Westfall Township

Public Notice-Hiring of Certified Public Accountant

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors intends to hire a certified or competent public accountant or a firm of certified or competent public accountants to replace the elected auditors in their duty of making an examination of all the accounts of the township for 2018 fiscal year.

Jodi Manheim

Secretary

 

NOTICE

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 3, 2018  at 6:45 p.m., at the Westfall Township Municipal Building, 102 La Barr Lane, Matamoras, Pennsylvania, the Supervisors of the Township of Westfall, Pike County, Pennsylvania, will act on an Ordinance authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement with Milford Township, Milford Borough and the Municipal Authority of the Township of Westfall for the evaluation and implementation of the extension of the Authorities sewage collection system to serve parts of Milford Township and Milford Borough, as well as an additional area of Westfall Township.  The wastewater treatment plant currently has excess capacity that can treat additional sewage collected by the extension but the Authority needs to determine the flows that would be generated as a result of the extension as well as the estimated cost for constructing the extension along the corridor to the northerly border of Milford Borough and possibly, an extension of the wastewater treatment plant to serve additional sewage flows.  The extension to be permitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the participating municipalities will need to amend their respective 537 Plans by adopting a Westfall/Milford Regional 537 Plan, which will address the project within all three (3) Municipalities.  The Authority is willing to explore the extension provided the extension does not unduly burden the taxpayers of the Township and provided the Westfall Wastewater Treatment Plant will still have sufficient capacity to serve additional properties within the Township. A billing determination will be made whereby each entity would be responsible for billing and service within their jurisdiction.  The cost of doing a feasibility study, as well as Regional 537 Plan needs to be funded by grants or the parties have to find an alternative for allocating such costs among them or with the help of other contributors.

 

All Township Residents and other interested parties are invited to attend and comment on the proposed Ordinance.

 

A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined by any citizen at the Westfall Township Office located at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, Pennsylvania during normal business hours.

 

Jodi Manheim

Westfall Secretary

 

Robert F. Bernathy, Esquire

Township Solicitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Notice

Westfall Township

Please take notice that Westfall Township Board of Supervisors will adopt the 2019 budget at the December 3, 2018 Regular Supervisor meeting. The meeting will be held at the Westfall Township Municipal Building located at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA 18336.

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary

 

 

 

Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA

October 1, 2018

The Regular meeting of the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors was held Monday, October 1, 2018 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, Jerry Dotey; Supervisors; Paul Fischer and Robert Bostinto; Solicitor; Robert Bernathy; and Secretary, Jodi Manheim. Also present were Road Master, Bill Schneider; Westfall Township Fire Department Chief; Robert Llewellyn; Cpl. Chelsea Abadessa, EPRPD ; Emergency Management Coordinator, Michael Fischetta; Zoning Officer; Wayne Rohner; Richard Ransom, 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.

Chairman Robert Melvin and Supervisor Michelle Wilkins were absent.

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Supervisor Fischer added “#13 under new business as approval of Secretary vacation days”

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment

MINUTES:

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the September 6, 2018 Joint Workshop Meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bostinto and carries with all in favor.

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the September 10, 2018 Regular Supervisor Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Dotey and carries with two in favor and one abstention.  Supervisor Bostinto abstained due to his absence at the meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

POLICE REPORT: Cpl. Chelsea Abbadessa gave the report for the month of September, 2018 which reflected the following:

 

Significant Happenings:

-Participated in Emergency Operation Center Training

-Conducted a tour to 15 DV High School Students of Station

-Conducted firearms training for all officers

-Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency Audit

-Conducted a Prescription Medication Drop at Airport Park on 09/29

 

Miles Patrolled: 5,020

YTD: 45,100

 

Motor Vehicle Accidents: 13

YTD: 130

 

Calls for month: 213

YTD: 1,831

Westfall: 141

Matamoras: 72

 

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

 

FIRE DEPARTMENTS:

 

Westfall Fire Department: Chief Llewellyn read the report for September, 2018: 4 Automatic Fire Alarms; 4 Motor Vehicle Accidents; 3 Water Rescue/Dive Team; 1 Brush Fire; 1 Assist EMS; 1 Assist EPRPD; 1 Stand By Transfer; 1 Dumpster Fire; 15 Controlled Burns; 2 Utility/Tree Down; 3 Chief Investigation; 2 Structure Fire  –  Total calls for September, 2018 were 38; 269 calls YTD

 

The EMS Report for the month of September, 2018 was as follows: 45 Calls in Westfall Township; 10 calls in Dingman Township; 4 calls in Milford Township; 16 calls in Milford Borough; 8 calls in Matamoras Borough; 2 calls in Delaware Township; 1 call in Sussex County, NJ; 9 calls in Orange County, NY. Total calls for September, 2018 were 95.  Total EMS calls YTD are 1202.

 

The combined Year to Date calls are 1,471.

 

Training for the month: Four Drills/In-house training sessions held for 60 hours; Three additional members received National Fire Fighter 1 Certification

 

Other: Submitted for State Accreditation for the Department; Completed Standby for Hill Crest Fire Department

 

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

 

 

Mill Rift Fire Department: No Representative present.  The Report for September, 2018 is on file.

 

 

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

 

  1. Shouldering work was done on Sand Pit Road, Pine Hill Farm and Phillips Lane
  2. Trim work was done on right of ways
  3. Cold Patching was done on pot holes throughout the township
  4. Reuben Bell Drive and Heaters Hill Road paving projects are complete
  5. Mr. Schneider attended the monthly Road Task Force Meeting
  6. Mr. Schneider worked on the 2019 Budget for the department
  7. 2019 Ford Pick Up Truck in now in service
  8. Maintenance on shop area/equipment was done
  9. Sign replacement
  10. Decker Lane pipe replacement
  11. Culvert Pipe maintenance
  12. Tree Clean Up on Old Milford Road
  13. Municipal Property lawn maintenance

 

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

 

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

 

6 Building Permits-$6,651.00

3 Zoning Permits-$300.00

1 Electrical Permit-$124.50

 

Total Fees $7,075.50

 

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

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Mike Fischetta gave the report for the month of September, 2018 which reflected no calls for the month. Mr. Fischetta stated that EMA is starting the process of reviewing and updating the township Emergency Operations Plan.

 

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

 

CORRESPONDENCE:  On desk for review.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

            The Supervisors also discussed inviting the National Park Service to this meeting.  They decided to do so.

 

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to schedule/advertise a Special Meeting on Monday, October

15, 2018 at 6:00 pm for the purposes of considering the Pike Health Properties, LLC Land Development

Subdivison Application, to meet with a Representative from the National Park Service and handle any other

business that may come before the Board.   The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with

all in favor.

 

 

 

SUBDIVISION REVIEW and ACTION: None

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  An executive session was called at 7:24 pm. for personnel matters.  The meeting was called back in session at 7:39 pm.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to direct Solicitor Bernathy to send correspondence to Ralph Burger regarding the Right of Way Agreement for the access road to Decker Lane. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to advertise for a full time Highway Department Employee with the same requirements as the recent legal posting due to the low number of applications received. The motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Dotey and carries with all in favor.

 

No further action taken.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. on a motion by Supervisor Fischer. Motion seconded by Supervisor Bostinto and carries with all in favor.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

WESTFALL TOWNSHIP

MEETING NOTICE

The Westfall Township Planning Workshop Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2018 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Westfall Township Municipal Building at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA 18336.

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary