February 8, 2018 Regular Meeting

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Board of Supervisors was called to order on February 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., by Chairman Lori Ebright.  All members were present.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.                                                                                              

A Moment of Silence was observed.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

No comments.

MINUTES:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Bennett to accept the minutes of the January meeting.  Motion carried.

BILLS DUE FOR PAYMENT:

A MOTION was made by Mr. Bennett, seconded by Ms. Woodward, to approve bills to be paid from the General Fund in the amount of $19,868.03, Special Police Account in the amount of $611.83,

Sewer Fund $11,996.78, Debit card purchases $493.40 and Fire Tax bills $1,366.00.

 Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

Public Sewer:

Nothing new.

BUDGET VS. ACTUAL EXPENSES AND REVENUE UPDATE:

Mrs. Berkes stated Ms. Raup will have the bills reconciled next week and all bills are paid.

CODE OF ORDINANCES UPDATE:

We need to do this once the zoning is complete.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND ZONING MAP:

We need to adopt a new zoning map.  Make changes in ordinance.  Jerry Walls be used for this and Ms. Woodward will contact him to move forward.

PERRY AVENUE EXTENSION:

Max Stoner there are a couple steps to move forward.  Penn Dot needs to do their part and then additional work will be needed to be done to assess their findings.  Max was given approval to move forward with this.  We may have $2,500 to $4,000 in engineering fees to get underway. 

SUSQUHANNA RV RELEASE #4

Release #4 is finished.  They have a couple small items to finish up. There is still $20,000 the township is holding.  Max Stoner suggested we release $10,000 more for now and keep the other $10,000 until completion in the spring. A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Bennett to release $10,000 to Susquehanna Rv.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

RECORD KEEPING RESOLUTION:

There is a records retention manual and the law provides if you adopt a resolution in which you express your intent to follow the manual, that is the first step.  Then once its adopted if you want to destroy records you must also adopt a second resolution.  The manual provides how long you must keep different records.  Mr. Roberts will get Ms. Berkes a copy of the manual.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Bennett to adopt the resolution to follow the schedules and procedures for disposition of records set forth in the Municipal Records Manual.  Motion carried.

LEIBY SUB-DIVISION:

Mr. Bennett stated the Leiby variance application was denied. 

NEW OFFICE COMPUTER:

The office computer has been causing problems for quite some time.  A lap top quote of $1,249.00 was given by InnoTek .  Ms. Woodward questioned why a lap top, it was explained so office work could be done at home.

Also, if power is lost we would have a lap top available. Mrs. Ebright will get another quote for a pc. 

ZONING OFFICE REPORT:

A monthly report was submitted.  Mr. Mauk spoke with Mitch Kishbaugh regarding running new maps off.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to spend $100.00 or less on the maps.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT:

Mr. Hinkle is looking to hiring someone for snow plowing.  Mr. Hinkle will interview and choose an appropriate person for the job.  The total price for a chassis $47,674.00.  That is the Costar price.  The body, dump, hydraulics, controls, plow, spreader and lights are $37,436. Total is $85,110.50.  It is standard with an aluminum body which won’t rust in the salt.  Plow has LED lighting.  2018 models need to be ordered by March 1st.  It takes 12 weeks to get the truck and another 6-8 weeks for the body.  If we order now it could arrive around the end of July. $42,500 will be used from conservation.  $15,000 from carry over from last year.  Another $20,000 for liquid fuels.  That would put us around $77,000.  A MOTION was made by Mrs. Ebright, seconded by Ms. Woodward to have Mr. Hinkle go ahead and order the chassis.  Chassis is being purchased under Costar.  Motion carried.  Mr. Hinkle questioned whether we have an ordinance regarding pushing snow out into the roadway.  Mr. Roberts will check on this. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT:

Nothing new to report.  The police will start providing coverage for the Pipeline.  Officers will be paid their overtime rate.  Hemlock Township is also doing this.  The officers will turn in a separate time sheet for this coverage.  

FIRE COMPANY REPORT:

A monthly report was submitted. 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

No comments

MEETING DATE:

The next Regular Meeting will be held on March 15, 2018 at 7:30p.m.

 A MOTION by acclimation to adjourn at 8:15 pm.

 

                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,

 

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Lori Ebright    

E: Dec. 14. Reg                                                                                    Assistant Secretary