August 12th, 2020 Meeting Minutes

On Wednesday August 12th, 2020, The Lake Township Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting at the township building garage in order to comply with current state COVID-19 guidelines. Chairman Jerry Price called the meeting to order at 7:16pm.

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

All joined in the pledge to the flag.

Booth moved to approve the minutes of the July 8th, 2020 meeting.

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

 

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

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

 

Booth moved to approve the list of bills.

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

 

Booth moved to accept the insurance package quote from Lupas Insurance in the amount of $15,911 with an effective date of August 10, 2020.

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

 

Communications:

  • Tax collector will be having “in-person” hours. They are attached and posted on website-www.laketwppa.com. She will be accepting payments through our front window and you will be required to wear a mask.

Booth moved to accept the communications as read.

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

 

Other Business    

The Supervisors are going to request a meeting with our insurance carrier to provide information on which is the correct form of insurance to cover our heavy equipment, since we don’t have a trailer to transport them to job sites. We hope to have them attend the September meeting. Price announced that a speed study was done on Halowich Rd. We will be discussing the next steps to be taken over the next month. The grant request for the gate will be submitted this week.

Roadmaster report

Road crew finished mowing and are now trimming trees. Booth inspected Loyalville Road with the Road Foreman and determined the areas in most need of repair. He will be contacting the engineer to formulate a bid package for the project. We will also try to get some crack sealing done.

Code Enforcement

No recent activity due to the pandemic. Hearings that were originally scheduled for July 21st have been rescheduled for Sept 16th at 11am. We will try to submit new citations at the time of hearings.

Price moved to adjourn.

          Seconded by Booth

Price declared the meeting adjourned at 7:41pm.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          J. Carlene Price

                                                                          Lake Township Secretary/Treasurer

                                                                                                                                               

************************************************************************************************************

******************************************************

********************************************************

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

 

September 9th, 2020 Meeting Minutes

On Wednesday September 9th, 2020, The Lake Township Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting at the township building garage in order to comply with current state COVID-19 guidelines. Chairman Jerry Price called the meeting to order at 7:23pm.

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

All joined in the pledge to the flag.

Booth moved to approve the minutes of the August 12th, 2020 meeting.

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

 

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

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

 

Booth moved to approve the list of bills.

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

 

Communications:

  • Luzerne County Tire Recycling Event is Cancelled

  • Sep 12th clean up-Recycle bins will be open-Tax Collector 8:30-10:30am

  • Budget Meeting will be October 19th at 4:30pm

  • Est liquid Fuels allocation $108,874 Down 12000 from last year due to Covid 19 impacts.

Booth moved to accept the communications as read.

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

 

Other Business    

The speed study on Halowich Road has been completed. The Supervisors will move to advertising the ordinance for a 30mph speed limit at the October meeting. We also plan to have the traffic light pole at the intersection of rtes. 29 and 118 inspected for corrosion by the end of the year. Pace warned the public to not expect mail-in ballots to be automatically sent to your home if you signed up to do so during the primary election. Suggested requesting another mail-in ballot from the Election Bureau.

Roadmaster report

Booth and Price met with the engineer about road paving projects. He suggested that since it is too late to start any projects this year, wait to pave or crack seal in the spring. Booth will get a rough estimate for what we can sell the Dodge truck for the Oct meeting.

Code Enforcement

Still no recent activity due to the pandemic. Hearings that were originally scheduled for July 21st have been rescheduled for Sept 16th at 11am. We will try to submit new citations at the time of hearings.

Price moved to adjourn.

          Seconded by Booth

Price declared the meeting adjourned at 8:13pm.

 

                                                                                 J. Carlene Price

                                                                                 Lake Township Secretary/Treasurer