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

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March 7, 2016

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

The invocation was given by Mayor David Snook, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

SWEARING IN OF NEW FULL-TIME SERGEANT: Mayor David Snook swore David Bechtel in as the new Sergeant for Telford Borough Police Department.


Chief Randall Floyd presented Sergeant David Bechtel with a perfect attendance award for the year 2015. Sergeant Bechtel has received this award for 6 consecutive years.

Chief Floyd presented Officer Samantha Lehman with an Educational Award for receiving her Bachelor’s Degree.

Chief Floyd presented Officer Jeremy Kim with his 15-year service bar.

Chief Randall Floyd presented Alana Stanziano with the Employee of the Year award.

Council President Scott Hillegass congratulated Sergeant Bechtel on his appointment and congratulated the award recipients, as well. Mr. Hillegass also thanked them for their service.


A Crouthamel/Landis motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the minutes of the February 1, 2016 Borough Council meeting.


As of February 29, 2016, the Borough has taken in 14.7% of our revenues and has spent about 15.49% of our expenditures.

A Schaeffer/Nyce motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the Treasurer’s Report for the month of February, 2016.

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

Mayor David Snook complimented Warren Harris and Todd Mathe on the excellent GIS presentation that they gave to him. He reported that the GIS system is an amazing tool and a great asset to the Borough, and added that the presentation is worth seeing if anyone has the opportunity to see it.

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

Manager Mark Fournier told Chief Floyd that it’s good to see him back, and Chief Floyd thanked the Borough for the basket that they sent to him during his illness.

FIRE REPORT: We did not receive a written monthly report for the file.

Manager Mark Fournier informed Council that there is a comprehensive Annual Report from the Fire Company in this month’s packet. Mr. Hillegass thanked the Fire Company for their dedication and service.

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

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

Public Works Director Gary Yoder reported that all of the Public Works department, Borough Manager and Utility Billing Clerk took CPR training and passed.

Councilman Stanley Nyce asked Mr. Yoder if he is happy with the street sweeper, and if it was a good purchase for the department. Mr. Nyce added that it was a good deal for the Borough.

Mr. Yoder stated that the crew will receive training on it tomorrow, and a Granturk mechanic will review basic maintenance items with them.

Mr. Fournier informed Council that the Borough purchased the Elgin street sweeper through Municibid for $17,000, from Lower Macungie Township, and that it was significantly cheaper than what we anticipated. The Borough had figured that we would have to spend $50,000 or more for this purchase.

Mr. Hillegass thanked Mr. Fournier and Mr. Yoder and the members of the crew for their work on the street sweeper purchase. The Borough can use the funds that were not used towards other capital purchases.

Councilman Jeffrey Maxwell asked who will do the maintenance on the street sweeper, and Mr. Yoder informed him that the Public Works department will do it.

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

Mr. Fournier reported that the traffic signal improvements project is finalized, and he and Solicitor Weand are working with the Lutheran Home on the Agreements for the next phase of their expansion. Mr. Fournier added that he will be working with Mr. Yoder sometime in the next month to purchase the Gator that is a budgeted item for this year.

Councilman Robert Baker asked about the status of the JDM project. Mr. Fournier reported that JDM is still undecided about their expansion project, but Solicitor Mark Weand added that the main objective is to clean up the site, and Telford Borough will monitor the crusher activity, which should be temporary. Councilman James Schaeffer asked what the timeframe for “temporary” would be, and Mr. Weand stated that it should be about 6 months; there will be a time limit on the demolition permit that JDM obtains.

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 and Secant Medical projects are completed, and that we are waiting for revised plans for Phase 2 of the Lutheran Community at Telford expansion project.

Councilman Stanley Nyce asked where the Borough is on the Keeler property violations, and what’s being done about the storage tank. Mr. Fournier stated that the storage tank is a DEP matter, and the Borough is not involved with that, but we’ve been seeking compliance on other property violations and continue to move forward. Mr. Fournier added that we have not taken these matters to the District Justice yet, but that is always an option. Mr. Nyce stated that he doesn’t really want to see this go to the District Justice, but that progress seems to be moving slowly. Mr. Fournier will discuss this further with the Zoning Officer for his opinion before moving forward to the District Justice, as it has been over 1 year since the last round of violation letters.

Councilman Robert Baker asked for clarification on what Indian Ridge Provisions did, and Mr. Fournier reported that they did a 13,000 square foot production area expansion; they are now working on an interior renovation of their building.

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

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


A-1       A Landis/Nyce motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the bills for the month of February, 2016 in the amount of $239,696.78.


Mr. Fournier informed Council that he and Megan McShane are working on getting a new codifier. Ms. McShane stated that they will be making a decision soon, since Keystate Publishers will be closing its doors on March 31st.

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


PW-1    Bid Award of Curbing and Sidewalk Installation:

A Crouthamel/Schaeffer motion carried unanimously (7-0) awarding the 2016 contract for Curbing and Sidewalk to Trout Brothers as follows:

Straight Curb (L.F.) – Regular Rate $35.75 & Davis Bacon $45.50, Radius Curb (L.F.) – Regular Rate $37.75 & Davis Bacon $47.50, 4” Sidewalk (S.F.) Regular Rate $7.65 & Davis Bacon $10.25, 8” Driveway (S.Y.) Regular Rate $8.90 & Davis Bacon $11.50, Excavation & Removal Stone Curb (L.F.) Regular Rate $8.25 & Davis Bacon $12.00, Excavation & Removal Concrete Curb (L.F.) Regular Rate $8.25 & Davis Bacon $12.00, Excavation & Removal Concrete Sidewalks (S.F.) Regular Rate $3.50 & Davis Bacon $5.50, Excavating & Removal Concrete Driveway Paving (S.F.) Regular Rate $4.50 & Davis Bacon $6.50, 4” Concrete Sidewalk & Ramp incl. Sub-Base, Excavation & Disposal ADA Compliant (S.F.) Regular Rate $9.65 & Davis Bacon $12.50, Depressed Straight Curb include Excavation & Disposal ADA Compliant (L.F.) Regular Rate $38.25 & Davis Bacon $45.00, Depressed Radius Curb include Excavation & Disposal ADA Compliant (L.F.) Regular Rate $40.25 & Davis Bacon $47.00, Installation of replaceable, detectable warning surface Regular Rate $70.00 & Davis Bacon $90.00.

PW-2    Bid Award of Stone:

A Crouthamel/Landis motion carried unanimously (7-0) awarding the 2016 contract for Stone to Naceville Materials in the amount of $35,050.00.

Mileage was considered in the decision.

#1 Stone (#4 Ballast) 200 tons @ $9.50 per ton, #2A Stone (2A MOD) 2,000 tons @ $7.25 per ton, #3 Stone (3A MOD) 50 tons @ $9.50 per ton, #8 Stone (1B= ½” CHIP) 250 tons @ $12.40, #57 Stone (2B Clean) 1,500 tons @ $9.65 per ton, and Type 2 Screening (Grit) 100 tons @ $6.00 per ton.

PW-3    Bid Award of Equipment Rental with Operator:

A Crouthamel/Baker motion carried unanimously (7-0) awarding the 2016 contract for Equipment Rental with Operator to P.K. Moyer & Sons:

                                                                                                            Regular       Davis

                                                                                                            Rate           Bacon

Rubber Tire Loader 2 ½ cubic yard, min. bucket                                      $110.00       $135.00

Motor Grader 12’ blade, min. 105hp                                                        $120.00       $145.00

Tri-Axle Dump Truck 23 Ton capacity                                                      $ 84.00      $105.00

Ten Wheel Dump Truck 17 ton capacity                                                  $ 80.00      $100.00

Six Wheel Dump Truck 8 ton capacity                                                    $ 75.00      $ 95.00

10-Wheel Dump Truck w/plow                                                                $145.00       $165.00

Distributor Truck                                                                                    $110.00       $130.00

Uniloader w/Alitec Planer (Milling Machine) 18” Milling Width                    $118.00       $142.00

Mech. Street Sweeper – Self Loading – 4 cu yd Hopper Min                    $120.00       $145.00

Power Broom 6 ft width                                                                         $ 80.00      $100.00

Bit. Paver-Self propelled w/10-20 ft extend-a-mat screed w/oper.             $200.00       $230.00

Bit. Paver-Self propelled w/8-16 ft extend-a-mat screed w/oper.               $175.00       $210.00

Bituminous Paver-Self propelled w/8-16 ft screed w/operator                   $125.00       $160.00

Tandem Vibratory Roller 10-18 tons 75” min. roll width                             $115.00       $140.00

Tandem Static Roller 10-14 tons                                                             $ 85.00      $110.00

Tandem Static Roller 3-5 tons                                                                $ 75.00      $100.00

Crawler Loader 2 ½ cubic yd. min. bucket, min. 150 hp                           $135.00       $165.00

Crawler Dozer 10’ blade, min. 105 hp                                                      $135.00       $165.00

Mill. Machine w/operator & milling crew 79”, drum width,

Capable of 87” with ext. w/sonic grade controls 400 hp min.                    $585.00       $645.00

Foreman or screed man                                                                         $ 60.00      $ 80.00

Labor                                                                                                    $ 50.00      $ 70.00


Mr. Schaeffer reported that the Public Safety Committee will meet on April 12th.


Mr. Fournier reported that the Souderton-Telford Main Streets will be hosting a Top Chef contest on Wednesday, March 9th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Generations.


 The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm by a Crouthamel/Landis motion.

 Respectfully submitted,

  Mark D. Fournier                                                                                                         



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