Westfall Township

Regular Supervisor Meeting Minutes-January 6, 2020

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Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA

January 6, 2020

The Regular meeting of the Westfall Township Board of Supervisors was held Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm just following the Organization Meeting. The meeting was held at the Township Building on Delaware Drive and LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township.

Those present were Chairman, Robert Melvin, Vice Chairman, Jerry Dotey; Supervisors; Robert Bostinto and Paul Schaldonat; Attorney Chris Weed for Solicitor Robert Bernathy; and Secretary, Jodi Manheim. Also present were Road Master, Bill Schneider; Zoning Officer, Jeff Cammerino; EPRPD Chief, Chad Stewart; Westfall Township Fire Department Chief, Fred Jacobs; Westfall Township Fire Department President, Bill Koferl; Treasurer, Scott Myer; Peter Dynda; Cliff Spalding and John Dalton.  There were approximately 6 members of the general public present.

Supervisor Paul Fischer was absent.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the agenda with no revisions. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bostinto and carries with all in favor.

PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment.

MINUTES:

December 10, 2019-Regular Meeting Minutes: A motion was made by Supervisor Schaldonat to approve the December 10, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bostinto and carries with three in favor and one abstention.  Chairman Melvin abstained due to his late arrival at the meeting.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Mr. Myer gave the report through the month of January, 2020.

Discussion was held regarding the financial shape of the township. Chairman Melvin stated the township is in good shape going into the New Year.  He noted that since the Earned Income Tax has been implemented, tax mills have been lowered 30%.

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the Treasurer’s Report through the month of January, 2020. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

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

*Participated/Traffic Control in Christmas Parade

*Conducted Traffic Control for Jingle Jog

*Moved into Westfall Township Building

Miles patrolled: 5,697

YTD: 70,516

Motor Vehicle Accidents: 20

YTD: 216

Calls for the month: 195

YTD: 2,442

Westfall: 147

Matamoras: 48

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

 

Chairman Melvin asked Chief Stewart to provide a punch list of any items which need to be done to the Police Department Space.

WESTFALL FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Jacobs gave the report for the month of December, 2019 which reflects the following:  2 Assist EMS; 4 Automatic Fire Alarms; 1 Haz Mat; 3 Investigation Chief; 3 Investigation Inside; 1 Investigation Outside; 6 Motor Vehicle Accidents; 5 Structure Fires; 1 Water Rescue; 3 Wires Down.

Total Calls for December, 2019 were 29; Year to Date calls 278; Man Hours 46.91; Year to Date Man Hours 519.91

The EMS Report for the month of December, 2019 was as follows: Delaware Township-1; Dingman Township-14; Matamoras Borough-16; Milford Borough-11; Milford Township-9; Orange County-9; Shohola Township-4; Westfall Township; 53

Total EMS calls for December, 2019: 117

Total year to date EMS calls: 1162

Man Hours: 270

Year to Date Man Hours: 1901

 

Total combined calls for 2019; 1440

Training for the month: 3 in house drills for a total of 54 training hours

Chief Jacobs submitted EMS and FIRE 2019 yearly percentage statistic reports to the Board.

Discussion followed regarding emergency service calls.

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to send a follow up letter to the Pike County Commissioners regarding emergency services issue. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to approve the Westfall Fire Department report for the month of December, 2019. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bostinto and carries with all in favor.

 

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

*maintained roads after two small storms

*maintenance on vehicles

*salt and anti-skid deliveries

Discussion followed regarding Bluestone Boulevard project. Chairman Melvin directed Jodi Manheim to add scheduling a workshop meeting to the February meeting agenda and to invite Kiley Associates, LLC.

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

BUILDING/ZONING REPORT:  Jeff Cammerino gave the report for December, 2018 which reflected the following:  1 Electrical Permit-Total Fees $124.50 and 2 Zoning Permits-Total Fees $400.00.  Total fees collected for the month of December, 2019 was $524.50.

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

 

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

*No calls for the month of December

*The construction on Delaware Drive has been cleared for the season and both lanes are open. They will resume construction in July.

*The department has been in contact with Matamoras Borough EMA and were asked to partner together and come up with a coordinated plan for the warning sirens, their activations and what they mean.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Bostinto to approve the report for December, 2019. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

CORRESPONDENCE:  On desk for review.   

OLD BUSINESS:

 

None

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

 

   

       No action taken by the Board.

 

  1. Township Building Generator: A motion was made by Vice Chairman Dotey to obtain three written quotes by qualified contractors for a propane generator for the Township Building. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

 

 

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SUBDIVISION REVIEW and ACTION:

 

NONE

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

            NONE HELD

 

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 7:58 p.m. on a motion by Supervisor Bostinto. Motion seconded by Supervisor Schaldonat and carries with all in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary

 

 

Westfall Township

Full Time Road Master/Highway Department Employee position available 

The following qualifications/operations are required:

*Knowledge and Experience of standard road maintenance practices and associated tools and equipment

*Must possess a Class B-Commercial Driver’s License

*Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

*Monthly reporting of all information that may be required by the Board of Supervisors

*Maintenance, Repair and Construction of township roads

*Regular Inspection of all roads and bridges

*Snow Plowing Experience is a must

*Supervisor experience in public works

* Ability to maintain all Township equipment

*Lawn & Tree Maintenance

*Demonstrate ability to work with Township Engineer on road projects/grant opportunities

-Position is salaried on 40 hours per week (7:00 am-3:00 pm Monday through Friday) with availability needed for nights, weekends and holidays when necessary

-Salary will commensurate with experience

-Health Insurance Program, Life Insurance, paid holidays/vacation and pension plan benefits

-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 March 2, 2020.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

WESTFALL TOWNSHIP

MEETING NOTICE

Please take notice that the Westfall Board of Supervisors will hold a Workshop Meeting on February 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for the purposes of discussing the LSA Monroe Grant, Various road projects, Milford Township request for joint comprehensive planning, emergency ambulance services and any other business that may come before the Board of Supervisors.  The meeting will be held at the Westfall Township Municipal Building located at 102 LaBarr Lane, Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA.

 

Jodi Manheim

Secretary