BOROUGH OF COLLEGEVILLE

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

February 5, 2014 Meeting

                                       

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

ROLL CALL:  Stagliano, Mann, Keenan, Tulio, Braun, Kernen; Rees arrived late

Also present were Police Chief Bart Bucher, Mayor Stagliano and Junior Council Person Margaret Cavanaugh.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve the January 6, 2014 Reorganization Meeting minutes; seconded by Mr. Braun.  Motion carries 6-0.

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve the January 6, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes; seconded by Mr. Braun.  Motion carries 6-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Streets, Roads, Lighting Committee: No Report.

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve check disbursements; seconded by Mr. Braun.  Motion carries 7-0

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

CTMA/PUBLIC WORKS:  No Report.

Planning Commission:   No Report.

CPVRPC:  No Report.    

Parks Committee: No Report. 

Public Safety Committee:   Ms. Tulio reported that next Public Safety meeting will be at Borough Hall on February 12th.

Facilities Committee: No Report. 

Personnel Committee: No Report.

Business Liaison Committee: No Report.

CEDC Activities: Cathy Kernen gave the report.   

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

EngineerNo Report.

Solicitor: No Report.

Manager / Zoning OfficerNo Report.

Police:  Report on file.   

Fire: Report on file. 

Ambulance Report:  Report on file. 

Jr. Council Member Report:  No Report

Mayor:  No Report.

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

Public Discussion:  

Frank Lepore, Stine Drive – B&M plows the snow and he noticed that Public Works trucks are also plowing the snow.  Why are we paying extra for Public Works to plow?  Feels that this is a waste of tax payer money.  Public Works is throwing snow on the sidewalks and plowing in handicap ramps.  B&M is plowing in intersections and packing it in tight and solid.  He feels that there is no reason that Public Works has to plow in the handicap ramps and that they should try to not plow in the handicap ramps.

ACTION ITEMS:  

Consideration of Ordinance No. 566, Accepting Dedication of Claymont Drive

MOTION by Mr. Mann to accept dedication of Claymont Drive; seconded by Mr. Braun.   Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2014-01, Borough Fee Schedule

MOTION by Mr. Rees to approve Resolution No. 2014-01, Borough Fee Schedule; seconded by Mr. Braun.  Motion carries 7-0.

Consideration of Appointing Howard Kriebel to the BOCA Board of Appeals (5 year term)

MOTION by Mr. Mann to appoint Howard Kriebel to the BOCA Board of Appeals; seconded by Ms. Kernen.   Motion carries 7-0.

 

Consideration of Resolution No. 2014-02, Authorizing the CEDC to Apply for 2011-2014 DECD Financial Assistance

MOTION by Mr. Mann to approve Resolution No. 2014-02, Authorizing the CEDC to Apply for 2011-2014 DECD Financial Assistance; seconded by Mr. Rees.  Motion carries 7-0.

OTHER BUSINESS – None

COMMENTS FOR THE GOOD OF COUNCIL – Ms. Kernen gave the CEDC report.  Dinner and a Show will be held 2/26 through 3/2.  Sixteen restaurants around the area are involved.  The show is “Wonderful Town”.  This has been promoted on the website.  May 3rd will be Farmer’s Market opening.  May 10th will be the Rubber Ducky Race and May 26th will be the Memorial Day Parade.  It’s Collegeville’s turn to host.  CEDC wants to host/organize/run the parade.  They would like it to start at Water Works Park and end at Collegeville Community Park. 

CEDC would like to now hold the Community Day at Ursinus as the Collegeville Community Day and hold it at the Community Park.  They would like to combine the Community Day and the Parade.  Mrs. Stagliano noted that we asked for volunteers in the newsletter and no one responded.  Fire Police did not help out and this cost the Borough a lot of money.

Ms. Kernen wanted the parade to end at Ursinus College; the College said no since Ursinus College was closed and would not bring in additional personnel and pay for them.

Mayor Stagliano wants the parade to end at the Veterans statue and honor our service people; not combine with Community Day.

There were 3000 people at last year’s event and this would be a problem with parking at Collegeville Community Park.  Five hundred cars were just from the participants.  A lot parked at the college.  Last year they parked at the Trappe Shopping Center.

Chief Bucher stated that it is very bad with parking around Collegeville Community Park.  It doesn’t work in our area, there are safety concerns.  

Cathy Kernen, Rachael Morrison and Chief Bucher will meet to discuss this further.

There being no additional business to discuss the meeting adjourned at 8:07 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

 

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Geoffrey D. Thompson,

Manager/Secretary