December 14, 2017 Regular Meeting

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Board of Supervisors was called to order on December 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., by Chairman Joe Mullen.  All members were present.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.                                                                                              

A Moment of Silence was observed.

Joe Mullen was presented a plaque for his years of service as Supervisor and Road Master.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

No comments.

MINUTES:

A MOTION was made by Mr. Bennett, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to accept the minutes of the November meeting.  Motion carried.

BILLS DUE FOR PAYMENT:

A MOTION was made by Mrs. Ebright, seconded by Mr. Bennett, to approve bills to be paid from the General Fund in the amount of $19,180.91, Payroll in the amount of $6228.86, Special Police Account in the amount of $688.04, Highway Fund $12.18, Sewer Fund $12,116.90, Debit card purchases $364.69 and Fire Tax bills $1,366.00.

 Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

Public Sewer:

John Bauer said they are replacing valves on the air line and clarifier.  Max will put out bids in the spring for the raising of the electrical for the pumps.

BUDGET VS. ACTUAL EXPENSES AND REVENUE UPDATE:

Mr. Bennett had nothing to report.  Mr. Mullen brought up that we discussed earlier bringing left over funds from the public works account to the vehicle purchase account.  A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen to transfer any remaining funds in the general fund public works account to the public works vehicle purchase account, account number 106.5.  seconded by Mr. Bennett. Motion carried. 

CODE OF ORDINANCES UPDATE:

On hold.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND ZONING MAP:

Comprehensive Plan has been adopted.  Waiting for Zoning Map.

HAZARDOUS WASTE PICK-UP AREA:

No Change.

PERRY AVENUE EXTENSION:

No change.

SUSQUEHANNA GREENWAY RIVERTOWN PROGRAM

No change.

SUSQUHANNA RV RELEASE #4

Nothing new.

 

NEW BUSINESS

RESIGNATION OF JOSH TURNER:  

A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen to accept the resignation of Josh Turner from the Planning Commission, seconded by Mrs. Ebright. Motion carried.   A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen to accept the resignation of Linda Woodward from the Planning Commission, seconded by Mrs. Ebright.  Motion carried.  Mr. Mullen thanked Linda for all her work on the commission.  Mr. Mullen presented two names of people who are willing to fill these vacancies.  A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen to have Andy Keister replace Josh Turner, seconded by Mr. Bennett.  Motion Carried.  A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen, seconded by Mr. Bennett to have Mitch Gallaher replace Linda Woodward. Motion carried.

ZONING OFFICE REPORT:

A monthly report was submitted.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT:

We have not been reimbursed yet for Quarry Road.  Mr. Hinkle has tried to contact them and had no results.  Mr. Mullen will try to contact the commissioners tomorrow.  It is approximately $15,000.  Tower Road was around $12,000.  They will be reimbursing this money next year.   It is difficult getting people to plow roads.  We will be considering raising the wages for our road crew.  We are looking for additional people interested in plowing roads.

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT:

A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen, seconded by Mr. Bennett to hire Brent Bacon as a part-time police officer immediately at the current rate.  Motion carried.  We will need to approve an addendum to the Catawissa contract at the January meeting.

FIRE COMPANY REPORT:

A monthly report was submitted.  Chief Fosse needed a resolution to be able to purchase from the surplus program.  Mr. Roberts will prepare a resolution.  He has also offered to replace the LED lighting in the building if we purchase the lights.  A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen seconded by Mrs. Ebright to buy replacement lights at a cost not to exceed $1500. Motion carried.

MINI CASINOS:

If we don’t adopt a resolution to prohibit them, they can come into the Township.  If we do adopt a resolution to prohibit them, they can’t come in, but you can always change it later.  A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to adopt a resolution under Act 42 to preclude Mini Casinos.  Motion carried.  Mr. Bennett abstained.

2018 BUDGET:

A MOTION was made by Mr. Mullen, seconded by Mr. Bennett to approve the 2018 budget.  The tax rate will stay the same.  Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Linda Woodward attended Supervisor Boot Camp and suggested we have a sign stating that we record our meetings. We will discuss this soon.   Tim Mauk thanked Mr. Mullen for his service.

MEETING DATE:

The next Regular Meeting will be held on January 11, 2018 at 7:30p.m.

 A MOTION by acclimation to adjourn at 8:20 pm.

 

                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,

 

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Lori Ebright    

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