Regular Monthly Mtg-August 7th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
August 7, 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

Dan Mitchell motion to approve the minutes of the July 17th, 2018 meeting as written, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.


Police Report:   Stats. Officers doing a good job. 80 criminal arrests; 207 traffic arrests; 9 DUI; 13 drug arrests; 128 reporting;   229 traffic stops; 1,141 incidents responded to. Officer Neeper has been named as the Officer of the month for July. Warned citizens again about fraudulent phone calls. If you have any questions or doubts to call the office. People are forgetting to renew their registrations. PennDot does not issue stickers any longer for license plates. Reminder to check your renewals.


Engineer’s Report: No Report.


Clearfield Municipal Authority Report: No one present.


Solicitor’s Report: Two matters for threatened litigation. Requested executive session.


Recreational Park Board: No Report.


Code Enforcement Officer Report: Request for conditional use – Day Care along 991 Village Road and 124 Legion Road. Set hearing for September 4th at 6:40 p.m. Motion to set hearing made by Randy Powell and seconded by Daniel Mitchell. Motion carried with none opposed.


Request for conditional use – Church on Mill Road. Set hearing for September 4th at 6:50 p.m. Motion to set hearing made by Daniel Mitchell and seconded by Jeremy Ruffner. Motion carried with none opposed.


Deb reported that they are making progress on the sewer repairs. She would like to thank the citizens for their cooperation.   Clarification that September 1 is the date set by DEP.   I&I inspections are ongoing even if the Hyde inceptor is closed.   If you receive a letter for I&I in your sewer lines, the deadline for repairs is 60 days from the date that you receive the certified notice. Fines are issued if no corrective action is taken. Also important to note that repairs that

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are made must be inspected by the third party inspector. If the Township does not receive that they don’t know that the repairs were made. Some individuals were receiving fines and were concerned because repairs had been made. That is the reason because did not receive notice.


Do not tamper with manholes. Only authorized personnel are permitted to remove manhole covers.


Roadmasters Report: Roadmaster Woodling reported that water seals for the manholes are in except for one. Started replacing pipes in the Hogback area.   Hoping to get the DSA stone put in place this fall before winter.


Placed EPD 30 oil on Williams Road; 3 places on Scribbers. Still in line for the 13th to go over roads for chip and seal which will be Lytle Road, Glen Richey, macadam part of 18 Hollow and Pifer Road.


Questioned if the Supervisors had made a decision on the roof in Hyde Building and the heating at the office. Roof in Hyde still on hold. Received engineer’s report on heating. Ron to contact engineer’s for bid on heating. Randy Powell made motion and seconded by Daniel Mitchell. Motion carried with none opposed.


Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: Barbara Shaffner absent. Linda C. Lewis covering.

Road Salt –   Pricing for 2018-19 road salt contact and the rate will be the same as last year at 70.86 per ton.


Open bids for DSA project – Evans Rd. and Hogback Road. Glenn O. Hawbaker – $103,960.00;

New Enterprise – $78,817.50; Russell Standard – $134,752.50.   Motion was made by Jeremy Ruffner to accept the bid for New Enterprise if the specs are OK. Seconded by Randy Powell. Motion carried with none opposed


Supervisor’s Report:


Daniel Mitchell: No Report.


Jeremy Ruffner:   Requested by the Secretary to remind everyone of the Family Fun Day scheduled at the Rec Park on August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Training scheduled tomorrow morning with the Web provider. Jeremy Ruffner questioned as to whether there was any time limit on how far back we have to archive minutes on the Website. The Solicitor indicated that he did not know. Regular minutes are kept “more or less” forever.





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Jeremy Ruffner requested a time to take updated photos for the Website.



Jeremy Ruffner would like to add a dog park at the Rec Park. When the water line expansion begins they could dump some of the soil to build up the park. Would like to start a committee to work on this. If anyone in the community is interested in serving contact the Township. Would also like to get some donations.


Randy Powell – Resolution was made to authorize naming Randy Powell and Barbara Shaffner as two individuals who have the proper authority to validate vendor information for the PA Office of the Budget. Motion made by Randy Powell and seconded by Daniel Mitchell. Motion was carried with none opposed.


Request was made for a school bus stop sign on Route 153 Krebs Highway. Advised that the request must go to Penn Dot. Township will obtain the sign if approved.


Authorized Solicitor to do what is necessary to put the triangle piece of property adjacent to Township building for sale. Randy Powell made the motion and seconded by Daniel Mitchell.   Motion carried with none opposed.


Set August 14, 20108 at close of business for resumes to be supplied for the road crew position. Supervisors will then set up interviews.


Requested Solicitor to send a letter to Clearfield Municipal Authority advising that the Township is ready to turn over all sewer lines to them. Randy Powell made the motion and seconded by Daniel Mitchell. Motion carried with none opposed.


Jeremy Ruffner made motion to pay the bills in the amount of $69,412.12. Randy Powell seconded. Motion was carried with none opposed.


No other business came before the Board.


Motion was made by Randy Powell to go to executive session and seconded by Daniel Mitchell. No decisions to be made following the session.


Motion to return from executive session made by Randy Powell and seconded by Jeremy Ruffner. Motion was carried with none opposed.


Motion to adjourn made by Randy Powell and seconded by Jeremy Ruffner. Motion was carried with none opposed. Meeting adjourned



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Present: Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor James A. Naddeo and Linda Lewis, Jeff Corcino, Wendy Brion, Dwight Thurston, Caroline Johnson, Arnold Swales, Shane Nevling, Warren Bartholomew and Joan Bartholomew.


Respectfully Submitted,



Linda C. Lewis, Acting Secretary

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