The Supervisor called the 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 Greg Geyer, Supervisor
Randall Parrett, Supervisor Misty Dittman, Sec/Treas
Don Gawelski, WWTP Dave Neill, The EADS Group
Ed Stoner Austin Smith
Dan Zimmerman John Shoup
Jackie Blose John Baughman
Shannon Songer Logan Songer
Mr. Carter made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held August 6, 2018. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Parrett made a motion to accept the report of the Treasurer, transfer funds to Payroll and pay the bills as listed. Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Gawelski, WWTP, reported work completed at the plant. He reported the PLC upgrade parts are being shipped. Rankin & Son will be back to fix previous work at the WWTP. John Place will also be back to fix the timing on the VFD’s.
Mr. Stoner reported permits have been issued and he is following up on some. He will be contacting Todd Fantaskey on some properties that are out of compliance.
Mr. Smith reported the road work completed; ditching on Old Route 899, replaced a cross pipe and 2 driveway pipes. Also, they replaced a ditch pipe on Gilfoyle Road and cold patched.
Mr. Neill, The EADS Group, presented his report. North Rock Construction has pay request for $136,032.30. Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the pay request. Mr. Carter seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0. The grant funds have been increased with old CDBG money and should now cover the complete cost of the project. Mr. Neill discussed the engineering service agreement for the RR station and trail project. The agreement will be modified.
Mr. Songer discussed the certified letter he received from the Township re: his encroachment on the RR Trail property. He stated the work he did helped the storm water issue in that area that had been originally caused by BVK. The issue of storm water permits was discussed. Mr. Baughman also discussed the work Mr. Songer did and stated it did help the area. Mr. Carter stated the issue the Township has is the water being directed onto Route 66 and that it may freeze and cause problems. The Township will not be responsible for that. Also, that Mr. Songer did not have permission to do anything, even if it was to help. The storm water problem from BVK is not the Township’s fault as it is the County that issued the original permit and have not proceeded to have it fixed. Mr. Songer will back fill along the work he did along the trail to help with any erosion and offered to install and pay for any piping that was needed to fix the BVK problem. A meeting with PennDot, Forest County, The EADS Group, Mr. Songer and the Township will be scheduled to discuss the storm water.
The PSATS new bulletin and the PennDot new bulletin were received.
Bids to cut & leave 17 trees at the WWTP were reviewed. Mr. Carter made a motion to accept Zimmerman Lumber’s bid for $500. Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Nuisance and building ordinance violations were discussed and follow-up will be done.
The July 2018 WWTP report was reviewed.
Building permits were reviewed.
The PMRS MMO was presented to the Board and approved.
Mr. Carter made a motion to approve an excess maintenance agreement. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Employee leave requests were approved.
Mr. Carter made a motion to allow Don Gawelski to sell back 2 sick days as he is over the permitted limit. Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
The Board approved an extension for the sealcoat project. It is to be completed Monday, September 10, 2018.
Mr. Dan Zimmerman reported another dead tree in town.
Ms. Jackie Blose asked again if the Forest County Business Alliance had responded to her request to do a community calendar or a sign in the center of town. They have not. She also asked about the property stakes North Rock Construction removed and additional pipe on her property.
The Treasurer provided the following balances:
Trust Fund- Northwest Savings Bank $ 864,080.47
General Fund 419,784.02
Payroll Account 26,923.40
Sinking Fund 1,340,767.86
State Checking Account 37.71
State Savings Account 182,124.33
Fire Protection Account 83,086.78
The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 6:50 pm.