BOROUGH OF COLLEGEVILLE

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

November 6, 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.

Mrs. Stagliano noted that an Executive Session was held prior to this Borough Council meeting to discuss legal matters; no votes were taken.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Ms. Tulio to approve the October 2, 2013 meeting minutes; seconded by Mr. Keenan.  Motion carries 7-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Streets, Roads, Lighting Committee: No Report.

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve check numbers 10100 through and including 10160, 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 $97,915.88, deposits/credits $218,208.32, disbursements $283,355.46 including transfers, leaving an ending balance of $32,768.74.  Total funds available in all accounts are $1,299,083.74. 

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

CTMA/PUBLIC WORKS:  Mr. Keenan reported that progress is being made on the merger.  Paul Mullen, solicitor for CTMA was present to explain the two ordinances on the agenda for consideration and to answer any of Borough Council’s questions on the merger.  Solicitor Hosterman discussed the other CTMA and Public Works action items on the agenda.

Consideration of Advertising Ordinance No. 564, Authorizing the Execution of an Inter-Municipal Agreement for Water, Perkiomen Township

MOTION by Mr. Mann to authorize advertisement of Ordinance No. 564; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of Advertising Ordinance No. 565, Authorizing Execution of Inter-Municipal Agreement for Water, Upper Providence Township

MOTION by Mr. Keenan to authorize advertisement of Ordinance No. 565, seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 7-0.

Authorize a letter from Public Works to Teamsters to notify Teamsters of Public Works new employer, CTMA

MOTION by Mr. Keenan to authorize letter to be prepared and sent to union representatives; seconded by Mr. Mann.  Motion carries 7-0.  

Consideration of Resolution No. 2013-10, Authorizing Amendments to Articles of Incorporation of the Collegeville-Trappe Municipal Authority

MOTION BY Mr. Keenan to approve Resolution No. 2013-10, Authorizing Amendments to Articles of Incorporation of the Collegeville-Trappe Municipal Authority, seconded by Mr. Mann.  Motion carries 7-0.

Planning Commission:   No Report.

CPVRPC:  Mr. Thompson reported that the CPVRPC will be updating their Regional Plan.  There will be a public hearing here on November 18th at 7:00 p.m.  Four council members are needed to attend the public hearing. 

Parks Committee: No Report. 

Public Safety Committee:   Ms. Tulio reported that the next meeting is next Thursday.

Facilities Committee: No Report. 

Personnel Committee: No Report.

Business Liaison Committee: No Report.

CEDC Activities: Report on file.  Rachael Morrison gave the report.   

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

EngineerMr. Leh reported that the striping project was completed successfully.  Also, a Developer’s Agreement and escrow requirement were developed for 231 Park Avenue.

Solicitor: Solicitor Hosterman reported that he worked on a development agreement for 231 Park Avenue.

Consideration of an AWACS Settlement Agreement – Mr. Hosterman recommends approval of this settlement agreement.

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve the AWACS Settlement Agreement; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of the new Cingular Wireless Lease Agreement Amendment – Mr. Hosterman stated that the lease agreement was approved previously, but the address on the lease agreement was incorrect.  This amendment corrects the address.

MOTION by Mr. MacDonald to approve the Cingular Wireless Lease Agreement Amendment; seconded by Mr. Braun.  Motion carries 7-0.

Manager / Zoning OfficerMr. Thompson reported that a postcard was sent out this week explaining the curbside leaf collection; leaf collection is scheduled for December 7th.

Police:  Report on file.   

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

Ambulance Report:  Report on file. 

Jr. Council Member Report:  Maggie gave a report of upcoming activities at Perkiomen Valley High School.

Mayor:  No Report.

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

Public Discussion:  

Rodney Grimm, Collegeville Crossing – he is concerned with the start time of the trash pick-up.  He would like Geoff to talk with Quality Disposal to push back the start times.

Arlene Johnson, Schwenksville Library – She thanked Borough Council for the donation to the library.

ACTION ITEMS:  

Consideration of Ordinance No. 561, Amending the Fire Lane Ordinance – Mr. Hosterman explained this ordinance.

MOTION by Mr. MacDonald to approve Ordinance No. 561, Amending the Fire Lane Ordinance; seconded by Ms. Tulio.  Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 562, Restricting Parking on the School St. Cul-de-Sac – Mr. Thompson explained this ordinance. 

MOTION by Ms. Tulio to approve Ordinance No. 562, Restricting Parking on the School St. Cul-de-Sac; seconded by Mr. MacDonald.  Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of the 2014 Preliminary Budget – Mr. Mann highlighted the Preliminary Budget.   Authorization is needed to approve and authorize advertisement of the 2014 Preliminary Budget. Council President Stagliano requested an additional $5,000 for parks projects.

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve and authorize advertisement of the 2014 Preliminary Budget; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of Advertising Ordinance No. 563, Setting the Real Estate Millage for 2014 – Mr. Mann noted that the millage will be staying at 4 mils for 2014.

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve advertising Ordinance No. 563, Setting the Real Estate Millage for 2014; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 7-0.

OTHER BUSINESS – None.

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