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

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy, Vice- Chairman Kevin Griffith, Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Solicitor Christopher Kenyon, McCormick Law Firm.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Supervisors discussed with Christopher Kenyon agenda item 6 in reference to consideration of zoning ordinance options. Solicitor recommended that Mifflin Township independently adopt its own zoning ordinance rather than combine with Watson Township as process would be much simpler and also that ordinance could be tailored to Mifflin Township’s needs. Concerns raised by the supervisors included finding volunteers to serve on a zoning hearing board and also appropriating areas for land uses in the township. No action was taken by the Board.

Non-receipt of payment from UGI for expenses incurred by Citizens Hose Company from the August gas line break on Tombs Run Road was also discussed with solicitor. Robert Paucke made the motion to have solicitor send UGI a letter for confirmation on who is responsible for payment. If not UGI then please give information for entity responsible so that they can be contacted. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. 

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the November 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 the motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update – No run report provided. Check to Citizens Hose for Fire Protection Taxes collected in the amount of $21,949.24 was sent November 26, 2018. An income and expense report for 2017 was provided by Citizens as well as 2017 Audit Report.

EMC Report – Jake will be attending training on December 13 – Stop the Bleed.  

Roadmaster’s Report – Winter maintenance supplies are stocked. No issues to report.



Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – No December meeting. Tree lighting held December 2nd.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Robert Paucke made the motion not to release as repairs not completed. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

Dunkled Acres Sewage Planning – Robert Paucke made the motion to follow Robert Bertin’s advisement on sending a letter stating new system installation deadlines after sewage planning has been approved by DEP. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

UGI Bill – See above.

UGI Highway Occupancy Permit – Tabled.

Joint Zoning Watson Township – See above.

Robert Paucke made the motion to adopt Resolution 7-2018, approving the 2019 Budget for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, and Act 13 Fund. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

First Fork Bridge Replacement Land Acquisition – No action taken. Letter is forthcoming giving compensation amount.

New Business:

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 8-2018 to levy taxes in Mifflin Township, seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU. No tax increase.

The 2019 Organizational Meeting will be held Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Robert Paucke made the motion to renew Range Resources’ permit for use of Dochter Road, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to renew PGE’s permit for use of Dam Run Road, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept Hanson’s quote for anti-skid for 2019 at $19.75 per ton delivered. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to allow the Chairman to sign Change Order for GOH, Inc. for additional tonnage 2018 paving. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Eric Glenn has been contracted by Salladasburg Borough to plow snow. As he will need to have salt loaded on his truck, supervisors decided that Eric should call one of the supervisors who can then call out a member of the road crew to load the salt. Document to be drawn up by solicitor stating that township is not liable for any damage to Glenn’s truck in loading the material. Invoicing for salt will remain the same. Cost per ton by Costars contract will be passed on to borough.  

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

Robert Paucke made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 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
November 14, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Resident Shirley Terrill; Dr. Jill Wenrich and Dr. Ken Dady JSASD.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Dr. Wenrich thanked the supervisors for their service to township and gave overview of what is going on in the Jersey Shore Area School District. One hundred and eleven students from Mifflin Township attend schools in the district. Ongoing budget deficit problem was addressed also.

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the October 10, 2018 meeting, and November 9, 2018 special meetings. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. 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 – October report of calls provided via email by Matt Fausey.

EMC Report – Per Jake Richards, Lycoming County Commissioners have approved $400,000.00 for County radio upgrade. County will obtain bond for remaining cost.  

Roadmaster’s Report – Fall road inspection was completed on November 9th. All roads in good condition. Trucks are ready for winter season.

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – By recommendation of the Recreation Board, Robert Paucke made the motion to approve reinstatement of board member terms for Bernie Ranck, Lloyd Forcey, and Eugene Kurzejewski. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – No action as repairs are not complete.

Dunkled Acres Sewage Planning – As weather has not permitted completed installation of sewage system by October 31, 2018 deadline, Robert Paucke made the motion to issue letter to the Dunkles based on SEO Bob Bertin’s advisement for revised deadline. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Garbage Drop-Off – No further issues. Supervisors will revisit if problems arise.

UGI Bill – Secretary spoke with Tony Rymar/UGI today. According to Mr. Rymar, a decision of who is responsible for payment of the invoice is being decided by UGI attorneys as it was a third party line which was hit.  

Shawn Fink Sewage Module for Land Development/Stormwater Maintenance Agreement – Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 6-2018 revising the official sewage facility plan for Mifflin Township to allow sewage planning for Shawn Fink Subdivision, and to allow secretary to sign resolution on behalf of the township. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.
Ty Sheddy made the motion to allow the secretary to sign, in front of a notary, the Stormwater Maintenance Agreement between Mifflin Township and Shawn Fink. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.

After reviewing final plan and recommendation for approval from the County for the Shawn Fink Subdivision and Land Development which will be before the Lycoming County Planning Commission at their November 15, 2018 meeting, supervisors’ only comment was “how can land development be approved when applicant does not have ownership of 25 square perch section?”  

Sullair Air Compressor – Supervisors agreed to sell through Municibid. Robert Paucke made the motion to set reserve price at $2,500.00. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

UGI Highway Occupancy Permit- Kevin Griffith made the motion to deny permit approval until payment of invoice is coordinated by UGI. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.

Joint Zoning Watson Township – Tabled.

New Business:

Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve the proposed 2019 Budget, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Regency Energy Permit Renewals – Robert Paucke made the motion to approve renewal of permits once fees are received for Canoe, Santschi, and Dam Run Roads. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Notice of Rate Increase from LCWSA for Mifflin Manor Residents. Christine Weigle provided a copy of the letter sent to residents to notify them of $10 per month rate increase for the purpose of establishing a capital reserve fund for the aging system. 

Williams Transco Highway Occupancy Permit Application – Robert Paucke made the motion to approve application and issue permit for temporary access drive for purpose of pipeline maintenance off of Guinter Road. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.  

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

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m., seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary
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