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Borough Council Legislative Meeting September 20th, 2012

Sep 21

Borough Council Legislative Meeting September 20th, 2012

Borough Council met last night for two meetings, a Public Hearing for a new liquor license for My Three Sons hot dog and beer emporium at 7:30 PM, and the regularly scheduled Borough Council meeting at 8:00PM.

The first hour and fifteen minutes were spent discussing the design of Broomall’s Dam. Read more about that decision here.

My Three Sons Hot Dog awarded Liquor License

The special hearing started at 7:45PM due to the applicant’s mistake on the location, as they were waiting in the Borough Council workshop meeting room. Council discussed the new business and basic parameters regarding recycling, litter, and receptacles for cigarettes.

During the legislative meeting, council unanimously approved the liquor license transfer with the above conditions and any additional conditions set forth in Media Borough’s standard liquor license agreement.

Finance and Library

The Finance agenda was particularly full with a variety of motions being made by Finance Chair Kent Davidson (author of this site). All motions were approved unanimously:

  • Peter Williamson, Treasurer was made the voting member of the Tax Collection Commission (previously it was the borough Accountant)
  • The award of tax collection services for Business Privilege Tax, Mercantile Tax, and Delinquent EIT taxes to e-Collect Plus as part of an RFP advertised last month.
  • The authorization of Media Borough to sponsor a Keystone Grant for the Media Upper Providence Free Library (MUPFL) for up to $500,000 in funds for the Library refresh project, and a letter indicating Media Borough’s intent to support the library financially
  • Authorizing the Borough Manager to issue a no-commitment research letter asking local banks requesting terms on a loan for the library project for up to $700,000 for 10, 15, 20, or 30 year terms.
  • Authorizing Media to allocate $564,183 into the 2013 Media Police Pension fund, and allocate $158,937 into the 2013 Media Non-Uniformed Employees Pension fund.

New Parking Meters

Councilman Dr. Eric Stein’s motion was unanimously approved to authorize the purchase and installation of credit-card readers on 50 parking meters in Media. The program is slated to be ready in time for the holiday season, and based on the success of this initial installation Media would install an additional 50 meters. Resident Beverly Jackson who spoke on other matters, requested that the credit card readers be installed at handicapped spaces to assist those who have trouble going out to “feed the meter.”

Land Development

A License agreement was approved for Iron Hill Brewery which would take up an additional parking space in the parking lot to the west of Iron Hill. The motion was approved 5-1, with Paul Robinson against.

The following preliminary/final subdivisions/land development projects were approved:

  • 301 East Jefferson Street (Preliminary/Final Subdivision/Land Development)
  • 335 West 4th Street (Preliminary/Final Subdivision/Land Development)
  • 414 South Avenue (Preliminary/Final Subdivision/Land Development)
  • 24 West 6th Street (Preliminary/Final Subdivision/Land Development)
  • No objection to zoning hearing board for 115 West 5th Street.

Media, PA Matters

Local resident Amanda Kaplan has started a group called Media, PA Matters which produces fund-raising events for local charities and organizations. She is planning an event during Media’s Annual Food Festival on October 7th of games for kids of all ages on Edgemont Street next to Barrall Field. Her Mass Gathering Permit was accepted unanimously by council.

Other Actions

  • The Historic Architecture Review Board (HARB) was authorized to hire an intern for $2,000  to develop new guidelines for HARB, and awarded to J. Randall Cotton.
  • Appointment to the Environmental Advisory Council of Zach Barner
  • The minutes from August’s working meeting and legislative meeting were approved unanimously.

The meeting ended at approximately 10:45 PM at night.