WAYNE TOWNSHIP MEETING
December 18, 2018
The Wayne Township Board of Supervisors held a meeting on December 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wayne Township Municipal Building, with David W. Calhoun, James B. Maguire and Brad Rote present.
Those also in attendance: Rob Bowmaster and Malcolm Stabley of the Wayne Township Fire Company, Carolyn Hanna, John Noltee, Steve Simcox, Linda Calhoun, Carl Bathurst, Marci Orndorf of the Wayne Township Landfill, Robin Condo, Mae Johnson, Bob Johnson, Rod Shemory, John Segursky, P.E. of Uni-Tec, Peggy Fanning, Zoning Officer Paula Kibler, and Paul D. Welch, Jr., Esquire
Rod Shemory reported that he contacted First Quality again about the noise heard at his residence believed to be caused by the vacuum pump and was told that there may be changes made to something on the heat exchanger or they may try turning it to a different angle.
Rod Shemory asked the Board if they were going to consider the request made at the November meeting by his wife to have trucks exiting H2O turn right rather than left onto Shoemaker Road.
Chairman Maguire indicated that the Board discussed the matter at their work session and decided not to take action on the request.
John Noltee pointed out that his name was omitted from the list of attendees for the November, 2018 meeting minutes.
Rob Bowmaster of the Wayne Township Fire Company pointed out that during the November meeting the Supervisors advised him that they had not received an audit from the fire company for the past two years but in the minutes it states the audits were not received for 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.
Approval of Meeting Minutes
Chairman Maguire asked if there were any questions or comments on the minutes of the November 19, 2018 meeting.
Chairman Maguire noted the Mr. Bowmaster’s correction as to the dates of the fire company audits being added to the meeting minutes in error as the dates were not discussed during the meeting.
Supervisor Calhoun then made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected, seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Pine Creek Township Police Chief Dave Winkleman was not present for the meeting.
Zoning Officer’s Report
Zoning Officer Paula Kibler reported issuing two Land Use Permits from the date of the last meeting to Mike Haffley for a 34 ft. x 64 ft. outbuilding and driveway and to Steve Johnson for a 10 ft. x 16 ft. shed.
Mr. Merrill of 1597 Youngdale Road requested a letter to his bank stating that the property he is purchasing is not in the floodplain. Chairman Maguire confirmed the property is not in the floodplain and a letter was provided to Mr. Merrill.
The Supervisors scheduled a public hearing for January 21, 2019 for a zoning map amendment noting the properties will be posted in mid-January.
Code Enforcement Officer
A complaint was made on the Jim Johnson property of two sea sheds tied together with an awning never had a permit and is now considered a permanent structure. Terry visited the property and agrees with the complaint and the Johnsons agreed to purchase a permit for the structure.
Code Enforcement Officer Terry Crawford is going to re-inspect the Bowmaster property after the holidays.
Chairman Maguire indicated that one or two of the Supervisors would accompany Terry Crawford when he inspects the Bowmaster property.
Dave Thomas has moved the shed out of the stream back to its original site and temporarily secured it due to the weather he has had problems making permanent repairs to be in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. Code Enforcement Officer Crawford plans to return to the property in a few weeks to check on the progress of the situation.
Monthly Engineer’s Report
John Segursky, P.E. asked when the Board of Supervisors would like to schedule the bid opening for the storm water drain repairs in Linnippi Village and suggested the Supervisors open the bids at the February work session and award the bid at the February 18, 2019 township meeting.
It was the consensus of the Board that the bids be opened at the February work session and award the bids at the township meeting on February 18, 2019.
Recreation Committee Report
Supervisor Calhoun reported that an inspection was held at the ball field and everything was approved except the handicapped painting was not completed on the concrete and the parking lot did not have the stone screenings placed on it and the signs were required to be replaced.
Supervisor Calhoun stated that new metal signs were installed, the handicapped painting has now been completed and the stone screenings will be in place prior to the next inspection scheduled for Wednesday.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to hold an executive session at 7:15 pm; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Chairman Maguire reconvened the regular meeting at 7:20 pm and explained that the executive session was held to discuss legal matters.
Vacant Auditor Position
Chairman Maguire explained that the Supervisors advertised the vacant auditor position and Yvonne Hughes was only one person interested in the position.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to appoint Yvonne Hughes as a township auditor; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to adopt the 2019 Budget; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Tax Levy Resolution 12.19.18
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to adopt Tax Levy Resolution 12.19.18 setting the real estate tax rate at .00 mills for 2019; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Schedule Reorganization Meeting
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to schedule the 2019 Reorganization Meeting for January 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm with the regular monthly meeting to immediately follow the Reorganization Meeting; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
The Board previously discussed hiring a part-time employee to plow snow as needed and advertised the position and received one application from Greg Walizer who has over 20 years experience as an operator and foreman for PennDot and 20 plus years of snow plowing experience.
It was the consensus of the Board to schedule an interview with Mr. Walizer and move forward with hiring him as a part-time as needed employee for snow removal.
The Board discussed purchasing a new pickup truck and whether it would be beneficial to purchase a CNG or Diesel fueled truck and agreed to continue to gather information on different models of trucks.
Chairman Maguire reported that the 1987 truck has been listed on Municibid and currently the high bid on the truck is $2,150.
Rob Bowmaster – Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company
Rob Bowmaster of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company said he was contacted recently about calls that the fire company did not get out on.
Chairman – yes Board discussed some of the issues fire company at the work session.
Mr. Bowmaster stressed the point that members of the fire company are all volunteers and that is why there is a mutual aid system where neighboring fire companies assist each other.
Supervisors Maguire & Rote said the Supervisors understand and appreciate that fire fighters volunteer their time and also work for a living and may not be able to respond to all calls.
A discussion was held regarding the decrease in the number of volunteer fire fighters across the State and appreciating volunteer fire fighters serving the township. The importance of the Supervisors and members of the Wayne Township Fire Company working together was also discussed.
In addition, the request for audits from the Fire Company by the Board of Supervisors was also discussed and whether or not the Fire Company is required to provide audits to the Supervisors or is only required to provide financial information as to what the township money is used for.
It was the consensus of the Board to meet with the Members of the Fire Company to discuss various issues.
Chairman Maguire asked if there were any questions on the invoices, there being none, Supervisor Rote made a motion to approve the invoices as submitted; seconded by Supervisor Calhoun, MCU.
Chairman Maguire wished everyone a Merry Christmas on behalf of the Supervisors, and then made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Darlene S. Macklem, Secretary