According to the 2000 census, this quiet, primarily residential community is home to approximately 4600 people.

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March 1, 2010

The Telford Borough Council meeting held this date was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Stanley Nyce with the following members in attendance: Robert Baker, Carolyn Crouthamel, John Harrell, Scott Hillegass, J. Allen Landis and Jeffrey Maxwell. Also present were Manager Mark D. Fournier, Solicitor Mark Weand, Public Works Director Donald Beck, Recording Secretary Megan McShane, Police Chief Douglas Bickel, Detective Randall Floyd, Officer Brett Popiny, Officer David Bechtel, Tax Collector Emiline Weiss, District Justice Kenneth Deatelhauser, friends and family members of those being sworn in, and press reporters. Also in the audience was resident James Schaeffer.

The invocation was given by Jeffrey Maxwell, followed by the pledge of allegiance.


Randall S. Floyd was sworn in as the new Telford Borough Chief of Police by District Justice Kenneth Deatelhauser. Chief Floyd thanked Chief Bickel for all of his years of service, instruction and friendship, and also thanked Council, the community and his family. Stanley Nyce thanked Chief Bickel for his years of dedication and service and welcomed Randall Floyd as the new Chief of Police. Brett Popiny and David Bechtel were then sworn in as new Telford Borough police officers.


Minutes of the February 1, 2010 Borough Council meeting were approved unanimously (7-0) by a Crouthamel/Landis motion.

TREASURER'S REPORT: We received the written monthly report for February, 2010 for the file.

Manager Mark Fournier pointed out a typographical error on the first page of the report, stating that the Balance dates at the top of the columns should be 2/1/10 and 2/28/10 instead of 1/1/10 and 1/31/10.

Mark Fournier reported that the $42,153.89 drawn down from Capital Reserve last month was returned to the Capital Reserve that same month. He also stated that the Borough will be over budget with snow removal, but said that Council should not be too concerned about it. Jeff Maxwell asked if there is assistance available to help with the snow removal costs; Mark Fournier stated that we received a memo from Montgomery County stating that the County was able to submit to PEMA for consideration of a Federal Public Assistance Declaration.

The Treasurer's Report for February was approved unanimously (7-0) by a Landis/Hillegass motion.

MAYOR'S REPORT: No report was given as the Mayor was not present at the meeting.

LIBRARY REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

POLICE REPORT: No report was given since the new Chief and officers were sworn in, but Chief Bickel reported that he and Chief Floyd will be sharing duties for the next 10 days until he retires.

FIRE REPORT: No fire report was given as there was no one from the fire department in attendance. We did not receive a written monthly report for the file.


Don Beck briefly mentioned a few items in the written report and told the Council that the Borough was very fortunate that the last few snow storms were during the week, so there won't be as much overtime accrued. John Harrell remarked on what a great job the road crew did, especially compared to other surrounding municipalities. Jeff Maxwell asked how the snow removal equipment is holding up, and Don Beck replied that it is in good condition. Al Landis asked where the road crew puts the snow when they haul it away, and Don Beck replied that the crew puts it behind the public works garage and in the parking lots at Stover Park.

John Harrell commented on the improvement of the water loss and asked what the Authority found with the meter sets. Mark Fournier explained that the revenues have increased due to more accurate meter readings and leak detections. He also stated that the meter replacement was a large part of the improvement to the water loss.


Manager Mark Fournier stated that the Borough is in the process of hiring a new Finance Director to replace Daphne Hollowbush, who will be retiring in June. A job advertisement was posted in The Reporter on February 20th and 21st, and will appear in March in the Municipal Job Junction, a publication of Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities. It has also appeared on We have received some applications with resumes for the position and most of them have been from local candidates.

Mark Fournier reported that the Borough received new banners for the parking lot through the Revitalization Grant, and we also got replacement ones for some of last year's banners. Gary Yoder put these banners on display in Council chambers before the meeting. Don Beck commented that the good assortment of banners and the frequency of changing these banners 4 to 5 times a year will help them last longer.

BUILDING OFFICIAL'S REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.


Solicitor Mark Weand reported there are no pending zoning matters and that the audit opinion is pending. He also reported that he received the CKS Engineers' review of the latest submission from Lutheran Community at Telford, and that a development and escrow agreement is required.

ENGINEER'S REPORT: We received a written monthly report for the file.

COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE: Resident Jim Schaeffer stated that he was in agreement with John Harrell's comment about the great job that the road crew did with snow removal.


A-1 A Hillegass/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (7-0) approving the payment of bills for the month of February 2010 in the amount of $215,001.62.

A-2 A Hillegass/Baker motion carried unanimously (7-0) to approve the Resolution approving the authorization to issue a tax exempt note of Telford Industrial Development Authorityfor a Buxmont Academy project.


PZ-1 A Maxwell/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (7-0) to appoint residentJames Schaffer to the Planning Commission with his term expiring 1/14.


Stanley Nyce reported that there is a meeting tomorrow of the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission and the Lower Salford Township burning ban will be discussed. The pending DEP recycling reimbursement will also be a topic of discussion.


PW-1 A Landis/Crouthamel motion carried unanimously (7-0) to approve the following contractors for the 2010 Curbing & Sidewalk bid:

Trout Bros. – #s 1 and 2 (Regular Rate) and #3 (Regular Rate/Davis Bacon Rate), installation only, and #s 9A thru 9D, removal and installation (Regular Rate/Davis Bacon Rate).

Kramer Bros. – #s 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7, removal and installation (Regular Rate/Davis Bacon Rate).

P.K. Moyer & Sons, Inc. – #s 4 and 8, removal and installation (Regular Rate/Davis Bacon Rate).

PW-2 A Landis/Hillegass motion carried unanimously (7-0) to approve the following contractors for the 2010 Stone bid:

Naceville Materials, JV – #1 Stone, #2A Stone, #8 Stone, #57 Stone and Type 2 Screening.

H&K Materials – #3 Stone.

PW-3 A Landis/Hillegass motion carried unanimously (7-0) to approve P.K. Moyer & Sons, Inc. for the 2010 Equipment Rental with Operator bid.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: Mr. Harrell had nothing to report at this time.

DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE COMMITTEE: Ms. Crouthamel had nothing to report at this time.

Prior to Executive Session, Donald Beck expressed his gratitude to Chief Bickel to his years of service and said it has really been a pleasure to work with him. Mr. Beck is also looking forward to working with Chief Floyd in his new role.


Borough Council entered into executive session at 8:30 p.m. to discuss litigation matters and a matter of real estate.

Borough Council closed executive session at 9:15 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m. by a Crouthamel/Baker motion.

Respectfully Submitted,
Mark D. Fournier


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