May 6, 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
Dave Neill, The EADS Group
Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held April 1, 2019. 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. Jerry Thornton, Forest County ATV Club, asked if the Supervisors would give permission to open some roads in town to ATV’s even without the ANF doing a connecting trail. The ANF hasn’t made much progress on the trail. The Club is asking to go out Greeley Farm Road, Dead Horse Hollow to Beaver Meadows Road and back to town and Birch Street to make a circle. Dead Horse Hollow is privately owned and would need permission from all property owners. The main concern from the Supervisors is Beaver Meadows Road and the traffic on it. It would be dangerous and a liability. Mr. Carter suggested the Club band together with other clubs in PA and petition and write letters to Governor Wolf and other politicians to get the ANF working on the trail. The Club will work on that.
Mr. Ron Huff asked for a variance on a building permit to build a garage that will be 10-12’ from the ROW and a lean-to that would be 6’ from the ROW. Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the variance. Mr. Carter seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Dave Neill, The EADS Group, presented a report. The NPDES permit renewal is almost complete and should be done by next week. Restoration work will be completed by Northrock Construction soon. They are waiting for dry weather. Work on the trail is continuing. Mr. Carter made a motion to approve the new SCADA system. Mr. Geyer seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0. There has been no word from SCI Forest on the letter sent regarding garage upgrades. Also discussed was taking over the sewer line at the trailer park. It is contributing to the I&I and needs fixed.
Mr. Stoner discussed the Kuhl property and the Supervisors will give an extension to the end of May to have the garage roof fixed. Mr. Carter asked Mr. Stoner to enforce the Nuisance Ordinance for some junk cars around town.
A letter from the Marienville Area Library was received. Headwaters Charitable Group sent guidelines on property use for the RR trail.
A hearing regarding a building code violation will be cancelled. A letter will be sent to Jeanie Digiacomo regarding a sewer violation. She will be given 30 days to correct the issue and pay the bill due from work completed. If not done in 30 days, it will be forwarded to the Magistrate.
Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve summer employee Jarrett Kahle. Mr. Carter 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 raising the summer employment pay rate to $9.00 per hour. Mr. Geyer seconded the motion, Mr. Parrett abstained; motion carried, 2-0.
The March 2019 WWTP report was reviewed.
Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the road closings for Tour de Forest. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve donating $10,000 to MACA. Mr. Carter seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Geyer made a motion to approve the ECSR agreement for clean-up day. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Mr. Carter made a motion to approve the employee leave requests. Mr. Parrett seconded the motion; motion carried, 3-0.
Roses Road paving quotes will be reviewed.
Equipment rental quotes will be reviewed.
Mr. Dan Zimmerman asked if the 2 dead spruce trees at the Township garage property were going to be cut down. Quotes will be obtained for the work. Mr. Zimmerman also discussed the new sidewalk has silt and gravel washing from Route 66 onto the end by Aspen Lane. The Supervisors will look at it and see what can be done.
Mr. Jim Hoffmann asked if there was anything new on the EMS situation. Mr. Carter reported there is not. He also asked if ditches were going to be cleaned out this year. They are. He asked if the meeting minutes could be posted on the website. They have been sent for posting.
Mr. John Shoup asked again that the shrubs and/or trees be trimmed at the bank parking lot. Mr. Shoup donated 20 new flower pots for around town. He did ask that the Township buy the top soil from his store and they agreed. The Township will also get mulch for around the pots.
Mr. Ed Stoner discussed the Memorial Day yard sale. More people are calling and showing interest. He asked if the RR station can be open again this year. It will be. Mr. Stoner is providing 2 porta pottis also.
Mr. Carter discussed applying for a grant to purchase the market village buildings for at the RR station.
The Treasurer provided the following balances:
Trust Fund- Northwest Savings Bank – $ 872,053.92
General Fund – 102,848.08
Payroll Account – 24,344.59
Sinking Fund – 1,732,942.03
State Checking Account – 707.22
State Savings Account – 167,344.97
Fire Protection Account – 4,702.50
The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 6:25 pm.
Misty D. Dittman, Secretary/ Treasurer