Regular Monthly Mtg-September 5th, 2017

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


Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitors James Naddeo and Linda Lewis, Glenn Johnston, Amanda Thompson, Jeff Corcino, Wendy Brion, Rodger & Jeanette Read, Ken Duckett.


Comments from the audience:Glenn Johnston apologized to the Supervisors for his frustration at the previous meeting. He also asked the supervisors to meet with him at the area on Pifer Road he has concerns about. All three supervisors agreed to meet with him the next morning at 10:00 AM.


William Lawhead motion to approve the minutes of the August 15th, 2017 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


Police Report:Chief Clark presented the stats for the month of August and also a new report that details each individual Officer and the work they have done.


Chief Clark asked the supervisors if they made a decision of his request to purchase a 2018 Ford Interceptor 4 x 4 and trade the 2011 Expedition. The Police Department did not budget to purchase a vehicle in 2017 but since the township sold units on Municibid the supervisors felt they could use those funds for the purchase. William Lawhead motion to approve the purchase, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Engineer’s Report: No Report.


Solicitor’s Report: The Solicitor asked for an Executive session for Personnel Issue and a potential litigation with action on the litigation.


Recreational Park Board: No Report.


Code Enforcement Officer: Ms. Finkbeiner reported that there is another blighted property that will be demolitioned. She also reported that the residents have been responding to the sewer violation letters that were sent out and reminds the residents that they are required to have the repairs done within the 60 days.




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Roadmasters Report:Roadmaster Woodling updated the supervisors on the New Utility Truck that was ordered and it will be between November and December that the township should receive it but also noted that since it was later being ordered the unit will be a 2018 and will have an increase in price of approximately 1,300.00. There is the updated year increase and less of a rebate.


He also reported that the roadcrew has been cleaning ditches and getting more pipe in.


The Roadmaster let the public know that they will be working on 104 Calvary Road and it will be closed from the top of the road, where it turns to dirt, to the water tank while doing project. Supervisor Lawhead asked him to contact the Clearfield Municipal Authority so they are aware of the road being closed.


Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Secretary presented a request from the Clearfield Municipal Authority to reimburse a resident for the sewer surcharge at 1221 Woodland Road 2nd Floor. The customer was billed on wrong meter and requested a refund of 211.75. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


The Secretary presented a request from the township roadcrew asking to extend the (4) 10 hour work days until the end of October 2017, which would be the week ending October 27th, 2017 and to stay at the same start time of 5:30 AM-3:30 PM as it has been in previous years. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


The Secretary reported that the units the township had on Municibid ended on August 22nd, 2017 and the township received a total of 28,740.00.

2002 Ford Truck             3,000.00

2011 Ford Police Unit       785.00

1996 Mack Dump       24,955.00


Supervisor’s Report:


Daniel Mitchell: No Report.


William Lawhead: No Report.


Randy Powell motion to purchase a camera and video camera for the Roadmaster to take videos and pictures of roads, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 76,908.91, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Daniel Mitchell motion to adjourn to Executive Session for a Personnel Issue and possible litigation, Randy Powell second.

7:15 P.M.


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

7:40 P.M.

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Randy Powell motion to appoint James Naddeo as Arbitrator for the Police Contract for the township, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


No other business to come before the Board.


Randy Powell motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second.


Meeting adjourned.





Respectfully Submitted,



Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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