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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Spring Road Inspection/Special Meeting
Municipal Building
May 4, 2024
Road Inspection 8:00 a.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, Roadmaster Howard Rainey; Secretary/Treasurer Renee’ Sheddy; Deputy EMC Jake Richards; Resident Donna Berry.

The business meeting convened at 11:16 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Unfinished Business:

Musser Development System Repair – By suggestion made by alternate SEO Jami Nolan, secretary will contact State Representative Joe Hamm’s office to inquire about financial assistance for repair of the Musser Development Sewage System. Jami Nolan will first be contacted to provide summary of his assessment of the system to provide to Representative Hamm.

Gloria Fuller/Sewage Agreement, Escrow Amount – Ty Sheddy made the motion to set $2,000 as escrow amount required from the property owner for system repair, replacement or maintenance. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

New Business:

James V. Brown Library, Request – Ty Sheddy made the motion to allow the Book’s Bus to be parked at the Municipal Building every other week for 1.5 hours during summer months. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Rent of Tractor and Mower – Bradco provided a quote of $3,000 per week for rent of tractor and mower, $9,000 per month, with one time freight fee of $500. Supervisor Kevin Griffith asked that secretary contact Watson Twp to ask what they would charge Mifflin for rent of tractor/mower with operator. New mower head is on order with C.H. Waltz; however delayed delivery could constitute need for back up mower. Secretary will contact C.H. Waltz for update as well.

Driveway Permit Application Mary-Louise Paucke – Supervisors reviewed site located at 1206 Chestnut Grove Road, during road inspection. Issuance of permit will be a May 8 agenda item.

HB 1632/Workers Compensation First Responders – Supervisors were provided with a letter sent from PSATS to Members of the Pennsylvania House stating concerns with this Bill and consequences it would have on municipalities.

Weed Eater Purchase – After discussion and recommendation by Donna Berry, the motion was made by Ty Sheddy to allow John Paulhamus to purchase for the township a weed eater with string trimmer head with a limit of $900. A Stihl KombiSystem (model KM131), straight shaft with trimmer head was recommended but John can use his discretion for model that will best meet the needs of the township. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU. Howard Rainey offered to contact John and go with him when purchase is made.

Secretary conveyed to supervisors that an on-lot sewage system permit was denied for Joel Hart for 3.1 acre lot Walnut Lane. Also, that Lycoming County has contracted with Anthony Visco, Jr. Architects to assess ADA accessibility standards for polling places. Upgrades to bring building into compliance will be paid for by Lycoming County.  

Ty Sheddy made the motion to purchase three copies of PSATS publication Beyond the Code @ $50 per copy. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Public Comment Non-Agenda Items - Donna Berry, sweeping of township roads.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to pay bills, seconded by Howard Rainey. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn at 11:50 a.m., seconded by Howard Rainey. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,

Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary

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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
April 10, 2024
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, Roadmaster Howard Rainey; Secretary/Treasurer Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Denny Buttorff, Deputy EMC Jake Richards; Jeff Brooks/Brooks Engineering; Residents Donna Berry, Carl Mitchell, Kelly Griffith, Michele Richards, Keith Miller.

Meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to accept the Minutes of the March 13, 2024 meeting, seconded by Kevin Griffith. 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. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update – No runs report was received. Invitation to Annual Banquet on May 4 was received.

EMC Report- Denny Buttorff reported that no flooding with last week’s heavy rain, although levels came close.  

Roadmaster’s Report – Howard reported that with rain and wind roads were checked. Some downed trees were taken care of. He plans to coordinate installation of road signs soon.

Unfinished Business:

Daniel Stonerook Sewage Repair – Christine Weigle LCWSA was contacted. She provided township with draft copy of letter to be sent certified and regular post giving deadline for repair or township would take action. Ty Sheddy made the motion to give Mr. Stonerook until
July 20, 2024 to make repair to be aligned with expiration date of permit issued by Jami Nolan, and for weather to allow for repair. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Recreation Board/Park- Recreation Board met on April 3. Draft copies of the Minutes were provided for the Supervisors. Upon recommendation by the Recreation Board, Kevin Griffith made the motion to approve planting of a pink Dogwood tree in memory of Connie Hillyard in Mifflin Park. Tree will be provided at no expense to the township by Bureau of Forestry. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU. Also, with recommendation by the Recreation Board, Kevin Griffith made the motion to move forward in obtaining quotes for a pickleball court and eliminating one volleyball court. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

Truck Purchase – Quote was just emailed day of this meeting for a 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 6500MD 4x4. Supervisors tabled making any decision until quote could be reviewed and more research be done on transmission options.

Mower Head Purchase/Repair – Kevin Griffith made the motion to repair head if parts and labor are under $5,500; otherwise purchase new head quoted at $10,450. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

Tire Drive May 17th 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Small Games of Chance Resolution – Kevin Griffith made the motion to adopt 
Resolution 4-2024 to have the question of “Do you favor the issuance of licenses to conduct small games of chance in the township of Mifflin?” placed on the 2025 Spring Primary ballot. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. Griffith and Rainey voted yes, Sheddy no. MC.

New Business:

Jeff Brooks/Brooks Engineering – Mr. Brooks addressed the Board of Supervisors to provide them with information about a proposed Ecoflo stream discharge system for the Gloria Fuller property at 5595 RT 287 HWY, Jersey Shore. It has been determined by the SEO that there are no options for an on lot system. An installation and maintenance agreement between the property owner and township will be necessary. Supervisors will also need to determine amount of escrow funds that will be required. Donna Berry asked if this is for one residence or multiple? It is for one residence.  

Wagner Hardwoods Permit Extension – Kevin Griffith made the motion to extend this permit from April 17 until July 17, 2024, due to weather delaying completion of project. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.  

Bridge Inspection Reports- Larson Design Group completed bridge inspections for the Dam Run Road bridge as well as Zinck Road in September 2023. Copies of recommendations and summaries were provided for the Supervisors.

Discontinuance of County Liquid Fuels Disbursement – A letter was received from Lycoming County notifying the township that Lycoming County will no longer disburse to municipalities liquid fuels funds that they receive as a county from PennDOT. Lycoming County liquid fuels funding will continue to be used to conduct bridge inspections at no cost to municipalities. The County intends to use remainder of money to fund liquid fuels eligible projects throughout municipalities in Lycoming County.  

Donation Request River Valley Regional YMCA – Kevin Griffith made the motion to donate $500, same as 2023 donation. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. Kelly Griffith asked if money would stay in Jersey Shore. By letter provided from the YMCA, it was stated that gifts will stay in the Jersey Shore community. MCU.

Spring Road Inspection was scheduled for May 4, 2024 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the township building.

Public Comment Non-Agenda Items

Keith Miller asked when township roads will be swept.

Donna Berry asked significance of tree planted in memory of Connie Hillyard.

Kelly Griffith thanked secretary for her service to the township.

Secretary noted that Exterior Cleaning power washed the pavilion, play equipment, and concrete around the flagpole at no cost to the township.

Ty Sheddy 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 Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,

Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
March 13, 2024
6:45 p.m. Auditors
7:00 p.m. Supervisors

Ty Sheddy welcomed the Board of Auditors: Harry Pedersen, Suzanne Forcey, and Justine Hayes. Auditors signed and then presented the completed 2023 Financial Report for Mifflin Township to the Board of Supervisors.  

Ty Sheddy convened the Supervisors’ meeting at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, Roadmaster Howard Rainey; Secretary/Treasurer Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Denny Buttorff, Deputy EMC Jake Richards; Residents Carl Mitchell, Donna Berry, Michele Richards, and Kelly Griffith.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to accept the Minutes of the February 14, 2024 meeting, seconded by Howard Rainey. 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. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Fire Company Update – No report received.

EMC Report – Denny Buttorff reported that there were three runs reported for the month of February for Mifflin Township. Also was happy to report that with amount of rain received there were no flooding issues. Noted that PennDOT embankment stabilization project on SR 44 between Torbet Lane and Tombs Run Road is scheduled to begin April 1, 2024 and anticipated completion date is to be September of 2025.

Roadmaster’s Report – Howard thanked Jake Richards for coordinating plowing/cindering when he was out of town. Secretary conveyed email to the supervisors from Dave Hensler, Hensler Road resident, requesting that a No Outlet sign be erected on Hensler Road. Supervisors all agreed that sign should be installed.  

Unfinished Business:

Musser Development Sewage System Repair/Invoicing – Residents with outstanding payments have made payment arrangements with LCWSA.

Daniel Stonerook Sewage Repair – Per Jami Nolan, Mr. Stonerook has not contacted him and advises that township go ahead with repair. Supervisors will seek advisement from Christine Weigle, LCWSA.

Recreation Board/Park – Copies of the draft Minutes from March 6 meeting were provided for the Supervisors. Board has scheduled a clean-up day for April 20, 9:00 – Noon. Spring Mates to be installed this Spring.

Truck Purchase – After discussion, Kevin Griffith asked that we obtain a baseline quote for a GMC 6500 with an Allison 6 speed transmission.  

Mower Head Purchase – After discussion, Kevin Griffith made the motion to table a decision until after we hear back from Denny Davis who operates the mower. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

Tire Drive will be held Friday, May 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

Costars Salt Contract – Kevin Griffith made the motion to contract for 300 tons, same as previous year. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.

New Business:

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 3-2024 for the disposition of the following records: 2016 and prior for all township funds – accounts payable and receivable records, bank statements, payroll records, employee time records, road contracts 2010-2011 and 2010 salt contract. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

Small Games of Chance, Consideration of Resolution – Ty Sheddy made a motion to table this agenda item, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

EXCO Permit Renewal – Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve this road permit, seconded Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Fishing Derby Donation Request – Kevin Griffith made the motion to donate $500 to Cottage Ministries for their annual fishing derby to be held June 8th. Howard Rainey seconded this motion. MCU.  


Xscape Landscape Services 2024 Proposal – Kevin Griffith made the motion to accept this proposal at $200 per visit for mowing and trimming. No increase from 2023. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

State Representative Joe Hamm will be hosting a Municipal Summit on Tuesday, April 2 at 
6:00 p.m. at Independent Hose Company, JS, for elected officials and staff. RSVP April 1.

PennDOT District 3 has scheduled a County Maintenance Municipal Outreach Program for Thursday, April 11 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Montoursville Borough Office. RSVP April 1

There was no public comment on non-agenda items.

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

Ty Sheddy made the motion that meeting be adjourned at 7:45 p.m., seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary



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