Regular Monthly Mtg-Feb 6th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
February 6th, 2018
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 Jeremy Ruffner, Daniel Mitchell and Randy Powell all present.

 

Comments from the audience: None.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the minutes of the January 16th, 2018 meeting as written, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Police Report: Chief Clark presented the Stats for the month of January for the supervisor’s review.

Chief Clark requested permission for Part Time Officer Craig Kanour to attend training on March 19th thru March 21st, 2018 with requiring motel reservations during the training. Randy Powell motion to approve township paying the expense, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Engineer’s Report: No Report.

 

Solicitor’s Report: Solicitor Naddeo asked for an Executive Session for Personnel.

 

Recreational Park Board: No Report.

 

Code Enforcement Officer: No Report.

 

Roadmaster’s Report: Due to the Roadmaster not able to attend the Secretary presented his report. A request to advertise for Bid the Dirt & Gravel Road Project for DSA on Pifer Road. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary presented a question from the Roadmaster asking if the Supervisors wanted to proceed with moving forward with finishing the roof project on the Hyde Building and bidding the remaining project. This is the area over the stone storage. Randy Powell motion to approve moving forward and advertising for bid, Daniel Mitchell second. Jeremy Ruffner opposed.

 

The Roadmaster reported that he is having problems with the barriers that were installed on Deacon Road and someone continues to remove them. Whoever is doing this will get caught , they were put there for a reason. It was discussed on possible other options for barriers and will be looked into.

The Roadmaster reported that they reopened Scribbers Road on January 23rd, 2018 after the ice broke on the river with no damage to the road.

 

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The Roadmaster attended a field meeting for the Bridge Project on Coal Hill Road over Montgomery Run.

 

The Roadmaster requested permission for himself and the entire roadcrew to attend training on Equipment & Labor Safety Program to be held in Huston Township on March 8th, 2018 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried.

 

The Roadmaster inquired if the supervisors wanted him to get quotes to replace the mower at the Rec Park. They will hold off on that for now.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report:The Secretary asked permission to transfer funds from the General Fund to the Fire Company Capital Purchase Account for the 2017 Two (2) Mills not used for Capital Purchase in 2017 in the amount of 88,531.63. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary presented the Co-Stars Contract to purchase Salt for 2018-2019 and asked if they wanted to continue with purchasing under So-Stars. Randy Powell motion to approve Co-Stars Contract for 2018-2019 with purchase of 600 Ton Road Salt, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Supervisors received a second request from Kelly McCracken asking to change the previous appointment as her Deputy Tax Collector from Mark McCracken to Walter Fry. Randy Powell motion to rescind this motion from the January 16th, 2018 meeting appointing Mark McCracken and motion to appoint Walter Fry as the Deputy Tax Collector for Kelly McCracken, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary presented a letter from Clearfield County Solid Waste asking if the township wanted to extend and continue with the Illegal Dumping Program at a fee of 500.00 for the year. Randy Powell motion to approve paying the fee, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary presented a request from Stahl Sheaffer Engineering for a detour on Coal Hill Road during the bridge replacement project. They are requesting to use Coal Hill Road and Riverview Road. Randy Powell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked permission to transfer funds from the TAN Account to the General Fund in the amount of 50,000.00 to pay bills. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also presented a request for the supervisors to approve a Resolution to install an Intersection Flashing Control Beacon at the Intersection of SR 879 and SR 8009 (Park Avenue By-Pass Exit) as a condition of obtaining the Highway Occupancy Permit (HOP). The maintenance and expenses will be paid by Pa Waste, LLC. Randy Powell motion to approve Resolution #2018-04, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

 

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Supervisor’s Report:

Jeremy Ruffner reported that he had a meeting with Police Chief Clark and there is an issue with their monitors and need the server updated. They also need four or five new desktops. He obtained a quote from Dell to replace the desktops and monitors at a total price of 3,141.28. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve purchase to replace five desktops and two monitors, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor Ruffner also requested to add and switch to Static IP with Atlantic Broadband for the internet service at a fee of 21.00 per month because they are not able to receive some important emails at this time. Randy Powell motion to approve switching to Static IP at a monthly fee of 21.00, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor Ruffner also reported that the Police Officers are out on the street more with having computer access in their vehicles.

 

Supervisor Ruffner continues to investigate Website providers before making a change with the township Website.

 

Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 88,504.35, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

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

7:39 P.M.

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

7:55 P.M.

 

Randy Powell motion to purchase surveillance cameras for the Township Building and garage with 8 cameras and 1 8 Channel DVR at a cost of 1,379.00, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Solicitor Naddeo reported that he sent a letter to Stiffler McGraw requesting an update on where they are at with the I & I problem and asked for some information from them. He is waiting to hear back from them on the status and how we are going to proceed to get the issue resolved.

 

No other business to come before the Board.

Randy Powell motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second. Meeting adjourned.

 

Present; Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Jeff Corcino and Wendy Brion.

 

Respectfully Submitted.

 

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Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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