Meeting Minutes-December 21st, 2010

Regular Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors
December 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, Solicitors James Naddeo & Linda Lewis.

Public: Jeff Corcino-The Progress, Kim Finnigan-The Courier Express, Aaron Evans-Gant Daily, Dan Royer & Tony Gaeta.

Comments from the audience: Mr. Gaeta from the Lenhart Development was present to complain about a storm water issue and felt the township was responsible for the problem and has done nothing to correct the problem. He had complained about the issue at a previous meeting and Supervisor Johnston had gone and looked at the issue but was not sure if the township could anything about the problem because it is on private property.

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

Engineer’s Report: None.

Police Report: None.

Solicitor’s Report: Mr. Naddeo asked the supervisors to go to Executive Session at the end of the meeting to discuss the Police Contract.

Code Enforcement Officer Report: Zachary Lawhead had a subdivision that was approved by the Planning Commission for Harry Rowles located on Lawrence Grange Road. William Lawhead motion to approve the Harry & Gloria Rowles Subdivision, Edward Brown second. Motion carried.

Code Officer Lawhead let the supervisors know that the township received a new petition from the Clearfield County Commissioners for Zoning changes in the area of Leonard Street and the Planning Commission would be reviewing it in January.

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report:

The Treasurer’s Report for November was submitted to the supervisors for review.

The Secretary let the supervisors know that the two openings on the Planning Commission were advertised but the township only received one letter of interest and that was from Denny Liegey asking to be reappointed to the board.

Edward Brown motion to reappoint Denny Leigey to the Lawrence Township Planning Commission with the term to run until December 31, 2014, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

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The Secretary also let the supervisors know that the opening on the Clearfield Municipal Authority was advertised and the township only received one letter of interest from Chris Rowles asking to be reappointed. Edward Brown motion to reappoint Chris Rowles to the Clearfield Municipal Authority with the term to run until January 1, 2016, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

The Secretary let the supervisors know that the township presently has extra funds available in the CDBG Administration funds and asked if they wanted to transfer some of the funds to the project. Edward Brown motion to transfer $50,000.00 from CDBG Administration to Project, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

The Secretary asked the supervisors what time they wanted to set for the Reorganization meeting on January 3rd, 2011. It was decided to set it for 6:00 P.M.

The Secretary thanked Pam Peters from Decatur Township for all of her hard work on the Energy Grant that the township received.

Supervisor’s Report:

Edward Brown motion to approve the 2011 Budget, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

Glenn Johnston motion to accept the resignation of Zachary Lawhead, Edward Brown second, Motion carried.

The Supervisors agreed that the township would accept proposals for services for the Uniform Construction Code to administer the Building Permits for the township.

Edward Brown motion to advertise the position for Code-Property Maintenance at part time hours that are to be determined, Glenn Johnston second. Motion carried.

William Lawhead: No Report.

Glenn Johnston motion to pay the list of bills in the amount of $58,786.56, Edward Brown second.  Motion carried.

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

8:10 P.M.

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

8:28 P.M.

Glenn Johnston motion to adjourn meeting, Edward Brown second.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

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Barbara S. Shaffner, Secretary

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