 revisions regarding certificate of habitability and zoning permits and asked the Board to schedule a public hearing for the proposed changes.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to schedule a public hearing for the Chapter 1 revisions for June 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to schedule a public hearing for the Chapter 160 revisions for June 15 at 6:45 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

PARC - Troutman stated that she reported on PARC at the April 17th meeting.

 

EAC – Flood stated that he had no report for the EAC.

 

PMREMS – Briglia stated that the Operations Director has started at PMREMS and that everything seems to be going smoothly.

 

Upper Brodhead/Paradise Creek Greenway Plan – Briglia stated that the UBPCGP would be presented at a public meeting on Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Price Township municipal building.

 

Solicitor

Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he has received the executed waiver and request for extension of time from the Paradise Township Code of Ordinances and the Pennsylvania

Municipalities Planning Code for the validity challenge of the zoning ordinance and Curative Amendment filed Mt. Airy #1, LLC.

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to accept the waiver and grant the extension of time to September 30, 2010 per the executed form.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Correspondence/Miscellaneous

Troutman stated that there were no correspondence/miscellaneous items.

 

Other Business/Public Comment

Troutman reported that she has been informed that the gas switch for the stove at the Roof needs to be labeled on and off.  Briglia stated she would speak with the Assistant Road Master and take any necessary action to clearly label which direction is On and Off.

 

Executive Session

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to recess the regular meeting and go into an executive session at 6:56 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reconvene the regular meeting at 7:28 p.m.  Troutman stated litigation, real estate, and personnel issues were discussed.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to have Hanover Engineering inspect Woodland Road per Attorney Harris’s recommendation letter and the EMS Building for compliance regarding the bonding on both properties.

Motion carried 3-0.

                              

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to accept Robert Safin’s request for (non-work related) medical leave starting April 26, 2010 and to accept his return-to-work full duty without restrictions starting May, 16 2010. 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Adjournment

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Reda Briglia

Secretary