Meeting Agenda

Dorrance Twp. Reorganization Meeting – January 4, 2021

Mr. Zane will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public comments from the Floor on Reorganization items only.

Motion to appoint Patricia Davis as temporary secretary: 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to appoint Bill Wengrzynek as temporary chairman: 1st____2nd____vote:

Temporary chairman will now ask for nomination for Chairman for 2021: ________________ 1st____2nd____ vote:

Chairman assumes the chair and conducts the remainder of the meeting.

Chairman: I need a nomination for Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors: ________________ 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Patricia Davis as Secretary/Treasurer for 2021: 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to retain Treasurer’s bond with DGK, Inc. for $500,000.00. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Todd Badman as Roadmaster for 2021: 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Donald G. Karpowich Law Office as township solicitor at a rate of $100.00 per hour. 1st_____2nd_____vote:

Motion to reappoint Donald G. Karpowich Law Office as solicitor to the planning commission at a rate of $100.00 per hour. 1st_____2nd_____vote:

Motion to reappoint Patricia Davis as recording secretary to the planning commission at a rate of $100 per meeting. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to reappoint Brior Environmental, William Brior as sewage enforcement officer. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to appoint Robert Fugate as alternate sewage enforcement officer: 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Barry Isett & Associates, Criterium-Peter Engineers, Larry Frace Inspections, LLC, as PA Uniform Construction Code building permit and code enforcement agencies. Ken Fenstermacher is BCO. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Strategic Municipal Group as zoning administrator and enforcement agency at a cost of $40.00 per hour on an as needed basis. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to reappoint Kevin Gallagher as overseer of roads. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to reappoint Bill Wengrzynek and Gary Zane to the Mountaintop Area Council of governments. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to reappoint Pennoni Associates as township engineer on an as needed basis: 1st____2nd____ vote: Motion to appoint Barry Isett & Associates as alternate engineer: 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to approve the following wages effective January 1st:

Road Department: Christopher Anthony $20.65 per hour, Terry Faux $20.65 per hour, Roadmaster Todd Badman: $21.90 per hour. Secretary/Treasurer – $45,000 annually. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to require employees on an individual medical insurance plan to contribute 1% to their medical insurance cost, employees on a 2 person plan to contribute 3% and employees on a family plan to contribute 5% to their plan effective January 1, 2020. Deductible will remain $1500. The amount will be collected thru payroll deduction. If an employee does not enroll in the Township health insurance plan they will be paid one half of the cost of an individual plan minus the employee contribution amount. It will be paid thru payroll the last pay period in June and December. Vision and dental insurance are paid by the Township. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Gwen Sakowski as EMA coordinator. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to reappoint Gwen Sakowski as auditor. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Dorrine Engler as auditor. 1st____2nd____vote:

Township auditors are reorganizing tomorrow at 6:30 P.M. and will set supervisors hourly rate if working on township business.

Motion to reappoint William Heller as Vacancy Board member. 1st____ 2nd____ vote:

Motion to reappoint Tony McDonald as legal counsel to the Zoning Hearing Board on an as needed basis at a rate of $125.00 per hour. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Stanley Witinski to the Zoning Hearing Board. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Ben Ostrowski as Alternate to the Zoning Hearing Board for a one year term. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to reappoint Kevin Gallagher to the Planning Commission for a one year term. 1st____ 2nd____vote:

Motion to reimburse mileage at .56 cents per mile per the IRS standard business mileage rate when applicable: 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to reappoint First Keystone National Bank as depository for the general fund utility account; First National Bank as depository for the Holding Tank Escrow Account and for the liquid fuels account. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to set the millage rate of 0.75 for 2021. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to set the tax collector’s commission rate at 4%. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to have Berkheimer as collection agent for the earned income tax at 1.48% commission and local services tax at 2.05% commission. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to set meeting dates as follows: Supervisor meetings the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the municipal building. Planning Commission meetings the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the municipal building if there is business to be brought before the board. If the meeting falls on an observed holiday, the meeting will be held the next day. Budget meetings will be set the last quarter of the year at the supervisors’ discretion. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to authorize the advertising of meeting dates as required: 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to retain taped meetings until the minutes are approved at the next meeting. 1st____2nd____vote:

Motion to designate the following employee holidays: New Years Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, first Monday of hunting season, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to pay any utility bills, insurance bills and any others that may accrue a penalty if they are not paid before the regularly scheduled meeting. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to retain the ½% earned income tax: 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to retain the amusement tax to be collected at a rate of 5% of 40% of gross green fee revenues 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to approve Gary Zane, Bill Wengrzynek, Kevin Gallagher, Patricia Davis and Todd Badman’s attendance at the PA Supervisor’s Convention and to authorize Gary Zane to be the voting delegate. 1st____2nd____ vote:

Motion to adjourn the 2021 reorganization meeting: 1st_____2nd_____vote:

Meeting adjourned at__________.

Regular Meeting Agenda

AGENDA

DORRANCE TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020

PLEDGE

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7 p.m.

CORRESPONDENCE: None

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: A motion to approve the Cragle Minor Subdivision per the Planning Commission recommendation. 1st___2nd___Vote: Zane___, Wengrzynek___, Gallagher___.

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_________.