HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Agenda Meeting – Room 202
August 27, 2015 7:30 p.m.
1. Call to Order by President Bienstock – Proof of Publication
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Board Presentation to Junior Commissioner – Eric Gaspich
4. Public Hearing
Request consideration for a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment by Smith/Packett amending Chapter 27, Part 9, Section 903, Permitted Uses for the Office Park Zoning District and Part 2, Section 203, Specific Words and Phrases of the Hampden Township Zoning Ordinance.
5. Audience Participation – Any item off the agenda.
6. Approval of Minutes – Motion to approve the July 30, 2015 Agenda Meeting Minutes.
7. Planning Commission
(a) Preliminary/Final Land Development Plan for Islamic Center of PA, located at 5138 East Trindle Road, 1 lot, 1.975 acres, zoned Commercial Limited, owned by Islamic Center of PA, submitted by Yingst Engineers and Associates. Planning Commission File# 14-12-01, with a time limit deadline of August 31, 2015. The Planning Commission recommended approval contingent upon (1) Addressing all Township Plan Review Comments; (2) Addressing all Township Zoning Review Comments; (3) Addressing all Cumberland County Comments; (4) Adding a note to the plan to install sidewalks in the future at the Township’s discretion; and (5) Approval by the Assistant Director of Public Works.
Waiver Requests Include the Following:
L.D.O. Section 304 – Waiver from Preliminary Plan.
L.D.O. Section 504.2.B – Waiver from Street Width.
(b) Accept H. Edward Black and Associates, Ltd. proposal to table the Preliminary/Final Subdivision Plan for Cumberland Tech Park/Harbilas Property until further notice and approve a time limit extension on the plan until January 16, 2016.
(c) Reschedule a public hearing for a Zoning Ordinance Map Amendment by Co-Trustees of the V. David Thompson Disclaimer Trust and other property owners amending Chapter 27 of the Hampden Township Zoning Ordinance. Public Hearing to be held October 27, 2015.
(d) Request consideration for a Text Amendment to allow Breweries and Microbreweries and other brewing operations as Permitted Uses in the Commerical Limited Zoning District.
(Staff recommends referral to Planning Commission)
8. Zoning Hearing Board – September 16, 2015 – Cancelled
9. Monthly Report from Police Chief Junkin
10. Director of Public Works – Steven S. Campbell
(a) Authorize issuance of Notice of Award, Agreement and Notice to Proceed to RA Hill Construction for Contract No. 2015-08 for Boardwalk Stability Remediation (Armitage) at a cost of $55,700.00, contingent upon review and approval of bonding, insurances and contract agreement by staff and Solicitor.
(b) Discussion regarding the proposed 2015 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.
(c) Deny a request for reduction in Letter of Credit for Silver Creek at Hampden. Facilities to be dedicated do not comply with Township Standards.
(d) Authorize the reduction of Integrity Bank Letter of Credit No. 1188 for Hawks Landing from $160,382 to $111,775 for work completed in accordance with Township standards.
(e) Authorize the reduction of Bryn Mawr Trust Co. of Credit No. 888 for Admirals Quay from $520,808.43 to $400,571 for work completed in accordance with Township standards.
(f) Approval to advertise requests for bids for the 2015/2016 Sanitary Sewer Lateral Lining Project.
(g) Approve UGI’s request for the extension of 235 linear feet of two inch gas main in the right-of-way of Stephens Crossing to serve four existing homes.
(h) Discussion on construction of a sidewalk along a portion of Lamb’s Gap Road.
(i) Discussion regarding a proposal for restrictions on parking along 38th Street.
(j) Update on Stormwater Management Fee implementation.
(k) Discussion regarding the DEP Local Water Quality Grant Program.
(l) Discussion regarding the Township’s Pump Station Capacity analysis.
(m) Status of the proposed Veteran’s Recognition Committee Memorial Park.
(n) Update on the 2015-2016 Road Resurfacing Project.
(o) Monthly report from the Public Works Director.
11. Township Manager’s Report – Keith B. Metts
(a) Approve conditional appointment of recommended applicant to the position of Wastewater Division TV Truck Operator, Public Works Department, Grade 7 to serve a six-month probationary period and authorize advertisement of vacancy for the position of Public Works Maintenance Worker I and II.
(b) Authorize hiring of a part-time Preschool Teacher for the Recreation Department and a seasonal employee for Armitage Pro Shop upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
(c) Approve Fund Asset Allocation changes to the 457(b) employee investment plan with MassMutual.
(d) Discussion regarding amending Chapter 7 of the Hampden Township Code of Ordinances to require clear space around, and unobstructed access to, fire hydrants and to allow for Police Officers to take enforcement action on open burning without a permit and to amend background check requirements for Human Massage Technicians.
(e) Discussion regarding use of temporary employment agency services to assist office staff with utility billing services.
(f) Discussion regarding the proposal for the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run on December 12, 2015.
(g) Discussion regarding letter of request from Rabbittransit.
(h) Consider request for a waiver of rental fees from The Student Athlete Soccer Association for use of an athletic field and a donation of a family pool pass to Holy Spirit’s Share the Spirit Gala 2015, the West Shore Chamber Business & Industry Night and the CV Boys’ Lacrosse Boosters.
(i) Approve the Warrants Payable for the month of August 2015.
(j) Cancel the September 1, 2015 meeting with the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on October 1, 2015.
12. Legislative Update
(a) House Bill 347 – EMS Billing Update
14. Solicitor’s Report – Keith O. Brenneman
15. Executive Session (if needed)