Regular Monthly Mtg-Sept 4th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
September 4th, 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 supervisor showed, Jeremy Ruffner, Daniel Mitchell and Randy Powell all present.

 

Comments from the audience: None.

 

Daniel Mitchell motion to approve the minutes of the August 21st, 2018 meeting as written, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

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

Chief Clark recognized Officer Zachary Cowan as Officer of the month.

 

Clearfield Municipal Authority Report: No Report.

 

Engineer’s Report: No Report.

 

Solicitor’s Report:The township is considering selling the piece of property behind TD Fabricating that the township took over by Declaration of Taking on June 2nd, 1998 and Mr. Naddeo prepared a Resolution with the description of the property and for the township to accept bids to sell the piece of property. Randy Powell motion to approve Resolution #2018-09, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

Mr. Naddeo prepared Ordinance #2018-02, which is an amendment to Ordinance #2014-05 establishing rules and regulations for the inspection and certification of Sanitary Sewer Systems on all properties connected to the public wastewater treatment system in the township at the time of sale or transfer of any such properties. Randy Powell motion to approve Ordinance #2018-02, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

Mr. Naddeo has also been working on an Ordinance for keeping of livestock and would like input from the Code Enforcement Officer before finalizing it.

 

Recreational Park Board: No Report.

 

Code Enforcement Officer Report:The Code Officer presented a request for Conditional Use Hearing for the proposed land use for a Church located at 321 Mill Road, Parcel #K07-250-00007. Zoning District is Residential Urban. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

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The Code Officer also requested approval for a lot consolidation for parcel 991 Village Road and 2124 Legion Road. Proposed land use is for a Day Care for Dawn Tobias. Parcel # J09-270-00059 and J09-270-00049, parcels are located on the corner of Village Road and Legion Road with the street addresses of 991 Village Road and 2124 Legion Road. Zoning District is Residential Suburban. Randy Powell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner Second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Code Officer also presented a request for approval of a Conditional Use for a Day Care Service for Dawn Tobias, Parcel #J09-270-00059 and J09-270-00049 parcels are located on the corner of Village Road and Legion Road, street addresses of 991 Village Road and 2124 Legion Road. Ms. Tobias reviewed her maps with the supervisors to show where the parking area would be, and the play area for the children. Randy Powell motion to approve pending Penndot approval of driveway, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

Ms. Tobias also submitted a letter to the supervisors asking for a School Bus Stop Ahead sign at her location on Village Road for the bus that stops there and it is a blind spot in front of her home.

 

The Code Officer also reported that the issue that was brought up at the previous meeting regarding a failed On-Lot System for a resident on Park Avenue that was required to connect to the township sanitary sewer system has been completed.

 

Roadmasters Report:Roadmaster Woodling reported that the DSA Project on Hogback Road and Evans Road has been completed.

The Roadmaster also reported that the 2018 Paving is to start the next day.

 

The Roadmaster also reported that the Roadcrew is working on installing the playground equipment at the Recreational Park.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Secretary/Treasurer asked permission to transfer funds from the Act 13 account to the General Fund in the amount of 37,127.92 for the second quarter Part Time Officers wages and FICA. Randy Powell motion to approve transfer of funds, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reported that the township did receive the remaining funds from the Conservation District for the 2017 Dirt & Gravel Road Project for Pifer Road in the amount of 13,910.00.

 

The Secretary also reported that she received the information for the 2019 MMO to be budgeted. The General Employees Pension Plan is 31,114.00 (an increase of 1,519.00) and the 2019 MMO for the Police Pension Plan is 228,701.00. (An increase of 6,521.00)

 

 

 

 

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The Secretary presented a request from the Roadcrew asking the supervisors to extend the (4) 10 hour work days until the end of October and to stay at the same start time of 5:30 AM-3:30 PM to be the same as previous years, Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

Supervisor Ruffner asked Chief Clark if the township put up “Your Speed Is” Signs if it would help slow drivers down. Chief Clark felt it does not help.

 

Supervisor Ruffner was given a check from Sandy Township in the amount of 2,700.00 that is a portion of contribution back for the Visual Alert System and made a motion to put the funds in the Police Donation Funds, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor Ruffner also reported that he has been working on the new township website and it is taking shape.

 

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.

 

Randy Powell: No Report.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 126,214.52, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

No other business to come before the Board.

Randy Powell motion to adjourn, Daniel Mitchell second.

Meeting adjourned.

7:35 P.M.

 

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Troy Graham, Rebekah Graham, Larry Welker, Kent Tobias, Dawn Tobias, Anthony Caiola, Dan Smith, Eric Cummings, Warren Bartholomew and Joan Bartholomew.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

____________________________

Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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