Regular Monthly Mtg-June 6th, 2017

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
June 6th, 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, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Kim Finnigan, Jeanette Read, Rodger Read, Jeff Corcino, Rob Inguagiato, Lennie Swisher, Luke Swisher, Dave Stiffler, Scott McEldowney and Amanda Thompson.


Comments from the audience: None.


William Lawhead motion to approve the minutes of the May 16th, 2017 meeting as written, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Police Report: Stats for the month of May were submitted for the supervisor’s review.


Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo reviewed the Elk Ordinance and felt everything was in order and ready to be advertised. Randy Powell motion to approve the Solicitor advertising the Elk Ordinance, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.

Mr. Naddeo also prepared a Telecommunications Ordinance and was ready to be advertised for adoption. William Lawhead motion to approve the Solicitor advertising the Telecommunications Ordinance, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Recreational Park Board: No Report.


Code Enforcement Officer Report: The Conditional Use Hearing for Timbering for Jode Delp Trucking & Logging scheduled for today was canceled and a request for the date of July 5th, 2017 @ 6:50 P.M. William Lawhead motion to approve the date for Conditional Use Hearing, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


The Code/Zoning Officer presented the Clearfield Soccer Association Plan/Soil Erosion Plan/On-Lot System and asked for supervisors approval to proceed with permitting and building structures and site improvements. William Lawhead motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

The Code Officer reminded property owners to cut and maintain their grass and property. She also reminded residents that it is required to get a permit to install a swimming pool.


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The Code Officer asked residents to take all brush to the Compost Site on Mann Road instead of burning.


Roadmaster’s Report: Ronald Woodling reported that he attended a meeting with Penndot for the SR322 Paving Project. They have a June 12th, 2017 expected start date and will be replacing Signals along SR 322 in the township. John Tate from Penndot suggested what the township should keep for backup supplies and spare parts and the Roadmaster intends to contact Tel-Power to see if they know of anyone that would like to purchase what is left that the township isn’t keeping.

The Roadmaster reported that he and the Secretary attended a meeting with Clearfield Borough and DEP regarding the Stinky Run Project. It was reported that the project will probably not get started until 2020. Information that was handed out that night was given to the supervisors for their review.


The Roadmaster reported that the Guiderails were replaced on Riverview Road, Coal Hill Road and Industrial Park Road.


The Roadmaster spoke with John Williams at Clearfield Municipal Authority and they are working on the plans for the Glen Richey Water Line Extension Project and asked what the townships requirements are for restoration of township roadways and right-of-ways. Supervisor Lawhead asked that they be restored to Penndot requirements.


Secretary/Treasurer’s Report:Clearfield County requested that the township approve a Resolution that the township adopt the Clearfield County 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan as the official Hazard Mitigation Plan for Lawrence Township. The Secretary prepared the Resolution and was ready for the supervisors approval. William Lawhead motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


The Secretary opened the Bids for the Turnpike Avenue Project.

Greenland Construction                                                   479,723.00

HRI                                                                                        684,990.00

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.                                                   845,552.00

D.J. Wisor & Sons Inc                                                         338,134.00

Diehl Contracting, LLC                                                      384,750.00

John Nastase, Construction                                             429,205.20

C & R Directional Boring, LLC                                           416,530.00

William Lawhead motion to table all bids for Engineer to review, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


The Secretary reported that the municipal office will have a temporary power outage on June 13th, 2017 for Penelec to replace two electric meters, which also means no phone service until completed.



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The Secretary/Treasurer reported that the property at 78 White Road Clearfield that was damaged by fire was demolition and cleanup completed. She asked permission to pay the property owner the funds the township received from the Insurance Company for the Fire Escrow in the amount of 20, 667.79. Randy Powell motion to approve payment, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Supervisor’s Report

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.


William Lawhead: Supervisor Lawhead presented information for Act 172 of 2016 (Fire Fighters Tax Bill), it provides municipalities the ability to offer tax credit to Fire Fighters. He gave the information to the Solicitor for his review.


Randy Powell: No Report.


Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 71,966.24, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


No other business to come before the board.

William Lawhead motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second.


Meeting adjourned.

7:25 P.M.



Respectfully Submitted,



Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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