Regular Monthly Mtg-October 2nd, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
October 2nd, 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: Jayme Stonebraker and Marianne Herres were both present from the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library and explained what programs the Library has to offer. They are presently working on the children’s wing and have a reading program for children 6 months thru 5 years. They both thanked the supervisors for the yearly donation to the library from the township and hope they will continue with the donation in the future. They also welcomed them to come to the library and take a look at what they have going on and what they have to offer the community.

 

Randy Powell motion to approve the minutes of the September 18th, 2018 meeting as written, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried.

 

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

Chief Clark asked for an Executive Session for personnel issue.

Chief Clark also announced that Officer Julie Curry was awarded the Lawrence Township Achievement Award for her investigation that took over 5 years to resolve and successful prosecution.

 

Clearfield Municipal Authority: No Report.

 

Engineer’s Report: No Report.

 

Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo asked for an Executive Session to discuss Personnel issue.

 

Recreational Park Board: Roadmaster Woodling reported that the gym set should be together by the next day and ready for inspection before finishing the remaining work.

 

Code Enforcement Officer: No Report.

Roadmaster’s Report: Roadmaster Woodling reported that there is a Webinar on October 26th, 2018 pertaining to Stop Signs and he plans to participate in the webinar.

Roadmaster Woodling also reported that he met with LTAP and went out and did the proper study to install stop signs at locations in the township that were requested. He is waiting on a letter from LTAP for approval or disapproval of the installation.

Roadmaster Woodling reported that Penndot gave the approval to install the School Bus Ahead signs on Village Road and Mt. Joy Road and they will be installed.

He also received an approval to install the Watch Children sign on Village Road.

 

 

 

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The Roadmaster received a letter requesting that guide rails be installed on Baneyville Road and will review the request with Shawn Agosti at Penndot.

Supervisor Mitchell asked the Roadmaster if he received the information on a breakfast that PA One Call will be having at the Masonic Lodge and when he gets it he would also like to attend.

Roadmaster Woodling also reported that the construction has started on Good Street and asked the public to watch for detours since the project will be going across River Road. They hope to plan that part of the project on a Saturday or Sunday, so they don’t affect the school traffic.

 

He also reported that they are starting the work on the Railroad Tracks on Riverview Road.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Secretary asked permission to transfer funds from the Reserve Account to the General Fund for the funds previously received from the Conservation District for the DSA Project on Hogback & Evans Road in the amount of 43,037.12. Randy Powell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also asked permission to submit the Dirt & Gravel Road Project Completion Report for the DSA Project on Hogback & Evans Road with the total expenditure of 91,438.91 and authorize the chairman to sign the forms. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked permission to pay the Invoice to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co in the amount of 86,350.50 for the DSA Project on Hogback Rd & Evans Road and sign the Notice of Completion, Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked permission to pay the Invoice to HRI for the 2018 Paving in the amount of 261,148.30 and sign the Notice of Completion, with 200,000.00 being paid from the Act 13 funds and 61,148.30 from the General Fund. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reported that the township received the Volunteer Fire Relief funds in the amount of 35,740.23 and ask permission to pay those funds to the Lawrence Township Fire Relief. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reported that the township also received the funds from the General Municipal Pension System State Aid in the amount of 117,109.71 for 2018. I ask permission to transfer those funds to the Police Pension Plan and also write a check from the General Funds in the amount of 105,070.29 to deposit into the Police Pension Plan to meet the 2018 Police Plan MMO in the amount of 222,180.00.   Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked permission to advertise for bid the heating system for the township building. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Ruffner reported that a demo came in for the Hyde Fire Company from First Out Specialties and was seen by the Fire Company and the supervisors. This is another option and would match the townships present fleet.

Supervisor Ruffner also announced that there will be a Fall Public Safety Festival on Saturday October 6th, 2018 at the Florian from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

 

Supervisor Ruffner also reported that the 911 Center will be replacing their base station in the future and will be going to a more private communication and needed to look at starting to update the townships police radios.

 

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.

 

Supervisor Powell reported that he received a request to close Bud George Blvd on October 25th, 2018 from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM from a filming company that will be doing a film pertaining to shooting heroin and how bad it is.

Supervisor Powell also let the public know that if building permits and zoning permits are not paid for and picked up before the work starts there will be fines.

 

Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 41,350.28, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

Daniel Mitchell motion to adjourn to Executive Session for Personnel Issue, Randy Powell second.

7:32 P.M.

Randy Powell motion to return from Executive Session, Daniel Mitchell second.

8:15 P.M.

 

Secretary Barbara Shaffner presented a request from the Code Officer that was missed earlier in the meeting for a Conditional Use Hearing on November 6th, 2018 @ 6:50 P.M. from Shawn McCracken for Storage Units in a Commercial Highway District off of Washington Avenue. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion approve with none opposed.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to increase the wages for Heather Olson from 11.50 hour to 12.12 hour effective October 1st, 2018, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

No other business to come before the Board.

Randy Powell motion to adjourn, Jeremy Ruffner second. Meeting adjourned.

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Jayme Stonebraker, Marianne Herres, Jeff Corcino, Wendy Brion.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

___________________________

Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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