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West Norriton Township
Regular Meeting
May 11, 2021
7:00 PM


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1.

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

2.

Presentation by Villanova RISE re: finding of Phase II of Sustainability Audit

3.

Approval of Minutes

 
  • April 6, 2021 - Work Session; and
  • April 13, 2021 - Board of Commissioners' Meeting
4.

Report of Bills - Donna Horn

5.

Department Reports

a.

Administration & Finance - Jason Bobst

b.

Public Safety - Chief Michael Kelly

c.

Public Works & Planning - Michael Valyo

d.

Parks & Recreation - Jonathan Dzedzy

e.

Jeffersonville Golf Club - Jason Bobst

f.

Engineering


              a.     Sewer Engineer - T.J. Figaniak;

              b.     Township Engineer - Erik Garton
6.

Public Comment

  1. Recognize individuals that are taxpayers or residents of West Norriton Township wishing to offer comment.
  2. Require the name and address of such persons wishing to comment.
  3. Permit each individual at minimum one (1) opportunity to speak.  The President may require an individual who has already spoken to wait until all others wishing to speak have had the opportunity before permitting an additional opportunity to speak.  Once all others have had the opportunity to speak, the President shall determine whether time would allow for additional comment from the individual wishing to speak.  Such a determination shall be based solely on the factor of time and shall not be based on the content or viewpoint of the particular individual(s) seeking additional opportunity to speak.
  4. Provide for a three (3) minute maximum for each individual to offer public comment specifically related to agenda items only.  There shall be no ceding or assigning of time.  In no case shall a time limit of fewer than two (2) minutes be designated.  It may be requested that a spokesperson from a group address the Board of Commissioners.
  5. Preserve order by prohibiting disruptive conduct including, but not limited to, speaking by any person who is not, at that time, taking part in public comment.
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7.

Commissioners Comments

8.

New Business

a.

Motion to authorize execution of Stipulation and Order of Settlement for Tax Assessment Appeal for 1650 Christopher Lane

b.

Motion to award bid for 2021 Road Paving Project

c.

Motion to reject bids for Short Course at Jeffersonville Golf Club

d.

Motion to adopt Resolution #21-1669 Supporting Bills Allowing Local Use of Radar

e.

Motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2021-751 Amending Chapter 15 (Parts 2 & 6) adding signage and roads for Markley Farms Phase !

f.

Motion to grant request for handicapped parking space at 36 Centre Avenue

g.

Motion to adopt Resolution #21-1670 requesting a Watershed Restoration and Protection Grant

Project Description

West Norriton Township is seeking Watershed Restoration and Protection Grant funds for a stream restoration project. The Township will use the funds to restore 350 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Indian Creek located at Jeffersonville Golf Club. The stream is significantly eroded and in poor condition showing streambank erosion and channel incision due to the instability of its banks and disassociation with its floodplain. These issues result in poor quality for the stream itself and are a source excessive downstream sediment transport that contribute to the impairment of Indian Creek. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection lists Indian Creek on the 303(d) list of impaired waters and cite siltation, water flow variability, and golf courses as impairment sources.

The stream restoration project aims to return the stream to dynamic equilibrium with the surrounding environment by forming a new stream channel system and reconnecting the stream to the floodplain. Floodplain vegetation will be used to create a wetland type riparian buffer. The project aims to stabilize the streambanks and reconnect the tributary to its floodplain which will help reduce erosion and facilitate a natural connection to the floodplain to reduce sediment and nutrient transport downstream to Indian Creek.

The project is expected to remove 19,582 pounds of sediment per year from the impaired watershed, prevent future streambank erosion, reestablish stream-floodplain connection, create wetlands within the floodplain, and reduce localized flooding events. The project will also serve as an example of sustainable, water resource best management practice for golf courses carrying impaired waters.

The Township is pursuing this project as part of the Township’s Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) for Stony Creek, Indian Creek and Unnamed Tributaries to the Schuylkill River to improve water quality, as it provides a high cost-benefit ratio.  This project would account for approximately 13% of the Township’s sediment reduction (PRP) requirements in the watershed.


9.

Schedule of Meetings

10.

Adjournment

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