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Lansdale Council Voting Rundown

A look at the motions and votes for agenda items from the August 15 meeting

Lansdale Borough Council members last Wednesday made motions and voted on various items of public interest in the borough.

  • Acting on a motion by Denton Burnell, council voted unanimously for the solicitor to prepare and advertise an ordinance to change the name of Mill Street to Madison Street from Main Street to Richardson Avenue. The ordinance would also take dedication of any portions of newly-named Madison Street which had not been done so already. 

  • Acting on a motion by Mike Sobel, council unanimously approved changing the speed limit on the entire length of Highland Avenue and Forest Avenue to 25 mph. Sobel said unposted limits on residential streets are either 35 mph for major roads in residential districts or 55 mph for rural two-lane roads. Councilman Rich DiGregorio requested the borough look into making every side street in Lansdale posted 25 mph, and Councilman Jack Hansen said it would make the law more uniform. Council President Matt West said the request would be looked into by the borough staff and agreed it would offer consistency throughout the town.

  • Acting on a motion by Hansen, council unanimously approved preliminary and final land development for 303 to 305 W. Main Street in Lansdale. Building owner Celso Leite plans to add 10 apartments on the upper two floors of a first-floor commercial use building. The building is at the rear of 303-305 W. Main Street that fronts Madison Street. The additional apartments are not in compliance with the parking requirements, however the zoning hearing baord granted a variance.

  • Acting on a motion by Mary Fuller, council unanimously approved the use of Railroad Plaza for the second annual Cruise Night on September 15 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., sponsored by Discover Lansdale.

  • Acting on a motion by Fuller, council unanimously approved the use of White's Road Park for the fourth-annual Oktoberfest on October 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., sponsored by . The library will obtain a special occasion permit from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

  •  A multi-purpose tractor was approved for purchase for the parks and recreation board unanimously by council. The tractor will be purchased through a state contract purchasing program and funded by the borough's 2010 General Obligation Bond. The motion was made by Fuller.

  • Acting on a motion by Fuller, council unanimously awarded two contracts for the borough parks and recreation department's pavement surface treatment project: one for Marino Corporation and a second for S&H Landscaping. Both were the lowest responsible bidders for the project. The contract required Marino Corp. to be responsible for regular asphalt surfaces and S&H Landscaping to be responsible for special surfaces like tennis courts, according to borough engineer Chris Fazio.

  • Council voted unanimously to amend the time of the start of 's 5K Race on October 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The race will begin at Knapp Elementary School. A route for the race is on file at Lansdale Police Department. The motion was made by Sobel.

  • Council unanimously approved the 62nd-annual Mardi Gras Parade for November 17 from noon to 4 p.m., from a motion made by Sobel.

  • Council unanimously approved the conveyance of three parcels of Lansdale Borough land by deed in lieu of condemnation for Right-of-Way for the Wood Street and Vine Street Connector Project. The motion was made by Burnell.

  • Council unanimously approved the purchase of three meters for the wastewater treament plant pump stations through the COSTARS state contract program.

  • Council unanimously approved the purchase of a Vaughan HE4L-070 horizontal end suction chopper pump for the Lansdale wastewater treatment plant through the COSTARS program.

  • Council unanimously approved a change order reduction of -$1,136 for the Seventh Street Reconstruction Project.

  • Council unanimously approved a final payment to N. Abbonizio Contractors in the amount of $46,541.53 for work completed on the Seventh Street Reconstruction Project

  • Council unanimously approved a change order reduction of -$7,416.43 for the Edgemont and York Avenues Reconstruction Project.

  • Council unanimously approved a seventh payment in the amount of $20,500.99 to James R. Kenney Excavating and Paving for work completed on the Edgemont and York Avenues Reconstruction Project. 

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