Westfall Township

Planning Meeting Cancellation

The Planning Meeting scheduled for October 23, 2018 has been cancelled due to lack of an agenda.

Jodi Manheim, Secretary

PUBLIC NOTICE

WESTFALL TOWNSHIP

MEETING NOTICE

Please take notice that the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm to consider the appointment of a Supervisor to the vacancy on the Board. The meeting will be held at the Township Building located at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA 18336.

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary

 

The Budget Workshop Meeting scheduled for October 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm has been cancelled.

Jodi Manheim, Secretary

 

Westfall Township

Full Time Highway Department Employee position available

The job will consist of:

*Various manual tasks

*lawn maintenance

*snow plowing

*Highway Maintenance

*Equipment Maintenance

*Operation of Trucks and other equipment

 

Experience preferred

Job consists of 40 hours per week with occasional overtime

Pay rate will commensurate with experience

Health Insurance Program, life insurance, paid holidays/vacation and pension plan benefits

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License

Background check and Drug/Alcohol Test required prior to employment

Applications may be picked up and or mailed to Westfall Township, 102 LaBarr Lane, PO Box 247, Matamoras, PA 18336. Deadline for applications is 12:00 pm on October 31, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA

September 10, 2018

The Regular meeting of the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors was held Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The meeting was held at the Township Building on Delaware Drive and LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township. The meeting was called to order late due to the 6:30 pm Public Hearing length of time.

Those present were Chairman, Robert Melvin; Vice Chairman, Jerry Dotey; Supervisors; Paul Fischer and Michelle Wilkins; Solicitor; Robert Bernathy; and Secretary, Jodi Manheim. Also present were Road Master, Bill Schneider; Westfall Township Fire Department Chief; Robert Llewellyn; Westfall Fire Department President, Bill Koferl; EPRPD Sargent Zegarski; Emergency Management Coordinator, Michael Fischetta; Zoning Officer; Wayne Rohner; and John Dalton.  Attorney Anthony Waldron and Larry Regan, President, Regan Development Corp. were also present. There were approximately 5 members of the general public present.

Supervisor Robert Bostinto was absent.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The last Executive Session was held August 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm for personnel matters   and litigation.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Chairman Melvin added #9 under Old Business as “Payment of Paving Projects”

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the revised agenda.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Mr. Dalton addressed Chairman Melvin referring to the allocation of police cost.  He asked if Chairman Melvin considered what they spoke about privately.  Chairman Melvin stated this matter would be discussed later in the meeting and that this matter is on the agenda and that Mr. Dalton would be allowed to participate in the discussion.

No further public comment.

MINUTES:

A motion was made by Supervisor Wilkins to approve the August 6, 2018 Regular Supervisor Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Dotey and carries all in favor.

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the August 20, 2018 Joint Workshop Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Wilkins and carries with all in favor.

 

September 6, 2018 Joint Workshop Meeting Minutes: Tabled

 

TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s Report through the month of August, 2018 presented by Scott Myer.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the Treasurer’s report through the month of August, 2018. The motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Dotey and carries with all in favor.

 

POLICE REPORT: Sargent Zegarski gave the report for the month of August, 2018 which reflected the following:

 

Significant Happenings:

-Attended a Joint Press Conference for the arrest of 3 persons in overdose deaths across Pike County including Westfall Township

-Crime Mapper Grant Software Installed

-Qualified DV School Police with Patrol Rifle

-PD Foundation holding a 3D Archery Shoot at Airport Park September 15th

 

Miles Patrolled: 5,158

YTD: 40,080

 

Motor Vehicle Accidents: 15

YTD: 117

 

Calls for month: 265

YTD: 1,353

Westfall: 155

Matamoras: 110

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Wilkins to approve the Police Report for the month of August, 2018. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENTS:

 

Mill Rift Fire Department: No representative present.  Secretary Manheim read the report for the month of August, 2018:

 

08/01/18: Work Night

08/04/18: River Rescue Cherry Island-3 River Rescue Calls

08/07/18: Monthly Meeting

08/14/18: River Rescue

08/15/18: Work Night-Diver Training

08/16/18: Mutual Aid Station 39-Truck Fire

08/22/18: Work Night

08/29/18: CPR Class

 

Total Man Hours for August, 2018: 70

Total Equipment Hours for YR: 241

Total Man Hours for the Year: 648

 

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the Mill Rift Fire Department Report for the month of August, 2018. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

Westfall Fire Department:  Chief Llewellyn read the report for August, 2018:  7 Automatic Fire Alarms; 2 Motor Vehicle; 9 Water Rescue-Dive Team; 1 Vehicle Fire; 1 CO Alarm; 5 Controlled Burns; 2 Utility-Tree Down; 7 Chief Investigation; 2 Structure Fires-  Total calls for August, 2018 were 36; 231 calls YTD

 

The EMS Report for the month of August, 2018 was as follows: 67 Calls in Westfall Township; 9 calls in Dingman Township; 9 calls in Milford Township; 12 calls in Milford Borough; 20 calls in Matamoras Borough; 1 Call in Blooming Grove; 2 Calls in Shohola Township; 6 calls in Orange County, NY . Total calls for August, 2018 were 125.  Total EMS calls YTD are 1107.

 

The combined Year to Date calls are 1,338.

 

Training for the month: Five Drills/In-house training sessions held for 88 hours

 

 

Other: Submitting for State Accreditation for the Department

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the Westfall Fire Department report for the month of August, 2018.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Wilkins and carries with all in favor.

 

 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Mr. Schneider gave the report for August, 2018 which reflected the following:

 

  1. Mr. Schneider attended a meeting regarding maintenance at Machipacong Island-with Army Corp of Engineers and DRBC
  2. Shop Inspection for Workers Compensation Policy
  3. Both Reuben Bell Drive and Heaters Hill Paving Projects have been completed
  4. Right of Way Trimming has been done
  5. Lawn maintenance at township building grounds
  6. Sign replacement
  7. Cold patching throughout the township
  8. Mr. Schneider is working on obtaining flood gate information
  9. Mr. Schneider obtained salt shed quotation information

 

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the Highway Department Report for the month of August, 2018. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

BUILDING/ZONING REPORT: Wayne Rohner gave the report for the month of August, 2018 which reflected the following:

 

7 Building Permits-$4,939.50

4 Zoning Permits-$225.00

 

Total Fees $5,164.50

 

Chairman Melvin stated that he had a conversation with Mr. Rohner regarding compliance of signs throughout the township. He directed Mr. Rohner to monitor this.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the Building and Zoning Report for the month of August, 2018. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Wilkins and carries with all in favor.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Mike Fischetta was present and gave the report for the month of August, 2018 which reflected no calls for the month. Mr. Fischetta completed the G-271 Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness course which was 16 hours of classroom training.   His report also noted that he is aware of the severe weather developing and flooding potential over the next few days.  Mr. Fischetta stated he would continue to monitor the situation and make the appropriate notifications as necessary.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the EMA Report for the month of August, 2018. The motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Dotey and carries with all in favor.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:  On desk for review.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Wilkins to appoint Chairman Dotey as Representative for the Emergency Services Committee. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

 

 

Discussion followed regarding the state police fine coding and fines being paid the Matamoras Borough in error, instead of Westfall Township. A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to direct Solicitor Bernathy to send a letter to the Pennsylvania State Police reminding them of Westfall Township Jurisdiction.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

    1. A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the application reflecting Pike County Power and Light monthly billing charges of $27.87 per unit. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

 

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to direct Kiley Associates to draft a specification package for

the base and masonry for the structure for advertising.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and

carries with all in favor.

 

 

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve a revision in the Regionalization Agreement to reflect an increase in the Westfall Township funding percentage by 1.5 % per year for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 contingent upon the Matamoras Borough Council agreeing to these terms. The split for 2022 will be 59% of funding to Westfall Township and 41% to Matamoras Borough.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

    1. No action taken.

 

 

The following information was presented to the Board informally regarding the proposal:

  1. Regan Development Group is under evaluation to acquire Paddler’s Point Development
  2. No proposed change to the number of units previously approved
  3. Regan Development headquarters are located in NY
  4. 50% of units will be Work Force Housing-
  5. affordable housing- Not Section 8 Housing
  6. Met with commissioners in July
  7. Proposed rental housing
  8. Mix with market rate rental housing
  9. Approved now for garden apartments
  10. Regan Development is a family run real estate development company
  11. No contract of sale at this time
  12. Strong need for workforce housing in the area
  13. 1 to 2 bedrooms
  14. Younger couple tenants
  15. Post grad student-tenants$600 to $700 per month rent
  16. Household median
  17. Not targeting public assistance clients
  18. 60 units for funding application-through the state-Phase 1
  19. 40 market rate units-Phase 2
  20. Work Phase-State Funding-Phase 3
  21. Keeping same building footprint as approved previously
  22. Proposal will not affect the approved land development plan

 

Discussion followed regarding a request for tax decrease for the proposal to allow for rents to be compliant with the state program. Chairman Melvin stated the municipality could use this type of rental facility and that it would benefit the youth in the area.  He noted that tax mils are down 33% over the past five years and that all residents should remain on “equal footing” as far as taxes are concerned.  Supervisor Wilkins agreed.

 

Mr. Regan noted that he may not be able to come to an agreement with the current owner and may need to look for an alternate site. Attorney Waldron noted the importance of finding a site with access to central sewer.

 

Mr. Regan noted that once his company purchases property for a project they keep the property for at least 25 years and that his family runs the operations.

 

No further comment.

 

SUBDIVISION REVIEW and ACTION: None

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: An executive session was called at 8:55 pm. for personnel matters.  The meeting was called back in session at 9:10 pm.  No decisions were made.  Chairman Melvin noted the executive session was for discussion regarding fire department personnel.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 9:11 p.m. on a motion by Vice Chairman Dotey. Motion seconded by Supervisor Wilkins and carries with all in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

WESTFALL TOWNSHIP

MEETING NOTICE

Please take notice that the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm to consider a Major Land Development/Subdivision Application for Pike Health Properties, LLC with a proposed location of Tax Map #099.07-01-01 and to conduct any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting will be held at the Township Building located at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA 18336.

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

WESTFALL TOWNSHIP

MEETING NOTICE

The Planning Workshop scheduled for October 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm has been changed to a Regular Planning Meeting for the purposes of conducting business brought before the planning commission. The meeting will be held at the Westfall Township Municipal Building at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA 18336.

Jodi Manheim, Secretary