Minutes of the August 2015 Supervisors' Meeting
Francis Fruehan called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and call for a salute the Flag.
Minutes from the July meeting were read and approved on a motion made by Evan Everitt and seconded by Butch DeLousia, all approved.
Treasurer Report was read, approved and held for audit on a motion made by Evan Everitt and seconded by Butch DeLousia, all approved.
John Demaree questioned a check to Forest Lake Township. Evan Everitt explained it was a cutting edge for a grader. Vera Scroggins questioned the At 13 balance and asked if funds had been received in the month of July.
No Act 14 Notices for gas pads or access driveways received for the month of July. Vera Scroggins asked how many months it had been since an Act 14 notice was received. Francis Fruehan said the only notices received recently have been for repairs or maintenance to existing sites. Vera Scroggins asked if the township has heard anything from SWN. Francis Fruehan said no one from SWN has contacted the township.
John Demaree questioned the payment made to the credit card company and asked if purchases made with the card be read. Vera Scroggins asked about the Quinn Road project. Evan Everitt explained the project is approximately one-half mile long and is a grant received from Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCCD). The Conservation Department grades the roads in sections and awards grants based on their information the project score. The total cost of the project is approximately $91,000 with the township contributing some equipment and labor as the in-kind contribution.
Auctions International bid results: 1970 American General high bid of $1,060. This is less than had been hoped. If the high bid is rejected, Auctions International will request a reserve price and will report to the high bidder. If the high bidder accepts it, the equipment will be sold. If not, it can be readvertised on the auction site. Tires: $62.50 for set of 4 – 920, $10.00 for the set of 4 – 425 and no bid for the third set of tires. Evan Everitt made a motion to accept the high bid for the tires with bids, Butch DeLousia seconded, all approved. Evan Everitt made a motion to reject the high truck bid and set a reserve of $2,050. Butch DeLousia seconded. If the high bidder accepts this, the Board unanimously agreed to approve.
Evan Everitt opened the new stone bids: Latona Trucking: All prices are a picked up #57 - $11.00/ton; #8 $11.00/ton; DSA $15.00/ton; 2RC $7.00/ton. Eastern Aggregates: All prices are delivered - #57 $21.95/ton; #8 $23.35; 2A $17.75; DSA $19.95/ton.
Evan Everitt made a motion to accept the new bids as well as prior bids received, Butch DeLousia seconded, all approved.
Francis Fruehan read the police report with 27 incidents in the month of July. Report will be posted on the bulletin board after the meeting and the full report will be in the local newspapers. Francis Fruehan noted that there was one burglary on the report but had no further details. Vera Scroggins why there were so many incidents for the month. Francis Fruehan explained the report included 911 hand-ups as well as animal complaints.
Evan Everitt gave the road report. John Demaree asked for the status on Barney Road. Evan Everitt said it was on the list. Mr. Demaree requested the road be taken care of as soon as possible. Evan Everitt said he has had some people from Quaker who have requested the potholes be left to slow traffic. The road maintenance will be taken care of as soon as it can.
Assessment Permits – None
Driveway Permits – None
Butch DeLousia made a motion to pay the bills as submitted, Evan Everitt seconded, all approved.
As no further business was presented, Francis Fruehan made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Butch DeLouisa seconded, all approved.