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06/03/2010 Meeting Minutes

               PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010

 

Call to Order

Troutman called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

 

Roll Call

Officials Present:

Louise Troutman – 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: Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the May 19, 2010 minutes as presented.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Executive Session

Troutman announced that an executive session was held this evening from 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

 

Unfinished/Old Business

A.    Road Materials Bid -- Briglia stated she reviewed the bids as read at the May 19 meeting for accuracy.  See attached Exhibit I.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to award the stone material (1BW, 2A modified, 2B, 2RC, and #4 ballast) to Edwards Sand and Stone.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to award the ID-2 Top to Hanson Aggregates at $56.40 per ton.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Mr. Safin was present and asked if all of the bidders on the ID-2 Top, Cold Patch, and ID-2 Binder could be awarded the bid.  Mr. Safin explained that he has previously run into problems getting material from quarries either due to other projects or break-down of equipment.  Mr. Safin reported that when he sends a truck to Hanson Aggregates and cannot get the material that Eureka Stone is nearby compared to Locust Ridge Quarry.  Mr. Safin stated that during this time the remainder of the road crew is waiting for the delivery.  Solicitor Prevoznik stated that the bids could only be awarded to the lowest, responsible bidder.   After further discussion, Solicitor Prevoznik stated he would research this issue further.

  

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to award the Cold Patch to Hanson Aggregates at $85.00 per ton.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to award the ID-2 Binder to Locust Ridge Quarries at $47.94 per ton.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Solicitor Prevoznik stated that the ID-2 Top, Cold Patch and ID-2 Binder include an escalator clause.

 

B.  Mt. Airy #1, LLC Parking Lot G – Attorney Belardi and Mr. John Pocius from CECO Associates were present for Mt. Airy #1, LLC.  Mr. Pocius stated that Mt. Airy #1, LLC is requesting approval of the preliminary Land Development Plan with the necessary contingencies.   Solicitor Prevoznik reported that there would be two development agreements, one for Parking Lot G and one for Woodland Road for the driveway.  There will also be a stormwater agreement for Parking Lot G.  There will be two bonds, one for approximately $12,000.00 for the development agreement for Woodland Road and one for approximately $1,400,000.00 for the stormwater agreement for Parking Lot G.  The bond for stormwater and development agreement for Parking Lot G will be the same bond.  These agreements are currently being worked on.    Mr. Unangst, Hanover Engineering, is in the process of verifying the bond amount for Parking Lot G.  There was discussion on traffic during special events, further information will be included in the land development agreement for Woodland Road.   

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the preliminary Land Development Plan for Parking Lot G as last revised on June 2, 2010, contingent on satisfactorily addressing Hanover Engineering’s comment letter dated June 2, 2010, and contingent on a final approval letter from Hanover Engineering.  Approval is also contingent on entering into a satisfactory development agreement for Parking Lot G and land development agreement for changes to Woodland Road and stormwater agreement for Parking Lot G.  The stormwater agreement and development agreement for Parking Lot G  will be combined for bonding purposes as they are identical.  The bonding amounts will be based on certifications from Hanover Engineering. 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

C.  Signs for Nothstein and Knauf Open Space Properties – Briglia showed the Board the signs originally done for Park/Preserve properties that state, “These lands are designated as public property and are governed by rules and regulations which may be found on file at each of the municipal offices within which this land resides. Mt. Pocono Borough - Barrett Township – Paradise Township”.  There was discussion on whether these signs could be used.  Briglia also asked about a “Rules and Regulations” sign for the right hand side of the kiosks currently being installed at both properties.  Troutman stated she would prefer to look at the signs on other open space properties before moving forward.  Briglia stated she would place this on the next Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for June 15 at 6:00 p.m.

     

New Business

A.   Pickering, Corts, & Summerson, Inc. – Troutman read the inspection letter from Pickering, Corts, Summerson, Inc. for the Hulbert Hill Bridge over the Swiftwater Creek that recommends underpinning repair.  Briglia stated that the Hulbert Hill Bridge was included in the H2O grant submitted last year along with Browns Hill, Cranberry Creek and Koerner’s Road bridges.  Briglia stated that the grant was denied last year but will be automatically reconsidered this year.  Briglia will look up the grant award date for this year.  Mr. Unangst will look if this repair was included in the bid.  Briglia stated she would place this on the next Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for June 15 at 6:00 p.m.

 

B.  Community Day – Troutman read the memo from Kathleen Kelly regarding Community Day.  The memo and the Board’s decisions are attached as Exhibit II.

 

C.  Monroe County Area Aging – Troutman read the letter from the Monroe County Area Aging requesting the security deposit and rental deposit be waived for the agency’s senior center picnic.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to waive the fees for the senior center picnic as requested.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Reports

Roadmaster (on file) – Safin read his report.   Safin had included in his report that he objected to purchasing a Ford Escape Hybrid.  After discussion, Briglia stated she would contact the Monroe County Conservation District and research through Consumers Report the reliability of the  Ford Escape Hybrids and report at the next Board of Supervisors meeting.

 

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

 

Zoning Officer (on file) – Brady stated that her report had been submitted and asked if there were any questions.  Brady reported that she has had a request from a resident requesting information on setting up a farmer’s stand.  The Board discussed this issue.  Brady was instructed to draft an ordinance allowing a farmer’s market on Township property on Saturdays from May through October for the Board’s review and input.

 

PARC - Troutman stated PARC is moving forward with the disc golf course, but that the dog park is on hold until more information is presented to PARC.

 

EAC  Flood was not present to report on the EAC.

 

PMREMS –  Briglia stated that all is going well with the new operations director.

 

Act 32 – Briglia, alternate member, reported that the Monroe County Tax Collection Committee has approved PLIGIT as the depository, Brown and Brown as the insurance broker, and Attorney Tom Dirvonas as the solicitor. 

 

Upper Brodhead/Paradise Creek Greenway Plan – Briglia stated that a public meeting was held on May 27 at Price Township and that the draft is ready and can be reviewed at the Township.

 

Solicitor – Solicitor Prevoznik stated he has executive session items.

 

Correspondence/Miscellaneous

A.     Monroe County Commissioners  Troutman read the letter from the Monroe County Commissioners informing the Township that the county would be forming the Monroe County 175th Anniversary Committee.  Briglia stated that she had informed the president of the Paradise Township Historic Society that this would be announced at the Monroe County Commissioners meeting on June 2, 2010 and requested that a representative from the Paradise Township Historic Society attend. 

 

B.      PHLT – Troutman stated that Pocono Heritage Land Trust would be holding their celebration of conservation success on June 13, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Steven’s Farm.  Anyone interested in attending should contact Dawn Gorham at 424-1514.

 

Other Business/Public Comment

Troutman asked for any other business or public comment.  There was none.

 

Executive Session

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to recess the regular meeting and go into an executive session at 8:19 p.m.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reconvene the regular meeting at 8:56 p.m.  Troutman stated litigation and personnel issues were discussed.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to reaffirm hiring a hearing officer regarding the Mt. Airy #1, LLC curative amendment.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to allow the hearing officer to make a final determination on the Mt. Airy #1, LLC curative amendment subject to appeal to the court of common pleas by any parties to the amendment process.

Motion carried 2-0.

                              

Adjournment

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to adjourn the meeting at 8:58 p.m.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Reda Briglia

Secretary