Hampton Township Council held their Regular Meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd; actions from the meeting included, but not limited to:
- Accepted the resignation of Martha Hunkele, effective September 30, 2020, as a member of Council for personal reasons. Mrs. Hunkele and her family ask for privacy during this time. By law, Township Council has 45 days to appoint a replacement to fill the seat until the next available general election (2021).
- Approved the proposal from Trans Associates for engineering consulting services regarding Phase 1 of the Hampton Community Loop Trail.
- Approved the 2021 Minimum Municipal Obligations for the General Employees' Pension Plan, Police Pension Plan, and the General Employees' Defined Contribution Pension Plan.
- Approved the 2021 Budgetary Development Goals and Objectives, which included: 1) advertise for bids regarding the upgrade of the Water Pollution Control Plant and completion of the Glannon Pump Station project, 2) C.J.I.S. security compliance for the Police Department, 3) continue the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, 4) Zoning Ordinance update to incorporate land use/zoning related matters recently enacted by separate ordinance as well as other necessary updates, 5) construction of Phase 1 of the Community Park Trail, which includes connecting the Rachel Carson Trail, the Tall Oaks and Whispering Creek housing plans to the Community Park, as well as the new sidewalk to be constructed between the High School Football Stadium and the High School with the Community Park, 6) energy savings HVAC equipment replacement, 7) pursue MS4 Program/storm water related projects, 8) develop and implement an economic development partnership with Hampton businesses to beautify and diversity the Township's commercial land use zones, and 9) develop and enhance the Township's senior programs.
- Endorsement of the 2021 Capital Improvement Fund Budget.
- Approved the Hampton Community Library lease agreement at the Hampton Community Center, to be extended until December 31, 2027.
- Approved the Hampton Community Library 2021 McNaughton Plan.
- Endorsed the 2021 and 2022 Road Paving Program. Roads tentatively scheduled for the 2021 paving program include: Auld Avenue Ext., Big Rock Road, Bucktail Drive, Circle Drive, Carson Drive, Center Avenue South, Hampton Valley Drive, Highland Avenue, Isabella Avenue, Lakewood Road, Orchardview Drive, Royal View Drive, Sherwood Avenue, and Woodland Road. Roads tentatively scheduled for the 2022 paving program include: Cashlie Court, Cramlington Court, Cramlington Drive, Fountainwood Drive, Grandview Drive, Hampton Avenue, Hemlock Circle, Laurel Oak Drive, Maine Drive, N. Carterton Drive, Oaknoll Road, Old Hardies Road, Ridgeway Drive, S Carterton Drive, Stella Drive, Sunny Slope Drive, and Windstream Drive.
- Authorized the advertisement for bids regarding the Northwood Acres storm sewer rehabilitation projects.
- Authorized the Topnick Drive sidewalk electrical project (in conjunction with the Community Park Trail project between the Hampton Football stadium and the Community Park), not to exceed $75,000, through the Capital Improvement Fund Budget.
- Authorized the replacement of the Depreciation Lands Museum Log Cabin roof, not to exceed $9,000, through the Capital Improvement Fund Budget.
- Approved the 2330 Wildwood Road Subdivision/Revised Site Plan, with conditions, for the purpose of redeveloping this 2330 Wildwood Road, which is currently the site of RAW Training and formerly North Stars Soccer. The project calls for the subdivision of the property into four lots and the installation of a new public road to service these lots in preparation for sale.
- Adopted Resolution No. 1034 relating to an updated professional services contract and fee schedule for Code.sys Code Consulting.
- Discussed upcoming events, including the Depreciation Lands Museum lantern tours to be held October 17th & 24th, a free Shredding Event hosted by Senator Lindsey Williams scheduled for October 10th at the Community Park, the Traveling Glass Recycle Bin co-hosted by State Representative Lori Mizgorski to be held October 10th through 15th at the Community Park, Drive-in Movie Night featuring Hocus Pocus to be held October 24th, and Trick-or-Treating to be held October 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Copies of any approved Ordinance/Resolution can be found under Council Legislative Actions. For more detailed information regarding these and other items discussed at the meeting, the minutes will be on the October 28, 2020 agenda for approval and posted on the Township's website.