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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
September 12, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, and Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Linda Sosniak candidate for the 84th District and husband Johnny Sosniak; and resident Shirley Terrill.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the August 8, 2018 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 – Reports for July 2018 and 2nd quarter 2018 were submitted via email by Matt Fausey.

EMC Report – Jake Richards provided a written report for the supervisors in reference to the gas line break on Tombs Run Road 8/9/18. He also noted recent rainfall amounts from which no issues resulted.
 
Roadmaster’s Report – Paving for 2018 is complete. Berms to be placed when weather is favorable to do so. Water drainage issue on Canoe Run Road to be taken care of by placing U drain and paving berm. A pavement lip needs to be added to Lockcuff road as subbase is washing.

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Minutes from the September meeting were provided for the supervisors. Discussion on Veterans’ Memorial. Suggested by Jake Richards to contact Salladasburg Borough Secretary as Salladasburg may be updating memorial in front of the church. This memorial includes Mifflin Township veterans.  

PennDOT Winter Services Maintenance Agreement – Robert Paucke made the motion to sign the 5 year contract, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU. First year’s compensation amount $583.99. Compensation will increase yearly for following four years of contract. Robert Paucke made the motion that Chairman of the Board be individual authorized to sign the contract, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.  

Dunkled Acres Sewage Planning – On 8/30/18 Rob Everett met with Neil and Linda Dunkle and secretary at the township building for purpose of completing minor details of sewage module and to determine number of parcels/homes on deed to see if a sewage maintenance agreement is necessary. Deemed to be a requirement. Per letter received from DEP dated 8/30/18, stated that sewage planning was approved by DEP.  

Employee Job Descriptions – Meeting with employees to be coordinated with Fall Road Inspection and Budget Meeting. Date to be determined.

Hensler Road Damage by Penn Line – Penn Line was invoiced to cover contractor’s invoice to fix ditch line prior to paving. Payment has not yet been received.

Ferri Mower, Municibid – Highest bid received was $5,500. Robert Paucke made the motion not to accept this bid and to continue with current mower. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

New Business:

Compensation EMC – Robert Paucke made the motion that EMC receive regular hourly pay as township employee when performing duties of emergency management coordinator. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Garbage Drop Off – Resident Jan Wasson expressed concern over garbage being dropped off at intersection of SR 973 and SR 287 Fridays, for Saturday pick up. She is noticing that it draws wildlife, bears in particular. Secretary will research original agreement with garbage hauler.

Fink Subdivision – Supervisor Kevin Griffith expressed concern that pool house and main house are serviced by one septic system. Comment noted in response to Lycoming County Planning.

Shirley Terrill – Shirley thanked the board of supervisors for paving of Chestnut Grove Road. However, there have been issues with sediment from roadway clogging her driveway pipe. To alleviate the problem, Shirley requested that large rock be placed in the ditch line which runs parallel with her driveway to prevent sediment from flowing freely, acting as friction to break the force of the storm water. Supervisors agreed to this solution and will place rock after an easement is signed.  

Billing UGI Incident – Matt Fausey requested that the township bill for fire company expenses incurred from the 8/9/18 gas line break on Tombs Run Road. An invoice for the amount of $31,700 has been forwarded from Citizen’s Hose Company. Robert Paucke made the motion that by provision of Ordinance 3-1996, Mifflin Township bill UGI for this incident. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

2008 Sterling Bullet – Union Township, Tioga County has this truck for sale. Robert Paucke made the motion that after looking at the truck, authorization be given to submit a bid not to be greater than $18,000. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

Springs for 1996 International – Kevin Griffith made the motion to request quotes from Ron’s Towing, Brass Alignment, and R&G Spring Works. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.

Supervisors gave permission to allow overflow parking in park lot for Caleb’s Cook-off to be held 9/22/18 at Dunkled Acres to benefit Caleb Leone and family.  

Robert Paucke made the motion to pay the Glenn O.Hawbaker invoice using Act 13 funds, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU. Total invoice: $434,617.75. Anthony Township to reimburse $8,237.14 for their section of Hensler Road; Watson Township $14,594.71 for their section of Fillman Road. Total Mifflin Township expense $411,785.90.

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

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m. seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU.

Linda Sosniak addressed questions after close of meeting.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
August 8, 2018
7:00 p.m.


Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy, and Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; Laurel Mueller and Debra Rosbach, Soil Services Company Inc.; Robert Bertin SEO; Neil Dunkle representing Dunkled Acres; and Lloyd Forcey.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no Public Comment.

With respect for those in attendance, meeting agenda was altered to first address the following items under Unfinished Business:

Laurel Mueller from Soil Services Inc. lead in explanation of required sewage planning for Dunkled Acres including the Component 2 Sewage Module, Resolution amending township Act 537 Sewage Plan, and sewage management agreement. Robert Bertin signed the component 2 module which Lycoming County had already signed. Ty Sheddy made the motion to authorize the secretary to sign the sewage module, maintenance agreement, and Resolution 5-2018, once documents are returned with the Dunkles’signatures. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU. 

SEO Robert Bertin and Supervisors discussed next step to take with Fred Confair as he was given until July 31, 2018 to move mobile home. It was decided to first have the secretary contact Fred by telephone to see what the status is of having trailer moved and to advise of potential fines as he is in violation of the Sewage Facilities Act.  

Billing Fire Calls – Supervisors discussed with Lloyd Forcey best means of recuperating expenses for the fire company. Per Lloyd, Citizen’s Hose has recently contracted with a third party entity to bill insurance companies of fire/accident victims.  

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the July 11, 2018 meeting, seconded by Ty Sheddy. 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. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update – Report of calls for month of May submitted via email from Matt Fausey.

EMC Report – No report as EMC was not in attendance. Noted that during recent heavy rains, Jake consistently monitored water levels and forwarded to the township email address updates from Denny Buttorff.

Roadmaster’s Report – Per Bob, paving is underway. Fillman and Little Pine Run Roads have been completed. Hensler Road will be finished Thursday a.m. Issue on Canoe Run Road as water was witnessed spraying up from crack in the road. Possibly can be fixed by digging out the berm of the road and installing U drain to the catch basin, or by installing a drainage pipe across roadway. Binder course will need to be placed on Lockcuff Road around mail boxes. Secretary was also asked to contact Williams in reference to invoice for Guinter Road.
Per Ty, a resident reported a hole on Zinck Road at southern intersection with Rte. 287. Sight is marked with caution cone.  

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – No August meeting.

Release of Anadarko’s’ Bonds – Tabled.

PennDOT Winter Services Maintenance Agreement – Not yet received. 

Employee Job Descriptions – Solicitor has reviewed and sees no issues. Supervisors will schedule employee meeting.

Ordinance 1-2018 No Parking Ordinance Amendment – Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Ordinance 1-2018 to amend Mifflin Township’s No Parking Ordinance to include the section of First Fork Road beginning at intersection with SR 973 continuing to township building driveway.  
Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.  

2018-2019 Costars Salt Contract - $48.45/Ton. Initial fill period August 1- October 31. It was decided to order 2 loads of salt. Five loads of antiskid to be ordered from Hanson, also.  

New Business:

Robert Paucke made the motion to renew Range Resources’ permit for Dam Run Road. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to issue a road permit to House Lumber LLC for Dam Run Road. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to sign and issue a road permit for Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering for a section of Tombs Run and Ridge Roads as well as the entirety of Fillman Road once signed Excess Maintenance Agreement, fees, and security have been received. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

Hensler Road Damage by Penn Line – Per supervisors, secretary to invoice Penn Line for repair costs for damage on Hensler Road on 8.7.18. Damage was documented with pictures which are to accompany invoice.  

No damage to report in Mifflin Township from recent heavy rain events.  

Robert Paucke made the motion to pay bills, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m., seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


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