Regular Monthly Mtg-March 7th, 2017

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
March 7th, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Municipal Building
45 George St, Clfd Pa


Chairman Randy Powell called the meeting to order.


Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


Roll call of supervisors showed Daniel Mitchell, William Lawhead and Randy Powell all present.


Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Interim Chief James Glass, Jeff Corcino, Amanda Thompson, Larry Putt, Gigi Gearhart, Sid Lansberry.


Comments from the Audience:Gigi Gearhart asked Chairman Powell if he got his answers to the questions he has pertaining to the possible consolidation between Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township. He stated he has not yet received any answers to his questions. Solicitor Naddeo explained that he is in the process of setting up a meeting with members of the Consolidation Committee to review Supervisor Powell’s questions and get them answered. It was asked if the township has an Investment Policy for their Pension Plans and Solicitor James Naddeo said that the township does have a policy in place.

Sid Lansberry, along with a group of people representing Baseball, have concerns about the townships Hyde Building and have heard rumors that the building is going to be torn down. Supervisor Powell explained that the township is looking at putting on a new roof this year and have no intention of taking the building down. Mr. Lansberry heard that if they do consolidate then the building could be sold or torn down and explained that they Rec Facilities that are in the building are needed for this area. Supervisor Lawhead stated “On behalf of the Consolidation Committee, (As he is the Co-Chair for the Committee.) Never once did they consider or advocate selling that building. Mr. Lansberry thanked them for their time.”


William Lawhead motion to approve the minutes of the February 21st, 2017 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


Police Report: Interim Chief James Glass reported that the 2nd wave for Aggressive Driving Program is scheduled for March 20th thru April 30th, 2017.

Interim Chief Glass also reported that the department would be doing their Qualifying and ordered the ammunition that would be needed.

He also reported that Sergeant Panebianco will be going for training in State College from April 18th, thru April 20th, 2017 and she is paying the 500.00 fee for the training.

Interim Chief Glass is looking into upgrading the rifles and got some prices. He is intending to use grant funds that the department already received.

The Department has been receiving traffic complaints for speeding on Riverview Road, River Road, Clearfield Bypass and South Second Street and as soon as the weather breaks he intends to paint lines so they can do some speed control on those roads.

Interim Chief Glass also reported that a local business thanked Officer Levi Olson for his excellent service on a theft that occurred.


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Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo presented a Resolution that he prepared for an amendment to the Fee Schedule. William Lawhead motion to approve Resolution #2017-04 to amend the Fee Schedule, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Recreational Park Board: No Report.


Code Enforcement Officer: In the Code Officers absence, the Secretary read her report: The Amusement Tax was due February 15th, 2017. There is a 10% Penalty Charge for late fee.

There has been some confusion on when a sewer inspection is required. Inspections performed by Township and Third Party Inspection Service, applicable to type of inspection.

Per Township Smoke Ordinance: If you have public sewer a Public Waste Water Inspection is required prior to transfers of ownership for all properties in Lawrence Township. Failure to comply may delay transfer, fines may be charged for failure to comply. The Fee is $100.00 must be submitted prior to inspection. Inspections are performed on Wednesdays. Schedule 30 days prior to transfer:this time frame would allow for a reinspection if system fails.

Sewer Inspections are required for all new and repaired sewer system. New Tap-$500.00 plus applicable engineering cost.

Inspection Fee for Sewer Repair/replacement- $86.25, addition cost for commercial, contact code enforcement @ 765-0176 to schedule inspection. Pennsafe Building Inspection Service must have 24-48 hours notice. Emergency Inspection to be coordinated with Roadmaster, Ron Woodling.

OnLot Systems-Septic Systems, does not require public waste inspection. However other inspections may be required. Any questions for OnLot System, contact Twp SEO (Sewer Enforcement Officer) Hess & Fisher Engineering @ 765-7541. Additional DEP Finds for failure to comply.

All transfers are sent to Lawrence Township from the Tax Assessment Office, failure to comply will result in fines. Additional tax monies spent chasing violators. Urge all to comply.

Permits to date:19 Building & Zoning Permits.


Roadmaster’s Report:Roadmaster Woodling received a quote from Bradco Supply for a trailer to haul the large Roller. This is a Felling Model FT-24-2 Deck Over Tilt (F) at the cost of 20,988.00. They will take in trade the 2010 Quality 15,000lb Trailer at 2,500.00-2005 Ford F550 Dump Truck with Plow and Spreader-7,500.00 and (2) Valk One Way Slow Plows at 250.00 each for a total trade of 10,500.00. William Lawhead motion to approve purchase with trades, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

Roadmaster Woodling reported that the roadcrew has started doing repairs to Dirt Roads.

The Roadmaster also reported that he spoke with Jim Bailor that does the Street Sweeping and if the long weather forecast continues without snow or ice he may be able to sweep by the end of March.

The Roadmaster would like to put the 2RC Limestone out for bid.

William Lawhead motion to advertise for bid 1,000 Ton (More or Less) 2RC Limestone, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The township received a request from Habitat for Humanity of Clearfield County requesting a letter from the supervisors that acknowledges they have informed the township of their event for the King of the Mountain Bike Race scheduled for October 8th, 2017, so they can submit the letter to Penndot. Randy Powell motion to send letter of acknowledgement, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.




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The Secretary reported that there are terms expiring with one on the Recreational Park Board on March 18th, 2017, two on Zoning Hearing Board on April 19th, 2017, and one on the Airport Authority on April 15th, 2017. Letters have been sent to all present members if they wish to be reappointed. She asked if the supervisors wanted these openings advertised. William Lawhead motion to advertise all the terms, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


The Secretary reported that the township received their Liquid Fuel Funds from the State on March 1st, 2017. The township received $5,545.89 more in Liquid Fuels Tax Fund then budgeted.


The Secretary presented quotes to update the computers in the office for her computer and the Code Officer: Option 1-Better Performance @ 2,839.98 for both computers.

Option 2-Good Performance @ 2,539.98.

William Lawhead motion to approve the purchase of Option 1-Better Performance in the amount of 2,839.98 for 2 computers, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Supervisor’s Report:


Daniel Mitchell: No Report.


William Lawhead: Supervisor Lawhead asked Roadmaster Woodling to remember to put Lawrence Avenue and Lawhead Street on his list to get the large potholes taken care of before the road breaks up. Roadmaster Woodling said he does have those on his list.


Randy Powell motion to approve the Crime Scene Policy for the Police Department pending review from the Solicitor, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Randy Powell motion to approve the J-Net Policy for the Police Department pending review from the Solicitor, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Supervisor Powell had reviewed the cost for gas at the Hyde Bldg and would like to get prices to possibly put a Oil or Gas Boiler at the township building on George Street. Supervisor Lawhead said that he was always told it is cheaper to heat this building with coal. Supervisor Powell would like to at least get prices.


Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 26,082.88, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


No other business to come before the board.

William Lawhead motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second.

Meeting adjourn

7:28 P.M.



Respectfully Submitted,



Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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