WAYNE TOWNSHIP MEETING
May 20, 2019
The Wayne Township Board of Supervisors held a meeting on May 20, 2019 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: Carolyn Hanna, Richard Scheesly, EMC, Ardell Gardner, Rick Gardner, Steve Johnson, Mary Prince, Rickey Gardner, II, Brandon Coleman, Bobby Maguire, Robin Condo, Lori Shemory, Rob Bowmaster, Malcolm Stabley, Zoning Officer Paula Kibler, and Paul D. Welch, Jr., Esquire
Chairman Maguire asked for a moment of silence to acknowledge the passing of Resident Don White who passed away today, adding that Don was a long time member of the Zoning Hearing Board and the Recreation Committee, and will be missed by all.
Steve Johnson requested a copy of the findings from the inspection of the B&B Campground by the Supervisors.
Supervisor Maguire responded that there were no findings and the Board did not prepare a written report, adding that there was only one camper in the campground that was not being used.
Mr. Johnson also asked about the shed located by the home on the property, stating that it does not meet the 50 ft. setback requirement from the road and should be moved.
Supervisor Maguire said that Zoning Enforcement Officer Terry Crawford had previously visited the property and did not find any violations.
A discussion was held regarding the campground and home being located on the same property and the setback requirement for the shed on the property and it was consensus of the Board to review the matter with the Township Solicitor.
Lori Shemory complained about the Zoning Officer not being at the township office during scheduled hours stating that she has gone to the Zoning Office twice during office hours and the Zoning Officer has not been there, adding that she spoke with Supervisor Rote about the matter and was told that the Zoning Officer is permitted to close the office early if she is not busy and if that happens residents are to call her to schedule an appointment.
Supervisor Rote stated that was correct and the Zoning Officer’s telephone number is posted for individuals to call her to schedule an appointment if necessary.
Mrs. Shemory then questioned the Zoning Officer being paid for her office hours even though she is not at the township office the designated office hours.
Supervisors Rote and Maguire explained that the zoning officer is not paid on an hourly basis and she does work at other times during the month.
A discussion as held regarding Zoning Officer’s hours in addition to the weekly office hours and posting a notice to contact the Zoning Officer for an appointment when she is not in the office.
Bob Maguire indicated he was present to address a complaint made against him with regard to zoning, stating he was requested to attend the meeting to provide information to the Supervisors and asked if the complaint made was in writing.
Supervisor Rote said that he was not aware of a formal complaint being filed.
Lori Shemory disagreed and said there was a written complaint filed.
Zoning Officer Kibler explained that the issues in the written complaint were resolved in that Mr. Maguire purchased a permit for the deck and storage shed on his property.
Lori Shemory questioned whether storage is a permitted use in the Highway Interchange Zoning District because there is also a storage container being used on the property.
A discussion was held and it was noted that the zoning of the property was changed earlier this year and the storage container is mobile and was in place prior to the property being rezoned to Highway Interchange, and is not a zoning violation.
Lori Shemory also stated that Bob Maguire is renting the property out and questioned whether that is a permitted use in Highway Interchange.
Supervisor Maguire replied that the property had been rented out prior to the zoning change.
In addition, Solicitor Welch read a portion of Article 9 of the Wayne Township Zoning Ordinance which states, “Any non-conforming use or structure legally existing at the time of adoption of this Ordinance or which is created whenever a district is changed by amendment hereafter, may be continued, altered, reconstructed, changed, sold, or maintained even though it does not conform to the regulations…” stating that in this case the use was grandfathered in and unless the use is abandoned for one year or longer it would be grandfathered in.
Bob Maguire provided the following rental information for the record, stating the property was rented to R&K from November 12 through December 8, 2018; and during that time it was also rented to Ten Mile in January. April 9 – to October16th, and September to May 6th there were two other tenants by the name of Lorson, and he continues to have tenants. Bob said that he understands that he would have to go through a zoning hearing for an Air B&B, but at this time he has tenants in the property.
Mary Prince asked when the survey pins will be put back on her property along Shoemaker Road.
Chairman Maguire said the Board of Supervisors directed Rob Ohl, PLS, to do that and made contact with him but have not received a response from him.
Supervisor Rote agreed, stating it was approved by the Board to have Rob come back and put the pins back in, but he has had health issues, but if he is unable to do it the Board will find someone else to do it.
It was the consensus of the Board to follow up with Rob Ohl, PLS, on the matter.
Lori Shemory asked when the Township would be repairing the bank washouts along Shoeamaker Road.
Supervisor Calhoun indicated that Township employees will be placing dirt in those areas along Shoemaker Road.
Robin Condo questioned when the community clean-up will be held as she noticed it has been going on in the trailer park and also questioned if it was advertised.
Chairman Maguire said that yard waste is being picked up but it was not advertised.
A discussion was held regarding when to hold a spring clean up and advertising it in the future.
Approval of Meeting Minutes
Chairman Maguire asked if there were any questions or comments on the minutes of the April 22, 2019 monthly meeting; there being none, Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; 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 presented the Police Reports for April, 2019 and officers worked 77.25 hours and there were 127 incidents during the month of April.
Chief Winkleman reported that there have been several burglaries over the past few weeks at Fastenal, the McElhattan Church and at a residence in the township.
Zoning Officer’s Report
Zoning Officer Paula Kibler reported issuing the following permits:
Tracy Roberts – split rail fence
Mae Johnson – extension to a corn crib
Big Woods Land Company – permit for an R.V. Park was denied and application was made for a zoning hearing.
Code Enforcement Officer’s Report
Zoning Officer Kibler reported on behalf of Code Enforcement Officer Terry Crawford, stating the Bowmaster property was inspected on April 26, 2019 and then asked the Supervisors to report on the inspection as she was not present for the inspection.
Chairman Maguire reported that he and Supervisor Calhoun visited the property with Zoning Enforcement Officer Terry Crawford and asked Solicitor Welch to prepare a letter of agreement for the Mr. and Mrs. Bowmaster to sign agreeing that the Township will be paying for a portion of the cost to remove some of the junk from the property as long as permission is received to use a private road for junk removal.
Robin Condo said she and her husband discussed the Township using their road to haul out junk and unless the Township’s bonds the road, she does not believe they will agree to it because they have made improvements to the road and do not want the road damaged. She suggested building a road on the Bowmaster property and taking the junk out onto Linnwood Drive.
Chairman Maguire said he contacted the Landfill and the Township plans to remove one roll-off box of tires and a small roll-off box of garbage and have agreed to do the hauling for free and the Township would pay the tipping fees, so it would be two truck loads.
Residents questioned why the Township is paying for the junk removal and not placing a lien on the property as was done with the Moyer property.
Chairman Maguire explained that the Bowmaster situation is the removal of garbage and the Moyer situation was removal of an unsafe structure.
Supervisor Calhoun explained that the Moyer structure was falling down and the Township does not want the Bowmaster property due to possible environmental issues for future cleanup of the property.
Monthly Engineer’s Report
Township Engineer John Segursky, P.E. was not in attendance.
Recreation Committee Report
Supervisor Maguire reported that the dedication of the ball field was a great success.
Purchase of Kubota tractor and attachments
Supervisor Rote made a motion to purchase a tractor and attachments from Dotterer Equipment through the PA CoStars Contract; seconded by Supervisor Calhoun, MCU.
Submission Procedure for Wayne Township Planning Commission
Chairman Maguire stated that during the Planning Commission meeting last Tuesday, members requested notification be given to the Planning Commission Secretary prior to their meetings in order to give members more of an opportunity to review the submissions.
2019 Road Projects
Chairman Maguire reported that the Supervisors met with Municipal Services Representative Daren Stover and looked at both the Reservoir and Pine/Loganton Road and Daren has written up cost estimates for both roads for either a Bituminous Seal Coat or Microsurfacing, adding that Microsurfacing is a little more expensive.
Supervisor Calhoun stated that he met with Daren Stover today and looked at the roads to get an estimate for base repairs to both roads and those repairs are estimated to cost between $35,000 to $50,000.
Chairman Maguire said the Board is also working with Clinton County Commissioners to get liquid fuels for the Pine Mountain/Loganton Road because Crawford Township has a problem with the amount of traffic coming from Interstate 80 going to the Industrial Park in Wayne Township. The Crawford Township Supervisors did a traffic study and the highest count was an average of 250 vehicles per hour and that during certain hours the road is extremely busy.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion that the Township move forward with the road projects for Reservoir and Pine Mountain/Loganton Road; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
A discussion was held about the logging company being required to bond the Pine Mountain/Loganton Road.
Emergency Medical Services Week Proclamation
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to sign a Proclamation designating the week of May 19 – 25, 2019 as Emergency Medical Services Week recognizing Emergency Services Providers; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Chairman Maguire announced that during the County Convention scheduled for September, officials will be recognizing Emergency Services groups and Boroughs will be included in the convention this year.
Supervisor Calhoun also thanked the firemen in attendance for their service to the Township.
Resolution 05-20-2019 – Right To Know Amendment
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 05-20-2019 to amend the Right To Know Law to provide relief from vexatious requesters; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Tennis Court Repairs
Supervisor Calhoun reported that repairs need to be made to the surface of the tennis court and suggested getting estimates to make those repairs.
Supervisor Rote made a motion that the Township get estimates to repair the tennis court; seconded by Supervisor Calhoun, MCU.
Supervisor Calhoun reported that Little League officials requested a dumpster be placed at the concession stand at the ball field and after contacting the Landfill he learned that they do not provide dumpster service. He then contacted Love’s Disposal and their recommendation was that the Township purchase a dumpster at a cost of $565.00 and they would haul and dump it and the Township would pay the tipping fee.
Supervisor Rote made a motion to purchase a dumpster from Love’s Disposal; seconded by Supervisosr Calhoun, MCU.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to approve the invoices as submitted; seconded by Supervisor Rote; MCU.
Chairman Maguire made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Darlene S. Macklem, Secretary