Meeting Minutes-Sept. 21st, 2010

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
September 21st, 2010
7:00 P.M.
Municipal Building
45 George St. Clfd Pa.

Chairman William Lawhead called meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call of Supervisors present showed Glenn Johnston, Edward Brown and William Lawhead all present.

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Zachary Lawhead, Police Chief Jeff Fink, Solicitor James Naddeo & Linda Lewis.

Public: Nancy Yeager, Randy Powell and Rex Read all being Zoning Hearing Board Members. Curt McKnight-Geotech Engineering, Aaron Evans-Gant Daily, Jeff Corcino-The Progress, Kim Finnigan-The Courier Express.

Comments from the audience: Nancy Yeager thanked the Road Crew employees for the work that they did at the Recreational Park and also thanked the Recreational Park Board and Mr. Lansberry for a great Bison Baseball Alumni weekend. The Pee Wee Football Players and their Staff for their weekend at the Park and how great it was to see people having picnics at the park. Ms. Yeager also handed in additional funds that were donated towards the trees that were planted at the Rec Park.

Ms. Yeager also let the supervisors know that all of the Zoning Hearing Board Members were present and are available if any of the supervisors have questions for them. Supervisor Lawhead let her know that the Board of Supervisors would probably be meeting with them to discuss a possible rezoning request.

Edward Brown motion to approve the minutes of the September 7th, 2010 meeting as written, Glenn Johnston second. Motion approved.

Engineer’s Report: None.

Police Report: None.

Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo let the supervisors know that he contacted the Dubois City Solicitor pertaining to the agreement for the Code Enforcement Officer but has not responded to his call.

Mr. Naddeo asked for an Executive Session to discuss a personnel issue and possible litigation.

Code Enforcement Officer: The Code Officer had two subdivisions that were approved by the Planning Commission.

Crestwood Subdivision located off of SR 879 for Sam Lansberry.William Lawhead motion to approve the Crestwood Subdivision, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

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The Code Officer also presented the Mickey Moore Subdivision off of Mann Road. Edward Brown motion to approve the Mickey Moore Subdivision, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s Report for August was submitted for review.

The MMO’s for the Non-Uniformed and Police Pension Plans were submitted at the previous meeting but there was some questions on the Police Plans MMO which will be reviewed at the Budget Meetings.

The Secretary let the supervisors know that at the July 7th 2010 meeting the supervisors increased Brian Rumsky’s wages to 87.5% of the roadcrews rate to $14.00 hr and that they would review it in 3 months, which would be the beginning of October. She asked them if they wanted to consider increasing his wages. The issue was discussed but supervisor Lawhead said he would like to leave it as is until the first of the year.

A Budget revision was given to the supervisors for the left over funds from the CDBG O’Shanter Water Line Project as follows:

2007 CDBG $63,319.91

2008 CDBG $112,756.00

Edward Brown motion to transfer $63,319.19 from the 2007 O’Shanter Waterline Project to the Hillsdale Street Improvements Project and $112,756.00 from the 2008 O’Shanter Waterline Project to the Hillsdale Street Improvements, Glenn  Johnston second. Motion carried.

With these transfers and the funds from the 2009 CDBG $114,654.00, the township has $290,729.91 for Hillsdale Street Improvements.

Supervisor’s Report:

Edward Brown: No Report.

Glenn Johnston: No Report.

Supervisor Lawhead asked the other supervisors when they wanted to set the date for Trick or Treat. It was discussed whether to have it during the day on Saturday or have on an evening. The decision was made to keep it the same as Clearfield Borough, being Thursday, October 28th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Supervisor Lawhead let the public know that he would be closing Morrison Road on Monday, September 27th, 2010 from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM to replace pipe.

Glenn Johnston motion to pay the Bills in the amount of $77,712.63, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.

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William Lawhead motion to adjourn to Executive Session, Edward Brown second.

7:20 P.M.

Edward Brown motion to return from Executive Session, Glenn Johnston second.

7:50 P.M.

No other business to come before the Board.

Edward Brown motion to adjourn, Glenn Johnston second.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,


Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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