GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
April 3, 2018
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in the township municipal building, 9687 North Rt. 220 Highway, Jersey Shore, PA. He led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance to the flag and a moment of silence.
Present: Dean Edwards, T. Scott Moore, Dennis Rager, Shelly Davis
Visitors: Officer Crawford
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – None
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the March 6th General Business Meeting minutes as presented, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Officer Crawford presented the March 2018 Piatt Township Police Activity Report. There were 85.6 patrol hours, 27 incidents, 61 speeding violations and 17 additional citations and charges.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Denny reported on the Zoning Ordinance Amendment public hearing and enactment which he attended on March 22.
- Piatt Township has been in existence for 160 years. Piatt Township was formed from part of Mifflin Township by the Pennsylvania General Assembly on April 30, 1858.
- Three weeks ago we did repairs on blow-outs in the black top on Martins Road, Geiler Hollow and Nices Hollow. They removed chunks and filled in with stone. Some holes weren’t filled.
- On April 2nd we had more than 4” of snow, we plowed and cindered. The hydraulic hose on the Mack and Ford 450 broke before the snow removal was complete.
- On Martins Road there is a hole in the pipe. Marco called, the price for a culvert is $60,000. The Supervsiors discussed the situation and felt that a 5’-6’ steep pipe would work just fine and the cost would be roughly $100 per foot.
- Need to begin pricing the various components of the Ballfield Revitalization project.
Tax Collection – Nothing new to report.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report
Zoning & Building Permits – Two permits issues; Randy & Deborah Frazier and Raymond Smith.
EMC & Fire – A meeting with municipalities’ to explain and answer questions regarding the merger of Independent Hose and Citizens Hose was held on March 28. Denny attended on behalf of Piatt Township. If accomplished the merger will mean one department, two facilities (Jersey Shore and Salladasasburg), reduction of operational expenses, better equipment and operations, more manpower and no duplications of services & equipment.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
Penn Dot Right-Of-Way Purchase Offer – Shelly spoke to the Penn Dot Real Estate Specialist and made a counter offer of $1,000.00, they accepted. The Supervisors were pleased. Dean moved to accept the final settlement offer of $1,000 for the condemnation of a drainage easement area of 464 square feet (Claim #4100629000), Scott, seconded, motion carried.
Unused Equipment – The Supervisors considered and agreed to sell the boom mower, old plow to the Mack and the skid load tires. Shelly will advertise as required by 2nd Class Township Code.
Correspondence File –
- Shelly presented the 2017 audit report from Keiffer & Associates. They have reviewed the financial records for the Township and did not discover any adjustments to be made or misstatements made related to fraud or error in conducting their work.
- Elizabeth McCoy on behalf of Clinton County CleanScapes has received grant funding to support a community cleanup event in our Township. The grant was from the Roscoe M. & Edith M. Wolf Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. On April 28, weather permitting, they will be removing tires & litter from 9:45 am-1:00 pm. on Cement Hollow Road. To support this event & to ensure volunteers’ safety, they are asking the Township to provide the following;
- Erect temporary signs and/or orange cones on road shoulders that will warn motorists that volunteers are working in the area such as “Work Crew Ahead” or any other type of sign you feel will be effective. Hanging the signs a few days before the event is best. Ideally there would also be a person staged above & below the cleanup locations wearing a safety vest & waving an orange, or other colored, flag to slow & warn the drivers.
- They need help transporting the collected material to the roll-off dumpsters (they rented two roll-offs, one for tires & one for trash). If the Twp. has a driver & truck, that would be very helpful.
The Supervisors agreed to grant both requests. Marco will contact Elizabeth to received additional details and inquire of their exact needs.
2018 County Aid – Piatt Township is entitled to receive $1,976 of County Liquid Fuels Funding based on the municipal population/road mileage formula used in prior years. The Supervisors tabled the discussion until the 2018 road projects are finalized.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to adjourn, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis