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Board of Supervisors
12/13/2016 7:30 PM

SUPERVISORS PRESENT:

Stephen Paccione, Chairman

Kathleen Hunsicker, Vice-Chairman

Edward J. Brandt

Dr. J. Richard Booth

Mark Grey

 

STAFF:

Jamie Worman, Assistant Township Manager

Carole Culbreth, Assistant Secretary

Michael Savona, Esq., Solicitor

Kenneth Amey, Zoning Officer

 

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Lower Gwynedd Township Municipal Building and led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance. The Chairman stated the Board of Supervisors met in an Executive Session before the meeting on a Real Estate matter.

 BUSINESS & FINANCIAL

 Receipt of Meeting Minutes:

The Board of Supervisors received the minutes of the November 15, 2016 Workshop Meeting and the November 22, 2016 Regular Meeting. The Chairman asked if there were any questions or corrections on the above minutes. There were none. Ms. Hunsicker made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth to approve the minutes of November 15, 2016 Workshop Meeting and the November 22, 2016 Regular Meeting. The motion carried 5 – 0.

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

The Board of Supervisors received the Invoice History for the month of November, 2016 in the amount of $297,685.77. The Chairman asked if there were any questions or comments. There were none. Ms. Hunsicker made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth to approve the Invoice History by General Ledger Account for $297,685.77 in the amount of $297,685.77. The motion carried 5 - 0.

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

The Board of Supervisors received the Year-to-Date Budget Report for October, 2016. The Chairman asked if there were any questions. There were none. Dr. Booth made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hunsicker to accept the Year-to-Date Budget Report for October, 2016. The motion carried 5 – 0.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

The Chairman opened the meeting for public comment for items not on the agenda. There were none.

 

 BUILDING AND ZONING

 Conditional Use Decision:            PFP 537, 545, 601 Bethlehem Drive

Mr. Savona stated upon consideration of the application of PFP Property Management, LLC for a Conditional Use for Township approval of 23 single-family attached homes and 2 commercial buildings for retail/office use on property located at 537, 545 and 601 N. Bethlehem Pike; and upon consideration of the testimony produced at the hearing before the Board of Supervisors on November 22, 2016, the application is hereby approved with conditions. Dr. Booth asked Mr. Penna if the building will have the same characteristics as the rest of the area i.e. stone walls. Mr. Penna stated if Township staff makes recommendations and it fits then we will consider. Mr. Brandt made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth to approve the Conditional Use Decision as stated with the incorporated decisions. The motion carried 5 – 0.

 OTHER BUSINESS

 2017 Budget and Fiscal Plan

            Resolution No. 2016 – 32:   Budget Resolution

            Resolution No. 2016 - 33:    Tax Resolution

Ms. Worman stated on November 15, 2016, the Board authorized the 20-day public review of the 2017 Budget and Fiscal Plan. Ms. Hunsicker made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth to adopt Resolution No. 2016 – 32: Budget Resolution totaling $26,031,044 in revenues and $25,126,735 in expenditures. The motion carried 5 – 0. Ms. Hunsicker made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth, to adopt Resolution No. 2016-33: Tax Resolution. The motion carried 5 – 0. Mr. Paccione stated the 2017 Budget and Fiscal Plan has passed with no tax increase. Congratulations to Ms. Yeutter and Ms. Worman for all their hard work.

 

Proposal for Eagle Scout Pergola at Oxford Park

Ms. Worman stated Thomas Watson, Eagle Scout from Troop 540, asked the Board to consider his proposal of installing a pergola in Oxford Park in the amount of $1,100. Mr. Watson made a brief presentation of his proposed project and stated he will solicit donations from area hardware stores. Mr. Brandt made a motion, seconded by Mr. Grey to accept and match up to $1,000 in donations the Eagle Scout Pergola at Oxford Park. The motion carried 5 – 0.

 

Contractor Service Agreement between Lower Gwynedd Township & Bucks County Sewer and Water Authority

Mr. DeStefano explained that the current service agreement in place with the Bucks County Sewer and Water Authority is set to expire. The Township plans to renew their current agreement and Mr. DeStefano stated the duration of this agreement will be for three years beginning on January 1, 2017. He stated compensation for the operational services is $3,640.00. Dr. Booth made a motion, seconded by Mr. Brandt to approve the Contractor Service Agreement between Lower Gwynedd Township & Bucks County Sewer Water Authority. The motion carried 5 – 0.

Operational Service Agreement between Lower Gwynedd Township and North Wales Water Authority

Mr. DeStefano stated the above is an operational service agreement between Lower Gwynedd Township and North Wales Water Authority that is also set to expire and needs to be renewed. Ms. Hunsicker made a motion, seconded by Dr. Booth to approve the Contractor Service Agreement between Lower Gwynedd Township and North Wales Water Authority. The motion carried 5 – 0.

Ms. Hunsicker left the Board Meeting at 7:50 p.m.

MANAGER’S REPORT

Report from the Manager – Municipal activities, projects

SUPERVISORS/STAFF COMMENTS

The Board commended Mr. Watson on his Eagle Scout project. The Board members also wished

everyone Happy Holidays, extended well wishes to Mr. McAnally, and thanked staff and professionals

for their hard work.

 

There being no further questions or comments, the meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m. until the next

Regular Meeting scheduled on January 3, 2017 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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