BOROUGH OF HATBORO
MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019
President Bollendorf, Vice President Stockton, Councilwoman Benjamin, Councilwoman Anzinger, Councilman Hegele, Councilman Forgeng, Councilman Rich, Mayor Guenst, Manager Hegele, Assistant Secretary DeRenzis, Superintendent Sine, Chief Gardner, Engineer Goff, Fire Marshal Myers, and Solicitor Grieser were present.
ABSENT – Treasurer Polin, Solicitor Kilkenny and Fire Company President Mount were absent.
CALL TO ORDER – President Bollendorf called the July 15, 2019 Committee Meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
INVOCATION – Mayor Guenst gave the invocation.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chief Gardner.
PENNDOT NOISE ORDINANCE WAIVER REQUEST
President Bollendorf called the Public Hearing for the PennDOT Noise Ordinance Waiver Request to order at 7:00 PM. President Bollendorf stated PennDOT is requesting the ability to mill and pave State Route 332 (Jacksonville Rd. and Montgomery Avenue) during the overnight hours. Representatives from Highway Materials, Hatboro Lofts, Burgess Homes, and Montgomery Avenue were present.
Manager Hegele stated staff notified residents of this noise ordinance waiver request via certified mail.
Kathy Burgess, Jacksonville Road, asked if working overnight would quicken the work. Robert Reynolds from Highway Materials stated working overnight would allow them to complete the project in 3 nights with one night to mill and two nights to pave. Ms. Burgess asked if there would be any line changes on SR 332. Manager Hegele stated there will be a bike lane installed; however, there is another contractor through PennDOT that would come in to paint. Superintendent Sine stated this bike lane will begin at the former Worstall Stationary store and proceeds south toward the Police Station.
Ed Murr asked if there was any utility work or manhole jackhammering to be done overnight. Mr. Reynolds stated any loud jackhammering work would be performed during the day. Mr. Murr asked when the work would be done. Mr. Reynolds stated the work would be performed in the fall.
Ashley Kilcoyne stated that access to the residents’ parking lots is a concern during the work. Mr. Reynolds stated everyone will have access to their driveways, parking lots, and businesses.
Councilwoman Benjamin asked that the work be performed as scheduled unlike the York Road project that was delayed a year. Manager Hegele stated she spoke with PennDOT who stated the work will most likely take place at the end of September/early October.
The public hearing was closed at 7:10 PM. Councilman Hegele motioned to approve the noise ordinance waiver request submitted by PennDOT, allowing Highway Materials to mill and pave State Route 332 during the overnight hours. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.
MEETING NOTES – President Bollendorf reviewed the Public Comment Policy found on the back of the agendas.
EPA TESTING UPDATE
Alex Mandel and Jose Redmund from the EPA were in attendance to provide an update on the Raymark Superfund Site. Mr. Mandel stated the EPA is working on a 5 year review and will be releasing a study detailing all of the data collected and their analysis. Mr. Raymark stated the EPA tested 14 wells in the area of the Superfund site for PFCs, specifically for PFAS. He noted that none of the wells sampled showed levels of concern and were all below the health advisory level. He stated that the EPA does not see a need to retest for PFCs at this time.
Mayor Guenst asked why the levels of the PFCs in the wells cannot reach 0. Jose Redmund stated the health advisory level for PFCs is 70 parts per trillion while means that any levels below this concentration will not cause any health concerns. He stated that PFCs are just beginning to be studied and since they are used in waterproofing materials, it is impossible to remove them entirely. Mr. Mandel stated experts have created the health advisory level for PFCs and that a lot of the wells sampled were showing non-detect. Mr. Mandel stated these levels of PFCs are great news. He added that they are testing groundwater that is treated by AQUA and because the levels are so low, they are doing a great job. He stated that a copy of the EPA’s 5 year review will be available at Borough Hall and at the Union Library.
Engineer Goff delivered a presentation on what an MS4 program is as well as ways residents can reduce their impact on the Borough’s stormwater system. These methods include cleaning up after pets, not littering, and removing debris from stormdrains. A copy of this presentation was uploaded to the Borough’s website and Facebook.
PUBLIC COMMENT – None.
MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Guenst stated she will be attending the State Mayor’s conference in Harrisburg later in the week and indicated this is always an informative event.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – President Bollendorf reminded everyone he has office hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays which can be scheduled through contacting Borough Hall. President Bollendorf stated the Parking Commission will be holding a meeting to discuss parking on Springdale Avenue on July 24th and encouraged residents in that area to attend. President Bollendorf stated PCN was filming in Hatboro to create a feature on Hatboro. He noted this experience was very positive for the Borough and noted that once the air date is announced, he would like to have a viewing party.
Mayor Guenst stated she and Manager Hegele met with Grover Silcox who films the TV show Counter Culture on PBS. She stated they will be visiting many stores and businesses throughout town during this filming.
Manager Hegele thanked President Bollendorf, Mayor Guenst, Chief Gardner, Officer Allen, Tim Schultz, and all of the businesses who helped throughout filming.
Manager Hegele announced the Planning Commission meeting for August 6th to review a proposed Zoning Change submitted by Victorian Village. Manager Hegele also announced the Zoning Hearing Board denied the application for a clinic submitted by 333 N. York Rd.
Manager Hegele stated there is a map of Hatboro neighborhoods floating around and encouraged residents to share information on areas throughout the Borough.
Manager Hegele stated the DVRPC Safe Routes to Transit grant has a draft plan in review. She stated she will have a copy for Council shortly.
Manager Hegele stated there will be an Upper Moreland Hatboro Trail meeting on Wednesday, July 17th in Upper Moreland.
Manager Hegele stated Borough Hall staff is proceeding forward with scanning, renaming, and file organization in preparation for the Records Management System.
Manager Hegele stated the School District will be at the August Council Meeting to provide an update on the new Crooked Billet School.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT
Superintendent Sine stated Warminster Road was milled at Byberry/Warminster and between Lycoming/Newton Avenue. He stated this project is an Upper Moreland paving project and are scheduled to be paved within two weeks. He encouraged motorists to drive carefully.
Superintendent Sine stated there are two samples of recycling bins in the back of the room. Superintendent Sine stated he and the Public Works men tested the bins for durability and is recommending the bin that is slightly more expenses. He stated every person whom pays for refuse collection by the Borough will receive a bin and that there will be about 700 extra. He stated that this is all a part of the 902 Recycling Rant. President Bollendorf asked if there is an expected delivery date. Superintendent Sine stated that since 4,200 of the bins are being delivered, they are planned to arrive in late September and will be stored at the pool. Superintendent Sine stated he is determining the best way to get the bins to each residence and will release more information when available.
Councilwoman Benjamin asked if residents can use a bin other than one provided by the Borough. Superintendent Sine stated yes.
Superintendent Sine stated the recent rainy weather has caused delays and flooding. He stated Public Works has been working to keep drains clear. He noted there are many stormdrains ridden with grass and yard waste and reminded people to keep them clear and not to drive through floodwaters. Superintendent Sine stated he and Chief Gardner noticed a lot of areas that they have never seen flood before. Councilman Hegele asked where these areas are. Chief Gardner stated Montgomery/York, Moreland/York and Byberry/York all flooded during the recent storms because of the volume of rain in the short period of time. Councilwoman Benjamin asked if the flooding is due to a reduction in permeable surface. Councilwoman Anzinger stated it is because the volume of rain is exacerbating the stormwater system.
President Bollendorf asked if Upper Moreland and Hatboro work together to pave an entire street in areas where the streets are split between the two municipalities. Superintendent Sine stated he can begin conversations with Upper Moreland. He stated he is already working with Upper Moreland to arrange for a joint paving of Warminster Road in 2020 and stated he would try to collaborate in more areas.
CHIEF OF POLICE REPORT
Chief Gardner thanked everyone in the Hatboro Community for their support during the passing of Parking Enforcement Officer Ottey and who attended his services. Chief Gardner stated that part time operations Joe Kovach will be taking the position of Parking Enforcement Officer and substitute crossing guard. He stated Mr. Kovach is a former Philadelphia Police Officer and is a great fit for the job.
Chief Gardner stated the department is 100% through the policy phase of the accreditation process and is 42% through the assessment phase. He added the department is on track for completion in 2020.
Chief Gardner stated the Verizon lines for the LiveScan software were installed and the system should be live within a few weeks.
Chief Gardner reminded everyone that the Car Show is taking place on July 27th and reviewed road closures for the event. He also noted the Moreland/Orchard lot will be closed to vehicles, including permitholders as in years previous and that flyers will be distributed to vehicles in the coming days. Chief Gardner stated these parking restrictions for the lot will also be in effect for National Night Out.
FIRE MARSHAL REPORT
Fire Marshal Myers stated the fire prevention materials awarded through the State Farm grant have been ordered. He stated he has been working alongside Manager Hegele and Solicitor Grieser to create the Short Term Rental Ordinance. Fire Marshal Myers stated that preparation for the RMS system in Borough Hall is ongoing. Fire Marshal Myers stated the YMCA will be holding a superhero day in Miller Meadow that will feature the landing of a medical helicopter.
Engineer Goff stated that the Borough’s MS4 application has been submitted to the DEP and is available for review at Borough Hall. Engineer Goss stated the plans for the Jacksonville/Montgomery Green Light Go Project will be ready to bid at the end of summer. Engineer Goff stated RVE continues to meet with PennDOT for the Corinthian Trail project. She stated RVE has applied for the Multimodal Transportation Fund Grant for pedestrian bump outs at York/Williams and York/Summit. She indicated there is no match requirement for the grant. Engineer Goff stated she is working with Hatboro Station on the drainage issue occurring at Fulmor/Warminster that was unaccounted for in Hatboro Station’s plans.
Engineer Goff stated she also continues to work on the closeout of the Stoveworks Project. Mayor Guenst stated that Stoveworks has a lot of project elements that were not performed. She stated they were supposed to install crosswalks and make improvements to the traffic light at Jacksonville and Montgomery. Mayor Guenst asked if they would be required to do these things. Engineer Goff stated a letter was sent to Stoveworks with a list of improvements that were not done and that the project is still under a line of credit. Manager Hegele also stated that the Kilcoynes are eager to move the project along.
Mayor Guenst asked if the drainage issues at Hatboro Station are a result of an engineering shortfall. Engineer Goff stated that the original engineering review did not account for the drainage issue that would result of the townhomes. She noted that Hatboro Station are liable for this work. Engineer Goff stated Hatboro Station is surveying the area in preparation to make the improvements along with the crossing improvements and would be done by the fall. She noted they are required to complete these before they finish the project. Manager Hegele added there are a lot of improvements the developer needs to make including the crosswalk at Byberry Road.
Ron Battis, W. Moreland Ave., stated Stoveworks is on a LERTA. President Bollendorf stated Jacksonville Green is on a LERTA and the Lofts is not.
Solicitor Grieser stated the RAV Collision appeal is ongoing and they are preparing the Borough’s response due on August 2nd. Solicitor Grieser stated the Borough entered its notice of appeal with the Commonwealth Court and now Judge Eisenberg must enter his law briefing. He expects the judge to do this soon so that the Borough can enter its briefing. Solicitor Grieser stated his firm has been working on several Right to Know requests and congratulated Solicitor Geiser on the birth of her baby girl.
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
2019 GOAL UPDATE
Councilman Forgeng provided an update on the goals established at the beginning of 2019:
- Continue to promote partnerships within the community and other communities: Councilman Forgeng indicated a great example of this is the K-9 program. Chief Gardner stated Louie and Officer Allen have already been helping the District Attorney and other investigations.
- Continue to explore technology: Councilman Forgeng noted there have been many improvements including the LiveScan system.
- Work on the Accreditation Process: Councilman Forgeng stated the accreditation process is proceeding well as indicated by Chief Gardner earlier in the meeting.
- Hold an emergency management tabletop drill: Councilman Forgeng indicated one was held during the spring and was a great training exercise.
- Community Involvement: Councilman Forgeng noted events like the car show aand National Night Out as well as deploying the Bike Patrol helps residents interact with the department and build a better relationship.
FIRE COMPANY EXPENDITURE LIST – Councilman Forgeng stated Council is in receipt of the Fire Company Expenditure List for the month of June in the amount of $4,325.07. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
2019 GOAL UPDATE
Vice President Stockton stated a lot of the goals established by the finance committee involve a budget update, so they have decided to move these updates to the August meeting where they will be giving a budget presentation.
Vice President Stockton stated the other goals established include:
- Preventing the need for a TAN in the future: Vice President Stockton indicated that as they see how revenue comes in, they can better budget and allocate funds in the future.
- Obtain and execute grants, specifically for Miller Meadow: Vice President Stockton stated staff has done a tremendous job seeking, applying for, and obtaining grants. He noted one of the grants awarded includes the Montco 2040 grant for Miller Meadow improvements.
REQUEST FOR FUNDING UNDER MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION GRANT PROGRAM – Vice President Stockton stated this application will be for the installation of pedestrian bump outs at York/Williams and York/Summit. He added there will be no match for this grant. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
RESOLUTION 19-18: RESOLUTION REQUIRING SUBGRANTEES OF RACP GRANTS TO PAY REVAILING WAGE TO BUILDING SERVICE WORKERS
Vice President Stockton stated this resolution will require anyone receiving RACP grant funds to pay prevailing wage.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE
2019 GOAL UPDATE
Vice President Stockton gave updates on the goals as follows:
- New Borough Website: Vice President Stockton stated the new website will be going live on September 1st. He noted there will be some things added after September 1st, but the core of the website will be ready.
- Business Spotlight: Vice President Stockton stated they continue to create the Business Spotlight and it is a great way to promote local businesses.
- AV Project: Vice President Stockton stated the Borough is parting ways with the company previously used because they could not provide an itemized list of equipment to be used for bidding. He stated that money is earmarked for the project, so he wants to get the ball rolling with another company.
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – Councilwoman Benjamin announced numerous events including those at the Union Library, Car Show, Summer Nights/Cruise Nights, Christmas in July at the Pool, Adult Night at the Pool, and the Kat Hall Whiffle Ball Classic.
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
2019 GOAL UPDATE
Councilman Hegele stated Public Works does a lot of work for the Borough including collecting trash/recycling, clean and maintain streets, plow/salt during winter storms, maintain streetlights, manage parks, clean stormdrains, clean York Road, maintain the pool, and more. Councilman Hegele stated that the Public Works department now does a lot of work in-house and it saves the money a lot of money. He stated their expertise in carpentry, plumbing, and vehicle repair, among others allows them to complete projects efficiently.
Councilman Hegele stated there have been improvements to services, personnel management/training, and more performed already this year.
Superintendent Sine stated Public Works also wanted to install more LED streetlights in 2019. He stated this goal was also achieved. He noted this project resulted in $3,215 in PECO rebates. He noted he wants to continue to replace lights as the years move on.
Superintendent Sine stated the Volleyball court was finished and is ready for play. He noted he also wanted to improve the baseball field at Memorial Park this year; however, moved this to 2020 due to the Volleyball court and trails that will be installed shortly.
Superintendent Sine stated he also wanted to replace damaged concrete at the Borough facilities. He noted these improvements were completed.
Superintendent Sine stated he is working with the Public Works Committee to revise Trash and recycling ordinances as planned. He also stated he is still waiting to hear when the Borough’s contract with Covanta is up so that he can work on renegotiating for cost savings as planned for 2019.
Superintendent Sine stated Public Works wanted to increase enforcement of recycling and that the department has been interacting with residents through stickers, education materials, the recycling mascot, and a recycling education video.
Superintendent Sine stated Public Works wanted to improve employee performance. He stated he conducted a performance review for the department and the employees responded well to it. He also indicated that training is ongoing for both him and the department. He also noted that he is networking with other municipalities to build a better partnership.
Superintendent Sine thanked the Public Works employees and appreciates their hard work. He stated he challenges the department and their projects makes the department very well-rounded.
Councilman Hegele stated the committee started 2019 with all of these goals and Public Works is already achieving so many of them.
RECYCLING BIN QUOTE – 902 GRANT – Councilman Hegele recommended the Borough purchase 3,200 recycling bins from Rehrig in the amount of $60,384. He stated that Superintendent Sine noted these bins are more durable than the others quoted. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
LOLLER ROAD PAVING DISCUSSION – Manager Hegele stated the area of 37 Loller Rd. has a low point that causes water pooling in the road. Manager Hegele stated she is working with the Engineer in order to determine a cost to alleviate the pooling of water in the road. Manager Hegele stated the Borough could use Liquid Fuels money for this.
2019 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM – Councilman Hegele stated the Borough was thinking about paving Madison Avenue in 2019; however, there is a considerable amount of curb work to be done. Councilman Hegele stated S. Chester Avenue would require no concrete work and Abbotts Lane would require minimal concrete work.
Engineer Goff stated that the Borough could roll the 2019 Liquid Fuels money over to 2020 to pave Madison Avenue if they wanted to. She indicated that PennDOT stated smaller municipalities do tend to roll money over and pave every other year. Engineer Goff stated S. Chester Avenue could be paved this year; however, paving would not be able to be performed before school starts, so traffic around Pennypack School would be affected.
President Bollendorf stated the Solicitor recommends the Borough does not replace curbs. He added he does not want to force property owners on Madison Avenue to replace their curbing on such short notice. Manager Hegele stated staff will work on getting the 6-8 properties on Madison to fix their curbs over the next year so that the road can be paved in the coming years. Manager Hegele stated if the Borough is not going to pave this year, she needs to get permission from PennDOT to roll over the liquid fuels money. Councilman Hegele asked what will happen if PennDOT denies the request to roll over funds. Manger Hegele stated the Borough would have to perform some sort of paving work; however, she never recalls the Borough rolling money over before so she does not believe it would be a problem. Councilwoman Anzinger said Abbotts would be the easiest choice if the Borough needed to do something. Superintendent Sine stated yes; however, it is only a small section of Abbotts lane. President Bollendorf stated the Borough needs to have a backup in case PennDOT says no to rolling over the funds.
Vice President Stockton stated that if any of these roads are not paved in 2019, they will be a priority in the following year.
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
2019 GOAL UPDATE
Councilwoman Anzinger stated she attended the Montgomery County Clean Energy Conference and received a lot of information.
Councilwoman Anzinger gave updates on the Committee’s 2019 goals as follows:
- Engineering studies for Parks: Councilwoman Anzinger stated a lot of these studies are ongoing as a part of grant projects in Eaton, Memorial, and Miller Meadow
- Recycling Program: Councilwoman Anzinger stated the recycling program is ongoing. She noted they are planning to have a big recycling push when the truck and bins arrive as a part of the 902 Recycling Grant.
- Pool Committee/Pool Capital Fund: Councilwoman Anzinger stated the Pool Committee was established to use money generated from 2018’s membership fees.
- Playground Equipment: Councilwoman Anzinger stated she is working on budgeting for new playground equipment for Memorial Park and exercise equipment for Eaton Park.
- Environmental Advisory Board: Councilwoman Anzinger stated she is working to establish an environmental advisory board by the end of the year and already has interested parties.
Mr. Ron Battis stated the bridge in Memorial Park is not ADA compliant. Councilwoman Anzinger stated Council is already looking to replace this bridge. She stated that the shoreline of the creek will be altered as a part of the streambank stabilization project, so it makes sense to wait to replace the bridge.
Councilman Forgeng asked if there can be a Memorial installed in Miller Meadow. Mayor Guenst stated there were talks about a Memorial for Memorial park, but none yet for the Meadow.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
2019 GOAL UPDATE
Councilwoman Anzinger gave updates for the Committee’s goals as follows:
- Aesthetics Ordinance: Councilwoman Anzinger stated research for the Aesthetics Ordinance is ongoing.
- Business Meeting: Councilwoman Anzinger stated there will be another Business Meet & Greet held in the fall.
- Events: Councilwoman Anzinger stated there is ongoing outreach in order to co-sponsor an event with the Chamber.
- Murals: Councilwoman Anzinger stated she has talked to the PA Arts Council regarding grants for murals and is working with Montgomery County Community College students to see who is interested in painting the mural on Public Works.
JULY BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: BOGGS PRINTING – Councilwoman Anzinger announced July’s business spotlight is Boggs Printing two is celebrating 40 years in business in Hatboro.
2019 GOAL UPDATE
Councilman Rich stated the goal for the Administration Committee was to handle items requested by the Borough Manager and to inform residents of the Borough about important documents or announcements. He noted this goal is accomplished at every meeting and is ongoing.
ZONING HEARING BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT: 335 LANCASTER AVENUE – Councilman Rich stated the Zoning Hearing Board meeting on Wednesday, July 17th to review a proposed dimensional variance at the property located at 335 Lancaster Avenue.
ACCEPT RESIGNATION OF JOHN DEMCISAK FROM THE ZONING HEARING BOARD
Councilman Rich stated John Demcisak is moving away from the Borough and is therefore resigning from the Borough of Hatboro Zoning Hearing Board. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
RESOLUTION 19-19: HONORING JOHN DEMCISAK – Councilman Rich read the Resolution honoring John Demcisak:
RESOLUTION NO. 19-19
RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF HATBORO HONORING JOHN DEMCISAK FOR HIS YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE BOROUGH OF HATBORO
WHEREAS, John Demcisak is a long-time resident of the Borough of Hatboro; and
WHEREAS, John Demcisak was elected to Borough Council in 1979 and continued his service as a Councilman for a total of 12 years; and,
WHEREAS, following his departure from Borough Council in 1991, John began serving on the Zoning Hearing Board in which he served from 1991 through 1999 and again from 2006 through June of 2019; and,
WHEREAS, in addition to serving on Borough Council and the Zoning Hearing Board, John Demcisak also spent many years serving on the Union Library Board, YMCA Board, Elm St. Hatboro, and as a member of the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association; and,
WHEREAS, John Demcisak dedicated years of his life to serving the Borough of Hatboro wherever and whenever possible; and,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough Council of the Borough of Hatboro and Mayor Guenst recognize John Demcisak for his years of service to the Borough of Hatboro and wish him the best in his retirement.
RESOLVED this 15th of July 2019.
RESOLUTION 19-17: APPOINT ZHB ALTERNATE CHRISTINA GIOVINAZZO TO THE ZONING HEARING BOARD – This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY DIGITAL DATA LICENSING AGREEMENT – Manager Hegele stated this licensing agreement is for the Borough Hall Records Management System and allows the vendor to gather information from Montgomery County that is needed to obtain information for the RMS. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST: OVERDOSE AWARENESS WALK – Councilman Rich stated Council is in receipt of a special event request for an Overdose Awareness Walk on October 6th. Chief Gardner stated there may be a bill from the Fire Police associated with the walk. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST: LEUKEMIA & LYMPHONA AWARENESS WALK – Councilman Rich stated Council is in receipt of a special event request for a Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Walk on September 22, 2019. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
HATBORO STATION LINE OF CREDIT RELEASE #7 – Vice President Stockton stated Council is in receipt of a recommendation for Line of Credit Release for Hatboro Station in the amount of $117,500 for elements completed thus far. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
SHORT TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE (ORDINANCE 1077) – Solicitor Grieser stated Council will not be voting to advertise, but voting to forward the ordinance to the Planning Commission for review. He noted because there is a zoning element, the ordinance must go through a County and local Planning Commission review. This proposed ordinance was forwarded to the County Planning Commission and then the local PC.
Vice President Stockton stated this ordinance should be incorporated into the Borough’s existing rental ordinance and should not be used as a revenue source. He indicated it should be used as a way to keep people honest.
COMMUTER PARKING ORDINANCE – This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
VERRICHIA COMPANY LLC DCED MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION GRANT FOR YORK & HORSHAM REQUEST FOR SUPPORT – Vice President Stockton stated the Verrichia Company LLC asked the Borough to support their application to the Multimodal Transportation Grant in which the Borough is also applying. Vice President Stockton stated he does not recommend the Borough support this project as it competes with the Borough’s application. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
YMCA SUPERHERO DAY FEE WAIVER REQUEST – Vice President Stockton stated the YMCA would like a fee waiver for the use of Miller Meadow for their Superhero Day. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
SEPTA CROSSING EXTENSION REQUEST – Engineer Goff stated the PUC agreement for the SEPTA crossing at Fulmor Avenue has a deadline of September 30th. As a result, the PUC recommended the Borough request a 1 year extension. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
JOHN KENNEDY ZONING SERVICES – Vice President Stockton stated John Kennedy has helped with various Zoning Hearing Board matters and the Borough would like to use him for Zoning Services. He believes Mr. Kennedy is a great fit as he has years of experience and many qualifications. This item was moved to the voting agenda at the end of the meeting.
OLD BUSINESS AND UPDATES – Councilman Hegele stated Council is in receipt of a letter from Governor Wolf thanking the Borough for their the support of his Restore PA program and thanked Governor Wolf.
ADJOURNMENT – President Bollendorf adjourned the July 15, 2019 Committee Meeting at 8:54 PM.
CALL TO ORDER – President Bollendorf called the July 15, 2019 Council Meeting to order at 8:55 PM.
PUBLIC COMMENT (VOTING ITEMS ONLY) – None.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Polin was absent. Manager Hegele delivered the Treasurer’s Report. Manager Hegele stated the Borough earned interest in the mount of $2,609.78 and maintained an account balance of $3,319,673.94.
ORDER OF BUSINESS & VOTING ITEMS
ACKNOWLEDGMEENT OF STAFF REPORTS – Councilman Rich motioned to acknowledge the receipt of the Public Works Report, Fire Marshal Report, Tax Collector Report, Treasurer’s Report, and the Upper Moreland Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority Minutes, and Historical Commission Minutes. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benjamin, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.
APPROVAL OF WARRANT LIST, PAYMENT OF BILLS, MANUAL CHECKS, AND TRANSFERS – Vice President Stockton motioned to approve the warrant list, payment of bills, manual checks, and transfers for the month of July 2019. Motion was seconded by Councilman Rich, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
JUNE 17, 2019 COMMITTEE/COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – Councilwoman Anzinger motioned to approve the June 17, 2019 Committee/Council Meeting Minutes. Motion was seconded by Councilman Forgeng, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
FIRE COMPANY EXPENDITURE LIST – Councilman Hegele motioned to approve the Fire Company Expenditure for the month of June 2019 in the amount of $4,325.70. Motion seconded by Councilman Forgeng, all ayes. Motion carried 7-0.
RECYCLING BIN QUOTE – Councilwoman Anzinger motioned to approve the recycling bin quote from Rehrig in the amount of $60,384.00 under the 902 recycling grant.
2019 ROAD PAVING – This item was tabled.
RESIGNATION OF JOHN DEMCISAK – Vice President Stockton motioned to accept the resignation of John Demcisak from the Zoning Hearing Board. Motion was seconded by Councilman Hegele, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
RESOLUTION 19-19 HONORING JOHN DEMCISAK – Councilman Hegele motioned to approve Resolution 19-19 honoring John Demcisak. He added John will be missed greatly. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
RESOLUTION 19-17: APPOINTING ZHB ALTERNATE TO ZONING HEARING BOARD – Councilman Rich motioned to approve Resolution 19-17 appointing Christina Giovinazzo to the Zoning Hearing Board. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
RESOLUTION 19-18: RESOLUTION REQUIRING SUBGRANTEES OF RACP GRANTS TO PAY PREVAILING WAGE – Councilwoman Anzinger motioned to approve Resolution 19-18 requiring subgrantees of RACP grants to pay prevailing wage. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton. Councilwoman Anzinger asked how prevailing wage is determined. President Bollendorf stated this rate is defined by the average rates in a geological area for the specific trade. A vote was cast, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
RESOLUTION 19-20: REQUEST FOR FUNDING UNDER MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION FUND GRANT PROGRAM – Councilwoman Anzinger motioned to approve Resolution 19-20, requesting $274,056 to be used for the York Road improvement projects from the Multimodal Transportation Fund Grant Program. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY DIGITAL DATA LICENSING AGREEMENT – Vice President Stockton motioned to approve the Montgomery County Digital Data Licensing Agreement. Motion was seconded by Councilman Rich, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST: OVERDOSE AWARENESS WALK – Councilwoman Benjamin motioned to approve the special event request for an overdose awareness walk on October 6, 2019. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Hegele, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
SPECIAL EVENT REQUEST: LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA AWARENESS WALK – Councilwoman Anzinger motioned to approve the special event application for a Leukemia and Lymphoma awareness walk on September 22, 2019. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benjamin, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
HATBORO STATION LINE OF CREDIT RELEASE NO. 7 – Councilman Rich motioned to approve the Hatboro Station Line of Credit Release No. 7 in the amount of $117,500 for the Hatboro Station project. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
COMMUTER PARKING ORDINANCE – Councilwoman Anzinger motioned to approve Ordinance No. 1056, Ordinance amending the Commuter Parking Ordinance. Motion was seconded by Vice President Stockton, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
VERRICHIA COMPANY LLC DCED MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION GRANT YORK & HORSHAM – A vote was cast. No motion was made and thus item died on the floor.
FEE WAIVER REQUEST: YMCA SUPERHERO DAY – Councilwoman Benjamin motioned to approve the fee waiver request submitted by the YMCA for their Superhero Day in Miller Meadow. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Anzinger, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
SEPTA CROSSING EXTENSION REQUEST – Vice President Stockton motioned to approve the extension request for the Fulmore Avenue SEPTA crossing. Motion was seconded by Councilman Rich, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
JOHN KENNEDY ZONING SERVICES – Vice President Stockton motioned to approve the contract for Zoning Services from John Kennedy and appoint John Kennedy as the Zoning Officer. Motion was seconded by Councilman Hegele.
Councilman Forgeng asked what amount of money he will be paid. Councilwoman Anzinger stated she will be paid hourly. A vote was cast, all ayes, motion carried 7-0.
Mr. Battis asked if he will replace the old zoning officer. President Bollendorf stated yes and state he will also be looking at the Borough’s Zoning Laws to make sure they are up to date. Mr. Battis asked if Mr. Kennedy could assist at Planning Commission meetings and if he will help with codification. President Bollendorf stated yes.
SPECIAL UPDATES – There were no special updates.
OLD BUSINESS – There was no old business.
ADJOURNMENT – The July 15, 2019 Committee/Council meeting was adjourned at 9:06 PM.
Assistant Borough Secretary
Transcribed by Deena DeRenzis