Regular Monthly Meeting-September 4th, 2012

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
September 4th, 2012
7:00 P.M.
Municipal Building
45 George St, Clfd Pa

 

 

Chairman Glenn Johnston called the meeting to order.

 

Pledge of allegiance to the Flag.

 

Roll call of supervisors showed Edward Brown and Glenn Johnston present and William Lawhead absent.

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Agatha Lauder-English, Interim Police Chief Mark Brooks, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Zoning Hearing Board Members Nancy Yeager, Rex Read and Randy Powell, Mike Boal, Amanda Thompson-WOKW, Jeff Corcino-The Progress.

 

Edward Brown motion to approve the minutes of the August 21st, 2012 meeting as written, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

 

Engineer’s Repot: None.

 

Police Report: Interim Chief Brooks submitted the August Incident Report to the supervisors for their review.

Chief Brooks gave the supervisors a copy of the Invoice from Team Force Inc. for the uplift for the new vehicle that Police Department ordered.

 

Chief Brooks reported to the supervisors that he received a request for the Police Department to participate in active shooter training with other local Police Personnel through Clearfield County Emergency Management to be held at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center . Glenn Johnston motion to approve the Police Department participating in Shooter Training as much as manpower permits, Edward Brown second. Motion carried

 

 

Solicitor’s Report:Mr. Naddeo presented the Ordinance for Stormwater penalties and fines that was prepared, advertised and ready for approval. Glenn Johnston motion to approve Ordinance #2012-05 for Stormwater and surface water violations and penalties, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

Mr. Naddeo presented the Ordinance for the Martell Zoning Map change that was prepared, advertised and ready for approval. Edward Brown motion to approve Ordinance #2012-06 for the amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and Map, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Naddeo reported that the three items that were to be completed by Maxwell Trucking before they would receive their Final Pay Estimate were taken care of and he recommended the Final Pay Estimate be paid. Glenn Johnston motion to table the decision until the next meeting, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

 

Mr. Naddeo was given information from the Secretary regarding a resident that the township had to contract an individual to mow her property in 2011 and she was invoiced for the expense. She had not paid the total amount owed to the township for the expense and therefore the Solicitor is putting a lien on her property for none payment.

 

Mr. Naddeo let the supervisors know that he would like to have an Executive Session at the end of the meeting to discuss a complaint against a Police Officer.

 

Mr. Naddeo prepared a Resolution for the supervisors to approve to present to the Election Board to place a question on the ballot to increase the property taxes for Emergency Services. Edward Brown motion to approve Resolution #2012-11, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

 

Mr. Naddeo reported to the supervisors that he contacted John Ryan, the Solicitor for the Clearfield Municipal Authority, regarding the joint venture for a piece of equipment but he has not heard back from him.

 

Recreational Park Board: The Secretary reported that the roadcrew has starting working on installing the items at the Rec Park that are part of a grant that the township received from DCNR.

 

Code Enforcement Officer: Code Officer English updated the supervisors regarding a noise complaint from a previous meeting against Waroquier Coal. She did not know of any Codes or Policies that the township had that would state what time they would be allowed to start or stop working. She is to check her files from previous years that may show time frames for operating equipment that were issued before.

 

At the township meeting on August 7th, 2012 there were numerous residents that attending to complain about Novey Recycling. The Code Officer and two of the supervisors did an inspection of the site and found some violations. Mr. Boal was given a letter stating those violations and the procedure to correct them.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The purchase of a township vehicle for office staff was discussed at the township meeting on August 7th, 2012. Glenn Johnston motion to approve the purchase of a 2010 Saturn Vue from Dotts Motor Co in the amount of $16,503.00 retro back to August 13th, 2012, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Secretary opened the bids for Repairs and Painting of the township building in Hyde:

Faul Construction LLC

Option #1                   17,890.00

Option #2                     7,100.00

*I am only interested in doing the entire project not just part of it. In addition, an assumption is that the paint on the building has/is not lead.

Edward Brown motion to reject and not accept the bid because of the additional statement attached to the bid and have the Secretary accept quotes and negotiate to have the repairs done, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

 

The Secretary let the supervisors know that it was time to put out for bid the winter road materials. Edward Brown motion to advertise for bid 1,800 ton (more or less) 1B Limestone and 1,200 ton (more or less) 6S Anti Skid, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

 

The Secretary reported to the supervisors that they did not receive any letters of interest for the positions on the Zoning Hearing Board or the Planning Commission. It was decided to wait to see if any letters come in before advertising again.

 

The Secretary presented Pay Estimate #4 in the amount of $5,264.90 and #5 in the amount of $13,030.07 to New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co for the Drainage and Paving of Hill Street. Edward Brown motion to pay both Pay Estimate #4 and #5, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

Edward Brown: None.

 

Glenn Johnston let the public know that the supervisors would be meeting with DEP the next week to discuss the Storm Water issues that are going into the Sanitary Sewer System.

 

Glenn Johnston motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of $39,789.13, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

 

No other business to come before the board Glenn Johnston motion to adjourn to Executive Session, Edward Brown second.

7:40 P.M.

Glenn Johnston motion to return from Executive Session, Edward Brown second.

8:00 P.M.

Edward Brown motion to adjourn, Glenn Johnston second.

Meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

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Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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