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  • T H O R N B U R Y T O W N S H I P D E L A W A R E C O U N T Y

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    W W W. T H O R N B U R Y . O R G

    BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: James H. Raith James P. Kelly Sheri L. Perkins Public Meetings 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month

    MINUTES

    Thornbury Township Board of Supervisors Meeting Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    The Thornbury Township Board of Supervisors held a Public Meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Township Administration Building, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney, PA. Chairman Raith called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

    PRESENT: James H. Raith, Chairman

    James P. Kelly, Vice Chairman Sheri Perkins, Supervisor

    Jeffrey T. Seagraves, Manager Geoffrey Carbutt, Township Secretary

    Lindsey Price, Roadmaster Robert P. Anderman, Esq., Township Solicitor

    Lisa Catania, PE, Township Engineer Justin Scarth, PE, Township Sewer Engineer

    Number of Attendees: 17 Chairman Raith introduced Jack Kerry and also Nick Roheleder who was invited to sit in on the meeting. He then announced that the Board previously held a brief Executive Session this evening regarding legal matters.

    APPROVAL OF CHECK REGISTERS

    On a motion by James Kelly, seconded by Sheri Perkins, and carried unanimously, the General Fund check register in the amount of $43,181.67 for March 17, 2011 through April 6, 2011, was approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment.

    On a motion by Sheri Perkins, seconded by James Kelly, and carried unanimously, the Sewer Fund check register in the amount of $20,369.54 for March 17, 2011 through April 6, 2011, was approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment. On a motion by James Kelly, seconded by Sheri Perkins, and carried unanimously, the Open Space Fund check register in the amount of $500,000.00 for March 17, 2011 through April 6, 2011, was approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. Jessica Raymond asked what that was for. Chairman Raith explained that it was toward the recent purchase of open space from the Cannon property at Cheyney Rd. and Glen mills Rd.

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    On a motion by Sheri Perkins, seconded by James Kelly, and carried unanimously, the Sinking Fund check register in the amount of $18,711.38 for March 17, 2011 through April 6, 2011, was approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    On a motion by James Kelly, seconded by Sheri Perkins, and carried unanimously, the Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Work Session minutes were approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment. BOARDS AND COMMISSSIONS Park and Recreation Board Joe Burke was not present but Chairman Raith mentioned speaking to Mr. Burke about the recent Antiques Appraisal’s success and the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt at Thornbury Park on the 16th. HISTORIC COMMISSION Eric Miller reported that they recently helped residents with historic property questions, gathered information on the Station Road proposed Historic District for the Board’s review. He then announced that the Timeline Sign Contract was awarded and the signs should be ready to unveil at the July 4th Celebration. Chairman Raith added that the Board will be addressing the Sign Ordinance soon. PLANNING COMMISSION Jim Bulkley reported that they did not meet last session but at the previous meeting spoke of solar and wind alternatives and ignored geo thermal. He announced the new Paaby Subdivision on Westtown Rd and is also continuing with Guilday. SEWER COMMITTEE Ted Jacquet reported that they drafted a letter to the residents at Fox Lair regarding a conceptual study of proposed routings and cost estimates for sewer infrastructure in their neighborhood. Chairman Raith mentioned the property adjacent to the Guilday Subdivision has applied for septic and wants to look into extending the sewer infrastructure to that property, to alleviate an on-site system. Mr. Seagraves mentioned that he had already been in contact with Ward Guilday about that issue. Chairman Raith asked the Sewer committee to follow up.

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    Environmental Advisory Council Al McCann reported their recent trail clearing was a success and their present plans for the next one will be in 2 weeks. They also revised their present open space recommendation list. Chairman Raith offered the help of the Township Professionals. LIBRARY Report Patty Hunsecker reported children, adult and teen membership is growing and they are closer to obtaining a credit card device. AGENDA ITEMS Chairman Raith and Jeff Seagraves announced that on behalf of Thornbury Township, we are very proud to present John Eagan, Chief of the Parkside Police Department, a well deserved recognition award for over forty years of dedicated service to the residents of Delaware County. Mr. Eagan was then presented his award. On a motion by James Kelly, seconded by Sheri Perkins, and carried unanimously, the recommendation from the Historic Commission to waive a Historic Resource Impact Study at 325 Thornton Road, HRP #126 was accepted and approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment. On a motion by James Kelly, seconded by Sheri Perkins, and carried unanimously, the award of Sludge Hauling Contract No.S2011-01, to Aqua Wastewater Management, for a two year period, for the unit price of $.0636 per gallon of sludge hauled, at an estimated 500,000 gallons per year, at a projected cost of $63,600 for the two year period, was approved. Chairman Raith mentioned the savings. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment. Chairman Raith then mentioned that it was a savings from our current contract. On a motion by Sheri Perkins, seconded by James Kelly, and carried unanimously, Resolution 11 of 2011, authorizing the Open Space purchase of approximately 13.065 acres of land from Scott and Sarah Cannon, located at 594 Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, was approved and adopted. Chairman Raith added that this property was # 7 on the Township’s Open Space Plan and with it’s proximity to Thornbury Park, will serve the township in many ways. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment. PUBLIC COMMENT Jessica Raymond asked when the Treasurer will report. Chairman Raith explained that he reports on the second meeting of the month. Maureen McCann complimented the new floor. Chairman Raith elaborated.

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    STAFF REPORTS

    TOWNSHIP MANAGER'S REPORT- Jeffrey Seagraves

    The Township Manager’s Report was submitted and is attached. There was no comment on the manager’s report. On a motion by James Kelly, seconded by Sheri Perkins, and carried unanimously, the authorization of Township Manager Jeff Seagraves to sign Subordination Agreements as they come before the Township, on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, was accepted and approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment. Chairman Raith asked Mr. Seagraves to move forward with setting up appointments for interviewing persons interested serving on our Boards and Commissions recently vacated seats TOWNSHIP ROADMASTER’S REPORT – Lindsey Price The Township Roadmaster’s Report was submitted and is attached. There was no comment on the roadmaster’s report. On a motion by Sheri Perkins, seconded by James Kelly, and carried unanimously, the purchase of a rear tine tiller, for a cost not to exceed $850.00 to be used at the Township Complex and Thornbury Park for the purpose of making flower beds, mulching trees and tilling infield, was approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment. Chairman Raith commended the work of the Public Works Department. On a motion by James Kelly, seconded by Sheri Perkins, and carried unanimously, the purchase of 30 yards of black organic root mulch at $22.00 per yard, delivered at a cost of $660.00, and 30 yards of screened topsoil at $24.00 per yard, delivered at a cost of $720.00, for a total cost of $1,380.00, from Mulch Works of Aston, was approved. Chairman Raith called for public comment. There was no public comment. TOWNSHIP SOLICITOR’S REPORT – Robert P. Anderman, Esq.