Regular Monthly Mtg-July 5th, 2017

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
July 5th, 2017
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 Daniel Mitchell, William Lawhead and Randy Powell all present.

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor Linda Lewis, Glenn Johnston, Rodger & Jeanette Read, Amanda Thompson and Wendy Brion.

 

Comments from the audience: Glenn Johnston asked if the township was considering putting a protective surface on Pifer Road. The stone and millings that he put down at his own expense have worn down. The supervisors will be looking at what funds they have remaining from the paving budget during the meeting.

Mr. Johnston also asked the supervisors what effort they have made to educate themselves and the community on the possible consolidation. Supervisor Powell stated that he has made no effort, he stands with his previous decision. Supervisor Mitchell stated that more residents have come to him and said that is why they elected him to the position so that he can make that decision. Supervisor Powell also said that a member of the consolidation committee spoke with him and he has now changed his mind on the consolidation. Mr. Johnston stated it should be a democracy and residents should be given the opportunity to vote.

Rodger Read stated that there are dozens of laws on the books that were made and approved by the supervisors and not by the residents.

 

William Lawhead motion to approve the minutes of the June 20th, 2017 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

Police Report: Chief Clark reported that the contractor has removed the old sidewalk at the front of the Police Station and is ready to pour the new concrete.

Chief Clark reported that the new Part Time Officer Eric Routch has not been available to be on the work schedule since he was hired and with Officer Shawn Krononwetter leaving the force Part Time Officer Craig Kanour is taking on more hours.

Chief Clark also reported that the Officers can now ask for and submit expenses to Victim Witness Restitution for Lab expenses.

The Stats for the month of June were submitted for the supervisor’s review.

 

The Police Chief is looking at some future training for the Department.

 

 

 

 

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Solicitor’s Report: Ms. Lewis presented the Ordinance pertaining to Telecommunications that has been advertised and ready for adoption. William Lawhead motion to approve Ordinance #2017-01, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

Ms. Lewis presented the Ordinance pertaining to Elk Guide regulations that has been advertised and ready for adoption. William Lawhead motion to approve Ordinance #2017-02, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

The Supervisors previously reviewed a request from Community Guidance Center pertaining to the Police Department providing support and assistance to the center on Leonard Street. Mr. Naddeo contacted them regarding the agreement and it was explained that this is something that is required for them to get their funding. Randy Powell motion to approve agreement and authorize the chairman to sign, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

Recreational Park Board: No Report.

 

Code Enforcement Officer:Ms. Finkbeiner presented the Conditional Use for Timbering submitted by J.M. Delp Trucking for Timbering on Flegal Road. She is waiting on the Bond and Certificate of Insurance. William Lawhead motion to approve the Conditional Use for Timbering condition upon both items completed, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

The Code Officer asked the supervisor to consider adopting an Ordinance for Rental properties so the property owner must register with the township that it is a rental property so the township knows who to contact if there are any issues with the property.

 

Roadmasters Report: The Roadmaster was on vacation so the Secretary reviewed the estimates for additional paving. William Lawhead motion to advertise for bid the following roads for Paving: Forest Drive, Haney Street, O’Dell Street and Neeper Road, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report:The Secretary welcomed the new Police Chief Douglas Clark to the Police Department.

The Secretary received quotes to install the interior steel doors at the Police Station and asked if the supervisors wanted to proceed. There was still question of what doors would be replaced and the supervisors asked Chief Clark to review the project and get with Supervisor Mitchell before they made a decision.

 

The Secretary received the yearend financial reports from Hyde Fire Company and Mill Road Fire Company and asked permission to pay the 2017 donations. Randy Powell motion to approve, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.

 

The Secretary reported that Clearfield County has asked the township to approve a Public Meeting for the 2017 CDBG Project on July 18th, 2017 @ 6:30 P.M. William Lawhead motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

 

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The Secretary/Treasurer reported that the township received the 2016 Act 13 Funds from the state in the amount of 304,102.35, which is 41,448.35 more than budgeted for 2017.

 

The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds from the Act 13 Account to the General Fund in the amount of 36,701.37 to pay the 2nd Quarter Part Time Officer wages and FICA. William Lawhead motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

The Secretary reported that she submitted the final reimbursement for the MON 31 Project for Montgomery Run and it is her understanding that any future projects will be done directly by the Conservation District and she will no longer have to do any future paperwork or drawdowns for projects.

 

The Secretary asked for the supervisors wanted to put the Hyde Building Roof Project out for bid. William Lawhead motion to advertise for bid the Hyde Building Roof with two options in the bid, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

The Secretary also asked if the supervisors wanted the lines repainted at the township office and the Police Station. Randy Powell motion to have the lines repainted at both locations, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

 

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.

 

William Lawhead: No Report.

 

Randy Powell: No Report.

 

Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 22,220.50, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

No other business to come before the Board.

 

William Lawhead motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second.

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

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Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

 

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