The first business meeting for May was held May 1, 2006 at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. Kevin R. Kuhn, Chairman, Michael Rodgers, Vice Chairman, Paul Hogan, Hugh Willig, Mark P. Thompson, Esq., James E. McErlane, Esq., Surender Kohli, P.E., Linda M. Csete, Township Administrator, and those on the attached list were present.
The meeting was called to order at 7:36 P.M.
Mr. Kuhn announced that an executive session took place at 6:30 P.M. just prior to this meeting.
Mrs. Csete announced that the roadside cleanup event on Saturday, April 29th was a success, with over 30 volunteers participating and more than 150 bags of trash collected from the roadsides.
No matters were brought forward at this time.
Mr. Rodgers moved to approve the April 17, 2006 minutes and Mr. Willig seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion, and there being none called the vote. All were in favor.
Mr. Rodgers moved to approve the April Treasurer’s Report and Mr. Willig seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion, and there being none called the vote. All were in favor.
Mr. Willig moved to approve the May 1, 2006 Operating Fund Accounts Payable report, and Mr. Rodgers seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion. Mr. Hogan asked for confirmation that the Frens and Frens bill did not include consulting for the Longwood School, and the Treasurer confirmed it did not. Mr. Kuhn called the vote, and all were in favor.
Mr. Willig moved to approve the May 1, 2006 Open Space Fund Accounts Payable report, and Mr. Rodgers seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote, and all were in favor.
Mr. Rodgers moved to accept the monthly reports as submitted, and Mr. Willig seconded. Mr. Kuhn called for discussion and there being none, called the vote, and all were in favor.
Two quotes were obtained by Ms. Coleman and Mr. Alston as follows:
|Berks County Barn Builders||$9.700.00||Debris removed by Township|
|Timothy Pletcher Contracting||$9,600.00||Debris removed by Vendor|
Mr. Kuhn said he was disappointed in the lack of detail on the Pletcher quote, which simply stated they would tear off and replace the existing roof. The Berks County Barn Builders’ quote contained a detailed scope of work. Mr. Willig suggested finding out from Berks County what the cost would be to include debris removal. Mr. Alston said it would bring their quote over $10,000, triggering a requirement to go out for public bid.The Board decided that since the two quotes were close to the limit, it would be advisable to draw up specs and go out for public bid. Mr. Alston said he will confer with Ms. Coleman on specs.
Open Space Chairman Sue Staas provided an estimate of costs for the Charlestown Day event scheduled for October 15th. It includes a tethered balloon ride that should prove to be very popular. Mr. Kuhn said that since there are funds in the budget for this event, he would prefer to have the balloon rides at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis rather than charge for the rides as proposed in Mrs. Staas’ memo.
Mr. McErlane opened the hearing for the ordinance to amend the Official Map of Charlestown Township and the proceedings were recorded by Tom Corcoran, court reporter.
The following residents commented on the proposal:
The hearing was closed. Mr. Kuhn said the record will remain open for two weeks to allow time for additional written comments from the public.
The curative amendment hearing for Robal Associates was scheduled to open on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154.
The hearing for the Phoenixville Region Comprehensive plan was tentatively scheduled to open at the second July meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:17 P.M. The next meeting is scheduled for May 15, 2006, 7:30 P.M. in Room 154 of the Great Valley Middle School.