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Telford Borough is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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July 2, 2012

The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:30 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, Public Works Director Donald Beck, Solicitor Mark Weand, Recording Secretary Megan McShane, Police Chief Randall Floyd, Tom McAndrew and a press reporter.

The invocation was given by Robert Baker, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

A Hillegass/Maxwell motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the minutes of the June 4, 2012 Borough Council meeting.

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

Manager Mark Fournier reported that we've taken in 60% of our revenues and have spent about 38% of our expenditures.

We have received 23% of our projected Real Estate Transfer Taxes, and will probably come in about $10-15,000 less than anticipated.

We have received 48% of our Earned Income Taxes, which is right on target.

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

MAYOR'S REPORT:

Mayor Stover reported that he attended the June Council meeting, the Library Board meeting and the 125th anniversary parade for Souderton Borough.

POLICE REPORT:

Chief Floyd reported that the 2003 Chevy Impala was picked up from Springfield Township. This car will be used as the Detective's car.

Chief Floyd informed Council that there will be a news story on the Fox 29 10:00 News featuring the 87-year-old Souderton woman who was the victim of an attempted robbery in Telford Borough, and fought off the perpetrator.

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.

Public Works Director Donald Beck informed Council that the road crew constructed and welded in a new floor for the street sweeper. Mr. Beck shared photos of the crew's work with Council.

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

Manager Mark Fournier informed Council that he continues to answer questions from Standard & Poor's regarding the Borough and Authority.

The Borough staff is getting ready to order equipment for Franconia Avenue Park.

Mr. Fournier and Bob Kratz are working with CKS to develop GIS mapping of the easements within the Borough.

Mayor Stover asked Mr. Fournier if the Community Coaster sponsored by Partnership TMA has been discontinued, and Mr. Fournier confirmed that it has been discontinued.

Scott Hillegass asked Mr. Fournier about future donations to PTMA. Mr. Fournier recommended continuing a donation to PTMA to assist with programs other than the Community Coaster. Mr. Hillegass asked Mr. Fournier to find out what other municipalities contribute to PTMA.

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

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/Nyce motion carried unanimously (7-0) accepting the payment of the bills for the month of June, 2012 in the amount of $ 197,103.39.

Mr. Hillegass suggested that the Borough start putting funds aside each year in the budget for an equipment replacement fund. Council directed Mr. Fournier to start working with Mr. Davies on developing a number.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

PUBLIC WORKS/BUILDINGS & PLANT COMMITTEE: Mr. Landis

Mr. Hillegass informed Council that he has been receiving complaints from residents regarding trucks using their "jake brakes" late at night on Borough streets. Chief Floyd asked Mr. Hillegass to direct the complaints to the Police Department so they can collect information and look into the matter.

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

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE: Mr. Nyce

The Indian Valley Farmers Market started on Saturday, June 30th and had a good turnout.

OTHER BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Borough Council entered into Executive Session at 8:05 pm to discuss personnel and litigation matters.

Borough Council closed executive session at 8:50 pm. No action was taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 pm by a Nyce/Hillegass motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Secretary

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