The Regular Township meeting held on March 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm was called to order and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call of Officers
Supervisor Grove and Henry were present Supervisor Wertz was absent; Sec-Treasurer Beverly Henderson, Solicitor Frederick Gieg, Attorney Matthew Gieg, Engineer Richard Bulger were present.
A motion was made by George Henry by and 2nd by James Grove to accept the meeting minutes of February 7, 2012, and the Treasurer’s Report for the month of February as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Announcements – There was an Executive Session held on February 15, 2012 @ 4:00 PM concerning Legal matters, also an Executive Session was held following the regular meeting on March 6, 2012 for Legal issues.
General Comments – No general comments
Deer Meadows Retirement Community – Mr. Ted Lykens was present on behalf of Frankstown Development LLC. After informing Mr. Lykens that the Developers Agreement as well as the Letter of Credit was not completed, Mr. Lykens questioned the need for the Developers Agreement. Solicitor Gieg stated he felt one was needed just to give a small description as to what was going to be done with in Phase 2 of the development. Since the project was not to be started until April 16, 2012 Solicitor Gieg felt that all the necessary documents could be obtained and be presented at our April 3rdmeeting. This submission was tabled until the April 3, 2012 meeting.
Baker Hughes Subdivision. Paul Kirby, Marty Maraco, and representatives from Baker Hughes were present concerning their Subdivision. After a lengthy discussion concerning the sewer line being extended out the back side of the parcel to access Hollidaysburg Borough directly. Hollidaysburg Borough is requesting a letter from the Township granting the authorization to Baker Hughes for the sewer line to the plant.
Solicitor Gieg as well as Engineer Bulger stated that the Board of Supervisor can’t approve a subdivision plan that has no road frontage, there are modifications requesting for the access to be by an existing roadway. However the Roadway Access Agreement does not meet the requirement for the modification.
Engineer Bulger also stated that the 5 Modification will be approved at the time the subdivision is approved. Engineer Bulger also pointed out that on the drawings it is requesting Hollidaysburg Borough as well as Blair Township to sign the drawings which should be done before Frankstown signs them. Mr. Kirby was unsure why then needed to sign the drawing since there are 2 letters stating that they deferred all approves to Frankstown Township.
Therefore this subdivision was tabled until either a special meeting or the next schedule meeting to be held on April 3, 2012.
Joseph Barry Subdivision Status – Solicitor Gieg stated that he attempted to call Atty. Eberhardt concerning the status, however as to date there has been no response. The Board of Supervisor indicated that we will need to know where to dump the dirt when this project commences, the Board stated that hauling the dirt off site would be too costly.
Resolution to Establish UCC Appeals Board Fees – the previous resolution did not indicate the Appeals Board Fees were for the UCC, Supervisor Grove requested that the resolution to state it is for the UCC. With that a new Resolution was drafted and with a motion by George Henry and 2nd by James Grove to accept the Resolution to establish the UCC Appeals Board Fees in the amount of $750.00 per hearing. The motion passed unanimously.
Engineer Bulger informed the Board that as of March 2, 2012 the new Floodplain Ordinance is in effect.
New Business: There was no new business
The regular Township meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM and was moved into an Executive Session to discuss Legal matters.
Secretary Beverly J Henderson