DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP
REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2019
The following were in ATTENDANCE:
AUTHORITY MEMBERS TOWNSHIP PERSONNEL
Peddrick Young, Vice Chairman Erin Trone, Township Assistant Manager
John Eby, Secretary Mary Ellen Banks, Recording Secretary
Salvatore F. Marone, Treasurer Steven Miner, Solicitor
Peddrick Young, Vice Chairman called the meeting of the Lower Allen Township Development Authority to order at 6:02pm and announced Proof of Publication was available for review.
Edward Black and Max Stoner were absent with excuse.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 18, 2019
Mr. EBY made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 18, 2019 meeting. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 3-0.
DISCUSSION AND ACTION: APPROVAL TO OPEN ANOTHER ACCOUNT WITH F&M TRUST FOR CAPITAL CITY COMMONS CONDOMINIUM
Mrs. Trone explained this Board is doubling as a property owner and condo owner, but eventually the condo owner should be separate so that people who, in the future, who own these properties have a continuation of care program in place. Currently when payments are received all are put into the one account. For accounting purposes these should be separated out. It would be helpful to open a separate account for the Capital City Commons Condominium.
Mr. EBY made a motion to approve opening another account with F & M Trust for Capital City Commons Condominium. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 3-0.
Discussion ensued concerning this process with Mr. Campbell.
DISCUSSION AND ACTION: AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH BL FOR SITE PLANNING ON THE BON-TON SITE FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $104,000.
Mrs. Trone explained this is to complete the site plans for our Bon-Ton site. This was budgeted at $150,000.
Mr. EBY made a motion to authorize contract with BL for site planning on the Bon-Ton site for an amount not to exceed $104,000 in accordance with the Additional Services Agreement No.1: Land Development and Permitting dated November 22, 2019. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 3-0.
DISCUSSION AND ACTION: APPROVE RESOLUTION 2019-04 TO ACQUIRE A SANITARY SEWER EASEMENT FROM 3515 SIMPSON FERRY ROAD, LP
Mrs. Trone explained this Board has already provided authorization to Solicitor Miner and herself to pursue an easement from 3515 Simpson Ferry Road. This is just a resolution backing up that decision.
Mr. EBY made a motion to approve Resolution 2019-04 to acquire a sanitary sewer easement from 3515 Simpson Ferry Road, LP. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 3-0.
DISCUSSION AND ACTION: APPROVE BONEFISH GRILL CONTRACTS FOR COMCAST PROJECT
Mrs. Trone explained that that Bonefish Grill would like to put in a fiber-optic line and their lease requires this Board’s approval before doing the project. There are concerns with this since this will be where the sewer line is planned and Comcast only provided a hand sketch and not an engineer’s drawing; therefore, it is difficult to tell where the line actually will be. Discussion ensued with the Board tabling this decision until further information is received. This will be on next month’s agenda.
DISCUSSION AND ACTION: APPROVE FIRST AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT OF SALE WITH CENTRAL PA EQUITIES 31 LLC (FORMERLY SPRINGWOOD)
Mrs. Trone explained this is an amendment to the contract with the hotel (Central PA Equities 311 LLC) since we are coming up on the expiration date to have the Land Development plan prepared. This is to keep the board in compliance with this agreement since they are awaiting the condo docs. Discussion ensued.
Mr. MARONE made a motion to approve the amendment to the contract of sale with Central PA Equities 31 LLC with the modification to paragraph 3 amended with a date of February 29, 2020. Mr. EBY seconded the motion. Motion carried, 3-0
RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Regular Meeting of the Development Authority recessed into Executive Session to discuss real estate transactions and solicitor’s fees and usage @ 6:31pm.
RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING
The Regular Meeting of the Development Authority reconvened @ 7:35pm.
NEXT MEETING OF THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The next meeting of the Development Authority is scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2020 at 6:00pm.
Mr. EBY made a motion to adjourn. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:36pm.