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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
November 3, 2017
Municipal Building
Following 8:00 a.m. Fall Road Inspection

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; Dennis Davis.

The meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Unfinished Business:
LUCA 2020 Census – As notification has been received that the Lycoming County Department of Public Safety has registered for LUCA; the motion was made by Ty Sheddy and seconded by Kevin Griffith not to register as a LUCA participant as this would be redundant due to county participation.

New Business:
2018 Budget Preparation – The supervisors discussed draft copies of budgets for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, and Act 13 Fund.

Notice sent by PPL that pole light will be changed to LED unless otherwise requested by the township. Supervisors present had no objections.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to refund Wheeland Lumber their security for use of Dam Run Road in the amount of $2,500. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. Tom Lyons inspected the road on 10/31/17 and found no visible damage from their use of the road.  

Ty Sheddy made the motion to pay the GOH, Inc. invoice ($19,833.37) for reestablishment of the crown on Chestnut Grove Road, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 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 11, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy and Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve the Minutes of the September 13, 2017 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, and Act 13 Fund. MCU.

Fire Company Update – No report provided. Secretary did contact Chief Fausey by email for an invoice to bill the carrier related to the accident on Dam Run Road 10/3/17. Suggested by Jake Richards that supervisors respectfully request from Chief Fausey any and all reports related to accidents and calls in Mifflin Township should be provided in order to bill for the fire company. Supervisors present agreed.  

EMC Report – Jake Richards attended the county quarterly training on 9/28/17. MCM Consulting Group conducted the meeting, topic being a future improved radio system. Jake completed a survey for MCM and will meet with a representative to discuss specific needs and concerns with both radio and cell phone communications.

Roadmaster’s Report - Tree removal still to be done on Zinck and Canoe Run Roads. Kevin Griffith made the motion to allow the secretary to award work to contractor providing lowest quote. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU. Bob Paucke will provide the final count of trees before contractors are contacted.

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park - Minutes from the October meeting were provided to the supervisors. Recreation Board will not convene again until February 2018.  

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Tabled. Repairs not completed.

2020 Census – Tabled. Secretary is waiting on a response from Lycoming County in reference to their participation.

Fall Road Inspection and Budget Preparation Meeting is scheduled for November 3, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Convention /Dinner for Lycoming County Association of Township Officials scheduled for October 25, 2017.

New Business:

Ty Sheddy made the motion to renew Range Resources’ permit for Santschi Road, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU. Inspection is done and fees have been received. No issues with Santschi Road per Tom Lyons/Municipal Solutions.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve the renewal of Road Permits for Regency Energy and sign permits once video inspection is done and fees have been received. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Foreign Fire Tax Distribution – Allotment received for 2017 was $6,095.33. Check will be mailed to Citizen’s Hose Company on 10/12/17.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve an application for employment for Harley Zeigler, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.  

Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve a request for community service hours from Shiloh Flanigan. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.  

Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve/sign the Winter Maintenance Agreement with PennDot for section of First Fork Road. Township will receive $561.53. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Noted that there is a vacancy on the Auditor’s Board. Municipal Election Day is November 7th.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to not require Cummings Township to bond Mifflin’s section of Dam Run Road for road project that will involve gabion rock being hauled to site in Cummings Township. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Secretary noted that Liquid Fuels audit by the State Attorney General’s Office is scheduled for November 30th.  

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

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 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 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman, Ty Sheddy, Vice-Chairman Kevin Griffith, and Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Salladasburg Elementary School Principal Jon Jean; David Hubbard, Lycoming County Zoning Administrator; Residents, Shawn Fink, Ashley Moon, Dustin Daugherty and Heather Daugherty.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

The following items of New Business were addressed at the top of the meeting in consideration of attendees:

Caseman/Daugherty Subdivision; Daugherty Sewage Module - Robert Paucke made the motion to sign the sewage module for Dustin Daugherty. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. Module already approved by Bob Bertin, SEO. The supervisors had no comment on the Caseman subdivision.

Jon Jean, Principal of the Salladasburg Elementary School, requested that he be permitted to bring Salladasburg Elementary School staff to the township building on September 22, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. to acclimate them to the township building as part of ALICE training. Jake Richards will be here that day to open the building.  

Shawn Fink Pavilion – David Hubbard, Lycoming County Zoning Administrator, explained to the Board of Supervisors that a zoning application, for an agricultural building only, has been approved by Lycoming County for Shawn Fink. The County is in the process of amending the current Zoning Ordinance to include extensions of agribusiness; although, any application for commercial operations in an agriculturally zoned area will need to appealed to the Zoning Hearing Board for special zoning exception. It was clearly stated by County and Township officials that commercial use of Mr. Fink’s building would be subject to stormwater and sewage planning in addition to an approved driveway permit from the township. Building also subject to regulations of the Uniform Commercial Code and permit would be needed from Code Inspections. Robert Paucke made the motion that the township issue the zoning permit for a pole shed/agricultural building seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU. A separate zoning application for change of use will need to be submitted and approved for commercial use as a wedding venue.

*Opening of Paving Bids – Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the bid provided by GOH, Inc. for a total cost of $24,240 for paving a section of Chestnut Grove Road to reestablish the crown. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. The only other bid received was from M&M Paving for a total project cost of $25,341.60.

Ty Sheddy made the motion to approve the Minutes of the August 9, 2017 meeting, seconded by Robert Paucke. 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 received.

EMC Report – Per Jake Richards, he will be attending a county training on September 28, 2017. He will also be here at the township building on September 22 to assist the Salladasburg Elementary School personnel. Remnants of Hurricane Irma will affect weather here tomorrow, 1 inch of rain possible.

Roadmaster’s Report – Ditch work is nearly complete. Trash grates in Mifflin Manor to be modified so that debris will not get caught. Initial two loads of salt were delivered Monday. Secretary will get quotes for anti-skid for 2017/2018 season. QPR to be purchased to fill holes in roads.  

Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Minutes of the September 6, 2017 meeting were provided for the supervisors. To date, the Stroble family has donated $2,000 to be used toward the cost of the new swing set in Mifflin Township Park. The family was recognized at the Recreation Board meeting and family photo was taken. Photo was submitted to the Williamsport Sun Gazette for publication.  

Bridge on Zinck Road - Robert Paucke made the motion to participate in the Lycoming County Bridge Bundling Program for replacement of the bridge on Zinck Road. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. Estimated expense for the township would be 5% of cost, $23,300. MCU.

Replacement Road Signs – Ongoing as needed.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Repairs have not yet been done.

Park Access from SR 973 – Discussion on exact location and use of large concrete blocks to use as wing walls. Supervisors would like to have this completed before September 22nd.

Addt’l New Business:

Any proposed Resolutions to be considered at the County Convention should be submitted to
L. Gene Zinck, chairperson for the County Resolution Committee.

Mundrick Logging Permit - Robert Paucke made the motion to approve a permit for use of First Fork Road by Mundrick Logging once inspection is done and fees/security are received. Applicant should enter from Northern end and use dirt portion of First Fork Road unless wet weather prevents this. Ty Sheddy seconded the motion. MCU.

Fall Road Inspection/Budget Meeting – To be determined. Tabled.

PSATS has notified municipalities of a proposed amendment to HB 593 which would take funding from local municipalities and give to the state’s general fund. Robert Paucke made the motion that Representative Garth Everett be contacted to let him know of the supervisors’ strong opposition to this proposed amendment. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Per Kellen Krape/Lycoming County Conservation District, the Dirt and Gravel Roads Grant application for Hensler Road did not have enough points to make it eligible for grant money this year. Kellen encouraged the township to resubmit an application for Hensler Road next year to include other sections of the road where water drainage is an issue. Also stated that he would be willing to meet with the supervisors to discuss and advise.  

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

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adjourn at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary


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