Westfall Township

Regular Planning Meeting-April 23, 2019

The Regular Planning Meeting scheduled for April 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm 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 Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm for the purposes of accepting resignations of Auditor, Zoning Hearing Board and Municipal Authority Board positions and conducting appointments of the vacant positions.  The Board will also conduct any other business that may come before them. The meeting will be held at the Township Building located at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA 18336.

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Westfall Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a Public Hearing on an Application filed by Centerline Communications, LLC for a special exception and variance to construct a commercial communications tower on property owned by Lawrence and Carolyn Oellerich located at 111 Westfall Town Drive (Farm Plus property).
The special exception approval is required under Section 306.B.1b. of the ordinance for property located in the C-2 Zoning District.  The variance requests a reduction of the required set back of the tower from all lot lines or similar rights-of-way a distance equal to at least 125 percent of the total height of the tower under Section 402.16.b.1.
Said hearing is to be held at the Westfall Township Municipal Building, Labarr Lane, Westfall, Pike County, Pennsylvania at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Stacey Beecher, Solicitor

 

NOTICE TO WESTFALL TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Hearing has been scheduled before the Westfall Township Building Appeals Board for Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. for an appeal of the permit fees charged by the Township to Pike Health Property, LLC for the property located at 109-111 Rivers Edge Drive regarding the construction of a Nursing Home/Personal Care Home at the Westfall Township Municipal Building, 102 La Barr Lane, Matamoras, Pennsylvania.  All township residents and other interested parties are invited to attend.

 

Jodi Manheim,Westfall Secretary

Robert F. Bernathy, Esquire/Township Solicitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WESTFALL TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

CLEANUP DAY

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WESTFALL TOWNSHIP BUILDING

DELAWARE DRIVE & LA BARR LANE

NO CHARGE

PROOF OF WESTFALL TOWNSHIP RESIDENCY REQUIRED 

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT

Tires, Refrigerators, Air-Conditioners,

Asbestos, Paint, Propane Tanks

Building Materials or Brush

NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE

Any questions can be answered by calling the Township

Office at 491-4065 during normal business hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA

March 4, 2019

 

The Regular meeting of the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors was held Monday, March 4, 2019 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; Robert Bostinto, Paul Fischer, Paul Schaldonat; Solicitor; Robert Bernathy; and Secretary, Jodi Manheim; Zoning Officer, Jeff Cammerino. Also present were Road Master, Bill Schneider; Emergency Management Coordinator, Mike Fischetta; Westfall Township Fire Department Chief; Fred Jacobs; Westfall Fire Department President, Bill Koferl; Mill Rift Fire Department Representative, Bill Schneider; Treasurer, Scott Myer; Joe Sain, Matamoras Borough Council; Patrick Tigue, US Census Bureau and John Stelmachowicz, US Census Bureau and approximately five members of the general public.

 

Chairman Melvin was absent.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The last executive session was held on February4, 2019 at 6:40 pm for personnel matters.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to approve the agenda with no changes. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Mr. Sain addressed the Board with a concept of regionalizing Airport Park.  He noted the following:

  1. He has an active role in the park operations for the past five years
  2. Information in the 2010 Joint Comprehensive Plan
  3. Park was created in the 1960’s
  4. Mr. Gassman started park with no budget and all volunteers
  5. Now 30,000 to 40,000 visitors per year
  6. More financial demands
  7. Matamoras in is need of financial support
  8. DCNB and Conservation District grants obtained
  9. Regionalization would open more grant opportunities
  10. Matter is open for discussion
  11. He has a six step plan in mind which is actually spelled out in the Comprehensive Plan
  12. Regionalization would be better for the park and the citizens of Westfall Township

 

Vice Chairman Dotey stated the Board will discuss this matter at a workshop meeting. Mr. Sain expressed his appreciation of the Board’s time.  He also noted that he would be attending a Milford Township meeting to discuss the matter.

 

MINUTES:

 

February 4, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes: A motion was made by Supervisor Schaldonat to approve the February 4, 2019 minutes.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bostinto and carries with all in favor.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT: Mr. Myer gave the report through the month of February, 2019.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to approve the Treasurer’s Report through the month of February, 2019. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

POLICE REPORT:  Chief Stewart gave the report for the month of February, 2019.  The report reflects the following:

 

4 Juvenile Arrests

7 Adult Arrests

5 Investigations

22 Motor Vehicle Crashes

2 Assaults

2 Thefts

2 Fraud

1 Vandalism

Weapons Defense 2

Drug Abuse 2

Disorderly Conduct 6

All other 3

 

Significant Happenings:

*Applied for JAG Grant

*Applied for and received Walmart Grant

*Applied for Body Camera Grant

*Met with DVSD about hosting summer Law Academy

*All officers re-certified in CPR/AED/First Aid

*All officers re-certified in Taser

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the February, 2019 Police Report. The motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Dotey and carries with all in favor.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS:

Westfall Fire Department: Chief Jacobs gave the report for the month of February, 2019 which reflects the following:  Assist EMS-1; Automatic Fire Alarms-7; Investigation-1; Wires Down-1; Motor Vehicle accident-1   The Total calls for February, 2019 were 11.  The total fire calls year to date are 41.

 

 

Man Hours:12

Man Hours YTD: 114

 

The EMS Report for the month of February, 2019 was as follows: Delaware Township-3; Dingman Township-7; Matamoras Borough-16; Milford Borough-14; Milford Township-2; Orange County-1; Shohola Township-1; Westfall Township-29.  Total calls for February, 2019 were 73.  Total EMS calls year to date are 168.

 

Man Hours-80

Man Hours YTD-175

Training for the month: 3 In house drills for a total of 42 hours; 7 members attended a Haz Mat Ops Refresher at the PCTC for a total of 42 hours; 2 Members attended EVOC at the PCTC for a total of 48 hours; 2 members attended live fire training at the PCTC for 6 hours

Total Training Hours-138

YTD Training Hours-243

A motion was made by Supervisor Schaldonat to approve the Westfall Fire Department report for the month of February, 2019. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor. 

Mill Rift Fire Department: Mr. Schneider gave the report for the month of February, 2019 which reflects as follows:

02/06/19: Work Night-ran and checked all vehicles

02/11/19: Monthly Meeting

02/13/19: Work Night Equipment Maintenance

02/17/19: Work Day-work on the 5 ton brush truck

02/27/19: Work Night-went over pump truck

Total Man Hours: 60

Total Equipment Hours: 29

Total Man Hours for the Year: 119

A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to approve the Mill Rift Fire Department Report for the month of February, 2019. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Mr. Schneider gave the report for February, 2019 which reflects the following:

*Storms-2/12, 2/13, 2/17, 2/20, 2/21, 2/24, 2/26, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3 and ¾

*Contacted K. Heistler from National Park Service re: grant availability

*Attended Road Task Force Meeting

*worked on equipment maintenance

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the Highway Department Report for February, 2019. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bostinto and carries with all in favor.

BUILDING/ZONING REPORT:  Jeff Cammerino gave the report for February, 2019 which reflects the following:

4 Building Permits, 1 Mechanical Permit and 1 Sign Permit for the month of February, 2019 totaling $3,066.00.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to approve the Building/Zoning Report for February, 2019. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Mr. Fischetta gave the report for February, 2019 which reflects the following:

*No calls for the month of February, 2019

*Mr. Fischetta participated in two webinars with NWS Binghamton for the different Winter weather events that occurred over the last month.

A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to approve the Emergency Management Report for the month of February, 2019. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

CORRESPONDENCE:  On desk for review. 

OLD BUSINESS:  

  1. Cable Company Contract/Franchise Agreement: A motion was made by Supervisor Schaldonat to schedule a workshop meeting for March 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The agenda will include this matter. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.
  2. Engineering Proposal for Material Storage Building: A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to approve the Kiley Associates, LLC proposal dated February 15, 2019 in the amount of $13,980.00 for the Material Storage Building engineering. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.
  3. Specification Package for base of proposed salt storage shed building: This matter was tabled.
  4. Fire Protection Contract-Compliance by Fire Departments: This matter was tabled.
  5. Modification of Township Building/Police Department Relocation-Engineering Proposal: A motion was made by Supervisor Schaldonat to approve the Kiley Associates, LLC proposal dated February 25, 2019 in the amount of $11,030.00 engineering fees for the renovation of the Township Building for proposed police department relocation. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bostinto and carries with all in favor.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

 

 

The Board thanked Mr. Stelmachowicz for the presentation.

 

 

 

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Fischer to appoint Ralph Burger as Building Appeals Board Member to fill the vacancy on the Board. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

 

 

SUBDIVISION REVIEW and ACTION:

 

  1. Letter from Planning Commission: Brooks Partners, L.P. and Deborah Pierson Fischer/Paul Fischer-Minor Subdivision/Lot Consolidation Application:  A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the Minor Subdivision and Lot Consolidation for Brooks Partners, L.P. and Deborah Pierson Fischer/Paul Fischer. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with three in favor and one abstention. Supervisor Fischer abstained due to his interest in the subject property.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to approve the waiver request for waiver of Section 403.2

(2) of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance referring to Plan Scale.  The motion was

seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with three in favor and one abstention.  Supervisor Fischer

abstained due to his interest in the subject property.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: No executive session held.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 7:41 p.m. on a motion by Vice Chairman Dotey. Motion seconded by Supervisor Fischer and carries with all in favor.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jodi Manheim

Secretary