Newtown Township

Board of Supervisors Work Session

Minutes of December 8, 2008


Members Present: Tom Jirele, Chairman; Robert Ciervo, Vice Chairman; Michael Gallagher, Secretary/Treasurer; Jerry Schenkman, Member; Phil Calabro, Member; Sharon K. Dotts, Engineer and Joseph Czajkowski, Township Manager.

Also Present: John Boyle, Assistant Township Manager; Andy Levine, Parks & Recreation Board Chairman; Scott Minnucci, KC Construction

Call to Order: Chairman Jirele called the meeting to order at 7:10 P.M.

Community Comments:


Woll Tract Park Bids

The Supervisors discussed the bids received for the Woll Tract Park. Mr. Czajkowski provided various documents for their review. The Supervisors agreed that the cost of the project needs to be reduced. Dr. Ciervo advised that he has concerns with regards to the Rt. 413 entry and safety. The Supervisors discussed the cost to the Township if the project is rebid and agreed to have negotiation discussions with KC Construction. They discussed reducing the cost of the project to approximately $ 2.6 Million. Suggestions on how to reduce the cost included:

  • Remove site amenities (benches, trash receptacles, bleachers, bike racks)
  • Remove two (2) drinking fountains
  • Remove conduit to fields and pole bases
  • Remove imprinted concrete
  • Remove recreational surface
  • Reduce trees and shrubs

Ms. Dotts advised that she would recalculate the bid information to show the suggested cost reductions and that she would meet with Mr. Minnucci from KC Construction.

The Supervisors discussed the possibility of approving the Woll Tract Park bid at the meeting on December 17, 2009.

Old Business

New Business


Without objection, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 P.M.

Once the meeting adjourned the Supervisors met in Executive Session to discuss litigation and land acquisition matters.


Respectfully Submitted:
Christy Holley, Recording Secretary



Joseph S. Czajkowski, Township Manager

Tom Jirele, Chairman

Robert Ciervo, Vice-Chairman

Michael Gallagher, Secretary/Treasurer

Philip Calabro, Member

Jerry Schenkman, Member