BOS Meeting - October 12, 2023

October 13, 2023 03:31:41
BOS Meeting - October 12, 2023
Upper Merion Board of Supervisors Meetings
BOS Meeting - October 12, 2023

Oct 13 2023 | 03:31:41

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Show Notes

UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OCTOBER 12, 2023 MEETING ~ 7:00 PM
AGENDA
1. Meeting Called to Order.
0:00:18
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
0:00:40
3. Roll Call.
0:01:02
4. Meeting Minutes: September 7, 2023 Zoning Code Workshop
September 7, 2023 BOS Workshop
September 14, 2023 Business Meeting
0:01:32
5. Chairman’s Comments:
0:03:17
6. Citizen Board Vacancies:
7. New Business:
0:05:07
A. Resolution 2023-33 – Resolution in Support of Israel’s Humanitarian Crisis
B. Proclamation re: Fire Prevention Month – October, 2023.
C. Public Safety Department Promotion: Corey Felker – EMS Captain.
D. Swearing-In of Paramedic Christian Reiner & EMT Jason Ivey.
E. Presentation re: Upper Merion Fire and Emergency Service Awards.
F. Presentation of the Bernard S. Gutkowski, Sr. Firefighter of the Year Award to Christian Montero.
G. Presentation of the Mary Bacchi Emergency Medical Services Responder of the Year Award to Charles Davis.
H. Public Hearing – An Ordinance of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, renaming Chapter 4 as “Collection Fees” and providing for attorney fees, collection fees, costs, and interest to be added for unpaid municipal claim collections for delinquent accounts.
1:16:03
I. Consent Agenda re:
1. Resolution 2023-29 – Disposition of Township Records.
1:23:00
2. Memorandum of Understanding with the King of Prussia Mall for 2022 Police Services – Consideration of a Memorandum of Understanding with the King of Prussia Mall for the payment and reimbursement of costs for additional police coverage at the Mall Complex for the period of 10/1/2023 – 12/31/2024.
3. Delinquent Sewer Fee Claims Collection Contract – Portnoff Law Associates, Inc. Approve a contract between Upper Merion Township and Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd. for collection of delinquent municipal sewer claims pursuant to the provisions outlined in the contract as recommended by the Director of Finance and Township Manager.
4. Resolution No 2023-30 - Appointment of Special Counsel for Unpaid Delinquent Sewer Fee Collections. Adoption of Resolution No 2023-30 appointing Michelle R. Portnoff, Esq., as special counsel for the Township for the purpose of collection unpaid delinquent sewer fee accounts.
5. Resolution 2023-31 – Disposition of township Vehicles to J. J. Kane Auctions of Plymouth Meeting for an estimated sale value of $37,000.
6. Resolution 2023-32– Reduction of Police officer contributions to the Police Pension Plan for the year 2024 to 4%.
7. Public Safety Department Capital Equipment Purchase – Authorization the ordering and purchase of two (2) F550 replacement ambulances for delivery in 2025 in the amount of $680,000 from the Fire Apparatus Fund.
8. Authorization for additional funding – Street Sweeper Purchase. To authorize additional funds in the amount of $24,206 from the Township ARPA funds along with $298,210 in LSA Grant funds to complete the purchase of the new Johnston Street Sweeper.
9. Capital Equipment Purchase – Authorization the ordering and purchase of a replacement emergency generator for the Township Building for delivery in late 2024 in the amount of $385,000 through State or Costars contract utilizing Capital Equipment and ARPA funds.
10. Abrams PS, Valleybrook PS & Trout Run WPCC MPS Upgrades: Approval of Change Order #2 for additional costs associated with the wet tap/line stop work activities at Abrams PS in the amount of $18,256.00 to Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc. of Perkasie, PA, as recommended by the Director of Public Works.
11. Township Building Cooling Tower Replacement: Approval of Payment Application #3 in the amount of $9,439.43 from West Chester Mechanical of Aston, PA for contract work completed to date.
12. Township Building Boiler Replacement: Approval of Payment Application #3 in the amount of $74,488.50 from West Chester Mechanical of Aston, PA for contract work completed to date.
13. Approval of Engagement Letter for Marcum LLP for the conducting of Township Business Privilege Tax compliance audits in accordance with the terms of the engagement letter as recommended by the Director of Finance.
14. Approval of Deed of Dedication – New Leo M. Ross Park, Parcel # 58-00-01969-04-3, Ross Road. Acceptance of a deed of dedication form Toll Bros, Inc for the new Leo M. Ross Park parcel as part of the Stone Brook at Upper Merion Development and the authorization to terminate the lease for the former park area.
15. Budget Transfer: $22,000.00 from 0143-2452 Snow Removal Material to 01430-4580 Annual Resurfacing to fund ADA ramp design work associated with the Township’s 2023 Road Program.
16. Budget Transfer: $20,000.00 from 01430-3170 Snow/Ice Control to 01430-2456 Street Light Supplies to fund parking lot/area lighting upgrades at the Township Building.
17. Budget Transfer: $15,000.00 from 01430-3170 Snow/Ice Control to 01430-4585 Line Painting to fund additional long line painting and intersection markings throughout the Township.
18. 2023-2026 Dry Hydrated Lime Supply Contract: Award of the Township’s lime supply contract to Graymont, Inc. of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania for the estimated contract amount of $191,248.50 as recommended by the Director of Public Works.
19. Award Upper Merion Township Wastewater Chemical Supply Contract to Award of the Township’s liquid sodium hypochlorite supply contract to Buckman’s Inc. of Pottstown, Pennsylvania for the estimated contract amount of $522,750.00 as recommended by the Director of Public Works.
20. Kerrwood Drive Culvert Repairs: Approval of Payment Application No. 1 in the amount of $264,495.00 to National Gunite of Johnstown, PA for the completion of all contract work activities.
21. Abrams PS, Valleybrook PS & Trout Run WPCC MPS Upgrades Project: Approval of Payment Application No. 2 in the amount of $13,580.00 to PSI Pumping Solutions, Inc. of York Springs, PA for electrical contract work completed to date.
22. First Avenue Linear Park Phase II Project: Approval of Payment Application No. 8 in the amount of $119,126.11 to Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, PA for contract work completed to date.
23. Land Development Plan Review Extension – Abbonizio Real Estate Partnership – 316 W. Church Road. Accept letter of extension from Abbonizio Real Estate Partnership for the review of the proposed Land Development Plan to January 15, 2024.
24. North Gulph Road Trail Extension Design Consultant – Boles Smyth Associates. To approve a proposal from Boles Smyth Associates for the North Gulph Road Trail extension design in the amount of $189,984.32 to be reimbursed by the National Park Service as part of the Cooperative Management Agreement for the trail extension design project.
25. Appoint Chiragi Raval to the Zoning Hearing Board to fill an unexpired term ending 1/1/2027.
2:27:01
J. Mancill Mill Townhouse Development, 850 Mancill Mill Road - Amendment to Voluntary Restrictive Covenant for Architectural Building Elevation Design. To approve an amendment to the Voluntary Declaration of Restrictive Covenant of the Mancill Mill Road Company for the townhouse development modifying the building elevations shown in new exhibit 1 subject to compliance with the current SM-1 building height restrictions.
2:45:00
K. Approve Township Solicitor to attend the October 18, 2023 Zoning Hearing Board to oppose the 665 S. Gulph Road application.
2:52:30
8. Accounts Payable & Payrolls.
2:53:00
9. Additional Business.
10. Public Comment.
11. Adjournment.

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