February 14, 2019 Regular Meeting

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Board of Supervisors was called to order on February 14th, 2019 at 7:30PM, by Chairman Lori Ebright.  All members were present.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

A Moment of Silence was observed.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

There was no public comment.

MINUTES:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, and seconded by Mr. Hinkle to approve the January 10, 2019 minutes.   Motion carried.

BILLS DUE FOR PAYMENT:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward and seconded by Mr. Hinkle to approve the bills for payment. Motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

PUBLIC SEWER:

The flow meter is corrected.  Mr. Bauer and Mr. Stoner presented a list of items needed to make some improvements with the sewer system.  The projects will be placed for bid.  The control panel will also be raised at Indian Head. A new recording system will be in place for Mr. Bauer’s reports.  The cost of replacing a grinder pump would be around $4,000.  That is replacing whole tank, electrical and excavation.  However, the cost could double depending on location or renovations that had been done on the property.  Mr. Hinkle would like us to consider if we can reach a compromise on the replacements. Discussion was also held on the pump station at the old Susquehanna RV site.

BUDGET VS. ACTION EXPENSES AND REVENUE UPDATE:

Nothing new to report.

CODE OF ORDIANCE UPDATE:

Nothing new to report.

PERRY AVENUE EXTENSION:

Mr. Stoner walked the proposed site, the water line runs parallel to Route 11 and comes out on the ramp where there are guide rails.  Some guide rail will need to be removed and a gate added. Mr. Hinkle and Mr. Stoner will attend a meeting with PennDot.

SUSQUEHANNA RV RELEASE #4:

Nothing new to report.

ZONING MAP:   PC will be discussing this and making a decision.  Mr. Roberts stated that it needs to be settled sooner rather than later.

JERRY WALLS PROPOSAL:

Being reviewed.

FARMER’S MARKET UPDATE:

We found that Greenwood Farms will begin holding a Farmer’s Market three days per week at the Columbia Mall.  We decided it would not be a good idea for us to begin to start one now.

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

ROOF: 

Mr. Hinkle and Mrs. Ebright are working on getting bids.  The fire hall side will be done first.  We hope to have bids by the beginning of March.

CUL DE SAC IN DEVELOPMENTS: 

Mr. Hinkle would like to see that any new developments do not have any cul-de-sacs.  We will pass this on to the planning commission.

GRAY WATER FROM PROPERTY NEAR WILD FOR SALMON:

A letter was received from the Kurian’s lawyer.  Mr. Roberts spoke with Jim McDevitt and they will check into this as soon as the weather is better.

OFFICE TRAINING:

A MOTION was made by Mrs. Ebright, seconded by Ms. Woodward to approve Connie Kline to help with office training at a cost of $18.00 per hour.  Motion carried

GIGER PROPERTY:

Connie Giger and her son Jeff have requested to add some property to the existing Ag Security area.  Mr. Roberts will look into this and the planning commission has discussed it.

ZONING OFFICERS/CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT:

Report submitted.

Mr. Roberts has the report submitted by Chief Eckart about the house on Indian Street.  A hearing will be scheduled.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT:

Nothing to report.

POLICE DEPARTMENT REORT:

A report has been submitted.  The police contracts were ratified.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward to ratify the contracts and seconded by Mr. Hinkle.  Motion carried.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward to accept the resignation of Tyler Soboleski as a full time officer.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Hinkle to hire Tyler Soboleksi as a part time officer.  Motion carried.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward to accept Ray Tonkinson as a full time officer with a six month probation that could be extended up to a year.  Motion carried.

FIRE COMPANY REPORT:

A monthly report has been submitted. 

 

Mr. Roberts mentioned an executive meeting was held before the meeting to discuss personnel matters and potential litigation.

A resolution was made to appoint Herring, Roll and Solomon PC to audit the books at a cost of $5,800 per year.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Hinkle.

The March meeting will be moved to March 21st.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Hinkle to offer to pay payroll and any bills that would be late due to the date change.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm on A MOTION by Ms. Woodward and seconded by Mr. Hinkle.

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted

 

 

                                                                                                                                Lori Ebright