President Bollendorf, Vice President Stockton, Councilwoman Benjamin, Councilman Hegele, Councilman Forgeng, Mayor Guenst, Manager Hegele, Assistant Borough Secretary DeRenzis, Superintendent Sine, Chief Gardner, Solicitor Geiser, Engineer Goff, Fire Marshal Myers, Enterprise Fire Company President Mount, and Treasurer Kalnajs were present.
ABSENT – Councilwoman Anzinger and Councilman Rich were absent.
CALL TO ORDER – President Bollendorf called the December 3, 2018 Committee Meeting to order at 7:02 PM. President Bollendorf announced there will be a voting meeting following the Committee Meeting.
PUBLIC COMMENT – Maris Toporowski of Lamplight Lane stated she is one of the 6 property owners of Lamplight Lane in attendance for the meeting. She stated that the property owners of Lamplight Lane have two requests: curbside trash collection and snow plowing. Ms. Toporowski stated that they are asking for curbside trash collection because they often get violation notices mailed to them about bulk trash laying on the curb at Byberry Road. She stated that they have been told that the size of the street and the cul-de-sac is too small for the trash trucks to maneuver, and she agreed that might be true, but the residents of Lamplight are willing to accept once a week curbside trash as a result. She stated that the property owners pay for trash collection in their taxes and that they should receive this collection curbside instead of hauling their trash to the corner of Byberry and Lamplight. Ms. Toporowski stated that the tenants hire a
private company for snow removal services and would like the Borough to plow instead. She provided photos of the cul-de-sac to Borough Council for review and concluded that the residents of Lamplight Lane are not looking for a street dedication, just the aforementioned services from the Borough.
President Bollendorf stated Superintendent Sine will elaborate on this matter.
MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Guenst asked everyone in attendance to stand and join her in a moment of silence for George H.W. Bush who passed away. Mayor Guenst stated she, manager Hegele, and members of the Human Relations Commission attended a cultural competency training at Ambler Yards. She stated it was a very educational event.
Mayor Guenst stated most of Council attended the grand opening of the Mad Hatter Café on December 1st and encouraged everyone to visit.
Mayor Guenst reminded everyone that the Union Library Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 7 and will feature numerous activities throughout the evening.
Mayor Guenst stated Sunday, December 16th from 2 PM – 6 PM, Nutz About Popcorn will be hosting a shopping and tasting event with Blue Mountain Vineyards.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – President Bollendorf wished a Happy Hanukkah to everyone who celebrates. President Bollendorf reminded everyone that the Free Parking along York Road is taking place every Saturday until December 31st.
BOROUGH MANAGER’S REPORT – Manager Hegele stated that there is a special event request on Council’s agenda this evening for the Hatboro Horsham School District Feed A Friend Campaign. She stated the School District had distributed flyers to everyone and included the Hatboro Pool as a drop-off location for the event. She stated that the first date for the event
was Saturday and the next date for the event would be Saturday, December 8th. Manager Hegele stated that because of the District’s oversight and that the bags were already delivered, Manager Hegele approved the use of the pool parking lot for the event. She noted there were no services needed from the Borough and the School District was unaware that they had to ask for permission to use the lot. Manager Hegele stated she is asking Council to ratify the use of the parking lot in the minutes due to her prior approval.
Manager Hegele stated there has been a lot of recent discussion regarding water runoff and issues at the intersection of Byberry Road and Warminster Road. Manager Hegele stated this water runoff is caused by an underground spring located on the Upper Moreland side of Warminster Road. She stated she reached out to the Township Manager of Upper Moreland who informed her that the Township’s engineer created a solution to stop the runoff issue caused by the spring. Manager Hegele stated that Upper Moreland has already begun work to fix the issues and that Hatboro and Upper Moreland will continue to salt the intersection when necessary to keep motorists safe during the winter.
Manager Hegele stated that she attended the Cultural Competency training with Mayor Guenst and the members of the human relations commission. She stated the event was very informative and she brought back some knowledge and ideas to share with the Borough.
Manager Hegele concluded her report by wishing a happy birthday to Councilwoman Benjamin.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT – Superintendent Sine stated that Public Works crews are finishing the removal of debris from storm drains on state roads. He stated that Public Works never cleaned storm drains on State Roads; however, after clarification in the beginning of the year, it was determined that it is the Borough’s responsibility to clean and maintain these drains.
Superintendent Sine stated that the Christmas lights have been installed on the Union Library’s tree and will be ready for the tree lighting on Friday.
Superintendent Sine stated that the paving work on Loller Road and Summit Avenue has been completed. He noted there were three minor concerns from residents; however, these issues were clarified when the paving contractor completed the work.
POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT – Chief Gardner stated that the fundraising for the Hatboro Police Department’s K-9 unit is going well and thanked everyone who has donated or supported the program. Chief Gardner announced that there will the numerous fundraising events to take place in 2019 to support the program. On January 17, 2019 at Magerk’s in Horsham. Magerk’s will donate a percentage of the bill toward the K-9 program. One February 2, 2019, Bernie’s Hatboro will also be donating a percentage of the bill to the K-9 program. Chief Gardner thanked Crooked Eye Brewing who are putting together a special beer for Louie which should be ready for sale in time for the holidays. He added that this beer will be called K-9 59 which is Louie’s badge number. He noted that they also want to have an event to support the K-9 unit in the spring.
Chief Gardner stated that the Buckle-Up PA traffic and seatbelt enforcement grant was completed between November 19th and December 2nd. He stated that all hours for this grant are reimbursed by PennDOT and the department issued 29 citations along the York Road Corridor during this time.
Chief Gardner stated that he updated the Emergency Management Plans. He met with representatives from Montgomery County earlier in the day and worked to get the plans updated after the meeting. He stated once they are completely signed, he will send the plans to the County. Chief Gardner noted that the plans should be updated annually and especially each time a majority changes in Council.
Chief Gardner announced that all places of worship within the Borough have completed active assault training with the department as of November 30, 2018. He stated more classes are scheduled for businesses in December and will continue holding these trainings as desired.
Chief Gardner stated that Accreditation Manager Ashley Heiberger will be out to the station later in December to implement, modify, and create new policies to help with the accreditation process.
Chief Gardner announced that the Library Tree Lighting will be taking place on December 7th and that Fire Police will be present to help with the large crowd and Public Works will be barricading the Parking Lane outside of the Library to help create a buffer between attendees and traffic.
FIRE MARSHAL REPORT – Fire Marshal Myers stated that he attended a Montgomery County Zoning Association Luncheon with Manager Hegele and Zoning Officer Italia in the previous week. He noted this was an educational event and he is looking forward to the next one.
Fire Marshal Myers stated that Council will find a radio purchase request under Public Safety because the Borough’s County radios are outdated.
Fire Marshal Myers thanked everyone that has worked hard to get a Records Management System for the Borough as it is much needed.
Fire Marshal Myers also reminded everyone to water their trees this holiday season to help prevent fires.
ENTERPRISE FIRE COMPANY REPORT – President Mount stated that Enterprise Fire Company will be escorting Santa around Hatboro on December 16th and residents should keep a look out.
ENGINEER’S REPORT – Engineer Goff stated a payment request for the 2017 CDBG project is on the agenda for Council’s review. Engineer Goff stated that RVE’s work on the Borough’s MS4 services continues and that a revised outfall map and pollutant reduction plan have been submitted to staff for review. Engineer Goff stated that the 2018 Road Program has been completed and that RVE is currently reviewing the payment request and punch list items.
Engineer Goff stated that surveying for the Corinthian Trail project was completed at the end of November and a few more surveys will be completed in December.
SOLICITOR’S REPORT – Solicitor Geiser stated that she recently attended a meeting with Borough Staff, President Bollendorf, a former member of the Authority and the Authority Solicitor to ensure a smooth transition in dissolving the trusts. She stated they will be filing documents with the Orphan’s Court to facilitate this transition. She also noted that there is an invoice from the Authority Solicitor on the voting agenda this evening for Council’s consideration.
LAMPLIGHT LANE STREET DEDICATION – President Bollendorf asked if curbside trash collection and snow removal services would require a street dedication. Solicitor Geiser stated yes.
Superintendent Sine stated he has done a lot of research on this issue. He stated that the circular part of the Lamplight Lane cul-de-sac is 49 ft in diameter and the Borough’s SALDO ordinance requires that the radius of a dedicated street should be 40 ft of paved surface. He stated that this would have to be visited in order to dedicate the street. Mayor Guenst stated there is a big difference between the 49 ft diameter of Lamplight and the required 80 ft diameter.
Superintendent Sine stated that he contacted Roy Thomas who was a previous Superintendent of Public Works who informed him that Lamplight Lane was a private street because LaRosa builders did not meet the required dimensions when making the street. Solicitor Geiser stated she would have to look into how the Borough would address the street dimensions of Lamplight Lane with regard to the SALDO requirements. Vice President Stockton asked about the logistic concerns of getting Public Works Vehicles in and out of Lamplight Lane. Superintendent Sine stated that Tuesday and Friday are Lamplight’s regularly scheduled refuse collection dates. This means that three trucks would have to service the cul-de-sac by either backing down the cul-de-sac or backing out onto Byberry Road.
Superintendent Sine stated that the Borough’s trash collection routes have been fine tuned to reduce backing down any street if at all possible. He stated it’s not impossible to back down the street; however, it is a big safety concern. Vice President Stockton asked if there are any streets that require Public Works to back down them. Superintendent Sine stated that Woodland Ave is a stub street off of Earl Lane and requires the department to back down it. President Bollendorf asked if the department could plow the street with a pickup truck. Superintendent Sine stated that significant snowfalls would require Public Works to truck snow out of the cul-de-sac because there is no place to safely pile the snow currently. Vice President asked for clarification on trucking the snow. Superintendent Sine stated it would have to be removed from the street using a front end loader and a dump truck.
Manager Hegele stated that the Borough could not pile snow on the yards of the home because it could damage curbing, underground utilities, etc. which opens the Borough up for liability. Manager Hegele stated she will ask DVIT their opinions on the issue and report back to Council.
President Bollendorf stated that the Borough will certainly look into the issue and table it until more information is gathered. He noted that trash collection may be a big issue due to backing large vehicles down the street.
Ms. Toporowski asked why a pickup truck could not collect trash and recycling down the street. Superintendent Sine stated that people throw out dangerous and unpleasant items and he does not want his men exposed to those items. Councilman Forgeng asked is Public Works could get a truck down that street now. Superintendent Sine stated that he can get a truck down the street without a problem, it is getting the truck out that is an issue.
Manager Hegele stated there are multiple streets in the Borough that are not dedicated and that Green Lane Terrace, another non-dedicated street, have a pickup similar to those on Lamplight.
Ms. Toporowski noted that a full-size fire truck has been down Lamplight Lane and fit fine. Superintendent Sine stated that the fact that the street is not dedicated, restricts what he can do with regard to services. President Bollendorf stated that when a street does not conform to the code, the owners must provide their own services. President Bollendorf stated that the Borough will look into it and will see what they can do and that the owners should appoint a spokesperson to coordinate with Council.
FIRE COMPANY EXPENDITURE LIST – Councilman Forgeng stated Council was in receipt of the Enterprise Fire Company Expenditure list for the month of November in the amount of $16,060.08. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
2019 POLICE ENTRANCE EXAM – Chief Gardner stated that the Montgomery County Consortium Group met and they would like to hold the Consortium test early due to the need for officers in numerous departments. He stated that the test will be held in March and he recommends that Council authorize the Civil Service Commission to obtain a list of qualified candidates. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RADIO PURCHASE – Fire Marshal Myers stated that it is time for the Borough to replace its County radios as they are two models behind. He stated that Montgomery County is offering a 33% discount for radio purchases now as well as a 1 year payment deferral with 1, 3, or 5 year payment options. He stated this purchase would consist of two portable radios and one radio for the EOC which would total 15,585.08. Fire Marshal Myers added that there is also a $1,000 – $1,200 trade in value of the current radios. Fire Marshal Myers stated that they must make a decision before December 21st.
Mayor Guenst asked what the problems with the current radios are. Chief Gardner stated that the radios will not work on the new County Radio system. He added that the radios will also be encrypted to allow cross-banning with the police department. Chief Gardner added that they will also be able to communicate with Bucks County. Mayor Guenst stated that these radios are a necessity for Emergency Management. This item was moved to the December 3, 2018 Voting Meeting agenda for approval.
FINANCE & GRANTS
SECOND ALARMERS EMS TAX – Vice President Stockton stated that Second Alarmers have submitted a request for an EMS Tax in the year 2019. Ken Davidson from Second Alarmers was present and apologized for not being able to attend the Budget meeting. Mr. Davidson clarified that SARS would like to establish a separate EMS tax as opposed to asking for money from the Borough’s operating budget. He stated he worked with Manager Hegele to come up with a tax rate of 0.12 mills which would not require a referendum. He stated that this millage would equate to around $48,028. He stated that the Borough has a deficit per call of around $46,729 which is close to the EMS tax revenue. Mr. Davidson stated that SARS has taken into consideration that the Borough provides a building for them and that this EMS tax would cover the bare bones necessities. Mr. Davidson stated that SARS is open to whatever ideas they may have regarding the EMS Tax and encourages the Borough to consider the tax for 2019.
Mayor Guenst asked how many times the Hatboro Second Alarmers ambulance responds to calls outside of Hatboro. Mr. Davidson stated that 25% of the calls the Hatboro ambulance responds to are outside of the Borough. Mayor Guenst asked what the other Second Alarmers Stations are and which of those municipalities charge Second Alarmers for a facility. Mr. Davidson stated the other stations are located in Abington, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland, Whitpain, Jenkintown, and Rockledge. Mr Davidson stated that Edgehill Fire Company is the only place that charges them for office space and that the others provide SARS with the land. Mayor Guenst asked if SARS has an internal collections department. Mr. Davidson stated that they have one, but their department does not nag people for funds like collections companies.
Mayor Guenst stated that the Borough is already establishing a big tax increase for the Borough and Hatboro has a stagnant tax base. President Bollendorf agrees that Council does not want to burden the taxpayers. Vice President Stockton stated that the Finance Committee has the same concern with regard to the taxpayer. He added that because of the financial shortfalls going into 2019, a lot of things are not a possibility. Vice President Stockton stated that the Finance Committee made a recommendation that Council revisits this request next year.
Mayor Guenst stated she has been told that if someone donates a certain amount of money to SARS that they are not billed for their services should they need them. Mr. Davidson stated that if someone contributes enough money, there will be no out of pocket expenses to the patient. He stated these costs range anywhere from $35.00 to $55.00. Mr. Davidson stated that the fund drive does not see much return. He noted that EMS was once self sustaining, but because of insurance companies this is no longer possible. Mr. Davidson stated that SARS hopes that the public will support the EMS tax because the 0.12 mills requested will only average about $18.00 per household and will greatly help their organization.
Vice President Stockton stated that Council is not questioning the need for the EMS tax or funding; however, the issue is that establishing an EMS tax on top of an already significant tax increase will budget the taxpayer. He stated that the Borough could pass another tax increase this year, but the finance committee does not recommend it. He added that it is also late in the budget process and he believes revisiting this EMS tax next year would be the better choice.
Councilwoman Benjamin asked what the percentage of calls for SARS are non-emergency. Mr. Davidson stated that only 5-10% of calls are non-emergency. President Bollendorf requested that residents email Council persons with there opinions of the EMS tax as Council wants to make a decision that reflects the desires of the taxpayer.
Councilman Hegele asked if SARS would continue the fund drive if the EMS tax is established. Mr. Davidson stated that they would discontinue the fund drive if they had an overwhelming municipal support; however, with the proposed 0.12 mills, they would continue the fund drive.
This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
2017 BOROUGH AUDIT – President Bollendorf stated that he is in receipt of the draft audit for 2017. He stated that the reason the audit took so long was because of a missing payment for the Hometown Streets Grant. President Bollendorf stated Assistant Secretary DeRenzis was able to locate the payment which the Borough received but was coded incorrectly. President Bollendorf stated that the draft audit notes the Borough will have to write off around $37,000 due to mistakes of previous staff while managing escrow accounts. Manager Hegele stated that these errors were made because the escrow accounts were not properly billed in 2017. President Bollendorf stated these errors do not look good for the Borough, but that he believes the proper personnel are in place to ensure errors like such do not happen again.
President Bollendorf stated that the Borough also does not have the correct policies in place, and that he and Councilwoman Benjamin will work to create and implement policies. Manager Hegele stated that she is also researching sample policies and has already contacted DVIT for any examples they may have.
Councilwoman Benjamin asked if there is any way to figure out what should have been billed to the escrow fund in 2017. Manager Hegele stated that Finance Manager Wells is trying to figure it out; however, time restrictions with escrow billing makes it difficult to recoup the costs at this point. President Bollendorf stated that she is highly confident that the Borough will not run into these problems again. He stated that Finance Manager Wells is working as hard as she can to make sure she stays on top of escrow and the Borough’s finances.
Manager Hegele stated that the Borough will have a final bound copy of the Audit on Wednesday and that Council will need to vote on its acceptance at the Council meeting. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
RECORDS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE – Vice President Stockton stated that the Borough has received three bids for the purchase of a records management software. He noted that dealing with software, it is often hard to compare due to different capabilities and features. The first was from Carrigan Geo in the amount of $19,900, the second from MuniLogic in the amount of $25,000 plus a yearly service fee of $2,800, and the third from GovPilot in the amount of $6,500 per year plus fees for extra modules. Vice President Stockton stated that staff has recommended the purchase of the Carrigan Geo as it best fits the needs of the Borough. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
PUBLIC WORKS – Councilman Hegele stated he had nothing on his agenda for this evening.
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS – President Bollendorf stated there was nothing on the Environmental Affairs Agenda for this evening.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT – President Bollendorf stated there was nothing on the Downtown Development Committee Agenda this evening.
ZHB ANNOUNCEMENT: ARTIFACT BREWING – Vice President Stockton stated that Artifact Brewing has submitted a revised application to the Zoning Hearing Board, requesting variances to allow a microbrewery at 2 S. York Rd. He stated this Zoning Hearing Board meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 PM in Borough Hall.
FINAL 2019 BUDGET – Vice President Stockton stated that the budget is on the voting agenda this evening.
SULLIVAN’S PETITION FOR AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE – Vice President Stockton stated that Sullivan’s Scrap Metal is requesting a change to the Zoning Ordinance in the form of a text amendment to widen the avenues permitted via Conditional Use. Solicitor Geiser stated that this proposed amendment will need to be reviewed by the Planning Commission in January.
CHIEF GARDNER LABOR CONTRACT – Vice President Stockton stated that post-retirement benefits were not previously included in the contract for Chief Gardner. Chief Gardner stated that this memorializes the same benefits that all other officers receive. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
HATBORO STATION FINANCIAL SECURITY RELEASE NO. 5 – Vice President Stockton stated that Council is in receipt of a recommendation from RVE for a financial security release for the Hatboro Station Project in the amount of $353,399.00 for work completed to date. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
TOLL BROTHERS ADDRESS ISSUE – Vice President Stockton stated that Borough Staff has reached out to the residents of Hatboro’s Nottingham Lane regarding whether or not they would like to change their address. Vice President Stockton stated that the residents surveyed thus far are against changing the address. He noted that units 2, 4, and 6 are not yet sold and that two residents have not been reached at this point; however, only one resident so far is in favor of the address change. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
Councilwoman Benjamin asked if the addresses continue to be an issue. Vice President Stockton stated that Council has not been contacted by Borough residents regarding issues with the addresses and have only heard about this problem through Horsham representatives.
ORDINANCE NO. 1054, TAX RATE ORDINANCE FOR 2019 – Vice President Stockton stated that the 2019 tax rate ordinance will reflect the changes in the 2019 budget. He stated this ordinance will list a general revenue tax rate 7.054 mills, a debt millage rate of 1.26 mills, and a Fire Protection millage of .925 mills.
President Bollendorf stated this ordinance would have to change if the EMS tax is added.
Manager Hegele stated she was just discussing this with the solicitor and the Borough would have to advertise the ordinance before they vote on it in two weeks. Manager Hegele stated that there is time to consider Second Alarmers. President Bollendorf stated that they will vote on Second Alarmers first at the Council meeting.
This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
TAN PROPOSALS – Vice President Stockton stated that Council is in receipt of a TAN proposal from TD Bank and is waiting for a second proposal from Santander Bank. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
2019 FEE SCHEDULE UPDATES – Vice President Stockton stated that the Borough addressed changes to the current fee schedule during the budgeting process. He stated that when looking at the fees, it was determined that the Borough was undercharging for a lot of services. Vice President Stockton stated that one of the larger increases is refuse fees and that this increase will help reduce the deficit with refuse collection. He also stated that a copy of proposed changes will be available at Borough Hall. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
2018 ROAD PROGRAM PAYMENT REQUEST NO. 1 – Vice President Stockton stated that RVE is currently reviewing a payment request from Bray Brothers for the 2018 Road Program. He stated that Council would need to pay for this project before December 31, 2018 due to Liquid Fuels restrictions. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
2017 CDBG CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 – Vice President Stockton stated that Council is in receipt of a change order for the 2017 CDBG project. Engineer Goff stated that this is a reduction to the original contract value in the amount of $36,951.20 due to as-builts used. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
2017 CDBG PAYMENT REQUEST NO. 1 – Engineer Goff stated that RVE is recommending the first payment request to NJS Concrete for the 2017 CDBG program in the amount of $110,787.00 with a retainer of $22,060. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting agenda for approval.
GREEN LIGHT GO GRANT COST ESTIMATE INCREASE – Vice President Stockton stated that PennDOT underestimated the costs for the Montgomery Ave. and Jacksonville Rd. Traffic Signal Improvement Project for the Green Light Go Grant. He noted that $100,000 of the Borough’s match requirement is supplemented by a Montgomery County Grant. He stated that because the Borough has a lot of money on the table with this grant, he recommends that the Borough continues with the grant despite the cost increase.
President Bollendorf stated that the remaining amount for the Borough’s match after the County Grant is included will be $92,000 which will be paid with Authority money as they already agreed to cover this cost. This item was moved to the December 3, 2018 Voting Meeting agenda for approval.
HATBORO HORSHAM FEED A FRIEND CAMPAIGN EVENT – Vice President Stockton stated that Council will need to vote to ratify Manager Hegele’s approval of the Feed A Friend Event Request. This item was moved to the December 3, 2018 Voting Meeting for approval.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS APPOINTMENTS – Vice President Stockton stated that the Borough has numerous openings on boards and commissions moving into 2019 including Planning Commission, Shade Tree Commission, Library Board, Historian, and Historical Commission. He stated that anyone interested in serving on these boards and commissions should contact Borough Hall.
2019 MEETING SCHEDULE – Vice President Stockton stated that the proposed meeting schedule for 2019 includes small changes from the previous meeting schedule. He stated that Council is looking to combine the committee and council meetings in the summer months due to a lower audience attendance in June, July, and August. He noted that this would also avoid conflicts with the PSAB conference and Hatboro Horsham Graduation. This item was moved to the December 17, 2018 Council Meeting for approval.
AUTHORITY UPDATE – President Bollendorf stated that he, Manager Hegele and Solicitor Geiser met with a former member of the Authority and the Authority Solicitor. He noted that the meeting went well and they are looking for a smooth transition. He also noted that the Authority acknowledges that it no longer exists. President Bollendorf stated that there are outstanding bills that the Borough will need to pay for the Authority, including their solicitor’s bill in the amount of $362.50 and his final bill for the month of November. President Bollendorf stated that the Borough will also need to consider paying the Authority members their stipend as usually received in December. This item was moved to the December 3, 2018 voting meeting for consideration.
OLD BUSINESS & UPDATES – None
ADJOURNMENT – President Bollendorf adjourned the December 3, 2018 Committee Meeting at 8:32 PM
DECEMBER 3, 2018 VOTING MEETING
CALL TO ORDER – President Bollendorf called the December 3, 2018 Voting Meeting to order at 8:32 PM.
PUBLIC COMMENT (VOTING ITEMS ONLY) – None.
ORDER OF BUSINESS AND VOTING ITEMS
ADOPTION OF FINAL 2019 BUDGET – Vice President Stockton motioned to adopt the final 201 budget. Motion was seconded by Councilman Hegele, all ayes. Motion carried 5-0.
GREEN LIGHT GO GRANT COST ESTIMATE INCREASE – Vice President Stockton motioned to approve the Green Light Go Grant Cost Estimate Increase. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benjamin, all ayes. Motion carried 5-0.
BOROUGH AUTHORITY PAYMENTS – Vice President Stockton motioned to authorize payments to the Borough Authority Trustees and Solicitor. Motion was seconded by Councilman Forgeng, all ayes. Motion carried 5-0.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RADIO PURCHASE – Councilman Hegele motioned to approve the purchase of 3 new Emergency Management Radios in the amount of $15,585.08. Motion was seconded by Councilman Forgeng, all ayes. Motion carried 5-0.
HHSD FEED A FRIEND CAMPAIGN EVENT REQUEST – Vice President Stockton motioned to ratify Manager Hegele’s approval of the Hatboro Horsham School District Feed A Friend Campaign Special Event Request. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benjamin, all ayes. Motion carried 5-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT – None.
ADJOURNMENT – President Bollendorf adjourned the December 3, 2018 Voting Meeting at 8:34 PM.
Assistant Borough Secretary
Transcribed by Assistant Borough Secretary DeRenzis