Regular Monthly Mtg-Feb 20th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
February 20th, 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.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve the minutes of the February 6th, 2018 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Police Report: Chief Clark did not have a report but let the supervisors know that the department is moving forward with the Visual Alert System and the new server.

 

Engineer’s Report: No Report.

 

Solicitor’s Report:Solicitor Naddeo spoke with Stiffler McGraw’s Engineer and they are working on getting the answers to his questions regarding the Hyde SSO and should have an answer by next week.

 

Solicitor Naddeo has been in contact with the Teamsters Union regarding the Police Contract and the two dates that were discussed in April, neither date was suitable with the Teamsters attorney.

 

Solicitor Naddeo asked the supervisors to set a date for a Public Hearing for the Zoning changes. Randy Powell motion to set the date for April 17th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM, Jeremy Ruffner Second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Recreational Park Board: No Report.

 

Code Enforcement Officer:

Revised Subdivision & Land Development Plan

Kerr Property on Knotty Pine Road

Applicant – Clearfield Municipal Authority

Submitted relocation of driveway.

Parcel # K09-000-00028 – Site affected encompasses area 420 ft x 20ft for waterline easement and a 55ft x 55ft tract for the proposed potable water storage tank. Planning committee review and comment, recommend approve contingent location of new access road meets site distance requirements. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

 

 

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The Code Officer reminded residents that the Inflow and infiltration violation letters have been sent out. Weather is changing contact your plumbing contractor to get lateral repairs completed. Inflow and infiltration do not reconnect sump pump, if you have downspout in ground, where do they discharge? If you have a perimeter drain in your basement where is it discharging. Do not wait for a letter. The engineering cost and township costs chasing this problem is paid by the Lawrence Township Citizens, all residents take a look at your storm water drainage where is it going and if it is going into the sewer get it out.

 

Roadmaster’s Report:Roadmaster Woodling reported that the township was made aware that an old portion of Industrial Park Road that now is a driveway into the VFW picnic grounds was never vacated by the township as a township road. Solicitor Naddeo was made aware of the concern and explained that the township can vacate the road and require an easement to adjoining land owners. Randy Powell motion to request Solicitor to move forward with vacating the old portion of Industrial Park Road, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Roadmaster Woodling reported that the sewer camera was taken to A & H Equipment in Harrisburg last week. Many issues were found with the plate on bottom at sometime was removed and the screw was stripped and replaced with one that was too long, and it damaged the equipment. It had the gears on left side chewed off body and also used blue gue . They will be getting us an estimate to repair and replace.

 

Roadmaster Woodling also reported that he met with Stiffler McGraw to look at the roof at the Hyde Building for the portion of roof that was not yet replaced for the garage area where the stone material is stored. They will be getting the township a quote.

 

Roadmaster Woodling is working on the 2018 Paving Bid and presented a list of roads to the supervisors. He is to also include Fletcher Road and add a completion date in the bid. Randy Powell motion to advertise the 2018 Paving, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Roadmaster Woodling also presented a quote from Walsh Equipment for a Growler Road Drag for Dirt Roads in the amount of 10,560.00. He borrowed one from another local township last year and the crew liked it very much. Randy Powell motion to approve purchase of the Road Drag, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer’s Report for month of January was submitted for supervisor’s review.

 

The Secretary asked permission to drawdown funds for CDBG Good Street Project. Invoice #2018-12 in the amount of 4,865.90 for Project expenses to be drawdown by Clearfield County. Administrative Expenses in the amount of 1,222.88 to be drawdown by Stiffler McGraw and approval for the Chairman to sign that drawdown. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reported that a term on the Clearfield Municipal Authority for Greg Dixon expired and he has submitted a letter asking to be reappointed with the term to run until January 1st, 2023. Randy Powell motion to reappoint Greg Dixon to the Clearfield Municipal Authority, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

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The Secretary also reported that there are also terms expiring on the Rec Park Board, in March and the Zoning Hearing Board and Airport Authority in April and she sent out letters to current board members to remind them to submit letters if they would like to continue on the Board. Randy Powell motion to advertise the positions, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also reported that they received 17,990.00 from Atlantic Broadband for the 1st Quarter Franchise Fee.

 

The Secretary received a letter from the Shaw Public Library asking the township to reappoint Valerie Dixon as a Lawrence Township representative on the Library Board with the term to expire the second Thursday of January 2020. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary presented a request to approve the Wolf Run 5k to be held in the Industrial Park on May 26th, 2018 @ 9:00 AM.

 

The Secretary reported that according to our DCNR Grant we are allowed to proceed with ordering the equipment that was approved for the grant. The playground equipment is actually at a lower price until next week. It was 31,383.00 but is now at 21,175.00 but there may be freight to pay. Rand Powell motion to approve ordering playground equipment, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked permission to advertise for Bid, 1,000 Ton (more or less) 2RC Limestone. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked permission to transfer 11,000.00 from the Reserve Account to the Sanitary Sewer Acct until the township receives more sewer surcharge funds. Randy Powell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also asked permission to look into two grant opportunities for possible paving in the township, with one from Penndot and the other from DCED. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also reminded residents that Clearfield County is having a Recycling day on March 17h, 2018 and you must be preregistered.

 

Roadmaster Woodling presented prices to the supervisors for a Medium sized truck that would be larger then a Ford F-550, but he needed additional information and is to get the information and get back to the supervisors. There was discussion if they really needed a truck that size.

 

Supervisor’s Report: Jeremy Ruffner reported that he has been meeting with potential Web host providers and has done Demo’s. He feels the township needs to transition to a .gov. Jeremy Ruffner motion to proceed, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

Supervisor Ruffner also reported that he worked with Curry Technology to get the computers installed at the Police Department.

 

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Daniel Mitchell: No Report.

 

Randy Powell motion to advertise the mowing of the township buildings and current areas that the township maintains, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to install camera system at the township building with the quote from The Phone Guys for Installation of a Q-SEE Video Camera System-Q-SEE 8 Channel HD IP NVR with 2 TB HDD with (5) Cameras install initially at the price of 1,500.00, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 158,628.60, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

No other business to come before the board.

Daniel Mitchell motion to adjourn, Randy Powell second.

Meeting adjourned.

7:55 P.M.

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Solicitors James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Jeff Corcino, Amanda Thompson and Wendy Brion.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

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Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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