PALMYRA TOWNSHIP – WAYNE COUNTY June 1, 2020

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

Roll call of the Supervisors showed that Chairman Steffen , Supervisor Kmetz and Supervisor Hanf were present. Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to accept the previous month’s minutes with one correction under Road Report it should be Northeast Towing with a second by Chairman Hanf and all Supervisors voting yes.

Treasurer’s Report 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 Hanf and all Supervisors voting yes.

The bills are on file as well as posted on the back wall. Chairman Steffen made a motion to pay the bills to include an additional amount of $1,495.00 for police protection for the month of May with a second by Supervisor Hanf and all Supervisors voting yes.

Ms. Powderly informed the Board the audit by the Auditor General’s Office for the state road account was done satisfactorily.

Police Report is on file. Ms. Powderly informed that Board that in a discussion with the Hawley Borough Police that complaints of speeding on Columbus Avenue are being taken care.

Fire Report was given by Scott Mead and is on file.

Ambulance Report - Chairman Steffen stated that Jeff Phy dropped off the report for Hawley Ambulance and the Corp responded to one call and had 8 man hours for transport. After a lengthy discussion , it was decided based on the Hawley BLS Coverage Map prepared by the Wayne County GIS in March 2017 the coverage are a will cut off at PJ’s Farm Market and Southern Auto and will extend from Highland Fields to include Mushpaw Road. The only change to the map was the inclusion of Mushpaw Road. Chairman Steffen made a motion to accept these boundaries with a second by Supervisor Hanf and all Supervisors voting yes.

Road Report was given by Road Master Kmetz and is on file. He went on to say the Board had received the bids for the paving of Oak and Spruce Streets and Roosevelt Avenue. Wayco, Inc. came in at $49,708.90 and E.R. Linde came in at $65,530.00. Road Master Kmetz made a motion to award the paving bid to Wayco, Inc. in the amount of $49,708.90 with a second by Supervisor Hanf and all Supervisors voting yes. Road Master Kmetz stated that he had received a proposal from Rich Hillriegel to replace the roof on the salt shed with metal roofing in the amount of $6,437.00. He went on to say that the roof was 26 years old and would need to be done before winter and inquired if the money from the state road account could be used. Ms. Powderly stated that she would look into the matter. It was decided to table the matter until Ms. Powderly could find out about using the state road account monies.

Chairman Steffen stated that the Board had a request from Leeward Quarry and Gifford Paving to allow the blacktop plant to run on June 3rd providing it doesn’t rain from the hours 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM to do a job at the IGA Market. With that being said Supervisor Hanf made a motion to allow the plant to run with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes .

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

Public Comment - Jeff Phy inquired over Facebook Live does the Hawley Ambulance coverage include Route 590 by Lake Wallenpaupack? He was informed that the coverage area is Route 590 to the Owega Turnpike. Gary Van Orden asked how far up Columbus Avenue does Hawley Ambulance cover. He was informed that it would be to the Owega Turnpike. Mr. Schairest asked about the parking on North Street. Supervisor Kmetz explained that even though residents are parking in the township’s right of way he allows it as long as nothing permanent is but there because there is no other place for the people to park.

Zoning Report was given by Mr. Natale and is on file .

Planning Commission - Mr. Natale stated there was nothing to report.

Public Comment - None

Emergency Management - Chairman Steffen made a motion to appoint Supervisor Hanf as Emergency Management Coordinator with second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.

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

Solicitor’s Report - Mr. Treat stated he received the report on the Paulette Johnson matter . He asked if Mr. Natale if the new owner had cleaned up the mess. Mr. Natale informed him that he did not know and the Board requested him to look into the matter. If the debris is still there the township will file suit against the new owner. Mr. Treat stated that the township will receive a check from the settlement in the amount of $1,282.35.

Supervisor Kmetz asked about the Bow Tie Lane property owned by Wejnert family. Mr. Treat stated that the township has a judgement against them in the amount of $9,479.00 and in doing the research the property is clean of all liens and the Board would need to make a decision. With that being said Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to execute the judgement against the Wejnert property with a second by Chairman Steffen and all Supervisors voting yes.

Public Comment - None

Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to adjourn at 6:54 PM with a second by Supervisor Hanf and all Supervisors voting yes. Next scheduled meeting is July 6 , 20 20 at 6:30 PM.


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