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Apr 22, 2014

  GRAHAM TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

APRIL 22, 2014

 

Chairman Jeffrey Williams called the Regular Meeting of the Graham Township Board of Supervisors to order and the salute to the flag.  Roll call showed Supervisors Ivan Kyler present and Steve Condo also present.

 

Public Participation:  None

 

Minutes:  Kyler made a motion to delete 11a and approve the minutes of the March 10, 2014 meeting, Williams seconded and the motion carried with all voting unanimously.

 

Treasurer’s report:  Kyler made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Condo seconded and the motion carried with all voting unanimously

 

Correspondence

 

RECEIVED

 

Bills-28

PennDOT - Quarterly review

LTAP Full Depth Reclamation Class

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRAINING- Floodplain

PSATS- Bond Financing Webinar

COSTARS- State Contract approved for 2014-2015

 

 

SENT

 

Bills 28

New Enterprise Signed Stone contract

Woodland Equipment and Supply Signed Stone Contract

New Enterprise- Bid Bond returned for Road Project

HRI- Bid bond returned for Road Project

Grannis Bros.-Bid Bond Returned for Road Project

Walsh- returned joy stick from Peterbuilt

Harold Smeal-Certificate of Occupancy

Unemployment Office- low earning reports

PSATS- UC report

Morris Volunteer Fire Co.- $2000 donation

Lorie Rowles- Auditor Pay check

Helen Turner- Auditor Pay Check

Donna Shepherd-Auditor Pay Check

CCATS Convention registration and payment

PURTA-tax report

PUC- Act 13 Usage report

Glenn O Hawbaker- request for Performance Bond

Auditor General- Foreign Fire Report

PA-Monthly report                 Federal-Monthly report

IRS-Quarterly report               Keystone Quarterly Report

PA-Quarterly report                UC & PSATS Quarterly Report

 

 

Township Reports

 

  1. Subdivisions/Land Development - none

  2. Permits Issued

    a. Assessment ( 0)

    b. Building (0)

    c. Sewage (0)

    d. Driveway (0)

    e. Hauling (0)

    f. Fireworks (0)

    C.  Engineer’s Report- none

    D.  Solicitor’s Report - none

    E.  Road Master’s Report

    a. Steve Condo, Road master, spoke about the training session on the Retroreflectometer.  The piece of equipment tests the reflectivity requirements of traffic signs.  This process is mandated.

    b. It was discussed that Glenn O Hawbaker will soon be starting the road project in the township.  The roads scheduled for repair are Pinchy, Spring, Turner, Centre Hill and some lanes in Shady Acres.  Williams made a motion to clarify; TR 682 (Centre Hill Road) to SR 2030 (Allport Cutoff) will be pulverized for the full depth  reclamation.  Condo seconded and the motion carried with all voting unanimously.

    F.  Neighborhood Crime Watch

    a. Supervisor Ivan Kyler reported that several mail boxes smashed and 3 signs were stolen.  Resident Helen Turner also reported copper wire was stolen from a pole near her home.

     

    Old Business

    EXCO Resources, LLC paid outstanding bill from 2011

    EXCO, a natural gas company, requested the township to fix the intersection of Myers and Summit Hill Road for the large truck traffic, in 2011.  The township did the work and sent an invoice, which was never paid.  Recently, EXCO sent a bond renewal for Myers Road.  A letter was sent stating, no renewal unless the bill for $460.29 is paid.  The bill was paid and renewal is granted.

     

    Unpaid Bills

    Kyler made a motion to approve the unpaid bills, Condo seconded and the motion carried.

     

     

     

     

    New Business

    Mistake on Per Capita Tax Bills

    The PreCapita taxes were printed incorrectly at the court house.  The bill states $5.55 instead of $4.95.  There is no discount or penalty.  To change it would be a difficult process because some residents have already paid.  It would also be costly to reprint and resend.  This information was given to the tax collector from a representative from the court house.  If the supervisors agree, they need to make a motion to keep the tax bills as they are for this year.  Williams made a motion to keep the tax bill the same, Kyler seconded and the motion carried with all voting unanimously

     

    Township Audit Report.

    Williams read two letters from the township auditors. The audit was completed with no findings.  The auditors gave a 25 cent raise to the supervisors.

     

    State Audit on Signton Bridge Turnback Project

    The records from the Sington Bridge Turnback Project were completed with no financial findings.  The only problem was that the secretary’s bond was paid out of the funds, this was non-permitted.  This is being challenged by PennDOT Municipal Services.

     

    State Audit on Schoonover Road Turnback Project

    The records from the Schoonover Road Turnback Project were completed with no financial findings.  The only problem was that the secretary’s bond was paid out of the funds this was non-permitted.  This is being challenged by PennDOT Municipal Services.

     

    Shed Repair Electric Bill

    Electrical repairs done on the shed will be paid out of the Act 13 account.  Williams made a motion, seconded by Kyler and motion was carried by all voting yes.

     

    Annual Equipment Show

    The Moshannon Valley 9th Annual Equipment Show and Training Day will be held on May 28th.  Kyler made a motion to send and pay expenses for the crew and supervisors to attend, Condo seconded and the motion carried, all voting unanimously.

     

    Liquid Fuel Allocation for 2014 is $52,918.12

     

    Turnback Allocation for 2014 is $25,320.00

     

    The Township’s share of the Morris Twp. Vol. Fire Co. Workers Compensation Premium

    Morris Township is requesting $4752 for the fireman’s compensation for 2014.  The premium is up $2000 because of the new cancer insurance for firemen.  Williams made a motion to request the actual bill from Morris Twp, to accompany the payment as backup for the auditors.  Kyler seconded, and the motion was carried with all voting unanimously.

     

    NOTE The township building key was returned from the Chairman of the Auditors, Helen Turner.

     

     

     

    Adjournment

     

    Williams made a motion to adjourn at 8:29 PM.

     

     Respectively Submitted,

     

     

    Linda J. Bowes

    Secretary / Treasurer

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