NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP SYCAMORE STREET COMMITTEE

A Reconstruction Project of Newtown Township

100 MUNICIPAL DRIVE

NEWTOWN, PA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2001

8:00 PM


Minutes of 8-14-01: Mr. Merjeski moved to approve the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Burns and passed unanimously.


The Sycamore Street Committee met on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, in the Newtown Township Municipal Building at 8:00 p.m. In attendance were Chairman Vince Lombardi, Vice Chairman Frank Tyrol, Members Joe Merjeski, Jerry De Young, Dave Burns and Cathy Fink.

Also present were the Chairman of the Planning Commission Karen Doorley and Mr. Bob Bebon representing the Newtown Presbyterian Church.

CALL TO ORDER:

The meeting was called to order at 8:10 p.m.

MINUTES OF 6-12-01: 

Mr. Merjeski moved to approve the minutes, the motion was seconded by Mr. Burns. Passed unanimously 

MINUTES OF 7-10-01:

Mr. Merjeski moved to approve the minutes, the motion was seconded by Mr. DeYoung.  Passed unanimously

SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS: 

a.         Traffic & Safety:   Mr. DeYoung & Mr. Burns reported on the meeting with McMahon Associates, Inc.  Mr. Burns advised that the District Safety Review was received on January 17, 2001, it has been completed and accepted.  Also, the new Step 9 plans have been submitted and are under review.

            Mr. DeYoung spoke about safety concerns.  The committee should have a list with the names and telephone numbers of the persons in charge of safety for each contractor.  Mr. Lombardi said that, per Keith Burgman, the committee should know the name and telephone number of the safety officer, project manager and foreman.     

b.         Planning Commission:   None

c.         Grants:   None

d.                  Community Relations:   Mr. DeYoung spoke about sending the plot plans to each property owner showing them exactly what is going to be done for the signing of the easement. He suggested sending the forms prior to the walkthrough.  The committee was in agreement.  Forms will need to be notarized.  Mr. Merjeski offered use of his notary.   

CORRESPONDENCE:

OLD BUSINESS:  

Mr. Merjeski reported on the Water Company’s progress and challenges and in particular matters brought up by Mr. DeYoung.  Some residents experienced problems with broken water lines, one experienced an electrical problem due to a backhoe hitting some wires.  Another evening there was a problem with some fire alarms going off due to a main being hit.  The contractor reported that all the markings for water and electric were not correct.  Mr. Merjeski said that the Newtown Artesian Water Company was very responsive and were there every time there was a problem.  They were very professional. 

NEW BUSINESS: 

Mr. Lombardi reported on PECO planning.  Their project of replacing their existing main will be completed in five phases beginning September 4, 2001.  Contractors will do phases 1, 4 & 5.  Phases 2 & 3 will be done by PECO.  Work will begin around St. Andrews Church and continue to just short of Silo Drive.  There will be a pre-construction meeting on August 27, 2001.       

GENERAL DISCUSSION:            

ADJOURNMENT: 

A motion to adjourn was brought forth by Ms. Doorley and seconded by Mr. Merjeski.  With no objections, the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:

 


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Christy Holley, Recording Secretary