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    Mr Smeland stated they try and bring their accesses out onto the road of lower classification Jeff L Amoreaux L Amoreaux Engineering LLC stated he wrote a traffic impact study in which Mr Heinrich reviewed It would make sense to minimize the number of driveways on a roadway like Route 313 because of the number of conflicts that would be introduced between lower and higher speed traffic Traffic does come out onto to Route 313 at the lower section where the Page 4 Board of Supervisors October 26 2015 store is today but that is an older property and has been there for quite some time They try and take traffic from arterial roadways like Route 313 to collector roadways like Broad Street to local uses like the one that is proposed in that kind of order Chairman McIlhinney stated every other building that it is not on a corner property comes out onto Route 313 In regards to the traffic report and Mr Heinrich s review they are both indicating that since the hours are from 10 00 am to 5 00 pm and not during any peak problems there wouldn t be any problem coming off of Route 313 because there will not be any business during peak hours So why couldn t the entrance be off of Route 313 Mr L Amoreaux stated he didn t see why they couldn t but the fact is that is how the plan is designed Chairman McIlhinney stated if the hours are 10 00 am to 5 00 pm and there is no conflict than the entrance can be off of Route 313 and save the residents of the Township a whole of aggravation by having extra people at the stop sign at Broad Street trying to make a left hand turn Mr L Amoreaux stated it goes against his training as a traffic engineer to go from the arterial to collector roadway to the local use and not go directly to Route 313 when there is a chance to do it Obviously if there is not a corner there is no choice Chairman McIlhinney stated he does not see that problem happening at other businesses along Route 313 so why because it is at the corner at Broad Street where there is a problem with a lot of traffic that comes down Broad Street why would they try to add traffic there when the other businesses along Route 313 seem to be perfectly well Mr L Amoreaux stated the frontage of the site is in the inside of a curve and if a driveway is put onto a roadway such as Route 313 you try to avoid doing it on the inside of a curve because it makes it harder to see oncoming traffic Chairman McIlhinney stated Broad Street is in the inside of a curve also and now that the landscaping is going to be cleaned up you can at least see further then currently so that is not a good argument Chairman McIlhinney stated if the entrance is put at the furthest location of the property it would be at the area of Apple Butter Road and the applicant may be able to get the State to approve a traffic light there Mr L Amoreaux stated his report is due to the very low amount of traffic that is anticipated from this use in that he does not know how much of a difference it would really make Chairman McIlhinney stated it cannot be assumed that there will not be a lot of traffic There will probably be twenty or thirty cars in and out all day Chairman McIlhinney stated his opinion is the different location then the exit that is being taken would have been appropriate Supervisor Bennington stated no one likes the intersection of Broad Street but the hours of operation are 10 00 am to 5 00 pm and the main amount of traffic during rush hour going to Doylestown is before 10 00 in the morning so the number of cars going to or out of this location is between the hours when people have already gone to work or will be coming back to work when people are leaving the operation at 5 00 pm Supervisor Page 5 Board of Supervisors October 26 2015 Bennington stated he does not see where the great buildup of traffic is going to occur Chairman McIlhinney stated the hours that are being stated are their hours now it doesn t mean they are going to stay that way Also if they decide they are going to rent it out or sell it to a different user their hours are not going to necessarily be 10 00 am to 5 00 pm Most businesses start at 8 00 in the morning and end at 9 00 at night Supervisor Bennington stated he thought they were basing their decision on the current person applying for this operation as opposed to what may or may not occur Chairman McIlhinney stated if they decide to sell the property and the next tenant moves in the next tenant will not keep the same hours Solicitor Harris stated if there was a condition it would be on the use of the building not on the occupant Mr Smeland stated if the use ever changed the traffic study would have to be re analyzed to find out what the impact would be and stated it never came up with the Planning Commission as far as looking at access out to Route 313 Chairman McIlhinney stated the access out to Route 313 was brought up a year ago at a Board meeting Supervisor Bennington asked about the weekend hours Mr Smeland stated the weekend hours are 10 00 am to 5 00 pm on Saturday and 12 00 pm to 5 00 pm on Sunday 4 Chairman McIlhinney stated a year ago it was said that there are up to 30 or 35 employees

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    review the request Supervisor Bennington requested Chief Engelhart get back to them with a minimal cost estimate with the necessities for the improvement to do their job and they can make a determination Chief Engelhart stated the Police Department stopped the practice of officers being picked up for and taken home after shifts All officers now drive their personal vehicles to work and many of them from beyond the immediate area of the Township and as a result they come to work in civilian clothes or partly in uniform rather than in full uniform Chief Engelhart is requesting the Board of Supervisors reconsider allowing officers that live within the Township or Silverdale Boro or on the immediate border of the Township to take vehicles home between shifts This would allow those officers to respond to calls for service in a more timely fashion during shift changes as they would be required to be in full uniform when coming in or going home from shifts This would currently only impact six officers and would also help temporarily address the lack of available locker room space Chairman McIlhinney and Supervisor Bennington stated it makes sense but they will have to think about it There may be hard feelings from other officers who live two or three miles away Supervisor Bennington stated if this allowed the 35 000 00 in improvements may be able to be scaled back because there will be less officers using the facility to change Chief Engelhart stated the 35 000 00 in the budget does not address the locker room Chairman McIlhinney stated they will meet with Chief Engelhart at the police station and review the rooms and discuss the proposal Chief Engelhart stated he has been informed of Officer Kerry Karte s intention to retire in April 2016 and is requesting authorization to hire a recruit officer in February 2016 Chief Engelhart stated he has just been through this process and the sooner the better before the recruits are taken The recruits have already been through the Academy and just need to be trained once they get here to get on the job experience Chief Engelhart stated there were no females in the group that were interviewed There are facilities for females but no changing area Chief Engelhart stated the intern from last year has requested to continue on a volunteer basis with the Department for a couple of hours a week but he would like to request a part time civilian position for approximately 20 hours a week 20 00 hr to continue the work that the intern would be doing Supervisor Bennington stated he would like to see if there is another Page 4 2016 Budget Work Session October 12 2015 intern out there before he would consider hiring somebody else part time Chairman McIlhinney stated he will wait to further explore the issue Chief Engelhart is requesting increases in the budget for meetings and training and uniforms Ms Leslie noted there is 5 500

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    agreement and the financial security agreement which provides the terms of the dedication There was no public comment Attorney Harris stated there is a Zoning Hearing scheduled for October 15 2015 for residents requesting to build a pool house in excess of 250 sf adjacent to their existing pool The Board stated there was no interest in sending Attorney Harris to the hearing 6 PLANNING a Nova Network Land Development Preliminary Final Chairman McIlhinney stated as requested by the project s engineer the project was tabled b Krusen May Lot Line Adjustment Final Mr Wynn stated Paul Cooper is here representing the owner The Planning Commission recommended preliminary final for the lot line adjustment Mr Cooper stated a few years ago the May s entered into an agreement with the neighbor who has since passed away to purchase a one acre parcel of ground to adjoin their property and to add it to their deed To settle the estate since there is an agreement it needs to get resolved to get Parcel A into the May s name There is no development being planned Mr Wynn s review letter dated August 21 2015 was reviewed Mr Cooper stated all comments in Mr Wynn s review letter will be complied with to expedite it as soon as they can Solicitor Harris stated they are combining the lot that it is being created to one lot owner There will be four deeds with the transaction The May s could subdivide at a later date if they chose as long as they follow the Township regulations Mr Cooper stated a legal description will be provided to Solicitor Harris to review Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to approve the Krusen May Lot Line Adjustment Final providing the deeds for the parcels are subject to the review and approval from the Township Solicitor before signing of the plans and the conditions set forth in Mr Wynn s review letter dated August 21 2015 There was no public comment Page 4 Board of Supervisors September 28 2015 7 ENGINEERING a Rickert Road Culvert Bids 2015 002 Mr Wynn stated the Township using PennBid advertised for the Rickert Road culvert replacement and three bids were received The bids ranged from 75 485 00 to 133 359 00 Mr Wynn discussed it with the road master and it is both their opinions that the Board should reject all bids because the costs are just too high and much higher than they expected Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to reject all bids for the Rickert Road Culvert There was no public comment b Ashland Meadows Crosswalks Mr Wynn stated Ashland Meadows has seven crosswalks to install at intersections with Creamery Road and Telegraph Road and Rickert Road A long time ago the Board approved the modification of the design on the plan from concrete to stamped asphalt with the caveat that the stamped

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    will comply Mr Nogami questioned the possible second retail space Mr Smeland stated there is always a possibility for a second use in the future but they may have to re analyze traffic impact hours of operation holding tank and lighting but it is not part of this project Motion was made by Mr Carnes seconded by Mr Apple and carried unanimously to recommend preliminary final plan approval for the NOVA Network Land Development contingent upon all items contained in Mr Wynn s review letter dated August 24 2015 are all will comply There was no public comment b Krusen May Lot Line Adjustment Paul Cooper R S Dublin Road Paul Cooper PLS was in attendance to present the lot line adjustment for a property located on Dublin Road Mr Cooper stated in order to settle the estate the applicant proposes to convey 1 015 acres from TMP 15 29 126 to TMP 15 29 127 which is configured as a flag lot and contains an existing single family detached dwelling and driveway access to Dublin Road currently on 3 950 acres Mr Cooper reviewed Mr Wynn s letter dated August 21 2015 and Page 3 Planning Commission September 21 2015 Township Zoning Officer Dave Taylor s memo dated August 11 2015 and Bucks County Planning Commission review letter dated August 26 2015 stating the properties are two separate tax parcel numbers but they are assessed as one Mr Carnes confirmed that the area running along the driveway would be deleted Mr Cooper stated there would be one deed for all of the land with two separate tracts on it Mr Wynn deferred the Deed of Conveyance Consolidation documents to the Township Attorney for review Mr Carnes stated the project needs to be made clean the easiest way Mr Cooper reviewed the requested waivers a SLDO Section 140 23 which requires sites containing hydric soils to be investigated for the presence of wetland regulated waters b SLDO Sections 140 29 B 1 and D 1 which requires additional right of way and cartway width to be provided along existing roadways within the frontage of the site c SLDO Sections 140 35 140 36 140 37 and 140 38 which require curb sidewalk street trees and street lighting along existing roadways within the frontage of the site d SLDO Section 140 16 C 6 c which requires natural resource protection standards to be tabulated on the lot line adjustment subdivision plan Mr Cooper stated all additional items in Mr Wynn s review letter will all be complied with Motion was made by Mr Carnes seconded by Mr Nogami and carried unanimously to recommend approval for the Krusen May Lot Line Adjustment contingent upon Mr Wynn s review letter dated August 21 2015 with the understanding the flag lot and the neighboring lot containing parcel numbers TMP 15 29 127 and TMP 15 29 128 1 would be deeded as one deed There was no public comment c A T Subaru Land

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    corn crop is removed Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to authorize Mr Wynn to proceed with the wetland delineation after the corn is removed There was no public comment d Waste Management Permit Modification Mr Wynn stated Indian Valley Transfer Station is requesting a modification to DEP of their permit to increase the number of vehicles entering and exiting the facility from 175 to 260 trucks per day There was no expansion to the amount of tonnage permitted which will remain at 1250 tons Chairman McIlhinney asked if anyone checked into the odors smelly trash and trash blowing around Mr Wynn stated a letter was sent to DEP during the process of the permit renewal and advised them of these concerns and he has not heard back from DEP Mr Wynn stated he did go down to the site and it is better than it was one year ago but there is still trash around Chairman McIlhinney stated adding additional trucks will exasperate the problem that has been there all along Mr Wynn will send the comment to DEP that the problem has improved slightly but the Township still has concerns Supervisor Bennington clarified they are not allowed to increase the tonnage but they are asking for the increase in the number of vehicles Then why aren t they responsible for keeping the same number of vehicles but increasing the tonnage on the vehicles to keep within the number of vehicles and the tonnage Mr Wynn stated the vehicles are not all theirs e Popiwny Subdivision Mr Wynn stated Carl and Ann Popiwny requests a 24 month extension to complete the improvements at the minor subdivision located on Orchard Road per the letter dated August 13 2015 Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to approve the extension for the Popiwny Subdivision to August 17 2017 per the letter dated August 13 2015 There was no public comment Page 4 Board of Supervisors August 24 2015 f Estates at Hilltown Subdivision Mr Wynn stated correspondence dated May 20 2015 was received requesting a one year extension to extend the development agreement for completion of the improvements for the Estates at Hilltown Subdivision until June 8 2016 Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to approve the extension to extend the development agreement for completion of the improvements for the Estates at Hilltown Subdivision until June 8 2016 per the letter dated May 20 2015 There was no public comment 8 UNFINISHED BUSINESS None 9 NEW BUSINESS a Chief Engelhart Consider Police Officer Appointment Before Chief Engelhart spoke about the police officer appoint he had a comment concerning Waste Management in that the increase in trucks at Bethlehem Pike and Keystone Drive is a concern without a traffic signal Mr Wynn stated a traffic study was provided but the majority of the trucks as they do now use West Rockhill out if they are taking a left but taking a right is a concern Chairman McIlhinney stated to Mr Wynn to include that concern in his letter to DEP Chief Engelhart stated Adam Garrett Brannon was selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Officer Jerry Fish and requests the Board of Supervisors authorize the hiring of Adam Garrett Brannon effective August 24 2015 with a start date of September 7 2015 Chairman McIlhinney verified Officer Brannon is starting at entry level Supervisor Bennington stated as he was running as Supervisor for the first time in 1989 the Board of Supervisors appointed Officer Fish at only 19 years old and after twenty six years he appreciates Officer Fish s service to Hilltown Township Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to authorize the hiring of Adam Garrett Brannan as a Hilltown Township Police Officer as of August 24 2015 with an official start date effective September 7 2015 There was no public comment b Chief Engelhart Youth Aid Panel Chief Engelhart stated he is considering joining a regional youth aid panel All other police departments in the Pennridge School District are members of this regional Youth Aid Panel which will be run by Juvenile Probation from Bucks County The current members of the Hilltown Panel would be invited to join that Youth Aid Panel so they could still participate if they wish to In addition the Hilltown Police Liaison Page 5 Board of Supervisors August 24 2015 to the Youth Aid Panel will be changing from Officer Kerry Karte to Officer James Browne Chairman McIlhinney questioned if there is a financial impact on the Township Chief Engelhart stated there is not and the community work will be incorporated into the local fire departments Supervisor Bennington asked if the current members of the Youth Aid Panel were informed Chief Engelhart stated they have not but he will reach out to the members to get their views but wanted to check with the Supervisors first At some time the Board of Supervisors will be asked to sign an agreement to participate in the regional Youth Aid Panel c Scott Drumbore H K Requesting for extension of hours for September of the Concrete Asphalt Plant at the Skunkhollow Quarry Chairman McIlhinney stated H K has requested to operate the concrete batch plant asphalt batch plant and the crushing plant between the hours of 6 30 pm to 6 30 am Monday through Saturday between September 1 2015 and September 30 2015 excluding holidays per their letter dated August 11 2015 Motion was made by Supervisor Groff and seconded by Chairman McIlhinney to grant the extension of operating hours of 6 30 pm to 6 30 am at the Skunkhollow Quarry from September 1 2015 and September 30 2015 excluding holidays per their letter dated August 11 2015 Supervisor Bennington questioned if anyone heard from Mr Barnes It was confirmed that no one has heard from Mr

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    gave Mr Wild a copy of the Township Zoning Officer Dave Taylor s memo dated August 5 2015 Mr Wild stated all of the comments that were made in Dave Taylor s memo can be addressed with plan adjustments by the engineer Mr Wild confirmed they will be putting their Zoning Hearing Board application together to seek the relief and come back in front of the Planning Commission for their recommendation Mr Carnes discussed the Bucks County Planning Commission review letter regarding the sidewalks cartway widening and trees Mr Apple asked if the lot is sold does it have to be sold to one entity or does it turn into one lot or is it always considered as two lots Mr Wild replied it would be sold as a consolidated lot and the Declaration would be written as the property is one lot Mr Wynn stated the time frame for the Board of Supervisor s action on this project is October 18 2015 Mr Wild stated he will send the extension to the Township and copy Mr Wynn s office No action was taken by the Planning Commission b Coulter Subdivision Minor Ronald Klos Jr P E Seven Corner Road Arrowwood Drive Mr Ronald Klos Bohler Engineering and the applicant Frank Coulter were in attendance to present the plan The 4 11 acre parcel zoned RR is located along the north side of Seven Corner Road and Arrowwood Drive and is proposed to be subdivided into two lots Lot 1 contains an existing single family detached dwelling with driveway access to Arrowwood Drive where the applicant resides The remaining lot 2 contains 1 7 acres Mr Klos stated there are many easements on the property that have been granted over time The property was part of a prior subdivision known as The Weidner Tract Subdivision back in 2006 There is a stormwater easement for a stormwater basin on the front portion of the lot a water main easement and a drainage and floodplain easement that goes right through the middle of the property Mr Wynn s review letter dated August 5 2015 was discussed Mr Klos stated the applicant is requesting to subdivide the property and is not going to develop lot 2 One waiver request will be from the requirements from providing grading plans erosion control plans and stormwater plans for the proposed lot 2 or defer it to a later date until the future property owner comes in for a building permit at which time he would be required to make the submission to the engineer s office for review of those items A waiver request will be submitted for road improvements on Seven Corner Road frontage Mr Klos stated the applicant understands zoning relief will be required to allow a lot less than the 50 000 square feet minimum lot area Page 3 Planning Commission August 17 2015 requirement after excluding out the easements for the stormwater flood plain easement storm basin easement and the water easement

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    public comment 7 ENGINEERING a Traynor Subdivision Lot 1 Requesting for Extension Mr Wynn stated Daniel Patricia Traynor have asked for a one year extension for the completion of all improvements for lot 1 of the Traynor Subdivision until June 28 2016 per their letter dated June 30 2015 They also noted in their letter the letter of credit is Evergreen and it is still valid Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to approve the extension for improvements for the Traynor Subdivision for lot 1 for one year until June 28 2016 per the letter dated June 30 2015 There was no public comment b Moyer Road Bridge Mr Wynn stated Resolution 2015 011 authorizes the Township Manager to execute the PennDOT Agreement to include the Moyer Road Bridge in Page 4 Board of Supervisors July 27 2015 the Bridge Bundling Program for PennDOT to reconstruct the Moyer Road Bridge entirely with Federal funds and no local contribution Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to authorize the Township Manager to execute Resolution 2015 011 for the Moyer Road Bridge Bundling Program There was no public comment 8 UNFINISHED BUSINESS a Beverly Slifer Historical Society Restoration of Historical Barn Civic Park Ms Slifer was not present 9 NEW BUSINESS a Dave Taylor Ciocca Ford Formerly Faulkner Ford Dave Taylor was present to discuss the scheduled Zoning Hearing Board application for Ciocca Ford who are appealing an Enforcement Notice issued for the applicant conducting Accessory Zoning Use 15 Outside Storage and Display in the Ultimate Right of Way and Required Front Yard and seeks a variance to display for sale vehicles in the Right of Way of Bethlehem Pike Mr Taylor stated two other dealerships have been sent violations for the same issue and asked if the Board would like Solicitor Harris to attend the hearing Supervisor Bennington questioned what other dealerships are doing the same thing Mr Taylor stated Car Sense the used car dealership across from Ciocca and Peruzzi are displaying cars where they are not supposed to display cars Mr Taylor stated it was initiated by a complaint by Car Sense Chairman McIlhinney stated his opinion is to not send the solicitor to the hearing and since the Board is trying to be inviting to commercial and industrial users coming into the Township maybe the Zoning Ordinance needs to be looked at Supervisor Bennington stated to let the Zoning Hearing Board make the decision and Supervisor Groff agreed b Scott Drumbore H K Requesting for extension of hours for August of the Concrete Asphalt Plant at the Skunkhollow Quarry Chairman McIlhinney stated H K has requested to operate the concrete batch plant asphalt batch plant and the crushing plant between the hours of 6 30 pm to 6 30 am Monday through Saturday between August 1 2015 and August 31 2015 excluding holidays per their letter dated July 15 2015 Motion was made by Supervisor

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    the way to Callowhill Road if that property is ever developed Mr Wynn noted the plan that is before the Board of Supervisors is the plan that creates the stub street and continues with the cul de sac street in the similar manner that the Planning Commission did see and did not realize a lot was added Mr Wynn stated his review was done on the prior plan Gia Raffaelli general counsel for Hallmark Homes Group was present along with John MacZonis Hallmark Homes Group to present the revised sketch plan which provides the stub into the adjacent tract open space in the amount of 9 75 acres and the addition of one lot It was stated the HOA would manage the open space areas and Page 3 Board of Supervisors June 22 2015 the stormwater management through an agreement Ms Raffaelli stated Perkasie Borough has agreed to work out an arrangement with Hilltown Township for Perkasie to maintain the road for snow plowing purposes and to discuss the consideration of the roads to be built consistent with Perkasie Borough standards Mr Wynn stated the maintenance of the road would be Hilltown s responsibility as well as the calculation for road mileage for Liquid Fuel purposes but the plowing and salting would be Perkasie Borough Mr Harris stated the road would be dedicated to Hilltown Supervisor Groff stated it makes sense for Perkasie Regional Authority to serve the development through a tri party agreement The Board stated they all prefer the plan with the stub street 7 ENGINEERING a Moyer Road Bridge Mr Wynn stated he has been in contact with PennDOT in regards to the Moyer Road Bridge Bundling Process There has not been an agreement yet but has been advised the signatory of the Township has to be the one who has the access Township Manager Richard Schnaedter needs to have the access but Supervisor Bennington signed the agreement Township Manager Richard Schnaedter needs to change the signatory to be in his name The date for the agreement has been moved back to the end of July early August b Johnson Tract Subdivision Mr Wynn stated Toll Brothers has asked for an extension of one year to July 8 2016 per their letter dated May 21 2015 for the Johnson Tract Subdivision Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to approve the extension for the Johnson Tract Subdivision for one year to July 8 2016 per the letter dated May 21 2015 There was no public comment c Hilltown Walk Subdivision Mr Wynn stated DeLuca Homes has requested an extension of one year to June 24 2016 per their letter dated June 19 2015 for the improvements on the project on Green Street Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington and seconded by Supervisor Groff to approve the extension for the Hilltown Walk Subdivision for one year to June 24 2016 per the letter dated June 19 2015 The motion passed 2 1

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