GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
September 1, 2015
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 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
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – None
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the minutes from the August 4 General Business Meeting, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Nothing new to report.
- We purchased a new pole saw from Dotterer Equipment
- We are still on the list with Charles Construction but they are still uncertain on when they can complete the 90 ft. blacktop section at the intersection of Lime Kiln and Youngs Road. Many residents are unhappy with the present road situation; the Supervisors discussed various options to alleviate the problem until Charles can complete the blacktop.
- Glenn O. Hawbaker will begin the full depth reclamation & paving project on Geiler Hollow Road and Devil’s Elbow Road on September 14th.
- The dispute with Taylor’s Creekside Tires & Repairs concerning the F-450 tire has been resolved. The Supervisors instructed Shelly to issue payment.
- Rick Thurspy owns land at 646 Canel Lane, Linden. He has placed speed bumps on Canel Lane, area property owners are upset and may take him to court. He is requesting a letter from the Township, because Canel Lane is a private road the Supervisors decided not to get involved.
- Larson Design Group will be performing a bridge safety inspection on bridges greater than 20” in length between September and November of this year. LDG will provide a report which will outline the current condition of the structure and provide any further recommendations on repairs, safety improvements, or preventative maintenance items to preserve the structure integrity of the bridge.
- Marco presented literature, prices and best options on boom mowers and tractors.
Tax Collection – Nothing new to report.
Solicitor – Shelly informed the Supervisors of an inexplicable conversation she recently had with Scott A. Williams. Naively, Shelly phoned Scott to make arrangement on acquiring the files. He was irritated with both the township and the request. He stated that his files are just that “HIS” and we have copies of everything he has. Anything he filed at the Courthouse is there. He was an independent contractor with the Township and is under no obligation to give us his files. He was indignant. The Supervisors acknowledged Scott’s refusal to cooperate.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report.
Zoning & Building Permits – The Supervisors reviewed a variance request to permit the reconstruction of a dwelling that was destroyed by fire located at 54 Losch Lane. The applicant is proposing to reconstruct the existing house two (2) feet shorter in length and increasing the width by adding a fourteen (14) foot roofed deck to the rear of the dwelling. The new dwelling will be larger in size, bulk and area than the destroyed dwelling therefore requiring the variance. The Supervisors had no comment.
EMC & Fire – Nothing new to report.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
JSWA Water Through Route 220 Corridor – Nothing new to report.
Correspondence File –
- Shelly presented an invitation to the Central Keystone COG membership meeting to be held October 8.
- Piatt Township was chosen through a random draw to verify the accuracy of the workers compensation audit information filed by our insurance. A physical examination of our payroll records and related accounting data was conducted on August 5 by a member of the PA Compensation Rating Bureau.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills on the Bill List, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to adjourn, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis