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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Organizational and January Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building 
January 2, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Present were Ty Sheddy, Robert Paucke, Kevin Griffith, and Renee’ Sheddy.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Robert Paucke made the following motion seconded by Kevin Griffith:
To select Ty Sheddy as Temporary Chairman and Renee’ Sheddy as Temporary Secretary; to nominate and elect Ty Sheddy as Chairman of the Board, to appoint Renee’ Sheddy as Secretary/Treasurer; to nominate and elect Kevin Griffith as Vice-Chairman and also Road Foreman. MCU.
Ty Sheddy made the motion to appoint Robert Paucke as Roadmaster, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.
Robert Paucke made the motion to approve the following list of Employees, seconded by Ty Sheddy:
Road Employees: Frederick Brown, Lee Brungard, Josh Chenault, Douglas Cohick, Dennis Davis, Jacob Fink, Lloyd Forcey, Kevin Griffith, Dustin Keller, Terry McCauley, John Packard, Robert Paucke, Jacob Richards, Kevin Richards, Carl L. Roupp, Nicolas Seese, Jordan Sheddy, Ty Sheddy, Dwayne Stroble, Earl Lee Stroble, Steven Welshans, and Harley Zeigler.  
Assistant Secretary: Elaine Younkin
MCU.

Robert Paucke made the following motion, seconded by Ty Sheddy:
To set Treasurer’s Bond at $850,000; to appoint Tax Collector, Janet Hillyard, to appoint Renee’ Sheddy as Deputy Tax Collector; to appoint J. David Smith, McCormick Law Firm as legal counsel; to appoint Emergency Management Coordinator Jacob Richards; to appoint Vacancy Board Chairman Lloyd Forcey; to appoint Lloyd Forcey to attend Fire Company Regionalization Meetings; to appoint Renee’ Sheddy as representative to the Earned Income Tax Committee; to appoint Ty Sheddy as Supervisor to serve on Recreation Park Board; to appoint Township Engineer, Dennis Norman; to select M&T Bank and PLGIT as Bank Depositories.
MCU.

Robert Paucke made the following motion, seconded by Kevin Griffith:
To set the meeting dates for 2018 as the second Wednesday of the month to begin at 7:00 p.m.; to use the mileage rate current with the IRS for 2018 at .545 per mile; to set hourly wages as follows:  
Secretary/Treasurer    21.00
Assistant Secretary       16.50      
Roadmaster                     17.25
Road Foreman               17.25
Employee                         17.00
Building Maint               17.00

To set meeting fees as the following:
Secretary – hourly rate for workshops plus mileage and expenses.
Auditors & Tax Collector, Deputy Tax Collector - $17.50/workshop session, plus mileage and expenses.
Employees – hourly wage for workshops plus mileage and expenses.
Supervisors – current meeting rate for each road inspection.
MCU.

Motion to adopt Resolution 1-2018 to hire Robert Bertin as SEO and Jami Nolan as the Alternate was made by Robert Paucke, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Motion to adopt Resolution 2-2018 to approve the Treasurer paying bills due before the meeting was made by Robert Paucke, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Motion to certify Ty and/or Renee’ Sheddy as voting delegate(s) to State Convention in Hershey April 22-25, 2018 was made by Robert Paucke, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Motion to recommend to auditors the Supervisors’ wages as employees at $17.25/hour was made by Robert Paucke, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.
Robert Paucke made the motion to adjourn the Organizational Meeting at 2:15, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.  


January Regular Monthly Meeting
Convened at 2:15 p.m.

No public comment.

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the December 13, 2017 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. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update – Chief Matt Fausey provided the November 2017 accident/runs report via email.

EMC Report – none.

Roadmaster’s Report - Per motion made at earlier meeting, a quote was accepted from Plocinski’s Tree Service for tree removal on Canoe Run Road for $2,200 and from Loffredo’s Tree Trimming and Removal for removal of trees on Zinck Road for $2,000.
Robert Paucke made the motion to contact Chemung Supply representative to advise on guide rail post repair/replacement on Chestnut Grove Road. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.
Noted that winter maintenance materials are in good supply.

Unfinished Business:
Recreation Park – Board not meeting until February 7, 2018 at earliest.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – tabled as repairs are not complete.

New Business:

Robert Paucke made the motion to appoint Justine Hayes for a two year term as auditor. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

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

SealMaster – tabled until next meeting

Consideration of Resolution 3-2018 – Robert Paucke made the motion to adopt Resolution
 3-2018 in opposition of HB 1620, “Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Bill”. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.  

Bidding Thresholds for 2018 are as follows: $0.00 to $10,899.99 okay to purchase; $10,900.00 to $20,099.99 telephone quotes needed; $20,100.00 and over required to advertise for bids.

The supervisors had no comment on the proposed Wheeland Management/Stephen Ross Sr. Subdivision.

Robert Paucke discussed with supervisors composing a policy for road employees specifically for order of how roads should be treated/plowed.  

As clarification from motion made during Organizational Meeting, Robert Paucke made the motion that all Supervisors fill position of Road Foreman.  

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

Robert Paucke made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:45, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


Auditors Organizational Meeting 
1/3/18

Harry Pederson was elected Chairman of the Board of Auditors. Suzanne Forcey was elected to be Secretary. Supervisor’s wages as employees were approved at $17.25 per hour as Roadmaster and Road Foreman. Final report to be presented to the Board of Supervisors March 14, 2018 prior to monthly meeting.







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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
December 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, 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 approve the minutes of the November 8, 2017 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 report for November provided. Report for runs February – October 2017 was emailed November 2, 2017. As reports were provided, including income and expense report for 2016, check was mailed to Citizens Hose Company for fire tax monies collected through November 15, 2017, minus tax collector’s expenses.

EMC Report – Jake Richards had nothing to report. He plans to attend training for hazard mitigation planning 12/14/17.

Roadmaster’s Report – Winter maintenance supplies are stocked. Dam Run Road repairs have not yet been completed. 

Unfinished Business: 

Recreation Park – No December meeting.  

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Tabled as repairs not yet completed.

Adoption of 2018 Budget – Robert Paucke made the motion to adopt Resolution 6-2017, approving the 2018 Budget for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, and Act 13 Fund. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.


New Business:

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 7-2017 in accordance with Act 42 to prohibit the placement of Category 4 casinos in Mifflin Township. Robert Paucke seconded this motion. MCU. Copy of Resolution will be sent to PA Gaming Control Board.  

Robert Paucke made the motion to adopt Resolution 8-2017 to levy taxes within Mifflin Township. All millage rates remain the same – Real Estate .705, Fire Protection .469, Hydrants .250. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to adopt Resolution 9-2017 allowing the disposition of Statements of Financial Interest 2006-2011, Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

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

By motion made by Robert Paucke, 2018 Organizational Meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 2, 2018. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

A donation request from the Mansfield University Municipal Police Academy was denied.

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept Hanson’s quote for anti-skid at $19.45/ton delivered. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. This is a .30 increase from 2017.

Christine Weigle, LCWSA, sent notice that sewage rates for Mifflin Manor residents will remain at $120 per month for 2018. Rates increased from $100 to $120 in April, 2017.  

Sealmaster Representative will be in the area 12/19.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to allow secretary to upgrade website to a business site allowing more pages. Cost will increase from $10.99 per month to $25.99 per month. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.

Kevin Griffith brought up discussion on condition of guide rails on Chestnut Grove Road. Secretary will contact Don Free to inquire about agility program and suggested method of repair.  

Robert Paucke suggested that when quotes are obtained in February for fuel and equipment, to also request a quote from tree removal contractors for a per tree quote.  

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

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40, seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,

Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary

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