BOROUGH OF COLLEGEVILLE

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

September 4, 2013 Meeting

                                       

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

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

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve the August 3, 2013 meeting minutes; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 7-0.

MOTION by Mr. MacDonald to approve the August 15, 2013 special meeting minutes; seconded by Mr. Mann.  Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2013-09, Approval of the 231 Park Avenue (Park View) Preliminary/Final Land Development Plan Sue Creveling, HTC Associates discussed the preliminary/final land development plans for final approval.

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve Resolution No. 2013-09, Approval of the 231 Park Avenue (Park View) Preliminary/Final Land Development Plan; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 7-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Streets, Roads, Lighting Committee: Mr. Mann reported that the paving project has been completed. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve check numbers 10000 through and including 10041, along with transfers, as listed; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 7-0.

Mr. Mann reported that the beginning balance in the General Fund Checking was $81,542.51, deposits/credits $106,737.62, disbursements $142,795.35, including transfers, leaving an ending balance of $45,484.78.  Total funds available in all accounts are $1,287,091.14. 

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve the Treasurer’s Report; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 7-0. 

CTMA/PUBLIC WORKS:  Mr. Keenan reported that a lawyer was hired, Hamburg, Mullen, Rubin & Maxwell to work on the transition.  Joint Public Works Committee recommended approval of the Stipulation of Amendment to Settlement Agreement regarding CTMA July 12, 1990 Settlement Agreement between Collegeville and Trappe Boroughs.

MOTION by Mr. Keenan to approve the Stipulation of Amendment to the Settlement Agreement regarding CTMA July 12, 1990 Settlement Agreement between Collegeville and Trappe Boroughs; seconded by Mr. Mann.  Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2013-08,  Approving Amendments to the Collegeville-Trappe Municipal Authority Articles of Incorporation –

MOTION by Mr. Keenan to approve Resolution No. 2013-08, Approving Amendments to the Collegeville-Trappe Municipal Authority Articles of Incorporation; seconded by Mr. Mann.  Motion carries 7-0.

Planning Commission:   Mr. Thompson reported that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Preliminary/Final Land Development Plan for 231 Park Avenue and also recommended approval of a new flood plain ordinance for Collegeville Borough.

CPVRPC:  No Report.

Parks Committee: Mrs. Stagliano reported that the last concert was held last week. 

Public Safety Committee: No Report.  Mr. Thompson discussed the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator position.  He recommended Brian Freas, who has shown interest in the position of Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator.

MOTION by Ms. Tulio to approve Brian Freas as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator; seconded by Mr. Braun.  Motion carries 7-0.

Also, Ms. Tulio noted that the next Public Safety Meeting is next Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Facilities Committee: No Report. 

Personnel Committee: No Report.

Business Liaison Committee: No Report.

CEDC Activities: Ms. Morrison thanked Borough Council for use of the park for Movies in the Park.  She will be hosting the PA Downtown Program next week for an evaluation of the program.  The Farmer and the Chef is set for next Thursday, September 12th at the Copperfield Inn.    

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Engineer: Mr. Leh reported that both items were already discussed.  231 Park Avenue and the paving project.

Solicitor: Solicitor Hosterman reported that he prepared the resolution for Parkview, which was adopted by Borough Council tonight, as well as, the stipulation of amendment to the settlement agreement.  Also the resolution approving amendments to the CTMA articles of incorporation was prepared.

Manager / Zoning OfficerNo Report.

Police:  Report on file.   Also last year it was budgeted to replace the Expedition.   The Expedition will be replaced with a 2014 Chevy Tahoe at $38,000.00 with a three-year lease and the fourth year will be purchased for $1.00.

MOTION by Ms. Tulio to approve the purchase of the 2014 Chevy Tahoe to replace the 2003 Ford Expedition with a three-year lease of $38,000.00 and the fourth year to purchase for $1.00; seconded by Mr. Braun.   Motion carries 7-0.

Fire: Report on file.  Craig Penuel gave the report.  Brian Freas discussed the 5K Hero Run set for October 20th

Ambulance Report:  Report on file.  J.G. gave the report.  Mr. Tulio introduced Mike, who is a senior at Ursinus College and works with Trappe Ambulance. 

Jr. Council Member Report:  Maggie announced that school has just started.  Also, there is a free college workshop on October 24th.

Mayor:  No Report.

MOTION by Ms. Tulio to approve the Committee and Administrative Reports; seconded by Mr. Mann.  Motion carries 7-0.

Public Discussion:

Eugene LeGendre, Janet Smith and Bonnie Dean of Meadow Road (First Avenue) – Meadow Road never gets paved when Chestnut Street gets worked on.  The Sewer Authority told residents that they would fix road after work was complete.  The Regional Authority did the work on the interceptor.

ACTION ITEMS:  

Consideration of Zayo Communications Site Lease Amendments, 233 W. Seventh Avenue and 10 W. Main Street – Mr. Hosterman discussed both lease amendments.

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve both lease amendments for five-year terms; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 7-0.

OTHER BUSINESS

Discussion of Pension Plan MMO’s – Mr. Thompson discussed both the Non-Uniform and Uniformed MMO’s. 

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF COUNCIL – None

There being no additional business to discuss the meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

 

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Geoffrey D. Thompson,

Manager/Secretary