Regular Monthly Mtg-March 6th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
March 6th, 2018
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 and Randy Powell present with Jeremy Ruffner absent.

 

Comments from the audience: None.

 

Randy Powell motion to approve the minutes of the February 20th, 2018 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

Police Report: Police Chief Clark presented the Stats for the month of February and reviewed them with the supervisors.

The Chief also recognized Officer Craig Kanour as Officer of the month for February.

 

Engineer’s Report: No Report.

 

Solicitor’s Report:Mr. Naddeo reviewed the concern of the section of road that use to be part of Industrial Park Road that was not vacated by the township but a motion was made at the previous township meeting to request the Solicitor to move forward with vacating that portion of road. Solicitor Naddeo said in doing so the individuals that need to use that section of road to get to their private property would not have access and the township would be creating them being landlocked. Randy Powell motion to rescind motion from February 20th, 2018 to vacate that portion of Industrial Park Road, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Solicitor Naddeo asked for an Executive Session for Personnel issue.

 

Recreational Park Board: The Secretary reported that the Playground Equipment, Bench, and Softfall materials have been ordered that was approved for the DCNR Grant.

 

Code Enforcement Officer:Code Officer Finkbeiner requested a Conditional Use Hearing on April 3rd, 2018 @ 6:50 PM for Timbering/Waroquier property off of Bloomington-Glen Richey Hwy with applicant Rob Holland. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

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The Code Officer reported that all mobile home park owners were given notice of renewal and increase of license fees. Notice of mobile home park violations was included in all renewal letters and they were given notice of I/I concerns.

 

The Code Officer also reported that all junkyard, scrap yards were given notice of renewal and increase of license fees.

 

Code Officer Finkbeiner also reported that all Amusement Tax renewals have been sent out.

 

The Code Officer reported that she gave an update to Stiffler McGraw of all lateral repairs completed and the next update will be sent to them on March 16th, 2018. Approximately 90 repairs have been done, 29 outstanding repairs from the letters sent, of which 13 have commitment date of completion from plumber.

Per conversation with Stiffler McGraw additional letters to be sent, approximately 160 under investigation, possible action.

 

Roadmaster’s Report:Roadmaster Woodling reported that he received information from Penelec that there would be a power outage on March 15th, 2018 from 9:00 AM-Noon in the Park Avenue Extension area.

The Roadmaster reported that he met with one contractor to review the roads for paving.

 

The Roadmaster also reported that the question on the repairs to the Railroad tracks on Riverview Road will only be for the Signal and not the road. Supervisor Powell still felt that would be congestion if that is during the same time period that a portion of Coal Hill Road will be closed and Riverview Road will be the detour.

 

The Roadmaster ordered the Drag that was approved at the previous meeting.

 

The Roadmaster met with a Penndot Representative and they will continue to do line painting for the township and the township will be responsible to sweep their parking lot in the Industrial Park.

 

The Roadmaster presented prices from Walsh Equipment and Bradco Supply to the supervisors for a truck. He is to look into what it would cost and payments to purchase under a Lease.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Liquid Fuel Funds from the Commonwealth of Pa were deposited into the township account on March 1st, 2018 with a total deposit of 44,840.00 for Turnback Rds and 411,712.84 for Liquid Fuels Tax Funds. This amount is 6,576.84 more than was originally estimated that the township would receive and what was budgeted for 2018.

 

 

 

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The Secretary reported that Jodi Brennan worked with her and Ron and prepared the 902 Application for Recycling Program Grant. The township is applying for a Self Contained Truck Mounted Leaf Vac at a total cost of 170,213.00 with DEP share of 153,191.00 and township share of 17,022.00. Jodi is setting up a meeting with a representative from DEP to review the application before it is submitted. Randy Powell motion to approve submitting grant and authorize the chairman to sign all forms, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reported that she received a letter from Paul Snyder requesting to be reappointed to the Airport Authority. New term will run until April 15th, 2023. Randy Powell motion to approve reappointing Paul Snyder to the Clearfield-Lawrence Township Airport Authority, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also reported that she did receive confirmation from Keystone Collection Group that the township has received all the funds that were previously paid to Clearfield Borough.

 

The Secretary presented the request from the Roadcrew to return to their four (10) hour work days starting April 2nd, 2018 from 6:00 AM-4:00PM and on the first full week of May (being May 7th, 2018) thru last week of September hours would be 5:30 AM-3:30 PM with option if agreed to by both parties to extend thru end of October as was done in previous years. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell 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 30,000.00. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary opened the Bids for the Dirt & Gravel Road Project.

1,070 Ton (more or less) DSA Pifer Road T-611

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co               35.40 Ton/37,878.00

Glenn O Hawbaker Inc                                 30.65 Ton/32,795.50

Randy Powell motion to award to Glenn O Hawbaker, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.

 

Randy Powell motion for township office to remain open five (5) days a week, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell also had a Personnel issue to discuss with the Solicitor in Executive Session.

 

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Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 42,720.59, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

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

7:36 P.M.

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

7:50 P.M.

 

Randy Powell motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second.

Meeting adjourned.

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor James Naddeo, Jeff Corcino and Wendy Brion.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

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Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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