GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
February 3, 2015
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 3, 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
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – Shelly read aloud a “letter of appreciation” which was received from Weldon C. Cohick, Jr. of 79 Lime Kiln Road, Linden.
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the January 5 Reorganizational and General Business Meeting, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Lycoming County Zoning is holding a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 12 to discuss a proposed Zoning Text Amendment necessary to remain in good standing with the National Flood Insurance Program which enables homeowners to purchase and retain flood insurance on their homes and property. Denny reviewed the proposed amendment and presented an explanation of the amendment to the Supervisors. In addition, the Lycoming County Planning Commission informed all municipalities’ that Joshua Billings has been promoted to an Environmental Planner position, within the office, and Thomas Krajewski will take over the Subdivision & Land Development Administrator role.
- We received two loads of salt and three loads of 1B.
- The railroad called Dean and notified him that they will be cementing the crossing at Cement Hollow Road. They will have a meeting prior to doing the work.
- Dean wondered if the Board of Supervisors should contact our local legislators regarding our opinion on the Act 13 funding. No decision was made.
- The Supervisors earnestly discussed purchasing an additional a truck to replace the Kodiak. Dean and Marco will look into our options.
- Tax Collection – Shelly presented, on behalf of Karen Olsen-Rainey, the 2014 Township Delinquent Per Capita Report as well as eight people who have been removed from the Per Capital Taxes due to age or relocation.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – The Central Keystone COG has proposed an annual due of $250 be requested of the membership. The annual dues would be used to cover some expenses that are not covered in any line items in the budget. Some of those expenses include, but are not limited to, miscellaneous office supplies and administrative staff time. Also, it is important to note that the CKCOG carries a $5,000,000 commercial umbrella liability policy providing an added level of protection to every one of the members. If they acquire the 100% approval from the membership as needed, it would then be voted upon at the next annual General Membership meeting, which is typically held in October of each year. If approved, it would then go into effect January 1, 2016. They would like each municipality to discuss the request and return their decision in writing to the CKCOG by March 2015. The Supervisors again considered the request but tabled the discussion until the March meeting. They instructed Shelly to invite a representative from the Central Keystone COG to the March meeting.
Zoning & Building Permits – An “Appeal of Denial” for Zoning Permit Z452015010, applicant Dan Paulhamus-Paulhamus Diesel Performance, will be held on Wednesday, February 25 at 6 pm. The permit was denied on December 30, 2014 for the construction of a proposed AG Support use that fit more closely to a Heavy Retail Service Use based on the information obtained by the Zoning Administrator.
EMC & Fire – Citizen and Independent Hose Fire Companies provided a December incident & alarm report as well as a 2014 incident & alarm report.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
JSWA Water Through Route 220 Corridor – Nothing new to report.
Correspondence File –
- At the auditors reorganizational meeting on January 6, by unanimous vote, the township auditors set the supervisors hourly wages when working as a township employee as follows: Road Master $15.25, laborer $15.00, clerical $15.00 and mileage .575 per mile.
- Dean moved to accept the resignation of Bob Miller as Auditor, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
- The state Department of Labor Industry recently announced that the minimum purchase amount that requires the advertisement for bids increased from $19,100 to $19,400 on January 1, 2014. In additional the minimum purchase amount for telephone quotes increased from $10, 300 to $10,500. These increases are due to Act 84 of 2011, which requires L&I to adjust amounts annually based on the Consumer Price Index.
- Shelly has completed the 2014 MS-965, which is required by the State to receive the 2015 Liquid Fuels payment.
- Shelly also prepared and submitted Project Completion Report for 2014 County Aid reimbursement.
- Wienecke and Verrasto are scheduled to complete the 2014 audit. Shelly is meeting with them next to go over everything.
2015/2016 Salt Contract – Our COSTARS Salt Contract Participation Agreement must be submitted each year for inclusion in the State’s sodium chloride contract. The contract runs from August 2015-July 2016. In order to be included we must commit our needs prior to the contract bid, the deadline is 3/15/15. Our requested tons are not an estimate. We must purchase at least 60% of our stated needs. Suppliers will provide up to 140% of the tonnage requirements. Dean moved to keep the quantity the same as the previous year, 80 tons, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Stone Bid – The Supervisors approved the stone types and quantities. Shelly will advertise and bid according to the purchasing policy requirements.
Dean moved to accept the resignation from Bob Miller as Auditor, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to adjourn, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis