Perry
 Township 

Minutes of Perry Township Meetings

2009-2011

 

Township meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday at 3:00 P.M. each months exception are ( March, July and November) the meeting will be at 6:00 P.M.

Meetings of the Township Supervisors:

Minutes of the Planning Commission:

Minutes of the Recreation Board:

 

Recent Deed transfers in Perry Township

 

Monthly Meetings of Perry Township Supervisors

Meeting June 14, 2011, 3:00 P.M.

                  The June 14, 2011 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order at 3:00 P.M. by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard, Allen Lemley, Lila Ayersman, Secretary and Linda Chambers, Solicitor.  Public in attendance were:  Ron & Patti Lemley, Marcy Raddish, Gregg Barb, Alene Phillips and Frank Basile
Public Comments: Mr. Kennedy explained that everyone should ask their questions and then let someone ask their question and not interrupt. Ron Lemley asked if this was something new.
Patti Lemley asked about the money that was taken from the Recreation Board Account and placed in the General Fund.  There as a discussion about the where the original money came from. She wanted to know if it could be donated to the Senior Center.  Mr. Lemley stated that if the Rec. Board ever started up again the money would be made available to the board. Mrs. Ayersman explained that the accounts that had Mrs. Chambers explained how to establish a board and then establish bylaws to government the board and then know what the proper procedure would be.
Marcy Raddish commented that it was very nice to see the playground and ball field being use.
A motion to approve the minutes of May 10, 2011 meeting was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                 Vote Unanimous
Treasurers Report: A motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                   General Fund: $32,168.19              Payroll Fund: $33,123.31                Special Funds: $ 4,121.58
                                 Vote Unanimous
OLD BUSINESS: There was old business.
NEW BUSINESS:
                                    A motion to approve RESOLUTION NO 1-2011 to approve sewer fee schedule and complaint fee was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard (See attached)
                                 Vote Unanimous

A motion to adjourn at 3:15 P.M. was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                    Vote Unanimous

Meeting May 10, 2011, 3:00 P.M.

The May 10, 2011 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order at 3:00 P.M. by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley was absent Lila Ayersman, Secretary.  Public in attendance were:  Ron & Patti Lemley, John and Marcy Raddish, , John Weaver, Bill Renner, Glen Evans, Gregg Barb, John Orosz, June Cesa,  David Reese  and  his daughter Riley. 
Public Comments:  Patti Lemley asked what services were contracted from Southwest Police.  Mr. Kennedy stated all services, roads, ordinances, anything concerning the law; she wanted to know if it included, traffic, criminal investigation, Court room testimony, community speakers for all the $2400. 00 to $3000.00 paid to them.   Mr. Kennedy stated anything within the three eight hour shifts. Patti stated they don’t just give township those services the township would have to contract those services. Mr. Kennedy stated it was general services.  Mrs. Ayersman stated Southwest does not charge against time when they attend community services. They are contracted to enforce all the law and ordinances of Perry Township.
Patti wanted to know about Southwest web site.  Mrs. Ayersman stated that Southwest had their own web site and they did not have any agreement with Southwest about up- dates or  what was put on web site. Patti wanted to know if the contract was available.  She was told it was.
John Orozo wanted to know is they would be doing anything about the roads, Mr. Kennedy stated that with the amount of liquid fund money available they would not be able to do much, The township only has so much money to work with.
Marci Raddish said the township keeps buying vehicles and not fixing anything, her road has not been ditched for a long time, they use to use the grader and it would last for a long time and not the bucket you get hole where the water lays. They use to grade 2 times a year.   Mr. Kennedy stated they were going to start ditching soon.
Patti Lemley stated she did see any maintenance, Mr. Kennedy and Patti got into a discussion about the phone line that was cut, and who paid for it.  Mr. Kennedy stated they were going to move on.
Glen Evans asked about the road John was talking about, the person using the road was suppose to fix the road, but never did, the person runs big trucks over it all the time.
Marci Raddish asked if the Township was going to renew the Police contract. She wanted to know when it is to be renewed.  The contract is renewed in November for one year. They will look at it at that time.
Patti wanted to know if Ron Howard was familiar with Township Ordinance # 2. Mr. Howard stated not off the top of his head.  Patti sated the one that deals with Marijuana. Mr. Kennedy stated that was Police business.  Patti stated that in 2007 that Mr. George was suppose to tear down the building and make it an agriculture area.  Patti stated the Supervisor never follow through with anything.  Mr. Howard stated that the plants were alleged plants.
Mr. Evans that he though Mr. George was going to build on to the existing building. Patti read from the July minutes about turning it into an agriculture Building.
Patti want to know about Ordinance # 3 of 2008 was there any fee schedule to go with the Ordinance. They are not following this Ordinance either. Patti stated they know their ordinance but do not enforce them.  Lou Scotchel should be in violation of this, Mr. Kennedy stated he had it inside a fence.  Mr. Kennedy stated they were told he was going to have a sale.  Mr. Kennedy stated if someone had a complaint they were to come in paid their $50.00. Patti wanted to know where the Resolution was for that fee. Mr. Kennedy state he believed it was policy. Patti stated the township had to have a Resolution to enact a fee. Patti again asked about the fee schedule. She wanted to know where the Attorney was. Mr. Kennedy stated that it would cost the tax payers extra to have her at each meeting.  Patti sated that was his problem he never finishes anything.  She stated Mr. Kennedy lived back in the 3rd century not the 21st. Mr. Kennedy stated he was done discussing the issue.
Marci asked about property with the camper on it.  Mr. Howard stated they were going to call Mr. Neil about the campers. Marci asked about the bringing in more than one camper and need to follow the campground rules.  Mr. Kennedy stated he already stopped one person and they are to come down in the morning to get the necessary permits.
Mr. Orosz state he felt the township supervisors have done a lot. Marci state the township has helped them out a lot also.  
Mr. Reese asked about the water that is all over the roads at the Post Office and up by Susie Lemley beauty shop.  Mr. Kennedy stated that the Township has spoken to Penn Dot several times.  Because of the rain the Township has not been able to ditch, it would have mud all over the highway if it would rain again. Mr. Reese asked about the property on Dunkard. He stated he called DEP but did not get any response.  There are still a lot of cinder blocks.  There is same issue on Wades Run. The whole hill side has trash all over it.
      A motion to approve the minutes of April 12, 2011 meeting was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard
                                 Vote Unanimous
     Treasurers Report: A motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report was made by Robert Kennedy   and seconded by Ronald Howard
                   General Fund: $16,525.45              Payroll Fund: $15,313.50                            Special Funds: $ 1347.56
                                 Vote Unanimous
      A motion by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy to approve the 2010 Audit report that was filed in the Clerk of Court Office March 29, 2011
                                 Vote Unanimous
       A motion to approve the Heavy Hauling Agreement with American Gas & Oil.6miles on Haines Hill .7 miles on               Haines Ridge Road and additional 2 miles on Hackelbender Run Road.  Bond included with a motion by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy  
                                 Vote Unanimous
                   A motion to approve the Heavy Hauling Agreement with Dana Mining on Watkins Road, with the bond included was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard
                                 Vote Unanimous
     A motion to approve the amendment to the Heavy Hauling Agreement   & Pipe Line for Mepco LLC was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                 Vote Unanimous
Information Items:  Clean Up day was very successful.
There is a letter writing campaign directed to anyone from the Senate or House who is supporting Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts for Education at Perry Elementary School on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Someone will be there from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00. P.M. to with paper pens and stamped envelopes, this is in hopes to help save the closing of Perry Elementary School.
Motion to adjourn was made at 3:33 P.M. by Robert Kennedy seconded by Ronald Howard

Meeting April 12, 2011, 3:00 P.M.

The April 12, 2011 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order at 3:00 P.M. by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. All board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Lila Ayersman, Secretary.  Public in attendance were:  Ron & Patti Lemley, Bill Bennett, John Weaver, Bill Renner. Representatives from Greer for bid opening.

 Bids were open: See attached bid sheet.  Robert Kennedy made a motion to accept the low bid from Jacob’s Petroleum Allen Lemley seconded the motion. All in favor
Robert Kennedy made a motion to accept the low bid of Golden Eagle with Allen Lemley seconded the motion.  All in favor
Robert Kennedy made a motion to accept the low bid from Greer with Allen Lemley making the second.
 All in favor.
Robert Kennedy made a motion to accept the low bid from Youngblood Paving INC. Allen Lemley asked about the company.  Robert Kennedy stated the company was new but they were some of the ex-employees from Russell Standard.  Ronald Howard seconded the motion. All in favor

Public Comments: 
Patti Lemley asked that the minutes be changes to note who the word she is in the minutes was referring to and that it be changed to state that Patti is Secretary of the Auditors.  Patti asked if the Feb. minutes were changed to show that Ronald Howard has voted no on the motion for the payment to the Auditors.  Mrs. Ayersman stated they were not changed. Mrs. Ayersman stated she had listened to the tape again and could not hear Mr. Howard say no. He stated that if that was the recommendation of PSATS.  Patti stated that Mr. Howard stated after the meeting he had voted no.  Mrs. Ayersman stated she could not put anything in the minutes that was not said during the meeting.   Patti asked the supervisors if they read the minutes before the meeting. Mr. Kennedy said most of the time they do.

 Mr. Weaver asked if the Supervisors would look into his house again with the new Sen. Tim       Solobay. Mr. Kennedy stated they would do what all they could to help with his situation.
Patti Lemley wanted to know if the Free Soil Road was bonded. Mr. Kennedy stated it was. Patti wanted to know if Mrs. Chambers had an Opinion. Mrs. Ayersman stated that when the Township talked to Mrs. Chambers they were told that it was her opinion that the Supervisors were correct in the way the pay the auditors.  Mrs. Chambers also stated that she will not be answering any letter or phone calls from citizens of the Township. Mrs. Chambers stated she was the Supervisors, Attorney and only will do what they tell her to do. It would be a conflict for her to advise the citizens.
With no other comments the Mr. Kennedy moved on with the agenda.

A motion to approve the minutes of March 8, 2011 meeting was made by Allen Lemley seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                 Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report was made by Robert Kennedy with a seconded by Ronald Howard.
                   General Fund: $30,359.06              Payroll Fund: $8771.75                            Special Funds: $ $8511.41
                                 Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve Tax Abatement Ordinance option # 2 an additional 4 years was made by and seconded by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard
                                 Vote Unanimous
A motion to accept the resignation of Thomas Bennett as EMS Coordinator effective March 13, 2011 was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                 Vote Unanimous
A motion is need to appoint Sharon Bennett as EMS Coordinator was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                 Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve a Lot split between David Brock/ Gary & Ester Brock laid out by Randal Myers RLPS was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                 Vote Unanimous
INFORMATION ITEM: The Township has applied for a grant to help with security cameras for downtown .The additional wiring will be completed this month for remainder of Christmas lighting.  We will also ask for money from grant for water or roads.  Patti asked about the grant the Police department got from Comcast for security camera. Mrs. Ayersman stated she received the information, but they have a franchise agreement with Comcast which the township does not and they will have Mrs. Chambers look into one for Perry. They receive several thousand of dollars from these agreements.  
Allen Lemley asked about the Police report and wants to know if anything is being done. The police have been leaving the gate open. The regular Policeman has been on Reserve for two weeks and it may have been the other officer.  He has given warning and we may have one citation this month. They would go to Bates Office.  Mr. Lemley stated that he noticed they coming out of Brave and traveled on Route 7 and not staying on township property.  Patti noted that John Weavers writing tickets and at the Crime Watch meeting the Officers stated writing tickets was not his major concern. Mr. Kennedy stated the safety of the Citizens was their first concern.  He has been told about the kids riding 4 wheelers. Mr. Weaver stated that whoever see them and report this to police must also be willing to testify against them in Court since the Police did not witness the event themselves.

A motion to adjourn at 3:35 was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.

Meeting March 8, 2011, 6:00 P.M.

The March 8, 2011 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. All board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Linda Chambers, Esq., Solicitor Lila Ayersman, Secretary.  Public in attendance were:  Ron & Patti Lemley, John and Marcy Raddish, Jan Ditzian, Bill Bennett, John Weaver, Bill Renner, Lloyd & Elizabeth Lohr, Ron and Martha Eddy and Glen Evans.
Public Comments: 
Patti Lemley asked it the township was working on the new Ordinance for Supervisors Compensation yet. Patti was told that the Ordinance was passed last month. Patti asked about the check that she received for Auditor.  Patti then asked about the roll call vote of Ronald Howard. Patti was told Mr. Howard voted no. Mrs. Ayersman stated that after listening to the tape it appeared that he was agreeing due to the recommendation of PSAT. She did not hear any no vote from Mr. Howard.  Patti then read from the Solicitor’s handbook for Auditors. Patti stated that the Auditors had other responsibilities in their office other than auditing the books by statute Minute books and setting compensation. She also read from the Pa Code. She stated she held the office as Secretary for the Auditors. Patti asked if there was an Ordinance or Resolution to pay the Auditors a flat fee. He asked Mrs. Chamber is she had an opinion of the matter.  Mrs. Chambers was not sure what the question was.  Mrs. Ayersman related to Patti the Supervisors were going by the Code and what they were told by the legal staff at PSATS that stated the Auditors would be paid $10.00 per hr is when they were doing Audit, or reconciling accounts it did not state they should be paid for any time used to set supervisors salary or attend the re-organization meeting.
Lewis Fox stated he thought they were not going to give away anymore gravel. Mr. Kennedy stated it was the Township policy to give gravel if they shovel it themselves as a courtesy. Mr. Fox stated he did not feel the Supervisors had the right to give it away. He came by and saw someone that was not a resident or taxpayer shoveling gravel into his truck.  Mr. Lemley stated he did not have any problem with giving some gravel to the residents of Perry Township. Mr. Fox stated it was not theirs to give away. He then questioned road maintenance. He knows some of the roads are state roads but something needs to be done up by Suzie Lemley’s shop and also by the Bakery where ice forms. Mr. Kennedy stated they have talked to Penn Dot about these problems.  He then asked about Haines Ridge & Renner Road, where there were soft spots and they put gravel down then it snow and plow and gravel ends on the side of road. It feels like a washboard.  Mr. Kennedy stated they get heck if they if they don’t put gravel and heck if they don’t plow. He knows it is a problem on some roads but they are doing what is need due to weather.
Marcy Raddish, said the people Mr. Fox was referring to came in when the Supervisors where not here and Police had gate open. She did not think there was anything wrong with giving the resident a little bit of gravel when they need it.
Mr. Evens stated that he felt the gravel was everybody gravel. He asked Mr. Fox is he wanted a few wheelbarrows of gravel did he feel he was not allowed. Mr. Fox said yes he did not thing he was entitled to any.  Mr. Fox also stated the township had a backhoe he would like to use too.  Mr. Fox stated if Mr. Evans wanted any he could buy it. Mr. Raddish stated he would help Mr. Evans if he needs any help loading gravel.   
A motion to approve the minutes of February 8, 2011 meeting was made by Robert Kennedy                            and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                              Vote Unanimous
Treasurers Report: A motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard.
            General Fund: $22,881.40           Payroll Fund: $15,003.50      Special Funds: $1,688.78        
                              Vote Unanimous
A motion to advertise for road materials and gasoline and diesel fuel for 2011 was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                              Vote Unanimous  
INFORMATION ITEM:
CLEAN UP DAY IS   SATURDAY MAY 7, 2011from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Township Building. Rick will donate the three dumpsters. The Township will pay for the dumping fees.
A motion to adjourn at 6:41 P.M.  was made by Robert Kennedy seconded by Ronald Howard.
                              Vote Unanimous

 

Meeting of February 8, 2011

The February 8, 2011 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. All board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Public in attendance were:  Ron & Patti Lemley, John and Marcy Raddish, Jan Ditzian, Bill Bennett and Gregg Barbb.
Public Comments: 
Patti Lemley asked about her invoice for payment she submitted to the Supervisors.  Mr. Kennedy felt if they were going to pay it should be only for time spent here for the meeting. She state that according to the Code she should be paid for the invoice as it was the duty of an Auditor to the Township. Mrs. Ayersman stated that she was told by the Legal Department of PSATS that unless the Auditors performed the actual audit for the Township, the supervisors did not have to pay them for meeting.  If they wanted to pay for anything they could pay for attending the Re-Organization meeting.  Patti again stated she did not believe that was what the code said. Mr. Kennedy made a motion to pay the auditors $20.00 each. Mr. Lemley seconded the motion. Patti stated she felt they were violating the law. Patti wanted to see the reason for not being paid it in writing, Mrs. Ayersman stated she talked to the legal department and Auditors are not auditing they are just setting the compensation of supervisors.  Mr. Howard stated he felt they should do what PSATS recommended.
Roll Call Vote: Robert Kennedy: Yes- Allen Lemley: Yes- Ronald Howard: Yes - Motion passed.
 Patti asked the Supervisors who was quitting in May. Mr. Kennedy stated no one that he knew of.  She wanted to know why they were planning to hire two new employees. She was told there were two to be hired in May and they were interviewing them.  Mr. Kennedy stated that was news to them.
Mr. Ditzian wanted to know why Mr. Bigley was resigning. Mr. Kennedy stated there were conflicts of interest. Patti wanted to know if it was Township or personal business for him to resign.  Mr. Kennedy stated he felt he was not moving fast enough on several issues and he would not discuss the matter. It is on the agenda will bring it up then. Patti wanted to know what the conflict of interest. Mr. Kennedy stated Mr. Bigley was a contracted services and they could replace him when
Marcy Raddish wanted to know about the letter from the water company.  Could they just do certain roads? Mr. Kennedy stated they would be looking for customers. They would not want to skip roads and go to next roads.  She wanted to know why she could not run her own line and hook up. If they need 2 million dollars she will never get water. The township is not the lowest income township to receive money for grants. Congressman Critz will be in touch with SPWA Mr. Lemley noted that the water company would not put just anywhere they were looking for customers. Ronald Howard stated that until the plant was remodeled they could not take any more customers.
Wanted to know about the cost for Police cost. It was noted that it would be $600.00 per week. The cost was to be $50.00 per hr.  The supervisors determined that it would be $600.00 that includes the cost of car, except for gas and cost for running will be split with Wayne Township.
Patti wanted to know about the Ordinance for Supervisors salary.  It was explained that the Supervisors would be receiving $1875.00. Patti stated the Supervisors received the money and we have not money to fix the roads. She then stated she did not believe that this would affect Mr. Kennedy. Mrs. Ayersman explained that the Code states that all supervisors of 2nd class should be paid $1875. 00. The old ordinance stated they would be paid $1875.00 but and they could not be paid to attend meeting. Code super cedes any ordinance.  Patti asked about the Ordinance for no parking. The supervisors stated that the Planning commissioners were working on the Zoning for Township and that they were going to have the Police take a look at it to determine what should be done.
Minutes of January 3, 2011 Re-Organization meeting were approved as presented with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                        Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the treasurer’s Report was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald.
            General Fund   $25,716.38     Payroll Fund   $ 23,233.91      Special Funds: $7606.74
                        Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve Ordinance # 1, 2011 setting the Compensation for the Township Supervisors was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy
                        Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the Heavy Hauling agreement with Mepco for Township routes T 600 & T389 made by Allen D. Lemley was seconded by Ronald N. Howard
                        Vote Unanimous
 A motion to approve the lot split Npyinity/Edwards as laid out by Lemley Technologies was made by Robert Kennedy and with a seconded by Ronald Howard.
                        Vote Unanimous
 A motion to approve the verbal resignation of Michael Bigley, Esq. as Solicitor effective immediately was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                        Vote Unanimous
A motion to appoint the Chambers & Pratt Law Firm, as Solicitor for Perry Township was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                        Vote Unanimous
A motion to rescind the Abatement Ordinances #1. 2. & 3 of 2009 and re- advertise the new version of the County Abatement Ordinance was made by Allen D. Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                        Vote Unanimous
INFORMATION   ITEMS:
 As requested by several residents the township wrote letters to all elected officials concerning funding for water lines on several township roads.  We have received letter from Rep. Bill DeWeese and several telephone calls from Sen. Solobay’s office as well as Congressman Critz and SPWA.  Unfortunately the funds for grants are very limited at this time. SPWA stated at the present time their facility would not be able to handle the addition lines until their new treatment plant would be upgraded.
The new flood maps are available at the Township for anyone who would like to look at them.
Remind to everyone the new sprinkler system law for all new residential construction went into effect January 1, 2011. All construction.
A REMINDER THAT NEXT MONTHS MEETING WILL BE AT 6:00 P.M.ON MARCH 8, 2011

With no other matters before the board a motion to adjourn was made by Robert Kennedy and
Seconded by Allen Lemley at 3:45P.M.

 

Meeting of January 3, 2011, 2011

The January 3, 2011 Re-Organization meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. All board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Public in attendance were:  Ron & Patti Lemley and Warren Bower
A motion was made to appoint an acting Chairman: Robert Kennedy by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to nominate Robert Kennedy as Chairman was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard. Mr. Kennedy accepts the nomination.
                                                Vote Unanimous
                                   
A motion to nominate Ronald Howard as Vice Chairman was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                                 Vote Unanimous
 A motion to appoint Lila S. Ayersman as full time Secretary-Treasurer was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard
                                                Vote Unanimous
 A motion to raise the secretary salary to $14.50 per hour was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote:  Robert Kennedy & Ronald Howard voted yes; Allen Lemley abstained from voting.

A motion to that the treasurer’s bond is set at $110,000.00 was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                  Vote Unanimous

A motion was made to employ Joseph M. Raddish, Kenneth Rowan, & William Belford as full time operators for the township was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                                                  
                                   Vote Unanimous
A motion was made to employ Matthew Bennett as part time laborer as needed was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                 Vote Unanimous
A motion to set the operators wage is set at 15.50 per hour and to set the laborers wages at $10.00 per hour was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                               
                                 Vote: Robert Kennedy & Ronald Howard voted:  Yes; Allen Lemley abstained from voting
 A motion was made to approve the following work schedule was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.               
               
                All workdays to be eight hours, with a normal forty-hour workweek, all overtime to be compensated with one and one half hours for each hour worked overtime. (Summer time hours will be four 10 hours work day May thru Sept)
The compensation for overtime may be used during normal workweek.  If employees are called out and have a scheduled day off time will be one and a half, if any employee has overtime coming from the previous year they can carry 40 hours over to the next year.  All overtime must be used within the year earned unless prior approval by Supervisors.  
             Full time employees will have 3 sick days to accumulate. Any unused time can placed in Township sick bank to be used by full time employees.
            Full time employees will be given eleven paid holidays providing the have worked anytime in the pay period that the holiday falls, (New employee must have work a 90 day probation period before they are entitled full benefits, vacation will be pro-rated per month first year) All part time employees must work day before and day after the holiday to be eligible for holiday pay. A regular part time person’s vacation will be pro- rated.  Holidays observed are New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Veterans Day, Christmas Day with day before or day after,  one day for Birthday  and both election days. To give full time employees two weeks paid vacation and three days off in case of death in immediate family including Spouse, Children, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandparents, Mother and Father in law, Step Mother and Step Father. One day for death for Uncle, Aunt, Nephew, Niece or Cousin. 
                 All full time employees shall be covered by the townships Life & Hospital insurance (effective after 30 days of new hire)   Retirement (after 6 months). If employees who are absent 3 days or more (unless prior approval) shall present a doctors excuse at such time, it is the responsibility of the employee to notify the employer of said absence         
                                Vote Unanimous

  A motion to set the Mileage at IRS rate of $0.51was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous

 A motion to appoint Building Inspector Underwriters as Building Inspectors was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous
 
 A motion to appoint Robert N, Kennedy as road master was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to appoint Ronald Howard as road master was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to appoint Allen Lemley as part-time road master died from a lack of motion or second.

A motion to set the monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM (Month March- July –Nov -2nd Tuesday each month meeting will be held at 6:00P.M.) at the township office, with Payroll will be paid every two weeks, Things can be approved prior to meetings but final approval will be on meeting day was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous
                                                                                   
A motion to approve the premium on the treasurers bond is paid and the prorated share of the tax collectors bond is to be paid was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous 
A motion to appoint Michael P. Bigley, Esq. as solicitor and legal counsel for the township was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                Vote Unanimous                                                                                   
 A motion that PNC be designated as main depositors for Township funds, First Federal Savings & Loans of Greene County and Community Bank of Carmichaels   for savings because of interest rates was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous 
A motion to allow the treasurer to transfer access monies from checking to savings in order to receive more interest on unused funds and to withdraw funds from savings as needed to meet expenses.
                                Vote Unanimous

  A motion was made to appoint K2 Engineering and Tim Neil as SEO officer for the 2011 year was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                Vote Unanimous
A Motion to appoint Fayette Engineers as the Engineers for Perry Township was made by Robert Kennedy and Seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous

A motion was made to allow the Secretary to purchase necessary supplies and equipment for the 2011 year was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion was made to appoint Lila S. Ayersman as Chief Administrator for the Township Pension Plan Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous

A motion that any employee operating township equipment must be eighteen years of age and have a valid driver’s licenses, Operators must have CDL and anyone under the age of eighteen must have a work permit and Social Security Card was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                Vote Unanimous

A motion was made to appoint William Bennett to the Planning Commission term to expire Jan 1, 2015 was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous

A motion to put the board into motion was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous
Public Comment: Patti Lemley noted that the Auditors do not set the Treasurer’s bond. The minutes would reflect a change to motion.  She wanted to know how the township defines the amount of benefits of full time/part time persons. She also wanted to if the Secretary position was full or part time.  Mr. Kennedy stated he would amend is motion to show it was considered full time; Ronald Howard seconded the amended motion and let the minutes reflect the changes. If you appoint Allen as part time why did you need to hire a part-time? Mr. Kennedy explained that Allen was asked to use the pickup down town and he did not want to do.  She wanted to know why it is not advertised. It was explained that the Township has several resumes on file and went through and interview 2 other application.  Ron Howard stated that if someone was interested they should just come in and ask to put a resume in with the Township.  This was an emergency with Tim leaving and snow coming and you could not advertise. The township did what was best at the time.  Matt only works when it snows and drives the pick up where the big trucks can’t go that way there are free to go on other route.  She asked about when they hire someone to cut trees down.  Mr. Kennedy stated the township hires someone when they do not have the right equipment, usually when the tree is too big.  
Allen Lemley asked Ronald about a statement he made to him about not doing anything without talking things over with all the supervisors first. He said he was never told about the increase for the workers. Mr. Kennedy stated he did not like the remark made by Mr. Lemley when Mr. Lemley was told his part time positition was on the agenda. Mr. Howard said he made that statement and though Mr. Lemley was told about the increase for employees. He also felt with the job the employees had done that actually the guys that stuck here and did their jobs deserved a lot more than $.50. Patti asked Mr. Lemley as a supervisor should he not stop and find out what was going on in the Township. He is paid $1875.00 to be a supervisor he should he be coming down to find out about things.  Mr. Kennedy did not feel that he should have to track Mr. Lemley down to inform him about what was going on down here; it would not hurt him to stop in and ask.
Patti Lemley asked about the re-organization meetings schedule for same night.  That is the way they are scheduled and the supervisors are not sure about the Rec. Board. They have no letter of resignations and as far as the township knows they have not met for a year.
Ronald Lemley asked about overtime. It was explained they get 1 ½ per hours for every hour work over there 8 hours day.  If you work 10 hours then you have 2 hours overtime that equals 3 hours and regular pay. They do not get paid extra you accumulate time. 
Patti Lemley wanted to know if they would be putting more gravel down by the Church and around several mail boxes where the mud was very bad. Mr. Kennedy explained they would get to it as soon as possible due to the trucks being fitted with snow equipment, and the gravel being frozen they would have to try to use the pickup as best they could.  Warren Bowers felt the Township did what was best. If people are interested they should put in a resume. Ronald explained they interviewed two people and thought they had someone hired, and then the day he was need he told them he was going to move to Ohio.
New Business:
Motion to approve minutes of December14, 2010 meeting was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the Treasurers report is made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                General Fund: $15,119.95     Payroll $9,695.75            Special Funds (Machinery & Street) $1,664.05
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion was made to ask the Auditors to set the salary for a roadmaster at $17.00 per hour three week vacation and same compensation as the other employees’ holidays& insurance was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion was made to apply to Greene County Liquid fuel liquidation grant to help with repair to Henflint Slip T 576 was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to adjourn was made at 9:45 A.M. was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous

 

Meeting of December 14, 2010

                The December 14, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. All board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Public in attendance were:  Ron & Patti Lemley, Greg Barb, John Weaver, Marcy & John Raddish, Officer Jason Wylie from SWRP
Public Comments:   
Patti Lemley wanted to know if the payroll information she requested was ready. It would be ready next Wednesday because there was one more pay period in Dec. She asked Ron Howard is there would be anymore gravel put on the road in front of Sammy Fox’s house. Ron said as soon as they could get to it they would have to change from the cinder spreader to take the gravel they would add some to it. She wanted to know if the company that was doing heavy hauling on the road by Gary Cain out by Interstate was bonded. Mr. Kennedy said the company was Mepco and they were bonded.  She wanted to know if the Ordinance for the Supervisors pay was ready and Mrs. Ayersman said yes and it would be advertised before the next election.
Marcy Raddish asked again about the water up to her place and said she had spoken to Rep. DeWeese and was told the Supervisors would have to apply for a grant.  Mr. Kennedy explained that it was very hard to get funding because of all the g rants we received in the past. He stated she should get the residents to draw up a petition and also talk to Joe Samatic who is with SPWA. He would contact Mr. DeWeese’s office and the Township would do what they could.  She also asked if there was anymore thought to having evening meeting.  She was told it was on the agenda for the re-organization meeting there would be three (3) evening meeting scheduled.
Patti asked about the Resolution to hire an Audit firm should that be done at the re-organization meeting.  It was explained that the only requirement was to be advertised before it was to be voted on. 
Motion to approve the minutes of November 9, 2010 as presented was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley                                                      Vote unanimous
A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard
General Fund: $46,226.24   Payroll: $20,978.87   Special Funds (Light, Machinery State,) $1,663.05
                                                Vote unanimous
There was no old business:
Under new business:  Mr. Kennedy introduced Officer Jason Wylie. Officer stated if anyone need him to call 911. If he was in the area they would get in touch with him
Robert Kennedy made a motion to get the paper work stated to apply for a grant for water that Marcy Raddish wanted from Mr. DeWeese’s office and Ronald Howard seconded the motion
                                                Vote unanimous
A motion to adopt Resolution # 7, 2010 the budget for 2011 with expected revenues of $1,070,352.00 and expenditures of $1,070,352.00 was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Allen Lemley
                                                Vote unanimous
A motion to Adopt Resolution # 8; 2010 to set the millage rate as following for the year 2011 was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard.
General Purposes at 2.67;   Fire Protection at .43;        Machinery at .58
                                                Vote unanimous
A motion to hire William Belford full time Operator at the rate of $15.00 per hour with a 90 day probation period for vacation and Holiday was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                                Vote unanimous
A motion to hire Matthew Bennett as a part time laborer to be used as needed at rate of $10.00 per hour was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Allen Lemley
                                                Vote unanimous
A motion to allow anyone from the Township who wants to attend the PSATS convention in Hershey was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                                Vote unanimous
A motion to apply to the Soil & Conservation District for grant to fix the slip on Henflint T576 due to the emergency repair needed was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                                Vote unanimous
A motion to approve the lot split of Lemley/Lemley was laid out by R.B. Mechling Jr. was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                                Vote unanimous
A motion to approve the lot split of Dulaney/Dulaney as laid out by Miles Davin, Jr. was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                Vote unanimous
Informational Items:
Southwest Regional Police have started in the Township as of Dec. 1. 2010. Thank you to Warden Gillispie, Officer Neligh and the Greene County Prisoners for the very nice job that was done at the Township building.  They cleaned the shops, stripped and waxed the floors.
With no further business on the agenda a motion to adjourn was made at 3:19 P.M. by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard

 

Meeting of November 9, 2010

            The November 9, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Public in attendance were:  Ron & Patti Lemley, Alene Phillips, Greg Barb, John Weaver, Jan Ditzian and Bill Bennett

Public Comments:  (all comments are limited to no more than 5 minutes per person); Persons requesting to be placed on the agenda will be recognized first)
Patti Lemley wanted to know why the employee thought she wanted their job description. It was stated they probably read the minutes.  She also stated that Mr. Bigley stated at last month’s meeting that she was not entitled to see the salary of the employee, Mr. Kennedy told her she could see anyone salary it is a matter of public record. She also wanted to know if the township was going to do anything about parking on sidewalks, According to the Motor Vehicle code Section 3353 it was against the law.  The township would have to pass an ordinance. 
Greg Barb wanted to know how you could enforce if the township did not own the sidewalks.  Mr. Kennedy stated it might be in the township right away. The township would have to research the law and have Mr. Bigley look at it.  The Township has already started working on an ordinance.
  Mrs. Phillips questions how someone could just put dirt and cover it up as her neighbor did. 
Minutes of October 12, 2010 & Special Meeting October 25, 2010 were approved with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                    Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ron Howard
                                    Vote Unanimous
General Fund: $          253.965.39     (included rollover pension payments) Payroll: $         15,136.53 Special Funds (State) $7,185 for payroll & liabilities
 There was no old Business. 
 New Business: 
A motion to approve Resolution  # 5 2010 to appoint Deltron Consulting Services LLC to replace the elected auditors in the examination of all accounts of the Township for 2010 at not more than $3200.00and the Tax Collector’s accounts for 2010 for $1,200.00 was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                    Vote Unanimous

A motion to adopt and advertise the proposed budget for 2011 with estimated revenue of $1,070,352.00 and expenditures of $1,070,352.00 with final adoption at the December 14, 2010 meeting was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy. Allen Lemley noted that were was no tax increase. Budget is about $60,000.00 less that than last year’s because of the grants received last year.
                                    Vote Unanimous

A motion to approve Resolution # 6 2010  providing for budgetary transfer of encumbered moneys was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy. Money from the Police need to be redistributed and the township took in more money from taxes (earned and LST) so therefore more was expended in commission and the budget need to reflect the distribution.
                                    Vote Unanimous
Information Items:  Work as started on Hobbs Run.  Ronald Lemley stated that it was a great improvement.
Motion to adjourn at3:13 P.M. was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.

 

Special Meeting of October 25, 2010

The October 25, 2010 Special meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Public in attendance were Ron & Patti Lemley.

Open Bid for Hobbs Run Repair work: There was only one bid from A. C. Moyer Co. Inc.

   A motion to accept the low bid of $32,503.50from A.C. Moyer was made by Ronald Howard and was seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                    Vote Unanimous

 

Patti Lemley asked what type of repair was to be done to Hobbs. Ron Lemley wanted to know if that was where they had put a culvert in last year. Mr. Kennedy explained the repair work that was to take place. Several patches would be repaired and then the township would have to settle with the lumber company they felt was responsible for the damages.  Mr. Howard explained the work had to be done before bad weather and the company did not feel that had done any of the damage.
There was no old business.
Under new business the Township budget work session meeting is scheduled for November 4, 2010 at 9:30 A.M.
With no further business a motion to adjourn at 3:07 P.M. was made by

 

Meeting of October 12, 2010

                The October 12, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq. Ron & Patti Lemley, Glen Evans, Marcy Raddish, Alene Phillips, Bill Kendall, Steve Bennett and Scott Carl
Public Commit:
Scott Carl addressed the supervisors with his concerns about hiring an out- side contract for police service. He stated him as well as Steve Bennett and one other from Perry Township has several years experience with the Police Department in Morgantown WV. He felt that a contracted police department will not have a vested interest in the community. He noted that most of the time with his experience most contracted police will not be here 24/7.The citizens do not want someone sitting and writing tickets for stop sign violation.  He said he was involved with several crime watch groups and would recommend that Perry start a COP group in Perry. This group would gather information and pass it on to State Police for instance suspicious cars in neighborhoods people. Mr. Kennedy stated that the township would like to try it for one year. That way we can see if it could work. Mr. Carl stated he would like to see volunteers to ride around to take down any activities they might see and car plate number and report. Mr. Kennedy state
Steve Bennett just heard about this and would like to speak his concerns and is very proud of this community and would not like to see this contracted out to a company that does not have a vested interest in this community. There are some small police forces that are very good, and do not know what this officers are like. One concern was who would be in charge Southwest Regional or State Police.  Mr. Bigley stated a major concern was the type of officer that would be in our township.  Mr. Bennett asked about type of certification and record check. Chief Hartman is an instructor for the Pa. Police and teaches a law enforcement class at California University. Both officers stated they would be glad to help out anyway. Mr. Bigley state he had made several calls to inquire about Southwest and was given a very good recommendation.
Patti wanted to know what had been negotiated with the Police. Mr. Bigley stated they will handle all crimes codes, Motor Vehicle, Domestic Violence and etc. Mrs. Raddish wanted to know to know who would get fine money. The money comes back to the township; any money from the fines issued by Southwest will be used against anytime for court. Mrs. Raddish stated that the Township has already made up their minds and she does not believe it will do any good. She was not in favor of having them.
Mr. Bennett asked about House Bill 1500.What happens if this bill goes through?  Mr. Bigley state that you can negotiate for more hours to be in compliance.
Patti again wanted to know what we have negotiated for. Mr. Bigley stated all violation of law. Mr. Bigley stated 911 will be called and they will know who will be on duty either Southwest or Pa. State. 
Patti wanted to know if the police officer will be the code enforcement officer. Mr. Bigley stated that Wayne as well as Perry will designate what the police force will do; they will decide if they want them to enforce ordinances. Patti stated she though Building Underwriter would enforcement the ordinances would enforce their codes. She stated when you call 911 the State Police are always here.
Mr. Bennett stated the State Police will still back up any call when needed.
Mrs. Phillips thought if they see police here once and a while it might help. Patti said once they figure out when they are here it would not help. Mr. Howard state no one will know what the schedule of the officer will be. Mr. Evans state he felt it might help even if they see a car in the township if might make a difference. Mr. Kennedy state the township will get a detail report each month detailing what they have done. Ron Lemley wanted to know about liability to the township if something happens. The township has a hold harmless clause.  Southwest Regional pays all expenses related, insurance, liability and etc. the Township pay only for the hours requested and supplies space, maintenance and gas for auto. Mr. Kennedy stated that unless we try this we won’t know if it is a good thing or not. It can’t hurt and it just might help.
Patti asked about her letter asking hours for supervisors and wants it for all employees. Mr. Bigley stated she will be provided a copy of hours worked,
Mr. Evans wanted to know how anyone can walk in and complain about a personal issue. He did not feel that he was wrong. Mr. Kennedy stated that anyone who has a complaint should bring it to the Supervisor not the Secretary.
 Mr. Evans wanted to know about clean up day dumping and the cost, it was for extra dumpster and the dumping at the dump site.  Mr. Smith donated 3 dumpsters. 
Patti wanted to know about the duties of Supervisors. Mr. Bigley stated their duties are defined by the code. She is asking the super what their duties are if they do not know then maybe they should not be there. She would like for the supervisors to give her a list of 5-10 duties that supervisors and 5-10 duties of a road master for the Auditors meeting in January.
Ron Lemley wanted to know about parking on sidewalks. No Ordinance or a code enforcement officer to enforcement any parking on sidewalks.
 Marci Raddish said she had a friend that wanted to know why there could be no parking on Route 19 in front of store. Mr. Kennedy state that is state road.

Motion to approve the minutes of September 14, 2010 was made by Robert Kennedy seconded by Allen Lemley                                               Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Ron Howard seconded by Allen Lemley
    General Fund: $  16,418.50                Payroll: $ 16,483.00    Special funds (State; Community Park; Street lights) $42,638.20
                                Vote Unanimous
There was no old business.  
Under New Business:  A motion was made to adopt Ordinance 2, 2010 an intergovernmental cooperation arrangement for police protection with the Township of Wayne and authorizing the adoption of the additional joint municipal agreement for law enforcement services which sets forth the terms and conditions of the performance of additional law enforcement services to be provided for the township by the Southwest Regional Police Board was made by  Ronald Howard  and seconded by Robert Kennedy: Discussion followed. Mr. Lemley was not in favor
                                                Roll Call: Vote: Ronald Howard &   Robert Kennedy, Yes, Allen Lemley No Motion carried.
A motion to adopt the Intermunicipal Agreement with Wayne Township for shared costs of the Police Agreement with Southwest Regional Police Board was made by Ronald Howard a second by Robert Kennedy. Discussion: Mr. Lemley state he was not in favor it would be like spitting in the wind.
                                Roll Call vote:  Ronald Howard & Robert Kennedy voted Yes; Allen Lemley voted No. Motion carried.
A motion is to adopt the Wayne & Perry Township Police Service Agreement with Southwest Regional Police Board of Belle Vernon was made by Ronald Howard and a Second by Robert Kennedy Discussion followed. Mr. Lemley was not in favor for same reason.
                                Roll Call vote:  Ronald Howard & Robert Kennedy voted Yes; Allen Lemley voted No. Motion carried
A motion is to approve the Heavy Hauling Agreement with American Oil & Gas bonds are included was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                                                Vote Unanimous
 
INFORMATION ITEMS:
PERRY TOWNSHIP TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT WILL BE SATURDAY OCTOBER 30, 2010 FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 7:00 THOSE WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE TURN ON LIGHTS.
Clean Up was a success. The township had 3 dumpsters. Patti Lemley wanted to know about the cost that was charged for the last clean up.  The  township paid for the dumping of the dumpster at the land fill Rick Smith donated 3 dumpsters however the township has enough to fill about 6-7 total dumpster  that had to be taken to land fill.

With no further business a motion to adjourn at 4:05 P.M. was made by Robert Kennedy and a second by Ronald Howard.

Meeting of September 14, 2010

                The September 14, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley. Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq. Ron & Patti Lemley, Gregg Barb, Marcy & John Raddish, John Weaver, Aileen Phillips and Bonnie Fox

.      Public Comments:  (all comments are limited to no more than 5 minutes per person);
Patti Lemley asked to be on agenda with several concerns. Mr. Kennedy read her requests and addressed her concerns about a check from Greg Barb and Cindy Youro requesting a meeting be set up.   Mr. Kennedy stated that the Supervisors considered the matter closed and would not want to discuss it any further.  Patti felt that the Supervisors never want discuss anything. They never answer her questions. Patti wanted the supervisors to discuss the Lemley/ Burk.  Mr. Kennedy stated the board of supervisors that had already been addressed and will not be refunding. Mr. Bigley stated that because there was not system to inspect the supervisors were not obligated to refund the money, Patti and Ron wanted to know how could you inspect anything is the property did not pass the perk test to put a system in to have inspected.
She asked about the Campground Ordinance and asked Mr. Bigley if he had prepared the Ordinance. Mr. Bigley stated the Ordinance was a sample from PSATS and it was copied and changed for the Township’s use. Patti stated that the hand book stated that the Solicitor was supposed to write and review the Ordinance. Patti stated it  has been two months  and  there were several outdated regulation in the Ordinance and Mr. Bigley stated it might have to be tweaked. She then asked about the assessment of the township.    She wanted to know why Lila Ayersman had Mr. Haines assessment changed.  Mrs. Ayersman stated that she did not change anyone assessment.  There was a question about the Haines property during the meeting. She then called the assessment office and they stated they did not have any campground or swimming pool on the books for that property. Patti stated that in the Planning Commission stated that open land should be agriculture not commercial.  The Township then received a notice in the mail the following week where their assessment was being corrected. She wanted to know if the township knew the proper way to have an assessment changed.  Mr. Kennedy stated that the Township would have to file an appeal form with the County. The same thing happened with the Phillips property when the building code officer was trying to determine if it was a commercial or residential property.  She stated she wanted a breakdown of the employees’ salaries and the duties of supervisors and roadmasters. She had asked for this information last year and never received it. She would like to have it for the auditors’ meeting in January    . Mr. Bigley stated Patti could not have any personal information.  It was listed as residential since 2003, but did not have any listing on the double wide. We then received a corrected assessment the following week.  She then questioned the Brewster property that never on the taxes since 2003 and was never paid any taxes on double wide, It was discussed back then but nothing was ever done. She stated Mr. Kennedy never wants to discuss anything or answer anything he just gets bent out of shape. She asked again about the Yorio check and that there should not have been any restitution by until all check were accounted for Mr. Bigley stated that was an issued for the bonding company and the person paying the restitution. All the money that was deposited in wrong account that Patti found has been refunded and it there is any more it will be refunded also.
She still wanted to know about the payroll account from 2006 audit. She stated that it was the same thing with the money from the cash bash. Mr. Bigley stated that there was an investigation and she should not be accusing anyone of wrongful doing in public. She feels the Accountant will say anything as long as the township is paying her. Mr. Bigley stated the Auditor General review the accounts and was satisfied, but it must not be good enough for her. Patti feels there is a conspiracy in the township and have been for a good while.   
    Minutes of August 10, 2010 were approved with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley
                                                Vote Unanimous
    A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard
    General Fund; $35,475.39                  Payroll; $ $15186.09               Community Bank Machinery $2,209.00
                                                Vote Unanimous
There was no Old Business:  
Under New Business: 
A motion to approve an agreement with Time Saver Waynesburg Pa to do the CDL Drug/Alcohol testing required by the State was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion is for a Heavy Hauling Agreement for Consolidation Coal Company, bond is included was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley
                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion for a lot split for Dulaney/ Dulaney as it was laid out by Miles Davin Jr. along with a Non Building Declaration was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to release the bond of Coastal Lumber Co for Lemley Hill Road was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the updated Perry Township Personnel Policy and Perry Safety Policy was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley
                                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve a Township clean-up day on Saturday Oct 9, 2010 for 8:00 A.M.to 4:00.P.M.  was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard. Robert Kennedy would check with Rick Smith to make arrangement for the dumpsters.
                                                                Vote Unanimous
Informational Items:
Perry Township has received a total reimbursement of $13,661.27 from FEMA and $5,245.77 from the State for the snow storm in Feb 2010
The Township will go back to the regular work-week schedule October 1, 2010 7 00A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
There would be a Prehearing Conference before the PUC on the Application of Trans Allegheny Interstate Line Company on the 28th of September 2010 in Pittsburgh Pa.
There is also an Open House scheduled by Dana Mining to discuss their plans for underground mining expansion at the Township Building on Sept. 28th 2010 from 1:00P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

A motion to adjourn at 3:34 P.M. was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.

 

Meeting of August 10, 2010

            The August 10, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard. Allen Lemley was absent. Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq. Ron & Patti Lemley, Bill Bennett, Jan Ditzian, Gregg Barb, Marcy & John Raddish, Connie & Bob Ammons, Russ & Ruth Haines.

Public Comment:

Patti Lemley said she spoke to Gregg Barb and he will get the copy of check she wanted to see.  She was told the Bonding Company considered the case closed.

Connie & Robert Ammons wanted to appeal the Campground Ordinance. They feel that it was going to be a hardship they take a loss every year. Mr. Bigley stated the Ordinance was advertised and the Ordinance was passed. It was noted that the advertisement was July 4, 2010 and it gives a general description of Ordinance and anyone one could review it at the Courthouse or the Township.  Mr. & Mrs. Haines wanted to why we need one when there has not been any for years. Mr. Bigley stated that Dunkard Township was having problems with campers in their township and DEP is starting to crack down on the Townships where campers are.  The fee was explained again. It would be an annual fee for the Permit of $125.00. and then each site would be assessed $25.00. Mr. Haines asked about the truck stop people go there and take a shower. Someone asked about Wal-Mart where people park their camper.  Mr. Kennedy & Mr. Bigley state that DEP was looking into the dumping and Mr. Kennedy was not going to pay a fine because the township did not do anything about the campers. Mrs. Haines stated they have 30 tap. Mr. Bigley told her she would have to collect a fee from those sites. They would have to collect the fee and they pay the township annually and recoup the fee from the transients. Once the fee was paid per site they could have as many people come and go at the site.   
Mrs. Ammons stated the use a port a john and the ordinance refers to sewer systems. They do not make any profit and would not be able to have it anymore.

Patti Lemley asked if it was not the SEO officer job to check into the dumping. Did Mr. Bigley just state at a meeting that the Township could not enforce their own Ordinance
.
Marcy Raddish wanted to know if there as a possible that the meeting could be held in the evening. Mr. Kennedy stated it use to be held and that when that had a chance to talk to all supervisors they would look into it.  It would have to be advertised.
Mr. Kennedy stated that the township was working hard to get the park nice for the Township. Chesapeake Energy donated money to help purchase picnic tables and will be down here on the 20th to have a community day. Mrs. Haines stated that some of the people that were coming up here were also people that lived in their campground and be the ones that would be paying the fee.  She felt that the whole Ordinance was ridiculous.

Patti Lemley wanted to know about people that had travel trailer in their yard. She was told they would have to get a Travel Trailer permit. The permit is $20.00 for 6 months. She stated the township could not enforce the Ordinance since the Township did not have code enforcement.  It you just tried to enforce that one Ordinance that would be select enforcement. Mr.  & Mrs. Haines feel it is just another tax. Anyone could appeal if they file a $500.00 fee.

Motion to approve the minutes of July 13, 2010 as presented was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Robert Kennedy and Seconded by Ronald Howard.
    General Fund; $12,999.52  Payroll; $14,301.92    State Fund: $3,314.54   Community Park; $421.08 Street lights; $559.05
                                                Vote Unanimous
Under Old Business:   The new Sewer fee stated the application for a new permit would stay at $300.00. This includes a final inspection; however you will not be reimbursed any money if your system does not pass the final inspection.  You will have to fix the problem and then it will be inspected again.  
Under New Business: 
A motion to approve the following lot split Hall to Hall property laid out by Miles A. Davin Jr. was made Robert Kennedy and Seconded by Ronald Howard
                                                Vote Unanimous

A motion to approve the following lot split Karen Bryan/ H & H Stone Co LLC property laid out by Lemley Technologies was made by Robert Kennedy and Seconded by Ronald Howard
                                                Vote Unanimous

A motion to approve the following lot split Royal Crown LLC to Kirby Development property laid out by Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. was made by Robert Kennedy and Seconded by Ronald Howard

                                                Vote Unanimous

A motion to approve the Road Closing for Car Show was made by Robert Kennedy and Seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                Vote Unanimous

A motion to approve the Solicitor to proceed with legal action against Costal Lumber and Bond Company for damages      to Hobbs Run was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                Vote Unanimous

 

With no further action a motion to adjourn was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard at 3:43 P.M.

 

Meeting of July 13, 2010

The July 13, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard & Allen Lemley. Public in attendance were, Ron & Patti Lemley, Bill Bennett, Jan Ditzian, Gregg Barb, Marcy Raddish, Glen Evans, Russ & Ruth Haines.
Public Comment:
 Marcy Raddish wanted to know if and when they would get water up her road. Mr. Kennedy stated the Township would have to have grant money to be able to do any new water lines and it will be very hard to get money after the grant at this time.    She wanted to know if it the state mandated people put in Sand Mound septic systems? She felt is the most expensive system to install and to maintain. Most people cannot afford to put that type of system in.  Mr. Kennedy stated it was up to DEP and the SEO Officer to determine what system is needed.
Patti Lemley asked about the resolution for the fee for Sewer that was passed last months. After discussion about the resolution the old resolution would give the $100.00 back if the final inspection failed. In the new resolution you do not get anything back. We are not always getting any reimbursement from the state. If it fails you must repair the system.   She then asked about the reimbursement on the bond from the Audit she stated that she talked to Gregg Barbb and that he had paid 3 times for a permit. If the money was not missing then someone could have that on their record and might hinder them from getting a job. It could have been anyone since there were several people that handled the money.  Mr. Bigley stated that no one accused anyone of anything and if any other money is found to not be missing then we will reimbursed to the bond company.
Marcy Raddish wanted to know where the money would come from it the Township got a police force.  Mr. Kennedy stated that we put money in the budget to cover the expense because of an Act that the legislature was trying to pass to make each municipality pay for State Police protection, so the township along with Wayne Township are looking into an agreement with Southwest Regional for an estimated cost of $26,000.00, we have been looking into this for at least a year. She wanted to know why you could not wait until it was pass.  Mr. Kennedy stated you would not have enough time to get it in place.  The police would work for the people and not be just traffic police.    
Patti Lemley wanted to know about the new Ordinance for Campgrounds.  Mr. Kennedy stated that Dunkard Township was having problems with all the camper coming into the township and the township would like to head off any problems that might arise from all the companies that are in the township.  It was noted that this would also cover any campground that is in the township at the present, there would be a fee of $125.00 annually and $25.00 per site in use. This Ordinance was the one recommended on the PSATS web site. Mrs. & Mr. Haines were very upset since they have had their campground for 40 years. Mr. Haines feels it is just a way for the township to get money. He also wanted to know who was going to keep track of ever camper.   Mr. Bigley stated these people are using the roadways and the Township should be able to recoup some of the expense for the maintenance of these roadways, sewer and water is also being provided to these people. 
It was stated that the Travel Trailer permit was different because it would be only one trailer or camper and be a temporary and their fee would remain at $20.00 for 6 months.   
Minutes of July 13, 2010 were approved as presented with a motion by Robert Kennedy and a seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the treasurer report as follows:              General Fund;         $39,630.45       Payroll; 30,634.15              State Fund: 47,321.75 Community Bank: $1,104.00 Community Park; $100.00 Street lights; 317.86 was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                                                Vote Unanimous
There was not old business to discuss.

Under New Business: 
    A motion is need to approve the Shaft Drilling Construction at Meadow Ridge Park as approved by the Greene County Planning Commission and no objections from Perry Township Planning Commission was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                                                Vote Unanimous
    A motion is need to adopt the Ordinance # 1- 2010 to establish minimum standards governing the construction and maintenance of Campgrounds; providing for the issuance of permits for operations and providing for the penalties for violation of this Ordinance was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                                                Vote Unanimous
    A motion is need to approve Resolution # 2- 2010 for the Opposition to Force Local Government Mergers and Consolidation was made by Ronald Howard with a second by Robert Kennedy.
                                                                Vote Unanimous
    A motion is need to approve the Heavy Hauling Agreement with Coastal Lumber Company for the use of .1 miles on Little Shannon and 1 mile on Lemley Hill Rd. Bond filed was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                                                Vote Unanimous
    A motion is need to approve the Lot split between Liberty Land/Budinsky as laid out by Donald P. Board was made by Ronald Howard with a second by Robert Kennedy.
                                                                Vote Unanimous
Information Items: The Greene County Prisoners will be back the 19th to finish the work on pavilion.  
Chesapeake Energy donated $700.00 to help purchase new picnic tables for new pavilion.

With no further business a Motion to adjourn was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley at 3:47 P.M, to adjourn.

 

Meeting of June 8, 2010

The June 8, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy
followed by the Pledge to Flag. Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard & Allen Lemley.

Public in attendance were, Ron & Patti Lemley, Bill Bennett, Jan Ditzian, Bill Kendall, Gregg Barb & Andrew Liebhold

Public Comments:

Patti Lemley asked about the changes that were made to the Sewer resolution. The Township stated that fee stayed the same,
but if your system did not pass inspection you would not get any refund. Complaint fee went up to $100.00. The holding tank
will be at the rate of disposal with a two month fee required. She asked about the Insurance bond, and was told that the
money that was discovered not missing but had been deposited in to the appropriate account. We refunded $5,589.39.

Minutes of May 11, 2010 were approved as presented with a motion by Robert Kennedy seconded by Allen Lemley

Vote Unanimous

A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Robert Kennedy seconded by Allen Lemley

Vote Unanimous

General Fund; $9,891.85 Payroll; 16,058.56, State Fund: $$648.07 Fire Hydrant: $2900.00

Old Business: Holding tank Ordinance and the recommendations for the following fee schedule was discussed.

A motion is to approve Resolution # 1 2010 to establish Sewer Permit Fee. Fee application will be $300.00. (This will include the
final inspection if passes.) Repair fee will be $125.00 includes inspection.

Complaint as authorized by the Township will be $100.00 and must be in writing and signed. If complaint is justified the fee will
be refunded.

The Holding Tank Bond fee will be at the rate for removal of waste. (Two Months deposit required) was made by Robert
Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard. Allen asked about the holding tank and Mr. Kennedy explained that some people
use the tank until they get their system in. They must be low flow.

Vote Unanimous

New Business:

A motion to change from Healthamerica to High Mark Blue Shield Blue Cross insurance Company effective August 1, 2010 was
made by Robert Kennedy seconded by Ronald Howard. Mr. Kennedy asked about dental insurance and they decided to wait
until they could get more information on the dental part.

Vote Unanimous

Information Items: Mr. Kendall stated the Community Yard Sale would be June 19, 2010.

Perry Township and Wayne is still looking into an agreement with Southwest Regional Police force we will know more after Mr.
Kennedy finds out about a police vehicle from Mr. Romeo. He will also look into getting donation from the Community to help

with the cost about $26,500.00 a year for the costs. Patti asked about the money that was placed into the budget for police.

Mr. Kennedy asked the Solicitor to look into a matter concerning Lemley Hill where a drilling company and lumber company has
caused damage and there is a slip at the George property and the gate to be moved back to their property. Mr. Lemley stated
he did not think it should have been there in the first place. Mr. Howard was in agreement to have it moved. Patti wanted to
know why they were allowed to place it there. Mr. Kennedy stated it was done before he was a supervisor. They also replaced
a bridge without Township permission.

Jan Ditzian wanted know if there was a time frame on the zoning from Macklin Engineering. Mr. Kennedy said that Mr. Ditzian
should also call Macklin to let them know the planning commission was very interested in moving on with zoning. He also
suggested the planning commission might want to invite them to one of their meeting. Mr. Kennedy also asked Mr. Liebhold
to attend some of the meeting as he had be interested in becoming a member and was sure that he could help the planning
committee.

With no further business a Motion to adjourn was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley at 3:28 P.M.

 

Perry Township Supervisors, Meeting May 11, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

 

            The May 11, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Howard & Allen Lemley;
Public in attendance were, Glen Evans, Ron& Patti Lemley, Bill Bennett, Jan Ditzian, Aileen Phillips, Gregg Barb, Ron Phillips, Ernie Kughn, John Weaver and Cindy Bailey.
Public Comments; Jan Ditzian addressed the board about the Planning Commission board meeting scheduled for May 12, 2010, A representative for the County Economical Development would be there to talk about the Marcellus Shell and its impact on the community. It is a public meeting but not for general discussion. Jan was not sure if the representative would be Robbie Matesic.   
Patti Lemley wanted to know if Macklin Engineering would be there, it was stated they were not invited. Mr. Kennedy stated that Macklin are looking into several things for the Township such as sidewalks, zoning there are several things going on in this township.  She asked about the Holding Tank, it was noted that there was only one change made to the Rules and Regulation on page 8.Patti said the township should set the amount by a resolution. Mr. Kennedy stated they would look into it. She want to know what the fee was for the sewer was. Was it not set by resolution and she wanted to bring the application down Friday she had one for Nancy Hall that she wanted to file.
 Ron Lemley stated he was glad the detour signs were down.
 Allen Lemley wanted to know why Patti would be bring down someone else’s permit should they not bring down their own permits. Patti stated the people were very busy and no one was here Friday and they asked her to pick one up. She said she called down and was told by a supervisor that she could pick the application up.
Minutes of March 9, 2010 were accepted as presented with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                    Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Ronald Howard and seconded by Allen Lemley
                        General Fund;   $18,958.77   Payroll; $14,233.00   State Fund: $1,721.88
                                    Vote Unanimous                       
Old Business:  The holding tank was discussed and there were changes made to the new Rules and Regulations, but Pattie Lemley thought there should have been a Resolution to set the bond need required in the Rules. The Supervisors will look into the matter further. 
Under New Business: 
A motion to appoint Ronald Howard as Roadmaster for Perry Township retroactive back to April 13, 2010 when he was appointed Supervisors was made by Allen Lemley and Seconded by Robert Kennedy. 
                        Vote Unanimous
A motion to appoint Kathleen K. Namolek to the Planning Commission to replace Joe Fox term to expire on 12/31/13 was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard. Andrew Liebhold also asked to be considered but the committee felt someone from that end of township should be represented on the board.   
                        Vote Unanimous
    .           A motion to approve the Designation of Agent Resolution for FEMA relief from the snow storm in February and to appoint Lila Ayersman as the contact person was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.                                                                                                                                               
                                            Vote Unanimous
A Motion to approve the Heavy Hauling Agreement with Costal Lumber Co. bond is included and fee was paid was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                    Vote Unanimous
A motion to apply for funding from USDA for the purchase of new dump truck with plow was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                    Vote Unanimous

Information Items:
Perry Township and Wayne Township are in discussion with the Southwest Regional Police Department to cover both Townships. 
 Anyone that has a fire extinguisher that is from Fairmont division of Valley National Gases INC should have their equipment serviced because the company does not do this service any longer.  They may be out dated and need to be replaced.
Clean up day was a great success there were about 5 dumpsters used.
The Township would like to thank Warden Gillispie and Paul Neligh and the inmates for the very nice job they are doing on the Pavilion. We hope to have it finished this month.

With no further business a Motion to adjourn was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard at 3:19 P.M.

 

 

Perry Township Supervisors, Meeting , April 13, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

                The April 13, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were,  Robert Kennedy Allen Lemley; Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq., Glen Evans,  Ron& Patti Lemley,  , Bill Bennett, Chuck Obrad, Jan Ditzian, Mary Howard, Aileen Phillips Gregg Barb Ron Phillips Kenney Stewart Representatives from various bidding companies and Cindy Bailey.
A motion to accept the resignation of G. Albert Phillips as Perry Township Supervisor effective immediately was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion was made to appoint Ronald Howard as Perry Township Supervisor until the next Municipal election by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy asked  Mr. Bennett if he agreed with the appointment since he is on the vacancy board member. He stated he agreed with the appointment.
                                Vote Unanimous
Patti Lemley, a Notary gave Mr. Howard the Oath of Office and Mr. Howard took his seat as a Perry Township Supervisor.
 ROAD BIDS were then opened and read (see Attached) Mr. Kennedy made a motion to award bids To Golden Eagle,  Cold Patch Allen Lemley seconded the motion
                                Vote Unanimous
Mr. Kennedy made a motion to award bids Greer for stone and Ronald Howard seconded the motion as they were low bidder
                                 Vote Unanimous
Mr. Kennedy made a motion to award bids TDF for oil and Allen Lemley seconded the motion they were low bidder.
                                Vote Unanimous
Mr. Kennedy made a motion to award bids Jacobs Oil for gas and diesel Ronald Howard seconded the motion. They were low bidder
                                Vote Unanimous
Public Comments:  (all comments are limited to no more than 5 minutes per person;        Persons requesting to be placed on the agenda will be recognized first)
Patti Lemley 1) Invoices for Auditors duties 2) letter dated March 16, 2010 asking for a sit down with 2 Accountants.
    Patti Lemley want to be reimbursed for time from Audit meeting in January, It was noted that it has been the practice of the Township to only pay the auditors for time spent only for auditing not for meetings.  Mr. Bigley suggested that the board pay them for their meeting since one of their responsibilities was to set compensation for the Supervisors. A motion by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy to pay the Patti Lemley if they submitted an invoice for the hours they had for the meetings in January. It was noted that this invoice was just for Auditor meeting and not for any time Patti has spent on looking into any other audits.
                                                Vote Unanimous

    A motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley to pay the other auditors if they submitted an invoice for the hours they had for the meetings in January
                                                Vote Unanimous
    Mr. Bigley and Mr. Kennedy stated that the Township  letter received from the Auditor General’s Office stating they had reviewed all the records from both Audit Firms and they are satisfied that Deltron   had reconciled all the accounts as far as the Township is concerned the 2006 Audit is finished. They will not be meeting with both companies.
    Minutes of March 9, 2010 were read and with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                                Vote Unanimous
    A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                General Fund; $19,275.83                                Payroll;  $$15437.25             State Fund: $8,827.79
                                                Vote Unanimous
    Old Business: Patti Lemley asked about the holding tank ordiainace. Mr. Bigley had no knowledge of the ordinance. Mr. Kennedy said he forgot to look into it. Mr. Hook was supposed to change the Township old ordinance because of new regulations but the township could not find any changes.  The Township will have Mr. Bigley look into it.
     New Business: 
    A motion to accept the 2009 Audit Report that was filed in the Clerk of Courts Office March 31, 2010 was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard.
                                Vote Unanimous
    Clean up day will be held on May 1, 2010 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Special thanks to Rick Smith for                   providing 2 dumpsters.
   The Election board need at least 3 worker for the upcoming election, if anyone is interested please call Mrs. Pratt   at     the Greene County election office
The township has received   the $20,000.00 grant thanks to Rep. H. William DeWeese to purchase the Christmas lights and new wiring.
Jan Ditzian wants the board to know of several issues to be discussed at the Planning Commission. The first was housing needed in the community and second was the Marcella gas and the impact on the community, and the sewer line. Mr. Bigley asked about zoning, he would like to review it.  Mr. Kennedy wanted Mr. Howard to look at the information about the Police Officer.  There were several questions about the trailer moved into the lot. They were told a permit was issued and he was incompliance. 
Motion to adjourn by, Robert Kennedy and seconded by Ronald Howard at 3:52 P.m.

 

The Perry Township Supervisors Meeting, March 9, 2010, 3:00 P.M., Perry Township Building

 

                The March 9, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag with a moment of silence for Joe Fox.  Board members present were,  Robert Kennedy, G. Albert Phillips ; Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq., Glen Evans,  Ron& Patti Lemley, John Weaver, John , Dorothy, Daniel Squires, Bill Renner, Bill Bennett, Chuck & Charlene Obrad, Jan Ditzian, Joni & Allen Kennedy and Cindy Bailey.

Public Comment:  Patti Lemley want to know if the Township could make a donation to the Gospel Tabernacle Church Easter Egg hunt this year since the Recreation Board would not be having one. Mr. Phillips and Mr. Kennedy stated they would discuss it and get back to her, but did not have any objection.
Minutes of February 9, 2010 were approved with a motion by Mr. Kennedy and seconded by Mr. Phillips.
Mr. Phillips wanted it noted he now has no objection the Macklin Engineering being the Planner of record as it was explained they would be working to try to get funding for zoning in the township.
                                Vote Unanimous
 A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Kennedy
                                General Fund; $12,464.70                      Payroll;    $15,177.32                 State Fund: $50.00
                                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to advertise for sealed bid the following materials to be open April 13, 2010 meeting was made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Kennedy.

  1. 500 ton 2A 307 -1 crushed aggregate
  2. 500 ton 307 -2 crushed aggregate
  3. 500 ton 2018 crushed aggregate
  4. 500 ton 1B (8) crushed aggregate ( washed)
  5. 500  ton 2 B (57) crushed aggregate
  6. 250 ton 2 1/2  (1)  crushed aggregate
  7. 250 ton 1 1/2  (4) crushed aggregate
  8. 400  ton cold patch ( delivered to Township)
  9. 1000    gal gasoline
  10. 5000    gal diesel fuel
  11. 25,000 gallons  E-3 Emulsion ( Emulsion delivered on job and applied as directed)
  12.  250 ton Hot patch mixed black to

                                                Vote Unanimous
Mr. Phillips   made a motion to remove Mr. Lemley as part-time road master due to his inability to perform the duties as required during the past emergency in the township.  With the lack of a second to the motion failed.
Mr. Phillips had the following list of items he would like to discuss: 1) the physical for each employee as stated at re-organization meeting, Mr. Phillips feels there are certain physical requirement the employee should be able to do that are recommended by PSATS.  Mr. Kennedy stated that he has his physical scheduled in April. Some members of the community asked if that was a requirement to work here or was the physical just a guide line you could use.  Mr. Phillips stated they were guidelines from PSATS the Township could use. Several member of the community stated that could be discrimination against an employee to require some of the guidelines recommended and could be reason for a discrimination law suit.
 2) Discuss private company using township equipment; Mr. Phillips stated he was told by someone that worked for Mr. Mason that he was told he could use township equipment to load cinders.  Mr. Kennedy state that was correct, and stated he should not have done so. 
 3) Warming center in the community, Mr. Phillips wanted to know what happened to the plans they discussed about getting cots and other things needed for an emergency. Mr. Kennedy stated that Tom Bennett was the Emergency Manager, and it was his responsibility, however the township could probably  have done more, but with the snow and work they had do to take care of they  never thought about it.
 4) The Community Center it status now they are having meals brought in maybe we need to discuss this at a later date. We should look into new funding. The cover is at the Center but was not put on yet to cover the letters.
 5) Plowing snow. Mr. Phillips did not think the township did a very good road; he had several people call him to complain about their roads.  Some were not plowed or cindered.  Several members of the Community stated they felt the Township did a very good job with the roads and their roads were plowed every day. Alleys were not plow for days intersections were piled up. Several people stated their roads were plowed and thought the township did a very good job. Mr. Kennedy stated two trucks were down, and with the amount of snow it was difficult to make the roads any wider for fear of going over the bank. Mr. Evans stated with the sewer lines it is difficult to pass anyone when there is not any snow.
  6) How could Mr. Bigley run the meeting? Mr. Kennedy stated that he asked Mr. Bigley to help run the meeting because he felt they would be just a lot of arguing. Mr. Phillips

Patti Lemley asked Mr. Kennedy to read a letter that she brought in for Lewis Fox. He wanted to know about water freezing of several roadways that he felt was a safety hazard. Mr. Kennedy stated he would have to get in touch with PENN DOT to find out exactly who was responsible for Locust and Elm Street. Mr. Kennedy did not know there was a culvert and would take care of this problem. He was also looking into the problem on Hobbs Run.   There is a slip that needed repaired at Mr. Herrington place. Due to the heavy snow the township has not have time to address this problem. Mr. Kennedy said they were hoping to pave some of the road if possible.  Mr. Phillips stated it they need to do some.
Mr. Fox wanted Mr. Kennedy & Mr. Lemley need to reinstated Mr. Phillips. He stated that several trees have not been removed. Mr. Headley road was not plow until he came down and complained.

Mr. Phillips stated he was not here before 2008 and would like to focus on all the good things that have happened in Perry Township and that what happened in the past   is in the past, but, we need move forward.  Mr. Evans stated he did not understand the audit 2006 audit and since it was explained he now understands. Patti Lemley stated she did not get some of her requests when she wanted them, and had to write to records office.  Mrs. Bailey was upset that she did not receive notice from the Township about the request for information on the audit and had emailed the township for and appealed to Harrisburg Office of Open Records.   Mr. Evans state he was tired of hearing and reading about things from the past the Township needs to move on.

A letter of resignation from the Planning Commission by Mr. Evans was read, and with a motion by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Kennedy it was accepted.
Mr. Kennedy stated that due to Mr. Fox’s death and Mr. Evans resignation there were two opening on the board.  Bill Bennett had wished to be appointed to that board, when Mr. Ditzian was appointed so with a motion by Mr. Phillips and a second by Mr. Kennedy Mr. Bennett was appointed to fill one position.  

With no further business a motion was made by Mr. Kennedy and seconded by Mr. Phillips at 3:47 to adjourn.

 

 

The Perry Township Supervisors Meeting, February 9, 2010, 3:00 P.M. Perry Township Building

                The February 9, 2010 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, G. Albert Phillips ;Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq., Glen Evans,  Ron& Patti Lemley, Lewis Fox,  and Greg Barb.

Mr. Phillips objected to Mr. Kennedy chairing the meeting. He believed that Mr. Kennedy stated at last meeting that he did not want to be the Chairman; therefore he should let Mr. Lemley as Vice Chairman conduct the meeting.   Mr. Bigley stated that the code does not call for a temporary chairman, therefore ,when Mr. Kennedy was appoint at temporary chairman he is in fact the Chairman, Mr. Phillips objected to Mr. Bigley making a statement, he felt that Mr. Bigley was just the Solicitor and should not say anything unless he was ask to give his opinion.  Mr. Bigley stated that Mr. Kennedy ask him for his assistance to conduct the meeting and ask for a motion to confirm his legal opinion that Mr. Kennedy was the Chairman for the Township Supervisors.  Mr. Lemley made a motion to confirm Mr. Bigley’s opinion and Mr. Kennedy seconded, Mr. Phillips objected.  Roll call vote, Mr. Lemley and Mr. Kennedy voted yes and Mr. Phillips voted no. Motion passed. Mr. Phillips again stated his objections. Mr. Bigley stated that Mr. Kennedy should proceed with the meeting. Mr. Phillips again objected. Mr. Kennedy proceeded with the public comments.
                   Public Comments:
Patti Lemley asked Mr. Lemley if he had  come to work yet. Mr. Lemley stated he had not been to work yet. She asked him if was asked to come to work. He said yes, she wanted to know why he did not. He was appointed as a part-time roadmaster she wanted know if he was a supervisor or road-master?  Mr. Bigley stated this was not a time for verbal abuse. Patti Lemley stated the supervisors should answer to the tax payers, Mr. Bigley stated her comments were noted. Mr. Phillips objected to Mr. Bigley running the public comments.
Lewis Fox asked about township policy and checks and balances. He does not believe Mr. Phillips was given fair chance where are the checks and balances?
Mr. Evans asked about the 2006 Audit. It was explained about the two audits conducted and the letter from the Auditor General office the accounts had been reconciled and that the township had an independent audit done for the cash receipt book and had received a check from the bonding company to cover the discrepancy found and it was now up to the bonding company to pursue any further action to recovery their loss.
Ron Lemley asks the Supervisors to reinstate Mr. Phillips. Mr. Fox agreed stating he felt the supervisors have a vendetta against Mr. Phillips they would rather have Mr. Phillips working.
 Mr. Phillips stated he was not treated fairly he does not feel that Mr. Lemley or Mr. Kennedy are physically able to do the work.  Mr. Lemley has congestive heart problems, Mr. Kennedy with his bad hip.  It was always the policy not to work until there was at least 6” of snow now they are getting maximum hours of overtime, Mr. Kennedy doing his private work. Mr. Phillips feels that Mr. Kennedy had a vendetta against him because he came here and took his thunder. There is no policy or procedures followed. Mr. Kennedy stated he had not been in the office in 24 years how can you have any accountability before now.  
    Minutes of December 31, 2009 and January 4, 2010. Mr. Phillips wants to know why we were approving December’s minutes. It was stated they had not been approved; there was not enough time to transcribe the minutes for the January meeting. Mr. Lemley made a motion to approve the minutes as presented, Mr. Kennedy seconded the motion. Mr. Phillips objected to not having the minutes read.
    Roll Call: Mr. Lemley & Mr. Kennedy voted yes, Mr. Phillips voted no. Motion pass.
    A motion to approve the treasurer report was made by Mr. Lemley and seconded by Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Phillips objected.
    Roll Call: Mr. Lemley & Mr. Kennedy voted yes. Mr. Phillips voted no. Motion passed
                                General Fund; $12,088.21- Payroll;   $23,218.52- Light Fund; $521.92
    A motion to approve a Heavy Hauling Agreement with Mepco LLC was made by Mr. Kennedy and seconded by Mr. Lemley with Mr. Phillips objecting.
    Roll Call:  Mr. Lemley & Mr. Kennedy  voting yes, Mr. Phillips voting No.  Motion passed
   
                 A motion to appoint Macklin Engineering as the Planners of Record was objected to by Mr. Phillips stating that would mean that Macklin Engineering would then be the engineering firm for any project in the future, it was explained that Macklin was already working with the Planning Commission on zoning and that the Township was trying to get funding. Mr. Lemley made the motion with Mr. Kennedy seconding the motion.
Roll Call:  Mr. Lemley & Mr. Kennedy voted yes. Mr. Phillips voted no. Motion passed.
                On the motion to approve the bond of the Treasurer in the amount of $110,000.00, Mr. Phillips asks if this was not already approved at the last meeting.  It was stated that it was on January‘s agenda the motion was to ask the Auditors to approve the bonds.  Mrs. Ayersman stated it was her understanding from Mrs. Lemley stated the bonds were not to be approved by the Auditors but by the supervisors. The motion was made by Mr. Lemley and seconded by Mr. Kennedy.
                                Vote Unanimous
                 A motion to approve the Tax Collector bond in the amount of $215,806.06 with the Township pro-rated share was made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Kennedy
                                Vote Unanimous
                A motion to declare Perry Township an Emergency Disaster was made by Mr. Lemley and seconded by Mr. Kennedy with objections by Mr. Phillips.
                Roll Call: Mr. Lemley and Mr. Kennedy. Yes; Mr. Phillips No.  Motion passed.
                A motion to adjourn at 3:45 P.M. was made by Mr. Kennedy and seconded by Mr. Lemley with objections by Mr. Phillips.
                Roll Call:  Mr. Lemley & Mr. Kennedy; Yes; Mr. Phillips; No. Motion passed

 

The Perry Township Supervisors Meeting, January 4, 2010, 9:00 A.M., Perry Township Building

                The December 4, 2010 the Re- Organization meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, and Albert Phillips.  Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq., Glen Evans, Patti & Ron Lemley and Joe Fox
Public Comments:  will be heard at the end of meeting.
  A motion was made by Allen Lemley to nominate Robert Kennedy as Chairman. Mr. Phillips stated that he was not in favor of that motion and wanted it stated on the record. With no second Mr. Lemley’s motion dies. Mr. Kennedy said he did not want the job anyway. Mr. Kennedy made a motion to appoint Mr. Lemley. Mr. Lemley declined. Mr. Kennedy made a motion to appoint Mr. Phillips.  Mr. Phillips felt if they if no one is appointed that it would go to the court for the appointment.  Mr. Kennedy stated the Chairman was only one vote and nothing more except to call special meetings. Mrs. Ayersman stated that according to the code a supervisor was permitted to vote for themselves.  Mr. Phillips said that a chairman has to approve all bank state financial grants we talked previously and Mr. Kennedy had told him he had not been in the office for 24 years, does he know how many bank accounts the township has, and knows what goes on a daily basis. .  If no how does he feel he could be the Chairman?   Mr. Phillips state that the code did not state that it had to be a supervisor to be chairman or roadmaster.  Mr. Lemley stated that there were three members present and could see no reason why they could not appoint someone to be chairman.  Mr. Kennedy made a motion to nomination Allen Lemley as chairman, with a lack of second that motion also dies. Mr. Kennedy then nominated Albert Phillips and he declined the nomination. Mrs. Ayersman read from the code book that a Supervisor was permitted to vote for themselves for a position or employment. Mr. Phillips stated that Mrs. Ayersman was not a Solicitor.  With discussion from Mr. Phillips about the right to vote for yourself and about personal policy and several other issues that Mr. Phillips felt had be violated state law, civil rights law &  township policy.  Mr. Lemley stated that if there was no chairman, they may as well go home. Mr. Phillips that he would agree to put in a temporary chairman to conduct the meeting.

A motion was then made by Allen Lemley to name Robert Kennedy as Temporary chairman Mr. Phillips want to know for how long. Mr. Kennedy stated until the meeting was over, it was then seconded by Albert Phillips.
                                Vote Unanimous  
   
A motion was made to nominate Allen Lemley as Vice Chairman was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips.

                                 Vote Unanimous                                     
     A motion to appoint Lila Ayersman as Secretary-Treasurer was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by.
       Mr. Phillips
                                Vote Unanimous
                A motion to raise the secretary salary to $14.00 per hour was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to recommending to the board of auditors that the treasurer’s bond be set at $110,000.00 was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                Vote Unanimous

                  A motion to employ Joseph M, Raddish, Kenneth M, Rowan, Ronald Howard & Timothy McCartney as full time operators for the township was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                Vote Unanimous
                                                                                   
A motion to set the operators wage at 15.00 per hour and to set the laborers wages at $10.00 per hour was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                 Roll call vote: Allen Lemley, Yes; Robert Kennedy, Yes; Albert Phillips, No. Mr. Phillips stated he they need some type of accountability like hours set, work schedule not setting in building.
                 A motion is need to approve the following work schedule:  The one day for death of other family members was deleted. Mr. Phillips felt the employee’s has enough time from sick, vacation that could be used. Mr. Lemley agreed and it was removed.
                All workdays to be eight hours, with a normal forty-hour workweek, all overtime to be compensated with one and one half hours for each hour worked overtime. (Summer time hours will be four 10 hours work day June thru Sept)
The compensation for overtime may be used during normal workweek.  If employees are called out and have a scheduled day off time will be one and a half, if any employee has overtime coming from the previous year they can carry 40 hours over to the next year.  All overtime must be used within the year earned unless prior approval by Supervisors.  
             Full time employees will have 3 sick days to accumulate. Any unused time can placed in Township sick bank to be used by full time employees.
            Full time employees will given eleven paid holidays providing the have worked anytime in the pay period that the holiday falls, (New employee must have work a 90 day probation period before they are entitled full benefits, vacation will be pro-rated per month first year) All part time employees must work day before and day after the holiday to be eligible for holiday pay. A regular part time person’s vacation will be pro- rated.  Holidays observed are New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Veterans Day, Christmas Day with day before or day after,  one day for Birthday  and both election days. To give full time employees two weeks paid vacation and three days off in case of death in immediate family including Spouse, Children, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandparents, Mother and Father in law, Step Mother and Step Father. 
                 All full time employees shall be covered by the townships Life & Hospital insurance (effective after 90 days of new hire)   Retirement (after 6 months). If employees who are absent 3 days or more (unless prior approval) shall present a doctors excuse at such time, it is the responsibility of the employee to notify the employer of said absence.
                Mr. Kennedy made a motion to approve as stated with the correction, and Mr. Lemley seconded the motion.  
                                Vote Unanimous

A motion to set the Mileage at IRS rate of $0.50 was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Albert Phillips.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to appoint Building Inspector Underwriters as Building Inspectors was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                                Vote Unanimous

   A motion to appoint Robert N, Kennedy as road master was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
He stated he believed that neither Mr. Kennedy nor Mr. Lemley should be the chairman or road-masters for the township. Guide lines set up by PSATS such as being able to do the work as a road master. He then asked Mr. Kennedy if he thought he had a drinking problem and that with all his medical problems should he be driving equipment. He wanted to know, because of Mr. Kennedy, health problems he was physically able to do the job.  Mr. Kennedy stated that he did not have a drinking problem and that he is not on any medication at this time. That he has passed every drug and alcohol test taken. Mr. Phillips felt they everyone employee should have a physical each year; Mr. Kennedy stated he did not have a problem with that.
                                Patti Lemley asked about Mr. Mc Cartney‘s employment to replace Mr. Lemley and now he wants to come back, he is already draws a pension from the township and get Social Security.
 Mr. Phillips asked Mr. Kennedy how he could do the job when he is doing personal business, such as hauling manure, loading Mr. Fox’s cinders and gravel that he has pictures of. How can he be assured that all the work is being done?  Mr. Tennant bid a job, for 12,500.00 you paid him 25,000.00 that was laid out by an engineer, did he deserve that extra work.    Mr. Phillips stated that if they wanted to appoint someone else to be roadmaster he did not have any objections. He felt that neither Mr. Kennedy nor Mr. Lemley was physically able to be a roadmaster under the requirements of PSATS. Mr. Kennedy wanted to know if he was able to vote for himself. Mrs. Ayersman state accordingly to the code he was.  Mr. Kennedy asked Mr. Lemley to restate his motion. Mr. Phillips again objected, he stated he felt Mr. Kennedy had a drinking problem and felt that this was a safety issue.  He was willing to take this to court if they appointed themselves as roadmaster and part time roadmaster. Mr. Phillips addressed Mr. Kennedy smoking on township property, his drinking, and use of township
Mr. Lemley stated that he personally felt that Mr. Kennedy has done his job as roadmaster.
                                Roll Call vote: Allen Lemley, Yes; Robert Kennedy, Yes; Albert Phillips No. for the reasons that he stated.
A motion to appoint Allen Lemley as part-time road master was made Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley. Mr. Phillips objected due to the fact that Mr. Lemley could not work in adverse condition and is taking a full pension from the township. He was not physically able do to his heart condition to do the job. Wanted to know where you come up as a part-time roadmaster?  How long are they going to work?
                                Roll call vote: Allen Lemley Yes, Robert Kennedy Yes, Albert Phillips No. Minutes recorded and tape kept to be presented to the court.

A motion to   set the monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM at the township office, with Payroll will be paid every two weeks, Things can be approved prior to meetings but final approval will be on meeting day.
                                Vote Unanimous

A motion to approve the premium on the treasurers bond is paid and the prorated share of the tax collectors bond is to be paid was made by. Mr. Phillips wants to know what the premiums was, and the amount to be put into the minutes. The treasurers bond is $295.00 for $110,000.00 and Tax Collectors bond is $205.00 of the pro-rated share of $215,806.06.
                                Vote Unanimous  
A motion to appoint Michael P. Bigley, Esq. as solicitor and legal counsel for the township was made by Mr. Kennedy and second by Mr. Lemley
                                Vote unanimous

A motion that PNC be designated as main depositors for Township funds, First Federal Savings & Loans of Greene County and Community Bank of Carmichaels   for savings because of interest rates. Mr. Phillips does not think that PNC does not have the best rates. He knows it is convenient to bank down here but, his dealing with the bank very poor services. Mr. Kennedy state they have been looking at interest   rates. Mr. Phillips thought the township should look around for best rates and maybe just keep enough at PNC to do payroll.
 Mr. Phillips made a motion to make PNC the main depository for 30 days so that the township could check on interest rates. Mr. Kennedy seconded the motion.
                                Vote unanimous.
                               

 A motion to allow the treasurer to transfer access monies from checking to savings in order to receive more interest on unused funds and to withdraw funds from savings as needed to meet expenses was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to appoint Jerry Blaker to the Planning Commission term to expire December 31, 2015 was made by Albert Phillips seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                Vote Unanimous
 A motion to fill the expired term of Patti Lemley on the Recreation Board with the term to expire December 31, 2015 was tabled.     
                               
A motion to re-appoint G. Russell Haines to Water and Sewage Board term to expire December 31, 2014was made by Allen Lemley seconded by Robert Kennedy
                                Roll call vote:  Allen Lemley, Yes; Robert Kennedy, Yes; Albert Phillips, No

A motion to appoint Robert Killinger K2 Engineer and Timothy Neil as the SEO officer for Perry Township was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Robert Kennedy.   See attached fee schedule
                                Vote Unanimous
 A motion that any employee operating township equipment must be eighteen years of age and have a valid driver’s license and (CDL license where required) and that anyone under eighteen must have a work permit and Social Security card and have a yearly physical and must be able to perform the duties with the cost on the Township if any, was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Robert Kennedy.             
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to allow the secretary to purchase necessary supplies and equipment for the year 2010was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion to appoint Bill Bennett to serve on the vacancy in accordance with act 67 of 1978 was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                 Vote Unanimous
                                                            
  A motion to pay the Tax Collector each month from the Fire Hydrant, Fire Protection, Machinery Fund, Light Fund and General Fund for real estate at a rate of 5% and filing unpaid taxes with the county, The fire department to be paid from taxes collected and deposited in the Fire Protection Fund, A payment after the discount period and at the end of the year was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Robert Kennedy.
               
                                Vote Unanimous
                                                                         
 A motion to authorize the Mt. Morris Volunteer Fire Department to attend carnivals and parades in neighboring communities if they have enough equipment at home to protect the township and allow them to hold fund raising activities to help maintain the department and to also attend training out of state.  Mr. Phillips expressed concerns about the township being fully protected when the Fire Department is at these events. He felt the township should sit down with the Fire Department to make sure they have enough people left at fire station in case of an emergency and set guide lines as to what is adequate fire protection for the Township .The interstate is a great concern.  Albert Phillips made a motion to table this until the February meeting to get proper guide lines.
                       
A motion to Appoint Lila Ayersman as Chief Administrative Officer for the township pension plan was made by Allen Lemley and seconded Robert Kennedy.
                                Vote Unanimous
A motion is need for members to attend the Township State Convention in Hershey April 18-21, 2010 was made by Allen Lemley seconded by Robert Kennedy.
                                Vote unanimous
                                                                             

 A motion to put the organization into effect was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy Albert Phillips stated he was in favor except for the road-master’s positions.

                                Vote unanimous
 A motion to ask the auditors to set the road masters wages at $17.50 an hour, eight hour work day, three weeks paid vacation, 3 sick days, 3 days off with pay in case of death in the family, life and health insurance, retirement benefits and eleven paid holidays the same as other employees was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy. Albert Phillips stated he did not feel the supervisors were entitled to a raise.
                                Roll call: Allen Lemley, Yes Robert Kennedy, Yes; Albert Phillips, No
                                                                                   
 Albert Phillips motioned to table the minutes from December 31, 2009 meeting until February meeting.
               
 There were no bills for payment. They were all paid Dec. 31, 2009. Albert Phillips wants to know what Special Funds. He thought it was not necessary since they had a motion to   pay bills.  

A motion to accept Elizabeth Lemley resignation as Auditor was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Albert Phillips.
                                Vote Unanimous

 A motion to appoint Jackie Glenn Blake as Auditor with his term to expire Jan 1, 2012 was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Robert Kennedy. Patti Lemley questions why she could not give the township an application for someone what wanted the appointment.  Mr. Phillips stated anyone could put in an application whether it was for a job or appointment. Patti stated Mr. Kennedy would not take the one she had. Mr. Kennedy stated that he did not have any resignation until Friday, but never told her he would not take any. She did not have the letter with her today; Mr. Phillips stated that the letter should have come to Perry Township.
                                Vote Unanimous
Public Commits:
Joe Fox asked what the wages were:  Operators was $14.00 now $15.00 – Roadmaster was $16.50 and are asking for $17.50.  He wanted to know about the wording of overtime. Mr. Kennedy explained due to the weather the men were not able to use it due to snow, the men do not get paid for any unused overtime.  He wanted to know about the Auditor position. Mr. Phillips explained how the position is filled.  Joe Fox wanted to know if they should have some type of training.  Mr. Phillips stated that is why the township appointed a CPA firms to do the audits. He did not feel most people had the education to conduct an Audit. Patti Lemley stated she the elected auditors could do the General Fund audit, and that people elected to these position do not take their responsibility
Mr. Fox stated that he felt that doing the past two year that he has seen the township has been going down the right path and that is thanks to four people setting here.
Mr. Phillips wanted to make a statement. He felt that he was treated unfairly. It will be brought out in the court system, everyone else can get mad, carry on misuse equipment, smoke, abuse do what they want to do, and he loses his job, his lively hood, health insurance. He had to contact the Secretary about his card. No one follows the personal policy; he can sit down and name time when it is followed when it suits this person or that.   Mr. Kennedy told him that in 24 years he never stuck his head in the office, we did an investigation into a fraud audit about $10,000.00 that came up missing, when asked the previous secretary who was caught taking gas and was told she was allow to by the supervisors. Was that stealing or misuse of funds or materials by the supervisors?  I had a gentlemen tell him Mr. Kennedy said he would get him cinders or plow his driveway. How can you run policy or procedure when it is bent or broke all the time?  He stated he did not feel that people were getting the building permits required. Mr. Romeo was an example it was pushed under the carpet. There is special treatment given to certain to employees. He asked about American Oil& Gas. Mr. Kennedy did not follow policy or procedures on numerous occasions like Mr. Kennedy using township equipment and men for personal use.   You need to treat everyone the same. He does not feel Mr. Kennedy or Mr. Lemley are physical able to do their job.    He stated he now goes for counseling; yes he did threaten Mr. Kennedy and should not have.  He know he was wrong,   Mr. Kennedy can do what he wants to he still has his job but he lost his lively hook.  He thinks Mr. Kennedy has alcohol issue and need to get some help, even his physical condition he believes Mr. Kennedy   is not physically able to do his job and is a safety hazard.

Mr. Evens stated that Mr. Phillips for the wonderful job he had done for the township, he did not realize Mr. Phillips was removed from roadmaster.  He asked Mr. Phillips if he was still a supervisor, why wasn’t he here if there were problems.  Mr. Phillips said he was stressed out. He went and got medication.  He feels that everyone should be treated equally.  Mr. Phillips again addressed his feeling about Mr. Kennedy’s ability to be a roadmaster. He apologized for not being at the meeting in the past. He was stressed out with work, and personal reasons, and his name being in the papers.  He wants the record saved for court proceedings.
Patti Lemley told Mr. Phillips that she was glad that he got help for the problem he had and she understands how he had to stay away from the meetings, she wanted to know how the township could demoted Mr. Phillips and not give he a job as roadmaster but could hire Mr. Lemley as a part-time. She asked about the fraud audit.
 Mr. Phillips state you could not accuse anyone, the fraud investigation was turned over to the bond company. The bond agency has the right to act on it; he does not know where it is today.   Mr. Phillips stated several issue with the payments to tax collector that is no longer done, but nothing was done about.  He felt that thing have improved since the changes made at the township. You are only as good as the people you have working for you. Patti Lemley it was 100 % change thanks to Mrs. Ayersman and Mr. Phillips. Mr. Phillips stated it was now run like a business. Patti Lemley stated she felt the Township had always been self serving not a business. You have to answer to the Tax payers.

Fox stated he could not believe the changes in the last year and half.  Mr. Fox asked Mr. Kennedy how long you were going to be suspended and I was told you would not be back. Mr. Phillips said he has told he was not allowed on Township property. Mr. Fox said he was told that if Mr. Phillips was to come back as a roadmaster, the employees would quit, and Mr. Phillips was the taxpayer’s choice. The employees are hired by you people the employee need to relax. Mr. Phillips should be considered first not the employees. They should have asked you back. There should be some type of structure here at the Township as to who is in charge. Mr. Phillips stated that anyone can be appointed to any position and paid any amount the township should be set up, but it still comes to the Supervisors for approval. Mr. Phillips stated he has been discriminated against time and time again. Mr. Lemley is not physical able to do the job, Mr. Kennedy continually violated policy.
Patti Lemley wanted to know why they had not addressed the part time supervisor position.  She had sent a fax. What are you going to do with Tim if you bring Mr. Lemley back? We don’t need him. Mr. Lemley just wants to live off the tax payers. Mr. Phillips does not believe that neither one is physically able to be a roadmaster. That is why he wants everyone to get physical. He was not given the same consideration. They will just find out in court.

With no further action before the board a motion is adjourn is made by Albert the township should be set up, but it still comes to the Supervisors for approval Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley.

 

The Perry Township Supervisors Meeting, November 10, 2009, 3:00 P.M., Perry Township Buildinga>

              The November 10, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq., Glen Evans,  William Kendall , Alene Phillips,  Yvonne Nethken, Cheryl Turnpseed ,Patti & Ron Lemley, Lloyd Lohr, Kathleen D. Francis, Mary Howard, Bill Bennett, Preston Butt,

Charles & Char Obrad, Betty Anderson and Cindy Bailey.

                 Public Comments:

William Kendall wanted to thank the Supervisors for the wonderful paint job at the Community Center. It looks very good. Cheryl Turnpseed wanted to know if the Supervisors would consider purchasing new curtains for the windows.  The supervisors said they had no objections to spending around $100.00 for the curtains.

Pattie wanted to know what was wrong with Hacklebender Road. Mr. Kennedy stated that it was not repaired to the township’s satisfaction. Was difficult to plow because it was higher level in the middle. He stated they had a heavy hauling agreement but no bond.

Patti wants to know what Mr. Hook’s bill was for this year.  Mr. Bigley stated that because he had already started several project like sale of property, fire hydrant it would be easier and less cost to have him continue with those items. She wanted to know if the Ass’t Secretary had resigned. It was stated that the Assistant Secretary had agree to help if need for the rest of year. Patti wanted to know about the other auditors, would they be able to attend the re-organization meeting since Mr. Bowers had been sick Elizabeth Lemley had moved to Waynesburg.  Mr. Kennedy stated he would try to find out. She also wanted to know if the township would agree to make a donation of $50.00 to the group does the Christmas dinner and $50.00 for the Santa Breakfast. The supervisors said they did not have any problem with the donation.

Mr. Evans wanted to know if the Township had a Special fund to pay the workers to haul manure and dirt to private homes and if it was appropriate.  Mr. Kennedy stated that he was wrong and he should not have the workers haul it.

Charles Obrad wanted to know about Mr. Phillips and Alene Phillips asked what could be done.  . There was a general discussion about what could be done   since Mr. Phillips was not doing his duty that he was sworn to do.  Mr. Kennedy stated that it would have to be done by legislation

Patti Lemley wanted a copy of the agreement between the Senior Site Counsel and Community Action Southwest. The Township does not have any copy of the agreement. Senior Site Council members were not sure there their copy was, but would look for it.  They thought Kathleen Francis had signed it as she represented the counsel.

Kathleen D. Francis wanted to know if she needed a permit to have a parking   place put in beside her home.  Since she does not have any driveway there she would need a road encroachment permit. They are not more than $25.00.

              Mr. Kennedy stated that approved the money for curtains at the Senior Center and Mr. Lemley noted that they approved money for Christmas Family Food. .

               The minutes from October 13, 2009 were presented and with a motion by Robert Kennedy and second by Allen Lemley the minutes were approved.

                                           Vote Unanimous

              Treasurer Report was approved with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.                General fund $21,755.06 Payroll   $15,545.26          Special funds   $9,482.40

                                           Vote Unanimous

Under old Business:   Betty Anderson asked again about the big trucks on some of the roads and Mr. Kennedy said that was a State Road and would have to talk to Penn Dot. Charles Obrad asked about the business at Haines property.  Mr. Kennedy stated that he is aware of that business as well as the one over where Joe Pyle owned, He was there, but no one was there, He will continue to try to contact someone.

Under new business:

                             Mr. Kennedy read a letter of Resignation from Patti Lemley effective December 31, 2009 from the Recreation board and would turn over her keys on November 12, 2009. Mr. Kennedy made a motion to accept her resignation and Mr. Lemley seconded the motion.

                                           Vote Unanimous

                             A motion to adopt and advertise the proposed budget for 2010 with estimated revenue of $1,171,166.00 and expenditures of $1,171,166.00 with final adoption at the December 31, 2009 meeting was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.   There would be no tax increase again this year.

                                           Vote unanimous

                             A motion to reschedule   the December 8, 2009   meeting to December 31, 2009 at 9:30 A.M was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote unanimous

Information Items the Senior Center is being painted. Christmas lights will be put up over Thanksgiving. The Parade is scheduled for December 12, 2009. The Pavilion will be worked on this week.

With no other business before the board a motion Robert Kennedy made a motion to adjourn at 3:37 and Allen Lemley made the second. Patti Lemley then asked about Mr. Lemley coming back as a part-time Roadmaster. Mr. Obrad stated Mr. Patton at Whiteley had been a part-time also. Mr. Kennedy stated that there was a motion and second on the floor to adjourn.

                                           Vote unanimous

 

 

The Perry Township Supervisors Meeting, October 13, 2009, 3:00 P.M., Perry Township Building

              The October 13, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq.,  Glen Evans, Gregg Barb,  Joe   Fox, ,  John Weaver,  William Kendall , Alene Phillips, Karen Corbett, Dorothy & Roy Headley, Yvonne Nethken, Cheryl Turnpseed ,Lloyd & Elizabeth Lohr

 Public Comments: Robert Kennedy, on behalf of the Township thanked the Senior Center members for the thank you card they received for the purchase of the sign.

Cheryl Turnpseed asked about turning off freezer at the Center, and if they could sell any equipment they did not need. They wanted to cut down on the electric bill by turning off the freezer if they were not in use.  Mr. Kennedy stated the sometime it did not hurt to turn off and other times it did. Mr. Bigley stated they would have to know who the equipment belongs to.  Sometime there are rules that regulate what you can do with donated equipment.

Karen Corbett ask it there could be some way the electric could be changed in the one room to be able to turn off

the lights separated from the way they are now.  You have to use all the light with the way the light come on now. They would like to be able to turn off the lights in room not in use, to help save on cost of electric. Mr. Kennedy stated he would see what they could do.

Joe Fox asked if there were any more discussion on the street lights.  He stated he knew that Mr. Kennedy has his hands full with the situation at the present, but would like for the township to look into it again. Mr. Kennedy stated he was sorry he was not able to follow through with the lights, but if Mr. Fox still had his list he would be glad to work on it again.

Cheryl Turnpseed asks if the township could help with the electric bill.  They were hoping that since the center was not preparing food there anymore, then turning off freezers the bill would be less.  Mr. Bigley asked who maintained the furnace. If it was not maintained properly that could cause higher bill.  It was stated that the Fire Department checked the furnace and replaced the filters once a year.  
She also wanted to know about painting the front rooms at the center.  It was so hard to clean with the type of paint that was on the wall at the present.  Mr. Kennedy stated the County was sending the prisoner to help with the pavilion and he would check to see if they could do the painting.  Mr. Lemley and Mr. Kennedy said they did not have any problem with getting the paint that would be needed.

Alene Phillips asked if they could rent the center out for different occasions. Mr. Kennedy stated the Township would do whatever they could to help out.

Joe Fox stated that the new lines down the street were a big help. People now knew where to turn and stop.

Glen Evans wanted to state that he felt because of the situation in Perry Towns that they have been made the laughing stock of the County.

Lloyd Lohr wanted to thank the Township for the oil and chips that were put on the roads.

There several complaints about the big truck on the roads from, drilling, lumbering, and Chesapeake Energy.

Betty Anderson asked about the power lines across her property, it was stated they were on the right of way.

A motion was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley to approve the minutes of Sept 8, 2009

                                           Vote Unanimous

A motion by Robert Kennedy and Seconded by Allen Lemley was made to approve the treasurer’s report.

General Fund for a $57.458.81 Payroll & Liabilities: $14,235.52 Special funds:  $36.671.44

                                           Vote Unanimous

OLD BUSINESS:  Joe Fox stated the new Welcome to Perry Township sign look great. He wants to know what you can do about signs the public puts up for events. How they could be made to take the down.  Mr. Kennedy stated if they see any they should call in and report it.

              A motion to approve the following Lot Splits was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy for McCabe to McCabe   as surveyed by Randall R. Myers, R.P.L.S. & Russell Haines to 5 J Trucking as surveyed by Miles A. Davin Jr.

                                           Vote Unanimous

Robert Kennedy made a motion to remove Charles Obrad for the Senior Center Board since he was no longer a Supervisor and Allen Lemley seconded it.

                                           Vote Unanimous

A motion to appoint Robert Kennedy to the Senior Center Board was made with a second by Robert Kennedy

                                           Vote Unanimous                             

Information Items:    Halloween will be held on Saturday, October 31, from 5:00P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

The Clean Up Day On October 3, 2009 was a big success. The Supervisors will try to have one again in the spring.

The Township has applied for several grants, one for sidewalks, the tire dump and to extend the sewer lines

With no further action before the board Robert Kennedy made a motion to adjourn at 3:37 P.M. with a second by Allen Lemley

                                           Vote Unanimous

 

 

 

Meeting of September 8, 2009,Perry Township Building

              The September 8, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq.,  Glen Evans, Gregg Barb, Ron & Patti Lemley, Joe   Fox, Jan Ditzian,  John Weaver,  William Kendall , Alene Phillips, Mary Howard,  and Cindy Bailey.

Public Comments: Patty Lemley wanted to know if the check for the Family Fun Fest was sent and was told it had been, she asked about the Breakfast with Santa and $50.00 for the Santa, the supervisors told her that they saw no problem with that. She has a budget left of $245.83.The breakfast would be in the banquet room at Sorrella’s and they would ask for donation to cover costs. She would like a copy of Pat Smith’s letter of resignation. She wanted to know about the refund of her $200.00 from sewer permits in 2006 that never had a final inspection. Mr. Bigley stated after review of the file he would advise the board the fee was to be forfeited. Patti asked about the enforcement of the ordinances.  She stated that Mr. Bigley said the Township could not enforce their ordinances. Mr. Bigley stated the township could send out letters asking someone to come in compliance with a violation if the Supervisors felt it was needed, but since they would be the board to review the violation they could not issue a violation notice that need to be done by a Code Enforcement Officer since the town ship does not have one, they can send out letters. Patty wanted to know why don’t they do something about Mrs. Harvey, Mr. Kennedy stated that he had looked at Mrs. Harvey and felt that she had not been in violation.

  Mrs. Phillips asked about the Scotchuel property and everything they have on their property.

 John Weaver said he had not heard anything from Mr. Stout’s office or Mr. Russell from Penn Dot about his house. He said he talked to Mr. Meighen from Penn Dot and was told that it was not practical to move the road the best solution would be to by his house so he was going to contact Penn Dot again.  Mr. Kennedy said he would do whatever he could to help.

Joe Fox wanted to know what the township does about compliance of the ordinances.  Mr. Kennedy stated if the township gets a complaint they go look at the situation, if they feel the property is in violation they send a letter asking the owners to come into compliance.  Most of the time a letter is all it takes.

Patty Lemley wanted to know about Mr. Phillips.  Mr. Kennedy stated that a motion was on the agenda concerning Mr. Phillips. She wanted to know why Kelly position was never placed on agenda. She felt it was against the Sunshine law.  

Bill Kendall  wanted to know if the Senior Center was to hold bingo or some other function would the supervisors be able to purchase one of the neon sign to display to show what was going on in the community. The Supervisors agreed to check on where they could get one and the Township and Senior Center could use it. Joe Fox state that would be a great idea and the sign would benefit the community.

Mr. Kennedy said we are still looking for a standing flag also.

Patty asked Mr. Lemley if he was going to resign. He stated he might just run for another term.

A motion to approve the minutes with the corrections of August 11, 2009 was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.

                             Vote Unanimous

A motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley to approve the treasurer report

                             General Fund: $5695.64      Payroll & Liabilities: $15,599.39 Special funds:   $9222.74.

Total expenses:   $30,517.77

                             Vote Unanimous

Under old business a motion was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy  to dismiss G. Albert Phillips as a road master with the effective date of June 22, 2009.

                                           Vote Unanimous

Under new business a motion to approve the REVENUE SHARING RESOLUTION   # 9 2009 was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote Unanimous

A motion was made to approve Resolution # 10- 2009 supplemental appropriation for the 2009 budget by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote Unanimous

A motion was made to approve Resolution # 11- 2009 providing for budgetary transfer of encumbered moneys by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote Unanimous

A motion to accept the resignation of Pat Smith from the Recreation board was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote Unanimous

A motion to authorize the Township Solicitor to pursue any compensation due the township for the damage to Township Route 538   from   the heavy hauling   by American Oil & Gas was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote Unanimous

Joe Fox asked if the road sign packet was received by the township.  Robert Kennedy stated that he received a letter from Penn Dot and would put them up as soon as the State was finished with the work on the road right away.

With no further business before the board a motion to adjourn is made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley at 3:36 P.M.

                                           Vote Unanimous

Respectfully submitted by Lila Ayersman,

 

Meeting of July 14, 2009, 3:00 P.M. Perry Township Building

              The July 14, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq., Ronald Howard, Glen Evans, Greg Barb, Ron & Patti Lemley, Joe Fox, Jan Ditzian, William Bennett and Cindy Bailey.

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

              Patti Lemley asked about the 2006 Audit. She was told the explanation is in the report. It was filed with the state and advertised in the paper. Patti asked about the status of Mr. Phillips. Mr. Kennedy stated that it was a personnel matter and that he was no longer a working road-master  but he was still an elected Supervisor and he would be entitled to supervisor’s compensation only. She also wanted to know about the Sr. Center. Mr. Kennedy stated the Township would be meeting with Area on Aging and Community Action Southwest and would try to do what they could to keep the center open. She wanted to know about her neighbor’s property maintenance. Mr. Bigley stated he was waiting to hear about it at the last meeting but it was not brought up. He suggested that Mr. and Mrs. Lemley try to work out some kind of an agreement with the family. Until the township could get someone or a police officer in the township to enforce the ordinances there was not much they could do right now. But they were working on the Police Officer. Patti stated she was having trouble getting any members of the Rec. Board to meet. Mr. Kennedy stated she should have a bylaw that should address the problem. Mr. Bigley stated as Chairman of the Committee, Patti, should write a letter to each member asking if they still wished to be a member, if they did not wish to continue to either resign or she should ask the Supervisors to remove them from the board.

              Jan Ditzian questions as to who owned the Senior Center. Mr. Kennedy stated the Township owned the building.  Community Southwest was in charge of the funding for the Center.

              Joe Fox asked about Jake Brakes and the big trucks coming over from Route 19. You need to put some kind of tape on the signs so they can be seen. Find out where you get the tape and we will put it up.

              Minutes for the June 9, 2009 meeting were read and approved with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                           Vote Unanimous

NEW BUSINESS

              A motion to hire Timothy R. McCartney as an Operator at $14.00 per hour with a probation period of 90 days, benefits are to be pro-rated was made by Robert Kennedy, seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                           Vote Unanimous

              A motion to approve the Heavy Hauling Agreement with Penn West Trading Company was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                           Vote Unanimous

              A motion to approve Resolution #9, 2009 AUTHORIZING SMALL BORROWING FOR CAPITAL PURPOSES, was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote Unanimous

A Motion to approve the Resolution to appoint   Lila Ayersman as the delegate for Perry Township in the Tax Collection Committee and Robert Kennedy as the alternated delegate in accordance with Pa Law Act 32 was made by Allen Lemley seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote Unanimous

              A motion to enter into a three year, lease to purchase agreement with Crystal Sound Systems, Inc. for 9 low band mobile units and 1 Motorola 60 watt 4 channel base station with all necessary equipment was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy.

                                           Vote Unanimous

The treasurer’s report was read and approved for payment with a motion by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy. General Bills $33,097.49 and Payroll and Liabilities $13,481.17.

                                           Vote Unanimous

Information Items: Clean Up Day will be Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Township Building. The township received the $60,000.00 grant to purchase new equipment.

With no further action before the board, Mr. Kennedy mad a motion at 3:48 PM to adjourn with Allen Lemley seconding the motion.

 

Meeting of June 9, 2009, 3:00 P.M. Perry Township Building


The June 9, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. Board
members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, Public in attendance were, Michael Bigley, Esq. Don Chappel, Rae Ann Tronetti, CPA, Ronald Howard, Glen Evans, Greg Barb, Ron & Patti Lemley, Joe Fox, Alien Phillips, George Wolfe, Lloyd and Elizabeth Lohr, William Bennett, Sandy Leibhold, Jenny Bardwell, Susan Brown, Tom Lofiego, and Cindy Bailey
PUBLIC COMMENT:
Patti Lemley asked if Albert Phillips had checked about Pat Smith’s participation on Rec Board. Mr. Kennedy stated he would check on it.
There were several questions about the Senior Center. The public is very worried about what the community could do to help. Mr. Kennedy stated that the supervisors were trying to do everything possible to help the situation at the Center. We have written a letter that is being circulated to get signatures to send to the elected officials. Betty Anderson is passing it around and we have sheets that anyone can sign. It was asked if any money from sale of property could be used. Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Lemley stated that the township has not received any money to date. When they do they will decide what it will be used for.
Mr. Kennedy thanked Tom Lofiego for trimming at Center.
Elizabeth Lohr as about Primary Care Center. Mr. Kennedy stated the Planning had given the Final Approval. Mr. Bennett who is a board member said they had just signed a new lease and the ground breaking date was going to be in June but some changes were made and it had to be changed.
Don Chappel from the Greene Co Industrial Development spoke on the KOZ for Meadow Ridge Park. He wants a resolution to approve a seven year extension on tax abatement to include the vacant land. Sandy Liebhold had several questions concerning the Park. He concern was in it use and did not feel that the Park was not very successful and thought the Supervisors should look very closely at it before they agreed to a new extension.
Patti Lemley asked Mr. Chappel about the property at Chesapeake and buffer zone. Mr. Chappel stated she should talk to the County or Planning Commission they are the people who was responsible for the agreement.
Joe Fox noted the work on the Park that was done.
With no further comments Mr. Kennedy moved on with the agenda items.
The Minutes from May 12, 2009 meeting were approved as read with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley
Vote Unanimous
The treasurer Report with General Fund & Special Funds: $27,696.32 & Payroll and Liabilities: $17,062.72was approved with a motion to approve the payment of bills Motion by Allen Lemley with a seconded by Robert Kennedy
Vote Unanimous
Under old business the Audit report for 2006, 2007 and 2008 was presented and accepted by a motion by Robert Kennedy and a second by Allen Lemley.
Vote Unanimous
Under new business a motion to accept the resignation of Allen Lemley as a Road-master was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley
Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve a Heavy Hauling Agreement with Mepco. LLC was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley
Vote Unanimous
. A motion to approve Resolution # 6 the Extension of the designated Keystone Opportunity Zone, Keystone Opportunity Expanded Zone or the Keystone Opportunity Improvement Zone for a seven year period. (Option # 1) was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley
Vote Unanimous
A motion to approve Resolution # 7 to enter into an Agreement with Penn Dot and Perry Township to use the dot Grants on line reporting system for filing the Liquid Fuels forms annually was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley
Vote Unanimous
A motion to hire Ronald Howard as an Operator at $14.00 hour with a probation period of 90 days was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Robert Kennedy
Vote Unanimous
A motion to allow Cory Grandel and Michael Bigley to look in to Pension Plan for Township and to do any necessary paper work to change the Actuary on the fund was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
Vote Unanimous
Perry Township Community yard sale will be held on June 20, 2009. There are also signs stating the Community day yard sale will be on June 13, 2009. No one knows for sure who set the date. The supervisors will check into it.
With no other business before the board a motion to adjourn was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley at 3:55 P.M.

Meeting of May 12, 2009 3:00 P.M. Perry Township Building

                The May 12, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, and G. Albert Phillips. Public in attendance were John Weaver, Glen Evans, Greg Barb, Ron & Patti Lemley, Joe Fox, Alien Phillips, George Wolfe, Tom Lofiego, Lenny George and Cindy Bailey. 

Bids for old equipment (Kamatso 180 Loader as is) were opened as follows:

Rogers Auto Sale $ 2,680.00

 KW Sales LLC $21,786.00

 Walsh Equipment at $24,000.00

 With a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips to accept the high bid of $24,000.00

                                Vote unanimous

Opened the bid for the property where the old community park.

Leonard & Rebecca George bid of $216,900.00 required deposit of $2000.00 is included.

With on other bid Albert Phillips made a motion to accept the bid and Allen Lemley seconded the bid.

                                Vote   unanimous

Public Comments:

Patti Lemley:  She had several questions:

1. Wants a copy of her Oath of Office. We will give it to her as soon as Jennie Roush sends them to us.

 2. Wants to have a Basket Bingo for the Rec. Board fund raiser.  Mr. Bigley told Patti to check and see if she will need a Small Chance License or if the Legion has one do they fall under theirs.

  3. She wants to know if Amy Lemley resignation for Rec Board and what Patti Smith is going to do about being on the board she has not attended any meeting since she was appointed.  The Township has not received any resignations and Mr. Phillips would check with Patti Smith what she wants to do.

4.         What is Primary Care Center status? She heard that Cornerstone was going to pull out from the Center. The Supervisors stated that all they know is the Planning Commission approved their plans and we have a copy of the site plans, as far as they know things are moving along.

5.                     Does the township have any more information about the 2006 Audit, and has the new Audit firm talked to Milinovich.  The Deltron firm doing the audit was down and picked up filed to complete the audit.  Do not know if they would have talked to Milinovich office or not. When the 2006 audit is complete they will give the final on all three years audits.

             The Minutes APRIL 14, 2009 with the correction of name of Amy Minor and DCED TO DCNR were read and a motion to approve was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips

                                                Vote Unanimous

            The Treasurer report was presented with expenditures from General Fund in the amount of $12,388.49; Payroll and Liabilities $14,026.86 with a motion by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley to approve for payment

                                                Vote Unanimous

Under Old business:

                 The quotes for camera were $2800. Albert sent the information to the people for the crime watch meeting since he would not be able to attend. Tom Lofiego stated he had attended the meeting and the crime watch member suggested having a fund raiser to help with camera. Would the camera be able to be view on  the web site.  Albert state they were looking into all the rules and regulation on what and where you can have the camera pointed at.

                Community Center will be ready for the Primary Election and they will have food on the day of election. If anyone would like to donate food please just drop it off at the center. Patti questioned about who does the mowing and trimming at the Center. It is Tom Lofiego volunteered to trim.

NEW BUSINESS:

                A motion to adopt Resolution No. 5, 2009 for Grant in the amount of $25,000.00 for Perry Township Park was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                A motion to hire Andrea Redding as the Assistant Secretary at a rate of $10.50 per hour on an as need basis was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley

                                                                Vote Unanimous

Information:  There will be a Community Day Yard Sale on June 20, 2009 and the townships (Greensboro, Cumberland and Wayne) are going together for a meeting about zoning   on May 27, 2009 in Cumberland Township for general discussion.

                The township has register with Career Link to have summer help that will allow local students to work for the summer.

 

                With no further business at 3:50 P.M.  Robert Kennedy made a motion to adjourn the meeting with Allen Lemley seconding the motion.

Meeting of April 14, 2009 3:00 P.M. Perry Township Building

                The April 14, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, and G. Albert Phillips. Public in attendance were John Weaver. Glen Evans, Greg Barb Ron & Patti Lemley, Lloyd & Elizabeth Lohr, John Weaver, Joe Fox, Kenneth Stewart and Cindy Bailey 

     OPEN OF BIDS (CHURCH RUN T 536 ROAD BRIDGE)

                        PROSHOT CONCRETE INC. NO BID

                        J. TENNANT TRUCKING: Total bid ($12,600.00)

      OPEN BID FOR MATERIALS (See attached sheet)

            A motion by Allen Lemley to accept the low bids for the materials: ( see list)motion was seconded by Albert Phillips

                                                Vote unanimous

            A motion to approve the minutes of March 10, 2009 was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                                Vote unanimous

            A motion by Albert Phillips to pay the bill and seconded by Allen Lemley. General Fund: $31,270.02 Street Lights: $1,052.24 Payroll and Liabilities:  $14,906.54 and State $895.99 & Rec. $1,027.98 total $49,152.77

                                                Vote Unanimous

          Public Comments:

             Patti Lemley wanted to know about updating the Township web site. She was told that we would contact Sandy to make the changes to web site.  She wanted to know about the 2006 Audit and was told it was being completed, and yes we paid for the 1st audit as well as paying the have it audit completed. So there will be no more questions or confusion about the audit. She noted that the Easter egg Hunt was a great success. Amy Minor  will just donate the drink that was used.   Patti also wanted to know about the Holding tank ordinance Mr. Kennedy stated that it was still being looked at.

            Joe Fox wanted to know if they could change the meeting dates for the Planning Commission back to original dates because some of the member were having a hard time making the meeting.  They would discuss it at to-nights meeting and if it was agreeable with the members the township would advertise the new times.

            Elizabeth Lohr asked about the plans for the new Primary Care building.  Albert stated the site plans were given to the township this week and things were moving along with new building.

            Under old Business, Mr. Weaver was told that Mr. Kennedy called Penn Dot about his problem and they would have to contact Robert Russell at the Waynesburg Office, he is the one in charge of these projects.

            Albert Phillips stated that quotes were received on additional camera for the Township and they were going to see if any funding or grants to purchase these could be obtained.

            Albert Phillips and Joe Fox attended the Multi Municipal meeting this week and are looking some type of zoning and funding for it.

                        Under new business a  motion is was made to sign the lease agreement   with County of Greene to change the Election Precinct Voting Place from the Mt Morris Gospel tabernacle Church to the Mt Morris Community Building Library by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                A motion  by Allen Lemley to approve Resolution # 3 2009  to set the millage rate for Fire Hydrants in Mt Morris  District # 1 with Mt Morris Water & Sewage Authority to .17 mills and was seconded by Albert Phillips.

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                                                A  motion by Albert Phillips  to approve Resolution # 4 2009 to set the millage rate for Fire Hydrants District # 2 with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority at .5 mills was seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                A motion was made by Albert Phillips to enter into an Easement   & Right Away Agreement with Mt. V Oil and Gas, Inc. and was seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                Allen Lemley made a motion is needed a motion to Re -Appoint Keith Anderson to UCC Appeal Board and Albert Phillips seconded it.

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                Allen Lemley made a motion to approve the Municipal Approval & Lot Split as follows:

                                                1. Brookover to Brookover   property that was laid out by H. G. Brewer

                                                2. Perry Township to Perry Township property was laid out by Paul Board

                                                3. Primary Care Consolidation as laid out by Widmer Engineering, Inc

The motion was seconded by Albert Phillips.

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                Albert Phillips made the motion to change to a summer   work schedule of   4 - 10 hour days (6 to 4) it was seconded by Allen Lemley.  The supervisors stated that I would work out better on the days they were mowing or grading roads they would not have to stop in middle of a project.

                                                                Vote unanimous

                Albert Phillips made a motion is need to advertise for the sale of the 1995 Komatsu WA 180 Wheel Loader, Allen Lemley seconded the motion

                                                                Vote Unanimous

The following were informational items:

 Perry Township will receive a $25,000.00 grant for the Community Park through DCNR and a $2,000.00 Grant from Greene County Park and Recreation.

We painted the Library and hall at the Senior Center with the help of the County inmates to get it ready for the Primary election. 

Albert Phillips and Joe Fox attended the Multi- Municipal meeting with a lot of discussion on Zoning for the townships.

Albert Phillips met with DSM to get quotes for additional camera for Perry Township for additional security.

                With no further business Albert Phillips made a motion at 3:50P.M. to adjourn and Allen Lemley seconded the motion.               

                                                                Vote Unanimous

Meeting of March 10, 2009 3:00 P.M. Perry Township Building

                The March 10, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy, and G. Albert Phillips. Public in attendance were John Weaver. Glen Evans, Greg Barb and Anna King. 

Public Comets:

                 Mr. Weaver wanted to know if anything could be done about the problem in front of his home with the widening of road.  Supervisors explained they have talked to Penn Dot and would give Mr. Stout’s office a call again.

                Mr. Kennedy asked Mr. Barb, how is agreement was coming he stated his agreement was going slow.

                No further comments the supervisors moved on with the reading of Minutes of February 10, 2009 meeting.

                Mr. Bigley noted a word correction from personal matter to personnel matter was need. With no other correction the minutes were approved as read with a motion by Allen Lemley and seconded by Albert Phillips.

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                The treasurer report was presented. General Fund bills $67,196.46 and Payroll and Liabilities $14,840.50.  The large amount for General bill was due to payment to Walsh Equipment for new truck.

Albert Phillips made a motion to accept the treasurer report and Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                                Vote Unanimous

                Under old business Allen Lemley made a motion to adjust the mileage rated from $.58 to $.55 the new IRS rate.  Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

                                                                Vote unanimous

It was noted the Township received the reimbursement for the County Park & Recreation of $2500. for 2008 and has applied for a $3000.00 grant in 2009.

                New Business the Township will have a Clean Up Day on Saturday May 2, 2009 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Township would like to thank Rick Smith for the dumpsters. The same rules apply as in the past as to what you are allowed to dispose of. You will receive information with tax notices.

                Allen Lemley made a motion to re-appoint Francis Minor to the Mt Morris Water and Sewer Board with his term to expire on December 31, 2014. Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

                                                Vote Unanimous

                Albert Phillips made a motion to approve the Heaving Hauling Agreements with Enervest and H. & H. Stone. Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                Vote Unanimous

                Albert Phillips made a motion to advertise for the following materials. All Aggregate, cold patch &  hot patch and all patch materials, gasoline & diesel fuel, E3 Emulsion with bids to be opened at  3:00  P.M .on  April 14, 2009 of the Township Supervisors  meeting . Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                Vote Unanimous

                Allen Lemley made a motion to advertise for the Repair to T.536 Church Run Road Bridge with bids to be open also at the April 14, 2009 Supervisors meeting at 3:00 P.M.  Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

                                                Vote Unanimous

At 3:17 P.M. with no other business before the board, Albert Phillips made a motion to adjourn with Allen Lemley seconding the motion.

                                                Vote Unanimous

 

Meeting of February 10, 2009 3:00 P.M. Perry Township Building

The February 10, 2009 meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. Board members present were, Allen Lemley, Robert Kennedy and G. Albert Phillips. Public in attendance were: Glen Evans, William Bennett, Ron & Patti Lemley, Bonnie & Joe Fox, Kenneth Stewart, Greg Barb, John Weaver and Cindy Bailey. Mr. Kennedy introduced our Solicitor, Michael P. Bigley.

Public Comments: Patti Lemley had six questions for the Supervisors. 1. Resolution # 5, 2008.What were the changes. Mr. Kennedy stated after review he did not believe the changes proposed were included and the Supervisors would be reviewing it.

2. Second class Township Ordinance. She was told she needs to be more specific. She asked about Randy Copeland resignation. Mr. Bigley stated that was a personal matter and the board would not discuss it in public. She could meet later if needed.

3. The re-organization meeting of Rec. Board. Why no one was there to open the gate for the meeting? Mr. Phillips apologized to her, stating he was held up in town and did not get to the Township building until later.

4. Audit of 2006. She was told the Supervisors were taking steps to have a completed and or reconciled audit.

5. Has the township received the Grant money from the County for park yet? She was told the Township has sent the necessary invoice for payment to the County are waiting for check, they have also received an application to apply for this year’s funding.

6. Has the Township received the Grant for new equipment from Mr. DeWeese’s office yet? Mr. Kennedy said the grant was approved and the township is just waiting for the funds.

Mr. Fox said that he would like to thank the Township for the outstanding job they have done in the Township this past year. The changes made have been great.

Mr. Bennett wanted to know if the Township had any input on the garbage pickup in the township. His garbage is not picked up regularly.

Mr. Kennedy stated this was a free enterprise. He could hire any company he wanted to.

Robert Kennedy made a motion to approve the Minutes of January 6, 2009 and Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

Patti Lemley asked about the mileage rate. She was told that was the amount of IRS rate at the time. If it has changed we will look into it. Vote unanimous

Mr. Kennedy made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report: General Bills ($59,556.90 and Payroll Liabilities ($24,340.61). It was noted the payment for new truck was in the bill and Mr. Fox asked about Equitable Gas bill. It was noted that is a two month bill. Vote Unanimous

A motion by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley to approve the recommendation of the Auditors to set the Supervisors salary at $16.50 an hour, eight hour work day, three week vacation, three sick days, three days with pay for death in family, life and health insurance, retirement benefits and paid holiday the same as the other employees of the Township. Vote Unanimous

A motion to apply to the County for Liquid fuel money for road signs was made by Allen Lemley and seconded by Albert Phillips. Vote Unanimous Albert Phillips made a motion to adopt Resolution # 2, 2009 to enter into a Small Borrowing for Capital Purposes (Dodge Truck with plow) and Allen Lemley seconded it. Vote Unanimous

A motion to set the filing fee at $100.00 for any Heavy Hauling agreement was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley. Vote Unanimous

A motion to hire the Deltron Consulting Inc to complete and /or reconcile the 2006 Audit was made by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to set the Solicitor’s fee at $80.00 per hour and $125.00 per month as a retainer if he attends the meeting with Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous.

Albert Phillips stated he had some inquires as to whether or not the Township would be having a Clean Up Day this year. Mr. Kennedy stated that he has not received any word if there would be money available this year. He will ask again and if there is money the information can be sent with tax notices.

With no other business before the board Albert Phillips made a motion at 3:37P.M. to adjourn and it was seconded by Allen Lemley. Vote Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted by Lila S. Ayersman Secretary

Perry Township Supervisors Re-Organization Meeting January 6, 2009 9:30 P.M., Perry Township Building

The January 6, 2009 Perry Township Re Organization meeting was called to order by Chairman Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag. Supervisors present were Robert N. Kennedy, Allen Lemley and Albert Phillips. Public in attendance were Lloyd and Elizabeth Lohr and Ron & Patti Lemley

Public Comments: Will be held at the end of Re-organizational meeting, but prior to new business. Allen Lemley made a motion to nominate Robert Kennedy as Chairman and Albert seconded the motion. Mr. Kennedy accepts Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to appoint Lila Ayersman as Secretary-Treasurer Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to raise the secretary salary to $13.27per hr. Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to recommending to the board of auditors that the treasurer’s bond be set at $110,000.00. Albert Phillips seconded the motion Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to employ Joseph M, Raddish and Kenneth M, Rowan as full time operators for the township Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to set the operators wages at $14.00 hour and to set the laborers wages at $10.00 per hour seconded by Allen Lemley with the following work package: All workdays to be eight hours, with a normal forty-hour workweek, all overtime to be compensated with one and one half hours for each hour worked overtime. The compensation for overtime may be used during normal workweek. If employees are called out and have a scheduled day off time will be one and a half, if any employee has overtime coming from the previous year they can carry 40 hours over to the next year. All overtime must be used within the year earned unless prior approval by Supervisors. Full time employees will receive 3 sick days to accumulate. Any unused time can placed in Township sick bank to be used by full time employees. Full time employees will given eleven paid holidays providing the have worked anytime in the pay period that the holiday falls, (New employee must have work a 90 day probation period before they are entitled full benefits, vacation will be pro-rated per month first year) Part time employees must be employed two weeks prior to the holiday to be eligible for holiday pay. Holidays observed are New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Veterans Day, Christmas Day with day before or day after, one day for Birthday and both election days. To give full time employees two weeks paid vacation and three days off in case of death in immediate family including Spouse, Children, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandparents, Mother and Father in law, Step Mother and Step Father. All full time employees shall be covered by the townships Life & Hospital insurance (effective after 90 days of new hire) Retirement (after 6 months). If employees who are absent 3 days or more (unless prior approval) shall present a doctors excuse at such time, it is the responsibility of the employee to notify the employer of said absence Vote Unanimous Allen Lemley made a motion to set the Mileage at current rate of $.58 and seconded by Albert Phillips. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to appoint Building Inspector Underwriters as Building Inspectors and Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to appoint Garrett A, Phillips as Road master Robert Kennedy seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to appoint Allen D, Lemley as road master Robert Kennedy seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to appoint Robert N, Kennedy as road master with Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to hold the monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM at the township office Payroll will be paid every two weeks, Things can be approved prior to meetings but final approval will be on meeting day and seconded by Allen Lemley. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion that the premium on the treasurers bond is paid and the prorated share of the tax collectors bond is paid and seconded by Albert Phillips. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to appoint Hook & Hook as solicitor and legal counsel for the township. With no seconded the motion died.

Albert Phillips made a motion to appoint Michael Bigley as solicitor and legal counsel for the township. Robert Kennedy seconded the motion Albert Phillips and Robert Kennedy voted yes and Allen Lemley voted No. Motion carried.

Albert Phillips made a motion to make National City Bank be the designated as main depositors for township funds, First Federal Savings & Loans of Greene County for savings because of interest rates and Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion and seconded by Albert Phillips to allow the treasurer to transfer access monies from checking to savings in order to receive more interest on unused funds and to withdraw funds from savings as needed to meet expenses. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to approve Resolution #1 2009 Southeastern Greene County Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan for Greene County and seconded by Albert Phillips. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to appoint Patricia Smith to fill the expired term of Elizabeth Lemley on the Recreation Board. Term to expire December 31, 2014 with Allen Lemley seconding the motion Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to re-appoint Charles Lemley Jr. to Water and Sewage Board term to expire December 31, 2014 and Albert Phillips seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to appoint Robert Killinger K2 Engineer and Timothy Neil as the SEO officer for Perry Township. See attached fee schedule. Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion that any employee operating township equipment must be eighteen years of age and has a valid driver’s license and CDL license and that anyone under eighteen must have a work permit and Social Security card. Albert Phillips seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous Albert Phillips made a motion to allowing the secretary to purchase necessary supplies and equipment for the year 2009 with Allen Lemley seconding the motion. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to appoint Bill Bennett to serve on the vacancy board in accordance with act 67 of 1978with a second by Albert Phillips. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion the tax collector is to be paid at each month from the Fire Hydrant, Fire Protection, Machinery Fund, Light Fund and General Fund for real estate at a rate of 5% and filing unpaid taxes with the county, The fire department to be paid twice a year from taxes collected and deposited in the Fire Protection Fund, first payment after the discount period and at the end of the year. Seconded by Albert Phillips. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to authorize the Mt. Morris Volunteer Fire Department to attend carnivals and parades in neighboring communities if they have enough equipment at home to protect the township and allow them to hold fund raising activities to help maintain the department and to also attend training out of state with Allen Lemley seconding the motion. Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to appoint Allen Lemley to be Chief Administrator of the township pension plan it was seconded by Robert Kennedy. Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion for the township to attend the Township State Convention in Hershey April 18, 2009. Motion seconded by Albert Phillips. Vote Unanimous Albert Phillips made a motion to put the organization into effect and Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

A motion to ask the auditors to set the road masters wages at 16.50 an hour, eight hour work day, three weeks paid vacation, 3 sick days, 3 days off with pay in case of death in the family, life and health insurance, retirement benefits and nine paid holidays the same as other employees was tabled.

Motion by Allen Lemley seconded by Albert Phillips Allen Lemley made a motion to pay SJ Singer Associates $1525.00 from the township pension plan DA 5855 annual administration fee for the plan for the year 2009 actuarial valuation and Albert Phillips seconded the motion Vote Unanimous

Public Comments Albert Phillips told Patti Lemley they would try to answer all of her requests since they had not have time to review all her questions. Patti Lemley asked about the quotes for the ball park. She didn’t feel the contract was awarded the right way.

Her next questions was about the 2006 Audit again it was explained that when the 2007 audit was completed the CPA firm felt that three accounts were not included in 2006 Mr. Kennedy stated they had contacted the firm that did the 2006 audit but had not heard back from them. The 2007 Audit was filed in Clerk of Courts and filed with the State. Mr. Phillips stated the firm has not been paid yet.

Patti wanted to know about the December 31, 2008 meeting did not think it was advertised properly she was shown the advertisement from the newspaper stating the time and place.

Her next questions was concerning the Holding tank resolution. Wanting to know what was modified. Mr. Kennedy stated the change was bond; DEP does not want anyone using holding tanks, Patti said she could not find any changes from the copy that the secretary gave her.

Her next question was on Wayne Harvey road. Mr. Kennedy stated the Township did not own the road and does not wish to comment on it. Patti didn’t think Mrs. Harvey had the right to rename the road. She asked about signs Mrs. Lohr wanted in the township. Why should the taxpayer have to pay for a sign? The township got $2000.00 for signs. The supervisors stated that money was to be used to replace sign that were stolen or destroyed, Mrs. Lohr stated she felt it was hard to live in this Township. She wanted to know how much a sign would cost. When they moved there was not very much traffic but now it is very busy. The Supervisors stated they wanted to work with all residents.

Mr. Lemley wanted to know where the new SEO officers were from. Mr. Neil is from Jefferson Carmichael’s area and K2 from Uniontown,

Minutes from the December 31, 2008 were read and with no corrections Mr. Kennedy made a motion to approve and Albert Phillips seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

At 11:38 A.M. Albert Phillips made a motion to adjourn and Allen Lemley seconded the motion. Vote Unanimous

Respectfully submitted by Lila S. Ayersman

 

 


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