Reorganizational Mtg-January 2nd, 2018

Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
Reorganization Meeting
January 2nd, 2018
6:30 P.M.
Municipal Building
45 George St, Clfd Pa

 

 

Chairman Randy Powell called the meeting to order.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to appoint Randy Powell as temporary Chairman, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to appoint Randy Powell as Chairman for 2018, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to appoint Daniel Mitchell as Vice Chairman for 2018, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed

 

Randy Powell motion to reappoint Barbara Shaffner as the Secretary/Treasurer for 2018 and set wages at 18.35 hr being a 1.35% increase, holidays and benefits to be the same as the roadcrew, and meeting pay @ 50.00 per mtg. Overtime to be approved by two supervisors, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed

 

Randy Powell motion to reappoint Debra Finkbeiner as the Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer for 2018 and set wages at 14.05 hr being a 4.7% increase, meeting pay to remain @ 25.00 per meeting, plus add 32 hrs Personal Time to use as needed. Hours set at 32 hours per week with any hours over that to be approved by two Supervisors and not to exceed 36 hours per week, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to retain Zachary Lawhead as Maintenance Personnel to fire the coal furnace with wages to remain at $10.20 hr., Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to reappoint James Naddeo as Township Solicitor for 2018 with the retainer at $1,400.00 per month, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to reappoint Douglas Clark as Police Chief as per contract, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to appoint Daniel Mitchell as the Supervisor to be the Police Liaison for 2018, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to reappoint Ronald Woodling as the Roadmaster for 2018 and set wages @ 20.54 hr. with mtg pay to remain the same at 25.00 per mtg, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to reappoint Jamie Collins as Animal Control Officer for 2018 and set wages at 480.00 month/ 5760.00 yr., Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

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Daniel Mitchell motion to reappoint Heather Olson as the Administrative Assistant for the Police Department for 2018 and set wages @ 11.30 hr being a 2.7% increase, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to set Fulltime Seasonal Roadcrew Employees wages for 2018 @ 14.80 hr-2.7% increase, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to reappoint Carmen Barba and Howard Hunt as Recycling Personnel for 2018 with wages to remain at 10.20 hr, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to retain County National Bank as Trustee for the General Employees Pension Plan and Police Pension Plan, with further discussion at a later date, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to reappoint the Secretary as Chief Administrative Officer for the General Employees Pension and the Police Pension Plans, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to reappoint Kelly McCracken as the Township Tax Collector at 3% Commission, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to set the Treasures Bond at $2.0 million for 2018, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to reenact all taxes as follows:

Real Estate                                       18 Mills

Wage Tax                                        ½ of 1%

Local Services Tax                         $52.00 per year

Real Estate Transfer                       ½ of 1%

Amusement Tax                             $50.00 first machine/plus $25.00 each

Additional machine

Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to retain present Banks and authorize that all three supervisors and the Secretary/Treasurer as signers for all accounts, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to set meeting dates and time to remain the same at 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M., Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to retain Walter Hopkins as Auditor for 2018, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to retain Stiffler McGraw & Associates for 2018 as Engineer as per Agreement, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to retain Pennsafe Inspection Agency as BCO & Building Inspector for 2018, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

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Randy Powell motion to approve attendance of proper personnel to attend conventions, seminars and classes and appoint Daniel Mitchell as the voting delegate to the State Conference, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to reappoint the Secretary as the voting delegate to the Clearfield County Tax Collection Committee for 2018 and appoint Leslie Stott as alternate, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to reappoint Paul Snyder as Emergency Management Coordinator for 2018, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to reappoint Jack Woolridge to the Vacancy Board, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to retain Kim Kesner as Solicitor for the Zoning Hearing Board., Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to set the mileage reimbursement rate @ the IRS Standard, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

This concludes the Reorganization Meeting for 2018.

 

 

We will now proceed to the Regular Monthly Meeting

 

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Roll call of Supervisors showed Jeremy Ruffner, Daniel Mitchell, Randy Powell all present.

 

Comments from the audience: None.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the minutes of the December 19th, 2017 meeting as written, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Police Report: Chief Clark presented a quote for a server in the amount of 3,547.00. The visual alert system cannot be used in the cars without a server and they need a standalone server. Supervisor Ruffner explained that the software is to communicate with the 911 Center once all is completed and asked if the Chief planned to continue using the server once that is complete. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve purchase upon his review and receiving more information on system from Curry Technology, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Chief Clark asked for an Executive Session for Personnel issue.

 

Engineer’s Report: No Report.

 

 

 

 

 

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Solicitor’s Report: Solicitor Naddeo presented a Resolution for the supervisor to consider adopting that would oppose House Bill 1620 titled “Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Bill”. Randy Powell motion to approve Resolution #2018-01, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Solicitor Naddeo prepared a Resolution for dissolution of the Wolf Run Industrial Park Authority and filing the application for termination with the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Randy Powell motion to approve Resolution #2018-02, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Solicitor Naddeo presented information that he received regarding a Class Action that may affect the township involving fluctuating interest rates. He confirmed that the TAN notes were always at a fixed rate and not fluctuating notes and the township has never been in these types of investments.

 

Solicitor Naddeo also reported that the Police Contract is still at an impasse.

 

Code Enforcement Officer: Debra Finkbeiner requested that the supervisors to set up a meeting regarding the I & I and possibly send out more letters. The supervisors will review dates and times.

 

Roadmasters Report: Roadmaster Woodling was absent from the meeting and in his absence Supervisor Powell presented information on LT #11, which is a 2006 Ford F-550, that Roadmaster Woodling requested they consider replacing. There is now antifreeze coming out of the tailpipe. They will review the issue with the Roadmaster.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Secretary asked who plans to attend the PSATS State Conference, so she could make the reservation.

 

The Secretary reported that she submitted the renewal application for the Safety Committee and the township received the 5% discount because of having a Safety Committee and received a discount of 5,813.00 on Workers Compensation and 1,594.00 for State Workers for the Fire Companies.

 

The Secretary presented Pay Estimate #4, which is the final payment, for the Turnpike Avenue Project in the amount of $16,058.59 for DJ Wisor & Sons and requested approval to pay the estimate and authorize the chairman to sign. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also presented Pay Estimate #3, which is also a final, for the Good Street Project in the amount of $9,828.20 for DJ Wisor & Sons and requested approval to submit a drawdown from IDIS to pay the final payment. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds from the TAN Acct to the General Fund in the amount of 55,000.00 to pay bills. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

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The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds from the Reserve Acct to the General Fund for an Invoice to Metro Alert in the amount of 945.00 for funds deposited into the Reserve for donation to Police Department. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reported that there are two separate drawdowns from CDBG with one being 1028.06, that will come from 2013 Admin and be drawdown by Stiffler McGraw, and a drawdown of 10,778.17 from 2016 CDBG Program and this will be a drawdown thru Clearfield County. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisors Report:

 

Daniel Mitchell: No report.

 

Jeremy Ruffner: Supervisor Ruffner felt that the townships Web Site very much needs updated and made a motion to look into the information to update the Web Site, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell: No Report.

 

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of   $ 70,906.05, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to adjourn to Executive Session, Daniel Mitchell second.

7:20 P.M.

Daniel Mitchell motion to return from Executive Session, Randy Powell second.

7:40 P.M.

Jeremy Ruffner motion to replace a Fulltime Office that resigned from the Police Department and promote Zachary Cowan to Fulltime effective January 2nd, 2018, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor Powell felt that the Police Department has a supervisor as a liaison and that the Fire Departments should also have one. Randy Powell motion to appoint himself as Fire Department liaison, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

Daniel Mitchell motion to adjourn, Jeremy Ruffner second.

Meeting adjourned.

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Jeff Corcino and Wendy Brion.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

_____________________________

Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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