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

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March 5, 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 Solicitor Mark Weand, Public Works Director Donald Beck, Recording Secretary Megan McShane, Police Chief Randall Floyd, Sergeant James Minninger, Detective Daniel Fox, Officer Jeremy Kim, Officer Kenneth Peck, Officer Robert Seville, family members of police officers, a press reporter and 2 residents. Scott Hillegass was absent.

The invocation was given by Jeffrey Maxwell, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

COMMENDATIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS:

Police Chief Randall Floyd presented commendations to Sergeant Minninger, Detective Fox and Officer Kim for the exemplary skill that they displayed during the hostage incident on Indian Valley Lane last month. Officer Popiny was ill and unable to attend this month's meeting, but he will also be presented with a commendation at next month's meeting.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

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

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

Manager Mark Fournier reported that we've taken in 12.6% of our revenues and have spent about 12% of our expenditures.

We are ahead of schedule in the budget categories of Real Property Taxes and Local Tax Enabling Act 511. This is based on an average of the last 4 years in these categories.

A Landis/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the Treasurer's Report for February, 2012.

MAYOR'S REPORT:

Mayor Stover reported that he attended the February Council meeting, the Library Board meeting, the Fire Company breakfast and he helped make hoagies for the Fire Company hoagie sale. Mayor Stover will be attending a Library Task Force meeting on Monday, March 26th and a Recreation Board meeting on Tuesday, March 27th.

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.

The 2 residents in the audience asked Public Works Director Donald Beck when the work on Northview Avenue will be finished, and expressed concern over the storm sewer inlet at the corner of Colonial and Northview Avenues, which ices over during the winter months. Mr. Beck informed the residents that the Northview Avenue project should be completed sometime during the month of May, and that he will take a further look at the storm sewer inlet at the intersection of Colonial & Northview Avenues.

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.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE:

A-1 A Landis/Maxwell motion carried unanimously (6-0) accepting the payment of the bills for the month of February, 2012 in the amount of $ 217,346.27.

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: Mr. Landis

PW-1 A Landis/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (6-0) awarding the 2012 Curbing & Sidewalk contract to Trout Bros.

PW-2 A Schaeffer/Nyce motion carried unanimously (6-0) awarding the 2012 Stone contract to Naceville Materials.

PW-3 A Landis/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (6-0) awarding the 2012 Equipment Rental with Operator contract to P.K. Moyer & Son.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: Mr. Schaeffer

PS-1 A Schaeffer/Baker motion carried unanimously (6-0) authorizing the Solicitor and Borough staff to move forward with implementing the following recommended highway/traffic changes and ordinance modifications:

Intersection of Fourth Street and Erie Avenue – Recommendation – Add "Children at Play" or like signs on Fourth Street both North and South of the playground.

Intersection of Summit Avenue and School Lane – Recommendation – Add "Children at Play" or like signs on School Lane both North and South of the playground.

Intersection of Church Road and Melvin Road – Recommendation – Replace eastbound stop sign on Church Road and include a flashing indicator (temporary) on stop sign and remove right turn exception sign. Add a Stop Ahead sign between Church Road and Melvin Road intersection and Northview Avenue. Further, add a "Yield to Oncoming Traffic" sign with the stop sign located on the Franconia Township stop sign on the southbound lane of Melvin Road. This involves coordination with Franconia Township.

Chapter 15 Ordinance Modifications

Section 201 Change maximum speed limit on West Broad Street from North Main Street to West Borough line from 30 mph to 25 mph.

Section 207 Change ordinance to reflect Station Street one way direction from Penn Avenue to Lincoln Avenue in the Northbound direction.

Section 213 Add stop intersections to reflect stop sign erected on Hunters Lane at the intersections of East Summit Avenue and South Main Street and also on Ryan Court at the intersection of Erie Avenue.

Section 402 Add a parking prohibition to West Broad Street on the North side for a distance of 223 feet West of curbline intersection with

North Main Street.

Section 405 Delete 15-minute parking zone on Main Street on the East side near East Summit Avenue.

Section 406 Delete Special Purpose Parking Zone section of Carousel Drive, Central Avenue, Hillcrest Avenue and Highland Avenue.

Section 408 Increase parking tickets from $10.00 to $25.00.

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

OTHER BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Borough Council entered into Executive Session at 8:38 pm to discuss personnel matters.

Borough Council closed executive session at 9:26 pm. No action was taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:27 pm by a Schaeffer/Landis motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark D. Fournier

Secretary

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