Regular Monthly Mtg-August 2nd, 2016

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
August 2nd, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Municipal Building
45 George Street, Clfd Pa



Chairman Randy Powell called the meeting to order.


Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


Roll call of Supervisors showed William Lawhead and Randy Powell present with Daniel Mitchell absent.


Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Police Chief Mark Brooks, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Engineer Chris Dutrow, Michael Blickley, Marlene Johnson, Wilson Fisher, Jeff Corcino, Wendy Brion.


Comments from the audience: None.


William Lawhead motion to approve the minutes of the July 19th, 2016 meeting as written, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Engineer’s Report: Chris Dutrow submitted the Smoke Test results to the supervisors for their review. He noted that most all of the deficiencies are associated with facilities that are owned by the township, thus the responsibility to repair those lies with the township. There were a few that Diehl Contracting will be responsible to repair and he also suggested the township consider contracting with them to repair the ones for the township.


Police Report: Chief Brooks submitted the Stats for June and July.

Chief Brooks reported that the Officers are nearing completion of the Pa Department of Transportation Aggressive Driving enforcement project for 2016. This 3rd and final wave of the enforcement period will continue its focus on roadways with statistics of accident locations within the township. Funding from the National Traffic Safety Administration and Pa DOT continue to make the program possible. Municipal police across the state of PA who participated in last year’s program attributed a reduction in serious injury accidents state wide due to over 58,000 citations issued during the 2015 enforcement period. The final wave of the 2016 project is scheduled to conclude on August 28th, 2016.


Chief Brooks reported that the mandatory firearms qualifications were conducted on July 29th, 2016. All officers have successfully completed the required MPOETC police firearms proficiency qualifications course. Department certification will remain current through July of 2017.


Chief Brooks reported that Officers recently participated in the grand reopening of Snappy’s Convenience Store on July 16th, 2016 at their SR 879/I-80 location. The 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM event included a presentation with age appropriate materials, spanning informative coloring books on child and youth safety, along with adult themed handouts addressing increasing crimes such as identity theft and personal safety with community awareness. Positive feedback was received from customers and we extend our thanks to JJ Powell and the Snappy’s staff for inviting us to their event.


Chief Brooks thanked the Clearfield County Fair and Park Board for the continued opportunity to participate in the annual Clearfield County Fair Parade, which took place on August 1st, 2016. He extended his appreciation for all the hard work in coordinating the event.

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Solicitor’s Report: Solicitor James Naddeo drafted and advertised Ordinance #2016-02 to repeal Ordinance #2003-04 for Business Licenses and License for Eating and Drinking establishments, implementing Pennsylvania Health Act. William Lawhead motion to approve Ordinance #2016-02, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Solicitor Naddeo received a letter directed to his attention that pertained to a possible litigation voicing complaints about the Code Zoning Officer. He asked for an Executive Session to discuss the complaint.


Recreational Park Board: No Report.


Code Enforcement Officer Report: The Code Officer presented a request for a Conditional Use Hearing from Pinchey Services for Timbering. The date was set for August 16th, 2016 @ 6:50 P.M.


The Code Officer also presented a request for a Conditional Use Hearing from Dave Reed for Storage Building on the Clearfield Shawville Hwy. The date was set for September 20th, 2016 @ 6:50 P.M.


The Code Officer received a request for LERTA for a Permit received from Davitas Healthcare to be located at 8878, 8912 Clearfield Curwensville Hwy, building owned by Diverse Land Company, Timothy Greenland. They are doing renovations to a section of the building. William Lawhead motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


The Code Officer presented a report on Zoning and Building Permits to date:

Commercial                          Residential

Zoning Permits     53     $103,035.00                      257,717.00

Building Permits     51   1,888,428.00                     566,251.00

Total Permits       104   1,991,463.00                      823,968.00

Total combined Construction Cost 2,815,431.00.


Roadmasters Report: In the Roadmasters absence the Secretary read the report. The following roads have been bermed and ditched, Guinea Hill Rd, Good Street, Bowman Hill Rd, Morrison Road. They graded 21st Street, Nelson Rd, McGeorge Rd, Scribbers Rd. The EDP 30 Oil was installed on Pifer Road and 21st Street was Tared and Chipped on July 28th, 2016.


Secretary/Treasurer’s Report:The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to authorize CNB to make a pay out of funds to Daniel Mitchell for his Pension Plan Funds. William Lawhead motion to approve the payment of funds, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


The Secretary reported that the township advertised for CDBG Program Engineering Services with the proposals due July 26th, 2015. The township only received one proposal and that was from Stiffler McGraw & Associates. Randy Powell motion to accept the Engineering Services Proposal from Stiffler McGraw for the CDBG Programs, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


The Secretary opened the bids for the Flegal Road Bridge Project:

Mar-Allen Concrete Products                  128,511.00

Clearwater Construction                             91,000.00

BCS Construction Inc                                   77,195.00

William Lawhead motion to award bid to BCS pending Engineers review and approval of bids, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


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The Secretary presented a quote from F.D.R. HVAC Inc to replace the Ductless Mini Air Cooling-Heat System that is no longer working in the office-meeting room area and the parts are no longer available for repairs. The quote is 2,994.44 and the unit is at cost. William Lawhead motion to approve Supervisor Randy Powell to review the quote, look into other options and purchase a unit as long as the amount is under 3,000.00, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Supervisor’s Report:


William Lawhead: No Report.


Randy Powell: No Report.


Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of $28,774.12, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Michael Blickley presented a request to the Supervisors concerning Chevy Lane off of Turnpike Avenue because the road is in poor condition with large potholes and asked the supervisors if they could do anything to repair the road. Supervisor Lawhead explained that the road does not belong to the township and is considered a private road. He did explain that if the residents bring the road to the specks that is required by the township they can consider taking over the road.


Wilson Fisher presented a Stormwater Collection System Construction Agreement between the township and Burger King for the supervisors to review and approve. Solicitor Naddeo did review the agreement and everything was in order. William Lawhead motion to approve the agreement, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

Randy Powell motion to adjourn to Executive Session for a possible litigation with no action to be taken, William Lawhead second.

7:35 P.M.

William Lawhead motion to return from Executive Session, Randy Powell second.

7:50 P.M.

No other business to come before the Board.

Randy Powell motion to adjourn, William Lawhead second.

Meeting adjourned.



Respectfully Submitted,



Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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