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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MINUTES - FEBRUARY 15, 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 6:31 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., 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 January 18, 2017 meeting were presented for approval. Mr. Ackerman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Coleman seconded the motion, which carried 4-0.

APPROVAL OF MONTHLY REPORTS
The January Budget, Police, Roads, Treasurer’s, Zoning, and Tri-County COG IBC Inspection Service Reports were presented for approval. Mr. Coleman 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 14383—14432 and one electronic funds transfer for $38,778.98. In addition, Liquid Fuels Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 1651—1652 for $4,428.68. Mr. Ackerman made a motion to approve the bills to be paid, totaling $43,207.66. Mr. Coleman seconded and the motion carried 3-0, with Mr. Eyerly abstaining due to a conflict of interest regarding two Press Enterprise payments, check 14395 and 14422.

SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT
Regarding the three shovel-ready sites (Lots 1, 2 and 7) in the County Business Park, Joshua Hoagland, P.E., of The Crossroads Group, LLC, attended the meeting to receive the Board’s input on a change in driveway configuration. At their October 19, 2016 meeting, the Board of Supervisors granted Preliminary Land Development Plan approval for Lots 1, 2 and 7, subject to the condition that the Design Engineer addresses any and all remaining review comments in a manner that is satisfactory to Township Engineer Todd Pysher. Mr. Hoagland stated that currently Lots 1 and 2 are under an agreement of sale to Marr Development Inc. An application is being prepared to submit for final approval of an internal Phase 1-A for Lot 1, and the developer would prefer to have a separate driveway onto Lot 1. Mr. Pysher expressed concern that in the design the Lot 1 driveway and the first Lot 2 driveway are too close together. He added that eliminating one entrance onto Lot 2 would also be helpful in the stormwater management design. Mr. Pysher’s recommendation is that if a driveway is added to Lot 1, then one of the two driveways on Lot 2 must be eliminated. Mr. Hoagland stated he would prefer to keep the two driveways on Lot 2, because if manufacturing were the proposed use, the double driveways would allow for better circulation of truck traffic. However, at this point nothing definite is planned for Lot 2. Discussion ensued regarding difficulties with the terrain, which restrict where Lot 1’s driveway can be located without adversely affecting the storm sewers and adequate parking. The Board agreed with Mr. Pysher’s recommendation that one of the Lot 2 driveways should be eliminated.

Regarding the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program, Mr. Pysher updated the Board on the latest meeting with County Resiliency Officer Eric Stahley and representatives from Montour and Hemlock Townships. He stated a Bloomsburg University representative suggested some students might be available to help with the mapping of the outfalls and future sampling work that must be done. In addition, an intern may be available to help the County with the Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan analysis and paperwork. Mr. Pysher stressed the importance of starting the project because the Plan must essentially be completed by August. This would allow sufficient time for the required 30-day public notice and comment period before the deadline to submit the permit to DEP in mid-September. Mr. Eyerly stated the Maintenance Department would likely be called upon to help the students locate the outfalls.

Regarding the B.P.O. No. 436 Elks Home Association, Ms. Stasik notified the Board that the Elks applied for two variances before the Zoning Hearing Board in order to design an addition to their building. Both were granted at the January 23, 2017 hearing. Now the applicant can move forward with a land development plan, which will be presented to the Planning Commission at their February 22 meeting.

OLD BUSINESS
Regarding the short-term disability insurance and the life insurance, the Board reviewed the quotes from Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. Mr. Eyerly stated he and Ms. Stasik would review the details of the policies and have information for the next meeting.

The Memory Lane agenda item was tabled.

NEW BUSINESS
Ms. Stasik presented the resolution to adopt the Columbia County 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan as the official Hazard Mitigation Plan of the Township. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2-15-17. Mr. Coleman seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

Regarding the fire company portion of the Local Services Tax, Mr. Coleman made a motion to approve the distribution of the 2016 LST to the Espy and Lightstreet Fire Companies. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

Discussion ensued in response to a question by Mr. McDonald regarding providing legal representation to fire company members.

Ms. Stasik announced that the Township audit is complete and the auditors will present their report at the March meeting.

Mr. Coleman made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Ackerman seconded and the motion carried 4-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Brittany M. Stasik
Secretary/Treasurer

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