GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
February 6, 2018
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 6, 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, Mark Fink and Kelley Wasson
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – None
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the January 2nd Reorganization and General Business Meeting minutes, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Officer Crawford presented the January 2018 Piatt Township Police Activity Report. There were 55.10 patrol hours, 20 incidents, 24 speeding violations and 7 additional citations and charges.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Nothing new to report
- Closed T-633 Hesker Hill, just the hill
- On the same day; the transmission when out on the F-450 and the cinder spreader on the Mack auger broke.
- The estimated cost, from KNS Auto Repairs, for the F-450 transmission is $4,500, the clutch is $1,000 plus labor.
- The cinder spreader auger on the Mack was welded by Simcox and is back in service.
- We received two loads of salt.
- Plowed and cinder as necessary.
- We are running out of cinders, saving the remaining amount for Hesker Hill.
- We received a call from a resident at 131 Zion View Drive concerned with the snow plowing. The Township is getting too close and throwing stones onto the brock landscape pavers. Please refrain.
- Dean received a call from Barnhart’s’ regarding Hesker Hill Road closure.
- We placed 2 loads of #2 and 2 loads of 2A on the bottom of Hesker Hill Road.
- They cleaned up shop and cleaned out center drain.
Tax Collection – Shelly presented, on behalf of Janet M. Hillyard, the 2017 Delinquent Real Estate.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report
Zoning & Building Permits – 2 permits issued; George Bailey, Jr and Douglas & Deborah Hopple.
EMC & Fire – Nothing new to report.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
Correspondence File –
- Dean moved to accept the resignation of Bob Miller as Auditor, Scott seconded, motion carried.
- Shelly has completed the 2017 MS-965, which is required by the State to receive the 2017 Liquid Fuels payment.
- Keiffer & Associates will begin the 2017 audit shortly.
- Distributed Statement of Financial Interest Forms and informed the Supervisors that the 2020 census process is underway.
- The Township received a paper & CD version of the 2017 Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan Review and Implementation Strategy of the US 220/I-99 Planning Area from the Lycoming County Planning Commission.
Jersey Shore School Board Representative(s) Question & Answer – Kelly Wasson, (JS School Board President and Piatt Township Representative) was in attendance, at the Supervisors request, to answer questions.
Hesker Hill Road – Mark Fink was in attendance wondering why the bottom of Hesker Hill Road was closed and if he could travel at his own risk. The Supervisor discussed the condition and future of the bottom of Hesker Hill Road.
Penn Dot Right-Of-Way Purchase Offer – The Township received a packet from Penn DOT with a monetary offer for the right-of-way required from our property, for the transportation improvement planned for Route 220. The area required is .011 acre required drainage easement. The sum offered was $500. The Supervisors were undecided about accepting the offer and would like the Solicitor to advice.
2018/2019 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 2018-July 2019. In order to be included we must commit our needs prior to the contract bid, the deadline is 3/15/18. 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. We must 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, 2018 through July 31, 2019). 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 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 2018-2019 Salt Contract was tabled until the March meeting.
Stone Bid – The Supervisors approved the stone types and quantities. Shelly will advertise and bid according to the purchasing policy requirements.
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