Jenks Township Minutes

April 1, 2019

The Supervisor called the reorganization and regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors to order at 5:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Those present at the meeting were as follows:

Kevin Carter, Chairman
Randall Parrett, Supervisor
Greg Geyer, Supervisor
Misty Dittman, Sec/Treas
Ed Stoner
Don Gawelski
Dan Zimmerman
John Shoup
John Baughman
Jim Hoffmann
Sandra Diehl
Charmaine Calfo
Travis Millward
Bill Conrad
Robin Lankard

Mr. Parrett made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held March 4, 2019.  Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

Mr. Geyer made a motion to accept the report of the Treasurer, transfer funds to Payroll and pay the bills as listed.  Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

AGENDA:

Mr. Stoner reported a lot of properties are being cleaned up including the garage on Maple Street.  A letter will be sent to a property owner giving them 30 days to fix a roof on their garage.

Mr. Gawelski discussed the meeting with SCI Forest regarding the garage addition.  He also talked about the skada system and flow meters.

CORRESPONDENCE:

The PSATS news bulletin and the PennDot newsletter were reviewed.  A notice from the District Magistrate was received rescheduling a hearing.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Mr. Carter made a motion to approve holding tank agreements.  Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the building permits.  Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

Mr. Carter made a motion to approve Daniel Parrett for summer employment.  Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.

The February 2019 WWTP report was reviewed.

The Supervisors discussed what roads to repair and equipment to rent for this year.  They will also look at purchasing a dump truck.

Also discussed was the ambulance service.  A letter will be sent to surrounding townships asking for monetary help as Jenks Township plans to donate to help.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Mr. Carter discussed the Downtown Revitalization grant.  A study will be completed to see what can be done in town to make it look better.

Ms. Sandra Diehl asked if any work had been done to bring a grocery store to town.  She asked if the University Corner owner was going to expand and put in a grocery.  They would be adding a deli and some fresh produce.  Ms. Diehl asked if Mr. Baughman was putting up the tent again.  He responded that they are.

Mr. Jim Hoffmann asked if there was anything new on the Section 8 housing.  Mr. Carter reported there is not.

Mr. John Shoup asked that the shrubs and/or trees be trimmed at the bank parking lot.

Mr. Travis Millward asked if there could be an Ordinance enacted that would prevent Section 8 housing from being built.  Mr. Carter will look into that.

Mr. Ed Stoner asked what kind of business the Township would be willing to give tax abatements to.  Mr. Carter stated any type of business, including housing.

The Treasurer provided the following balances:

Trust Fund- Northwest Savings Bank – $ 870,416.81
General Fund – 91,380.64
Payroll Account – 19,321.55
Sinking Fund – 1,669,997.79
State Checking Account – 500.97
State Savings Account – 1,344.97
Fire Protection Account – 775.36

The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 5:32 pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Misty D. Dittman, Secretary/ Treasurer