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This Meeting was long, about 2 hours with an unexpected speaker in Larry Hirsch, he was not listed on the agenda and it appears Mr. David Speece invited him to speak on old business item RCC town hall meeting. The agenda says that they were going to review comments received but as you will see they never mentioned one comment by participants of the town hall meeting but discussed their own opinions. Then about 35 minutes of Larry Hirsch does his presentation. We hired High Associates ( who have a serious conflict of interest) who then subcontracted with Larry Hirsch. Why didn't we eliminate the middleman?
We still see the Cusadist running the show, Mr. Speece, when confused or lost looks to Cusadist for direction. Our three supervisors must soon exert the control that the voters expected from them when they voted them into office.
There is so much confusion during this meeting you will see at 1:26:05 where Michelle Gilbert (acting manager) interrupts the boards deliberations and tries to lead them into approving Larry Hirsch to submit plans to the board.
A motion is made by Mr. Speece and second by Cusadist, more discussion and confusion at 1:28:00 and at 1:31:00 and amazingly a vote was never called on this motion. I never saw this happen in the 15 months I have attended these meeting. A motion and a 2nd but no vote ever taken. TOTAL CONFUSION REIGNS! During this time you will hear a voice from the peanut gallery, the Cusadist's wife, telling them the vote was 5 yes and you will hear Dave Speece say 3 yes , 2 abstentions, this was on a previous motion, not the motion that was on the table. No vote was ever called.
I fear that we are not going to do well with the Food and Beverage business. The RCC club members are focused only on the Golf course.
Much more info then I have time to write. But here is the number one thing I think we need to do FIRST:
Evaluate capital spending requirements for the Golf course and for the Main Food and Beverage/Banquet facility. PERIOD!
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MY OPINION @ 00:00:01
NOV 25 2019 MEETING SLIDE AND DISCUSSION ON RFQ PRESENTATION @ 14:44
CENSUS STATISTICS FOR EXETER AND RCC TAX COST/HOUSEHOLD @ 22:22
ANNOUNCEMENTS @ 28:24
1. Easter Egg Scramble; Saturday, April 4 , 2020 @ 11am at Trout Run Sports Complex.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Agenda Items @ 29:25
John Carmello: Servers and cost
David Hughes : RCC RFQ, Conflict of interest, Jen Savage qualifications
Mr. Clark : Spending , RFQ search, conflict of interest
Dorothy Reilly: RCC agenda, inadequate info, website issues
1. Minutes – February 10, 2020 @ 41:53
2. Treasurer’s Report, January, 2020 @ 42:11
3. Disbursements @ 44:25
1. Follow-Up Discussion on RFQ Submissions for the Reading Country Club and Determination of a Long Term Plan. @ 46:15
▪ Town Hall Meeting was held to solicit resident feedback. The Board will review comments received and discuss a plan for the property going forward.
1. Approve Resolution Appointing Jennifer Savage as Berks County Tax Collection Committee Delegate. @ 1:41:10
2. Appointment of DROP Police Pension Plan Trustee. @ 1:41:52
3. Approval of Revisions to Stormwater Quality Operations and Maintenance Manual.@ 1:42:41
▪ As a result of the sale of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, this document must be revised. This manual is required by our MS4 permit, and provides an overview of the Highway,
4. Approve Agreement with Simone Collins to prepare and submit DCED and DCNR Parks Grants Applications. @ 1:43:26
▪ The Administration is asking that the Board authorize Simone Collins to prepare and submit grant applications for park improvements at Farming Ridge and Pineland Park.
5. Adopt Resolution Authorizing Submission of Application to DCNR for Pineland Park and Farming Ridge Park Improvements. @ 1:49:54
6. Adopt Resolution Authorizing Submission of Application to DCED for Pineland Park and Farming Ridge Park Improvements. @ 1:50:16
7. Consider Request from Boy Scout Troop 319 to utilize the upper lot of the Township Property for their Easter Flower Sale being held April 8th –April 11 @ 1:50:42
▪ Boy Scout Troop 319 is requesting use of Township Property for their annual Easter Flower Sale, a fundraiser for the troop.
8. Consider Permit Fee Waiver Request from Boy Scout Troop 319 for their Flower Sale being held April 8th – April 11th. @ 1:52:34
9. Consider Approving Proposal from CTN Solutions in the amount of $33,922.22 for (3) Server Replacements. @ 1:54:23
▪ The servers, supporting the Exeter Township Police Department operations, require replacement as they are no longer meeting security compliance standards.
10. Consider Approving Proposal from CTN Solutions Incorporated in the amount of $22,143,97 for Replacement of Twelve (12) Computers for the Police Department. @ 1:56:03
▪ The computers require replacement as they are no longer meeting security compliance standards.
11. Authorize Advertisement for the March 9, 2020 and March 23rd, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meetings. @ 1:57:47
12. Authorize Purchase of Two (2) Police Vehicles at $55,649.53 Each. @ 1:59:51
▪ This purchase is for the replacement of two police vehicles.
13. Consider Approving Application for Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) for 35 W. 47th Street.@ 2:02:27
▪ The Township adopted the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program in 2015. The purpose is to encourage improvements to commercial properties with tax incentives.
HIGHWAY/PUBLIC WORK REPORT @ 2:07:22
POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT @ 2:10:30
ENGINEER REPORT @ 2:11:36
SOLICITOR REPORT @ 2:16:22
MANAGER REPORT @ 2:16:23
PUBLIC COMMENT @ 2:16:31
David Hughes: Not able to hear deliberations, High Assoc hire Larry Hirsch, Podium missing
John ? : Water and Sewer connection
Dorothy Reilly : Town hall for Service Electric and promenade
SUPERVISOR REPORTS @ 2:25:42