BOROUGH OF COLLEGEVILLE

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

August 7, 2013 Meeting

                                       

CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM

ROLL CALL:  Stagliano, Mann, Keenan, Tulio, MacDonald, Rees; Braun absent

Also present were Borough Manager Geoff Thompson, Police Chief Bart Bucher, David Leh, Borough Engineer, Marjorie Brown, Borough Solicitor, Mayor Stagliano and Junior Council Person Margaret Cavanaugh.

Mrs. Stagliano noted that an Executive Session was held to discuss a legal matter. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve the July 3, 2013 meeting minutes; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 6-0.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2013-06,  Approval of the Monument at Glenwood Final Land Development Plan -   Representatives of the developer and engineer reviewed the final land development plan. 

Peirce Eichelberger, 41 E. Fourth Avenue – Questioned what will be done about the large Pin Oak that is in the sewer easement.  He would like the Pin Oak to be replaced.

Joe Bondi, 110 Glenwood Avenue – Had concerns about some of PennDOT’s comments.  Mr. Bondi wanted an explanation of PennDOT’s concerns about the handicap ramp.  Questioned the approval process and the potential that PennDOT won’t approve, and questioned the proposed widening in the borough’s legal right-of-way.

Hayden Toole, 145 Glenwood Avenue  - Concerns about residents access to homes when the construction starts.

Peirce Eichelberger, 41 E. Fourth Avenue  - Asked if Council is comfortable with the five waivers?  Also concerned about the storm water running downhill to his property.  David Leh informed him that the overflow from the basin on the property is directed towards Rt. 29.

Joe Bondi, 110 Glenwood Avenue – Questioned if someone else purchased the property, would they be held to the same conditions.

MOTION by Mr. MacDonald to approve Resolution 2013-06, Approval of the Monument at Glenwood Final Land Development Plan; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 6-0.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Streets, Roads, Lighting Committee: Mr. Mann reported that two bids were received for Borough-wide line striping.  Mr. Leh recommends that Zone Striping be awarded the bid. 

MOTION by Mr. Mann to award the Borough striping bid to Zone Striping for $6,814.00; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 6-0.

Also Mr. Mann noted that the final paving project should be starting next week.  Chestnut Street to Park Avenue and Chestnut Street Extension will be paved.

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve check numbers 9998 through and including  9999, along with transfers, as listed; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 6-0.

Mr. Mann reported that the beginning balance in the General Fund Checking was $79,546.79, deposits/credits $161,094.34, disbursements $163,090.06, including transfers, leaving an ending balance of $81,542.51.  Total funds available in all accounts are $1,321,654.43. 

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve the Treasurer’s Report; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 6-0. 

CTMA/PUBLIC WORKS:  Mr. Keenan reported that meter replacements are proceeding; the main replacement on Fourth Avenue went well; Trappe did approve the resolution to consolidate the Municipal Authority and Public Works.

Planning Commission:   Mr. Thompson reported that the 231 Park Avenue, 3-lot subdivision was reviewed.  No action was taken on the land development.  A revised plan will be re-submitted to the Planning Commission.

CPVRPC:  No Report.

Parks Committee: No Report. 

Public Safety Committee: Ms. Tulio reported that the Borough will be rehiring Eckert Seimens Et. Al. to assist with the police contract negotiations.  Next meeting of the Public Safety Committee will be September 11, 2013.

MOTION by Ms. Tulio to re-hire Eckert Seimens, Et. Al. to assist with the police contract negotiations; seconded by Mr. Mann.  Motion carries 6-0.      

Facilities Committee: No Report. 

Personnel Committee: No Report.

Business Liaison Committee: Ms. Tulio reported it was a very active August.  Coming up on September 12, 2013 is the Farmer and the Chef, a restaurant tasting event at Copperfields.

CEDC Activities: Ms. Morrison reported two new businesses in Collegeville; The Cat Clinic on Main Street and Shagun Restaurant, and a Mediterranean Restaurant will be opening in the Collegeville Shopping Center.   Final negotiations have begun with Planet Fitness to move into the ACME.  H&R Block is expanding and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Providence Montessori School House.  The next Movies in the Park will be August 18th.  She was invited to the Trappe meeting to talk about the Yard Sale being held in Water Works Park on September 28th. 

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve the Yard Sale being held in Water Works Park; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 6-0

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Engineer: Mr. Leh noted that his items were already presented.

Solicitor: Solicitor Brown discussed the Transient Vendor Ordinance.

MOTION by Mr. MacDonald to advertise the Transient Vendor Ordinance with changes for the September Borough Council Meeting; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 6-0.

Manager / Zoning Officer:  Mr. Thompson reported that there are three concerts left.   He has received three quotes for sealing and striping the Borough parking lot with the low quote being DePhillippo Paving for $3,450.00.

MOTION by Mr. Keenan to accept the bid of $3,450.00 for sealing and striping the Borough parking lot from DePhillippo Paving; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 6-0.

The Borough’s Workers Compensation Insurance expires in November.  We were notified by the Company that it won’t be renewed due to the Act 46 Firefight Cancer Presumption Law.  We will be getting another quote from AmeriHealth.

Police:  Report on file.

Fire: Report on file.  Mr. Sassaman gave the report.

Ambulance Report:  Report on file.

Jr. Council Member Report:  Maggie announced the musical for this upcoming year; parking permits were released and schedules will be coming up the week of August 22nd.

Mayor:  No Report.

MOTION by Ms. Tulio to approve the Committee and Administrative Reports; seconded by Mr. Mann.  Motion carries 6-0.

Public Discussion:

Andy Feick, Ursinus College – Next week the college will be starting to get busy.  The football team will arrive the week of August 14th and then it will be steady stream of students arriving.

Jim Traupman, E. Ninth Avenue – Does orientation urge the students to use crosswalks?

Gary Sassaman - Does the state control fixing Main Street?

Rachael Morrison, CEDC – CEDC will be giving backpack flashers to incoming students.

ACTION ITEMS:  Consideration of Resolution No. 2013-06, Approval of the Monument Project at Glenwood Final Land Development Plan.  See above.

OTHER BUSINESS – Discussion of Transient Vendor Ordinance.   See above.

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF COUNCIL – None

There being no additional business to discuss the meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

 

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Geoffrey D. Thompson,

Manager/Secretary