Regular Monthly Meeting-November 19th, 2013

Regular Monthly Meeting

Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors

November 19th, 2013

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 William Lawhead, Edward Brown and Glenn Johnston all present.


Present: Code Enforcement Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Solicitor James Naddeo, Teresa Dunlap-Gant Daily, Kim Finnigan-The Courier Express, Jeff Corcino-The Progress, Barry Dimmick, Elliott Neeper, Steve Smith, Alicia Shaw, John Webber, Kevin Graham-all from Mill Road Fire Department.


Comments from the audience: None.


William Lawhead motion to approve the minutes of the November 5th, 2013 meeting as written, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.


Engineer’s Report: William Lawhead motion to approve the Corrective Action plan submitted by Gwin Dobson & Foreman, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

William Lawhead motion to approve and accept the Home Inspection for the Sanitary Sewer at the fee of $40.00 per visit for Infiltration & Inflow Visual Inspections by Pennsafe Building Inspection Services, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.


Police Report: No Report.


Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo presented a Resolution to the supervisors approving an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Clearfield Municipal Authority to increase the term of existence of the Authority to a date fifty (50) years from the date of approval of articles of amendment by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. William Lawhead motion to approve Resolution #2013-07, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.


Mr. Naddeo presented a proposed Ordinance for the supervisors to review regarding rules & procedures for the inspection and certification of sanitary sewer systems on all properties connected to the public wastewater treatment system in the township at the time of sale or transfer of any such properties.


Mr. Naddeo presented the quotes from the local banks for the financing for Sanitary Sewer Project Phase III and requested an Executive Session at the end of the meeting to discuss the quotes.


Recreational Park Board: No Report.


Code Enforcement Officer: Debra Finkbeiner presented a Subdivision submitted by Hess & Fisher Engineering for Ferdin Wallace & Sherry Smith located on Nelson Road (T-604). The Subdivision was approved by the Planning Commission and forwarded to the Supervisors for approval.  Edward Brown motion to approve the Wallace/Smith subdivision, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


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Secretary’s Report: The Secretary was absent but provided the supervisors with a copy of the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October for their review.


Supervisor Lawhead presented a letter to the Board of Supervisors that the township received from Penndot District 2-0 terminating the records storage space at the township building in Hyde effective December 31, 2013.



Supervisor’s Report:


Edward Brown: No Report.


Supervisor/Roadmaster William Lawhead announced to the public that the last day for the Leaf Vac would be Friday, November 22nd, 2013 and then it will be put away for winter. If a resident has bagged leaves in the Bio-degradable bags contact the township office and the roadcrew will pick them up.


Glenn Johnston motion to purchase the Engine for the Mill Road Fire Department from 4 Guys pending further discussion on added equipment, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Edward Brown motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of $70,975.74, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Edward Brown motion to adjourn to Executive Session, William Lawhead second.


William Lawhead motion to return from Executive Session, Edward Brown second.


No other business to come before the Board, William Lawhead motion to adjourn, Edward Brown second.


Meeting Adjourned.





Respectfully Submitted,



Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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