Charlestown Township
Board of Supervisors Business Meeting
Minutes of January 5, 2015

The first business meeting for January was held January 5, 2015 at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154, 255 N. Phoenixville Pike, in Malvern, PA.

Present:

Supervisors: Frank A. Piliero, Chairman, Michael J. Rodgers, Vice Chairman, Kevin R. Kuhn, Charlie A. Philips, and Hugh Willig.
Consultants: Mark P. Thompson, Esq., and Thomas Comitta. Dan Wright, P.E. arrived at 10 p.m.
Staff: Linda Csete, Manager, Tim Hubbard, Property & Safety Coordinator, and Lisa Gardner, Recording Secretary.
Public: See attached sign-in sheet

Call to Order:

7:45 p.m.

Announcements

Mrs. Csete said an Executive Session was held on December 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss legal matters.

Citizens Forum

Ellen Behrle announced that the Great Valley Nature Centerís annual fund raising dinner is on January 30th, 2015. If you did not receive an invitation, but would like to attend, please contact the Nature Center.

Approvals

December 1, 2014 Business Meeting Minutes

Mr. Rodgers moved to approve the minutes for the December 1, 2014 Business Meeting and Mr. Philips seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.

Treasurerís Report December 1- 31, 2014

Mr. Philips moved to approve the December 2014 Treasurerís Report and Mr. Rodgers seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.

Accounts Payable Reports for Operating Fund for January 5, 2015

Mr. Rodgers moved to approve the General Fund Accounts Payable Report for January 5, 2015 and Mr. Philips seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.

Accounts Payable Reports for the Liquid Fuels Fund for January 5, 2015

Mr. Rodgers moved to approve the Liquid Fuels Fund Accounts Payable Report for January 5, 2015 and Mr. Philips seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.

Accounts Payable Report for Open Space Fund for January 5, 2015

Mr. Rodgers moved to approve the Open Space Fund Accounts Payable Report for January 5, 2015 and Mr. Kuhn seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.

Reports

Mrs. Csete announced that action will be taken in January to settle on a vendor for email and spam issues plaguing the Township. Mr. Kuhn moved to accept the December 2015 reports #1-14 as submitted and Mr. Rodgers seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor

Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement Ordinance

This item was tabled to allow Comcast more time to review the Solicitorís proposed changes to the franchise agreement.

Old Business - none

New Business

PSATS Conference April 19 to 22, 2015

Mr. Piliero announced that the PSATS Conference is from April 19th to the 22nd this year. Mr. Rodgers plans to attend. Mrs. Csete will register Mr. Rodgers.

Pickering Crossing Escrow Release #15

Mr. Philips moved to approve Escrow Release #15 for Pickering Crossing in the amount of $97,311.02 and Mr. Rodgers seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.

Spring Oak Escrow Release #7 & #8

Mr. Kuhn moved to approve Escrow Releases #7 in the amount of 300,400.71 and #8 in the amount of $211,625.82 for Pickering Spring Oak 2, and Mr. Philips seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.

Hearing

Paul Marshall Conditional Use Hearing Ė continued from December 1, 2014

Mr. Thompson opened the Hearing that had been continued from December 1, 2014 for the Conditional Use Application of Paul Marshall of 2226 Charlestown Road. The proceedings were recorded by Mark Hagerty, Court Reporter

Party status was granted to 5 parties at a prior meeting. Tonight these parties were the first to be asked, by Mr. Thompson, for comments, opinions, or statements. Some parties were then questioned by Mr. Kaplan.

1-Larry Bull of 4090 Hollow Road

2-Richard Finley of 2171 Charlestown Road

3-Regina Fried of 4105 Hollow Road

4-Merrill Johnston of 2223 Charlestown Road

5-Todd Rouse and Sharon Rouse of 5 & 6 Markley Lane

One person requested to be added to party status.

6-Mr. Jim James Hanna of 2203 Charlestown Road

Next, public comments were given by the following parties and individuals:

Allen Walter of 3084 Merlin Road

Greg Nesspor of 2246 Pikeland Road

John Pickering of 4133 Hollow Road

Bob Jones of 72 Valley Hill Road

Sue Staas of 4 Hannah Lane

Jean Bomm of 2170 Charlestown Road

Tom Strohmetz of 2157 Charlestown Road

Mark Hassenplug of 2 Heatherwood Drive

John Martin of 4101 Howell Road

Ellen Behrle of 11 Moses Way

Nancy Cloeter of 15 & 17 Alexis Lane

Julie Marshall of 2226 Alix Lane

Michael Bowell of 2848 Bodine road

Cam Cloeter of 15 and 17 Alexis Lane

Mr. Murray, attorney for the Cloeters

Mr. Kaplan, attorney for the Marshalls

Mr. Bender, attorney for the Township Planning Commission

Mr. Thompson announced that all conclusions of law and findings of fact are to be received by January 30, 2015. Mr. Thompson closed the hearing. The Board of Supervisors has 45 days from January 30, 2015 in which to render a decision.

Other Business

There was none.

Adjournment

Mr. Piliero adjourned the meeting at 11:00 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154, 255 North Phoenixville Pike, in Malvern, PA.

Respectfully submitted,


Lisa K. Gardner
Recording Secretary
Sign-in sheet, 1/5/2015
Sign-in sheet, 1/5/2015