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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting/Budget
Municipal Building
November 9, 2018
Road Inspection 8:00 a.m.
Business Meeting convened at 10:45 a.m. 

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

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Unfinished Business:

Employee Job Descriptions – Supervisors again reviewed job descriptions. Decision made to order OSHA approved hard hats for all employees/supervisors.

UGI Invoice – To date, UGI has not responded to invoice sent for Tombs Run Road incident.  

New Business:

UGI Highway Occupancy Permit – Kevin Griffith made the motion to issue this permit which would allow boring under Tombs Run Road for the purpose of connecting residence to natural gas line, after receipt of payment for above mentioned invoice is received. Robert Paucke seconded this motion. MCU.

Joint Zoning Watson Township – Supervisors discussed benefits of joining with Watson Township and also how ordinance would be enforced by Mifflin Township. Secretary will contact solicitor for steps involved in this process. Decision tabled.

Jersey Shore Summer Recreation Donation Request – Kevin Griffith made the motion to donate $1,500 for 2019 and also that $500 be allocated to the Jersey Shore YMCA. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.

2019 Budget Preparation – Supervisors discussed draft copies of the proposed 2019 budget for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund and Act 13 Fund.

Sullair Air Compressor – Sale of this piece of equipment tabled until November 14, 2018 regular monthly meeting.

Bridge Replacement Notice – Supervisors concurred that the bridge replacement project will not adversely affect the activities, features, and attributes that qualify the property under Section 4(f) and Section 2002 of Pennsylvania Act 120.  

Williams Road Permit Renewal for Zinck/Guinter – Robert Paucke made the motion to approve renewal once increased security is received. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.  

Notice received that a Zoning Hearing Board Hearing is scheduled for November 28th for the proposed communication tower on the Liddic property, First Fork Road.

Liquid fuels audit is scheduled for December 5th.

Township Christmas tree decorating/lighting event scheduled for December 2nd @ 3:30 p.m. Township will provide cookies.

Employee job descriptions were read to employees present. Supervisors entertained questions. All in attendance signed their job description.

Robert Paucke made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 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
October 10, 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.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the September 12, 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 – August report of calls was submitted via email by Matt Fausey.

EMC Report – Jake noted that MCM Consulting Group presented a report to the County Commissioners in reference to study on overhaul of County communications system. Commissioners will consider options to pay for system upgrade. Jake will forward copy of report from John Yingling, Public Safety Director, once received, on details specific to our area.

Roadmaster’s Report – Currently working on placing berms adjacent to roads paved this summer. Hensler and Little Pine Run are yet to be completed. Berm work on Lockcuff Road also to be done.

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Board did not meet in October.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – tabled as work not completed. Seal coating postponed until spring or summer of 2019.

Dunkled Acres Sewage Planning – no update

Employee Job Descriptions – To be presented in coordination with Fall Road Inspection and 2019 Budget Meeting.

Hensler Road Damage Penn Line – Invoice has been paid in full.

Garbage Drop Off – tabled

UGI Bill/Tombs Run Road – Invoice was submitted by certified mail on 9/17/18. No response to date.

2007 Sterling Bullet/Union Township – Robert Paucke and Jake Richards looked at and drove the truck. Both recommended purchase. Robert Paucke made the motion to purchase the truck for $18,000.00, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.  

New Business:

The supervisors had no comment on the proposed amendment of the Lycoming County Stormwater Management Ordinance.

Larry Bennett withdrew his employment application on 10/10/18.

Sacred Oak Vista Land Development – Supervisors have concern over stormwater run-off from the pavilion roof. Also noted that 4 inch drainage pipe is eroding ditch line. Potential issues this winter as well with snow drifting which would prohibit water from going into ditch and possibly cause ice on road. Requested that township engineer Dennis Norman meet with the county planning commission engineer to address issues.

Robert Paucke made the motion to approve the renewal of Range Resources permit for Santschi Road, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to approve and issue permit to A& L Wood, Inc. for use of Dam Run Road once signed EMA, bond, and fees are received. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Dr. Wenrich and Dr. Dady / Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for the Jersey Shore Area School District plan to attend November 14 meeting.

Fall Road Inspection and Budget Meeting will be held November 9th beginning at 8:00 a.m. All employees will be invited for lunch and review of employee job descriptions.

Supervisors had no comment on nominations for the Lycoming County Conservation District Board of Directors.  

Kevin Griffith made the motion to reimburse Shirley Terrill for replacement of water impediment material. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.

CH Waltz will be doing emissions upgrade to Kubota tractor.

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
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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