The Supervisor called the 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
Don Gawelski, WWTP Dave Neill, The EADS Group
Ed Stoner Dan Zimmerman
Jackie Blose Jim Hoffman
Brenda Carbaugh John Shoup
Mike Gilara, Roads
Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held October 1, 2018. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Parrett made a motion to accept the report of the Treasurer, transfer funds to Payroll and pay the bills as listed. Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Stoner reported permits have been issued and he is following up on some.
Mr. Neill, The EADS Group, presented his report. Northrock Construction will be back next week to complete work. The USDA will administer the ARC money for the Trail Station grant.
Mr. Gawelski reported some issues with switches, valves and electric at the WWTP and pump stations. All are being fixed.
Mr. Gilara stated they are getting ready for winter. Speed limit and hidden driveway signs will be installed tomorrow on Greeley Farm Road.
The PSATS news bulletin, a letter grading Bureau Veritas from ISO and the NPDES permit renewal notice from The EADS Group were received. Notice of award for CDBG to continue the Maple Street storm sewer project was received. A letter requesting donation was received from the PTO.
A hearing for the Farren property and sewer issue is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm.
The September and October 2018 WWTP reports were reviewed.
Building permits were reviewed.
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. Geyer made a motion to donate $1,500 to the Marienville Library. Mr. Carter seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve Resolution 11-13-2018 to allow the Chairman of the Board to sign necessary paperwork for the Trail Set Aside Grant. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Notice will be advertised that snow removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of property owners. Property owners will also need to move vehicles so that plowing can be done properly.
A letter requesting a time extension to take down a garage was approved. The extension gives until the end of November only. A letter will be sent.
The 2019 Budget was presented and is available for review.
Armstrong Cable sent a franchise agreement. More information is being obtained.
Mr. Hoffman thanked the Supervisors for installing the signs on Greeley Farm. He is going to contact the Forest Service to put up duel use signs also.
Mr. Shoup asked about the EMS meeting and if the Supervisors attended. They did and have sent a letter requesting more information and a meeting.
Mrs. Carbaugh asked when the Township is going to deal with the water issue behind her house. The road being PennDot responsibility was discussed as well as her need for gutters. A lot of the water is from the yards above hers draining down. The Maple Street storm water project might help some. Dave Neill will look at the property tomorrow.
Ms. Jackie Blose asked again about the property stakes North Rock Construction removed as well as the yard not being fixed yet. She stated there is garbage in the fill, and much more water coming into the yard. Mr. Zimmerman asked who was going to pay for the engineering mistakes. Mr. Neill explained the engineering plan.
Mr. Stoner is going to purchase new ropes for the flags in the center of town.
The Treasurer provided the following balances:
Trust Fund- Northwest Savings Bank $ 865,821.74
General Fund 287,024.68
Payroll Account 13,037.63
Sinking Fund 1,432,747.82
State Checking Account 460.49
State Savings Account 18,485.74
Fire Protection Account 1,944.18 The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 6:05 pm.