September 6, 2018 Regular Meeting

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Board of Supervisors was called to order on September 6, 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.

Ms. Ebright stated only one letter of interest to fill the vacant Supervisors spot was submitted.

A MOTION was made by Ms. Ebright, seconded by Ms. Woodward to appoint Michael Hinkle as Supervisor for Montour Township, and to have his compensation for acting as Road Master be set by the Montour Township auditors. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Dr. Gerry Powers of 56 Avon Avenue stated concerns regarding the regulations on mowing, clearing land with large equipment, and when a permit is needed.

Gary Harner of 117 Colonial Avenue expressed concern with a property owner marking and measuring pins.

Joseph Mullen of 42 Perry Avenue questioned the regulations for paper street easements.

Dave VanHorn responded to the question of when the grass on his property will be mowed and explained the reason for it not being mowed.

There was much discussion on the matters stated above.

MINUTES:

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

BILLS DUE FOR PAYMENT:

Due to the September meeting being a week early, total amounts for bills due are not available at this time.

OLD BUSINESS:

Public Sewer:

Nothing new to report.

BUDGET VS. ACTUAL EXPENSES AND REVENUE UPDATE:

Nothing new to report.

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, October 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM.

POSITION OPENING FOR EMA:

We are in search of a new EMA director.

NEW BUSINESS

SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward and seconded by Ms. Ebright, to approve the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority Subdivision Plan dated January 4, 2010, and last revised June 2018, and to rescind the approval of such Plan which was last revised July 11, 2017. Motion carried.

APPOINTMENT OF NEW PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Ebright, and seconded by Ms. Woodward, to appoint Terrin Hoover a member of the Montour Township Planning Commission. Motion carried.

Ms. Woodward announced there is still a position open on the Montour Township Planning Commission.

ZONING OFFICERS REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted. 

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT:

Mr. Hinkle stated he will be meeting with PennDOT and the FHWA at the Valley Road pipeline site, to assess damage and plan repair for the area that has eroded, caused by the heavy amount of rain we have received.

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted. 

FIRE COMPANY REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted. 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Mr. Mullen stated there was a request in the past to plow private properties in the Township and would like to know if that was still a possibility. Mr. Hinkle stated he has come to the final decision that Public Works will continue to plow the roads as they have for the past several years. They will not use private driveways to turn around.

There was discussion on tree removal and paper street right of way.

 

Community Night will be held on October 8, 2018 at 5:30pm.

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

The Special meeting for the New Proposed Zoning Map will be held on October 18, 2018 at 6:30pm.

 

MOTION by acclimation to adjourn at 8:20 pm.

 

                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,                                 

                                                                                               

 

 

Danielle Berkes          

E:Sep6Reg                                                                               Montour Township Secretary