PALMYRA TOWNSHIP – WAYNE COUNTY March 7 , 2022
Chairman Steffen called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. Roll call of the Supervisors showed that Chairman Steffen, Supervisor Hanf and Supervisor Kmetz were all present. Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to accept the previous month’s minutes with the correction of the word “days” be added to the minutes concerning the allotted amount of time Mr . Dreyer has to appeal the court decision, with a second by Supervisor Hanf 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 Hanf 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 was given by Officer Bertholf and is on file.
Fire Report was given by Scott Mead and is on file.
Ambulance Report was given by Christin Krauss and is on file. Christin stated that Lake Region has gone thru another reorganization and the building project is still in the works.
PP and H ambulance services meeting was held at the end of last month and the discussion to finalize details of the inter-municipal agreement was reviewed .
Mr. Treat stated the proper changes were made to the agreement and it was ready for a township vote. The change to corporate status has been made to the agreement.
Chairman Steffen made a motion to adopt the inter-municipal agreement, Supervisor Hanf made a second with all supervisors voting yes.
A second motion was made by Chairman Steffen to receive permission to sign the agreement once it agreed upon with the other municip alities and the final copy is obtained, a second was made by Supervisor Kmetz with all Supervisors voting yes.
Road Report was given by Road Master Kmetz and is on file. Supervisor Kmetz got the new township plow installed and is still working on receiving bids for the expansion of the garage. Chairman Steffen made a motion to sign an agreement with Kurarchik Construction for the maintenance of the traffic lights. Supervisor Kmetz second the motion with all supervisors voting yes.
Correspondence - The Township received its normal newsletters, pamphlets, brochures and magazines that are posted on the back wall. Hawley Area Minutes were received and on March 1rst we received to our state road account $3,520.00 for the turn back grant and $60,200.83 for the liquid fuel tax.
Zoning Report was given by Paul Natale. Meetings will resume to be broadcasted on the townships Facebook page by request.
Report of Digitizing Records was given by Paul Natale. Paul stated there were more missing/extra documentation and final ordinances in the old records along with mistakes in the table of contents. Paul will follow up with miscellaneous papers and location of new information. Supervisors reviewed mislabeled , extra, signed documents with Paul and worked out solutions as of what and where to do with certain paperwork.
Ordinance 89-1 Vacating Portion of Road is labeled in ordinance book as a different file which is an amendment to 89-5 ordinance referring to the Blue Ridge Cable File. It seems to be a clerical error is listed at the bottom of the minutes referring to the Vacating of the Road as the ordinance that belongs to Blue Ridge. The Ordinance to Vacate the Road was not properly identified in the minutes as the ordinance that was officially discussed. Blue Ridge Cable file and ordinance are properly labeled.
Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to have Paul correct and renumber the Vacation of Road Ordinance to the next available number for proper filing, Supervisor Hanf second the motion, all supervisors voting yes.
Public Comment - Traffic light at IGA coming up from Hawley was out. Ms. Powderly had already made the proper phone call to have light fixed that morning.
Emergency Management - Supervisor Hanf stated there was nothing to report.
Solicitor’s Report - Mr. Jeff Treat stated that he received a response including current maps from attorney Henry representing ER Linde Construction Middle Creek Quarry regarding the expansion. Letter and maps were forwarded to the township for review.
After review of the maps and the plotted map lines, the board has decided to not expand the quarry at this time. If ER Linde would like to expand the quarry they must submit a formal request to change the industrial zone and come before the board.
A motion was made by Chairman Steffen that Jeff Treat draft a letter of response to Mr. Henry and ER Linde that we are not looking to expand the industrial zone and they can continue the mining of the current zone, a second was made by Supervisor Hanf.
Public Comment - Question about Quarry expansion
Chairman Steffen made a motion to adjourn at 7:08 PM with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.
Next scheduled meeting is April 4 , 202 2 at 6:30 PM.