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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MINUTES - JANUARY 18, 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 and Lanny R. Sheehan. 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.

QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE
None appearing.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes of the December 21, 2016 meeting were presented for approval. Mr. Ackerman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Sheehan seconded the motion, which carried 4-0.

Minutes of the 2017 Reorganization Meeting, dated January 3, 2017, were presented for approval. Mr. Hafner made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Sheehan seconded the motion, which carried 4-0.

APPROVAL OF MONTHLY REPORTS
The December Budget, Police, Roads, Treasurer’s, Zoning, and Tri-County COG IBC Inspection Service Reports were presented for approval. Mr. Ackerman made a motion to approve the reports as presented. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

APPROVAL OF BILLS TO BE PAID
The General Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 14346—14382 and one electronic funds transfer for $33,539.95. In addition, Liquid Fuels Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 1648—1650 for $3,719.71. Mr. Hafner made a motion to approve the bills to be paid, totaling $37,259.66. Mr. Ackerman seconded and the motion carried 3-0, with Mr. Eyerly abstaining due to a conflict of interest regarding the Press Enterprise payment, check number 14375.

SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT
The Board had no agenda items to discuss.

OLD BUSINESS
Regarding the 2017 Real Estate Tax, because the PA Department of Community & Economic Development would not accept the format of Ordinance No. 12-21-16B, Mr. McDonald requested permission to amend the Ordinance and re-advertise it. Mr. McDonald will have the Ordinance prepared for the February 15 meeting.

Mr. Eyerly presented the police pension resolution that must be approved annually. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to approve Resolution No. 1-18-17. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

Regarding the short-term disability insurance, Ms. Stasik presented the information provided for the cost of updating the Sun Life Financial policy. In addition, she contacted a representative for the health insurance cooperative, who said they offer short-term disability insurance through Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. Ms. Stasik will prepare the necessary paperwork to receive that quote. The Board tabled this until the February meeting.

Regarding the Memory Lane agenda item, after discussion, Mr. McDonald will attempt to contact the individuals by letter in order to obtain the needed signatures.

Regarding the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program, Mr. Eyerly stated that he recently met with Township Engineer Todd Pysher, County Resiliency Officer Eric Stahley, and representatives from Montour and Hemlock Townships. They discussed organizing together to try to reduce costs. A number of more rural municipalities may receive waivers for this round of requirements. A Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan must be prepared and filed with DEP by September of this year. The County will spearhead a number of the requirements, in addition to Mr. Pysher’s work for Scott Township, and the work of Montour Township’s and Hemlock Township’s engineers. The estimated cost for each municipality is $4,500.00. Mr. Eyerly made a motion for the Township to proceed with the County coalition, which would include Montour and Hemlock Townships, and that the Board authorize Township Engineer Todd Pysher to assist with that effort. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

NEW BUSINESS
Regarding the Bloomsburg Library annual donation, Mr. Eyerly presented the invoice for $2,100.00. He made a motion to approve payment of that invoice and Mr. Ackerman seconded. The motion carried 4-0.

Regarding the Fire Hydrant Tax, Ms. Stasik stated she received a list of the property owners who currently pay this. She is working with Renae Newhart, Office Manager for the County Assessment Office & Tax Claim Bureau, to update the records.

Mr. Ackerman made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 4-0. The meeting adjourned at 6:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Brittany M. Stasik
Secretary/Treasurer

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