Minutes of the May 2016 Supervisors' Meeting
May 2, 2016
Francis Fruehan called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and called for a salute to the Flag.
Minutes from the April meeting were read and approved on a motion made by Evan Everitt and seconded by Butch DeLousia, approved.
The Treasurer report was read, approved and held for audit on a motion made by Evan Everitt and seconded by Butch DeLousia, approved.
Public Comment: Angel Kublo asked about a check drawn from the Police Fund. Francis Fruehan explained as per the budget this check will go into a savings account toward the purchase of a police when needed.
Evan Everitt opened bids received for fuels and flake calcium as advertised:
- Unleaded Gas $1.669/Gallon
- On-Road Diesel $1.5526/Gallon
- Heating Oil $1.41/Gallon
Mirabito Fuel Group:
- Unleaded Gas $2.12/Gallon
- On-Road Diesel $1.716/Gallon
- Heating Oil $1.716/Gallon
Evan Everitt said bids would be reviewed and results announced at the next meeting.
Calcium Chloride for dust control:
- Schoenberger: $439.50 for one-ton super sack/delivered
- Bonham: $460.00 for one-ton super sack with a 6-ton minimum for delivery
- Bradco Supply: $460 for one-ton super sack delivered.
Evan Everitt made a motion to award bid to Schoenberger, Butch DeLousia seconded, approved.
Francis Fruehan reviewed the Township Solicitor’s offer to UniFirst as authorized at the last meeting. There was a misunderstanding regarding a uniform and supply agreement with Unifirst. Unifirst is claiming liquidated damages in the amount of $8,433.50 and the Township’s position is there no valid contract. However, recognizing that Unifirst supplied uniforms based on that misunderstanding and to settle the matter without additional legal fees and the payment of liquidated damages, the Township will agree to purchase the uniforms at cost. An amount of $1,922.94 was offered by the Township Solicitor and found acceptable by UniFirst.
Francis Fruehan made a motion to purchase the pants and coveralls for $1,922.94 and authorize the Chairman to execute a release of claims with Unifirst in a form satisfactory to the solicitor, Butch DeLousia seconded, approved.
Evan would like to purchase a new 9 foot snow plow for the township’s existing 1985 1-ton army surplus pickup truck. The cost of the now snow plow would be approximately $5,500 installed. This existing truck and new plow would be put into service to replace the township’s other 1-ton army surplus pickup and snow plow that has been in use since 2008. The older truck and plow will be put it out to bid later this year.
Francis Fruehan made a motion to authorize Evan Everitt to purchase the new plow for a cost of $5,500 installed, Butch DeLousia seconded, approved
There was discussion regarding the reclaiming Sophia Road project. This project will include asphalt, emulsion, grinding, reclaiming and shaping of the road. Evan Everitt would like to use $19,000 for the purchase of 9,000 gallons of asphalt emulsion from Act 13 funds to be used for base repair and the resurfacing of 6/10 of a mile of Lake Sophia Road. This will include asphalt, emulsion, grinder, reclaimer and sheeps foot roller. The balance of the project will come from State Funds. This will be documented in our 2016 resolution for actual Act 13 appropriations. Evan Everitt made a motion to approve the allocation, Butch DeLousia seconded, approved.
Francis Fruehan read the police report with 18 incidents for the month of April. The full report will be posted on the bulletin board after the meeting and will also run in the local newspapers.
Evan Everitt gave the road report. Roadcrew has started regrading of the township roads.
Assessment Permits for April – None
Driveway Permits for April – None
Butch DeLousia made a motion to pay the bills as submitted, Evan Everitt seconded, carried.
As no further business was presented, Evan Everitt made a motio to adjourn the meeting, Butch DeLousia seconded, carried.