Regular Monthly Mtg-Dec 18th, 2018

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
December 18th, 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.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve the minutes of the December 4th, 2018 meeting as written, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Police Report:Chief Clark reported that the officers are doing a great job and presently there are numerous Officers off using up vacation days and holidays.

Part Time Officer Devin Gill started his first day today.

 

Clearfield Municipal Authority: No report.

 

Engineer’s: No Report.

 

Solicitor’s Report:Mr. Naddeo let the supervisors know he needed more information in order to prepare the Ordinance to install additional signs on Flegal Road to help alleviate semi-trucks using that road. This will be discussed under the Roadmaster.

 

Mr. Naddeo discussed the Lowe’s Tax Appeal with the supervisors and asked the supervisors to approve him filing a motion for reconsideration that will give the township an addition year. Randy Powell motion to approve, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Recreational Park: Supervisor Powell reported that the cameras have been installed at the Recreational Park.

 

Code Enforcement Officer: Debra Finkbeiner reminded residents that the sewer repair violations must have commitment letters with the date of repair submitted to her office.

The Code Officer asked the supervisors if the 100.00 fee for the Smoke Ordinance is still in place since she actually does not do the smoke test any longer but is still required to be there when the test is being done. She is still to collect the fee.

 

The Code Officer reported that the EMA and Bond was executed for McGeorge Road for Greylock Energy for the sum of 2,800.00.

The Code Officer reported that the Parking Plan for Daisy Place as been reviewed by Planning committee with no HOP required.

 

 

 

 

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Roadmaster’s Report:Roadmaster Woodling does not feel there needs to be additional signs installed on Flegal Road since there is already signage of 10 Ton weight limit in place. It was discussed but no other action was taken.

The Roadmaster reported the roadcrew has only plowed snow a few times so far but they are having issued with vehicles parked on both sides of the streets, which makes it hard to get through with the plow trucks. There is an Ordinance in place therefore the Police Department can fine them.

 

The Roadmaster is working with the Penndot representative pertaining to the issue the township is having with the 67 Stone and it will be looked at before advertising in the fall of 2019.

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s report for month of November was submitted for the supervisors review.

The Secretary presented the 2019 Budget and asked for approval. Randy Powell motion to approve the 2019 Budget, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary presented Pay estimate #3 for DJ Wisor & Sons for the Good Street Project in the amount of 42,444.27 and asked for approval and authorize the chairman to sign. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked for approval to submit Invoices to Clfd Co in the amt of 67,106.29 for a drawdown to IDIS for CDBG. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked for permission to transfer funds from the Sanitary Sewer Acct to the General Fund in the amount of 5,942.32 for an Invoice from A & H Equipment and 7,756.34 for an Invoice paid to Stiffler McGraw that were paid from the General Fund. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked permission to transfer funds from the Sanitary Sewer Account to the Reserve Savings Acct in the amount of 11,000.00. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary asked the supervisors how they wanted to proceed with the Bids that were tabled from last meeting for heating system for the township building. Jeremy Ruffner motion to reject the bid for the Electrical and readvertise the project, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reported that they are having problems with the shop computer for the technical support subscription needs renewed and the cost is 374.98. It was discussed if there is a different system that can be used for the information. Chief Clark explained that he developed a Excel spreadsheet that works well and can share it with the mechanics. This will be reviewed before any decision is made to renew the technical support subscription.

 

Planning Commission members, Dave Nelson and Loretta Wagner, terms will expire the end of December and they have submitted their letters of interest to be reappointed. Jeremy Ruffner motion to reappoint Dave Nelson and Loretta Wagner with the terms to run until December 31st, 2022, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

 

 

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The Secretary also reported that the township received a Letter from Penndot that they will not approve Engine Brake Retarder on SR 322 near Golden Rod Area due to a downhill grade that exceeds 4 percent within any 500-foot section of highway.

 

The Secretary presented an Invoice to Pa Department of Transportation for inspections on the Good Street project in the amount of 1,045.54 and asked for approval to submit to Clearfield County for a drawdown from IDIS and pay the Invoice. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary also presented an Invoice from Witmer Public Safety in the amount of 544.19 for Glen Richey Fire Company and asked for approval to pay the Invoice. Jeremy Ruffner motion to approve, Randy Powell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

The Secretary reminded the supervisors that the date for the Reorganizational Mtg is to be held on Monday January 7th, 2019. And asked what time they wanted to set for the meeting. Randy Powell motion to set the time on January 7th, 2019 at 6:30 PM with the Regular Meeting to immediately follow, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Ruffner asked the Secretary to submit a letter to the Clearfield Municipal Authority and ask where all the township’s Fire Hydrants are located. The Secretary explained that she has had discussions with them and they do not know where all of them are located. Roadmaster Woodling is to look at the program that he received at the PSATS State Conference to see if he can get that information from that program.

Supervisor Ruffner also reported that the Incident Command Trailers have been picked up and he put sealer on the floors.

 

Daniel Mitchell: No Report.

 

Randy Powell motion to promote Police Officer Levi Olson to Fulltime effective January 6th, 2019 contingent on receiving the Act 13 Funds, Jeremy Ruffner second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Jeremy Ruffner motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of 87,214.17, Daniel Mitchell second. Motion carried with none opposed.

 

Randy Powell motion to adjourn, Jeremy Ruffner second.

Meeting adjourned.

8:02 P.M.

 

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Debra Finkbeiner, Roadmaster Ronald Woodling, Police Chief Douglas Clark, Solicitor’s James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Jeff Corcino and Wendy Brion.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

_____________________________

Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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