PALMYRA TOWNSHIP – WAYNE COUNTY AUGUST 7, 2017

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 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 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 Kmetz 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 Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.

Police Report is on file.

Fire Report is on file.

Ambulance Report - None.

Road Report was given by Road Master Kmetz and is on file.

Sealed bids were received for the Sutter Court paving job. Wayco, Inc. presented a bid for $18,794.04 and E.R. Linde came in at $18,850.00. Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to accept the Wayco, Inc. bid of $18,794.04 for the paving of Sutter Court with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.

Public Comment - None.

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

The township received the Hawley Area Authority minutes and Financial Statement.

Wayne County Emergency Management notified the township that Quarterly Training will be held on August 16th at 6:30 PM at their EOC on Volunteer Drive, Honesdale, Pa.

The Department of the Army notified the township that PP&L is allowed to rebuild and upgrade the Blooming Grove-Honesdale & Blooming Grove 69kV line as well as letting the township know that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company has authorization to construct 29 single and complete pipeline crossing projects for the Orion Pipeline Project. The Wayne Conservation District sent notice that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company was in violation of their NPDES permit.

DEP notified the township that the Leeward Asphalt Plant was granted a Residual General Permit for baghouse fines as well as the same for the Wayco Asphalt Plant.

Building Expansion Project - Ms. Powderly informed the Board that Kiley Associates had finished the revised plans for the building expansion. Chairman Steffen asked that they be on the agenda for the September meeting and requested Ms. Powderly to notify them.

Zoning Report was given by Mr. Natale and is on file. Mr. Natale stated that on the 24th of May he and Supervisor Kmetz visited Mr. Strait at his home and explained that having 2 or more unlicensed cars was in violation of the zoning ordinance. At that time Mr. Strait cleaned the property of the cars and also expressed an interest in going for a conditional use hearing. Mr. Strait also said he was repairing the cars in his garage. On July 27th a written violation was issued because 9 cars were again on the property and for doing business in a rural residential zone. Mr. Strait said he was no longer repairing vehicles in his garage. Mr. Natale went on to say then that part of the violation is null and void but that cars would need to be removed. In the meantime, Mr. Strait’s lawyer intends to appeal the written violation.

Planning Commission Chairman Steffen stated that at the Workshop held on July 19th the Board of Supervisors met with the Skier Music Venue party as well as the Lake Region Eye Vision group. It was decided at that time, there would be a proposed amendment made to the zoning ordinance to redefine theater to land both in rural residential and commercial and Attorney Waldron would be responsible for preparing the amendment.

The next step is for the Planning Commission to meet and give their recommendation on the proposed amendment.

The result of the meeting with Lake Region Eye Vison group was once the property had been closed on the Board of Supervisors suggested it be combined into one piece. As of this date, the township has not heard from the parties involved.

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

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

Solicitor’s Report - None.

Public Comment - Mr. Dougherty asked if the Skier music venue was going to be tax exempt. Chairman Steffen stated he did not know at this time.

Supervisor Hamby made a motion to adjourn at 6:45 PM with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.

Next scheduled meeting is September 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM.