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

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May 2, 2011

 The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President Stanley Nyce with the following members in attendance: Robert Baker, Carolyn Crouthamel, Scott Hillegass, J. Allen Landis, Jeffrey Maxwell and Mayor Jay Stover. Also present were Manager Mark D. Fournier, Solicitor Mark Weand, Public Works Director Donald Beck, Recording Secretary Megan McShane, Police Chief Randall Floyd, Public Works Director Donald Beck, Engineer Patrick DiGangi, Scott Camburn from Urwiler & Walter, Brad and Joe Hinderliter from Indian Ridge Provisions, residents Charles Porcelli and James Schaeffer, and a press reporter. John Harrell was absent.

The invocation was given by J. Allen Landis, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

A Crouthamel/Hillegass motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the minutes of the April 4, 2011 Borough Council meeting.

TREASURER'S REPORT: We received the written monthly report for April, 2011 for the file.

Manager Mark Fournier reported that we've taken in 51.56% of our revenues and have spent 32.31% of our expenditures.

A Hillegass/Landis motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the Treasurer's Report for April, 2011.

MAYOR'S REPORT:

The Mayor attended a Library board meeting, Council meeting, and a meeting to discuss the possible railroad extension from Lansdale to Perkasie to Quakertown.

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

Chief Randall Floyd informed Council that Upper Gwynedd Township Police loaned Telford Police Department 2 mobile, mounted radios that are currently not being used by their department. These radios have better reception than the portable ones that were currently being used by the department. Upper Gwynedd has told the police department that they can use these radios as long as necessary.

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

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

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

Mayor Jay Stover informed Council that there are substantial cutbacks for Library funding being made by the state (approximately $175,000-$180,000) and by the School District ($240,000). As a result of these cutbacks, the Library will be increasing their fundraising efforts.

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

Manager Mark Fournier attended the annual Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs conference in Hershey, along with Mr. Landis and Ms. Crouthamel.

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.

Manager Mark Fournier advised Council that the Borough was not awarded the Automated Red Light Enforcement grant.

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

Mr. Fournier informed Council that due to funding cutbacks, the County was unable to move forward with awarding a CDBG grant, which means that for now, the Borough will not be doing improvements to the Community Building.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE: Mr. Hillegass

A-1 A Hillegass/Landis motion carried unanimously (6-0) accepting the payment of the bills for the month of April, 2011 in the amount of $292,600.01.

A-2 A Hillegass/Maxwell motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the resignation of Council member John Harrell with regrets. The Council thanked him for his many years of service.

A-3 A Hillegass/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the appointment of John Harrell to the Telford Borough Authority Board.

A-4 A Landis/Baker motion carried unanimously (6-0) appointing James Schaeffer to fill the vacancy on Borough Council for the remainder of Mr. Harrell's term.

A-5 James Schaeffer was sworn in as a new Borough Council member. Robert Baker was appointed the new Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. James Schaeffer will serve as a new member of that Committee.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE: Mr. Maxwell

PZ-1 Scott Camburn from Urwiler & Walter made a presentation to the Council members explaining the scope of the work for the expansion of the building for Indian Ridge Provisions, Inc. In his discussion, he stated that the expansion will cover 14,247 square feet and will max out the building capacity. He added that a new sewer lateral will have to be installed to handle the flow expected to be generated by this expansion. A 13,000 sq. ft. underground storage facility will be installed to handle up to 50% of the building's storm water generated, as required. Site lighting and landscaping were discussed with consideration to property lines behind the property. Indian Ridge Provisions appeared before the Planning Commission in Apriland a waiver was requested pertaining to the maximum slope grading to the rear of the property, which currently calls for a 3-1 grade. They asked for a 2-1 grade with a planting bed behind the property.

Joe Hinderliter briefly gave the Council members a description of what Indian Ridge Provisions does, and why the expansion is needed.

Patrick DiGangi informed Council that the Planning Commission recommended approval of this expansion and of the waiver. Indian Ridge Provisions has agreed to make a donation to the Fire Company and install a Knox box.

A Crouthamel/Maxwell motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the waiver as requested.

A Schaeffer/Baker motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the land development plan for Indian Ridge Provisions subject to the conditions outlinedin the engineer's review letters for the Borough and Authority dated April 21, 2011,including the payment of the required recreation impact contribution.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

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

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: Mr. Baker

PS-1 A Baker/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving fire police assistance for the Trumbauersville Volunteer Fire Company's annual carnival.

PS-2 Police Chief Randall Floyd informed Council that the accident which occurred when Officer Bechtel was responding to an emergency call totaled one of the police vehicles. The State Police did not find Officer Bechtel to be at fault. While recognizing that $12,000 was budgeted to purchase a new police vehicle next year, Chief Floyd emphasized the Police Department's immediate need for a new vehicle. He has contacted Warnock Vehicles, a CoStars dealer,and they currently have 2 vehicles in stock to choose from. A Landis/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (7-0) authorizing the purchaseof a new police vehicle.

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

OTHER BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Borough Council entered into executive session at 8:46 p.m. to discuss personnel matters. Borough Council closed executive session at 9:32 pm.

A Hillegass/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (7-0) authorizing the Borough to engage Attorney Christopher Gerber to represent Telford Borough in the unemployment compensation hearing matter regarding David Stevens subject to the conditions of his engagement letter dated April 29, 2011.

A Crouthamel/Baker motion carried unanimously (7-0) continuing benefits for 2 employees who will be on military leave for extended periods of time in the coming year.

A Landis/Maxwell motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the conditional hiring of a part-time police officer.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 pm by a Crouthamel/Landis motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Secretary

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