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

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October 1, 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, 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, and a press reporter. Scott Hillegass was absent.

The invocation was given by Mayor Jay Stover, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

A Nyce/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the minutes of the September 4, 2012 Borough Council meeting.

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

Manager Mark Fournier reported that we've taken in 81% of our revenues and have spent about 69% of our expenditures.

Mr. Fournier advised Council that he and Finance Director Craig Davies are looking to meet with the Finance & Administrative Committee around mid-October to review the first draft of the 2013 Budget. Mr. Fournier added that he and Mr. Davies will be relying heavily on direction from the Committee for this year's Budget, and that Council members should be giving serious thought to which programs could be continued or possibly discontinued, which road projects or equipment purchases that the Borough can move forward with or delay, and the proposed Library tax increase, among other Budget items.

J. Allen Landis asked Mr. Fournier about the $ 89,091.52 to Gametime on the General Fund Disbursement list. Mr. Fournier advised Mr. Landis that the disbursement is for the Franconia Avenue Park playground equipment, and that the Borough will be reimbursed through the Montgomery County CDBG Grant.

MAYOR'S REPORT:

Mayor Stover reported that he attended the August Council meeting and the Library Board meeting. He drove by the Franconia Avenue Park playground and commented to Council that it looks great.

POLICE REPORT:

Police Chief Randall Floyd reported that he gave a draft policy manual to the Public Safety Committee and to Manager Fournier and Solicitor Weand for their review and comments.

Chief Floyd then advised Council that the Department has been approved to receive $4,750.00 in grant money for an upgrade/conversion of LJESIS software that is used by police departments throughout the County to share information. He did review a recent purchase of other software that was made this year at a cost of about $2,200; this purchase was the stipulation that made the LJESIS software available through the grant funding.

FIRE REPORT: We did not receive a written monthly report for the file.

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

Mayor Stover reported that the Library made a $7,000.00 profit from the Brews for Books fundraiser that was held in July.

Another wine tasting fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

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

Public Works Director Donald Beck passed photographs around to the Council members of the Community Building and Franconia Avenue Park, showing them the progress that has been made. Mr. Beck told Council that he is proud of the guys and the work that they have done on these projects. Manager Fournier pointed out that a grand opening celebration will be held later in November once everything is installed. He will keep Council informed of the event.

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

Manager Fournier informed Council that construction has started on the Altek Business Systems and Giant Fuel Station & Convenience Store projects.

Mr. Fournier met with the insurance company to discuss policy renewals for the year.

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 Landis/Maxwell motion carried unanimously (6-0) accepting the payment of the bills for the month of September, 2012 in the amount of $ 441,089.11

A-2 A Landis/Baker motion carried unanimously (6-0) to adopt the Minimum Municipal Obligation for the year 2013 for the Non-Uniform Pension Plan in the amount of $99,293.

A-3 A Landis/Baker motion carried unanimously (6-0) to adopt the Minimum Municipal Obligation for the Police Pension Plan for the year 2013 in the amount of $31,960.

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: There was no report at this time.

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

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE: Mr. Nyce

James Schaeffer reported that the Wives of Blue organization will be holding a fundraising event on Saturday, October 6th, that will benefit the family of Officer Brad Fox, the Plymouth Township police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Chief Floyd advised Council that the wives of Officers Popiny and Seville founded this organization just days before Officer Fox was killed.

OTHER BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Borough Council entered into Executive Session at 8:30 pm to discuss personnel matters.

Borough Council closed executive session at 9:25 pm. No action was taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 pm by a Schaeffer/Landis motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Secretary

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