Regular Monthly Mtg-October 21st, 2014

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
October 21, 2014
7:00 P.M.
Municipal Building
45 George St, Clfd PA

 

Chairman William Lawhead called the meeting to order.

 

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Roll call of Supervisors showed Edward Brown, Daniel Mitchell and William Lawhead all present.

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Solicitors James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Randy Powell, Tom Straw, Kim Finnigan, Theresa Dunlap and Jeff Corcino.

 

Comments from the audience: Mr. Straw asked the supervisors if they do a zoning change along SR322/SR153 from Village what they intend to change it to. He said it stated in the newspaper that they intend to change to Commercial Highway and that could limit what he could do at his business. It was explained that they are considering and discussed to change it to Commercial. It was also explained to him that there is a process they are required to do and it would include advertising the intended change and to hold a Public Hearing.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the minutes of the October 7th, 2014 meeting as written, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

 

Engineer’s Report: No Report.

 

Police Report: No Report.

 

Solicitor’s Report:Mr. Naddeo received a response from the Teamsters Union and both the Police Department and the Roadcrew employees agreed with and accepted to stay with the UPMC Health Insurance current plan and agreed to pay their co-pays. William Lawhead motion to continue with the current health plan with UPMC and require the employees to pay their co-pays, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

 

Solicitor Naddeo prepared a Resolution to take effect January 1st, 2015 that no Supervisors of Lawrence Township can be an employee of the township. William Lawhead motion to approve Resolution #2014-13 stating that no supervisor can be an employee of the township beginning January 1st, 2015, Edward Brown second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Solicitor was given an agreement to review between Lawrence Township and Clearfield County for the Blight Program and asked for more time to review the agreement.

 

Recreational Park Board: No Report.

 

 

 

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Code Enforcement Officer: Ms. Finkbeiner presented the revised plans for Peterbilt from a previous subdivision for a minor correction, whereas there was an error in the labeling for Curve-2 of the Chord Bearing, it should have been east and not west. William Lawhead motion to approve, Edward Brown second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Secretary presented an agreement from the Clearfield County Conservation District for the Dirt & Gravel Road Grant that was approved in the amount of $16,548.69 that the township will receive from the Conservation District and requires the Chairman’s signature.  Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the chairman to sign the agreement with the Clearfield County Conservation District, Edward Brown second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked the supervisors to set a date to begin the 2015 Budget meetings. The date was set for October 29th, 2014 @ 6:30 PM.

 

The Secretary asked permission to transfer funds from the Act13 Account to the General Fund for the 3rd Quarter Part Time Police Officers wages in the amount of $39,630.33. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the transfer of funds, William Lawhead second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary opened bids for winter road materials:

1,200 Ton (more or less) 6S Anti Skid

1,800 Ton (more or less) 1B Limestone

1,000 Ton (more or less) 2B Limestone

Hanson Aggregates         6S Anti Skid                16.50 Ton

                                           1B Limestone              23.00 Ton

                                           2B Limestone              17.50 Ton

Glenn O Hawbaker         6S Anti Skid                 24.16 Ton

                                           1B Limestone              22.66 Ton

                                           2B Limestone              20.41 Ton

New Enterprise               6S Anti Skid                 17.10 Ton

                                           1B Limestone             17.10 Ton

                                           2B Limestone             16.85 Ton

Woodland Equipment    6S Anti Skid                16.86 Ton

                                           1B Limestone             16.97 Ton

                                           2B Limestone             15.35 Ton     

William Lawhead motion to accept bids from Woodland Equipment and Supply for all road materials, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

Edward Brown: No Report.

 

Daniel Mitchell presented a Roadmasters Report: The Roadcrew continues at ditching and berming the roads, and they did paving on Williams Road. He is getting the equipment ready and a list ready for auction.  The mechanics are working at getting the trucks ready for winter.

 

 

 

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William Lawhead motion to approve the township to apply for a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development for a feasibility study of a merger or consolidation between Lawrence Township and Clearfield Borough that will be funded entirely by DCED with no cost to the township, Edward Brown second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

William Lawhead motion to adopt the Penndot Policy that the township is not responsible for and will not replace mailboxes in the township right-of-way that are damaged due to snow plowing, Edward Brown second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisors Lawhead asked for an Executive Session at the end of the meeting to discuss Personnel Issue.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of $106,378.89, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

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

7:17 P.M.

William Lawhead motion to return from Executive Session, Daniel Mitchell second.

8:09 P.M.

William Lawhead motion to advertise for a township Roadmaster, Edward Brown second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

No other business to come before the board.

Daniel Mitchell motion to adjourn, Edward Brown second.

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

_____________________________ 

Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

 

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