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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Organization and January Regular Monthly Meetings
Municipal Building
January 2, 2024
12:00 p.m.

Present were Ty Sheddy, Kevin Griffith, Howard Rainey, Renee’ Sheddy, Jake Richards, Donna Berry, Doug Cohick, Kelly Griffith, Jennifer Paucke, Robert Phillips, Sue Lazorka Phillips.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment – Donna Berry stated that she would be video recording the meeting. She also asked if an employee of the township must also be a resident of the township. Asked that Board consider appointing Howard Rainey as assistant secretary/treasurer and to consider lowering secretary’s wages.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to select Ty Sheddy as temporary chairman, seconded by Howard Rainey. MCU.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to select Renee’ Sheddy as temporary secretary, seconded by Howard Rainey. MCU.

Howard Rainey made the motion to nominate and elect Ty Sheddy as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Howard Rainey made the motion to appoint Renee’ Sheddy as Secretary/Treasurer. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. Ty Sheddy abstained from voting. Motion carried.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to elect Kevin Griffith as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, seconded by Howard Rainey. MCU.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to appoint Howard Rainey as Roadmaster, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU. Donna Berry commented that township could run an advertisement for this position.

The following road employees were approved by motion made by Ty Sheddy, seconded by Kevin Griffith.:
Lester Brown, Douglas Cohick, Dennis Davis, Amie Eck, Kevin Griffith, Quinton Hill, Donald Murray, John Packard, George Paucke, Jeremiah Paucke, Mary-Louise Paucke, John Paulhamus, Howard Rainey, Ethan Rhea, Jacob Richards, Kevin Richards, Nicolas Seese, Ty Sheddy, Earl Lee Stroble.  
MCU.
Ty Sheddy made the motion to set Treasurer’s Bond at $850,000. Discussion- Howard Rainey asked how amount is determined. Section 702 of Second Class Township Codes states that “bond shall equal the highest amount of township funds available to the township treasurer at any time during the current year.” Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to appoint Janet Hillyard as Tax Collector, Renee’ Sheddy as Deputy Tax Collector, Christopher Kenyon/McCormick Law as legal counsel, Jacob Richards as Vacancy Board Chairman, Dennis Buttorff as Emergency Management Coordinator, Jacob Richards as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to appoint any available Supervisor to attend Fire Company Regionalization Meetings, to appoint Renee’ Sheddy as representative to the Earned Income Tax Committee, Ty Sheddy to serve on Recreation Board, and Dennis Norman as Township Engineer. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to select bank depositories M&T Bank and PLGIT. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to set meeting dates for 2024 as the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to use the mileage rate current with the IRS at .67 cents per mile for 2024. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to keep 2024 wage rates the same as 2023. Secretary Treasurer $26.50/hr,, Roadmaster $18.25/hr., Road Foreman $18.25/hr., Road Employees $18/hr, and Building Maintenance $18/hr.. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. Discussion – Howard Rainey asked if wages were high enough compared to other townships. Kevin Griffith kept current motion to keep wage rates the same. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.  

Kevin Griffith made the motion to set meeting fees as hourly rate for Secretary/Treasurer plus mileage and expenses; Auditors , Tax Collector, Deputy Tax Collector $18.50 per workshop session, plus mileage and expenses; employees hourly wage for workshops plus mileage and expenses; Supervisors current meeting rate for each road inspection. No changes from 2023. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 1-2024 declaring the Supervisors’ intent to establish costs for sewage enforcement, and to hire Terry Meyers as SEO, with Jami Nolan and Robert Bertin as alternates. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU. Permit fee for conventional residential system $1,275.00.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 2-2024 to approve Treasurer paying bills due before meeting. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to certify voting delegate Howard Rainey to State Convention in Hershey, April 14-17, 2024. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to recommend to Auditors the Supervisors wages as employees at $18.25/hr. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the Organization Meeting at 12:20 p.m. and convene the January Regular Monthly Meeting. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

There was no public comment on agenda items for the Regular Meeting.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to accept the Minutes of the December 13, 2023 Regular Monthly Meeting, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s report for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, Act 13 Fund and ARPA Fund. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update- No report received.

EMC Report – Per Jake, storm pending for coming weekend Saturday into Sunday. Predicted to be a plowable snow.

Roadmaster’s Report – Past minor storms roads have been pretreated.

Unfinished Business:

Musser Development Sewage Repair Invoicing- Being handled by the District Magistrate.

Daniel Stonerook Sewage Repair- Ty Sheddy made the motion to table pending advisement by township solicitor. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

New Business:

Bid Thresholds for 2024 are as follows:  
Goods or services that will cost $23,200.00 or greater for a calendar year requires public bidding.
 
Goods or services that will cost between $12,600.00 and $23,200.00 for a calendar year requires at least three written or telephonic quotes(documented).
 
Goods or services that cost less than $12,600.00 for a calendar year can be purchased without any formal bidding or quotes.
 
The Jersey Shore Area Joint Water Authority has sent notice of a rate increase of 10% for each public fire hydrant beginning January 2024.

Public Comment Non-Agenda Items

Jennifer Paucke asked that all of Chestnut Grove be treated during storms.  

Donna Berry asked why only two months of Minutes are posted on the township website.

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

Kevin Griffith made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:36 p.m., seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,

Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


The Mifflin Township Board of Auditors organized on Wednesday, January 3 at 4:00 p.m. Harry Pedersen was elected as Chairman. Suzanne Forcey was elected as secretary. Supervisors’ wages as employees were approved at $18.25/hr. The auditors plan to present their final report for 2023 to the Board of Supervisors on March 13, 2024 at 6:45 p.m.


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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
December 13, 2023
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy and Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith; Secretary/Treasurer Renee’ Sheddy; Deputy EMC Jake Richards; Supervisor Elect Howard Rainey; Residents Donna Berry, Kelly Griffith, Doug Cohick, Michele Richards, Carl Mitchell, Sue Lazorka Phillips, Bob Phillips, and Keith Miller.

The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment Agenda Items
Donna Berry stated that she would be video recording the meeting; Inquired if Musser Development residents would be billed for LCWSA collection fees; Budgeting for wheel loader and care of equipment post storm.  
Bob Phillips commented on harm done by washing equipment…

Ty Sheddy made the motion to accept the Minutes of the November 8 meeting. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MC.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, Act 13 Fund, and ARPA Fund. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MC.

Fire Company Update – No runs report received. Financial Statement for Citizens Hose 2022 received.  

EMC Report – Per Jake, storm expected Monday, 12/18 could produce slick roads. Pretreating might be considered as was done last storm.

Roadmaster’s Report – No items to report.

Unfinished Business:

Musser Development Sewage System Repair/Invoicing- Complaints were filed with District Magistrate for those who have not made payment.

Daniel Stonerook Sewage Repair – Ty Sheddy made a motion to table further action until solicitor advises, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MC.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 5-2023, approving the 2024 Budget for all Township Funds. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MC.

New Business:

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 6-2023 to Levy Taxes in 2024 with no increase. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MC.

Regency Energy Permit Renewal - Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve this road permit for Regency Energy, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MC.

PGE Permit Renewal - Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve this road permit for PGE, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MC.

Resignation Jami Nolan - Ty Sheddy made the motion to accept the resignation of Jami Nolan, Sewage Enforcement Officer, effective the end of 2023. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MC.

Howard Rainey Employment Application – Ty Sheddy made the motion hire Howard Rainey as an employee of Mifflin Township. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MC.

Mifflin Manor residents will not have a rate increase from LCWSA for 2024.

Supervisors agreed to set time of 12:00 Noon to commence January 2, 2024 Organization and January Regular Monthly meetings. 

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.  

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

Donna Berry asked if supervisors would lower Mifflin Township tax millage rates if Lycoming County completes reassessment.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:24 p.m., seconded by Ty Sheddy. MC.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary



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