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Summary Notes from Board of Supervisors Meeting July 1, 2003

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors was held on Tuesday July 1, 2003 commencing at 7:00 p.m. Chairman Mr. Garris called the meeting to order. Present were Supervisors Mr. Franciscus and Mr. Doratt, Mr. Pompo Township Solicitor, Mr. Lowry, Township Zoning Officer/Building Inspector, Mr. Herb MacCombie Township Engineer and members of the community.

Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to waive the reading of the previous meetings minutes. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to adopt the minutes of the previous meeting. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Township Police Report.  Chief Groce reported 2,750 miles were patrolled and 188 complaints were handled. The primary complaints were as follows: 5 disturbances, 1 domestic, 107 stationary patrol, 4 911 hang up, 3 accidents, 40 business checks, 6 alarms, 10 assist to other dept., 4 animal, 1 criminal mischief, 5 suspicious persons, 3 harassment. Chief Groce reported that 4 officers attended training last month 1 for emt recertification, 1 domestic violence, and 2 attended for Controlled Party Dispersal. Chief Groce requested a replacement of his computer monitor not to exceed $350.00. Mr. Groce also requested the need for a part time clerk to replace college student who has been working part time for approximately a year for him. Chief Groce requested that Judith Brackin be hired as a part time clerk at the hourly rate of $8.00 an hour. Chief Groce stated that Officer Herzog has been with the department approximately 1 year and states that Herzog goes beyond the call of duty and is an asset to the police department.

Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to allow Chief Groce to get a replacement monitor for the police department with cost not to exceed $350.00. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to hire Judith Brackin as a part time clerk to replace the college intern at $8.00 an hour with time not to exceed 24 hours a month. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Township Engineer Report. Mr. MacCombie reported that the sanitary sewer system design for phase 3A and 3B is near completion and bids will be accepted at August’s meeting and construction will begin soon after. Mr. MacCombie stated that with the sanitary sewer construction in the Pomeroy Heights area Pen Dot is requiring a detour route for Old Wilmington Road. Mr. MacCombie stated that Mr. Carr is in the final stages of his development is begining the process of preparing documents for the dedication of the roads to the Township. Mr. MacCombie stated that grading permits were reviewed for Ryan Homes regarding lot 108,125, and 126 of Quarry Ridge Development and units 111A-111F and 123A-123F of Sadsbury Village and have been approved. Mr. MacCombie stated that the traffic signal at Old Wilmington Road and Lincoln Highway is complete. Mr. Garris requested Mr. Groce look into pre-emption equipment that is needed to go through the traffic light for emergency vehicles. Mr. MacCombie reported that results received from DBA Geotechnical and Enviormental Engineers that were hired to do an evaluation of Morris Lane and Meeting House Lane due to increased traffic patterns were low, Mr. MacCombie to report more of the findings at the next Board meeting.

The Board requested Mr. MacCombie look at the condition of Compass Road and possibly the Township paving this year and next year, Mr. MacCombie to report back to the Board on his findings.

Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to approve the draft letter for Pen Dot regarding the detour through Pomeroy Heights during the construction of the sanitary sewer system. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Township Solicitors Report.  Mr. Pompo discussed the proposed Zoning Ordinance by amending Section 504.A.5. to increase the maximum coverage requirements for cluster residential subdivision lots with the R-1 residential zoning district. Mr. Pompo stated that the change would read as follows: Maximum coverage (impervious), maximum building coverage: 20%, maximum lot coverage: 30%.

Mr. Garris made a motion seconded by Mr. Doratt, to advertise the coverage requirements within the R-1 residential zoning district. With there being questions from Robert Silvernail, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Pompo stated to the Board that he is scheduled to meet with PAWC to review the agreement with West Caln Developers to tie into the Sadsbury Township sanitary sewer system. The meeting is to be held on July 11th and Mr. MacCombie will also be in attendance at the meeting.

Township Zoning Report. Mr. Lowry reported 91 inspections performed during the month of June and 67 inquires have been answered. 17 permits have been issued for 6 townhouses, 1 single family, 7 decks, 1 garage, 1 alteration, and 1 mobile home removal. A complaint received regarding trash on 4 North Street is being cleaned up. Mr. Lowry stated that he has completed a clock date document for the Planning Commission.

Township Planning Commission Report. Mr. Yeoman reported that Mr. Duckworth presented solutions to the open space issue regarding Octorara Glenn. A prepared amendment to the Zoning Ordinance was read and discussed. The property contains an excessive amount of environmentally sensitive areas with lots 8,9,10,in a flood plain and lots 17,18,19,in woodlands. The Planning Commission voted to approve Section 1 of the Ordinance but not section 2. Representatives of Cellco presented plans that showed a 170-foot tower being contemplated on the Piston Poppers racetrack portion of the park. The Piston Poppers expressed concern to include a berm so that motorcycles could not run into the fence. No review has been received from the CCPC or Township Engineer. Mr. Newton representative of the Morris Farm stated that a traffic study is underway and he is working with Bellaire on the sanitary sewer connection.

Pomeroy Fire Report. Mr. Franciscus reported that 6 alarms were answered for 1 gas leak, 2 automatic alarms, 1 refrigeration leak, and 2 dwellings. They were in service for 2 hours and 21 minutes. Sadsburyville Fire report. Mrs. Audette reported that for the month of June 5 alarms were answered for 2 auto accidents, 2 automatic alarms and 1 public service. They were in service for 1 hour and 21 minutes.

Township Road Report. Mr. Franciscus reported the road crew is working on pothole repairs along Newport Avenue, Helen Street. The road crew met with Pen Dot road manager about storm drain problem along Old Mill Road North of Route 30. New truck chassis should be delivered to Phillips Ford. The road crew repaired team benches and fence at the Sadsbury Field Park.

Recycle Committee Report. Nothing to report

Park Committee Report. Mr. Doratt stated that the Park Committee is in need of new members. August 23, 2003 is the scheduled date for day in the park.

Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to pay the June bills in the amount of $34,500.00. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to pay the June payroll in the amount of $21,378.33. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to pay the June sanitary sewer bills in the amount of $18,700.72. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Jason Duckworth discussed the waiver request from Section 109-31.C.3, of the Subdivision Land Development Ordinance. Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to approve the waiver request of Arcadia from section 109-31C.(3) to permit more than 30% of open space areas to be environmentally sensitive lands. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Peg Martin representative of Parkesburg Free Library requested the need of a donation from the Township for the library; she stated that stated funding would be cut this year.

Mr. Terry Muto discussed the bonding for Bellaire and is proposing bonding for part of phase I.

Mr. Pompo stated that any change would require a phasing agreement for the changes.

After lengthy discussion, Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to approve the concept of phasing the AIM project for bonding purposes and directing the Township Engineer and Township Solicitor to review the same and prepare the necessary documents for approval by the Board. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

The Board discussed the yearly contribution that Sadsbury makes in the amount of $6,000.00 to Pomeroy Fire Company and $6,000.00 to Sadsburyville Fire Company, Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Franciscus to make the contribution of $6,000.00 to Sadsbury Fire Company and $6,000.00 to Pomeroy Fire Company. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

The Board discussed the yearly contribution that Sadsbury makes to the Parkesburg Free Library in the amount of $1, 500.00 and Coatesville Library in the amount of $1,500.00. Mr. Garris made a motion seconded by Mr. Doratt, to make the contribution of $1,500.00 to Parkesburg Free Library and $1,500.00 to Coatesville Free Library. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

The Board discussed the probation of Linda Shank Township Assistant Secretary being complete. Mr. Garris made a motion, seconded by Mr. Doratt, to upgrade Linda Shank’s pay $1.50. With there being questions from Robert Silvernail, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

With there being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lisa Myers

Secretary/Treasurer

 

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