Meeting Minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Dorrance Twp. Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, January 7, 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. There were no comments.

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

The zoning report was read and placed on file. There was no Planning Commission meeting.

Atty. Karpowich gave the Solicitor report. The written decision for the Blue Ridge PRD was completed and submitted December 28, 2018.

The fire company report was read and placed on file. 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: None

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to purchase a camera with audio recorder for the meeting room, a camera for soccer field coverage, and a camera for the side of the Municipal building from True View Security Solutions. The total cost is $7,355. 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. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to adjourn at 7:21 PM. All voted aye.

REORGANIZATION MINUTES

The Dorrance Township Board of Supervisors held the 2019 reorganization meeting on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. Mr. Zane opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and asked if there was any public comment on the reorganization agenda. There were none.

Mr. Zane moved to appoint Patricia Davis as temporary secretary, seconded by Mr.Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to appoint Bill Wengrzynek as temporary chairman, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye. Mr. Wengrzynek then asked for a nomination for 2019 chairman.

Mr. Wengrzynek nominated Mr. Zane as chairman for 2019, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane assumed the chair and conducted the remainder of the meeting.

Mr. Gallagher nominated Mr. Wengrzynek as Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to reappoint Patricia Davis as Secretary/Treasurer for 2019, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher moved to retain the Treasurer’s bond with DGK, Inc. for $400,000.00, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher moved to reappoint Todd Badman as Roadmaster for 2019, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved to reappoint Donald G. Karpowich Law Office township solicitor at a rate of $100.00 per hour, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to reappoint Donald Karpowich law office as solicitor to the Planning Commission at a rate of $100.00 per hour, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved to reappoint Patricia Davis as recording secretary to the planning commission at a rate of $100 per meeting, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to reappoint Brior Environmental, William Brior as sewage enforcement officer, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved to reappoint Samantha Brior as alternate sewage enforcement officer, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to appoint Barry Isett & Associates, Criterium-Peter Engineers, Larry Frace Inspections, LLC, Light-Heigel & Associates Inc. PA Construction Code building permit and code enforcement agencies, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved to appoint Strategic Municipal Group as zoning administrator and enforcement agency at a cost of $295.00 per month, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to reappoint Kevin Gallagher as overseer of roads, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher moved to reappoint Bill Wengrzynek and Gary Zane to the Mountaintop Area Council of Governments, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to reappoint Pennoni Associates as township engineer on an as needed basis, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher moved to reappoint Alfred Benesch & Co. as alternate engineer, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to approve the following wages effective January 1st, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Equipment Operator/CDL truck driver beginning hourly wage $15.33 per hour. Equipment Operator/CDL truck driver with one or more years of service: $19.65 per hour, CDL Driver/Equipment Operator/Mechanic: $19.90 per hour, Roadmaster: $20.90 per hour. Secretary/Treasurer: $43,000 annually. Recycling attendants over 18 years of age and 2 years of service $10.00 per hour. Recycling attendants $8.75 per hour.

Mr. Gallagher moved to require employees on an individual medical insurance plan to contribute 1% to their medical insurance cost and employees on a 2 person plan to contribute 3% to their plan effective January 1, 2019. The deductible has been increased to $1500. The amount will be collected thru payroll deduction, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher moved to reappoint Gwen Sakowski as EMA coordinator, seconded by Mr.Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gallagher to appoint Gwen Sakowski as auditor. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to appoint Dorrine Engler as auditor. All voted aye.

Township auditors reorganized at 6:30 p.m. January 8, 2019 and set the Supervisors hourly rate if working on township business. Report will be on file.

Mr. Gallagher moved to reappoint William Heller as Vacancy board member, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher moved 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, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved to reappoint James Brando to the Zoning Hearing Board for a 3 year term, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved to reappoint George Rusczyk to the Planning Commission for a 4 year term, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher moved to reappoint Jim Martinchek to the Planning Commission for a 4 year term, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to appoint Kevin Gallagher to the Planning Commission for a one year term, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to reimburse mileage at .58 cents per mile when applicable, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved 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, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to retain the millage rate of 0.75 for 2019. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to set the tax collector’s commission rate at 4%, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved to have Berkheimer as collection agent for the earned income tax at 1.48% commission and local services tax at 2.05% commission, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to set meeting dates as follows, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. 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 is 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 supervisor’s discretion. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to authorize the advertising of meeting dates as required, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to retain taped meetings until the minutes are approved at the next meeting. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher moved to designate the following employee holidays, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

New Years Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, first day of buck season, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

Mr. Gallagher moved 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, seconded by Mr. Zane. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to retain the ½% earned income tax, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane moved to retain the amusement tax to be collected at a rate of 5% of 40% of gross green fee revenues, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek moved 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, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

Mr. Zane made a motion to adjourn the 2019 reorganization meeting, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:14 P.M.