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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
August 10, 2022
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, Nicolas Seese; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Residents Donna Berry, Robert Paucke, Jennifer Paucke, Keith Miller, and John Packard.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment- 
Donna Berry – Musser Development sewage repair; SR 973 and Cline Road intersection; crack sealing recently done.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to accept the Minutes of the July 13 and 26 meetings, seconded by Nick Seese. MCU.

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

Fire Company Update – No report of runs was received. Payment has been received from EQT in the amount of $5,490 for extraordinary expenses from 5.24 accident at Dam Run Road. Check to be issued to Citizens Hose.

EMC Report – No items to report per Jake.

Roadmaster’s Report – Double seal coat application to begin 8.24.22, subject to change.

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Minutes of the August 3 meeting were provided for the supervisors. Recreation Board is continuing with plans for a Community Day on October 1, 2022.

Zinck Road Bridge Project – Anticipated start date to be beginning of September.

Musser Development Sewage System Repair – Per motion made at previous meeting, contractor to be on site week of 8.14.

New Business:
 
Virtual Flagger Training – This training is available to employees through PSATS.  
Kevin Griffith made the motion to appoint Nicolas Seese as Roadmaster, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Donna Berry asked for his qualifications.  

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

Secretary noted that preliminary planning has started to install Verizon wireless antennas on the Flook Road cell tower.

Robert Paucke asked when roads are going to be swept.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 p.m., seconded by Nick Seese. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
July 13, 2022
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy; Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Residents Donna Berry, Robert Paucke, Larry Zellers, Bonny Musser, Jennifer Paucke, Neil and Linda Dunkle.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment:
Donna Berry – Asked if an attachment could be used with township backhoe to brush roads. Also stated that her concerns are for safety of township employees and residents, not personal.
Neil and Linda Dunkle – Provided the township with information on herbicide used to spray park and grounds. Also asked for permission from supervisors, which was given, to trim shrubs around flagpole.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to accept the Minutes of the June 8 and June 28 meetings, seconded by Ty Sheddy. 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. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update – No report received. Citizens’ Hose invoice from 5/24 Dam Run Road accident was submitted by the township to EQT 6/30/22.

EMC Report – No items to report.

Roadmaster’s Report – Started mowing east side of township today. Ty Sheddy made the motion to order 1 load of salt and to start ordering anti-skid as well. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Minutes from the July 6 meeting were provided for the Supervisors. Supervisors are in favor of the Recreation Board planning a Community Day for this Fall.

Zinck Road Bridge Project – No updates have been received.

Musser Development Sewage System – Kevin Griffith asked to be excused from having any part in the repair of the system due to potential cost. Ty Sheddy stated that upon further consideration by SEO Jami Nolan and Alternate Bob Bertin as how to repair the failing sand mound in the Musser Development in a more cost effective way and to prevent further problems going forward, made the following motions:  
Motion to rescind motion made at June 28 meeting which was ”to strip 6 inches off the top off of the bed to get better idea of issue, and to add effluent filters to each tank. Kevin Griffith and Weaver’s Excavating will do the work under advisement of Jami Nolan on how to proceed”. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion to rescind. MCU.  
Ty Sheddy then made the motion to obtain 3 sealed quotes for the following: Remove bad material at end of bed, replace with new certified material. Replace existing lateral pipes with pipes having ¼” holes. Effluent filters to be put on all five tanks. Tanks will have to be pumped. Quotes will be due by 4:00 p.m. July 26. Quotes will be reviewed at public meeting 7/26 at 7:00 p.m. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

New Business:

Resignation Letter/ Doug Cohick – Kevin Griffith made the motion to accept the resignation of Doug Cohick as township supervisor, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 3-2022 amending the Act 13 Budget due to receipt of impact fee funding in the amount of $120,913.21 and that allocation be added to road maintenance budget line item. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

ARPA Funding – Full distribution of second half of monies will not be made until after distribution of unallocated funds from tranche 1 is complete.

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

Additional comment from the public:

Robert Paucke – Asked if crack sealing of Chestnut Grove was included on previously awarded contract.
Donna Berry – Asked about appointment process of new supervisor. Also suggested placing an advertisement for retired PennDOT employee or person with road experience for Roadmaster position.
Linda Dunkle – Expressed appreciation for township officials and employees.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m., seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary



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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
Municipal Building
July 26, 2022
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Mark Maroney Williamsport Sun Gazette; Residents Larry Zellers, Donna Berry, Jennifer Paucke, Robert Paucke, William Fuller Jr., Kristina Fuller, Jeff Clark, and Nick Seese.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment-
Donna Berry – Gave information on flagger trainings. Stated she contacted PennDOT Municipal Services Representative Greg Dibble.
Questioned why township does not apply for Dirt & Gravel Roads Grants
Asked why those interested in Supervisor’s position were not interviewed

Unfinished Business:

Musser Development Sewage Repair – Review of quotes. Ty Sheddy made the motion to table opening of quotes so that some digging could be done to pin point the problem. J.F. Chenault will be contracted for the digging with township employees working alongside and SEO’s advisement. Jake Griffith seconded this motion. MCU. Secretary will contact Joe Chenault and coordinate with SEO and employees. Quotes received from James Wacker, Eli Getgen/Sylvania, and Chris Weaver will remained sealed and locked in township office.

New Business:

Appointment of Supervisor – Three letters of interest were received: Mary Louise Paucke, Jennifer-Livingston Paucke, and Nicolas Seese. Kevin Griffith made the motion to appoint Nicolas Seese as Mifflin Township Supervisor, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU. Donna Berry asked if new appointee was related to member of the Board and Secretary. That information is false.  

Comments/Larry’s Creek Water Main Relocation – Supervisors had no comment on this project.

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

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 p.m. seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


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