2020 Approved Budget

BOROUGH OF RIEGELSVILLE
GENERAL FUND
2020  Budget   Passed 12/11/19
REVENUE
301.100 Real Estate Taxes – Current Year    117,500.00
301.200 Real Estate Taxes – Prior Years        1,200.00
310.000 Per Capita Tax        6,000.00
310.100 Real Estate Transfer Taxes        2,500.00
310.200 Earned Income Tax    100,000.00
310.300 Local Services Tax        6,500.00
320.000 Cable Television Franchise      12,500.00
331.110 Stat Vehicle code Violations           500.00
331.120 Local Code Violations           750.00
341.000 Interest Earnings        1,500.00
342.200 Rent of Building      10,800.00
342.400 Equipment/Clerical Refund-Water Co.      20,000.00
355.010 Public Utility Realty Tax           285.00
355.080 Alcoholic Beverage Licenses           600.00
357.010 Keystone Grant/G.F. Reserve Monies    161,500.00
361.300 Zoning/Subdivision/Land Development Plan Fees        2,000.00
361.340 Zoning Hearing Board Fees           600.00
361.530 Sale of Subdivision and Land Development Book            25.00
361.540 Sale of Zoning Ordinance Book            25.00
362.410 Building Permits        4,500.00
362.420 Electrical Permits           150.00
362.430 Plumbing Permits            60.00
362.440 Mechanical Permits            80.00
363.510 PennDOT Snow Agreement           125.00
380.000 Miscellaneous Revenues            50.00
380.012 Expense Reimbursement – Tax Collector           100.00
380.600 Enhancement Committee Fund Raisers        1,000.00
395.000 Insurance Reimbursements
    10,740.00
395.100 Telephone Reimbursement – Water Co.           750.00
395.200 Electric/Garbage Reimbursement           845.00
TOTAL   463,185.00
Total General Fund Expenses
General Government    151,763.00
Properties      38,382.00
Police/Public Safety      26,610.00
Community Development      29,130.00
Streets      55,800.00
TOTAL   301,685.00
EXPENDITURES
GENERAL GOVERNMENT
400.100 Postage – Office           550.00
400.200 Office Supplies           600.00
400.320 Telephone Services        1,550.00
400.340 Advertising, Printing and Binding        1,800.00
400.350 Insurance and Bonding      31,000.00
400.420 Dues, Subscriptions, Conferences           800.00
400.430 FICA & Medicare Employer Contribution        7,710.00
400.440 PA UC Solvency Expense           260.00
400.500 Miscellaneous Expenses            50.00
400.700 Computer Equipment/Support Fee        1,200.00
401.120 Secretary Wages      31,520.00
401.130 Treasurer Wages      18,725.00
401.140 General Fund Wages      39,405.00
402.310 Auditor        3,100.00
403.110 Tax Collector Salary        2,373.00
403.200 Tax Collector Office Supplies           100.00
403.300 Earned Income Tax Office Services            20.00
404.310 Solicitor        8,000.00
408.310 Engineer        3,000.00
TOTAL   151,763.00
PROPERTIES
409.250 Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies           500.00
409.260 Small Tools & Minor Equipment           750.00
409.350 Maintenance Services        4,000.00
409.360 Electric – Borough Hall        2,250.00
409.370 Heating Fuel      10,000.00
409.380 Electric/Water Apartment        1,200.00
409.390 Property Maintenance        5,500.00
409.430 Real Estate Taxes        1,600.00
409.440 Lawn Care        6,100.00
409.460 Building Repairs        6,482.00
TOTAL     38,382.00
POLICE/PUBLIC SAFETY
411.500 Fire Company Contribution      13,055.00
412.500 Emergency Medical Service Contribution      13,055.00
415.000 Emergency Management Expenses           500.00
TOTAL     26,610.00
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
414.120 Zoning Officer/Building Inspector Wages      16,000.00
414.200 Zoning Hearing Board Expenses        1,200.00
414.500 Uniform Construction Code Fee           100.00
427.500 Household Hazardous Waste Program           130.00
451.500 Recreation Board Contribution        5,400.00
451.501 Community Expenses           600.00
451.600 Enhancement Committee Expenses        1,000.00
453.500 American Legion – Parade Contribution           200.00
453.550 Library – Parade Contribution           300.00
456.500 Library Contribution        4,200.00
TOTAL     29,130.00
STREETS
430.240 Gasoline & Oil        2,400.00
430.310 Alley Maintenance        2,200.00
430.360 Electric – Garage/Maintenance Lot        1,050.00
430.370 Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance        4,000.00
431.100 Cleaning Streets/Gutters        1,500.00
432.100 Winter Maintenance      10,500.00
433.500 Street Signs/Markings        1,500.00
438.500 Road Maintenance        2,500.00
438.550 Crack Sealing           150.00
439.750 Road Project      30,000.00
TOTAL     55,800.00
BOROUGH OF RIEGELSVILLE
WATER FUND
2020  Budget
REVENUE
341.000 Interest Earnings        2,000.00
378.100 Metered Sales to General Customers    150,000.00
378.300 Penalty/Interest Charges        1,800.00
378.900 Other Water Revenues           300.00
TOTAL   154,100.00
EXPENDITURES
448.200 Postage           925.00
448.210 Office Supplies           400.00
448.222 Chemicals        3,900.00
448.231 Gasoline & Oil        2,200.00
448.260 Inventory, Parts & Equipment        3,000.00
448.270 Small Tools           300.00
448.280 Meter Purchase        2,500.00
448.300 Water Analysis Charges        1,200.00
448.310 Auditor        1,050.00
448.320 Solicitor           250.00
448.330 Engineer        2,000.00
448.340 Adv., Printing & Binding            50.00
448.350 Insurance Reimbursement        1,135.00
448.360 Electric – Pump Houses      11,000.00
448.370 Repair & Maintenance Services      20,000.00
448.372 Lawn Care        2,000.00
448.380 Telephone Services        2,500.00
448.410 Building Maintenance           500.00
448.420 Dues, Subscrip., Conferences        2,100.00
448.430 Valve Evaluation & Repair      25,000.00
448.460 Curbstop Location & Repair        2,000.00
448.480 Waterworks Operator/Contracted      26,500.00
448.490 Computer Software/Support Fee        1,200.00
448.500 Miscellaneous Expenses            50.00
448.710 Vehicle & Equip. Maintenance        6,000.00
448.800 Water Reserve Fund        7,590.00
449.000 Water Fund Wages        8,750.00
481.300 Equipment/Clerical Reimbursement      20,000.00
TOTAL   154,100.00
BOROUGH OF RIEGELSVILLE
HIGHWAY AID FUND
2020  Budget
REVENUE
341.000 Interest Earnings    850.00
355.050 Motor Vehicle Fuel Taxes      33,400.00
TOTAL      34,250.00
EXPENDITURES
430.000 General Services – Administration 6,680.00
433.100 Traffic Signal – Electric           600.00
433.300 Traffic Signal Maintenance        6,195.00
434.100 Street Lighting      20,000.00
438.530 Durham Twp. Road Maintenance Agreement           775.00
TOTAL      34,250.00
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October 2019 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:03 p.m. September 11, 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. Scott motioned to approve the Council minutes from September 11, 2019. A. Moyer Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

            Invitation from Robin M Robinson-BC Recorder of Deeds invited Borough Council celebrate founders day!  William Penn turns 375. Tuesday October 15, 9-4pm at the Recorder of Deeds Office.

Letter dated September 16, 2019 Springfield Township, Request for Fire Police during the Springtown Halloween Parade October 27, 2019.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett reported that Council that he will be out of town for the Car show and will not be able to help.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he had a help a few trucks get turned around before the Canal Bridge.   Mayor Stokes has 2 weddings coming up in October.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  2 Borough residents present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Affairs-

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on September 18, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

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

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, 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 September 2019 report:

  • Permits: Building permits: 1-Generator. Zoning permits: 2-Re-Roofs.
  • Enforcement Activities
  • 530 Easton Road- Violation was granted extension for August 8, 2019.
  • 715 Durham Road- Stop work order. August 28, meeting with Property owner to discuss upgrading the fire alarm system for entire building to achieve a passing safety score.
  • 1275 Durham Road- Stop work order. Waiting for the property owner to do additional drawings with grading and flood elevations.

Library News: Borough office received the August 2019 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  Ann P Moyer highlighted the August Directors report to Council.

  • Library closed Saturday August 31 for the Labor Day Holiday.
  • Brew fest is set for Saturday September 28, 2019, have 5 restaurants and 2 caterers.
  • SummerQuest was a huge success.
  • Story Time resumes Tuesday September 10th.
  • Riegelsville Halloween Parade will be Saturday, October 26
  • Make a Mini-Gingerbread House or Mini-Tree program will be held Saturday, December 7.

Fire Co. News:

  • Breakfast on Sunday September 15 served 237.
  • October 5, “Ham Dinner”.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • New Gardens at the Borough Hall building are underway.
  • October 16, Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” Coupon day fundraiser.
  • Next meeting Wednesday September 25, 7pm at Borough Hall.

UBREMS News: 

  • Bought a used ambulance that can carry more equipment and has a bigger box than the other ambulances they run.

Rec Board News:

  • Congrats to Mayor Stokes men’s Baseball team for making it to the finals.
  • Car show meeting September 23.  Fall roll out show is Sunday November 3, 8am-2.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Frank Preedy reported to Council that after meeting with Army Corp engineer about the storm drains on August 6 they would like to attend a Council Committee meeting on October 16.

Riegelsville Planning Commission:

  • No September meeting.

Meeting adjourned 7:53 pm.         Next meeting October 16, 2019   7pm

Utilities-

Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:54 pm on September 18, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

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

Others Present:    Frank Preedy-EMS Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  No Borough resident present.

Discussions:

  • Hydrant Flushing October 14-18  9pm-Midnight.
  • Council went over the DEP Uninterupted System Service Plan for PA Community Water Systems.  Rodney signed the document.
  • Council discussed the footbridge, the boards need to be powerwashed, sealed then add non slip metal strips. Rodney will look into paints and strips.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:10 pm

Next meeting October 16, 2019

Streets & Properties-

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm on October 2, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

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

Others Present:

Mayor Stokes and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:  1- Borough resident was present.

Discussions:

“No Right turn ordinance” update- Solicitor put together the draft ordinance. S. Masteller will check with

the State Police with the questions in reference to fines since it is a traffic citation.

Ed updated Council on the roof leaking in the third floor apartment and said he was hoping to get help maybe on the weekend October 5 or 6 weather permitting. Ed said that he will get help since a higher ladder is needed.

Ed will talk to Matt about the pedestrian bridge to power wash and possible paint and put metal skid free plates before the bad weather arrives. Matt hooks up a hose to the hydrant.

Ed said we should find another company to do the railings. Council does not know anyone.

Meeting adjourned 7:33 pm

Next Streets/Properties meeting will be held on November 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Finance-

Kate Brandes called the meeting to order on October 2, 2019 at 7:34 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

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

Others Present: 

Mayor Stokes, Tammy Macaluso-Borough Treasurer and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   No Borough residents present.

Discussions:

Kate will see if the results are in for the Keystone Grant that we applied for.

Borough office received the Spring Hill Water Main bid info.

Borough Engineer gave Council the Open Space Trail estimate sheet.  DCNR Greenways grant $196,000.00 and the BC Open Space Grant $167,908.00.

Borough office received a quote for a new Borough Hall sign in the Parking lot. Mayor Stokes will get a quote from Mr. Carr and get it to the Borough. Remarks: Mayor Stokes reported to Council that talking to Mr. Carr the gold leaf is very expensive and he would need to use mahogany. Mr Carr felt that was a fair quote the Borough received. Council discussed that they will pursue for sign without gold leaf.

Council looked over the 2020 Budget numbers.

Council looked over the monthly finances.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.

Next Finance meeting will be held November 6, 2019 immediately following Streets/Properties at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

            Approval to award “Morton Salt” 2019-2020 bid $48.50 delivered price per ton. Minimum 20 Tons. Increased $.58 a ton over last year. R. Scott motioned to approve and A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Ordinance #241 “AN ORDINANCE OF RIEGELSVILLE BOROUGH, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, TO MANAGE ITS RIGHTS OF WAY; ESTABLISHING A RENTAL FEE; REQUIRING INSURANCE AND INDEMNIFICATION; AND CREATING MECHANISMS FOR ENFORCEMENT”.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve and K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.           

NEW BUSINESS:  Nothing to report.            

 APPROVAL OF BILLS:  R. Scott motioned to approve bills.  E. Bartosiewicz seconded. Unanimous.

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

Borough office closed October 14, 2019

Meeting adjourned 7:45 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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September 2019 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:05p.m. September 11, 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. Moyer motioned to approve the Council minutes from August 14, 2019. K. Brandes Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

            Letter from Robin M Robinson-BC Recorder of Deeds thanked the Borough Council for the Donation to “Adopt a Book” program.

Letter dated August 27, 2019 from Rebecca Finberg- Riegelsville Public Library, Youth Services Coordinator asking for a volunteer to judge at the Halloween Parade on October 26, 2019 at 11am.  So far Beth Banko and Ann P Moyer have volunteered. Bob Ryan offered to Judge, he will talk to Rebecca.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee presented Council with their landscape budget and proposal with plot plan of flower bed Appx. $ 682.00.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the proposal and K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett reported that Council had a 30 minute Executive session at 6:30 pm in reference to litigation, William Dudeck, Borough Solicitor was present.   T. Stinnett said please remember those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and their families.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that his men’s league won the semifinals and will have a home game Saturday September 14, 2019 at 3:30.  Mayor Stokes reported a tree down on 611 near 429 Easton Road.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  3 Borough residents present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Affairs-

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on August 21, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:  Ann P Moyer, Ed Bartosiewicz and Kate Brandes. Absent: Tom Stinnett, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes.

Others Present:   Jim Kopchak-Borough Zoning Officer, 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 August 2019 report:

  • Permits: Building permits: 1-Garage Conversion to studio/Den, 1-New Sliding doors, 1- Fireplace inserts (2), 1- Pool Demo, 1-Attic Reno, 1- HVAC and Mini Split. Zoning permits: 1-Parking area/driveway, Deck/UCC exempt.
  • Enforcement Activities
  • 530 Easton Road- Violation was granted extension for August 8, 2019.
  • 715 Durham Road- Stop work order. No update.
  • 1275 Durham Road- Stop work order. Owner paid for the Flood plain review tonight.

Library News: Borough office received the July 2019 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  Estelle Bloom, Secretary-Library Board Trustee highlighted the July Directors report to Council.

  • The children’s “Summer Quest & Science in the summer” was a big success.
  • The Historical Deed Books where available for the public viewing and approximately 25 people viewed them.
  • Brew fest is set for Saturday September 28, 2019, planning is underway.
  • Estelle reported to Council that Margaret Fritz has joined the Library Board of Trustee and Sherry told her that Council needs to approve this request.  Estelle also reported that Ken Banko- President, Beth Banko-Vice President, Estelle-Secretary.

Fire Co. News:

  • Breakfast on Sunday August 18 served 200.The Fire fighters had a training on Farm rescue.
  • Annual Pig Roast August 24.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • Nothing to report.

UBREMS News: 

  • No August meeting.

Rec Board News:

  • The men’s Baseball team are still playing.
  • Tru Green is sending a proposal to maintain the infields of both fields.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Frank Preedy reported to Council that he meet with Army Corp engineer about the storm drains on August 6 for 90 minutes.

Riegelsville Planning Commission:

  • No update since Tom is away.

Meeting adjourned 7:38 pm.         Next meeting September 18, 2019   7pm

Utilities-

Ed Bartosiewicz called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:39 pm on August 21, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:   Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer and Kate Brandes.

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

Concerns from Citizens:  No Borough resident present.

Discussions:

  • Matt sent an email to update Council on the curbstops that need to be located and are not on the map and some are inoperable.
  • Sherry is waiting for a proposal from Tru Green-for Arborvitae.
  • “No Right turn ordinance” update- traffic survey was sent to Solicitor from Engineer.
  • What are the rules for motorized bicycles? Sherry will try to find more info and get back to Council.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:03 pm

Next meeting September 18, 2019

Streets & Properties-

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on September 4, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

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

Others Present:

Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   5- Borough residents present.

Julia Justine and Wendy Breyer (Volunteers on the Riegelsville Enhancement Committee) presented to Council their landscape budget for Borough building- New flowerbeds along fence and parking lot. Appx. $682.00. Council members asked questions about taking care of the beds for years to come. The Volunteered stated they will take care of it or the plants will be moved to different locations and the ground put back to grass.

Discussions:

  • “No Right turn ordinance” update- traffic survey was sent to Solicitor from Engineer. Solicitor will put

together the ordinance and legal ad.

  • Borough Council discussed the street sign location at 251 Linden Lane not final decision yet.
  • Borough Council discussed the PennEast question relating to the Borough wells. Tom was looking for a

recharge area map that he thought was in the Well Protection binder but couldn’t locate it.  Ed said he remembered one, he will look at the binder when he is in the Borough office.

  • Borough office received the quote from Tru Green. Council asked if they put up signs when they apply

the pesticides.  What does the Round # mean on the quote? Sherry will get the answers before Council meeting.  Remarks: The round # is Tru Green’s number for which application round they are on for the year.

Meeting adjourned 7:42 pm

Next Streets/Properties meeting will be held on October 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

 Finance-

Kate Brandes called the meeting to order on September 4, 2019 at 7:43 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

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

Others Present: 

Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   No Borough residents present.

Discussions:

  • The Riegelsville Halloween parade is October 26 at 11am. They are looking for one more judge.
  • Start thinking about the Budget items for 2020.
  • Financials will be ready for Council meeting since Treasurer was on vacation this week.
  • Tom asked Sherry to get an update from Todd, Borough Engineer on the Small Parking lot.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.

Next Finance meeting will be held October 2, 2019 immediately following Streets/Properties at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Brandes received an email that stated we should hear about the Roofing grant by the end of September.

Borough Engineer emailed an update for Council.

  • Spring hill Water line project should be listed on Penn Bid by the end of September.
  • Trail project should be listed on Penn Bid by end of September.

 

Council discussed the placement of the current road sign at the back yard right of way at 251 Linden

Lane road and council agreed to keep the sign at the current location.

            Approval of Tru Green proposal for 1 application (Insect & disease control) this year $175.00 each- and 1 application of fertilizer (Tree & Shrub) this year $175.00 each. R. Scott motioned to approve and E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval to advertise Ordinance #241 “AN ORDINANCE OF RIEGELSVILLE BOROUGH, BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, TO MANAGE ITS RIGHTS OF WAY; ESTABLISHING A RENTAL FEE; REQUIRING INSURANCE AND INDEMNIFICATION; AND CREATING MECHANISMS FOR ENFORCEMENT”.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve and A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Council looked over the letter of intent for Dannette McClanahan and Margaret Fritz to apply for positions of the Library Board of Trustees.  Dannette as Treasurer and Margaret as board member.  Council was concerned that Margaret’s Husband is currently on the board too as acting treasurer and there is a Mother/Vice President (Beth Banko) & Son/President (Ken Banko) on the Board of Trustees.  S. Masteller-Borough Secretary did remind Council that her husband is not allowed to hold an office on Borough Council or Mayor per the Borough Code.  A. Moyer motioned to approve D. McClanahan as treasurer and Margaret Fritz to the Board of Trustees.  K. Brandes seconded. 

 NEW BUSINESS:  

USDA needs the Borough’s permission to enter the Borough of Riegelsville by signing the “Treatment Release Form-Pennsylvania spotted Lanternfly Cooperative Eradication Program”. T. Stinnett signed the permission document.

 

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve bills.  R. Scott seconded. Unanimous.

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

 Meeting adjourned 8:35 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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Fall Hydrant Flushing

Riegelsville Borough

 Hydrant flushing

SCHEDULE:

Monday, October 14th

Tuesday, October 15th

Wednesday, October 16th

Thursday, October 17th

Friday, October 18th

From 9 pm – 12 am

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During this time your water may become rust colored or contain a lot of air, please allow your COLD water to run for a period of time, this may take 10 – 20 minutes, to clear out the lines within your house.

 

Please feel free to contact the Borough Office with any questions.

(610) 749-2726

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August 2019 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:03p.m. August 15, 2019.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Rodney Scott and Mayor Stokes. ABSENT: Kate Brandes and Ann P Moyer.  Scott motioned to approve the Council minutes from July 10, 2019. E. Bartosiewicz Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

            Letter dated August 5, 2019 from Borough Resident William J Ripka, in reference to relocate the street sign that is in the back of his property.

REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett reported to Council that he is unable to attend the Committee meetings Wednesday August 21, 2019.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he will be out of town on Wednesday August 21, 2019 and will not be attending the Committee meeting.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  No one present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Affairs-

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on July 17, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:  Ann P Moyer, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, 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:   2 Borough Residents present.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council June 2019 report:

  • Permits: Building permits: 1-Inground pool, Gravel Driveway. Zoning permits: 1-inground pool, 1-Fence, Handicapped parking, Structural basement repairs, Patio area with privacy fence.

Enforcement Activities

  • 530 Easton Road- Violation was granted extension for August 8, 2019.
  • 715 Durham Road- Stop work order. No update.
  • 1275 Durham Road- Stop work order, No update.

Library News: Borough office received the May 2019 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  Beth Banko, Library Board Trustee highlighted the June Directors report to Council.

  • The Antique Appraisal Event was held on Sunday June 30th, About 15 non Library persons attended.
  • Joanne Walsh, President of Library Board of Trustees resigned from the Library Board.
  • The library now has an Instagram account #riegelsvillelibrary. The Instagram account is not synched with our Website.
  • Brew fest is set for Saturday September 28, 2019, planning is underway.
  • Beth also read online that the State of PA has increased the funding for Libraries, hopefully that means additional funding for Riegelsville Library too.

Fire Co. News:

  • Sunday July 14, The Fire fighters had a training on Farm rescue.
  • Tuesday July 16, the responded to 2 vehicle extrications.
  • Annual Pig Roast August 24.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • No meeting on June 26.

UBREMS News:  Nothing new to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council,

  • The men’s Baseball team are still playing.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Frank Preedy reported to Council that he will be attending a Penn North East pipeline meeting the end of August.  August 6th, Frank will meet with Army Corp engineer about the storm drains.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: no meeting in July.

Borough Engineer update:

  • Todd Myers gave Council a Lot Layout plan for the Small parking lot on Durham Road.  Todd reminded Council that the cost sheet does not include lighting. Council continued to discuss the project with property owner at 811 Durham Road.
  • The walking trail bid information is almost ready for Penn Bid.
  • Council discussed the Spring Hill road water line project.

Meeting adjourned 7:34 pm.         Next meeting August 21, 2019   7pm

Utilities-

Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:34 pm on July 17, 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, Frank Preedy-EMS Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  No Borough resident present.

Discussions:

  • Update Well #2 had a tree fall on the roof, DVC roofing fixed it, August Council will add the 1/3 down for his payment~ then DVC will fix it.
  • Rodney & Ed are meeting Eric Scott at the Delaware Road Hill to discuss the railing on Thursday July 18, 2019 at 1pm.
  • Borough office received a letter from DEP in reference “Technical Deficiency-PennEast Pipeline Project, Bucks County” Tom said give a copy to Jim Kopchak, Zoning officer.
  • Lead & Copper samples will be picked up this week and go to the lab.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:00 pm

Next meeting August 21, 2019

Streets & Properties- No meeting due to no quorum.

 Finance-No meeting due to no quorum.

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval of $1950.00 Estimate from Barry Hoffman, Electrical Contractor- Furnish & install 21 foot steel pole for future quadplex cable to power existing well pump station.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of $1745.00 Estimate from Barry Hoffman, Electrical Contractor- Furnish & install Quadplex wire to replace existing cable. R. Scott motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

            Council discussed the estimate of $19,136.94 to replace the current Generator at the Borough Hall instead of replacing the controller. Council decided to replace the Controller.  Approval of up to $2500.00 for new controller and labor for Generator at Borough Hall. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. R. Scott seconded.  Unanimous.

 NEW BUSINESS:  

            The Borough’s third floor apartment is getting some water down the wall from the chimney, Ed will take care of it.        

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve bills.  R. Scott seconded. Unanimous.

Next regular Council Meeting September 11, 2019   7:00pm.

 Meeting adjourned 7:46 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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July 2019 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:00p.m. July 10, 2019.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.  PRESENT: Thomas Stinnett, Ed Bartosiewicz, Kate Brandes, Ann P. Moyer and Rodney Scott. ABSENT: Mayor Stokes. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve the Council minutes from June 12, 2019. A. Moyer Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

            Letter dated June 21, 2019 Bucks County Board of Elections, Municipal Election is November 5, 2019 7am-8pm.

Letter dated June 24, 2019 Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, Thanking the Borough for their support.

Letter dated July 8, 2019 JoAnne Walsh, President Riegelsville Library Board.

Email dated July 10, 2019 Todd Myers, Borough Engineer update.

REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett reported that he is attending the quarterly Canal advisory board meeting tomorrow and asked Council if they had any questions for them.  No one had any questions.

Mayor Absent

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  2 Borough residents present.

Evan Kechely, Part owner of the newly purchased Fig Tree on Durham Road introduced himself to Council. Tom asked how is the zoning issues going.  Evan stated they met with Jim, Riegelsville Zoning officer, Property owner and the Architect to put a list together to bring the building up to code. Evan has been doing some research of the history of the building and passed the info to the Property owner.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Affairs-

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on June 19, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

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:   No one present.

Discussions:

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council May 2019 report:

  • Permits: Building permits: 1-Re-roof. Zoning permits: 1-Re-Roofing and 1-Fence.

Enforcement Activities

  • 530 Easton Road- Violation was granted extension for August 8, 2019.
  • 715 Durham Road- Stop work order. Met with property owner & Fig Tree owner to discuss the issues that need to be addressed.
  • 1274 Easton Road- Notice of Violations of outdoor patio. Met with architect to discuss the plans for bring the patio into code compliance.
  • 1275 Durham Road- Stop work order for in-ground pool demolition in the FEMA flood plain area.

Library News: Borough office received the May 2019 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  Ann read the highlights of the May minutes to Council.

  • Riegelsville Memorial Day parade was held Sunday May 26.Two young library patrons Owen Brandes and Eden Stuart were chosen to read “In Flanders Field” and “The Gettysburg Address”.
  • Brew fest is set for Saturday September 28, 2019, planning is underway.
  • The Reading Olympics 2020 list is available online.
  • The Science in the summer program will be held July 1 & 2. This year’s topic is “Science of Me”.
  • Antiques Appraisal Fundraiser is set for Sunday June 30th in the Community Room.

Fire Co. News:

  • Served over 300 at the June 16 “Father’s Day Breakfast” Next breakfast is Sunday July 21.
  • Annual Pig Roast August 24.
  • During the monthly business meeting Hayes Hissim was elected Captain and Cordell Hissim was elected Lieutenant.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • Tom reported that the June 1, D&L/ Riegelsville Bicycle Ride only had 8 participants.
  • The next meeting is June 26.

UBREMS News:  Nothing new to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council,

  • Softball playoffs are this week.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Frank Preedy reported to Council that on June 20, is a 2 hour Department of Health class.  July 13 is a meeting at the Borough Hall. Remark: Meeting cancelled via email from Frank.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: Durham Twp. passed the “Right of Way” Ordinance to prepare for the 5G Ordinance.

Meeting adjourned 7:34 pm.         Next meeting July 17, 2019   7pm

Utilities-

Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 7:34 pm on June 19, 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, Frank Preedy-EMS Coordinator and Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Concerns from Citizens:  No Borough resident present.

Discussions:

Well #2 had a tree fall on the roof so DVC roofing will repair it.

A new control panel for Borough generator will cost $2146.00 plus installation. Council would like to know how much a new generator for the Borough Hall would cost. Sherry will contact Megan and get numbers.

Meeting Adjourned: 7:49 pm    Next meeting July 17, 2019

Streets & Properties-

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on July 3, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

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

Others Present:

Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   1- Borough residents present.

Discussions:

The Borough will receive an increased rate for the PennDOT “Winter Traffic services agreement” for the winter maintenance on Delaware road.

DVC gave an estimate for the roof and soffit repair on pump house #2.  Sherry will add to Council agenda.

Borough office received a concern as to how long it took for the ambulance to get into the Borough due to the 212 Traffic light, Sherry sent an email to UBREMS Chief. Remarks: Received an email back from Chief Pankoe that stated this concern is being taken care of internally.

Ed asked if the Borough Engineer did the traffic survey for the “NO RIGHT TURN” at Delaware Road hill.

Meeting adjourned 7:15 pm

Next Streets/Properties meeting will be held on August 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Finance-

Kate Brandes called the meeting to order on July 3, 2019 at 7:16 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

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

Others Present: 

Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   1 Borough resident present.

Discussions:

Utility Truck is in the shop for inspection and it needs a few maintenance repairs.

Hickory High Tree Service sent in the estimate for the 2 dead maple trees on Edgewood Road. Sherry will add to the Council agenda on July 10.

Longtime Riegelsville resident and decedent of the Riegel Family Daniel K. Cook passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.

Rodney will contact Eric Scott about the railing at the Borough building.

Council looked over the finances.  Tom asked if anyone knew why the dues (06448-420) was over by 93%. Sherry will check with Tammy. Remarks: the $1000.00 charge from DEP (Chapter 109 Safe Drinking Water Annual Fee) to have a water company, this will be added to next year’s budget since it will be a yearly charge. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.

Next Finance meeting will be held August 7, 2019 immediately following Streets/Properties at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval of Roof repair estimate total $1,075 ($200.00 temp emergency repair & $975.00 permanent repair) at Well 2 due to a fallen tree.  R. Scott motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded.  Unanimous.

Approval of Hickory High Tree estimate $800.00 to take down to the ground 2 dead trees & remove all the debris along Edgewood Rd.  E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:  Tom reported that the property at the corner of church road put up a fence and is now parking in the Borough parking lot.  Tom also questioned if the owner of the RV asked St John UCC if he could park & stay in the RV.  Sherry heard he was leaving by Sunday July 14.

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

Next regular Council Meeting August 14, 2019   7:00pm.

Meeting adjourned 7:40 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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June 2019 Council Minutes

President Thomas E. Stinnett called the regular meeting of the Riegelsville Borough Council to order at 7:01p.m. June 12, 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 May 8, 2019. K. Brandes Seconded.   Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE:  

            Letter dated May 14, 2019 was received from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in reference to Approved Safe Drinking Water Permit for Well 1 & 2.

REPORTS:

President – T. Stinnett had nothing to report.

Mayor Mayor Stokes reported to Council that he received a call from a Daughter who’s Mom receives Meals on wheel that are prepared by Fig tree Market and she is very concerned since they have not been allowed to open yet. Mayor Stokes did say that this issue is in the Zoning office and he would ask about it during the Council meeting.  S. Masteller did add that Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning officer, Fig Tree’s New owner, the Property owner and Architect have a meeting at the property on Monday June 17, 2019 at 2:30.   Mayor Stokes also performed one wedding.

COMMENTS OF CITIZENS:  No one present.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Community Affairs-

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on May 15, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

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

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

Concerns from citizens:   3 borough resident present.

Discussions:

Walter Szablowski- State Constable of Riegelsville, introduced himself to Council, the primary duties of a constable is with the courts. A constable of a Borough shall, without warrant and upon view, arrest and commit for hearing any person who:

  1. Is guilty of a breach of the peace, vagrancy, riotous or disorderly conduct or drunkenness.
  2. May engage the commission of any unlawful act tending to imperil the personal security or endanger the property of the citizens.
  3. Violates any ordinance of the Borough for which a fine or penalty is imposed.

Zoning: Jim Kopchak, Borough Zoning Officer reported to Council May 2019 report:

  • Permits: Building permits: 1-Radon Evac System and Radiant Heat for ramp. Zoning permits: 3-Re-Roofing.
  • Jim discussed with Council the proposed Heffley Bill HB 349 (This Bill is currently in the Senate Committee) this Bill will cause hardship for Municipalities like Riegelsville who use a 3rd party inspection agency to enforce the UCC.  Please contact your State Senator to oppose this legislation.

Enforcement Activities

129 Maplewood Rd.-“Stop-Work Order” awaiting construction documents.

113 Delaware Rd. – waiting on permits.

320 Delaware Rd. – Property owner has provided proof of registration and insurance for violations, there is a pending court date May 29, 2019. Does the Borough Council wish to withdrawal complaint or proceed with a hearing in front of the District Judge.  Council agreed to withdrawal the hearing since the owner provided information that was needed.

Library News: Borough office received the April 2019 Directors report, the minutes have been filed in the Borough office.  Beth Banko, Library Board of Trustees read some of the highlights from the minutes to Council.

Trustees met on May 13, 2019.

  • Linden Hill Gardens has asked the Library to attend their Ottsville Holiday Festival on Saturday December 7, 2019.
  • Brewfest is set for Saturday September 28, 2019, planning is underway.
  • “Friends of the Library”, are having a Flea Market on Saturday May 18, 2019.
  • Book sale dates needed to be changed due to Primary Election on May 21 this year, new dates are May 31, June 1st and 8th.
  • Our “Unwind and Uncork” fundraiser with Villa Milagro, June 1.
  • Antiques Appraisal Fundraiser is set for Sunday June 30th in the Community Room.

Fire Co. News:

  • Next breakfast is Sunday May 19.
  • June 1, Roast beef dinner.

Riegelsville Enhancement Committee News:

  • Memorial bench assembled and Tree planted in memorial of Elaine Albrecht was put on the Borough Hall Lawn.

 UBREMS News:  Nothing new to report.

Rec Board News: Rodney reported to Council,

  • 2 softball teams are in full swing for the season.
  • The rec board purchased a used John Deere mower & wagon.

Riegelsville Emergency Management: Frank Preedy reported to Council that on May 30 he will be attending a BC “Flood proofing workshop” and on June 11 a “Hazardous Mitigation meeting”.

Riegelsville Planning Commission: During the April 1 meeting, they looked over the wireless 5G information.

Misc:

  • Memorial Day Parade May 26, 1pm – sponsored by The American legion
  • “You have to call 911…Now What?” flyer will go out Friday in the “Rville Happenings”.

Meeting adjourned 8:06 pm.         Next meeting June 19, 2019   7pm

Utilities-

Rodney Scott called the Utilities meeting to order at 8:07 pm on May 15, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

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

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

Concerns from Citizens:  One Borough resident present.

Discussions:

Well 1 & 2 new Sodium hypochlorite system is up and running.

Hickory High Tree Service is trimming trees up at Well 1&2, dead spruce at the Borough Hall building and trim by our open space near 429 Poplar Road.

Riegelsville Auto is working on estimate for Backhoe.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:15 pm

Next meeting June 19, 2019

Streets & Properties-

Ed Bartosiewicz called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on June 5, 2019 at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Ed Bartosiewicz, Ann P Moyer and Tom Stinnett

Others Present:

Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comments from Citizens:   2 Borough residents present.

Discussions:

The Ash Lane water line project did not have to dig into 611 due to a stub coming up Ash Lane from 611.

The Annual Consortium Rock Salt Joint Bid request was sent in.

Co-owners of the New Fig Tree Market sent a letter dated May 29, 2019 to Ann Moyer-Community Affairs Chair in to request a temporary certificate of occupancy in hopes of opening our doors at 715 Durham Road location.  Jim Kopchak, Riegelsville Zoning officer relayed to Sherry that a temporary certificate of occupancy needs to be associated to a permit number and Zoning permit has not been applied for.  The owner of the building is corresponding with Jim to get this straightened out.

Tina Venini, Borough resident wanted to find out when the Borough’s small parking lot on Durham Road will be fixed and reopened. Tom stated that Borough Engineer is working on the logistics and will get back to Council with figures.

Matt & Ed looked at a few dead trees on Edgewood Road and Matt will contact Hickory High for a quote.

Meeting adjourned 7:22 pm

Next Streets/Properties meeting will be held on July 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Finance-

Ann P Moyer called the meeting to order on June 5, 2019 at 7:23 pm at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

Members Present:

Ann P Moyer, Ed Bartosiewicz and Tom Stinnett.

Others Present: 

Sherry Masteller-Borough Secretary.

Comment from Citizens:   2 Borough resident present.

Discussions:

Council discussed Matt’s email and quotes from Riegelsville Auto in reference to the Backhoe repairs that are needed.

During the Annual Wellhead protection meeting they discussed a Hydrant auto flusher for the south end of the Borough to keep the chlorine residual up since it is an end not a loop. Mike Sullivan, Water operator said this is a great idea for the Water Co.  Sherry will add the quote to the Council agenda June 12, 2019.

Council looked over the finances.

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm.

Next Finance meeting will be held July 3, 2019 immediately following Streets/Properties at the Riegelsville Borough Hall.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Approval of quote $2,212.76 plus shipping, from LB Water for hydrant Auto Flusher plus purchase supplies to raise the hydrant so the flusher can be attached.  Scott motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded. Unanimous.

              Approval up to $10,000.00 to Repair the Borough Backhoe.             A. Moyer motioned to approve. E. Bartosiewicz seconded.  Unanimous.

            Approval of $250.00 to “Adopt a Book Program” Bucks County Recorder of Deeds, Robin Robinson is preserving old deed books for years to come.  Currently the Riegelsville Library has 2 books on loan to look at.   Scott motioned to approve. A. Moyer seconded. Unanimous.

            Approval of Letter opposing the Heffley Bill HB349, this legislation will cause undue hardship to municipalities that use 3rd party inspection agencies to enforce the UCC. E. Bartosiewicz motioned to approve. K. Brandes seconded.  Unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:  None to report          

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

Next regular Council Meeting July 10, 2019   7:00pm. Meeting adjourned 8:15 PM.

Sherry Masteller

Borough Secretary

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