Regular Monthly Mtg-December 1st, 2015

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
December 1st, 2015
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, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Sergeant James Glass, Solicitor James Naddeo, Randy Powell, Jeff Corcino, Theresa Dunlap.


Comments from the audience: None.


Edward Brown motion to approve the minutes of the November 17th, 2015 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


Engineer’s Report:No Report.


Police Report:Sergeant Glass presented a report to the Supervisors regarding the incident in the Hyde area where they discovered a Meth Lab.

Sergeant Glass reported that there was an audit conducted on November 10th, 2015 by the Pa. State Police of the department’s plans, policies, or procedures in place relative to the dissemination of protected information that are in accordance with the statute. The audit of the department’s policies and procedures found no discrepancies identified.

Sergeant Glass reported the department participated in an Aggressive Driving program between October 26th and November 22nd, 2015.


Sergeant Glass requested permission for the department to purchase new Tasers. The reason for the request is based on the fact that the Tasers they are currently using will soon be discontinued by the company and the ones they are currently using are damaged, out dated or no longer usable. He requested to purchase four new X2 Tasers and Cartridges as they offer maximum effectiveness and minimize risk factors to officers while remaining safe for subjects. The cost of each X2 Taser is $1,399.99 and comes with 4 Taser Cartridges. Each Full-time Officer will be responsible for purchasing their own X2 Holster out of their own clothing allowance, however additional holsters will need to be purchased for part-time employees at a cost of $89.99 each. The total funds needed is 6,279.86 and they intend to use grant funds they already received from 2011 thru 2014 in the total amount of $11,475.00. William Lawhead motion to approve the purchase of the Taser Units, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.


Sergeant Glass also presented information for a Speed Timing Device that the department would like to purchase. They are presently borrowing a unit from another department. They obtained information for a unit that was a left over demo with a $1,000.00 savings and would still have the 1 year warranty at the cost of $2,995.00. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the purchase of the Speed Timing Device, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.


Sergeant Glass asked for an Executive Session at the end of the meeting for a Personnel issue.






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Solicitor’s Report: James Naddeo reported that the advertising of the zoning ordinance change was not done in time for the supervisors to approve at the meeting but has now been advertised and can be approved at the next township meeting.


Recreational Park Board: No Report.


Code Enforcement Officer: Debra Finkbeiner presented a LERTA request for building renovations with the estimated cost of construction at approximately $100,000.00 submitted by Reed Ventures located at 2828 Washington Avenue located in a Commercial Highway area. William Lawhead motion to approve, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.


The Code Officer also presented a LERTA request for building renovations @ JBL Holdings (Red Roof Inn) located at 14451 Clearfield Shawville Highway, Clearfield. Phase 2 of building permit estimated cost of construction $50,000.00, with additional work included in the duration schedule including phase 3 has a total estimated cost for construction of $500,000.00. Renovations include new banquet hall, new dining and bar area, and new check-in and lobby area. A complete face lift of the interior and exterior of building including all sidewalks, parking areas and signage. William Lawhead motion to approve the LERTA request for JBL Holdings, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


Roadmasters Report: Roadmaster Woodling reported that the equipment is ready for winter, they only have to install the plows once it starts with snow.


They will continue to pick up bagged leaves if a resident calls and lets them know they have bags ready to be picked up.


Secretary/Treasurer’s Report:The Secretary presented a Sewer Surcharge Exoneration submitted by Richard and Rebecca Hummel located at 1873 Carrs Hill Road. William Lawhead motion to approve the exoneration, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.


Supervisor’s Report:

Edward Brown: No Report.


Daniel Mitchell: No Report.


William Lawhead: No Report.


Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the list of bills in the amount of $48,616.63, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.


William Lawhead motion to adjourn to Executive Session for a Personnel issue, Edward Brown second.

7:15 P.M.

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

8:02 P.M.

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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