Meeting Minutes-December 7th, 2010

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

Chairman William Lawhead called meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call of Supervisors present showed Glenn Johnston, Edward Brown & William Lawhead all present.
Present: Secretary Barbara Shaffner, Code Officer Zachary Lawhead, Police Chief Jeff Fink, Solicitor Linda Lewis, Engineer Chris Dutrow.

Public: Kim Finnigan-The Courier Express, Aaron Evans-Gant Daily, Jeff Corcino-The Progress, Joe White-Cleveland Brothers.

Comments from the audience: None.

Edward Brown motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting as written, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Engineer’s Report: Mr. Dutrow requested an Executive Session at the end of the meeting to discuss a possible litigation.

Mr. Dutrow had Pay Estimate #11 in the amount of $122,719.99 for Maxwell Trucking for the Sanitary Sewer Project, which showed a reduction in retainage from 10% to 5%. William Lawhead motion to approve Pay Estimate #11 in the amount of $122,719.99, Edward Brown second.  Glenn Johnston opposed.

Supervisor Johnston asked the Engineer about the Certified Payrolls for all the subcontractors and if they received copies yet. The Engineer will get with the Solicitor to review what can be done to get all the required documents.

Police Report: None.

Solicitor’s Report: Ms. Lewis let the supervisors know that their office had the signed copy of the Right of Way Easement for the Peggy Amon property and needed the chairman’s signature. Edward Brown motion to approve the chairman signing the Right of Way Easement, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Ms. Lewis let the supervisors know that their office received a letter from Clearfield County to Petition for rezoning and the supervisors should also get the same letter.

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December 7th, 2010

Ms. Lewis had the 2011 TAN Loan quotes:

Northwest Savings Bank                          2.25%   no fee

CNB                                                          2.61%   plus  $500.00 Fee

First Commonwealth Bank                      2.49%    plus $400.00 Fee

Clearfield Bank & Trust                          2.145%   no fee

Glenn Johnston motion to accept quote from Clearfield Bank & Trust after Solicitors review, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

Code Enforcement Officer: Zachary Lawhead received a request for LERTA from Clearfield County Economic Development for construction of a 20,420 square foot Multi Tenant Facility located on Spruce Street with construction cost of 1.5 million dollars. Edward Brown motion to approve LERTA request, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Code Officer Lawhead let the supervisors know that he is resigning from his position effective December 31, 2010 and would like to remain as a maintenance employee to fire the furnace. Supervisor Brown asked him to submit a formal letter of resignation to the supervisors.

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: None.

Supervisors Report:

Edward Brown: No Report.

Glenn Johnston asked the Police Chief about call volumes and asked for a report as soon as possible.

William Lawhead: No Report.

Glenn Johnston motion to pay the bills in the amount of $24,166.95, William Lawhead second. Motion carried.

Edward Brown motion to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss a possible litigation, William Lawhead second.

7:20 P.M.

William Lawhead  motion to return from Executive Session, Edward Brown second.

7:45 P.M.

No  other business to come before the board.

Edward Brown motion to adjourn meeting, William Lawhead second.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,


Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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