Borough News

   [Draft Agenda:  3/10/17]

 

BOROUGH OF MORRISVILLE

REGULAR MEETING OF BOROUGH COUNCIL

“AGENDA”

  

Monday, March 20, 2017 

7:30 p.m.

 

 

1.   MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER

 

  1. PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

3.  ROLL CALL

 

  1. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

 

4A. A Proclamation by Mayor David Rivella to designate April 2017 as “Pennsylvania

Safe Digging Month” in the Borough of Morrisville.

 

5.  HEARING OF THE PUBLIC

 

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

  • Special Borough Council Meeting of  February 14, 2017.

 

 

 

  1. REPORTS – ADMINISTRATIVE/MANAGEMENT

 

7A.   Manager’s Report

7B.   Solicitor’s Report

7C.   Engineer’s Report

7D.   Mayor’s Report

7E.   Police Chief’s Report

7F.   Junior Council Person’s Report

7G.  Committee Reports

 

  1. FINANCE

 

8A. A Motion to pay bills

 

9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

10. NEW BUSINESS

 

10A. A motion to approve a Resolution Declaring the Intent of the Borough of Morrisville

to follow the Schedules and Procedures for Disposition of Borough Records as set

forth in the Municipal Records Manual dated December 16, 2008, as Amended July

23, 2009.

10B. A motion to approve the Appointment of Donna Caracappa as Deputy Tax Collector

to work with the Tax Collector for the Borough of Morrisville, contingent upon

approval by the Morrisville School District and the County of Bucks.

10C. A motion to approve the Morrisville Yardley Area Rotary Easter Egg Hunt to

be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Williamson Park from 9:00 to 12:00pm.

10D. A motion to approve the Resurrected Life Church Spring Carnival (formally the

Morrisville Yardley Area Rotary Spring Carnival) to be held from Tuesday, May

16 through Sunday, May 21, 2016.

10E. A Motion to Designate an Official Voting Delegate and Alternate Delegate for the

106th General Assembly of Boroughs, May 7 – 10, 2017. The Designated Voting

Delegate is appointed for the purpose of electing the Officers of the Association

and voting on proposed resolutions and policies.

10F. A motion to approve the Morrisville Little League opening day Parade to be held

on Saturday, April 1, 2017, using the previously approved route.

10G.  APPOINTMENTS:

  • Library Board: Two 3-year appointments to expire on 3/01/2020

(FYI:  Victor Cicero expired 3/01/17.)

(FYI:  Nancy Sherlock expired 3/01/17.)

 

11.   ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  1. BOROUGH OFFICIALS

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT  

 

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Morrisville Borough Council is looking for their newest Junior Councilperson for the school year 2016-2017.
The Junior Councilperson Program is an outstanding opportunity to get the youth of Morrisville Borough involved in the governing process of their community. It is for high school juniors who wish to learn the structure, procedure and processes active in local government. The Junior Councilperson attends meetings and is a “quasi-member” of Council (they are not allowed to vote or attend executive sessions).

GUIDELINES:

MUST be a Morrisville Borough resident.

High School Junior or Senior for class year 2016-2017.

Must take “oath of office”.

Serve a term that coincides with school year.

Must attend monthly Council meetings.

THEY CANNOT:

Vote.

Attend executive sessions.

 

Any students who would like to be considered, or for more information, please contact Borough Hall

or email Corryn L. Kronnagel at: CKronnagelMV@gmail.com.

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WANTED

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD – SUBSTITUTE

**Apply at: Morrisville Police Department, 35 Union Street, Morrisville, PA 19067

215-295-8112

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***Electric Meter Replacement in Morrisville Borough***

Please be advised that PECO will be in the area replacing Electric Meters. The contractor will either be PECO or a contractor hired, authorized and approved by PECO.

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***FEMA***

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Bucks County, PA (All Jurisdictions). For more information, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fnm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).

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GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL (Channel 22/Comcast & Channel 38/Verizon) – We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the Government Access Channel. Because of the issues we are experiencing the message board and the Borough Council meetings may not be televised until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank You.

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LEAF DROP OFF SITE

The Morrisville Borough leaf drop off site (this site is for leaves only) is located at Riverview and Delaware Avenues. It is open during the months of November and December, Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 3:00pm. January through November it is open by appointment only.

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LEAF COMPOST

Morrisville Borough Residents interested in leaf compost for their yards, please contact Borough Hall at #215-295-8181. Arrangements will be made to open the Morrisville Leaf Dump for compost material to be picked up.

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SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

Morrisville Borough participates in single stream recycling. All recyclables can be put in one container – cans, glass, mixed paper, cardboard and most plastic containers. Put your recycling container out on your designated day. Please see the link on our website’s main page and the Community Channel for additional information.

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TRASH AND RECYCLING

Trash and recycling in the Borough of Morrisville is collected by Republic Services. Trash collection is Monday and Thursday for the entire town. Your recycling day is based on which street your home is on. A brochure/collection map was mailed to each resident/customer by Republic Services. Additional brochures are available at Borough Hall.

The contact phone number for Republic Services is : 610-265-6337

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RECYCLING STICKERS

The containers used for recycling must be clearly marked. Recycling Stickers are available at Morrisville Borough Hall.

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The Morrisville Municipal Authority is part of the “SwiftReach” notification network. Please enroll your information, if you have not already done so, at their website: www.mmawatersewer.com . You will find a Morrisville Municipal Authority Emergency Notification-Contact Information Request form.

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MORRISVILLE RIVERFRONT PRESERVE: The 8.8 acre Morrisville Riverfront Preserve is located at Delmorr and Philadelphia Avenues, it offers riverfront access to a naturalized riverfront, a unique amenity in our heavily developed region.

The project began in January 2010 which led to the re-zoning of the land by Borough Council to Natural Lands and Community Service Districts and approval by the Bucks County Open Space Program for funds to support the project.

Eradication of invasive plant species was started in September as part of a two year water safe herbicide spraying program. Morrisville is partnering with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network who is providing assistance in developing restoration strategies that will ensure a successful and sustainable project.

Replanting the area with native plant species and clearing trail paths will occur in phases.

The Preserve will be a quiet place of nature for fishermen, bird watchers, walkers and paddlers. Riverfront restoration will improve air, water, land, and habitat quality, as well as provide improved floodplain function and flood protection. The preserve will provide the opportunity for public education on the value of natural waterfront habitats. The Morrisville Riverfront Preserve is a special place that has benefits for all.

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ATTENTION: Pet Owners — Borough Ordinance #856 requires pet owners to clean up if their pet makes a mess on either public or private property. Please clean up after your pet and dispose in an appropriate container.

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License Your Dog In PA – All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed. Licenses are issued by the local County Treasurer and other licensing agents. For more information www.agriculture.state.pa.us or Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement 717-787-3062