Meeting Minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Dorrance Twp. Board of Supervisors was held on Zoom on Monday, April 13 2020. The Zoom meeting ID and password were advertised. Present were Mr. Zane, Mr. Wengrzynek, Mr. Gallagher and Atty. Karpowich.

Mr. Zane opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and announced the meeting was being recorded.

Mr. Zane asked if there were any public comments on agenda items only to be voted upon by the Supervisors at this meeting. There were none.

Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to accept the minutes of last month’s regular meeting. All voted aye. Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion to accept the cash report, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye. Mr. Zane made a motion to pay all bills as presented, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

The zoning report was read. There was no Planning Commission meeting.

Atty. Karpowich reported that a Resolution was prepared for an Act 537 Revision. The entire Nuangola system will now be maintained and handled by the Mountaintop Area Joint Sanity Authority. There is no cost to Dorrance Township for this change but it is required because part of Nuangola’s lines transmit thru Dorrance Township.

Also, I participated in the preparation of the brief for the Preserve at Blue Ridge Trail. The final form will be reviewed tomorrow and filed Wednesday.

There was no fire company report. There was no ambulance or EMA report. The recycling report was read and placed on file. The Roadmaster report was placed on file.

The following announcements were read: The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7 pm.

The Easter Egg hunt was cancelled for 2020.

The spring cleanup usually held in May will be postponed until a later date if possible.

The recycling center will be closed until further notice.

CORRESPONDENCE: None

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to grant conditional approval for the Liberty Travel Plaza major land development plan with the following conditions: A stormwater improvement and E & S cost estimate be sent to township engineer for review so that financial security in the form of a bond will be issued to the Township.

NPDES, E & S, and PennDOT HOP approval to be obtained prior to final approval.

The Sewage permit and well permit need to be provided to the Township prior to issuance of the occupancy permit. Atty. Karpowich will prepare a Developers agreement and Stormwater management and maintenance agreement. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to advertise to double seal coat Georges Road, a portion of Hollow Road, Eroh Road, Mountain View Road, Chipper Road and Cherrywood Drive. All voted aye.

The bids will be opened. Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to award the bid to Asphalt Maintenance Solutions for $69,549.27. All voted aye.

Other bids were Pocono Spray Patching $70,623.39, Suit-Kote $76,262.52, Midland Asphalt $85,553.66, Hammaker East $92,374.32.

Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to advertise to complete base repairs, scratch & leveling course and overlay pave Skyline Drive. All voted aye.

The bids will be opened. Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to award the bid to Barletta Materials for $72,963.36. All voted aye.

Other bids were Pennsy Supply $78,273.40, American Asphalt $78,790.50, Bracalente Construction $85,503.00.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to advertise to repair, pave and line paint the Municipal Building parking lot including the unpaved area. All voted aye.

The bids will be opened. Only 1 bid was received from M & J Excavation for a total of $74,234.00. This was the total bid but there were options available at a lesser cost. Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gallagher to table the project for now. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to hire DeAngelo Brothers LLC, Hazleton to line paint St. Mary’s Road and Prospect Road at a cost of $5,464.32. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to adopt Resolution #1 of 2020 to establish a Township spending policy to set guidelines for employees and Supervisors. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to adopt Resolution #2 of 2020 an Act 537 Plan Revision to approve the transfer of the entire sewer system of the Nuangola Borough Sewer Authority to the Mountaintop Area joint Sanity Authority. A portion of the Nuangola Borough’s Sewer Authority’s lines transmit sewer through Dorrance Township. All voted aye.

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. There were no comments.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to adjourn at 7:39 PM. All voted aye.