July 12, 2018 Regular Meeting

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Board of Supervisors was called to order on July 12, 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 public comment.

MINUTES:

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

BILLS DUE FOR PAYMENT:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Bennett to approved the bills for payment.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Public Sewer:

The flow meter was installed.  One equalization pump needs replaced in the next month or two.  One proposal was received for pump station #4 from A One Service from Shenandoah, the price of the proposal is $8,613.52.  No other proposals were received.  Our engineer recommended we award the proposal to this company.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, second by Mr. Bennett to accept the proposal.  Motion carried.  The proposal does not include the decking for around the pump station. 

BUDGET VS. ACTUAL EXPENSES AND REVENUE UPDATE:

Large amount of taxes has come in.

CODE OF ORDINANCES UPDATE:

This matter is on hold.

PERRY AVENUE EXTENSION:

Nothing new to report.

SUSQUHANNA RV RELEASE #4

Nothing new to report.

 

NEW BUSINESS

QUALITY OF LIFE ORDINANCE:

Mr. Roberts had previously presented a rough draft.  Some issues have been raised by the Planning Commission.  Mr. Roberts will be speaking with Mr. Walls.  He will probably be making some changes in the draft and then redistribute it.

ZONING MAP:   Mr. Webber explained the changes that have been made to the zoning map.  Several questions were answered.  The public hearing for the zoning map will be held August 16th.

COMMUNITY NIGHT:   Will be held Monday, October 8th.  It will be held on the FEMA property on Perry Avenue.

RENEWAL OF DOMAIN NAME:

Our contract expires August 17th for our domain name of Montour Towns hip with Intrada.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, second by Mr. Bennett to renew the contract for 5 years at a cost of $60.00. Motion carried.

 

 

 

OFFICE SECUIRTY:

Keys are being collected and the doors will be rekeyed.  A locked mailbox will be mounted in the hallway for mail for the office.  Any business should try to be conducted during office hours. We also need to secure the office window.  Calls will be made to local glass companies.  Estimates will be obtained before the next meeting.

ZONING OFFICERS REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted. 

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT:

The truck should be here by end of August or September.  We will owe approximately $15,000.  Mr. Hinkle would like to take a short -term loan and pay it off through the vehicle fund. Mrs. Berkes will speak with our new loan officer from First Columbia and set up an appointment.

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted.  Chief Eckart requested that Tyler Soboleski be moved to full-time.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, second by Mr. Bennett to approve this request.  Effective date will be August 1st at a salary of $38, 480.00 pro-rated for the rest of the year.  Probationary period of 6 months.  Motion carried.

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, second by Mr. Bennett to approve the addendum to the contract with

Catawissa Township for police services.  Motion carried.

FIRE COMPANY REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted. 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

No public comment.

The next Regular Meeting will be held on August 9, 2018 at 7:30p.m.

 

MOTION by acclimation to adjourn at 8:24 pm.

 

                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,                                 

                                                                                               

 

 

Lori Ebright    

E:July12Reg                                                                             Assistant Secretary