April 19, 2021 Committee Council Meeting Minutes

PRESENT VIA ZOOM – President Bollendorf, Vice President Stockton, Councilwoman Anzinger, Councilwoman Benjamin, Councilwoman Reichner, Councilwoman McMenamin, Councilwoman Ostrander, Mayor Schultz, Chief Gardner, Manager Hegele, Assistant Secretary DeRenzis, Superintendent Frydlewicz, Deputy Superintendent Dermer, Solicitor Geiser, Engineer Goff, Treasurer Rich, and Librarian Celec were present.

ABSENT – Tax Collector/Fire Company President Mount was absent.

CALL TO ORDER – President Bollendorf called the April 19, 2021 Committee Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

INVOCATION – Instead of an Invocation, Mayor Schultz asked for a moment of silence to remember Mr. Jim Heilman, owner of Heilman’s Auto, was in business for over three decades and was an active member of the Hatboro Rotary. Mayor Schultz also asked to remember Jamie Brett, owner of O’Neill Collision, who also passed away. Mayor Schultz offered condolences to both the Heilman and Brett families. Mayor Schultz also stated that Carlos Santiagio, member of Enterprise Fire Company and SARS, was in an accident over the weekend and is in serious condition in Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia and he asked to keep him in our prayers.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chief Gardner.

PUBLIC COMMENT – President Bollendorf reviewed the Public Comment Policy on the back of the agenda with regards to addressing Council and time allotment.

NEW BUSINESS
1) Public Safety Committee
ENTERPRISE FIRE COMPANY EXPENDITURE LIST – Councilwoman Ostrander stated that this is to approve the Enterprise Fiore Company Expenditure List for the month of March 2021 in the amount of $6,500.07. this item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

CIVIL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS – Councilwoman Ostrander stated that this is to ratify Civil Service Resolution 21-01, amending the civil service rules and regulations to eliminate the requirement that all applicants have completed or be presently enrolled in the police academy (Act 120). This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

2021 POLICE ENTRANCE EXAM – Councilwoman Ostrander stated that this is to direct the Civil Service Commission to create and certify a list of eligible candidates for the position of police officer. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

2) Finance/Grants Committee
DCNR PARKS GRANT RESOLUTION – Vice President Stockton stated that this is to approve Resolution 2021-22, applying to the DCNR Parks Rehabilitation and Development Grant Program for the replacement of the Memorial Pool Slide. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

GREENWAYS, TRAILS RESOLUTION – Vice President Stockton stated that this to approve resolution 2021-23, applying to the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation grant for the installation of an ADA accessible playground, an ADA accessible trail, and an ADA accessible bridge in Memorial Park. He also stated that this is a $250,000.00 grant and the Borough’s match would be 15% which is $37,500.00. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

TRAIL/BRIDGE/PLAYGROUND UPDATES TO MEMORIAL PARK (MADELINE DEAN GRANT) – Vice President Stockton stated that there may be some money through Madeline Dean’s office which would go towards the same project to help offset costs.

DVRPC POP UP INITIATIVE (BIKE, PEDESTRIAN LANES ON YORK ROAD) – Deputy Superintendent Dermer stated that he and Manager Hegele are working to move forward with this and that DVRPC is working with SEPTA to try to work out the bus stops and they have gotten some prices and hope to continue moving forward with this project.

WILLIAMS AND YORK ROAD CROSSWALK PROJECT UPDATE – Engineer Goff stated over a year ago the Borough was awarded a DCD Multimodel grant to put two bump outs along York Road with one at the intersection at Williams Lane and the other one is at Summit Avenue. She also stated that the Borough received an additional grant to put a flasher at the Williams Lane intersection and that she, Manager Hegele, and Chief Gardner had a meeting with Penndot to discuss preliminary design options for this intersection and would like direction from Council on how to move forward.

Engineer Goff gave a presentation of the intersection at Williams Lane and Penndot discussed an island with the flashers installed in the island and push buttons on either side. She stated that if emergency vehicles cannot make the turn with the island there, they would have the flashers without the island. President Bollendorf state that if they can put the island there then he would like the island and Vice President Stockton agreed.

ARLE GRANT RESOLUTION – Vice President Stockton stated that this is to approve resolution 2021-25 approving the application to the ARLE Grant for the York Road and Summit Avenue Project and also to approve Resolution 2021-29, authorizing application to the ARLE Grant for the Jacksonville Road Pedestrian Improvements (Stoveworks) Project. There is no match for this grant. These items have been moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

MONTCO TRANSPORTATION GRANT – Vice President Stockton stated that this is to approve Resolution 2021-29, authorizing application to the Montgomery County Transportation Program for the Crooked Billet School Flasher Project. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

BOROUGH HALL HVAC BID RECOMMENDATIONS – Vice President Stockton stated that this is to award the Borough Hall HVAC Project Electrical Project to MJF Electric in the amount of $90,500.00.

Vice President Stockton stated that this is to award the Borough Hall HVAC Project Fire Suppression Contract to Guy M. Cooper in the amount of $ 339,000.00.

Vice President Stockton also stated that this is to offer a notice of intent to award for the Mechanical Contract to Guy M. Cooper in the amount of $1,310,000.00.

These items have been moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

EARL LANE CURB RAMPS – Engineer Goff gave a presentation and stated that Hatboro was awarded a grant to install ADA ramps in the neighborhood that is adjacent to Crooked Billet Elementary and she wanted to go over the Earl Lane and Meadowbrook Avenue intersection options for this project. Engineer Goff reviewed the options with Council as two ramps would take away a parking spot which would affect two residences on Earl Lane. Vice President Stockton stated they should reach out to the homeowners at 143 and 145 Earl Lane to see if they have any objections and asked if they were notified yet. Manager Hegele stated that they have not notified the yet, but she did a site visit and they both have driveways. President Bollendorf stated that they should reach out to the homeowners at 143 and 145 Earl Lane first before they make their decision.

MILLER MEADOW CHANGE ORDER #2 – Vice President Stockton stated that this is to approve Change Order #2 for the Miller Meadow Improvement Project in the amount of $3,650.00. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

MILLER MEADOW PAYMENT REQUEST #5 – Vice President Stockton stated that this is to approve payment request #5 in the amount of $51,058.00. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

HATBORO LITTLE LEAGUE FUNDING REQUEST – Vice President Stockton stated that this is to approve the Hatboro Little League Funding Request in the amount of $ 14,400.00 and that the list the funding is being requested for is in Council’s packets. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

COVID-19 BUDGET UPDATE – Manager Hegele gave a presentation showing the update of the Borough’s Budget for the first quarter of 2021 while comparing to the first quarter of 2020 which was the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic.

UNION LIBRARY EXPENDITURE LIST – Vice President Stockton stated that this is Vice President Stockton stated that this is to approve the Union Library Expenditure List for the month of April 2021 in the amount of $ 68,473.75. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

3) Community Outreach & Events Committee
SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST: HHEF FUNDRAISER WALK – Councilwoman Reichner stated that this is to approve the Special Event Request for the Hatboro Horsham Educational Foundation Fundraiser Walk. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST: YMCA USE OF POOL – Councilwoman Reichner stated that the YMCA submitted an event request for 3 swim meets which were June 29, July 15, and July 28. President Bollendorf stated that they will discuss this when they vote at the Council Meeting.

COVID-19 ZONING RESOLUTION – Councilwoman Reichner stated that this is to approve Resolution 2021-27, establishing guidelines and policy for outdoor sales of food and merchandise of existing businesses in the Borough during the Coronavirus pandemic. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

HANDICAP/VETERANS PARKING IN MAIN STREET DISTRICT– Councilwoman Reichner stated that some concerns have come up that we do not have enough parking spots for veterans on Main Street. Manager Hegele stated that this is just a discussion and if it is something that Council would like to do then let staff know and they will start working on it. All Councilmembers agreed to start the process.

FRIENDS OF CRESSBROOK UPDATE – Solicitor Geiser stated that the entity has officially been created with the Commonwealth and it is recognized that there is Friends of Cressbrook and that it is up and running.

NEW BUSINESSES – Councilwoman Reichner announced new businesses in the Borough this Month are as follows:

The Office of Goldner Kinsey, a therapist, located at 110-112 S. York Road above Miller and Cornell

APRIL & MAY EVENTS – Councilwoman Reichner announced all the April and May 2021 events.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EARTH DAY EVENT – Councilwoman Reichner stated that Saturday April 24, 2021 from 12-4 at Eaton Park and is hosted by the Hatboro Chamber of Commerce.

POOL MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT – Councilwoman Reichner stated that Pool Memberships will be on sale Thursday April 22, 2021 at Borough Hall which has extended their hours that day until 7 P.M. She also stated that other special times to purchase memberships is outside regular operating hours is Wednesday April 28, Borough Hall will be open until 7 P.M and Saturday May 1 from 9 A.M. until 1 P.M and Saturday May 22 12 P.M to 5 P.M. at Community Day at the Hatboro Memorial Pool.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: POWELL’S ELECTRIC – Councilwoman Reichner stated that the April 2021 Business Spotlight is Powell’s Electric located at 304 Bonair Avenue.

HISTORIC OVERLAY ORDINANCE UPDATE/DISCUSSION – Councilwoman Reichner stated that the Planning Commission and Historical Commission have finished reviewing the draft ordinance and that County Planner Mohr has made the changes and this has been included in Councils packets for review and comment.

ZONING SUB-COMMITTEE UPDATE – Councilwoman Reichner stated that they met last week for their second meeting and they are focusing on clearer vison for what the zoning for a Main Street may be in Hatboro.

4) Public Works Committee
COMPOSTING SITE – Councilwoman Benjamin stated that they had Superintendent Frydlewicz and Superintendent Dermer checked and there is not a good location to do this and they asked Upper Moreland Township to see if there is anything else that they can do.

LIGHT UP STOP SIGNS – Councilwoman Benjamin stated that this is to approve purchasing 6 solar powered LED flashing stop signs in the amount of $ . This item has been moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

VIDEO MESSAGE BOARD PURCHASE – Councilwoman Benjamin stated that this is to purchase a video message board in the amount of $ 13,600.00. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

TRASH TRUCK FINANCING UPDATE – Councilwoman Benjamin stated that this is to approve the change in the financing rate for the Trash Truck loan from TD Bank from 1.9% to 2.43%. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENTS – Councilwoman Benjamin announced the dates for the Montgomery County Hazardous Waste Events in 2021.

SALE OF 1998 BURTON BULLET WALK BEHIND MOWER – Councilwoman Benjamin stated that this is to authorize the sale of a 1998 walk behind mower on Municibid. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

5) Environmental Affairs & Parks Committee
MUGWORT REMOVAL/CLEANUP – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that this is to authorize the Public Works Department to perform mugwort removal in Miller Meadow. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

OLD TREE GROWTH ORDINANCE – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that this is to authorize the solicitor to draft an Old Growth Tree Ordinance for the Borough of Hatboro. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council meeting Agenda for approval.

AMENDMENT TO PARKS RULES (DOGS IN CELANO PARK) – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that this is to advertise the draft ordinance amending the parks rules for the Borough of Hatboro and allowing dogs in Celano Park. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

GAGA PIT PRESENTATION – Charlie Schultz, who is an Eagle Scout, gave a presentation on the Gaga Pit project for Eaton Park.

PARK REGULATION POSTINGS/SIGNAGE – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that due to recent complaints with kids, mostly at Tanner Park, they began reviewing signage in the parks and think the proper rules and regulations for the parks should be posted.

MEMORIAL POOL DISCUSSION – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that while Council does not have to vote to open the pool, they will be following CDC, State, and County guidelines and all rules are to be followed.

MURAL AT POOL – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that this is to authorize the development of a mural for the Memorial Pool. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE CERTIFICATION ANNOUNCEMENT – CELANO PARK – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that Superintendent Dermer worked on this and the Borough received a plaque and it will be going up in the park.

EARTH DAY 2021 EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that on Thursday April 22, 2021 at 11 A.M, an Earth Day video will be posted and thanked Librarian Celec for his work on this project.

EAC UPDATE – Councilwoman Anzinger stated that things are moving a long and they will be at the Chamber Earth Day eventually they will be shortly announcing the website. Councilwoman Anzinger also stated that the bird houses have been installed in Eaton Park and thanked Charlie Schultz for helping with this project.

6) Administration Committee
STOVEWORKS FEE IN LIEU OF
– Councilwoman McMenamin stated that this is to approve Resolution 2021-28, approving the fee in lieu of improvements for the Stoveworks project. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

HOOKAH LOUNGE ORDINANCE – Councilwoman McMenamin stated that this is to approve Ordinance No. 1066, establishing guidelines and regulations for hookah lounges within the Borough of Hatboro. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

POOL EMPLOYEE RATIFICATION LIST – Councilwoman McMenamin stated that this is to approve the 2021 Pool Employee Ratification List. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council meeting Agenda for approval.

SNACKSTAND RFP – Councilwoman McMenamin stated that one individual has reached out for the snack stand and this will be voted on in the June meeting as nothing is definite yet.

EXTENSION OF 2021 BPT DEADLINE – Councilwoman McMenamin stated that this is to extend the Business Privilege Tax deadline from April 30, 2021 to July 15, 20921 as result of COVID-19. This item was moved to the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda for approval.

MAY 2021 MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS – Councilwoman McMenamin announced the meetings for May 2021 which will all be held virtually via zoom.

OLD BUSINESS & UPDATES – There was no old business or updates.

PUBLIC COMMENT – There was no Public Comment.

ADJOURNMENT – President Bollendorf adjourned the April 19, 2021 Committee Meeting at 8:06 A.M.

BOROUGH OF HATBORO
COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 19, 2021

CALL TO ORDER – President Bollendorf called the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting to order at 8:06 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENT (Voting Items Only) – There was no Public Comment.

MAYOR’S REPORT

  • Earth Day Proclamation – Mayor Schultz read his first proclamation about Monarch Butterflies for Earth Day.
  • Bells Across America Pennsylvania Proclamation – Mayor Schultz read a proclamation about Bells Across America Day as the meaning of it has changed since the pandemic. This was intended to thank the first responders and thank the people that got us through the majority of the COVID 19 pandemic.

OFFICER’S REPORTS
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – President Bollendorf stated that he and Councilwoman Reichner met with the pool committee to make sure they have staff and that they are ready to make changes if they need to.

President Bollendorf also stated that he met with the Events Committee and that they are planning events in Hatboro that we will hopefully be able to have.

President Bollendorf also stated that they have met with a developer who presumptively posted something on Facebook regarding the previous Canalley property and a lot of feedback was posted regarding this. He also stated that the property is not zoned for what they want to do so therefore meetings will take place to discuss this.

President Bollendorf also stated that he is pleased to announce that the former CVS building has been sold and we do not have any formal plans on what he intends to do but they have been in contact.

President Bollendorf thanked Engineer Goff for Miller Meadow and the Gazebo as he is very appreciative.
President Bollendorf also stated that the Borough will be in receipt of stimulus money and while the Borough has not been informed as to what we are officially getting, and once Council finds out it will be public knowledge.

President Bollendorf stated that he also met with the Public Works Committee to discuss the Capital Budget.

TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Rich stated that the balance was $4,003,730.22 with a total amount of $603.59 interest earned.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT – Solicitor Geiser stated that the Hookah Lounge Ordinance was drafted and has been properly advertised.

Solicitor Geiser also stated that she mentioned earlier about the Friends of Cressbrook being established and is in the process of being advertised.

Solicitor Geiser also stated that Land Development is moving forward with Victorian Village II plans which have been finalized.

Solicitor Geiser also stated that she also updated the Resolution for Stoveworks.

ENGINEER’S REPORT – Engineer Goff stated that under the MS4 Program they are under the suspected source investigation is under way which is a requirement.

Engineer Goff also stated that under the Jacksonville Montgomery traffic signal she met with SEPTA and they indicated that they’ll commence construction again shortly.

Engineer Goff stated that under the Corinthian Trail project they heard from Penndot and this is currently out to bid.
Engineer Goff stated that under Miller Meadow Improvements Phase I she recommends the release of Payment #5.
Engineer Goff stated that for the Loller Academy project they accepted the bids and it was done in three contracts.
MANAGER’S REPORT – The Zoning Hearing Board heard the application of Michael and Tara Buchankjian of 2 Home Road. The applicant was requesting a variance to allow 10’ width allowance to build a single-family home for their in-laws on their property. The ZHB has requested more information from the applicant and is due to hear from them again on May 12th at 7PM. For anyone who has an interest in this application and would like to be notified if the hearing will be on May 12th, please reach out to Borough Hall or email me at dhegele@myhatboro.org.

Cross County Trail Plan, the county is now planning the cross-county trail plan. The first public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 7 PM. The County will have representatives on hand at the Earth Day event in Eaton Park this Saturday from Noon to 1 PM to answer any questions about this. The Borough and Upper Moreland completed a joint trail plan in 2019/2020 and it is exciting to see the hard work of so many volunteers put into this possibly moving forward.

Wawa, I have been notified by the property owner’s representative that plans are being submitted. The next step once the plans are received the application would go to the Borough PC. Stay tuned to our Facebook and website for meeting updates and announcements.

Montgomery County Recycles, Montgomery County is excited to offer area residents discounted Compost Bins and Rain Barrels. This officer ends June 2nd with pick up to be held on Saturday June 5th in Bridgeport and Abington. If you are interested in ordering you can find the link on our Facebook page @Borough of Hatboro.

Reminder to stay tuned to our Facebook page monthly for Business Spotlight, Volunteer Spotlight (Chief Pete Croak), Parks Spotlight (this month is Memorial Park) and Employee Spotlight (Police Operations Clerk and Local Radio WRDV Hatboro Radio Personality Bob Burke). Last week, April 11th through the 17th was National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The Borough is very appreciative of the men and women who work in our police station and provide support to our police officers, residents and visitors to the PD, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We also would like to thank the men and women at Montgomery County Department of Public Safety 911 call center for their hard work and dedication. Our own Fire Marshal Matt Hauser when not answering fire calls for Enterprise FC of Hatboro or handing code and fire related duties for the Borough is a 911 Dispatcher for Bucks County. These men and women are the first people you speak to when needing help. A fun fact for everyone, both Chief Gardner and I started our careers as Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers, way back when, prior to 911 when you called the Hatboro Police Department you may have spoken to one of us. Lastly, join me in wishing our Mayor a very happy birthday!!
Secretary Bollendorf stated that we will be sending out a monthly electronic newsletter to keep residents up to date more often as projects and events happen in the Borough. Mailchimp is an all in one email marketing platform that helps you manage and talk to your audience. Their free plan is ideal for beginners who want to grow their audience and create campaigns while testing out some of Mailchimp’s tools and features. The Free plan includes up to 2,000 contacts and 12,000 sends per month, with a daily send limit of 2,000. There is a pop-up form builder that we can link directly to the Borough’s website and Facebook page so residents who are interested in receiving these updates can subscribe and they will be automatically added to our list. We will post the sign-up link first thing tomorrow morning.

STAFF REPORTS
POLICE – Chief Gardner stated that the Hatboro PD will take part in the Drug take back initiative at the Police Station but there will be a table in the Lobby from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M to take any unused or expired medication.

Chief Gardner stated that the Principal of Crooked Billet Elementary notified him that they will be holding a scaled back Crooked Billet Day celebration on Friday April 30, 2021 and will be holding it in two sessions.

Chief Gardner stated that PA is in Phase II of vaccinations so anyone not covered in Phase I can now get vaccinated.

TAX COLLECTIONS – The Tax Collector’s report was electronically submitted.

PUBLIC WORKS – Superintendent Frydlewicz stated that he wanted to speak on the Recycling composition that the consortium is doing and had to extend another week with Mascaro as they decided to separate us from Plymouth Meeting to get a better reading.

Superintendent Frydlewicz also stated that Penndot is changing the traffic light timers on County Line Road and this will take place April 26, 2021.

Superintendent Frydlewicz stated that the pool is on schedule and is getting ready to open and will be ready.

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT PARKS REPORT – Deputy Superintendent Dermer stated that the pool is right on track and Public Works are there every day getting it ready.

Deputy Superintendent Dermer stated that last week Public Works started mowing the grass in all the parks.

Deputy Superintendent Dermer stated that they have mulch in the bins on Monument Avenue in Memorial Park which is free for residents.

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT UPDATE – Secretary Bollendorf stated we had to stop Facebook Lives for a little bit and are hoping to resume soon but in the meantime, we have been sending out updates and reminders to the Business Owners twice a month. We have been keeping them up to date on grants and loans that are being offered due to COVID because as you all know, there is a lot of money being offered and we are making sure that they know what is available out there especially for businesses who had a hard time the past year. She also stated that we have been letting them know about upcoming events in the Borough as these events bring in extra foot traffic so they can plan specials to draw customers into their stores. Having said that we have also reminded them about the upkeep of their storefronts and properties and while most are compliant, we have just been giving friendly reminders as attractive storefronts will attract business for them while keeping the entire Borough beautiful. She also stated that for the Chief and Fire Marshal, we have been sending reminders every update regarding the Emergency Contact Forms and have stressed how important it is for the both of you to have these forms and that they are to be updated yearly. She also stated that we have businesses booked for the Monthly Business Spotlight through August and business owners have been reaching out to me expressing interest in which I will continue to update Councilwoman Reichner regarding that

FIRE MARSHAL – The March 2021 Fire Marshal report was electronically submitted.

FIRE COMPANY REPORT – There was nothing to report.

UNION LIBRARY REPORT – Librarian Celec stated that the Library is open for computer use and browsing and you can make an appointment for computer use.

Librarian Celec stated that the Library is having a mini book and plant sale on May 8, 2021 at 9 A.M.

Librarian Celec stated that outdoor Yoga is coming back May 5 and is outside and it is weather permitting.

Librarian Celec stated that summer reading will be in person and check Facebook to find out the schedule which will be posted once it is finalized.

Librarian Celec stated that the Earth Day video will be shown on Facebook April 22, 2021 at 11 A.M. He also stated that they will be giving out bags which one of them will have a free pool membership inside.

ORDER OF BUSINESS & VOTING ITEMS
ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF REPORTS – Vice President Stockton made a motion to acknowledge the receipt of UMHJSA Minutes, Tax Collections, Public Works, Fire Marshal, and Treasurer’s reports. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Ostrander, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

APPROVAL OF WARRANT LIST, PAYMENT OF BILLS, MANUAL CHECKS, AND TRANSFERS – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to approve Warrant List, Payment of Bills, manual Checks, and Transfers for the month of April 2021. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Reichner, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

MARCH 15, 2021 COMMITTEE/COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – Vice President Stockton made a motion to approve the March 15, 2021 Committee/Council meeting Minutes. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

ENTERPRISE FIRE COMPANY EXPENDITURE LIST – Councilwoman Ostrander made a motion to approve the Enterprise Fire Company Expenditure List for the month of March 2021 in the mount of $ 6,500.07. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Reichner, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

2021 POLICE ENTRANCE EXAM – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to direct the Civil Service Commission to create and certify a list of eligible candidates for the position of police officer. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Ostrander, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

CIVIL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS – Councilwoman McMenamin made a motion to ratify Civil Service Resolution 21-01, amending the civil service rules and regulations to eliminate the requirement that all applicants have completed or be presently enrolled in the police academy (Act 120). Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Ostrander, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

DCNR PARKS GRANT RESOLUTION – Councilwoman Ostrander made a motion to approve Resolution 2021-22, applying to the Greenways, trails, and recreation Grant for the installation of an ADA accessible Playground, an ADA accessible trail, and an ADA accessible bridge in Memorial Park. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Reichner, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

GREENWAYS, TRAILS, RECREATION GRANT RESOLUTION – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to approve resolution 2021-23, applying to the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Grant for the installation of an ADA accessible playground, an ADA accessible trail, and an ADA accessible bridge in Memorial Park. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman McMenamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

ARLE GRANT RESOLUTION – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to approve resolution 2021-25, approving the application to the ARLE Grant for the York Road and Summit Avenue Project. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

Vice President Stockton made a motion to approve resolution 2021-26, approving the application to the ARLE Grant for the Jacksonville Road Pedestrian Improvements (Stoveworks) Project in the amount of $135,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

MONTCO TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to approve Resolution 2021-29, authorizing application to the Montgomery County Transportation Program for the Crooked Billet School Flasher Project. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benjamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

BOROUGH HALL HVAC BID – Councilwoman Ostrander made a motion to award the Borough Hall HVAC Project Electric Contract to MJF Electric in the amount of $90,500.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

Vice President Stockton made a motion to award the Borough Hall HVAC Project Fire Suppression Contract to Guy M. Cooper in the amount of $339,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman McMenamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

Councilwoman McMenamin made a motion to offer a notice of intent to award for the Mechanical Contract to Guy M. Cooper in the amount of $1,310,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

MILLER MEADOW CHANGE ORDER #2 – Councilwoman Ostrander made a motion to approve Change Order #2 for the Miller Meadow Improvement Project in the amount of $ 3,650.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

MILLER MEADOW PAYMENT REQUEST #5 – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to approve Payment Request #5 in the amount of $51,058.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Reichner, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

HATBORO LITTLE LEAGUE FUNDING REQUEST – vice President Stockton made a motion to approve the Hatboro Little League Funding Request in the amount of $14,400.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Reichner, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

UNION LIBRARY EXPENDITURE LIST – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to approve the Union Library Expenditure List for the month of April 2021 in the amount of $68,473.75.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Ostrander, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST: HHEF FUNDRAISER WALK – Councilwoman Ostrander made a motion to approve the Special Event Request for the Hatboro Horsham Educational Foundation Fundraiser Walk. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST: YMCA SWIM MEETS – Vice President Stockton made a motion to approve the Special Event Request for the YMCA Swim Meets for the 2021 season for three swim meets to take place at the Hatboro Memorial Pool. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

COVID-19 ZONING RESOLUTION – Councilwoman Reichner made a motion to approve Resolution 2021-27, establishing guidelines and policy for outdoor sales of food and merchandise of existing businesses in the Borough during the Coronavirus pandemic. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Ostrander, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

FLASHING STOP SIGN – Councilwoman Benjamin made a motion to purchase 4 solar powered LED flashing stop signs in the amount of $3,996.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

VIDEO MESSAGE BOARD PURCHASE – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to purchase a video message board in the amount of $13,600.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Reichner, 6 ayes 1 nay. Motion carried 6-1.

TRASH TRUCK FINANCING UPDATE – Vice President Stockton made a motion to approve the change in the financing rate for the Trash Truck loan from TD Bank from 1.9% to 2.43%. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benjamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

SALE OF WALK BEHIND MOWER – Councilwoman Benjamin made a motion to authorize the sale of a 1998 burton walk behind mower on Municibid. Motion was seconded by Vice president Stockton, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

MUGWORT REMOVAL/CLEANUP – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to authorize the Public Works Department to perform mugwort removal in Miller Meadow. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benjamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

OLD GROWTH TREE ORDINANCE – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to authorize the Solicitor to draft an Old Growth Tree Ordinance for the Borough of Hatboro. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman McMenamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

AMENDMENT TO PARKS RULES ORDINANCE – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to advertise the draft ordinance amending the parks rules for the Borough of Hatboro and allowing dogs in Celano Park. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

POOL MURAL – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to authorize the development of a mural for the Memorial Pool. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Reichner, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

STOVEWORKS FEE IN LIEU OF – Vice President Stockton made a motion to approve Resolution 2021-28, approving the fee in lieu of improvements for the Stoveworks Project. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

HOOKAH LOUNGE ORDINANCE – Councilwoman Reichner made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 10656, establishing guidelines and regulations for hookah lounges within the Borough of Hatboro. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

POOL RATIFICATION LIST – Councilwoman Reichner made a motion to approve the 2021 Pool Ratification List. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman McMenamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

EXTENSION OF BPT DEADLINE – Councilwoman Ostrander made a motion to extend the Business Privilege Tax deadline from April 30, 2021 to July 15, 2021 as a result of COVID-19. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

NEW DESIGN FOR INTERSECTION OF YORK AND WILLIAMS – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to approve the new design for the intersection at York Road and Williams Lane. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Ostrander, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

NATIVE SPECIES ORDINANCE – Councilwoman Anzinger made a motion to approve the Solicitor to draft a native species ordinance. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Reichner, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.

OLD BUSINESS AND UPDATES – There was no old business or updates.

NEW BUSINESS – There was no new business.

PUBLIC COMMENT – There was no public comment.

ADJOURNMENT – Councilwoman McMenamin made a motion to adjourn the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benjamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0. President Bollendorf adjourned the April 19, 2021 Council Meeting at 9:31 P.M.

Respectfully submitted by

Diane C. Hegele/Borough Manager/Open Records Officer/Zoning Officer

Transcribed by Cynthia Bollendorf