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

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January 3, 2012

The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by Mayor Jay Stover with the following members in attendance: Carolyn Crouthamel, Scott Hillegass, J. Allen Landis, Stanley Nyce and James Schaeffer. Also present were Finance Director Craig Davies, Solicitor Mark Weand, Public Works Director Donald Beck and Recording Secretary Megan McShane. Robert Baker and Jeffrey Maxwell were absent.

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

SWEARING IN OF COUNCIL MEMBERS:

Mayor Jay Stover administered the Oath of Office to the re-elected Council members Carolyn Crouthamel, Stanley Nyce and James Schaeffer. They then assumed their seats at the table. Council member Jeffrey Maxwell was absent and will take the Oath of Office before the February Borough Council meeting.

The Mayor took the chair and nominations were opened for Council President.

J. Allen Landis nominated Carolyn Crouthamel for Council President, seconded by James Schaeffer. Nominations were closed by a Nyce/Hillegass motion. This motion carried unanimously (5-0).

Scott Hillegass nominated J. Allen Landis for Vice-President, seconded by Carolyn Crouthamel. Nominations were closed by a Hillegass/Schaeffer motion. This motion carried unanimously (5-0).

J. Allen Landis nominated Scott Hillegass for President Protempore, seconded by Scott Hillegass. This motion carried unanimously (5-0).

The Mayor relinquished the chair to the newly elected President, Carolyn Crouthamel.

A Hillegass/Nyce motion carried unanimously (5-0) reappointing Mark D. Fournier as Secretary for the Telford Borough Council for the year 2012.

A Nyce/Landis motion carried unanimously (5-0) reappointing Craig Davies as Treasurer for the Telford Borough Council for the year 2012.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

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

TREASURER'S REPORT: no report

MAYOR'S REPORT:

Mayor Stover reported that there will be a Library Task Force meeting on Monday, January 30th.

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

President Carolyn Crouthamel reported that the Public Safety Committee is meeting on a quarterly basis with Police Chief Floyd.

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 the tree lighting ceremony went well, and that he hopes the Borough staff will get the Christmas decorations down this week; the muffler on the forklift needs to be replaced.

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.

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

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

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE:

Z-1 A Nyce/Hillegass motion carried unanimously (5-0) designating Union National Bank & Trust Company, Quakertown National Bank, and First Savings of

Perkasie as depository for Borough funds and authorizing the Borough Manager to invest as he sees fit in the best interest of the Borough.

Z-2 A Landis/Nyce motion carried unanimously (5-0) authorizing the Borough Manager to advertise the bids for goods and services, as needed during 2012.

Z-3 A Hillegass/Nyce motion carried unanimously (5-0) re-appointing Harry Krapf to the Zoning Hearing Board, term to expire 1/1/15; Lester Freed to the Zoning Hearing Board, term to expire 1/1/15; Dean Souder to the Telford Industrial Development Authority, term to expire 1/1/17; Jay Stover to the Recreation Board term to expire 1/1/16; Robert Rahn to the Civil Service Commission, term to expire 1/1/15; Daniel Wurst to the Planning Commission, term to expire 1/1/17; Timothy Hagey to the Telford Borough Authority, term to expire 1/1/17.

Z-4 A Hillegass/Landis motion carried unanimously (5-0) passing Resolution 12-01 to exempt participating fulltime paid policemen from contributing one percent of their wages to the police pension fund for the year 2012.

Z-5 A Nyce/Landis motion carried unanimously (5-0) to borrow funds as needed from the Telford Borough Authority.

Z-6 A Hillegass/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (5-0) to reappoint Timoney Knox, LLP as Borough Solicitor.

Z-7 A Nyce/Landis motion carried unanimously (5-0) to reappoint CKS Engineers, Inc. as Borough Engineer.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE: There was no report at this time.

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: Mr. Baker

A Schaeffer/Nyce motion carried unanimously (5-0) approving the updated Emergency Management Plan.

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE: Ms. Crouthamel

DC-1 A Hillegass/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (5-0) denying a request made to the Borough asking to use the Community Building on a weekly basis for a martial arts class.

OTHER BUSINESS:

President Crouthamel suggested to Council that Stanley Nyce replace her on the Committees that she previously served on, and recommended James Schaeffer as the new Chairman for the Public Safety Committee. The Committees are now as follows:

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Scott K. Hillegass, Chairman
J. Allen Landis
Jeffrey D. Maxwell

PUBLIC WORKS/BDNG & PLANT.
J. Allen Landis, Chairman
Scott K. Hillegass
James Schaeffer

PLANNING & ZONING
Jeffrey D. Maxwell, Chairman
Robert S. Baker
Stanley Nyce

PUBLIC SAFETY
James Schaeffer, Chairman
Robert S. Baker
Stanley Nyce

ENVIRONMENTAL
Stanley R. Nyce, Chairman
J. Allen Landis
James Schaeffer

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE
Stanley Nyce, Chairman
Scott K. Hillegass
Jeffrey D. Maxwell

EXECUTIVE SESSION: There was no Executive Session.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:28 pm by a Schaeffer/Nyce motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Secretary

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