February 12th, 2020 Meeting Minutes

 

On Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, the Lake Township Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting at the Municipal Building. Chairman Jerry Price called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.

 

Meeting Attendees: Jerry Price, Bob Pace, Gary Booth, Solicitor Mark McNealis, and Secretary J. Carlene Price.

 

All joined in the pledge to the flag.

 

Ray Knaub comments on Municipal Audit. Township is financially sound. No findings on the audit of Township or Tax Collector.

 

Pace moved to pay Ray Knaub CPA for performing the Lake Township Municipal Audit for 2019 at a cost of $3150 and the Tax Collector Audit for 2019 at a cost of $1450, and sign engagement letter for next year’s audit.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to approve the minutes of the January 6th meeting and the January 7th Auditor’s meeting.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to accept the following reports:  Road Foreman’s and Financial.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to approve the list of bills.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to adopt Resolution No. 20-07; Restatement of Qualified Retirement Plan as required by IRS regulations.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to accept materials quotes from American Asphalt and Pikes Creek for aggregates.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to pay Rutkoski Fence for Gate installation in the amount of $20599.00 following final inspection.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to add item to agenda to purchase truck chassis. 

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Booth moved to purchase Ford 550 truck chassis from Hondru Ford in the amount of $42,600.00.

           Seconded by Pace – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

                                                                                                                                     

Communications:

  • In case of a snow delay with the Lake Lehman School District, office hours for the Secretary will begin at 10am.

  • Tax Collector office ours are posted and attached.

 

Pace moved to accept the communications as read.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

                                                                                                                                                     

Other business

Pace will meet with Solomon Container Service later this week in the hopes of reaching an agreement on Recycling. Check back weekly for updates every Tuesday and/or Thursday at www.laketwppa.com.

 

Roadmaster report

Booth noted that Pot holes on roadways will be filled as soon as the weather is agreeable to do so. Spare truck parts have been acquired though a trade with a local business, with parts we no longer need. No money changed hands.

 

Code Enforcement

Hearing will be held at the Magistrates office on Feb 18th at 11am for the Post and Nieman Properties. The public is encouraged to attend. DEP will be notified about Property at 423 SR 29. The County has been notified about the residents who appear to be living in campers on the property at 138 Maple Tree Rd. Booth will ask if there is a time frame as to when they will address the issue.

 

Hearing of visitors

Resident had question on our investigation into a new building. Booth met with Kintner Homes to discuss our needs and get estimates so we will be able to apply for a grant in the future.

 

Price moved to adjourn.

          Seconded by Booth

 

Price declared the meeting adjourned at 8:23pm.

 

                                                                                         

                                                                       J. Carlene Price

                                                                       Lake Township Secretary/Treasurer

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THE FOLLOWING MINUTES HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

March 11th, 2020 Meeting Minutes

 

On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020, the Lake Township Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting at the Municipal Building. Chairman Jerry Price called the meeting to order at 7:02pm.

 

Meeting Attendees: Jerry Price, Bob Pace, Gary Booth, Solicitor Mark McNealis, and Secretary J. Carlene Price.

 

All joined in the pledge to the flag.

 

Pace moved to approve the minutes of the February 12th meeting.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to accept the following reports:  Road Foreman’s, SEO’s, and Financial.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to approve the list of bills.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to advertise for the 2019 Municipal Audit.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to accept the 2020 Costars Materials Quotes from New Hunlock Investments. 

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Pace moved to approve scheduling of Spring Clean-Up.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

 

Communications:

  • Liquid Fuels allotment deposited $120808.95

 

Pace moved to accept the communications as read.

           Seconded by Booth – Booth, “Aye”, Pace, “Aye”, Price, “Aye”. Motion Carried.

                                                                                                                                                                               

Other business

Pace announced that our recycling program will continue. Saturday recycling will resume April 11th from 10-12.

Price said the gate company will be finishing up the installation tomorrow. Information on gate cards will be coming soon. Pace stated that the completion reports for the two outstanding Dirt and Gravel Road projects have been submitted and we are awaiting payment. The Supervisors wanted to make sure residents were aware to be careful of where you place your cell phones down. It is something that we are constantly handling and have near to our faces which could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. Also, be aware that government may cancel meetings in the future due to the virus. Please participate in the census when the information arrives! Our township relies upon accurate information which in turn affects the amount of funding we receive.

 

Roadmaster report

Booth noted that Pot holes on roadways are being filled. New truck chassis has been ordered and the up-fit kit will be ordered this month. Our paved roads are starting to deteriorate so we will be meeting with Penndot to review where the worst damage is and take action. Discussion and possible grant application for new building is on-going.

 

Code Enforcement

Some progress is being made on the Post and Nieman properties. A new hearing will be held at the Magistrates office on April 16th at 9 am for the Post and Nieman Properties. The public is encouraged to attend. A follow-up call will be made to the DEP about Property at 423 SR 29. Property at 138 Maple Tree Rd will be cited for junk. We are awaiting Magistrate action on property at 183 Maple Tree.

 

Price moved to adjourn.

          Seconded by Booth

 

Price declared the meeting adjourned at 8:04pm.

 

                                                                         J. Carlene Price

                                                                                                                                                                         Lake Township Secretary/Treasurer