2018 Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

HELD ON AUGUST 1, 2018

TIME:  4:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER WAS MADE BY CHAIRMAN DETTERY

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN DETTERY, VICE-CHAIRMAN JOHN BIROS, SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECRETARY MARY BETH WOLFE, ATTORNEY JOE BARANKO.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD ON JULY 5, 2018 WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT OF JULY, 2018.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

NO TREASURER’S REPORT WAS READ

MOTION TO PAY JULY, 2018 BILLS/ MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

POLICE REPORT FOR JULY, 2018 WAS READ.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR JULY, 2018 WAS READ.  BIDS WERE OPENED FOR ONEIDA STORM PROJECT FOR PIPE INSTALLATION- BIDS FROM FRANZOSA TRUCKING CO $80,300.00, JOHN T O’HARA, INC. $118,770.00 AND M & J EXCAVATION, INC. $65,930.00 THE LOWEST BID WAS M & J EXCAVATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,930.00.  MOTION TO APPROVE AND ACCEPT THE LOWEST BID WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT FOR JULY, 2018 WAS GIVEN.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

OLD BUSINESS: MOTION TO RE-ZONE PROPERTY ON SR 924 APPROXIMATELY ¼ MILE NORTH OF SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD FROM CR TO C-2.  TOM HOUSER ASKED IF THE COUNTY ZONING BOARD NOTIFIED THE TOWNSHIP ABOUT THE FINDINGS REGARDING HOW THE REZONING FIT WITH THE COUNTY’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.  ATTY BARANKO STATED THE TOWNSHIP RECEIVED THE LETTER AND THE COUNTY DOES NOT BELIEVE IT WAS NOT CONSISTENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.  ATTY BARANKO STATED MR BIROS’ ABSTENTION SUBJECT TO THE ETHICS ACT $1103(j) AND NOTED HE HAD CONTACTED THE PA STATE ETHICS COMMISSION REGARDING EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABSTENTION AND HE RECEIVED QUALIFICATION ON THEM.  ATTY BARANKO READ THE CONFICT OF INTEREST AND IS ATTACHED TO THESE MINUTES.  DENNIS ANTONELLI QUESTIONED THE ETHICS OPINION AND DOESN’T THINK MR BIROS HAS THE AUTHORITY TO VOTE, ATTY BARANKO IS TAKING FULL RESPONSIBILITY ON THIS MATTER.  JON DETTERY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION TO CHANCE THE ZONING, DENNIS ANTONELLI WOULD NOT SECOND THE MOTION.  PURSUANT TO THE ETHICS ACT THE MOTION WAS THEN BROUGHT TO THE TABLE BY ABSTAINING/CONFLICTS JOHN BIROS.  ROLL CALL TO VOTE, SUPERVISOR ANTONELLI-NO, SUPERVISOR DETTERY-YES, SPLIT VOTE, TIE BREAKER VOTE PURSUANT TO ETHICS ACT BIROS-YES.  APPLICATION IS APPROVED AND WILL MOVE ON TO THE ZONING BOARD.

MOTION TO APPROVE RESIGNATION OF TREASURER OF MARY STITZER.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  COMMENTS-PAM HARTZ ASKED MR DETTERY IF HE APPROVED TREASURER’S PAY RAISE AND HE SAID FOR THE PAST 2 MEETINGS HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT IT BUT HE SIGNED A NOTARIZED LETTER STATING HE APPROVED IT.  MR DETTERY EXPLAINED IN THE PAST MEETINGS IT WAS A RECENT PAY RAISE, HE IS ONE BOARD MEMBER AND SAID PUT IT ON THE AGENDA FOR IT TO BE APPROVED.  DENNIS ANTONELLI READ THE NOTARIZED LETTER AUTHORIZING THE PAY RAISE.  ATTY BARANKO SAID IT MUST BE REFERRED TO THE AUDITORS.  PAM HARTZ CALLED FOR JON DETTERY’S RESIGNATION BECAUSE HE VIOLATED THE SUNSHINE ACT.  PAM THEN CALLED FOR HIS RESIGNATION.  DENNIS ANTONELLI SAID AT THE LAST 2 MEETINGS HE CLAIMED HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE RAISE AND AFTER THE LAST MEETING HE HAD SIGNED A LETTER STATING THAT HE DID APPROVE THE RAISE.  JON DETTERY SAID HE DID NOTHING WRONG.

BOB GABARDI-AUDITORS ARE ASKING FOR THEIR OWN COUNSEL TO FIND OUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE MONEY THE TREASURER GOT PAID.   ATTY BARANKO ADVISES THAT IT WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTEREST FOR THE TOWNSHIP TO DO THIS.  DENNIS ANTONELLI MADE A MOTION FOR AUDITORS TO OBTAIN AN OUTSIDE ATTORNEY AT NO MORE THAN WHAT WE PAY ATTORNEY BARANKO WHICH IS  $95.00 PER HOUR.  SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO HIRE MICHAEL GAIZICK AS TREASURER AT $6,000.00 PER YEAR.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: JIM FROM GREEN MT ROAD CALLED DEP ABOUT HIS NEIGHBOR BURNING GARBAGE AND DIAPERS-AND WAS TOLD WE HAVE AN ORDIANCE AGAINST THIS. MATT WILLIAMS WILL ADDRESS THE SITUATION.  BOB FERRARI COMMENTED ON TRASH IN ALLEY BY HIS HOUSE.  MATT WILLIAMS SERVED NOTICE OF VIOLATION TWO WEEKS AGO, HE WILL GO AND CHECK ON IT.  JOHN GROHOL-4 WHEELERS ARE RACING UP AND DOWN THE HIGHWAY AFTER 8PM AT NIGHT, MATT WILLIAMS KNOWS A LOT OF THE LOCALS THAT RIDE AND WILL SPEAK TO THEM.  THE POLICE CANNOT CHASE THEM DUE TO LIABILITY.  TOM HOUSER-ASKED IS THE RE-ZONING, SPOT ZONING.  C-2 SURROUNDED BY ANOTHER ZONE.  ATTY BARANKO STATED THE COURT MUST DECIDE.  SANDY MUMICH-WANTS SOMETHING DONE ABOUT SPEEDING ON SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD.  BILL MCMULLIN SAID IT CAN ONLY BE 35 MPH DEPENDING ON CERTAIN CRITERIA.  ATTY BARANKO WILL GET INFORMATION TOGETHER ON CHANGING SPEED LIMIT.

DAVE LAPINSKI- DUST ON GREEN MT ROAD, BILL MCMULLIN WILL LOOK INTO CALCIUM BUT IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE, DOESN’T SUGGEST IT, MAYBE MILLINGS MIGHT WORK.

MOTION TO ADJOURN MADE BY JON DETTERY, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.

MEETING ENDS AT 5:46PM

IN ATTENDANCE-KELLY MONITZ, MARIO CURRELI, JUNE NENSTIEL, JOAN MCGOVERN, ROSEMARIE FELLIN, BILL FELLIN, JIM BRAGALONE, STEVE BUSHINSKI, SUE GROHOL, JOHN GROHOL, PAM HARTZ, JILL CAREYVA, JUNE LAUNIKONIS, THOMAS LAUNIKONIS, BOB LEX, JIM SENCY, SUSAN ROSS, MIKE GAIZICK, THERESA GAIZICK, LINDA CROLL, LOIS CASEY, MIKE KAKALEY, BOB FERRARI, JENNIFER, SLEDJESKI, JEFF SLEDJESKI, LORRAINE SHENYO, WILLIAM GEORGE, SANDIE MUMICH VICKI BEVANS, BOB FELLIN, DAVE LAPINSKY, DAN GALLAGHER, CONNIE GALLAGHER, ROSEAN EVANGELISTA, JERRY EVANGELISTA, JACKIE HOUSER, TOM HOUSER, MIKE KMIECK, ANN BIROS, MIKE MARTZ, AMY LOFTUS, PAT LOFTUS, DIANE MARTZ, TRAVIS MARTZ

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

HELD ON JULY 5, 2018

TIME:  4:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER WAS MADE BY CHAIRMAN DETTERY

INTERJECTION BY MARIO CURELLI QUOTED THE SUNSHINE ACT LAW GIVING THE PUBLIC THE RIGHT TO COMMENT ON ISSUES BEFORE A MOTION IS MADE AND CAN WE START DOING IT NOW.  ATTY BARANKO SAID YES.  PAM HARTZ ASKED THE CHAIRMAN IF HE RUNS THE MEETING AND NOONE ELSE SHOULD BE SPEAKING.

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN DETTERY, SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECRETARY MARY BETH WOLFE, TREASURE MARY STITZER, ATTORNEY JOE BARANKO.  SUPERVISOR JOHN BIROS WAS ABSENT.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD ON JUNE 6, 2018 WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT OF JUNE, 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF TREASURER’S REPORT FOR JUNE, 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO PAY JUNE, 2018 BILLS/ MOTION TO APPROVE-MOTION PENDING UNTIL BILLS ARE SEEN AND EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER.  PUBLIC INTERJECTION – WE NEED A LIST OF ALL BILLS BEING PAID FOR THE MONTH.  NEXT MEETING WE WILL HAVE A SUMMARY OF ALL BILLS.

POLICE REPORT FOR JUNE, 2018 WAS GIVEN.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

NO ENGINEER’S REPORT WAS GIVEN

SOLICITOR’S REPORT FOR JUNE, 2018 WAS GIVEN.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

OLD BUSINESS: MOTION WAS MADE TO SEND AUDITORS TO INVESTIGATE AND BACK CHARGE TREASURER MARY STITZER SALARY WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO DROP TREASURER’S SALARY TO $6,000.00 A YEAR, 3-4 HOURS PER WEEK APPROXIMATELY WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC INTERJECTION:  MARIO CURELLI REFERRING TO CODE ENFORCEMENT COSTS AND IS ASKING FOR HIS BACK PAY, AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WILL BE HELD AFTER THE MEETING.

NEW BUSINESS: MOTION TO APPROVE REPOSITORY SALE OF PROPERTY AT 76 WEST MARKET ST.  SHEPPTON, PA BY THE SCHUYLKILL COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO ADVERTISE BIDS FOR ONEIDA STORM INSTALLATION PROJECT WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

INTERJECTION BY PUBLIC:  TOM HOUSER QUESTIONED IF THE TREASURER QUITS HOW MANY HOURS AND WHAT PAY WILL THE NEW TREASURER HAVE, DENNIS SAID IT WOULD BE $500.00 PER MONTH AND MORE THAN 3-4 HOURS PER MONTH AND THE DUTIES ARE SPELLED OUT IN THE 2ND CLASS TOWNSHIP CODES.

MOTION TO COMPLETE LAND USE LETTER REGARDING DOLLAR GENERAL REZONING FOR DEP WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

TOM HOUSER ASKS IF ANYONE DID A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF BUILDING A PROPERTY AND WHO WOULD BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE TO NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES.  ATTY BARANKO STATED IT WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING.  MARIO CURELLI WANTS TO KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING AS TO A WATER STUDY SO WELLS WON’T GO DRY.  JILL CAREYVA STATED THE PLANNING COMMISSION WANTED TO CHANGE ZONING FOR ANY BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE, DEP, STATE AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WILL DO STUDIES BEFORE ANYTHING IS PASSED.  DENNIS ANTONELLI SAID WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE COUNTY ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION IS TO KEEP THE AREA AS IT IS. A NEW BUSINESS PROVIDES TAX MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY BUT HE NEEDS TO HEAR WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT.  MARIO CURELLI ASKED ABOUT BACK FILLING AND ARE WETLANDS IN THE AREA.  DONNA GULASH ASKED ABOUT SOUTH ST IN ONEIDA WITH THE HIGH GRASS AND JUNK EQUIPMENT-WE HAVE TO NOTIFY PROPERTY OWNER AND WILL LOOK INTO WHAT CAN BE DONE-ATTY BARANKO SAID ARRO ENGINEERING IS ALREADY TAKING CARE OF THE PROPERTY.  MIKE KAKALEY ASKED ABOUT DISTANCES BETWEEN PROPERTIES, WATER AND SEWER CONCERNING DOLLAR GENERAL.  BOB FERRARI FILED A COMPLAINT THERE ARE TIRES AND GARBAGE IN ALLY BETWEEN MARKET & PINE ST AND IS WORRIED ABOUT MOSQUITOS ETC, MATT WILLIAMS WILL CHECK INTO QUALITY OF LIFE.  BRIAN ? SAID NEIGHBOR IS BURNING GARBAGE AND WHAT ARE THE RULES –DENNIS ANTONELLI SAID HE MUST CONTACT DEP.  TARA DOLZANI-EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS TOWNSHIP AND NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY THREATS AND NOTES LEFT ON DOORS THIS IS A TOWNSHIP MEETING AND ANYONE IS ABLE TO QUESTION WHAT IS GOING ON AND THE LINK ON THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE ABOUT THE HOMOSEXUALS PERCENTAGES IS STILL ON AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF.   HOW CAN JON DETTERY VOTE FOR HIS OWN POSITION AS ROADMASTER.  CAT PROBLEMS ARE STILL AN ISSUE ON HER PROPERTY.  MARIO CURELLI ASKED TREASURER ABOUT BALANCES IN FUND ACCOUNTS AND WHY EMPLOYEES ARE LAID OFF AND HOURS CUT.  NICK WAS TOLD THEY NEEDED TO SAVE MONEY FOR THE ONEIDA PROJECT.  JON DETTERY SAID IT WAS ONLY TEMPORARY AND WE WANT EVERYONE WORKING.  PAM HARTZ SPOKE OF THE REORGANIZATION MEETINGS AND SALARIES SHOULD BE LISTED EVERY YEAR AND RECORDED IN MINUTES, EVERY SALARY IS LISTED EXCEPT FOR THE TREASURER’S SALARY.  RIGHT TO KNOW OFFICER-WHY IS THE SOLICITOR APPOINTED BY THE TOWNSHIP AT $95.00 PER HOUR.  ATTY BARANKO SAID IT IS 1/10 HR INCREMENTS.  PAM HAD TO DO A RIGHT TO KNOW TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT FINANCIAL RECORDS THAT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE DURING BUSINESS HOURS AND WE PAID THE ATTORNEY FOR THIS INFORMATION.  THIS IS IN THE 2ND CLASS TOWNSHIP CODE.  THIS IS PART OF THE TREASURER’S JOB.  CREDIT CARD-WHAT IS SHE ALLOWED TO BUY, JON DETTERY SAID SUPPLIES, STAMPS AND IS ANYONE LOOKING AT THE RECEIPTS.  WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT THE TREASURER SPEND A MONTH-$7,500.00.  HARSH-SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF OWNERS OF WOLKY’S REGARDING DOLLAR GENERAL STORE, THEY WANT RESIDENTS TO CONSIDER NOT ALLOWING IT BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A HARDSHIP ON THEIR BUSINESS.  MARY STITZER PRODUCED DOCUMENTATION OF HER PERSONAL CREDIT CARD AND IT WAS PAID OFF WITH THE REIMBURSEMENT CHECK FROM THE TOWNSHIP FOR THE PLOW.  MARY MENTIONS THAT SHE WAS ALSO MADE ASSISSTANT SECRETARY AND NO PAY WAS MENTIONED.  BOB GABARDI-ASKED IF TREES ON 4TH ST IN ONEIDA CAN BE TRIMMED BY THE FIRE HYDRANT AND HE OFFERED USE OF HIS BUCKET TRUCK.  THERE ARE GEESE RUNNING AROUND ON CHAPEL ROAD AND WHAT IS THE ORDINANCE ON ANIMALS.  LOIS CASEY SAID JON DETTERY’S DUCKS ON ARE HER PROPERTY.  MATT WILLIAMS WILL LOOK AT THE ORDINANCES.  MARY STITZER ASKED BOB GABARDI WHO THE AUDITOR WAS IN 2010, HE DIDN’T KNOW. HE EXPLAINED WHAT SHE DID WRONG ACCORDING TO THIS YEARS AUDIT.  MARY STATED FRED BLASÉ IS VERY UPSET HIS NAME WAS IN THE PAPER BECAUSE WE ARE NOT USING HIM TO DO PAYROLL TRAINING.  JILL CAREYVA-TRUCKS ON GREEN MT ROAD IN BRANDONVILLE ARE STILL CAUSING PROBLEMS, ONE GOT A FLAT TIRE, THEY BACKED ONTO THE SEPTIC AT THE CAREYVA PROPERTY AND ARE GETTING STUCK WHILE TURNING AROUND.  SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE, THE ROAD NAME HAS TO BE CHANGED.  LOIS CASEY SAID THE DUCKS BELONG TO JON DETTERY’S GRANDCHILDREN AND IF HIS DOG RUNS ON HER PROPERTY AGAIN SHE WILL REPORT IT.  MARIO CURELLI-ASKED PAYROLL QUESTIONS WHY SOME PAYS SHOW FUEL REIMBURSEMENT AND MILEAGE-MARY STITZER SAID IT WAS AN OLD REPORT AND THE NEW ONE SHOWS IT IS PAY.  TOM HOUSER-DOES THE ZONING OFFICER KEEP RECORDS OF VIOLATIONS AND COMPLAINTS AND DO SUPERVISORS GET A REPORT ALSO DO CODE OFFICERS KEEP RECORDS, ASKING THEY SHOULD BE ON FILE.  PAM HARTZ-CODES AND HOW MEETINGS ARE RUN-ATTORNEY BARANKO SAYS HE MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT EVERY TOWNSHIP FOLLOWS VERBATUM.  IF PAM ASKS THE TREASURER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT SHE DOES, IT IS NOT HARRASSEMENT ACCORDING TO TOWNSHIP CODE.  WHY DID ATTORNEY BARANKO GET CC ON LETTERS FROM EMPLOYEES ATTORNEY STATING A SUPERVISOR HARRASSED AN EMPLOYEE WHEN ASKING HER QUESTIONS ABOUT HER JOB, ATTY BARANKO SAID HE REPRESENTS THE TOWNSHIP AND DOESN’T KNOW WHY THE LETTER WAS SENT TO HIM.  MARY STITZER DID A RIGHT TO KNOW IMMEDIATELY FOR PAM HARTZ.  STEVE BUSHINSKI SUGGESTED A SPEAKER SHOULD STAND UP TO BE HEARD. ALSO, THE TREASURER’S REPORT SHOULD HAVE EVERY EXPENDITURE AND INCOME LISTED SO THERE WON’T BE ANYTHING TO HIDE.  THE BOARD SHOULD BE MORE TRANSPARENT.  TOM HOUSER-SEWER AUTHORITY DOESN’T HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE AT TOWNSHIP MEETING, THEY ARE A SEPARATE ENTITY AND HAVE A MONTHLY MEETING.

MEETING ENDED 5:30 PM

IN ATTENDANCE-MARIO CURRELI, KELLY MONITZ, KAYLEE LINDENMUTH, STEVE BUSHINSKI, DAN GALLAGHER, CONNIE GALLAGHER, LORRAINE SHENYO, JUNE NENSTIEL, JOAN MCGOVERN, BOB GABARDI, MIKE KAKALEY, JENNIFER SLEDJESKI, MICHARL DZIAK, CONDIEDO FLAIM, BOB FERRARI, TOM HOUSER, JACKIE HOUSE, EDWINA MATUSZKIEWICZ, CHRIS PATEL

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

HELD ON JUNE 6, 2018

TIME:  4:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER WAS MADE BY CHAIRMAN DETTERY

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN DETTERY, VICE CHAIRMAN JOHN BIROS, SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECRETARY MARY BETH WOLFE, TREASURER MARY STITZER, ATTORNEY JOE BARANKO

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MAY 10, 2018 WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT OF MAY, 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF TREASURER’S REPORT FOR MAY, 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PRESENTATION OF MAY, 2018 BILLS TO BE PAID.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

POLICE REPORT FOR MAY, 2018 WAS GIVEN.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR MAY, 2018 WAS GIVEN.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.  MOTION TO APPROVE INSTALLATION FOR ONEIDA PROJECT AT $72,000.00 AND PUT LABOR COST OUT FOR BID WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT FOR MAY, 2018 WAS GIVEN.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SEWER AUTHORITY AUDIT FOR 2017 WAS PRESENTED.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

OLD BUSINESS: MOTION TO RESCIND PAYMENT TO FRED BLASÉ CPA FOR CONSULTING FEE AND INSTALLATION OF QUICKBOOKS PAYROLL/ MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE PAY TO TREASURER, MARY STITZER FROM $6,000.00 PER YEAR TO $16,640.00 PER YEAR EFFECTIVE MARCH, 2014.  MOTION WAS TABLED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  SUPERVISORS WANT TO SEE TIME CARDS.

NEW BUSINESS: PARK PROJECT PRESENTATION:  MOTION TO APPROVE AMENDED DESIGN TO BE WITHIN THE CURRENT GRANT BUDGET-PAVILLION, ADA PARKING, ADA TRAIL AND NATURE PLAYGROUND.  AUTHORIZE LISA DAVIDSON TO REQUEST A $40,000.00 GRANT DISBURSEMENT TO HAVE PRELIMINARY FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE.  APPROVE SURVEY BIDS.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION TO REZONE PROPERTY ON SR 924 APPROXIMATELY ¼ MILE NORTH OF SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD FROM CR TO C-2/ MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR TOWNSHIP EQUIPMENT WILL BE TABLED.  SUPERVISORS WILL MEET FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 AT 11:00AM, AND WILL GO OVER ALL EQUIPMENT.

MOTION TO REPLACE LAWN TRACTOR 0 TURN AT A COST OF NO MORE THAN $5,000.00 WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO PURCHASE NEW TRUCK TO REPLACE STERLING PER AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO PURCHSE TRAILER FOR MINI EXCAVATOR PRICING THROUGH COSTARS WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: TARA DOLZANI QUESTIONED WHY A GRAPH ON OUR WEBSITE WITH PERCENTAGES OF LESBIANS AND GAYS LISTED.  THERE IS NO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER AND THERE IS A HUGE CAT PROBLEM IN THE AREA, NEIGHBOR HAS BEEN SHELTERING MANY STRAYS.  OFFICER MATT WILLIAMS HAS A WORKING RELATION WITH THE HUMANE OFFICER AND WILL SPEAK WITH HER ON THE MATTER.  PAM HARTZ-PROPERTY ON CENTER ST-WHAT’S GOING TO BE DONE WITH IT.  ATTY BARANKO SAID WE WANT DEEDS IN OUR POSESSION IN ORDER TO GET GRANT MONEY FOR DEMOLITION AND THEN IT’S UP TO THE TOWNSHIP TO DO WHAT THEY WANT WITH THE PROPERTIES.  WHO IS THE ASSISTANT TREASURER AND WHAT DOES SHE DO.  MARY STITZER SAID KIM IS THERE IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS TO HER SO SHE CAN DO THE JOB- KIM WORKS APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS IN 2 WEEKS.  WHAT DOES THE TREASURER DO-MARY STITZER SAID SHE DOES DEPOSITS, BILLS, ZONING AND TAXES AND ALSO GETS PAID FOR GAS, ONCE A YEAR TO GO TO THE BANK AND GET CHECKS SIGNED.  PAM HARTZ ASKED HOW THE SUPERVISORS CAN JUSTIFY PAYING THE TREASURER $16,640/YR WHEN SHE ONLY WORKS 2-3 HOURS PER WEEK AND ALSO HAS AN ASSISTANT AND SHE CAN’T DO PAYROLL.  JON DETTERY ASKED MARY HOW MANY HOURS ARE WORKED AND MARY SAID 15 HOURS/WEEK.  JOHN BIROS SAID HER PAY WOULD BE CUT.  THE SUPERVISORS WILL CHECK HER TIMECARDS FOR HER HOURS WORKED.  EDWINA MATUSZKIEWICZ ASKED WHY THE TOWNSHIP PLAYGROUND IS CLOSED, DENNIS SAID THE LEGION CURRENTLY HAS NO INSURANCE AND WILL BE REOPENING SHORTLY.  TARA DOLZANI-ASKED WHO THE ZONING OFFICER IS AND IS HE PAID.  JONATHAN BIROS IS ZONING OFFICER AND IS PAID AND DOES NOT NEED TO BE CERTIFIED.  WHY WON’T THE CODE OFFICER GET PAID FOR DOING WORK- JON DETTERY SAID HE MUST SHOW HIS HOURS WORKED AND NEEDS TO BE CERTIFIED.  MARIO ALSO ASKED WHO IS THE OWNER OF L&B LANDHOLDING IS.  BOB GABARDI-ANY ANSWERS ABOUT BRANDONVILLE FIRE CO.  ATTY BARANKO SAID THEY ARE GOING NOWHERE WITH JUDGE BALDWIN.  PAM HARTZ QUESTIONED THE AUDIT FROM THE FIRST QUARTER AND MARY STITZER USED HER PERSONAL CREDIT CARD AND WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THAT-SHE EARNED POINTS BY MAKING SUCH A LARGE PURCHASE.  BOB GABARDI EXPLAINED WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND IT SHOULD NEVER BE DONE.

MEETING ENDED AT 5:05 PM

IN ATTENDANCE-KELLY MONITZ, MARIO CURRELI, STEVE BUSHINSKI, PAM HARTZ, TARA DOLZANI, EDWINA MATUSZKIEWICA, JILL CAREYVA, BOB GABARDI, DANN GALLAGHER, LORRAINE SHENYO, JONATHON BIROS, TOM & JACKIE HOUSER, MIKE KAKALEY, ANN BIROS, CONNIE GALLAGHER

 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

HELD ON MAY 10, 2018

TIME: 4:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER WAS MADE BY CHAIRMAN DETTERY

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN DETTERY, VICE CHAIRMAN JOHN BIROS, SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECRETARY MARY BETH WOLFE, TREASURER MARY STITZER, ATTORNEY JOE BARANKO.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD ON APRIL 4, 2018 WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT OF APRIL, 2018 MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF TREASURER’S REPORT FOR APRIL, 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PRESENTATION OF APRIL, 2018 BILLS TO BE PAID.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

POLICE REPORT FOR APRIL, 2018 WAS GIVEN.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR APRIL, 2018 WAS GIVEN.  MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT FOR APRIL, 2018 WAS GIVEN.   MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

OLD BUSINESS:  NONE

NEW BUSINESS:  MOTION TO APPROVE GIVING $25,000.00 TO SHEPPTON-ONEIDA VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY FROM THE FIRE FUND WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS.  ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SUPERVISOR ANTONELLI QUESTIONED PAY RAISE BEING NOTED IN THE MINUTES BECAUSE TREASURER’S SALARY WENT FROM $6,000.00 TO $16,600.00 IN 2014.  NO SUPERVISOR REMEMBERS IT BEING APPROVED.  ATTY. BARANKO WILL CONTACT LISA DAVIDSON ABOUT THE RAISE.  ALSO, QUESTIONED THE GPS INSTALLED IN THE POLICE CARS AND SHOULD ONLY BE MONITORED BY THE POLICE CHIEF.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: STEVE BUSHINSKI URGES BOARD TO CONTACT NORTH UNION TOWNSHIP ABOUT CHANGING NAME OF GREEN MOUNTAIN ROAD IN BRANDONVILLE.  IT’S GETTING VERY DANGEROUS WITH THE TRUCK TRAFFIC. SIGNS ARE NOT WORKING.  BOB GABARDI-GAVE UPDATE ON QUARTERLY AUDIT, A RESOLUTION SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE BILLS AND TRANSFERS IN ACCOUNTS ARE BEING DONE.  ALSO, WHEN MAKING A CAPITAL PURCHASE NO PERSONAL CREDIT CARDS SHOULD USED.  MARIO CURELLI-WANTS TO KNOW WHY NO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES ARE IN THE NEWSPAPER YEARLY-ATTY BARANKO WILL CHECK ON THE RULING.  THE CPA FIRM HAS 2016 TO AUDIT AT THE PRESENT TIME.  ALSO, HOW MUCH ROCK SALT WAS USED ON THE ROADS-THEY COULD’VE USED MORE THIS PAST WINTER-HE WAS CONCERNED THERE WASN’T ENOUGH DONE THIS WINTER. SUPERVISORS SAID 100-120 TONS WERE USED.  HE ALSO QUESTIONED IF JON DETTERY WAS ABLE TO HAVE A GARBAGE TRUCK SITTING IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.  DAN GALLAGHER-WANTED AN UPDATE ON THE BACKHOE-ATTORNEY BARANKO SAID VOLVO WILL NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT AND WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT IF THEY WOULD HELP OUT IN ANY WAY.  THE LAWN TRACTOR IS ROTTED OUT-NOT SAFE TO USE.  DANNY WAS ALSO QUESTIONED ABOUT A BILL FROM TEAM SUPPLY-JON DETTERY SAID HE ORDERED IT.  AT A PREVIOUS MEETING JOHN BIROS SAID ALL THE SUPERVISORS HAD THE CODE FOR THE GPS ON POLICE CARS AND DENNIS ANTONELLI KNEW NOTHING ABOUT IT.  JOHN BIROS SAID IT WAS HANDLED BY LISA DAVIDSON AND HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT IT-IT WAS DONE IN 2014.  DANNY STATED THE TOWNSHIP CLEAN UP IS OUT OF CONTROL. 40-50% IS COMING FROM OUTSIDE OF THE AREA AND A LOT OF IT CAN BE RECYCLED.  NO OTHER TOWNSHIP DOES ANY CLEAN UP ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE.

MEETING ENDED AT 4:47PM

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE: MARIO CURRELI, KELLY MONITZ, STEVE BUSHINSKI, JUNE NENSTIEL, JOAN MCGOVERN, JILL CAREYVA, DANN GALLAGHER, LORRAINE SHENYO.

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

HELD ON APRIL 4, 2018

TIME: 4:10PM

CALL TO ORDER WAS MADE BY CHAIRMAN DETTERY

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN DETTERY, VICE CHAIRMAN JOHN BIROS, SECRETARY MARY BETH WOLFE, TREASURER MARY STITZER, ATTORNEY JOE BARANKO. ABSENT WAS SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANTONELLI.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD MARCH 14, 2018 WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT OF MARCH, 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF TREASURER’S REPORT FOR MARCH, 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

POLICE REPORT FOR MARCH, 2018 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR MARCH, 2018 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT FOR MARCH, 2018 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES. MOTION TO APPROVE SALDO-REVERSE SUB-DIVISION IN EAGLE ROCK WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

MOTION TO APPROVE TOWNSHIP CLEANUP TO BEGIN APRIL 18, 2018 WEATHER PERMITTING WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE GRANT APPLICATION FOR DIRT, GRAVEL & LOW VOLUME ROAD FUNDING WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO GRANT VALLEY FORGE TRAILRIDERS REQUEST FOR CONSENT LETTER FOR YEARLY ENDURO RIDE (COPY OF INSURANCE PROVIDED AND PENNDOT PERMIT WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN RECEIVED) WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION-MARK DAKA IS HAVING PROPERTY ISSUES IN ONEIDA WITH A TENANT AND IT IS BEING TAKEN CARE OF. BOB GABARDI -ANTHING UPDATE ON BRANDONVILLE FIREHOUSE-ATTORNEY SAID WE ARE TRYING TO GET A RESOLUTION TO SOLVE THIS MATTER. MARIO CURELLI-WANTS RETRO PAY FOR CODE OFFICAL, HE WILL BE PAID IF HE SUBMITS PAPER WORK FOR ANYTHING DONE. THE TOWNSHIP WILL REIMBURSE HIM IF HE TAKES CLASSES FOR CERTIFICATION. MARY STITZER-WANT HER ROAD PAVED ON W MARKET ST. ROS WIMPEFHEIMER -THANKS FOR SUPPORT FROM THE TOWNSHIP FROM VALLEY FORGE TRAIL RIDERS AND IF THEY CAN BE OF ANY ASSISTANCE FOR CLEAN-UP OR ANYTHING THEY WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP OUT.

MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY JON DETTERY, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS

MEETING ENDED AT 4:32 PM

PRESENT AT THE METTING-KELLY MONITZ, STEVE BUSHINSKI, MARIO CURRELI, JUNE NENSTIEL, JOAN MCGOVERN, ROS WIMPFLEIMER, EDSINA MATUSEKIEWICZ, BOB GABARDI, JONATHON BIROS, ANN
BIROS.

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

HELD ON MARCH 14, 2018

TIME: 4:15PM

CALL TO ORDER WAS MADE BY CHAIRMAN DETTERY

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN DETTERY, VICE CHAIRMAN JOHN BIROS, SECRETARY MARY BETH WOLFE, TREASURER MARY STITZER, ATTORYNYJOE BARANKO. ABSENT WERE SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANOTONELLI.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 14, 2018 WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT OF FEBRUARY 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF TREASURER’S REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

POLICE REPORT OF FEBRUARY 2018 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

MOTION TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF EMC INSURANCE POLICY FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE YEAR PERIOD.

MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF SWIF INSURANCE POLICY FOR THE FIRE COMPANY/RESCUE SQUAD FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE YEAR PERIOD. . MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION-EDWINA MATUSEKIEWICZ ASKED ABOUT SALT BEING TAKEN FROM SHED, SHE WAS DOING RECYCLING AND OBSERVED SOMEONE FILLING UP BUCKETS OF SALT-IT IS ONLY FOR TOWNSHIP USE. JILL CAREYVA ASKED WHEN SPRING CLEANUP STARTS. ELVIN MALEY SAYS STONES ARE BEING PLOWED INTO HIS YARD DURING SNOW STORMS. BOB GABARDI COMMENTED ON TRUCK TRAFFIC AT GREEN MOUNT ROAD IN HUMBOLT-CANDO’S RESPONSE IS DRIVERS DON’T PAY ATTENTION
TO WHERE THEY ARE DELIVERING. DAN GALLAGHER-ROADS ARE BEING DESTROYED BY THESE TRUCKS AND ARE THEY LIABLE. STEVE BUSHINSKI-WANTS TO CHANGE NAME TO NORTH GREEN MOUNTAIN ROAD-ATTY BARANKO SAID WE NEED 911 VERIFICATION AND AN ORDINANCE SUBMITTED TO PADOT. MARIO CURELLI-ASKED ABOUT RETRO PAY-WE NEED A SUMMARY OF WORK DONE AND HOURS WORKED AND ATTY BARANKO SAID HE MUST BE CERTIFIED. MARIO STATED SOME OF THE PROBLEMS HE HAS HANDLED AND RESIGNED. JUNE NENSTIEL-WANTS TO KNOW HOW MUCH EACH EMPLOYEE EARNS-IT IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR ANYONE TO SEE IN THE TOWNSIP OFFICE DURING BUSINESS HOURS.

MEETING ENDED AT 4:45 PM

PRESENT AT THE MEETING: STEVE BUSHINSKI, JOAN MCGOVERN, JUNE NENSTIEL, ELVIN MALEY, BOB GABARDI, EDWINA MATUSEKIEWICZ, JONATHAN BIROS, MARIO CURRELI, BILL MCMULLEN, LORRAINE SHENYO, DANIEL GALLAGHER, JILL CAREYVA, PRESTON BIROS, ANN BIROS

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

HELD ON FEBRUARY 14, 2018

TIME: 4:00PM

CALL TO ORDER WAS MADE BY CHAIRMAN DETTERY

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN DETTERY, VICE CHAIRMAN JOHN BIROS, SECREATRY MARY BETH WOLFE, ATTORNEY JOE BARANKO. ABSENT WERE SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANTONELLI AND TREASURER MARY STITZER.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD JANUARY 2, 2018 WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT FOR JANUARY 2018, MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF TREASURER’S REPORT FOR JANUARY, 2018 MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

POLICE REPORT FOR JANUARY 2018 WAS READ. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR JANUARY, 2018 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT FOR JANUARY, 2018 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

OLD BUSINESS: MOTION TO APPOINT JON DETTERY ROADMASTER WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

NEW BUSINESS:

MOTION TO HIRE FRED BLASE CPA TO DO IN HOUSE PAYROLL AT $3000.00 WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO RENEW 2018/2019 COSTARS SALT CONTRACT FOR 200 TONS WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE GRANT APPLICATION FOR DEMOLITION FUNDS WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO ALLOW PARK COMMITTEE PROJECT COORDINATOR-LISA DAVIDSON CONTACT LUZERNE BANK TO RELEASE PARCEL OF LAND FOR PARK LOCATION WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION-MARIO CURELLI ASKED FOR RETRO PAY AS CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER-20 MONTHS-36HR/MO. AND HE WILL BE LOOKING INTO CERTIFICATION. KRISTI PIASKOWSKI-ASKED IF SUPERVISORS KNEW ABOUT ADA VIOLATIONS AND RAMIFICATIONS AND QUESTIONONED HIRING PRACTICES, ALSO WHO WATCHES THE CAMERAS. DAN GALLAGHER QUESTIONED WHY WE HAVE 2 TIME CLOCKS, UPDATE ON THE BACKHOE AND GPS ON VEHICLES. CONNIE GALLAGHER ASKED ABOUT
CAMERA INSTALLATION AND BATHROOM SITUATION. STEVE BUSHINSKI WANTS TO CHANGE GREEN MOUNTAIN ROAD SIGNS TO NORTH & SOUTH. JUNE NENSTIEL SAYS THEY SHOLD’VE NEVER CHANGED THE SLABTOWN ROAD NAME. LOIS CASEY COMPLAINED ABOUT DOGS RUNNING LOOSE ON HER PROPERTY. LORRAINE SHENYO- THERE ARE NO PARKING SIGNS ON W PINE ST IN SNOW AND IS NOT ENFORCED. WE HAVE A VERY GOOD POLICE FORCE AND TOWNSHIP WORKERS. THELMA SCHREFFLER QUESTIONED WHY WE NEED CAMERAS-SUPERVISOR BIROS SAID IT’S A SAFETY ISSUE IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS TO AN EMPLOYEE. DAN GALLAGHER QUESTIONED WHO HAS ACCESS TO GPS ON VEHICLES-SUPERVISOR BIROS SAID ALL VEHICLES WILL HAVE GPS PUT ON THEM AND THE SUPERVISORS HAVE ACCESS TO THE GPS SYSTEM. BOB GABARDI-AUDITOR REORGANIZATION WILL SEND A LETTER TO THE ROADMASTER AND HE WILL BE PAID $10/HR-NO MORE THAN 10 HRS/WEEK.

MEETING ENDS AT 4:40PM

PRESENT AT MEETING -MARIO CURELLI, KELLY MONITZ, STEVE BUSHINKSI, JONATHAN BIROS, NICK KALCHICK, JUNE NENSTIEL, JOAN MCGOVERN, BOB FELLIN, BOB GABARDI, LOIS CASEY, LORRAINE SHENYO, THELMA SCHREFFLER, DANIEL GALLAGHER, CONNIE GALLAGHER.

MINUTES OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP REORGANIZATION MEETING

HELD ON JANUARY 2, 2018

TIME: 5:00 PM

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED.

MOTION TO VACATE THE BOARD WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT JON DETTERY TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN TO BEGIN ORGANIZATION WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN JON DETTERY, SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANTONELLI, SUPERVISOR JOHN BIROS, MARY BETH WOLFE, MARY STITZER AND JOHN SOLT.

MOTION TO APPOINT MARY BETH WOLFE TEMPORARY SECRETARY TO RECORD NOMINATIONS WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO NOMINATE JON DETTERY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLII. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO NOMINATE JOHN BIROS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD WAS MADE BY JON DETTERY, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES MOTION TO APPOINT MARY BETH WOLFE SECRETARY AT $14.00 PER HOUR WAS MADE BY JON DETTERY, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO VACATE TOWNSHIP MANAGER POSITION WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES MOTION TO APPOINT LISA DAVIDSON ASSISTANT SECRETARY AT $200.00 PER MONTH WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES MOTION TO APPOINT MARY STITZER TREASURER WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS AND SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES MOTION TO SET THE  TREASURER’S BOND AT $500,000.00 WAS MAD BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES

MOTION TO SET THE TAX COLLECTOR’S BOND AT $500,000.00 WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI AND SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES

MOTION TO APPOINT SLUSSER LAW FIRM OPEN RECORDS OFFICER WAS MADE BY JON DETTERY AND SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES

MOTION TO SET THE SUPERVISORS SALARY AT $156.25 WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI AND SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES

MOTION TO APPOINT SLUSSER LAW FIRM AS LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE TOWNSHIP WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS AND SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES

MOTION TO APPOINT THE LAWS OFFICES OF SKOKOWSKI & DECOSMO AS LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE ZONING HEARING BOARD WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS AND SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT ARRO ENGINEERING AS THE ENGINEERING FRIM FOR THE TOWNSHIP WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. . ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTIN TO HAVE LUZERNE BANK AS THE DEPOSITORY FOR THE TOWNSHIP WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. . ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT ROBERT GABARDI AS FIRE INSPECTOR WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT WILLIAM C BRIOR AS SEWAGE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT SAMANTHA BRIOR AS ALTERNATE SEWAGE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT MICHAEL LABUDA AS CHAIRMAN OF THE VACANCY BOARD WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT BERKHEIMER ASSOCIATES AS DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTOR FOR THE TOWNSHIP WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT KYLE MUMMEY AS EMA COORDINATOR WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT KYLE MUMMEY AS HEALTH ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT ARRO ENGINEERING AS UCC INSPECTOR WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT ARRO ENGINEERING AS CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WAS MADE BY JOHN DETTERY, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT JONATHAN BIROS AS ZONING OFFICER WAS MADE BY JON DETTERY, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT ALL THREE SUPERVISORS AS REPRESENTATIVES TO NORTHERN SCHUYLKILL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BYJOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPOINT JONATHAN BIROS AS REPRESENTATIVE TO THE CAN DO, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS WAS MADE BY JON DETTERY, MOTION FAILS.

MOTION TO APPOINT ROBERT GABARDI AS REPRESENTATIVE TO THE CAN DO, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, MOTION FAILS.

MOTION TO SCHEDULE THE REGULARD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS FOR THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. IF THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IS A HOLIDAY, THE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY. MEETINGS WILL BEGIN AT 4:00 PM AT THE EAST UNION TOWNSHIP  MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 10 E. ELM STREET, SHEPPTON, PA. ALL SPECIAL MEETINGS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE STANDARD SPEAKER NEWSPAPER IN ADVANCE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON
DETTERY. DENNIS ANTONELLI DECLINED. MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO PAY ALL BILLS WHEN DUE IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION FOR SUPERVISORS, SECRETARY, TREASURER, AUDITORS, ASSESSORS, TAX COLLECTOR AND SOLICITER TO BE DELEGATES FOR THE STATE ASSOCIATIONS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION FOR JOHN BIROS TO BE VOTING DELEGATE FOR THE STATE ASSOCIATIONS ANNUAL CONFERENCE WAS MADE BY JON DETTERY, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION FOR ALL THREE SUPERVISORS TO BE DELEGATES TO THE LANDFILL WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BYJOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO SET THE MILEAGE COMPENSATION AT $0.40 PER MILE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

REORGANIZATION MEETING CONCLUDES

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE EDWINA MATUSZKIEWICZ, STEPHEN BUSHINSKI, BOB GABARDI, DAN GALLAGHER, ROBERT FELLIN

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

HELD ON JANUARY 2, 2018

TIME: 5:10 PM

CALL TO ORDER WAS MADE BY CHAIRMAN DETTERY

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE CHAIRMAN JON DETTERY, VICE CHAIRMAN JOHN BIROS, SUPERVISOR DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECRETARY MARY BETH WOLFE, TREASURER MARY STITZER AND ATTORNEY JOHN SO LT.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 6, 2017 WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT FOR NOVEMBER, 2017. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE REPORT FOR DECEMBER, 2017. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 27, 2017 WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

TREASURER’S REPORT FOR DECEMBER, 2017 WAS READ. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS AND SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

POLICE REPORT FOR DECEMBER, 2017 WAS READ. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BYJOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

ENGINEER’S REPORT FOR DECEMBER, 2017 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JOHN BIROS. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

SOLICITOR’S REPORT FOR DECEMBER, 2017 WAS GIVEN. MOTION TO APPROVE WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS AND SECONDED BY DENNIS ANTONELLI. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

MOTION TO APPROVE 2018 MUNICIPAL/COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN-UPDATE AND PROMULGATION WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE EAST UNION TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK WAS MADE BY JOHN BIROS, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY. ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIES.

MOTION TO APPROVE RETROACTIVE PAY OF ZONING OFFICER JONATHAN BIROS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2100.00 WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI, SECONDED BY JON DETTERY.

MOTION TO APPOINT MICHAEL LUCAS TO EAST UNION TOWNSHIP SEWER AUTHORITY WAS MADE BY DENNIS ANTONELLI-MOTION FAILS

PUBLIC COMMENTS-BOB FELLIN QUESTIONED WHO ARE THE NEWLY ELECTECTED AUDITORS. STEVE BUSHINSKI ASKED WHY IS THE TIME FOR THE TOWNSHIP MEETING TO BE CHANGED TO 4:00PM AND SUPERVISORS SHOULD CONSIDER RESIDENTS BEING ABLE TO ATTEND -JOHN BIROS SAID IT IS CONVENIENT TIME FOR THE BOARD TO MEET. STEVE ALSO QUESTIONED WHY THERE IS NO ROADMASTER. DANNY GALLAGHER ASKED WHY WE ARE PUTTING SO MUCH EXPENSE INTO THE CHERNISKY PROPERTY-JOHN BIROS SAID WE ARE TRYING TO CLEAN UP BLIGHTED PROPERTIES IN THE TOWNSHIP AND LOOKING FOR GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE TO DO IT.

MEETING ENDED 5:30PM

PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE-EDWINA MATUSZKIEWICZ, STEPHEN BUSHINSKI, BOB GABARDI, DAN GALLAGHER, ROBERT FELLIN