Board of Supervisors
Thursday, October 12 2006
A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Whitemarsh Township Board of
Supervisors was held on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 8:00 PM in the Whitemarsh Township Building, 616 Germantown
Pike, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.
Supervisors Present: Joseph P. Corcoran, III, Chairman; Steven S.
Brown, Vice Chairman; Jonathan D. Weiss; Jean McLenigan; and Kelly C. Wall.
Also Present: Christopher R. van de Velde, Township Manager; Bruce
G. Horrocks, Assistant Township Manager; Neil A. Stein, Esq., Township Solicitor; and James C. Sullivan, PE, Township
1.The Whitemarsh Township Business Association’s Fall
Pumpkin Festival will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 from 12 to 4 PM at Miles Park.The rain date is Saturday,
October 21, 2006.
2.Chairman Corcoran indicated that he has correspondence from the
President of the Upper Dublin Township Board of Commissioners that he will pass along to the other Board members.He
also has a Notice of Service from the Public Utility Commission concerning a proposed change to the railroad bridge
crossing Bethlehem Pike.
The Board considered the Meeting Minutes of August 24, 2006 and
September 14, 2006.
Chairman Corcoran noted that only three Board members were in
attendance at the August 24th Board meeting.
On a Motion by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor McLenigan
(Vote 3-0-2, Corcoran and Wall abstained), the Board approved the Meeting Minutes of August 24, 2006.
Chairman Corcoran stated that he circulated three proposed changes
to the September 14, 2006 Minutes via email to the other Board members.He requested the following changes.
7, Last Paragraph – change “Environmental Advisory Board” to “Open Space Committee”.
11, Item 6 – change “list of upcoming general fund projects that were initiated by prior Boards” to “list of any
special escrows created or initiated by prior Boards”.
17, Item 3 – add “Chairman Corcoran asked that in the future, an issue such as this immediately be brought to the
On a Motion by Supervisor Wall, seconded by Supervisor Brown (Vote
5-0), the Board approved the Meeting Minutes of September 14, 2006.
There was no public comment on these actions.
SUPERVISORS PUBLIC DISCUSSION ITEMS
1.Issuance of Use and Occupancy Permit – R&S Imports
Calvin Bonenberger, Director of Codes Enforcement, explained that
R&S Imports previously came before the Board seeking authorization to receive a Footings and Foundation Only
Permit, which was approved.He stated that he thinks they should obtain the same authorization from the Board to
receive a building permit.He advised that the applicant has completed the building within the same footprint as
before it burned down.Mr. Bonenberger said that he is confident that the applicant will meet all of the remaining
fire and safety issues.He stated that after all of the safety issues are satisfied, he would be issuing a Use and
Occupancy Permit which is not related to the pending land development plan for the property.
Supervisor McLenigan asked how the building could be occupied while
the temporary safety measures, as required by Mr. Bonenberger, are being removed and reconstructed to make way for
the provisions of land development approval, for example the installation of a storm water basin.Mr. Bonenberger
replied that the business could remain open while one side of the property is closed for reconstruction.He noted that
they will only be permitted to operate the building as it was prior to the fire until the necessary zoning and land
development approval is obtained.
Chairman Corcoran asked Neil Stein, Esq., Township Solicitor, if
there is anything that the Board should say about this issue.Mr. Stein responded that there is not.
Chairman Corcoran inquired as to whether notice of the issuance of
a Use and Occupancy Permit was sent to Upper Dublin Township or to Fort Washington Rescape.Bruce Horrocks, Assistant
Township Manager, responded that he placed a telephone call to Mr. Blood today.
Chairman Corcoran asked that going forward staff take the necessary
steps to notify any municipality that borders a property under development in the Township.
In response to an inquiry by Mr. Bonenberger, Chairman Corcoran
stated that when in doubt, notice should be given with the hope that reciprocal consideration would be afforded
Whitemarsh Township also.
Mr. Bonenberger will proceed with the issuance of the Use and
Occupancy Permit for R&S Imports.
2.Consideration to Amend Meeting Agenda
Christopher van de Velde, Township Manager, asked the Board to
consider amending this agenda to add “Consideration of a Resolution to Authorize the Preparation and Consideration
of an Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Map of Whitemarsh Township and to Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider Adoption
of the Ordinance” under Action Items.
On a Motion by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor McLenigan
(Vote 5-0), the Board amended the Meeting Agenda for October 12, 2006 to add Consideration of a Resolution to
Authorize the Preparation and Consideration of an Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Map of Whitemarsh Township and to
Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the Ordinance.
There was no public comment on this action.
3.Permitting and Fees for Landscapers’ Dumping Privileges
Mr. van de Velde explained that landscapers and residents have been
using the Township dump facility for years to dispose of brush, yard waste, etc.He noted that the rate at which
landscapers are dumping waste is too much for staff to usefully grind into wood chips.He stated that the Director of
Public Works has suggested that the Township begin a program of licensing and providing stickers to contractors for
an annual fee of perhaps $75, with a minimal charge per dump per size of the truck from $5 to $20.He indicated that
this action would require the adoption of an Ordinance at a later date.
Mr. van de Velde asked for authorization to proceed with the
preparation of an Ordinance and the required advertising.He added that the fees could be reviewed yearly and
changed accordingly.He stated that residents would still be permitted to drop their own yard waste in the dump area
at the Public Works facility.
Supervisor Weiss asked how staff could be sure about what exactly
is being dumped off, noting his concern about the quality of the mulch material that is placed on lawns.
Jerry Breitmayer, Director of Public Works, said that it is for
this reason that the Township needs to implement a better system.He stated that the drop-offs cannot be
monitored every minute of the day and that a great deal of time is spent removing unwanted materials from the dump
piles.He said that a check point could be set up for contractors to stop and have their loads checked before
dumping.Mr. Breitmayer indicated that he is looking for a control system for contractors, but that residents could
continue to drop off waste free of charge.
Supervisor Weiss stated that the plan makes sense.Supervisor Brown
Chairman Corcoran directed Mr. van de Velde to proceed with the
development of an Ordinance with regard to permitting and fees for contractor dumping privileges.
4.Auto Repair Facilities – Visual Improvements
Bruce Horrocks, Assistant Township Manager, noted that the Board
previously met with several area auto repair shop owners to discuss the possibility of making visual improvements on
their properties.He stated that he would ask a planner from the Montgomery County Planning Commission to assist in
developing some streetscape-type improvements, unless the Board objects.He noted that the Township pays for the
County service whether the planner is used or not.He stated that the objective is to try to persuade the owners of
these properties that making visual improvements would be to their benefit as well.
Chairman Corcoran confirmed with Mr. Horrocks that the County
Planner would be made aware of the comments and suggestions of the Board members on this issue.
Supervisor Brown asked that the Board be made aware of the schedule
and assured that the County Planning Commission is going to adhere to the schedule.Mr. Horrocks stated that it would
be done as fast as possible, but that the work with the County could interfere with the schedule to resolve issues
with a particular property owner prior to a Zoning Hearing scheduled for December.
Supervisor Brown said that it sounds like there is enough time to
develop some general concepts.
on Fire and Emergency Services Study
Chairman Corcoran advised that the Township has commissioned a
study by an individual consultant group to work with the Fire Companies, Ambulance Association, Fire Marshal, and
Emergency Services Board to review the status of the Companies and provide recommendations.He noted that the
Board of Supervisors has received a copy of the preliminary study.
Calvin Bonenberger, Fire Marshal, explained that the Chiefs of each
Fire Company, Ambulance Association, and Police Department just received a copy of the report and that it was too
soon to discuss the report at the recent meeting of the Emergency Services Board.He stated that the Chiefs of
the various departments indicated that they are committed to being part of the process.He said that he has received
written comments that he would be circulating them among those that submitted comments.He advised that a meeting
would be held on October 24, 2006 to determine the format to present the comments from the other half of the survey,
which involves participation from the emergency personnel.
Chairman Corcoran asked if only one meeting would be scheduled or
if several meetings would be necessary.Mr. Bonenberger stated that there would be one meeting after each
department has seen the comments of the others.
Mr. van de Velde said that there are some major issues to be
considered which he does not think could be resolved in one single meeting.He stated that it would take several weeks
of discussion before the Board receives a consensus of the comments.
Mr. Bonenberger stated that the Emergency Departments have been
advised that there would a consensus agreement of the comments to be presented to the Board of Supervisors and that
any strong opinions of participants could be forwarded to the Board members directly.
In response to an inquiry by Supervisor Wall, Mr. Bonenberger
indicated that he was not planning to circulate the comments received as yet to the Board of Supervisors.Supervisor
Wall stated that she would like to see the comments, as liaison to the Emergency Services Board.
Mr. van de Velde added that Supervisor Wall should see the comments
because she will need to participate in the discussions.Mr. Bonenberger stated that he would provide
Supervisor Wall with a copy of the comments next week.
In response to an inquiry by Chairman Corcoran, Mr. Bonenberger
indicated that he did not see anything of a budgetary nature come out of the discussions for 2007.He added that the
overall planning concept is more long-range.
Mark Helms (4031 LaFrance Road) inquired as to when the public
would see the report.Chairman Corcoran stated that the Board is hoping to hear from the Emergency Services Board soon
on the initial draft and have a modified set of recommendations for the Board of Supervisors to consider, followed
by a public hearing.Mr. van de Velde concurred but noted that he could not put a time schedule on it yet because he
does not know the magnitude of feedback and would likely not know until the end of October.
Supervisor Weiss added that the report is not complete, as the fire
company personnel have not actively participated in the survey yet.Mr. Bonenberger concurred, stating that the report
is currently in a draft form based on the information gathered by the consultants.He noted that the Fire Companies
would be participating next and that the process could go back and forth, depending on input and comments.
Chairman Corcoran said that nobody is trying to hide anything and
that the Township is challenged with trying to get three independently minded companies to agree on the future.He
said that the Fire Companies need time to work out the details of the draft report and to try to reach a
consensus.Supervisor Weiss added that the Board of Supervisors promised as much to the companies.
Chairman Corcoran stated that it would be an open process and that
it would come back to the Board for consideration.He said that he assumes everyone would see the recommendations at
6.Germantown Pike Construction Planning – Request for Proposal
Mr. van de Velde stated that there seemed to be some confusion at
the last meeting as to what he was proposing to do for this project.He reported that he prepared a document
that outlines the substance of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and asked for input from the Board members.
Mr. van de Velde indicated that he already received some feedback
from Chairman Corcoran who asked that the far ends of Germantown Pike not be forgotten, although the focus area has
been in the Lafayette Hill Commercial District from Joshua Road to Church Road.He stated that these areas could be
incorporated into the project even though the concept plan did not include much detail.He noted that he does not want
to go too far with the potential for sidewalks on the south side until the sidewalk on the north side is worked out
with PennDOT and approved.
Chairman Corcoran said that he asked that Mr. van de Velde and the
consultants take a look at the Plymouth Meeting portion of Germantown Pike, noting that initially the Board set out
to develop a plan that ran from Butler Pike to the border of Springfield Township.He stated that he has seen and
heard comments about the need to get Plymouth Meeting back into the plan, which plan now only starts at Joshua
Road.He said that this may require adding a second phase to the project or to be part of some future development
process where the Township would actually see a sidewalk on the south side of Germantown Pike.He said that the Board
is sending a message to the residents that these areas would not be forgotten.
Mr. Horrocks indicated that the proposed RFP would be developed
into a formal version after obtaining comments from the Board about the scope of the project.
Supervisor Brown said that he is reflecting on the concept of
sidewalks on the south side of Germantown Pike.He said that at times the Board has talked about a sidewalk from
Butler Pike to the High School on the north side.He stated that he could see a sidewalk on the south side up to
Mayflower Road but he cannot see prioritizing spending money to extend the sidewalk all the way to Joshua Road given
the other needs in the Township.
Chairman Corcoran said that he acknowledged that point in his
comments and suggested sidewalks on the south side as a Phase II portion of the project.He said that residents of
Mayflower Road have a real risk when trying to get to Miles Park by crossing Germantown Pike.He indicated that this
concept should get into the strategic plan, but agreed that it is not a high priority in terms of where money should
Supervisor Brown inquired as to the match through grant monies, to
which Mr. van de Velde stated that the match is for $400,000 and that the estimated total cost of the project is $2.2
Million.Mr. van de Velde said that if all of those items were included at that level, the Township would exceed what
it has as its match requirement and the federal grant.He noted that some of those cost estimates seem high so he is
not prepared to tell the Board to categorize or prioritize until the next phase is accomplished and more precise
engineering and cost estimates are developed.
Supervisor Brown thanked Mr. van de Velde for providing the actual
comment sheets from individuals about this project.He stated that there seems to be a consistency as to what people
want along Germantown Pike.He said that the focus may need to be on a few, more important things and that some larger
items may need to be cut out for now.Mr. van de Velde said that he does not want to do anything prematurely.Chairman
Corcoran said that this conversation will be coming back to the Board in a month or so, at which time some hard
decisions will need to be made.
Mr. van de Velde advised that when the RFP becomes a draft of the
full contract, it will go to the Township Solicitor for review.
Chairman Corcoran asked that a graphic timeline be added to the RFP
so that everyone knows exactly when things should get done.He also asked that coordination with community and
business leaders be added as well.
Supervisor Brown indicated that community and business leaders are
well represented through the Advisory Committee.Mr. van de Velde said that he referenced the Advisory Committee and
he presumes that the Committee would include the continuum of the group, who the Township would keep informed and
receive feedback from, before the details are finalized.
Chairman Corcoran acknowledged that that aspect may be
It was the consensus of the Board members that staff could proceed
with the development of a Request for Proposal for the Germantown Pike Construction Planning.
7.Harts Lane Planning Committee
Douglas Knauss, Director of Parks and Recreation, stated that at
the last open house to discuss the new park facility on Harts Lane, there were 18 people interested in joining a
planning group.Mr. Knauss noted however that such a group would be too large, with the addition of other key
individuals and members of the community to be included.He indicated that the interested individuals would be
contacted to set up interviews with Township staff and members of the Parks and Recreation Board, with final
recommendations made to the Board of Supervisors.He indicated that their goal is to have a planning group up and
running by some time in November.
Supervisor McLenigan said that she is concerned that the Board
still has not approved the entire Parks and Recreation Master Plan and that the proposed park on Harts Lane has been
carved away from the Plan.She is concerned that it could have an impact over the success of the entire plan going
Mr. Knauss advised that one of the recommendations in the Master
Plan is to establish neighborhood/pocket parks.He said that the size of this property would fall into that realm,
noting that there are no defined or specified sites in the Plan.
Supervisor Weiss commented that there are no other planning
committees developed for the other parts of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.Mr. Knauss said that right now there
is no major development going on at other parks, noting that when other parks come up for evaluation, committees
would be formed with area residents.Mr. Knauss advised that future budgets are being built out of the recommendations
from the Master Plan.
Supervisor Weiss said that he would like to make sure that the
Harts Lane Planning Committee understands how this new park would fit into the Master Plan.Mr. Knauss stated that
general recommendations from the Master Plan would be utilized throughout the process.
Supervisor Brown asked about inclusion of the Police Department in
the discussions.Mr. Knauss said that representatives could be brought in at key times in the process but that they
should not need to be at every meeting.
Eileen Behr, Chief of Police, advised that she has received copies
of the plans for review.
Supervisor Brown noted that all of the meetings of the Planning
Committee would be open public meetings for anyone to attend.He asked that minutes be taken of the meetings, and Mr.
Chairman Corcoran suggested that a representative from the
Environmental Advisory Board be added to the list of proposed participants.Mr. Knauss concurred.
Chairman Corcoran said that the Board of Supervisors would decide
who would serve as liaison to the Committee and suggested the Board of Supervisors’ liaison to the Parks and
Recreation Board.He stated that he is not sure about including two Art Center Board members, as he feels that it is
most important to hear from the community.Mr. Knauss concurred.
Supervisor Weiss suggested a member of the Planning Commission be
included as well.
Chairman Corcoran stated that the number of resident participants
may need to be increased to cover all areas of the community.Mr. Knauss said that it was suggested at a Parks
and Recreation Board meeting that one of the participants be both a resident and Art Center Board member.
Chairman Corcoran said that the people who actually asked for the
park should not be ignored.Mr. Knauss concurred, noting that each of the significant areas would be
Mr. Knauss said that a list of recommended individuals would be
forthcoming to the Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor Weiss indicated that his suggestion to place a member of
the Planning Commission on the Committee could be discussed with the Parks and Recreation Board.However, he noted
that the Planning Commission should be aware about the thought process relative to that area of the Township.
Supervisor McLenigan stated that doubling up on representation
wherever possible is indicated.She said that a very successful plan of this park will begin with a very thoughtful
planning of the Committee and that a thorough look should be taken at the proposed participants.
Peter Cornog (3009 Church Road) inquired as to the updated
timeframe for Board consideration of the final approval of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.Mr. Knauss indicated
that he just sent the second draft comments to the planning firm and is hopeful to make a public presentation at the
first Board of Supervisors meeting in November, with possible adoption of the Master Plan in December or
8.Miles Park Pavilion and Concession Stand Bid Opening
Mr. van de Velde advised that reasonable bids were received for the
Miles Park Pavilion project and that there is work being done by the engineering and architectural team who put
together the bid documents and plans.He expects to have their final recommendation on the bid award in the
next few days.He stated that the Director of Public Works is still ascertaining what portions of the project could be
accomplished by his staff.He indicated that a tight schedule is planned in order to be ready by spring 2007 with both
buildings.He noted that staff should be back to the Board of Supervisors on October 26th with requests for
approval to award bids.He said that he is optimistic that the overall cost will not be outrageous and that the
project could be accomplished within the two-year capital budget structure.
Chairman Corcoran stated that the Board members are unanimously in
favor of getting the project done quickly, but he asked that ground not be broken before running the overall plan
past the Board.Mr. van de Velde said that the overall plan has already been past the Board, noting that the next step
is to select the construction firm to do the work and award the contract.
Chairman Corcoran clarified that two buildings are planned and that
there were serious questions raised about doing anything on the lower parking lot or the lower concession stand/
restrooms because of the impact on the Challenger Field.
Mr. Knauss advised that representatives of the Whitemarsh Little
League were in attendance at the recent Parks and Recreation Board meeting to express major concerns about not having
use of the Challenger Field next season, as well as to provide ideas about lighting, fencing, etc.Mr. Knauss noted
that after that meeting, he met with Mr. van de Velde, the engineer, and the planner to discuss the timeline for
completion of the field and parking lot.He said that the majority of that work is planned to be done by the Public
Works Department so it would not be a major inconvenience to hold off on the parking lot expansion and the baseball
field relocation until the conclusion of the 2007 baseball season.Mr. Knauss indicated that the Little League may
have to limit the age groups that play on the field during the spring because the new concession building will be
constructed in the outfield.He noted that the Little League representatives indicated that that would not be an
issue.Mr. Knauss offered that the Township would provide electricity for their League equipment.He noted that the
current advanced instructional field could be modified to accommodate the older age groups.He added that turf work is
planned for all of the baseball fields as part of the Township’s new turf and landscaping maintenance program.He said
that the League will not have to worry about any children not being able to play because of a lack of fields, and he
indicated that the President of the Whitemarsh Little League stated that the proposed plans and modifications are
Chairman Corcoran summarized by stating that the Board would be
presented with an entire product for consideration, with the individual timelines to be tweaked as necessary.
In response to an inquiry by Supervisor McLenigan, Mr. Knauss
advised that bids would not be affected because all of the baseball field relocation would be handled by Township
staff.He indicated that it would be a joint effort between the Township and the Little League to develop a field that
works for everybody.
Supervisor Brown asked who would do the grading for the storm water
management.Mr. Sullivan stated that the Township would not be doing any of the grading for the basin.Supervisor Brown
said that the proposed plan of action sounds like it would meet the needs of everyone and get the job done.
Rich Katz (5098 Cold Point Hill Road) asked if expansion of the
parking lot was part of the bid process.Mr. Knauss indicated that the majority of the work would be tied into the
Township’s portion of the project.Mr. van de Velde added that parts could be added back in later through bid
Mr. Katz asked for details about the proposed location of the
t-ball field.Mr. Knauss explained, noting that the t-balls would not be greatly impacted until after the 2007 season
when all of the plans are finalized.
Chairman Corcoran confirmed that the Whitemarsh Little League is in
basic agreement with the proposal and that a concession stand would be constructed in the left outfield but because
of the age groups using the field, the structure would not interfere with the use of the field next season.
Chairman Corcoran advised that the Board members received a letter
from the Little League outlining their vision for the Challenger Field.He indicated that if the League has a grand
vision for the use of a field, the park planners should have input on where it should happen.
Chairman Corcoran further noted that the Board of Supervisors is
interested in a ground-breaking ceremony for this project.He asked that such an event be scheduled for a time
when all of the Board members could be present.Mr. Knauss concurred.
Chairman Corcoran announced that the Parks and Recreation Board has
a new member, Beth Moy Jang.
9.Township Employment of Former Supervisors
Supervisor McLenigan explained that in May 2006, she proposed the
development of a Township Ordinance to place limitations on the employment of present or future supervisors as full,
part-time, temporary employees, vendors or consultants, and a limitation that such an individual not be employed in
those capacities for a minimum of one year after his/her term, elected or appointed, expires.She indicated that she
added a paragraph concerning appointment to Township positions because there are three positions within the Township
that are appointed by the Board of Supervisors as opposed to employed by the Township Manager.
Chairman Corcoran asked if any feedback has been received, to which
Supervisor McLenigan indicated that she has not received any comments.
Supervisor Weiss asked Supervisor McLenigan if the proposed
Ordinance was written by her, and she responded that she did write it.
Supervisor Weiss asked Supervisor McLenigan if she intended to
apply the proposed policy retroactively.She responded that it was not intended as such.
Supervisor Weiss said that it should be made crystal clear that the
proposed Ordinance is not intended to be a punishment or a retroactive policy, particularly as it relates to the
former Board member currently employed by the Township.
Supervisor Weiss proposed the scenario of a former Board of
Supervisors candidate who lost the election but was subsequently appointed to the Zoning Hearing Board.He
inquired as to how this type of situation would be handled and whether the Ordinance is intended to apply.Supervisor
Weiss further stated that he is unsure about the consultant language, as proposed for the Ordinance.
Supervisor Weiss said that he does not like the proposed language
that would limit the hiring of a former supervisor until one year after their elected term expires.He said that if a
Board member resigned for any reason within the first year of their term, they should not have to wait until their
full four-year term expires before being hired by the Township.He stated that he is not even aware of a federal
policy that would not allow such a circumstance.He said that the language does not need to be as broad as has been
Chairman Corcoran indicated that the proposed Ordinance is a
suggestion from a Board member that should go to the Township Solicitor to be further developed.Supervisor McLenigan
indicated that the language proposed was simply an off-the-cuff place to begin a discussion, and she concurred that
it should go to the Solicitor for review.
Supervisor Weiss again asked if the language is also intended for
future appointments of Board members to Township Boards or Commissions.
Supervisor McLenigan asked if a member of the Zoning Hearing Board
would fall under any of the categories as she has presented.
Chairman Corcoran stated that it would fall under the language
related to the appointment to a Township position in the second sentence proposed by Supervisor McLenigan.
Supervisor McLenigan said that perhaps that language should be
tweaked, with specific exclusions such as the Zoning Hearing Board, or limited appointed positions such as the three
specified in her proposal.She said that the proposed language is a place to start and was not meant for any
particular volunteer committee, including the Planning Commission or the Zoning Hearing Board.
Supervisor Wall agreed with Supervisor Weiss as to the difference
between the expiration of a term or the resignation.She said that she would not want someone to have to wait one
year after their term expiration to apply for employment, even if they resigned from their position.
Supervisor McLenigan stated that there should be some differential
between whether the person resigns and whether the term expires because she feels that there is room for abuse under
the current system, which is why she is proposing such a policy.She said that the hiring or appointing of a person
within one year of his/her resignation is too soon.She suggested a two-year wait period in this circumstance instead
of the full four-year term expiration.
Supervisor Weiss indicated that this type of provision exists in
other levels of government but he said that he is unaware of any other governmental body that would take the waiting
period beyond one year for any reason.
Chairman Corcoran summarized that there is a clear disagreement on
Supervisor Brown indicated that he has no problem with the way in
which the proposed policy has been framed.He said that it does not get in the way of a former supervisor who could be
an asset on a volunteer committee.He stated that he is curious as to whether anyone has run into this situation in
Mr. Stein said that he has never seen such a policy in a municipal
context; however, he stated that many revolving door policies exist in other levels of government.
Chairman Corcoran asked if a super majority decision would make
sense, as there may be a case in the future where there is an Ordinance on the books that would hurt the Board.He
suggested that the Board leave some provision for a future Board to overrule the current Board’s thinking, without
changing the law, and by unanimous vote, a future Board could hire somebody.
Supervisor Weiss stated that the suggestion is a good idea.He said
that if there is no local counterpart to the equivalent, the Board could be ruling out possibilities if there is no
catchall in place.
Chairman Corcoran said that the clarification that the policy would
not apply to volunteer positions would likely take the issue out of play and that he would support either waiting one
year or waiting until the end of the term.
Supervisor McLenigan suggested that the Board of Supervisors and
the Ethics Committee both be required to agree on overriding any provisions of the Ordinance.
Joseph Meo (4122 Jackson Drive) recommended that the proposed
policy be considered by the Board, stating that the proposal by Supervisor McLenigan is excellent.
Amy Cornog (3009 Church Road) stated that Mr. Zeock’s employment
issue was discussed in May and that the off-the-cuff nature of the proposed policy is punitive.She commented that the
Board is spending too much time on this issue.
Chairman Corcoran concluded that the Board has directed the
Solicitor to develop a draft Ordinance to be considered for adoption, at which time public comment would be
Supervisor Weiss clarified that any policy considered would be
Supervisor Weiss asked for clarification as to what is permissible
by Ordinance with regard to the placement of political signs on public property.
Mr. van de Velde said that individuals have the right to place
political signs on private property, which may be very public locations.He noted that signs are frequently placed on
private property with proper permission.
Supervisor McLenigan asked if there is any requirement for removal
of signs after an election.Mr. Stein advised that it is not addressed in the Township Code.
Mr. Horrocks added that many zoning ordinances do address the issue
and usually set a timeframe for signs of 30 days prior to the election and 10 days following the election.He stated,
however, that enforcement was difficult because nobody wanted to touch a political sign.He said that most
municipalities prohibit the placement of signs on park property, which would be a policy call if it is not in the
Mr. van de Velde indicated that he is aware of one community that
set a ten-day time limit for removal of signs after an election and if public workers had to remove a sign, then the
political campaign was charged for costs.
Chairman Corcoran stated that the Board taking any policy action on
this issue during the hot season of politics is probably not a good idea.
Mr. Knauss advised that political signs are removed when they
appear on Township park property except on Election Day, as some sites are voting locations.
Amy Cornog (3009 Church Road) stated that she is in favor of
allowing the placement of signs.She said that other municipalities sometimes require a deposit for placement of signs
and if the signs are not removed within a specified time, then the deposit is retained to cover costs.
Peter Cornog (3009 Church Road) stated that the number of political
signs in some of the illegal locations is excessive.He said that he likes the idea of enforcement and that he would
like to see the Board take action on requiring a deposit from the parties for the placement of signs.
Joseph Meo (4122 Jackson Drive) cited the right to political free
speech.He said that the Township is on shaky ground by attempting to hinder the federally-guaranteed rights of
political free speech.He commented that basing such a hindrance on an individual’s variable sense of esthetics is
putting the Township on thin ice.He suggested that the Township Solicitor study the issue and communicate with both
parties to invoke voluntary, sensible compliance with the existing law.He commented that the community does not need
a Township Ordinance regulating this issue.
Supervisor Weiss asked Mr. Meo if he has a problem with the
proposed 30-day prior and 10-day after an election sign placement timeframe.Mr. Meo again commented on the right of
political free speech.
Supervisor McLenigan cited the fact that voter turnout is very
low.She commented that one person’s esthetic problem may be another person’s way of saying get out and vote.
Chairman Corcoran summed up by stating that the Board is not
considering any Ordinance at this meeting, nor is it authorizing the drafting of any Ordinance.He said that the Board
members are in agreement that any such action would only be considered after the election.He said that the details of
this argument should be revisited if and when there is an Ordinance under consideration.
Peter Cornog stated that it was determined last year that the
Township has no Ordinance concerning the placement of political signs and that the longstanding practice of the
timely removal of signs was violated.He said that he would like to see the party leaders resolve the issue.
Chairman Corcoran indicated that there are some good suggestions
and concerns for the Board to consider.
Supervisor Brown said that the decent thing to do is to ask
permission before placing a sign on private property.
Supervisor Weiss stated that the abundance of political signs is
overkill and that he thinks some people have stopped voting because of it.
William Shaw (101 North Lane) said that Township-owned property
belongs to everyone and that any signs placed as such are on taxpayer property.
Chairman Corcoran again stated that the Board would not change any
policies on this issue this year.He noted that the Township has had a longstanding policy of removing signs from
Township property.He said that regardless he would not support a change of policy in the middle of a campaign season,
as it would be a serious mistake for the Board to consider.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS REPORTS
Supervisor Brown inquired as to the status of filling the vacancy
on the Planning Commission.Mr. Horrocks advised that the Commission has interviewed two candidates and will
likely interview more applicants at its upcoming meeting.
Supervisor Weiss stated that the applicants interviewed should not
be limited to the choices of the Planning Commission and recommended that the Board members be given the opportunity
to suggest applicants as well.
Supervisor McLenigan said that it is her understanding that the
final decision always remained with the Board of Supervisors but that input on applicants was invited from the
various Boards/Commissions.Also, she believes that the Board of Supervisors would limit its interviews to the
recommendations of the Board/Commission and either accept or reject such recommendations.She stated that the process
of submitting an application directly to the volunteer boards should remain the same.
Supervisor Weiss said that he does want to limit the Board’s
interviews to just those recommended by the Planning Commission.He stated that there are vacancies that need to be
filled with the best people.
Chairman Corcoran agreed with the interpretation by Supervisor
McLenigan, noting that it is the Board’s obligation to make appointments.He said that there is nothing keeping a
Board member from pushing forward with the interview of a particular applicant.
Chairman Corcoran asked if a follow-up meeting of the supplemental
committee has been scheduled.Mr. van de Velde stated that he is trying to nail down a consultant to begin work
with the Township.
Chairman Corcoran inquired as to whether money has been earmarked
for the Communications position in 2007.Mr. van de Velde said that money has been put in the organizational
development line that would make money available but that it has not yet been defined as such.Chairman Corcoran
requested that the Township take a serious look at funding a Communications department so that the job gets filled as
early as possible in 2007.
Chairman Corcoran stated that the Board of Supervisors met on
October 7, 2006 to discuss the 2007 budget.He noted that the Board did not get through the general
administrative budget items.Mr. van de Velde added that the Board did not discuss the capital budget either.Chairman
Corcoran said that another workshop meeting needs to be scheduled.
Supervisor Brown said that the work budget could be adopted on
October 26 and then the Board could have its workshop meeting.Mr. van de Velde said that if the Board adopts a
working budget on October 26, there would still be plenty of opportunities to address outstanding issues.He
suggested that time be worked into workshop/meeting dates already scheduled or, in the alternative, another meeting
would be necessary.
Chairman Corcoran again stated that a follow-up meeting to discuss
the budget is needed, either before or after October 26, 2006.
Chairman Corcoran inquired as to the status of the construction
timeline for the widening of Ridge Pike from three to four lanes through Whitemarsh.Mr. van de Velde indicated that
he is waiting for the County engineers to come back with the first draft of their plan, and then he would use that
information to attempt to focus in on a timeline.He said that there was some indication that the County is targeting
2009 for construction, but he stated that that timeframe is not optimal for the Township.Chairman Corcoran asked that
the Board be made aware if this becomes a real issue.Mr. van de Velde agreed.
Chairman Corcoran asked about the status of a budgeted item for
sidewalks along a portion of Joshua Road.Mr. van de Velde said that draft documents have been worked out at the golf
course staff level and it may now be time to schedule a meeting with representatives of the golf course.
2.Community Services Coordinator
Supervisor McLenigan suggested that the Board discuss the concept
of creating a contractor recommendation list, wherein a contractor could register for a minimal fee to provide
services in the Township based on proper business status such as insurance and employees.The list could then
be provided to residents with the disclaimer that it is not a Township endorsement.
Mr. van de Velde said that some work has already been done on how
to put together such a list.He stated that he and Mr. Bonenberger could discuss this matter further and
develop a proposal for consideration by the Board.
Thomas Mullin, Finance Director, advised that the Township does
currently register contractors and verify insurance but he thinks it is limited to plumbers and electricians.Mr.
Horrocks added that some staff members have been putting together a proposed contractor’s license that would include
Supervisor McLenigan said she is thinking in terms of tree removal
services, landscapeing, etc.Mr. Bonenberger stated that there has been some discussion but that he is unsure as to
what level of service to take it.
Supervisor McLenigan indicated that she would like to bring the
discussion to the Board level as well.
Chairman Corcoran added that the Township Solicitor needs to the
review the program.
Chairman Corcoran inquired as to the status of hook-ups as part of
the Toland Drive Sanitary Sewer project.
James Sullivan, PE, Township Engineer, stated that there have been
approximately six hookups and he is not aware of any problems.
Chairman Corcoran asked about work being done on Franklin Way.Mr.
Bonenberger stated that so far the neighbors are content and that two tentative Use and Occupancy permits have been
4.Public Works Department
Mr. van de Velde advised that the new clarifier is not yet
operational but is expected to be by October 16.
5.Planning and Zoning
Chairman Corcoran asked about the status of the proposed land
development at Flourtown Road and Butler Pike and the planned straightening of the intersection.He noted that
preliminary land development approval was already issued.
Mr. Stein indicated that the applicant still needs to file a final
plan.Mr. Horrocks added that the applicant has five years of protection under the approval.
Chairman Corcoran stated that the current situation in the area is
a real traffic concern and he would like to see the intersection improvements progress since the Township decided to
go that direction.Mr. Horrocks advised that the applicant cannot build any units until the new road is
6.Fire Marshal/Codes Enforcement
Supervisor Brown inquired as to whether the Stoddard property is in
compliance with the Township’s tree removal regulations.Mr. Bonenberger indicated that the property owner was made
aware that any tree removed over the permissible amount would have to be replaced.Mr. Horrocks added that the
property owner’s landscape architect was contacted by Dennis Metz, consulting Township Arborist, and made aware that
replacement trees will be necessary if they have gone over their inventory.
Supervisor Brown confirmed with Mr. Horrocks that there were trees
marked on the plan that were to be left undisturbed.Mr. Bonenberger said that the applicant was informed that tree
protectors needed to be installed around the trees to be kept, and was also instructed on the proper precautions to
be taken for those trees.
Supervisor Brown said that it looks like the property owner has
decided to ignore the plan and to just pay the difference, as the Township has no way to make the applicant abide by
the plan relative to the trees.
Mr. Bonenberger said that contractors will frequently do work on
the weekends that may go unnoticed by the Township.He added that the Township does have procedures in place
that would show the size and location of every tree on the property prior to the start of work.
Supervisor Brown stated that he wants to be sure that this issue is
being followed and that the Ordinance is being enforced.
Mr. Sullivan advised that the calculations to date show that the
property owner owes about 800 trees.
Supervisor Brown said that the Township did not succeed in this
situation, as the hilltop is now bald.He noted that the Ordinance is not perfect.
Mr. Sullivan stated that it comes down to enforcement, particularly
if the work is done on a weekend and if they go beyond the limits authorized by the Township.
Supervisor Brown indicated that all the Township can do is fine the
Mr. Stein advised that there is a provision in the Ordinance that
allows the Township, where there is concern about the removal of trees that are not supposed to be removed, to
require a separate escrow to the extent that if the applicant does remove trees that are scheduled to be preserved,
the money could be used for tree replacement.
Supervisor Brown presumed that that provision was not employed in
this instance.Mr. Sullivan stated that it could be employed because the applicant will be required to provide
Mr. Bonenberger indicated that when the applicant comes in for a
building permit, the issue could be addressed.
Chairman Corcoran stated that he has been watching this property
get cleared and assumed that the Township has been after the property owner in every respect possible.He said that it
might help if concerns such as this are shared with everyone in the future.He noted that there is a tree replacement
ordinance in place that does not work for this type of situation because the property owner could still remove all of
the trees and just write a check.He asked if every drip line on this property is being marked appropriately and
strictly conformed to the Ordinance.
Mr. Sullivan said that the applicant is required to install tree
protection fencing.Chairman Corcoran asked if it is there and whether it is at a 5’ diameter or at a 40’
diameter.Mr. Sullivan replied that it is supposed to be at the drip line.
Chairman Corcoran stated that is not okay to just know what trees
were cut down.He said that he would like to see the Tree Protection Ordinance enforced to the maximum on this
Supervisor Brown added that this property was the “poster-child”
for the Tree Protection Ordinance.
Chairman Corcoran noted that this property was a former plant
nursery.He stated that if an applicant is not going to respect what it is the Township has asked then the
situation needs to be handled as such.He said that the Township needs to do its best to make the Tree Protection
Mr. Bonenberger indicated that staff should be made aware of who is
responsible for follow-up.
Chairman Corcoran stated that it would be nice if the Township had
compliant applicants.He said that this may be an issue that should be worked out at the next staff meeting.
Chairman Corcoran asked that in the future Mr. Bonenberger provide
a current status of projects for Cedar Heights in addition to the information already provided in the monthly
Supervisor Brown inquired as to the year-to-date statistics listed
on the monthly activity report.Chief Behr responded that there has been an increase in arrests from this time in 2005
mostly due to the Department finally being fully staffed.
In response to an inquiry by Chairman Corcoran, Mr. Mullin
indicated that the increase in the Earned Income Tax is primarily due to an increase in non-resident
Mr. Mullin added that revenue from resident collections is up
almost 7% from last year, and non-resident collections are up about 86%.He said that he expects the non-resident
portion to be up at least 100% because of the rate increase.
Supervisor Brown thanked all of the senior staff members for their
efforts on a daily basis.
1.Consider Final Land Development Approval – George
Washington Memorial Park
Tom Beaver, Esq., representing the applicant, George Washington
Memorial Park, requested approval of an amended final plan.
Mr. Horrocks noted that the Board has a copy of the proposed
Resolution to consider approval of the amended final plan.
Mr. Beaver advised that the changes to the plan relate to the
walking trail on the property which has been the subject of extensive discussions.He recapped that the applicant had
intended to grant the Township an easement for a walking trail along the cemetery’s border with the PA Turnpike at
the time the plan was before the Board for preliminary approval.He stated that after the preliminary approval
process, the applicant discovered that burial plots exist in the area of the proposed walking trail easement.Mr.
Beaver said that the alternative plan now provides for the walking trail to come in at Stenton Avenue and the
Turnpike, go through a wooded area, and share an existing driveway to continue the walkway so as not to encroach on
any burial locations.He noted that along the west side of the property, the walking trail would go back toward the
boundary of the property along the Turnpike.He indicated that since the walking trail will share an existing driveway
used for vehicular traffic, pedestrian signage will be installed along with painted pedestrian crosswalks.
In response to an inquiry by Chairman Corcoran, Mr. Beaver
indicated that the pedestrian signage and crosswalk would be installed at the time the walking trail is
Mr. Stein advised that he has reviewed the proposed changes to the
plan and prepared a Resolution for consideration by the Board.He confirmed with Mr. Beaver that the applicant finds
the proposed Resolution acceptable and asked Mr. Beaver to have the Resolution signed by the authorized
representative.Mr. Stein further advised that this is not an amended final plan approval, as the applicant only
received preliminary plan approval before, making this just a final plan approval.
Chairman Corcoran confirmed with Mr. Stein that each of the
stipulations of approval under the waivers would be deemed part of the record.
On a Motion by Supervisor McLenigan, seconded by Supervisor Wall
(Vote 5-0), the Board approved Resolution No. 2006-35 authorizing Conditional Final Land Development Approval to
George Washington Memorial Park for construction of the Dogwood Mausoleum.
Chairman Corcoran noted that there is a total of $25,000 in
contributions from the applicant in lieu of compliance of certain Township requirements. He suggested that the Board
designate this money to be used for the Barren Hill Road Storm Water Project, instead of just being placed in the
Mr. Stein indicated that Chairman Corcoran’s request is a directive
that has nothing to do with the Resolution itself.
Supervisor Weiss said that the Board could just use the money for
the Barren Hill Road project without over-complicating the issue.He indicated that if money is in the General Fund at
the time of the Barren Hill project, it could be used.Chairman Corcoran said that these types of contributions have a
way of disappearing for other projects.Chairman Corcoran asked the Board members if they are in agreement with his
suggestion to apply the contribution money to the Barren Hill Road Storm Water Project.
Supervisor Brown indicated that there is no legal reason why money
collected in lieu of certain requirements, as in this situation, would need to be used for projects immediately
adjacent to the property.He agreed that there is a greater immediate need for the money, stating that it is a
good idea to earmark this money for the Barren Hill project.
Supervisor McLenigan concurred.
Supervisor Weiss noted that he would rather avoid the situation
where money is being collected for this type of situation and then used for another part of the Township.He stated
that the money goes into the General Fund for all sorts of projects, some of which could arise quickly and need
immediate attention.He said that this money should go to the common good and not necessarily to Barren Hill, although
it may wind up there anyway.
Supervisor McLenigan stated that the issue could be argued both
ways.She noted that the Board decided to spend more than what was in the budget for the Barren Hill Road project so
the fact that this money has become available could help offset the excess, considering that storm water is an
important issue in the Township.
Chairman Corcoran advised that the contributions for this project
would be made in lieu of curbing, sidewalks, and widening Stenton Avenue.He said that typically he would agree with
Supervisor Weiss as this area is in his neighborhood, but noted that the purpose of the Ordinance is to utilize the
money for projects such as Barren Hill Road.
Supervisor Brown countered the argument by stating that there are
improvements needed in the area of the George Washington Memorial Park project as well.
Mr. Stein indicated that this issue could be worked out at a later
Chairman Corcoran noted that there is enough disagreement among
Board members to come back to this issue.
2.Consider Schoor DePalma Proposal – Water Treatment
Permitting Application (NPDES)
Mr. van de Velde advised that the permit for the water treatment
system needs to be renewed every two years.He recommended that the Township use Schoor DePalma at a cost of
$5,500 to do the necessary permitting work.He said that there would be no duplication of work being done as a part of
the other NPDES work.He noted that School DePalma has already begun gathering some base data.He said that the
deadline for the current permit is not until July 2007 but the State is looking to have the data in hand by the end
Mr. Sullivan added that there is a 180-day review period, so the
information needs to be submitted by the end of the year.
In response to an inquiry by Chairman Corcoran, Mr. van de Velde
indicated that he is unsure whether the Township Solicitor has reviewed the proposal but he will follow up to get
this done.Mr. van de Velde noted that the dollar limit is below the amount that would customarily require
review by the Solicitor.
On a Motion by Supervisor Wall, seconded by Supervisor Weiss (Vote
5-0), the Board authorized the Proposal for Engineering Services by Schoor DePalma to complete the NPDES Permit
3.Consider Lighting Change – 1201 East Hector Street
Albert Hughes advised that the property at 1201 East Hector Street
has been converted from a 200-year old house into an office building over a three-year period.He advised that a
parking lot was designed with indirect lighting to soften its appearance and preserve the property in a more
historical context.He indicated that the last requirement of the project is to install a 15-foot pole-mounted light
in the parking lot.Mr. Hughes indicated, however, that the SEPTA parking lot adjacent to the property has two 25-foot
poles that provide enough illumination to adequately light his parking lot.He said that installation of the 15-foot
pole mounted light will ruin the esthetic appeal of the corner in the way it was designed.
Mr. Hughes requested a waiver from the requirement to install the
15-foot pole mounted light.Using an illustration, he showed the location of the lighting on his property and on
SEPTA’s property, noting that the lighting on SEPTA’s poles is twice the illumination power of the pole mounted light
intended for his property.He said that the addition of another light pole would be overkill and ruin the effect of
Mr. Sullivan indicated that he has had discussions about the waiver
request; however, he is unsure as to exactly how much light is thrown off by the SEPTA lights.
Mr. Stein advised that he does not feel that the waiver would
create a liability but since the Board approved the plan by Resolution, another Resolution would need to be adopted
in order to grant a waiver.He added that he could prepare the necessary Resolution at the Board’s request, if it is
the consensus to proceed in this manner.
Supervisor Weiss inquired about adding a contingency relative to
the future disposition of the SEPTA lot and lighting, which could create an inadequate lighting situation on the
applicant’s property if something were to change in the future.He noted that he agrees with Mr. Hughes’ position, and
that the plan should not create added light pollution.
Mr. Hughes indicated that this is the last requirement of the
project to be considered complete.
Chairman Corcoran indicated that the Board has directed the
Township Solicitor to prepare a Resolution for consideration concerning the request for waiver, with the contingency
as noted by Supervisor Weiss.
4.Consider Authorization of Carpet Payment – Township
Mr. van de Velde indicated that Board approval was mistakenly not
sought, as outlined in the Township Code, prior to the installation of carpet in the Township Building.He stated that
he is seeking retroactive approval to pay an invoice for $18,600 for services provided under the negotiated
Supervisor McLenigan confirmed with Mr. van de Velde that an effort
would be made to step up the process to put proper procedures in place for contract bidding so that this type of
situation would not happen again.
Chairman Corcoran noted that the Township Solicitor has pointed out
eight violations of the Township Code in his review of this matter.He asked how the situation developed, noting that
there are policies and procedures that need to be followed.
Mr. van de Velde advised that the breach was accidental but at the
same time, staff believed that the contractor was under State contract and therefore the standard bidding process
would not apply.He explained that the project grew from just Administration to the Police Department as well, as it
had become a workplace safety issue because the carpeting was coming apart and was being held together with duct
tape.He indicated that when negotiations began with the State contractor, staff went to another contractor who beat
the first bidder and recommended that money be saved by staff doing some of the work.He indicated that the Police
Department was then added to the bid, as was the kitchen area, which brought the amount past the $10,000 cap to
$18,000.He stated that the project could have been done as two separate projects, noting that there is another
admonition in the Code that says staff should not go out of the way to intentionally break contracts up into parts to
avoid the limits.He noted that the Township did advertise once, which is the State requirement, but that the Code
requires three advertisements.
Mr. van de Velde indicated that some of the requirements of the
Code related to cost caps may not be appropriate in 2006 as they were when drafted in 1990.He said that many
parts of the process should be re-examined going forward.He stated that a better form needs to be developed for the
purchasing staff to address details such as in this situation.He added that the Finance Director has tried to enforce
how staff processes purchase orders and obtain quotes but that the system is not attended to daily.He noted that the
final contract was negotiated down substantially in order to save costs, adding that if the requirements of the Code
were followed, it would have likely cost $35,000 to complete the project.He again noted that the Township needs to
re-examine how it does business for greatest efficiency.
Chairman Corcoran said that the policies in the Code need to be
followed, as antiquated as they might be.He stated that as he understands it, the Board cannot even ratify
this expenditure and that more money now has to be spent to do it right.He agreed that the requirements of the Code
may need to be re-examined and should be done promptly.
Mr. van de Velde indicated that he will come back to the Board with
his recommendations as to how to do things differently.
Supervisor McLenigan asked if there was anyone else involved in the
decision making process that resulted in the violations.Mr. van de Velde indicated that he was the responsible party,
although there were others working on some parts.
Supervisor McLenigan stated that she truly is concerned about some
of the missteps in this situation.She commended Mr. van de Velde for attempting to save money but she does not
believe that this is the first time that the Board has heard of a procedure gone awry in the interest of saving
money.She noted that she cannot publicly discuss prior situations but stated that this situation might merit further
discussion in an executive session or with Board members.
Supervisor Brown commented that the Solicitor’s report states that
there was no evidence of an intention side step of the process.He noted that Mr. Mullin clearly did the right thing
in noting that there was a problem, and that the Solicitor documented what happened in great detail for the Board to
understand.He stated that it was a lesson learned.
On a Motion by Supervisor Weiss, seconded by Supervisor McLenigan
(Vote 5-0), the Board authorized the payment of an $18,600 invoice for the installation of carpeting in the Township
5.Consider Award of 2006 Highway Materials Contract
On a Motion by Supervisor McLenigan, seconded by Supervisor Wall
(Vote 5-0), the Board authorized the Bid Award for purchase of Highway Materials for the 2006-07 construction season
to Highway Materials, Inc. on basis of their low bid of $24,600.
6.Consider Resolution – Distribution of State Aid for
Mr. van de Velde noted that the Board has received a corrected
Resolution, as the previous one contained a date typo.He explained that this is how the Township designates funds
into the two pension funds.
Mr. Mullin advised that the Township received $66,000 more from the
State than the minimum municipal obligation.He noted that the excess must be allocated to a defined benefit plan or
plans.He stated that for this reason, all of the $66,000 excess would go into the Police Pension Plan.
On a Motion by Supervisor McLenigan, seconded by Supervisor Weiss
(Vote 5-0), the Board approved Resolution No. 2006-34 authorizing the Distribution of State Aid to the Police Pension
7.Consider Street Closing – Birch Drive Block Party
On a Motion by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor Wall (Vote
5-0), the Board authorized the Closing of Birch Drive for the purpose of a Block Party.
8.Consider Additional 2006 Water Services Termination
On a Motion by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor Wall (Vote
5-0), the Board authorized the addition of a property to the 2006 Water Services Termination list.
9.Consider Resolution to Amend Township Zoning Map and Set
On a Motion by Supervisor Wall, seconded by Supervisor McLenigan
(Vote 5-0), the Board approved Resolution No. 2006-37 to Consider an Amendment to the Zoning Map related to
Recreational Overlay and to Set a Public Hearing Date.
There was no public comment on these actions.
CONSIDER APPROVAL OF MONTHLY EXPENDITURES AND
On a Motion by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor McLenigan
(Vote 5-0), the Board approved the Report of Expenditures and Payroll for the Month of September 2006 in the total
amounts of $1,096,230.40 and $396,569.87, respectively.
Chairman Corcoran announced that the Board members held an
Executive Session prior to this meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 PM.
CHRISTOPHER R. VAN DE VELDE