Special Meeting, Friday, December 31, 2010

The Board of Supervisors conducted a special meeting on Friday December 31, 2010 commencing at 9:00 a.m. Chairwomen Ms. Silvernail called the meeting to order. In attendance was Supervisor Ms. Horan, Ms. Sarbaum, Mr. Drozd Township CPA and members of the community.

Ms. Silvernail waived the pledge of allegiance and moment of silence.

Payment of Bills:

Ms. Silvernail made a motion, seconded by Ms. Sarbaum, to pay the December invoices in the amount of $65,521.75. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Silvernail made a motion, seconded by Ms. Horan, to pay the December payroll in the amount of $32,006.84. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Silvernail made a motion, seconded by Ms. Sarbaum, to pay the December sanitary sewer invoices in the amount of $55,373.21. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Drozd summarized the 2011 general fund budget by stating nothing has changed with the taxes, all employees will receive a 2% raise except for the police department will follow their contract. Insurance premium is reduced for workmans compensation. The Township received the Chester County grant monies in the amount of $17,000.00 towards the Zoning Ordinance Update. Mr. Drozd stated that the general fund budget for 2010 was $1,747,150.00 the actual as of December 31, 2010 was $1,302,135.00 leaving a carryover of $445,015.00.

Mr. Drozd summarized the 2011 sanitary sewer budget by stating no invoices have been paid out for the sanitary sewer phase 4 project in 2010. The sanitary sewer flat rate will be increased to $485.00 per year and the usage fee per thousand gallons has been reduced to $9.50 per thousand gallons. The sanitary sewer budget for 2010 was $1,274,900.00 the actual as of December 31. 2010 was $776,938.00 leaving a carryover of $518,315.00.

Ms. Silvernail made a motion, seconded by Ms. Sarbaum to adopt the 2011 General Fund Budget and the 2011 Sanitary Sewer Budget. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Drozd explained the budget to actual comparison for the general fund budget and recommended a budget transfer from special projects in the amount of $30,000.00 to be transferred as $20,000.00 to the public works highways and streets, $3,000.00 to public safety fire, and $7,000.00 to general government.

Ms. Silvernail made a motion, seconded by Ms. Horan, to make a budget transfer from 460 Special Accounts of $30,000.00 and allocate $20,000.00 to 440 Public Works Highways and Streets, $3,000.00 to Public Safety Fire and $7,000.00 to 402 General Government. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

The Board discussed quotes received from the road department regarding replacement or repair of the starter for the John Deere backhoe. Neither of the road department workers were available to explain the quotes. The Board agreed to table any discussion until they could be present.

Ms. Silvernail made a motion, seconded by Ms. Horan, to hire Earl Taylor and Mike Audette as temporary road crew help for the winter season with a pay rate to be set at $19.00 per hour. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

The Board discussed a vacancy on the Zoning Hearing Board and the interest of Reitzel Swaim to take the vacancy. The Board agreed to appoint Reitzel Swaim.

Ms. Silvernail made a motion, seconded by Ms. Horan, to close the books for 2010. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

No public comment.

Ms. Silvernail made a motion, seconded by Ms, Sarbaum, to adjourn the Special Board of Supervisors meeting. With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lisa Myers
Secretary/Treasurer