August 5, 2019
The Supervisor called the reorganization and regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors to order at 5:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Those present at the meeting were as follows:
Kevin Carter, Chairman
Randall Parrett, Supervisor
Misty Dittman, Sec/Treas
Scott Dittman, WWTP
Dave Neill, The EADS Group
Mr. Parrett made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held July 1, 2019. Mr. Carter seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
Mr. Parrett made a motion to accept the report of the Treasurer, transfer funds to the Payroll account and pay the bills as listed. Mr. Carter seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
Mr. Dave Neill, The EADS Group, presented a report. He discussed closing out the storm water project with North Rock. Mr. Carter made a motion approve pay request #4 to North Rock. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0. Mr. Neill discussed work on the RR hub and also the trail. He discussed the estimate on District 1 rehab.
Mr. Scott Dittman reported work completed in July including fixing a transfer switch and District 1 work. A shield was put on the light at Pattison Avenue pump station.
Mr. Ed Stoner discussed the Kuhl property and Henretty property. Both violations will be forwarded to the District Magistrate. Other permits are coming in still.
Mr. Austin Smith discussed road work completed including painting crosswalks, patching roads, maintaining equipment and ditching. The F-550 will be repaired. New brushes were installed on the skid steer and there is little more clean-up on Durhing Road.
Mr. Kevin Carter discussed the town revitalization meetings and that one thing he is looking into is traffic calming signs. He is going to look for funding for flashing crosswalk and speed limit signs. He also discussed getting prices from the Department of Corrections on trail markers and a new RR station Marienville sign. Mr. Carter stated they are still working on the EMS issue. They will be meeting to discuss more options.
Newsletters were received from PennDot and PSATS. A letter from the Forest County Board of Elections was reviewed as well as a letter from DEP regarding the SCI-Forest garage application.
Mr. Carter made a motion to file against Ordinance violations with the District Magistrate on Digiacomo, Henretty, Kuhl and Beckett. Mr. Parett seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
Mr. Parrett made a motion to approve the building permits. Mr. Carter seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
The office furnace needs repaired. Ted Whitney will be contacted.
The June 2019 WWTP report was reviewed.
Mr. Carter made a motion to approve the employee leave request. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
Mr. Carter made a motion to approve a holding tank agreement. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
Mr. Carter made a motion to approve an excess maintenance agreement. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
Mr. Carter made a motion to purchase a new International dump truck with a wing and plow, under COSTARS, from Stephenson Equipment. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
Mr. Carter made a motion to approve a $2.00/ hour raise for Dakota Lewis as he passed all sewage operator test. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 2-0.
Mr. Norman Wagner asked if the Township would be doing a more permanent fix on the culvert and road at Palomino Lane. Mr. Carter stated they would get to that this year.
Mr. Jim Hoffmann stated the shield on the light at Pattison Avenue pump station did not fix the problem. The Supervisors will look at it again.
Mr. Dan Zimmerman suggested the engineer look at Maple Street when it is raining in order to help with the next phase planning.
Mr. John Shoup discussed the revitalization meeting and stated there is supposed to be a public meeting August 22, 2019 at 6 pm at MACA.
Mr. Ed Stoner asked if it is ok to start planning the Memorial Day yard sales. The Supervisors approved.
The Treasurer provided the following balances:
Trust Fund- Northwest Savings Bank – $ 875,028.14
General Fund – 446,039.76
Payroll Account – 23,130.01
Sinking Fund – 1,449,976.36
State Checking Account – 1,030.91
State Savings Account – 156,457.20
Fire Protection Account – 12,267.22
The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 5:55 pm.
Misty D. Dittman, Secretary/ Treasurer