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11/08/2010 Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010

 

Call to Order

Troutman called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.

 

Roll Call

Officials Present:

Louise Troutman – Chair

Michael Flood – Vice Chair          

Reda Briglia – Secretary-Treasurer                  

John C. Prevoznik – Solicitor

Robert Mack – Hanover Engineering

Debra Brady – Zoning Officer

Robert Safin – Roadmaster

 

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 October 19, 2010 regular meeting minutes as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Unfinished/Old Business

Barrett Paradise Friendly Library – Mrs. Cindy DeLuca was present and updated the Board on the use of the library and the progress that has been made on paying down the mortgage for the new library.   Mrs. DeLuca referred to her letter asking the Board to appropriate an additional $20,000.00 for the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library.

 

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Truck Financing

Briglia reported that the Chevy Silverado that was approved and ordered is ready for pick-up next week.  Briglia asked if the truck should be paid-in-full or financed.  The cost through Co-Stars is $31,397.42.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to pay for the truck in full upon pick-up.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

PARC

Mr. Oser was present and submitted drawings of Skywood Park showing the location of the proposed disc golf course and the dog park.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the proposed disc golf course as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the proposed dog park.

Motion carried 3-0.

         

Mt. Airy #1 LLC

          EMS Building Inspection – The Board reviewed the final inspection report from Hanover Engineering for the EMS Building.  It was noted that the maintenance bond on the EMS Building expires on November 20, 2010.  After review of the inspection report the Board agreed to take no action and allow the bond to expire.

          Parking Lot G – The Board reviewed the as-built plan review letter for Parking Lot G from Hanover Engineering.  There was discussion on the grass seed planted in the stormwater basin for stabilization and when it would germinate.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to reduce the escrow monies to approximately $6,000.00 for Parking Lot G, upon proof of filing of the as-built plans and if the stormwater basin stabilization is not covered in the Stormwater Agreement.  If the stormwater basin stabilization is covered in the Stormwater Agreement the full amount of escrow monies will be released.

Motion carried 3-0.

          Special Event Traffic Study – Hanover Engineering and Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. have submitted recommendations after the fireworks event observation held on September 4, 2010.  Attorney Belardi will notify the appropriate people from Mt. Airy #1, LLC to attend the work session scheduled for November 16, 2010 to discuss implementation of the recommendations.  After discussion the next event to be observed will be a non-car give-a-way on November 28, 2010.

          Woodland Road – Attorney Prevoznik recommended that Woodland Road be re-inspected on the repairs made last fall.  Mr. Mack will re-inspect the road with the Township’s roadmaster.

 

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          Greenway Monitoring Report – Troutman stated that she was told that King-Fisher no longer was employed by Mt. Airy #1, LLC in regards to the Greenway Monitoring Plan and also that the macro-invertebrate study has not yet been completed.  Mr. Pocius and Attorney Belardi stated that they are not the proper people to answer or reply to this statement.  After discussion Briglia state she would send a letter to Dr. DeNaples and copy both Attorney Belardi and Mr. Pocius.

 

Cingular – Alpine Lake Land Development Plan

Attorney Schubert was present for Cingular.  Attorney Prevoznik stated that the Development Agreement has been completed and that the land development plan could be approved.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the preliminary land development plan at the Alpine Lake #2 location contingent on a fully executed agreement and receiving the maintenance bond and the removal bond.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Generator Quote

Briglia presented the revised generator and installation quote from County Electric Supply Company for $78,941.00.  After discussion, the Board agreed to put the generator and installation out for bid.  Briglia asked permission for Hanover Engineering to assist her with the specs.  The Board agreed.

 

Grant

Briglia reported that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant application for playground equipment has been sent to the Department of Community and Econmic Development for funding.  Briglia stated that the playground equipment has already been installed but that a new scope of work could be funded with this  grant money.  After discussion, the Board agreed to submit a new scope of work to include the restrooms at the “Roof”, handicapped swings, fencing, and repairs to the “Roof”.

 

Budget Work Session

Briglia requested that a work session be scheduled to complete the proposed budget.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to hold a work session on Thursday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

New Business

Mt. Pocono Municipal Authority – Mr. Birdsall from Hanover Engineering was not present yet so the Board continued with the agenda.

 

 

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CPA – The Board discussed the need to hire a CPA for the 2010 audit due to our increased budget and large grants received.  The grants will require an increase in the treasurer’s bond that will require an accountant complete the Township’s audit.  The grants will require an accountant’s audit as well. 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to place the required advertisement for the municipality to hire an accountant.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to advertise for proposals for the audit.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Reports

Roadmaster (on file) – Safin read his report. Safin inquired about snow plowing Bisbing Road.  The Board agreed Safin should continue to plow Bisbing Road until it is resolved whether or not Bisbing Road is a township road or private. 

 

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

 

Zoning Officer (on file) – Brady did not present a written report.  Brady reminded the Board that AT & T’s Conditional Use Public Hearing is scheduled for November 16 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business (Continued)

Mt. Pocono Municipal Authority – Mr. Birdsall from Hanover Engineering had arrived.  Troutman stated that no one from Mt. Pocono Municipal Authority could attend tonight.  Mr. Birdsall reviewed the proposed Chapter 110 – Sewage Disposal.  The Board agreed to change the work session scheduled for November 11 to a special meeting to take official action, if necessary, after the Planning Commission reviews the proposed ordinance tomorrow (Tuesday, November 9).

 

Reports (Continued)

PARC  Troutman requested that the old pool-house entrance be blocked at Skywood Park.  Safin will look into doing this.

EAC  Flood stated that the meeting is this coming Thursday.

PMREMS –  Briglia stated that there is nothing to report.

Act 32 –  Flood stated that there has not been a meeting recently.

PMVFC – Flood stated he attended the fire company meeting and had a few requests.  Flood will follow up with Safin regarding additional dry hydrants. Flood also requested the Board consider increasing the appropriation to the fire company from $30,000.00 to $40,000.00.

Upper Brodhead/Paradise Creek Greenway Plan – Briglia reported that the final changes are currently being made to the Plan

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Solicitor – Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he had executive session items.

 

Correspondence/Miscellaneous

Monroe County Control Center - Briglia stated that a meeting is scheduled for November 15, 2010 to answer questions or concerns on completing the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).  Briglia stated she would attend the meeting on November 15 since she is the one that updates the EOP.  Troutman cheered.

 

Other Business/Public Comment

There was no further business.

 

Executive Session

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to recess the regular meeting and go into an executive session at 9:45 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reconvene the regular meeting at 10:15 p.m.  Troutman stated litigation, real estate, and personnel issues were discussed.

Motion carried 3-0.

         

Adjournment

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to adjourn the meeting at 10:17 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Reda Briglia

Secretary