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

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September 6, 2011

The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:31 p.m. by President Stanley Nyce with the following members in attendance: Robert Baker, Scott Hillegass, J. Allen Landis, James Schaeffer, 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, Sheryl and John Derstine, and a press reporter. Jeffrey Maxwell was absent. Carolyn Crouthamel arrived at 8:00 pm.

The invocation was given by Stanley Nyce, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

A Hillegass/Baker motion carried unanimously (5-0) approving the minutes of the August 1, 2011 Borough Council meeting.

PRESENTATION OF POTENTIAL TENANT:

Sheryl Derstine gave a detailed presentation to the Council for her proposed boutique, which offers apparel, jewelry, handbags, shoes and scarves at reasonable prices. The Train Station location would be a second location and would be larger than her shop at the Franconia Heritage restaurant. It would also have enough space to accommodate a dressing room for customers.

Ms. Derstine emphasized that time is of the essence; 4th quarter is critical for her business. If Council gives her approval, she would like to get started as soon as possible.

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

Manager Mark Fournier reported that we've taken in 67.4% of our revenues and have spent 55.69% of our expenditures.

Mr. Fournier informed Council that real estate transfer taxes will be lower for the year, and that the Borough held back on doing codification of ordinances and the purchase of a dump truck. The Borough will be over budget on wages for snow removal for the year, due to the large amount of snow we had in the first few months of the year.

A Landis/Hillegass motion carried unanimously (5-0) approving the Treasurer's Report for August, 2011.

MAYOR'S REPORT:

Mayor Jay Stover reported he attended the August Borough Council meeting and that the Library Board did not meet.

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

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 reported that paving work will begin on Reliance Road on September 12th.

Asphalt Industries came out to make repairs on Highland Drive, Franconia Avenue and Emlen Way.

There is a mechanical problem with the street sweeper, which is needed for fall leaf collection. Gran Turk has provided us with a quote and will repair the street sweeper.

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

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.

Solicitor Mark Weand informed Council that the Indian Ridge Provisions project is on hold; the building permit has not been picked up from the Borough office and the land development plan has not been picked up for recording.

Solicitor Weand also advised Council that a public hearing would not be necessary to adopt Ordinance 387, which updates Ordinance 309; only a motion would be necessary.

Ordinance 388, the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, will be adopted at the October 3rd Council meeting. A public hearing is required to adopt this Ordinance.

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/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) accepting the payment of the bills for the month of August, 2011 in the amount of $274,586.35.

A-2 Manager Mark Fournier informed Council that the 2012 budget is being prepared, and that Council members should let him know if they have any items that they want addressed.

A-3 A Hillegass/Baker motion carried unanimously (6-0) to adopt the Minimum Municipal Obligation for the year 2012 for the Non-Uniform Pension Plan in the amount of $111,753.

A-4 A Hillegass/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) to adopt the Minimum Municipal Obligation for the Police for the year 2012 in the amount of $1,044.

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

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: Mr. Nyce

E-1 A Landis/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving Ordinance # 387.

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: There was no report at this time.

OTHER BUSINESS: None

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Borough Council entered into executive session at 8:31 p.m. to discuss personnel matters and potential litigation.

Borough Council closed executive session at 8:49 pm.

A Hillegass/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) authorizing the approval of Sheryl Derstine as the new tenant for the train station building, upon a clean credit check and signature of the lease.

Council agreed to put a ΒΌ page ad in Souderton Borough's 125th anniversary commemorative book.

Chief Floyd reported that he and Manager Fournier had a good meeting with Mr. Keeler and his attorney to discuss the clean up that needs to be done at the Keeler properties. There has already been progress since their meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm by a Schaeffer / Hillegass motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Secretary

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