DORRANCE TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING
Monday, February 11, 2019
Chair announces that the meeting is being recorded.
CALL TO ORDER: Zane____Wengrzynek____Gallagher____Atty. Karpowich____
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Comments from the floor on agenda items only which will be voted upon by the Supervisors at this meeting.
Motion to accept minutes of last month’s regular meeting: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane____,Wengrzynek____,Gallagher____.
Motion to accept cash report: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane_____, Wengrzynek____, Gallagher____.
Motion to pay all bills as presented: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane____,Wengrzynek____,Gallagher____.
REPORTS: Zoning Fire Co.
Planning Commission Ambulance/EMA Solicitor Recycling
ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7 pm.
On Monday, February 4th a man was seen on the video surveillance system using the township dumpster. This is illegal dumping and violators will be prosecuted thru the Magistrate.
On January 24, 2019 Pat Davis attended a County Recycling meeting. The future of recycling is unknown. People are not cleaning their containers properly therefore contaminating the product. Non recyclables are being thrown in the dumpsters. The market to sell the products has declined. Since 2013 when we changed to single stream we have not paid to have our dumpsters emptied and we were paid revenue for our materials. In mid 2018 when the market declined and material quality declined we are now paying to have the dumpsters emptied and no longer receive any revenue. If recycling is not improved and is discontinued everyone will see an increase in their garbage bills. Please be sure your recycling products are acceptable materials and clean.
CORRESPONDENCE: Correspondence was received from the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County regarding the David Greene vs Dorrance Twp. Zoning Hearing Board, Dorrance Township and Michael Medvitz case. The court denied
Appellant’s Land Use appeal and determined that the Zoning Hearing Board committed no error of law in their decision.
A letter was received from Mountaintop Area Little League requesting use of the fields for the upcoming season, March thru October, 2019. We request permission to use the fields daily from 4 pm until dark on weekdays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. As in previous years we will cooperate with other groups using the fields. A copy of our insurance certificate is enclosed.
A letter was received from the Dorrance Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. Treasurer advising that the 2018 contribution of $20,000 was used for debt reduction, new heating units in the engine room building, vehicle maintenance and personnel training. Thank you for your generous donation.
A letter was received from the Dorrance Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. requesting approval to participate in non-emergency events. The request is for all units and the personnel to man them. We ask the Board to grant permission to the Fire Chief or Assistants to authorize attendance for the events listed and any other functions that may arise. Thank you for considering our request.
2019 Officers are: Ed Myers President, James Rowlands Vice President, Valerie Zane Treasurer Fire Dept., Janet Jones Treasurer Fireman’s Relief, Caitlin Myers Secretary.
A letter was received from Mountaintop Youth Soccer Association requesting use of the fields for the upcoming season. Spring: March 16-June 15, Summer: June 16-July 31, Fall: August 1-November 30th. Arrangements will be made to coordinate with other clubs and sports. Proof of insurance will be provided.
OLD BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: A motion to hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Municipal Building grounds. The hunt will start at 2 pm. Children thru 12 years of age are welcome. Signup sheets will be available at the Municipal building, Recycling center and KVal. 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane____,Wengrzynek____,Gallagher____.
***Dorrance Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. to discuss manpower crisis.
***Robert Tamburro/Blue Ridge Trail to present a sketch plan.
PUBLIC COMMENT: By citizens and taxpayers of Dorrance, on matters not appearing on this agenda, the Supervisors will be available after the meeting to address questions and concerns by citizens and taxpayers.
Motion to Adjourn by________. Meeting adjourned at_________.