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Board of Supervisors
Monday, July 09 2018

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULARY SCHEDULED MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Hilltown Township Board of Supervisors was called to order by Chairman John B. McIlhinney at 7:03 PM and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Also in attendance were Vice-Chairman Kenneth Bennington, Supervisor James Groff, Township Manager Lorraine Leslie, Township Engineer C. Robert Wynn, Township Solicitor Stephen Harris, and Chief of Police Christopher Engelhart.

1. ANNOUNCEMENTS: None.

2. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLY: None.

3. CONSENT AGENDA:

a) Minutes of the June 11, 2018 BOS Meeting

b) Financial Report – June 30, 2018

c) Bills List – June 26, 2018

d) Bills List – July 9, 2018

Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington, seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to accept and approve items a) through d) on the Consent Agenda. There was no public comment.

4. CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT: None.

5. LEGAL:

a) Award of the Blooming Glen High School Bid 2018-004: Solicitor Harris stated bids were solicited for the purchase of the former Blooming Glen High School property. Three bids were received and the highest bid was Marc Troilo in the amount of $128,240.00. Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington, seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to accept the bid by Marc Troilo in the amount of $128,240.00 for the Blooming Glen High School Bid 2018-004 and execute the agreement of sale. Settlement will be on or before August 31, 2018. There was no public comment.

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6. PLANNING:

a) Living Hope Community Church Land Development Waiver: Mr. Robert Wynn stated last month the Living Hope Community Church Land Development Waiver received Planning Commission recommendation based upon Mr. Wynn’s review letter dated May 14, 2018. This recommendation is for Phase 1 for the development of the church which includes three small building additions, an additional building in the internal courtyard area, a multi room building addition, along with a slight adjustment proposed to the paved driveway. The Zoning Hearing board granted the relief needed for the waiver on June 28, 2018 but it is not in writing at this time. Supervisor Groff stated at the intersection of Quarry Road and Route 313, Hilltown Water and Sewer Authority has a bulk service connection with Dublin Borough and they will be reaching out this week to set up a fire flow test to make sure the line is sized correctly. Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington, seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to grant the land development waiver request for Living Hope Community Church contingent upon Mr. Wynn’s review letter dated May 14, 2018. There was no public comment.

7. ENGINEERING:

a) MS4 Compliance/Report: Mr. Wynn stated the MS4 Pollution Reduction Plan is almost updated as requested in the DEP review. It has been advertised, will be available for public review on July 13, 2018 and placed on the Board of Supervisor’s agenda on August 27, 2018 for authorization to send it to DEP. Mr. Wynn continued to state DEP now requires annual reports to be filed and he has started to assemble the information. Mr. Wynn stated there is also an annual fee of $500.00 that will need to be submitted in addition to the $2,500.00 fee that has already been paid. The total cost for the five year period is $5,000.00 in fees. The Board of Supervisors agreed to discuss this further before September and decide on a course of action.

b) Riparian Corridor Reforestation Project: Mr. Wynn stated he has the Growing Greener Grant ready to be advertised with the bid opening on August 14, 2018 through the PennBid system with consideration by the Board of Supervisors at the August 27, 2018 meeting.

8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None.

9. NEW BUSINESS:

a) Scott Drumbore – H&K – Requesting for extension of hours for August for the

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Concrete and Asphalt Plant at the Skunkhollow Quarry – Township Manager, Lorraine Leslie, stated H&K has requested to operate the concrete batch plant, asphalt batch plant, and the crushing plant between the hours of 6:30 pm to 6:30 am, Monday through Saturday, between August 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018, excluding holidays, for the PennDOT projects per their letter dated July 5, 2018. Motion was made by Supervisor Groff, and seconded by Chairman McIlhinney, to grant the extension of hours for the month of August for the Concrete and Asphalt Plant at the Skunkhollow Quarry per their letter dated July 5, 2018 with the exception of striking the part in the letter in regards to "and/or private customers." The motion passed 2-1 with Supervisor Bennington having the opposing vote. There was no public comment.

b) Police Vehicle Fleet Proposal: Chief Engelhart presented a proposal to purchase a Chevy Tahoe this year and refurbish an existing Tahoe into a truck enforcement vehicle and moving both Chevrolet Caprices from the primary fleet over to the reserve fleet due to space limitations. Chairman McIlhinney stated they have had a standing order to replace vehicles at 120,000 to 130,000 miles and the two Caprices he wishes to move are at 71,000 and 77,000 miles. Chief Engelhart stated the two Caprices would be kept in the reserve fleet, be traded in or sold outright. After discussion, the Board of Supervisors tabled the request and asked for additional information.

c) Edward F. Murphy – Staff Meeting Request: Ms. Leslie stated Solicitor Murphy has requested a staff meeting in regards to parcels located on Diamond Street and South Perkasie Road. Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington, seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to approve Solicitor Murphy’s staff meeting request and for him to post the required escrow. There was no public comment.

d) Bucks County Tour of Honor: Ms. Leslie stated she received a request for a donation from the Bucks County Tour of Honor to pay tribute to the county’s World War II and Korean War Veterans. Motion was made by Supervisor Groff, seconded by Supervisor Bennington and carried unanimously to approve $500.00 for a ¼ page advertisement in the Fall edition of the Bucks County Tour of Honor program to support the effort. There was no public comment.

10. SUPERVISOR’S COMMENTS: Supervisor Bennington questioned Chief Engelhart if he applied for the DOJ grants and how the Calvary Church 5K Run went. Chief Engelhart stated he will apply for three of the grants and the run went well.

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11. PUBLIC COMMENT: Mr. Steve Miller, 856 Blooming Glen Road, stated he applied for a permit for the Miller Express Lube at 1260 Route 113. They want to take the lift and floor out and put two in-ground lifts which is a 28 x 28 foot print. He submitted plans to the Zoning Officer, Dave Taylor, on July 3, 2018 who stated he didn’t think he could get a permit to him by the start date of July 16, 2018. Solicitor Harris stated if they are put in before a permit is issued, be prepared to have to rip them out.

12. PRESS CONFERENCE: None.

13. ADJOURNMENT: Upon motion by Supervisor Groff, seconded by Supervisor Bennington and carried unanimously, the July 9, 2018 Hilltown Township Board of Supervisors meeting was adjourned at 7:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Lorraine E. Leslie

Township Manager

(*NOTE: These minutes were transcribed from notes and recordings and should not be considered official until approved by the Board of Supervisors at a public meeting).

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