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May 2014

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 5, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson Township Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m at the Jefferson Township 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. Pledge to the flag was given. Roll Call: Lester L. Butler, Jr., John H. Patterson, Jr., Paul T. Thomas, Coleen Watt, Attorney Donald P. Dolan. Gerard Heckman of Lackawanna County gave a presentation on events happening throughout the County. Public Comment on Agenda Items: Matthew Pendrak asked the Board to repeal Resolution 2014-2 Coalition of Good Government. He submitted a letter he wanted included as part of the minutes. The following is the letter submitted by Mr. Pendrak. While attending the Jefferson Township Board of Supervisors meeting April 7, 2014 I sat in complete disbelief as a motion was made, seconded and passed by ALL three Supervisors. A vote which ratified Resolution 2014-2 "Support Coalition of Good Government" - "Whereas, Jefferson Township believes the present three commissioner form of government has produced tremendous progress for the people of Lackawanna County". My jaw dropped. Seriously? Do I really need to remind our township Supervisors about last years affirmation of the government study commission vote, County tax increases, AND AJ Munchak and Robert Cordaro? "WHO" is Jefferson Township anyway? The three Supervisors, the residents, or a 33 square mile chunk of Earth? How dare they establish a ridiculous resolution on behalf of me or any other resident in this township. "Support repeal of Resolution 2014-2" Whereas, I believe you are three crony buffoons and need to repeal this resolution May 5, 2014. Post haste! Thank you, Matthew D. Pendrak, Jefferson Township Minutes of Previous Meeting: A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas 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 approve all outstanding bills and payroll. Aye carried. Reports of Officials and Committees: Ambulance, Fire Company, Police, SEO and Sewer Authority reports were read by Secretary, Coleen Watt. RESOLUTIONS: TOWNSHIP OF JEFFERSON RESOLUTION NO. 3 OF 2014 A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE RECORDING OF A CORRECTIVE DEED REFLECTING RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES WHEREAS, Jefferson Township acquired by purchase a certain parcel of property intended for recreational purposes indentified and recorded as Instrument No. 201224591 and Instrument No. 201400798; and WHEREAS, the Township has applied for a Community Conservation Partnerships Acquisition Grant to assist in the development of the intended recreational usage; and WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has directed that as a condition to receiving a grant award, the Township shall place restrictive covenants upon the parcel consistent with the mandates of the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Act. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Jefferson Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania and it is hereby RESOLVED by the authority of the same as follows: The Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes its Chairman to execute a corrective deed and have the same duly recorded, placing restrictions on the use of said parcel of property consistent with the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Act. A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas to adopt Resolution 2014-3. Aye carried. Resolution 2014-4 BE IT RESOLVED, by authority of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Jefferson, Lackawanna County, and it is hereby resolved by authority of the same, that the Chairman of the Board of said Municipality is authorized and directed to submit the attached Application for Traffic Signal Approval to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and to sign this Application on behalf of the Municipality. A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas to adopt Resolution 2014-4. Aye carried. Resolution 2014-5 BE IT RESOLVED, by authority of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Jefferson, Lackawanna County, and it is hereby resolved by authority of the same, that the Chairman of the Board of said Municipality is authorized and directed to submit attached Application for Traffic Signal Approval to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and to sign this Application on behalf of the Municipality. A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas to adopt Resolution 2014-5. Aye carried. Action on Bills: A motion was made by Paul T. Thomas second by John H. Patterson, Jr. to pay all outstanding bills and payroll. Aye carried. New Business: A motion was made by Paul T. Thomas second by John H. Patterson, Jr. to send the road department to PennDot mandated flagger training May 20, 2014 at Lackawanna County 911 center. Cost $50.00 per person. Aye carried. Bids for road materials. Pick up prices 2500 ton 2RC Kriger $4.65 Keystone $5.00 Dunmore No bid Hanson $6.25 Linde $5.00 Atkinson $6.25 Eureka $6.00 2000 ton No 3 Kriger $7.25 Keystone $9.50 Dunmore No bid Hanson $9.25 Linde $7.25 Atkinson $8.25 Eureka $10.00 100 ton R4 Kriger $9.00 Keystone $11.00 Dunmore No bid Hanson $10.00 Linde $7.25 Atkinson $13.00 Eureka $11.00 100 ton R6 Kriger $9.00 Keystone $13.00 Dunmore No bid Hanson $13.75 Linde $10.00 Atkinson $15.00 Eureka $15.50 200 ton No 57 Kiger $6.75 Keystone $7.90 Dunmore No bid Hanson $8.75 Linde $7.75 Atkinson $8.35 Eureka $9.50 400 ton 6s Kriger $10.00 Keystone No bid Dunmore No bid Hanson $11.50 Linde $9.00 Atkinson $13.00 Eureka $12.00 2000 ton 9.5mm Superpave Kriger No bid Keystone No bid Dunmore $60.58 Hanson $61.05 Linde $59.00 Atkinson No bid Eureka $63.50 Delivered prices 2500 ton 2RC Kriger $9.15 Keystone $8.25 Dunmore No bid Hanson $9.00 Linde $8.00 Atkinson $12.55 Eureka $10.00 2000 ton No 3 Kriger $11.75 Keystone $12.75 Dunmore No bid Hanson $12.00 Linde $10.65 Atkinson $14.55 Eureka $14.00 100 ton R4 Kriger $13.50 Keystone $14.25 Dunmore No bid Hanson $12.75 Linde $12.94 Atkinson $19.30 Eureka $16.00 100 ton R6 Kriger $13.50 Keystone $18.00 Dunmore No bid Hanson $17.75 Linde $16.94 Atkinson $24.70 Eureka $22.00 200 ton No 57 Kriger $11.25 Keystone $11.15 Dunmore No bid Hanson $14.25 Linde $12.65 Atkinson $14.65 Eureka $13.50 400 ton 6s Kriger $14.50 Keystone No bid Dunmore No bid Hanson $14.25 Linde $12.65 Atkinson $19.30 Eureka $16.00 2000 ton 9.5mm Superpave Kriger No bid Keystone No bid Dunmore $67.08 Hanson $66.05 Linde $65.00 Atkinson No bid Eureka No bid Delivered as directed 2500 ton 2RC Kriger $9.65 Keystone No bid Dunmore No bid Hanson No bid Linde $8.00 Atkinson $14.55 Eureka No bid 2000 ton No 3 Kriger $12.25 Keystone No bid Dunmore No bid Hanson No bid Linde $10.65 Atkinson $16.55 Eureka No bid 100 ton R4 Kriger $14.00 Keystone No bid Dunmore No bid Hanson No bid Linde $12.94 Atkinson $21.30 Eureka No bid 100 ton R6 Kriger $14.00 Keystone No bid Dunmore No bid Hanson No bid Linde $16.94 Atkinson $26.70 Eureka No bid 200 ton No 57 Kiger $11.75 Keystone No bid Dunmore No bid Hanson No bid Linde $10.39 Atkinson $16.65 Eureka No bid 400 ton 6s Kriger $15.00 Keystone No bid Dunmore No bid Hanson No bid Linde $12.65 Atkinson $21.30 Eureka No bid 2000 ton 9.5mm Superpave Kriger No bid Keystone No bid Dunmore $67.08 Hanson No bid Linde $65.00 Atkinson No bid Eureka No bid A motion was made by John H. Patterson, Jr. second by Paul T. Thomas to have the Township Engineer review the road material bids. Aye carried. A motion was made by Paul T. Thomas second by John H. Patterson, Jr. to approve the Daniel Stine lot improvement. Mr. Stine combined two lots he owns on Old Mill Rd. Aye carried. Miscellaneous Business: Susan Jeffery of the North Pocono Public Library provided information regarding events and service taking place at the library. Ms. Jeffery noted 7 out of the 9 North Pocono communites are currently supporting the library by contributing $3,000.00 per year. The library will be holding a Flag Day ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on June 14, 2014. All are invited to attend. Matthew Pendrak discussed Resolution 2014-2 and noted he is not happy with the language. William McGee agrees with Mr. Pendrak stating the language should state the Board of Supervisors rather than Jefferson Township. Richard Sorg asked the Board why they passed the Resolution in the first place. He feels the Board used a Township Resolution to talk about their own personal views. Richard Sorg asked each Supervisor about their healthcare benefits and who in their families are covered by the policy. Paula Sorg asked why the Supervisors families are being covered when they are not employees of the Township. John Peters asked why the Townshp Engineer needs to review the bids for road materials. Why the Board can't do it themselves. Bob Folger asked for an update on repairing the curbing and cracked pavement in Mack Estates. Barbara Medici noted there is a large pool of water in the lot at the recycling center. She asked the Board to have the problem rectified because people are forced to step in it while trying to recycle. Barbara Medici asked the Board to install reflectors at the end of the Townships driveway. She is afraid of going into the ditch at night because it is so dark. Mrs. Medici thanked the Board for installing lighting on the back stairs of the building. Barbara Mehne feels the Board of Supervisors should contribute towards their families portion of healthcare insurance. She has no objection to the Supervisors receiving benefits. Will Keating asked about the status of Living Waters road. The condition of the road is deteriorated. There being no further business a motion was made by Paul T. Thomas second by John H. Patterson, Jr. the meeting adjourned. Meeting Adjourned 8:25 p.m. __________________________________ Coleen Watt, Secretary