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07/05/2011 Meeting Minutes

PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

 

Call to Order

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 – 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 Briglia to approve the June 21, 2011 regular meeting minutes as presented.

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

 

Other Business/Public Comment

Troutman recognized Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Staubly.  Dr. Staubly referred to his previous email requesting no passing signs on Woodland Road.  Briglia stated that this was discussed at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 21 and a motion was made to have Hanover Engineering complete a traffic study regarding installing no passing signs on Woodland Road where the double yellow lines are.  Briglia also stated that the Board agreed not to do a

 

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study at this time on air brake use.  The Staublys’ stated that they felt the speed limit is too high on Woodland Road.  Briglia reminded the Board that Hanover Engineering had previously done a traffic study regarding the speed limit and that the study showed that the speed limit should be increased.  There was further discussion on the traffic during special events such as the fireworks.  Troutman explained that the Township is conducting a special event parking study with Mt. Airy #1, LLC and the Township will let the Staublys know when the study for this past weekend’s fireworks is received.

 

Unfinished/Old Business

PADOT accepted POA for Hulbert Hill Bride repairs – Troutman summarized the email from Stanley J. Poplawski stating that PADOT has reviewed the Township’s Plan of Action and that it is satisfactory.

Loan – Briglia stated that Mr. Unangst had sent her information on a low interest rate loan that may be available to the Township for repairs of the bridges.   After discussion, the Board approved researching loan interest rates for the repairs of the bridges.

 

New Business

       New Cingular Wireless, PCS, LLC assigning rights to American Tower Company – Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he is working with Attorney Shubert on their request to assign AT&T rights in the tower on Lower Swiftwater Road to the American Tower Company.

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Briglia for Solicitor Prevoznik to negotiate the assignment to American Towner Company for the Board’s approval.

Motion carried 3-0.

        PARC/Ron Taylor’s resignation – Troutman stated that Ron Taylor has submitted his resignation from PARC.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman accept Ron Taylor’s resignation.

Motion carried 3-0.

After further discussion, the Board agreed to include the PARC vacancy in the newsletter being prepared to go out next week.

        Schedule work session regarding forest stewardship for open space properties – Briglia explained that James Leary had submitted a proposal last year for budgeting purposes and that the Township’s Environmental Advisory Council/Open Space Board reportedly received an proposal from Dick Carey.  After discussion, the Board agreed to schedule a work session with either forester to discuss the forest stewardship plan further.

        Echo Farm Appraisals – Briglia stated that she has received the appraisal from McKeown Real Estate for the Echo Farm property and that the Board should accept all of the appraisals.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to accept the 2008 and updated 2011 appraisals from Van Fleet Appraisal and the 2011 appraisal from McKeown Real Estate.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

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After further discussion, Briglia was instructed to send the appraisals to Monroe County and to the owners of Echo Farm.

       

Reports

Roadmaster (attached) – Safin read his report.

 

Sewage Enforcement Officer (attached) – Troutman read the report.

 

Zoning Officer (attached) – Brady did report that a dimensional variance has been submitted for a lot between Cypress and Hickory.  Brady stated her report was self-explanatory. 

 

PARC – Troutman reported that no meeting was held last month.  Troutman reported that the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for PARC wad discussed at the work session earlier. Troutman stated that she would send a note to the other two municipalities to inquire if a joint work session should be scheduled to discuss the IGA.

 

EAC – Flood stated the EAC/Open Space did not hold a meeting last month.

 

PMREMS – Briglia stated PMREMS is doing fine and that a few extra personnel committee meetings have been held to complete job evaluations.

 

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

 

Correspondence/Miscellaneous

       There was no correspondence for tonight’s meeting.

          

Other Business/Public Comment

        There was no other business/public comment for tonight’s meeting.

 

Executive Session

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to recess the regular meeting and go into an executive session at 6:45 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reconvene the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for Mt. Airy #1 LLC’s Conditional Use Application at 7:00 p.m. Troutman stated litigation and real estate issues were discussed in the executive session.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

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Solicitor Prevoznik stated that this is a continuation of the Conditional Use Public Hearing from June 7, 2011.  Solicitor Prevoznik stated that the Conditional Use application filed by Mt. Airy #1, LLC is to modify an existing on-premise sign to include an electronic message insert.

Attorney Belardi called his witness for Mt. Airy #1, LLC.  Solicitor Prevoznik called Robert Mack for the Township.  After testimony, the Board agreed to continue the Public Hearing. 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to continue the Public Hearing for Mt. Airy #1, LLC’s Conditional Use Application to July 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved to reconvene the regular meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to ratify the motion to continue the Public Hearing for Mt. Airy #1 LLC’s Conditional Use Application to July 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Adjournment

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Reda Briglia

Secretary