Regular Monthly Mtg-April 17th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
April 17th, 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 Jeremy Ruffner, Daniel Mitchell and Randy Powell all present.

 

Comments from the audience: None.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the minutes of the April 3rd, 2018 meeting as written, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Police Report: Chief Clark reported that the new Police vehicle is in and paperwork needs signed for Tri-Star then the unit will go to Team Force for the upfit.

Chief Clark asked Solicitor Naddeo if he was moving forward with the agreement with Clearfield School District for the School Resource Officer. Solicitor Naddeo explained that he received the agreement and needs to review it with the supervisors and the township may need to purchase additional Insurance for that purpose.

 

Engineer’s Report: Supervisor Powell reported that he spoke with Dave Stiffler and there are five more sewer violations that will need letters sent to.

Mike Davignon from Stiffler McGraw was present and presented the information to replace the remaining section of roof at the Hyde Building that was not done with the previous project and also the information to change the heating system at the township office to Gas. Randy Powell motion to table both projects, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo prepared a Resolution to transfer the Police Pension Plan and the General Employees Pension Plan from CNB Bank to Wells Fargo. Randy Powell motion to approve Resolution #2018-07 for transfering both Pension Plans, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Recreational Park Board: No Report.

 

Code Enforcement Officer: In the absence of the Code Officer the Secretary presented her report.

Request approval of Timbering on Waroquier Property Parcel #I10-000-00013, Tract of land off SR 3007-Bloomington Glen Richey Hwy. Applicant is Rob Holland. Planning Committee reviewed all documents complete. Area is Zoned RA-Rural Agriculture. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

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Request approval for Minor Subdivision of 2 Lots, property is owned by Donald Bender. Parcel #123-J8-186, currently zoned RS-Residential Suburban. Total tract of land is 3.78 acres, area in this proposal is .443. Planning Committee reviewed, all document complete and recommends approval. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

Request approval of Minor Subdivision and consolidation. Property is owned by 1924 Daisy LLC, Parcel # I08-276-000, current zoning is Commercial. Area in this proposal is .54. Consolidation of land to be conveyed to Amos & Katie Fisher, Parcel is # L08-276-0001. Planning Committee reviewed, all documents complete and recommends approval. Randy Powell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Request approval for intermunicipal PLCB Liquor License Transfer for CSP Investments-Sheetz DP212, Parcel # 123-L07-00032, located at 14259 Clearfield Shawville Hwy Clearfield Pa, Zoned CH Commercial Highway. Randy Powell motion to approve Resolution #2018-06 for transfer of Liquor License, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Request approval of Zoning Map Changes and Land Use. Randy Powell motion to table for further review, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Roadmaster’s Report: Roadmaster Woodling asked permission to advertise for Bid for Tar & Chipping Project. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Roadmaster Woodling asked permission to get prices for a new Ford F550 Dump Truck. Since it will take some time to get a truck built he would like to move forward with ordering a truck. Supervisors gave him permission to get prices.

 

The Roadmaster reported that he is considering purchasing a Rubber Tire Roller and would like to trade the big roller with the difference of around 30,000.00.

 

The Roadmaster asked the supervisors if they are considering purchasing a new mower for the Rec Park this year and if not, he will get maintenance done on the present mower. The Supervisors instructed him to get the current mower serviced.

 

Roaadmaster Woodling reported that he received a request from Energy Corp of America that has Bonds for McGeorge Road T-874 and a ROW for State Game Lands and they need new agreements for both roads and get new bonds. The name has changed to Grey Lock Production, LLC.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s Report for the month of March was submitted for the Supervisors review.

 

 

 

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The Secretary reported that the terms on the Joint Uniform Construction Code Board of Appeals expires the end of June and she sent letters to the current board members. She explained that every time a term expired the agreement with Clearfield Borough changes for who is responsible for two or three members on the board. This year Lawrence Township will only be responsible to appoint two board members. The previous term Lawrence Township had three and Clearfield Borough was to have two, but they never did appoint anyone to the board.

Randy Powell motion to advertise, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reported that she had two letters of interest for the Zoning Hearing Board. Nancy Yeager asked to be reappointed and William Lawhead also sent a letter of interest to be appointed. The Secretary explained that they also still have the alternate position that has not been filled since 2017. Randy Powell motion to reappoint Nancy Yeager with the term to expired April 19th, 2021 and William Lawhead as the alternate with the term to expire April 19th, 2020, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds from the Act13 Savings account to the General Fund to reimburse for the 1st Quarter of 2018 Part Time Police Officer wages & FICA in the amount of 26,159.99. (Wages 24,300.96 FICA 1,859.03) Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds from the Reserve Account to the General Fund for funds received from DCNR in the amount of 14,400.00 towards the Rec Park Grant as a portion of the grant funding. The township received the Playground Equipment with the Invoice amount of 27,338.46 and the 14,400.00 is the amount the township has received so far towards that equipment. Randy Powell motion to approve transfer of funds, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary presented a request from Clearfield Elks asking for assistance from the townships Fire Police at their High-Country event to be held on July 8th, 2018 at Elliott Park. Randy Powell motion to send a letter to the Fire Police, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also presented a request from Habitat for Humanity for their King of the Mountain Bike Race scheduled for October 7th, 2018 with the route to be the same as in the past. Randy Powell motion to approve event, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

The Secretary presented the Dirt & Gravel Road Grant that was prepared to apply for DSA and pipe replacement on Hogback Road and Evans Road in the amount of 90,391.84 with In-Kind of 4,317.90 and grant requested of 86,074.24. Randy Powell motion to approve application, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

Jeremy Ruffner reported that the Server and installation from Watch Guard will not be scheduled until the township gets the new Police Vehicle.

 

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Supervisor Ruffner explained that the supervisors need to move forward with a decision on if the township plans to continue with expenses of the Hyde Building or look at other options to house all the township offices. He asked if anyone in the township that may have a building located in the township to please contact the supervisors.

 

 

Supervisor Ruffner motion to have a Drop Box for business for the township, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

Supervisor Ruffner also reported that he continues to work on the Web Site for the township.

 

Supervisor Powell asked for an Executive Session for Personal issue.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 141,171.26, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powel motion to adjourn to Executive Session for Personal issue, Jeremy Ruffner second.

7:32 P.M.

Randy Powell motion to return from Executive Session, Jeremy Ruffner second.

8:00 P.M.

Randy Powell motion to adjourn, Jeremy Ruffner second.

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Mike Davignon-Stiffler McGraw, Amanda Thompson-WOKW, Jeff Corcino-The Progress, Wendy Brion-Gant Daily.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

_____________________________

Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

 

 

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