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[Draft Agenda: 05/16/2018]

 

BOROUGH OF MORRISVILLE

BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING

 

AGENDA           

Monday, May 21, 2018
7:00 p.m.

1.  MOMENT OF SILENCE

2.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3.  ROLL CALL

4.  ANNOUNCEMENTS/PRESENTATIONS

4A. Presentation by Mr. Edward Child, PSAB Board of Directors and Past President,
to Morrisville Borough Junior Councilperson, Ms. Sade Ricketts.

4B. Swearing In Of Part Time Police Officers; Officer Matthew Allen and Officer David Ramos.

4C. Public Hearing On Transfer Of Liquor License For Giant Food Stores, LLC.

4D. Barbacane, Thornton & Company, LLP, 2017 Audit Presentation.

  5.  PUBLIC COMMENT

(Please limit comments to three minutes. Please state name and address for the record.)

 6.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

6A.  Special Borough Council Meeting of March 13, 2018

7.  FINANCE

7A.  Treasurer’s Report

7B.  Motion to Approve the Bill List and Pay Bills

8.  REPORTS

8A.  Mayor’s Report

8B.  Junior Councilperson’s Report

9.  ACTION ITEMS

9A.  Motion to approve payment in the amount of $112,000 to the Morrisville Fire Company,
as per 2018 Fire Fund Budget, contingent upon receipt of their 2017 Financial Statement.

9B.  Motion to approve payment in the amount of $60,000 to the Morrisville Ambulance Squad,
as per the 2018 EMS Fund Budget, contingent upon receipt of their 2017 Financial Statement.
(This amount will be less $1,810.41 due for Fuel and the payment of $30,000 already paid
to the Morrisville Ambulance Squad.)

9C.  Motion to approve co-sponsorship of the 2018 Memorial Day Parade with the Morrisville Fire Company and approval of a $1,800.00 payment as budgeted in the 2018 Parade Fund.

9D.  Motion to approve the Mayor’s Labor Day Picnic to be held in Williamson Park on Monday,
9/03/18, with the rain date of Saturday, 9/8/18.

9E.  Approval of 2017 Audit Report.

9F.  Adoption of Liquor License (License Number: R-19141) transfer ordinance for Giant Food Stores, LLC.

9G. Motion to cancel the June 12, 2018 Special Agenda Meeting due to the PSAB Annual Conference.

9H.  Motion to approve the hiring of two (2) Part Time Police Officers; Officer Matthew Allen and
Officer David Ramos, to fill the two (2) vacant Part Time positions in the Police Department.

9I.   Motion to approve Change Order #2 for the M. R. Reiter project.

9J.   Recreation Advisory Board: Six (6) Two (2) year appointments to expire on 5/21/2020.

9K.  Authorization for the Borough Engineer to prepare bid specifications and to solicit bids for the repaving of a portion of Plaza Boulevard using Liquid Fuels Funds.

9L.  Adoption of Resolution authorizing the Borough Engineer to submit an FMP grant application to DCED for completing remainder of Levee Accreditation: $255,000 (total $300,000 with $45,000 Borough match).

9M. Adoption of Resolution authorizing the Borough Engineer to submit a GTRP grant application to DCED for Williamson Park Masterplan and Levee trail: $127,500 (total $150,000 with $22,500 Borough match).

9N. Adoption of Resolution authorizing the Borough Engineer to submit a GTRP grant application to DCED for Patriots Park at Historic Summerseat: $85,000 (total $100,000 with $15,000 Borough match).

 10.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11.   NEW BUSINESS

12.  BOROUGH OFFICIALS

13. ADJOURNMENT

 

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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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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*

*We ask that you always contact Borough Hall to ensure we are aware of any concern or issue regarding the sanitation and recycling service, thank you!

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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

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