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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MINUTES - JUNE 15, 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., and Lanny Sheehan. Solicitor Anthony J. McDonald from Bull, Bull & McDonald, LLP, Police Sergeant M. Joseph Grassley, Maintenance Supervisor Mark J. Koons, and Secretary/Treasurer Brittany M. Stasik were also in attendance.

On behalf of the Board, Mr. Eyerly presented LCDR Robert Brouse, USN Ret., with a Certificate of Appreciation for his years of service as a member of the Zoning Hearing Board.

QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE
None appearing.

APPOINTMENT OF ZONING HEARING BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Coleman made a motion to appoint Mr. Timothy Wagner to fill the Zoning Hearing Board vacancy. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes of the May 18, 2016 meeting were presented for approval. Mr. Eyerly made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Ackerman seconded the motion, which carried 4-0.

APPROVAL OF MONTHLY REPORTS
The May Budget, Police, Roads, Treasurer’s, Zoning, and Tri-County COG IBC Inspection Service Reports were presented for approval. Ms. Stasik noted an adjustment that will be made in line item 5402-12 on the Budget Report. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to approve the reports as presented. Mr. Coleman 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 14033—14073 and one electronic funds transfer for $60,159.25. In addition, Liquid Fuels Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 1619—1623 for $9,162.75. Mr. Ackerman made a motion to approve the bills to be paid, totaling $69,322.00. Mr. Coleman seconded and the motion carried 3-0, with Mr. Eyerly abstaining due to a conflict of interest regarding the Press Enterprise payment, check number 14069.

SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT
Regarding the Tri-County Lumber Preliminary/Final Land Development Plan, Ted Oman, PLS, of Ted L. Oman & Associates, Inc., was present to represent the applicant. Township Engineer Todd R. Pysher of Pysher & Associates, Inc., reviewed the Plan in a letter dated June 15, 2016, and recommended approval with the following recommendations/conditions:

  1. Provide proof of sewage planning approval,
  2. Provide a Letter of Credit or some other financial security in an amount acceptable to the Township Engineer and in a form acceptable to the Township Solicitor,
  3. Provide a copy of an approved NPDES Permit,
  4. Provide a Developer’s Agreement,
  5. Approve the waivers as requested by Mr. Oman in a letter dated June 15, 2016, and
  6. Satisfactorily address Mr. Pysher’s minor review comments regarding the Stormwater Management Ordinance.
Mr. Oman stated that review comment number 1 has been satisfied. Sewage facilities planning approval was obtained during the original subdivision of the seven lots in the Business Park. Mr. Oman stated he was able to recover the approval letter from DEP and that was submitted. The County Planning Commission reviewed the Plan. The Township Planning Commission reviewed the Plan and recommended approval with the five remaining conditions as provided by Mr. Pysher. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to approve the Plan, with Mr. Pysher’s review comments numbers two through six. Mr. Coleman seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

Regarding the Bradford W. Gensemer Preliminary/Final Major Subdivision/Land Development Plan, David Drumheller, PLS, of Drumheller Surveying, was present to represent the applicant. Mr. Pysher reviewed the Plan in a letter dated June 15, 2016, and recommended approval with the following recommendations/conditions:

  1. Provide proof of sewage planning approval,
  2. Provide financial security in an amount acceptable to the Township Engineer and in a form acceptable to the Township Solicitor,
  3. Provide a copy of an approved NPDES Permit,
  4. Provide a Developer’s Agreement, and
  5. Satisfactorily address Mr. Pysher’s minor review comments regarding the Stormwater Management Ordinance.
The County Planning Commission reviewed the Plan. The Township Planning Commission reviewed the Plan and recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve the Plan with the five conditions as provided by Mr. Pysher. Mr. Coleman made a motion to approve the Plan with the five conditions as listed above. Mr. Ackerman seconded the motion, which carried 4-0.

Regarding the financial security release request for the William Bauman Land Development, Mr. Eyerly referred to Mr. Pysher’s inspection letter, dated June 7, 2016, which recommended releasing $49,042.00 of the $69,598.00 currently held by the Township. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to release $49,042.00 of the financial security, and to retain $20,556.00. Mr. Coleman seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

OLD BUSINESS
Regarding the general liability insurance renewal, Paul Pugielli, Senior Vice President at Brown & Brown Insurance, gave a presentation for coverage. Reade Taylor, President of Zimmer Insurance Agency, Inc., provided a renewal quote of $44,989.00 from Glatfelter Insurance Group. Mr. Pugielli provided a quote of $36,994.00. Discussion ensued. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to remain with Glatfelter Insurance for the 2016/2017 coverage year. The motion carried 3-1, with Mr. Eyerly dissenting.

Mr. David Gensemer requested input from the Board regarding possibly changing the zoning for a property he owns. On the advice of counsel, the Board declined to give an opinion.

Regarding the codification of the ordinances, Ms. Stasik noted the Proposal for Codification Services that General Code Publishers Corp. provided and updated the Board about her conversation with the company’s representative. Mr. Coleman made a motion to engage General Code Publishers Corp. to codify the Township Ordinances for $7,943.00 and to include the Post-Project Editorial and Legal Analysis for an additional $2,556.00, at a total cost of $10,499.00. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

Regarding the resolution adopting guidelines for the police when making authorized warrantless summary arrests, Mr. Coleman made a motion to adopt Resolution 6-15-16 and Mr. Sheehan seconded. The motion carried 4-0.

Regarding the MS4 needs assessment paperwork, Ms. Stasik had given the Board the recommendations provided by Eric Stahley, County Resiliency Officer. Mr. Stahley requested the Board’s input regarding additional items or changes to the assessment. Ms. Stasik updated the Board on her recent County Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting with Mr. Stahley and Jessica Shoup, County Dept. of Safety Operations and Training Officer. Ms. Shoup requested the Board’s input regarding any additional hazard mitigation techniques that they would like to add to the action form. After discussion, the Board had no additional items to add to the needs assessment.

Regarding the park grant, Ms. Stasik updated the Board. Mr. Sheehan volunteered to serve on the study committee.

NEW BUSINESS
Regarding the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria police vehicle, Millville Borough Police Chief Jonathan Yaskiewicz provided a bid of $650.00. Mr. Coleman made a motion to sell the vehicle to the Millville Borough Police Department for $650.00. Mr. Ackerman seconded and the motion carried 4-0.

Mr. Coleman made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 4-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Brittany M. Stasik
Secretary/Treasurer

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