Meeting Minutes-October 19th, 2010

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
October 19th, 2010
7:00 P.M.
Municipal Building
45 George St, Clfd Pa

Vice Chairman Glenn Johnston called the meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call of Supervisors present showed Glenn Johnston and Edward Brown present with Bill Lawhead absent.

Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Zachary Lawhead, Police Chief Jeff Fink, Solicitors James Naddeo & Linda Lewis, Jeff Ogden and Larry Putt-Recreational Park Board Members.

Public: Kim Finnigan-The Courier Express, Jeff Corcino-The Progress, Nicholas Barber-Lee Simpson & Associates.

Comments from the Audience: None.

Edward Brown motion to approve the minutes of the October 5th, 2010 meeting as written, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Engineer’s Report: Chris Dutrow sent the information to the supervisors for Pay Estimate #9 in the amount of $189,647.81 to Maxwell Trucking for the Sanitary Sewer Project Phase II. The pay estimate reflects retainage of $204,943.08 and covers the period between August 28th, 2010 and September 25th, 2010. The project is behind schedule with 80.4% of the work completed and 95.7% of the contract time expired. Edward Brown motion to pay estimate #9 in the amount of $189,647.81, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Recreational Park Board: Larry Putt, Chairman of the Rec Board, let the supervisors know that the Rec Board would like to purchase a Groomer for the Baseball field at the cost of $3,374.00 with a 5-year warranty and Goal Post for the Multi Purpose Field at the cost of $3,800.00. The Rec Board would contribute $1,500.00 towards purchase of the goal post and asked to use $1,500.00 from the Rec Board budget and the remaining funds would be donated. Jeff Ogden explained why they needed the Groomer and how it would save the township time and cost for infield dirt. Edward Brown motion to approve purchases, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

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Police Report: No Report.

Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo recommended the supervisors pass a Resolution to approve sending a letter to the Pa. Department of Transportation to authorize them to act on behalf of the township to provide the notice to proceed with design and to file an application with the Pa. Utility Commission for replacement of RR Warning Device Flashing Lights on T-247, Riverview Road. Edward Brown motion to pass a Resolution to send the required letter to Penndot, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Mr. Naddeo asked the supervisors to go to Executive session at the end of the meeting for Personnel issues.

Code Enforcement Officer: Zachary Lawhead let the supervisors know that the Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use submitted by Clearfield County Economic Development Corp for a warehousing, wholesaling and truck terminal in the commercial highway district of the township and sent it to the supervisors for approval. The supervisors held a Public Hearing with no comments from the audience in opposition of the request. Glenn Johnston motion to approve the Conditional Use request for the Clearfield County Economic Development Corp, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

The Code Officer also had a Land Development Plan submitted by the Clearfield County Economic Development Corp and asked for approval. Edward Brown motion to approve the Land Development Plan as submitted, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer’s Report for the month of September was submitted for review.

Supervisors Report:

Edward Brown: No Report.

Glenn Johnston: No Report.

Edward Brown motion to pay the bills in the amount of $56,177.94, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

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Edward Brown motion to go to Executive Session to discuss personnel issues, Glenn Johnston second.

7:24 P.M.

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

8:05 P.M.

Edward Brown motion to change the date of the November 2nd, 2010 meeting to November 3rd, 2010 at 7:00 P.M., Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Edward Brown motion to adjourn meeting, Glenn Johnston second.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

__________________________ 

Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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