Regular Monthly Mtg-Nov 7th, 2017

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

 

Chairman Randy Powell called 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, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Fire Chief Elliott Neeper, Jeff Corcino, Ken Duckett, Aaron Rowles.

 

Comments from the audience: Elliott Neeper, Fire Chief at Lawrence Township Fire Co #1, presented information on a grant that the Fire Company was awarded for Turnout Gear. There is a match to the grant and he asked the supervisors if the Fire Company could use 10,000.00 out of the Fire Company Capital Reserve Funds. William Lawhead motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

William Lawhead motion to approve the minutes of the October 17th, 2017 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

Police Report: Chief Clark presented the Stats for the month of October and reviewed the report with the Supervisors.

The Chief obtained quotes for Police vehicles for 2018 and asked the supervisors to consider the purchase of both units in the 2018 budget.

He has scheduled training for Officer Marshall for night shooting along with Clearfield Borough on November 14th and 16th. With this training Officer Marshall will be the instructor for the township’s officers.

Chief Clark asked for an Executive Session at the end of the meeting for Personnel issue.

 

Engineer’s Report: No report.

 

Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo presented information that he received pertaining to Act 42 of 2017 authorizing placement of ten Category 4 Casinos within the Commonwealth. The Act also grants municipalities the authority to prohibit the location of a Category 4 Casino with the boundaries of the municipality.

Solicitor Naddeo also asked for an Executive Session for the Police Contract.

 

 

Recreational Park Board:No Report.

 

 

 

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Code Enforcement Officer:The Code Officer requested an approval for the Conditional Use for Timbering submitted by Legacy Resource partners, LLC. The Tract of land is located in Hyde (Corner of Washington Avenue and Fullerton Street). Parcel # J09-613-2,3,4,5,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,29,& 103; owned by Soult Wholesale Company with approximately 23.54 acres, Zoning District is R-U, Residential Urban.

Supervisor Lawhead had concerns of the roads that will be used for hauling onto Powell Avenue and Lawhead Street then onto Washington Avenue. This is a residential area with small children who also access the loading and unloading of school buses. Mr. Rowles explained that he is willing to use dump trucks instead of logging trucks to make it safer and also less load on the roads. Supervisor Lawhead also explained that there is an old road that was put in from the Martell Property on Fullerton Street that goes across the swamp. He was not sure if it is still accessible for use but did suggest that they take a look at it. Mr. Rowles felt he did not see any other way to haul out the logs other then to use Powell Avenue onto Lawhead Street. William Lawhead motion to approve contingent on NO HAULING between 8:00 AM-9:00 AM or 2:30 PM-3:30 PM, NO WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS and not before 7:00 AM, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

The Code Officer asked permission to obtain quotes for a Liquid Smoke Machine, which is a safer unit to use with the fumes that come from the townships present machine and also looking at 3rd party service to compare possibly changing to for the required smoke test/sewer line inspections. William Lawhead motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

The Code Officer presented the information that was reviewed at the Zoning Workshop:

 

Land Use – Permitted – Residential College   R-C District

Parcel #1230L08-00000000110,111,120,129,047

– Business, Professional and Personal Services, such as Tax Preparation, Payroll Services, Public Relations, ATM, Insurance Offices, Computer System Design and Related Services, Legal Services, Landscaping, Engineering, Architectural and Related Services, Social Center.

– Institutional Educational, and Civic Services such as Museum, Gallery, Family Services, Places of Worship, Botanical Garden, Book Store.

– Agricultural (Horticultural – Community Gardens, Produce Stands)

– Food Service Establishments such as Bakeries, Candy Stores, Fruit & Vegetables Sale, Restaurant & Café & Related accessory use.

 

Reviewed the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

 

  1. Current Land Use – Residential / Suburban R-S District

Parcel # 1230L08-00000052

Proposed to change portion of land to R-A

Rural Agricultural District

Usage-Lodge Club- Conditional Use

Usage-RV Park – Conditional Use

Usage-Single Family-Attached-Conditional Use

Approx 78.708 Acres

 

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  1. Current Land Use – Rural / Agricultural R-A District

Review areas that could be developed – Infrastructure Expansion

Add Single Family

Clubs & Lodges

Batting Cages

 

Reviewed of Several Ordinances

 

  1. Chicken & Livestock Ordinance
  2. Landlord Ordinance
  3. Business Registration Ordinance
  4. Fireworks Ordinance (review new bill to allow any type of fireworks to purchased in PA.
  5. Land Usage – Correct Existing code to include Wind Mills (Single)
  6. Electric Fence Ordinance – Fence definitions and usages
  7. Reminder that the following types of sale of produce, crafts, etc. with the continued sale of goods requires special permitting. Violators can be reported to the governing bodies of taxation for failure to report income.

 

William Lawhead motion to schedule a meeting with the Solicitor to review possible changes, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

Roadmaster Report:Roadmaster Woodling received quotes to repair a sewer lateral for a resident at 427 W Pauline Drive. This line was put in with Pennvest Loan so the township is currently responsible to repair any issues that may develop with the lateral until the loan is paid in full.

Greenland Construction             8,994.00

BJOE, LLC                                       8,499.00

D J Wisor & Sons                           6,110.00

William Lawhead motion to approve quote, if needed, from DJ Wisor & Sons at 6,110.00, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

The Roadmaster reported that DJ Wisor and Sons is completing the restoration work on Turnpike Avenue and will be doing the line painting and the project will be complete.

The Roadmaster also reported that the roadcrew will continue to pick up leaves until November 17th and will still pick up the biodegradeble bags after that date.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: Pay Estimate #2 in the amount of 150,333.02 to DJ Wisor & Sons for the Turnpike Avenue Project. With 69,772.38 from the Act 13 Funds and 80,560.64 from the General Fund and authorize the Chairman to sign the forms. William Lawhead motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

 

The Secretary also presented Pay Estimate #1 in the amount of 45,713.17 to DJ Wisor & Sons for the Good Street Project, authorize the chairman to sign the forms and to drawdown the funds from IDIS. William Lawhead motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

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The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds from the Reserve Acct to the General Fund in the amount of 4,595.00 for funds received from Clfd Co Conservation District for the Dirt & Gravel Road Project that has been completed. William Lawhead motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

 

The Secretary also asked permission for the Chairman to sign the completion Report for the Dirt & Gravel Road Project to submit to the Conservation District. William Lawhead motion, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

 

The Secretary presented a request from Richard O’Link from 370 Coal Hill Road who is tapping onto the CMA waterline but will remain on his on-lot sewer and needs exoneration from the township for the sewer surcharge. William Lawhead motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

 

The Secretary also reported that there are two terms on the Planning Commission that will expire the end of December, and asked permission to advertise the positions. William Lawhead motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

Supervisors’ Report:

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.

 

William Lawhead motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare the necessary paperwork to dissolve the Work Run Industrial Authority, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

Randy Powell motion to not prepare a Resolution to prohibit the Category 4 Casinos in the township according to Act 42 of 2017, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

William Lawhead motion to approve the list of bills in the amount of $81,112.83, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

Roadmaster Woodling presented information on the water issue on Village Road. The Roadcrew pulled manhole covers and the 8” line is running about 5” and seems to be coming from Overlook Drive area. The lines need cambered and he was told to contact Stiffler McGraw to get it done.

 

William Lawhead motion to adjourn to Executive Session, Daniel Mitchell second.

7:45 P.M.

William Lawhead motion to return from Executive Session, Daniel Mitchell second.

8:20 P.M.

Police Chief Clark asked the supervisors for permission to hire Kyle Bish as a Part Time officer upon his completion at the academy and Mopec clearing. Randy Powell motion to approve also upon completion and settlement of the Police Contract, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

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William Lawhead motion to change the township health care plan from UPMC to Highmark Community Blue Plan thru the Employer Teamsters, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.

 

A Budget Meeting was scheduled for November 14th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM.

 

William Lawhead motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second. Meeting adjourned.

8:30 P.M.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

____________________________

Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

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