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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MINUTES - DECEMBER 21, 2016

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., Donald L. Coleman, Sr., 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 November 16, 2016 meeting were presented for approval. Mr. Coleman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Ackerman seconded the motion, which carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF MONTHLY REPORTS
The November Budget, Police, Roads, Treasurer’s, Zoning, and Tri-County COG IBC Inspection Service Reports were presented for approval. Mr. Hafner made a motion to approve the reports as presented. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF BILLS TO BE PAID
The General Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 14293—14343 and one electronic funds transfer for $46,095.90. In addition, Liquid Fuels Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 1644—1647 for $909.15. Mr. Coleman made a motion to approve the bills to be paid, totaling $47,005.05. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 4-0, with Mr. Eyerly abstaining due to a conflict of interest regarding the Press Enterprise payment, check number 14335.

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

OLD BUSINESS
Regarding the Per Capita Tax, Mr. McDonald presented the Ordinance to repeal any and all previous Ordinances that levy a Per Capita Tax in the Township. Mr. Hafner made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 12-21-16A and Mr. Ackerman seconded. The motion carried 5-0.

Regarding the 2017 Real Estate Tax, Mr. McDonald presented the Ordinance to set the tax rate at 3.18 mills for each dollar of assessed valuation. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 12-21-16B. Mr. Coleman seconded and the motion carried 5-0.

Regarding the Fire Hydrant Tax, Mr. Eyerly stated the last time this tax was adjusted was in January of 1998. Only those properties located on the south side of Route 11 and in the area between Central Road and Shaffer Hollow Road and adjacent to Route 11 are required to pay this tax. No additional areas have been included in the tax area since that 1998 tax resolution was adopted. The account is also over-funded. Mr. Eyerly noted the goal for next year is to add properties that should be taxed and to adjust the tax rate so the account does not continue to accrue funds.

The 2017 Final Budget was presented for approval. The requirements for advertising have been met. Mr. Coleman made a motion to accept the 2017 Final Budget. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 5-0.

Regarding the cleaning services agenda item, Ms. Stasik presented quotes for two cleaning agencies. Millers Cleaning Services Inc. provided a quote of $365.00 per month, and A Clean Sweep provided a quote of $150.00 per week. Discussion ensued regarding obtaining proper background checks. Mr. Coleman made a motion to accept the quote from Millers Cleaning Services Inc., at an annual cost of $4,308.00. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 5-0.

Regarding the Memory Lane agenda item, because there is no update, the Board tabled this until next meeting.

Mr. Eyerly stated the executive order under the Federal Fair Labor Standards has been suspended. Therefore, Mr. Eyerly made a motion to invalidate the motion made at the November 16 meeting, which had changed Ms. Stasik from a salaried employee to an hourly employee. Mr. Coleman seconded and the motion 5-0.

Regarding the short-term disability insurance and the life insurance, Ms. Stasik stated Reade Taylor, President of Zimmer Insurance Agency, Inc., will provide information on the cost of updating the Erie Insurance policies. She will provide the Board will the prices as soon as they are available.

NEW BUSINESS
Regarding a change in the Planning Commission meeting dates, Mr. Eyerly stated he spoke with Kathleen Lynn, Commission Chairperson, and she agreed with his opinion that the current structure of the Planning Commission meeting held immediately before the Township meeting is not optimum. The Commission would like to meet on Wednesday of the week before the monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. McDonald stated he has a prior commitment on the second Wednesday of the month, but he would be available on the fourth Wednesday. Mr. Eyerly will check with Ms. Lynn regarding that option.

Mr. Eyerly announced the Reorganization Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017, because January 2 is a legal holiday.

Mr. Hafner made a motion to adopt the Designation of Agent Resolution, which appoints Brittany Stasik as the designated buyout agent for the purpose of obtaining financial assistance for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, and to accept and approve the signing of the Maintenance Agreement Certification. Mr. Coleman seconded and the motion carried 5-0.

Discussion ensued regarding the MS4 program. The application must be filed with DEP by September of 2017.

Mr. Coleman made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Brittany M. Stasik
Secretary/Treasurer

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