SCHUYLKILL TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MEETING DATE: January 2, 2018 -- Reorganization Meeting

Duly advertised in The Pottstown Mercury and posted at www.schuylkilltwp.com

Board of Supervisors Members Present

Mark Donovan, Susan Guerette, Martha Majewski, Jim Morrisson, Fred Parry

Also Present

Mary Bird – Township Manager, William Brennan, Esq.-Township Solicitor, Madeline Harbison-Township Secretary, John Sartor, P.E.– Township Engineer

Call to Order

The 2018 organization meeting of the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with Supervisor Parry leading the Pledge of Allegiance

Appointment – Temporary Chairman

Mr. Brennan was appointed as temporary Chairman of the meeting to accept nominations for the

2018 Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Brennan called for nominations for Chairman of the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors.

Appointment - Chairman

Upon motion by Supervisor Guerette, seconded by Supervisor Donovan and unanimously passed, Supervisor Majewski is appointed as Chair for the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors for 2018. 

Appointment – Vice Chairman

Upon motion by Supervisor Morrisson, seconded by Supervisor Majewski and unanimously passed, Supervisor Parry is appointed as Vice Chair for the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors for 2018. 

Mr. Brennan relinquished the Chair to Supervisor Majewski at this time. Mr. Brennan thanked Supervisor Parry for his years of service as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.  Supervisor Parry responded with a few words regarding his time as Chair.

Swearing-in of Newly Elected Officials

The following newly elected Schuylkill Township officials were sworn in.

  • Mark Donovan – Schuylkill Township Supervisor
  • Susan Guerette – Schuylkill Township Supervisor
  • William Vogan – Schuylkill Township Auditor
  • Kyle Shirkness – Schuylkill Township Tax Collector

Appointment - Treasurer

Upon motion by Supervisor Guerette, seconded by Supervisor Majewski and unanimously passed, Supervisor Morrisson is appointed as Treasurer for the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors for 2018.

  • Upon motion by Supervisor Majewski, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson, and unanimously passed, the Schuylkill Township Treasurer’s Bond was set at two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) for 2018 with the cost of the bond to be paid by the Township.
  • Upon motion by Supervisor Majewski, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township stipulated that the Treasurer serve without compensation for the year 2018.

Other Appointments

Upon motion by Supervisor Morrisson, seconded by Supervisor Guerette and unanimously passed, the following appointments were made for 2018:

  • Township Secretary ................................ Madeline Harbison
  • Township Manager .................................. Mary Bird
  • Ordinance Committee Vice Chair, Pension Committee Liaison,
  • Planning Commission Liaison, Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee Liaison-Alternate .................. Mark Donovan
  • Administration Liaison, Emergency Declaration Officer, Fire Committee Vice Chair, Historical Commission Liaison, Valley Forge Sewer Authority Liaison.................. Susan Guerette
  • Pension Committee Liaison, Environmental Advisory Council
  • Liaison, Tax Collection Liaison ................. Martha Majewski
  • Ordinance Committee Chair, Open Space Commission Liaison, Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee Liaison, Deer Management Liaison ................................. Jim Morrisson
  • Fire Committee Chair, Police Committee Chair, Phoenixville Area School District Liaison ............................... Fred Parry
  • Emergency Management Coordinator...... Moujan Toloubadei
  • Emergency Management Coordinator Deputy....... Bradley Burger
  • Vacancy Board Chair.................................... Sandra Henzie
  • Recycling Coordinator/ChesCo Solid Waste Committee........ James Shaughnessy

Appointments to Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Councils

Planning Commission

On a motion by Supervisor Donovan, seconded by Supervisor Guerette, and unanimously passed, Barbara Cohen and Curt English are appointed to the Schuylkill Township Planning Commission for four-year terms to expire January 2022.

Members of the Schuylkill Township Planning Commission for 2018 are:

  • Michael Bauer............................ term expires January 2020
  • Barbara Cohen........................... term expires January 2022
  • Curt English.............................. term expires January 2022
  • Morris Quigg............................. term expires January 2019
  • Eric Rahe................................... term expires January 2020
  • James Reading........................... term expires January 2019

Zoning Hearing Board

On a motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson, and unanimously passed, Sean Dempsey and Marilyn Gural are appointed to the Schuylkill Township Zoning Hearing Board for three-year terms to expire January 2021.

Members of the Schuylkill Township Zoning Hearing Board for 2018 are:

  • Sean Dempsey........................... term expires January 2021
  • James Lombardi......................... term expires January 2020
  • Uday Patankar........................... term expires January 2019
  • Marilyn Gural, Alternate............ term expires January 2021

Environmental Advisory Council

A presentation was made by Supervisor Parry to Mr. Jerry O’Dell, an exiting member of the Council, to thank him for his 10 years of dedicated service to the township.

On a motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson, and unanimously passed, Tom Heisey and Jonathan Meyers are appointed to the Schuylkill Township Environmental Advisory Council for three-year term to expire January 2021.

Members of the Schuylkill Township Environmental Advisory Council for 2018 are:

  • Earl Cram.................................. term expires January 2019
  • Michelle Garg............................ term expires January 2019
  • Mary Ellen Heisey..................... term expires January 2019
  • Tom Heisey............................... term expires January 2021
  • Steve Kunz................................ term expires January 2020
  • Jonathan Meyers........................ term expires January 2021
  • Michael Roscoe......................... term expires January 2019

Historical Commission

On a motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson, and unanimously passed, Kahlil Hihi and David Kiefer are appointed to the Schuylkill Township Historical Commission for three-year term to expire January 2021.

Members of the Schuylkill Township Historical Commission for 2018 are:

  • Dorothy Bedford....................... term expires January 2020
  • Dianne Cram............................. term expires January 2019
  • John Gregory............................. term expires January 2020
  • Khalil Hihi................................. term expires January 2021
  • David Kiefer.............................. term expires January 2021
  • Sandy Momyer........................... term expires January 2019
  • Jay Stearly.................................. term expires January 2019

Open Space Commission

On a motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson, and unanimously passed, Robert Kahn and Julia Wenger were appointed to the Schuylkill Township Open Space Commission for three-year term to expire January 2021.

Members of the Schuylkill Township Open Space Commission for 2018 are:

  • Robert Cooney.......................... term expires January 2019
  • Bud Emig-Alternate.................. term expires January 2019
  • Bereth Graeff............................. term expires January 2020
  • Robert Kahn.............................. term expires January 2021
  • Robert Mauch............................ term expires January 2019
  • Julia Wenger.............................. term expires January 2021

Valley Forge Sewer Authority

No term expirations

Schuylkill Township Members of the Valley Forge Sewer Authority Board for 2018 are:

  • Daniel Reese.............................. term expires January 2019
  • Norman Vutz............................ term expires January 2020

Additional Appointments

Upon motion by Supervisor Morrisson, seconded by Supervisor Guerette and unanimously passed, Keystone Collections Group is appointed Tax Hearing Officer for the year 2018 until such time as amended by the Board of Supervisors.

Upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson and unanimously passed, the following additional appointments were made for 2018 until such time as amended by the Board of Supervisors.

  • Prime Depository...................... BB&T Bank
  • Certified Public Accountant...... Barbacane Thornton & Co., L.L.C.
  • Township Roadmaster............... Nicholas J. Cinciripino
  • Township Engineer................... Gilmore & Associates, Inc./John P. Sartor, P.E.
  • Township Solicitor.................... Butera, Beausang, Cohen & Brennan/William J. Brennan, Esq.
  • Zoning Administration Officer.. Kimberly J. Yocom
  • Code Enforcement Officer........ Keystone Municipal Services/Richard O’Brien
  • Fire Marshal.............................. Rafael Henin
  • Deputy Fire Marshals................ Rick Beittel, Jr., Jules Marosfalvi
  • Fire Police Captain.................... Thomas Cole

Other Motions

Upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Donovan and unanimously passed, the official meeting date for the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors for the year 2018 is the first Wednesday of each month.  If such date falls on a holiday, the Board of Supervisors will meet on the day following unless advertised otherwise.

Upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township approved and authorized the advertising of the dates of the 2018 Board of Supervisors meetings as well as all other Township boards, committees, commissions and councils 2018 meeting dates.

Upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Guerette and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township approved for 2018 a Township mileage reimbursement rate of $ 0.545 per mile consistent with the United States Internal Revenue Service guidelines.

Upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township approved for 2018 the following official Township holidays:

Monday January 1 New Year's Day
Monday January 15 Martin Luther King Day
Monday February 19 President's Birthday
Monday May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday July 4 Independence Day
Monday September 3 Labor Day
Monday October 8 Columbus Day
Thursday November 22 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 23 Day after Thanksgiving
Monday December 24 Christmas Eve
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day

Upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Gurette and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township approved as submitted for 2018 the list of official activities of the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company, said list included herein by reference.

Upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Gurette and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township approved as submitted for 2018 the list of official activities of the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company, said list included herein by reference.

Resolution No. 2018-01: Fire Protection

Resolved upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Guerette and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township does hereby designate the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company (“VFVFCo”) to provide fire protection to Schuylkill Township for the year 2018.

Resolution No. 2018-02: 2018 Schuylkill Township Fee Schedule

Resolved upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Guerette and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township does approve the Schuylkill Township 2018 Fee Schedule until such time as amended by the Board of Supervisors.

Resolution No. 2018-03: 2018 Schuylkill Township Disposition of Records

Resolved upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township does approve the Schuylkill Township 2018 Disposition of Records Schedule until such time as amended by the Board of Supervisors.

Resolution No. 2018-04: 2018 Schuylkill Township Affirmation of Code of Conduct

Resolved upon motion by Supervisor Parry, seconded by Supervisor Morrisson and unanimously passed, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township does hereby affirm the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors Code of Conduct.

Adjournment

At 7:20 p.m., the 2018 organization meeting of the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Madeline Harbison
Township Secretary