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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
September 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, and Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Salladasburg Elementary School Principal Jon Jean; David Hubbard, Lycoming County Zoning Administrator; Residents, Shawn Fink, Ashley Moon, Dustin Daugherty and Heather Daugherty.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

The following items of New Business were addressed at the top of the meeting in consideration of attendees:

Caseman/Daugherty Subdivision; Daugherty Sewage Module - Robert Paucke made the motion to sign the sewage module for Dustin Daugherty. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. Module already approved by Bob Bertin, SEO. The supervisors had no comment on the Caseman subdivision.

Jon Jean, Principal of the Salladasburg Elementary School, requested that he be permitted to bring Salladasburg Elementary School staff to the township building on September 22, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. to acclimate them to the township building as part of ALICE training. Jake Richards will be here that day to open the building.  

Shawn Fink Pavilion – David Hubbard, Lycoming County Zoning Administrator, explained to the Board of Supervisors that a zoning application, for an agricultural building only, has been approved by Lycoming County for Shawn Fink. The County is in the process of amending the current Zoning Ordinance to include extensions of agribusiness; although, any application for commercial operations in an agriculturally zoned area will need to appealed to the Zoning Hearing Board for special zoning exception. It was clearly stated by County and Township officials that commercial use of Mr. Fink’s building would be subject to stormwater and sewage planning in addition to an approved driveway permit from the township. Building also subject to regulations of the Uniform Commercial Code and permit would be needed from Code Inspections. Robert Paucke made the motion that the township issue the zoning permit for a pole shed/agricultural building seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU. A separate zoning application for change of use will need to be submitted and approved for commercial use as a wedding venue.

*Opening of Paving Bids – Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the bid provided by GOH, Inc. for a total cost of $24,240 for paving a section of Chestnut Grove Road to reestablish the crown. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. The only other bid received was from M&M Paving for a total project cost of $25,341.60.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve the Minutes of the August 9, 2017 meeting, seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, and Act 13 Fund. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update – No report received.

EMC Report – Per Jake Richards, he will be attending a county training on September 28, 2017. He will also be here at the township building on September 22 to assist the Salladasburg Elementary School personnel. Remnants of Hurricane Irma will affect weather here tomorrow, 1 inch of rain possible.

Roadmaster’s Report – Ditch work is nearly complete. Trash grates in Mifflin Manor to be modified so that debris will not get caught. Initial two loads of salt were delivered Monday. Secretary will get quotes for anti-skid for 2017/2018 season. QPR to be purchased to fill holes in roads.  

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Minutes of the September 6, 2017 meeting were provided for the supervisors. To date, the Stroble family has donated $2,000 to be used toward the cost of the new swing set in Mifflin Township Park. The family was recognized at the Recreation Board meeting and family photo was taken. Photo was submitted to the Williamsport Sun Gazette for publication.  

Bridge on Zinck Road - Robert Paucke made the motion to participate in the Lycoming County Bridge Bundling Program for replacement of the bridge on Zinck Road. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. Estimated expense for the township would be 5% of cost, $23,300. MCU.

Replacement Road Signs – Ongoing as needed.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Repairs have not yet been done.

Park Access from SR 973 – Discussion on exact location and use of large concrete blocks to use as wing walls. Supervisors would like to have this completed before September 22nd.

Addt’l New Business:

Any proposed Resolutions to be considered at the County Convention should be submitted to
L. Gene Zinck, chairperson for the County Resolution Committee.

Mundrick Logging Permit - Robert Paucke made the motion to approve a permit for use of First Fork Road by Mundrick Logging once inspection is done and fees/security are received. Applicant should enter from Northern end and use dirt portion of First Fork Road unless wet weather prevents this. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

Fall Road Inspection/Budget Meeting – To be determined. Tabled.

PSATS has notified municipalities of a proposed amendment to HB 593 which would take funding from local municipalities and give to the state’s general fund. Robert Paucke made the motion that Representative Garth Everett be contacted to let him know of the supervisors’ strong opposition to this proposed amendment. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Per Kellen Krape/Lycoming County Conservation District, the Dirt and Gravel Roads Grant application for Hensler Road did not have enough points to make it eligible for grant money this year. Kellen encouraged the township to resubmit an application for Hensler Road next year to include other sections of the road where water drainage is an issue. Also stated that he would be willing to meet with the supervisors to discuss and advise.  

Ty Sheddy made the motion to pay bills, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
August 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, and Roadmaster Robert Paucke.; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; and EMC Jake Richards.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the July 12, 2017 meeting, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, and Act 13 Fund. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update – No report provided.

EMC Report – Nothing to report.

Roadmaster’s Report – Per Bob, he met with Evan Mumma GOH to discuss adding a top coat to a section of Chestnut Grove Road in order to eliminate water issues affecting Terrill driveway. As the estimate ($23, 229.00) is above bidding threshold, Ty Sheddy made the motion to advertise for bids for this project and that bids be opened at the September 13, 2017 meeting. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. Berm work is almost done for roads which were recently paved. Potholes on Santschi Road in addition to ditch/drainage work on Tombs Run Road to be done. Work on Guinter Road to be billed to Williams.  

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Minutes from the August 2, 2017 meeting were provided for the supervisors. Swings installation is complete.

Bridge on Zinck Road – tabled

Replacement Road Signs – ongoing

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds –No update on road repairs from Pat Powers.  

PennDOT Park Access from SR 973 – Site for crossing to be determined.

New Business:

Range Resources Permit Renewal Dam Run Road - Robert Paucke made the motion to approve renewal of this permit, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

LUCA 2020 Census – Kevin Griffith made the motion to table a decision until the September meeting, seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU.

Jeff Liddic/Donald Cohick Subdivision – The supervisors had no comment on this proposed subdivision.

PA One Call Coordinated Response Exercise –To be held September 19, 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Wmspt.

PennDOT letter – Jobs Run Road Resurfacing – The supervisors had no comment or concerns for this project.

Andrew Tressler Water Concern – An email was received from resident Andrew Tressler on 8/8/17 asking for advisement about water collecting on his property. Bob Paucke met with the resident and as this is a wetlands area, there is no action that the township can take.

Robert Paucke made the motion to pay bills, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m., seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy 
Secretary  



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