GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
November 14, 2017
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 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 Fera, Mark Deitrick, Dale Ludwig & Joe Lyons, Terry Miller and Karen Yeagle
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – None.
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the October 3rd General Business Meeting and October 18th Budget Business Meeting minutes, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Officer Fera presented the October 2017 Piatt Township Police Activity Report. There were 82.90 patrol hours, 37 incidents, 42 speeding violations and 26 additional citations and charges.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Nothing new to report.
- Mowed upper end of the Township until the hydraulic steering pump went out of the 986 International Tractor. Attempted to repaired, still working on it.
- Cinder spreader back on truck.
- Cleaned ditches on Christian Road.
- New license plate on Mack.
- Checked school roof when it was raining and it did not leak. Ceiling needs repaired, lines to the oil tank were cut and fixed. The oil tank is ¾ full.
- Received complaints about the pipe on Canoe Run Road repair; the pipe is too high.
- Need to order salt.
- The emergency brake on the 450 will not hold when loaded. Consulted with several people and there is nothing we can do about it.
Tax Collection – Nothing new to report.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report.
Zoning & Building Permits – Five permit issued; Samuel & Michelle Musser, Daniel & Ramona Clinger, Marolous & Gwen Cebulka, Douglas & Deborah Hopple and Mark & Deanna Fink. Also, according to the Lycoming County Zoning Ordinance individuals who place campers on riverfront parcels for the season must apply for a seasonal permit. The fee is $25. Since the campers are in the floodway they also must provide an evacuation plan and note the accommodations for sewage on the parcel. The majority of riverfront lots in Piatt Township have not or never applied. The County will be providing them each with a letter explain the path of compliance. The County’s intention is forgiveness for previous years and compliance from this point forward.
EMC & Fire – Nothing new to report.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
2018 Budget – Scott moved to accept the 2018 Budget as presented, Dean seconded, motion carried. Shelly will advertise an open inspection to the public before final approval at the December meeting.
2018 Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – The Supervisors considered the 2018 Contract. TVRPD is requesting a 2% increase; contract service rate will be $3,485 a month for a total cost of $41,820 per year. In previous years we paid $3,416.66 a month for a total cost of $41,000 per year. The Supervisors tabled the discussion until the December meeting.
Correspondence File –
- New Tribes Mission made a $2,500 donation to the Township to help offset the financial burden we incurred extracting the trees from Larry’s Creek after the storm.
- We received a letter from PSATS regarding Act 42 of 2017. This Act authorizes the placement of ten (10) mini-casinos throughout the Commonwealth. The purpose of the letter from PSATS was to make municipalities aware that these casinos are to be licensed throughout the Commonwealth and make the municipalities aware that they can prohibit the location of one of these casinos within their boundaries. In order to do so, the municipality must pass a resolution indicating its desire to prohibit these uses within their municipality. If we desire to prohibit casinos within the boundaries of the township, the resolution must be passed and sent it to the PA Gaming Board by December 31, 2017. The Supervisors discussed Act 42, advised Shelly to prepare the resolution but tabled the decision until the December meeting.
- Thanks to Act 89, the Transportation Funding Reform Act, our liquid fuels allocation will increase in 2018. The 2018 estimated allocation will be $3,297.40 per mile (an increase of $97.97 from 2017) and $18.91 per capita (an increase of $.56 from 2017).
- Discussed PSATS random CDL alcohol test notice.
- Phillip Lee Cline has paid full restitution to the Township.
- The property owner at 9832 South 220 Highway has requested a ‘Hidden Driveway Sign’. Since that is on a State Road we must submit a letter to PennDot, they will review the request, establish if is warranted then advise of the location for placement. If approved, the Township owns and maintains the sign forever, we are however allowed to request the resident to pay for the sign. The Supervisor approved the request.
220 Access Management Study – Dale Ludwig & Joe Lyons with Penn DOT presented the conceptual improvement alternatives they are planning for Route 220. They displayed and explained (if asked) the following display boards à
Larry’s Creek to Level Corner Road
Level Corner Road to Gem’s Drive-In
Youngs Road to Former School
Former School to Grandview Drive
East Linden Area
The total cost of the project is $34 million which includes bridge upgrades and/or maintenance along the route, traffic signal replacement & upgrade at Route 220 & 973 as well as all the safety improvements. Work will start in 2019. Penn DOT will 100% cover the cost of the traffic signal at SR 220 and SR 287. After installation Piatt Township takes ownership and maintains.
2017 Audit – Pat Verrastro, with Gearhart, Wienecke & Verrastro, PC, sadly will be unable to do our 2017 DCED Audit because of medical issues. Shelly contacted & received a quote from Keiffer & Associates of $3,000. Scott moved to hire Keiffer & Associates to perform our 2017 DCED Audit for a price of $3,000, Dean seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to donate $1,000 to the Jersey Shore Public Library, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills, Denny seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to adjourn, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:34 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis