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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
April 25, 2019
Municipal Building
7:45 p.m.

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

The meeting convened after the Road Inspection was completed, opening with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Unfinished Business:

Tree Quotes – Quotes for removal of trees on Chestnut Grove Road were received from Saar’s Tree Service, LLC $9,850; Loffredo’s Tree Trimming and Removal $10,200; Plocinski Tree Service $17,400. Robert Paucke made the motion to accept quote provided by Saar’s Tree Service, LLC, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

D&GR Grant Application – To be submitted with no changes from 2018.

New Business:

Rte. 287 Staging Area- Issue with trucks stopped on roadway was brought to Pat Powers’ attention by email from Ty Sheddy. Concern was addressed.

Brushes for Broom – Brushes need to be replaced on York broom. Bradco quoted $480 delivered, C.H. Waltz $853.45 + shipping. York Modern did not respond to request quote via email. Robert Paucke made the motion to purchase brushes from Bradco, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.  

County Meeting Floodplain/Insurance – Ty and Renee’ attended 4/18 meeting which was very informative. Changes to National Flood Insurance plans in 2020. Any improvements in flood plain require a zoning permit.

Driveway Permit Beucler – Driveway permit requirements per Title 67 of the PA Code requested by Roadmaster.  

Salladasburg Elementary School faculty and students will be using Mifflin Park on June 10th for picnic and field day. Supervisors had no issues with request to mark the recreation field with field paint.  

Radio Install John Deere Loader – Per Jake Richards, radio to be installed on Friday, 4/26. At supervisors’ request, new radio to be installed in Sterling, radio in Sterling to be put back in loader.  

Kevin Griffith made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m., seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
April 10, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy, and Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; 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 March 13, 2019 meeting, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MC.

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. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MC.

Fire Company Update – Report of runs for February 2019 sent via email by Matt Fausey.

EMC Report – Jake Richards contacted the local chapter of the American Red Cross to inquire about getting cots and blankets for the township building in the event of an emergency.  

Roadmaster’s Report – Per Bob, roads are in good shape. Sweeping of roads started; however too dusty - Mifflin Manor. Tree removal quotes for Chestnut Grove Road are due 4/16/19.

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Minutes from the April 3, 2019 Recreation Board meeting were supplied to the supervisors.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Tabled 

Dunkled Acres Sewage Planning – Per Bob Bertin, meeting at the Dunkles was to take place April 4th in regards to system installation.

UGI Highway Occupancy Permit (s) – Robert Paucke made the motion to approve a permit to allowing boring under Tombs Run Road to connect new line to 323 Tombs Run Road, and also a permit to place a 2” gas line in the shoulder of sections of Ridge and Tombs Run Roads. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MC.  
*Payment ($31,700) was received from UGI for expenses incurred by Citizens Hose Company 8/9/18 when a gas line was hit.
First Fork Bridge Replacement Land Acquisition – Meeting postponed as bridge plan needs to be revised due to location of septic system on neighboring property.

D&GR Application – L. Gene Zinck has agreed to sign application as he is certified to do so. Grant application due May 10, 2019.

Tire Drive – Scheduled for May 17, 2019, Noon – 6:00 p.m.

New Business:

Extension Dwight Lewis Lumber Permit for Canoe Run Road – Robert Paucke made the motion to extend this permit until 11/30/2019 as work could not be completed last year due to weather. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MC.  

Renewal Oakridge Lumber Permit Dam Run Road – Robert Paucke made the motion to approve renewal of this permit, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MC.

D.A.D.’s Landscaping Quote 2019 – Robert Paucke made the motion to approve quote of $152 per mowing visit, increase of $7 from 2018. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MC.

Doughty Subdivision – The supervisors had no comment on this single lot subdivision.

Resident Concern Trash Pickup 973/287 – No action was taken.

April 18 Outreach Meeting Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. Renee’ will attend.

Robert Paucke made the motion to adopt Resolution 3-2019 to adjust the budget as needed. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MC.

Notification from PennDOT that Nichols Run Road is scheduled to be seal coated May 2019, Pine Run Road seal coated May 2020.

It was decided to schedule the spring road inspection for Thursday, April 25, 2019 beginning at 5:30 p.m..

Resident Shirley Terrill requested that gabion rock be placed in section of north berm of Chestnut Grove Road for the purpose of slowing the water before it reaches the discharge pipe. Roadmaster had looked at site and determined that it is necessary.

PennDOT sent a map for review of proposed detour when First Fork Bridge is replaced. Supervisors had no concerns, just suggested that SR 287 to Joes Run to Flook Road to First Fork would be an alternative route.

Dunkled Acres Donation Request (Reindeer) Winter Craft Show – Robert Paucke made the motion not to donate as this is a private enterprise, not a non-profit. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MC.

Zoning Hearing Board meeting is scheduled for April 24th at 6:00 p.m. in regards to a request for a variance of 11 feet of rear set -back for construction of a garage at 12918 W Rte. 973 Hwy JS.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to pay bills, seconded by Robert Paucke. MC.

Robert Paucke made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m. seconded by Ty Sheddy. MC.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary

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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
March 13, 2019
7:00 p.m.


At 6:45 p.m., the Mifflin Township Board of Auditors signed and presented the completed 2018 Annual Audit Report to the Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors.  

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy; Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, and Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; and resident Shirley Terrill.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Paving Bids for Seely Run and Hensler Roads – Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the bid submitted by HRI, Inc. for $80 per ton for a total project cost of $137,600.00. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. Other bids submitted: Charles Construction, $90.80 per ton, total project cost of $156,176.00 and Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., $82.55 per ton, total project cost of $141,986.00.  

Robert Paucke made the motion to approve the Minutes of the February 13, 2019 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 – January report of calls was sent via email from Chief Matt Fausey.

EMC Report – No items to report.

Roadmaster’s Report – Per Bob, discussed placing larger rock in the ditch line of berm of Hensler Road for better drainage. ROW agreement will need to be signed by property owner. Also discussed identifying sections of roads while conducting the spring road inspection which need to be repaired, and doing so by placement of geotextile fabric and paving over. Last load of salt to be ordered when weather permits


Unfinished Business: 

Recreation Park – Minutes from the March 6, 2019 meeting were provided for the supervisors. Upon recommendation by the Recreation Board, Ty Sheddy made the motion to donate $300 to Creekside Retreats (former Camp Kiwanis) for a fishing derby, contingent upon derby being for youth only, 12 years and under. Robert Paucke seconded this motion. MCU. Also by recommendation, township will send a letter to the Salladasburg Borough Council to inquire about renovation of the veteran’s memorial.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Tabled.

Dunkled Acres Sewage Planning – Township was copied on letter from DEP to Robert Bertin stating that design of the system is approved with a few minor changes. Robert Paucke made the motion to require system installation be complete by July 31, 2019. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.  

UGI Bill/ Tombs Run Road – Letter was sent to UGI from township solicitor on February 27, 2019 giving them thirty days to respond.

UGI HOP Tombs Run Road – Tabled.

First Fork Bridge Replacement Land Acquisition – Compensation of $400 was offered for permanent easement of .039 acres. Amount of $100 offered for temporary construction easement .079 acres. Supervisors agreed to ask for paving of First Fork Road, 3 inch binder, 19 mm with 
1 ½ inch top seal, from intersection of 973 to intersection of Flook Road in lieu of payment. Secretary will contact PennDOT.

D&GR Application – As certification for Ty Sheddy and Kevin Griffith will expire on 5/2/19, certified individual from another township will need to sign until someone from Mifflin Township recertifies. Training is scheduled for October in Wellsboro.

Rate to Charge Salladasburg Borough (Loading Salt) – Robert Paucke made the motion to charge $25 per hour to cover employee wages and equipment use. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.  

New Business:

Tire Drive 2019 – As number of tires decreased in 2018, it was decided to collect tires one day only, Friday, May 17th from Noon -6:00 p.m.

Increase PLGIT Card Limits – Kevin Griffith made the motion to increase PLGIT card limits to $500.00 for supervisors, $3,000.00 for secretary. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.

EXCO Resources Permit Renewal – Robert Paucke made the motion to approve the renewed permit which covers Cline and Joes Run Roads and sections of Ridge and Flook Roads. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. Video inspection has been completed, fees paid, and continuation certificate for bond received.  

Robert Paucke made the motion to sign and renew the cable franchise agreement between Mifflin Township and Comcast. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU. The township’s solicitor reviewed the contract and had no issue with it. Robert Paucke made the motion that the Chairman of the Board sign the agreement, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.  

Report received from the Auditor General’s Office concluded that there were no findings for the Liquid Fuels Tax Fund Audit for 2017.

In response to the request made by Tim Neal, American Rescue Workers, Ty Sheddy made the motion not to allow the placement of a donation bin at the township building. Robert Paucke seconded the motion. MCU.

DEP Connects Event scheduled for March 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lycoming College.

YMCA Donation Request 2019- Ty Sheddy made the motion to donate $500.00, seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU.

No action was taken on information received on CleanScapes membership.

Quotes for six tires for the grader were reviewed by the supervisors. Robert Paucke made the motion to ask for pictures of the tire tread for the two tires with lowest quote and make a decision based on tread. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to approve an employment application from Ed Schell, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

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

Robert Paucke 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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