Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors
A budget work session was held October 24, 2017 at the Township Office, 4030 Whitehorse Road, Devault, PA.
Mr. Rodgers provided an update on legal matters related to the VFSA. He noted there are vacancies on both the 6 member Owner’s Board and the 9 member Joint Board to be filled to represent Charlestown. Candidates were discussed for consideration and appointments will be considered at the November 6th meeting.
The Board signed a letter of appreciation for Linda Appler, who is retiring from the HARB at the end of this year. Her position is one that requires the person be a licensed realtor. A notice has been posted on the website seeking new candidates.
Mr. Kuhn said the contractor is scheduled to pave the new trail at Brightside this Friday and Saturday. The township engineer will notify the Roadmaster that a clogged pipe under Yellow Springs Road is causing runoff onto the farm property and needs to be cleared as soon as possible.
Mr. Rodgers moved to approve the Accounts Payable Report for the General Fund dated 10/24/17 and Mr. Philips seconded. Mr. Piliero called for discussion, and there being none, called the vote. All were in favor.
Mr. Kuhn provided an update on the Great Valley Nature Center and various other properties of interest for the open space program.
Mr. Rodgers asked that the Roadmaster check the grates on storm drains on Howell Road, which should be replaced with bicycle-safety ones.
The Board reviewed the budget draft prepared by the Township Manager and made the following changes:
|408.10||Engineering Services||Decrease amount by $15,000 to $75,000|
|408.36||MS-4 Storm Sewer Program||Increase amount by $500 to $8,000|
|409.12||Office Feasibility Study||Create new category and include $8,000|
|411.32||Fire Protection – East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Co. annual contribution||Increase amount by $8,250 to $278,250|
|411.32||Fire Protection – EWVFC Capital Contribution toward new Pumper||Create new category and include $50,000|
|461.10||Environmental Advisory Committee||Remove category|
|454.45||Ice Dam Repairs||Increase amount by $1,000 to $1,000|
|454.90||Great Valley Nature Center||Remove category|
|459.20||Historical Consultants||Increase amount by $10,000 to $12,000 to include County Atlas Project|
|459.65||Charlestown Mill Improvements – Interpretive Signage||Decrease amount by $10,000 to $90,000|
Mr. Piliero suggested adding a note below the carryover line for each of the three funds stating “Accrual for Long-Term Projects to be Determined”.
The budget will be revised and re-distributed to the Board prior to the November 6, 2017 Supervisors Meeting at which time Mrs. Csete will be authorized to advertise and post it on the Township website.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 P.M. The next meeting is scheduled for November 6, 2017, 7:30 P.M. in the Library of the Great Valley Middle School.