GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
June 6, 2017
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 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, Officer Hummer, Rob Gluk, Bill Burdett, Stephanie Oakes and Elizabeth Hill.
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – None.
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the May 2nd General Business Meeting minutes, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Officer Hummer
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – Nothing new to report
- The Supervisors reviewed a seal coat project estimate sheet, prepared by Don Free, for School House Road, Wagner Road, Zion View Drive, Martins Road East, Forge Hill Road, Campbell Lane West, Hesker Hill East and Nices Hollow Road. After some discussion and consideration of financial obligations, the Supervisors removed one line item (Hesker Hill East, length of 2650, estimated cost $6,596.80) and decided to bid everything else on the sheet; motion made by Dean, seconded by Scott, motion carried. Shelly will advertise the projects as required by the Second Class Township Code.
- During the meeting Dean called Robert Paucke, Supervisor & Roadmaster for Mifflin Township, regarding their portion of Nices Hollow Road. Mifflin Township Supervisors meet on June 14th, they will decide at that time and let us know.
- Pine Mountain Excavating has tentatively schedule the 2016 FEMA pipe replaces for the week of June 19.
- The lower end was mowed then the mower broke.
- The Supervisors reviewed and considered many options concerning repairing vs. replacement of the mower. The Supervisors’ decided to rent a tractor and mower from Bradco for $1,800 to complete the mowing. They would like clarifications and additional details on the price quote from Motrim & Tiger before making a decision.
Tax Collection – Nothing new to report.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report.
Zoning & Building Permits – 1 permit; Patricia & Guy Wolfe
EMC & Fire – Denny distributed the June 2017 EM Report. The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the communities’ actions. The Piatt Township CRS has never been completed. Denny received permission from the Supervisors to complete the paperwork necessary for CRS approval for Piatt Township.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
FEMA 2016 Disasters Assistance – Nothing new to report.
Correspondence File –
- The Supervisors considered last month request from Jill Wenrich , Jersey Shore School District Superintendent and Bruce Boncal, Director of Operations, regarding assistance in sending a message (by resolution) to our community and government constituents for equality as it relates to cell/internet access in the region. The Supervisors are not in favor.
- The Secretary presented Lecce Electric, Inc. 2017 traffic signal maintenance proposal. The total cost is $1,460. The Supervisors approved.
2016 & 2017 Audit – Pat Verrastro, with Gearhart, Wienecke & Verrastro, PC has completed the 2016 Audit. He has reviewed the financial records for the Township and did not discover any adjustments to be made or misstatements made related to fraud or error in conducting his work. Pat submitted a bid for the 2017 Audit which was significantly more then what we have paid for the last four years. The Supervisors request Shelly to get a couple of additional quotes before making a decision.
Muncy Bank & Trust Company Proposal – Rob Glunk, Bill Burdett, Stephanie Oakes and Elizabeth Hill were all in attendance to introduce them to the Supervisors. They invited the Supervisors to consider them as a financial institution.
County Commissioners $5.00 Registration Fee Proposal –The Lycoming County Commissioners are proposing to levy a $5 vehicle registration fee to benefit structurally deficient municipality-owned bridges in the County. Enacting a $5 fee would allow the commissioners to take out a loan of nearly $8 million with a 2% interest rate. The loan would be used to fund a bridge bundling program throughout the county to address 40 of the structurally deficient bridges. The county then would use the $5 fee to pay back the loan. The Commissioners will vote on the $5 fee at their regular meeting June 15. If passed, municipalities will be given the choice to participate or opt out, meaning they can chose to take care of bridges with or without county aid. All county residents will have to pay the vehicle registration fee regardless of whether their respective municipality wants to participant in the program. The County MAY receive a $5 match per every $5 collected from the federal Surface Transportation Program. Dean made a motion to oppose the $5 tax levied against residents, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Driveway Permit Ordinance – The Supervisors discussed the necessity, standards and requirements.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to adjourn, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis