GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
May 10, 2016
Supervisor Dean Edwards called to order the General Business Meeting of the Piatt Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 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: Chief Nathan DeRemer and Denny Buttorff
GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING
Citizens Comments – none
Minutes – Dean moved to approve the April 5th General Business Meeting minutes, Denny seconded, motion carried.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department – Chief DeRemer presented the April 2016 Piatt Township Police Activity Report. There were 107.80 patrol hours, 34 incidents and 232 speeding violations as well as 58 other citations and charges. The Chief asked the Supervisors to consider contributing additional money, in the future, strictly for officer overtime to run speed. He estimates we will receive a 60% return on investment. The Supervisors made no comment.
Act 537 – Nothing new to report.
Planning Commission – The Supervisors reviewed a plan of lot-consolidation for Charles & Jennifer Nork. They had no comment.
Roadmaster – Dean presented summer road maintenance items to be completed as well as vehicle maintenance which is necessary.
Tax Collection – Nothing new to report.
Solicitor – Nothing new to report.
SEO & PUCC – Nothing new to report.
Zoning & Building Permits – One permit was issued; Daniel & Ramona Clinger (home business).
EMC & Fire –Independent Hose provided an April Incident & Alarm Reports for the Supervisors.
Stormwater Management Ordinance – Nothing new to report, still working on it.
2016 Road Work Bids – The Township received two paving bids. The bid results are as follows…
|Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.||$47,444.00|
After review of the bids, Dean made a motion to award the Paving bid to Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., Scott seconded, motion carried.
2016 Road Work Bids cont’d
The Township received only one seal coat bid; Hammaker East Ltd. for $47,931.78. After some discussion, the Supervisors decided to consider eliminating the work on Devils’s Elbow as long as the unit price quoted of $1.69 per square yard remains the same, if it raises the price per square yard the Supervisors authorized Dean to adjust as necessary. Scott made a motion to award the seal coat bid to Hammaker East Ltd. with the understanding that Dean has the authority to modify the road work completed as he deems appropriate with the provision that the price per square yard remains $1.69, Denny seconded, motion carried.
Correspondence File – Denny Rager will be attending an upcoming educational event on the topic of stormwater management hosted by the Lycoming County MS4 Coalition.
RESOLUTION #2016-03 “RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF PIATT TOWNSHIP TO REAFFIRM THAT PIATT TOWNSHIP REMAINS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE LYCOMING COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE.”
– The Supervisors accepted Resolution #2016-03 which is was necessitated by the floodplain mapping update project that is nearing completion in Lycoming County. As a result of this project all municipalities must update their floodplain ordinance. Because we are part of the Lycoming County Zoning Partnership, we are covered under the floodplain regulations in said zoning ordinance. Those regulations are up to date and deemed acceptable by DCED, but what has become an issue are the resolution each member municipality passed in order to join the Partnership. DCED has mandated that all partner municipalities must pass a resolution simply reaffirming our membership in the County Zoning Partnership or risk sanctions including suspension from the National Flood Insurance Program. Dean moved to approve Resolution #2016-03, Denny seconded, motion carried.
2016 County Aid – Piatt Township is entitled to receive $1,976 of County Liquid Fuels Funding based on the municipal population/road mileage formula used in prior years. Dean moved to designate “Martin’s Road and Devil’s Elbow Road Blacktop Project “ as this year’s project description, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Dean moved to approve payment of all bills, Dennis seconded, motion carried.
Denny moved to adjourn, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
Shelly S. Davis