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Special Meeting-December 21, 2011

Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA
December 21, 2011

 

The Westfall Township Board of Supervisors held a Special Meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at

7:00 pm. The meeting was held at the Township Building on Delaware Drive and LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township.

 

Those present were Vice-Chairman, Lester Buchanan; Supervisors Robert Ewbank, and Paul Fischer, Solicitor Thomas Farley; and Secretary, Lisa Green. Also present were Treasurer, Scott Myer; Bill Schneider, Luis Bocaletti, and John Dalton. Chairman, James Muir and Supervisor Raymond Banach were not present.

 

Agenda: The agenda was approved on a motion by Supervisor Ewbank and seconded by Supervisor Fischer.  Motion carried with all in favor.   

 

Public Comment: Supervisor Ewbank commented that today is Jake’s last day and will be his last board of Supervisors meeting.

 

Old Business:

 

Correction of November 21, 2011 Minutes: Vice-Chairman Buchanan said this was on the hiring of the highway employee. There was not a motion and a second and a vote on the floor. This has to be corrected. Solicitor Farley said this also has to be corrected to the engineer, and Supervisor Fischer has another correction to be made to the minutes that it states it was a unanimous vote and it was not. A motion is made from Supervisor Fischer to take out the word unanimous from the November 21, 2011 minutes for the highway employee. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank. Motion carries with all in favor. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to hire Robert Howard at the stated salary of $15.00 per hour with all the benefits due full time employees. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank. Supervisor Fischer votes against. Motion carries with two for and one opposed. Two Supervisors are not present. There is only three that make a majority. Supervisor Ewbank moved to hire Kiley Associates at a rate of $77-$90 per hour for the limited purpose of one project, the Floodplain Development Permit submitted by the Municipal Authority of the Township of Westfall. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

New Business:

 

Adopt 2012 Budget:

 

a)     Resolution 2011-6: This Resolution sets the millage rate for 2012. Supervisor Ewbank moved to approve Resolution 2011-6. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

b)    Resolution 2011-7: This Resolution appropriates the budget for the year 2012. Supervisor Fischer moved to approve the budget. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank and carries with all in favor. This approval is conditioned upon Court approval of the 1.7 mil increase in the general millage rate scheduled for December 27, 2011 at 10:00 am.

 

Adjournment: Supervisor Ewbank moved to adjourn at 7:09 pm. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lisa A. Green

Secretary

Regular Meeting-December 2011

Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA

December 6, 2011

 

The regular meeting of the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors was held Tuesday, December 6, 2011,

at 7:00 pm. The meeting was held at the Township Building on Delaware Drive and LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township.

 

Those present were Chairman, James Muir; Supervisors, Vice-Chairman, Lester Buchanan, Robert Ewbank, Paul Fischer, Raymond Banach; Solicitor, Robert Bernathy and Secretary, Lisa Green. Also present were Scott Myer, Michael Rendleman, Bill Schneider, Chief Stewart, Ken Zielazny, Luis Bocaletti, Deborah Fischer and approximately 22 members of the general public.

 

After Chairman Muir called the meeting to order Supervisor Ewbank presented a plaque to Lester J. Buchanan in recognition of 7 years of leadership and dedication to the community of Westfall. Thank you from the Westfall Supervisors. Next Supervisor Ewbank presented a plaque to James Muir in recognition of 12 years

of leadership and dedication to the community of Westfall. Thank you from the Westfall Supervisors.

Both men posed for a picture for the secretary.

 

AGENDA: Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the agenda. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Banach and carries with all in favor.

 

Public Comment: Debi Fischer congratulated Jake and Jim and wished them a good life.

 

MINUTES:  The minutes of October 20, 2011, budget meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Supervisor Ewbank. Motion is seconded by Vice-Chairman Buchanan and carries with all in favor.

 

The minutes of November 1, 2011 regular meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Vice-Chairman Buchanan. Motion seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

The minutes of November 21, 2011 special meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Supervisor Ewbank. Motion seconded by Supervisor Fischer. Vice-Chairman Buchanan abstained. Motion carried with four in favor and one abstention.

 

TREASURER’s REPORT: Scott Myer said it has been a good year for Westfall. Everything is in line. Supervisor Banach moved to accept the report. Motion is seconded by Vice-Chairman Buchanan and carries with all in favor.

 

POLICE REPORT: Police Chief Stewart gave the report for November reporting 157 calls for service, with 5,820 miles patrolled. Chief Stewart said the overnight parking for Westfall Township is in effect for November 15th. EPRPD teamed up with Safe Haven to give gifts for children who are less fortunate. There is a tree at the Police Station. They are also doing a non perishable pet food drive to help support Pike County Humane Society. Items could be dropped off at the Police Department until December 31st. Motion to accept the police report made by Vice-Chairman Buchanan, seconded by Supervisor Fischer. Motion carries with all in favor.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENTS: Luis Bocaletti gave the Westfall Township Fire Department Report for November reporting 3 MVAs, 1 wires down, 3 auto alarm, 9 mutual aid to scene, and 2 smoke investigations. EMS calls were 21 in Westfall, 16 covering squad 33, and 3 covering squad 19, for a total of 40. They would also like to request permission to attend the Christmas parade this weekend. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the request. Supervisor Fischer seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. Ken Zielazny gave the Mill Rift report for November reporting 11/2 equipment maintenance, 11/9 traffic control, 11/9 training, 11/16 equipment maintenance and 11/22 tree across road. Supervisor Ewbank moved to approve reports. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Bill Schneider gave the Highway report for November reporting that they have been doing regular maintenance on the equipment and all around the township building, as well as continuing maintenance and repairs on all equipment. The 2003 Ford 550 was serviced, they replaced drag link, tie rod ends, steering stabilizer. Pressure washed and painted frame. The 2008 Freightliner received maintenance and servicing, frame cleaned and painted. They performed shoulder work on Heaters Hill Road. Clearing of culvert pipes and drainage ditches throughout the township. Work and maintenance on the compost area. Meeting with HRG on Heaters Hill site for culvert pipe replacement. Maintenance on shop area-rebuild loading area.  Mr. Schneider attended the Pike County Road Task Force meeting. He brought hand outs for everyone from the meeting. Picked up 4 tons of cold patch. 12/5 Met with Penn DOT representatives and engineers at Wal Mart parking lot pertaining to the widening of the 6 & 209 corridor scheduled to begin in August of 2012. 12/8 There will be a meeting with the DRBC and the Army Corps of Engineers on Mashipacong Island for inspection of the channel for debris removal and for a problem with the access road. Motion to approve report made by Supervisor Fischer, seconded by Supervisor Ewbank. Motion carries with all in favor.

 

BUILDING /ZONING: Zoning Officer Mike Rendleman gave the November report stating that we issued three building permits, two sign and one zoning permit with total fees of $4,994.50. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the report, seconded by Supervisor Fischer. Motion carried with all in favor.

 

Chairman Muir asked Chief Stewart about a special he had seen on television about the children in this country that are starving. It was saying how many children in the United States who go to bed hungry saying it was very disturbing, and asked if the department is doing anything for them within the County or the Township. Chief Stewart stated there are different organizations that do different things. The Churches do the food pantries. Chairman Muir said years ago his business used to donate approximately 100 presents to needy children when they had their Christmas Party. If the department wanted to do something where Mr. Muir could donate $10.00 per tank they pumped to under privileged children he would be willing to do that. Chief Stewart said he will call Chairman Muir in the morning.

 

CORRESPONDENCE: On dais for review.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Act 47 Monthly Report: Solicitor Bernathy stated that as everyone knows as of March of last year, which

will be going on two years; the Federal Bankruptcy Court signed an order confirming the Townships bankruptcy plan as well as the Act 47 Recovery Plan which amounts to final disposition of the bankruptcy action. The township is operating within the confines of its budget and continues to meet its financial obligations. The township continues to provide essential services. Solicitor Bernathy also stated that he would be remiss if he did not state that it has been an honor and a privilege working with Mr. Muir and Mr. Buchanan. They were great stewards of the township and they served the township with distinction. Solicitor Bernathy also congratulated Mr. Flansburg and Mr. Melvin and wished everyone a good Holiday.

 

Dedication of the Water Line / Addendum: Motion by Vice-Chairman Buchanan to approve the addendum to the deed of dedication. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank and carries with all in favor.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Request for Waiver of Septic System Distance / Hamilton’s: Chairman Muir said this is regarding James Hamilton up on Delaware Drive. Solicitor Bernathy stated that as a review of the matter from the last meeting we asked for information from the Sewage Enforcement Officer and questioned if that was received. Chairman Muir said it has been received and it is in their folders. There is a recommendation for approval of the waiver. Solicitor Bernathy stated that basically the hardship here is that Mr. Hamilton has a failing system and there is no where else that a system can be placed. A hardship is required for a waiver to be approved. Chairman Muir said the normal distance is 100 feet and Mr. Hamilton is requesting 82 feet. Upon the recommendation of the SEO, Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the waiver request. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank. Supervisor Banach is opposed. Chairman Muir abstained. Motion carries with three in favor, one opposed and one abstention.

 

Burning Ban: Supervisor Ewbank said we had several different ordinances that were presented to us both by the PA DEP and by our Solicitor and it has been recommended by the Westfall Township Planning Commission in which they forwarded the request for a burning ban with a vote of 2 in favor and 1 against. One of the main reasons for the burning ban is for the areas of Westfall Township that border Matamoras. Supervisor Ewbank stated he spoke to the Mayor of Matamoras today and the reason they have a burning ban is for the health of their residents. Supervisor Ewbank has pictures of Westfall residents burning with the smoke traveling into Matamoras. Solicitor Bernathy said just to expand on that the smoke can be detrimental to health, comfort, living conditions and the general safety of citizens. Lisa Mickles asked if the area has been defined. Supervisor Ewbank said it may be CD, R2 and R1. The districts are not definite at this time. Solicitor Bernathy stated that would be part of the proposed ordinance and advertisement. Chairman Muir asked if right now all we want is a motion to advertise. Correct. Dan Lawless asked once it passes how are you going to pick leaves up and secondary what is going to be the outcome when one party gets mad when they can not burn and the others can.

Supervisor Ewbank said we can follow a work schedule such as Matamoras does in which the residents rake up their leaves and the highway department would come and pick them up. Landa Copertino asked if there is someone local that can be called when someone is burning. She has a neighbor who is burning wire. Vice-Chairman Buchanan said this all has to be discussed at the public hearing. Supervisor Ewbank moved to advertise the burning ban ordinance. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer. Vice-Chairman Buchanan and Supervisor Banach are opposed. Supervisor Banach said he doesn’t believe that Chairman Muir can vote because he owns a refuse business and he would be able to make money in picking up leaves. Chairman Muir did not agree. Supervisor Banach asked if this was a legal objection of his part. Solicitor Bernathy stated it does not pose as a conflict and there is no pecuniary interest as far as he can see and that Supervisor Muir can vote. Supervisor Ewbank said although Supervisor Banach opposed he has a letter from him dated November 8, 2006 stating that smaller lots should have a burning ban.

 

Advertise for Services: Supervisor Banach said he felt with a new board coming on they should advertise for all professional services to see if they could save some money. This item will be tabled until the new board comes in.

 

Emergency Culvert Repairs: Chairman Muir said we have a proposal for work needed for the preparation of three Easement Exhibits and Legal Descriptions to provide for facilitation of Permanent Stormwater Easements. This work will not exceed $1,200.00. Motion by Vice-Chairman Buchanan to approve the proposal. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank and carries with all in favor.

 

SUBDIVISION REVIEW and ACTION:

 

ADJOURNMENT: Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to adjourn at 7:27. Motion seconded by Supervisor Ewbank and carries with all in favor.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lisa A. Green

Secretary

Regular Meeting-November 2011

Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA

November 1, 2011

The regular meeting of the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors was held Tuesday, November 1, 2011,

at 7:00 pm. The meeting was held at the Township Building on Delaware Drive and LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township.

Those present were Chairman, James Muir; Supervisors, Vice-Chairman, Lester Buchanan, Robert Ewbank, Paul Fischer, Raymond Banach; Solicitor, Robert Bernathy and Secretary, Lisa Green. Also present were Scott Myer, Michael Rendleman, Bill Schneider, Chief Stewart, Christina Robin and approximately 18 members of the general public.

AGENDA: Supervisor Ewbank asked to add the revisiting of the zoning to Delaware Drive to the agenda. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer. Motion does not carry. Chairman Muir said there will be a change in the order of the meeting. The Westfall Service Center will be moved up first on the agenda. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to allow the change. Motion seconded by Supervisor Ewbank and carried with all in favor.

Executive Session will be at the end regarding personnel.

 Public Comment: Christina Robin said it is her understanding the Orange & Rockland will not be paying a property tax. Do we know what type of tax they will be paying how much that will be? Attorney Klemeyer said they do not pay real estate tax they pay a utility tax and that is paid to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Supervisor Banach asked how that would benefit Westfall Township. Does the money get paid to Westfall? They are not aware at this time of how the tax money in lieu of real estate tax is divided. Christina Robin said we’ve had this question for a week since the zoning hearing board. When can we expect an answer? Mr. Klemeyer said once the site is constructed we will know.

MINUTES:  The minutes of October 4, 2011, regular meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Vice-Chairman Buchanan. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank and carries with all in favor.

The minutes of October 13, 2011 budget meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Supervisor Ewbank. Motion seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with four in favor and one abstention. Vice-Chairman Buchanan abstained.

Subdivision Review and Action:

 Orange & Rockland / Westfall Service Center:  Representative: Attorney, John Klemeyer

Attorney Klemeyer said that the township engineer has reviewed and approved the plans as well as the Zoning Hearing Board and the Westfall Township Planning Commission. Mr. Klemeyer said he would be happy to answer any questions as he has representatives with him from Orange & Rockland as well as the project engineer. Solicitor Bernathy said the Alternate Solicitor Anthony Waldron has reviewed this project, working in conjunction with the planning commission and he was part of that process. Vice-Chairman Buchanan asked what the conditions were. Solicitor Bernathy said they were stated in a September 22, 2011 letter from Planning with the following approvals needed   1) Zoning Hearing Board 2) Water Authority 3) Stormwater Calculations 4) Flagman be present with the movement of the poles in regard to comment #5 of the HRG letter dated September 21, 2011.  Vice-Chairman Buchanan moves to approve project subject to the stated conditions. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

Milford Landing Lot 1.04 Taco Bell / Bank: Representative: Attorney, John Stieh

 Attorney Stieh said that they are hoping to construct a Taco Bell along the right side of the Staples Mall. They have been before the Planning Commission. Solicitor Bernathy said there are two conditions for the project.

1) Letter of Capacity / design plans for water and design plans for sewer. 2) Different measures as far as traffic control device at Davita Drive: Including an additional “STOP SIGN AHEAD” and “STOP” lettering.  Which is actually going to be on the roadway. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the project subject to the stated conditions. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank. Motion carries with all in favor.

 TREASURER’s REPORT: Scott Myer said it has been a good year for Westfall. We are over 100% in income, and we are in line with expenses. Supervisor Ewbank moved to accept the report. Motion is seconded by Vice-Chairman Buchanan and carries with all in favor.

POLICE REPORT: Police Chief Stewart gave the report for September reporting 217 calls for service, with 7,538 miles patrolled. Chief Stewart said the overnight parking for Westfall Township is in effect for November 15th. Motion to accept the police report made by Supervisor Banach and seconded by Vice-Chairman Buchanan. Motion carries with all in favor.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS: Luis Bocaletti gave the Westfall Township Fire Department Report for October reporting 2 Landing zone, 3 MVAs, 1 wires down, 1 Auto Alarm, 7 Mutual Aid to scene, 1 River rescue. Supervisor Ewbank moved to approve report.  No report for Mill Rift. Motion is seconded by Vice-Chairman Buchanan and carries with all in favor.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Bill Schneider gave the Highway report for October reporting that they have been doing regular maintenance on the equipment and the compost area. He has worked on the highway budget. Mr. Ewbank and Mr. Schneider both met with a representative from FEMA and DEP and were given a permit to do the work on Pond Drive. They have ninety days in which to do the work. They’ve had some downed branches and ordered some 125 tons of salt and 50 tons of anti skid. Mr. Schneider thanked the fire departments for being out with them moving trees. Supervisor Ewbank moved to approve the Highway report. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

BUILDING /ZONING: Zoning Officer Mike Rendleman gave the October report stating that we issued five building permits, one electrical, four mechanicals, two sign and one zoning permit with total fees of $25,456. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the report, seconded by Supervisor Banach. Motion carried with all in favor.

CORRESPONDENCE: On dais for review.

 OLD BUSINESS:

 Act 47 Monthly Report: Solicitor Bernathy stated that as everyone knows as of March of last year the Federal Bankruptcy Court signed an order confirming the Townships bankruptcy plan as well as the Act 47 Recovery Plan which amounts to final disposition of the bankruptcy action. The township is operating within the confines of its budget and continues to meet its financial obligations. The township continues to provide essential services.

 NEW BUSINESS:

The Hiring of the Township Employee: Solicitor Bernathy stated Supervisor Banach showed him the ad for the job which stated that preference would be given to township residents. Solicitor Bernathy further stated that he did not have a chance to review the ad and feels an error was made and that the position should be re-advertised. He thanked Supervisor Banach for bringing it to his attention. Supervisor Fischer moved to re-advertise the position. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank and carries with all in favor.

Hiring of Township Engineer: Chairman Muir said we have two proposals from McGoey, Hauser and Edsall and Boucher & James. Chairman Muir asked for their rate schedules. Mrs. Green found a schedule for Boucher & James but not for McGoey, Hauser & Edsall. Vice-Chairman Buchanan said he didn’t understand why we were hiring an engineer he thought we hired HRG for the duration of 2011. Discussion followed. Supervisor Banach suggested re-advertising the position. This item will be tabled until the 21st of November.

Vice-Chairman Buchanan said he wanted to go back to the ad for the township employee and asked what is the problem with the township resident being preferred. Solicitor Bernathy said there would not be equal opportunity and there is no residency requirement in the 2nd Class Township Code.

Pond Drive Excavating: Bill Schneider said this will cost between $3,500 and $5,500. Chairman Muir asked if this was for removing the dirt as well. It does include the removal of the dirt. Chairman Muir asked about the distance, which is 500 feet. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the project. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Banach and carries with all in favor.

 Personnel Policy: Chairman Muir said we need a motion to revise our personnel policy to put in a clothing allowance of $500.00 per year per employee plus $150 per year for steel toe work boots. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the revision. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 Heaters Hill Bids: Bill Schneider stated HRG would be working on a bid package. There are two culvert pipes that need to be replaced. This needs to be done sooner rather than later. The will cost approximately $65,000 – $85,000. Vice-Chairman Buchanan said basically it will cost $25,000 to get a package to go out to bid. Mr. Schneider spoke of a box culvert. Chairman Muir asked Mr. Myer if we had money in the budget to do this. Mr. Myer said we have the $20,000 but did not calculate all of what it would cost. Supervisor Banach asked if it would cost $125,000 minimum with pavement and other contingencies. Chairman Muir said this is something that has to be done. Supervisor Ewbank moved to approve the $20,000 to put together the bid package. Motion is seconded by Vice-Chairman Buchanan and carries with all in favor. Discussion was held on whether or not this was an emergency situation. Mr. Schneider and Supervisor Ewbank both stated that yes this is an emergency situation.

 Petition for Tax Increase: Solicitor Bernathy said you have before you the same petition that you had filed last year. The township is presently levying taxes for general purposes at last years court ordered rate of 15.7 % which is 1.7 % above the allowable 14 mils. Solicitor Bernathy said the Court can approve up to 5 mils which would total 19 mils, and the township is only asking for 15.7 mils. Mr. Myer said to clarify the taxes are not going up over 2011. It is the same as last year, however we still have to ask for court approval. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the petition. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Ewbank. Supervisor Banach is opposed. Motion carries with four in favor and one opposed.

 Cellular One Contract: Chairman Muir said we are paying approximately $50.00 per month for one phone and we can pay $63.97 plus tax for three phones. There is also the contract for the Air Card for the EMA computer at $48.00 per month. One for the Emergency Management Coordinator and one for the Zoning Officer. Vice-Chairman Buchanan asked how the service was. Mrs. Green said Mr. Bolles found the service to be comparable to Nextel. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the contracts. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Banach and carries with all in favor.

 Audit Proposal: Chairman Muir said there is a proposal from Dale Kirk in the amount of $4,800.00 to perform the 2011 Audit. This fee is the same amount as this past year’s rate. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the proposal. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Banach and carries with all in favor.

 Burning Ban: Chairman Muir asked that this be placed on the next meetings agenda. Solicitor Bernathy said the Planning Commission liked the proposed language of the Ordinance but there was discussion regarding the duration and location of burning and there should be deliberation on that. This item will be placed on the December 6th meeting agenda. Vice-Chairman Buchanan asked if the language will be changed by then. Solicitor Bernathy said the Supervisors need to come up with language. Supervisor Ewbank said the proposal is to ban burning in the parts of Westfall Township that are adjacent to Matamoras Borough, not the entire township. Supervisor Ewbank stated Matamoras does not burn and they should not be susceptible to the smoke that comes from Bell Manor or any of the areas that are highly populated and adjacent to Matamoras.

Landa Copertino said she doesn’t understand how she can split the township in two. It is like telling someone that you don’t want them sitting next to you. Mrs. Copertino also said that as of today no one has spoken to Matamoras about using their leaf vacuum. Vice-Chairman Buchanan commented that the board has not passed the burning ban yet and that he is opposed to any form of a ban.

Mr. Gregory said at the last meeting he questioned what to do about residents burning toxic refuse and what is the proper protocol and he was told to call DEP. Mr. Gregory called PA DEP and was told the DEP does not get involved with any residential burning issues. They solely get involved with Commercial burning issues. Further stating that it needs to be turned over to the township Supervisors. Solicitor Bernathy said we have a PA DEP Model Ordinance here which is an air pollution control ordinance that we have from the State. Solicitor Bernathy further said the Supervisors can adopt the ordinance and they need to do that for there to be enforcement action. The Supervisors will be discussing that at their upcoming meeting.

 Mr. Schneider asked if the township has an alternate engineer because the township has something that needs to be reviewed by an engineer for the Authority and it has been waiting. Chairman Muir asked if we could appoint McGoey, Hauser and Edsall. Solicitor Bernathy said absolutely. Supervisor Banach questioned who does the building reviews. Kelly Reynolds. Lisa Green will call Kelly Reynolds on the 2nd of November to see if he can review the floodplain permit.

Tax Abatement: Chairman Muir said we have a tax abatement for Marie Laurel who has had a trailer removed. Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to approve the abatement. Motion is seconded by Supervisor Banach and carries with all in favor.

Discussion followed regarding the advertisement for the new employee. The new ad will go in the paper on the 10th of November with applications due back the 17th of November. Hiring will take place at the special meeting on November 21st, 2011.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Vice-Chairman Buchanan moved to adjourn at 7:52. Motion seconded by Supervisor Banach and carries with all in favor.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lisa A. Green

Secretary