PALMYRA TOWNSHIP – WAYNE COUNTY DECEMBER 3, 2019

NOTICE TO ADOPT C-2 MAP REGULAR MEETING

Chairman Steffen called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM. Roll call of the Supervisors showed that Chairman Steffen, Supervisor Kmetz and Supervisor Hamby were present.

Chairman Steffen stated that this meeting was to discuss the map change to the zoning ordinance. He explained that it was never updated in 2012 and the Board will hear comments relative to the C-2 zoning map. Solicitor Treat stated he no problems with the update. It was noted that the Wayne County Department of Planning had no comments as well. Mr. Natale stated that notices were put up on both sides of the property. Chairman Steffen opened up meeting to public comment and seeing that there was no comment Chairman Steffen closed the meeting at 6:17 PM.

Chairman Steffen called the regular board meeting to order at 6:30 PM.

Supervisor Hamby made a motion to accept the previous month’s minutes as written with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.

Treasurer’s Report will be read at a later time since Ms. Powderly is not present due to the storm.

Chairman Steffen stated that bill list number 12 will be posted at a later date as well and with that being said he made a motion to pay the bills with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.

Chairman Steffen stated that financially the budget for the township is in good shape and he would like to make a motion to give Lois Powderly a $400.00 stipend, Kyle McDonald a $200.00 stipend, Paul Natale a $300.00 stipend as well as donate $1,500.00 apiece to the Hawley Fire Department and the Hawley Police Department with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.

Chairman Steffen made a motion to adopt the 2020 budget (Revenue & Expenditures 19-09) in the general account for the amount of $148,280.00 and the state road account in the amount of $70,670.00 for a total of $218,950.00 with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.

Chairman made a motion to appoint Brian T. Kelly and Associates to do the 2019 financial audit for the township with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.

Police Report was given by Officer Bertholf and is on file.

Fire Report is on file.

Ambulance Report - Jeff Phys, Captain of the Hawley Ambulance Company asked the Board to consider a duel dispatch. He explained that the company now has 10 licensed EMT’s, all vehicles are legal and that the company is back at its River Street location. Solicitor Treat suggested that the township call the Communication Center to find out how a duel dispatch works. It was decided the township would call the Comm Center and take up the request again at the January 6, 2020 meeting.

Road Report was given by Road Master Kmetz.

Correspondence - The Township received its normal newsletters, pamphlets, brochures and magazines that are posted on the back wall.

Zoning Report - Chairman Steffen stated that prior to this meeting the township held a meeting to discuss the new C-2 zoning map for resorts. He went to say that there was no public comment and the Wayne County Department of Planning had no comment and with that being said he made a motion to adopt the new map with a second Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.

Mr. Natale gave zoning report which is on file.

Planning Commission - Mitch Jacobs from Kiley Associates who is representing Harmony in the Woods informed the Board that there was a major change to the Conditional Use. He stated it was to the storm water runoff and that additional pipes had been added also that as far as the lighting plan goes PennDot will only allow them to come up to their right-of-way. He supplied a copy of the adequacy letter to the township. He went on to say that all comments made by the Wayne County Department of Planning had been met. Chairman Steffen made a motion to approve the Preliminary and Final Land Development Plan with proof being shown that the first sheet of the land development plan was recorded in the court house with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes. Solicitor Treat instructed them to have it recorded in the court house and Mr. Jacobs requested the signed Conditional Use document which was given to him at the meeting.

Public Comment - None

Emergency Management - Supervisor Hamby stated there was nothing to report.

Crime Report - Supervisor Kmetz stated there was nothing to report.

Solicitor’s Report - Mr. Treat stated that he nothing to report.

Public Comment - None

Chairman Steffen stated the next meeting is the Reorganizational meeting on January 6, 2020, at 6:30 PM, the Auditor’s meeting on January 7, 2020, at 6:30 PM and the Zoning Hearing Board on January 8, 2020, at 6:30 PM and the Planning Commission will meet on January 14, 2020, at 6:30 PM.

Supervisor Hamby made a motion to adjourn at 6:59 PM with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.


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