Meeting Minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Dorrance Twp. Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, March 8, 2021. 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. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gallagher 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. The Planning Commission meeting was held regarding the Witinski minor subdivision which will be voted on tonight.

Atty. Karpowich reported that the lot consolidation for Dan Rochon was reviewed and the documents can be signed tonight. Mr. Gallagher made the motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to approve the lot consolidation for Dan Rochon. All voted aye. Atty. Karpowich also reported that the petition of allowance of appeal for the Preserve at Blue Ridge Trail was filed to the Supreme court on March 5, 2021 by our Insurance company.

There was no Fire company, ambulance or EMA report. The Roadmaster report was placed on file.

The following announcements were read: The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7 p.m.

CORRESPONDENCE: A letter was received from the Dorrance Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. advising that the $20,000 contribution to the Fire Dept. from the Township was used for debt reduction, building and vehicle maintenance and personnel training. Thank you for your generous donation.

A letter was received from the Dorrance Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. advising that the 2021 Officers are: President Jeff Kotarsky, Vice President Donnie Earnhart, Secretary Teresa Earnhart, Treasurers Valerie Zane Fire Dept, Janet Jones Fire Relief. They also request approval to attend non-emergency events and activities as listed. This would include fire trucks, rescue vehicles, ambulance unit and the personnel to man them. Also to authorize attendance at any other functions that may arise.

Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to authorize attendance at the listed functions and others that may arise. All voted aye.


NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to approve the Witinski minor subdivision per the Planning Commission’s recommendation. No waivers were requested and the only condition was to confirm the maintenance agreement for the road is included in the deed. Atty. Karpowich confirmed the maintenance agreement was included in the deed. All voted aye.

Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to hold a drive thru Easter Bunny event on Saturday, March 27th from noon until 2 or while supplies last. The event will be held at

the Recycling Center rain or shine. Donations received from the 2020 cancelled Easter Egg Hunt will be used for this event. All voted aye.

A motion to apply for a Highway Occupancy Permit from the Commonwealth of PA for the Liberty Travel Plaza, Blue Ridge Trail project. The agent is Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. 1st___2nd___Vote: Zane___, Wengrzynek___, Gallagher___.

***Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to table this until all the agreements are signed and the bond is received by the Township. Atty. Karpowich will prepare an additional agreement requiring the property owner be responsible for maintenance in a state right of way. 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.

Lisa Urbanski, Chipper Lane commented on the rocks and gravel on the road from the tar and chip job done late last year.

Mr. Gallagher said he would check it out but believes the issue is a combination of a low traveled, low speed road so the chips that did not stick would not come off the road as quickly as other roads and the amount of antiskid that has been used throughout the numerous snow storms so far this season has added to it.

Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to adjourn at 7:23 PM. All voted aye.