Meeting Agenda

AGENDA

DORRANCE TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING

Monday, August 10, 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 Recycling

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7 pm.

Please be sure to complete your 2020 Census by mail or on line.

The Recycling center is closed until further notice due to the large amount of trash and unacceptable recycling materials being thrown into the bins. The cost of disposal has increased significantly and the program is not working as intended.

CORRESPONDENCE: A letter was received from Atlantic Broadband giving notification of a rate increase starting September 1, 2020.

A letter was received from the Luzerne County Recycling Office advising that the 2020 Fall Tire Collection has been cancelled. They are hoping to have 4 collections in 2021. Two in the spring and two in the fall.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: A motion to advertise to amend the Zoning Ordinance under Section 609 of the PA Municipalities Planning Code. Dorrance Twp. Zoning Ordinance Section 304 Unattached Accessory Structures. The amendment will increase the maximum height for accessory structures. A public hearing will be held before the September 14th meeting. 1st___2nd___Vote: Zane___, Wengrzynek___, Gallagher___.

A motion to hold the annual spring cleanup on Saturday, September 12th from 8 AM until 2 PM behind the Municipal garage. IT WILL BE LIMITED TO RESIDENTS ONLY AND PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. EACH CARLOAD WILL BE CHARGED $15.00. SMALL PICKUP TRUCKS AND PULL BEHIND TRAILER LOADS WILL BE CHARGED $20.00 EACH. TRUCKS OVER 3/4 TON WILL BE CHARGED $50.00. BATTERIES WILL BE CHARGED $3.00 EACH AND ALL WHITE APPLIANCES $10.00 EACH. ALL FREON MUST BE REMOVED FROM REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, AIR CONDITIONERS AND DEHUMIDIFIERS OR THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. TIRES WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE FOLLOWING CHARGES: $2.00 EACH FOR 13”, 14”, AND 15” TIRES, NO RIMS; $5.00 FOR 16”+ TIRES NO RIMS; $5.00 FOR TRUCK TIRES, NO RIMS, NO TRACTOR TRAILER TIRES WILL BE ACCEPTED; NOTE: TIRES MAY BE DISPOSED OF FREE AT BUTLER TWP. IN THE SPRING. ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ARE ELECTRONIC DEVICES, ASBESTOS, SHINGLES, WOOD, PAINT CANS, PROPANE TANKS, HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE OR ANY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

ANYONE CAUGHT DUMPING ITEMS AT ANY OTHER TIME WILL BE PROSECUTED. AS IN THE PAST, ANYONE WISHING TO CLEAN UP ANY TOWNSHIP ROAD IS ASKED TO CALL THE TWP. GARAGE FOR BAGS. THEY CAN BE PLACED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND WILL BE PICKED UP BY THE ROAD CREW.

THE FIRE COMPANY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST RESIDENTS WHO ARE IN NEED OF A TRUCK. A REASONABLE DONATION IS REQUESTED. TO ARRANGE FOR A TRUCK THROUGH THE FIRE CO., CALL THE TWP GARAGE AT 570-868-2005 AND LEAVE YOUR NAME, PHONE, AND ADDRESS PRIOR TO FRIDAY, SEPT. 4. 1st___2nd___Vote: Zane___, Wengrzynek___, Gallagher___.

A motion to approve the Chapin Reverse Subdivision/Contiguous Lot Consolidation on Challenger Ave. All required documents have been completed and reviewed. 1st___2nd___Vote: Zane___, Wengrzynek___, Gallagher___.

Bill Heller to discuss the Norman Zapusek Minor Subdivision on Blue Ridge Trail.

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_________.