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Board of Supervisors
1/22/2020 7:30 PM

The regular meeting of the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors was held January 22, 2020 in the Township Building, 4613 Hughesian Drive, Buckingham, Pennsylvania.

 

Present:          

Jon Forest                               Chairman

Maggie Rash                           Vice-Chairman

Paul Calderaio                        Member

Dana S. Cozza                        Township Manager

Daniel Gray                            Township Engineer

Craig A. Smith, Esquire       Township Solicitor

Gary Weaver                          Township Water/Wastewater Consultant

 

Not Present:   

Luke Rosanova                       Bucks County Planning Commission

 

Mr. Forest called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

   

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Ms. Elaine Trott, Grouse Court East, asked what measures need to be taken to obtain board information such as when there are openings for positions. Mr. Forest said the township website lists the members of the boards, commissions and committees, and shows if there are vacancies. Mrs. Cozza said she could also call the township, and/or attend one of the meetings which are posted on the township website calendar page.

 

Ms. Barbara Sheinmel, Grouse Circle, asked if the change in water standards is a statewide or countywide change taking place. Mr. Weaver replied the EPA sets the safe drinking standards and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, a state agency, enforces the standards. Ms. Sheinmel asked if the standards are becoming more stringent, and Mr. Weaver replied yes.

 

BOARD’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mr. Forest announced the Board of Supervisors held an Executive Session prior to the beginning of the business meeting for the purposes of discussing a police personnel matter and potential land preservation purchases.

 

REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT, PAYROLL and BILL LIST

 

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 18, to A.H. Cornell & Sons Inc., for work completed on the Holicong Park Expansion, Phase 1, Contract 2016-04, in the amount of $320,256.28.  

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Payment Request No. 18, to A.H. Cornell & Sons Inc., for work completed on the Holicong Park Expansion, Phase 1, Contract 2016-04, in the amount of $320,256.28.The motion carried unanimously. 

 

Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending January 5, 2020 and January 19, 2020, and the Bill List for the meeting of January 22, 2020.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Payroll for the weeks ending January 5, 2020 and January 19, 2020, and the Bill List for the meeting of January 22, 2020, in the total amount of$1,127,829.32.The motion carried unanimously.

 

MINUTES

 

Consideration of approving the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the January 6, 2020 Reorganization and Regular Business Meeting, and the January 6, 2020 Work Session.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve, as most recently presented, the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the January 6, 2020 Reorganization and Regular Business Meeting, and the January 6, 2020 Work Session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BUSINESS

 

Consideration of accepting the recommendation from Chief Gallagher for Disciplinary Termination of Badge #24.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to accept the recommendation from Chief Gallagher for Disciplinary Termination of Badge #24. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of re-approving “PA Biotechnology Center” Land Development plan, Township File LD 2017-02 due to the previous approval being over 90 days ago, in order that Record Plans may be signed.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash tore-approve “PA Biotechnology Center” Land Development plan, Township File LD 2017-02 due to the previous approval being over 90 days ago, in order that Record Plans maybe signed. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving Resolution No. 2418, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Buckingham Township, County of Bucks, Replacing Resolution No. 2008 Adopting Water and Wastewater Standards.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Resolution No. 2418, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Buckingham Township, County of Bucks, Replacing Resolution No. 2008 Adopting Water and Wastewater Standards. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

ESCROW RELEASES

 

“Fenton’s Corner” (Feeney Tract), Water & Wastewater, Township File SA 2013-03

Release #4, Water & Wastewater

$1,066,248.71 recommended for release

 

“Fenton’s Corner” (Feeney Tract), Site, Township File SA 2013-03

Request for Release #4, Site

$1,236,926.70 recommended for release

“Margaret Speaker”, Stormwater Management Improvements, TMP 6-21-100-1

Request for Release #1 – Final Release

$99,376.92 recommended for release

“Lockwood Tract”, Stormwater Management Improvements,

TMP 6-17-70-2

Request for Release #2

$4,147.50 recommended for release

“Sotter Hill, Lot 3”, Site, Township File SA 2006-05

Release #5, Site

$2,221.88 recommended for release

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash, to approve Escrow Release#4, for “Fenton’s Corner” (Feeney Tract), Water & Wastewater, Township File SA 2013-03, in the amount of $1,066,248.71. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash, to approve Escrow Release#4, for “Fenton’s Corner” (Feeney Tract), Site, Township File SA 2013-03, in the amount of $1,236,926.70. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash, to approve Escrow Release#1, for “Margaret Speaker” Stormwater Management Improvements, TMP 6-21-100-1, in the amount of $99,376.92. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash, to approve Escrow Release#2, for the “Lockwood Tract, Stormwater Management Improvements, TMP 6-17-70-2, in the amount of $4,147.50. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash, to approve Escrow Release#5, for the “Sotter Hill, Lot 3”, Site, Township File SA 2006-05, in the amount of $2,221.88. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS / MANAGER’S ITEMS

 

No Activity. 

 

 

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mr. Calderaio to adjourn the meeting at 7:41 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Approved by the Board of Supervisors on the 26th day of February, 2020.

 

Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors

Jon Forest, Chairman                                              

Maggie Rash, Vice-Chairman                                                                                                                                          

Paul Calderaio, Member

                                                            

 

Attest:

Dana S. Cozza, Secretary

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Lori Wicen.

View Meeting Minutes prior to June 23, 2009