Regular Monthly Mtg-Nov 21st, 2017


Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
November 21st, 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, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Jeff Corcino, Amanda Thompson, Wendy Brion.


Comments from the audience: No Comments.


William Lawhead motion to approve the minutes of the November 7th, 2017 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


Police Report:Chief Clark reported that the Department is going thru training for the Visual Alert Management System, which is a learning process and should go active n December 1st, 2017.


Chief Clark also reported that the Departments Truck is a Murrays in Dubois for electrical problems.


The tentative arrival for the new SUV is the end of the month. Team Force will come and upfit the unit and Jason Unch will do the detailing.


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


Engineer’s Report: No Report.


Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo presented a Resolution that he prepared granting permission for UGI Central Penn Gas to install a gas line piping along George Street. William Lawhead motion to approve Resolution #2017-01, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


Mr. Naddeo presented a form from the United States District Court for a class action suit and gave the form to the Secretary to complete.




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Mr. Naddeo also was given notice that there is a Tax Assessment Appeal for Allied Production Services in which the Board of Assessment has reduced their Market valuation from 2,815,560.00 to 2,375,000.00


Code Enforcement Officer: The Code Officer asked about setting up a meeting with the Solicitor to review the Zoning changes. She is to call his office.


The Code Officer reported that to date there have been 231 Building and Zoning Permits combined.


The Code Officer also reported that the Timbering in the Baneyville area has been postponed and they are reviewing the access road.


The Code Officer reminded residents to be cautious when installing Christmas lights and also to check their flues and have them cleaned properly.


Roadmaster’s Report: Roadmaster Woodling reported that the Bridge on Coal Hill Road owned by the State over Montgomery Run is having the weight limit reduced to 16 Ton.


The Roadmaster reported that the Leaf Pickup for 2017 is done and the crew will continue to pick up bagged leaves in the biodegradable bags. Call the township office for pickup.


The Roadmaster also reported that the Deacon Road barriers’ will be installed on Wednesday.


The Scoreboard at the Rec Park has been installed and he thanked TD Fabrication for their help with the project.


Secretary/Treasurer’s Report:The Treasurer’s Report for the month of October was submitted for the Supervisor’s review.


The Secretary reported that the Paving Project is complete that was done by New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. and the township received the Invoice in the amount of 68,307.85 and she asked for approval to pay the Invoice. William Lawhead motion to approve payment, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


The Secretary asked for approval to submit to IDIS drawdown of funds for CDBG expenses in the amount of 4,036.06 and authorize the chairman to sign the forms. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


The Secretary reported that the 2018 tentative Budget has been prepared with no tac increase and asked permission to advertise the tentative budget. William Lawhead motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried.


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The Secretary asked for approval to approve the revised Fee Schedule and authorize the Solicitor to prepare a Resolution. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

The Secretary received a letter of interest from Daniel Shepler asking to be reappointed to the Lawrence Township Planning Commission with the term to run until December 31st, 2021. Randy Powell motion to reappoint Daniel Shepler to the Planning Commission, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.


Supervisor’s Report:

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.


William Lawhead: No Report.


Randy Powell: No Report.


William Lawhead motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 89,343.13, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.


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

7:15 P.M.

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

7:29 P.M.


No other business to come before the Board.

William Lawhead motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second.

Meeting adjourned.





Respectfully Submitted,



Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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