GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
December 6, 2016
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 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: Corporal Mike Crawford
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – None.
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the November 1 General Business Meeting minutes, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Corporal Crawford presented the November 2016 Piatt Township Police Activity Report. There were 73.90 patrol hours, 29 incidents, 39 speeding violations as well as 10 other citations and charges.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – A public hearing to discuss a proposed Zoning Text Amendment package that will amend various sections of the County Zoning Ordinance will be held Thursday, December 8. Dennis has reviewed the proposed changes and will be attending the hearing.
- We got salt, cinders, and fuel.
- Tractor is back from Valley Ag & Turf.
- Pine Mountain Excavating cleaned out the pipe at Thompsons’s (Geiler Hollow), two pipes above Lou Sheddy on Devils Elbow Road that run to the stream, and one on Campbell Lane East.
- Richard & Dawn Powell’s driveway, 137 Campbell Lane, wreaked havoc to the road and with the neighbors on October 21st. The Township had to clean it up and we took pictures before prior to the clean-up. Dean would like to send an invoice to the Powell’s for the work then strongly encourage them to make corrections. The Supervisor’s agreed.
- Marco was selected through the PSATS CDL Program for a random alcohol test. Shelly informed him of the selection and he immediately went to the test site. Marco tested negative for alcohol.
- Marco is putting the vibrator box on the Mack.
- Dean would like to order permanent directional signs to assist motorist when they are rerouted due to accidents on Route 220. The Supervisors agreed.
Tax Collection – Nothing new to report.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report.
Zoning & Building Permits – One permit issued; Charles & Jennifer Nork
EMC & Fire – The Supervisors reviewed a September 2016 Incident Report from Independent Hose Company as well as May through October Response Reports from Citizens Hose Company.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
MS4 Update – Robert Furman contacted DEP (at our request). Tom Randis and Lee Murphy told him in fact that Piatt has not been removed from the MS-4 Program. They don’t have the authority to remove a municipality from an EPA mandated regulation. Robert further checked with Bill Brown at Central Office who stated that Piatt was removed from the impaired waters requirement table. That table only specifies the impaired waters and the municipalities’ obligations in respect to the CBPRP and PRP from Appendix A-E and potential TMDL requirements.
Without any other information Piatt Township has an obligation to comply with the stated regulations. It is Larson’s interpretation that we will meet the waiver requirements due to both, total population (less than 10,000) and urbanized area population (less than 1,000). We don’t have any impaired waters. The process is then to apply for the advanced waiver approval by Dec 31st. That is the plan. That submission needs to include:
- Mapping of outfalls, conveyance facilities, and sewer sheds (drainage areas)
- Land Use mapping
- Written justification
Once the early approval is granted, the formal application with $500 application fee is required. Tom has suggested that we can short circuit the advanced waiver application; however, there is virtually no additional work in providing that, so to be consistent with protocol we will submit for the advanced waiver approval.
2017 Budget – Scott moved to approve the 2017 Budget as presented, Dean seconded, motion carried.
Correspondence File – Shelly presented a thank you letter from Lycoming County Voters Services for allowing them use of our facility as a polling place for the upcoming elections in 2017; Primary Election on May 16 and General Election on November 7. Shelly also presented thank you note from both the Jersey Shore Public Library. The SPCA provided a statistics report of animals handled for Piatt Township.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Contract – The Supervisors reviewed and discussed the contract for police services between the Township and the Tiadaghton Valley regional Police Commission. The cost to the Township will remain the same; $41,000 and the Township would receive 50% of the money generated by fines. The contract is good for one-year. Scott moved to contract police services for one year with the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Commission, Denny seconded, Dean opposed, motion carried.
Appoint Auditor – Dean moved to appoint Bob Miller as Auditor, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Denny seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills, Denny seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to adjourn, Denny seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis