March 2019 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:04p.m. March 13, 2019.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the Council minutes from February 13, 2019. K. Brandes Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

Borough office received Riegelsville Public Library Annual Financial Statements December 31, 2018.

Borough office received Riegelsville Planning Commission annual report.

Letter received 2018 Floodplain management Activities Annual Report from Cowan Associates, INC.

Letter received the BC BA General Membership dinner meeting March 26, 2018. Let Sherry know if you are attending.

Letter received dated March 9, 2019, from Maureen Woerner, 303 Poplar Road. This letter is filed in the Borough office Council Minutes Book.

REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett reported that Riegelsville residents received a letter from Lori Campbell, Realtor referencing the property sales in Riegelsville for last quarter of 2018 including January and February approximately 1.8 Million.

Mayor Mayor Stokes thanked the Riegelsville Fire Company for the very nice Banquet on February 23.

Mayor Stokes spoke to Jim Kopchak, Zoning officer in reference to a complaint about a Property owner on Durham Road having an illegal business.

 COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  3 Borough residents present.

Cory Campbell, property owner next to the proposed trail on Springhill Road, is concerned how water is laying from the rain and snow in the widest part of the proposed trail. S. Masteller will make Todd Myers, Borough Engineer aware of this.  Cory also reminded Council of the fence receipts that he handed in a while ago, T. Stinnett stated they are not sure how close the trail will be to his property yet.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Affairs-no meeting February 20 due to weather.

Utilities- no meeting February 20 due to weather.

 Streets & Properties

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm on March 6, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett

Others Present:

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   2 Borough residents present.

Ellen Clemens, Borough resident gave a letter dated March 6, 2019 to the Borough office to be given to Council members to be added to the Streets & Properties action log for March 6, 2019 meeting. Masteller read the letter“ It is imperative that the Streets and Properties Committee request Borough Council to immediately take the required action to enact an ordinance to vacate an unopened alley North from Ash Lane, between Fairview Road and Poplar Road, as again was formally requested on February 7, 2019”. Tom stated that Council needs to discuss this with the Borough Solicitor.

Discussions:

Ash Lane water Line bid packets where opened and tabulated, Council will vote on it during Council meeting March 13, 2019.

Saturday March 2, 2019 the Borough Building had no heat, Haly was called and the technician needed to reset the pressure steam valve on the Boiler.  Since this is the third time the 3rd floor tenant did not have heat a suggestion was made to add hard wired electric heaters to the apartment. A contractor has be called to give an estimate.

The Borough Building generator is not running and may need a new controller, the tech is getting a quote on a new controller.

S&M Contracting said they can paint the new Bilco door for $230.00.  Council agreed.

Ralph R. Riegel, Borough resident sent a letter in reference to trees on the Borough’s Property near his property that need to be trimmed and or removed. Rodney said he will meet the tree contractor to look at them.

Ed discussed with council the Small wireless facilities for 5G are looking to expand into municipalities and we should look into how this will affect our current ordinances.  Tom would like the Riegelsville planning commission to look at the documents. Sherry will email the planning commission the documents.

Meeting adjourned 7:37 pm   

 Finance

Kate Brandes called the meeting to order on March 6, 2019 at 7:39 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present: 

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   2 Borough residents present.

Discussions:

 Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC, Borough Auditor finished the year ended December 31, 2018 audit on February 7, 2019. No discrepancies were found.

Riegelsville Fire Co is replacing the roof and a zoning permit is needed, Council will waive the fee.  Sherry will add that to the March 13, Council agenda.

Kate reported to Council that the bids are coming in for the windows & roofing quotes that are needed for the Grant paperwork.  Resolution will be added to the Council agenda on March 13.

Council looked over the finances.

Meeting adjourned at 8:16 pm.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval to waive the Riegelsville Community Fire Co. roofing permit fee. A. Moyer motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  E. Bartosiewicz abstained motion carried 4-0 one abstention.

Approval to grant an extension of the required septic cleaning ordinance to 7 years for 420 Poplar Road. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval for the Ash Lane water main 3 phase project.  R. Scott motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Resolution #R-02-19, State Assurances of Certified signatures for Keystone Grant Application. A. Moyer motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

            Letter for an extension of the DCED Greenways, Trails and Recreation grant for one year.

            NEW BUSINESS:  No new business.

            APPROVAL OF BILLS:  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve bills.  A. P Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

Next regular Council Meeting April 10, 2019   7:00pm.

 Meeting adjourned 7:58 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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February 2019 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:02p.m. February 13, 2019.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott, Mayor Stokes and William T Dudeck, Borough Solicitor. Brandes motioned to approve the Council minutes from January 9, 2019. E. Bartosiewicz Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  The 4 letters are filed in the Borough office Council Minutes Book.

Letter dated January 14, 2019 from Maureen Woerner, Borough resident. (Additional letter of comments from January 9, 2019 meeting).

Letter dated January 28, 2019 from Ellen Clemens, Robert Rainey and Diane Gonzalez, Borough residents.

Letter dated Feb, 2019, from Ellen Clemens, Borough resident. (Comments for February 2019 meetings).

Letter dated February 7, 2019, from Ellen Clemens, Robert & Antoinette Rainey and Diane Gonzalez. (Request Ordinance to vacate an unopened alley in the Borough).

REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett reported that there was an Executive session at 6:30 before tonight’s Council meeting.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he performed one wedding.

 COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  4 Borough residents present.

Maureen Woerner, Borough resident read parts of her letter dated January 14, 2019 to Council since it was not read during the correspondence.

Ellen Clemens, Borough resident does not understand why Borough Council didn’t vacate the unopened alley north from Ash Lane between Fairview Road and Poplar Road.

William Dudeck, Borough Solicitor stated that the unopened alley was never accepted by the Borough and, because of the potential private rights in it, could not be vacated without the complete consent of all persons claiming such private rights in it.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Affairs

Members Present:  Ann P Moyer, E. Bartosiewicz, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Frank Preedy-EMS Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from citizens:   None to report.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council November 2018 report:

  • Zoning permits: 2 re-roof. Building permits: 1 New Oil tank and Furnace.
  • Enforcement Activities
  •  R. Scott asked if the final inspections have been done on 811 Durham Road. S. Masteller received the request from the property owner to schedule them on January 23, 2019 129 Maplewood Rd.-“Stop-Work Order” awaiting construction documents.

113 Delaware Rd. – Engineer meeting with Contractor January 17, 2019.

141 Easton Rd. – property maintenance violation.

320 Delaware Rd. – property maintenance violation.

530 Easton Rd. complaint junk cars on property, violation will be sent out January 23, 2019.

  • Expired Permits

If a permit is issued and no work has been done in 180 days, per Pa ACT 45 the permit is expired.  I have started sending out notification letters. (Ongoing process)

Library News: Borough office received the November and December 2018 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  Beth Banko, Library Board member reported the following to Council.

  • The Library Board is updating their by-laws to make some needed changes especially the number of library board members. They have been having issues with reaching a quorum for monthly meetings in 2018.
  • They will be having a spring wine event fundraiser with Villa Milagro, more info to come.
  • Summer Quest planning has begun, this year is “Outer Space Theme”. More info to come from Becky.

Proposed Walking Trail: No update.

Fire Co. News:

  • Next breakfast is Sunday January 20.
  • February 23, 2019 Annual Banquet, let Sherry know who can attend and I will email Todd with a count.
  • They have had an increase in calls.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • Annual Super Bowl Hoagie sale is set for February 3, 2019.

UBREMS News: Nothing new to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council,

  • The first meeting for Palisades Softball was Tuesday January 15.
  • The next Rec board meeting is set for Tuesday January 29 at 7pm.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Frank Preedy reported to Council his 3 wish list items.

  • 1. What is the impact of the “Ready Notify System” with the Borough residents? They will gather more info.
  • 2. Needs to update the Borough vender list.
  • 3. Would like Bucks County to offer FREE Emergency Management Training as the said they would do.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: No January meeting.

  • Riegelsville will not be hosting the AARP Tax Aid this tax season, the next closest location is Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center in Ottsville PA.

Utilities

Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:51 pm on January 16, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:   Rodney Scott, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Todd Myers-Borough Engineer, Frank Preedy-EMS Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  No one present

Discussions:

The quote for the new battery will cost $260.81 for the Borough Hall generator.  Council approved to order, Sherry will email them tomorrow January 17, 2019.

Matt received a quote for a decorative metal fence, this discussion will be tabled until Sherry gets more information from Matt.

Dean Varese, sent an email requesting that his water bill be adjusted since the Villa Richard business is closed.  Council agreed to the one hook up fee not 2.

Matt gave Sherry the draft plow/salt schedule for road crew Thursday –Monday, January 17-21.

Wendy Ullman, State Representative is hosting an Open House for local officials on Wednesday January 23, 2019 2-5pm.

The Community Fire Co. #1 of Riegelsville invites Council and a guest to attend a banquet on Saturday February 23, 2019.  RSVP to Sherry by February 13.

Council discussed signing the call for Congressional hearings investigating FERC’s abuses of power and law.

Ed motioned to sign the petition, Rodney seconded.  Tom voted yes, Kate voted yes via email, Ann voted no.  Motion carried.

Council discussed that in the spring the Pedestrian Bridge needs to anti-skid protection on the walking boards due to the moss.

Streets & Properties

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm on February 6, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann Moyer and Tom Stinnett

Others Present:

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   3 Borough residents present.

Bob Rainey, Borough resident handed out a color coded map of the proposed garage at 303 Poplar Road. Bob proceeded to ask Council questions:

  1. Did the Zoning officer approve the garage permit and give to Mr. Sweeney- 303 Poplar Road?
  2. Was permission given to remove the water retention berm that is listed on the map? Tom Stinnett did not think so but would have to look into it.
  3. Has permission been granted to pave over the alley portion (DRIVE) on the map?

Ellen Clemens, Borough resident gave a letter dated January 28, 2019 to the Borough office to be given to Council members to be added to the Streets & Properties action log for February 6, 2019 meeting.

Council looked over the letter. Ellen also gave a “Comments for February 2019 meeting” to Council members to look over.  Ellen would like Council to make a recommendation to terminate the plotted “paper alley” designation North from Ash Lane, between Fairview Road and Poplar Road, as legally VACATED.  Tom stated that Council needs to discuss this with the Borough Solicitor.

Discussions:

Council discussed the proposal from Samantha with AT&T mobility in their attempt to improve their cellular coverage. They would like to put a monopole in the Borough Park.  Council discussed this and does not think it is a good idea. A letter will be written to Samantha.

Barry Hoffman, Electrician will be able to replace the electric line up at Well #1 with Borough Employees help too. Council agreed to this project.

Council looked over the Ash Lane water phase project bid packet, Council will vote on it during Council meeting February 13, 2019.

Finance

Kate Brandes called the meeting to order on February 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present: 

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   3 Borough residents present.

Discussions:

            Council discussed the closed circuit Camera system quote, Sherry received a few more companies contact info that other Municipalities use so she will get other quotes.

Council discussed the fence quote from Arbor Fence Co., the fence will replace some of the arborvitaes at the top of the Delaware Hill sidewalk/parking lot.  Council will wait until the sidewalks, railings are replaced first to look at the fencing again.

Kate reported to Council that the Keystone application is due April 26th, 2019 is Council ok to proceed.

Council agreed to proceed.  Kate handed out attachment list that she will need to add to the application. Kate will correspond with Sherry and Terry Randolph (Librarian) for specific information.

Council looked over the finances.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval for 529 Easton Road, Water Company to bill for 1 hook up instead of 2 since Villa Richard Restaurant closed October 12, 2018. R. Scott motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval for the Ash Lane water main preliminary estimate. Phase 1-$19,980.10, Phase 2-$18,536.00 Phase 3-$12,046.00.  A. Moyer motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

 Letter was written to Samantha Perdick, Representative with Velocitel / At&T, Council discussed the proposal for a cell tower at the Borough Park location and they are not interested.

NEW BUSINESS:  No new business.

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve bills.  A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

Borough office closed Monday February 18, 2019 Presidents Day.

Next regular Council Meeting March 13, 2019   7:00pm.

Meeting adjourned 7:43 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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Tonight’s Council Committee meeting cancelled

Tonight’s Council meeting is cancelled tonight February 20.

 

 

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January 2019 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:04p.m. January 9, 2019.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the Council minutes from December 12, 2018. R. Scott Seconded.   Unanimous. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the Council Special meeting minutes from December 27, 2018. K. Brandes Seconded. Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

Letter dated January 2, 2019 from BC Board of Elections was read announcing that the Borough Hall is a polling place. The Municipal Primary is May 21, 2019 and Municipal Election is November 5, 2019.

Email dated January 9, 2019 from BC Recorder of Deeds office was read announcing “Adopt-a-Book: Preserving the Historical Deed Books of Bucks County program by donations.  Ms. Robinson would like to be added to a Council meeting in the near future.

Email was read announcing BC Borough Association- Membership Dinner meeting on January 31, 2019 if anyone would like to attend let Sherry know.

 REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett reported that there was an Executive session at 6:30 before tonight’s Council meeting.  T. Stinnett discussed the congressional hearings investigating FERC- there is a petition to sign on line and Tom would like Council to look it over and sign the petition.  Council will discuss this further during next week’s committee meetings.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he was asked by Penn DOT to use 1500 Gallons of Borough water and he contacted Matt Brady to get the OK. Sherry added the amount to unmetered spreadsheet.  Mayor Stokes received a concern in reference to a possible auto repair in a residential garage, Jim Kopchak-borough Zoning officer was contacted.

 COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  5 Borough residents present.

Diane Gonzalez, Borough resident voiced her opinion in reference to the private or not alley (ash lane/poplar lane) that is being used that has not been for many years.  People are walking private property. Diane asked Council what should be done. T. Stinnett stated that if involves trespassing then the State Police should be called.

Ellen Clemens, Borough resident also voiced her opinion that neighbors and their visitors are trespassing on private property to turn their vehicles around and trash cans are on her property too.  This was not an issue until the new house was built.

Maureen Woerner, Borough resident reported to Council that she had has the signed order and degree dated December 31, 2018 from the court that the matter was overruled and reversed. Maureen wants Council to facilitate to her neighbors that they can use the alley as a right of way.  T. Stinnett stated that Council will get more information from William Dudeck, Borough Solicitor.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: No reports due to the Holiday schedule.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

            Second estimate for Well 1& 2 Electrical work was received.  Barry Hoffman-Electrical Contractor was low bid of $750.00.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve Barry Hoffman’s Estimate $750.00. A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:  

            Approval of Resolution R-02-19 “Reappoint Dirk Odhner as member of the Zoning Hearing Board”. R. Scott motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous

Approval of the “2018 Exoneration list for per capita tax”. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous

The 2018 Unpaid per capita tax accounts was sent to Berkheimer by Tammy Macaluso-Borough Tax Collector.

Approval Annual engagement letter for Auditor to perform 2018 DCED audit. A. Moyer motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous

  APPROVAL OF BILLS:  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve bills.  A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

Borough office closed January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 Next regular Council Meeting February 13, 2019   7:00pm.

 Meeting adjourned 7:37 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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December 2018 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:01p.m. December 12, 2018.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P. Moyer, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes. Absent Kate Brandes. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the minutes from November 14, 2018. A. Moyer Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

Letter dated November 1, 2018 Thank you note from Riegelsville Public Library, for the Halloween Parade volunteer Judges Kate Brandes & Ann Moyer.

REPORTS:

President

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affairs

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm on November 21, 2018 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:  Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Todd Myers-Borough Engineer, Frank Preedy-EMS Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from citizens:   No one present.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council November 2018 report:

  • 2 Building permits: New Electrical Ground and Deck and 275 Gallon Oil Tank replacement.
  • 2015 ICC Code books are ordered.
  • Expired Permits

If a permit is issued and no work has been done in 180 days, per Pa ACT 45 the permit is expired.  I have started sending out notification letters. (Ongoing process)

Library News: Borough office received the October 2018 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  They did not have a quorum for the October Board meeting.

  • The grant to the Upper Bucks Community Foundation for our new Art for Kids in the Summer Program has been sent in.
  • We have added a “Donate” button to the library Facebook page which links to the “Support” page of library website.
  • The Fall Used Book Sale is scheduled for Friday November 16, 7-9pm, Saturday November 17 and 24th 9am-4pm.
  • The Cookie and Posh Presents sale is schedule for Sunday December 16, 9am-3pm.

Proposed Walking Trail: Still in the process of clearing the PNDI (Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory) relating to Bog Turtles.

Fire Co. News:

  • October Breakfast served 260. Next breakfast is December 16, with Santa- then after breakfast Santa drives around on the Fire Truck.
  • December 1, is the FREE Community Dinner.
  • Chief Myers stated that our Station 42 lost a life member John Rizzo and now Ed Bartosiewicz is the oldest fireman.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • 2019 Calendars continue to be sold.

UBREMS News: Nothing new to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council,

  • We had a great weather day for Fall Roll out car show on Sunday November 4, there is a few invoices to get paid and donations are being sent out.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Frank Preedy reported to Council that he scheduled the year end meeting on Saturday December 1, 11:45-12:30.

  • If we would open a warming station, Frank would need to let BC EMA know, Palisades is our closest warming station.
  • There is also an App to be used instead of the windshield notices.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: No Quorum for November.

  • Misc: Council discussed the email that Tammy Macaluso, Tax collector sent Council in reference to her altercation with Mr. William Nelson on today November 21.  A few things are being discussed and will be discussed during December Council.
  • Utilities

Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:46pm on November 21, 2018 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:   Rodney Scott, Ann P Moyer and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Todd Myers-Borough Engineer, Frank Preedy-EMS Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  No one present

Discussions:

While Matt is on vacation Sonny is available for the Water Co.

Both generators were serviced and the one at the Borough office needs a new battery, ES2 will get us the quote for a new one.

Todd Myer’s, Borough Engineer updated Council that the bog turtle testing results came back.

The penn dot permiting has been sent in for the Trail project, Spring hill waterline and Ash lane waterline.

Yearly Landlord letters were sent out November 20, they were sent early due to the January cut off for Tammy to get the per capita tax lists out to printer.

Streets & Properties:

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm on December 5, 2018.

Members Present:

Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Rodney Scott and Tom Stinnett

Others Present:

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   One Borough resident present-No comments at this time.

Discussions:

December 11, 2-5pm Electronic Recycling Day at Parking lot of the Riegelsville Community Fire Co.

Ed gave Council members a copy of the proposed AT&T monopole at the Fire House. Council discussed the location.

DBB Electric gave an estimate for Well #2, Council suggested getting an additional estimate.

Ed discussed the needed sidewalk/railing repair located at the traffic light.

Finance:

Kate Brandes called the meeting to order on December 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Kate Brandes, Ed Bartosiewicz, Tom Stinnett and Rodney Scott.

Others Present: 

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   No Comments at this time.

Discussions:

            The Borough 2004 Ford Truck that was sold at Municibid auction was paid and picked up on Friday November 30, $5100.00 certified check was deposited too.

Sherry distributed the November 2018- “Planning InSight” Bucks County Planning Commission.

Sherry discussed with Council to purchase some kind of a phone for the Water Co. instead of giving our personal cell phones.  T. Stinnett suggested to check with RCN to see if they offer anything.

Council looked over the finances.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

            Approval to advertise the Draft 2019 Budget. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval to advertise Ordinance #240  AN ORDINANCE OF RIEGELSVILLE BOROUGH, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ENACTING AND LEVYING CERTAIN TAX RATE ON ALL REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE BOROUGH.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:  

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve bills.  A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

Next regular Council Meeting January 9, 2019   7:00pm.

 Meeting adjourned 8:38 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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Council Agenda January 9, 2019

BOROUGH of RIEGELSVILLE

A G E N D A – January 9, 2019

CALL TO ORDER – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

            December 12, 2018 Council Minutes.

            December 27, 2018 Special Council Minutes.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Letter dated January 2, 2019 BC Board of Elections.

Email from BC Recorder of Deeds office.

BC Borough Association- Membership Dinner meeting.

REPORTS OF OFFICERS:   President

                                                 Mayor

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:

COMMITTEE REPORTS:      No meeting due to holidays

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Estimate from Barry Hoffman-Electrical Contractor for Well 1 & 2 repair.     

NEW BUSINESS:

Approval of Resolution R-02-19 “Reappoint Dirk Odhner as member of the Zoning Hearing Board”.

Approval of the “2018 Exoneration list for per capita tax”.

Approval of “2018 Unpaid per capita tax accounts”.

Approval Annual engagement letter for Auditor to perform 2018 DCED audit.

APPROVAL OF BILLS:

ADJOURNMENT:

Borough office is closed January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Next regular Council Meeting February 13, 7:00pm.

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Special Council meeting December 27, 2018 5pm

NOTICE

The year 2019 proposed budget for Riegelsville Borough is available on the website:  www.riegelsville.org   plus public inspection 8:00 am – 2:00 pm weekdays in Borough Hall, 615 Easton Rd., Riegelsville, PA.  The following ordinance #240 will be ratified and reaffirmed during the Special Borough Council meeting to be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall, Riegelsville, Pennsylvania:

ORDINANCE NO. 240

 AN ORDINANCE OF RIEGELSVILLE BOROUGH, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ENACTING AND LEVYING CERTAIN TAX RATE ON ALL REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE BOROUGH

 Under and pursuant to 8 Pa. C.S.A. § 1302, the Council of the Borough of Riegelsville hereby ENACTS and ORDAINS a tax and the same is hereby levied on all real property within the said Borough subject to taxation for the fiscal year 2019 as follows:

 

Tax rate for general purposes, the sum of………….12.50 mils

on each dollar of assessed valuation, or sum of…….$.1250

on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation

 

For fire protection purchases, including fire apparatus

The sum of…………………………………………. 1 mil

on each dollar of assessed valuation, or sum of……$.1

on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation

 

For Ambulance & Rescue Squad purposes, the sum of..  .5 mil

on each dollar of assessed valuation, or sum of………. $.05

on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation.

 

The same being summarized in tabular form as follows:

Mils on each                         Cents on Each

Dollars of                              One Hundred

Assessed                                Dollars of

Valuation                              Valuation

Tax Rate General Purposes………………..                   12.50mil                                              .1250 cents

Tax Rate for Fire Protection, including apparatus          1. mil                                    .1 cents

Tax Rate for Ambulance & Rescue Squad………           .5 mil                                  .05 cents

 

TOTAL:                 14.00 mils                          1.400 cents

MEETINGS NOTICE

The Borough Council will have a Special Council meeting for approving the 2019 Budget and Tax levy Ordinance #240 on December 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  The Borough Council will meet monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The committees of Council will meet monthly as follows:  Streets/Properties at 7:00 pm and Finance immediately following on the 1st Wednesday except no meetings January; Community Affairs at 7:00 pm and Utilities immediately following on the 3rd Wednesday except No meetings December.  The Riegelsville Planning Commission will meet monthly on the 1st Monday at 7:00 pm with the following exceptions: No January or September meeting. The Riegelsville Enhancement Committee will meet monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Recreation Board will meet last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Annual Wellhead protection meeting May 13, 2019 at 10am. All meetings will be held in the Municipal Bldg., 615 Easton Rd., Riegelsville, PA.

 

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