December 4, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Chairman Robert Webber called the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Planning Commission to order on December 4, 2018 at 6:30pm in the municipal building, Rupert, PA.

The pledge of allegiance was recited.

Members present:  Chairman Robert Webber, Vice-Chairman Andy Keister, Secretary Mitch Gallaher and Terry Hoover.  Also, present was Zoning Officer Tim Mauk.

MOTION Mitch Gallaher, second Terry Hoover, to approve the agenda as revised.  Motion Carried.

MOTION Terry Hoover, second Andy Keister, to approve the minutes of the October 2, 2018 meeting as drafted.  Motion Carried.


MOTION Andy Keister, second Mitch Gallaher, to reluctantly recommend the Board of Supervisors accept Robert Webbers resignation to the Planning Commission.  He was thanked for his years of dedicated service. Motion Carried.

Planning Commission Member

MOTION Terry Hoover, second Andy Keister, to recommend the Board of Supervisors appoint James Yoncuski and Joseph Mullen as members of the Planning Commission.  Motion Carried.

Chapter 7, Part 1: Burning Ordinance / Outdoor Fires

MOTION Terry Hoover, second Andy Keister, to recommend the Board of Supervisors accept the revisions to the ordinance.  Motion Carried.

Quality of Life Ordinance

Solicitor Rich Roberts continues to review the Quality of Life Ordinance.


MOTION Terry Hoover, Second Andy Keister, to recommend the Board of Supervisors consider Jerry Wall’s proposed contract for professional planning services for preparation of the Township Zoning Map revisions to be more consistent with the Township Comprehensive.  Motion Carried.

MOTION to Rescind Terry Hoover, second Andy Keister, the above motion recommending Jerry S. Walls for planning services for the Comprehensive Plan and the Township Zoning Maps.  Further details on this contract are needed to make this decision.  Rescind Motion Carried.


A discussion was led by Terry Hoover concerning the Fishing Creek watershed.  The town of Bloomsburg may take care of a portion of the West end of Fishing Creek.  Research should be done to find a grant for the Township to minimize future floods.

Reorganization Meeting

The reorganization meeting will be held January 8, 2019 at 6:00pm with the regular monthly meeting to immediately follow.

A MOTION by acclimation to adjourn at 9:15pm.