Supervisors Minutes January 7, 2013 Public Hearing

Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA

January 7, 2013

A public hearing was held on Monday, January 7, 2013 for the purpose of taking public comment on the proposed Ordinance # 159 which amends Westfall Township Ordinance # 31. The meeting was held at the Westfall Township office on Delaware Drive and LaBarr Lane, Matamoras, PA 18336 at 7:30 p.m.

Those present were Chairman, Robert Ewbank, Vice-Chairman, Paul Fischer; Supervisors, Raymond Banach, Larry Flansburg, and Robert Melvin; Solicitor, Robert Bernathy and Secretary, Lisa Green. Also present were Treasurer, Scott Myer; Zoning Officer, Mike Rendleman; Police Chief, Chad Stewart; Bill Schneider, Bill Koferl, Ed Isaacson, Chuck Pranski and approximately 15 members of the general public.

Solicitor Bernathy stated that Ordinance # 159 amends Ordinance # 31 which has to do specifically with traffic and parking regulations which was originally adopted November 25, 1974. This has to do with the time provision in section two and the penalty provision in section seven. The time provision will now reflect that parking is prohibited on all streets of the township at any and all times between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am November 1 each year thru April 1 of the following year and during any snowstorm.  Section seven; the penalty section will be changed to reflect that violation of the provision of the ordinance shall on conviction be sentenced to a fine of $15.00 in addition to the cost of prosecution.

Solicitor Bernathy stated that this ordinance was advertised in the Pike County Dispatch. Proof of publication will be made available to the public and made part of the record.

Solicitor Bernathy asked for public comment.

With no public comment being offered Supervisor Banach moved to close the public hearing 7:31 pm. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Melvin and carried with all in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa A. Green, Secretary