Meeting Minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Dorrance Twp. Board of Supervisors was held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Present were Mr. Zane, Mr. Wengrzynek, Mr. Gallagher and Atty. Mills.

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. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gallagher to accept the minutes of last month’s regular meeting. All voted aye. Mr. Zane 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 and placed on file. There was no Planning Commission meeting.

Atty. Mills reported that the decision made by the Zoning Hearing Board was upheld by the state and no information has been received regarding an appeal.

The fire company and ambulance reports were read and placed on file. 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, December 9, 2019 at 7 pm.

The 2020 proposed budget is available for public inspection during office hours. It will be adopted at the December meeting.

CORRESPONDENCE: A thank you card was received from Ivan Hoyt thanking the Road Crew for the excellent job they did on Eroh and Hollow Roads removing the crumbling pavement and filling the voids and potholes with new pavement. They are truly an asset to our community all year long.

A letter was received from Barry Isett & Associates requesting consideration to be appointed the Township Engineer for 2020.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to hire Grevera & Associates certified public accountants to complete the 2019 township audit in place of the elected auditors at a cost of $3500.00. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to apply for a grant from the Local Share Assessment Fund (Gaming Funds) of Luzerne County. Patricia A Davis will be the designated official to execute all documents. The total application amount will be $48,990.00 to purchase a Mini Paver. Connects to a skid/wheel loader or similar machine. The application fee is $100.00. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gallagher to purchase a 2019 CAM Superline, Model #7CAM164STT, VIN #5JWCF2024KP501731 utility trailer from Wide World R.V. Center, Inc. for a cost of $7595.00. 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. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to adjourn at 7:07 PM. All voted aye.