PALMYRA TOWNSHIP – WAYNE COUNTY JANUARY 5, 2015
Chairman Steffen called the meeting to order at 7:00 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 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 was given by Officer Bertholf and 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.
Correspondence The Township received its normal newsletters, pamphlets, brochures and magazines that are posted on the back wall.
The Department of Environmental Protection sent notification of their approval for an NPDES permit for Storm Water Discharges for Middle Creek Quarry.
The Wayne County Conservation District gave their approval for the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for the Aqua, Pa. Garden Hills Water System and the Beechwood Terrace Main replacement.
The Township received the Hawley Area Authority minutes.
Act 537 Update Chairman Steffen informed the Board that pipes had been put in the ground and the work was continuing. He asked the Solicitor for news on how the payments would work? Mr. Treat stated that the Dime Bank wanted an ordinance if the line of credit for $375,000.00 was exceeded and loan needed to be taken out to pay any overage. It was explained that the Hawley Area Authority stated they would take care of any outstanding balance from the bid contract. After much discussion, it was decided that Mr. Treat would make the calls to the Dime Bank as well as talking to the Solicitor for the Hawley Area Authority and would contact Ms. Powderly with the results.
Zoning Report Ms. Powderly informed the Board that Wayco, Inc. wanted to have a Conditional Use hearing regarding their property.
Planning Commission - None
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 He stated he had nothing to report.
With no outstanding business left for the year 2014 Chairman Steffen dissolved the 2014 Board of Supervisors at 7:15 PM.
The first order of New Business for 2015 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 all Supervisors voting yes.
Chairman Steffen nominated Supervisor Kmetz as Vice Chairman, Lois Powderly as Secretary/Treasurer and Right-To-Know Officer at a rate of $14.10 per hour, Joseph Kmetz as Road Master, and his helper Kyle McDonald at the rate of $12.00 per hour, Assistant Road Masters Peter Steffen and William Hamby, Solicitor Jeffrey Treat at the rate of $175.00 per meeting and $100.00 per hour for additional work, Gary Van Orden as Vacancy Board Chairman. Kiley Associates as Engineer with Keystone Consulting as an alternate, Dennis Mynarski as Zoning Officer, Christopher Martin as Sewage Enforcement Officer and Leroy Finlon as his alternate, Equipment Maintenance will be the Hawley Garage, Kuzimaic’s Garage, Gary’s and Bill Carson. Contracted 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 Dennis Mynarski who terms runs until the end of 2015, Louis Gruber and Paul Schwartz their terms running until the end of 2020, and Andrea Whyte to serve until the end of 2018 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 12/31/16, Cydny Kielar term expires 12/31/15, and James Gibbons whose term expires on 12/31/19, Appeals Board members are Casey Warnott, Rich Hilriegle, Dan Shariest, Joe Nocero and Matt George, Sewer Authority Representative will be Joseph Kmetz. All township meetings will be held on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 PM with the exception of September which will be held on September 8, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. Chairman Steffen 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 With no further business, Supervisor Kmetz made a motion to adjourn at 7:20 PM with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.
Next scheduled meeting is February 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM with a Public Meeting for adoption of Ordinance 15-03 being held at 6:45 PM.