Regular Monthly Mtg-Nov 6th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
November 6th, 2018
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.


Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve the minutes of the October 16th, 2018 meeting as written, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


Police Report: Chief Clark was not present at the meeting but the Stats for the month of October were presented for the supervisor’s review.


Clearfield Municipal Authority: No Report.


Engineer’s Report: No Report.


Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo received the Roadcrew Contract changes and asked for an Executive Session to discuss the contract with the supervisors.


Solicitor Naddeo also reported that he received a letter from the township Engineer regarding the Good Street Project and the property that the township did a condemnation and there was question on if the contractor would have to wait or could they proceed with the project. Mr. Naddeo spoke with one of the property owners and there are four that live out of state, but they are still working on getting the proper signature for the easement and then they will remove the condemnation. He recommended that they don’t hold up the project and proceed with the project and he will get letters served to the property owners.


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

Reminder to residents that a commitment letter from your plumber must be submitted with a date of completion for all sewer violation notices.

Reminder that waste tickets are required for all demolition permits and roof permits. All waste haulers must have a haul permit submitted to the township to haul waste in Lawrence Township. Check with the Code Officer before transporting waste in the township, too much is being illegally dumped. Fines will be issued for failure to provide proof of compliance with the code. It appears that the household goods found in these illegal dump sites is scrap out and cleanouts of tenants evictions, tax sale properties and foreclosures and a big issue is roof repairs. If you are using a haul service to scrap out these types of structures make sure they give you waste tickets. The cost to investigate and prosecute is costly. Residents if you see a scrap out that is not a licensed hauler then call the township and contact the code enforcement.

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The Planning Committee is still working on animal, livestock and poultry Ordinance.


Roadmaster Report: Ronald Woodling reported that the Recreational Park Playground Equipment has been installed and they are finishing out the remaining work. The project is scheduled for inspection on November 15th, 2018.

He also reported that signs were made for the Rec Park that Dogs are not permitted on the ball fields and the signs will be installed. He asked that individuals clean up after their pets when taking them to the Rec Park.


Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Secretary reported that she has been working with the Roadmaster preparing a grant application to Penndot for their Multimodal Transportation Grant to reconstruct a portion of Industrial Park Road. This grant will be an approximate amount of 967,590.00 with the township match of 275,000.00. This grant will be awarded in July 2019. We ask permission to submit this grant and pass a Resolution to authorize the chairman to sign the documents. Randy Powell motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


The Secretary also explained that they are working on a grant application for Dirt & Gravel Road Low Volume and would like to submit an application to cut trees and daylight Carbon Mine Road with an approximate amount of 7,500.00. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the documents, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.


The Secretary also presented a Dirt & Gravel Road Grant for Log Cabin Road and ask permission to apply for the grant and authorize the chairman to sign the documents. Daniel Mitchell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.


The Secretary reported that the heating System for the township building has been advertised for Bid and will be opened at the December 4th, 2018 meeting.


The Secretary opened the Bids for

1,200 Ton (more or less) 6S (AS2) Anti-Skid

2,000 Ton (more or less) 67 Limestone


Glenn O Hawbaker                     26.10 Ton

27.10 Ton

Hanson Aggregates                     18.25 Ton

19.00 Ton

Woodland Equipment                 22.07 Ton

21.06 Ton

Bucktail Excavators                     17.23 Ton

17.23 Ton

Randy Powell motion to award both stones to Bucktail Excavators, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.



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The Secretary asked the supervisors to set dates and times for Budget Workshops. Jeremy Ruffner motion to set dates as November 14th, 2018 @ 9:00 AM and November 15th, 2018 @ 2:00 PM, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


Supervisor’s Report:


Supervisor Ruffner reported that the trailers for the Fire Companies has been ordered.


Daniel Mitchell: No Report.


Supervisor Powell reminded residents that the Code Officer needs reports after fires.


Randy Powell motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 55,369.66, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.


Jeremy Ruffner motion to adjourn to Executive Session for personnel issue, Daniel Mitchell second.

7:29 P.M.

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

7:45 P.M.

Randy Powell motion to approve a Resolution to approve the Roadcrew Contract and authorize the supervisors to sign, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.


Randy Powell motion to adjourn, Jeremy Ruffner second.

Meeting adjourned.




Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Solicitors James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Jeff Corcino and Wendy Brion.




Respectfully Submitted,




Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary


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