Wayne Township Board of Supervisors held a meeting on November 18, 2019 at 7:00
p.m. at the Wayne Township Municipal Building, with James Maguire, David
Calhoun and Brad Rote present.
Those also in attendance: Carolyn Hanna, Carl Bathurst, Rod Shemory, Lori Shemory, Steve Simcox, Robin Condo, Rick Scheesley, EMC, Elizabeth Scheesley, Karis Kellander, Gary Myers, Mary Prince, Rod Stabley, Russ Johnson, Peggy Fanning, Doris Fritz, Zoning Officer Paula Kibler, Pine Creek Township Police Chief Dave Winkleman, and Paul D. Welch, Jr., Esquire
Resident Mary Prince asked when the repairs would be made to her driveway
and the Supervisors indicated that completion of the repairs is weather
Gary Myers questioned statements made by Chairman Maguire during the
October meeting regarding repairs at his property along Shoemaker Road.
Chairman Maguire responded that the Supervisors received a drawing from
John Segursky, P.E., outlining what will be done to try to resolve the issue on
the Myer’s property along Shoemaker Road, stating that the ditch will be opened up on the south side
of the road and on the north side where the waterline is it will be plugged
with clay, bentonite or concrete filled sacks.
Rod Shemory asked when the repairs would be completed and the Board again
stated that it would depend on the weather.
Robin Condo questioned if a permit was obtained for the Oregon Hill
Chairman Maguire stated that a permit was not purchased because the sign
that was put up replaced a banner that was taken down. He said there was a permit for the original
sign when it was installed years ago, adding that he had not reviewed the sign
ordinance recently but it was his understanding that a permit was needed for
the structure of a sign whether it was free standing or placed on a building
but if you changed the wording on the sign you didn’t need to get a permit,
adding that if he needs a permit he will get one.
A discussion was held and the Supervisors requested Attorney Welch review
the Sign Ordinance and report back to the Board on the matter.
Steve Simcox asked why there were three H2O tanker trucks parked on
property in the R1 Zoning District along Shoemaker Road claiming they must be
at least 500 feet from the R1 Zoning District.
Russ Johnson, owner of H2O, responded that he did not see an issue
because he looked around the area and there are trailers in the R2 Zoning
District has eight trailers within a quarter of a mile of his and did not see a
problem with it and as soon as something is done about the trailers in the R2
Zoning District then he will look at moving the tankers.
Chairman Maguire indicated the Township would look into the matter.
Approval of Meeting
Chairman Maguire asked if there were any questions or comments on the
minutes of the October 21, 2019 monthly meeting; there being none, Supervisor Calhoun
made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; seconded by Supervisor Rote,
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report as
submitted; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Winkleman provided the Police Report for the month of September which included
126 incidents and officers worked 91.75 hours during the month. The Police Report for the month of October
included 120 incidents and officers worked 76.5 hours during the month.
Winkleman encouraged residents to sign up for Operation Christmas and said
there have been two signups to date and additional signups will be held
November 19th and November 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at
the Pine Creek Township building, and also noted that individuals may also sign
up at Aungst Cuts in Avis. He said volunteers
are needed for a Walmart shopping day that has been scheduled for December 13th
and volunteers are needed to help wrap the gifts in December.
Myers complained of speeding on Shoemaker Road near his home and gave Chief
Winkleman permission for officers to park in his driveway while working speed
control on the road.
Winkleman said it is sometimes difficult to catch speeding vehicles because if
they are not consistently speeding and he also reported that there continues to
be a problem with untarped vehicles going into the landfill and since the
warnings are not working, officers plan to begin citing untarped vehicles.
Zoning Officer Kibler reported issuing five permits
during the month:
Hughes 16 x 12
& Deborah White 26 x 48
Reese 24 x 30
& Brenda Clymer 8 x 24 porch
Walker, Jr. 10 x
Township Engineer John Segursky, P.E. was not
Recreation Committee Member Doris Fritz reported
that the Welcome sign for the Little League field would be completed soon and
will cost $750. Supervisor Calhoun
indicated that Township Employee Arnold Coleman followed up with Brownie’s
Signs and was told that the sign is not finished.
The soft bound books on the history of Wayne
Township have been printed and after they are signed by Lou Bernard they will
be sold for $30 each. The Committee has
started a list of those who would like a hard bound book which will cost $60
each and will not be ready until January.
Doris also announced that that the annual
Wayne Township Holiday House Decorating Contest will be held again this year.
Doris provided an update to the Board of
Supervisors regarding the proposed 50 foot easement for the walking path on the
Maguire property adjoining the Nature Park stating that the Recreation
Committee voted in favor of accepting the trail easement from Bob Maguire and
stating that ultimately it is up to the Board of Supervisors to make that
Chairman Maguire indicated that the survey
and mapping for the trail has been completed.
Solicitor Welch said he received the sample
easement agreements but has not received the survey and mapping and Doris
agreed to provide him with both the survey and map.
Gary Myers asked if the decision has been
made to accept the easement from Bob Maguire and Supervisor Calhoun said a
decision has not yet been made by the Board.
Mr. Myers also stated that he did not believe
it would be a good idea for the Board to accept the easement for liability
purpose and also questioned who would be responsible for the maintenance of the
Supervisor Maguire explained that the trail
would be covered under the Township’s insurance policy and Doris Fritz stated
that volunteers and the soccer team from LHU are considering adopting the trail
to help with the upkeep on the trail.
AM Logging Road Bond
Chairman Maguire reported that he contacted Mark Byler of AM Logging and
Solicitor Welch about bonding the Pine Mountain/Loganton Road after the
Supervisor’s November work session and AM Logging has agreed to pay Uni-Tec
their fee of $400 per inspection for an initial and final inspection. In the meantime Township Employee Arnold Coleman
will be checking the road on a daily basis and will contact John Segusrky if
there is damage to the road.
Supervisor Rote explained that he contacted PennDot about bonding
requirements and learned that AM Logging is required to pay for the bonding inspections
but it is not feasible to have Uni-Tec inspect the road on a daily basis and
according to PennDot, if the Township has someone experienced inspecting the
road every day it is unnecessary for John Segursky to inspect the road daily.
According to Supervisor Rote, Township Employee Arnold Coleman will be
present during the initial inspection in order for John Segursky, P.E., to tell
him what to look for and if Arnold believes that there is substantial damage to
the road he will contact John Segursky to come back and inspect it and AM Logging
would have to pay for that inspection. The road will be bonded for $12,500 per
mile but if the total of repairing the road reaches 75% of the amount of the bond,
the contractor must re-bond the road, stating, “That is how we protect the
Chairman Maguire said that there will also be the Excess Road
Maintenance Agreement and pointed out that in addition to John Segursky, P.E.,
and Township Employee Arnold Coleman being present for the initial inspection
of the road, a representative from Stahl Shaffer who represents AM Logging, and
PennDot Municipal Services Representative Daren Stover, will also be present
for that initial inspection of the road.
The Board of Supervisors directed Attorney Welch to prepare the Excess
Road Maintenance Agreement and discussed the terms of the agreement with him.
Hoy Inspection Services, LLC
Chairman Maguire stated that the Supervisors reviewed and discussed the
revised agreement between Hoy Inspection Services, LLC and the Township at the
November work session.
Solicitor Welch provided the appropriate language for the agreement
which was revised by the Township Secretary and during the work session the
Supervisors agreed to revise the agreement, specifically,
Paragraph 5 was revised to state the Township would receive five percent
(5%) of the inspection fee for residential inspections and ten percent (10%) of
the inspection fee for commercial inspections and it was agreed to remove
Paragraph 10 of the agreement.
Maguire said Paragraph 10 of the proposed agreement stated, “Unless otherwise
agreed in writing, Inspector
shall be the only inspection services utilized by Township for Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code mandates.”
and explained it was removed because it would create a monopoly on inspection
services for Mr. Hoy.
The revised agreement was forwarded to Roger Hoy for review and as of
the date of the meeting the Board has not received a response from him.
Solicitor Welch indicated that the Board can authorize the execution of
the agreement and if Mr. Hoy agrees to the terms of the agreement he would then
sign the agreement.
Supervisor Rote made a motion to sign the contract for inspection
services with Hoy Inspection Services, LLC as presented; seconded by Supervisor
Calhoun made a motion to approve the preliminary budget for 2020 as presented;
seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Calhoun made a motion to adopt Resolution 11-18-2019 appointing Rick Lowe, CPA
to perform the 2019 audit; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Land Development Plans
Board reviewed the Final Land Development Plans of Highway Equipment which were
previously approved but the project was never completed. Chairman Maguire noted that the plans were
unanimously approved by the Wayne Township Planning Commission and the Clinton
County Planning Commission.
Rote made a motion to approve the Final Land Development Plans for Highway
Equipment as presented; seconded by Supervisor Calhoun, MCU.
Resignation of Zoning
Calhoun made a motion to accept the resignation of Zoning Officer Paula Kibler
effective on or before December 31, 2019; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
was the consensus of the Board that the position be advertised.
Welch pointed out that the Board of Supervisors will have to officially
designate someone at the Reorganization Meeting in January as the Township is
required to have a Zoning Officer.
Donation Request –
Clinton County Children & Youth Advisory Board
Calhoun made a motion to donate $50 to the Clinton County Children & Youth
Advisory Board for its BINGO fundraiser in December; seconded by Supervisor
Maguire asked if there were any questions on the invoices.
Carl Bathurst questioned the purchase of weed spray on October 24th,
asking what it would be used for this late in the year.
Calhoun explained that it was used earlier this year to spray weeds along road curbs.
Shemory asked when the weeds in the ditches along Shoemaker Road would be
sprayed and was told by Supervisors Calhoun and Rote that it would be done next
Calhoun then made a motion to approve the invoices as presented; seconded by
Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Calhoun made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Darlene S. Macklem, Secretary