July 2016 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Audrey Kenny, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes.  A. Kenny motioned to approve the minutes from June 8, 2016. E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous. 

 CORRESPONDENCE:  

Letter dated June 24, 2016 from County of Bucks Board of Elections, General Election is November 8, 2016 voting hours are 7am-8pm.

Email dated July 8, 2016 from Bethany Hare, DCNR Assistant Park Manager an update of Backup watering test at Point Pleasant Pumping station.

REPORTS:

President – Tom Stinnett reported to Council that there was an article in Morning Call about Alburtis Borough having issues with resident’s mailboxes on their properties.  S. Masteller will make copies of the article for Council plus try to get their draft ordinance to share too.

Mayor – Mayor Stokes thanked Maria Radus, Jackie Rudy and Sherry Masteller for all their hard work that went into putting together the Riegelsville 100 Year Celebration.  Mayor Stokes reported that there have been a few personal properties that have had items taken off of their porches, the NJ & PA State Police are taking care of this situation.  Mayor Stokes also announced that the Riegelsville Reds over 45 baseball league won their first game.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:   One Borough resident present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affairs

Discussions:

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:00pm on June 15, 2016 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

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

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary and Beth Banko, Library Board of Trustees.

Concerns from citizens:  One Borough Resident was present and Riegelsville Tavern new owner James Seward.  J. Seward met with J. Kopchak, Borough Zoning officer in reference to what updates he would like to do to the building in August. J. Seward introduced himself to Council, he stated that he is going to make the Tavern more family friendly first by not allowing smoking in the outdoor dining area.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council that 2 Building permits, 1- Re-Roof and 1-Alteration for 1/2bath and new split system HVAC.  Enforcement activities: 234 Linden Lane, received a complaint regarding chickens on the property, a violation notice was sent to remove the poultry within 30 days.  The property owner sent the Borough office a sample ordinance in reference to standards for domestic chicken keeping.  Council will look this over. 428 Poplar Road property maintenance letter was sent out on June 8, ordering that the property owner clean up the yard waste and rubbish plus remove or repair inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicles.

Library News: Beth Banko, Library Board of Trustees member reported to Council a few things from the June 2016 Directors report. The “Art in the Library” is doing well and have been filling up. Summer reading schedule of events is all set. Kick-off is Saturday June 18, with Family Board game night. There is a button on the Library website for donation made through PayPal and credit cards.  The complete Directors report is in the Borough office.

Fire Co. News: “Father’s Day Breakfast” is June 19, this is usually a very busy day.

Riegelsville 100 Year meeting news: Next meeting June 16, 2016 at 7pm. It is getting really close now! Celebration will begin Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, at the Borough Park. Time noon-7pm. Events: Parade, Welcome ceremony, live music/games/food, Movie under the stars. Fundraising Mugs/T-shirts. If it rains on Saturday the Parade will be cancelled and the Bands and Vendors will set up in the Riegelsville Fire House.

 Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News: Elaine reported to Counsel that the next meeting is Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 7pm, Borough Hall. No meeting July and August.

UBREMS News:  Ed reported that they are working on getting a new Ambulance very soon.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Nothing to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council that the ball teams are nearing the end of their seasons.

There will be playoffs and All-star games. The men’s over 45 league is still playing until August.  The pavilion is being rented for events, the fee is $75.00.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: No July meeting.

Utilities

Discussions:

The water company will do the “Lead & Copper” 3 year sampling in August, 2016- 10 Borough locations. Letters will go out in July to property owners.

Property owner of 735 Fairmont Road has requested an extension of 7 years instead of 5 for his septic cleaning & inspection. There is only one person at the property plus very little water usage.  Council agreed to the 7 year extension.

Tammy has a call into Ken Simpson in reference to the person that may know what was done to the cistern many years ago.  More info will follow.

Council received the minutes from the Annual Wellhead Protection meeting on May 7, 2016.

Streets & Properties

Discussions:

Tom Stinnett was unable to make the meeting but he called in and was on speaker phone with a few things to discuss:

  1. Tom asked Council if they had a chance to look over the sample Domestic Chicken standards in the residential zones. Tom stated that the sample could be used for the Borough with a few changes.
  2. Tom asked if Todd Myers, Borough Engineer had a chance to look over the Borough streets that need to be fixed. E. Bartosiewicz stated that he is meeting Todd very soon to look over the roads and prioritize them.

Landlord and property owner at 122 Delaware Road had a broken water pipe that was fixed but then the water meter got broken in the process of fixing the pipe.  They would like to know if they need to replace it or can they tap into another meter that they already have. Council had a few additional questions that S. Masteller will email Council with the answers. Masteller would like the Borough Council members to look at the progress (if any) with the property maintenance violations at 428 Poplar Road and report back to Borough office. Once a report is back to the Borough office, S. Masteller will email Borough Solicitor, William Dudeck will take the next steps with these violations.

The Borough office received an email requesting a white “Borough of Riegelsville” sign northbound at the borough boundary, the local resident stated the signs are free we just need to request them from PennDOT. E. Bartosiewicz will look to see if we need more than one.

There has been a few thieves from NJ that have stolen some items off of Borough resident’s porches.

The PA and NJ State Police have arrested the individuals that are responsible for the thefts.

Bartosiewicz would like to get the inside of the garage finished, the quotes will be added to Borough Council meeting on July 13.

Start thinking about items for the 2017 Budget.  Mayor Stokes suggested purchasing “Jetters” for our storm drains, he will get more information for Council on them.

Finance

Discussions:

Phil with the Hometown press sent an email and stated that the response to local advertisers for the Riegelsville Borough Newsletter has been disappointing therefore we have no choice but to cancel the project at this time.

Masteller received a personal phone call from State Rep M. Quinn announcing that the Borough received the Grant from the Act 13 program, the approve total is $196,000.00 we asked for $250, 000.00. S. Masteller will contact the Borough Engineer, Todd Myers to see if the budget can be cut to make up the $50,000.00 shortage.

Start thinking about the 2017 Budget items.

Council looked over the financials.

The Borough office received a request to use the Borough Park as a place to have “A Rally to HALT PennEast”  the group will walk north 611 to get to the park. The event would be October 8, 2016.  This is called “A Walk along the Canal-for clean water. The nonprofit group will be renting the park and supplying their own insurance. Further discussion during Council on July 13, 2016.

The Borough office will be closed July 15 and 18.

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Council looked over the Draft Ordinance #235, “Domestic Chicken-keeping as an accessory activity on residential property”, notice to advertise may make it for the August 10 Council meeting.

Approval of check for $357.22 to Nace Materials, (stone for Water Co. use). R. Scott motioned toapprove.  E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of check for $2904.00 to W. Dowd Excavating, (301 Poplar Rd. water line emergency repair). Scott motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

Approval of S & M General Services LLC quote for $2200.00(Frame out the inside of Borough Garage & Paint). E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve, A. Kenny seconded.  4-1 vote, with A. Moyer (Nay vote). Passed.

NEW BUSINESS:  Council looked over the 3 quotes for tree trimming and removal at the Borough Garage, Council tabled this until August Council due to the possibility of the Cemetery needing a tree to come down too and the cost would be different.

 APPROVAL OF BILLS:   R. Scott motioned to approve bills.  A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Meeting adjourned 8:50 PM.

Next Council Meeting July 13, 2016 at 7pm.

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June 2016 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:00 p.m. June 8, 2016. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Audrey Kenny, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes.  A. Kenny motioned to approve the minutes from May 11, 2016.  R. Scott. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous. 

 CORRESPONDENCE:  

Email received from Dirk Odhner, Borough Resident and Recreation Board Member in reference to the recent vandalism in the Borough Park. Dirk was presents so he and Council discussed a few different avenues to look into. More information will be gathered.

Letter dated May 17, 2016 was received from Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center thanking the Borough for their donation.

REPORTS:

President – Tom Stinnett reported to Council that he will be out of town June 14-16.  During the June 6, 2016 Riegelsville Planning Commission they discussed the Borough’s current ordinance on having chickens in the Borough.  Property owner of 234 Linden Lane received a violation from the Riegelsville Borough Zoning Officer, Jim Kopchak due to not having 3 Acres for their 3 chickens. Council continued to discuss this Ordinance and asked S. Masteller, Borough Secretary to gather information on what other Municipalities’ Ordinances state.

Mayor – Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he had a busy month.  He had several complaints in reference to the property maintenance issues at #428 Poplar Road. Sherry reported that a violation notice and a high grass notice was being mailed on Thursday June 9.  Mayor Stokes was trying to get a marching band for the anniversary parade but the Borough would need to pay for the transportation cost of $2,500. – $3,000.00. Council agreed that was a lot of money to spend.  Mayor Stokes spoke to a concerned Borough resident about the speeding up the Delaware Road hill past the Riegelsville Fire Co and the State Police.  Mayor Stokes contacted the State Police in reference to cars driving the wrong way on both ends of Durham Road, Matt also put up 2 more signs. Mayor Stokes spoke to a PennDOT employee and the said they are going to flush out the storm drains on Route 611 after a few other projects are completed.  Mayor Stokes witnessed the Beer Truck making a delivery to Borderline drive up on the sidewalk over the ADA accessible ramp, Business owner addressed the driver to not do that anymore because he is going to damage the sidewalk. The next step will be to contact the trucking company to report this ongoing problem.  Mayor Stokes thanked Tom Stinnett for reading his speech during his absence at the Riegelsville Memorial Day Parade.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:   Two Borough residents present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affair

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council that 3 Building permits, 1- above

ground pool, 1-heat pump and 1-Split rail fence, 2 Zoning permits, 1-above ground pool and 1-split rail fence were issued.  Enforcement activities: 1255 Durham Road, needs a revised cost sheet to lift the “Stop Work Order”.  381 Spring Hill Road “Stop work order” for Violation of “A-7” Timber Harvest.  234 Linden Lane, received a complaint regarding chickens on the property, a violation notice was sent to remove the poultry within 30 days.

Library News: Joanne Walsh, Library Board of Trustees President reported to Council a few things from the May 2016 Directors report. Joanne received information from the 2016 Keystone recreation, park and Conservation Fund Grants for Public Libraries. The letter of intent deadline is May 31, 2016. Council discussed this and stated it would be a good idea but very short notice to get it in.  Sherry will investigate it online.  The “Art in the Library” is doing well and have been filling up. The hoagie sale on Election Day was very well received, Fig Tree Market made the hoagies this year.  The complete Directors report is in the Borough office.

Fire Co. News: May 15, breakfast served 343. The Roast Beef Dinner May 7, served 210.

Riegelsville 100 Year meeting news: Next meeting May 26, 2016 at 7pm. Celebration will begin Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, at the Borough Park. Time noon-7pm. Events: Parade, Welcome ceremony, Chili Cook-off, Live music/games/food, Movie under the stars. Fundraising Mugs/T-shirts. If it rains on Saturday the Parade will be cancelled and the Bands and Vendors will set up in the Riegelsville Fire House.

           Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News: Elaine reported to Counsel that the next meeting is Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 7pm, Borough Hall. They will be discussing the planting of a Red Maple in the fall at the Borough Hall Building Lawn.  The will be selling the leftover calendars during the Library Fair on Saturday May 21.

UBREMS News:  Ed reported that during the May 16th meeting they discussed their insurance policies with their agent.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Nothing to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council that the ball teams are dealing with rearranging theirgame schedules due to the rainouts.

Riegelsville Planning Commission:  Bucks County Planning Commission sent an official notificationregarding a substantial revision to the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan.  The proposed revision is deemed by the Department of Environmental Protection to be a ‘substantial Plan revision pursuant to 272.252. (e) of Act 101.  A draft of the plan revision should be available in the summer for the Borough to comment on.

State Police: Nothing to report.

 Misc.: The new owner of the Riegelsville Tavern was sent a welcome letter.

The Hometown press would like the Borough to do another newsletter like we have done before, Council discussed this and said it would be a good idea.

Utilities

Discussions:

The Borough office received another quote for tree cutting at Well #1, so 2 quotes where received.

The one quote was approved during the November 2015 Council but the job had not been started yet.

Council asked Sherry to contact the Tree Company and see if they are going to start it or not. Remarks: The trees were taken down Monday June 6, 2016.

Matt suggested the Borough Council amend Ordinance #92 in reference to the distant that would be required for new construction to put in a meter pit.  Sherry will get copies of the Ordinance to look over at the June meeting. Remarks: The cost of the a new meter pit is $1190.00

The Borough office received a letter from Generator Services, in reference to diesel generator diesel stability concern.  Council discussed this and would like it to be added to the June Council agenda.

Streets & Properties

Discussions:

The new front railing project was completed on May 20.

The property at 811 Durham Road has a high grass violation and is under the care of Mellon Bank of NY. S. Masteller sent a letter plus emailed the Code Compliance and we should receive an email back in no more than two days.

Council discussed the maintenance issues at 428 Poplar Road, S. Masteller will contact the property owner for a different address since he does not live at the residence.

The Borough Park was vandalized over the weekend with large glass beer bottles broken under the pavilion and hear the snack stand. Rec Board members, Coaches and parents cleaned it up so they could have their Saturday Softball Game.  Council discussed options.

Finance

Discussions:

T. Macaluso will transfer money from the “Special Events” savings account to the General Fund after our 100th Anniversary Celebration on June 25, 2016. Council looked over financials.

Liquid Fuels Audit for the 2015 records was completed today with no findings.

Riegelsville Library had a request for the use of the meeting room on August 30, 2016 for a Medicare info night. A. Kenny suggested to redirect them to Rep. Quinn’s office and the Senior Center for a larger audience.

Riegelsville Borough Employee Benefits will be discussed during the July 6th meeting.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval of checks totaling $1600.00 for “100 Year Celebration Bands (6)”. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve.  A. Kenny seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of check $350.00 to Barry Weaver-Magician for “100 Year Celebration”.  A Moyer motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded. Unanimous.

Approval of check for $462.00 to Choice Concrete (Div. of Wehrung’s) (Block/Barriers for the garage).  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

Approval of check for $4,844.00 to Kerstner Well/Pump services (Pump replacement at Well#1). E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. R. Scott seconded. Unanimous.

Approval of check for $3,488.72 to W. Dowd Excavating LLC (Sweeney service install). A. Kenny motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

Approval of Generator Services to perform the preventative Stabilizer maintenance at not to exceed $410.00 a year (depends on how big the fuel tank holds). Mayor Stokes discussed with Council that we can take care of this ourselves. Mayor Stokes will research this and get back to Council.  T. Stinnett stated this motion will be put on hold to be discussed at a later date.

Approval to donate $100.00 to the “Honor Flight Bucks County” during our July 2016 Council meeting. A. Kenny motioned to approve.  A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:  Kathryn Anderson and her daughter came to the Council meeting to discuss her 3 chickens. She stated that they are very quiet and they are pets to the family plus it is a good things to have fresh eggs too.  Stinnett told her that at the beginning of the Council meeting that Council agreed to look into updating that part of the Ordinance that affects chickens but that would take a few months to put together.

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

Meeting adjourned 9:05PM.

Next Council Meeting July 13, 2016 at 7pm.

Sherry L. Masteller- Borough Secretary

 

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May 2016 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:00 p.m. May 11, 2016. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer and Mayor Stokes. Absent: Rodney Scott, Audrey Kenny.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the minutes from April 13, 2016.  A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous. 

CORRESPONDENCE:  

Invitation from Doylestown Township & Doylestown Borough to attend the 2016 Bucks-Mont EAC Summit. June 16, 2016 7-9pm. Ann agreed to attend.

REPORTS:

President – Tom Stinnett reported that on May 9, at 10am the Annual Wellhead Protection meeting took place at the Borough Hall, minutes to follow.

Mayor – Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he and Tom attended the Canal 21 workshop and luncheon at the Black Bass Inn. Mayor Stokes put the link on Facebook and Sherry will add it to the Borough Website.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:   Two Borough residents present, One Borough resident had a few questions in reference to the proposed “Outdoor & Open Burning within the Borough”. Council answered her questions.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Affair

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council that 5 Building permits were issued,

1-Commercial Alterations, 1-Addition, 1-Hvac replacement, 1-boiler replacement, 1- Re-Roof.  3 Zoning permits were issued, 1- Driveway, 1-Pole barn, 1-Addition.  Stop work order was lifted on 112 Delaware Road since all the permits where completed and paid for.  Work is on hold at 1255 Durham Road due to violation of Flood Plain Ordinance.  Current fee schedule is still being looked over by Todd Myers, Borough flood plain manager.

Library News: Estelle Bloom, Library Board of Trustees member reported to Council a few things from the April 2016 Directors report. The air conditioners were checked and serviced. The Borough had a new fan installed in the children’s room.  The Easter Egg Hunt was a success with 170 children participating. The Tricky Tray that was held on April 1 & 2 was well attended. Annual letter donations as of April 7, totaled $7721.00.  The Barnes and Noble Book Fair will be held on April 22 & 23 at their store in Bethlehem PA. Mary Schafer will be doing a talk on Friday night at 7pm about her new book ~Metal Detecting for beginners:101 things I Wish I’d Known When I Started.  Ann Anderson will be doing a signing bowls demonstration on Saturday at 1:00pm.

Fire Co. News: April 17, breakfast served 357.  The first Celtic Music dinner was 80 people, not bad for the first time. Roast Beef Dinner May 7, 4-7pm. Council received January, February & March response report from Chief Myers.

Riegelsville 100 Year meeting news: Next meeting April 28, 2016 at 7pm. Celebration will begin Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, rain date Sunday June 26, at the Borough Park. Time noon-7pm. Events: Parade, Welcome ceremony, Chili Cook-off, Live music/games/food, Movie under the stars. Fundraising Mugs/T-shirts.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News: Next meeting is Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 7pm, Borough Hall.

UBREMS News:  Ed reported that they are purchasing a new Ambulance.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Nothing to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council that the Park cleanup was on Saturday April 16, all 3Teams helped with the fields and mulching the playground areas. The Rec Board bought pizza and water for all the Volunteers.  The first home game is Tuesday April 26, at 6pm. The leak under the sink is fixed.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: During the April 4 meeting they finalized the Proposed Burn Ordinance.

State Police: Nothing to report.

 Ed attended the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic meeting on April 14, at the Frenchtown Municipal building. Ed handed in our approved MOU which will give Ed voting rights.

Utilities

Discussions:

Council discussed the letter from Ken Simpson in reference to the possible cistern leaks. Tom and Rodney would like to know when Matt is going to the work on the valves so they can look too.

The Borough office received the Tilley Fire Extinguisher 2016 Inspection report, no deficiencies, 3 extinguishers will need to be serviced in 2017.

The Borough office received the Hartford Steam Boiler inspection for 2016, there was an advisory recommendation- There are items stored by the electrical service panel.  Sherry contacted the Library and they moved the items right away.

Streets & Properties

Discussions:

Update on the front rail: Sherry spoke to Bill Sadow in person and he said he will definitely get the job done by the May 20, 2016.

Update on quote to frame out and cover the garage walls with plywood plus prime and paint: Sherry is going to ask John Hadley for a quote.

Ed attended the PennDOT District 6 meeting that was sponsored by State Rep Quinn. District 6 is comprised of Chester, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware & Philadelphia. PennDOT reported that they are not doing much Street sweeping due to their budget.  They are saving a lot of roads by crack sealing.

Mayor Stokes is concerned about a delivery truck that continues to pull up on the curb, sidewalk/ramp by Borderline, he has spoken to Sal & the truck driver and they don’t seem concerned that they may break the curbing.

Ed walked the Cemetery wall with the Cemetery Board Members & Mason contractors because it needs extensive repairs. The Cemetery Board is putting together a 5 year plan for repairs. Ed discussed that the Borough stone piles at the garage are up against the stone wall and suggested with Matt to put up jersey barriers to protect the wall.  Sherry will ask Matt to get a price on the Barriers.

Ed discussed with Council that a few streets need to be Tar & Chipped: Elmwood, Poplar, Walnut, Fairview & Ash Lane.  Sherry will send an email to Todd Myers, Borough Engineer in reference to this project.

Finance

Discussions:

Council looked over financials.  Council had a few questions for Tammy, Borough Treasurer in reference to unemployment, LST and the 100 Anniversary expenses.

The Elected Borough Constable emailed the Borough office with a few questions Council would like Sherry to email them to William Dudeck, Borough Solicitor.

Property owner at 365 Delaware Road had a question in reference to the septic cleaning, Council suggested Sherry send the standard letter out to them.

Sherry was asked a Right to Know question from a business wanting our Septic list, Council stated that is a question for the Borough Solicitor.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval to purchase a new Red Max weed whacker from Esposito’s $ 385.00. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve.  A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval to adopt proposed Ordinance #234 adopting the “Outdoor and Open Burning within the Borough”.

A Moyer motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded. Unanimous.

            Approved of checks to Riegelsville Auto $835.86(General Fund) & $385.86(Water Fund) – Loader tires & Rim work.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

 NEW BUSINESS:  None to report.

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

Meeting adjourned 7:45PM.

Next Council Meeting June 8, 2016 at 7pm.

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RIEGELSVILLE BOROUGH 100 YEAR CELEBRATION!!

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June 24 & 25, 2016

TWO days of Celebrating!  FREE ADMISSION!

 

Starting at 7pm on Friday June 24, 7pm @ Riegelsville Borough Hall:

Listen to a presentation on the History of the Ville plus great displays of our history.  Then Stay for Two movies under the stars, “Charlotte’s Web and a 1916 Charlie Chaplin film” Free Popcorn, Water and Juice boxes~ bring your blankets & Lawn chairs.

 

Saturday June 25, we will celebrate ALL DAY!  11:30am will be lining up the PARADE at the Riegelsville Fire Co. starting at NOON. Bring your old Vehicles, decorated bicycle, Stroller or your Tractors to join the FUN! They will travel down Edgewood hill then go North on 611 to the Borough Park.

Then at the Park noon to 7pm, will be LIVE MUSIC with 6 bands (SCHEDULE TO FOLLOW), local food vendors, and games for all ages, magician, and Riegelsville Fire trucks. Also Anniversary T-Shirts $10, Mugs $5 for sale under the Pavilion.

 

“Chili COOK-OFF” 1:30-3PM Do you have an awesome chili recipe that you love to make? Join us under the Pavilion on Saturday June 25 for a little competition.  The categories are Spicy HOT, MILD and Vegetarian!  GREAT prizes too! Email the Borough office riegelsville@gmail.com or call 610-749-2726 to register by June 17.

 

We are also looking for some VOLUNTEERS, any amount of Time would be great, and the areas are:

  • Parade helpers.
  • Saturday morning Set-up at the park.
  • Rec Board Concession Stand.
  • T-shirts sales area under pavilion.

More to COME!!!!

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April 2016 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:00 p.m. April 13, 2016. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Audrey R Kenny, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes. A. Kenny motioned to approve the minutes from March 9, 2016.  E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous. 

 CORRESPONDENCE:  

Email dated March 21, 2016 from Tom Stinnett, Secretary of Riegelsville Planning Commission presented their 2015 minutes.

REPORTS:

President – Tom Stinnett reported that Ann Moyer and he attended the quarterly dinner meeting of the Bucks County Borough Association, Ed Troxell went over the hot topics Spring 2016 PSAB government affairs.

Mayor – Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he attended the Delaware River Basin Commission-Regulated Flow Advisory Committee meeting in Hawley, PA on April 5, 2016. There was a rapid flow reduction the last week of March in the West Branch of the Delaware River (approx. 750cfs to 100cfs), there was no response and no explanation forthcoming from any of the Principals. This event also coincided with the coveted and historic opening day of Trout fishing season in NY State. Mayor Stokes will keep Council updated on these issues.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:   One Borough resident present, no comments at this time.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affair

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council that one building permit/Re-roof wasissued to 211 Fairview Road. Stop work order was issued at 112/114 Delaware Road, Contractors continue to work without permits. Todd Myers met with Jim to go over the grading and evaluate the property due to being in the flood plain.  Stop work order was issued for 1255 Durham Road, Todd Myers met at the property due to the FEMA flood plain issues.  Council approved the Ordinance #233 “Adopting the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code” March 9, 2016. Todd Myers is looking over the current fee schedule for updating the engineering sections.

Library News: No representative was present. Sherry received the Directors March 2016 report via emailed.  Ann reported that the library received a $6500.00 grant so the “Art in the Library” will start again in April.  The Library needs to switch their IT hardware equipment. The youth service department has a new Gmail account: riegelsvillelibraryYSdept@gmail.com.  Complete minutes are filed in the Borough office.

Fire Co. News: “Fish Fry Friday” March 11, served 212. Next breakfast March 20, 2016, 8am to noon, with Pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Easter Flower Fundraiser is March 24, 25 and 26 at Antique Haven.

Riegelsville 100 Year meeting news: Next meeting March 28, 2016 at 6pm. Celebration will begin Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, rain date Sunday June 26, at the Borough Park. Time 3-11pm. Events: Parade, Welcome ceremony, Chili Cook-off, Live music/games/food, Movie under the stars. Fundraising Mugs/T-shirts.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News: Next meeting is Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 7pm, Borough Hall.

UBREMS News: Ed reported that a law was passed that the insurance companies will directly pay the invoices.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Nothing to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported that girls’ softball signups are going well. T-Ball flyers went

Out, emails where sent to last year players and put on social media.  Rodney has been getting quotes for lawn maintenance for the Park.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: During the last meeting on March 7, 2016 they looked over the

draft of the Burn Ordinance.

State Police: Stats from February 2016 was received.

            Sherry got a copy of a resolution from New Hope Borough supporting the Senate Bill #974 and House bill # 1510 known as the PA Fairness Act. Tom will look over this resolution and get back to Council.

Utilities

Discussions:

There was a major water leak at 529 Easton Road that Matt Brady and W. Dowd Excavating did the repair.  Matt recycled some copper that was damaged by the chlorine leak then moved the other copper to the garage.

The Ford Utility needed a new starter.

Tire quotes were received for the Backhoe and will be added to the Council agenda on April 13.

Tullytown Borough sent the Borough office a copy of their resolution opposing the Trans-Pacific Trade deal, plus they attached a handout with additional information, Council will look over these document.

“Bucks County Tour of Honor”, will offer another Veterans trip on September 26, 2016, more information will follow.  In 2015 the Borough gave a donation to this great cause.

Streets & Properties

Discussions:

The street sweeping quote will be added to the Council agenda on April 13.

The Recreation Board has decided to stay with the current landscape company as long as he give monthly invoices.

Durham Historical Society will not be using the meeting room for a presentation on Lenape Indians April 24th, 2016 at 2pm. Due to not wanting to fill out the room rules & regulations forms.

We are waiting on 2 more quotes for painting the smaller fire escape, we have one so far.

Sherry spoke to Bill Sadow in person and asked if the front railing project could be completed by April 30, if not then we will get another contractor to do this job. Bill said he will definitely get the job done. Council approved the project June 2015.

Borough office received an email from John Huffman, Borough resident with a concern about the excessive speed between the firehouse and up Sherer’s Hill that leads into Durham Township. Mr. Huffman spoke to PennDOT and they suggested we do speed bumps.  Council read the email and it was forwarded to Todd Myers, Borough Engineer. Todd did state that a traffic study would need to be done before anything can be done to the Borough road. The State police will be notified as to this specific speed area again. Council will continue looking into other suggestions besides speed bumps. Sherry will send Mr. Huffman an email stating what Council discussed.

Matt would like to replace the temporary fencing down at the pedestrian bridge with 2 split rail fence. Council agreed since the neighbor property has the same.

Matt received one quote to frame out and cover the garage walls with plywood plus prime and paint. Council suggested getting at least another quote.

Matt is trying the new cold patch from M&W Supply a subdivision of Wehrung’s since we can get it by the scoop and they are close by.

Finance

Discussions:

Riegelsville Community Fire Co. #1 cordially invites each Council member and a guest to attend their Banquet on Saturday evening April 30, 2016.  Sherry will send the RSVP to Todd Myers.

Council received a save the date for the May 10, 2016 Delaware Canal 21 Landmark future luncheon, formal invitation to follow.

Council received an Open House celebration of the Quakertown Regional Trail Network on Thursday, April 28th, 5:30-8:30 at McCoole’s Arts & Events Place, Quakertown.

The resolution opposing house bill 340 (Recording executive sessions) will be added for consideration to the Council agenda on April 13, 2016.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Lower Delaware, Wild Scenic River will be added for consideration to the Council agenda on April 13. 2016.

Sherry will attend the FEMA & PEMA briefing on Monday April 11, at 1pm in reference to the January severe storm incident.

Kris Kern, Senior Land Conservationist, Heritage Conservancy has not heard any information on the Borough’s DCED grant due to the State budget impasse.

Council discussed the current Borough Employees vacation/personal and sick time benefits. Currently there is no bereavement days off listed.  Council and Sherry will continue looking for more information and report it back to Council.

Council looked over financials.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval of check $1,124.69 to Riegelsville Auto (Chevy Insp. /tires) E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve.  A. Kenny seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of check $2430.00 to W. Dowd Excavating LLC (529 Easton Road water repair) R. Scott motioned to approve.  A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of check $10,936.00 to Armour & Son’s (2 30’strain pole replacements) R. Scott motioned to approve.  E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of not to exceed $1850.00 to Riegelsville Auto (new Backhoe tires & sanding, painting rims) A. Moyer motioned to approve.  E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Reilly Sweeping to street sweep the Borough streets, not to exceed $1,100.00. R. Scott motioned to approve.  A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of bid for the small fire escape at the Borough building was awarded to Dave Nadeau in the amount of $1470.00.  R. Scott motioned to approve.  E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval to advertise Ordinance #234 Outdoor and Open Burning. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve.  A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of “Memorandum of Understanding” implementing the designation of the Lower Delaware River and selected tributaries as a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve.  R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Resolution R-02-16, to Support the PA Fairness Act. A. Moyer motioned to approve.  A. Kenny seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Resolution R-03-16, Designation of agent (Sherry L Masteller-Borough Secretary) for PEMA (Winter Storm Jonas-DR4267). E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve.  A. Kenny seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Resolution R-04-16, Opposing House Bill 340 Recording Executive Sessions. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve.  R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:  None to report.

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

Borough office is closed Election Day, Tuesday April 26, 2016.

Meeting adjourned 8:00 PM.

Next Council Meeting May 11, 2016 at 7pm.

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PASSED 5/11/16 Ordinance #234 Outdoor & Open Burning

Notice is hereby given by the Council of the Borough of Riegelsville that an ordinance regarding outdoor and open burning within the Borough of Riegelsville proposed Ordinance No. 234, will be presented for review and passage at the Regular Council meeting to be held on May 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Borough Hall, Riegelsville, Pennsylvania.  A full copy of the proposed ordinance may be examined without charge at the Borough Hall, the office of this newspaper or the Law Library at the Bucks County Court House during normal business hours, or may be obtained upon request for a charge not greater than the cost thereof.  The following is a summary of the proposed ordinance which will be presented for adoption at the meeting:

Section 1 cites the purpose for the Borough’s passage of the ordinance.

Section 2 sets forth the applicability of the proposed ordinance.

Section 3 is a severability provision and savings clause.

Section 4 defines the certain terms as they appear in the proposed ordinance.

Section 5 is a general prohibition on “outdoor burning” and “open burning” as defined in the proposed ordinance, except as specifically permitted in the proposed ordinance.

Section 6 prohibits the open burning of “refuse” as defined in the proposed ordinance.

Section 7 prohibits the open burning of “trees, logs, brush, stumps, leaves and grass clippings” as defined in the proposed ordinance.

Section 8 prohibits the installation, use or maintenance of an “outdoor wood-fired boilers” as defined in the proposed ordinance.

Section 9 regulates the installation and use of “wood-burning units” as defined in the proposed ordinance.

Section 10 assigns liability for use or maintenance of outdoor fire.

Section 11 grants certain municipal officers and agents the right of entry and inspection.

Section 12 proscribes the enforcement and penalty provisions of the proposed ordinance.

Prepared by:  William T. Dudeck,Esquire  Eastburn and Gray, P.C. 60 East Court Street P.O. Box 1389  Doylestown, PA 18901(215) 345-7000 Solicitor for the Borough of Riegelsville.

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 RIEGELSVILLE BOROUGH ORDINANCE NO. 234

ORDINANCE FOR OUTDOOR AND OPEN BURNING

Borough of Riegelsville, PA 18077

While it may seem harmless, outdoor burning generates air pollution, which affects human health and is the source of many odor and nuisance complaints

SECTION 1: PURPOSE

1.00 Purpose.

This ordinance is intended to promote the public health, safety and welfare and to safeguard the health, comfort, living conditions, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Borough of Riegelsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania by regulating the air pollution and fire hazards of open burning and outdoor burning.

SECTION 2: APPLICABILITY

2.00 Applicability.

This ordinance applies to all outdoor burning and open burning within the Borough of Riegelsville

2.1. This ordinance does not apply to grilling or cooking food using charcoal, wood, propane or natural gas in cooking or grilling appliances.

2.2. This ordinance does not apply to burning for the purpose of generating heat in a stove, furnace, fireplace or other heating device within a building used for human or animal habitation.

2.3. This ordinance does not apply to the use of propane, acetylene, natural gas, gasoline or kerosene in a device intended for heating, construction or maintenance activities.

SECTION 3: SEVERABILITY

 

3.00 Severability.

Should any portion of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected

SECTION 4: DEFINITIONS

            4.00 Definitions.

4.1. “Campfire” means a small outdoor fire intended for recreation or cooking but not including a fire intended for disposal of waste wood or refuse.

4.2. “Clean wood” means natural wood which has not been painted, varnished or coated with a similar material; has not been pressure treated with preservatives; and does not contain resins or glues as in plywood or other composite wood products.

4.3. “Construction and demolition waste” means building waste materials, including but not limited to waste shingles, insulation, lumber, treated wood, painted wood, wiring, plastics, packaging, and rubble that results from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition operations on a house, commercial or industrial building, or other structure.

                        4.4. “Fire Chief” means the Chief of the Community Fire Company No. 1 or other person designated by the Fire Chief.

4.5. “Municipality” means a county, township, city, or borough.

4.6. “Outdoor burning” means open burning or burning in an outdoor wood-fired boiler or patio wood burning unit.

4.7. “Open burning” means kindling or maintaining a fire where the products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or a chimney. This includes burning in a burn barrel.

4.8. “Outdoor wood-fired boiler” means a wood-fired boiler, stove or furnace that is not located             within a building intended for habitation by humans or domestic animals.

4.9. “Patio wood-burning unit” means a chimnea, patio warmer, or other portable wood-burning device used for outdoor recreation and/or heating.

4.10. “Enclosed wood-burning unit” may include stone or concrete block enclosed permanent fire pits.

4.11. “Refuse” means any waste material except trees, logs, brush, stumps, leaves, grass clippings, and other vegetative matter.

SECTION 5: GENERAL PROHIBITION ON OUTDOOR BURNING AND OPEN BURNING

5.00 General prohibition on outdoor burning and open burning.

Open burning and outdoor burning are prohibited in the Borough of Riegelsville unless the burning is specifically permitted by this ordinance.

All allowed open burning shall be conducted in a safe, nuisance-free manner, when wind and weather conditions minimize adverse effects and do not create a health hazard or a visibility hazard on roadways.  Open burning shall be conducted in conformance with all local and state fire protections regulations.

SECTION 6: OPEN BURNING OF REFUSE

6.00 Open burning of refuse.

             Open burning of refuse is prohibited.

SECTION 7: OPEN BURNING OF TREES, LOGS, BRUSH, STUMPS, LEAVES, AND GRASS CLIPPINGS

7.00 Burning trees, logs, brush, stumps, leaves, and grass clippings.

Open burning of trees, logs, brush, stumps, leaves, and grass clippings is prohibited.

SECTION 8: OUTDOOR WOOD-FIRED BOILERS

8.00 Outdoor wood-fired boilers.

   No person shall install, use, or maintain an outdoor wood-fired boiler in the Borough of Riegelsville.

SECTION 9: WOOD-BURNING UNITS

            9.00 Patio wood-burning units.

A patio wood-burning unit may be installed and used in the Borough of Riegelsville only in accordance with all of the following provisions:

            9.1. The patio wood-burning unit shall not be used to burn refuse.

            9.2. The patio wood-burning unit shall burn only clean wood.

                        9.3. The patio wood-burning unit shall be located at least 25 feet from the nearest structure which is not on the same property as the patio wood-burning unit.

                        9.4. The patio wood-burning unit shall not cause a nuisance to neighbors.

9.10 Enclosed wood-burning units.

All wood burning pits shall be in concordance with Section 9.00 requirements above plus must meet the following dimensional requirements and materials of construction:

The fire pit may be formed with either concrete blocks or stones.

The fire pit shall be either three (3) feet in diameter or three (3) feet by three (3) feet square and a minimum of two (2) feet deep.

SECTION 10: LIABILITY

10.00 Liability.

A person utilizing or maintaining an outdoor fire shall be responsible for all fire suppression costs and any other liability resulting from damage caused by the fire.

SECTION 11: RIGHT OF ENTRY AND INSPECTION

11.00 Right of entry and inspection.

The Fire Chief or any authorized officer, agent, employee or representative of the Borough of Riegelsville who presents credentials may inspect any property for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with the provisions of this ordinance

SECTION 12: ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES

12.00 Enforcement and penalties.

                        12.1. The Fire Chief and Borough Code Enforcement Officer are authorized to enforce the provisions of this ordinance. Upon proper dispatch from the County 911 Center.

               12.2. Any person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or governmental entity who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance or fails to comply with a duly authorized Order issued pursuant to this ordinance shall be deemed to be responsible for a municipal civil      infraction as defined by the State of Pennsylvania which shall be punishable by civil fine determined in accordance with the following schedule:

      Fine                                                            Minimum                    Maximum
1st Offense within 3-year period* $75.00 $500.00
2nd Offense within 3-year period* $150.00 $500.00
3rd Offense within 3-year period* $325.00 $500.00
4th or More Offense within 3-year period* $500.00 $500.00

 

*Determined on the basis of the date of commission of the offense(s)

12.3. The violator shall pay costs which may include all expenses, direct and indirect, which the Borough of Riegelsville has incurred in connection with the municipal infraction. In no case, however, shall costs of less than $75 nor more than $500 be ordered. In addition, the Riegelsville Borough shall have the right to proceed in any court of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of obtaining an injunction, restraining order, or other appropriate remedy to compel compliance with this Ordinance. Each day that a violation of this Ordinance exists shall constitute a separate violation of this Ordinan

ENACTED AND ORDAINED THIS 11th DAY OF MAY 2016.

ATTEST:                                                                     RIEGELSVILLE BOROUGH COUNCIL:

 

 

____________________                                By:       _________________________                     

Secretary                                                                    Thomas E. Stinnett, President

Approved as an Ordinance of the Borough of Riegelsville, this 11th day of May 2016.

 

                                                           

Gregory Stokes, Mayor

 

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March 2016 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:00 p.m. March 9, 2016. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Audrey R Kenny, Ann P Moyer, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes. A. Moyer motioned to approve the minutes from February 10, 2016.  R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous. 

CORRESPONDENCE:  

Letter dated February 2016 from Boy Scout Troop 27, thanking the Fall Roll Out Committee for their donation to the Troop.

Letter dated February 16, 2016 from JoAnne Walsh, Riegelsville Public Library President, requesting the appointment of Stephen Shlyen, CPA to the Library Board of Trustees. E. Bartosiewicz made a motion to appoint Stephen Shlyen, A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

Letter dated March 2, 2016 from Bucks County Department of Health, in reference to the West Nile Virus program. Council unanimously granted permission to treat the municipal properties for mosquito control to help reduce the spread of the West Nile Virus.

Email dated March 4, 2016 from Rick Dalton, Park Manager for PA-DCNR. Rick will be leaving and has taken a new position as manager of the Tuscarora State Park Complex in Schuylkill County\

REPORTS:

President – Nothing to report.

Mayor – Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he spoke to Matt about contacting   Performance Tire for the backhoe back tires.  Mayor Stokes helped a few fishermen that where trying to find a good place to fish from in the Borough. Mayor Stokes contacted Met-Ed about the deteriorating and leaning pole at Durham & Delaware Road, Met-Ed stated that it did not need to be replaced.

 

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:   One Borough resident present. The streetlight near 418 Easton Road is going off and on.  Sherry will contact Met Ed to get it fixed again.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Community Affair:

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough zoning officer reported to Council that 2 Building permits were issued

1-Deck and 1-re-roof.  Council approved the “Draft Ordinance #233 adopting the 2012 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code” for advertising and then will be added to the March 9, 2016 Council agenda for a vote.  Draft fee schedule has been forwarded to the Borough Engineer for review also.

Library News: No representative was present. Sherry received the Directors February 2016 report via emailed.  AARP will be helping residents with tax help this year on Fridays, Feb to April. State and Federal tax forms are slowly arriving at the library. We continue to print out forms for people if we do not have the form they need. The State Aid report is done, we are waiting for the audit to be completed to then send it to Doylestown with all the other reports to be checked and then sent on to Harrisburg. The State Aid check has been received for this year. The library was closed on Saturday January 23 because of the snow storm.

Estelle Bloom and Terri have finished working on printing the individual envelopes that are sent out for the annual letter. Nancy McEvoy is working on the flyers that are included with the letter sent out. The letter still needs to be written. We have received museum passes for the America on Wheels Museum. Passes were donated by the museum. A “Thank You” note has already been sent. Multiple contacts are out to other museums/points of interest to obtain passes.

The website was extensively updated on 1/30 with upcoming spring events and a new virtual tour of the library. Work on the mobile site continues.

Upcoming programs for February: YA Book Club 2/2; St Peter’s Preschool Story Time 2/11; Valentine Design Program 10am -12pm; Visit to Care-a-Lot 2/18.

Ann added that Council received the letter from the Library to appointment of Stephen Shylen, CPA to the Library Board of Trustees, this will be added to the March 9, Council Agenda.

Fire Co. News: “Fish Fry Friday” February 12 served 185. Next breakfast February 21, 2016, 8am to noon. Easter Flower Fundraiser is March 24, 25 and 26 at Antique Haven.

Riegelsville 100 Year meeting news: Meet on February 15, 2016, next meeting March 7, 2016 at 6pm.

Celebration will be Saturday May 21, rain date Sunday May 22, at the Borough Park. Time 3-11pm. Events: Parade, Welcome ceremony, Chili Cook-off, Live music/games/food, Movie under the stars. Fundraising Mugs/T-shirts. Remarks: During the meeting on March 7, the date has been changed to June 25th, 2016.

           Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News: Next meeting is Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 7pm, Borough Hall. The Hoagie fundraiser made $150.00 profit & $235.00 in donations. There is a June bake sale planned.

UBREMS News: 2015 year-end reports BC Emergency Health Services were received.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Nothing to report.

Rec Board News: next meeting March 8, 2016, 7pm Borough Hall. Rodney reported that so far there is

62 girls softball signed up. T-Ball flyers just went out and put on social media.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: No quorum for the February 1, 2016 meeting.

State Police: Stats from January 2016 was received.

 
 Utilities:

Discussions:

We received 2015 Traffic Signal Maintenance calls year-end report from Armour & Sons.  Sherry will check with Fred Herb, division manager of Armour & Sons what size generator is needed for the Traffic light.

PennDOT is starting a project that will collect data collection phase and would like to add the Borough Traffic light to this project. Sherry will gather more information from PennDOT and Armour & Sons.

Barry Hoffman, Electrician will be doing the complete bid project for Well #3 & Reservoir so the new estimates will be added to the March 9, 2016 Council agenda for approval. The job will be started around the very end of March, 2016.

Tilley Fire Equipment Company will need to replace 5 Fire extinguishers during their inspection in the next few months.

Todd Myers, Borough Engineer gave Council info for fuel containment to put at the Borough garage.

Council will continue looking at all the available options.

Streets & Properties:

Discussions:

Sherry asked Council if they wanted to do street sweeping again this spring, Council asked Sherry to get this year quotes.

Sherry reported to Council that the Rec Board is getting quotes for the lawn care at the Borough Park.

Matt is getting quotes for rear tires for the loader, Mayor Stokes suggested call John Scott at Performance Tire in Bloomsbury NJ.

Durham Historical Society would like to use the meeting room for a presentation on Lenape Indians April 24th, 2016 at 2pm. Sherry emailed them the room rules & regulations that need to be filled out.

Ed gave Sherry another contact for painting the smaller fire escape.

Sherry left a voicemail with Bill Sadow to see when he is going to replace the front railing. Council approved the project June 2015.

Ed ordered slate for the Borough building the cost will be added to the March 9, 2016 Council agenda.

Ed discussed with Council a possible road paving project this year.

Finance:

Discussions:

Council discussed moving the Plegit Savings accounts to our local Penn Community Bank, Sherry will add this to the March 9, Council Agenda.

Bucks County Borough Association sent an invite to their General membership dinner meeting on March 29th, 2016, Tom and Ann are going to attend.

Per capita tax bills and County/Borough tax bills were mailed out.

Council looked over financials.

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval of Proposed Ordinance #233 adopting the 2012 Edition of the International

Maintenance Code. R. Scott motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded. Unanimous.

            Approval to not exceed $1200.00 for new slates for the Borough roof. R. Scott motioned to approve. A. Kenny seconded. Unanimous.

Approval of additional $820.00 Barry Hoffman for Well #3 Chlorine alarm installation. A. Moyer motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded. Unanimous

Approval of additional $1435.00 Barry Hoffman for Reservoir Chlorine alarm & dialer. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. A. Kenny seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval to move the Borough Plegit savings accounts to Penn Community Bank. R. Scott motioned to approve.  A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

 

NEW BUSINESS: Kenny thanked Matt Brady for filling the holes in the Borough Alleys.

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

Borough office is closed Friday March 25, 2016 “Good Friday”.

Meeting adjourned 7:52 PM.

Next Council Meeting April 6, 2016 at 7pm

Sherry L. Masteller

Borough Secretary

 

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