DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP
REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
The following were in ATTENDANCE:
AUTHORITY MEMBERS TOWNSHIP PERSONNEL
Max Stoner, Chairman Erin Trone, Township Assistant Manager
H. Edward Black, Vice Chairman Steven Miner, Solicitor
John Eby, Secretary Mary Ellen Banks, Recording Secretary
Salvatore Marone, Treasurer
Max Stoner, 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.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF AUGUST 15, 2022
Mr. EBY made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2022 with a correction under the staff update: instead of “Farmhouse Lane” it should state “the farm house”. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 5-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT – THERE WAS NONE.
ACTION: APPROVE PAYMENTS FROM AUGUST 15 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,491.02.
Mr. EBY made a motion to approve the check register from August 15 – September 19, 2022 in the amount of $65,491.02. Mr. BLACK seconded the motion. Motion carried, 5-0.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: APPROVE SCOPE OF WORK AND PROPOSAL FOR YORK EXCAVATING COMPANY TO SEPARATE WATER LINE FROM UNITS 1 AND 2, REMOVE A FAULTY HYDRANT, AND ADD PHONE LINE CONDUIT.
Mrs. Trone explained they decided to replace the faulty hydrant completely after talking to our codes department and the distance between a facility and a hydrant cannot be more than 1,000’ and this was only 630’ from Bonefish to the other hydrant. So rather than repairing the hydrant and paying for a private line we had a Condo meeting and all of the owners agreed they were okay with that. They are going to remove the water pit completely and remove the hydrant. They are still doing the split of the water service from two to one; they met with the water company that approved this. The other situation that developed was the telecommunications line which is located in the center drive aisle and even though the plans say that it is a requirement of each of the units to connect to it, while York is excavating that area, we are going to have them pull the conduit so that Units 1 and 2 aren’t then having to go back to that location and tearing up the road again. After Mrs. Trone explained this, there was some additional discussion on hydrants, etc.
Mr. EBY made a motion to approve scope of work and proposal for York Excavating Company to separate water line from Units 1 and 2, remove a faulty hydrant, and add phone line conduit in the amount of $15,000. Mr. O’SHEA seconded the motion. Motion carried, 5-0.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: APPROVE PROPOSAL FROM SNO SERVICES FOR WEEDING, WEED BARRIER INSTALLATION, AND RESEEDING.
Mrs. Trone explained the area has not been looking great and she has reached out to the Ground Guys a couple of times; she has to keep calling them to ask them to keep coming back. She stated this is not working especially with a potential buyer for Unit 3 who has commented and so have the tenants about the condition of the landscape. Rather than go back to the Ground Guys whom have not sent an invoice for this year so the Development Authority has not paid them; Sno Services for the winter snow also does landscaping and we brought them in and they discussed the best way to handle this for long-term; see proposal. Discussion ensued concerning the Ground Guys contract.
Mr. EBY made a motion to approve the proposal from Sno Services for weeding, weed barrier installation, and reseeding performance contract for field mowing and post control along with the $11,576.00 lump sum project that the Board has been discussing tonight. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 5-0.
Mr. Eby inquired of Solicitor Miner since the Agenda does not include an action item to terminate a contract with a non-performing entity, the Ground Guys, would they be able to do that tonight or must they wait until next month? Solicitor Miner stated what they need to do is have Mrs. Trone take action on this and ratify it in the October meeting since the Board has discussed this item and there is a need for landscaping.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: APPROVE FIRST AMENDMENT OF SALE WITH FJH ARAMINGO, LP, EXTENDING BOTH THE DUE DILIGENCE AND BUYER OBJECTIONS PERIODS.
Mr. EBY made a motion to approve confirmation of the Chairman’s actions with respect to the signing of the contract; this first amendment of sale with FJH ARAMINGO, LP, extends both the due diligence and buyer objections periods to December 22, 2022 Mr. O’SHEA seconded the motion. Motion carried, 5-0.
DISCUSSION AND ACTION: ADOPT RESOLUTION 2022-04 APPROVING THE DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR UNIT 1 OF LOWER ALLEN COMMONS AS THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARANT.
Mr. EBY made a motion to adopt Resolution 2022-04 approving the development plans for Unit 1 of Lower Allen Commons as the condominium declarant. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 5-0.
RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Regular Meeting of the Development Authority recessed into Executive Session to discuss real estate matters as follows @ 6:22pm.
- Lower Allen Commons Real Estate
- Sale of Unit 1
- Sale of Unit 2
- Sale of Unit 3
RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING
The Regular Meeting of the Development Authority reconvened @ 6:41pm.
NEXT MEETING OF THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The next meeting of the Development Authority is scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00pm.
Mr. EBY made a motion to adjourn. Mr. MARONE seconded the motion. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:43pm.