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February 2014

REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 3, 2014

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson Township Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Twp. Municipal Bldg. 487 Cortez Rd., Jefferson Twp., PA 18436.

 

Call To Order:  Meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chairman Lester L. Butler, Jr.

 

Roll Call:  Lester L. Butler, Jr., John H. Patterson, Jr., Paul T. Thomas, Coleen Watt, Attorney Donald P. Dolan.

 

Public Comment on Agenda Items:  There were no comments on agenda items.

 

Minutes of Previous Meeting:  A motion was made by Paul T. Thomas second by John H. Patterson, Jr. to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.  Aye carried.

 

Treasurers Report:  A motion was made by Paul T. Thomas second by John H. Patterson, Jr. to accept the treasurers report as read.  Aye carried.

 

Reports of Officials and Committees:  Fire Company, Historical Society, Police, Road and Sewer Authority reports were read by Secretary, Coleen Watt.

 

Ordinances: 

 

A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas to adopt Ordinance  2014-1. Aye carried.

 

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A motion was made by Paul T. Thomas second by John H. Patterson, Jr. to adopt Resolution 2014-1.  Aye carried.

Resolution 2014-1

Jefferson Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

 

 

Resolution of the Jefferson Township Board of Supervisors authorizing the filing of a proposal for funds with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

WHEREAS, Jefferson Township is desirous of obtaining funds from the Department in the amount of $ 500,000.00 for The Jefferson Township Revitalization Project.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jefferson Township will assume the provision of the full local share of project costs.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jefferson Township will reimburse the Commonwealth for the State’s share of any expenditure, found by DCED to be ineligible.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of Jefferson Township is directed to execute a certificate attesting to the adoption of this resolution and to furnish a copy of the Resolution to the Department of Community and Economic Development.

 

New Business:  A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas to bid 400 ton of salt for the 2014-2015 winter season through COSTARS.  Aye carried.

 

Action on Bills:  A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas to pay all outstanding bills and payroll.  Aye carried.

 

New Business:  A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas to hire Kanton Realty to perform a second appraisal for the park in accordance with the DCNR grant.  Aye carried.

 

Public Comment:  Will Keating asked about the Pennvest loan refinance.  Brian Kozlansky of Stevens and Lee explained it was not a refinance, but rather a re-amortization to give the Sewer Authority 10 months relief.  The rate is still 1%.  Mr. Kozlansky explained this process was needed to revise the amortization schedule.

 

John Peters asked what the payoff date was for the Pennvest loan. (November 2034)

 

Richard Sorg asked where the $1,800.00 for the second appraisal for the park was coming from.  Mr. Sorg also asked what a Resolution was and whether or not it was law.

 

Mr. Sorg feels Phase III of the sewer plan was resubmitted at an executive session.

 

John Peters asked who will pay to maintain the park once it's finished.

 

Rodney Branning said his road was not plowed again and there was 4 inches of snow on it.  He said Mr. Speicher (the developer) continues to neglect his section of the road.

 

Matt Pendrak asked if the Board had any follow up regarding Moosic Lakes hook ups.  Mr. Pendrak also asked about the follow up to the letter sent to the Sewer Authority regarding employee wages.  He feels there seems to be a lack of follow up regarding questions month after month.

 

There being no further business a motion was made by Paul T. Thomas second by John H. Patterson, Jr. the meeting adjourned.

 

Meeting adjourned 7:55 p.m.                            __________________________________

                                                                        Coleen Watt, Secretary