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01/03/2012 BOS Minutes

PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012

 

Call to Order

Flood called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m.

 

Roll Call

Officials Present:

Michael Flood – Chair                                                John C. Prevoznik – Solicitor

Louise Troutman – Vice Chair                                    Charles Unangst – Hanover Engineering

Reda Briglia – Secretary-Treasurer                             Debra Brady – Zoning Officer

Robert Safin – Roadmaster

 

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 Troutman to approve the December 20 and December 27, 2011 regular meeting minutes as presented.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Executive Session

Troutman stated that an executive session was held this evening at 5:55 p.m. for personnel issues and that no action was taken.

 

New Business

         PSATS Convention – The Board discussed attendance for the PSATS Convention. 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to approve Logan Evans, Emergency Management Coordinator, to attend the PSATS Convention on Sunday and Monday, including the cost of Sunday night hotel reservations, gas mileage, and food.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

 

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Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood for the Zoning Officer to attend the PSATS Convention if interested.

Motion carried 3-0.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood for the Supervisors to attend the PSATS Convention.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Unfinished/Old Business

            Generator – Flood stated that the breakdown of the generator and installation from Cleveland Brothers has been received showing $27,000.00 for installation and $21,800.00 for the generator for a total of $48,800.00.  Briglia stated that the installation cost exceeds the amount permitted without putting it out to bid. 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Troutman to approve Hanover Engineering to complete the generator specifications and bid package for installation of the Caterpillar generator purchased by the Township through CoStars and an alternate bid including the same generator.       

 

Reports

Solicitor – Solicitor Prevoznik updated the Board on the following:

            Echo Farm – An amendment is necessary for the Echo Farm Ordinance to amend the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement to include the fifth addendum to the sales agreement.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood for Solicitor Prevoznik to prepare the necessary amendment and to contact the Price Township Solicitor to do the same.

Motion carried 3-0.

Econo-Lodge – Solicitor Prevoznik stated that the meeting with Econo-Lodge was postponed.

Hulbert Hill Bridge – Mr. Unangst was instructed to set up the pre-construction meeting with Lake Swiftwater Club, Robert Nothstein, Pioneer Construction, Robert Safin and Hanover Engineering as soon as possible. Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he reviewed Pioneer Construction's bonds and insurances and all are acceptable.

Bureau Veritas – Solicitor Prevoznik reported that the meeting with Bureau Veritas was postponed.  Brady will be going to Bureau Veritas on January 9, 16 and 23 to catalog the residential files that will be released to Paradise Township.  Bureau Veritas will work on the open and commercial files.

                  

                   Dewey Minor Subdivision – Solicitor Prevoznik stated that he has not received the plan to review the notes.  Brady will forward the notes to Solicitor Prevoznik.

 

Roadmaster (attached) – Safin read his report. 

 

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

 

Zoning Officer (attached) – Brady is currently working on sending out approximately 180 letters to land owners that may be affected by the new flood plain maps.   Brady is also working on revisions to the Flood Plain Management Ordinance as recommended by the Monroe County Conservation District.

 

 

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PARC – Troutman reported that the sledding hill has been prepared for sledding.  The ice rink liner has been received and Safin is waiting for colder weather to install.  Troutman stated that Mr. Unangst answered most of her questions regarding Seven Pines Park. Safin stated that the road crew would make the necessary changes to the rain garden in the spring to ensure that it works properly.  There was further discussion on the fence at Seven Pines Park and if it was installed properly.  Troutman stated that the posts have exposed cement and that there is a gap between the fence and ground.  After discussion, the Board instructed Briglia to write a letter to Barrett Township stating the Township's concerns.   

 

EAC/Open Space – Flood stated there was no meeting in December.  Troutman reported that Paradise and Price Township completed the acquisition of the 777 acres known as Echo Farm on Friday, December 30.  Solicitor Prevoznik reminded the Board that the Township needs to appoint a Supervisor to the committee for Echo Farm. 

Motion:  Briglia moved and seconded by Flood to appoint Troutman to the Echo Farm Committee.

Motion carried 3-0.

Solicitor Prevoznik requested that the completed paperwork to keep the property in Clean and Green be ratified.  Solicitor Prevoznik stated that this is necessary until the Township can apply for tax exemption.

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to ratify the application to keep the property in Clean and Green.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

PMREMS – Briglia stated that the PMREMS supervisors are now handling the director's work as far as scheduling, ordering etc.  PMREMS may consider hiring a business manger to replace the operation director.

 

Correspondence/Miscellaneous

            Briglia was reminded to have Kathleen Kelly include the board/commission vacancies, which include Planning Commission Alternate, Zoning Hearing Board Alternate, Environmental Advisory Council and Echo Farm Representative in the next newsletter.           

 

Other Business/Public Comment

There was no other business or public comment.

 

Adjournment

Motion:  Troutman moved and seconded by Flood to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 p.m.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Reda Briglia

Secretary