PALMYRA TOWNSHIP – WAYNE COUNTY JANUARY 7, 2019
Chairman Steffen called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.
Roll call of the Supervisors showed that Chairman Steffen, Supervisor Hamby and Supervisor Kmetz were all present.
Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to accept the previous month’s minutes as written with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.
Treasurer’s Report was given by Ms. Powderly and is on file as well as posted on the back wall.
Chairman Steffen made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.
Chairman Steffen made a motion to donate $500.00 to the White Mills Ambulance, $1,500.00 to the Hawley Fire Department and $5,000.00 to the Hawley Police Department with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.
The bills were read and are on file as well as posted on the back wall.
Chairman Steffen made a motion to pay the bills with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.
Police Report is on file.
Fire Report was given by Scott Mead and is on file.
Ambulance Report - None
Road Report was given by Road Master Kmetz and is on file. Road Master Kmetz stated that the Tennessee Gas Line has not gotten back to him on the quote he sent them regarding the repair of Mushpaugh Road.
Correspondence - The Township received its normal newsletters, pamphlets, brochures and magazines that are posted on the back wall.
The township received downstream notification from USP Canaan that they have 3 storage tanks containing diesel fuel oil and gasoline.
The township received the Hawley Area Authority minutes.
Building Expansion Project - Chairman Steffen stated that is obvious that the township is nearing completion of the project but there are still a few things that need to be ironed out with Grimm Construction on billing.
Zoning Report was given by Paul Natale. Mr. Natale stated that the Magistrate found in our favor in the case against Paulette Johnson. The Magistrate gave a delayed sentencing giving her 2 week to clean up the property. If the property is not cleaned up she will have a $100.00 a day fine from the date of the hearing, she will have to pay attorney costs for the township as well as court costs. Mr. Natale stated that the township has received Lisa Osborne last payment.
Planning Commission - Mr. Natale informed the Board that there was nothing to report.
Public Comment - Mr. Schairest asked that the sign for Fairmont Street be changed to Fairmont Avenue. Road Master Kmetz stated that he would fix that.
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 there was another hearing scheduled for January 16 th .
With no outstanding business left for the year 2018 Chairman Steffen dissolved the 2018 Board of Supervisors at 6:4 3 PM. The first order of New Business for 2019 is to reorganize the Board of Supervisors.
With that being said, Supervisor Kmetz nominated Peter Steffen as Chairman of the Board with a second by Supervisor Hamby and Supervisors Kmetz and Hamby voting yes and Chairman Steffen abstaining. Chairman Steffen stated that he will read the entire list of appointments and at the end make a motion to accept all nominees.
Chairman Steffen nominated Supervisor Hamby as Vice Chairman, Lois Powderly as Secretary/Treasurer and Right-To-Know Officer at a rate of $ 16.30 per hour, Joseph Kmetz as Road Master, Assistant Road Masters Peter Steffen and William Hamby, Office Helper as needed, Solicitor Jeffrey Treat at the rate of $175.00 per meeting and $10 0 .0 0 per hour for additional work, Gary Van Orden as Vacancy Board Chairman. Kiley Associates as Engineer with Keystone Consulting as an alternate, Paul Natale as Zoning Officer at rate of $ 14.00 per hour , Building Code Enforcement will Northeast Inspection Consultants, Christopher Martin as Sewage Enforcem nt Officer and Leroy Finlon as his alternate, Equipment Main tenance will be the Hawley Garage, Kuzimaic’s Garage, Gary’s and Bill Carson.
Independent c ontracted services will be Carson Excavating. Depositories are the Dime Bank , PNC Bank and PLGIT, William Hamby as Emergency Management Coordinator, Planning Commission members will be Paul Natale and Joseph Kmetz who terms will run until the end of 2023 , Louis Gruber who term run s until the end of 2020, and Andrea Whyte to serve until the end of 2024 and all subsequent terms will be for a period of 6 years.
Newspaper of record will be the Wayne Independent.
Zoning Hearing Board members will be Robert Hochrieter term expires 12/31/ 23 , Cydny Kielar term expires 12/31/ 22 , and James Gibbons whose term expires on 12/31/19, Appeals Board members are Casey Warnott, Rich Hilriegle, Dan Shariest, and Matt George, Sewer Authority Representative will be Joseph Kmetz.
All township meetings will be held on the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM with the exception of September which will be held on Tuesday September 3 , 2019 , in observance of Labor Day and the December meeting will take place on Tuesday December 3, 2019 due to a conflict with hunting season.
Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to accept the nominations, approve the Board and meeting changes with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.
Public Comment - None
Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to increase Mackenzie Conrad , Noah Conrad and Kyle McDonald ’s salary by $1.00 per hour with a second by Chairman Steffen and all Supervisors voting yes.
Next scheduled meeting is February 4 , 2019 at 6:30 PM.
Supervisor Hamby made a motion to adjourn at 6:4 7 PM with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.