August 9, 2018 Regular Meeting

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Board of Supervisors was called to order on August 9, 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.

 

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to accept the resignation of Forrest Bennett from his position as Supervisor and also as a member of the Planning Commission. Motion carried.

 

Letter of interest to fill the Supervisor vacancy will be sought.

 

KLINGERMAN PROJECT:   Drew Barton from Livic Consulting gave a presentation on a new subdivision on the Klingerman property.  It would include 41 lots, to be completed in 3 phases. Some discussion was held.

 

SUEZ WATER REPLACEMENT/EXPANSION PROJECT:  Kevin Hartman from Suez Water spoke about the extension of the water line.  They would like to replace the water line on Perry Avenue to the Hemlock border which is approximately 2500 feet.  New water main will run along Route 11 on the southside shoulder.  Chief Fosse will provide input on possible fire hydrant locations for that area, with approval from PennDot.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

No public comment.

MINUTES:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to accept the minutes of the July meeting.  Motion carried.

BILLS DUE FOR PAYMENT:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to approved the bills for payment. Motion carried.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Public Sewer:

Mr. Bauer ordered one small pump.  We have not had any problems with recent rains.  Everything else is fine.

BUDGET VS. ACTUAL EXPENSES AND REVENUE UPDATE:

Taxes continue to 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.

ZONING MAP:  

Hearing will be Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM.

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

POSITION OPENING FOR EMA:  We are in search of a new EMA director. 

OFFICE SECURITY:   A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to go ahead and have the office window replaced.  It will be replaced by Stauffer’s Glass at a cost of $650.  Motion carried.  Office door locks have been changed and mailbox has been mounted in the hallway.

OFFICE CLEANING:

Jack Stoker cleans the police station twice a month.  The office area needs a good cleaning.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to have Mr. Stoker do the cleaning. Motion carried.

TAX COLLECTOR CONVENTION:  Bert Leiby would like to attend the Tax Collector Convention in October. The cost of the convention is $160.00 plus $119.00 for his hotel room.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to give him $200.00 toward the convention.  Motion carried.

MRM RISK MANAGEMENT:  Laura Sechler was here for our yearly review.  Some suggestions were completing hazard waste survey, first aid and CPR training for all employees, carbon monoxide detectors.  Public works should inventory all their supplies and have eye wash bottles in the shed.  Police department should go through with installing a shower at the station.

ZONING OFFICERS REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted. 

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT:

Nothing new to report.  Mr. Reibsome reported the edges of Tower Drive are crumbling due to recent rains.  Mr. Hinkle will check into it.  Solicitor Roberts spoke about the purchase of the truck.  We do have some liquid fuels money we can use. We will probably not receive the truck until October.

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted.  Chief Eckart requested that the police department be able to purchase a camera to be used for investigations.  A motion was made by Mrs. Ebright, seconded by Ms. Woodward to purchase a camera at a cost not to exceed $400.00. Motion carried.

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 September 6, 2018 at 7:30p.m.

 

MOTION by acclimation to adjourn at 8:38 pm.

 

                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,                                 

                                                                                               

 

 

Lori Ebright    

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