PALMYRA TOWNSHIP – WAYNE COUNTY JANUARY 4, 2016

Before calling the meeting to order at 7:00 PM Chairman Steffen asked for a moment of silence for Paul Schwartz a Planning Commission member who recently passed away.

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.

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.

Chairman Steffen made a motion to give Ms. Powderly a $300.00 stipend for work done for the previous year with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.

Police Report was given by Officer Bertholf and is on file.

Fire Report was given by Eugene Krause and is on file.

Ambulance Report - None

Road Report was given by Road Master Kmetz and is on file. Road Master Kmetz made a motion to give Kyle McDonald a $1.00 an hour raise with a second by Chairman Steffen and all Supervisors voting yes.

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 Middle Creek Quarry to operate a portable non-metallic mineral processing plant as well as an operating permit for a Diesel or No. 2 fuel fired Internal Combustion Engine.

The Wayne County Conservation District gave their approval for the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for the Hawley Water System.

Zoning Report was given by Dennis Mynarski and is on file. Mr. Mynarski informed the Board that Jim Damski from BIU retired at the end of 2015. He felt that the process of requiring building permits would be delayed approximately a week or two.

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 - None.

With no outstanding business left for the year 2015 Chairman Steffen dissolved the 2015 Board of Supervisors at 7:11 PM.

The first order of New Business for 2016 is to reorganize the Board of Supervisors. With that being said, Supervisor Hamby nominated Peter Steffen as Chairman of the Board with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.

Chairman Steffen nominated Supervisor Hamby as Vice Chairman, Lois Powderly as Secretary/Treasurer and Right-To-Know Officer at a rate of $14.70 per hour, Joseph Kmetz as Road Master, and Assistant Road Masters Peter Steffen and William Hamby, Office Helper as needed, Solicitor Jeffrey Treat at the rate of $175.00 per meeting and $100.00 per hour for additional work, Building Code Officer will be Building Inspection Underwriters, 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 2021, Louis Gruber term 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, Cydny Kielar and James Gibbons, Appeals Board members are Casey Warnott, Rich Hilriegle, Dan Shariest, Joe Nocero and Matt George, and 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 July and September which will be held on Tuesday July 5, 2016, in observance of 4th of July and Tuesday September 6, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. Supervisor Hamby made a motion to accept the nominations, approve the Board as well as the meeting and time changes with a second by Supervisor Kmetz and all Supervisors voting yes.

Public Comment - None

With no further business, Chairman Steffen made a motion to adjourn at 7:15 PM with a second by Supervisor Hamby and all Supervisors voting yes.