GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
February 2, 2016
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 2, 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: Chief Nathan DeRemer and Marie & Ray Prince
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – Ray Prince informed the Supervisors of numerous cracks along the side of Hesker Hill Road. The Supervisors are aware of the situation and intend to fix them in the spring.
Minutes – Dennis moved to approve the January 4th Reorganizational & General Business Meeting minutes, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Nothing new to report
Roadmaster – Since Winter conditions have been great, a considerable amount of maintenance and repair of equipment has been completed.
Tax Collection – Shelly presented, on behalf of Karen Olsen-Rainey, the 2015 Delinquent Real Estate and Per Capita Report.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report
Zoning & Building Permits – 2 permits were issued; Luke & Brittany Ellison and Dennis & Karen Diehl.
EMC & Fire –Nothing new to report.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Chief DeRemer presented the January 2016 Piatt Township Police Activity Report. There were 148 patrol hours, 18 incidents and 105 speeding citations issued as well as other citations and charges. The majority of the speed enforcement was on Route 220 and 287. The Chief estimated the fine money generated for January at about $1,750.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
Sale of Equipment – The Supervisors reviewed the advertisements to sell both the 1991 Chevy Kodiak Dump Truck and the 1978 Ford Tractor. They set the minimum bid for each at $3,000. Shelly will advertise as required according to the 2nd Class Township Code. Sealed bids will be accepted until 7:30 pm on March 1, 2016.
Correspondence File –
- At the auditors’ reorganizational meeting on January 5, by unanimous vote, the township auditors increase the Roadmaster’s hourly rate by .25 cents per hour.
- Dean moved to accept the resignation of Bob Miller as Auditor, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
- PA Department of Labor Industry recently announced that there will be no change in the bid limit threshold for 2016; minimum purchase amount that requires an advertisement for bids will remain at $19,400, in addition the minimum purchase amount for telephone quotes will remain at $10,500-$19,399.99.
- Shelly has completed the 2015 MS-965, which is required by the State to receive the 2016 Liquid Fuels payment.
- Shelly also prepared and submitted Project Completion Report for 2015 County Aid reimbursement.
- Wienecke and Verrastro are scheduled to complete the 2015 audit. Shelly is meeting with them Friday to go over everything.
Stone Bid – The Supervisors approved the stone types and quantities. Shelly will advertise and bid according to the purchasing policy requirements.
2016/2017 Salt Contract – Our COSTARS Salt Contract Participation Agreement must be submitted each year for inclusion in the State’s sodium chloride contract. The contract runs from August 2016-July 2017. In order to be included we must commit our needs prior to the contract bid, the deadline is 3/15/16. Our requested tons are not an estimate. We must purchase at least 60% of our stated needs. Suppliers will provide up to 140% of the tonnage requirements. NEW for 2016/2017… we will have to specify our Initial Tons Required (defined as the estimated amount of salt required from August 1st to October 31st to replenish/fill stockpiles in advance of the winter season) and Winter Tons Required (defined as the amount of salt required after November 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017). The Initial Tons Required plus the Winter Tons Required will equal the Total Tons Required (defined as the total amount of salt required for the whole winter season). This change is to allow suppliers to better plan and anticipate member requirements and will help to ensure members are better prepared for the winter season to cut down on last minute or just-in-time orders. The 2016-2017 Salt Contract was tabled until the March meeting.
Salladasburg Little League Ballfield Request/Proposal – Dean met with representative of Salladasburg Little League and discussed a plan to prepare/complete the required work on the ballfield. Salladasburg would like to use it as a practice field starting in March. They will provide the Township proof of insurance and will adhere to any & all township rules. All supervisors were unanimously in favor.
Zero-Turn Mower – The Supervisors discussed various options but nothing definite was decided.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Scott moved to adjourn, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:43 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis