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Board of Supervisors
10/25/2016 7:30 PM

SUPERVISORS PRESENT:

Kathleen Hunsicker, Vice-Chair

Edward J. Brandt

Dr. J. Richard Booth

Mark Grey

 

ABSENT:

Stephen Paccione, Chairman

 

STAFF:

Jamie Worman, Assistant Township Manager

Carole Culbreth, Assistant Secretary

Michael Savona, Esq., Solicitor

 

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

The Vice-Chair called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. in the Lower Gwynedd Township Municipal Building and led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance.

 

Wissahickon School District Thank You to LGT Police Department – Dr. James Cristfield

Dr. James Cristfield, Wissahickon School District Superintendent, introduced himself and Wade Coleman, Business Administrator to the Board. He stated he was very appreciative of the teamwork spirit this year and the effort to increase communication with Township officials, school district and the entire community. He passed on to the Board an Emergency Guide for Parents brochures. He stated the School Resource Office, Beth Sanborn, has been a phenomenal resource for the school in which the students learn to trust the Police Department. Dr. Cristfield stated the school has a great relationship with the police.

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL

 

Receipt of Meeting Minutes:        September 27, 2016

The Board of Supervisors received the minutes of the September 27, 2016 Regular Meeting. The Vice-Chair asked if there were any questions or corrections on the above minutes. There were none. Dr. Booth made a motion, seconded by Mr. Grey to approve the minutes of the September 27, 2016 Regular Meeting. The motion carried 4 - 0.

 

Receipt of Invoice History by General Ledger Account for September, 2016

The Board of Supervisors received the Invoice History for the month of September, 2016 in the amount of $1,427,729.40. The Vice-Chair asked if there were any questions or comments. There were none. Dr. Booth made a motion, seconded by Mr. Brandt to approve the Invoice History by General Ledger Account for September, 2016 in the amount of $1,427,729.40. The motion carried 4 - 0.

 

 

Receipt of Year-to-Date Budget Report for September, 2016

The Board of Supervisors received the Year-to-Date Budget Report for September, 2016. The Vice-Chair asked if there were any questions. There were none. Dr. Booth made a motion, seconded by Mr. Grey to approve the Year-to-Date Budget Report for September, 2016. The motion carried 4 – 0.

 

Balance Sheet for Third Qtr. 2016 and Quarterly Balance Sheet & Y-T-D Budget Notes

The Board accepted into the record the Balance Sheet for the Third Qtr. 2016 and Quarterly Balance Sheet & Y-T-D Budget Notes.

PUBLIC COMMENTS


The Chairman opened the meeting for public comment for items not on the agenda.

 

Fran Rhodes, Foulkeways, thanked the Board of Supervisors for meeting at Foulkeways. She stated Mr. Paccione’s presentation was well received. There were no other comments.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

Resolution No. 2016 – 29: Tax Hearing Officer Appointment

Mr. Savona, stated this is a resolution of the governing Board of Lower Gwynedd Township authorizing, empowering and directing the proper officers of the governing Board to appoint Berkheimer as its Tax Hearing Officer under and pursuant to the Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights for the express purpose of adjudicating appeals thereunder. Mr. Grey made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth to adopt Resolution No. 2016 – 29: Tax Hearing Officer Appointment. The motion carried 4 – 0.

 

Carriages of Lower Gwynedd Donation Offer to Township

Mr. Savona stated the Carriages of Lower Gwynedd request the Board of Supervisors accept a donation to the Township in the amount of $250,000 in lieu of the required tree replacement fee in the amount of $250,000. Mr. Grey made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth to accept the donation of $250,000 in lieu of the required tree replacement fee in the amount of $250,000. The motion carried 4 – 0.

 

Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission Check

Mr. Brandt stated on September 16, 21016 Lower Gwynedd Township received a check in the amount of $27,181.03 from the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission as reimbursement for the recycling efforts throughout the township (both residential and commercial). The Board accepted the $27,181.03 check from the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission.

 

Acceptance of Mowing Bid

Ms. Worman stated a single mowing bid received from M & M Landscaping on October 18, 2016 in the total three year amount of $264,053. This bid includes mowing, mulching and mulching removal and maintenance for Township Park Lands and other areas for three years (2017, 2018 and 2019). She stated as a reminder M & M Landscaping was the low bid for the 2011 contract in total three year amount of $222,000. We exercised our option for the two year extension for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Dr. Booth made a motion, seconded by Mr. Grey to accept the mowing bid from M & M Landscaping in the amount of $264,053 for three years. The motion carried 4 – 0.

 

Municipal Authority – Deed Recordings

This item was tabled.

 

 

 

 

Authorization of Employment

Ms. Worman asked for authorization to employ Barb Santoro to work in the Parks and Recreation Department until the end of the year. Mr. Brandt made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth to employ Barb Santoro to work in the Parks and Recreation Department until the end of the year. The motion carried

4 – 0.

 

SUPERVISORS/STAFF COMMENTS

 

Dr. Booth thanked Foulkeways for inviting the Board of Supervisors to hold their September 27, 2016

board meeting in their auditorium.

 

Charles Stewart, 1133 Wissahickon, stated he would like his sewer metered so his bill is less.

 

There being no further questions or comments, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m. until the next

Regular Meeting scheduled on November 15, 2016 at the Lower Gwynedd Township Building.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Carole Culbreth

Assistant Secretary

Township Government

Lower Gwynedd Township

Administration Building
1130 N Bethlehem Pike
PO Box 625
Spring House, PA 19477

Phone: (215) 646-5302
Fax: (215) 646-3357
contactus@lowergwynedd.org

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