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					                         Williams Township Board of Supervisors
                                     April 14, 2010


The monthly meeting of the Williams Township Board of Supervisors, 655 Cider Press Road,
Easton, PA 18042 was held on the above date and called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson
George Washburn. George led the audience in the pledge to the flag. Others present were
Vice Chairperson Fred Mebus, Supervisor Sally Hixson, Township Solicitor Jonathan Reiss,
Township Engineer Timothy Edinger, Township Manager Deborah Patterson, Public Works
Director Michael Strawn, Zoning Officer Richard Adams and Township Secretary Melody
Ashmore.

George announced an executive session was held on April 14, 2010 at 6:00pm for the
purpose of Personnel and current litigation, Kessler v Morgan Hill Golf Club, LLC et al, C.C.P.
Docket No. C-48-CV-2007-2321.
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George asked Sally and Fred if they had any corrections they would like made to the Minutes
of March 10, 2010. There being none, Sally made the motion to approve the minutes of
March 10, 2010, second by Fred. There being no audience comments, motion carried 3-0.

Treasurer Report – Approval of Bills

Debbie presented the Treasurers Report dated February 2010 to the Board for approval.

Debbie read before the Board for approval the following expenses: General Fund Expenses
$79,046.49; Sewer Expenses $33,736.33; Sewage Escrow Expenses $260.00; Subdivision
Escrow Expenses $1,458.00. George asked for a motion to approve the Expense Report and
to pay the bills. Fred made a motion to approve the Expense Report of March 10, 2010,
Treasurers Report of February 2010 and to pay the bills, second by Sally. There being no
audience comments, motion carried 3-0.

MANAGERS REPORT

Debbie read the Host Municipal Inspection report from Scott Brown, Hanover Engineering
which stated there were 8 odor complaints from March 11, 2010 to April 7, 2010. An
Engineer Status Meeting will be held on April 22, 2010.

Debbie stated that a letter and 2010 Animal Services contract was received from the Center
for Animal Health & Welfare. It was stated that the 2010 budget amount for the center is
$2,000.00. Debbie stated this contract will allow the Township to indicate who would be
authorized to bring in stray animals. The rate would be $75.00 per animal and would take
effect May 1, 2010. George asked for a motion. Sally made the motion to accept the contact
from the Center for Animal Health & Welfare authorizing Police Officers and Animal Control
Officers to bring in stray dogs and cats to the Center at $75.00 per animal, second by Fred.
There being no comments, motion carried 3-0.

Debbie stated there is an issue at the Cedar Park Pump Station where they have found rags
resembling baby wipes or handi wipes and a gritty material clogging the system. It is
scheduled to be pumped with a cost that is unavailable at this time. It was stated that the
cost will be based on weight once it is pumped and the system may need to be pumped three
to four times a year. A brochure regarding what not to flush in your system has been
provided to residents in their current bill.
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George stated CMX has closed their doors and our Township Engineer is now affiliated with
T & M Associates. George asked for a motion to approve Tim Edinger and T & M Associates
as Township Engineer. Sally made the motion, second by Fred. There being no comments,
motion carried 3-0.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT – Mike read the public works report for March 10, 2010 to
April 14, 2010. Mike asked the Board for approval to hire Brad Nicholas and Daniel Fraccica
as summer help at a rate of $11.02 an hour. Mike further stated that he is looking to
conduct interviews on other applicants received and will look for approval to hire one
additional summer help employee at a later meeting. George asked for a motion to hire Brad
Nicholas and Daniel Fraccica as summer employees at a rate of $11.02 an hour. Fred made
the motion, second by Sally. Mike stated that Brad Nicholas would start on April 19, 2010
and Daniel Fraccica on May 10, 2010. There being no additional comments, motion carried
3-0.

Mike stated that he has received a price of $5,034.00 for the combined space entry kit from
Fastenal for the tripod, two pulleys, pulley mechanism and bracket with carrying case.
Debbie stated that the program is being written for the Township and the training cannot
take place without the equipment. George asked for a motion to authorize the purchase of
the combined space entry kit from Fastenal at a cost of $5,034.00. Fred made the motion,
second by Sally. There being no comments, motion carried 3-0.

Zoning Office Report - Rich read his report for the month of March, 2010. Rich stated that
the Zoning Hearing Board will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 6:00
p.m. to hear the following:

1. Haldan P. Ballek, 360 Ballek Road, Riegelsville PA - A substantive and Procedural
Challenge to Williams Township Zoning Amendment – Continuance
2. Haldan P. Ballek, 360 Ballek Road, Riegelsville, PA – Fee Challenge

Rich further stated that the next Zoning Hearing Board Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 5,
2010 at 7:00 p.m. The following will be heard:

1. Natale P. Amato, 100 Skyline Drive-Appealing Zoning Officer Interpretation
2. Charles Richard Dean & Deborah Adams Dean, 315 Raubsville Road-Variance Relief

Sally asked Fred and George to consider having our Township Solicitor and Engineer attend
the May 5, 2010 hearing for the Natale P. Amato case to represent the Township. George
asked for a motion. Sally made the motion to have the Township Solicitor and Township
Engineer present at the May 5, 2010 Zoning Hearing Board Meeting to represent the
Township, second by Fred. There being no comments, motion carried 3-0.

Planning Commission Report – Terry Lee gave the report for March 17, 2010. Terry stated
that Russell Moser came before the Board with a conversion of a non-conforming use of a
store to a non-conforming use as an apartment. Terry further stated that the Board
recommended the project for approval to the Zoning Hearing Board which application was
subsequently approved. The Planning Commission also had discussions with Karen
Williamson of Heritage Conservancy with creating a trail system plan.

1. Patrick Mammana – Minor Subdivision - 280 Gaffney Hill Road – RESOLUTION 2010-1 –

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Tom Houser appeared on behalf of the applicant along with Joshua Hutt, the applicant’s
engineer. Joshua stated they appeared last month with regard to Act 319 status as to
whether it would be considered a second subdivision. Tom stated the assessment office
indicated to them that it would not affect Act 319. Jonathan stated he recommends the
Township take dedication by Easement so that it is consistent with the rest of the land .
Joshua stated that the Board of Supervisors required that the waivers for curbs and
sidewalks be shown on the plans. George asked for a motion. Sally made the motion to
approve Resolution 2010-1, Granting Conditional, Preliminary/Final Subdivision Approval of
Mammana Minor Subdivision, noting the waivers for curbs and sidewalks on the plan as well
and that an Easement will be used for the Right-a-way with a time limitation of April 30,
2011 to meet the contingencies and conditions of said Resolution, second by Fred. There
being no comments, motion carried 3-0.

Land Preservation Board – Jerry Steele read the Report of March 15 2010. Jerry stated that
Northampton County Farmland Preservation Program will be sponsoring a Workshop on
April 19, 2010 regarding a new program for smaller qualifying farms. Sally stated we need
to look into the Dreisbach and Tisdale matter further.

Recreation Board – Ray asked for the Board’s approval to use the Municipal Park for a flag
football game fundraiser for a scholarship fund in memory of a Williams Township
Teacher’s husband. George asked for a motion for the Williams Township PTA to utilize the
municipal field for a flag football fundraiser. Sally made the motion, second by Fred. There
being no comments, motion carried 3-0.

Ray recommended to the Board for approval the following employees for the summer
recreation program: Robert Frankenfield, Director $466.00/week; Matt Harper, Assistant
Director $10.83/hour; Sherri Keiter, Alicia Kanusky, Andrew Kanusky, Chelsea Bock and
Anthony Williams, Counselors $9.65/hour; Michael Nester and Ryan Spirko, Alternate
Counselors $9.12/hour. George asked for a motion. Sally made a motion that we appoint
the aforementioned summer recreation employees at the rates stated, second by Fred. There
being no comments, motion carried 3-0.

Ray stated that the life trail has been installed at the Municipal Park. He stated there has
been a problem with graffiti on the play ground equipment at the Raubsville Park and asked
if there is anything that the Township can do to prevent same. Debbie stated that an
Ordinance was passed for the park. Sally stated that the Township appreciates the
Recreation Board as well as our Park Employees.

Engineer Report

1.     School House Farms Reduction Request Update – Tim stated as an update the
developer has not provided the Township with a spread sheet.
2.     Woodside Road Paving Update – Tim stated that the inspections are done, draft
estimates have been distributed and the developer will be notified of outstanding
improvements to be installed. Tim further stated that they have a bond posted and we will
be looking into drawing on the bond if the developer refuses or can't reply with the request
of the improvements.
3.     Ameriserve – Pre-Construction Kick-Off Meeting – Tim stated that the Improvement
Agreement and security is in place. Tim stated that he and Rich went over the process with
Scott from Ameriserve.


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4.     DRJTB Application– RESOLUTION 2010-2 – Tim stated that the Township submitted
six applications for the following projects: Hilton Street Reconstruction; Belmont Street
Drainage Improvements; Industrial Drive South Overlay (Williams Township and Glendon
Portion; Belmont Street Reconstruction; Industrial Drive South Overlay (Williams Township
Only); Industrial Drive North Overlay. A Resolution will have to be passed by the Board in
support of the applications. After a brief discussion, it was stated that all of the projects
except for Industrial Drive North have a 10% match by the Township. George asked for a
motion. Sally made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-2 Authorizing the Submission Of
A Grant Application Package To The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission For The
Township’s Hilton Street Reconstruction; Industrial Drive North; Industrial Drive South
(Williams Township); Industrial Drive South (Williams Township & Glendon Boro); Belmont
Street Reconstruction; and Belmont Street Stormwater Improvements, And Authorizing
Additional Actions By The Appropriate Township Officials Incidental Or Necessary To The
Submission Of The Grant Application Package, second by Fred. Josh Weinstein spoke about
Industrial Drive. Greg Washburn asked what budget line item the 10% match will be coming
out of. Kathy Lilley asked what portion of the maintenance budget is variable versus fixed.
George Washburn stated all the projects have a good reason to be done because of
maintenance and the 10% is a bargain to the Township. There being no further comments,
motion carried 3-0.

Solicitor Report

1.    Personnel Motion – Jonathan stated that the Board has been deliberating over a
personnel matter and asked if the Board would like to make a motion on said matter. Fred
made a motion that the employment of Kevin Roth of the Public Works Department be
terminated as of the first day of his suspension pending investigation February 12, 2010,
second by Sally. There being no comments, motion carried 3-0.

Old Business

1.     Solar Energy – Public Works – Grant Approval – Jonathan stated that he has received
the Solar Services Agreement, Solar Power Facility Site Lease Agreement and a Schedule. He
further stated that he requested changes to the documents which were made. Jonathan said
that in order to process the grant, the Board will have to make approval tonight. Jonathan
briefly explained each Agreement and Schedule. George asked for a motion to approve the
Solar Services Agreement, the Solar Power Facility Site Lease Agreement and the SSA
Schedule #1. Fred made the motion, second sally. Discussion was held regarding the pros
and cons of Solar Energy. Motion carried 2-1. Sally opposed.

2.    Debbie stated that last month we approved the purchase of a 2011 7400 FSA 4x2
International Truck at a cost of $133,000.00. Debbie further stated we are doing a Lease
Purchase Program and we have a Lessee Resolution that needs approval from Kansas State
Bank of Manhattan. Debbie stated that the payment per year for five years is $29,102.81
with an upfront payment when the truck comes in of $29,101.81. Debbie read Resolution
2010-3 and asked for a motion from the Board to approve said Purchase Agreement. George
asked for a motion. Fred made the motion to approve the agreement with Kansas State Bank
of Manhattan, second Sally. There being no comments, motion carried 3-0.

New Business

1. Chrin Brothers, Inc. – Land Development Plan–Resolution 2003-15 Extension – Debbie

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stated a letter was received from Chrin Brothers, Inc. requesting a 90 day extension to
Resolution 2003-15 to allow them the opportunity to update the approved plans in
accordance with present Williams Township Zoning Ordinances. The resolution was
approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 10, 2003 at which time there were sewer
issues that needed to be straightened out. George stated this property is at the Northwest
corner of Industrial Drive and Morgan Hill Road and the proposal was for a gas
station/convenience store. George asked for a motion. Sally made a motion that the Board
approve a 90 day Extension to Resolution 2003-15, second by Fred. There was discussion
from Josh Weinstein, Susan Reid, and Kevin Troisi regarding what the Board can stipulate for
the property in question. There being no further comments, motion carried 2-1. George
opposed.

Supervisors’ Comments

Fred stated the Sewer Advisory Committee has had three meetings. Fred further stated that
an opinion from an Engineer on the amount of reserved funds that need to be established
for the sewer district is needed as well as a professional opinion as to what the rates should
be and whether or not the rates should be based on water usage. He asked the Board if they
have an objection for Tim of T & M Engineering to proceed with gathering information and
making recommendations.         George stated that he personally anxiously awaits the
committees’ recommendation to the Supervisors.

Audience Comments

Dan Cwynar - Spoke about expenses for outside counsel and phasing out Post & Schell.
Tom Little – Commented on the Sports Complex and the Painter Farm Development.
Kevin Troisi – Spoke about the legal fees and Mr. Reiss taking over Post & Schell issues.
Ellen Cwynar – Concerned about using two law firms and suggested using Mr. Reiss.
Kathy Lilley – Asked what two cases Post & Schell are involved with.
Frank Boersma – Spoke about the Post and Schell bills.

George asked for a motion to adjourn. Sally made a motion to adjourn at 9:19 p.m., second
by Fred. Motion carried 3-0.


                                        Respectfully submitted,


                                        MELODY A. ASHMORE, SECRETARY
                                        Williams Township Board of Supervisors




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