Regular Monthly Mtg-July 17th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
July 17th, 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:Warren Bartholomew asked the supervisors for answers to the questions that the Golden Rod residents had presented at the discussion they had with the supervisors the previous week pertaining to the zoning changes in the Rocky Bend area. It was the groups position that only those lots within that area was changed. Supervisor Ruffner had read the advertisement and explained to the group that it is those lots in phase 2 and all of phase 3 and 4.

The group thought the township should have advertised it differently, and included the words phase 3 and phase 4.

It was explained to the group that phase 3 and 4 are conceptual and really only exist on paper plans. Only the areas of Phase 1 and 2 are true recorded property descriptions.

It was then questioned if it was advertised correctly and the supervisors let them know they would get an second opinion from another solicitor. The supervisor meet with another attorney the following day so that he could read the description and ensure the township had advertised this correctly. He agreed that it was done correctly.


Bill Ogden thanked the Roadmaster and the Roadcrew for an excellent job for the mowing that was done in his area.


Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve the minutes of the July 3rd, 2018 meeting as written, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


Police Report: No Report.


Engineer’s Report: No Report.


Clearfield Municipal Authority Report:Chairman Powell asked Wayne Smith, Clearfield Municipal Authority Board Member if he had a report. Mr. Smith responded that they did not have a quorum for their meeting that day.


Solicitor’s Report: No Report.


Recreational Park Board: No Report.

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Code Enforcement Officer Report: Debra Finkbeiner reminded citizens there are areas of the township where it is not permitted to set off fireworks.

She also asked residents that have received the I & I letters to respond to those letters and get their corrections completed.

The Code Officer also reminded residents that there are restrictions to burning.


Roadmasters Report:Roadmaster Woodling reported that the Dirt & Gravel Road Project Grant that was submitted to the Clearfield Conservation District was approved for Hogback Road and Evans Road. He asked for approval for the DSA part of the grant to be advertised for bid. Randy Powell motion to approve advertising the DSA Project, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


The Roadmaster also explained the item that was tabled from the previous meeting pertaining to the Battery Back-up for the Traffic lights at both ends of Industrial Park Road. This is a back up system for the batteries and requested that they approve the purchase of the new ones with a 1-year warranty at 1,900.00. Randy Powell motion to approve purchase, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

The Roadmaster reported that the Tar & Chip project is scheduled for August 13th, 2018.


Chairman Powell asked the Roadmaster where the seals are for the Sanitary Sewer manholes that need replaced. The roadmaster explained that he has ordered them but has not received them. He is to make a call and check on the status of the order.


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

The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds in the amount of 18,885.50 from the Reserve Savings Account to the General Fund for the DSA Project on Pifer Road. Randy Powell motion to approve the transfer of funds, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


The Secretary/Treasurer also asked permission to pay the Invoice to Glenn O. Hawbaker for the DSA Project on Pifer Road in the amount of 32,795.50. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


The Secretary presented the Grant Agreement from the Conservation District for Hogback and Evans Road that requires the Chairman’s signature. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve chairman signing in agreement, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.


Supervisor’s Report:

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.


Jeremy Ruffner: No Report


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Randy Powell motion to send letters out to two of the representatives from the Clearfield Municipal Authority Board that have not attended township meetings to give a report asking for their resignation, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.


Jeremy Ruffner motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 82,338.45, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


No other business to come before the board.

Daniel Mitchell motion to adjourn, Jeremy Ruffner second. Meeting adjourned.


Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor Linda Lewis, Jeff Corcino, Warren Bartholomew, Wayne Smith, Rebekah Graham, Troy Graham, Arnold Swales, Brian Merrow, Dwight Thurston.





Respectfully Submitted,



Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary



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