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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Organizational and January Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
January 7, 2019
1:00 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 motion to select Ty Sheddy as Temporary Chairman, and Renee’ Sheddy as Temporary Secretary. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to nominate and elect Ty Sheddy as Chairman, and Renee’ Sheddy as Secretary/Treasurer, seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to nominate and elect Kevin Griffith as Vice-Chairman, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Kevin Griffith made the motion to appoint Robert Paucke as Roadmaster, seconded by Ty Sheddy. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to approve the following Road Employees:
Frederick Brown, Douglas Cohick, Dennis Davis, Jacob Fink, Lloyd Forcey, Kevin Griffith, Donald Murray, John Packard, George Paucke, Jeremiah Paucke, Mary-Louise Paucke, Robert Paucke, Jacob Richards, Kevin Richards, Carl L. Roupp, Nicolas Seese, Elizabeth Sheddy, Jordan Sheddy, Ty Sheddy, Dwayne Stroble, Earl Lee Stroble, Vince Walk, Steven Welshans, and Harley Zeigler. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.

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

Robert Paucke made the motion to set 2019 meeting dates as the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., beginning February 13, 2019, and to use 2019 IRS mileage rate of .58 cents per mile. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the following motion to set wages for 2019, seconded by Kevin Griffith. Ty Sheddy abstained from voting.
Secretary/Treasurer $25.50
Assistant Secretary 16.50
Roadmaster 17.25
Road Foreman
(All supervisors) 17.25
Employee 17.00
Building Maintenance 17.00

Robert Paucke made the motion-To set meeting fees as follows: Secretary, hourly rate for workshops plus mileage and expenses; Auditors, Tax Collector, Deputy Tax Collector $17.50 per workshop session plus mileage and expenses; Employees hourly wage for workshops plus mileage and expenses, and Supervisors, current meeting rate for each road inspection.
To adopt Resolution 1-2019 hiring Robert Bertin as SEO and Jami Nolan as the Alternate; to adopt Resolution 2-2019 to approve the treasurer paying bills due before the meeting. To certify voting delegate to the state convention in Hershey as Ty and/or Renee’ Sheddy. To recommend to auditors the supervisors wages as employees at $17.25 per hour. Kevin Griffith seconded this motion. MCU.
 
Organizational meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m. at which time January Regular Monthly Meeting convened.

There was no public comment.

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the December 12, 2018 Regular Monthly 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 – Chief Fausey emailed a report of calls for the month of December 2018 and for the entirety of 2018 as well.

EMC Report – Jake Richards attended “Stop the Bleed” training in December. No other items to report.

Roadmaster’s Report – Robert Paucke made the motion to mark and count dead trees on various township roads in the ROW to be removed. Once tally is complete secretary will contact contractors for quotes and is authorized to award job to the lowest bidder. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.  


Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – Recreation Board not meeting until February 6, 2019.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Tabled.

Dunkled Acres Sewage Planning – No word of final plan approval received to date.

UGI Bill – Attorney Chris Kenyon plans to have draft copy of letter to be sent to UGI by the end of the week.

UGI Highway Occupancy Permit – Tabled.

First Fork Bridge Replacement – Land Acquisition – No letter received to date.

New Business:

Bidding thresholds for 2019 are as follows: Purchases and contracts below $11,100 require no formal bidding or written/telephonic quotations; Purchases and contracts between $11,100 and $20,600 require three written/telephonic quotations; Purchases and contracts over $20,600 require formal bidding.

Notice was received that the Lycoming County Zoning Hearing Board approved placement of a communications tower on Flook Road on Liddic property.  

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

Robert Paucke made the motion to pay additional $79 to PSATS to include unlimited webinars for Secretary. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:45 p.m. seconded by Kevin Griffith. MCU.

Respectfully submitted,


Renee’ Sheddy
Secretary

The Mifflin Township Board of Auditors held their Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at which time Harry Pedersen was elected Chairman, and Suzanne Forcey, Secretary. The auditors approved the supervisors’ wages as employees at $17.25 per hour. Final 2018 report will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on March 13, 2019 at 6:45 p.m.

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Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Municipal Building
December 12, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Present were Supervisors, Chairman Ty Sheddy, Vice- Chairman Kevin Griffith, Roadmaster Robert Paucke; Secretary Renee’ Sheddy; EMC Jake Richards; Solicitor Christopher Kenyon, McCormick Law Firm.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

Supervisors discussed with Christopher Kenyon agenda item 6 in reference to consideration of zoning ordinance options. Solicitor recommended that Mifflin Township independently adopt its own zoning ordinance rather than combine with Watson Township as process would be much simpler and also that ordinance could be tailored to Mifflin Township’s needs. Concerns raised by the supervisors included finding volunteers to serve on a zoning hearing board and also appropriating areas for land uses in the township. No action was taken by the Board.

Non-receipt of payment from UGI for expenses incurred by Citizens Hose Company from the August gas line break on Tombs Run Road was also discussed with solicitor. Robert Paucke made the motion to have solicitor send UGI a letter for confirmation on who is responsible for payment. If not UGI then please give information for entity responsible so that they can be contacted. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU. 

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept the Minutes of the November 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 – No run report provided. Check to Citizens Hose for Fire Protection Taxes collected in the amount of $21,949.24 was sent November 26, 2018. An income and expense report for 2017 was provided by Citizens as well as 2017 Audit Report.

EMC Report – Jake will be attending training on December 13 – Stop the Bleed.  

Roadmaster’s Report – Winter maintenance supplies are stocked. No issues to report.



Unfinished Business:

Recreation Park – No December meeting. Tree lighting held December 2nd.

Release of Anadarko’s Bonds – Robert Paucke made the motion not to release as repairs not completed. Ty Sheddy seconded this motion. MCU.

Dunkled Acres Sewage Planning – Robert Paucke made the motion to follow Robert Bertin’s advisement on sending a letter stating new system installation deadlines after sewage planning has been approved by DEP. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

UGI Bill – See above.

UGI Highway Occupancy Permit – Tabled.

Joint Zoning Watson Township – See above.

Robert Paucke made the motion to adopt Resolution 7-2018, approving the 2019 Budget for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, and Act 13 Fund. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

First Fork Bridge Replacement Land Acquisition – No action taken. Letter is forthcoming giving compensation amount.

New Business:

Ty Sheddy made the motion to adopt Resolution 8-2018 to levy taxes in Mifflin Township, seconded by Robert Paucke. MCU. No tax increase.

The 2019 Organizational Meeting will be held Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

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

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

Robert Paucke made the motion to accept Hanson’s quote for anti-skid for 2019 at $19.75 per ton delivered. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Robert Paucke made the motion to allow the Chairman to sign Change Order for GOH, Inc. for additional tonnage 2018 paving. Kevin Griffith seconded the motion. MCU.

Eric Glenn has been contracted by Salladasburg Borough to plow snow. As he will need to have salt loaded on his truck, supervisors decided that Eric should call one of the supervisors who can then call out a member of the road crew to load the salt. Document to be drawn up by solicitor stating that township is not liable for any damage to Glenn’s truck in loading the material. Invoicing for salt will remain the same. Cost per ton by Costars contract will be passed on to borough.  

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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