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MINUTES - JULY 19, 2017

The Scott Township Board of Supervisors met on the above date in the Municipal Building, 350 Tenny Street (Espy), Bloomsburg, PA. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. In attendance were Supervisors Paul R. Eyerly IV, Frederick D. Ackerman, Jr., William G. Hafner, Lanny R. Sheehan and Dennis N. Wildt. Solicitor Anthony J. McDonald from Marinos, McDonald & Knecht LLP, Police Chief Raymond J. Klingler, Maintenance Supervisor Mark J. Koons, and Secretary/Treasurer Brittany M. Stasik were also in attendance.

Mr. Eyerly welcomed the new Board member, Dennis Wildt.

None appearing.

Minutes of the June 21, 2017 meeting were presented for approval. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Hafner seconded the motion, which carried 5-0.

The June Budget, Police, Roads, Treasurer’s, and Zoning Reports were presented for approval. Mr. Ackerman made a motion to approve the reports as presented. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 5-0.

The General Fund bills to be paid were presented as one transfer of electronic funds and check numbers 14610—14646 for $33,888.92. In addition, Liquid Fuels Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 1666—1668 for $2,008.87. Mr. Hafner made a motion to approve the bills to be paid, totaling $35,897.79. Mr. Ackerman seconded and the motion carried 4-0, with Mr. Eyerly abstaining due to a conflict of interest regarding check number 14637, which was his expense reimbursement for the PSATS annual convention, and the Press Enterprise payment, check number 14640.

The Susan E. Fox Minor Subdivision Plan was presented. This would permit an add-on parcel to a parcel located at 1198 Highland Drive. No development is planned. Matthew Laidacker, PLS, of Orangeville Surveying Consultants, Inc., was present to represent the applicant. Township Engineer Todd Pysher of Pysher & Associates, Inc., reviewed the Plan in a letter dated July 18, 2017 and had one comment. Mr. Laidacker revised the Plan to address that comment. The County Planning Commission reviewed the Plan. The Township Planning Commission reviewed the Plan and recommended approval. Mr. Ackerman made a motion to approve the Minor Subdivision Plan and Mr. Wildt seconded. The motion carried 5-0.

Regarding the MS4 program, Mr. Koons stated the municipal engineers are compiling information for the application. The next meeting is scheduled for July 31.

Regarding the Park Grant, Ms. Stasik stated the park study committee inspected the parks with the consultants from Urban Research & Development Corporation. The consultants also met with various residents of the Township for their input and suggestions.

Regarding the flood buyout program, Mr. Eyerly stated a meeting is scheduled for August 9 with representatives from HUD and PEMA.

Regarding the need for the municipal building roof repair, this was tabled until the next meeting.

Regarding the codification update, Ms. Stasik stated the Township will soon receive the new books. The representative from General Code Publishers Corp. sent an ordinance the Township may wish to act on to formally adopt the “2017 Code of Scott Township, as supplemented and updated, but with no substantive changes to existing ordinances.” Mr. Eyerly expressed concern about whether all the ordinances passed since the last codification were included. This matter was tabled.

Regarding the signature cards, Ms. Stasik stated First Columbia Bank is requiring identification information for each Board member and updated signature cards for all the accounts.

Regarding the vacancy on the Maintenance Committee, Mr. Sheehan made a motion appoint Mr. Wildt to fill that position. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 5-0.

Regarding the social media agenda item, Ms. Stasik requested permission to open a Facebook page for the Township. Mr. Eyerly recommended checking with PSATS regarding guidelines for maintaining municipal Facebook accounts. Mr. Wildt made a motion to authorize Ms. Stasik to create a Scott Township Facebook page. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 5-0.

Mr. Wildt made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Ackerman seconded and the motion carried 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

The Board went into Executive Session after the regular meeting adjourned to discuss the Police Department collective bargaining agreement.

Respectfully submitted,
Brittany M. Stasik

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