October 12th, 2022 Meeting Minutes

 

On Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, the Lake Township Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting at the Municipal Building. Chairman Jerry Price called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

 

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 September 14th meeting.

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

 

Pace moved to accept the following reports:  Road Foreman, Financial, and Tax Collector.

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

 

Pace moved to approve the payment of the list of bills.

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

 

Pace moved to adopt Resolution No. 22- 07, directing the Tax Collector to implement Act 57 of 2022 provisions.

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

 

Pace moved to accept the Quote from American Asphalt for bituminous materials.

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

 

Pace moved to contribute $1700.00 to each of the five fire and ambulance companies, $700 to the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

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

 

Communications:

  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th from 7am to 8pm. Polls will be at the Township Building

  • Volunteer Fire Relief Association allocation for $12613.20

  • Est liquid Fuels allocation $112169.86.  Up $1721 from last year.

  • MMO Pension Allocation $15541.35

  • Budget meeting Oct 17th, 4:30.

  • Rebate received from Highmark Insurance will be shared with the employees according to the amount of their contribution to their policies, and put toward the budget for next year

Pace moved to accept the communications as read.

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

 

Other business

Supervisors held an executive session to discuss personnel and payroll issues.  Crack sealing of Loyalville Road is being pushed back due to the weather. Bob has been working to finish the grant process with FEMA for repairs to North Mountain Rd. Supervisors are currently looking to replace our EMA Coordinator. Mark sent the purchase agreement for property to Mr. Swanson for review. Gary will call Mr. Swanson. Mark Stated that in an effort to remain transparent, the supervisors are revealing that the former EMA Coordinator has made statements against a supervisor, alleging that there was illegal activity going on. PEMA, FEMA and County EMA are aware of this information. We ask that the public inform the township if they are aware of any rumors.

 

Roadmaster’s Report

Still looking for tree trimmers. Working on fixing the stability issues with the loader.

 

Code Enforcement

Gary forwarded the information on Taylor Lane to DEP.  Brown property on Maple Tree will be revisited.

 

Pace moved to adjourn.

          Seconded by Booth

 

Price declared the meeting adjourned at 8:09pm.

                      

                                                                               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

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November 9th, 2022 Meeting Minutes

 

On Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, the Lake Township Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting at the Municipal Building. Chairman Jerry Price called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

 

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 October 12th meeting and October 17th budget meeting.

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

 

Pace moved to accept the following reports:  Road Foreman, Financial, and Tax Collector.

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

 

Pace moved to approve the payment of the list of bills.

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

 

Pace moved to adopt Resolution 22-08, adopting and amending the fee schedule for Uniform Construction Code Permits. 

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

 

Pace moved to approve the Highmark Blue Shield insurance plan for the Township Road Crew members.  

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

 

Pace moved to sign agreement with Tim Swanson for the purpose of purchasing property to build a new township building. 

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

 

Pace moved to donate $100 to Patriot’s Cove.

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

 

Pace moved to advertise the intent to hire a qualified CPA to perform the 2022 audit and 2022 Tax Collector’s audit.

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

 

Pace moved to advertise proposed budget for 2023.

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

 

Communications:

  • Thank you notes from Harvey’s Lake and Back Mountain Fire and Ambulance Companies and Back Mountain Library.

  • Secretary’s office closed Thanksgiving.

  • Supervisors to purchase turkeys/hams for road crew

Pace moved to accept the communications as read.

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

 

Other business

Crack-sealing was completed on Loyalville Road. Supervisors are still working with PENNDOT to recover some of the losses due to the 2020 truck accident with one of their Plows. Jerry was working with Paul Menendez from the county to get some of our state roads repaired. Some have already been patched with more to come in the next few weeks.

 

Pace moved to adjourn.

          Seconded by Booth

 

Price declared the meeting adjourned at 7:46pm.

                                                                                 J. Carlene Price

                                                                                 Lake Township Secretary/Treasurer