Perry
 Township 

Archive of the Minutes of Perry Township Meetings

2007-2008

 

Meetings of the Township Supervisors:

 

Minutes of the Planning Commission:

Minutes of the Recreation Board:

 

Monthly Meetings of Perry Township Supervisors

Special Meeting of December 31, 2008

            The December 31, 2008 Perry Township Supervisor’s Special Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy, Members present were Allen Lemley, G Albert Phillips.  There were no members from the public present.  The Pledge to flag was recited.

 Albert Phillips made a motion to approve the December 9, 2008 minutes, Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                            Vote Unanimous

Robert Kennedy made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report General Bills 101,651.85 Payroll & Liabilities were 13,163.86. Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

                                                            Vote unanimous

Albert Phillips made motion to Adopt Resolution # 6, 2008 the Right to Know Officer (Lila Ayersman) Allen Lemley seconded the Motion.

                                                            Vote Unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to Adopt Resolution # 7, 2008 the 2009 Budget, with revenue and expenditures in the amount of $373550.00 seconded by Albert Lemley.

                                                            Vote unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to Adopt Resolution # 8, 2008 to set the Millage for 2009. General Purposes 2.67, Fire Protection .43 and Machinery .58 seconded by Albert Phillips.

                                                            Vote unanimous

Albert Phillips made a motion to Adopt Resolution #9, 2008 to appoint the Deltron Consulting Inc to do the 2008 Audit ending the December 31, 2008 seconded by Allen Lemley.

                                                            Vote unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to approve an agreement with Central Tax Bureau of Pa. to collect the Local Service Tax and was seconded by Albert Phillips.

                                                            Vote unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to approve a request from WVU cycling to use TR 808-TR536 on April 13, 2009 with Robert Kennedy seconded the motion. Mr. Phillips was concerned about their use in the past.

                                                            Vote: Allen Lemley & Robert Kennedy yes

                                                                        Albert Phillips No

Albert Phillips made a motion to approve an agreement with Mt V Oil and Gas for a Right a Way and Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                            Vote unanimous

Allen Lemley made a motion to release the road bond of RJ Lee Group, after the inspection of Little Shannon Run Road seconded by Robert Kennedy

                                                            Vote unanimous

The 2007 Audit is ready to be filed with State, Clerk of Courts and advertised.

The meeting was adjourned by at 9:37 a.m. with a motion by Albert Phillips and seconded by Allen Lemley.  The Public Hearing on Comp Plan is to follow the meeting.

Respectfully submitted by Lila Ayersman, Secretary

 

Meeting of December 9, 2008

                       The December 9, 2008 Perry Township Supervisors monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to Flag.  Supervisors present were Robert Kennedy, Allen Lemley and G. Albert Phillips.  Public in attendance were Bill Bennett, Joe Fox, Jan Ditzian, Patti & Ron Lemley, George & Elizabeth Wolfe, Chuck and Charlene Obrad.

Public Comment: 

            Patti Lemley had a few questions about the 2006 audit. It was explained the 2006 Audit might not have been complete.   Some funds may not have been included. Patti asked about the Community Park expenditures.  Mr. Kennedy stated they received three quotes and went with the lowest.
             Mr. Obrad wanted to know about new agenda. The Solicitor explained public comments needs to be heard before a vote.  The public should have the right to questions the agenda items; therefore, Public Comments will be first on agenda.
              Patti again questions the expenditure of ball field.  The Supervisors explained they felt it was more feasible to move the ball field due cost of water lines and electricity.  Mr. Obrad wanted to know about the money already spent at the old field and why did they not get volunteers to help they way they did at the old field. He spent several nights there as well as Albert. Mr. Phillips felt it would be more secure at the Township building. The supervisors just did not have time to do the work themselves. 
             Patti wanted an answer to her letter to Mr. Hook. She felt she should have a public apology. She was upset over Mr. Phillips actions at the last Rec Board meeting. Allen Lemley felt Patti was exaggerating the facts. He said Mr. Phillips did not throw his papers at her. He threw them on the table.  Mr. Kennedy stated that Patti could write Mr. Hook everyday if she wanted to. Patti stated the Rec. Board voted to change their place and time.  The supervisors told the Rec Board could meet when they wanted, but they had to wait until the re-organizational meeting to vote to change time and place.
             Jan Ditzan reminded everyone about the Comp Plan.   The plan would be reviewed again in 5 years.  He was concerned about the sewer authority costs not being stated incorrectly.  Mr. Phillips stated there was a meeting on Wednesday that would be a good time to make the corrections or state the concerns.   Mr. Fox said this was just a working document

            Mr. Obrad wanted to know about the removal of asbestos from Humphrey mine Chesapeake; the truck went out with out covers.  Mr. Fox stated they were usually put in drums not left in open uncovered.  Mr. Obrad was concerned about the Supervisors telling everyone the Hanna Property was sold. He thinks they should not tell people unless they knew it had been sold.  The supervisors stated they were just going by the conversation with the builders of the Dollar General several time concerning permits and the closing of the alley next to property.
              Ron Lemley said he felt the Supervisors accused them of contacting the DEP and it was not them. He wanted to know if the supervisors wanted to know who had contacted DEP. The told him they already knew

Robert Kennedy made a motion to approve the minutes of November 18, 2008 with the correction that Patti Lemley wanted, Albert Phillips seconded the motion.
                        Vote unanimous

Robert Kennedy made a motion to approve the Treasurers Report General Bill $22,513 Payroll and Liabilities $6235.45. Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                        Vote unanimous

Old business:  The new light wiring has been installed and the Christmas Lights were put up.  The Township would like to thank Scott Kiger, for the man lift, Earl Stewart & Al Ammons for putting them up, Bob Dulaney for directing traffic and Joe Fox for his generator.

New Business:  Approved a Heavy Hauling Agreement with Gastar Industries (bond filed) motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips
                        Vote Unanimous
Motion to Approve Resolution # 5 to Modify Rules and Regulation as to the Holding Tank Ordinance was make by Robert Kennedy seconded by Albert Phillips
                        Vote Unanimous

The Recreations would not meet on December 12, 2008 as requested by Chair, Patti Lemley.

With no further action by the board, Albert Phillips made a motion to adjourn at 6:25 P.M. and Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

Respectfully submitted by Lila Ayersman

 

Meeting of November 18, 2008

            The November 18, 2008 Perry Township Supervisors monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to the Flag. Supervisors present were Robert Kennedy, Allen Lemley and G. Albert Phillips. Public in attendance were, John Weaver, William Bennett, Dave Barnes Ron and Patti Lemley.

            Public Comment: Patti Lemley wanted to know how Gladys Harvey could change the name of a road. The Supervisors stated that is a problem between her and her neighbor not them. If a road is not recorder in court house the Township is not responsible for it. Mr. Kennedy asked Patti to move on with her questions or he would cut her off, she replied that she has been cut off before and that this would probably not be the last time either.
 
  Mr. Barnes wanted to know if the Township could help him with a problem he was having with SPWA and their contractors who removed a tree located one foot out of right-away on his property when they installed the water line on Big Shannon.
The Supervisors stated they had contacted Mr. Simatic about the problem, but the Township has nothing to do with the water line. They were sorry they could not be of any help and suggested that he attend the SPWA board meeting.
             

            John Weaver state the State has started to do some work in front of his house, but was not sure they were correcting the problem with the way the were doing it.  Mr. Phillips suggested he might want to see if Penndot would be interested in purchasing his property.  It might be better for everyone if they would.

 

Approval no minutes of October 14, 2008 Motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley. Patti Lemley wanted it noted that Mr. Phillips paid for a political function not Fall Fest. Mr. Kennedy wanted it know that the Township has helped the Legion in many ways over the past years, but they are very thankful for all the help and support the Legion has given to the Community.
                         Vote unanimous
Motion by Robert Kennedy to approve the bills for payment:  General Bills: $36,575.83
(Including pension payment) and Payroll and liabilities $17,267.21, seconded by Albert Phillips.
                        Vote unanimous
Old Business:
Motion to approve Heaving Hauling Agreement with MT V. was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley.
                        Vote unanimous
New Business:

The 2006 Audit with filed with Clerk of Courts and with State and will be advertised for inspection.

Motion to enter into a Holding Tank Agreement with Dana Mining Co. they filed their bond was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips.

                        Vote unanimous
Motion was made to Adopt Resolution No. 4 2008 to hire Deltron Consulting Service Inc to do the 2007 Audit after receiving notice from Milinovich & Co withdrawing their proposal was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips.

                        Vote unanimous

The proposed 2009 budget with estimated revenue at $349,400.00 and estimated expenditures of $349,550.00 and the final budget will be adopted at the December 31, 2008 meeting.

At 3:35 P.M. Allen Lemley made a motion to adjourn with Albert Phillips seconding the motion.
                        Vote unanimous

 

Meeting of October 14, 2008

The October 14, 2008 Perry Township Supervisors monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy followed by the Pledge to the Flag. Supervisors present were, Robert Kennedy, Allen Lemley and G. Albert Phillips. Public in attendance were: Joe Fox, Ron & Patti Lemley, Ron Phillips, Alene Phillips , John Weaver, Dorothy Gallatin, Janet Williamson  and Cindy Baily for Greene Speak. 

            Minutes from the September 9, 2008 meeting were read and approved with a motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips

                                                Vote Unanimous          
                                    .
Patti Lemley wanted to know why the community that had helped with the focus groups or helped with input for survey for the Comprehensive Plan was not in minutes. It was explained they were not mentions at last months meeting, therefore were not apart of minutes.  The Supervisors expressed their thanks as well as their gratitude to anyone that helped in anyway with the Plan.
                                               
            The treasure’s report was presented with Payroll & Liabilities at $12,208.22 and General Fund bill at $66,920.47. Motion by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips to approve the bills.
             It was noted the large amount for General Bill was due to the winter supplies such as (cinders) and road work, Fire Department donation from the taxes collected for first 6 months and state reimbursement.

                                                Vote unanimous  
Old Business:

Mr. Phillips stated that the hand rail at community center was put in. The supervisors spoke to Mr. Whyel at Penn Dot concerning several issues in Perry Township that needed to be addressed: The road going to Chesapeake Energy, Traffic study, traffic light, and need for lines in front of bank as well as the list from the Comprehensive Study plan.
Mr. Kennedy stated Mr. Whyel indicated something was in the works for Perry and He would get back to the Township as soon as he has any further information for them. As far as the Jake- brake issue it would have to be for the whole township and by an ordinance. 
The audit was to be finished by the end of the month. The 2006 will be finished by October and as soon as the Milinovich is finished the township auditors will complete the 2007 audit.  Patti Lemley said she was told by Milinovich it would be finished sooner. Mr. Kennedy stated the township was not notified if that were the case.  The road to Chesapeake Energy is state road and you must do traffic study to change the speed limit. The street in front of supermarket is wide enough for parking on one side of street. The Township would have to eliminate parking on the entire street no just in front of supermarket.
New Business:

            Robert Kennedy made a motion to accept the resignation of Ronald Howard, operator effective Oct 3, 2008. Albert Phillips seconded the motion.
                                                Vote unanimous

            Robert Kennedy made a motion to adopt Resolution 3, 2008 to change the fee for   Sewer and Building complaint. Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                Vote unanimous

            Robert Kennedy made a motion to adopt Ordinance # 4 2008 (Local Service Tax) this will change to Occupational Tax from $10.00 on $1000.00 earned income to $52.00 on $12,000.00 earned income. Allen Lemley seconded the motion

                                                Vote unanimous

            Robert Kennedy motioned to table the Heavy Hauling Agreement from Mt V Oil and Gas until the bond was complete. Albert Phillips seconded the motion.
                                                Vote unanimous

            Robert Kennedy made the motion to enter into a contract with DK Electric Services for the street wiring. Cost is $9995.00. Motion seconded by Albert Phillips
It was noted there have been $550.00 donated for new Christmas lights.
                                                Vote Unanimous

            Trick or Treat night will be on Oct. 31, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you want to participate turn on your outside lights. Mr. Phillips told Patti Lemley the Observer Report had called to confirm the date and asked about the Rec. Board Fall Fest Albert suggested she might want to give them a call because he did not know all of the details just the date Nov.1, 2008.

            The meeting for Comprehensive Plan is scheduled for Oct 27, 2008 at the fairground with public comments.  |Steering committee is start at 6:00 and public meeting following 7:00 P.M.

 Public Commits:

            Dorothy Gallatin & Janet Williamson wanted to know why the need to change to OPT from $10.00 to LST of $52.00. The supervisors feel that this would help generate money to help offset the increase cost to run the township. Everything has increased from fuel to insurances.  Liquid fuel monies are to be decreased for 2009, Insurance fee have increased. Health Insurance has increased over $300.00 per person this coming year.     Albert Phillips explained that 25 % must go to fire department, ambulance service or police departments if you have one. There was much discussion about time of the response in the ambulance service. You may have to give your school district if they participate $5.00. We are still looking into that aspect. We are hoping the new people estimated at about 500 who will be employed will help generate money. This will help instead of putting the burden on the senior citizens or property tax. The cost of police protection would cost about $200,000.00 for one person if you had one officer employed by the township.  It is very hard to get any information from County or Sheriff Office. 

John Weaver was in contact with the Penn Dot who was to take the trees out about 3 weeks ago and the electric pole will be set at 18 feet so the large trucks clear the wires, but electric company will not be able to do their work until Penn Dot removes the trees

Patti Lemley wanted to know about the new wring for downtown. It would help with security cameras later on. The lights could be put on timers so they would all come on same time in the past some people would forget to turn then on. 

Patty Lemley wanted to know when budget meeting will be set.  Mr. Kennedy said right now it is set for Nov 5 9:30 in   Mr. Hook’s, office. Mr. Phillips stated they are still working on details of budget. The date and time will be advertised.  
The playground will be moved next week 8 workers from prison will bring it to the township for storage.
 At 3: 40 P.M. Mr. Kennedy excused himself from the meeting.

Patty wanted know about a sign for Legion.  Mr. Phillips stated the Rec. money should be used for the kids and community not to private inanity. The township appreciates everything the Legion has done for the Rec. Board.  Patti said no one else wants to help. The Legion hasn’t charge anything for use of building.  Albert Phillips stated he paid the fee from his own personal account last year.

Patti Lemley wanted to know about the money missing from cash bash. Albert Phillips stated he understands there was an investigation and nothing was found. Mr. Lemley stated that he was told there was money missing, He did  not know how much money was suppose to be  there was until it was counted Monday morning.  Mr. Phillips told Patti until there is an audit you can’t go around and accuse anyone. 

Joe Fox asked Ron Phillips what the status of water lines was. He stated he was not sure about the SPWA lines, but their lines should be finished in about one week.

With no further business before the board, Allen Lemley made at motion at 3:50 P.M. to adjourn. Albert Phillips seconded the motion.
                                    Vote unanimous

 

 

Meeting of September 9, 2008

            The September 9, 2008 Perry Township Supervisors monthly meeting was called to order by chairman, Robert Kennedy. Supervisors in attendance were Robert Kennedy, Allen Lemley and Albert Phillips. Pubic in attendance were Joe & Bonnie Fox, Glen Evans, Sandy Osecky, Bill Bennett, Kenny Stewart, Amy Lemley, Elizabeth Lemley, Lisa Garrison, Amy Minor, Ron & Patty Lemley, Charles & Sheline Obrad, Mr. & Mrs. Teegarden , Ron Howard, and Cindy Baily from Greene Speak

            The supervisors opened 5 bids for old Equipment:
 1995 Ford Backhoe bids were as follows:
Randy Teegarden:         $8,012.34
Larry Yost:                   $4,801.50
Rogers Auto Sales:       $4,130.00
Welsh Equipment:         $10,000.00

&1993 Massy Ferguson with side mower
Dustin Teegarden          $3,856.54
Larry Yost:                   $3,251.00
Rogers Auto Sales:       $1,230.00
Welsh Equipment:         $8,500.00
After review of bids, Mr. Kennedy made a motion to accept the highest bid from Walsh Equipment, Albert Phillips seconded the motion.
                                                Vote Unanimous

            Minutes from the August 12, 2008 were read with no further corrections; Mr. Kennedy made a motion to approve the minutes with a second by Albert Phillips
                                                Vote Unanimous

            Treasurer’s Report was presented with Payroll & Liabilities $13,757.74 and General Bill at $10, 876.66 Mr. Kennedy made a motion to pay all outstanding bill for the month and Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

            Old Business: It was noted that two security camera were installed at the Senior Center one on front and one on the back, due to some recent spray painting and minor vandalizing.  The safety rail to basement still need to be installed, the rest of work at center is complete.  Mrs. Pratt from Voter Registration came to inspect the building to see if everything would meet with county’s approval to move the election here in the spring.

            The Township is in the process of getting quotes for the lighting and wiring for downtown and is planning on asking for donation to help purchase new Christmas Lights.
           
            The Planning Board and Supervisors have completed and mailed in the Southeastern Greene Cooperative Community Comprehensive Plan to Mackin Engineering Co. The Supervisors thank Mr. Fox and Mr. Blaker for there work and attending these meeting and stated there would be a public meeting scheduled for sometime in October at the fairground for review and public comments. The committee is hoping to have the plan adopted by June, 2009.  The plans adoption would be necessary for the municipalities to apply for some grant monies to develop.

            Jim Tennant has his equipment here at the township to start work on the new ball park.  The county has donated two slides from Mon View park to the township to place at the Community Park.

            Mr. Phillips stated Penn Dot has looked at the Weaver property and are planning to cut some trees and move the guard rail to help with the problems with the big trucks that come around his home.

New Business:

            The Township has received a $25,000.00 grant to repair the two bridges on Church Run Road. They are on the first round for a $60,000.00 list for grant from Rep. De Weese to purchase much need new equipment. .
 Mr. Fox   asked about asking Penn Dot to paint white lines in front of the Bank it is a very dangerous intersection.
Albert Phillips stated that new business at the Industrial Park is Allis Chalmers and will be hiring in the future at the Career Link with Air Comp L.L.C.
Chesapeake Energy planning to expand with another building and may have as many as 500

 

Public Comments: Ron Lemley also agreed the bank is a problem area,

Mr. Obrad asked about the road going to Chesapeake Energy Mr. Obrad asked about the 25 MPH speed limit to fast for a Residential area it is a dead end street. Tell there driver to slow down. He also wanted know about   Jake brake sign, weight limit and if trucks being bonded.  Joe Fox said they have the same problem on Locust Avenue   the supervisors have talked the company asked they to slow down,

Sandy Osaka stated with Primary Care planning to build it is becoming is very dangerous. Do they plan to widen the road? The only answer the Township gets from Penn Dot is when it becomes a problem they will address it.  She was concerned about the stop sign at the bank she has seen a lot of cars go through without stopping. What happened with the cameras? Mr. Phillips stated they are still working on that. DSM security was having a problem with Comcast, and that was one issued that the new wiring downtown would address. Mr. Evans stated Sheriff Ketchem sat and watched several cars go through most were local residents.  
Ron Lemley asked about eliminating parking in front of grocery store. It is very difficult for Fire Trucks to get in and out the station.

Patty Lemley asked about the 2006 & 2007 Audit. Supervisors stated Mr. Hook, said they were having a problem with getting some of the necessary paper work from one of the banks.
 She wanted to know if there was anymore information about the grants the Township were trying to get for Park.  The Township will have to wait for the second round to see if we get anything through Mr. Stout’s office. Asked about the change of complaint fee from the March 11, 2008 meeting Mr. Kennedy said he would take under advisement and look into whether a motion was all they need or if they should have had a resolution.
She wants to know about the insurance voted on at meeting last month.
It was explained that at the Re- organization meeting the employee were given full coverage either for them or family, when a new employee was hired in Feb.  they changed it to employee only and you must have the same coverage for everyone. 
 Patty wanted to know when there would be a budget meeting.  Supervisors stated no dates have been scheduled yet.
 Patty also had several items that dealt with Recreation Board. They wanted to serve breakfast at the Car show on Sept. 21, 2008. Supervisors had no problem with them doing that as long as they had everyone else’s approval. They wanted to know about events like the Fall–Fest that would come up before a meeting; the supervisors told the Rec. board members that just need to make them aware of what they were going to do. Fall- Fest.  The Supervisors reminded the Rec. board to keep their receipts so there would not be a problem with any reimbursement. There were several other items but decided to discuss them at Rec Board meeting.
Patty wanted to know what the fee for Demo Permit was and why you had to have one.  It was explained that you must show proof that all utilities have been disconnected from the building that is to be torn down.  The Supervisors stated that if the public had any questions they could call the Building Inspector.     

With no further business or commits Mr. Kennedy made a motion at 6:57 P.M. to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Allen Lemley
                         Vote Unanimous

 

Meeting of August 12, 2008

            The August 12, 2008 Perry Township Supervisors meeting was called to order by Chairman Robert Kennedy, Supervisors in attendance were Robert Kennedy, Allen Lemley and Albert Phillips. Public in attendance were: Bill Bennett, John Weaver, Patty and Ron Lemley, Randy Copland, Ronald Howard, Ilene Phillips, Cecil & Carolyn McFarland , Glen Evans , Jan Ditzian and Cindy Bailey from Greene Speak

            Minutes from July 8, 2008 was read and approved with correction that Patty Lemley wanted the minutes to reflect that she asked about  the bonding of Ass ‘t Secretary and she and other board members spend money our of their own pockets and then are reimbursed. A motion by Robert Kennedy to include this statement was made and seconded by Albert Phillips

                                                Vote Unanimous

Treasurer’s report was read and with a motion by Robert Kennedy and second by Allen Lemley   approved the bill for payment Payroll and Liabilities $9193.84 General Bill $36705.73. Albert Phillips explained about the large amount due to a building permit to Chesapeake.

                                                Vote Unanimous

Old Business:

Mr. Phillips stated that DSM Security Company came to look at the Community Center as well as the Township building to see about having camera for security purposes installed. The work at the   Community Center is completed except for a panic bar that needs to be installed.  He also checked with the election board to see what was need to have the elections moved to the Center and was told that the State would have to look at the site to make sure it would meet the regulation.

Patty Lemley asked if it would be for this fall. Mr. Phillips said Mrs. Pratt said there would not be enough time for this fall, due to fact that new card stating new voting place would have to be issued. Mr. Phillips would have to send a letter with signatures asking for the voting place to be changed and the State would have to OK it, therefore, there is not enough time this fall.

New Business

Patty Lemley asked about her correspondence to the Township concerning the bonding of Ass’t. secretary wants it in writing. Mr. Phillips stated the Supervisors have already addressed that issue. Patty again wanted it in writing from the Solicitor.   Mr. Kennedy said they would take her request under advisement.

Robert Kennedy made a motion to reinstate the original insurance that was passed at the reorganization meeting that included all full time employees not newly hired employees. The motion was seconded by Allen Lemley.                                                                                                              Vote Unanimous

Public Comment:

Randy Copeland addressed the board about the trimming at his property on June 19. Wanted to know why the ordinance passed by the Township was not followed.  He wanted to be reimbursed for the flowers and labor to replant said plants.  He also wanted an apology from the Township for the violation.  Mr. Phillips stated that he had apologized to Mr. Copeland, but felt that because of the safety issue and complaints about not being able to see through the intersection received the plants  need to be trimmed.  Mr. Phillips stated that he was sorry Mr. Copeland resigned from the Planning Board because he was a great asset to that board. Mr. Copeland would like to have the apology in writing and paid for the plants and labor. Mr. Phillips said he would get back to him and Mr. Copeland stated he would give him 2 weeks to reply.

Patty Lemley wanted to address the letter she wrote to the Solicitor. Mr. Kennedy stated he could not respond to part of her inquiry but would address the part on receipts from the March Easter Egg Hunt. Mr. Phillips stated she needs to turn in receipts or the money from the Easter Egg Hunt. As for the $10.00 fee the bank charged, she was told early that she could not cash anymore checks she should have told the Township and they could have cashed the check for her.  Patty Lemley said someone should take responsibility and answer her request. Mr. Kennedy stated her time was up and wanted to know if anyone else would like to address the board.

Carolyn McFarland wanted to thank the Board of Supervisors and staff for the great job and the use of the Community Park. Mr. Phillips read the card of thanks from the Kenner Family was very pleased with everything at the park except for the hot weather and hoped to use the park next year. Sorry, but we can’t do anything about the weather.

Mr. Kennedy stated that the fee that was going to be charged would be waived for the use of park.

Joe Fox meet with a few contractors about new wiring in downtown. Mr. Phillips has been checking on the wattage and how many drops are needs for new lights. The security company is having problems with Comcast but, we are looking   still looking about signs at each end or town. We have been in contact with Penn Dot on the comprehension

Mr. Bennett asked about camera said to be careful when we buy them.

Mr. Weaver asked about the Penn Dot doing survey.  Mr. Kennedy said we sent letter to Penn Dot about the problem that he discussed at last month’s meeting.

Patty Lemley asked about the Rules and Regulation for the Rec. Board.  Patty stated she gave a copy to Mr. Lemley. The Board would like to sit down and over these rules. Mr. Kennedy stated he was not at last board meeting due to some family problems, but will try to attend the next meeting. 

Mr. Bennett asked about the sale of Community Park property once the Park is moved. Mr. Kennedy said it is being surveyed and they want to sell this property

Mr. Phillips said Mr. Boord was having it surveyed there is about 110acres  and because of the refuge site on about 6 acres the property due to liability  they would have to work around that parcel.

 Mr. Kennedy stated the county has playground equipment at Greensboro it the township wanted it. Mr. Phillips said they would go look at it to see if it was worth taking apart and moving it here.   Mr. Phillips and Mr. Kennedy explained the layout of the park. Patty Lemley asked Mr. Kennedy if he had a chance to look over the rules of Recreation Board and Mr. Kennedy said no he was sorry he hadn’t but asked Mr. Lemley for the copy and as he stated before will try to attend the next meeting.

With no further business Mr. Kennedy made motion to adjourn at 3:35 P.M Mr. Lemley seconded the motion

                                                Vote Unanimous

Meeting of July 8, 2008

The regular monthly meeting of Perry Township Supervisors was held on July 8, 2008 at 3: 00 P. M. the Perry Township Building was called to Order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy. Supervisors present were Robert Kennedy, Allen Lemley and Albert Phillips

Public in attendance were: Ron and Patty Lemley, Joe Fox, William Bennett, Ron Howard, John Weaver, Jan Ditzian, Glen Evens and Cindy Bailey from Greene Speak.

The minutes from June 10, 2008 were read and with no additions or correction Robert Kennedy made a motion to approve the minutes Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                            Vote Unanimous

The Treasurer’s report was presented with Robert Kennedy making the motion to approve and Albert Seconded the motion.  General Fund $ 52, 243.54 &  Payroll $23,542.84 ( General fund had pay off of tractor $ 31,741.98)

                                                            Vote Unanimous

Old Business: No old business

New Business:

Robert Kennedy made a motion to accept the resignation of Randolph Copeland from the Planning Commission with a second by Allen Lemley.

                                                            Vote Unanimous

Robert Kennedy made a motion to appoint Lisa Garrison to the Recreation Board the term to expire on December 31, 2011, Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

                                                            Vote Unanimous

Robert Kennedy made a motion to appoint Glen Evans to the Planning Commission to replace Mr. Copeland who resigned term to expire on December 31, 2010 seconded by Allen Lemley.                    

                                                            Vote Unanimous

Public Comment:

Patty Lemley wanted to know who is responsible for the scheduling at the park. The Supervisors stated they would like to be told what is being scheduled because of Security and the park.  Albert Phillips noted there was some damage from 4 wheelers and truck at the Park. Patty Lemley wanted to thank the Supervisors for having the Port a John placed at the Park. She has had several good comments about it. She stated that a $55.00 fee would be charged to anyone who wanted to use the Park for Family reunions to help pay for the cost of Port a John.  The Supervisors said the Recreation Board and Supervisors need to sit down and come up with some set of rules by which the Park should be run. 

Patty Lemley also wanted to know again about the bonding of Asst. Secretary and was told they have checked with PSATS and solicitor and that it was not required. Patty wanted to know about what if she had to handle any money.   Mr. Phillips stated if that were the case Patty would have to be bonded also since we make checks out to her and she handles money. 

Joe Fox wanted to know if the Supervisors could put some florescent tape around the sign on the interstate and any 25 MPH sign as a safety issue.  The Supervisors will check into this.  Mr. Fox asked about the new sign. The Supervisors stated they would not be getting the $2000.00 for the County this year for sign due to the fact they were allocating the money to Greene Township for their project.

The Supervisors have asked Mr. DeWeese for $100,000.00 to buy new equipment that is need in the township.

Albert Phillips stated the concern about security at the Community Building due to spray painting that happened over the week-end.  The Supervisors asked if anyone sees anything please phone the State Police.  Mr. Phillips will meet this week with DSM to see about having cameras placed around the Building since that is where the damage has occurred.

Mr. Kennedy wanted it noted in the minutes the letter from Sen. J. Barry Stout to Mr. Turner, Acting Manager at Pa Dept of Transportation on the dangerous situation to the Weaver property on Wades Run due to the increase traffic from large truck ad determine what if any appropriated action should be taken.

With no further action before the board Mr. Kennedy made a motion to adjourn at 3:22

 P. M. and Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

                                                Vote Unanimous

Meeting of June 10, 2008

The regular meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors on June 10, 2008 was called to order by Chairman, Robert Kennedy, Supervisors present were Robert Kennedy and Allen Lemley.  Absent from meeting was Albert Phillips. In attendance were Ron & Patti Lemley, Bob Lemley, Joe & Bonnie Fox, Ron & Mary Howard, Glen Evans, Alene Phillip Mary Yoders s and Cindy Bailey from Greene Speak.

Minutes were read from the May 13, 2008 meeting and with no corrections Robert Kennedy made a motion to approve the minutes.  Allen Lemley seconded the motion.
                                                          Vote Unanimous

Treasurer’s Report was presented with Robert Kennedy making a motion to pay the bill and Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                          Vote Unanimous

Old Business: No old business

New Business:  Accept the resignation of Corinne McIe from Recreation Board. Robert Kennedy made the motion and Allen Lemley seconded the motion.
                                                          Vote Unanimous
Appointment was tabled until board can look at the members and their terms

Public Comment:
 Patti Lemley wanted to know what the board found out about the bonding of Asst. Secy.  Mr. Kennedy stated that after checking into the matter the Asst. Secy. does not have to be bonded.  Ron Lemley wanted to know why the Secy. had to be and not the Asst. Mr. Kennedy again stated the Asst. Secy. did not have to be since she is not on any bank accounts as the Secy/ Treasurer is. Patti asked about an appointment to Rec. Board due to resignation. This resignation need to come under new business.
 
Mr. Evans wanted know how many Rec. Board members have resigned.  It was noted that only one has resigned.  He wanted to know then why it stated in Greene Speak that most of board members had resigned if that was not true. He also wanted to note for the record who requested the Asst Secy. to put her application in. Mr. Kennedy said he was the one who approached her since she was very good at accounting.   Mrs. Bailey asked Mr. Evans to contact her if he had a complaint.

Patti Lemley gave her key to Park back to Mr. Kennedy as they have someone else to open and close the park. She also wanted to know if the policy changed on faxing in for request.  She was told to continue faxing but to get copy of new request form.

Mary Yoders asked what you have to do to have a paper road closed.  Mr. Kennedy stated she would have to get the adjoining property owners approval and petition to have it closed. She wished something could be done with slum landlords and poorly kept property after the problems in the neighborhood this past weekend. .

Bob Lemley wanted to know who he should contact about some problems that need fix after the water line went through his property.  Mr. Kennedy advised him to talk to the foreman, but, was assured by the Southwest Water Authority they would return property to original state.

After several more inquires about the Rec Board from Ron and Patti Lemley, Mr. Kennedy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 P.M...  Allen Lemley seconded the motion.

                                                Vote Unanimous

Meeting of May 13, 2008

The regular meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors on May 13, 2008 was called to order by Chairman, Robert N. Kennedy, Supervisors present were Robert Kennedy, Allen Lemley, and Albert Phillips. In attendance were Ron & Patti Lemley, Cindy Bailey, Joe & Bonnie Fox, Bill Bennett, Alene Phillips, Ron Howard, Glen Evens, Ron Phillips, Jan Ditzan, John Weaver.

Minutes of April 8, 2008 were read, with no corrections Robert Kennedy made a motion and Allen Lemley seconded the motion to approve the minutes.

                                                            Vote Unanimous

Robert Kennedy made a motion to pay the bill as presented and Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

                                                            Vote Unanimous

 Old Business:  Robert Kennedy stated the Clean Up day on May 3, 2008 was a great success.

New Business: A motion to approve   Resolution # 1 2008 to dispose of old records was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Allen Lemley was approved.

                                                            Vote unanimous

Robert Kennedy and Albert Phillips stated they are trying to get funding for the Community Park though Sen. J. Barry Stout’s office and the DCNR and $25,000.00 for bridge work through Rep. H. William DeWeese’s office.  

Public Comment:  Patti Lemley inquired about comments made about her and the Recreation Board in the news paper and asked questions about the ball field

Joe Fox asked about road signs. Mr. Kennedy stated they are still waiting to hear from the County.

Jan Ditzan asked about the water company closing of roads and lack of signs as to where they are working.

 Ron Phillips wanted to know about the fire hydrants. Mr. Kennedy said they would have not problem to work with everyone.

Albert Phillips said they would have look at the grant and see how many would be paid with grant money and how many might have to be paid for my township 

Ron Phillips wanted to know who is responsible for reporting dumping gas and oil into creek.    Mr. Kennedy and Albert Phillips stated you must have a complaint in writing.   DEP is monitoring the situation.

Patti Lemley wanted to know about Audit. Albert Phillips stated he talked to Solicitor. They are still waiting on some addition paper work.

Supervisors stated that work would be started on ramp at center, replacing the ramp with concrete instead of aluminum as planned because they felt is would hold up better.  

Patti Lemley  asked about bonding of Asst. Secy. Mr. Phillips stated she is not on the bank cards and does not handle money.  The board will take this matter under advisement.

Asked about camera in Town, Mr. Phillips said they are still trying to work on something.

Motion to Adjourn made by Mr. Kennedy seconded by Allen Phillips at 3:55 PM

Meeting of April 8, 2008

The regular meeting of the Perry Township Supervisors on April 8, 2008 was called to order by Chairman, Robert N. Kennedy. Supervisors present were Robert Kennedy, Allen Lemley and Albert Phillips. In attendance were Lori Blackwell, Ron & Patty Lemley, Alene Phillips, William Bennett, Joe Fox, Glen Evens, Ron Howard and representatives from Zappa Oil, Russell Standard and Greer Limestone Companies.

The sealed bids were opened from the following bidders:

Zappa Oil:

 Gasoline:       1000 gal   unit price $2.93 per gal total $2930.00*

       Diesel fuel:    5000 gal unit price $3.60 per gal total 18000.00 *

* Escalation provision applies 

 Russell Standard:

 Cold Patch:   400 ton $ 65.25 unit total $24, 750.00

     E-3             15000 gal unit price total $26, 100.00

Representative stated cold patch could be less expensive if mixed here.

 Greer Limestone Co.

            2A 307 -1 Crushed Aggregate           500 tons unit price $12.75 total $6375.00

           307 -2       Crushed Aggregate           500 tons unit price $12.75 total $6375.00

            2018         Crushed Aggregate           500 tons unit price $12.75 total $6375.00

           1B (8)        Crushed Aggregate           500 tons unit price $ 20.75 total 10,375.00

          2B (57)      Crushed Aggregate            500 tons unit price $16.75 total   $8,375.00

           2-1/2         Crushed Aggregate            250 tons unit price $15.75 total $3937.50

        1-1/2 (4)       Crushed Aggregate           250 tons unit price $15.75 total $3937.50   

                                                                        Total bid $45,750.00

All bids are in order. Robert Kennedy made a motion to accept the bid as there were no other bids with Allen Lemley seconding the motion.                     

                                                            Vote unanimous

Minutes from the March 11, 2008 meeting were read and approved with a motion by

Robert Kennedy seconded by Allen Lemley

                                                                       Vote unanimous

Robert Kennedy made a motion to pay the bill as presented and Albert Phillips seconded the motion.

                                                            Vote unanimous

Old Business:  Reminder Clean up day May 3, 2008 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Township building.

New Business:  Discussion to move the playground to Township building. The board feels it is in the best interest to move the playground.

Motion by Robert Kennedy to relocate the playground and seconded by Albert Phillips.

                                                              Vote unanimous

The Supervisors stated they were going to continue with the Rec. Board and felt that everyone should do what is best for the community. Members of the Rec Board should all be working together. Allen Lemley stated he had no problem with leaving the board the way it is. The supervisors have tried to do everything that the Rec. Board has asked of them.

The Supervisors held a meeting the Greene County Commissioners and applied for grants for sidewalks and sewer line extensions for Mt Morris. 

Public Comments:

Patty Lemley wanted to know if the playground was moved and the township did not want the old equipment would they consider giving it to Amy Minor. The Supervisors noted they would not have a problem because they felt the equipment was unsafe and was more trouble than what is was worth. The Supervisors will be putting the swings and equipment up as soon as possible.

 Mr. Evens stated that he was upset by the article that appeared in the Greene Speak this past week.  He felt the article was unnecessary

With no other business before the Supervisors, Mr. Kennedy made a motion to adjourn at 3:20 P.M. seconded by Allen Lemley.

March 11, 2008

The regular meeting of the Board of   Supervisors of Perry Township was held at the township building at 6: 00 P. M., .and was called to order   by Robert N. Kennedy, Chairman.  Supervisors in attendance were Robert N. Kennedy, Allen D Lemley and Albert Phillips.  In attendance also were Patti and Ron Lemley, Mary Raddish, Alene Phillips, Lloyd and Elizabeth Lohr, Ron Phillips, Bill Bennett, Glen A Evens, Leonard George Joe Fox, Ron Howard, Rick Long, Norm George ,  Kenneth Stuart and two Pa State Policemen.

 Minutes from February 12, 2008 were read and approved with the following correction:  Vote on the motion to hire Ron Howard was Phillips and Lemley, yes and Kennedy abstained. Motion to approve minutes with correction by Robert Kennedy seconded by Allen Lemley,                                      

Vote unanimous

Opening of the sealed bids for sale of Township property.  Two bids received.

The first bid was from George Enterprises for $54, 701.00 with $500.00 required deposit.

Second bid was from D. Mark Dean for 51,375.00 and required $500.00 deposit.

Allen Lemley, made motion to accept the high bid by George Enterprise and Albert Phillips seconded the motion.                            Vote unanimous 

Robert Kennedy made a motion to pay the bills presented with a second by Albert Phillips                                                            Vote unanimous

Old Business:  Mr. Kennedy stated they were looking into the light situation. Some people might object to having a street light and would not want to pay the cost to have one next to their residence.  Joe Fox wanted to know if the Township felt it was a safety issue could they still add the light.  Mr. Kennedy told him anyone who house was within 260 feet would be assessed. They could add in the defined area and had the list of places that were talked about and would work with the people

He also stated the looked into the gate on Denjen property and found it was not in the alley.

 With all the snow removal they have not had time to check into the trees that are obstructing the view on several pieces of property but first chance they would contact the owners to see what they could work out.

Pattie Lemley wanted to know if the public should be told they are considering moving the Community Park down here next to the Township building.  The Supervisors explained they were concerned about the added expense at the present location, and would be more cost effective to move the park.  They are going to meet with Mr. Blaker for Parks and Recreation on Friday and try to come up with some ideas that will be satisfactory to everyone concerned.  The want to work with the Rec. Board to make sure the park will have lights; parking, and a ball Field.   Rich Long stated there are several regulations that need to be addressed concerning the ball park.  Distance of the field and a fence were big concerns.   The supervisors want the Rec board to come up with a plan so that everything can be done as one time because of the Grant monies they are trying to receive.  The back stop at the present field would have to be moved and need to see the best way to proceed with that project.  They have meet with Ann Bargerstock and Jake Blaker about grant money and need to have something by April.

New Business:

Motion to hire Lori Blackwell as Asst. Secretary at a rate of $10. 77 per hr as needed Motion by Allen Lemley and seconded by Albert Phillips.

                                                                                    Vote unanimous

Mr. Kennedy stated they would open bids for the following in April:  Stone, Gas, Diesel Oil and # 8 Chip.  Was not sure what the costs of Oil would be by then with the prices as high as they are now.

Perry Township Clean Up day would be the first Saturday in May.  The date is   May 3, 2008 between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P. M.   A flyer would be sent with tax notices.

Robert Kennedy made a motion to change the fee for Property Complaint from $25.00 to $50.00. Albert seconded the motion.                              Vote unanimous

Robert Kennedy made a motion to change the fee for Sewer Complaint from $50.00 to $100.00. Norm George asked about the fee and does the Township get reimbursement from state with any sewage malfunctions complaints.  The township gets reimbursement but it is hard to get anyone to investigate the complaints for less than $100.00. Mr. Kennedy stated that if the complaint was a legitimate complaint the person could get their money back.  Albert Phillips seconded the motion.    Vote unanimous

Motion to pass Ordinance 1, 2008 Abandoned Personal Property was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips. Mr. Kennedy stated Mr. Fox and the Planning committee has worked on these ordinances for some time with the help of Mr. Hook and feels they have come up ones that are fair to everyone.  Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Phillips voted yes with Mr. Lemley voting no.   Motion passed 2 to 1

Motion to pass Ordinance 2, 2008, Vegetation Ordinance was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips.                           Vote unanimous

Motion to pass Ordinance 3, 2008 Motor Vehicle Nuisance was made by Robert Kennedy and seconded by Albert Phillips.   Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Phillips voted yes

Mr. Lemley voted no.              Motion passed 2-1

Public Comments:

Norm George wanted to personally thank the Supervisors for working with him on his situation.

Mr. Stuart wanted to know what could be done about the 4 wheeler that ride through the park property, someone had torn it up. Cpl. Booher and a State Trooper from the Waynesburg Barracks were in attendance and stated there are laws governing the riding of ATV and anyone can go to web site and look them up.  If you see someone you must be willing to go to court and testify against them because if the Police do not see them it is up to the individual who witnessed the event.  He gave a very interesting talk about the concerns the public might have and the help both the citizens and the State Police could give each other.  He encouraged the public if they need any questions answered to call the station in Waynesburg and someone would either answer their questions or find someone that could.  He would be willing to come and address any group that might have questions if schedule would permit it.   He spoke about the Community and how he always likes to come here because of the friendly atmosphere.  There is a great staff at the barracks and are concerned about the County as well.

Mr. Kennedy asked about the Grimm property and if it was released yet so it could be cleaned up. Cpl Booher said they would have to get in touch with the fire Marshall.  Mr. Phillips asked if there was any information about the incident or suspect that occurred this pass week.  Cpl Booher stated he would fax any information to the township, but the officer conducting the investigation was doing interviews.   Mr. Fox noted that the camera system in town that has been discussed could have been very helpful to Police in this case. 

 Mr. .Kennedy thanked the Troopers for coming to the meeting and answering their questions and concerns.

Mr. Kennedy made a motion to adjourn at 7:07 P. M. and Albert Phillips seconded the motion.  

February 12, 2008

The Regular meeting of the Board of Supervisor of Perry Township was held at the Township Office at 3:00 P.M. Supervisors present were Robert N. Kennedy, Allen D. Lemley and G. Albert Phillips Jr.   Also in attendance were Patti and Ron Lemley, Joe Ed Fox, Jan Ditzan, Aileen Phillips, Norm George and Ron Phillips

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Robert N Kennedy.

Minutes from the re-organization meeting January 7, 2007 were read.   Minutes were corrected as following: Wages for Operators would be $11.50, Road Master $14.00 and Dick Eddy Builders was extended to 60 days.  Robert Kennedy made motion to approve the minutes with corrections. G. Albert Phillips, Jr. seconded the motion.  

                                                                        Vote unanimous

Bills were read as directed.

Motion by Robert N. Kennedy, Seconded by Allen D Lemley directing the Secretary- Treasurer to pay the Payroll as presented and any outstanding bills for the month of February, 2008

                                                                        Vote unanimous

OLD BUSINESS: Patti Lemley asked if any plans were being made for the park.  Robert Kennedy noted that the Rec. Board should come up with some type of plan they would like to see for the park.  Patti Lemley asked if any discussion to revitalize down town Mt Morris was discussed.  G. Albert Phillips Jr. stated that they had discussed grants with the Ann Bargerstock from the County. Joe Ed Fox suggested that a company should give them some idea of costs and type of plan that was needed.  Robert Kennedy noted that this would need to be done by the first of April.

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion to appoint Lila S Ayersman, Secretary/Treasurer at $10.77 per hour was made by Robert N. Kennedy, seconded by Allen D. Lemley

                                                                        Vote unanimous

Motion to hire Ronnie Howard as an Operator at $8.00 per hour until he is certified with C.D.L. was made by G. Albert Phillips seconded by Allen D Lemley

                                                                        Phillips & Lemley yes  Kennedy abstained.

Motion to pay High Mark/ Blue Shield health insurance for employee only was made by Robert N. Kennedy, seconded by Allen D Lemley.

                                                                        Vote unanimous

Jan Ditzan spoke about the new mapping program installed on the township computer. He and Sandy Liebhold attend the meeting but he had to leave early.  Sandy will train him so they both can help utilize the program.

Aileen Phillips was concerned about the fence on the Denjen property, she stated that when the gate opens it comes out into the alley and is hard to get through.

Joe Ed Fox wanted to know about Street lights.  Some places are a safety issue. How is it decided where they can go?  How do you get new places and costs?  Robert Kennedy stated he would contact William Hook, the solicitor.

Supervisor, Albert Phillips stated the township has insulated a room at the Senior Citizen Center.  A permit was issued for the Ramp and would be doing that next.  He also noted that some Bank accounts were closed and transferred to interest bearing accounts, placed into CD.  The Township has asked the Department of Corrections for assistance in clean up, mowing and any other duties they can assist with.

Norm Geroge was concerned about the trees that obscure the view on the former Dr Brooks property.  Robert Kennedy said that they were aware of several trees that need to be looked into, but not sure they can do anything because of property lines, but will check into it.

Mr. George also wanted to know what else he would have to do to have is structure sound.  Robert Kennedy said that the Solicitor would have to answer any questions that he might have.  Mr. George wanted to know if his property could be review again that would have checked on.

Robert N. Kennedy made a motion to adjourn at 3:40 P.M. seconded by G. Albert Phillips.                                

Vote unanimous

 

January 7, 2008

The organization meeting of the board of supervisors of Perry Township Greene County, Pa was held at the township office at 9:00 AM to organize in accordance with article #5 sections 511 of the township code. Supervisors present were Robert N, Kennedy, Allen D, Lemley and Garrett A, Phillips Jr Meeting called to order by Chairman Robert N, Kennedy, Minutes of the December 31,2007 meeting were read and approved as read by Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D,Lemley

Also present Ron & Patti Lemley, Glen Evans, Joe Fox, Bill Bennett

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Allen D, Lemley seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr to Nominate Robert N, Kennedy as Chairman Robert N, Kennedy accepts

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Allen D, Lemley seconded by Robert N, Kennedy to appoint Kelley L, Phillips as Secretary-Treasure Garrett A, Phillips Opposed

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D. Lemley to raise the secretary salary to $200.00 more a month which would make it $12,400.00 per year Garrett A, and Phillips Jr opposes. Raise pending only if the supervisors get their raise

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley recommending to the board of auditors that the treasurer’s bond be set at $110,000.00

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to employ Joseph M, Raddish and Kenneth M, Rowan as full time operators for the township Charles A, Lemley as part time Operator

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley that the operators wage be set at  *$11.50 per hour and to set the laborers wages at $8.00 per hour. All work days to be eight hours, all overtime to be compensated with one and one half hours off for each hour worked to betaken off during the normal forty hour work week, overtime accumulated for all hours worked on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, To give employees 3 sick days, nine paid holidays providing the have worked anytime in the pay period that the holiday falls, 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 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 30 days) 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. If employees are called out and they have scheduled a day off they get time and a half, if any employee has overtime coming from the previous year they can carry 40 hours over to the next year. Overtime should be used within 6 months, vacation should be used by the end of the year, and if pay is requested for extra time you can receive it. If you don’t use the 40 hours within the 6 months you lose it.

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to set the Mileage at current rate

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to appoint Building Inspector Underwriters as Building Inspectors

                                                                     Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to appoint Garrett A, Phillips as Road master

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr to appoint Allen D, Lemley as road master

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Garrett A, Phillips Jr seconded by Allen D, Lemley to appoint Robert N, Kennedy as road master

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr to hold the monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM at the township office and to hold on meeting a quarter at 6:00 PM at the township office bills will still be paid o the 5th & 20th of each month Payroll will be paid every two weeks, Things can be approved prior to meetings but final approval will be on meeting day.

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley that the premium on the treasurers bond is paid and the prorated share of the tax collectors bond is paid

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr to appoint Hook & Hook as solicitor and legal counsel for the township

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr that National City Bank be designated as main depositors for township funds, First Federal Savings & Loans of Greene County and 1st National Bank of PA for savings because of interest rates Garrett A, and Phillips suggests that we check on this

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley allowing 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

Motions by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley that any employee operating township equipment must be eighteen years of age and have a valid driver’s license and CDL license and that anyone under eighteen must have a work permit and Social Security card.

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley allowing the secretary to purchase necessary supplies and equipment for the year 2008

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to appoint Wilma R, Pyle’s to serve on the vacancy board and to appoint Bill Bennett as an alternate in accordance with act 67 of 1978

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley that the tax collector be paid at the end of the year from the Fire Hydrant, Fire Protection, Machinery Fund, Light Fund  and to be paid monthly from the General Fund for real estate and occupational taxes 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

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr 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.

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips to appoint Allen D, Lemley as Chief Administrative Officer for the township pension plan

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr to make the following appointments Jan Ditzan to the Planning Commission Board and Bob Dulaney to the Water & Sewage Board Amy Lemley to the recreation board

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

State Convention Garrett A, Phillips Jr would like to attend Allen D, Lemley is not sure will talk to the Planning Commission members to see if they want to attend

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to appoint Carl A, Barchiesi and Lewis J, Matt as SEO for the township Garrett A, and Phillips Jr doesn’t know anything about

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to appoint Tom Bennett as the Emergency Management Coordinator

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr to put the organization into effect

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to ask the auditors to set the road masters wages at * $14.00 and 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

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to pay SJ Singer Associates $1525.00 from the township pension plan DA 5855 annual administration fee for the plan for the year 2008 actuarial valuation

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

New Business- Robert N, Kennedy stated Jan Ditzan Would like for the supervisors to meet with John Frazier, John Frazier has some information that would be beneficial to the township to have on our computer.

Garrett A, Phillips Jr asked it the supervisors would be wiling to help the Senior Citizens with their bills Robert N, Kennedy stated that we could make a donation to them.

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to extend the contract with Dick Eddy Builders for another *60 days this is for work to be done at the Senior Citizens Center.

                                                          Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to appoint Garrett A, Phillips to the board for the Community Center

                                                          Vote Unanimous

Patti Lemley turned in a check from Lenny George for the Community Park $200.00

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Garrett A, Phillips Jr to adjourn meeting, Meeting adjourned at 10:45 PM

                                                          Vote Unanimous

                                                                 

November 13, 2007

The regular meeting of the board of supervisors of Perry Township, Greene County, PA was held at the township office at 3:00 PM Supervisors present were Robert N, Kennedy, Allen D, Lemley, Charles S, Obrad Jr

Also present Joe Fox, Ron Phillips, Albert Phillips, Mary Howard, Ron & Patti Lemley

Meeting called to order by Chairman Robert N, Kennedy

Minutes of the October 10, 2007 meeting were read and approved as read by motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Bills were read as directed
Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad Jr directing the secretary-treasure to pay the payroll as presented by the road master and to pay all outstanding bills for the month of November

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Old Business- None

New Business-

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad Jr to accept the Bernosky/Bernosky lot split as lay out by Miles A, Davin Jr

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to accept the Brown/Lewis lot split as lay out by Miles A, Davin Jr

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to extend the contract with Dick Eddy Builders from November 18, 2007 to January 18, 2008 for work to be done at the Community Center

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Motion by Charles S, Obrad Jr seconded by Allen D, Lemley to accept the proposed budget for the year 2008

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

Albert Phillips made the suggestion that the supervisors advertise for the position of an operator for the township to get the best person qualified for the job. Robert N, Kennedy stated that he does not have a problem with it
Employee training Robert N, Kennedy he does not have a problem with this.
Albert Phillips made some other suggestions like putting up cameras, having the secretary work more hours, Robert N, Kennedy stated that Albert could come up and talk to the supervisors about these matters.

Patti Lemley asked if the supervisors would consider hiring a Building Code Official. Robert N, Kennedy stated that it is something that the supervisors need to discuss. Patti stated that the Building Code Official could be paid from the fees that are collected from the building permits Keith Herrington and Patti Lemley were paid these fees when they issued the building permits

Ron Phillips asked about police protection Robert N, Kennedy stated that it is just too expensive.

Mary Howard asked about a stop sign to put down by Robert N, Kennedy’s place Robert N, Kennedy stated that it is a state road for her to contact the state.

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to adjourn meeting, Meeting adjourned at 3:35 PM

                                                                   Vote Unanimous

                                                                  

 

Meeting of October 9, 2007

The regular meeting of the board of supervisors Perry Township Greene County, PA was held at the township office at 3:00 PM. Supervisors present were Robert N, Kennedy, Allen D, Lemley, Charles S, Obrad Jr. Also present Bill Bennett, Ron & Patti Lemley, Glen Evans, Doronda Gainer & Husband, Sandy Liebhold.

Meeting called to order by Chairman Robert N, Kennedy.

Minutes of the September 11, 2007 meeting were read and approved as read by motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad Jr.  Vote Unanimous.


Bills were read as directed. Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley directing the secretary treasure to pay the payroll as presented by the road mater and to pay all outstanding bills for the month of October. Vote Unanimous.

Old Business- Motion by Charles S, Obrad Jr seconded by Allen D, Lemley to appoint Jan Ditizan to the planning commission board taking the place of Ed Cesa. Vote Unanimous.

Patti Lemley turned in the resignation of Stacie McIe from the recreation board. Motion by Robert N. Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad Jr to accept the resignation of Stacie McIe from the recreation board.  Vote Unanimous.


Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to have door to door trick or treat on October 27, 2007 from 5:30-7:00 PM interested residents should turn porch light on. Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad to appoint Jim Milinovich to do the township audit for the year 2007.  Vote Unanimous.


New Business- Sandy Liebhold asked if it could be possible to put the township minutes on the townships web sight Kelley nor the supervisors have a problem with it.

Fall Fest- Patti Lemley stated that they do have some donations of it. Patti Lemley asked it the supervisors could take down the swings after the fall fest and store them. Supervisors have no problem with that. Patti also asked about where the supervisors were going to put the playground equipment? Supervisors are unsure.

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to adjourn meeting, Meeting adjourned at 3:30 PM. Vote Unanimous

December 29, 2007

A special meeting of the board of supervisors Perry Township Greene County PA was held at the township office at 9:00 AM.  Supervisors present were Robert N, Kennedy, Allen D, Lemley, Charles S, Obrad Jr the purpose of this meeting is to adopt the final budget for the year 2007 and to close out the books for the year 2006 Also present Glen Evans, Joe Fox, Ron & Patti Lemley,, Kenny Stewart, Norman George, Barb Rushak. This meeting is also a hearing for Norman George (Martinsville Super Club)

Meeting called to order by Chairman Robert N, Kennedy

Minutes of the December 12th 2006 meeting were read and approved as read by motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad Jr with one correction it should have read that the secretary stated that this is the way Vince wanted the building permits done the way that it was stated made it sound like Patti Lemley had said it.

                                               Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad directing the secretary-treasure to pay the payroll as presented by the roadmaster

                                               Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to accept resolution #7 setting the mileage rate for 2007 General purpose 2.67 Fire Protection .43 Machinery Fund .29
                                               Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad Jr to accept resolution #9 that for the expenditures and expenses for the fiscal year 2007 the following amounts are hereby appropriated from the funds equities, revenues, and other financing sources available for the year 2007

                                       `       Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad Jr to delete the part in the personnel policy stating that a resolution needs to be done, A resolution does not need to be done because it is a policy of the township and can be changed at any time

                                               Vote Unanimous

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Allen D, Lemley to adopt Ordinance #6 adopting Realty Transfer Tax and other tax code of 1971

                                               Vote Unanimous
Norman George hearing Robert N, Kennedy stated that the roof on the right side as looking at the building it is unsafe Norman stated that he can fix that. Over the last few months you can see the work that Norman has done.

Budget- Patti Lemley stated that in the budget Sewage reimbursements was not stated and under 405.12 salary of Secretary it states that the secretary made 6333.00 and the budget amount for this year was 10000.00 it looks like she got a raise of more that 500.00

Recreation board under material & supplies Patti Lemley asked if the recreation board needed some things would the supervisors consider paying for them out of this fund. Robert N, Kennedy stated that they would consider it depending on what it was
Charles S, Obrad Jr stated that if we needed a mower or something for the park this is where the money would come from.

Motion by Robert N, Kennedy seconded by Charles S, Obrad to adjourn meeting, meeting adjourned at 9:25 AM

 


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