April 11, 2019 Regular Meeting

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Montour Township Board of Supervisors was called to order on April 11, 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:

Larry Sponenberg presented a letter regarding Ag Security for Connie Giger.  Solicitor Roberts explained how the process works.  Leonard Treat inquired about an investigation being conducted regarding alleged theft at his business.  Chief Eckart is working on the case.

MINUTES:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, and seconded by Mr. Hinkle to approve the March 21, 2019 minutes.   Motion carried.

BILLS DUE FOR PAYMENT:

Bills were entered.  The total had not been calculated for the General Fund.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. HInkle to accept payment of the bills that have been entered.  The amount will be ratified at the next meeting.

OLD BUSINESS:

PUBLIC SEWER:

There are some small electrical glitches that are being worked on.

BUDGET VS ACTUAL EXPENSE:

Nothing new to report.  Taxes are beginning to come in.

CODE OF ORDIANCE UPDATE:

Nothing new to report.                                                                                                                                                                

PERRY AVENUE EXTENSION:

Mr. Stoner spoke with Suez and they are working on revising the easement.  Pipe and fittings are being stored on Perry Avenue. 

SUSQUEHANNA RV RELEASE #4:

Nothing new to report.

ZONING MAP:   

A decision needs to be made regarding the zoning map.  We could adopt the defeated map, start over and do a new Comprehensive Plan or try to have the Planning Commission tweak the map so that it “generally implements the Comprehensive Plan” and get a professional opinion from Jerry Walls that the map being proposed does “generally implement the Comprehensive Plan.”  Mr. Mullen and Mr. Hoover believe they can work on it at their next meeting.  A MOTION was made by Mr. Hinkle and seconded by Mrs. Ebright, to direct the planning commission to explore changes to the comprehensive plan and propose a map and get some input from Jerry Walls and decide if we need another round of hearings or not.

309 INDIAN STREET

A buyer is interested and we will be exploring this further.

MUNICIPAL BUILDING ROOF

Mr. Hinkle presented some quotes he received for the roof.  Central Penn Roofing $19,008, Jay Buck gave a price of $16,455 and Cornell Roofing $17,600.  A MOTION was made by Mr. Hinkle                 seconded by Ms. Woodward   to go with Jay Buck. Motion carried.  It would be a rubber overlay, sealing and new facia.

NEW BUSINESS:

 

EMERGENCY OPERATION PLAN

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Hinkle to adopt the county plan.  Chief Eckart is working on this with county EMA.

PAYMENT OF OPERATING EXPENSES RESOLUTION:

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mr. Hinkle to accept the resolution.  Motion carried.

ZONING HEARING BOARD MEMBERS

A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward, seconded by Mrs. Ebright to accept, George Welliver and John Reibsome to be reappointed to the Zoning Hearing Board.  Motion carried.

AVON AVENUE BOUNDARY SURVEY:

Solicitor Roberts will review this.

GROVANIA DRIVE AG SECURITY:

Another request has come in for another Ag Security property.  Solicitor Roberts will investigate to see whether both properties can be added to the existing request. 

ZONING OFFICERS/CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT:

Report submitted. 

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT:

Mr. Hinkle requested if we could advertise the sale of a generator that is no longer functional.  Bids would be available until the day of the next meeting.  The Valley Road project will be seal coated and Mr. Hinkle would like to have it advertised at the May meeting. Solicitor Roberts will check into not accepting roads in sub-divisions. The Planning Commission will discuss the request for not allowing Cul-De-Sacs. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT:

A report has been submitted.  A MOTION was made by Ms. Woodward seconded by Mr. Hinkle                  to increase the annual salary for Brant Morris by $372.25 due to his promotion retroactive to January 1, 2019. Motion carried.  Chief Eckart reported we are down an officer for the next 30 days or so.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT:

A report was submitted. 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Steve Kurian spoke with Max Stoner regarding his property. Mr. Stoner will work with the owner of the neighboring properties to assist in moving forward with this issue.

Mr. Mullen mentioned the zoning map needs updated on the website.

Solicitor Roberts announced there was an Executive Session prior to the meeting to confer with counsel concerning potential litigation and to discuss personnel matters.  Chairperson Ebright also announced that there were Executive Sessions for personnel matters held on Mary 27, 2019.

 

The next meeting will be held May 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:23 pm on A MOTION by Mr. Hinkle and seconded by Ms. Woodward.