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Board of Supervisors Pre-Agenda
Thursday, December 03 2015


December 3, 2015



The December 2015 Preagenda Meeting, of the Upper Frederick Township Board of Supervisors, was called to order at 7:00 PM. 


Attending Were:  Scott Rakowski, Chairman; Ray Bortz, Vice-Chairman; Michael Frederick,                                     Supervisor; Jackie Tallon, Township Manager; Cindy O’Donnell, Treasurer; and,                    Lois Reitnour, Administrative Assistant



Approval of Minutes

Mr. Rakowski made the motion to approve the November 5, 2015 Board of Supervisors Preagenda Meeting minutes.  Motion was seconded by Mr. Frederick and approved by all. 





Adopt Proposed 2016 Budget

Ms. O’Donnell stated that there were no changes to the proposed budget from the information presented at the November 12, 2015 regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting.  Mr. Rakowski made the motion to adopt the 2016 proposed Budget as presented.  Motion was seconded by Mr. Frederick and approved by all.  Ms. Tallon stated that the proposed budget will be advertised and the Resolution for the Annual Budget Adoption will be ready for signatures at the December 28, 2015 year end Board of Supervisors meeting.


Ordinance for Establishing a Municipal Pension Plan with PMRS

Ms. Tallon informed that the Ordinance has been advertised and Ordinance will be ready for adoption at the December 10, 2015 regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting.  Meeting will be scheduled with the Township employees to present and discuss the pension plan. 


Roll of Honor – Insignias

Ms. Tallon informed that the insignia proofs have been reviewed and approved.  Work is continuing.


County Radio Program – Fire Company Promissory Note

Ms. Tallon informed that a draft of the promissory note, prepared by Mr. Allebach, was provided to the Board for review. 


FEMA – Floodplain Ordinance Update

Ms. Tallon informed that we are moving forward with the update.  At the December 17, 2015 Planning Commission meeting the Ordinance is expected to receive a recommendation for approval of the changes to the Board. 




Yard/Garage Sale Ordinance

Board recommendation was for the removal of the proposed Ordinance with possibility of review again in the future.



2015 Budget Amendment

Ms. O’Donnell advised that the 2015 Budget Amendment will be ready for approval at the regularly scheduled, December 10, 2015, Board of Supervisors meeting.


Ms. Tallon informed that she was made aware that Jerry McMahon is celebrating his 50 years with the Upper Frederick Fire Company this December.  It was requested that the Township recognize his service at the December 10, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting.  Board approved.  Resolution will be prepared honoring his 50 years of service.





Christmas Tree Lighting – Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 7:00 PM – Mr. Frederick was requested to be the host for the tree lighting.  Mr. Frederick agreed. 

Year End Meeting – Monday, December 28, 2015 – 7:00 PM

Reorganization Meeting – Monday, January 4, 2016 – 7:00 PM

BOS Meeting – Thursday, January 14, 2016 – 7:00 PM



Mr. Rakowski inquired if there were any additional questions or comments to bring before the Board.  There were none.


Mr. Bortz inquired if the newly purchased John Deere Loader could be paid off early without penalty.  Ms. O’Donnell stated that she would check the agreement.





Mr. Rakowski made the motion and Mr. Frederick seconded the motion to adjourn the regular meeting and convene to the executive session at 7:24 PM.


Mr. Rakowski motioned and Mr. Frederick seconded to adjourn the executive session and reconvene the regular meeting at 7:40 PM.


Personnel issues were discussed.


Mr. Rakowski motioned and Mr. Frederick seconded to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:41 PM.


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