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Board of Supervisors
2/26/2020 7:30 PM

The regular meeting of the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors was held February 26, 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

                       

Not Present:   

Tom Kelso                             Township Water/Wastewater Consultant

Luke Rosanova                       Bucks County Planning Commission

Craig A. Smith, Esquire         Township Solicitor

 

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

   

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

No Activity.

 

BOARD’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mr. Forest announced the Buckingham Advisory Network (BAN) hosted a Cannabis Marijuana Update educational program last evening at the township building, which many residents attended.

 

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.

 

REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT, PAYROLL and BILL LIST

 

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 1, to JEV Construction, LLC, for work completed on the Cold Spring Well No. 4 Arsenic Removal Project – General Contract BT-19-01R, in the amount of $168,660.00.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Payment Request No. 1, to JEV Construction, LLC, for work completed on the Cold Spring Well No. 4 Arsenic Removal Project – General Contract BT-19-01R, in the amount of $168,660.00. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving Change Order No. 1 for the Cold Spring Well No. 4 Arsenic Removal Project – General Contract BT-19-01R, increasing the contract by $13,275.00.  

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Change Order No. 1 for the Cold Spring Well No. 4 Arsenic Removal Project – General Contract BT-19-01R, increasing the contract by $13,275.00. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Consideration of approving Payment Request No. 2, to A.H. Cornell & Sons Inc., for work completed on the Holicong Park Expansion, Phase 2, Contract 2019-01, in the amount of $60,967.35.  

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Payment Request No. 2, to A.H. Cornell & Sons Inc., for work completed on the Holicong Park Expansion, Phase 2, Contract 2019-01, in the amount of $60,967.35. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving Payroll for the weeks ending February 2, 2020 and February 16, 2020, and the Bill List for the meeting of February 26, 2020.   

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Payroll for the weeks endingFebruary 2, 2020 and February 16, 2020, and the Bill List for the meeting ofFebruary 26, 2020, in the total amount of$1,286,727.45.The motion carried unanimously.

 

MINUTES

 

Consideration of approving the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of the January 22, 2020 Work Session and the January 22, 2020 Regular Business Meeting.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve, as most recently presented, the draft Supervisors’ Minutes of theJanuary 22, 2020 Work Session and the January 22, 2020 Regular Business Meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of accepting various Departmental Minutes and Advisory Body Minutes.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve the various Departmental Minutes and Advisory Body Minutes. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BUSINESS

 

Consideration of acknowledging receipt of a Proposal for the Addition of an Agricultural Security Area submitted by Mary Ann Snyder for TMP 06-014-081 and 06-014-081-003, containing 43.3 acres, Holicong Road.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to acknowledge receipt of a Proposal for the Addition of an Agricultural Security Area submitted by Mary Ann Snyder for TMP 06-014-081 and 06-014-081-003, containing 43.3 acres, Holicong Road.

 

Mrs. Rash explained these parcels are contiguous to a beautiful area of preserved farms, and are also adjacent to a township park. Mrs. Rash thanked Mrs. Snyder for her generosity to our residents in moving forward with preserving her lands. Mr. Forest noted acknowledging receipt of the proposal begins a 180-day clock towards approval of the addition into the Agricultural Security Area, which is the first step towards permanent preservation.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

ESCROW RELEASE

 

Mill Creek Ridge (Smith-Pfeiffer), Site, Township File SA 2001-05C

Release #9, Site

$334,406.11 recommended for release

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Escrow Release #9, Site, for “Mill Creek Ridge (Smith-Pfeiffer)”, Township File SA 2001-05C, in the amount of $334,406.11. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS / MANAGER’S ITEMS

 

Consideration of approving the Purchase Order to Chapman Auto Group of Horsham, PA for a 2020 Ford Super Duty F-350 truck with Service Body and Fisher Plow in the total amount of $55,219.00.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve the Purchase Order to Chapman Auto Group of Horsham, PA for a 2020 Ford Super Duty F-350 truck with Service Body and Fisher Plow in the total amount of$55,219.00.

 

Mrs. Cozza explained this truck will be used by the Public Works Department, primarily for use in park maintenance, and also includes a snow plow package.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of approving the Purchase Order toFred Beans Ford of Doylestown, PA for a 2020 Police Interceptor including the police package in the amount of $43,683.00, less $2,000.00 for the trade-in of an older unused vehicle.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve the Purchase Order to Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown, PA for a 2020 Police Interceptor including the police package in the amount of $43,683.00, less $2,000.00 for the trade-in of an older unused vehicle.

 

Mrs. Cozza explained this vehicle will replace one that was totaled by a deer strike, with the insurance company to provide $13,188.25 to be applied towards purchase of the new vehicle.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of authorizing the Township Manager to advertise the Cold Spring Wastewater Transfer Pump Upgrades bid.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to authorize the Township Manager to advertise the Cold Spring Wastewater Transfer Pump Upgrades bid. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of authorizing the Township Manager to advertise the 2020 Road Improvement Project Bid.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to authorize the Township Manager to advertise the 2020 Road Improvement Project Bid.

 

Mrs. Rash read the list of roads scheduled for improvements this year:

- Long View Lane

- North View Lane

- South View Lane

- Binney Road

- Jenny Road

- Concord Road

- Amberton Way

- Ashleigh Blvd.

- Stillwater Court

- Julie Court

- New Hope Road (Holicong Road to Pineville Road)

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consideration of authorizing the Township Manager to advertise the Public Works Building Pole Barn Bid (Upper Mountain Road).

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to authorize the Township Manager to advertise the Public Works Building Pole Barn Bid (Upper Mountain Road). The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Consideration of approving Ordinance 2020-01, An Ordinance of Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Electing to Amend its Non-Uniform Pension Plan Administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System Pursuant to Article IV of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law; Agreeing to be Bound by All Provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law as Amended and as Applicable to Member Municipalities.

 

8:02 p.m. Mr. Forest opened the Public Hearing.

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to approve Ordinance 2020-01, An Ordinance of Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Electing to Amend its Non-Uniform Pension Plan Administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System Pursuant to Article IV of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law; Agreeing to be Bound by All Provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law as Amended and as Applicable to Member Municipalities.

 

Mrs. Cozza explained that the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System (PMRS) was informed by the Internal Revenue Service to change language in their agreements, which requires each municipality in an agreement to re-adopt the pension plan. Mr. Forest stated there is no change to the pension contribution or payouts. Mr. Forest also explained that the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System is extremely conservative, very solvent, and consistent, and the township uses their services for both uniformed and non-uniformed employees.

 

8:07 p.m. Mr. Forest closed the Public Hearing.

 

Mr. Forest called the vote: Mr. Forest voted “aye”, Mrs. Rash voted “aye”, Mr. Calderaio voted “aye”. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Mr. Forest made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Rash to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Approved by the Board of Supervisors on the 25th day of March, 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