REORGANIZATIONAL AND GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
January 4, 2016
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the Reorganization and General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Monday, January 4, 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: Mark Deitrick, Jr, Chief Nathan DeRemer, Brent Musser and Dan Paulhamus
Dean moved to appoint Scott as temporary Chairman, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Scott moved to appoint Dean as temporary Secretary/Treasurer, Denis seconded, motion carried.
Scott moved to nominate Dean as 2016 Chairman, seconded by Dennis, motion carried.
Dean moved to nominate Scott as 2016 Vice-Chairman, seconded by Dennis, motion carried.
Dean moved to re-appoint Shelly as the Secretary/Treasurer, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Scott moved to increase Shelly’s current hourly rate by .25 cents per hour contingent upon the Auditors’ decision to increase the Roadmaster’s hourly rate by .25 cents per hour, Denny seconded, motion carried. Basically, if the Roadmaster receives an increase the Secretary will receive the same increase.
Dean moved to re-appoint Mark Deitrick, Jr. as Foreman, Steve Riggle, Leonard Stroud, Cody Myers and Nate Clinger as Laborers, Dennis seconded, motion carried. Dean moved to increase Mark Deitrick, Jr.’s hourly rate to $15.00, Scott seconded, motion carried. Scott moved to increase laborers’ current hourly rate by .25 cents per hour contingent upon the Auditors’ decision to increase the Roadmaster’s hourly rate by .25 cents per hour, Denny seconded, motion carried. Basically, if the Roadmaster receives an increase all Laborers’ will receive the same increase.
Scott moved to re-appoint Dean as Roadmaster with his wage set by the Auditor, Dennis seconded, motion carried. The Supervisors advised Shelly to inform the auditors, prior to their January 5th meeting, that they are requesting a .25 cent increase per hour for the Roadmaster only.
Dean moved to re-appoint Scott as Assistant Roadmaster, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Scott moved to establish the treasurer’s bond at $300,000 for Supervisors and Secretary/Treasurer, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to retain Denise L. Dieter as legal counsel at $100.00 per hour with the meeting fee negotiated, seconded by Scott, motion carried.
Dean moved to retain Larson Design Group as township engineer, seconded by Scott, motion carried.
Dean moved to retain Weinecke & Verrastro PC as township auditors, seconded by Scott, motion carried.
Dean moved to appoint Tom Young as Vacancy Hearing Board Chairman, seconded by Scott, motion carried.
Dean moved to reappoint William (Denny) Buttorff as EMA Coordinator and Dennis Rager & Rosalyn Price-English as Planning Commission Chairman & Member, seconded by Scott, motion carried.
The Supervisors recognized Karen Olson-Rainey as the 2016 tax collection agent.
Dean moved to retain Jersey Shore State Bank as depositories of township funds, seconded by Dennis, motion carried. Scott abstained.
Dean moved to continue holding the monthly meetings on first Tuesday of each month. All meeting will begin at 7:30 pm, preceded by a work session at 7:00 pm, in the township municipal building. Motion seconded by Scott, motion carried.
Scott moved that Shelly Davis serve as the voting delegates to the PSATS Annual Convention at Hershey PA and that Piatt Township split the conference expenses with Anthony Township, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to appoint all supervisors as voting representatives for the West Branch COG for Piatt Township, seconded by Dennis, motion carried.
Dean moved to retain Jami Nolan as the Township’s primary Sewage Enforcement Officer & Robert Bertin and Denny Shoemaker as the alternate Enforcement Officer, seconded by Scott, motion carried.
Dean moved to appoint Central Keystone Council of Government as our Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code agent, seconded by Scott, motion carried.
Scott moved to retain Municipal Solutions as our Road Bonding Consultants, seconded by Dennis, motion carried.
Scott moved to authorize all township employees to attend training classes and other convention/conferences at employee’s rate of pay not to exceed eight (8) hours per day plus expenses and meals (if not provided) plus furnish a receipt, seconded by Dennis, motion carried.
Dean moved to pay the following holidays, New Years Day, Primary Election Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, General Election Day, Day before Christmas, Christmas Day, & Thanksgiving Day at eight hours (8) for the secretary/treasurer and foreman, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to set the mileage reimbursement rate for township business at the Internal Revenue Services’ current standard business rate of $0.54 per mile, seconded by Scott, motion carried.
Scott moved to appoint Shelly Davis as Open Records Officer for 2016 as required by law, seconded by Dean, motion carried.
Dean moved to adjourn the reorganizational meeting at 12:35, Scott seconded, motion carried.
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – None.
Minutes – Scott moved to approve the December 1st General Business Meeting minutes and the December 21st Special Meeting minutes, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Nothing new to report
- The Supervisors unanimously agreed to sell both the 1991 Chevy Kodiak Dump Truck and the 1978 Ford Tractor. Shelly will prepare advertisement and advertise as required according to the 2nd Class Township Code.
- The solar lights installed on the Piatt Township sign at the road are not lighting the sign effectively. The Supervisors decided to install electric lighting instead. PA Dig has approved the trench and installation will begin as long as the weather cooperates.
Tax Collection – Nothing new to report.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report
Zoning & Building Permits – 2 permits issued both for Clinton Fought. It was brought to the Townships attention that a building was recently built at the property of Dennis and Karen Diehl, 2368 Nices Hollow Road, Jersey Shore. Kurt Schmitt was notified and investigated. The Diehl will be mailing an application and the appropriate fee.
EMC & Fire – Independent Hose both provided November & December Reports for the Supervisors to review as well as the list of new office for 2016.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Chief DeRemer was in attendance and discussed patrolling and monthly report expectations.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
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 2016; Primary Election on April 26 and General Election on November 8. Shelly also presented thank you note/letter from both the Jersey Shore Public Library and the Lycoming County SPCA.
- The Supervisors discussed and decided to purchasing new conference room mats for the entrance door and shop door. They decided on brown 5×5 with gripper bottoms.
- The Supervisors reviewed the 2015 Routine Bridge Safety Inspection Report for T-343 (Youngs Road) over Pine Run. The report was prepared by Larson Design Group.
- In December, Penn Dot requested comments regarding a bridge replacement project and proposed detour involving Level Corner, Lime Kiln and Youngs Road. The project is tentatively scheduled for 2018. The Supervisors requested Shelly to inquire on the expected length of time for the replacement; PennDot stated the bridge will be closed for up to twelve weeks during the April-October 2018 construction season. The Supervisors had no comment.
Paulhamus Land Development –
- The Paulhamus Land Development Sewage Facilities Planning Module was found incomplete by DEP, because a box was not checked; as a result it needed to be resigned by all parties and resubmitted. Consequently, the Resolution for Plan Revision for New Land Development had to be replicated. The Supervisors approved the Sewage Facilities Planning Module and accepted Resolution #2016-10, which finds that the subdivision described in the Sewage Facilities Planning Module conforms to applicable sewage related zoning and other sewage related municipal ordinances and plans, with a motion by Scott and a second by Dean.
- DEP also required, as stated in the planning module instructions, documentation between the property owner and municipality providing for long-term operation and maintenance of a community onlot sewage disposal system. Said agreement was given to Shelly in December for review prior to the meeting by the Township Solicitor, Denise Deiter. The Supervisors approved the “Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Community On-Lot System and Holding (Retaining) Tank” presented, with a motion by Dean and a second by Scott.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills and any remaining accounts payable received for 2015, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to adjourn, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis