Minutes of the June 2013 Supervisors' Meeting
The Silver Lake Township Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Silver Lake Township building. Francis Fruehan called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm opened with a salute to the Flag.
The minutes from the May regular meeting were read and approved on a motion made by Evan Everitt and seconded by Francis Fruehan, all approved. The Treasurer Report was read, approved and held for audit on a motion made by Evan Everitt and seconded by Francis Fruehan, all approved.
Correspondence: No Act 14 Notices received
Public Comment: A resident expressed concern about speeding 4-wheelers and motorcycles on the roads sometimes without mufflers at 2:00 in the morning. He said he talked to Chief Burg who informed him there is no police coverage on weekends. Francis Fruehan said he would talk to the Chief regarding adjustments to the police schedule.
Francis Fruehan spoke regarding the supplemental appropriations for Act 13 funds. Silver Lake Community Park requested $5,000 for the purchase of playground mulch. Francis Fruehan read Resolution No. 2013-105 to approve the purchase of three tractor/trailer loads of playground mulch for the Silver Lake Community Park located at the Silver Lake Fire Company Field Grounds. Mr. Fruehan made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2013-105, Evan Everitt seconded, all approved. This purchase will be reflected as Account No. 454.00 in the 2013 Current/Amended Budget.
Francis Fruehan made a motion to table the resolution regarding the purchase of dust control from the Act 13 funds, that had been discussed at last meeting, Evan Everitt seconded, all approved. John Demaree asked why the dust control purchase was tabled. Mr. Fruehan explained he had not completed the resolution.
Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company Chief, Jay Klein attended the meeting and asked for Act 13 funds to assist in the purchase of eight air packs. The air packs are used at house fires, hazardous fires and at well sites. Francis Fruehan accepted the information from Fire Chief Klein and said he would review it. Denise Rossi asked what amount the Fire Company was asking for. Angel Kublo asked how the tax revenues and their fund raisers are spent. She asked if they had a budget. It was explained to Mrs. Kublo that the budget is available to Fire Company members only.
Francis Fruehan said the township is required by state law to provide workers’ compensation insurance to volunteer fire companies and said the said has approved any volunteer fire member that develops cancer and has exposed to a carcinogen at a fire, can now file under worker’s compensation. Due to the new law, the current insurance carrier for the township will be dropping the firemen’s workers comp in July. The insurance agency will be looking for options, including going to a policy from the State and has advised us to expect increases in the workers’ compensation policy.
Executive session was held before the regular meeting to discuss qualifications for the position of a prospective part-time police officer.
Francis Fruehan proposed hiring Justin Sprout who is currently a full-time Sheriff’s Deputy and a part-time police officer for Montrose Borough as well a certified EMT. Mr. Fruehan opened the floor for public comment. Angel Kublo asked where he resides. Francis Fruehan said he believes he lives in the South Montrose area but would not be taking the police car home. Francis Fruehan made a motion to hire Justin Sprout as a part-time police officer at an hourly rate of $13.50, Evan Everitt seconded, all approved.
Evan Everitt said the Eager Beaver trailer was advertised on Auctions International. The high bid was $5,400. Mr. Everitt said he is happy with the results from the auctions and made a motion to accept the bid of $5,400, Francis Fruehan seconded, all approved.
Francis Fruehan read the police report with 26 incidents, including 1 burglary and 4 traffic stops for the month of May.
Evan Everitt gave the road report. Road crew is moving ahead on summer road maintenance. About ten miles of township roads have been completed. Flake calcium has been purchased and is being using on the highly traveled roads. Bids received at the April meeting have been reviewed and awarded –2RC picked up to Damascus Quarries; delivered to L & D Stone; #57 both pick up and delivered to Damascus Quarries; #8 pick up and delivered to Damascus Quarries; DSA both pickup and delivered to L & D Stone. Fuels to Williams Oil and Propane (only bid received) and sluice pipes to Bradco Supply (only bid received). Francis Fruehan made a motion to accept the bids, Evan Everitt seconded, all approved. Evan Everitt said the new trailer has been ordered and the new Catepillar roller has been delivered.
Two Fireworks permit applications received – Kevin Duke on Russell Road for July 4th with a rain date of July 11th (Proof of insurance has been received). Nick Demaree for July 4 or July 5 as well as June 29th on Barney Road. John Demaree agreed to provide proof of insurance. Angel Kublo said she felt the permit should be issued to the person who is signing the permit. Francis Fruehan changed the name on the permit from Nick Demaree to John Demaree. Francis Fruehan made a motion to sign the permits, Evan Everitt seconded, all approved. Assessment Permits – None. No driveway permits, no road-crossing permits.
Francis Fruehan made a motion to pay the bills as submitted, Evan Everitt seconded, all approved.
As there was no further business presented, Francis Fruehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting.