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According to the 2000 census, this quiet, primarily residential community is home to approximately 4600 people.

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June 4, 2012

The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by President Carolyn Crouthamel with the following members in attendance: Robert Baker, Scott Hillegass, J. Allen Landis, Jeffrey Maxwell, Stanley Nyce, James Schaeffer and Mayor Jay Stover. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Solicitor Mark Weand, Recording Secretary Megan McShane, Police Chief Randall Floyd, Zoning Officer Richard O'Brien, Building Inspector Jesse Hill, Indian Valley Public Library Board Chairman Bob Schoen, and a press reporter.

The invocation was given by Carolyn Crouthamel, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

A Hillegass/Landis motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the minutes of the May 7, 2012 Borough Council meeting.

TREASURER'S REPORT: We received the written monthly report for May, 2012 for the file.

Manager Mark Fournier reported that we've taken in 57.09% of our revenues and have spent about 30.99% of our expenditures.

Mr. Fournier informed Council that the Borough is slightly ahead of where we were at last year with real estate taxes, and that we are $68,000 under our projected expenses.

Robert Baker asked Mr. Fournier about the earned income tax figure, and Mr. Fournier informed him that we are approximately $9,000 behind where we were last year at this time.

A Hillegass/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the Treasurer's Report for May, 2012.

MAYOR'S REPORT:

Mayor Stover reported that he attended the May Council meeting and an Indian Valley Regional Planning Commission meeting.

POLICE REPORT:

Chief Floyd reported that Detective Dan Fox received an award from the Citizens Crime Commission.

Chief Floyd informed Council that an opportunity has presented itself to replace the Dodge Durango that currently serves as the Detective car, which is in poor condition. Springfield Township has a 2003 Chevrolet Impala with approximately 70,000 miles on it; it was used as the lieutenant's car and he recently retired, so the Township is looking to sell it for $4,000. The car is in excellent shape and already has the siren and unmarked lighting package.

A Hillegass/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the purchase of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala from Springfield Township for $4,000.

Scott Hillegass asked Chief Floyd to provide input and projections from the both the police department and public works department regarding future vehicle replacement.

FIRE REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

LIBRARY REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

MANAGER'S REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

Manager Mark Fournier informed Council that the Borough received verbal approval from Montgomery County CDBG Program to purchase equipment for Franconia Park.

BUILDING OFFICIAL'S REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

Manager Mark Fournier introduced Jesse Hill, the Borough's new Building Inspector, to Council. Mr. Fournier stated that the 2-day schedule continues to work well and that those 2 days are very busy for the inspector.

SOLICITOR'S REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

ENGINEER'S REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE: There were no comments from the audience.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE: Mr. Hillegass

A-1 A Hillegass/Maxwell motion carried unanimously (7-0) accepting the payment of the bills for the month of May, 2012 in the amount of $ 227,879.73.

A-2 Ordinance 392 & 393

A Hillegass/Maxwell motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving Ordinance 392, which revises the Municipal Pension Plan administered by PMRS and replaces Ordinance 320.

A Hillegass/Nyce motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving Ordinance 393, which revises the Police Pension Plan administered by PMRS and replaces Ordinance 363.

A-3 Library Funding Discussion

Bob Schoen from the Indian Valley Public Library Board came to the Council meeting to discuss the funding needs for the Library.

Scott Hillegass informed Mr. Schoen that Council is not prepared to make a decision about the proposed millage increase. Council will wait until budget time and address items that the Borough may need first, then will go from there. In the meantime, the Finance & Administrative Committee would like to see the tax structures from the other municipalities involved. Once the next Finance & Administrative Committee meeting is scheduled, Mr. Schoen will be invited to attend to present the tax information of the other municipalities involved in the library funding. This information will be compiled by the Library.

Manager Mark Fournier again suggested that the Funding Committee ask West Rockhill Township and Hilltown Township for donations, since there are approximately 14,000 library card holders who do not live in the Borough or the other municipalities currently funding the Library.

A-4 A Hillegass/Landis motion carried unanimously approving Resolution 12-04, which appoints Mark D. Fournier as liaison between Berkheimer and Telford Borough.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE: Mr. Maxwell

PZ-1 100 Emlen Way – Airgas – Request for Waiver of Land Dev

Zoning Officer Richard O'Brien reviewed the request from Airgas for a Waiver of Land Development, for a proposed roof on an existing storage area.

A Maxwell/Nyce motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the Waiver of Land Development.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

PUBLIC WORKS/BUILDINGS & PLANT COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE: Mr. Nyce

DC-1 Manager Mark Fournier reviewed a request that the Borough received for the Community Building. A group requested to use the building daily from 6:00 am to 7:00 am from June to November and possibly into the winter months.

After some discussion, the Council decided not to approve the request, given the requested number of days and the requested time, and the fact that the Borough staff would be unable to get into the building to check the prior night's usage before the requested start time. Council may reconsider another request that contains less days and a later start time.

DC-2 A Nyce/Baker motion carried unanimously (7-0) allowing St. Paul's Lutheran Church to use the municipal parking lot on Saturday, November 3, 2012 for an electronics recycling event. Chief Floyd will be sure to talk to Pastor Christensen prior to the event to address traffic flows and concerns.

OTHER BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no executive session.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:02 pm by a Landis/Hillegass motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Secretary

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