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08/02/2011 Meeting Minutes

PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011

 

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

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 July 19, 2011 regular meeting minutes as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Executive Session

Troutman stated that an executive session was held on Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 a.m. to discuss the Mt. Airy Conditional Use Application and for the Solicitor to instruct the Board on the law.  Solicitor Prevoznik stated that no decisions were made.  Troutman stated that an executive session was held this evening at 5:50 p.m. to discuss contract and personnel matters.

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Roof Bid Results and Reviews

Briglia stated that the roof bid for the re-roofing of the municipal garage/office and main maintenance buildings were advertised in the Pocono Record on June 21 and June 28.  Briglia stated that a pre-bid meeting was held on July 12.  Briglia stated that four sealed bids were received, opened, and read by a committee on July 25 at 3:10 p.m. as advertised.  Briglia read the bid results (See Exhibit 1).  Briglia stated that Hanover Engineering and Solicitor Prevoznik were forwarded the bids for their review.  Hanover Engineering and Solicitor Prevoznik agreed that the low bidder, Charles W. Grimm Construction, Inc. met all the requirements and could be awarded the bid.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to award the bid to Charles Grimm Construction for the municipal garage/office and main maintenance building for $134,708.50.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Road Paving Project Bid

Briglia stated that the road project bid was advertised in the Pocono Record on July 7 and 12.  Briglia reported that three bids have been received.  Briglia opened and read the bids (See Exhibit 2). 

Motion:  Flood moved and seconded by Troutman to award the bid to Hanson Aggregates for $427,443.00 contingent on verifying the authenticity of the bond.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

New Business

          Parkside Chapel/Donation Request – Pat Paretta gave a presentation on the Parkside Chapel and the work required to restore the Chapel.  Mrs. Paretta had provided information on the work and cost for the renovations prior to the meeting.  Mrs. Paretta stated that Parkside Chapel is asking for a $25,000.00 donation.  Briglia stated that the Board has not accepted/adopted the list of historical sites completed by the Paradise Township Historical Society. Briglia also reported that the only monies budgeted for historical purposes is under the Paradise Township Historical Society and recommended that the Board of Supervisors request recommendations from the Historical Society.  Mrs. Paretta was asked if the Parkside Chapel is listed on the National Historic Site and/or the Pennsylvania Historic Site.  Mrs. Paretta stated that she did not believe it qualified due to having no facilities (water/electric).  After further discussion the Board agreed to table the Parkside Chapel donation request until further information is obtained from the Paradise Township Historic Society.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to table the Parkside Chapel donation request at this time.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Jammin’ Jubilee at Memorytown – Troutman stated that Cindi VanGilder and Edward Mason attended the 5:00 work session this evening.  Cindi VanGilder and Edward Mason were requesting to hold a three-day music event including overnight camping at Memorytown

 

 

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starting September 23.  Troutman stated that the event has been scaled down to a two-day event without overnight camping for this year.

 

          Stroud Township/Reciprocal Recreational Use Agreement – Troutman summarized the letter from Daryl Epply requesting the Township to sign a reciprocal recreational use agreement for the purpose of keeping Paradise Township residents from paying their recently instituted $20 per vehicle per day non-resident park user fee.  Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he believed this should be an Intermunicipal Agreement.  Briglia questioned if the PARC properties would be included under “owned or maintained” by Paradise Township.  After further discussion, the Board agreed to table the request at this time.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to table the request from Stroud Township to enter into a reciprocal recreation use agreement.

Motion carried 3-0.

  

Unfinished/Old Business

A Sound Strategy/Update Web Page – Briglia stated that the questions asked by Troutman at the last meeting regarding SEO and Product Uploads are as follows:  SEO is search engine optimization and product uploads is for customer selling products.  Briglia stated that these would not apply to Paradise Township.  Troutman stated she did not have the quote that was reviewed at the last meeting.  Briglia stated it was for $1,500.00.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to approve A Sound Strategy’s quote to update the web page for $1,500.00.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

          Hulbert Hill Bridge Ad – Briglia explained that Hanover Engineering has the bid package complete and ready to advertise for the emergent repairs of Hulbert Hill Bridge.  Briglia asked if the ad should run in the Pocono Record and/or the Morning Call.  After discussion, the Board agreed to run the ad in the Pocono Record.

 

Reports

Roadmaster (attached) – Safin read his report.  Troutman reported that the dugouts have been staked out at Seven Pines Park.  Mr. Unangst verified that the dugouts would not interfere with the drainage.  Troutman also asked when the roadcrew would be placing the boulders at Kurmes Preserve.  Safin stated in the fall the roadcrew should be able to do it.

 

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

 

Zoning Officer (attached) – Brady stated her report was self-explanatory. 

 

PARC – Troutman reported that the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for PARC was briefly discussed and PARC agreed that a joint work session should be scheduled with

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the municipalities to discuss the IGA.  Troutman stated that PARC also agreed that the water line should be buried at Skywood Park and electricity provided.  Troutman stated that a workday is being scheduled to refurbish the fitness stations and signs at Skywood Park.

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

Motion carried 3-0.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

Solicitor Prevoznik stated that this is a continuation of the Conditional Use Public Hearing from July 19, 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. Solicitor Prevoznik asked Attorney Belardi if he had any further witnesses.  There were no further witnesses.  (See Panko Transcript)

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to close the Public Hearing for Mt. Airy #1, LLC’s Conditional Use Application

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to reconvene the regular meeting.

Motion carried 3-0.

Solicitor Prevoznik stated that an executive session was held on Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 a.m. to brief the Board about the law an interpretation of the ordinance.

 

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Briglia to approve the electronic message sign with conditions (See Exhibit 3) as applied for by Mt. Airy #1, LLC contingent on the written decision being written and signed by both parties

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Reports (Continued)

 

EAC – Flood stated the EAC/Open Space meeting was held at the Nothstein Preserve and some members walked the property.

 

PMREMS – Briglia stated PMREMS is doing fine.

 

Solicitor – Solicitor Prevoznik asked if there has been any word from the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System regarding the resolution the Department of Auditor General provided to the township for adoption.  Briglia stated she would follow up.

Solicitor Prevoznik asked Troutman if there was any discussion at the PARC meeting on the Intergovernmental Agreement, Troutman stated very little.

Solicitor Prevoznik reminded Briglia that a work session should be scheduled with FNCB.  Solicitor Prevoznik inquired who the contact person would be at Lake Swiftwater Club to request a temporary construction agreement for repairs to the Hulbert Hill Bridge.  Briglia will follow up with Brady on this.

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Correspondence/Miscellaneous

       Troutman summarized the email from Alex Colefield regarding an Eagle Scout project.  Anyone with any ideas should forward to Briglia to forward to Alex Colefield.

          

Other Business/Public Comment

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

 

Adjournment

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Reda Briglia

Secretary