Meeting Minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Dorrance Twp. Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, May 13, 2019. 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. Dave Greene, Blue Ridge Trail asked why we are tar & chipping roads when they won’t last. Why not just pave the roads.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek 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. Zane. All voted aye. Mr. Gallagher made a motion to pay all bills as presented, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

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

Atty. Karpowich reported that The Preserve at Blue Ridge Trail appeal has been filed from our Insurance Company. It is 69 pages and there are no surprises. I have also brought samples of dangerous structure ordinances as we discussed at our last meeting. They are from 2 different counties and they have a different process to handle how a property is determined to be a dangerous structure. The International property maintenance code could also address the problem and it would be handled thru the township UCC appeals board. You can look everything over and we can discuss at next month’s meeting.

The fire company and ambulance reports were read. There was no 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, June 10, 2019 at 7 pm.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on Saturday, April 13. One hundred and twenty two children participated and the weather cooperated. Thank you to everyone who helped in preparation, donations and the day of the event to make it a fun day for all!

The annual spring cleanup was held on Saturday, May 4. Township income was $1953. Fire Dept. donations $411. Cost of dumpsters $2816.02. Net loss to the township $863.02.

A big thank you to the Cub Scout Pack 433 for cleaning, mulching and planting in the front of the Municipal building. Old Post Farm donated the annual flowers.

CORRESPONDENCE: None

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: : Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to enter into Contract #C000071269 for a Local Share Account grant in the amount of $80,000.00 to double tar and chip 5 roads. All voted aye.

We will open the bids for the double tar and chip project for Fairway, Sandwedge, Small Mountain, Ridge and Sunset Roads.

Midland Asphalt Materials $87,742.43, Pocono Spray Patching $77,867.88, Asphalt Maintenance Solutions $70,250.37.

Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to award the bid to Asphalt Maintenance Solutions at $70,250.37. All voted aye.

We will open the bids to scratch and level, overlay pave and line paint St. Mary’s Road from Stairville Road to Blythburn Road.

American Asphalt $163,859.10, Pennsy Supply $166,132.40, Barletta Materials $144,784.90.

Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gallagher to award the bid to Barletta Materials at $144,784.90. All voted aye.

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. Gallagher to adjourn at 7:34 PM. All voted aye.