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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MINUTES - JULY 20, 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 6:31 p.m. and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. In attendance were Supervisors Paul R. Eyerly IV, William G. Hafner and Lanny R. Sheehan. Solicitor Anthony J. McDonald from Bull, Bull & McDonald, LLP, Police Sergeant M. Joseph Grassley, and Secretary/Treasurer Brittany M. Stasik were also in attendance.

QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE
None appearing.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes of the June 15, 2016 meeting were presented for approval. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Hafner seconded the motion, which carried 3-0.

APPROVAL OF MONTHLY REPORTS
The June Budget, Police, Roads, Treasurer’s, Zoning, and Tri-County COG IBC Inspection Service Reports were presented for approval. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to approve the reports as presented. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 3-0.

APPROVAL OF BILLS TO BE PAID
The General Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 14074—14132 and two electronic funds transfers for $117,060.80. In addition, Liquid Fuels Fund bills to be paid were presented as check numbers 1625—1628 for $4,772.18. Mr. Hafner made a motion to approve the bills to be paid, totaling $121,832.98. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 3-0.

SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT
The land development plan for the three shovel-ready sites (Lots 1, 2 and 7) in the County Business Park was removed from the agenda.

Regarding the Cory Thackara Preliminary/Final Minor Subdivision 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 May 18, 2016, and recommended approval with the condition that DEP approves the sewage planning exemption request, or that standard DEP non-building waiver text is placed on the plan drawing and a DEP Request for Planning Waiver & Non-Building Declaration is completed. The County Planning Commission reviewed the Plan. At their May 18, 2016 meeting, the Township Planning Commission reviewed the Plan and recommended approval with the condition that DEP approves the sewage planning exemption request. DEP has granted that request. Mr. Hafner made a motion to approve the Subdivision Plan and Mr. Sheehan seconded. The motion carried 3-0.

Regarding the Robert E. Weiss Preliminary/Final Minor Subdivision Plan, Mr. Oman was present to represent Mr. Weiss. Township Engineer Todd R. Pysher of Pysher & Associates, Inc., reviewed the Plan in a letter dated May 18, 2016, and recommended approval with the condition that standard DEP non-building waiver text is placed on the plan drawing and a DEP Request for Planning Waiver & Non-Building Declaration is completed. The County Planning Commission reviewed the Plan. At their May 18, 2016 meeting, the Township Planning Commission reviewed the Plan and recommended that the Board approve it with the condition that sewage planning approval is obtained from DEP. Mr. Oman stated he has received that approval from DEP. Regarding the stormwater management, Mr. Oman stated he placed the standard note on the Plan that an approved stormwater management plan must be in place before the lot can be developed. Mr. Sheehan made a motion to approve the Subdivision Plan. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS
Regarding the park grant, Ms. Stasik stated that Mr. McDonald has reviewed the paperwork so it can now be submitted.

Regarding the codification of the ordinances, Ms. Stasik noted the electronic version should be available online by September.

NEW BUSINESS
Regarding the June 21, 2016 email from Brenda Remaley, Deputy Director of the County EMA 911, concerning an addressing issue on Highland Drive, Mr. Eyerly stated he spoke with Ms. Remaley, who provided information on the addressing history. Discussion ensued regarding the best way to resolve the County’s concerns and to ensure the health and safety of the residents.

Regarding the Scott Township Authority Board, Ms. Stasik stated that Mr. James Wolfer is resigning. Jon Benfield, Manager of the Authority, requested that the Supervisors appoint Mr. Matthew Spicher to fill that vacancy. Mr. Hafner made a motion to accept the resignation of Mr. Wolfer and to appoint Mr. Spicher to the Authority Board. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 3-0.

The Board adjourned into executive session at 7:00 p.m. to discuss personnel matters. The Board reconvened at 7:15 p.m.

Mr. Eyerly stated that Jeffrey O. Turner has submitted a letter voluntarily resigning from his employment as a Scott Township Police Officer. The date of the resignation would be effective July 8, 2016. Mr. Hafner made a motion to accept Officer Turner’s resignation as of July 8, 2016. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 3-0. Officer Turner had also requested information regarding any accumulated sick pay to which he would have otherwise been entitled. Mr. Sheehan made a motion that after review with the Solicitor and review of the current employment contract with the Scott Township Police Department, it has been determined that under the terms of that contract, Officer Turner has waived any request for accumulated sick pay due to the fact that he has resigned his employment with Scott Township. Mr. Hafner seconded and the motion carried 3-0.

Mr. Hafner made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Sheehan seconded and the motion carried 3-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Brittany M. Stasik
Secretary/Treasurer

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