Regular Monthly Mtg-April 3rd, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
April 3rd, 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 April 17th, 2018 meeting as written, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

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

Chief Clark also reported that the police vehicle that was damaged is at Moyers being repaired and should be done by the end of the week then it will go to Full Throttle for the graphics. He also contacted Tri-Star on the new car and it should be delivered by April 11th, 2018.

 

Engineer’s Report: No Report.

 

Solicitor’s Report: Solicitor Naddeo reported that the Collective Bargaining for the Police Contract has been approved and signed by the union and is consistent with what was negotiated. He asked the supervisors to approve a Resolution to sign the Police Contract that will be until December 31st, 2020. Randy Powell motion to approve Resolution, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Recreational Park Board: No Report.

 

Code Enforcement Officer:The Code Officer reported that she has received a lot of calls for the sewer repairs for violation letters that were sent out and a lot of the repairs are getting done.

 

The Code Officer asked the supervisors to review and look at possible amendments in the future for Day-Care Centers and that they need to be added in Commercial areas in the township.

The Code Officer suggested that the areas that the township is having the I & I issues and property owners with sump pumps are trying to get the water to the ditches and asked that the crews focus on checking the ditches and getting these ditches cleaned out so the water can flow.

Supervisor Powell reported that he talked with the engineers and they were in the area on Tuesday checking sewer lines. He saw a lot of areas where plumbers were out working on the repairs.

 

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Chief Clark took a few minutes to explain to the public that if they get a phone call from someone saying they are from the Internal Revenue Service and you owe money, this is a scam and do not give them any information. The Internal Revenue Service will contact you by mail if you owe them money. If you get a call you may contact him, and he will investigate what information you are able to give him.

 

Roadmaster Report:Roadmaster Woodling reported that he meet with Walsh Equipment and the Drag that was ordered should be delivered this week.

 

The Roadmaster presented a quote from Arbor Pro to daylight a portion of Coal Hill Road starting on the turn near Jade Road at a cost of 2,400.00. Also Daylighting a portion of Mann Road up to Ford Drive @ 6,700.00, with a total for both areas at 9,100.00. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Roadmaster Woodling reported that he met with Rebecca from the Clearfield County Conservation District for a new Dirt & Gravel Road Project and they looked at Evans Road. She felt that would be a project that would be approved and would gather the information needed to complete the application. It will be ready for the next township meeting and the supervisors approval.

Roadmaster Woodling presented the new Lease option to the supervisors for the 2019 Peterbilt 337 Dump Truck. The Roadmaster explained that he has concerns of this truck being bigger then what he wanted to purchase, and it would not be able to get into areas where the operator would be plowing. He wanted a truck that is the size between the F550 and the Peterbilt that the township already has. Supervisor Powell that it is too much money to spend on a truck that might sit at the garage. Randy Powell motion to not move forward with the purchase of this unit, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Roadmaster Woodling reported that the 902 Recycling Grant application for the Leaf Vac has been completed and mailed and the Penndot Multi Modal Grant for Turnpike Avenue Project has been submitted.

The Roadmaster also reported that the roadcrew will start cold patching again when the weather warms up.

The Roadmaster reported that the 2014 Chevrolet Police Vehicle was removed from the Police Department fleet and is ready to be put on Municibid. Daniel Mitchell motion to sell the vehicle on Municibid, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Roadmaster Woodling explained that he spoke with Dave at Tel-Power about the Hyde Bridge Signal and the cost for all the parts needed would be around 6,000.00. Randy Powell motion to approve repairing the signal, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report:The Secretary reported that she received the forms to submit the application for County Aid and the townships allotment is 10,721.13 and asked if they wanted to continue submitting for reimbursement for Winter Road Salt. Randy Powell motion to submit for the County Aid funds in the amount of 10,721.13 for Winter Road Salt, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

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The Secretary reported that a term on the Zoning Hearing Board is expiring on April 19th, 2018 and a letter was sent to the present member and was previously advertised but the township has not received any letters of interest. Also there is still a vacancy on the Planning Commission and she asked if they wanted both positions advertised. Randy Powell motion to advertise, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds from the Reserve Savings Account to the Sanitary Sewer Account to pay payroll and bills in the amount of 2,000.00. Randy Powell motion to approve transfer of funds, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary opened the bids for 1,000 Ton (more or less) 2RC Limestone.

Woodland Equipment & Supply                               13.20 Ton

New Enterprise Stone & Lime                                   15.90 Ton

Glenn O. Hawbaker                                                     18.10 Ton

Randy Powell motion to award bid to Woodland Equipment & Supply @ 13.20 Ton, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary presented a Resolution for the supervisor’s approval to set the Police Pension contribution at 0% for 2018. Randy Powell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Ruffner has been working on updating the townships Website and email addresses and has sent a letter to change the domain name for the township and will change email addresses for everyone also. Jeremy Ruffner motion to update emails thru Firehouse Solutions, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve a video storage server for the In-Car Camera system for the Police Department, Curry Technology will provide a quote and the expense will be paid from the departments donation reserve funds, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.

 

Supervisor Powell presented a request from Bonnie Gardner at 1170 Park Avenue Ext, asking the township to consider exempting them from the Sewer Tap on fee. Randy Powell motion to deny exemption from paying the fee but will approve reducing the fee from 750.00 to 500.00, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 48,945.75, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

 

 

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No other business to come before the board.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to adjourn, Randy Powell second.

Meeting adjourned.

 

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

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

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Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

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