Minutes of the July 2014 Supervisors' Meeting
Regular Meeting Minutes
July 7, 2014
The Silver Lake Township Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Silver Lake Township building. Francis Fruehan called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and opened with a salute to the Flag.
The minutes from the June meeting were read and approved on a motion made by Evan Everitt and seconded by Butch DeLousia, all approved. The Treasurer Report was read, approved and held for audit on a motion made by Evan Everitt and seconded by Francis Fuehan, all approved.
Correspondence: No Act 14 Notices received for new well pads, driveways or pipelines.
Public Comment: John Demaree asked about payment to Chase Card Service. Evan Everitt explained if the Township does not have an account with a company the credit card if used to pay for the item. Vera Scroggins asked about testing wells at Nichols property. She said there are five homes in that area that are affected with the chemical CTE and asked if the township receives the reports from DEP testing. Francis Fruehan said the township has not receive reports from DEP.
Old Business: At the June meeting Francis Fruehan spoke about a restrictive agreement on Laurel Lake. The covenant has not been signed and they exploring other options.
Act 13 funds have been received in the amount of $322,941. This brings the balance in the account to $631,979. The amount for the general tax reduction has yet to be transferred.
Auction results received from Auctions International for the 1984 dump truck with a high bid of $5,400 and the Ford Explorer high bid of $2,075.00. Evan Everitt made a motion to accept both bids, Butch Delousia seconded, all approved.
Evan Everitt said there are two water trucks he would like to post on Auctions International -- 1970 water truck in average condition and a 1963 water truck that runs and has been used for parts. Evan Everitt made a motion to advertise the two trucks on Auctions International, Butch Delousia seconded, all approved.
Evan Everitt said he would like to hire a temporary part-time worker for the road crew. Mowing the edges of the township roads still needs to be done as well as a number of road projects. The hours will vary and payroll will come from the road maintenance portion of the budget. Marty Millard has expressed an interest. John Demaree asked what the hours would be. Evan Everitt explained it would depend on what project the road crew was involved in. Evan Everitt made a motion to hire Marty Millard at an hourly rate of $14.00, Butch Delousia seconded, all approved.
Evan Everitt said Williams, WPX and Carrizo have regraded and added material to any road they have used in the township – including Donovan, Tripp, Mahoney, Dark Hollow and Meehan Roads. Evan Everitt said he has been very happy with the work they have done and have taken care of everything he asked them to complete. Vera Scroggins asked about residents driveways on those roads and who was the contractor for the road projects. Evan Everitt said Stoney Mountain was the contractor for the gas companies and all driveways were tied in with the roads.
Evan Everitt said the township was award the Dirt/Gravel Road Project he submitted for Crowley Road and hopes to start the project within the next week and should take about a week to complete. Amount received for Crowley Road - $56,356. There is still regular maintenance on other township roads to be completed as well as stone/oil pojects.
John Demaree asked about how the funds in the Act 13 account would be spent and suggested upgrading township roads. Evan Everitt said he would like to put a proposal together that would include taking a road each year, adding base, drainage and then topping the road off. John Demaree asked about doing more road with oil/chip. Evan Everitt said the maintenance on the oil/chip roads is more involved as well as costly. He would like to see Brittan Road to be the first one done.
Francis Fruehan said the resolutions involving the Act 13 funds will be reviewed and if they need to be modified it will be taken care of.
Hugh Holland said the fire company would like to put a fire hydrant in at Pops Hobby Lake. The cost will be approximately $25,000. They have applied for a grant but it will not cover all the cost. He asked if the township would consider helping with the cost. Evan Everitt expressed concern with the pipe location. Mr. Holland said the pipe would not go through the dam but around the spillway. Francis Fruehan said he would be interested in looking at the plans. Hugh Holland said the fire hydrant would save a lot of time shuttling water that currently comes from Brady beach area at Quaker Lake. The hydrant in Choconut has to have a pump to pull the water but the hydrant for Pops Hobby be a wet hydrant and would have pressure once the hoses were hooked up to it.
Police Report - Francis Fruehan said there were 18 incidents for the month of June. The report will be posted on the bulletin board after the meeting.
Driveway Permits – None. Road Crossing Permits – None. Assessment Permits – None. As there was no further business presented, Francis Fruehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Evan Everitt seconded, all approved.