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    optional item with no requirement to have it done The direction came from the Township Planning Commission that they wanted to pursue the survey as an option and that is why it was done Ms Bush continued to state if the Board feels that the survey is a direction that they do not want to go in they will be happy to stop on that work Chairman McIlhinney stated speaking personally if you have a Township that you like you like the appearance of it and it is satisfying all of the needs as well as the high density medium and rural areas why would it be tinkered with He continued to question if the survey was being done so it can be tinkered with or is the survey being done to look at the commercial and industrial A decision has to be made on how to proceed Ms Bush stated there are two principals at work 1 Are we now in a place where we are satisfied with residential 2 We are updating a 2003 plan should we then ask those same questions or as much as possible and perhaps gauge how much progress was made toward the goals of 2003 It is a policy decision and it is up to the Board Ms Bush stated they took quite seriously the Board s suggestion that the Comprehensive Plan be updated as opposed to re inventing so that defines the nature of the survey and it may not be appropriate for twelve years later Chairman McIlhinney stated twelve years ago the Township was just starting with the Parks and Recreation so it doesn t mean everything is going to stop and go in a new direction Ms Bush stated they are happy to stop the survey with the understanding that the Board thinks those decisions have already been made and it doesn t make sense to try and revisit them again She also stated another option for consideration is if the focus is on the business community and they think it is important to gather information directly from business or industrial owners would then be tailoring a survey to their needs It was not part of anything that was discussed previously but Ms Bush stated she is sensing the questions were relevant in 2003 but not may be relevant in 2015 If it is the consensus of the Board no more work will be done on the survey until after the Board discusses it with the Planning Commission Chairman McIlhinney stated it is important to address the commercial and industrial because it is a limited area Ms Bush discussed the other chapters that were in the proposal such as Hazard Mitigation to identify specific actions Hilltown Township needs to do in order to comply with PEMA and Solid Waste Management optional but there are some obligations and some guidance from DEP Chairman McIlhinney asked if putting these items in the Comprehensive Plan inhibit the Township from doing different things Solicitor

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    Township to look at a traffic signal at that location at a larger context rather than just this application because it will change the nature of that section of Broad Street if a traffic signal is placed at the intersection of Route 313 and Broad Street Mr Apple stated raising the house will make it a better site line and the intersection safer with the new development Mr L Amoreaux stated there are also a few trees in the site line that will be removed Mr Smeland discussed Mr Wynn s review letter dated June 5 2015 Items discussed were a The twelve angled parking spaces in the rear of the facility will not be striped b The Township might want to consult their Traffic Consultant to review the findings of the Traffic Impact Study c The three rain garden detention areas will function just like a detention basin on a smaller scale and the applicant will comply with all of the items in regards to stormwater d The well is being tested and appears that the existing well is going to be adequate for their use but is still waiting for some testing data e A holding tank will serve the site and the applicant will enter into a maintenance agreement with the Township f In regards to a Planning Module Mr Wynn stated a holding tank will affect the potential future tenant space g The applicant will comply with the dedication to Hilltown Township of the ultimate right of way of Broad Street and Route 313 h The applicant will comply with the installation of concrete monuments i The applicant will comply with the Bucks County Conservation District s sedimentation control measures and submit a NPDES permit j The plan has been submitted to Dublin Fire Company for review but to date a response has not yet been received Mr Wynn suggested sending the plan Certified Return Receipt to prove there was no response Mr Smeland stated he does have proof of delivery confirmation k There are several mature trees on the site that are not in good shape there is not going to be a whole lot of room for replacement trees and the applicant does not want to be replacing trees that shouldn t need to be replaced if they are already dead The applicant is not skimping on landscaping in any way on the site Mr Wynn stated when submitting the inventory of the trees indicate the size and species of the trees and he also stated replacement trees are in addition to the trees that are required l The lighting on the site will be as minimal as possible still be safe and is also in consideration to the residential properties around the site Mr Wynn stated a note should be placed on the plan indicating the lighting is approved subject to these hours of operation only Page 3 Planning Commission June 15 2015 Mr Nogami asked if another traffic study will be needed

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    Agreed Ms Wolff stated The Comprehensive Plan is how you described it Terry It s really the document that going to set the policy So it s not the regulations but sort of the backbone more or less that your Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance should be based off of so you should be consistent Mr Carnes stated I am concerned that I m hearing that the Supervisors desire is that we basically mold this to look like our Zoning and in which case I wonder why we re here Why are we wasting our time if that s what they want Let anybody do that Let s not ask the people Page 6 Planning Commission June 1 2015 Let s just cut our losing because why are we wasting our time if that s all they want and that s all we re authorized to do Mr Christ stated Well that will be something that I ll review with them on the 22 nd and iron it out Mr Marino stated I would have hoped they would have called you sooner Ms Wolff stated The thing to keep in mind is that just because we are talking about a survey and there s options to choose it doesn t mean that it s going to make things inconsistent A lot of times most times what happens you get responses back that sort of re affirm what the policies are I appreciate what you are saying and I understand that Mr Marino stated We are going to spend 5 000 or 6 000 to send something out to get re affirmed what they already believe is great Mr Christ stated Once again that is an issue for us and the Supervisors That s not an issue for tonight Mr Marino stated Okay I m trying to move it along Back to Question 19 and Optional Question 2 Ms Wolff stated she thought they were going to take out the first part of Optional Question 2 but maybe if you like that question and you like that part we can keep it in and take Question 19 out The first part of Optional Question 2 is sort of talking about the same thing more or less It is giving that option that would explain the other side of it where you have rural residential and large lots Mr Carnes stated At least a couple of us agree that the first part of Optional Question 2 makes a good replacement for Question 19 Ms Wolff stated Keep the first part of Optional Question 2 and replace 19 Mr Apple stated We do not need both Mr Christ stated Agreed Mr Marino stated Agreed Question 20 Are you in favor of the township encouraging home based businesses through regulations on home occupations Ms Wolff stated she thought perhaps it had been in the previous survey because it was an issue at one time Mr Marino stated There is that ordinance Ms Wolff stated You pointed that out so it s up to the Committee if you feel there is a need to keep that question or take it out Mr Marino stated I m sure the Township isn t going to change that zoning It s been a long time coming to allow people to have their businesses in their home or on their property Page 7 Planning Commission June 1 2015 Ms Wolff stated Perhaps there was an issue and things changed in the ordinance and it s not an issue anymore You can take it out unless you feel there s something there you want to get Mr Christ stated It seems like a question that doesn t fit in this day and age Mr Carnes stated I don t know the zoning on this particular issue Mr Marino stated You have accountants that have offices in their garages landscapers work off part of their home There are rules on it and we have an ordinance for it Ten to twelve years ago nobody wanted to do anything in this Township or to allow anything in this Township This is a great Township and one of the best The Planning Commission helped re write the Zoning Ordinances for a whole year and they ve been working great for us Mr Apple stated I think it s a silly question because you are actually saying are you encouraging it and then you are saying you are regulating it so you don t encourage it through regulation anyway I don t think the question is worthy of being in there Mr Christ stated Everybody agrees to take out Question 20 Ms Wolff stated Additional Possible Survey Question 1 Planning Commission members indicated they liked 1 If have so much money to spend on improvements how would you like to allocate it There are different possibilities listed and someone can write in something else that isn t listed This is a good question to get people thinking about any types of improvements or on their wish list There is a cost with it At the April meeting the Supervisor stated people have to realize there is a cost to what they want Mr Christ stated It would be a good final question Mr Apple stated It is a very good question and we re going to get good responses and it will be one of the best questions in the survey Ms Wolff stated It will be put right before Question 23 and it will be in alphabetical order Mr Christ stated All members are in agreement Questions 7 8 and 9 The same as the questions in the last survey Mr Carnes stated no problems was at the end of Question 7 and it is very helpful Question 8 and 9 has the option none needed and it should be at the end Question 12 a none needed makes sense there as well Question 9 Day Care Center was added Page 8 Planning Commission June 1 2015 Question 10 Re phrase question and have one word responses Question 11 Take out question Question 12 Add Dog Park and None Needed There were a couple of options added that was not on the previous survey Picnic areas Horseback riding Play courts and Skate parks Question 13 All agreed to keep the question Question 14 This question was on the previous survey All agreed to keep the question Question 15 Mr Christ stated Question 15 should be removed all together Going back to the history of the Township the question is a hot potato Mr Marino stated Agreed to take out the question Mr Carnes stated It s one of those things that sound great until you are the farmer and your farm is your retirement account and suddenly told that you can t develop it Mr Christ stated And it zaps all of the value out of it Mr Carnes stated There are a lot of farmers in our Township that are in that position Mr Christ stated We have the program in place and if they want to sell their development rights they can take advantage of it and do their own thing Mr Marino stated We have regulations for it They can go through the County and the State Mr Christ stated All is in agreement to take out Question 15 Question 16 Would you support a policy that limits the extension of central sewer service and public water Mr Christ stated This is an interesting question Mr Carnes stated Personally I love the taste of my well water I never heard of such a question Mr Marino stated We have heard of people putting signs out saying no sewer and water in the RR district This is an issue that needs to be thought about Why am I not entitled to fire protection Page 9 Planning Commission June 1 2015 Ms Wolff stated When I read that question to me that s really talking about when you expand your sewer service area or water service area you also open up possibilities for more development and that s what follows Mr Marino stated That s Act 537 Mr Christ stated My only concern is there is going to be a lot of people who receive this survey that already live in one of the smaller developments where they have sewer and water I would assume more of the households have sewer and water than don t have sewer and water Typically those houses are on smaller lot sizes or apartments verses the RR district which is 3 acres with one house Mr Marino stated We have zoning for that Each developer that comes into the Township that has to run water and sewer every house he runs it by down the street gets a free tap That s automatically They must give every resident every household on that street a tap at the curb and there s no charge unless they use it And they don t have to use it unless their system fails We already kind of covered that with our own zoning and it s a deal with DEP Mr Carnes stated One thing that does make sense except I don t see how we would do it I heard people that have been on their own private system and they re failing and they had been told that something was coming and it never came If there was a plan for the Township to do that which I don t believe there is because I think we are specifically using the developments and we can t guarantee when the developments are going to go in it would be good for people to know in ten years water and sewer could be going by your house and then they can plan accordingly But I don t think that s going to happen Ms Wolff stated To some degree that should be in the Act 537 Plan The 537 Plan should show the existing and then the future Mr Carnes stated I believe the current Act 537 Plan does not show the future It shows the existing Mr Marino stated The Department of Environmental Protection has been after Hilltown for years We have failing systems in our area and we had to do something about sewer and water The deal was made with this ordinance that took us off the list for forcing it because we had a lot of major development going on for a long time and it was every developer that came in here that had to par take We don t have development going on now much That benefit isn t there If DEP comes back and starts telling Hilltown to start putting in systems it would be a cost I don t think our Supervisors would want to get into or have to borrow to pay for Ms Wolff stated If you get responses as yes then that sort of opens up the whole development thing What does that mean Where is that Take it out unless you really feel you want to keep that question in Page 10 Planning Commission June 1 2015 Mr Christ stated Should we qualify somewhere to say if you are currently on an on site septic Maybe that should only be a question that is asked of the people that have septic systems Mr Carnes stated It s one of those things that if it requires raising taxes because EPA says we have to do it then it s everybody s question But if we don t have a choice then why ask the question It maybe that the question does not give us useful information because part of it is the EPA if they come through and say you have to do it it doesn t matter what anybody thinks If we can continue to go the way we are and have the developers pay for it it doesn t matter really what we think Everybody gets to benefit if they want Mr Marino stated That s what our Water Sewer Authority Act 537 and our Supervisors have been wanting to do I don t care what response we get it s got to go that way Mr Carnes stated I would be in favor to taking that question out just because of I m not sure it s going to give us information that we can actually act on Mr Marino stated I am in RR and I would love to have that question stay in but I m realistic it isn t going to happen Mr Apple stated It doesn t mean you can t ask it My concern is that we are changing these questions so much they re not going to compare at all to the last survey Leave it in because it s not a hot button Mr Christ stated Should we incorporate a qualifier Are you on public sewer or septic system Mr Carnes stated We didn t qualify it the first time it was asked Mr Apple stated Leave it in Mr Christ stated This is just an update of the last survey twelve years ago Mr Marino stated Twelve years ago is what activated the hay wagon with eight foot signs stating no sewer and water Mr Christ stated All agrees Question 16 is in the survey with no change Question 17 Should historic structure such as barns schools other historic buildings be protected by the township Mr Marino stated It is a hot button Mr Christ stated Just because it is old doesn t mean it s historic Ms Wolff stated The question is worded as it was in the previous survey Mr Carnes stated Keep the question in Mr Apple stated If you don t like the question answer no Mr Christ stated To be consistent it was there last time so it will be good to gauge it It was agreed 3 out of 4 to keep Question 17 Page 11 Planning Commission June 1 2015 Mr Marino stated Once a historic tag is put on you you can t do anything to your place unless you get approval Mr Apple stated Create another name for historic if it creates a hot button Mr Christ stated Keep Question 17 as is Question 18 Should the Comprehensive Plan include recommendations to enhance existing villages Mr Marino stated You mentioned that before and you mentioned Blooming Glen and we don t want to mess with any of our villages There was a survey done before the last survey Bucks County Planning Commission was supposed to do a couple more and never did them on our areas Blooming Glen is one of those areas that has old houses businesses and little kinds of things going on in there and people have tried to want to change it The original survey described it The second survey said no way don t touch it Ms Wolff stated I was under the impression that our office did do a study of Blooming Glen and my understanding it was done to give the Township information to go to the State to try to get it designated And then the offshoot of that was Bouche and James came up and they were going to work on subsequent studies so I don t know where any of that is Mr Christ stated Terry you talked many times that you were under the impression there was a study on the whole 113 corridor Mr Carnes stated That was what someone mentioned when we were talking about that I found something on the website and it didn t seem to be active at all Mr Marino stated That is only for here 113 goes a long way Ms Wolff stated We will check and we believe it stopped on the one study and maybe another agency was hired by the Township I will find out Mr Christ stated There is a gentleman who comes to the meetings sometimes and he is a part of a Blooming Glen committee and has talked about putting white lined crosswalks in Blooming Glen and 113 to calm the traffic Mr Carnes questioned Does Blooming Glen have any municipal authority on its own Mr Christ stated I don t believe so Mr Carnes stated It s just a village as part of Hilltown Mr Apple questioned Do we have a reason why we would take that out Mr Christ stated The last survey stated 2 021 yes 401 no 720 no opinion I don t see a reason to take it out Mr Carnes stated The responses are sort of what built the zoning for the historic village centers Page 12 Planning Commission June 1 2015 Mr Christ stated That is when they incorporated the TND s Mr Marino stated The Traditional Neighborhood Design came out of Doylestown Mr Christ stated Everyone is in agreement to keep Question 18 Question 19 Already discussed this question in that it will be replaced with the first part of Option 2 Question 20 Delete the question Question 21 Are you in favor of allowing for a mix of different housing types in order to serve individuals and families with varying needs and incomes Mr Christ stated It goes back to the whole zoning thing We have all that Mr Marino stated It is where 90 of our police force budget goes Mr Christ stated Once again being consistent leave it in there Mr Carnes stated Agree to leave it in Question 22 Do you feel that additional coordination with neighboring townships and boroughs regarding planning and public services should be pursued by the township Ms Wolff stated One thing to change to be consistent is to change unsure to no opinion Mr Christ stated Everyone agrees to keep Question 22 with the change to no opinion Ms Wolff stated Following Question 22 we will add the first

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    construction costs The agreement must be fully executed prior to construction July 15 2015 is the target for execution and a draft should be received soon Chairman McIlhinney questioned if the agreement will include the design work Mr Wynn believes it will as it would be a pre construction cost but will need to see the agreement to verify b Ashland Meadows Subdivision Completion deadline extension to 11 31 15 Mr Wynn stated correspondence dated May 13 2015 was receive from Toll Brothers requesting an extension to November 31 2015 for completion of improvements at the Ashland Meadows Subdivision Mr Wynn noted there is no such date as November 31 2015 so the date should be November 30 2015 Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to grant the extension for completion of improvements to November 30 2015 for the Ashland Meadows Subdivision contingent upon their letter dated May 13 2015 There was no public comment 8 UNFINISHED BUSINESS None 9 NEW BUSINESS a Bid Award for 2015 001 Bituminous Sealcoat Mr Schnaedter stated one bid for two different items was received on May 18 2015 for bituminous sealcoat from Asphalt Maintenance Solutions LLC The first bid was for Type A 10 aggregate for the quantity of 137 558 square yards and a unit price of 1 29 The second item was for approximately 15 378 square yards Type A 8 aggregate and a unit price of 2 38 Mr Schnaedter spoke with the Public Works Department who thought this was a very good price and would recommend the Board of Supervisors except the proposal from Asphalt Maintenance Solutions Chairman Page 4 Board of Supervisors May 26 2015 McIlhinney questioned if Asphalt Maintenance Solutions have done work in the Township in the past and Mr Schnaedter confirmed that they have and they have done a satisfactory job Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to award Bid 2015 001 for bituminous sealcoat to Asphalt Maintenance Solutions in accordance with the bid documents There was no public comment b Mr Bovasso Request to locate fence in an easement 1202 Revere Drive Mr Bovasso is requesting to put up a removable privacy fence in an easement on the property line behind the patio located at 1202 Revere Drive Chairman McIlhinney stated the fence would be in an easement that will run parallel with the pipe in the ground and if the Township would need to get in there to gain access the fence would have to be removed so it must be a removable fence He also noted the Township will not be responsible for replacing the landscaping if repairs are to be done to the pipe Mr Bovasso agreed to the Township s requirements in regards to the removable fence and landscaping Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to approve the installation of a temporary removable fence located at 1202 Revere Drive landscaping within the stormwater easement and any potential damage will be the responsibility of the property owner and the fence is subject to removal at any time There was no public comment c Mr Brian Schmoyer Calvary Church 5K Event Proposal Mr Brian Schmoyer was present to request permission by the Board of Supervisors for Calvary Church s Women s Ministry to host a 5K race on Saturday August 15 2015 from 7 00am 12 00pm The proposed 5K would start and end at Calvary Church as part of a fundraiser for Worthwhile Wear Mr Schmoyer stated he has been working with Chief of Police Chris Engelhart and Officer Chris Browne to see if such a race is viable The route would exit the property on Bethlehem Pike a state road for 3 miles and follow Schoolhouse Road Keystone Drive Ian Court Candace Way Schoolhouse Road Keystone Drive Bethlehem Pike and back to Calvary Church Mr Schmoyer stated he needs the Board of Supervisors permission before going forward with the PennDOT application Chief Engelhart stated PennDOT needs something from the Township to give authorization to Calvary Church to host the event and to use the Township Roads Once that is done the application can be submitted to PennDOT to shut down part of Bethlehem Pike Chairman McIlhinney stated the Board would encourage the 5K but the Township does not want to assume any liability for anybody who is on the streets due to accident illness heart attack etc Supervisor Bennington suggested forwarding to PennDOT that the Township is fully aware of Page 5 Board of Supervisors May 26 2015 Calvary Church s 5K event on August 15 2015 and does not have any objections as long as it is cleared through Police Chief Chris Engelhart d Scott Drumbore H K Requesting for extension of hours for June 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 June 1 2015 and June 30 2015 excluding holidays per their letter dated May 14 2015 Supervisor Bennington stated per the original agreement section 10 2 states H K may request temporary expanded hours of operation because of unusual bid contract requirements such request to be made to the Board of Supervisors which Supervisors shall not unreasonably withhold such permission Such permission shall be unreasonably withheld if the refusal of permission is without a sound basis based upon legally competent evidence Supervisor Bennington stated they have been requesting not temporary every month but every month since he took office again in January of 2014 He stated they are violating the stipulation agreement of the agreement by doing it on a monthly basis Chairman McIlhinney stated he does not believe so The Township requested they come in monthly and that is appropriate so everybody knows they are requesting an extension

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    for a thru street if future extension into an adjacent undeveloped property is a possibility After discussion Ms Raffaelli stated they would look into another configuration for another roadway to see what is feasible Proposed waivers were discussed in particular the waiver for lots 1 2 and 6 that do not conform to minimum lot depth to width ratio requirements with Mr Maczonis stating they would proceed to get as close as possible to the lot depth to width ratio requirements Discussion occurred in regards to street width requirements in Perkasie versus Hilltown Township requirements in reference to parking no parking in the development Mr Maczonis stated they Page 4 Planning Commission May 18 2015 would like to extend Perkasie Borough s road requirements into the Hilltown section of the proposed development Mr Wynn stated Perkasie Borough water and sewer would be brought to the border of Hilltown Ms Raffaelli stated they are in the beginning stages of discussing a tri party agreement for the water and sewer The consensus of the Planning Commission for the project was it is doable if the plan is cleaned up and the installation of an access road Being this project was presented as a sketch plan no action was taken 5 PLANNING None 6 ORDINANCES None 7 PLANS TO ACCEPT FOR REVIEW ONLY a NOVA Land Development Preliminary Plan Broad Street Route 313 9 000 SF Retail Store Mr Wynn stated the NOVA Land Development Preliminary Plan will be on the Planning Commission s June Agenda 8 OLD BUSINESS Ms Lisa Wolff Bucks County Planning Commission presented a draft resident survey in regards to the Hilltown Township comprehensive plan to the Planning Commission members Ms Wolff stated her direction was to try and utilize the existing survey questions more or less see how to update them and make them clearer Ms Wolff stated most of items are the same as the previous survey Items discussed were Question 1 Where do you reside in the township This question is the same as the previous survey Ms Wolff stated be advised that color copies will cost more but it is up to the Township Mr Christ stated the boundaries of the Township were as good as it can get Mr Apple stated to color the area number region and leave the blocks blank to be checked off by the resident Mr Carnes stated to possibly take out the statement responses will remain anonymous in the top part of the survey but it can be figured out at a later date Question 2 How long have you lived in Hilltown Township This question is the same as the previous survey Question 3 Why did you choose to live in the township This question is the same as the previous survey and two additional items were listed near friends and family and quality of life Question 4 Do you own or rent your home This is a new question on the survey Mr Marino stated to leave the question in and continued to state people who rent do not pay a whole lot of taxes have different choices of what they want and are transient He believes there will be a difference in response from the longtime residents as opposed to the people who rent Mr Page 5 Planning Commission May 18 2015 Carnes stated it will state how much of a stake they have in the Township And of course a renter can stay here forever when they buy a property ten years later but it does give a sense that this person has invested in the Township already Mr Nogami asked when the answers get tabulated is there the capability to separate the responses by renters and home owners Ms Wolff stated she believes that can be done but she does not deal with that part Mr Christ stated if this personal question is going to be asked then there should be a way of keeping it confidential but it is just his opinion Discussion ensued regarding this question with the Planning Commission agreeing to leave the question in the survey Question 5 Which characteristics of the township do you like the best This is a new question on the survey Mr Apple suggested put the choices in alphabetical order Question 6 What three issues most threaten the current and future quality of life in the township This is a new question on the survey Mr Christ stated to limit the choices to two Mr Carnes agreed Mr Marino stated to prioritize the responses Ms Wolff suggested add the choice flooding and stormwater control but that was not agreed upon by the Planning Commission Mr Apple stated the choices should be put in alphabetical order and Ms Wolff stated she will continue the alphabetical order throughout the survey Mr Carnes stated adding the additional choice of increasing tax burden Mr Marino stated the Board of Supervisors only raise taxes for what they need Mr Carnes stated he is speaking of the combined tax burden and not just about the Township taxes Mr Nogami stated to also add the additional choice of crime Mr Carnes stated in certain areas of the Township crime may be an issue There was a consensus to add both additional choices Additional comments were Mr Apple suggested adding low crime rate to Question 5 Mr Marino stated he does not consider crime a threat with the police force that Hilltown Township has Mr Christ stated in certain areas there might be a different response to the survey It was stated to leave Question 5 as currently written Question 7 Which of the following do you consider to be the most important transportation problems in the township This question is the same as the previous survey Ms Wolff stated she added lack of parking in commercial areas to clarify the selection Mr Marino stated zoning mandates so many parking spaces in commercial area so if zoning states they have to have 30

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    Agricultural Security Area The meeting was properly advertised per the Township Solicitor The vote was 5 0 to include all three of the properties to be included in the Agricultural Security Area Solicitor Harris stated he will prepare the resolutions for the next meeting for adoption Solicitor Harris stated the Ag Security Area should be reviewed every seven years to make sure the properties are still being used for agricultural purposes John Wietecha Ag Security Board asked if the new owner of the Egley property needs to submit paperwork to the Ag Security Board if it is still being farmed Page 3 Board of Supervisors April 27 2015 Solicitor Harris stated if the area is still being farmed it does not require additional approval But when it is no longer being farmed it must come out Solicitor Harris stated the Board of Supervisors asks for the recommendation of the Planning Commission Bucks County Planning Commission and the Advisory Committee 120 days prior to the end of the seventh year Solicitor Harris stated the Ag Security Committee can start now visiting the properties on the list b Soliciting Ordinance Solicitor Harris stated he and Chief Engelhart have been working on the Transient Business Retail Ordinance for door to door sales and tent sales for fireworks Solicitor Harris would like to revise the current ordinance submit it to the Chief for comments and then make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors Supervisor Bennington questioned Chief Engelhart if the ice cream vendors and hot dog vendors that show up at all fields are providing background checks and if this is included in the ordinance Chief Engelhart stated the vendors are included in the ordinance Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously for Solicitor Harris to draft a revised Soliciting Ordinance for review There was no public comment c Barb Matkowski Civic Association Presentation Barb Matkowski stated she is on the Scholarship Committee of Hilltown Civic Association Ten out of thirteen to seventeen applicants are interviewed and four 1 000 00 scholarships are granted The association is limited with their funds Last year they did their first Community Day with Hilltown Township supplying the fireworks and would like to know if the Township would be interested in sponsoring this year s fireworks display at this year s Community Day on October 10 2015 Motion was made by Supervisor Bennington seconded by Supervisor Groff and carried unanimously to sponsor the fireworks at this year s Community Day in the amount of 3 000 00 There was no public comment d Jamie L Gwynn BCATO Presentation Jamie Gwynn Assistant to the Manager of Northampton Township and Executive Director of BCATO since December gave a presentation BCATO is in its 108 th year and services 30 Townships of the Second Class including its Supervisors Managers Tax Collectors and Auditors They have three events per year Spring Convention Hospitality Suite at PSATS and the Annual Fall Meeting Stacey Mulholland Vice Chairman

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    Available Minutes Board of Supervisors Planning Commission Parks Recreation Open Space Committee Board of Supervisors 2006 Regular Session January 23 2006 February 13 2006 March 27 2006 April 10 2006 May 8 2006 May 22 2006 June 2 2006 June 9 2006 June 12 2006 June 26 2006 July 22 2006 July 24 2006 August 14 2006 September 11 2006 September 25 2006 October 9 2006 2006 Annual Reorganization Meeting January 3 2006 2005 Work Session February 14 2005 March 14 2005 April 11 2005 May 9 2005 May 25 2005 June 13 2005 July 11 2005 August 8 2005 September 12 2005 October 10 2005 October 26 2005 Novemeber 14 2005 November 17 2005 December 12 2005 2005 Regular Session July 25 2005 October 17 2005 October 24 2005 November 28 2005 December 8 2005 2005 Land Use Summit Forum February 25 2005 2004 Regular Session December 27 2004 Back To Top Planning Commission 2006 Work Session January 5 2006 February 6 2006 March 6 2006 April 3 2006 May 1 2006 May 11 2006 June 5 2006 August 6 2006 Novermber 9 2006 December 6 2006 2006 Regular Session January 16 2006 February 20 2006 March 20 2006 April 17 2006 May 15 2006 June 19 2006 July 17 2006 2005 Work Session January 6 2005 February 7 2005 March 7 2005 April 4 2005 May 2 2005 July 7 2005 August 1 2005 August 29 2005 September 8 2005 October 3 2005 November 7 2005 December 5 2005 2005 Regular Session May 16 2005 June 20 2005 July 18 2005 August 15 2005 September 19 2005 October 17 2005 November 21 2005 December 19 2005 Back To Top Parks Recreation 2006 January 12 2006 February 9 2006 April 6 2006 July 13 2006 December 14 2006 2005

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    Links Maps Meeting Agendas Meeting Minutes Site Map Website Disclaimer News Main Email Alerts News Archive Send Link Print Home Township Departments Code Enforcement Building Zoning Building Building Applications Non Residential Permit Application 45 KB Residential Permit Application 44 KB Residential Roofing Permit Application 75 KB Help Sheets Sample Plans Ice Sheild Requirements Roofing 153 KB Non Residential HVAC Plan Requirements 81 KB Residential Decks 300 KB Residential Solar Requirements

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