In 1886 Telford, located in Bucks County, was incorporated as borough.

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August 1, 2011

The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Vice-President Carolyn Crouthamel with the following members in attendance: Robert Baker, Scott Hillegass, J. Allen Landis, Jeffrey Maxwell, James Schaeffer, and Mayor Jay Stover. Also present were Manager Mark D. Fournier, Solicitor Mark Weand, Public Works Director Donald Beck, Recording Secretary Diane Windfelder, Police Chief Randall Floyd, Engineer Patrick DiGangi, and a press reporter. Stanley Nyce was absent.

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

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

A Hillegass / Maxwell motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the minutes of the July 5, 2011 Borough Council meeting.

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

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

MAYOR'S REPORT:

Mayor Jay Stover reported he attended the July Borough Council meeting and the Library Board meeting. He was a judge / taster at the Farmer's Market Field to the Table Festival and thanked those involved with planning the event.

POLICE REPORT: written

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: written

MANAGER'S REPORT: written

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that he received a 60 day notice that Double Dipper Café is terminating their lease at the Train Station.

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

SOLICITOR'S REPORT: written

ENGINEER'S REPORT: written

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

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE: Mr. Hillegass

A-1 A Hillegass /Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (6-0) accepting the payment

of the bills for the month of July, 2011 in the amount of $203,499.63.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE: Mr. Maxwell

PZ-1 SALDO Discussion:

Solicitor Mark Weand presented the completed copy of the revised SALDO and outlined the adoption procedure with Council.

The SALDO Adoption procedures are:

Section 505 of the Municipalities Planning Code – Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Amendments

  1. The governing body shall hold a Public Hearing pursuant to Public Notice before voting.
  2. Public Notice Definition – Advertisement two consecutive weeks, not more than 30 days or less than 7 days.
  3. At least 30 days prior to the hearing, the governing body shall submit the amendment to: a) the planning agency; and b) county planning agency.

Section 505 (b) of the Municipalities Planning Code – Certified copy to County Planning Commission within 30 days after adoption.

Section 506 of the Municipalities Planning Code – Publication of Ordinance.

(a) The governing body shall publish one not more than 60 days nor less than 7 days prior to passage.

(b) If the full text is not advertised, the governing body shall.

1. Supply a copy to a newspaper of general circulation; and

2. File an attested copy in the County Law Library.

A Baker / Hillegass motion carried unanimously (6-0) to move forward to authorize and advertise the public hearing and the notice for the adoption of the ordinance.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

PUBLIC WORKS/BUILDINGS & PLANT COMMITTEE:

Manager Mark D. Fournier reported that the windows at the Community Building were installed last week.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: Mr. Baker

PS-1 ARLE Grant Application –

Engineer Patrick DiGangi reported that his firm has submitted an application for an Automated Red Light Enforcement Grant (ARLE) for improvements to the Borough's two traffic signals at County Line and Reliance Road, and County Line Road and Church Road. The grant amount requested was $183,560.29. The improvements proposed include: replacement of signal heads with LED lights; installation of new pedestrian signal devices; new controllers and other signal equipment improvements. The project also proposes the addition of left-turn lanes along County Line Road at the intersection of Church Road. Mr. DiGangi explained that the grant is unique in that it is funded through the money received due to traffic violations at nineteen intersections within the City of Philadelphia. These signalized intersections are equipped with cameras which catch vehicles running red lights. Approximately $1.5 million dollars is available in grant money to be used outside the City.

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE:

Carolyn Crouthamel reported that we have received the Indian Valley Park & Recreation Amenities maps and will be distributing them around town and the Farmer's Market.

OTHER BUSINESS: None

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Borough Council entered into executive session at 8:19 p.m. to discuss personnel matters and potential litigation.

Borough Council closed executive session at 9:07 pm.

No Action was taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 pm by a Schaeffer / Hillegass motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Secretary

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