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 – Greg Geyer, Supervisor

Randall Parrett, Supervisor – Misty Dittman, Sec/Treas                 

Ed Stoner – Dave Neill, The EADS Group

John Baughman – Dan Zimmerman                             

John Shoup – John Habjan

Brenda Carbaugh – Jim Hoffman

Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held December 10, 2018.  Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

Mr. Geyer made a motion to accept the report of the Treasurer, transfer funds to Payroll and pay the bills as listed.  Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

AGENDA:

Mr. Habjan did not have the garage removed and did not have a contract with a contractor to have it removed.  Mr. Habjan blames the weather and stated he would still like to try and fix the garage.  Mr. Stoner reported the garage is beyond fixing and is a safety issue.  The Supervisors gave Mr. Habjan until Tuesday to present a signed contract and to have the garage down by the February meeting.

Mr. Stoner reported he is following up on some permits.  He found another garage that needs taken down.  Letters will be sent to the property owner and renter regarding garbage being burned on the property. Mr. Stoner discussed working to make town look better and if everyone would do a little, it would help.

Mr. Neill, The EADS Group, presented his report.  Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve a change order and pay request for Northrock Construction on the Maple Street storm sewer project.  Mr. Carter seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.  Mr. Neill discussed the updated ARC application for the Train Station.  Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the final pay request for Advanced Contracting on the first section of trail.  Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.  A meeting will be scheduled later this week to discuss the I&I study.

CORRESPONDENCE:

A letter from the Marienville Library, the Northwest Soil Services fee schedule and the WWTP report were reviewed.

OLD BUSINESS:

The solicitor will be contacted about filing charges on the owner of the trailer on Old Route 899 as it was supposed to be sold and cleaned up by December 2018.

NEW BUSINESS:

Mr. Carter made a motion to approve an excess maintenance agreement.  Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

Employee leave requests were approved.

Mr. Carter made a motion to have The EADS Group renew the NPDES permit.  Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

The November and December WWTP reports were reviewed.

Mr. Carter made a motion to have The EADS Group renew the NPDES permit.  Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

Mr. Carter made a motion to have May and Company audit 2018.  Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

Mr. Carter made a motion to approve the retainer agreement with The EADS Group.  Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

Mr. Carter made a motion to approve the Dirt & Gravel project on Durhing Road.  Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

The 2019-2020 Salt contract will be the same.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Mr. Shoup asked if a property in town had obtained the proper building permits and what was being built.  The property would fall under state permits and the owners have been given the proper paperwork.

Mr. Geyer sated the Supervisors, Ed Stoner and the WWTP employees would be reviewing and updating ordinances this winter.

Mr. Hoffman thanked the Township for installing signs and asked that the potholes be fixed. 

Mr. Baughman asked if the RR ties were going to be removed from the trail.  Mr. Carter stated it would cost too much to remove them and the Township was moving them out of the ditches and placing them on the banks of the trail.

Mrs. Carbaugh asked if the Supervisors had contacted PennDot regarding the water in her basement.  Mr. Neill discussed the problem and stated that some things that might help the problem would be building a swale around the back of the property, fixing the angle of ground directly around the house and installing gutters.  The Maple Street storm sewer project may help if there are broken pipes. 

Mr. Zimmerman discussed drainage pipes on Roses Road that may cause a problem in the future on the trail.

Mr. Stoner asked for permission to do the Memorial Day sales again. This will be the 3rd year and it is growing.  He will also be doing the property clean up contest again and urges people to participate and make town look better.

The Treasurer provided the following balances:

Trust Fund- Northwest Savings Bank – $ 867,392.78

General Fund – 197,418.24

Payroll Account – 31,037.94

Sinking Fund – 1,477,559.13

State Checking Account – 500.48

State Savings Account – 1,342.73

Fire Protection Account – 1,746.62 The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 6:05 pm.