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

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March 2, 2015

The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President J. Allen Landis with the following members in attendance: Robert Baker, Carolyn Crouthamel, Scott Hillegass, Stanley Nyce, James Schaeffer and Mayor David Snook. Also present were Manager Mark Fournier, Solicitor Mark Weand, Public Works Director Gary Yoder, Recording Secretary Megan McShane, Jerry Guretse from the Telford Fire Company, Tax Collector Emiline Weiss, Police Chief Randall Floyd, Detective Daniel Fox, Officer David Bechtel, Officer Kyle Heffernan, Officer Alana Stanziano, Police Department Secretary Gladys Gradel, family members of officers and resident Edward Toy. Jeffrey Maxwell was absent.

 

The invocation was given by Robert Baker, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

 

AWARD PRESENTATIONS:

 

Police Chief Randall Floyd presented awards to the following officers:

 

Detective Fox received an award for his completion of the Leadership Program.

 

Officer David Bechtel received an award for perfect attendance for the year 2014and a service award for his 5 years of service with the department.

 

Officer Kyle Heffernan received the Department Member of the Year award. This award was voted on by the other members of the Police Department.

 

Officer Alana Stanziano received the education award for her completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

 

Officer Brett Popiny has received a service award for his 5 years of service, but was unable to attend tonight’s meeting.

 

Councilman Stanley Nyce thanked the officers for their good work.

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

 

A Crouthamel/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the minutes of the February 2, 2015 Borough Council meeting.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

Manager Mark Fournier reported that we’ve taken in 16% of our revenues and have spent about 12% of our expenditures.

A Nyce/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the Treasurer’s Report for February, 2015.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

 

Mayor David Snook reported that he has received several phone calls from residents complimenting the road crew on the good job they’ve done with snow removal.

 

POLICE REPORT: We received the Annual Report for the Department for 2014 for the file.

 

Council President J. Allen Landis stated that Chief Floyd did a very nice job with the Annual Report, and Councilman Stanley Nyce added that he was pleased with the report.

 

Mayor David Snook asked Chief Floyd if the Borough officers have started carrying Narcan, a drug that can be administered to someone who is overdosing. Chief Floyd stated that it has been a discussion among many police chiefs in Montgomery County, but as of right now, he feels that EMS is fast/responsive enough that the officers don’t need to carry it.

 

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

 

Fire Company President Jerry Guretse thanked Gary Yoder and the crew for plowing the Fire Company lot during the storm. He also thanked Mark Fournier for helping out at the breakfast on Sunday.

 

Mr. Guretse reported that Chief Bob Wiszneski was awarded Firefighter of the Year by the Montgomery County 5th District Association, and Chaplain Barry Lederach was awarded the Earl Mayers Award by the same Association.

 

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

 

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

 

Councilman Stanley Nyce stated that he appreciates the work that the road crew did, and added that the roads look good.

 

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

 

Manager Mark Fournier reported that there are several development projects in the planning stages in the Borough.

 

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: Mr. Hillegass

 

A-1       A Hillegass/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) approving the bills for the month of February, 2015 in the amount of $236,445.57.

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE: There was nothing to report at this time.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: There was nothing to report at this time.

 

PUBLIC WORKS/BUILDINGS & PLANT COMMITTEE: Ms. Crouthamel

 

PW-1    A Crouthamel/Nyce motion carried unanimously (6-0) passing the Resolution for Traffic Signal Approval Application to PaDOT for North Main Street, East Church Avenue/Church Road Intersection.

 

PW-2    A Crouthamel/Hillegass motion carried unanimously (6-0) passing Resolution for Traffic Signal Approval Application to PaDOT for South Main Street, East Reliance Road/West Reliance Road Intersection.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: Mr. Schaeffer

 

PS-1     A Schaeffer/Nyce motion carried unanimously (6-0) passing Resolution 15-02, which adopts the Emergency Operations Plan dated January 30, 2015.

 

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE: Mr. Nyce

 

Manager Mark Fournier reported that there was an article in the Souderton Independent about back-to-back evenings of fireworks being held in Souderton and Telford on June 20th and 21st. Penn Valley Church will end their Community Fair with fireworks on June 21st. Telford Borough has not yet been contacted by the Church about using Centennial Field for overflow or parking.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

Councilman Scott Hillegass stated that he needs to step down from the Main Streets Board, since Board members are not permitted to serve more than 6 years in a row. Mr. Hillegass recommended that Robert Baker serve for 1 year on the Main Streets Board, until he can return to the Main Streets Board for another term.

 

A Nyce/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (6-0) accepting Mr. Hillegass’ recommendation of Robert Baker to serve a one-year term on the Main Streets Board until Mr. Hillegass can return for another term.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

Borough Council entered into Executive Session at 8:16 pm to discuss a matter of litigation and personnel matters.

 

Borough Council closed Executive Session at 8:25 pm.

 

A Nyce/Crouthamel carried unanimously (6-0) authorizing the promotion of Warren Harris to Collection System Foreman with an increase in his hourly rate to $26.15, effective April 23, 2015.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 pm by a Crouthamel/Baker motion.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mark D. Fournier                                                                                                        

Secretary

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