GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
October 3, 2017
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, October 3, 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 Crawford, Chief Nathan DeRemer, Mark Deitrick and Louis Sheddy
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – None
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the September 5th General Business Meeting minutes, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Officer Crawford presented the September 2017 Piatt Township Police Activity Report. There were 70.30 patrol hours, 29 incidents, 28 speeding violations and 9 additional citations and charges. Chief DeRemer hand delivered 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.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Nothing new to report
- Filled in along the bank on Zion View Drive then leveled off and seeded everything except the hill to the top corner (that should have a curb).
- Cogan House delivered the 986 International Tractor as well as the belt conveyor and pan for the trucks. We have already rebuilt the valve body for the controls because of a leak and installed turn signals & a switch for the lights.
- Mowed some roads.
- Placed R8 along Seeley Run Road because the berms were giving way. Also, replaced the road pipe which is located on the Piatt & Mifflin line, Mifflin has agreed to share the cost of the pipe and replacement.
- Stix-N-Stonz Paving & Excavating milled out five road pipe crossing at $125 per hour. Afterwards Piatt Township cleaned out and blacktopped all five crossings.
- Denny Rager & Denny Buttorff have been working on having the 25 trees removed from Larry’s Creek from the storm. They met on site with Mark Davidson, District Manager of the Lycoming County Conservation District y regarding the situation and have contacted three companies regarding removal options and prices. They have decided to hire Choate Forest Pros. Choate will extract all the trees on the east side of the stream and set them along the stream bank. They will complete the work for $4,800.
- We placed stone on Hesker Hill East; four loads of 2A on the bottom, one load of screens on the hill to dry up the road.
- Skid Steer had a lot of repairs done at Columbia Crossroads. Total cost $3,216.78.
Tax Collection – Nothing new to report.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report.
Zoning & Building Permits – One permit issued; Randy & Kathryn Tobin
EMC & Fire – Nothing new to report.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
Correspondence File –
- Today we received a subpoena calling for the production of various documents in our possession and/or under our control regarding the signal timing, maintenance, operation and any & all correspondence for the traffic light at SR 287 and Route 220. The Supervisors directed Shelly to send all paperwork to the Solicitor, Denise Deiter and let her handle it.
- The Jersey Shore School District sent a flyer promoting open forum night to ask questions, share joys as well as any concerns to all community member who live within the attendance area of the school district. They requested us to post the flyer and mention the meeting date and time at our monthly meeting closest to the date of the event in Piatt Township. The Supervisors agreed.
Act 13 “Legacy Fund” Application – The Lycoming County Commissioners announced a funding opportunity for community park and recreation projects through the Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund Mini Grant Program. They wish to provide resources and support to park and recreational projects within the County. At Dean suggestion, Shelly worked with Salladasburg Little League to submit an application for consideration. The project “Revitalize the Ballfield” requested funding for a permanent backstop, player benches, spectator bleachers, perimeter fencing and steps with railing to access the field from the parking lot.
2018 Budget – The Supervisors will conduct a special budget session, along with any other township business on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm at the township building. Shelly will advertise as required by the Second Class Township Code.
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 8:55 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis