Articles

October 22, 2014 - Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Montour Township Board of Supervisors was called to order on October 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., by Chairman Gerald W. Powers, with all members present.

Also present were Linda Woodward, Forrest Bennett and Robert Webber.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and a Moment of Silence was held.

The Meeting was advertised for the purpose of conducting a Budget Workshop.

There were no public comments at this time.

Linda Woodward has submitted to the Board a request for 2015 for a budget amount for each  Supervisor, Planning Commission Member, Zoning Hearing Board Member, Code Enforcement Officer and Zoning Officer to attend approved Pennsylvania seminars or courses pertaining to the Township position held.  She is suggesting $100.00 per person annually.  The Board is in favor of paying for training and mileage.

2015 BUDGET:

GENERAL FUND:

Much discussion was held on the purchase of new fire company equipment and where to get the funding for the equipment.  Mr. Mullen will talk to Brian Fosse.  Mr. Powers indicated that he would propose to cut the Fire Tax down to one (1) Mill, but Mr. Mullen does not want to see it reduced.  

Each line item was reviewed.  Salaries for the office staff were discussed with proposed increases for Theresa Hampton at $1.00 per hour and Joelene Sponenberg at 25 cents per hour  and an increase for Michael Hinkle as Road Foreman at $1.25 per hour, all for 2015.

HIGHWAY FUND:

Our estimated Liquid Fuels Allocation for 2015 is $52,661.11.  Tower Drive will be repaired in two (2) separate projects.  The 2015 Budget shows a large deficit and it was commented that the deficit will be covered by reserved funds in the Highway Fund.  

SEWER FUND:

Each line item in the Sewer Fund was reviewed with an expected surplus of $55,780.00 in 2015.  

There were no additional public comments.

There being no further business, the Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m., on MOTION of Mr. Mullen, seconded by Mr. Powers.  Motion carried.



Respectfully Submitted,


Joelene C. Sponenberg
Township Secretary

Theresa M. Hampton
Township Clerk