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					                    WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
                         MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC MEETING
                           THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008


MEMBERS PRESENT: Frank Feinberg, Chairman
                 Ellen S. Jarvis, Vice Chairman
                 Gail E. Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer
                 Fred L. Gold
                 Leo I. Quinn, III

STAFF PRESENT:           Robert Tate, Township Manager
                         Barbara Sultzbach, Assistant Township Manager
                         Michael J. Savona, Esq., Township Solicitor
                         Craig D. Kennard, PE, Township Engineer (Gilmore & Associates)
                         Thomas Thern, Zoning Officer
                         James Krueger, Fire Marshal / L & I Director

CALL TO ORDER: The Public Meeting of the Warminster Township Board of Supervisors, held at
the Township Building, 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, PA, was called to order at 7:09 P.M., by
Chairman Frank Feinberg.

The PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Gail Johnson, followed by a moment of silence for all
the people who lost their lives and those who were affected on September 11, 2001 and as a
remembrance keep in our prayers and thoughts Kyle Quinn whose funeral was one year ago today.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, AWARDS

Frank Feinberg:
         On September 11, 2001, passengers on four (4) airliners, the occupants of the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon and a small farm field in western Pennsylvania endured the pain, shock and
horror not seen in our country before that day. We would like to extend to all our residents, family
and friends, especially to those who were personally affected by this act, our deepest sympathy and
our thoughts and prayers are with you on this seventh anniversary.
         During the past seven years much has happened and many changes have taken hold. All
Americans have had to endure the results and consequences of that day, but most of all, we have
become more conscious of and have learned to appreciate the dedication, sacrifices and
professionalism of our fire fighters, police departments, ambulance corps and our men and women in
uniform. For their bravery, for their comrades who perished that day and for all the members of the
military, who continue to carry out their assignments, we sincerely thank you and encourage the
principles of Patriot’s Day to continue throughout the year.
Leo Quinn:
    • He thanks Mr. Feinberg for acknowledging his son and family. Kyle will forever share this
       day with the rest of America.
    • On behalf of the Warminster Rotary Club there will be a car wash at the Warminster
       Deluxe Car Wash (90 York Road) on Saturday, October 4, 2008 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
       The proceeds will go into the Warminster Rotary fund to benefit worthy charities within the
       township.
Fred Gold:
     • The Ben Wilson Senior Center is having their annual Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, September
         19, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. You’ll get plenty of home made spaghetti, meatballs,
         fresh Italian bread, crisp tossed salad, an ice cream sundae bar with choice of toppings and
         entertainment. Cost $8.00 for adults – children 10 and under $4.00.
     • At the Planning Commission Meeting Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. there
         will be a plan presentation review of the Giaimo Brothers sketch plan for a restaurant on
         the southwest corner of Street Road and Delmont Avenue.



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ANNOUNCEMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, AWARDS (Cont’d)


Gail Johnson:
    • The Environmental Advisory Council Committee is still in need of volunteers and he
        encourages those interested to apply.

Ellen Jarvis:
    • Encourages those who have interest in getting involved in helping our community to send a
        brief letter of interest along with their resume to Bob Tate, Township Manager (email)
        btate@Warminstertownship.org.
    • We welcome volunteer participation specifically to fill openings on the following boards and
        committees:
                           Communications Advisory Commission
                           Finance & Budget Advisory Board
                           Library Board
                           Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board
                           Seniors & Health Advisory Committee
                           Tri-Centennial Committee
                           Economic Development Committee
                           Environmental Advisory Council

Frank Feinberg:
   • The Board took a few minutes to look at the Warminster Fire Department’s new ladder
       (extends ten stories high) truck that was in the township’s parking lot before this meeting.
   • On their own, the Warminster Fire Department made this $800,000.00 purchase, a one of a
       kind piece of equipment that will serve our community.
   • Due to this meeting and on behalf of the Board of Supervisors an apology is extended to the
       Hartsville Fire Company for not attending their 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony tonight.
   • There was an executive session held before the meeting to discuss personnel matters.

PRESENTATIONS


1. S. Michael Murphy – Police Chief of Warminster Township – is here tonight to introduce
two new police cadets, Nathan Voytko and David Martin, to the Board, to the members of the
township staff and to the community.
    • He said the saga for these two young gentlemen began back in the spring when along with
       another 175 men and women they took the Bucks County Consortium Test to begin the
       process to obtain a position in law enforcement
    • He said 29 candidates were selected from that Bucks County Consortium list and they went
       through a series of interviews, background investigation, polygraph exam, physical agility
       and physical fitness testing. He feels the two cadets chosen have the character and requisite
       skills to complete the training to become Warminster Police Officers.
    •  He provided some personal history about the cadets as follows:
            Nathan Voytko
            •   He lives with his parents and is a resident of Bucks County.
            •   Graduate of Quakertown High School
            •   Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Bloomsburg University.
                He graduated with Cum Laude Honors. While attending the university he belonged
                to the Phi Kappa Phi fraternity, a member of the Criminal Justice Club and the
                Honor Society.
            •   He began his law enforcement profession as a Seasonal Patrol Officer with the
                Ocean City Maryland Police Department where he has worked for the past two
                years.



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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
1. S. Michael Murphy – Police Chief of Warminster Township (Cont’d)

             David Martin
             •   Graduate of Father Judge High School.
             •   Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at Temple University. While
                 attending the university he entered the Air Force ROTC program and was the recipient
                 of an Air Force ROTC scholarship.
             • Upon graduation he entered the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer
                 where he received several awards, commendations and was promoted to the rank of
                 Captain. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force.
             • He is engaged to Tracy Meier and has a seven year old son Jacob.
     •       Chief Murphy welcomed David and Nathan and said that their work ethic, experience and
             education will be an asset to the Warminster Police Department.
     •       He said both cadets will undergo 22 weeks of law enforcement training at the Montgomery
             County Police Academy. They will complete their police recruit training in February 2009
             and join the patrol division as probationary patrol officers and begin their field training
             with the Warminster Police Department.

2.   Edward Hoffman – Deputy Chief of Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps
         •       He extends a special thanks to the Board for their support of the Warminster Volunteer
                 Ambulance Corps, all they have done for the remembrance of 9/11 and their support of his
                 personal concerns for his son who just came out of the hospital after 2 ½ months. An
                 expression of sympathy was extended to Mr. Quinn.
         •       He tells the Board and the citizens of Warminster that the Warminster Volunteer
                 Ambulance Corps is part of a strike team, a deployment team that is there for those in
                 need of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) in disaster related situations – a
                 mass casualty situation.
         •       He says that yesterday five area rescue squads from Bucks County and one from
                 Montgomery County were deployed for 14 days to Louisiana to help with the continuing
                 efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Gustav. As part of this larger group effort, we have
                 one ambulance that is now representing Warminster Township.
         •       He says that this evening he comes before the Board to give an overview of what the
                 ambulance corps has been doing this past year and a half. For this purpose, he showed an
                 eight minute video providing a visible history and understanding of their efforts working
                 with the township, township aides, residents etc.
         •       He said it was important to show how new members are volunteering. Children (minimum
                 age 16) as well as entire families are becoming active members.
         •       He said that the ambulance corps has just celebrated their 48th Anniversary as
                 Warminster’s Rescue Squad. He distributed an invitation to the Board members and staff
                 members present and extended a verbal invitation to the entire community to join the
                 Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps for an “Open House” on Saturday, October 11,
                 2008 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in which the ambulance corps will be dedicating the
                 bike team, the new ambulances and the new chief’s cars to the organization. This
                 ceremony is important to this organization for it is a milestone.

Frank Feinberg: Extends thanks for everything the ambulance corps does for the township.
Fred Gold: As chairman of the Finance Committee of the Villas at Five Ponds, in appreciation for
the work the ambulance corps have done for the community, presents a check to Ed Hoffman, a
donation for the Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Leo Quinn: Reminds the residents of Warminster that the ambulance corps subscription request has
been mailed and they need your checks. He also mentioned that the Rotary is making an effort to get
some of the businesses to donate.


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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
2. Edward Hoffman – Deputy Chief of Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps (Cont’d)


Ed Hoffman comments that the community has been very supportive as well as some of the
businesses, however, more donations are needed from the businesses.

Ellen Jarvis: As a newer member of the Ambulance Volunteer Corps, I would like to stress to the
community that you don’t have to be a riding member of the ambulance to volunteer time.

Ed Hoffman comments that there are multiple committees that help support their organization such
as special funding, grants, fund raising events, Bylaws etc. Whatever your skills come and apply,
everyone’s help is needed. He said, in the video you saw the words “Become a Volunteer Save a
Life”. It doesn’t matter how you save that life and it doesn’t have to be on an ambulance. There are
other ways to save those lives. The ambulance corps needs specialized equipment to help save lives
and without that equipment we can’t do it. This is a type of support we need.


3.   William Tennant High School Presentation of New Building
With the approval of the School Board, the Centennial School District (CDS) will soon be moving
forward on the William Tennant High School project. In that regard, the following representatives
of the School District are here this evening:
                 John VanLuvanee – Attorney at Law
                 Sandy M. Homel, Acting Superintendent of Schools
                 Victor Lasher – Director of Facilities
                 Michael Preston - Burt, Hill Architects (project architects)
                 Damion I. Spahr – Reynolds Construction Management
                 Dan Mullen – Carroll Engineering Corporation (project engineer)
                 Greg Hucklebridge – Carroll Engineering Corporation (project engineer)

John VanLuvanee, Esq.:
•    He says the purpose of tonight’s presentations is to introduce the Board and the community to
     the William Tennent High School project.
•    He says he will be working with the Centennial School District as they proceed with the Land
     Development Plans for the school project.

Sandy M. Homel – Acting Superintendent
•    Before her presentation she extended an invitation to the official grand opening of the new
     stadium that has been moved to September 19, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
•    She gave a brief history of William Tennent High School.
          o The school was constructed in 1972 and opened in 1973. The classroom building was
              designed for “open space” and converting it into a traditional setting resulted in difficult
              to address issues and problems (e.g. ventilation, lack of natural light, Noise - poor
              acoustics).
•    She says the Centennial School District has made quite an effort to make sure that the residents
     of the community are aware of what’s going on (e.g. Articles in their newsletter and the
     opportunity to share thoughts & ideas at their Board Meetings and also at their Dialogue
     Meetings).
•    She says that the William Tennent High School project consists of new additions, parts being
     renovated and parts being removed.
•    She says through careful studies it was determined that when the cost of renovation is taken into
     consideration along with various other additional expenses (e.g. longer timeline, housing
     students, asbestos issues) it comes close to cost neutral toward renovation versus an addition.




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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
3. William Tennant High School Presentation of New Building (Cont’d)


Sandy M. Homel – Acting Superintendent (Cont’d)
•   She mentioned that the project plan for William Tennent High School was presented to the
    Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) yesterday (9/10/08).
•   She emphasized that there is no increase in student capacity. Student population (grades 9-12) is
    stable.

Michael Preston – Project Architect - “When all is said and done I think what you will have is a
building where we have been able to retain about a third of the existing square footage; but when you
look at it, it will look like a new building and it will function like a new building”.

•   He displayed a chart board showing an aerial view of the existing High School property which
    included part of Centennial Road, the Bus Loop (added a year or plus ago) and the High School
    proper made up of two buildings (A & B).
        o    The A building (in front) presently houses the Cafeteria, Art, Tech Ed, majority of
             Classrooms and Administration.
             Note: This A building will be demolished after the construction is done in the rear and
             front of the B building and when the renovations to B building are completed and the
             asbestos is removed.

        o    The B building (in back behind A building) houses the Auditorium (2,000 seats -
             acoustically well designed), Natatorium (swimming pool has been well maintained),
             locker rooms and a Gymnasium in good condition.
             Note: This B building will have renovations to those functions that are in fantastic
             condition (Auditorium – Natatorium – Gymnasium) and will have new construction to
             the front of the building (Cafeteria, Art, Tech Ed and Administration) and new
             construction to the rear that wraps around the B building (Two Classroom Wings - each
             of the wings has two floors and each floor will hold a grade - four grade houses).

•   The display chart, which was pointed out by Mr. Preston, showed that in addition to the
    buildings on the site there is the baseball, softball fields, a Driver’s Ed course and a football
    practice field.

•   The display chart also had a blue print overlay that showed the foot print of the proposed
    building. This footprint indicated that the work on the site is going to be relatively minimal and
    the overall amount of impervious area is actually going to be reduced.
        •    The bus loop will be extended (buses will use same route as they do now dropping off the
             students at the front door).
        •    There will be new visitor parking (same route off of Centennial Road) and some
             additional visitor parking near the front door on the plaza. In the back of the building
             where the educational wing goes a little parking will be lost.
        •    The Tennis Courts will be moved.
        •    The Driver’s Ed course will be replaced with field hockey practice/game field.
        •    A new retention pond will be placed in the same area as the storm sewer that now exists.

•   An additional board displayed by Mr. Preston showed the existing bus loop and the new bus
    loop, a loading dock with a kitchen & cafeteria, an entry for athletic functions, the main entry to
    the building, the new Tech Ed, Art, and Family Consumer Science area, the now existing
    Auditorium and the two new classroom wings in the back.




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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
3. William Tennant High School Presentation of New Building (Cont’d)


John VanLuvanee, Esq. following the project presentations said:
•   The Centennial School District expects to be able to file its Land Development Plans with the
    Township in mid-November.
•   The School District has an aggressive timeline. It is important that it be able to break ground
    (using the summer months to get the site work done) the same time the students leave school for
    summer vacation (around June 15th). That time frame is very important to the overall timeline
    for the project.
•   The School District is hopeful that they can count on the support of the Township Planning
    Commission, the Board and the Township Staff to make their timetable achievable.
•   The School District is not starting from scratch with this project and expects:
        o They will not need many outside agency permit.
        o They will not be dealing with PennDot because their traffic pattern is the same.
        o They will have some new storm water issues even though they are reducing impervious
           surface.
•   The School District’s project team is here this evening to answer any questions.

Michael J. Savona, Esq., Township Solicitor
•   He says that this is not his first time for condensing the Land Development approval into about
    half the time it would normally take. He previously has been through this with Neshaminy.
•   He says for the School District to file its Land Development Plans with the Township in mid-
    November may be pushing it and strongly suggests that the School District get those Land
    Development plans in as quickly as possible.

John VanLuvanee, Esq.:
•   It is the School Districts intention to get the plans in as soon as we can. We have to count on our
    consultants to be responsive and probably more responsive then they would normally be because
    we are asking the Township to be responsive at the same time. It has to be a joint venture to get
    this accomplished….we know we have to do our part.


                                       QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Craig D. Kennard, PE, Township Engineer - responds to Leo Quinn’s concern regarding the main
basin along Centennial Road. He asked that based on the pitch shown on the drawing is that going to
work?
•   We have been in communication with Carroll Engineering Corporation’s project engineers on
    design issues and that is something the engineers did talk about where to put that and that it
    slopes down to the existing storm sewer in the corner. I think that is an appropriate location at
    this point… Right now we are moving in the right direction. We have been working with their
    engineers on that design.
•   He mentions that the project’s elimination of five acres of impervious surface will be a vast
    improvement to that corner. The new impervious surface will actually go to the new storm
    water facilities.




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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
3. William Tennant High School Presentation of New Building (Cont’d)


                                    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Cont’d)


John VanLuvanee, Esq. - responds to Gail Johnson’s question, what are the big things …in the
plan that are outside our regulations…?
•   Zoning wise we do not expect any zoning relief will be required.
•   We do expect requesting some Subdivision Land Development waivers where they are
    appropriate…..Mr. Kennard and his staff will be reviewing those things and making
    recommendations to you.


Craig D. Kennard, PE, Township Engineer in regard to zoning says:
•   Zoning issues for the project were discussed with their staff and the Township Staff.
•   They can address zoning then deal with waivers through the Subdivision Land Development
    process. That has already been looked at; their design team has been working with the
    Township Staff and my office.


John VanLuvanee, Esq. – responds to the Solicitor’s questions, what about financial security? Are
you looking toward asking for financial relief from the Board?
•   Whenever I have done school projects like this I have asked for relief from the Board. We
    haven’t discussed it, but I would suggest it might come up.


Michael Preston, Project Architect - responds to Gail Johnson who said that the school is now out
of compliance with current regulations, codes and although this project will put it in compliance he
asks, what exactly are the things that were not in compliance?
•   Codes have changed and the mechanical code has changed immensely.
•   When the renovations were done to the open plan in the A building no contingencies were made
    for:               Temperature control for individual rooms
                       Some rooms have ventilation, some rooms don’t.
                       There is air-conditioning -not a code requirement but is nice.
•   The mechanical system we are looking at for the new B building project is called a Water Source
    Heat Pump System: It provides heating and cooling.
                          It is a very economical system.
                          It is an energy saving system.
    The code will require us to provide adequate ventilation. We will recycle the energy in the
    ventilation.
•   Presently, in the B building, if you are wheel chair bound or have any kind of mobility problems
    you can’t get from point A to point B in that building.
        o We have been able to get everybody from point A to point B in the B building with the
             addition of just two elevators.
•   Presently, in the B building, there is not a sprinkler system.
        o We are looking to put a sprinkler system in the new building.
•   The things that go beyond code requirement are just good practice for educational buildings.
    Bringing daylight into the classroom is not a luxury it is just good design.
        o We managed to get daylight in all the new classrooms except for several labs and some
            computer areas.



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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
3. William Tennant High School Presentation of New Building (Cont’d)


                                    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Cont’d)



Michael Preston, Project Architect - responds to Leo Quinn’s question, where you are putting the
hockey field is there a provision for parking?
•   It is the intent to put a small parking lot on the field for Hockey practice/Hockey games

Victor Lasher, Director of Facilities - responds to Ellen Jarvis’s concern regarding student’s
complaints relative to noise control.
•   Noise in the existing building is because of the thin partitions that could not go to the ceiling to
    allow for the air to go back and forth for the heating and cooling.
•   You can sit in a classroom and literally hear three or four other classrooms going on. That’s
    how bad it is.

Michael Preston, Project Architect - responds to Ellen Jarvis’s question, can you tell us what is
being done to address the noise control issues?
•   All the walls got to be “underside of the deck” that means that the wall goes to the underside of
    the floor above. You won’t have walls as you do now. You won’t have partitions.
•   Due to the wear and tear on a high school, we are looking at ninety percent of the walls to be
    concrete block.

Damion I. Spahr – Reynolds Construction Management – responds to Ellen Jarvis’s questions,
what has the School District done to ensure that construction is done by responsible contractors and
skilled laborers? Are prevailing wages being paid? Is the Neshaminy project running on time, on
budget? What is the bottom line cost to the taxpayers?
•   Traditionally, when building public schools, we follow Pennsylvania Department of Education
    guidelines and those guidelines have effectively allowed us to build schools over central and
    eastern Pennsylvania.
•   On this project we have the luxury of building our new space around the existing space although
    there are pieces that fit together very intricately and must be timed correctly. We must work
    with emergency services to make sure we take care of students, staff and visitors. I am not
    concerned, based on the labor pools that I have been seeing for public school construction in this
    area, at all about skilled labor availability.
•   Yes, prevailing wages are paid.
•   Our Neshaminy project is ahead of schedule and very close to its budget with its contingency.
    Actually, right now it is on budget and ahead of schedule.
•   This projects budget is eighty million dollars or less. That equates to the mid-sixties to high
    sixties for construction cost and 13 to 14 million dollars for all soft costs. Very importantly, if
    you take 65 million dollars as a round figure with 6% inflation for construction on a yearly basis
    which I think is very conservative, each month of delaying the construction could cost as much as
    365,000.00. Starting sooner than later is to the benefit of the township, the residents, the district
    and everyone once we have a responsible plan that everyone can move forward on.

The next step for us is to continue our work with the township engineer to make sure we are able to
hold up our end of the bargain on our permitting and land development process.




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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
3. William Tennant High School Presentation of New Building (Cont’d)


                                    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Cont’d)


Damion I. Spahr – Reynolds Construction Management – responds to the Solicitor’s question, you
submitted a proposed construction schedule to the PA Department of Education which was
submitted because you are getting some form of bond financing through the PDC to underwrite the
cost, so you have to have those timelines?
•   When we start at a Township level and with the PA Dept of Education (PDE) we try to lay out
    our best estimate of the timeline.
•   Your very important and good question about the timeline is really how long it is going to take to
    build the new spaces. I think right now we are showing completing those spaces over the course
    of three summers, basically, a little more than two years to build the new space.
•    We had to make that timeline manageable for several reasons:
         1) To make sure we don’t artificially extend the schedule making an unreasonable impact on
         the township, neighbors, students and staff.
         2) When you start to look at those kinds of timelines you want to have efficiency on how
         you are working through all that and you don’t want to have a timeline that is so long that
         bidders won’t give good bid numbers on bid day. When you have a more compact timeline,
         bidders understand that they can do things faster and therefore give you better numbers.

Damion I. Spahr – Reynolds Construction Management – responds to the Solicitor’s question, in
terms of compaction of the timeline are you planning on frontloading all the approvals or start with
Land Development getting it approved so you can start your preliminary work and then work in the
Building Plan approvals as you need to?
•   I have historically done that as best as the township will allow. In some cases, we have done our
    best to try to get all the approvals up front; however, when we look at sprinkler systems, often a
    sprinkler system is designed by a zone. The final approval comes after the contractors are on
    board, done their shop drawings in coordination with the fire alarms drawing that emergency
    services is going to want to see and so forth, on top of your plan reviews. So, some pieces of that
    almost naturally can’t be early but we will do our best to present everything that can be
    presented to the township so that we can front end as many of those approvals as possible.

Damion I. Spahr – Reynolds Construction Management – responds to the Solicitor’s questions, will
you be operating under the condition for PDE that you’ll have the building permit in hand by June
15th and that the Township is willing to represent that you will obtain permits? Has a scheduled
closing been arranged on the bonds that will finance the project?
•   The PDE looks at other projects that are getting sprinkler permits and other permits like that
    ongoing. They understand those things come as long as we have communicated the plan and that
    the Township has indeed allowed us to move forward and we got those other permits in hand.
    Also, the School District has to represent that they will do what needs to be done to obtain the
    permit.
•   The PDE has been agreeable to keeping timelines.
•   There has not been a scheduled closing on the bonds to finance this project.

Damion I. Spahr – Reynolds Construction Management – responds to Leo Quinn’s concern that
missing from the stadium is a smooth access for handicapped vehicles to get there.
•   This area of parking is the handicapped area that accesses the stadium right now.



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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
3. William Tennant High School Presentation of New Building (Cont’d)


                                              COMMENTS

Victor Lasher, Director of Facilities - responds to Leo Quinn’s questions, how does the ambulance
have access to the football field? Where the old entrance was it is difficult to push a wheelchair down
the hill, could you look at putting an additional road so the handicapped person can be dropped off
at the bottom?
•   We are putting in a temporary road that will come in between the two building and there will be
    a parking place for the ambulance. Before the grand opening, a gate will be installed.
•   Via a golf cart we are presently providing transportation. There isn’t a whole lot of room for a
    road there, but we can talk about it. I would ask a little forbearance and see how our system
    works.
•   When all is completed the temporary road for the ambulance will have to be relocated and we
    are probably going to make something more permanent.


Note: Leo Quinn suggested that while the grounds are all torn up and before the new tennis courts
are put in, an access road down to the new entrance should be a consideration.


James Krueger, L & I Director
•   Wants the residents in the Centennial Hills area along the Centennial Road corridor (from the
    High School down through County Line Road) to know that L & I is very sensitive to their storm
    water issues.
•   Wants the residents in the Centennial Hills area to know that at several meetings L & I has
    conveyed their plaguing storm water issues to the Township’s Engineering Firm and to the
    School District.
•   Wants the residents in the Centennial Hills area to know that where the High School’s new
    retention pond is going to be as well as the existing one and with the removal of five acres of
    black top where the new hockey field is located are going to greatly improve the area to the south
    that had storm water problems.
•   Wants the residents in the Centennial Hills area to know that he and Tom from L & I have
    accounted for the number of complaints over the years and have relayed that to our new
    engineering firm.
•   Wants the residents in the Centennial Hills area to know that L & I is going to be very sensitive
    as Land Development goes on as well as our Engineering Firm to mitigate as much as possible
    the down flow and any of the problems that the neighbors had.

Gail Johnson:
•   We understand that the school district has decided to move forward with this project. It is not
    our purview as a township to judge every little thing you are doing but we need to see that you’re
    meeting our building codes etc.
•   I think the township is best served for us to work with the School District and make this project
    happen as long as they have decided to go ahead with it, increase our taxes and do whatever else
    they are going to do to finance it and to make it go as smooth as possible. I think that’s what
    everybody up here wants to do.




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PRESENTATIONS (Cont’d)
3. William Tennant High School Presentation of New Building (Cont’d)


                                           COMMENTS (Cont’d)

Frank Feinberg:
•     The township had decided early that the Township Engineer, Zoning and L & I would work
      with the School District from the very beginning at the early stages to make sure that things do
      go as smoothly as possible, as quickly as possible and that will result in less money spent for all
      us taxpayers here in Warminster.
•     I have confidence in Craig, Jim & Tom.
•     I think it is going to work well.

Sandy M. Homel – Acting Superintendent
•     I would just like to express on behalf of the Board of School Directors how deeply we appreciate
      what you have just stated. It is not only words it’s actions. I think there has been a lot of
      cooperation, a lot of good dialogue. I think it has saved us dollars already and I know we
      certainly are going to need the continued cooperation and dialogue in the next three years.
•      I really can’t thank you enough because that’s what we constantly talk about back in the district
      is that you have been very accommodating, very much at our side and we certainly look forward
      to that continued relationship. Thank you.


CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS – (One motion to approve all items)

(A)       Approval of the Minutes of August 28, 2008
(B)       Adoption of Resolution 2008-16 – Funding Police Training
(C)       Adoption of Resolution 2008-17 – Funding Police Training
(D)       Authorization to advertise 2008 Roadway Milling Phase III
(E)       Authorization to advertise Transit Oriented Development Ordinance
(F)       Approval of Initial Traffic Calming Study Review
(G)       Approval of payment to Blooming Glen in the amount of $21,303.97
(H)       Approval of payment for Couzins, Inc. in the amount of $6,772.92

Fred Gold so moved the motion to accept the Consent Agenda Items as presented by Frank Feinberg.
         Gail Johnson 2nd the motion. The vote carried 4-0-1 (Quinn stepped out of room)


BILL LIST FOR PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

Prepays - $ 94,506.03
  General Fund                                               $ 151,701.75
  Park & Recreation Fund                                        40,294.65
  Golf Fund                                                     26,105.32
  Highway Aid                                                      152.63
  Payroll Date September 4, 2008                               258,970.03
  Grand Total                                                $ 477,224.38
                                                             ==========
    Gail Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer, asks for a motion to approve the Bill List (each board member
    has a copy) for September 11, 2008. Fred Gold so moved the motion. Ellen Jarvis 2nd the motion.
                          The vote carried 4-0-1 (Quinn stepped out of room).



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                           THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

OTHER BUSINESS

I. Franklin Corporate Center Lot # 5 – final plan approval
Michael J. Savona, Esq. – Solicitor for Warminster Township
    •   This matter is for the final Land Development approval for Lot # 5 of Franklin Corporate
        Center Associates, LP.
    •   Land Development plans were prepared by Edward B. Walsh & Associates dated January
        15, 2008 and last revised June 17, 2008.
    •   We have received an Engineering Review Letter dated July 30, 2008 from Craig D.
        Kennard, P.E. , Township Engineer and Kurt M. Schroeder, P.E. , Project Engineer
        regarding the compliance of the plan to the Warminster Township’s Zoning Ordinance, the
        Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, the ADA Accessibility Comments and the
        General Comments.
    •   We will also include as part of the record the response letter dated August 6, 2008 signed by
        Neil Andrew Stein counsel for the applicant. The applicant’s counsel is present.

Michael J. Savona, Esq. speaks to Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center
    •   I have reviewed your response letter and we have some issues that require discussion.
    •   Do you concur that the applicant will comply too all of those items as indicated in your letter
        of August 6, 2008 and to the Township’s Engineer Review Letter of July 30, 2008 with the
        exception of the ones to be discussed this evening?
Neil Andrew Stein: Correct

              DISCUSSION OF FOUR ISSUES - Township’s Engineer Review Letter

Michael J. Savona, Esq.:
        1. Under the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (section 512.1) - The applicant
has requested a waiver for the requirement that sidewalks be installed to the width of five feet and
you are requesting four feet. The waiver is not recommended by the Township Engineer but it was
recommend by the Planning Commission.

Craig Kennard, PE- Township Engineer– 4 feet would meet ADA requirement with transition areas.

Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center - We have agreed with the Planning
Commission to have the transition areas every two-hundred feet as required by ADA.

Michael J. Savona, Esq.: The recommendation would be for the Board to grant a waiver subject to
the agreement by the applicant to install transition areas every two hundred feet in accordance with
ADA requirements. Is that correct Mr. Stein?

Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center – “Yes”.

Michael J. Savona, Esq.:
         2. Under the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (section 512.8) -The question of
access easement for the portions of the public sidewalks that are outside the public right-of-way. It
would be my preference Mr. Stein that you provide us with an access easement. Do you have an
objection to doing so?

Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center – “No”, no objections.

Michael J. Savona, Esq.: We will note that the applicant will comply.



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OTHER BUSINESS (Cont’d)
I. Franklin Corporate Center Lot # 5 – final plan approval (Cont’d)


          DISCUSSION OF FOUR ISSUES - Township’s Engineer Review Letter (Cont’d)

Michael J. Savona, Esq.:
         3. Under the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (section 527.6) – The question
regarding the intrusion of the utility lines into the tree protection zone (TPZ). Mr. Stein what is your
position in respect to that matter?

Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center - I think we have reached an agreement
with the Township Engineer on that issue. As I recall we were going to add a note to the plan to
address that issue.

Craig Kennard, PE- Township Engineer – To cover the approval there will be a note on the plan that
the matter will be addressed prior to the close of the eighteen month period. They are tying into an
existing lateral that they say misses the tree protection zone (TPZ). We are going to reevaluate that.

Michael J. Savona, Esq. - Just so I am clear what exactly is the note that is going to be added to the
plan? ….

Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center - ….the note we are talking about is that
should there be an intrusion into the tree protection zone (TPZ) and the tree should die we will be
obligated to replace it. I believe the Planning Commission recommended a two year period - (later
corrected to an 18 month period).

Craig Kennard, PE- Township Engineer - When we sign off on final inspection we will make the 18
month period from that point. We will know if there are any problems with the tree roots and if the
tree has been jeopardized in any way.

Michael J. Savona, Esq. – Mr. Stein, I would suggest that we phase the note in such a way that it can
be rolled into the Maintenance Security Bond after the project closes.

Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center - If you would like, I can prepare some
wording and submit it to you for your approval.

Michael J. Savona, Esq. - That would be fine.

Michael J. Savona, Esq. – I’ll make the condition in the approval letter, simply, that a note
satisfactory to the Township Solicitor is to be added to the plan.


Michael J. Savona, Esq.
          4. Under General Comments Item #1 and Item #8 - Mr. Stein you indicated you needed more
specific information, have the issues been resolved?

Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center – Yes, that has been resolved now.

Michael J. Savona, Esq. - Mr. Stein, we can list as a will comply?
Neil Andrew Stein, Counsel for Franklin Corporate Center - Yes, that is a will comply.




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OTHER BUSINESS (Cont’d)
I. Franklin Corporate Center Lot # 5 – final plan approval (Cont’d)


Michael J. Savona, Esq.: Are there any other comments or any other concerns Mr. Kennard?
        Craig Kennard, PE:      No I have none.

Michael J. Savona, Esq.: Mr. Kennard, you are satisfied that the plan as proposed for the execution
by the Board meets requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision and Land Development
Ordinance and all other ordinances of the township as indicated in your letter and the comments on
the record this evening?
        Craig Kennard, PE:      That’s correct.

Michael J. Savona, Esq.: Mr. Krueger, do you have any concerns, comments, questions or other
matters not covered by the discussion this evening?
        Jim Krueger:             There is none that I have.

Michael J. Savona, Esq.: Mr. Stein is there anything further we did not raise, is there any other
issues?
        Neil Andrew Stein:       Nothing further from us.

Michael J. Savona, Esq.:
    • Mr. Chairman if the Board is inclined a motion would be in order to approve the Final Plan
        of Land Development for lot # 5 of Franklin Corporate Center Associates, LP prepared by
        Edward B. Walsh & Associates dated January 15, 2008 and last revised June 17, 2008
        subject to the applicants compliance with all of the terms, conditions and provisions set
        forth in the Township’s Engineer letter of July 30, 2008 and applicants response letter of
        August 6, 2008 and further as indicated in the discussion and the stipulations made by
        counsel for the applicant this evening as noted in the minutes of the meeting as will be
        immortalized in an approval letter to be issued by my office subject to the Boards action on
        this plan.
    • The plan will be subject to compliance at all times with all of the terms, conditions and
        provisions of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, the Zoning Ordinance of
        Warminster Township and all other requirements of the Warminster Township code
        including storm water management and the applicant will be responsible to obtain and
        comply with any approvals or permits from any other outside agency including the Bucks
        County Planning Agency, The Bucks County Conservation District, the PA Department of
        Environmental Protection, Warminster Township Municipal Authority and the Warminster
        Township Fire Marshal.

    Fred Gold so moved the motion to approve the Final Plan of Land Development for Lot # 5 –
    Franklin Corporate Center - as stated by the Township Solicitor. Leo Quinn 2nd the motion.
                                      The vote carried 5-0-0.


2. Approval of applicants to the Economic Development Committee
Frank Feinberg: Asks for a motion to approve the appointment of Len Grumm and Tony Simek for
a full three year term and Nick Hillman for a one year advisory term to the Economic Development
Committee.

  Ellen Jarvis so moved the motion to approve the appointment of Len Grumm (3yrs), Tony Simek
   (3yrs) and Nick Hillman (1 yr), to the Economic Development Committee. Gail Johnson 2nd the
                    motion. The vote carried 4-0-1 (Gold stepped out of room).



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OTHER BUSINESS (Cont’d)


3. Communication Advisory Commission – Request for Placement on next Agenda
Ellen Jarvis:
     • Many topics relative to communications for the Township were discussed last week at the
         Communication Advisory Committee meeting.
     • The committee would like to present recommendations to the supervisors on a variety of
         communication methodologies (e.g. package sponsorship).
     • I wanted to ask the Board to consider putting the committee on the Agenda for our next
         meeting and perhaps have an action item of some sort. The supervisors need more
         information from the Communication Advisory Committee.
Frank Feinberg: We are talking a presentation and a decision. Any kind of a decision we will need
                the packets at least a week ahead of time. Ellen Jarvis: We will try to get that to
                you.

Ellen Jarvis:
     • The committee is anxious to move forward with having “live from the township updates”
         (e.g. by the Township Manager, by the Department Heads etc.). This was discussed with
         Mr. Tate when he attended the committees July meeting. Ed Calhoun along with our
         committee member Paul Elker is willing to produce some of these spots. It will make our
         cable television a bit livelier. The committee would like to remind Mr. Tate that they would
         like to get in touch to schedule some of those recording sessions. We can get more
         information to our community residents.
    • One of the ideas the Communications Advisory Committee had which I thought might bear
        merit for consideration is that the Township would put the Agenda of any or all committees
        on their television channel and/or their website. Maybe there is a way to put the Agenda’s
        on those communication vehicles. There could be clickable links on our website. It is
        another way of communicating.
Frank Feinberg: I don’t think there’s a problem with that. We will talk with Bob to get that done.
Fred Gold: I think that’s a good idea but if you think that’s going to hit the majority of the people in
           this Township you’re mistaken.


Discussion:
Tom Thern had the impression that it would not be permitted for the Zoning Hearing Board to post
their Agenda. The Solicitor said there is no objection to only the Agenda being posted.


Ellen Jarvis:
    • I noticed on our website, just this morning, we are a meeting behind in posting our minutes.
        The most recent available was July 24th.
    • Once they are approved I think the next day we should give our webmaster (Larry) the go
        ahead to post them the following day.
Bob Tate: I will follow up.

Frank Feinberg:
    • I will be contacting the members of the Economic Development Committee to schedule our
        first meeting this month.




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PUBLIC COMMENT

Florence Fox - Warminster
    • Craven Hall has their open house on Sunday. House tours are from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
        Camera’s are permitted.
    • We (Warminster Heights Community Center) are still accepting donations for our troops
        overseas. We are hoping to get the second shipment out so the troops will get them by
        Christmas.

Florence Fox: - Warminster - Does Warminster Township have Meagan’s Law?

The Solicitor responds: The entire state of Pennsylvania has Meagan’s Law.

Florence Fox – Warminster - Does Warminster Township have a Disaster Plan?

Jim Krueger responds:
       • I am the Emergency Service Coordinator for Warminster Township.
       • Under the Homeland Security Act and the Stafford Act we have an extensive plan to
            combat and mitigate most disasters that would come our way including evacuations.
       • With Bucks County we have PET which recently has been introduced. A company will
            come in to take care of the pets when people go to shelters. We are adding new things
            each year as things are identified nationally into our disaster plan.
       • We also have an Emergency Management Committee – There are two ladies on this
            committee who are presently working on getting out some information for those people
            to register (not mandatory) if they would like to be electronically notified as well as
            through the telephone system from the County of Bucks in the event of a disaster and to
            identify those people with special needs so they can be taken care of in the event they
            have to be evacuated.

Florence Fox – Warminster -Is there a specific place (shelter) people will go to in the event of a
               disaster?

Jim Krueger responds:
       • It is required by law under the Stafford Act to have places available. For immediate
            evacuation, the two locations within the Township are: The Parks & Recreation Center
            and the Ben Wilson Senior Center.
       • Once the American Red Cross is mobilized there is an agreement with the Centennial
            School District to open up the William Tennent High School because of the extensive
            showers and cafeteria area.
       • We are also a host community for those areas such as around Limerick in the event
            there is an incident at the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant. There is a plan in place in
            order to be a host community as well as many of the other large schools for
            decontamination as they leave the turnpike and be directed to William Tennent High
            School and to other High Schools in the area.
       • We have had a plan since 1964. In the 50’s there was the Civil Defense Plan.
       • As time goes on under the Municipal Planning Code we are required to have a Terrorist
            Plan as well as an Emergency Plan for the Community.


SUPERVISOR’S COMMENTS

Frank Fienberg: We will be wearing ties at the next meeting



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SUPERVISOR’S COMMENTS     (Cont’d)

Gail Johnson:
    This is an emotional day for me like it is for most Americans. I rode the PATH trains through
the proud new World Trade Center in 1974-75 on my way to Actuarial Classes that would train me
for my new profession.
    I heard the report seven years ago about the attack on the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon as I was safely driving to work at which time I sent my employees home knowing our
country needed to recover before we could proceed.
    A new friend, that I met Monday at a golf outing, told me how his group of twelve that use to go
to golf at Myrtle Beach was reduced to nine by 9/11 and has never gone again.
     The ashes of my Uncle Dean Francis were interred today. He was an Army Air Force Navigator
who was shot down by the Nazis’ over Germany in 1944. He was imprisoned but lived to be liberated
by our forces and married Aunt Jane. He is my uncle because my Aunt Jane’s first husband Harry
Patterson, the brother of my wife’s mother, as a torpedo boomer pilot, was shot down in the Pacific
in 1944.
     We are not Americans because of our ancestors, Democrat or Republican, or how we got here. I
may or may not have Native American blood in my veins but I have confirmed evidence that a least
some of my ancestors reached America illegally.
     What is important is what we do now. We can squeeze the last pint of gas out of our wilderness
lands and destroy them for hundreds of years or we can preserve them for future generations.
     We can prop up the price of oil and play into the hands of enemies who destroyed the World
Trade Center or we can develop renewable sources of energy that will sustain our standard of living
and cut off the revenue stream that invigorates our enemies.
     We can borrow money for foreign wars and force our great-grandchildren to pay the debt or we
can invest now in WIN Solar and Geothermal Energy creating jobs in the United States and cutting
off our enemy’s revenue stream.
     I am willing to bet that Americans are survivors and will make the responsible choice. Words
are not the answer.

Ellen Jarvis: I also wanted to recognize the day 9/11, for personal reasons.
    In January 2000 my nephew Edward enlisted in the Army to protect his country during a time of
peace. He hoped to gain some GI Benefit and put himself through college after his two years active
duty in the Army. He was trained as a Military policeman and on September 11, 2001 he was
guarding the front gates at the Pentagon when a plane crashed into a wing of the Pentagon. My
nephew saw his life change forever on that day.
    My nephew was “stop loss” and sent to Iraq as one of the first boots. He went to service in Iraq
on March 27, 2003. He served there with distinction and honor. He was shot at everyday in hand to
hand combat for six months until he was sent home after a tragic accident, a very violent accident.
He was driving a Hummer and the face of his best friend who was riding in the passenger seat was
blown off into his lap. He was sent home to Landstuhl. He has not been the same since.
    The Iraq War has affected my family very deeply and because of that war my nephew has Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder. He received some treatment through Landstuhl and through the Army.
About a year later he was called back for active duty in Iraq. As much as he supports the country
and is an active member of the military he was told he had two choices, to leave the country and go
AWOL into Canada or he could enlist in another branch of the service. So, my nephew did the
honorable thing and is now in the Coast Guard serving with distinction.
    My nephew has seen the last 8 years of his life change measurably by 9/11- 2001.
    I want to thank my nephew for his service. He is now stationed in Jacksonville, FL and he is
beginning to smile again.


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SUPERVISOR’S COMMENTS       (Cont’d)



Fred Gold:
    • It has all been said about 9/11 and I know how badly everyone feels.
        •    Reminder – Ben Wilson Senior Center – Spaghetti Dinner – Friday, September 19th -
             5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
        •    Reminder – Warminster Rotary Club – Fund Raiser - Warminster Deluxe Car Wash –
             Saturday, October 4th – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
        •    Reminder – Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps – Open House – Saturday, October
             11th – 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.



AGENDA FOR SEPEMBER 25, 2008


    •       Community Development Application 2009
    •       Awarding of a Milling Bid and Handicap Curb Project
    •       A Tentative Escrow Release for Anne’s Choice
    •       Communication Advisory Commission – Presentation – Sponsorship Packet




INDIVIDUAL ACTION ITEMS:

Ellen Jarvis
    • Contact Communication Advisory Commission – packet to Supervisors a least a week before
        presentation.

Bob Tate:
   • Committee Agenda’s - website and/or television channel
   • Follow up – placement B of S meeting minutes – website

Frank Feinberg:
   • September meeting date for Economic Development Committee




MEETING ADJOURNED AT: 8:53 P.M.




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