WAYNE TOWNSHIP MEETING
June 17, 2019
The Wayne Township Board of Supervisors held a meeting on June 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wayne Township Municipal Building, with James B. Maguire, David Calhoun and Brad Rote present.
Those also in attendance: John and Cindy Noltee, Rick Gardner, Steve Johnson, Robin Condo, Marci Orndorf of the Wayne Township Landfill, Rob Bowmaster, Wayne Bowmaster, Peggy Fanning, Karis Kellander, Mae Johnson, Kurt Smith, and Paul D. Welch, Jr., Esquire
Mae Johnson questioned the Supervisors about the form she signed when she applied for a permit for an extension to her corn crib to allow the Code Enforcement Officer Terry Crawford on her property to inspect the building. Mae asked if the form was prepared by Solicitor Paul Welch and whether the form is just for the building and then the document is no longer valid or if the form covers the entire property and questioned the length of time the form would be valid and who from the Township is allowed on her property because it is posted with “No Trespassing” signs.
Solicitor Welch said he is not sure which form that Mrs. Johnson was referring to.
Chairman Maguire said he believed that either the Zoning Enforcement Officer or Zoning Officer could go onto the property with regard to the permit issued.
Supervisor Rote agreed stating he believed the form only pertains to the corn crib extension and allows the Zoning Officer or Zoning Enforcement Officer to go on to the property.
It was the consensus of the Board that the paper signed by Mrs. Johnson only pertained to the extension of the corn crib and allows the Zoning Officer or Code Enforcement Officer to enter onto the property to inspect the project.
Steve Johnson made a request again for a copy of the report from the inspection of the B&B Campground by the Supervisors and said that the property owner was supposed to be present for the inspection.
Supervisor Calhoun explained that the property owners were in Florida when the inspection was done so the Supervisors did it without them being present because it had to be completed by April 15th.
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 and questioned the fact that there are two uses on one property, adding that the conditions for the campground do not allow anything within the 50’ setback.
Chairman Maguire said that the Board had Solicitor Welch review the matter and he provided a letter to the Supervisors stating that he had reviewed the Wayne Township Zoning Ordinance and the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and it does not prohibit having two uses on one property.
Supervisor Maguire said that it was determined that the shed is in a side yard so the setback would be 25 feet and the shed meets the setback requirement.
Mr. Johnson indicated he would like the information put in writing.
Solicitor Welch advised the Board that it is at their discretion whether anything is put in writing.
Karis Kellander said the “Old Bridge” road sign needs to be fixed because it is facing the wrong direction.
Supervisor Calhoun said he would have the employees fix the sign.
Bid Opening for Base Repairs to Reservoir & Pine Mt./Loganton Road
The Supervisors received the following bids for base repairs to Reservoir and Pine Mountain/Loganton Road:
Charles Construction $53,360
Glenn O. Hawbaker $58,890
HRI, Inc. $53,152
After review of the bids by the Township Engineer and Solicitor for accuracy and it was determined all contractors submitted bid bonds, and the figures were correct, however HRI did not provide an Affidavit stating it was compliant with the Worker’s Compensation Act which was determined to be part of the bid packet. It was discussed and it was noted that the nowhere in the bid document or advertisement stating that the affidavit was a requirement at the time of bidding.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to accept the low bid from HRI, Inc., in the amount of $53,152; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Approval of Meeting Minutes
Chairman Maguire asked if there were any questions or comments on the minutes of the
May 20, 2019 monthly meeting; there being none, Supervisor Rote made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; seconded by Supervisor Calhoun, 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 Report for May, 2019 stating that officers worked 81.75 hours and there were 108 incidents during the month.
Chief Winkleman reported that he received two telephone calls about trucks on the Pine Mountain Road and he was able to cite one of the truck drivers for being overweight.
He also stated that officers will be checking at the landfill making sure loads are secure and tarped and will be taking a bigger stance on commercial haulers.
Zoning Officer’s Report
Chairman Calhoun noted the Supervisors completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Municipal Questionnaire for property owned by James and Laurie Lauer at 54 Fritz Road.
Supervisor Calhoun provided the following Zoning Report in the absence of Zoning Officer Paula Kibler, listing the permits issued during the month of May:
Gary McGinness – 14 ft. x 24 ft. carport
Russell Johnson – Handicap Ramp
Harold & Diana Heaton – 9 ft. x 26 ft. Breezeway
Justin McCloskey – Rear yard fence
Boyd Lucas – 8 ft. x 12 ft. porch/handicap ramp and 14 ft. x 16 ft. porch/handicap ramp
Rickey Gardner – 20 ft. x 30 ft. porch
Monthly Engineer’s Report
Township Engineer John Segursky, P.E. reported that the Linnippi Village Stormwater Project on Hiawatha Trail has been completed and application for payment from the contractor in the amount of $27,711.03 has been submitted and he made the recommendation that payment be made.
Uni-Tec also prepared Change Order No. 1 reducing the cost of the project by $777.47 based upon actual quantities installed versus the bid quantities.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to approve payment to Charles Construction in the amount of $27,711.03 and approve the Change Order No. 1 in the amount of – $777.47; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Recreation Committee Report
There was no one present from the Recreation Committee.
Tennis Court Repairs
Supervisor Calhoun reported that Township Employee Arnold Coleman will be pressure washing the tennis court and filling the cracks and are looking for a contractor to place rubberized paint on the tennis court.
Supervisor Rote reported that the traffic signal has been repaired.
Wayne Bowmaster Property
Chairman Maguire reported that Wayne and Betty Bowmaster signed the letter prepared by Attorney Welch allowing the Township to go onto their property to remove tires and garbage, adding that the Board still needs approval to use the private lane.
2019 Ford F250
Supervisor Rote made a motion to authorize Supervisor Calhoun to sign all documents on behalf of Wayne Township pertaining to the purchase and title transfer of the 2019 Ford F250 truck purchased from Sunbury Motors through the CoStars program; seconded by Chairman Maguire, MCU.
Pine Creek Township Proposals for Road Projects
The Supervisors received the following proposals from Pine Creek Township for Township road repair projects:
Pine Loganton Road – approximately 5.1 miles to include cleaning shoulders, ditches, and water turn offs $13,670.00; may be additional costs if road waste has to be hauled off-site
Reservoir Road – double seal coat road after base repairs have been completed, $27,889.50
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to accept both proposals from Pine Creek Township for the road work; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Chairman Maguire also reported that Pine Creek Township also provided an estimate to double seal coat approximately 5.1 miles of the Pine Mountain/Loganton Road for $148,000 and noted that the seal coat work may not be able to be completed this year due to time constraints.
The Board discussed submitting the Pine Mountain/Loganton Road repairs to the County Commissioners and making a request for County Liquid Fuels money for the repairs.
It was the consensus of the Board to submit an application for County Liquid Fuels for the road repairs.
Jersey Shore State Bank Certificate of Deposit
Chairman Maguire made a motion to allow Treasurer Darlene Macklem to close out the Jersey Shore State Bank Certificate of Deposit maturing June 21, 2019 and move the funds to First Citizens Bank.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion authorizing Treasurer Darlene Macklem to close out the Certificate of Deposit at Jersey Shore State bank and deposit the funds into Citizens Bank; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
A.M. Logging – Road Bond
The Supervisors tabled discussion of the request from A.M. Logging Road to bond the Pine Mountain/Loganton Road because no one from A.M. Logging was present for the meeting.
Special Exception Hearing
The Board discussed the Special Exception Hearing scheduled for June 27th and whether Township Solicitor Paul Welch should attend the hearing.
Attorney Welch explained that he provides notice of the zoning hearings to the Board in the event that the Township wants to take a position at the hearing.
Supervisor Calhoun said he would like Attorney Welch present for the hearing in case there are any legal questions.
A discussion was held and it was the consensus of the Board that Attorney Welch attend the zoning hearing.
Myers Water Issue
Supervisor Calhoun reported that Mary Myers contacted the Supervisors about a water issue on her property along Shoemaker Road. Supervisors Calhoun Maguire met with Municipal Services Representative Daren Stover and looked at the area but the Conservation District is involved and the Township cannot move forward with repairs until notice is received from the Conservation District.
Chairman Maguire reported there is a small hole in the amesite on Stabley Road but looking down through the hole it is actually a two foot deep depression with a wire running through the bottom of the hole that needs to be filled in.
A discussion was held and it was the consensus of the Board to have employees cut the amesite and fill the hole with 2RC stone and patch over it until it is determined what is causing the problem.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to make Robert Dershem a full-time employee stating that he has been working part-time for the Township since May; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to approve the invoices as submitted; seconded by Supervisor Rote; MCU.
Supervisor Calhoun made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Supervisor Rote, MCU.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
Darlene S. Macklem, Secretary