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Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building
 
Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Richard Lange led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the May 18, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting and the May Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      PSATS regarding adopted resolutions from the conference
2.      Alta road permit request for Ridge Road
3.      Pine Creek Township regarding a quote for seal coating and paving

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      Cleaned the ditches on Furnace Run Road
2.      Gene and Allen have replaced four more drainage pipes on Furnace Run Road
3.      For tire collection day Gene only collected one truck load of tires, James Seltzer then stated that this issue should be brought to the attention of the Pine Creek Council of Governments, for the Townships to share the responsibility of transporting the tires to the recycling site
4.      Gene did have the truck inspected
5.      The tractor is scheduled to have the tires loaded with beet juice next week

Gene then advised that the quote received from Pine Creek Township contained three separate quotes.    The first quote for sweeping and double seal coating a large section of Furnace Run Road for $31,636.00.   The second quote for sweeping and single seal coating a small section of Furnace Run Road for $6,122.00.     The third quote for placing and compacting approx. 110 tons of 19mm pavement on West Side Road for $10,430.00.    The Board then discussed the issues surrounding the work to be completed on Furnace Run Road and West Side Road. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued four permits since the last meeting.   They are as follows: Craig Kissell for a 36’ 4” X 48’ 8” residential home at 960 Torbert Lane, David Krape for a 10’ X 16’ shed & replacing a 6’ X 12’ porch at 48 Park Road, Paul Eberhart to add an open air pavilion at 119 Creekside Dr., and C. Richard Miller for the placement of a camper at 172 Pine Lane. 

EMC Report –Paul Stitzer advised that the EMC quarterly training is scheduled for the 28th of this month.    He further advised that Waterville Fire Hall will have their all you can eat roast beef dinner this Sunday.  

Recreation Committee Report- The Board discussed the placement of the score-board on the J.V. baseball field.  

Under Old Business, the zoning ordinance committee continues to meet on a monthly basis and they are making progress.    The Board was presented with a copy of Resolution 2017-1 supporting the Jersey Shore Area School Districts request that the Lycoming County Planning Commission investigate further the need to secure cellular phone and high speed internet access as part of a regional plan.  

Under New Business, Tom Lyons and Gary Hopple of Municipal Solutions addressed the Board relative the services their business provides Municipalities regarding the posting, bonding, and permitting roads for oversized loads.    The Township will maintain control over all road issues while their business will oversee the administrative portion, at no cost to the Township.   They believe that if a company wishes to utilize a Township road at the risk of damaging same, the taxpayers should not be responsible for repairs.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the May 18, 2017         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, approving the May Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Seltzer to approve/accept Resolution 2017-1.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass unanimously. 

Another Motion was then made by Potter and was seconded by Zinck, to accept the Pine Creek Township quotes for seal coating/paving work on Furnace Run and West Side Roads.   This Motion passed by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 
 Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
June 15, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, James Potter, L. Gene Zinck, zoning officer William Wolfe, and deputy zoning officer Brent Petrosky.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order.

All persons present then discussed the proposed draft of the new Zoning Ordinance.

Chairman Seltzer then deviated from the normal order of business to entertain resident C. Richard Miller who was present to apply for a zoning permit for the placement of a camper.    The Board further discussed a shed permit for Gordon R. Kulp.

The meeting was then adjourned at noon. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 18, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Brent Petrosky led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the April 20, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting and the April Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the May 18, 2017 Special Ordinance Meeting were reviewed. 
Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Lycoming County regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program
2.      McCormick Law Firm announcing the arrival of a new attorney
3.      Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board advising the transfer of a liquor license within the Township
4.      Jersey Shore School District letter regarding a draft resolution 

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      He has moved dirt from the trading post to West Side Road to be used for fill
2.      He and Allen removed trees and rocks from a slide on West Side Road
3.      Rolled the Recreation Field
4.      Replaced drain pipes on West Side & Furnace Run Roads
5.      Gene met with a representative from the company “New Well” regarding the issue that we have at the building with dirty water.    He advised that the Township does not need to spend any money to try and fix the problem, we just need to run more water out of the well
6.      He and Allen traveled to Danville to look at a Bomford mower
7.      Secured new front tires for the back-hoe
8.      Gene received a price to load the tractor tires with beet juice.   With the projected weight of the new mower, the tractor tires will be required to be loaded.    The use of beet juice is environmentally safe should we puncher a tire, and beet juice does not cause deterioration of the metal rims like calcium will.

Gene then addressed the issue of disposing with the old metal pipes that are being replaced with plastic pipes.    In the past the Township has always had the disposal company bring in a dumpster and we would load it with the crushed old pipes.    The disposal company would then haul them away for scrap metal, and accept the scrap fee as payment in full for the service of hauling them away.   Gene has been doing the same thing by hauling the scrap to the yard for the scrap metal fee.    

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued three permits since the last meeting.   They are as follows: Mark Beatty for a 12’ X 14’ mud/laundry room at 5405 North State Route 44.    Donna Pearson for a 10’ X 20’ pavilion w/concrete floor at 673 Torbert Lane.   Josh Coatsworth for a 12’ X 18’ deck at225 Old Pike Road. 

EMC Report – Under the EMC Report, Paul Stitzer indicated that he completed a communications check through-out the entire Township, and only found one area where the radio reception failed.  

Recreation Committee Report-Nothing new to report. 

Under Old Business, the new zoning ordinance committee continues to meet once a month, and the Board discussed the proposed dates for the next two meetings.    The purchase for the new mower has been postponed until all units can be inspected for comparison.   

Under New Business, Gene Zinck briefed the Board on the highlights of what transpired at the PSATS Convention in Hershey.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the April 20, 2017         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion to approve the May 18, 2017 special meeting minutes as presented was then made by Potter and seconded by Zinck.   This Motion did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, approving the April Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the loading of the tractor tires with beet juice.   Motion carried by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Zinck then made a Motion to schedule/advertise the special zoning ordinance meetings for June 15, 2017 and July 20, 2017, with the meetings to be called to order at 9:00 A.M.    Seltzer seconded the Motion which passed unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion that Secretary Green send a Thank You letter to the representative from New Well for his advise regarding the Townships’ water issue.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 20, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Gene Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the March 16, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting and the March Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the April 8, 2017 Spring Road Tour were also reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      PennDOT, regarding State Road work scheduled in the Township
2.      Conservation District, regarding Dirt & Gravel Road Grants
3.      Wilkinson Dunn Company, regarding recent Workers’ Compensation Audit
4.      Lycoming County Association of Township Officials Notice of annual spring meeting 
 
Chairman Seltzer then deviated from the normal order of business to entertain guest speaker Dr. Jill Wenrich of the Jersey Shore Area School District.    Dr. Wenrich expressed concerns over the lack of cell phone service and internet access in the Western portion of Lycoming County.    The students in school are now being assigned home-work which requires research on the internet, and she is requesting assistance from the Township in calling attention to this matter. 

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      He has moved dirt from the trading post property to West Side Road for fill
2.      Cleaned ditches, rocks, and cold-patched West Side Road
3.      Removed the snow plow and material spreader from the truck
4.      He rented a lift and installed the letters on the concession stand, trimmed the trees    around  the flag pole, and replaced the security camera over the recycling center
5.      Secured drainage pipes for West Side Road
6.      Replenished the salt and cinders
7.      Swept the parking lot at the Municipal building and removed the broom from the mower, Allen installed the mower deck and changed the oil
8.      Installed a gate at the ball field parking area
9.      The back-hoe had a flat front tire and Gene would like permission to purchase a spare tire for the machine
10.  Acquired two loads of mulch for the play-ground area
11.  Replaced a drainage pipe and patched pot-holes on Furnace Run Road
12.  Replaced several wooden posts at the park parking area
13.  Secured a roller from Charles Construction to roll the entire park 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued 1 permit since the last meeting.   It is as follows: William White for the placement of a camper on a lot at 1 Creekside Dr.    The Board then informed Will that they plan on appointing Brent Petrosky as a Deputy Zoning Officer at the conclusion of this meeting.    Brent Petrosky then gave a brief presentation on the recent activities of the Rails-to-Trails Committee.   

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer advised that he has attended several training sessions since the last meeting and briefed the Board on the up-coming “swift 9 1 1 system” being implemented by the County.  

Recreation Committee Report- Gene Zinck indicated that he recently spoke with a Supervisor from another Township who related that their Township is willing to donate to the recreation park, but they would like to know how the donation will be spent.    

Under Old Business, Will Wolfe was provided a copy of the Maguire sub-division for his review.  The Board then opened three sealed bids for a new radial arm, flail mower for the Township tractor.   The bids were as follows:
1.      Dotterer Equipment Inc. - $17,661
2.      Bradco Supply - $27,800
3.      Stephenson Equipment Inc. - $29,439.52         

Due to the fact that all three are participants in the Costars program, the Board tabled the decision to award the bid until Road-master Zinck can review all the bids.  

Under New Business, there was no new business discussed.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Will Wolfe requested the annual donation for the American Cancer Society be released. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the March 16, 2017         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the April 8, 2017 Spring Road Tour meeting minutes as presented.    This Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the March Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, authorizing Road-master Zinck to purchase two new front tires and a rim for the back-hoe.    This Motion also passed unanimously. 

Zinck then made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Deputy Zoning Officer.    This Motion was seconded by Potter, and passed by a unanimous vote of approval.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter to set May 18th. at 9:00 AM as the date for the next Zoning Ordinance Meeting.    This Motion did pass unanimously.  

Another Motion was then made by Zinck to donate the annual amount of $250 to the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life program.    This Motion passed by a unanimous vote of approval.   

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the February 16, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting and the February Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the Special Meetings on January 24, and February 23, 2017 were reviewed.

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Pennsylvania business use tax due letter
2.      Code Inspections Certificate of Occupancy
3.      Wayne Township Landfill regarding Residential Tire Collection Event
4.      Wayne Township Landfill regarding Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.       He has moved dirt from the trading post property to West Side Road for fill
2.      They have plowed and cindered several times since last meeting
3.      Removed downed trees and rocks from West Side Road and Tombs Run
4.      Gene has finished work on the concession stand, all but the lettering on the side
5.      Secured more salt and anti-skid
6.      Worked on the new computer system in the building
7.      Worked with PennDOT on replacing the drainage pipe at the park entrance

Gene then discussed his plans for completing some paving on West Side Road this year, and was seeking permission to utilize State Liquid Fuels money for part of the project.    

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe was not present for the meeting this month.

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer reported that he recently attended a week-end class on response to acts of terrorism.    Paul will be attending the annual banquet for all of Lycoming County Emergency Management Coordinators on March 26th. 

Recreation Committee Report-James Seltzer indicated that he has nothing new to report on from the Recreation Committee.   Gene stated that he will be checking on the availability of a roller to roll out the ball fields and park, and he is considering replacing the posts at the ball field parking lot. 

Under Old Business, the zoning ordinance committee continues to meet each month and Gene indicated that the work that they have completed thus far is at the solicitor’s office for review. Chairman Seltzer related that the State Budget may pass with the requirement that municipalities having no police coverage be assessed a $25 per resident charge for State Police coverage.   Chairman Seltzer feels that the Township should send correspondence to Senator Yaw and Assemblyman Everett expressing concern over this new “tax”.   

Under New Business, the Board discussed a date and time for the Spring Road Tour and the Residential Tire Collection Event.     Secretary Green presented a letter from the River Valley Regional YMCA seeking an annual donation for their summer programs.   Allen stated that the Board has approved a $25 donation for the past several years.    Gene Zinck stated that the Township may wish to pursue the hiring of another part-time labor employee in the near future.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the February 16, 2017     Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the minutes of the special zoning ordinance meetings of January 24, and February 23, 2017 as presented.    This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the February Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, then made a Motion to set the date of April 8, 2017, at 9:00 AM for the Spring Road Tour.    This Motion passed unanimously. 

Seltzer then made another Motion to set the date of May 20, 2017, and the time of 9:00-11:00 AM for the tire collection event.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck and passed by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Seltzer then made a Motion, seconded by Zinck, to make a $25 donation to the River Valley Regional YMCA.    This Motion passed unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Seltzer to utilize State Liquid Fuels money for the paving project on West Side Road.   Zinck seconded the Motion, which did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Zinck then made a Motion to send letters to Senator Yaw and Assemblyman Everett expressing the Townships displeasure over the $25 per resident charge for State Police coverage.    Zinck did second the Motion, which passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
February 23, 2017
10:40 a.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, James Potter, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order.

All persons present then discussed the proposed draft of the new Zoning Ordinance. 

The meeting was then adjourned at 12:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

 

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Paul Stitzer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the January 24, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting and the January Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Jersey Shore Public Library thank-you card
2.      Lycoming County SPCA thank-you letter

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      Worked in and around the trading post with clean-up, electric lights, and moved pipe
2.      The truck broke down on Furnace Run Road on 2/9 and required towing and repair
3.      They have plowed and cindered several times and Mifflin Township provided assistance when our truck was in for repairs
4.      He has removed blown down trees from Furnace Run Road
5.      Started work on the concession stand
6.      Secured more salt and cinders
7.      Set up the new computer in the Township building
8.      Gene has prepared a letter to accept bids for a new flail mower for the tractor

The Board then discussed the issue surrounding the cause of the truck break-down, and the fact that Mifflin Township assisted with the use of their plow/cinder truck.  

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued one permit since the last meeting.   The permit was issued to the Township for new siding and a garage door on the trading post building at 4810 North State Route 44.

EMC Report – EMC Paul Stitzer briefed the Board Members on several up-coming training sessions that he will be attending.  

Recreation Committee Report-James Seltzer related that he has met with Doug Maynard from Bitting Recreation regarding new playground equipment.   They reviewed several products from Game-time manufacturing.  

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck indicated that the new zoning ordinance meetings are still taking place every month.   Gene also advised that the siding and garage door have been installed at the trading post.    Gene related that the open burning issue is being addressed in the new zoning ordinance.    Allen Green stated that the contract has been signed between the Township and the South Avis Little League for the use of the base-ball fields for the next two years. 

Under New Business, Gene advised that he has been following the State Budget negotiations regarding the $25 charge per resident for State Police coverage, in Municipalities which have no police department.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the January 24, 2017         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the January Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a Motion to send a Thank You letter to the Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors, thanking them for their assistance with road maintenance while our truck was broken down.    This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion, which was seconded by Seltzer, to advertise for bids for a new flail mower for the tractor.   The Motion did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
January 24, 2017
10:40 a.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, James Potter, L. Gene Zinck, and Township Zoning officer Will Wolfe.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order.

All persons present then discussed the proposed draft of the new Zoning Ordinance. 

Chairman Seltzer indicated that he has received a request from a resident to purchase the trading post and property.   The Board did discuss this issue and decided that it was best not to sell the trading post at this time. 

The meeting was then adjourned at 12:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
January 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and resident Richard Bater led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the December 20, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the December Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

The Minutes of the January 3, 2017 Organizational Meeting were reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      UGI Energy Services regarding the Sunbury pipeline
2.      Code Inspections Certificate of Occupancy for 63 Park Rd., and 151 Edgewood Dr.
3.      Beran Environmental Services notice of intent for gas pipeline in the Township
4.      Recorder of Deeds regarding property transfers

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      Repaired the heater with Spencer Mechanical at the building
2.      Changed the oil & filter on the truck
3.      Plowed and cindered several times
4.      Cleared downed trees and rocks on West Side Road
5.      Checked on sign for concession stand
6.      Secured more salt and anti-skid

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued one permit since the last meeting.   It is as follows: Gregory Spotts for a 24’ X 24’ new garage at 193 Creekside drive.

EMC Report – Due to the absence of Paul Stitzer, there is no EMC Report

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer related that he is attempting to meet with a representative for the replacement of the play-ground equipment. 

Under Old Business, the Zoning Ordinance Committee continues to meet once a month to revise the new ordinance.   Gene Zinck reported that the Trading Post building is going to have siding installed soon, and a garage door installed.   Gene indicated that he is still researching information regarding the purchase of two new computers for the Township. 

Under New Business, resident Richard Bater addressed the Board regarding open burning in the Township.   Mr. Bater expressed safety concerns about open burning in the mobile home park where he lives.   Chairman Seltzer stated that this issue can be addressed in the new zoning ordinance, however they would like to receive input from the owner of the park before drafting that portion of the ordinance.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the December 20, 2016         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2016 Organizational Meeting as presented.    This Motion did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the December Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a Motion to transfer $2,500 from the General Fund to the Park/Recreation fund as the 2017 recreation contribution.   Seltzer seconded the Motion, which did receive a unanimous vote of approval. 

Seltzer then made a Motion to authorize Gene Zinck to purchase a new computer for the building.  This Motion was seconded by Potter and passed unanimously. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, then made a Motion to direct Secretary Green to send the owner of the mobile home park an invitation to attend the next regular meeting of the Board.   This Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 1040 a.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Organizational Meeting
January 3, 2017
7:00 p.m.   
Watson Township Municipal Building

Present were Supervisors L. Gene Zinck, James Potter, and James Seltzer. 

James Seltzer called the meeting to order and James Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to select James Seltzer as the temporary Chairman.   
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to select Allen Green as the temporary Secretary.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to nominate and elect James Seltzer as the Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer made a Motion to nominate and elect James Potter as Vice-Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint Allen Green as the Secretary/Treasurer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Gene Zinck as the Roadmaster.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint McCormick Law Firm for Legal Counsel.
Vote of approval was unanimous.

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint Dennis Norman as the Township Engineer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Vacancy Board Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint William Wolfe as the zoning/permit officer.  
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to create the position of Deputy Zoning/Permit officer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Wade Potter as a Zoning Hearing Board
member  (three year term). 
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Charles Knarr as a Planning Commission
Member (three year term).
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Robert Bertin as the Sewage Enforcement
Officer and Jami  Nolan as the Alternate.
Vote of approval was unanimous.
The 2017 Watson Township Sewage Officer Contract was signed. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as the representative
to the Tax Collection Committee (TCC). 
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as a Voting
Representative in the Pine Creek COG.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Voting
Representative to the Pine Creek Rail Trail Advisory Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Paul Stitzer, Wilber Moore, and Allen Green to the Recycling Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint Janet Hillyard as the Deputy Tax Collector. 
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as a member of the Recreation Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to set the wages for the Secretary/Treasurer at $10,500 per year, Labor Employees at $15.00 per hour, Road-Master at $16.00 per hour, Legal Counsel at $100.00 per hour, Zoning/Permit Officer at $125 per month, Deputy Zoning/Permit officer at $100.00 per month, the Emergency Management Coordinator at $75.00 per month, and to set the Treasurers Bond at $400,000.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to select Jersey Shore State Bank, and
Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT) as the bank depositories.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to set the 2017 monthly meeting dates as follows:
January 24 at 9:00 AM, and the following dates the meetings will be called to order at 7:00 PM,
February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to keep the Mileage rate current with the IRS at $.535.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a Motion approving the Treasurer paying normal monthly bills due before the next meeting.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to certify Officials Seltzer, Potter, Zinck, and Green, to attend the State Convention in Hershey on April 23-25, 2017.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 
 
Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to certify Gene Zinck as the voting Delegate to the State Convention.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to recommend to the Auditors the Employee’s wage for working Supervisors at $15.00/hour, and Road-Master at $16.00/hour.  
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Under  New Business the Supervisors discussed a two year contract for the Avis Little League, and Supervisor Zinck presented an estimate from S & L Builders for re-siding the trading post building.  

Under public comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.   

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to approve the signing of the 2017/2018 Avis Little League contract.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to accept the estimate from S & L Builders to re-side the trading post building in the amount of $9,800.00.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

The End of the Year Bills were reviewed. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Respectfully Submitted,
Allen D. Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
December 20, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the November 15, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting, the December 15, 2016 Zoning Ordinance Special Meeting, and the November Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence – Members of the Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Lycoming Voter Services regarding elected terms
2.      Lycoming SPCA annual report
3.      Code Inspections construction permit for Torbert Lane
4.      Several requests for donations

Road-master’s Report – Road-Master Gene Zinck was unable to attend the meeting but did submit a written report as follows:
1.      He has worked on the concession stand at the Little League ball field
2.      Prepared the truck for snow removal
3.      The mower has been prepared for winter
4.      Removed downed trees on Furnace Run, Tombs Run, and West Side Roads
5.      Plowed and cindered several times
6.      Put up salt and cinders
7.      Met with Wayne from Bradco Supply regarding a new boom mower
8.      Met with amish contractors regarding siding the trading post building
9.      Purchased/installed covers for the buildings’ air conditioners

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting.     Will discussed the construction permit for Torbert Lane. 

EMC Report –Paul Stitzer advised that he attended the EMC quarterly training on December 8th., and further discussed several up-coming training events. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer advised that he has been in contact with play ground equipment suppliers, and continues to research this issue.  

Under Old Business, Chairman Seltzer discussed the possibility of placing a metal roof on the trading post building in addition to the installment of siding.   Due to the absence of Supervisor Gene Zinck, the issue of purchasing two new computers for the Townships’ use was tabled until next meeting.   James Seltzer related that they continue to have monthly meetings to discuss the new zoning ordinance.     Allen Green related that the Township did receive an insurance claim check for the damage to the back-hoe windshield.  

Under New Business, Avis Little League representatives Gail Berguson and Emily Dapp were in attendance and expressed their desire to re-new the contract for use of the ball fields.   They advised that they are seeking a sponsor to assist with the placement of an electronic scoreboard at the Junior Varsity field, and requested assistance from the Township with the replacement of one of the dug-outs for the field.    Secretary Green then discussed the adoption of Resolutions 2016-6 which covers the 2017 budget, and 2016-7 regarding the 2017 tax levy.    

The Bills were reviewed. 
 
Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the November 15, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer then made a Motion to approve the minutes of the December 15, 2016 Zoning Ordinance Special Meeting.    This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the November Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the adoption of Resolution 2016-6, the 2017 Budget.   This Motion did pass unanimously. 

Seltzer then made a Motion to approve the adoption of Resolution 2016-7, the 2017 fiscal year tax levy.    This Motion was seconded by Potter and pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 15,2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the October 18, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the October Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the November 5, 2016 Fall Road Tour were reviewed.
The Minutes of the November 5, 2016 Budget Meeting were reviewed.
The Minutes of the November 10, 2016 Zoning Ordinance Meeting were reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Code Inspections certificate of approval for in-ground pool at 1637 Ridge Road
2.      Signature information solutions right to know request form
3.      Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding 2017 PMPEI Municipal Training 

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      He has worked on the concession stand
2.      Had the truck inspected
3.      Cleaned up Furnace Run Road after heavy rains
4.      Cleared downed trees on Furnace Run, Tombs Run, and West Side Roads
5.      Installed/replaced the security cameras
6.      Gene and Allen cut down a large dead ash tree at the recreation field
7.      Gene met with Matt Johnson regarding the Furnace Run Road project
8.      Covered all the vents at the building

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued two new permits since the last meeting.   They are as follows:
1.      10’ X 15’ screened in porch at 1375 Torbert Lane
2.      12’ X 12’ accessory structure at 5610 North State Route 44

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that their quarterly training is scheduled for December.   Paul further reminded everyone interested, that tomorrow November 16, the table top discussion regarding what may occur should the Little Pine Dam ever breach.

Recreation Committee Report-The Board discussed the possibility of securing a grant for new playground equipment at the park.   The Board further discussed the location of a playground area. 

Under Old Business, Chairman Seltzer indicated that they will continue to meet each month to refine the new zoning ordinance.    Road-master Zinck stated that he will contact local contractors regarding securing bids for siding the Trading post building, as well as installing a garage door.   The Board then discussed a request from a citizen regarding the removal of the cables at the Trading Post parking lot.   This issue will be decided in the form of a Motion.   Secretary Green advised that, at the request of Chairman Seltzer, he contacted the Townships’ insurance carrier regarding the tree that broke the windshield on the back-hoe.    This incident is covered by our insurance, and Allen filed a claim. 

Under New Business, the Board reviewed printed copies of the proposed 2017 budget.   Copies of the proposed budget were available for anyone in attendance.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the October 18, 2016     Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the October Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, to approve the 2016 Fall Road Tour Minutes as presented.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer, and a vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter then made a motion, seconded by Zinck, to approve the 2017 Budget Meeting Minutes as presented.   This motion did pass unanimously. 

Another Motion was then made by Zinck, to approve the November 10, 2016 Zoning Ordinance Meeting Minutes as presented.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and also passed with a unanimous vote of approval.  

Seltzer then made a Motion which was seconded by Potter, to remove the cables from the parking lot area of the Trading Post property.   This Motion passed with a 2-1 vote of approval, with Zinck voting in the negative. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
November 10, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, L. Gene Zinck, Township Zoning officer Will Wolfe, and Township Engineer Dennis Norman.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

All persons present then discussed the proposed draft of the new Zoning Ordinance. 

The meeting was then adjourned at 11:30 AM.

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Budget Meeting
November 5, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer and L. Gene Zinck. 

Chairman Seltzer called the meeting to order at approx. 1:00 PM.   

The Board then prepared the draft copy of the 2017 Budget for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, Act 13 Fund, and the Park and Recreation Fund.

There being no further business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at approx. 3:30 PM.      

Respectfully Submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary/Treasurer

                                               Watson Township 2016 Fall Road Tour

     The Watson Township Board of Supervisors held their Fall Road Tour on November5th, 2016, starting at the Township Building.    Present were Supervisors   James Seltzer, Gene Zinck, EMC Paul Stitzer and Secretary/Treasurer Allen Green.     The following roads were reviewed:  

1.     Edgewood Drive- The roadway seems to be in good condition with a little edge cracking.    
2.     Tombs Run Road- This roadway is generally good condition, however there are some trees down along the edge of the road which need to be cleaned up.  
3.     Fillman Road- This road is in good condition.       
4.     Ridge Road- The roadway is in very good condition.    There is one pipe on the corner that is sinking.
5.     Furnace Run Road- This road is in need of tar & chip coating several new drainage pipes need installed.   
6.     Dennison Hollow- Is in very good condition however the weight limit sign has been knocked over.
7.     Hiller Hill Road- Is in very good condition.
8.     West Side Road- This road is in very poor condition.    The ends need stoned, and there is a 36” pipe that may need to be replaced.    
9.     Canoe Access- Looks good.
10.   Lower Pine Bottom Road- This roadway is currently under a user maintenance agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen Green
Secretary/Treasurer 

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 18, 2016
7:00 p.m. 
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Will Wolfe led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the September 20,2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the September Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the October 13, 2016 Special Meeting were reviewed.

Correspondence -
1.      Code Inspections, two building permits
2.      Pa Economy League up-coming seminar on Political Polarization
3.      Pa DCNR regarding training and grants available for Recreation and Conservation
4.      Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding training for Salt and Snow Management
5.      PennDOT regarding the 2017 Liquid Fuels allocation 

Road-Master’s Report – There was no Road-Master’s report this month. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe stated that he has issued no permits since last month’s meeting.    He then briefly discussed the Miller subdivision. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that he was in attendance for the EMC quarterly training on September 22nd.   He further related that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be holding a training session regarding what could happen if Little Pine Dam should breach. This training is scheduled for November 16, 2016, 10:00 AM, at the DCNR building in Waterville.  

Under Old Business, James Seltzer advised that there is nothing new from the Recreation Committee.   He also related that the Board has been meeting monthly regarding the new zoning ordinance.    Allen Green related that there is nothing new to report on the Trading Post property.   Carol Miller inquired if the rope closing off the Trading Post parking lot could be removed.   This issue will be brought to the attention of Gene Zinck.  

Under New Business, the Board discussed the date/time for the Fall Road Tour/Budget meeting. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained through-out the meeting.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the September 20, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, approving the September Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was made by Potter to approve the minutes of the October 13, 2016 Special Meeting.  This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the date of November 5, 2016, starting at 9:00 AM for the Fall Road Tour/Budget Meeting, starting at the Township building.   This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
September 20, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Charles Knarr led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the August 16, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the August Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

The Minutes of the September 15, 2016 Special Meeting were reviewed.

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Code Inspections certificate of approval/occupancy
2.      Lycoming County Planning up-coming Zoning Administration course
3.      Pa Fish Commission response to recent correspondence sent
4.      Citizens Hose Company 2015 Audit Report
5.      Bassette Engineering Bridge Report

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      Gene worked with a contractor on repairing the buildings’ air conditioner units
2.      He changed the fluids and filters on the back-hoe
3.      He has marked the new drainage pipes on Furnace Run Road
4.      The Township has received new security cameras, but awaiting the adaptors
5.      Gene has been working on the concession stand at the Little League Ball-field
6.      He has met with Matt Johnson, Lycoming County Conservation District regarding the Furnace Run Road project
7.      Removed garbage after Labor Day from the Ball-field

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting, but did present a zoning application for the Boards’ review.   Joe Kutza is requesting permission to place a sign along State Route 44 in the area of Torbert.    The request does conform to the Township Ordinance requirements and the Board did approve.  

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer was not present for the EMC report.

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer advised that there is nothing new to report from the Recreation Committee. 

Under Old Business, the Board recently met to discuss the new Zoning Ordinance draft and will continue to meet once a month until the draft is finalized.    The next Zoning Ordinance meeting is scheduled for October 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM.    There is nothing new to report on the Trading Post property.    Will Wolfe inquired if something is going to be done about the exterior of the building as it is rather unsightly.    Gene Zinck advised that the issue will be discussed at the annual budget meeting. 

Under New Business, there was no new business.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the August 16, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter then made a Motion to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2016 Special Meeting as presented.     This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the August Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
August 16, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the July 19, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the July Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      PSATS Unemployment Compensation Group Trust Board Member vacancy
2.      Lycoming County Assessment Office regarding assessed value of a tax parcel
3.      Representative Garth Everett regarding CFA grant money

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      Replaced the windshield on the back-hoe which had been broken by a tree
2.      Patched potholes on Furnace Run and West Side roads
3.      He has removed several trees from Furnace Run and West Side roads
4.      The Township has received a replacement security camera which needs installed
5.      The large drainage pipe on Furnace Run road has been replaced
6.      A new drainage pipe has been installed on Furnace Run road
7.      Gene took the dump truck to McCormick Ford for a recall

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued six permits since the last meeting.   They are as follows:
1.      Mark Strouse for a 31’ X 31’6” garage w/master suite above at 151 Edgewood Dr.
2.      Richard Miller for a temporary camper placement at 172 Pine Ln.
3.      Joseph Palski for a new roof/roof trusses at 44 Dennison Hollow Rd.
4.      Jennifer Cameron for an 8’ X 10’ accessory structure at 5746 North Rt. 44
5.      Nathan McMullen to replace shed roof and install fence at 5569 North Rt. 44
6.      Sara Ely to demolish existing residence and build a new residence at 517 Torbert Ln.
 
EMC Report – Paul Stitzer had nothing new to report.  

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer had nothing new to report.

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck advised that he had nothing new to report on the Zoning Ordinance, but requests that a special meeting be called to review the draft copy.   There is nothing new to report on the Trading Post property.   Allen Green stated that the construction loan has been paid off.   

Under New Business, there was no new business brought before the Board at this meeting. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally throughout the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the July 19, 2016         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, approving the July Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a Motion to authorize the Secretary/Treasurer to transfer the State Liquid Fuels funds from the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust to the Jersey Shore State Bank Liquid Fuels account.    This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
July 19, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the June 21, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the June Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.       Code Inspections Certificates of Occupancy
2.       Lycoming County Planning Commission up-coming Training Opportunity
3.       Department of Public Safety NIMS data collection form 

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.       Repaired the front bucket and a flat tire on the back-hoe
2.      Made a path behind the building leading to the creek
3.      Removed some downed trees on Furnace Run Road
4.      The Furnace Run Road project is on hold due to logging activity
5.      Gene spoke with the person responsible for the trash at the recycling center
6.      He spoke with PennDOT and a trucking company about a semi-trailer parked at the ball fields

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued one permit since the last meeting.   The permit was issued to Keith Handwerk for a ranch style fence located at 1283 Torbert Lane. Will then reviewed with the Board plans for an addition to the residence of Don Miller on Edgewood Drive.     

EMC Report –Paul Stitzer indicated that he recently attended the Emergency Management quarterly training which addressed the Incident Management System.  

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer related that there was nothing new to report. 

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck presented copies of the proposed zoning ordinance to the members of the Board, zoning officer Will Wolfe, and Township engineer Dennis Norman.   Gene requested that they all review the ordinance and present any concerns at the next meeting.   Gene then advised that he has purchased the electrical supplies for the electrician to wire the Trading Post building for lights.   The building has been inspected for the electrical connection. 

Under New Business, Secretary Green indicated that the Public Utilities Marcellus Shale Impact fee check, in the amount of $65,209.72, has been deposited into the Act 13 Fund.    He inquired if it is the Boards’ intention to utilize a portion of those funds to pay off the building construction loan.   The Board then discussed the issue.    Secretary Green then requested permission to send a letter, under Township letterhead, to PP&L power company over concerns of the frequent power outages that occur along State Route 44.        

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the June 21, 2016         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the June Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a Motion to utilize Act 13 Fund monies to pay off the building construction loan.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck and passed unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to approve the issuance of a zoning permit for the Miller addition.   This Motion passed by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Potter then made a Motion to send a letter to PP&L power utility company, on Township letterhead, over concerns of the frequent power outages along State Route 44.   Seltzer seconded the Motion which did pass unanimously.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary
 

 


Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 21, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Dennis Norman led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the May 17, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the May Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Hon. Garth Everett, list of funding sources for projects
2.      Wayne Township Landfill, tire collection report
3.      Penn Dot, approval of Watson Township’s Request for County Aid
4.      Mark Murawski, copy of the Williamsport Area Transportation Study
5.      Range Resources, application for drilling permit in Gallagher Township, Clinton County

Road-master’s Report - Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      Cut and burned dead arborvitae trees beside the building
2.      Placed a new drainage cross pipe in the upper end of Furnace Run Road
3.      Several times responded to West Side Road for reports of trees down across the road

Gene then related to the other Board members an incident where someone dumped approx. 15 bags of household trash at the recycling center, and he was able to locate names and an address within the trash.   A letter has been prepared notifying the residents of that address that this activity will not be tolerated in the future, and Gene requests permission to mail said letter.    Gene further advised that he has received a request from someone who wishes to rent the Township building for an event.   The Board then discussed this issue, and decided to table the matter until next month’s meeting.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued 2 permits since the last meeting.   They are as follows: Mark/Joyce Wall for the placement of a camper on parcel 58-345-132.A, and a permit to Mark Beatty to construct an outside fireplace, patio, sidewalk, underground water drain, and electrical conduit at 5405 North Route 44.    The Board then discussed at length the requirement for a permit to place a camper on a residents property.   Gene Zinck stated that this issue is going to be revisited in the new zoning ordinance.   

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that their quarterly training will be held this Thursday, and they will be discussing the Incident Command System. 

Recreation Committee Report- Township Engineer Dennis Norman provided a copy of a cost estimate for the construction of a canoe/kayak launch site behind the building.    Concerns were raised regarding the recent activities in the Valley over the Memorial Day weekend, as well as the dumping of trash at the recycling center, overturning of the portable toilet, and trash being left in the parking area of the park.   A suggestion was then made that an area be cleared behind the building, along the creek which would allow the launching/retrieval of canoes/kayaks for the remainder of the summer and monitor the area for criminal activity.    At the end of the summer the Board can then revisit the issue, and decide if it would be a benefit or a hindrance to the public. The Board then decided that they would wait until the end of summer to revisit this issue. 

Under Old Business, Gene advised that the committee has met regarding the new zoning ordinance and that they are still revising it.   The Board discussed the possibility of having the Trading Post building painted and re-installing the garage door.   The oversize load violation that occurred on Tombs Run Road back in 2012 has been settled, and the Township has received a check in the amount of $7,500 in this matter. 

Under New Business, Gene indicated that upon completion of the baseball season we will be able to install new siding on the concession stand.   The Township has received a request from the South Avis Little League to place a light on the concession stand to curb night time vandalism.

Gene stated that a light can be installed at the same time the stand is being re-sided.    Gene indicated that there is also a dead ash tree that will fall onto the pavilion unless cut down, and since we will need to rent a lift for the concession stand project, we can cut the tree down at that time.   There was an incident in the Township over the Memorial Day weekend where the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission held a safety check on Pine Creek at the location of the old Camp Kline Boy-scout camp.    The officers were inspecting canoes/kayaks for safety equipment and leaving the boaters stranded along State Route 44, at an unsafe location, where there is no cell phone reception.   The Board agreed that this type of activity would have best been served if it were to take place at the location of the launching or when the boats are removed from the creek.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Chairman Seltzer then convened an executive session to discuss personnel issues.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the May 17, 2016         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, approving the May Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the sending of a warning letter to the address found in the illegally dumped trash at the recycling center.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to send a letter to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission expressing safety concerns over their Memorial Day weekend enforcement activities on Pine Creek in the Township.   This Motion passed unanimously.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 17, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Gene Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the April 12, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the April Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      PSATS 2015 Annual Report
2.      Lycoming County Planning Commission Up-coming Stormwater Summit
3.      Citizens Hose March & April monthly call reports

Road-master’s Report – Road-master Gene Zinck related the following activities since last meeting:
1.      He removed the snow plow from the Township truck
2.      He’s patched some pot holes
3.      Gene has received from the solicitor’s office an agreement/settlement regarding the overweight violation on Tombs Run Road, which needs to be signed
4.      Repaired the motion cameras on the outside of the building
5.      He secured a silt fence for the area that we are dumping fill dirt
6.      He has responded, on three separate occasions, to trees down on West Side Road
7.      Constructed head walls on several pipes for the Furnace Run Road project
8.      Gene and Allen Installed U-drain on the steep hill on Furnace Run Road
9.      Gene stated that Mifflin Township would like to take responsibility for Watson Township’s section of First Fork Road, which is currently a State Road
10.  Gene has completed the required report to secure the annual County Liquid Fuels Grant, which needs to be signed at this meeting

The Board was advised that the Township received three bids for the Furnace Run Road project paving.   The bids were then opened by Road-Master Zinck with the following results:
H.R.I. Inc. of Williamsport in the amount of $43,560.00
Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of Montoursville in the amount of $40,686.25
Charles Construction of Jersey Shore in the amount of $38,629.25

Zoning Officer’s Report - Will Wolfe advised that he has issued four permits since the last meeting.   They are as follows: Permit issued to Rob Eaton for a 10’ X 16’ storage shed at 3657 North Route 44, to Rob Eaton to replace and extend a 10’ X 35’ existing porch at 3657 North Route 44, to Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC to install additional meter equipment, buildings, and construct new access road at 576 Fillman Road, and to Mike Edwards to replace roof, windows, siding & new 12’ X 29’ deck at 6022 North Route 44. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer stated that their next quarterly training session is scheduled for June 23rd.    He added that there is training on the 25th. of this month regarding high risk for dams.  

Recreation Committee Report- Committee member Alvin Nichols related that he is researching the possibility of securing refurbished play-ground equipment.   The Board then discussed the costs surrounding the placement of new equipment.  

Under Old Business, Gene related that the draft copies of the Zoning Ordinance are completed and he will be collecting them at the solicitor’s office soon.   The Committee then will need to meet and review them.    There was nothing new to report regarding the Trading Post property. 

Under New Business, Secretary Green related that the final copy of the Federal and State mandated Flood Plain Management Ordinance is ready for adoption.   This Ordinance is known as Watson Township Ordinance #2016-1.  Then Township Engineer Dennis Norman advised the Board that he is currently engaged in securing a permit for replacing the drainage pipe that carries Furnace Run Creek beneath the road at the Furnace Run Road project site.   Dennis further discussed the possibility of constructing a canoe/kayak launch site behind the Township Building. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the April 12, 2016         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the April Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the adoption of Watson Township Ordinance #2016-1.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and passed unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion which was seconded by Zinck, to turn responsibility of that portion of First Fork Road which is located within Watson Township, over to Mifflin Township.   This Motion also passed unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the signing of the County Liquid Fuels grant application at this meeting.   The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass with a unanimous vote of approval. 

Potter then made a Motion to accept the bid from Charles Construction, in the amount of $38,629.25, for the paving contract for Furnace Run Road.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously. 
 
Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 12, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Gene Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the March 15, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the March Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the April 2, 2016 Spring Road Tour Meeting were reviewed. 

Chairman Seltzer then deviated from the normal order of business to entertain guest speaker Stephanie Oakes from the Jersey Shore State Bank.   Mrs. Oakes indicated that she has been working with several other local municipalities addressing their banking needs.   She feels that their services would be very beneficial for our Township, and she explained why.   She then answered questions from the Board.    

Correspondence- Members of the Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      PennDOT regarding up-coming seal coat projects
2.      Lycoming County Planning Commission 2015 Annual Report
3.      PSATS Youth Awards Contest entry form
4.      Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Notice of Intent for Consumptive Use of Water
5.      Pa Open Records Request

Road-master’s Report – Road-master Gene Zinck gave the following report:
1.      He removed the snow plow and spreader from the truck, but had to re-mount the snow plow due to a recent snow storm
2.      Placed underground utility pipes at the park
3.      McCormick Law Firm indicated that Valley Trucking is willing to reimburse the Township in the amount of $7,500 for the overweight vehicle violation on Tombs Run Road
4.      Gene has placed mulch at the recreation field
5.      Rolled the Park with a roller donated by Charles Construction
6.      He removed some blown down trees on Furnace Run Road
7.      Repaired the bleachers at the Little League ball field
8.      Gene patched some pot-holes on Furnace Run Road
9.      He had to move some fill dirt at the Park
10.  Gene related that a logger on Tombs Run Road would like permission to remove a piece of overweight equipment, this would be one trip only

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued four permits since the last meeting.   They are as follows: permit issued to Watson Township for a 5’ X 9’ roof over the sidewalk and new vinyl siding on the upper floor of the concession stand at the ball field, a sign permit to Marketing in Motion at 2300 Furnace Run Road, Charles Bloom for a 40’ X 60’ horse barn at 215 Cross Creek Road, and William White for a 6 month camper placement and 20’ X 20’ pavilion at 1 Creek Side Drive.   Members of the Board then discussed the legality of the sign, and advised Will to contact legal counsel for guidance.   Will then introduced Steve Gibson from McTish Kunkel & Associates who addressed the Board relative a new access road they are designing for the pump station on the Breon property.   He inquired if they would need a special exemption hearing with the Zoning Hearing Board. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that he recently attended their quarterly training session which included Skywarn spotter training. 

Recreation Committee Report-Committee member Alvin Nichols presented a receipt for $127.30 for material he purchased for the Ball Field fence, and he requested reimbursement, which the Board approved.  

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck indicated that the new zoning ordinance is almost complete.   There is nothing new to report on the Trading Post property.  The discussion on the Township’s fee schedule was tabled until the next meeting.   Secretary Green indicated that he has contacted the insurance agency to inquire about event insurance for the planned Tombs Run School reunion.   He was told that the Township is covered under our current insurance policy.   Secretary Green then provided a copy of Resolution 2016-5, updating the bad check fee to $35.00, to be approved at this meeting.  

Under New Business, there was no new business brought before the Board at this meeting.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the March 15, 2016         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the March Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2016 Spring Road Tour as presented.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass by a unanimous vote.

Seltzer then made a Motion to approve the adoption of Resolution 2016-5.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck, and passed unanimously. 

Zinck then made a Motion to accept the settlement offer of $7,500 from Valley Trucking for the oversize permit violation that occurred on Tombs Run Road.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer, and a vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to permit a one-time haul by logger Dustin Moore on Tombs Run Road for a fee of $100.   This Motion did pass by a unanimous vote.

Zinck made a Motion to approve the plans from McTish & Kunkel for the Breon site access road without requiring them to apply for a special exemption hearing.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

Zinck then made another Motion to approve the Jersey Shore State Bank as the Townships’ sole bank depository.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and also passed by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 15, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Brent Petrosky led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the February 16, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the February Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-
1.      Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding up-coming Zoning training
2.      West Branch Council of Governments Equipment Show & Training Day
3.      Beran Environmental regarding Erosion & Sediment Control Permit
4.      Anadarko Petroleum regarding Permit for consumptive water use
5.      Range Resources Drilling Application for Gallagher Township
6.      LTAP training on Drainage

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck related the following activities since the last meeting:
1.      Gene cleared a rock slide on West Side Road
2.      He repaired a tire on the truck
3.      Cleaned several ditches and pipes after the severe rainstorm
4.      He is still working on plans for the Furnace Run Road project which we will be receiving grant money from the Lycoming County Conservation District

Zoning Officer’s Report – Under the zoning officer’s report Will Wolfe related that he has issued three permits since the last meeting.   A permit was issued to Richard Lange for installation of solar panels on the roof of the residence at 176 Whitetail Ln., Gene Zinck was issued a permit to construct a roof over an existing corn crib at 14680 West State Route 973, and a permit to Michael Haussener for a 20’ 8” X 26’ addition to the residence at 253 Cross Creek Road.    The new FEMA flood maps have been received.   Brent Petrosky, stated that he would like to be considered for the position of the Zoning Hearing Board’s Solicitor, due to the retirement of Martin Flayhart.  Mr. Petrosky currently serves as the Board’s Chairman.   Will Wolfe also discussed the proposed access road to the Breon pump station which will involve Mifflin Township also.   Will then presented William and Patty White who own property along Pine Creek.   The White’s have spent a considerable amount of money preparing to place a cabin on the property, however Mr. Wolfe indicates that the ground floor of the cabin will need to be elevated approx. 11’.   This issue was discussed at length, and the Board decided that the Township cannot issue a permit for a building in a flood way due to FEMA regulations.    The Watson Township Engineer, Dennis Norman is going to research the matter further. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that he has up-dated the Township’s Emergency Management Plan, and presented same to be signed.   The Lycoming County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan has been up-dated also and Resolution 2016-2, approving the adoption of same will need to be acted on at this meeting. 

Recreation Committee Report- Under the Recreation Committee Report, Gail Berguson, Secretary of the Avis Little League expressed concerns over the condition of the bleachers at the little league base-ball field.   Gene Zinck related that he will look at the bleachers to see if they can be repaired.   Engineer Norman related that he is researching the possibility of locating a canoe/kayak ramp behind the Township building.    Gene related that he has a bid for re-siding the concession stand in the park, in the amount of $6,250.   Gene stated that he has priced the material needed and the time involved, and concluded that he and Allen could complete the project at a cost of approx. $2,500 - $3,000.   The work would not be completed until after the base-ball season has concluded.   Gene further related that due to other construction work in the area, the Township has an opportunity to place the utility lines over part of the park underground.   Gene estimates that the cost of the project will be approx. $1,561.  Allen related that when the Township acquired the Recreation Park he failed to notice that the solicitor included a resolution, accepting the property, for the Board’s action which was part of the paperwork.   Allen requests that the Board adopt the resolution at this meeting. 

Under Old Business, Gene presented to the Board copies of the FEMA regulations that need to be incorporated into the new Zoning Ordinance.  Each member of the Board received a copy so that it may be reviewed and acted on at next month’s meeting. There is nothing new to report on the Trading Post property.   A review of the Township’s fee schedule was tabled to next month’s meeting.  At last month’s meeting tax collector Richard Lange inquired if the Township has a policy regarding a bad check fee.   Allen discovered a resolution from 2002 assessing a $25 fee for bad checks.   The Board discussed the issue and concluded that the resolution should be up-dated to assess a $35 fee.  Allen will complete a new resolution to be acted on at the next meeting.     

Under New Business, the Board reviewed possible dates for the Spring Road Tour, deciding that the date of April 2nd. At 9:00A.M. would suit all for the tour. 

The Bills were reviewed. 
Under Public Comment, Wilbur Moore advised that they are planning a reunion for attendees from the Tombs Run School for this summer.   Tombs Run School was the only school to ever be located in Watson Township. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the February 16, 2016          Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, approving the February Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a Motion, which was seconded by Potter, to approve the adoption of Resolution 2016-2 regarding the Lycoming County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.   This Motion did pass unanimously. 

Potter made a Motion to adopt Resolution 2016-3, accepting the transfer of the Recreation Park Property.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Zinck then made the Motion to adopt Resolution 2016-4, accepting the Township’s Emergency Management Plan.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, authorizing Gene Zinck to complete the underground utility line project.   This Motion also passed unanimously. 

Zinck then made a Motion to re-write Resolution 2002-1, assessing a $35 fee for bad checks.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and passed by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   
Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 16, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and L. Gene Zinck.

Vice-Chairman James Potter called the meeting to order and Gene Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the January 20, 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting and the January Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

Correspondence – The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Thank you card from J.S. public library
2.      Dept. of Public Safety regarding Emergency Management Seminar
3.      Thank you letter from the Lycoming County S.P.C.A.
4.      Independent Hose Company monthly report
5.      Range Resources drilling permit renewal, Gallagher Township
6.       Clinton County Landfill regarding tire day for 2016  

Roadmaster’s Report – Gene Zinck reported on the following activities:
1.      Taken the truck back to the dealership for electrical problems
2.      Gene purchased an air compressor for the building
3.      They have plowed and cindered the roads several times
4.      Secured another truck load of salt
5.      Pine Creek Lumber will be using Furnace Run Road for logging
6.      Gene has been preparing for the up-coming Furnace Run Road project
7.      Gene indicated that the Township will be receiving a $46,595 grant from the Lycoming County Conservation District for the Furnace Run Road project, but the Township will need to spend some money from the State Road Fund or the General Fund

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued two new permits since the last meeting.   One permit was issued to Donald Breon for a 12’ X 40’ party room, a 12’ X 40’ deck, a 10’ X 12’ porch w/roof, and a new metal barn roof at 929 Ridge Road, and a permit to Gorden Russo for an 11’ X 20’ roof over an existing deck at 3140 State Route 44.  

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that he recently attended an A.C.S. meeting where they discussed up-coming events in the Pine Creek area. 

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck reported that the new Zoning Ordinance is ready for review, but they are awaiting the FEMA wording, which will be incorporated into the ordinance.     Gene does not want to finalize the ordinance and then repeat the process when they finally receive that portion from FEMA.    There was nothing new to report on the Trading Post property.    With regards to the Park/Recreation Committee, Gene discussed the need for new siding on the concession stand, and received instructions from Will Wolfe regarding the filing of a permit for a small roof extension on the stand. 

Under New Business, the Board discussed the need for a schedule of fees which the Township charges for various services/permits.   Gene advised that he will be attending the up-coming PSATS convention and as with every year, they are requesting that Townships donate common items to be sent to the Armed Services Members serving our Nation in harms way.   Gene requests that the Township donate $50, the same as last year, so that he can purchase those items.   

The Bills were reviewed. 
 
Under Public Comment, Will Wolfe thanked the Board on behalf of the American Cancer Society for the Townships’ donation of $250 last month.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the January 20, 2016         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the January Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter then made a Motion to authorize Gene to purchase vinyl siding for the concession stand, using money from the Park/Recreation Fund.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass unanimously. 

Zinck made a Motion to donate $50 for the purchase of items that will be sent to our Troops.   Potter did second the Motion which passed unanimously.   

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
January 20, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and James Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the December 15, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the December Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the January 4, 2016 Organizational Meeting were reviewed. 

Correspondence – The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Code Inspections regarding Construction Permits
2.      Lycoming County Assessment Bureau regarding 2016 PURTA report
3.      Independent Hose Company #1 monthly report
4.      The Jersey Shore Library donation request
5.      Mctish & Kunkel regarding a NOI for a new access road

Roadmaster’s Report – Gene Zinck reported on the following activities:
1.      He repaired a wiring problem on the dump truck
2.      The broom has been installed on the John Deere and the sharpened blades have been   mounted on the mower deck
3.      He replaced the hydraulic motor on the cinder spreader and re-built the old motor
4.      He loaded cinders
5.      Earl plowed and cindered after the first snow of the season
6.      Several downed trees were removed on West Side Road
7.      Gene has labeled and moved the keys to the Trading Post
8.      He is currently working on installing lights in the Trading Post
Gene further requested approval to contact the Township Engineer and request that he begin the permit application process for the Furnace Run County Aid project. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has issued four new permits since the last meeting.    The permits were for a 40’ X 80’ chain link fence at 253 Edgewood Drive, a 14’ X 16’ metal shed at 5598 North Route 44, some swimming pool repair at 5418 North Route 44, and a new steel roof, new roof rafters and other repairs at 214 Becca’s Path. 

EMC Report – Under the EMC report, Paul Stitzer related that their quarterly training is to take place in March.  
Under Old Business, James Seltzer related that the Recreation Committee is researching the possibility to acquire some grant money for playground equipment.   Gene Zinck stated that he is awaiting clarification from Legal Counsel regarding the lawn maintenance portion of the new Zoning Ordinance.    

Under New Business, there was no new business brought before the Board.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Wilber Moore inquired if the Township had been contacted regarding a bridge replacement on Route 973.   Road-master Gene Zinck and Secretary Allen Green both indicated that they have had no contact from Penn DOT regarding work in the Township.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the December 15, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the December Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the Minutes of the January 4, 2016 Organizational Meeting. This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval.

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, then made a Motion to give Gene permission to contact Township Engineer Dennis Norman and direct him to begin the application process to acquire a permit for the up-coming Furnace Run project.    This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote of approval.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Organizational Meeting
January 4, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Municipal Building

Present were Supervisors L. Gene Zinck, and James Seltzer. 

James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance. 
Zinck , seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to select James Seltzer as the temporary Chairman.   
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to select Allen Green as the temporary Secretary.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to nominate and elect James Seltzer as the Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to nominate and elect James Potter as Vice-Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Allen Green as the Secretary/Treasurer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint L. Gene Zinck as the Road-master.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint McCormick Law firm for Legal Counsel.
Vote of approval was unanimous.

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint Dennis Norman as the Township Engineer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Vacancy Board Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion to appoint Will Wolfe as the Zoning/Permit officer.   This Motion was seconded by  Seltzer, and did pass with a unanimous vote of approval.  

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Daniel Kizis as a Zoning Hearing Board
Member (3 year term).   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as a Planning Commission
Member (3 year term).    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint Robert Bertin as the Sewage Enforcement
Officer and Jami Nolan as the Alternate.
Vote of approval was unanimous.
The 2016 Watson Township Sewage Officer Contract was signed. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as the representative
To the Tax Collection Committee (TCC).  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Voting Representative to the Pine Creek Rail Trail Advisory Committee.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Wilber Moore, Paul Stitzer and Allen Green as the Recycling Committee.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to set the wages for the Secretary/Treasurer at $10,500 per year, Labor Employees at $14.75 per hour, Legal Counsel at $100 per hour, Zoning/Permit Officer at $125 per month, the Emergency Management Coordinator at $50 per month, and to set the Treasurers Bond at $750,000.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to select Jersey Shore State Bank, and Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT) as the bank depositories.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, made a Motion to adopt Resolution 2016-1, fee schedule for services.  This Motion was seconded by   Seltzer, and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to set the 2016 monthly meeting dates, to
Begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Watson Township Building on the following Tuesdays:
January 20, February 16, March 15, April 12, May 17, June 21, July 19,
August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to adopt a resolution keeping the
Mileage rate current with the IRS ($.54).   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to adopt a resolution approving the Treasurer paying normal monthly bills due before the next meeting.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to certify Officials James Seltzer, Gene Zinck, and James Potter           to attend the State Convention in Hershey on April 17-20, 2016.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to certify Gene Zinck as the voting Delegate to the State Convention.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to recommend to the Auditors the Employee’s wage for working Supervisors at $14.75/hour.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

There were no issues to discuss Under New Business.  

The End of the Year Bills were reviewed. 

Under public comment Paul Stitzer raised concerns over a downed telephone line on Furnace Run Road.   

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen D. Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
December 15, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the November 17, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the November Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Lycoming County Department of Public Safety regarding EMS response
2.      Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding Municipal Officials Boot Camp
3.      American Cancer Society regarding Jersey Shore Relay for Life
4.      Lycoming County SPCA Intake Report
5.      Comcast Corp. regarding Price Changes
6.      Lycoming County Recorder of Deeds regarding up-dated property registrations

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report, Gene Zinck related the following:
1.      Stoned the hill on the upper end of Furnace Run Road
2.      Leveled stone on the parking lot at the recreation park
3.      Gene secured a load of salt for the upcoming winter
4.      Placed the snow plow and material spreader on the truck
5.      Removed and cleaned the mower deck on the John Deere
6.      He removed some trees and cleared a small rock slide on West Side Road
7.      Gene patched some pot-holes on West Side Road
8.      Gene spoke on the growing problem of people dumping trash along Furnace Run Road

Zoning Officer’s Report – Under the Zoning officer’s report, Will Wolfe advised that he has issued two new permits since the last meeting.   A permit was issued to Troy Musser for a 2 car garage with living space above, expanding the kitchen, and constructing roofs over the front and rear entrances to the residence at 4447 North State Route 44.    A permit was also issued to Chris McDonough for a 22’ X 24’ garage with living space above for the residence at 623 Torbert Lane.  Will further requests that if a resident has a complaint or concern, they should call him, one of the Supervisors or the Secretary, and not to make anonymous complaint. 
EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that he attended their quarterly training last week and their next training session is scheduled to be held on March 31st., which will be their annual banquet. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer related that he has nothing new to report.  Gene Zinck indicated that he has been in contact with solicitor Chris Kenyon who related that there is still an issue with the County regarding a parcel within the Recreation Park. 

Under Old Business, Gene stated that he is about ready to convene the Committee for the new zoning ordinance.   The Board members discussed the section involving maintenance of property within a residential district.   The solicitor indicated that they are awaiting a sample flood ordinance from FEMA, which will be included in the zoning ordinance.   Gene further related that he will be contacting Alvin Nichols to inquire about lighting in the Trading Post building. 

Under New Business, Board members reviewed Resolution 2015-2, the tax levy for fiscal year 2016.   The taxes will remain the same as the previous year.  They also reviewed Resolution 2015-3, which will approve the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016.   Richard Lange, the newly elected tax collector was in attendance and requested permission to use the Township building in the summer to collect taxes from residents who wish to pay in person.  Gene Zinck requests that a resolution be drafted indicating all of the fees the Township charges for services/permits, which can be acted on each year at the Organizational meeting.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the November 17, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the November Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Zinck, to adopt Resolution 2015-2, Tax Levy for Fiscal Year 2016.   This Motion passed by a unanimous vote of approval. 

A Motion was made by Zinck to adopt Resolution 2015-3, approving the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and also passed by a unanimous vote of approval.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 17, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Will Wolfe led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the October 20, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the October Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Anadarko Petroleum regarding Notice of Intent for consumptive use of water
2.      SEDA-COG regarding the Reading and Northern Railroad
3.      Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding Storm-water ordinance
4.      Citizens Hose Company August and September monthly reports
5.      PLLPS regarding labor law posters
6.      Lycoming County Assessment Office regarding assessed property values

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene Zinck stated that he has completed the following:
1.       He and Allen placed stone on the upper end of West Side Road
2.      They finished tarring the Trading Post roof and secured the front awning
3.      He cleaned out the water well and prepared the building for election day
4.      He and Paul Stitzer repaired the communication tower at the back of the building
5.      Gene sealed some cracks on Tombs Run Road
6.      They trimmed trees along Furnace Run Road
7.      Gene and Allen completed cold patching on Furnace Run Road

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he issued one permit since the last meeting to William Norman for a 12’ X 21’6” enclosed porch addition at 2852 Tombs Run Road.  Will then discussed with the Board some issues regarding construction in a flood-plane.  

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that he has a call in to the County EMA regarding the possibility of securing an A.E.D. for the building.    His next quarterly training session is scheduled for December 17th.

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer then discussed the possibility of securing grant money for the Park.   He indicated that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has grant money available for the 2016 fiscal year.    

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck related that he should have something new to report regarding the new zoning ordinance by next months’ meeting.   The Trading Post report was covered under
Genes’ Road-master’s report. 

Under New Business, Allen read a letter from the Lycoming County Planning Commission requesting a copy of the Townships’ Storm Water Management Ordinance, and requesting whom we have to review the plans, and who is assigned to handle any appeals.    The Board then reviewed a copy of Resolution 2015-1 which authorizes the County Planning Department to review storm water management plans, and the County Planning Commission to act as the Appeals Board.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the October 20, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the October Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a Motion, which was seconded by Zinck, to adopt Watson Township Resolution 2015-1.    This Motion did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Will Wolfe led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the September 15, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the September Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the 2015 Fall Road Tour and 2015 Budget Meeting were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Trident Insurance Company Workers’ Compensation Audit Report
2.      Sun Home Health & Hospice seeking a donation
3.      PSATS Unemployment Compensation Group Trust Election Ballot
4.      Independent Hose Company Monthly Report
5.      Range Resources Notice of Application Renewal, Cummings Township
6.      Citizens Hose Company Annual Audit Report for 2014 

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene Zinck reported on the following activities since the last Meeting:
1.      Completed the West Side Road Liquid Fuels paving project and shoulder work
2.      Leveled millings at the Recreation Field parking lot
3.      Cleaned out the well at the Municipal Building
4.      Started to seal the Trading Post roof
5.      Had work completed on the back-hoe regarding the heating core and windshield wipers
6.      Removed most of the exterior boards on the Trading Post Building
7.      Repaired an electrical problem with the dump truck
8.      Gene has been working with the Lycoming County Conservation District and the Pa Fish Commission regarding the Grant money for the upper end of Furnace Run Road 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe reported that he has issued two new permits since the last meeting:  Wade Potter for termite damage repair, a 14’ X18’ well pad w/footer, an 18’ X38’ concrete pad, a change in the garage roof line, and electric service replacement at 5294 North State Route 44,  and David Christman to add a 12’ X 16’ Deck, add a 5’ X 34’ porch, add 26’ X 30’ two bay garage, and add 10’ X 18’ to an existing bedroom at 2331 West Side Road. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that he had no monthly report for EMC. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer indicated that he received positive responses from other Municipalities at the Pine Creek C.O.G. meeting regarding the Recreation Park/Little League Baseball fields.    The Board then discussed some future plans for the Park. 

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck stated that the solicitor has the new Zoning Ordinance prepared and it is ready for the Committees’ review.  

Under New Business, the Board reviewed the proposed 2016 Budget and made some minor changes.   The proposed Budget can now be advertised. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the September 15, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the September Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter to advertise the Proposed 2016 Budget.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the 2015 Fall Road Tour Minutes.   This Motion was seconded by Potter, and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval.  

Potter then made a Motion to approve the 2015 Budget Meeting Minutes.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass unanimously.      

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Budget Meeting
October 17, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, James Potter, and L. Gene Zinck. 

Chairman Seltzer called the meeting to order at approx. 1:00 PM.   

The Board then prepared the draft copy of the 2016 Budget for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, Act 13 Fund, and the Park and Recreation Fund.

There being no further business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at approx. 4:30 PM.      

Respectfully Submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary/Treasurer

Watson Township 2015 Fall Road Tour

     The Watson Township Board of Supervisors held their Fall Road Tour on October 17th, 2015, starting at the Township Building.    Present were Supervisors  James Potter, James Seltzer, Gene Zinck and Secretary/Treasurer Allen Green.     The following roads were reviewed:  
1.     Edgewood Drive- The roadway seems to be in good condition.    
2.     Tombs Run Road- This roadway is generally good condition, however there are some center line cracks which need to be sealed.  
3.     Fillman Road- This road is in good condition, with some holes in the oil and chip coating.       
4.     Ridge Road- The roadway is in very good condition.    There is one pipe on the corner that is sinking.
5.     Furnace Run Road- The hill at the upper end needs regarded and several new drainage pipes need installed.   
6.     Dennison Hollow- Is in very good condition.
7.     Hiller Hill Road- Is in very good condition.
8.     West Side Road- This road is in very poor condition.    The ends need stoned, and there is a 36” pipe that may need to be replaced.    
9.     Canoe Access- Looks good.
10.                        Lower Pine Bottom Road- This roadway is currently under a user maintenance agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen Green
Secretary/Treasurer 


Regular Monthly Meeting
September 15, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and L. Gene Zinck.

Vice-Chairman James Potter called the meeting to order and Gene Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
The Minutes of the August 18, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the August Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.       Lycoming County Public Safety Regarding the NIMS Survey
2.       Lycoming County Planning Commission Regarding the Comprehensive Plan up-date
3.       Pennsylvania Treasury Department Regarding Unclaimed Property
4.       Independent Hose Company Monthly Report
5.       Pennsylvania Career Link Up-coming Seminars
6.       Lycoming County Association of Township Officials Regarding Resolutions 

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported on the following activities since the last meeting:
1.      Removed several downed trees on Furnace Run Road, West Side Road, and Dennison Hollow Road
2.      He and Allen patched pot holes on West Side Road
3.      Gene is still awaiting the Solicitor’s Office regarding the oversized loads on Tombs Run Road
4.      Repaired the air leak on the front tire of the tractor
5.      Placed hot asphalt mix on the sink areas on West Side Road
6.      Gene met with representatives from the Lycoming County Conservation District regarding Grant money to repair the upper end of Furnace Run Road
7.      Removed more siding boards from the Trading Post building
8.      The truck is at McCormick Ford for an electrical charging problem

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued two new permits since the last meeting.    A permit was issued to Larry Killion for a 16’ roof addition/extension over a sidewalk at 16406 West State Route 973, and a permit to Robert Noll for a retaining wall/bank rehabilitation at 6109 North State Route 44.      

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that the latest issue of the County newsletter is out and he highlighted some of the articles. 

Recreation Committee Report- In the absence of Chairman Seltzer, there was no report made. 

Under Old Business, Gene advised that he has been working with the solicitor’s office regarding the new Zoning Ordinance.    Gene has also removed some of the old wood siding from the side of the Trading Post building, and advised that the roof should be coated this fall.   The Board then discussed using some of the Act 13 monies to further pay down the building loan, and pay off the dump-truck.   This will result in a substantial savings in interest payments for the Township. 

Under New Business, the Board discussed the date/time for the up-coming fall road tour and budget meetings.   Gene related that he has received a letter from PennDOT advising that the bridge on First Fork Road will be closed for repairs next year and the traffic will be detoured onto SR 973.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the August 18, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the August Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck approving the use of Act 13 Fund monies to pay off the balance of the truck loan in the amount of $35,303.03.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the use of $50,000.00 of Act 13 Fund monies to pay down the construction loan, reducing the monthly payments to $543.52.    The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval.   

Zinck then made another Motion, which was seconded by Potter, to schedule the Fall Road Tour and Budget Meetings for 17 October, 2015, to begin at the Township Building at 10:00 AM.  This Motion did pass unanimously.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
August 18, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Paul Stitzer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the July 21, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the July Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the July 31, 2015 Special Meeting were reviewed.

Correspondence-The Board of Supervisors reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Audit Report for Liquid Fuels Fund
2.      Construction permits for Paul Bower and Carol Miller 
Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene Zinck related the following activities:
1.      He has met with representatives from the Lycoming County Conservation District regarding repairs to the upper end of Furnace Run Road.   They are currently considering replacing the Furnace Run drain pipe with a larger pipe.
2.      The Township has purchased a new JCB Back-hoe and traded in the old hoe.
3.      They have replaced several pipes on Furnace Run Road.
4.      Gene has met with contractors regarding the repairs to the upper end of West Side Road.
5.      The old Trading Post building was inspected regarding lighting.
6.      Killions landscaping has finished mulching.
7.      Gene has ordered more drain pipes and couplers
8.      Gene is working on the air conditioning drip pans in the Municipal Building.

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued three new permits since the last meeting: Richard Tira for an in ground swimming pool at 1637 Ridge Road, Paul Eberhart for a 12’ X 24’ open pavilion/car port at 129 Creekside Drive, and Dwane Wasson to replace a mobile home at 63 Park Road.   Will further discussed some recent changes regarding Flood Plain Area designations. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that the up-coming county EMC quarterly training is scheduled for September 24th.

Recreation Committee Report-The Board discussed the purchase of sod for the Little League baseball in-field, and possibly installing aluminum siding on the concession stand building. 

Under Old Business, Gene indicated that there is nothing new to report on the zoning ordinance committee.   The Board discussed tarring the roof on the old Trading Post building.    Allen indicated that the letters regarding financial assistance for the park are ready.  Engineer Dennis Norman related that while surveying the park property it was found that a section of the property is still listed in the county courthouse records as belonging to the Pine Creek Valley Recreation Committee.   This issue will be brought to the attention of the Township solicitor. 

Under New Business, the Board opened three sealed bids for the repair of the upper .56 mile of West Side Road.    The Township had received the bids from Hawbaker Construction, H.R.I. Inc., and Charles Construction.   Hawbaker’s bid was $52,641.25 for option (A) and $54,323.50 for option (B).    H.R.I.’s bid was $46,603.75 for option (A) and $52,090.50 for option (B).    Charles Construction’s bid was $46,575.00 for option (A) and $53,990.00 for option (B). 

Gene stated that the bids were slightly higher than he anticipated, and the Board will have to consider spending some general fund money to complete the project.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the July 21, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter then made a Motion to accept the minutes of the July 31, 2015 Special Meeting as presented.  This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the July Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to accept the lowest bid, Option (A)  from Charles Construction, in the amount of $46,575.00 for the repair work on the upper .56 mile of West Side Road, with $34,836.00 of the money for the bid being derived from the Liquid Fuels Fund and the remainder from the General Fund.   This Motion did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the purchase of up to $1,000.00 worth of sod for the Little League Baseball Field.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
July 31, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Alvin Nichols led the Pledge of Allegiance.

This meeting was held to discuss the purchase of a new back-hoe.  

Gene Zinck advised that he has been working with four construction equipment dealers representing John Deere, JCB, Cat, and Case, any of which can be purchased under Pennsylvania’s Co-Star program.    Gene also provided information regarding prices, equipment standards, and financing.    Two representatives were in attendance to answer questions from the Board.  They were Bud Greevy from 5 Star Equipment, representing John Deere, and Mathew Lisowski from Stephenson Equipment Inc., representing JCB.    

After a discussion all three Board Members agreed that the JCB 3CX14 Super back-hoe best suited the needs for Watson Township. 

Under Public Comment, Alvin Nichols, representative for the South Avis Little League, indicated that he would be willing to complete all required electrical wiring for the Trading Post building, including furnishing all needed materials, if the Township would be willing to purchase sod for the Little League in-field at a cost of approx. $500.

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the purchase of the JCB model 3CX14 Super back-hoe from Stephenson Equipment Inc. for the quoted price of $58,813.60.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the 48 month financing at $1311.54 per month, through F.N.B. Commercial Leasing, for the purchase of the back-hoe.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
July 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and James Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the June 16, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the June Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Range Resources Notice of Drilling RE-Permit, Mifflin Township
2.      Lycoming County Emergency Communications Exercise Report
3.      Independent Hose Company Monthly Report 

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-Master’s report, Gene Zinck advised of the following activities:
1.      Due to recent storms, Gene has removed several downed trees on Furnace Run, West Side, and Tombs Run Roads
2.      He has continued to trim trees on Furnace Run and Tombs Run Roads
3.      He has been working with McCormick Law Firm regarding the unauthorized oversized load on Tombs Run Road
4.      He and Allen have repaired washed out areas along Furnace Run, Edgewood Drive, and Dennison Hollow roads
5.      Allen has completed the first mowing of the Township roads
6.      Gene has patched some of the potholes in the roads
7.      He has stock-piled stone at the Trading Post property
8.      Completed a minor repair on the tamper
9.      Gene met with representatives of the Lycoming County Conservation District regarding Grant money for the upper end of Furnace Run Road.   The Township was awarded the grant for FY 2016
10.  He has met with representatives from dealers for Cat, JCB, John Deere, and Case regarding the back-hoe
11.  Gene met with Donald Free, Penn DOT, regarding the repair of the upper end of West Side Road, and is requesting permission to open that project for bidding
12.  Since the last meeting they have replaced 5 drainage pipes on West Side and Furnace Run Roads

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe reported that he has issued five new permits since the last meeting, Donna Person for a 10’ X 16’ prebuilt playhouse, Richard Bennett for a 3’ X 6’ deck with railing, David Krape for a 13’-4” X 21’-6” porch roof, Carol Miller for a 26’ X 30’ attached garage, and Paul Eberhart for a open picket & split rail fence.   

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that on June 25th. the Lycoming County EMA conducted a Communications Exercise, which he did participate in.    The county was pleased to announce that they had 17 municipalities participate in this exercise.

Recreation Committee Report-James Seltzer related that there is nothing new to report. 

Under Old Business, Gene related that the solicitor’s office is now in the process of finalizing the Zoning Ordinance.    Once completed, the Committee will begin meeting to review the Ordinance.   The Board discussed the need to tar the roof of the Trading Post building, the removal of the old wood siding, and drainage issues on the property.   Allen indicated that he is unable to locate a copy of the letter that the Board has previously requested be sent out to neighboring Townships regarding financial assistance for the Park/Ball fields.   James Seltzer advised that he will send the copy to the Township’s e-mail.   The Board further discussed the issue of the condition of the old back-hoe, and the various options on financing, should they elect to purchase a new one.   The Board decided that once they have had an opportunity to review all options, they will convene a special meeting to resolve this issue.

Under New Business, the two items on the agenda to be discussed were covered by Gene in the Road-Master’s report.

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Township resident James Crothers inquired whether the Township has an Ordinance requiring the mowing of residential lawn.   He requested that the Board consider including a requirement to mow a lawn at least once a month, or set a height requirement, in the new Zoning Ordinance.     

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the June 16, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the June Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to advertise for bids to be opened on August 18, 2015 for the repair of the upper .56 mile of West Side Road.   This Motion did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Zinck made a Motion to have the secretary send a letter to the owner of a property along State Route 44, requesting that they mow their lawn.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote.   

Another Motion was made by Zinck, and seconded by Potter, to hold a Special Meeting on July 31, 2015, to begin at 7:00 PM, at the Township Municipal Building.    The Motion passed by a unanimous vote of approval.   

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 
Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 16, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Gene Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the May 12, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the May Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the May 27, 2015 Spring Road Tour Meeting were also reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Exco Resources Notice of Intent for the Consumptive use of Water (Maguire Unit)
2.      Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding the County Comprehensive Plan rewrite, and the need for representatives from each Municipality 
3.      Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program
4.      Exco Resources Notice of Intent for the Consumptive use of Water (Zinck Unit)
5.      Independent Hose Co. Monthly Alarm Report
6.      Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Notice of Intent for the Consumptive use of Water (Robert Ulmer Unit)
7.      Citizens Hose Company May Fire/Ems Report

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s Report, Gene Zinck advised of the following activities: 
1.      He has cleaned several pipes and ditches clogged from heavy rains
2.      He has started trimming trees on Furnace Run & Dennison Hollow roads
3.      He has dug out and repaired the shoulders on Tombs Run Road
4.      Allen has started mowing the roadway edges
5.      Gene has removed downed trees on Furnace Run, Tombs Run, & West Side Roads
6.      The Township has acquired Anti-skid, R-3, R-5, Sub-base and 2-B stone all stored at the Trading Post property
7.      A hydraulic hose has been repaired on the back-hoe
8.      Gene met with members of the Lycoming County Conservation District to discuss the possibility of receiving a grant for repairs on the upper end of Furnace Run
9.      Gene has been researching options for the repair or trade in value of the back-hoe
10.  Bud Greevy, from Five Star Equipment was in attendance to answer the Boards’ questions regarding a John Deere back-hoe that they have for sale (this issue was then discussed by the Board with input from members of the public in attendance) 
11.  The Township has purchased a new weed trimmer
12.  Gene further discussed the problems which have developed on the upper end of West Side Road, and is considering repairs to be completed and funded by the Liquid Fuels money 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe reported that he has issued three new permits since the last Township meeting, Melvin Haldeman for a 8’ X 10’ prebuilt shed at 5584 Route 44 Highway, Joyce Wall for a camper on lot for temporary camping at 4341 Route 44 Highway, and Paul Bower for a single 48’ X 68’ family residence including attached garage at 1505 North Torbert Lane.    

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that the latest issue of EMC News and Views is out and available on-line.   He added that the monthly training on June 25th., will be a test of Communications through-out Lycoming County. 

Recreation Committee Report- Jim Seltzer indicated that there is nothing new to report at this time. 

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck stated that he is still working with legal counsel on the Zoning Ordinance.   There is nothing new to report on the Trading Post property other than the roof needing a new coat of tar.    The back-hoe issue was previously discussed under the Road-master’s report.  

Under New Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman presented to the Board, drawings depicting the property boundaries for the Township Park and Trading Post properties.    They have placed boundary stakes at all corners, and in doing their research they discovered that there is a section of property in the Park that is still in the name of the Pine Creek Valley Recreation Inc.  Dennis indicated that this should be brought to the attention of the solicitor.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Public comment was entertained generally through-out the Meeting.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the May 12, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the May 27, 2015 Spring Road Tour Meeting.    This Motion did pass unanimously.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the May 2015 Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter then made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as the Watson Township representative, with Gene Zinck as the alternate representative, for the Lycoming County Comprehensive Plan update meetings.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously. 

Potter then made another Motion, seconded by Seltzer, to authorize Gene to lease a back-hoe to complete several pipe replacement projects, until a decision is made regarding the Township back-hoe.   This Motion passed with a unanimous vote of approval.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township 2015 Spring Road Tour

     The Watson Township Board of Supervisors held their Spring Road Tour on May 27th., 2015, starting at the Township Building.    Present were Supervisors  James Potter, Gene Zinck and Secretary/Treasurer Allen Green.     The following roads were reviewed:  
1.     Edgewood Drive- The roadway seems to be in good condition.    
2.     Tombs Run Road- This roadway is generally good condition, however there is some edge separation taking place in several areas with some center line cracks between Ken Frys and Fillman Road.   Some ditches need to be cleaned out, and trees trimmed.  
3.     Fillman Road- This road is in good condition, with some trees needing trimmed.       
4.     Ridge Road- The roadway is in very good condition.   
5.     Furnace Run Road- Generally poor condition and needs brushed back.   
6.     Dennison Hollow- Is in very good condition.
7.     Hiller Hill Road- Is in very good condition.
8.     West Side Road- This road is in very poor condition.    Needs pipe work.  The road is sliding at the prior gabion basket locations which need paved.   
9.     Canoe Access- Looks good.
10.   Lower Pine Bottom Road- This roadway is currently under a user maintenance agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen Green
Secretary/Treasurer 

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 12, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the April 14, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the April Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Wayne Township Landfill regarding Residential Household Waste Collection Event
2.      Pine Creek Preservation Association newsletter
3.      Pa DEP regarding the Bower Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit Issuance
4.      Lycoming County Planning Commission and their 2014 Annual Report
5.      Thank you letter from the River Valley Regional YMCA
6.      Citizens Hose Monthly Run Report

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck made a report on the following items:
They have been cleaning pipes and ditches.
They have started trimming trees on Furnace Run & Tombs Run Roads.
They have patched wash out areas on Furnace Run Road.
Gene helped remove and set the new propane tank.
He repaired the bumper block and fence at the recycling center.
Gene and Allen placed 60 ton of stone on the parking area at the Little League field.
Gene rolled the park and ball fields with a roller that was donated by Charles Construction.
He repaired the swing set in the playground area.
He has also been placing top soil in some of the low areas on the recreation field. 

Gene further related that while he was rolling the grounds, he observed a pick-up truck placing household trash in the dumpster near the concession stand.    He was able to retrieve a name and address off of one of the items of trash, and would like to send a letter to the offender advising them that their actions are unlawful. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued no new permits, and has nothing new to report at this time. 

EMC Report – Under the EMC Report Paul Stitzer advised that he has attended several training sessions/classes including a County Damage Assessment Class, the County’s Statement of Impact Class, the quarterly training and banquet, Ham Radio training, Sky-warn Spotter class, Carbon Monoxide and Natural Gas Fire/Emergency response, and an Anhydrous Ammonia class. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer stated that he attended a Grant Seminar at the recent PSATS Conference in Hershey.    There was some discussion on the signs that are secured to the infield fence on the Little League Field, and the siding on the concession stand.   Gene inquired about the purchase of a new weed trimmer, and the Board gave Allen permission to purchase the trimmer.   Gene further suggested that since he and Allen have been keeping the recycling center clean, he feels that the annual three hundred dollar recycling funds received from the County should be used to purchase mulch for the park rather than paying it to a disposal company.   This issue was discussed at length and the Board feels that we can use a disposal company on an as needed basis.   

Under Old Business, Gene has just received the new copy of the generic zoning ordinance, but has not had an opportunity to review it yet.   There was nothing new to report on the Trading Post Property.   The issue of the Visa credit card was tabled until next meeting while Allen does further research.   The Old Business issue of the propane provider is now closed as we have a new provider.   
 
Under New Business, the Board decided on the date of May 27th. for the Spring Road Tour.   Gene advised that the back-hoe is getting old and in need of several repairs.   It developed a leak in the radiator, needs new tires, and has some hydraulic issues.   Repairs will cost approx. $5,000, and Gene wondered if the Board may want to consider the purchase of a new/used back-hoe.   This issue was discussed and will be placed on next month’s agenda. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Gene reviewed several resolutions that were discussed at the PSATS Conference. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the April 14, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the April Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a Motion to approve his sending of a letter to the illegal dumpers of which he has a name and address, advising them that the Township will not condone their activities.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer, and did pass unanimously. 

Another Motion was made by Zinck, and seconded by Seltzer, to contact the Township’s current garbage disposal contractor and advise them that they will henceforth be used on a as needed basis. The Motion passed unanimously. 

Seltzer then made a Motion to set the tentative date for the Spring Road Tour on the 27th. of May, 2015 at 1:00 PM, depending on Supervisor Potter’s work schedule.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 14, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the March 17, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the March Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- Members of the Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
  1. Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding Subdivision and Land Development
  2. Lycoming County Association of Township Officials regarding the annual Spring Meeting
  3. American Cancer Society Thank You letter
  4. Will Wolfe Thank You letter 
  5. Independent Hose Company monthly report 

 Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported on the following activities:
They have had to plow the roads several more times.
Gene took the truck to Sunbury Motors to have the brake rotors turned down.
He patched some of the pot holes on West Side Road.
The snow plow and material spreader have been removed from the truck and the truck has been serviced.
The cinder bays have been repaired.
Gene secured two loads of mulch for the Park.
There was a tree down of Tombs Run Road that has been removed.
Gene is researching the possibility of securing Dirt & Gravel Road grant monies for 2016.
Mason Lauer presented a proposal to the Board for the rental of their wood chipper. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting.  

EMC Report – There was no EMC report.

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer and Alvin Nichols advised that they are looking at several projects for Little League related activities such as extending the Junior Varsity field fence, replacing the siding the concession stand, and repairing the bleachers.   Alvin further requested that the Township purchase garbage can lids for the barrels that he has which will help prevent the spread of litter by animals.  Gene Zinck is working on securing a roller for the park, and the possibility of placing sub-base in the grassy area of the parking lot.   There was much discussion on funding for these projects. 

Under Old Business, Gene stated that there is nothing new to report on the Zoning Ordinance Committee.   We need to remove the old wood siding off of the Trading Post building and tar the roof.    Secretary Green indicated that the Township now has an account set up with Advanced Auto Parts, and we have a Lowe’s credit card.    He is awaiting the arrival of an application for a Visa credit card from Jersey Shore State Bank.   

Under New Business, there was no New Business.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the March 17, 2015      Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the March Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter to approve the purchase of garbage can lids from the Park/Recreation Fund.    This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 17, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Township Engineer Dennis Norman            led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the February 17, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the February Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.  Request from Suzanne Forcey for a donation to the YMCA
2.  Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board regarding liquor license disbursement
3.  Independent Hose Company monthly report
4.  Notice of the upcoming Lycoming County Tax Collection Committee meeting
5.  Notice of Liquid Fuels payment
6.  Notice for Tire Collection Event to be held on Saturday, May 16
7.  Jersey Shore Public Library Board of Trustees vacancy
8.  West Branch COG Equipment Show & Training day May 20
9.  Code Inspections regarding an appeals board for the Uniform Construction Code
10.PSATS regarding the annual Youth Award Contest

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck related the following activities:
During the snow storm on March 1st., Earl plowed and cindered the roads and had to use his own tractor to clear the snow drifts on Ridge Road.
Gene took the truck to McCormick Ford for an emissions recall.   While there he had the brakes checked and was advised that the rotors need to be turned down, which will require that the truck be taken to Sunbury Motors.
Gene authorized Allen to return several road bonds due to their being expired.
Gene has also repaired a pair of tire chains for use on the truck.
He had to move all the material from one of the cinder bays to inspect a broken 6” X 6”.  Gene would like permission to repair the cinder wall at an approx. cost of $623.00.

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued one permit since the last meeting.  The permit was issued to Danny Fetter for a seasonal 24’ X 30’ cabin located at 5844 North State Route 44.  Will and Township Engineer Dennis Norman then presented a Joint Permit Application for the demolition and construction of a new single family residence in Torbert Village.   The construction will take place within a Floodway district, and requires the approval of the Board.  

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer stated that he has purchased a new emergency portable radio for the Township.   Paul will be attending a damage assessment class on 3/18, quarterly training and dinner on 3/26, and two additional classes in April. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer indicated that the Little League contract has been signed and the South Avis Little League has paid the one hundred dollar fee. 

Under Old Business, Gene advised that the new Zoning Ordinance draft has been completed and he is in the process of reviewing it.   The Ordinance Committee will start meeting soon to review and discuss it.   James Seltzer expressed concerns over the Trading Post property and the need to have it, and the park property surveyed so that we will know the exact location of the property lines.   Engineer Norman stated that he will have the properties surveyed when the weather breaks.   The Board then discussed the current propane provider and directed Allen to contact them and see if they will match the offer that was presented by Superior Plus.    If they do not, then we will change to Superior.   He was also instructed to do the same for the off road diesel provider.    

Under New Business, the Board discussed the need to roll the park/ball field grounds.   Gene indicated that he will look into renting a roller from someone.    Gene then stated that we need to have a Lowes credit card because of several recent purchases, rather than to continue to use personal credit cards and submit for reimbursement.    The Board agreed that we should have a Lowes credit card as well as a general credit card.

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally throughout the meeting.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the February 17, 2015     Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 
 
Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the February Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a Motion to approve the appointment of Jeanne Rombach to the Jersey Shore Library Board of Trustees.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the repairing of the cinder bay wall.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Zinck, to approve the plans for the Joint Permit Application in Torbert village.   A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Another Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to approve the application for a Lowes credit card and a Visa/Master card credit card.   This Motion passed with a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   
Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 17, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the 2015 Organizational Meeting were reviewed. 

The Minutes of the January 20, 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting and the January Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- Board Members reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      FEMA regarding the National Flood Insurance Program
2.      PSATS Retirement Benefit Program
3.      Range Resources Drilling permit application for Gallagher Township
4.      Jersey Shore Summer Recreation seeking a donation
5.      Anadarko E & P Drilling permit application for Gallagher Township
6.      Citizens Hose Company annual response report 
7.      PennDOT regarding up-coming seal coating in the Township
 
Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene Zinck briefed the Board on the items:
1.      He has received several loads of salt, cinders, & anti-skid
2.      They have plowed and cindered the roads several times
3.      He received a complaint about plowing Edgewood Drive
4.      Indicated that we can release the bond for Pine Creek Lumber on Furnace Run
5.      Gene related that the front brakes seem to be working better on the truck
6.      He has worked on the emergency generator, security cameras, light sensor for the building, the cell phone booster, mounted cork bulletin boards, insulated the exhaust vent in the shop, raised the gates at the recycling area, repaired the snow plow lights, and organized the files in the shop
7.      Gene and EMC Stitzer attended a pipe-line safety conference in Williamsport where they received information regarding recreation grants offered by Williams Transco

Gene then spoke on the issue of the oversize load violation that occurred on Tombs Run Road in 2013.   Attorney Chris Kenyon also spoke on this issue advising that they are prepared to file the appropriate paperwork to begin the legal process with the Lycoming County Court.  Chris further advised that the Zoning Ordinance draft is near completion.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting.     Will then discussed an issue involving a holding tank at a seasonal residence. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer stated that he had attended a pipe-line safety conference with Supervisor Zinck, and will be attending the quarterly training session next month.    Paul also indicated that he has a problem with his EMC portable radio.     Paul was advised to check on the cost of repairing the radio, as well as the cost of replacing it.  
Recreation Committee Report-James Seltzer related that the top concern of the Committee is the condition of the bleachers at the little league field.    The bleachers need to be replaced or removed, as they are a liability concern.   South Avis little league will be installing new chain link fence this spring.    The Board also discussed the up-coming requirements for background checks for coaches and concession stand volunteers. 

Under Old Business, the Board previously discussed the Zoning Ordinance, and oversized load issue.    Gene Zinck indicated that if the Board, in the future, should move the recycling area to the Trading Post property, he would like to have a roof constructed over the area because they spend a lot of time cleaning the snow/ice from the bins.   The Board then discussed the recent propane gas quote received from Superior Plus, and directed Secretary Green research the issue further.       

Under New Business, Chairman Seltzer indicated that the Board should consider sending correspondence to our State Senator and Assemblyman regarding the proposed severance tax on the natural gas industry.    Jim feels that the gas industry has been very good for the local economy and our Township, and another tax on them will further drive them out of the State. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the January 20, 2015         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the 2015 Organizational Meeting Minutes as presented.    This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and passed by a unanimous vote. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the January Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:37 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
January 20, 2015
7:15 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the December 16, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the December Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Members of the Board then reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      County Conservation District regarding funding for stream bank stabilization projects
2.      County Planning Commission regarding Solid Waste Management Plan
3.      County Planning Commission regarding the Municipal Summit January 29, 2015
4.      Citizens Hose Company Monthly Report
5.      DCNR recreation and conservation grants available
6.      Penn National Insurance notice of cancellation of bond for A & L Wood Inc. 

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report, Gene Zinck advised of the following:
1.      He has acquired another load of salt from Pine Creek Township
2.      They have plowed and cindered the roads several times
3.      He is still awaiting a decision from the solicitor regarding Valley Trucking
4.      He has spoken with Pine Creek Lumber regarding the bond on Furnace Run Road, and they      are  requesting a bill for $200.00 so that the Township can purchase the cold patch required to repair damage done to the road surface
5.      Gene attended the Storm Water Management seminar on January 13th.
6.      Gene further advised the Board that there is a spring road safety and maintenance being offered on March 31st., however there is a $50.00 fee for each attendee
7.      Gene also discussed an issue involving the water filters for the building, and he is monitoring a drainage problem along Tombs Run Road

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe stated that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting.    Will also advised that he has been encountering problems with the new flood maps that he has received

EMC Report – Under the EMC Report, Paul Stitzer indicated that the radio antenna for the EMC radio has been installed, however it will require some final tuning to work properly.    Paul also related that Williams Transco is expanding their pipeline, and Paul will be attending a meeting with them on January 29th.

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer indicated that he has a signed contract with Avis Little League, however they have yet to pay the fee for the ball fields.    Jim also discussed the need for replacement bleachers for the fields. 

Under Old Business, Gene related that McCormick Law Firm has almost completed a draft Zoning Ordinance, and once done, the Committee will begin meeting again.   James Seltzer indicated that Alvin Nichols is willing to complete some basic electrical wiring at the Trading Post building, should the Board be interested in having minimal electricity. 

Under New Business, Gene advised that he will again be attending the PSATS Convention in Hershey.   Last year PSATS began accepting donations of items for “care packages” for the Troops serving overseas, and each Township is requested to provide $50 worth of items.   Watson Township donated last year and Gene is requesting that the Board approve a donation of $50 for this cause. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Will Wolfe requested a donation for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life drive.    

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the December 16, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the December Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a Motion to approve the transfer of $2,500.00 from the General Fund to the Recreation Fund as the annual Recreation donation.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass unanimously. 

Another Motion was made by Potter, and seconded by Zinck, to approve a $50.00 donation for Gene to purchase items for the PSATS “care packages” for our service members.   This Motion did pass by a unanimous vote of approval.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck to donate $250.00 to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.    This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Potter made a Motion to authorize Gene and Allen to attend the Spring Safety & Maintenance class at the expense of $50.00 per attendee.    The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:27 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Organizational Meeting
January 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Municipal Building

Present were Supervisors L. Gene Zinck, James Potter, and James Seltzer. 

James Seltzer called the meeting to order and James Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to select James Seltzer as the temporary Chairman.   
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to select Allen Green as the temporary Secretary.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to nominate and elect James Seltzer as the Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to nominate and elect James Potter as Vice-Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Allen Green as the Secretary/Treasurer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Janet Hillyard as the Tax Collector.
Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Alice Norman and Dawn Hedges as Auditors.
Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint Gene Zinck as the Roadmaster.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint J. David Smith, McCormick Law Firm for Legal Counsel.    Vote of approval was unanimous.

Zinck then made a Motion to appoint William Wolfe as the Zoning/Permit officer.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and a vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint Dennis Norman as the Township Engineer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Vacancy Board Chairman.    Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as a Zoning Hearing Board
Member (three year term).    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint John Grigsby as a Planning Commission
Member (three year term).    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Robert Bertin as the Sewage Enforcement
Officer and Jami Nolan as the Alternate.    Vote of approval was unanimous.
The 2015 Watson Township Sewage Officer Contract was signed. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as the representative
To the Tax Collection Committee (TCC).    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as a Voting
Representative in the Pine Creek COG.    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Voting
Representative to the Pine Creek Rail Trail Advisory Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to reduce the Recycling Committee from four members to three, and that those members be Jon Oberle, Wilber Moore, and Allen Green.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to set the wages for the Secretary/Treasurer
At $10,500/year, Road Employees at $14.75 per hour, Legal Counsel at $100.00 per hour, and the Zoning Officer at $125.00 per month.    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to set the Treasurers Bond at $750,000.     .
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to select Jersey Shore State Bank, and
Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT) as the bank depositories.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to set the 2015 monthly meeting dates, to
begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Watson Township Building on the following Tuesdays:
January 20, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12 June 16, July 21,
August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to adopt a resolution keeping the
Mileage rate current with the IRS ($.575 per mile).
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

 Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to adopt a resolution approving the
Treasurer paying normal monthly bills due before the next meeting.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to certify Officials Seltzer and
Zinck , to attend the State Convention in Hershey on April 19-22, 2015 .
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to certify Gene Zinck as the voting
Delegate to the State Convention.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to recommend to the Auditors the
Employee’s wage for working Supervisors at $14.75/hour.    This Motion did pass. 

Under public comment, there was no public comment.

Zinck , seconded by Potter, made a motion to adjourm the meeting at 7:35 p.m.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen D. Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
December 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the November 18, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the November Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Members of the Board then reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Jersey Shore Boro-Estimate for Firemen’s workers Compensation
2.      Comcast-Upcoming rate changes
3.      Wayne Township Landfill-Surveying Services
4.      Lycoming County Collection Office-Millage Certificate
5.      PSATS- President’s Annual Leadership Award
6.      PSATS- Membership renewal
7.      PSATS- Conference information
8.      Range Resources-Notification of Application for Drilling Permit in Mifflin Township
9.      Range Resources-Notification of Application for Drilling Permit in Cummings Township

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported on the following:
1.      He has acquired more stone, anti-skid, and salt
2.      On 11/22, due to the emergency conditions, he cindered ice on SR 973 as well as all the Township roads
3.      On 11/25 the contractor arrived and repaired the gate at the generator pad
4.      On 11/26 & 27, cleared downed trees on Furnace Run Road
5.      On 12/1 cleaned a rock slide on West Side Road
6.      On 12/2 Gene fixed the snow plow and acquired more salt
7.      On 12/15 Gene and Allen installed a u-drain pipe along the Canoe Access Road
8.      Gene has talked with representatives from Pine Creek Lumber about their bond on Furnace Run Road
9.      He has also spoken with Robert Sheets about a driveway expansion on Ridge Road 

At the completion of his Road-master’s report, Gene introduced John Ecker and Ed Senavaitis from Regency Energy Partners, who were in attendance to meet the Board and address a recent incident where several of their contractors’ large trucks were observed to be traveling Fillman Road without securing a bond/permit from the Township.   They have investigated this issue and assume full responsibility, and are willing to work with the Township to resolve the matter. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has not issued any new permits since the last meeting.   Will then spoke with the Board regarding a holding tank issue in the Township, as well as the expansion of the metering station on the Breon property.  

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer advised that he attended the Emergency Management Agency quarterly training on December 11th.    He has also acquired an antenna for the scanner in the office, which will need to be mounted on the building or a pole. 

Recreation Committee Report- Alvin Nichols from the Avis Little League addressed the Board, advising that they may be placing a new shed at the ball fields.     He also requested assistance from the Township in repairing the pitchers mounds by installing portable mounds.     With the portable mounds they can adjust the height to meet league requirements.     He is about to complete a two year contract for the lease of the fields. 

Under Old Business, Gene stated that the solicitors’ office is still working on the proposed Zoning Ordinance changes, after their office had a computer issue.    He also related that the Trading Post property is now being used for storage of stone, fill dirt, pipe, and other items that are being stored inside.    

Under New Business, the Board reviewed proposed Ordinance #2014-3, an Ordinance for the Townships’ continued participation in PSATS Unemployment Compensation program.     Allen stated that he spoke with solicitor Chris Kenyon about the current holding tank Ordinance.     The Ordinance requires that the holding tank be inspected by the Sewage Enforcement Officer on a semi-annual basis.    At last month’s meeting, the Board addressed this issue with SEO Robert Bertin, expressing concern about this requirement if the property is for seasonal use only.    The solicitor advised that the Ordinance can be amended, but he will need a definition of the term “seasonal”.     Allen is still researching the issue of a deputy tax collector for the Township. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the November 18, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the November Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the adoption of Watson Township Ordinance #2014-3, continuing participation in the PSATS Unemployment Group Trust.  This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass by a unanimous vote.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Will Wolfe led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the October 21, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the October Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      H.A. Thomson- Treasurer Bond Quote
2.      Dura-Sales – Letter accepting our check as payment in full
3.      Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Co.- Change in EMS response
4.      Citizens Hose monthly report
5.      County Commissioners- Upcoming training for planning, zoning, and land development
6.      P.G.E. – Application for permit for a gas well in Cummings Township
7.      C.H. Waltz – Notification that they will no longer be a Case dealer
8.      PSATS regarding Unemployment Compensation Group Trust
9.      Lycoming County Assessment Totals for Watson Township

The Board then discussed, with sewage enforcement officer Robert Bertin, an issue involving a holding tank on the Fetter property along State Route 44.  Watson Township Holding Tank Ordinance, #2010-4, requires that sewage holding tanks be inspected on a bi-annual basis.  The Board discussed amending the Ordinance to allow for annual inspection for seasonal residences.

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck gave the following Road-masters’ report:
1.      They have removed the mower from the John Deere and replaced it with the broom.
2.      Cleaned out the Trading Post and are using it for storage.
3.      Installed a water filter in the new building.
4.      Trimmed some trees along Tombs Run Road.
5.      New heavy duty springs, snow plow and spreader are mounted on the truck.
6.      He has ordered two loads of anti-skid material.
7.      Gene and Allen have cut off the clean-outs on the sand mound so that they can be mowed over.
8.      TurnKey construction is going to correct a problem with one of the fence posts.
9.      Gene again stated the he is continuing to monitor the status of the recent drainage pipe work on West Side Road, he is cleaning out the material bay, and if the weather permits he wants to complete some more tree trimming.  

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that since the last meeting he has issued one new zoning permit for a new front porch and windows at the Schlesinger residence on West Side Road.  Will further discussed with the Board, a recent request from P.G.E. for a 40’ addition with equipment to the Breon meter station. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer advised that he will be attending their quarterly training in December. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer related that he has been in contact with Alvin Nichols, South Avis Little League and Alvin would like to bring the new Little League President to a future Township Meeting.    They are also working on a list of projects that they would like to complete.  

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck indicated that the solicitors’ law firm is experiencing some computer problems and they have made no new progress with regards to the Zoning Ordinance Committee.   The Board also discussed the condition of the exterior of the Trading Post building. 

Under New Business, the issue of funding for the West Side Road wall/pipe project was addressed by the Board.   It was decided to utilize funding from the Liquid Fuels fund in addition with the Act 13 Grant money to be received from the County.

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the October 21, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the October Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter to adopt Resolution 2014-1, approving the 2015 Budget.    Zinck seconded the Motion which did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Potter then made a Motion to approve the transfer of $9,030.62 from the Liquid Fuels fund to the general fund, to cover expenses for the West Side Road wall/pipe project. This Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Paul Stitzer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the September 16, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the September Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

The Minutes of the September 28, 2014 Fall Road Tour and 2015 Budget Meetings were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The following items of correspondence were reviewed by the Board:
1.      Anadarko Permit Applications for Eight wells in Watson Township
2.      Lycoming County Quarterly Well Report for Watson Township
3.      Letter from Governor Corbett regarding the New Building Dedication
4.      Letter from PennDOT regarding the 2015 Liquid Fuels allocation
5.      PSATS Legal Defense Partnership newsletter

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck gave the following Road-Master’s report:
1.      They have completed the new concrete wall/pipe at the slide area on West Side Road.
2.      He has mulched and seeded the water garden and it seems to be working fine.
3.      They have replaced two 18” drain pipes on West Side Road.
4.      They have removed several trees on Furnace and West Side Roads.
5.      He has placed several concrete barriers at the Trading Post property for the storage of material.
6.      He has relocated several drain pipes from his farm to the Trading Post property.
7.      Put a new front tire and two new hydraulic lines on the back-hoe.
8.      Completed the testing of the water samples from Skalla property on Canoe Access.
9.      Allen has completed the final mowing of the roads.
10.  Gene also stated that they need to monitor the recent work on West Side Road, helper springs need to be installed on the truck, and he inquired as to when we should start to clean out the Trading Post building.   He discussed with the Board some billing issues that resulted from the West Side Wall/Pipe project.   Due to a delay caused by one of the companies involved, the Township incurred some extra expenses.     

Zoning Officer’s Report – Since the last meeting Will Wolfe has issued one new permit to Pat Martin for the storage of two campers on Dennison Hollow Road.    Will also provided for review, the proposed subdivision of the James Maguire property. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer had nothing new for the Emergency Management Coordinator report. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer indicated that he has been attempting to contact A. Nichols to discuss the South Avis Little League contract for the baseball fields, however he has been unable to reach him at this time. 

Zoning Ordinance Committee- Gene related that he has nothing new to report at this time, but since the West Side Road wash-out pipe/wall project has been completed, he plans on calling the Committee together soon.   

Under Old Business, the Board discussed the recent dedication of the new building, which generally went well, but several complaints were received due to some people receiving the invitations too late.    Allen indicated that the construction loan for the building has been paid down to $110,000 with funds from the Act 13 fund, and requested permission to transfer money for the monthly payments from the Act 13 fund to the general fund on a monthly basis.    The Board further discussed the fees charged by the Sewage Enforcement Officer.     

Under New Business, the Board reviewed the 2015 budget which is ready for adoption.   Allen reported that he has received one more bill from TurnKey construction, and requests permission to transfer $7,123.87 from the Act 13 Fund to cover this final building expense.    Allen further related that he researched the time sheets and found that he had approximately 77 hours of mowing the park and ball fields this summer, at $14.25 per hour.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.   

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the September 16, 2014       Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the September 2014 Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter to approve the 2014 fall road tour meeting minutes as presented.    This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Zinck then made a Motion, which was seconded by Potter, to approve the 2015 budget meeting minutes as presented.    This Motion also passed by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Another Motion was then made by Zinck, and seconded by Potter, to approve the transfer of $7,123.87 from the Act 13 Fund to the General Fund to cover the final bill from TurnKey construction.    The Motion did pass unanimously.   

Potter then made a Motion to approve the adoption of the 2015 proposed budget.   Zinck seconded the Motion which did pass by a unanimous vote.

A Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to approve the transfer of the monthly building loan payment from the Act 13 Fund to the General Fund.   This Motion also passed unanimously. 

Zinck then made another Motion to approve the transfer of $1,000.00 from the Park/Recreation Fund to the General Fund to help pay the costs of mowing the park and ball fields.   This Motion was seconded by Potter, and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to approve the adjusted payment of $12,927.00 to Dura-Sales company for the wall on the West Side Road project.   The Motion did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
September 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the August 19, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the August Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The following items of correspondence were reviewed by the Board:
1.       Citizens and Northern Bank new contact information
2.       Anadarko E&P, six gas well permit applications for Cummings Township
3.       Pennsylvania Association of Floodplain Managers Fall Meeting
4.       SPCA newsletter
5.       Independent Hose Monthly Report
6.       County Association of Township Officials seeking Resolutions
7.       Citizens Hose Monthly Report
8.       Lycoming County Resource Management, Grand Opening of the Regional Single Stream Recycling Center

Road-master’s Report – In the absence of L. Gene Zinck, Allen gave the following Road-master’s Report:
1.      Six gabion baskets have been placed in a washed out area of Tombs Run Road
2.      100’ of U-drain has been placed in the water garden to facilitate drainage
3.      Started replacing signs that were missing
4.      Removed several blown down trees from West Side and Furnace Run Roads
5.      Mounted the solar flag pole light
6.      Put the address number on the front of the Municipal Building
7.      Installed a Carbon Monoxide detector
8.      Water samples taken along the Canoe Access Road, and tested negative for any sewage
9.      Second water sample taken on September 9th. with no results yet reported

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting.    

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer reported that the County Emergency Management Agency will hold their next quarterly meeting on Thursday September 25th.       The scanner in the office has been programmed with the Lycoming County Emergency frequencies, and he has been in contact with the Red Cross regarding the possibility of securing emergency cots, blankets and pillows. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer indicated that the committee is preparing to secure/winterize the buildings at the park. 

Under Old Business, Gene provided a report regarding the final items needed to complete the Township Building, which included the receipt of 25 roof ice and snow guards which we will install, and the alarm on the emergency generator which will remain as is.    All final payments have now been sent to the contractors.   The Board further discussed the conversion from a construction loan to a Term and interest loan with the bank.    Chairman Seltzer indicated that it has been the Board’s intention to utilize Act 13 money to pay for the building’s construction and was seeking approval from the Board to negotiate the payment schedule.    There was no Zoning Ordinance Committee Report. Ashley Hordusky-Fisk, Paralegal Office Administrator for Pennsylvania General Energy Company, who was in attendance at the meeting, then presented to the Board for signatures, all appropriate paperwork for the donation of the Trading Post Property.

With regards to the dedication of the new Township Building on September 26th. 2014, Allen indicated that the invitations went to the printer on September 4th. to be prepared for mailing.   

Under New Business, the Board discussed the date and time for the Fall Road Tour and Budget meeting.

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Will Norman expressed concerns over the donation of the Trading Post property from Pennsylvania General Energy Company, which he feels will impact the tax base, and further the expansion of Government.  
Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the August 19, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the August Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter to approve the date of September 28th. 2014 for the Fall Road Tour and Budget Meeting, to commence at 1:00 PM, starting at the Township Building.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer, and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Potter then made a Motion to authorize James Seltzer to negotiate with the bank, the payment schedule to convert the construction loan to a term and interest loan.    The Motion was seconded by Seltzer, and did pass unanimously. 

Potter then made another Motion, which was seconded by Seltzer, to accept the donation of the Trading Post Property to Watson Township by Pennsylvania General Energy Company.   The Motion did pass by a unanimous vote of approval.   

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.   A Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township 2014 Fall Road Tour

     The Watson Township Board of Supervisors held their Fall Road Tour on September 28th., 2014, starting at the Township Building.    Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, James Potter, Gene Zinck and Secretary/Treasurer Allen Green.     Chairman Seltzer called the Special meeting/Road Tour to order at 1:00 PM.    The following roads were reviewed:  
1.     Edgewood Drive- The roadway seems to be in good condition.    
2.     Tombs Run Road- This roadway is generally good condition, however there is some edge       separation taking place in several areas with some center line cracks between Ken Frys and Fillman Road.   The Board inspected the recently repaired wash out by Liddick’s  barn.  
3.     Fillman Road- This road is in good condition.       
4.     Ridge Road- The roadway is in very good condition.   
5.     Furnace Run Road- Generally fair condition.  The upper end, near Nichols Run, could use some   improvement.    
6.     Dennison Hollow- Is in very good condition.
7.     Hiller Hill Road- Is in very good condition.
8.     West Side Road- This road is in very poor condition.    Several pipes need to be replaced.  
9.     Canoe Access- Is in fair condition.  
10.   Lower Pine Bottom Road- This roadway is currently under a user maintenance agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen Green
Secretary/Treasurer 

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Budget Meeting
September 28, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, James Potter, and  L. Gene Zinck. 

Chairman Seltzer called the meeting to order at approx. 4:30 PM.   

The Board then prepared the draft copy of the 2015 Budget for the General Fund, State Road Fund, Fire Protection Fund, Act 13 Fund, and the Park and Recreation Fund.

There being no further business brought before the Board, Potter made a Motion to adjourn the meeting at approx. 8:00 PM.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass unanimously.   

Respectfully Submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary/Treasurer

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
August 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the July 15, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the July Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

Correspondence- The Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding Natural Heritage Inventory
2.      Independent Hose monthly report
3.      Pa One Call safety survey
4.      Pipeline Safety seminar

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene Zinck reports that he and Allen have been cleaning ditches, and have completed several projects in the new building.  Pine Creek Lumber Company has stopped logging on Furnace Run Road to allow for the seal coat and chipping of that road, however they should be able to resume their operation on Monday, 8/25.  Gene is working with the Lycoming County Planning Commission attempting to secure grant money for the wash-out area on West Side Road.   They have placed R-6 stone in wash-out areas along Furnace Run and Edgewood Roads.   Gene is working with legal counsel regarding the unauthorized oversized load on Tombs Run Road.  He has also completed repairs on the water garden.   Gene is seeking permission to purchase several signs needed for the roads and building.

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued one zoning permit since the last meeting.   That permit was issued to Richard Myers to install an 18’ X 31’ carport for storage. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that he attended the West Branch Emergency Management Association meeting held last Sunday.   He will be completing an inventory of all the Townships’ equipment which may be needed in the event of an emergency, and will be programming the scanner with all of Lycoming County emergency frequencies. 

Recreation Committee Report- Under the Recreation Committees report, James Seltzer advised that they are researching the possibility of placing aluminum siding on the ball field concession stand.   They are also looking at the possibility of securing grant money in the future for various projects in the park.   Gene stated that he has found solar flag pole lights on the internet and wanted to know if the Township was interested in purchasing one, as the lights that are currently at the flag pole are un repairable.   

Under Old Business, Gene presented to the Board a list of six items that have yet to be completed by the contractor on the new building.   Gene indicates that he may, if it pleases the Board, be able to negotiate with the contractor, and reach an agreement acceptable to all parties involved.     The Board discussed details involving the proposed Dedication ceremony for the new building.   With regards to the Zoning Ordinance Committee, Gene has been working with legal counsel and will be calling the Committee back together for a meeting.   Ashley Hordusky-Fisk, Paralegal Office Administrator for Pennsylvania General Energy Company, who was in attendance at the meeting, then presented to the Board a Non-Binding Letter of Intent to donate the property and building, locally known as the “Trading Post”, to the Township.    She then read the letter to all present, and requested that the Board take this matter under consideration at this meeting.  

Under New Business, Gene indicated that the Township has some old equipment such as a weed trimmer, pole pruners and tire chains, which are no longer being used, and he would like to sell them.  The Board discussed this issue and concluded that anyone who desires may make an offer to purchase any of the equipment and if the offer is reasonable, the items can be sold.   Also under New Business, James Potter related that he knows of an individual who expressed a desire to work off community service by volunteering to work for the Township.   The only concern in this matter was insurance coverage.   The Board then discussed a letter from the North Centre Township Board of Supervisors regarding concerns they have over proposed changes to the Clean Water Act.   The Board then directed Allen to draft a similar letter expressing their concerns as well. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Charles and Darla Knarr expressed concerns over what appears to be sewage seeping onto the Canoe Access Road from a residence, and they would like to see this monitored and corrected if necessary. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the July 15, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the July Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion to test the suspected sewage leak on the Canoe Access Road once a month for the next three months, and take action if required.    This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the purchase of the signs needed for the Township.   This Motion passed by a unanimous vote.

A Motion was then made by Zinck and seconded by Potter, to approve the purchase of the solar light for the flag pole, and for Allen to transfer the funds for the cost of the light from the Recreation Fund to the General Fund.    This Motion also passed by a unanimous vote. 

Zinck then made a Motion that the Board sign the Non-Binding Letter of Intent for Pennsylvania General Energy Company to donate the property, building and contents known as the “Trading Post” to Watson Township.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval.

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to approve volunteer community service work for the Township, pending the approval of the Insurance carrier.    The Motion passed unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion to approve Gene’s negotiating with the construction company for the final issues involving the completion of the Township Building.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Zinck, to set the date of September 26, 2014 for the dedication of the Township Building.   The Motion passed unanimously.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
July 15, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the June 17, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the June Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence – Board reviewed the following items of correspondence:
1.      PCPA newsletter
2.      Range Resources, drilling permit application for Mifflin Township
3.      Regency Energy Partners, merger announcement
4.      Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, stream erosion (P)
5.      Lycoming County, quarterly gas well report
6.      Pa Department of Environmental Protection, Rearick Sewage Planning Module

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene indicated that he did hold a required flagger training course at the Township building on June 19th.   He added that there is a $25 charge for the training, and that since the Board authorized the use of the building for the class, there was no charge for Allen’s attendance.   Since the last meeting they have started cleaning ditches, completed some work on the cinder bays, Allen has finished the first cutting/mowing of the roads, and removed a couple of trees down on West Side Road.   Gene has been working with the County Planning Commission relative grant money for the West Side Road project, and also with Pine Creek Lumber regarding their logging activity while we are attempting to seal coat Furnace Run Road.    Regency Energy Partners recently acquired the PVR Marcellus Gas Gathering water line which crosses Tombs Run Road, and they had some work completed by Fox Hollow Construction where they moved in some equipment.    They moved the equipment in prior to securing the proper permit from the Township, but have agreed to compensate the Township in the amount of $500 for some slight damage to the road surface.   Gene has completed the retro-reflective sign inventory for all of the Township roads, and he has received a request for a “children at play” sign for the Canoe Access Road.    Gene further requested permission to purchase a used transit, material for work needed in the water garden, and a solar powered light for the flag pole in the park. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe was not present for the meeting but furnished his report indicating that he has issued four permits since the last meeting.   Permits were issued to Short Mountain Trust to replace a barn on Furnace Run Road, Joyce Wall to place a camper on SR 44, Charles Oden to place a camper on Pine Lane, and Tyrone Wehry to replace a front porch and car port roof on West Side Road.   

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer advised that he attended the quarterly EMA training session in Williamsport on June 26th.   Paul has also secured a free scanner for use in the building. 

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer related that they are exploring the possibility of having the overhead power lines, at the Southern end of the park, buried underground.   There may be Act 13 grant money available for such a project. 

Under Old Business, the Board discussed the completion of the building.   The general contractor is still awaiting the delivery of the roof ice guards, and there is a problem with rain water causing one of the surveillance cameras to go blank.   The Board decided that a letter should be sent to the architect and general contractor requesting that the building be completed in 30 days.  Allen requested permission to transfer $6,197 from the construction loan to the general fund to cover final expenses. Gene indicated that the Zoning Ordinance Committee has started to work on a new draft ordinance, and they are reviewing all of the Ordinances.    The Grand Opening Ceremony has been postponed until possibly early September.    Ashley Hordusky-Fiske, Paralegal Office Administrator for Pennsylvania General Energy Company, then read to the Board a letter of intent to donate the property, building and contents previously known as the “Trading Post”, for the Townships’ consideration. 

Under New Business, there was no new business to discuss.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  The Board did answer some questions from Tyler Wirth, and Owen Knepp, who were in attendance for a Boy-scout project. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the June 17, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, approving the June Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the transfer of $6,197 from the construction loan to the general fund for building expenses.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously.  

A Motion was made by Zinck and seconded by Seltzer to approve the transfer of the “Trading Post” property and building to the Township, from Pennsylvania General Energy Company, pending a review by legal counsel.   The Motion did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

A Motion was then made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, to approve the purchase of a transit, material for the water garden, and a solar light for the flag pole in the park.   

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m.   A Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
17 June, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the May 19, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the May Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

The Minutes of the May 20, 2014 Special Meeting were reviewed.

Correspondence-The following items of correspondence were reviewed by the Board:
1.      Winter Engine-Generator Service Extended Warranty Offer
2.      Pine Creek Township Proposal for Furnace Run Road (P)
3.      Citizens Hose Company Monthly Report
4.      DEP Completeness Notification West Side Leidy B Casing Removal
5.      Lycoming County Planning Commission Transportation Improvement Program
6.      Independent Hose Monthly Report

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck indicated that they have started cleaning ditches along the roads and he has been working in the cinder bays, attempting to prevent the salt from corroding the steel posts and garage doors.    Pine Creek Lumber has started logging on Furnace Run Road.   Gene attended a Dirt & Gravel roads course on May 21st. and 22nd., and found the course to be very informative.   Parking space lines have been painted on the parking lot, the truck has been inspected, and he and Allen have cold patched Furnace Run and West Side Roads.    Top soil and Mulch have been applied to the water garden, several trees had to be removed from West Side Road due to severe weather, and Gene has been taking an inventory of the retro-reflective signs on all of the Townships’ roads.   New signs have been placed at the recycling center advising the public that the area is open from sunrise to sunset, and that it is for recycling materials only and no household garbage.    Gene has cancelled the request to rent Mifflin Townships’ grader for cutting the berms, and he is requesting permission to utilize Pine Creek Township to seal coat & chip Furnace Run Road and the Canoe Access Road. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting.   Will also discussed with the Board the issue of the septic leak along the Canoe Access Road.    

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer stated that he will be attending the quarterly training session on June 26th.    He needs to up-date his emergency contact list with addresses and telephone numbers.   Paul has purchased a weather radio/scanner for the Township building and is requesting re-imbursement for the cost of same, and has been researching various cellular telephone boosters, as one will be needed at the building.    

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer indicated that he has nothing new to report at this time, however it has been learned that the lights for the flag pole are beyond repair and Gene Zinck indicated that he will investigate the possibility of securing a solar light which mounts on the top of the flag pole.   

Under Old Business, the Board discussed the Winter Engine-Generator Service Extended Warranty Offer and decided that it was not worth the expense.   The Board also discussed several issues regarding the new building such as the air conditioning, hot water heater, generator alarm activating every time there is a power interruption, ice caps on the roof, and soil erosion along the edge of the parking lot.   Chairman Seltzer related that he has received information that Pennsylvania General Energy Company plans to donate the old trading post store property to the Township.    Ashley Hordusky-Fiske, a representative from Pennsylvania General Energy Company who was in attendance at the meeting, stated that she will be drafting an agreement for the Board to review and possibly take action on at a future meeting. 

Under New Business, Gene related that he will be conducting mandated flagger training on Thursday June 19, 2014 and would like to hold the training at the Township building.   The Board discussed the issue and decided that the training could be held here.    Gene would also like to place a mailbox near the front door for special deliveries.     The Board then discussed the Construction Loan and how they would like to proceed with paying off same, however they do not have enough information at this time to make a final determination.   Allen advised that the construction bills for this month amount to $52,979.00 and requests permission to transfer that amount to the General Fund from the Construction Loan to cover those costs.     Allen further advised that after this months’ bills are paid, the Township will have one more construction bill to be addressed, that bill is for the General Contractor, TurnKey construction and will be in the amount of $5,000.00.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the May 19, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the May 2014 Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

A Motion was then made by Potter to approve the minutes of the May 20,2014 Special Privy Ordinance meeting as presented.    This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass with a unanimous vote. 

Zinck made a Motion, seconded by Potter, to approve the transfer of $52,979.00 from the construction loan to the general fund to cover this months’ construction expenses.  The Motion passed unanimously.
A Motion was made by Zinck to approve the seal coat & chip projects for Furnace Run Road and the Canoe Access Lane, to be paid out of the State Liquid Fuels Fund.    This Motion was seconded by Potter and passed unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Zinck, to reimburse EMC Paul Stitzer in the amount of $50.86 for the purchase of the weather scanner for the building.   A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to direct Allen to send a letter of thanks to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and specifically Jeff Prowant for the Townships’ use of their facility as a polling place for the past several years.   This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote of approval.   

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the April 22, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the April Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

The Minutes of the April 27, 2014 Spring Road Tour were also reviewed.

Correspondence
1.      WHM Consulting Inc. notice of pipeline repair
2.      Raudenbush Engineering Inc. Well Permit Application Notification
3.      Pine Creek Township bid proposals for Canoe Access & Furnace Run Roads (P)
4.      Lycoming County Planning Commission – 2013 Annual report
5.      Citizens Hose Monthly Report
6.      2014 Adopted PSATS Resolutions
7.      Williams Pipeline safety letter

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck advised that since the last meeting he has completed the following:
1.      Placed the Recycling Center sign on the posts
2.      Met with Pine Creek Lumber and filmed Furnace Run Road for bonding
3.      Removed everything from the garage so the floor could be completed
4.      Met with Pine Creek Township for a quote to tar and chip
5.      Met with Stienbacher Enterprise to film West Side Road for bonding
6.      Installed lettering on the North side of the Township Building
7.      Supervised the paving of the Township Building parking area
8.      Traveled to Harrisburg with his truck and trailer to secure furnishings
9.      Gene and Allen attended a road bonding class in Lewisburg
10.  Installed a split rail fence along the building parking area
11.  Took delivery of the new John Deer mower and mowed the Recreation Park
12.  Constructed a rack for the cinder spreader
13.  Cleaned the equipment of salt, mud and cinders
14.  Removed the snow plow and cinder spreader from the dump truck
15.  Present for “tire day” on May 17th. and received 22 tires

Gene further related that they will begin repairing the pot-holes in the roads, cleaning ditches, and that he will be attending a dirt and gravel road class which may open the Township up for a grant to repair Furnace Run Road.    He has also reviewed the bid proposal from Pine Creek Township regarding seal coat and chip on Furnace Run and Canoe Access Roads and ask that the Board take no action at this time on the proposal, as he would like to explore another possibility.    Gene ask the Board for permission to purchase covers for the metal posts that he installed to protect the propane and electric lines entering the building at the front of the handicapped parking area.    

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued two building permits since the last meeting.   A permit was issued to Jeremy Coatsworth for the construction of a 30’ X 36’ cabin, and a permit to Cynthia Breon for a change in use of a basement to a bedroom.   

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer provided the Board with a list of equipment that the Township should have at the Building for its’ use as an emergency response center. 

Recreation Committee Report- Jim Seltzer reported that the flag at the Park needs to be illuminated.   The lights and wiring are in place but they need to be repaired.   Engineer Dennis Norman advised that there are lighting devices available which mount on top of the flag pole and are powered by solar energy.  

Under Old Business, the Board reviewed a list of several items yet to be completed by the contractors for the Township building such as ice and snow guards on the roof need to be installed, the alarm on the emergency generator has been activated nearly every day, there are no handicapped marking/painting on the parking area, and there are problems with the water garden.   There was a discussion with the Township Engineer, Dennis Norman, about the design and intent of the water garden.     Gene indicated that there were no new developments in the Zoning Ordinance Committee.    Under the Act 13 Fund, Allen Green reported that this months’ construction bills amounted to $27,610.84 and he was seeking permission to transfer the money from the construction loan to the general fund to cover these expenses.     Allen further related that back in February, the Township had exhausted the Act 13 Fund and borrowed $28,398.00 from the general fund to cover construction expenses. The the Act 13 fund now has in excess of $41,000, and his recommendation is to transfer $28,398.00 from that fund back into the General fund.    Allen also advised that the interest payment for the construction loan is due on the 1st. of June, however we have received no notice as to the amount of the payment due.    He contacted the bank and was advised that the bill would be sent shortly, therefore Allen requested that a Motion be made allowing him to pay that bill upon receipt, rather than wait until next month’s meeting.   The Board was advised that the Township Privy Ordinance has been provided by the solicitor and has been advertised, as required, to be passed at a special meeting tomorrow night, May 20, 2014.   

New Business- The only item under New Business was a date needs to be set for a Grand Opening Ceremony for the Township Building.    The Board reviewed this issue and decided that June 20th. 2014 would be the date of the Ceremony with the time of 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  

This month’s bills were reviewed.  
 
Public Comment- Under Public Comment, Vicky Vanorder  inquired where she may review the proposed zoning map, the status of the Drive-way ordinance, if the recycling center is open 24 hours a day, and expressed concern that the building lights are still too bright and present a safety concern for passing motorists.   She was advised that the map may still be at the James V. Brown Library, but the solicitor may have removed it as the Ordinance is still not finalized, the Drive-way ordinance is still on hold, the Board members do not want to lock up the recycling center at night but will consider placing a sign indicating that the center will be closed from sunset to sunrise, and the building lights have been substantially reduced but will not be turned off due to security reasons.    Charles Knarr asked if there has been any progress on the raw sewage issue along the Canoe Access Road to which Will Wolfe replied that there have been no new developments as of this time. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the April 22, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the April Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the minutes of the April 27,2014 Spring Road Tour.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Zinck, to approve the transfer of $27,610.00 from the construction loan to the General Fund to cover this month’s building construction expenses.   This Motion passed unanimously. 

A Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to approve the date of June 20, 2014 and the time of 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for the Grand Opening Ceremony.   This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the transfer of $28,398.00 from the Act 13 fund to the General Fund for expenses incurred in February.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay the construction loan interest payment upon receipt.   This Motion passed unanimously. 

Another Motion was then made by Potter, and seconded by Zinck, to purchase the plastic covers for the poles protecting the gas and electric lines in the parking lot.    This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote of approval.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township 2014 Spring Road Tour

     The Watson Township Board of Supervisors held their Spring Road Tour on April 27th., 2014, starting at the Township Building.    Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, James Potter, Gene Zinck and Secretary/Treasurer Allen Green.     Chairman Seltzer called the Special meeting/Road Tour to order at 1:00 PM.    The following roads were reviewed:  
1.     Edgewood Drive- The roadway seems to be in good condition.    
2.     Tombs Run Road- This roadway is generally good condition, however there is some edge separation taking place in several areas with some center line cracks between Ken Frys and Fillman Road.   Some ditches need to be cleaned out.  
3.     Fillman Road- This road is in good condition.       
4.     Ridge Road- The roadway is in very good condition and requires some minor ditch cleaning.   
5.     Furnace Run Road- Generally poor condition, needs ditch cleaning, cold patching and brushed back.   This road is also due for seal coating and chipping.   The upper end, near Nichols Run, could use some stone.
6.     Dennison Hollow- Is in very good condition.
7.     Hiller Hill Road- Is in very good condition.
8.     West Side Road- This road is in very poor condition.    Needs cold patching attention, ditches need cleaned, and several pipes need replaced.  
9.     Canoe Access- Poor condition and needs sub-base and oil & chip.
10.    Lower Pine Bottom Road- This roadway is currently under a user maintenance agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen Green
Secretary/Treasurer 

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the March 18th. 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the March Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The following items of correspondence were reviewed by the Board:
1.       Lycoming County Quarterly Gas Well Report for Watson Township
2.       Pine Creek Preservation Association Newsletter (Renewal)
3.       Lycoming County Liquid Fuels Project Grant Money
4.       Lycoming County Ground Water Quality Monitoring Program
5.       County Association of Township Officials Annual Spring Meeting
6.       Several Training Fliers
7.       County Community Development Block Grant Process (P)

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck provided the following Road-master’s report:
1.      He has ordered/received drain pipes, and yellow & white reflector posts for marking pipe inlets
2.      There have been two rock slides and a tree down on West Side Road
3.      He had to repair a flat tire on the back-hoe
4.      The recycling center has been relocated back to the Township building property
5.      The truck was taken to Sunbury Motors for the problem of the front brakes locking up when attempting to stop while plowing snow.   Ford Motor Company will not change the brake settings for liability reasons, but recommended the installation of another “helper” spring or air lift kit to level the truck while it is loaded with material
6.      Gene delivered mulch for the park
7.      The Township has received a request for a oversize load road permit for Furnace Run Road by Pine Creek Lumber
8.      Gene would like to complete some work on the Canoe Access Road and Furnace Run Road by utilizing the State Road Fund
9.      Gene has applied for financial assistance through the County to repair the slide area on West Side Road
10.  Gene requests that the Township sell the old diesel fuel tank for $25.00, and that James Potter has expressed an interest in purchasing same
11.  It is time to start cleaning the ditches and berms, and Gene would like to rent Mifflin Townships’ road grader if possible 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued one building permit since the last meeting.   The permit was issued to Richard Beatty to construct a 12’ X 12’ roof over an outside deck.    Bonner Sports would like to stone a large area on their property to display recreational campers that they offer for sale.   Will informed them that they will be required to prepare and submit a Storm-water Management Site Plan.   Will and SEO Robert Bertin revisited the site of the septic leak along the Canoe Access Road and found that no action has been taken yet.   They also investigated a complaint of effluent being discharged at a residence along Pine Lane.   The effluent was found to be surface water that had accumulated on the top of a cesspool.   Mr. Bertin advised the property owner that it is unlawful to discharge effluent to the ground surface and recommended that they install a riser on the existing cesspool.     

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer advised that he attended his quarterly training on March 27th, and he has received a free fax machine to use for his emergency management activities. 

Recreation Committee Report-James Seltzer related that the little league ball field is now being used, they are continuing on improvements to the ballfields/park, and they are awaiting the delivery of the new John Deere mower.   Secretary Green advised that the mower invoice has been paid by Watson, Cummings, and McHenry Townships and we are expecting to take delivery of same later this month. 

Under Old Business, Gene Zinck provided a list of several items which need to be completed on the new Township building.   Gene advised that some of the items have been completed since he made the list, and the rest are scheduled to be finished in the near future such as the testing of the emergency electric generator which will take place on April 23rd.    He further suggested that the Township subscribe to a SAMS club membership for the purchase of bulk supplies (toilet paper, soap, cleaning supplies, etc.), as well as he would like permission to purchase surplus furniture from the State/Federal Government to furnish the new building.   James Seltzer advised that on April 15th, he and Secretary Green met with legal counsel and the Bank and secured a $325,000 construction loan to complete construction of the new building.   The Township is now able to draw from the Loan to satisfy the construction bills.  The Township recently received and deposited the remaining $24,709.20 from the Lycoming County Act 13 Grant.   The Zoning Ordinance Committee is currently on hold until the completion of the new building and awaiting several court decisions regarding Act 13.   Secretary Green advised that due to an oversight on his behalf he failed to include the Motion for the adoption of Ordinance 2013-1, relating to road permits, in the December 17th, 2013 minutes.   Those meeting minutes have already been entered into the minutes book, which cannot be amended, therefore the Board will need to adopt that ordinance again at this meeting.   There will be a white goods collection at the Township Recycling Center on August 23rd. from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Information regarding the white goods collection and tire collection can be found on the Townships’ web-site.   Secretary Green advised that the membership dues are due for the Pine Creek Preservation Association.          

Under New Business, the Board discussed the date and time for the Spring Road Tour as well as the date and time for next months’ meeting, as it is currently scheduled for the Primary Election Day.   The Board was advised that they need to take action at this meeting with regards to changing the location of next months’ meeting, and all following meetings, to the new Municipal Building.   Gene Zinck related that he recently attended the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors annual conference in Hershey, and once again it was a wealth of information.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the March 18, 2014          Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the March Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the transfer of $108,818.00 from the Construction Loan to the General Fund to cover this month’s building construction bills.  This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote.  

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the allocation of up to $5,000 for the purchase of furniture and supplies for the new Township building.    The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

A Motion was made by Potter and seconded by Zinck to adopt Ordinance # 2013-1.   This Motion passed unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion, which was seconded by Zinck, to approve the date/time of April 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM for the Spring Road Tour, to begin at the Township building.   The Motion did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Supervisor Zinck made a motion to approve the date of Monday, May 19, 2014 for the May Supervisors Meeting.   This meeting, and all future Regular Monthly Meetings, will be held starting at 7:00 PM at the new Township building, 4635 North State Route 44, Jersey Shore, PA.  This Motion was seconded by Supervisor Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Zinck then made a Motion, seconded by Potter, to renew the Townships’ membership in the Pine Creek Preservation Association for $10.    Motion passed unanimously.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to sell the old fuel tank to James Potter for $25.00.   The Motion did pass, with Potter abstaining.   

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the February 18, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the February Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the March 11, 2014 Special Meeting were reviewed. 

Correspondence reviewed:
1.      PennDOT regarding the Liquid Fuels payment
2.      PSATS regarding proposed bylaw changes
3.      Jersey Shore YMCA seeking a donation
4.      Independent and Citizens Hose Fire Department activity reports
5.      Several fliers announcing upcoming training opportunities
6.      Endless Mountain Energy, two gas well application notices for Gallagher Twp.
7.      Lycoming County Planning Commission, upcoming FEMA workshop
8.      Watson Township Tire Day, May 17th. 

Road-master’s Report –Gene Zinck reports that they have plowed and cindered the roads several times since the last meeting, he has repaired the material spreader on the truck, however he still needs to get the truck to Sunbury Motors to have the brakes checked/repaired.  Gene has painted and placed the new fuel tank at the Township building, he and Allen have trimmed the trees adjacent to the flag pole in the park, and Gene has met with Mr. Peachey from Big Woods Lumber regarding a sinking area on West Side Road.  Mr. Peachey agreed to pay $1,000 towards the repair of the area, and is requesting that he be released from the road bond.   Gene has spoken with Jason Yorks, Lycoming County recycling regarding a new sign at the recycling area and the possibility of a White Goods Collection day, which will be held on August 23, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the recycling area.     He is currently seeking a bid from Charles Construction for the repair of the sinking area on West Side Road.   Gene has also recently attended the PSATS Boot Camp in Wellsboro and a seminar on How to Deal with Difficult People held in Williamsport.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe stated that he has issued no new zoning permits since the last meeting.    Will had a question regarding the Storm-water Management Ordinance, and who is responsible to draft/pay for a storm-water management plan?    Will was advised to contact Mark Davidson at the Lycoming County Soil Conservation District 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicates that they will have Sky-warn Spotter training in April, this Thursday evening is the EMC Banquet, and he has been offered a free fax machine to be used for the Emergency Management Coordinator’s Township duties.

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer provided copies of the signed 2014 contract between Watson Township and the Avis Little League for the use of the Little League Baseball fields in the Park.   They will be having a work day at the Park on the week-end of March 29th., and they are requesting that a couple loads of stone be spread on the parking area, and requested that Gene research the possibility of securing a couple truck loads of mulch to be used for various areas around the Park.   

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman brought to the Board’s attention, via an e-mail, that he believes that the exterior lighting around the new building is too bright, and he feels that this is unacceptable.    Board members did discuss this issue with the electrical contractor prior to this evenings meeting.    The lights that were installed met the requirements of the building plans, and are required in order for the night time surveillance cameras to work properly.
The electrical contractor also briefed the Board on the emergency generator, and the fact that they placed the wrong size conduit in the foundation for the electrical wiring.    The contractor ensured the Board that the wiring that they have in place will be sufficient to handle any load placed upon it.   Should the Board decide, it will be the contractor’s responsibility to cut the foundation, dig up the old conduit and replace it at his expense, however the contractor has proposed that should the Board agree, he would be willing to purchase and install electric garage door openers on the storage bin doors in place of conduit replacement.   The Board discussed this matter and decided that if the architect consents, they are willing to accept the contractor’s proposal (see Motions made below).   Gene indicated that the garage floors in the new building will be coated in the future because they need three consecutive days with an ambient temperature above fifty degrees prior to the placement of the coating.    The Board further discussed the purchase of used furniture for the building and a possible engineering issue with the proposed water garden.  Secretary Green advised that the Township has received a County Act 13 grant check in the amount of $100,290.80, from the $125,000.00 grant, and is requesting permission to transfer $83,872.00 to the General fund to cover this month’s construction expenses.    He further advised that he just received an e-mail from the Lycoming County Voter Services requesting that the Township furnish a letter to them prior to their next public meeting, indicating that the new building will be available to be used as a polling place for the up-coming May primary election.  Secretary Green, addressing the issue of the new mower, indicated that a check for the Township’s share is included in this month’s bill list and that we are awaiting the checks from Cummings and McHenry Townships to pay the invoice.   

Under New Business, Gene Zinck produced photographs of a wash out area next to his shed, where the Township truck has been temporarily stored over the winter.   He indicates that this is the area where salt and cinders were loaded onto the truck and the leaking salt has caused this area to erode, and he is requesting that the Township provide a couple of the stored gabion baskets and the use of the back-hoe to place them, which will correct the problem.    The Board advised that they did pass Ordinance #2014-1 at the special meeting held on March 11th.    Ordinance 2014-1 authorizes the Township to secure the issuance of a general obligation note, in the maximum principal amount of $325,000.

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the February 18, 2014         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the February Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter then made a Motion to approve the minutes of the March 11, 2014 special meeting as presented.     Zinck seconded the Motion which did pass by a unanimous vote.

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to approve the transfer of $83,872 from the Act 13 Fund into the General Fund.   This Motion also passed by a unanimous vote.

Zinck then made a Motion to direct the Secretary to send a letter to Lycoming County Voter Services advising them that the Township building will, according to the contractors, be ready for use as a polling place for the May primary elections.    This Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass by a unanimous vote.  

Motion then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to release the road bond by Big Mountain Lumber on West Side Road.   The Motion passed unanimously.   

Potter then made a Motion to approve the change order, upon approval of the architect, for the electrical contractor to install the two garage door openers rather than dig out and replace the buried conduit for the emergency generator.    This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Seltzer, to permit Gene Zinck to utilize the Township back-hoe, and provide two gabion baskets for the repair of the wash out at Gene’s residence caused by the road salt.    This Motion did pass with Zinck abstaining. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.   A Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Potter  led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the January 21, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and the January Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the Special Ordinance Meeting, February 11, 2014 were reviewed.

Correspondence reviewed:
1.       GP-7 Permit Approval, West Side Road Pipe Replacement
2.      DCED Training Fliers
3.      Senator Gene Yaw Regarding DCNR Grants
4.      Jersey Shore Summer Recreation Seeking a Donation
5.      Range Resources Notice of Drilling Permit Application, Gallagher Twp.
6.      Mrs. Janice Shireman regarding the proposed Charter School in Nippenose (P)
7.      Independent Hose Company Monthly Report

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck stated that, due to the recent weather conditions, they have been out plowing roads.   He did get the truck stuck on Canoe Access Road due to a septic problem with a residence along the road.   Someone has stolen the Fillman Road sign at the intersection with Tombs Run.    Gene is unable to get any road salt at the present time but the Township has some salt, mixed with anti-skid, stock piled.    The Kubota tractor and mower are now stored in the new building.   Gene has ordered the new fuel tank.    He did receive a complaint on the current condition of Hiller Hill Road.    Gene added that once the weather clears up, he will be taking the truck, loaded with material, to the Ford dealership in Sunbury to have the brakes checked.   When plowing roads and you apply the brakes, the front wheels lock up.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he has not issued any new permits since the last meeting.   He did meet with Sewage Enforcement Officer Robert Bertin to investigate the above referenced septic problem on Canoe Access Road.  

Recreation Committee Report- James Seltzer related that there is nothing new to report at this time.

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer read an invitation to an EMC appreciation dinner being held on the 27th of March.   

Under Old Business, Gene gave a report on the status of the new building.   James Seltzer discussed financing for the new building, and the process of securing a loan as explained to him by the solicitor.   With regards to the new zoning ordinance, Gene stated that they have corrected some issues with the new zoning map at the library.   Ashley Hordusky-Fisk, Pennsylvania General Energy Company, related that she would be meeting with solicitor Chris Kenyon to discuss some issues that her company has regarding the new ordinance.   Township Engineer Dennis Norman advised that there is nothing new to report on the issue of the “Privy” ordinance.

Secretary Green advised that at the January 21st. meeting the Board made a Motion that the money budgeted for the Recreation donation be used to open a new account for the Recreation Committee, however there was no money budgeted for same.   The Board discussed using money from the General Fund to open this account.    Gene Zinck indicated that they are delaying any further action on the Drive-way ordinance amendment until after the completion of the Zoning ordinance.    Allen stated that the Township has received a bill for the new John Deere mower which we have not taken delivery on yet.  Gene related that he was under the impression that we would not have to pay for the mower until we received it, and could store it in the new building.   Otherwise we may be charged under the new 2014 price.    Allen also inquired into the transferring of money from the Act 13 Fund into the General Fund.   Gene addressed the Insurance coverage for the new building and Recreational Park and the possibility of increasing the liability insurance.     

Under New Business, Will Wolfe indicated that last year the Township donated $500 to the American Cancer Society for their Relay for Life campaign.    Will was requesting a donation again this year.    Gene Zinck advised that the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors is having a “care package” drive at the up-coming conference where Townships are requested to donate items that our military service men/women may need, and requests that the Township donate $50 toward this cause. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally throughout the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the January 21, 2014       Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the January Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, which was seconded by Zinck to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2014 Special Meeting as presented.   The Motion did pass with a unanimous vote of approval.  

Zinck made a Motion to transfer $17,000 from the Act 13 Fund into the General fund to further cover construction expenses.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously.

A Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to Open a new Recreation savings account with $1,750 from the General Fund.   This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote of approval.  

Zinck then made a Motion to donate $500 to the American Cancer Society for this years “Relay for Life” campaign.    Potter did second this Motion which passed by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck that the Township donate $50 to purchase items which will be used for “care packages” for military service members.   This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote of approval.   

Potter then made a Motion to approve the Insurance coverage for the building, Park, and increase the liability insurance by $1,000,000.    Adding that Allen contact the insurance agency to inquire if they need the premium to be paid prior to next months’ meeting, and if so, he is authorized to pay that bill.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck and passed with two yeah votes, Gene Zinck abstaining.  

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, that Allen contact the John Deere Company and inquire if they require immediate payment for the mower to avoid having to pay the 2014 rate.   If payment is required immediately, Allen is authorized to pay that bill prior to next months’ meeting.   This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote.

Potter then made a Motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing the Township to borrow $125,000, as part of the Loan Package to complete construction on the new building.   The Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
February 11, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Board started the meeting discussing the application for a construction loan for the completion of the new building.   Solicitor Chris Kenyon explained the legal requirements for the Department of Community and Economic Development to secure the loan.   Solicitor Kenyon is going to research this issue further and will further brief the Board at the next regular meeting. Supervisor Gene Zinck spoke on the issue of lettering for the side of the building and would like permission to purchase aluminum lettering.   Gene further discussed the need for a new diesel fuel tank and indicated that T.L.C. Fuels can secure a new tank for a reasonable price.   The Board discussed the garage doors on the material storage bays and felt that the doors do not need electric openers at this time, but can be installed later if need be.   Township resident Melvin Haldeman expressed concerns about the garage door springs.   

Supervisor Zinck then explained the new zoning ordinance indicating that they propose to make an area of approximately 2050 acres zoned as Light Industrial.    Most of the area proposed is already affected in some way by the Gas industry.   Robert Payne, Pennsylvania General Energy Company, inquired as to how they determined which area of the Township to change to Light Industrial, and what happens if someone in a Residential area desires some form of Gas industry activity on their property.    Ashley Hordusky-Fiske, Pennsylvania General Energy Company, expressed concerns over the location of the proposed Light Industrial area and the map which was on display at the James V. Brown Library.    Ms. Hordusky-Fiske questioned problems with the  noise limits, vague language through-out the ordinance, and redistricting issues.   Zoning officer William Wolfe questioned the definition of a modified permit and building permit, as they relate to the ordinance.    

A Motion was then made by Potter to approve the purchase of aluminum lettering for the side of the building.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass by a unanimous vote.  

Zinck then made a Motion, seconded by Potter, to approve the purchase of a new fuel tank.   This Motion did pass unanimously.

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
January 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Charles Knarr led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the December 17th, 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the December Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

The Minutes of the 2014 Organizational Meeting were reviewed.

The Board then opened the floor to Insurance agent Mary McKinley who explained the current Insurance coverage provided to the Township by the Wilkinson Dunn Company.   Ms. McKinley indicated that she would provide a break-down of the coverage and premiums by the next regular meeting.   After reviewing the costs, the Board will decide whether to increase the liability coverage or keep it the same.

Correspondence-
1.      Up-coming Emergency Management Seminar
2.      Quarterly Gas Well Report
3.      Up-coming Seminar on Dealing with Difficult People
4.      E-mail regarding the Privy Ordinance (P)
5.      Notice of Application for renewal of Water Withdrawal
6.      DCNR- Application period for recreation and conservation grants (E)
7.      Independent Hose Monthly Report
8.      Five Well Applications for Cummings Township
9.      Citizens Hose Monthly Report

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck stated that they have plowed/cindered at least seven times since the last meeting.   Gene met with Jason Sheaffer, A & L Wood Inc. to look at and tape Furnace Run Road for bonding.   He has received another load of salt and stone for plowing, replaced the wiper blades and a low beam bulb on the truck, and he is still working with the solicitor’s office regarding the oversize load issue on Tombs Run Road. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued one permit since the last meeting to Jeffery Miller for a 30’ X 40’ storage barn. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer had nothing new to report for this month.  

Under Old Business, the Board discussed the size of the lettering to be placed on the side of the new building, which will read “Watson Township Municipal Building”.    Gene Zinck expressed concerns about the fence that has been placed at the rear of the new building and indicated that he will address this issue with the contractor at the next meeting with them on January 23rd.    There is a special meeting to be held on February 11th. to review/accept public comment on the proposed Zoning Ordinance.    The Recreation Committee has identified several areas of concern regarding the Park and Little League fields, namely two of the dug-outs need replaced, the playground equipment needs moved/replaced, the fencing around the Junior Varsity field needs some attention, and an enclosure is needed for the batting cage.  The Board discussed the possibility of starting a Park/Recreation account, and the status of the current contract with the South Avis Little League team.   Secretary/Treasurer Green advised of the need to transfer $33,849.00 from the Act 13 fund to the General fund to cover the latest expenses for the building construction.

Under New Business, discussion on the “Privy” ordinance was tabled until the next meeting due to the absence of the Township Engineer.

The Bills were reviewed.
Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the December 17th. 2013         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the December Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, to approve the 2014 Organizational meeting minutes as presented.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass unanimously. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the transfer of $33,849.00 from the Act 13 fund into the General fund for building expenses.    Potter seconded the motion which did pass by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, and seconded by Zinck, to honor the current Pine Creek Recreation Commission contract with South Avis Little League, for the remainder of the year.  This Motion did pass with a unanimous vote. 

Potter then made a Motion to open a new bank account for the Park and Recreation fund.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck, and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
February 11, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Board started the meeting discussing the application for a construction loan for the completion of the new building.   Solicitor Chris Kenyon explained the legal requirements for the Department of Community and Economic Development to secure the loan.   Solicitor Kenyon is going to research this issue further and will further brief the Board at the next regular meeting. Supervisor Gene Zinck spoke on the issue of lettering for the side of the building and would like permission to purchase aluminum lettering.   Gene further discussed the need for a new diesel fuel tank and indicated that T.L.C. Fuels can secure a new tank for a reasonable price.   The Board discussed the garage doors on the material storage bays and felt that the doors do not need electric openers at this time, but can be installed later if need be.   Township resident Melvin Haldeman expressed concerns about the garage door springs.   

Supervisor Zinck then explained the new zoning ordinance indicating that they propose to make an area of approximately 2050 acres zoned as Light Industrial.    Most of the area proposed is already affected in some way by the Gas industry.   Robert Payne, Pennsylvania General Energy Company, inquired as to how they determined which area of the Township to change to Light Industrial, and what happens if someone in a Residential area desires some form of Gas industry activity on their property.    Ashley Hordusky-Fiske, Pennsylvania General Energy Company, expressed concerns over the location of the proposed Light Industrial area and the map which was on display at the James V. Brown Library.    Ms. Hordusky-Fiske questioned problems with the  noise limits, vague language through-out the ordinance, and redistricting issues.   Zoning officer William Wolfe questioned the definition of a modified permit and building permit, as they relate to the ordinance.    

A Motion was then made by Potter to approve the purchase of aluminum lettering for the side of the building.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass by a unanimous vote.   

Zinck then made a Motion, seconded by Potter, to approve the purchase of a new fuel tank.   This Motion did pass unanimously.

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
December 17, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the November 19th. 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the November Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
Correspondence- PSATS Convention Information
                        Letter of Agreement for County Act 13 Grant
                        Flyer regarding training for new Supervisors
                        Christmas Card from the YMCA

 

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene Zinck indicated that he has been in contact with the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Conservation District regarding the “sinking” area on West Side Road.   He has also been researching different ways to repair the problem.  Gene related that this project will be put on hold until spring weather arrives.   They have been experiencing problems with the equipment, fuel problem with the back-hoe, and hydraulic problems with the new truck.   Both have been repaired.    Gene was present when Hawbaker Construction paved the parking area at the new Township Building.   Earl Lee has been out several times plowing snow.    

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued no new building permits since the last meeting.   He and Dennis Rearick then advised the Supervisors that Mr. Rearick has been experiencing problems with his subdivision request and would like a copy of the Township’s Privy Ordinance.   Un-fortunately, no one present ever heard of a Privy Ordinance, and the Township Engineer, Dennis Norman, related that he would inquire with the County relative this situation. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer stated that he attended their quarterly training session on December 12th., and briefed the Board on that meeting. 

Under Old Business, with regards to the new Township Building, Gene and Dennis Norman discussed change orders received from the contractor, the masonry work being completed during freezing weather, and the current status in general.  With regards to the Zoning Ordinance Committee, Gene reported that the Ordinance has been finalized and is ready for adoption.   The Solicitor’s office will be taking care of the publication in the newspaper and the date for a special meeting regarding same has been scheduled for February 11th. at 7 PM.   Gene has secured a contract for a new John Deere Commercial mower, with several attachments, to be purchased under Costars at 2013 bid price, to be used at the recreational park and the ball fields.   The mower will be purchased from Valley Ag & Turf, Watsontown, and they will hold it until next spring.   Gene indicated that two other Townships have agreed to assist with purchasing the mower.    The Board reviewed the 2014 proposed budget and the possible appointment of two auditors for the 2013 audit.   The Board then reviewed two ordinances, 2013-1 amending the ordinance regarding the Cutting/Opening of Township Roads, and 2013-2 amending the ordinance regarding Drive-ways on Township roads.  After discussion, the Board decided that they will adopt ordinance 2013-1 and will table 2013-2 until some changes are made to the language of the ordinance. 

Under New Business, the Board was advised that the 2014 Organizational meeting will be held, as per Second Class Township Code, on the first Monday of January, January 6th, 2014 at 7 PM, here at the Mifflin Township Building.   Chairman Seltzer sought permission to draft a letter, from the Board to send to Senators Casey and Tomey, and to Congressman Marino, expressing their concerns over the recently passed Biggert-Waters Act (relating to flood insurance).  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the November 19, 2013         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the November Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck, and seconded by Seltzer to approve the 2014 Tax Rate Resolution #2013-5.   This Motion did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Zinck then made a Motion to adopt the 2014 Budget Resolution #2013-6.    The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously. 

Another Motion was made by Zinck to approve the transfer of $163,457 from the Act 13 Fund into the General Fund.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and passed unanimously.  

Seltzer then made a Motion for the Township to pay the $175.00 fee for Gene to attend the Boot Camp Training offered by PSATS.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck to authorize Chairman Seltzer to draft a letter to the Senators and Congressman regarding concerns over the Biggert-Waters Act.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   


Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Organizational Meeting
January 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Municipal Building

Present were Supervisors L. Gene Zinck, James Potter, and James Seltzer. 

James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Vice Chair Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to select James Seltzer as the temporary Chairman.   
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to select Allen Green as the temporary Secretary.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to nominate and elect James Seltzer as the Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to nominate and elect James Potter as Vice-Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Allen Green as the Secretary/Treasurer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Janet Hillyard as the Tax Collector.
Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Dawn Hedges and Alice Norman as Auditors.
Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to appoint L. Gene Zinck as the Road-master.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded byPotter, made a Motion to appoint J. David Smith and the McCormick law firm for Legal Counsel.   Vote of approval was unanimous.

Then Potter made a Motion to appoint William Wolfe as the Zoning/Permit officer.  The Motion was seconded by Zinck and a vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Dennis Norman as the Township Engineer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Vacancy Board Chairman.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Wade Potter as a Zoning Hearing Board
Member (three year term).    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck , made a Motion to appoint Charles Knarr as a Planning Commission
Member (three year term).    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Robert Bertin as the Sewage Enforcement
Officer and Jami Nolan as the Alternate.    Vote of approval was unanimous.
The 2014 Watson Township Sewage Officer Contract was signed. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as the representative
to the Tax Collection Committee (TCC).    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as a Voting
Representative in the Pine Creek COG.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Voting
Representative to the Pine Creek Rail Trail Advisory Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to appoint Vern VanOrder, Jon Oberle,
Wilber Moore, and Allen Green as the Recycling Committee.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to set the wages for the Secretary/Treasurer
At $8,000/year, Road Employees at $14.25 an hour, $95.00 an hour for Legal counsel and $90.00 a month for the Zoning/Permit officer.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, Made a motion to set the Treasurers Bond at $750,000.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck seconded byPotter, made a Motion to select Jersey Shore State Bank, and
Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT) as the bank depositories.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 


Zinck, seconded by, made a Motion to set the 2014 monthly meeting dates, to
Begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Mifflin Township Building on the following Tuesdays:
January 21, February 18, March 18, April 22, May 20, June 17 July 15,
August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a Motion to adopt a resolution keeping the
Mileage rate current with the IRS ($.56 mile).   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to adopt a resolution approving the
Treasurer to pay normal monthly bills due before the next meeting.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter made a Motion to certify Officials James Potter and Gene Zinck,
to attend the State Convention in Hershey on April 13-16, 2014.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to certify L. Gene Zinck as the voting
Delegate to the State Convention.    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a Motion to recommend to the Auditors the
Employee’s wage for working Supervisors at $14,25/hour.
Vote of approval was unanimous.

Under new business Zinck made a Motion to appoint James Seltzer as a member of the Recreation Committee.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously.  

The End of the Year Bills were reviewed. 

Public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 
 

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen D. Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 19, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the October 15,2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the October Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the November 10, 2013 Fall road tour and Special Budget meetings were also reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed the following correspondence:
1.       The Lycoming County Long Range Transportation Plan
2.       The Auditor General’s Liquid Fuels Tax Audit Report
3.       Independent Hose Company Activity Report
4.       Comcast Television Franchise Agreement
5.       Lycoming County Department of Public Safety Exercise Results
6.       Citizens Hose Audit Report
7.       Sun Home Health & Hospice Request for a donation
8.       Lycoming County SPCA Activity Report
9.       Citizens Hose Activity Report
10.     Notice from P.G.E. indicating that they have filed an application with the Susquehanna
         River Basin Commission for a renewal of the water withdrawal

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported that they have placed sub-base on the shoulders of West Side and Edgewood roads, replaced a drainage pipe on Furnace Run Road, cold patched Furnace and West Side roads, and mounted that snow plow and material spreader on the truck. Edgewood Drive has been scratched and paved by Charles Construction, doing the work for Welded Construction as a result of their road bond.   Gene has met with a representative from Anadarko gas Company regarding signs on Lower Pine Bottom Road, and representatives from PennDOT and the County about a sinking/wash out problem on West Side Road.  Gene also addressed the need for some amendments to be made to the highway bonding ordinance.   Gene further advised that he has the back hoe parked at his barn and due to the cold weather he has the machine plugged into his electric and he is requesting that the Township reimburse him for his electric.

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued two permits since the last meeting. He issued a permit to William Norman for a 12’ X 20’ roof extension, and a permit to Gerald Bower for a bathroom.

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that he will be attending their quarterly training session in December. 

Under Old Business, the Board discussed the issue of keys, drainage, concrete and paving for the new Township building.   Chairman Seltzer advised that he is in the final stages of securing a construction loan for the new building.   The Board was advised that the final draft of the new Zoning Ordinance is complete.   They discussed the possibility of requiring a Maintenance Plan for larger construction projects.   The Board felt that this issue would be best addressed at the County Planning stage.    Gene Zinck related that he, through co-stars, has secured a price which is good until the end of the year for a mower for the Recreational Park.   At the beginning of 2014 the price will increase by 2 percent, however the mower purchase is not in the budget until next year. The Board was advised that there was an advertisement placed in the newspaper indicating the possibility of hiring an accountant or accounting firm to complete the 2013 audit.   Secretary Green contacted the solicitor’s office regarding the Tiadaghton Council of Governments receiving a fee on building permits and was advised to wait and see if those fees are removed in the future.   

Under New Business, the Board reviewed the Comcast Television Franchise Agreement, to be acted upon under motions. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the October 15, 2013         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the October Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve the November 10, 2013 Fall Road Tour Minutes.   The Motion was seconded by Potter, and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Potter made a Motion to approve the Minutes of the November 10, 2013 Special Budget Meeting.  This Motion was seconded by Zinck and passed unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, and seconded by Potter, to approve the transfer of $85,292.00 from the Act 13 Fund into the General Fund to cover construction expenses.   This Motion did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Zinck then made another Motion authorizing Chairman Seltzer to secure the best loan rate and finalize the construction loan agreement for the building.   This Motion was seconded by Potter and passed by a unanimous vote. 

Potter made a Motion, seconded by Seltzer, that the Township pay Supervisor Zinck $15.00 a month for electricity, for the back hoe, until the return of warmer weather.   This Motion did pass with Supervisor Zinck abstaining. 

Potter then made a Motion authorizing Supervisor Zinck to purchase a mower for the park as long as the purchase can be made under next year’s budget.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and passed unanimously. 

A Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 15, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and James Potter  led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the September 17, 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the September Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-The Board reviewed the following Correspondence:
A letter from the Lycoming Association of Township Officials regarding suggestions for new Resolutions.
Letters from Comcast Cable with regards to Franchise Agreement, rate increase and a service agreement for the new Township Building.
A letter from the Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters advising of a notice of labor dispute with TurnKey Construction.
A notice from Code Inspections Inc. regarding their new fee schedule to take affect on November 1st., which includes a fee collected for the Tiadaghton Council of Governments of which our Township is no longer a member.
An e-mail from Lycoming County Department of Public Safety containing the Quarterly report of Natural Gas wells in the municipality.
A letter from Wilkenson Dunn regarding insurance coverage for the new building and recreation park.
The Citizens Hose Company monthly call report for September.
Notification from P.G.E. advising of four new Natural Gas wells in Cummings Township.
A letter from Bassett Engineering advising the need for clearance markers on all four corners of the Gamble run Culvert project. 

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported that he has been monitoring the condition of West Side Road due to the heavy log truck traffic.  Allen experienced a fuel problem with the tractor while returning from mowing Furnace Run Road, which he has fixed.  Gene placed rocks around the entrance to the Ball Field parking area, and repaired pot holes on the Canoe Access Road.   Cold patch repairs have been completed on the recently replaced drainage pipes on West Side Road and pot holes filled on Furnace Run Road.    A section of  West Side Road has been paved by Pine Creek Township.   Gene has also reviewed a driveway permit for the Jeff Miller property on Dennison Hollow Road.   Gene related that the solicitor has advised that they can send a notice of violation to the trucking company which was caught with a non-permited, oversized load on Tombs Run Road, but there is not much more that can be done.   Penn Virginia Resources has completed their work on the water line and request to be signed off of their bond on Tombs Run and Fillman Roads. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued four new building permits since the last meeting, they are as follows:  a 24’ X 28’ picnic pavilion for James Maguire, a 30’ X 40’ detached garage for William Pfirman, a 9’ X 14’ storage shed for James Maguire, and a two story 45’ X 46’ single family home for Jeffery Miller.  Will also discussed with the Board the Grove sub-division. 

EMC Report – There was no EMC report.

Under Old Business, the Board discussed at length, with engineer Dennis Norman the various change orders for the new Township Building regarding a curb for the recycling center, a concrete pad for the fuel tank, a concrete slab for the entrance area, placement of a drainage pipe, and paving of the parking area.   Dennis expressed concerns over the costs of the changes and requests authorization to negotiate those costs.   Jim Seltzer advised that he continues to research construction loan financing.   Secretary Green requests authorization to transfer $100,290 from the Act 13 fund to the general fund to cover building expenses thus far. Gene Zinck discussed concerns over dirt compaction around the exterior of the new building.   Gene advised that he has received a new copy of the Zoning ordinance from the solicitors office and the Committee will be meeting again to approve the changes that were made.   Jim Seltzer indicated that the Recreation Committee has met, and they need to meet again to organize and discuss how they wish to proceed. Gene provided information and pricing for three different brands of commercial mowers.     

Under New Business, the Board discussed a possible date/time for the Fall Road Tour and 2014 Budget meetings.   Secretary Green advised that if the Board chooses to appoint a certified or competent public accountant, it will need to do so by resolution.   This will need to be advertised at least 30 days prior to voting on the resolution.    According to Gene Zinck the Township will have only one elected Auditor at the beginning of the year.   The Board reviewed the Comcast service agreement for internet, telephone, fax, and television, for the new building.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Public Comment – Public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the September 17th. 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the September        Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a motion to transfer $100,290 from the Act 13 Fund to the General Fund.   The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and passed unanimously. 

A Motion was made by Zinck, and seconded by Seltzer, to authorize Secretary Green to sign the Comcast Business Service Agreement.   This Motion did pass unanimously. 

Zinck then made another Motion to sign off of the Road Bond/Excess Maintenance Agreement with Penn Virginia Resources on Tombs Run and Fillman Roads.    The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and passed unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the solicitor’s office to send a notice of violation to the trucking company which violated the weight restriction on Tombs Run Road.   This Motion also passed unanimously. 

Another Motion was made by Zinck, and seconded by Seltzer to approve the driveway easement for the Jeffrey Miller property.   This Motion passed unanimously. 

Zinck then made a Motion which was seconded by Seltzer to approve Engineer Norman to negotiate the best prices for the change orders for the new building.   This is not to include the change order for the curb surrounding the fueling area.   This Motion passed by a unanimous vote.

A Motion was then made by Zinck authorizing Secretary Green to research the removal of Tiadaghton COG from the building permit fee schedule.   The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and passed unanimously. 

Another Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to set November 10th. 2013 as the date for the Fall Road Tour and Budget meetings, at a time to be determined later.    This Motion also passed with a unanimous vote.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:46 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
November 10, 2013
1:30 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and James Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Board then reviewed a proposed sub-division for Mr. & Mrs. Denny Rearick along Furnace Run Road.    The Board did approve the plans.   
The Board then drafted the proposed 2014 budget.  

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 5:00 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

 

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Fall Road Tour
November 10, 2013
11:00 a.m.
Watson Township Building Construction Site

Present were Supervisors  James Seltzer, James Potter, and L. Gene Zinck, along with Secretary/Treasurer Allen Green. 

Chairman Seltzer called the meeting to order.

The supervisors, along with Secretary/Treasurer Green then completed the Fall Road Tour with the following observations:
Edgewood Drive – This road is in “good” shape.
West Side Road – This road is in “poor” condition.   It is in need of further cold patching.   There are several drainage pipes that need to be replaced, and a “washed-out” area approx. .7 miles in from the Township line that will need addressed soon.
Furnace Run Road – The road is in “fair” condition and needs cold patching over the recently replaced pipe.   Needs brushed out.    2A stone is needed on the gravel portion of the steep hill, as well as several drainage pipes in need of replacement.
Dennison Hollow Road – This road is in “good” shape, but the weight limit sign needs to be replaced.  
Hiller Hill Road – This road is in “good” shape.
Tombs Run Road – The road was observed to be in “good” shape.
Fillman Road – This road is in “good” condition.  
Ridge Road – This road is in “good” condition.
Canoe Access Road – Several pot holes need to be filled and the road could use a some new sub-base material, and the ditch cleaned.
The Board then proceeded to the Mifflin Township building for the budget meeting.   

Respectfully submitted

Allen Green, Secretary/Treasurer

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
September 17, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the August 20th. 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the August Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence – The Board reviewed the following correspondence:
Letter from PennDot regarding the pay off of the Gamble run project loan
Letter from Senator Gene Yaw in regards to Senate Bill 1059 prevailing wage reform
Letter from PennDot offering assistance with structurally deficient bridge weight restrictions
A request from Architect Paul Albert for a 21 day contract construction extension for the new Township building
A invitation from the Lycoming County Planning and Community Development to attend a focus group concerning the effects of Marcellus Shale gas activity in our area
A letter from PennDot indicating that next years Liquid Fuels allocation will be $28,195.36

The Board then entertained a discussion with Donald Murray and Renee Sheddy from Mifflin Township about the possibility of Joint Zoning, as Mifflin Township is currently under County Zoning.   Supervisors Seltzer and Zinck will continue the discussion by attending Mifflin Township’s next regular Board meeting on October 9th.    

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported that they have replaced two drain pipes, installed two concrete inlets on those pipes, and upon approval of the Board, that a portion of West Side Road is ready for partial resurfacing by Pine Creek Township.    He cut a tree that was down on Tombs Run Road.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting and has nothing new to report. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer has finalized the Emergency Operations Plan and is submitting same to the County.    He will be completing a survey for the County Emergency Management regarding National Incident Management System training.    Paul further advised that in lieu of this month’s quarterly training, the County will be testing Emergency Response Communications/Readiness.   

Under Old Business, the Board discussed the status of the new building, the possibility of a County grant to assist with the building, a construction loan, transfer of Act 13 funds to the General fund, and the letter regarding the 21 day extension for the contractor.   The Board reviewed the draft of the new Zoning Ordinance, and discussed the set back, and inspection fee requirements.   Gene Zinck will contact the solicitor’s office regarding any changes that may be made.   Chairman James Seltzer and Co-Chairman James Potter both indicated that they would be willing to serve on the newly formed Recreation Committee.   Wade Potter and Alvin Nicholes have also expressed a desire to serve on the Committee.    The Board feels that it would be best to schedule a Committee organizational meeting as soon as possible.    The Board reviewed a letter drafted by the Solicitor’s office regarding the 2012 Audit report.  The paving project on West Side Road had been discussed under the Road-master’s report.   

New Business – There was no new business.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Public Comment – Public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the August 20, 2013        Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, and seconded by Potter, approving the August Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a motion to approve the 21 day construction extension for the new building.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass unanimously. 

Zinck then made a motion to approve the paving project on West Side Road, which was seconded by Potter.   The Motion did pass by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was made by Potter and seconded by Zinck, to approve the transfer of $78,446 from the Act 13 Fund and into the General Fund to cover expenses for the new building.   This Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to appoint James Seltzer to the Recreation Committee.  The Motion did pass by a unanimous vote of approval. 

A Motion was then made by Potter directing Secretary Green to send a letter to Senator Gene Yaw supporting reform of the Prevailing Wage Law.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:06 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted,
Allen Green

Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
August 20, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the July 16, 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the July Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed the following correspondence received by the Township: 

   1.   A request from the Lycoming County Association of Township Officials for old Township photos.

   2.   A letter from the Department of Environmental Resources approving the sewage plans for the new Township Building.

   3.   A letter from the Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding an up-coming ground water survey.

   4.   A letter from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board regarding the Municipality’s portion of annual retail liquor and malt beverage license fee.

   5.   Letters of intent from Pennsylvania General Energy Company regarding five new wells in Cummings Township.

   6.   Outgoing correspondence to the Board of Auditors, and Representative Garth Everett.

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported that Tombs Run Road has been oil and chipped, cold patching has been completed on West Side Road and Furnace Run Road, everything but the truck, tractor, and back-hoe have been removed from the shed.   He has spoken with Anadarko regarding their financial assistance for oil and chipping Tombs Run, and is working with the solicitor’s office regarding the non-permitted oversized load caught utilizing Tombs Run Road.  Gene is requesting permission to pursue the possibility of doing some build up on the lower end of West Side Road. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – William Wolfe related that since the last meeting he has issued two new permits, one to James Lauer for a 30’ X 48’ garage, and one to Transcontinental Gas for a 5’ extension to an existing metering building.   Will also recently sent a letter of violation for a camper located on a property within the Township.   The Board then discussed the ordinance regarding a permit for a camper/R.V. on properties. 

EMC Report – Under the EMC report Paul Stitzer presented Resolution 2013-4, the Emergency Operations Plan Renewal to the Board for approval.  Paul also plans to attend the quarterly training to be held later this month.   Furthermore, Paul related that he had to use his own paper and printer to print the Emergency Operations Plan and requested that the Township provide a ream of paper and printer cartridge due to the amount of printing required.  

Under Old Business, regarding the new Township building, Gene Zinck indicated that there is still a possibility that the Township may still be eligible to receive grant money from the County for the new building.  James Seltzer advised that he is continuing his research regarding a construction loan for the new building.   Engineer Dennis Norman presented the Operation and Maintenance Agreement, Storm-water Management Best Management Practices which requires a notarized signature from the Board, or a motion be made that one Supervisor sign the form before a Notary Public.  Dennis stated that this will complete all requirements for the County regarding the new building.   Regarding the Zoning Ordinance Committee, Gene advised that they have a draft of the new ordinance, which was provided for review, and solicitor Chris Kenyon was present to answer any questions.   In regards to the Little League Ball Fields and the Recreation Park, Gene related that the Township did acquire possession of the property on July 26th. And the Board discussed the necessity of forming a Recreation Committee to address numerous issues involving the new property.    They also discussed the Insurance needs regarding the new building and park.   The issue of the uncompleted 2012 Audit report was turned over to the solicitor.  Secretary Green was directed by the Board to contact the Secretary of Mifflin Township and offer an invitation to one of their Supervisors to attend the next scheduled Board meeting to discuss the possibility of joint zoning.     

New Business-The issue of Insurance for the properties were discussed under old business.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Dennis Norman requested the Board invite the public to comment on the use of the park, and that they seek volunteers for the recreation committee.   Joe Mitchell, Citizens Hose Company presented the monthly response report and discussed the use of the ball fields as a landing area for life-flight helicopters.  Gene Zinck advised that, due to the recent shooting incident at a Township meeting in the Eastern part of the State, he is going to, at the next Council of Governments meeting discuss the possibility of joining with other Townships to hire a State Constable to be in attendance at the meetings or to accompany the Zoning officer on zoning complaints.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the July 16, 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the July Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck then made a Motion, which was seconded by Seltzer, to provide Emergency Management Coordinator Stitzer with a ream of printer paper and reimburse him for the purchase of a new printer cartridge.  The Motion did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Seltzer to authorize one Supervisor to sign the Storm-water Management Plan before a Notary.     The Motion was seconded by Zinck and passed unanimously. 

Zinck made a Motion, seconded by Seltzer, to approve Resolution #2013-4, Emergency Operations Plan.   The Motion passed unanimously.    

A Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:31 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
July 16, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and State Assemblyman Garth Everett            led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the June 11, 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting, Minutes of the June 28, 2013 Special Meeting Minutes, and the Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

Correspondence- The Board reviewed a letter from Exco Resources regarding the construction of a new gas transmission pipe line, the newsletter from the Pine Creek Preservation Association, an e-mail containing the Quarterly gas well report for the Township, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors news bulletin, a letter from the Lycoming County Planning Commission regarding highway occupancy permits, and correspondence from the Lycoming County Department of Public Safety indicating that the Township needs to update the Emergency Operations Plan. 

The Board then deviated from the normal order of business in order to entertain guest speaker Garth Everett, Pennsylvania State Assemblyman, 84th Congressional District.  Mr. Everett spoke on the Prevailing Wage requirements and the burden it places on smaller Townships, the Transportation Bill, and he indicated that the Natural Gas royalty money goes into a separate fund used for conservation and environmental causes.  Mr. Everett was asked about the permitting process used by PennDOT, the requirements of Ethanol in gasoline, funding for  emergency services from Act 13 revenues, and the bidding requirements for Townships of the second class.    He was then afforded the opportunity to answer questions from anyone in attendance.    

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported that he has been working with representatives from PVR Marcellus Gathering regarding the repairs being made on Tombs Run Road and the upcoming seal coating of that road.   PVR is further requesting a thirty day extension on their road permit to complete the work on the road.    The first cut mowing has been completed.   He has met with representatives from Williams Gas regarding the use of Edgewood Drive.   He has cleaned the ditches on Ridge and Tombs Run Roads as well as removed four trees from West Side Road.       He has also started to remove things from the shed. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that since his last meeting, he has issued nine permits.  Karen Skalla-shed, Dwayne Wasson-mobile home, Bonner Sports-storage garage, Richard Miller-camper, Anadarko-pole/antenna, Karen Skalla-above ground pool, Bonner Sports-lean to roof, Eric Wheary-pool retaining wall, and Watson Township-demo existing buildings and construct new building and recycle center. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer stated that he missed the last quarterly training session due to a possible tornado.   He is currently working on the Emergency Operations Plan and should have it ready for the next Regular Meeting.  

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman related that the final paperwork is being filed and the contractor should be able to start on the new Township building very soon.   Gene Zinck indicated that in lieu of payment for storing equipment and material on his farm he would like the Board to consider giving him the old furnace and fuel tank from the shed.  James Seltzer also stated that he would like permission to remove some of the foam insulation sheets since they will be disposed of with the rest of the shed.     With regards to the Zoning Ordinance Committee, Gene has mailed several notices to the residents who will affected by the proposed changes.    Gene has also met with representatives from the former Pine Creek Recreation Committee, and work is progressing on having the Little League ball field property transferred to the Township.    The Board reviewed previous years meetings minutes regarding the fire protection agreements, but took no action at this time.    The Board then discussed the financing of the new truck and decided that it would be best to continue to pay the bank the monthly payments rather than pay off the truck with Act 13 funds.    They also discussed financing for the new Township building.   

Under New Business, it has been brought to the attention of the Board that Mifflin Township has expressed a desire to work with our Township with regards to Zoning.    Contact will be made with the solicitor regarding this issue.     Secretary Green indicated that the 2012 Audit report has not yet been completed, and his attempts to meet with the auditors have met with negative results.    This needs to be completed as soon as possible.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Robert Sheets, Independent Hose Company presented to the Board a copy of the Fire Company response statistics, and commented on the amount of hours spent by the volunteers of Independent Hose.    James Potter indicated that he had a request for permission from some gas company workers to park their vehicles at the Little League ball field parking lot.  He was advised that since the Township has not yet acquired the land, the Board cannot give that permission.   

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the June 11, 2013         Regular Monthly Meeting as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the June Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the minutes of the June 28, 2013 Special meeting as presented.    The Motion was seconded by Potter, and did pass unanimously.

Potter then made a Motion, which was seconded by Zinck, to give Penn Virginia Resources a thirty day extension on their road permit.   The Motion passed by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was made by Potter to approve Gene taking the furnace and fuel tank, and Jim Seltzer taking the insulation sheets from the old shed.    This Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass unanimously. 

Motion made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving James Seltzer to pursue a construction loan for the new Township building.   This Motion also passed by a unanimous vote. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck and seconded by Potter, to have the Secretary send all three members of the Board of Auditors a letter requesting that they complete the audit report as soon as possible.   This motion did pass unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion, which was seconded by Zinck, that the Secretary send Assemblyman Garth Everett a letter thanking him for attending this evening’s meeting.   Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 10:11 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
 

Allen Green
Secretary

 

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Monthly Meeting
June 28, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Office of Norman Engineered Designs

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order at 7:18 PM, and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Township Engineer Dennis Norman provided a copy of the results regarding the sealed bids received for the construction of the new Township building.   The results are as follows:

General Contractor- TurnKey Construction $573,790, Hass Building $692,000, Premier Construction $693,777, Lundy Construction $699,700, Zartman Construction $709,480, J & M Construction $725,726, Robert Feaster Corp. $787,425

Electrical Contractor- IRZ Electric $104,275, TRA Electric $129,965, Howard Organization Inc. $130,790, Williamsport Electric $350,456

Mechanical Contractor- Spencer Mechanical $46,900, TurnKey Construction $58,580, Silvertip Inc. $62,300, W.C. Eshenaur & Son, Inc. $68,400, Billtown Mechanical $69,540

Plumbing Contractor- Spencer Mechanical $34,900, Silvertip Inc. $44,500, TurnKey Construction $48,880, W.C. Eshenaur & Sons $49,459, Billtown Mechanical $54,990

Under new business, Gene Zinck indicated that the Township has information regarding the possible unlawful use of an oversize load using Tombs Run Road.   Gene also indicated that Mifflin Township has expressed an interest in working with our Township regarding Zoning issues, which can be addressed at the next meeting.

There was no public comment

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the awarding of the bids to TurnKey Construction for the General Contractor, IRZ Electric for the Electrical Contractor, Spencer Mechanical for the Mechanical Contractor, and Spencer Mechanical for the Plumbing Contractor.  The Motion passed unanimously. 

Zinck then made a Motion to approve Resolution #2013-3, the New Land Development Resolution for the Township building.   The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously.   

A Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 PM   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 11, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor James Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the May 14th. 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the May Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

The Board further reviewed the Minutes of the May 23rd. 2013 Special Meeting.

Correspondence- The Township has received notices regarding several well applications for neighboring Townships.   P.G.E. has applied for six wells in Cummings Township, and Anadarko has applied for eight in Mifflin Township.   The Lycoming County Planning Commission and PenDOT are offering two up-coming classes providing information for the application of warm mix asphalt and liquid bituminous seal coat.   Members of the Board were provided copies of the Spring issue of the PennDOT District 3 newsletter.   The Board was further advised of the approval of an application for $1,122 in County liquid fuels funds, to replace several drain pipes on West Side Road.   

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report, Gene Zinck indicated that they have been cleaning ditches and berms on West Side Road, Furnace Run and some of Tombs Run and Fillman Roads.   On May 21st. Gene and Allen attended a PennDOT class on proper drainage.   Video taping has been completed, and the overweight permit has been issued to Big Mountain Lumber to begin logging on West Side Road.   Fillman road has been reclaimed and prime coated.   Gene has met with representatives of P.V.R. and Stahl & Sheaffer with regards to several issues on Tombs Run Road.    They are willing to share the expense of seal coating Tombs Run.    All local Gas drilling companies have been sent a notice warning them about overweight movements on Tombs Run Road without a permit.    The Township has received a request to bond Edgewood Drive from Route 44 to Whitetail Lane, and that process has begun.    Al will begin mowing all roads when he returns from vacation.     

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe was unable to attend the meeting and therefore there is no report. 

EMC Report – There is no new information for an EMC report. 

Under Old Business,  Dennis Norman briefed the Board on the developments thus far regarding the new Township building.    The bidding process is now taking place and several contractors have been in contact with him and the architect.    They plan to open the bids at the office of Norman Engineered Designs, 3256 Woodward Ave., Avis, PA at 4:00 PM on June 28th., followed by a Special Supervisors meeting at 7:00 PM, same location, to take action on the bid proposals. The Special Supervisors meeting will be published, open to the public, and any business brought before the Board will be acted on at that time.   Under the Zoning Ordinance Committee report, Gene related that the Committee met on June 4th. And have almost completed the requirements set forth under “Act 13”.   Committee members plan to meet with affected residents prior to the final completion of that portion of the Ordinance.    The cell tower/wireless communication issues still need to be addressed, as do issues involving the placement of solar panels.    The Board then discussed the current status of the Pine Creek Recreation Committee and the Little League Ball Fields, as well as the possibility of the Township assuming responsibility for same.   The Township has acquired a copy of the Recreation Committee’s By-laws, and are continuing discussions with Mr. George Durrwachter.    Board members were provided all copies of the Fire Protection Contracts, but this issue was tabled until Allen can review the minutes for any further pertinent information. 

Under New Business, Gene inquired as to when we should begin removing equipment from the shed and the possibility of the sale of old items no longer needed.   This issue will be discussed at the Special meeting on the 28th. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Dennis Kilpatrict, Independent Hose Company, and Joe Mitchell, Citizens Hose Company both provided monthly fire department reports and made themselves available to answer any questions that the Board may have.  Chris Bilby spoke regarding the Pine Creek Little League Baseball fields and Avis Little Leagues involvement.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the May 14th. 2013         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the May Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the Minutes of the May 23rd. 2013 Special Meeting.  The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion, seconded by Zinck, to approve the negotiations, up to $10,000, for the seal coating of Tombs Run Road.   

Potter then made another Motion, which was seconded by Zinck, to schedule a Special Supervisors Meeting on June 28th. 2013, 7:00 PM, at Norman Engineered Designs, 3256 Woodward Ave., Avis, PA.   The purpose of the meeting will be to take action on the bids received for the construction of the new Township building.   The Motion did pass with a unanimous vote of approval. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 P.M. 
A vote of approval was unanimous.  

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
May 23, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Shed, 4635 North State Route 44

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The meeting was opened with a discussion between the Board of Supervisors and Mr. George Durrwachter regarding the possibility of the Township assuming control of the Little League Baseball fields adjacent to the Township shed.   The Board reviewed an Indenture and Resolution provided by the Township Solicitor.    

The Board then discussed the proposed Bid specifications and adjustments for the new Township Building with Architect Paul Albert and Engineer Dennis Norman.   The discussion included the topics of liquidated damages, completion times, bid time limits, and the possibility of a special meeting to open bids on the 28th. Of June, 7:00 p.m. at the office of Norman Engineered Designs.

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to approve the Bid specs for the construction of a new Township Building and publish same.   The Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 14, 2013 
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Charles Knarr led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the April 16th. 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the April Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

The Minutes of the 2013 Spring Road Tour were also reviewed.

Correspondence- The Board was advised that the Township is approved to receive $1,122.00 in County Liquid Fuels money. Board members were provided a copy of the Zoning Hearing Board Decision approving the new Township Building.   There have been 15 new applications submitted for well permits in neighboring Townships.   Lycoming County has now established a defined application process to award “Act 13” grant monies for Municipalities that apply.   A letter received from State Assemblyman Garth Everett who, due to a scheduling conflict, was unable to meet with members at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Legislative Reception during the Conference.   A newsletter was received from the Pine Creek Preservation Association whom we have not been a member of in the past.   A letter advising Watson Township residents that they are invited to participate in the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.   A Thank You letter from Laura McMahon, Jersey Shore YMCA, for the $25 donation, and an E-mail received from PSATS advising that the USDA has low interest rate loans available.    Board members were further provided with an E-mail from the Township Solicitor indicating that monies may be transferred from the “Act 13” fund, into the general fund for expenses incurred regarding the new building. 

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported that he and Allen have been cleaning ditches and pipes on West Side Road, and fixed some pot-holes on Canoe Access Road.   Gene has contacted PVR (the pipeline company) about an unknown green substance in Tombs Run Creek, and Stahl Sheaffer about upcoming repair work to be completed on Tombs Run and Fillman Roads.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe provided information indicating that he has issued 4 building permits since the last meeting.   Timothy Walters for a 8’ X 20’ deck , John Horn for a 60’ X 90’ pole building, Donald Confer for a 10’ X 16’ deck with entrance ramp, and Anadarko for a 60’ high wooden pole w/antenna.   

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer had nothing new to report other than the next meeting will be held in June.

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman indicated that the process to advertise for bids for the new Township building are almost complete.   As soon as everything is ready we can hold a special meeting and open it up for bidding.   The Gamble Run Culvert replacement project is now complete, and the final check to pay off the loan to the bank will be signed this evening.   Gene related that the Zoning Ordinance Committee will need to meet and further discuss new information regarding cellular telephone towers and solar panel locations and placements.   The Board discussed the Little League Baseball fields and Gene will continue to research this matter.   

Under New Business, The Board discussed donations for the Fire Companies, the up-coming tire collection day, the Spring road tour, and the burned out house on Nichols Run Road.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Charles Knarr stated that he received a complaint about speeding on Hiller Hill Road.    

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the April 16th. 2013         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the April Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter then made a Motion, which was seconded by Zinck, to approve the minutes of the 2013 Spring Road Tour.    The Motion did pass unanimously.

A Motion was then made by Zinck and seconded by Potter, to transfer monies spent thus far for the new Township building, from the Act 13 fund, into the general fund.   Motion passed unanimously. 

A Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to become a member of the Pine Creek Preservation Association.   This Motion did pass by a unanimous decision. 

Zinck then made a Motion to pursue a Lycoming County Act 13 Grant for the new Township building.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:08 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 16, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the March 19th. 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the March Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.   

Correspondence – The Board received an invitation to attend the annual spring meeting of the Lycoming County Association of Township Officials being held on Tuesday, April 30th. At 7:00 PM.   Board Members were afforded the opportunity to review the Anadardo and PGE Drill applications for neighboring Mifflin and Cummings Townships.   The Board further reviewed letters from the Dept. of Environmental Protection regarding a storage tank system release at the Trading Post, and a letter from the Lycoming County Conservation District concerning a permit application for “ a 24” Leidy Line A Replacement”.   Board Members were provided a copy of the Lycoming County Department of Public Safety Quarterly report of Gas Well Pads in the Township.   Board Members were also provided an opportunity to review the Project Manual for the new Township Building. 

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck indicated that they have completed annual equipment maintenance, started cleaning ditches on West Side Road, removed some trees on Furnace Run and replaced a stop sign on Tombs Run Road.   Gene reviewed and presented to the Board for approval, the seal coat bid from Pine Creek Township.  The bid was in the amount of $13,611.00 for Hiller Hill Road, and $15,219.00 for Dennison Hollow Road, total amount $28,830.   Gene has also been in contact with a Jeff Miller regarding a driveway on Dennison Hollow, and has met with Stahl Sheaffer about Fillman and Tombs Run Roads.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that he has issued one new permit since the last meeting.   The permit was issued to Dennis Meeker for a camper trailer.   Will briefed the Board on the up-coming Zoning Board Hearing for Watson Township to build a new Township Building/Emergency Response Center.   Sewage Enforcement Officer Robert Bertin spoke on the issue of a septic system for the new building, and that Sewage Enforcement Officer Jami Nolan, Montoursville, would be able to approve the Septic System. 

EMC Report – There was no EMC Report this month.

Under Old Business, there was much discussion with Township Engineer Dennis Norman about the new building and land grading/drainage.    The Gamble Run Culvert Project is near closed.  Penn D.O.T., Lycoming County Planning Commission and the Township have just received the final paper-work for the project and a check should soon be forth-coming.   Allen inquired if he should take that check and use that to pay off the Commonwealth Loan for the project.   Gene advised that the Zoning Ordinance Committee is still active and moving forward.   Gene further advised that the Maintenance on West Side Road will be delayed while some pipes are replaced. Gene has spoke with the property owner of the Little League Ball Fields who is willing to work with the Township relative the possible purchase of same.  
Under New Business, The Board discussed the date and time for the Up-coming Spring Road Tour.    Allen indicated that he spoke with Jason Yorks about a white goods collection day (normally held in conjunction with tire day), and was advised that white goods collection will take place every other year.    It will now be held on even years only.    Allen also advised of the need of a business credit card for himself and Gene.   This would be a good business practice and eliminate the need for them to use their personal credit cards and have to be reimbursed.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

 Under Public Comment, public comment was entertained through-out the meeting. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the March 19th. 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the April Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, to approve the date of Saturday, April 27th. 2013 at 7:00 AM for the Spring Road Tour, which will leave from the Township Shed.    The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass unanimously.

Zinck then made a Motion to accept the bid proposal for seal coating Dennison Hollow and Hiller Hill Roads, from Pine Creek Township.   Potter did second the Motion which passed unanimously.

A Motion was then made by Zinck to pursue the possible purchase to the Little League Ball Field property.    The Motion was seconded by Potter and did pass unanimously.  

Potter made a Motion for Allen to pursue a business credit card account for he and Gene.   This Motion was seconded by Seltzer and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to approve Jami Nolan to design the sewage disposal system for the new Township Building.    The Motion did pass unanimously.

Potter then made a Motion for Allen to pay off the Gamble Run Project Loan, upon receipt of the County Liquid Fuels Grant money.   This Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass unanimously.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 19, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Minutes of the February 19th. 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the February 
Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence – Under correspondence, the Township has received a request for a donation from the YMCA, and a request from the Lycoming County Tax Collection Committee regarding the appointment of the School District Business Manager as an alternate voting delegate.   We have also received the West Branch Emergency Management newsletter, a brochure from the engineering firm of McTish, Kunkel & Associates, and an e-mail from Paul Albert Architecture containing an up-dated estimation of costs for the new Township Building.

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report, Gene Zinck indicated that the new Township dump truck has been delivered, but he had ordered the wrong snow plow for the vehicle.   Bradco Supply is replacing the plow with the proper one.   Gene spoke with Don Free, PennDOT, who related that the Township is responsible for replacing/repairing stop signs at intersections with State roads.   He has made arrangements with Pine Creek Township to oil & chip seal Dennison Hollow and Hiller Hill Roads.   Gene has also met with Jeff Miller regarding a drive-way permit, Don Free about options for West Side Road, and he has taken water samples to Seawalds for testing as required.   He had to clean some rock slides on West Side Road, and he and Allen have been working on the Township mower. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Since the last meeting Will has issued one new building permit to Dana and David Poust for a 14’ X 38’ addition to their existing building.  

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that he will be attending the quarterly training session this Thursday, and that earlier this month he attended Emergency Operations Center Incident Command training. 

Under Old Business Township Engineer Dennis Norman related that they are researching fuel providers to acquire the best deal for supplying propane gas for the new building, as well as briefing the Board on the requirement for testing the soil for the sewage holding tank.    Dennis also advised that the paper-work for the Gamble Run Culvert Project has been submitted and we are awaiting approval from Don Free, PennDOT.   Gene Zinck reported that the Zoning Ordinance Committee work is progressing.   The old Township dump truck has been sold on the web-site Municibid.   The auction ended at 6:16:27 PM on 3/18/13.   There were 1,420 views of the truck on the site, 116 bids placed, with the high bidder being Bobby Gerhart at $16,500.  Charles Rinehart, Independent Hose Company, provided the call sheets that were requested at the last meeting, which gives the Board the most current statistics of the fire departments calls.  

Under New Business, there was no new business.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, a Chris Bilby and Alvin Nichols spoke regarding the baseball fields adjacent to the Township shed.   They are involved in the Little League program from Avis and wish to utilize the fields for their Little League teams.   They advised that they are willing to assume the maintenance responsibility as well as keeping the grass cut and the ball fields groomed.   The Board advised that they are willing to assist in any way possible, but the Township has no authority over the ball fields, that is under the control of the recreation committee.   Wade Potter also rose to speak about his involvement in the past with the ball fields and he would not like to see the fields abandoned. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the February 19th. 2013         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the February Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, to approve Resolution # 2013-2 which appoints the Chairperson of the Supervisors as the primary voting delegate, and the Jersey Shore Area School District Business Manager as the first alternate voting delegate for the Lycoming County Tax Collection Committee.   Zinck did second the Motion which passed unanimously.  

Zinck then made a Motion to donate $25.00 to the Jersey Shore YMCA.   The Motion was seconded by Potter and passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:05p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 19, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the January 15, 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting and the January Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence – Under Correspondence the Board reviewed a request from the Lycoming County Tax Collection Committee requesting that representatives attend the meetings, a thank you letter from the SPCA, review of several drilling well permit applications for neighboring Townships, the monthly fire department response report, the up-coming Lycoming County Planning Commission Educational Series, and the date for the Wayne Township Landfill tire collection event.   

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene Zinck indicated that he received notification that a school bus will now be running on Hiller Hill road, which will now be treated as a priority on school days with regards to snow removal.   There was an accident reported on Ridge Road involving a garbage truck.   A large “sink hole” developed, and had to be repaired on West Side Road.  Gene has met with a representative from EXCO Corp. regarding their bonding of Tombs Run Road, and Gene briefed the Board regarding several issues with the plow truck.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe advised that he, since the last Township meeting, has issued two building permits.    One to Carol Miller for a 10’ X 12’ storage shed, and one to Jamie Hess for a 10’ X 14’ storage shed. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer had nothing new to report.  

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman presented a copy of the latest plans to be presented to the Zoning board for a special exception hearing for the new Township Building.   There was no new information regarding the Gamble Run Culvert Project.   Gene Zinck reported that the Zoning ordinance committee has been meeting, but they have some questions for the solicitor.   The Board then discussed several zoning issues. Gene further related that the new dump truck will be delivered to the Township on February 20th.  

New Business – There was no new business.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, William Wolfe advised that he and his wife are active in the American Cancer Society, and they are preparing for their “relay for life” event, and he is requesting a donation from the Township.   

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the January 15th. 2013         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the January Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter to approve Resolution 2013-1, authorizing a five-year term note for the new truck.     This Motion was seconded by Zinck and passed unanimously. 

Potter then made a Motion to immediately place the old truck up for bid once the new truck is delivered.    This Motion was seconded by Zinck and also passed unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, for Watson Township to donate $500 to the American Cancer Society.    The Motion did pass by a unanimous vote.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
 

Allen Green
Secretary

Regular Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Monthly Meeting
January 15, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the December 18th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting and the December Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.
The Minutes of the January 7th. 2013 Organizational Meeting were also reviewed. 

Under correspondence, the Township has received a request for an annual donation to the Lycoming County SPCA.    The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced the opening of their recreational grant period, and the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association sent a flyer advertising their 31st. annual road and bridge safety improvement award program. 

Roadmaster’s Report – Gene Zinck related that they recently had mechanical problems with the dump truck and that Mifflin, Porter and Pine Creek Townships helped us with plowing/cindering while the truck was down.    He recently re-stocked the salt/cinder pile and helped Township Engineer Dennis Norman dig test holes for the new building. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe reported that he has issued no new building permits since the last meeting. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer will be attending the local West Branch Emergency Management meeting this Sunday. 

Under Old Business, Architect Paul Albert presented a copy of the final plans for the new Township building/Community Center.    Township Engineer Dennis Norman indicated that there is nothing new to report regarding the Gamble Run Project other than the completion of the final paper-work, which will close this issue.    Gene Zinck related that the Zoning Ordinance Committee has been meeting, and they are making progress.   Will Wolfe was provided with a copy of the ordinance regarding “junk or abandoned cars”.    The Board discussed Act 13 donations to the Fire Departments, and discussed the new dump truck and what to do with the old truck. 

There is nothing to report under New Business. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Public Comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the December 18th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, approving the December Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the January 7th. 2013 Organizational meeting minutes.   The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Organizational Meeting
January 7, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Municipal Building

Present were Supervisors L. Gene Zinck, James Potter, and James Seltzer. 

James Seltzer called the meeting to order and  led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a motion to select James Seltzer as the temporary Chairman.   
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck , seconded by Potter, made a motion to select Allen Green as the temporary Secretary.
A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a motion to nominate and elect James Seltzer as the Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, made a motion to nominate and elect James Potter as Vice-Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a motion to appoint Allen Green as the Secretary/Treasurer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Janet Hillyard as the Tax Collector (two year term).
Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Zinck, seconded  by Potter, then made a motion to accept Sharon Haldemans’ letter of resignation as auditor.  The motion did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Donald Breon Jr. as Auditor (four year term).
A vote of approval was unanimous.  

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a motion to appoint L. Gene Zinck as the Roadmaster.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint J. David Smith for Legal Counsel.
Vote of approval was unanimous.

Potter then made a motion to appoint William Wolfe as the Zoning/Permit officer.  The motion was seconded by Zinck, and a vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a motion to appoint Dennis Norman as the Township Engineer.
A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Donald Breon Jr. as the Vacancy Board Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Daniel Kizis as a Zoning Hearing  Board
Member (three year term).    Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Supervisor Zinck made a motion, seconded by Supervisor Potter, to accept Bernard Haldemans’ letter of resignation as a member of the Planning Commission.   Vote of approval was unanimous.

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a motion to appoint John Grigsby as a Planning Commission
Member (two year term).    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, then made a motion to appoint Robert Bertin as the Sewage Enforcement Officer and Jami Nolan as the Alternate.
Vote of approval was unanimous.
The 2013 Watson Township Sewage Officer Contract was signed. 

Supervisor Zinck, seconded by Supervisor Potter, made a motion to appoint James Seltzer as the representative To the Tax Collection Committee (TCC).    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a motion to appoint James Seltzer as a Voting
Representative in the Pine Creek COG.    The motion did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Voting
Representative to the Pine Creek Rail Trail Advisory Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a motion to appoint Vern VanOrder, Jon Oberle,
Wilber Moore, and Allen Green as the Recycling Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to set the wages for the Secretary/Treasurer
At the same rate as 2012.      Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to set the wages for the Road Employees at $14.25/hour. Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to set the pay for Legal Counsel at $95/hour.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to set the pay for the Zoning Officer at $90/month.
A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Zinck, made a motion to set the Treasurers Bond at $750,000 .
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to select Jersey Shore State Bank, and
Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT) as the bank depositories.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to set the 2013 monthly meeting dates, to
Begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Mifflin Township Building on the following Tuesdays:
January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 11, July 16,
August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17.   A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Supervisor Potter, seconded by Supervisor Zinck, made a motion to adopt a resolution keeping the
Mileage rate current with the IRS.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to adopt a resolution approving the Treasurer paying normal monthly bills due before the next meeting.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Chairman Seltzer , seconded by Supervisor Potter, made a motion to certify Officials, Gene Zinck and Allen Green, to attend the State Convention in Hershey on May.     Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Chairman Seltzer , seconded by Supervisor Potter, made a motion to certify L. Gene Zinck as the voting Delegate to the State Convention.     A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck, seconded by Potter, made a motion to recommend to the Auditors setting the
Employee’s wage for working Supervisors at $14.25/hour.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

The End of the Year Bills were reviewed. 

Under public comment-None  

Potter , seconded by Zinck, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen D. Green
Secretary

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
December 18, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the November 20, 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting and the November Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Corresponcence - The Board reviewed the 2013 Sewer Enforcement Officer contract, a notice from the Lycoming County Commissioners office regarding Act 13 Grant money to be offered, and an e-mail from the previous Secretary, Elaine Younkin requesting a consultation fee for training the new Secretary.

The Board then entertained representatives from Pennsylvania General Energy Company.   Tim Schoonover and Ashley Hordusky-Fiske indicated that they were at this meeting seeking a four month extension on their zoning waiver for the truck staging area at the Venture Inn.   After discussion, the Board granted a thirty day extension.

Architect Paul Albert then presented the plans, to date, for the new Township building, followed by a lengthy discussion. 

Roadmaster’s Report – Supervisor Zinck indicated that he attended County Road-masters roundtable on December 6th.    He met with representatives of the gas industry regarding oversize loads being transported over Tombs Run Road without having first secured a permit/bond.   He has met with a representative from EXCO regarding the bonding of Lower Pine Bottom Road.   He has spent time working on the Gamble Run Culvert, and he would like the Township to purchase an I-pad for him to use for road work.    

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe related that since the last meeting, he has issued one new building permit to EXCO Resources for the construction of a natural gas well pad/access road on Short Mountain.    Will questioned if the Township has a burning ordinance and a “junk car” ordinance, and was advised that we have no burning ordinance, and that the Secretary will review the ordinance book relative the “junk car” ordinance. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that he recently attended the County quarterly training at the National Guard building in Williamsport.   He also presented a map of all the natural gas well pad sites in Lycoming County. 

Under Old Business, the new Township building was discussed with the architect.   Pinecreekvalley.com now has a Watson Township link.   Supervisor Zinck advised that they are continuing with the Zoning Ordinance “re-write” Committee meetings. The Board then addressed the issue of Fire Department contributions of Act 13 money.    Robert Sheets and Dennis Kilpatrict, Independent Hose Company, were in attendance to answer any questions regarding their request.    The Board then reviewed the proposed 2013 Budget and discussed the tax millage rates.   

Under New Business, the Board was presented with a resolution to amend the 2012 Budget to include the receipt of the Act 13 funds.  This allows the money to be carried over into the 2013 Budget.  

The Bills were reviewed.


Public Comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the November 20th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, approving the November Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Zinck to adopt Resolution # 2012-3, levying the 2013 taxes.   The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously.  

Zinck then made a Motion to adopt Resolution #2012-4, adopting the 2013 Budget.   Seltzer did second the Motion, which passed unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to hold the 2013 Organizational meeting at the Mifflin Township building on the 7th. Of January, 2013, at 7 PM.   The Motion passed unanimously.  

Motion was made by Zinck to adopt Resolution #2012-5, amending the 2012 Budget.   The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass by a unanimous vote. 

Seltzer then made a Motion authorizing the purchase of an I-pad and accessories for Township use.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck and passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 20, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the October 16th. 2012  Regular Monthly Meeting, the October Treasurer’s Report and the minutes of the Budget Meeting and Fall Road Tour were all reviewed. 

Correspondence – The Board reviewed a Notice of Intent application submitted by Exco Resources, to the Susquehanna Valley River Basin Commission, regarding a water withdraw location in the Township.   The Board also reviewed a notice received from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regarding the re-calculation of the ACT 13 funds that the Township is due to receive, and did receive the day before.   The Townships’ check was in the amount of $284,718.58.    An “ACT 13 fund” account has been opened at the Jersey Shore State Bank with those funds.    

Road-master’s Report – Gene submitted a report which indicated that he has been cleaning up and trimming trees and has put in salt and cinders in the shed.    He has met with representatives from PVR and PGE regarding Tombs Run Road.     Gene has purchased six new signs, and has approved the naming of two new roads on private property.    The roads are on the Maguire property and the approved names are Maguire Mountain Road, and Short Mountain Drive.   Gene and Allen have been cold patching on West Side, Tombs Run, and Fillman Roads.  In order to release their bond on West Side Road, Kunes Lumber has paid the Township for one ton of cold patch.    The snowplow and spreader have been mounted on the truck. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – Since the last meeting, Will has issued two permits: James T. Lauer - Pole storage building,   Frank Hering - stick built storage shed.   Will also presented, for discussion, a permit application for a new gas well pad on Short Mountain.   

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that the battery on the Townships’ emergency radio was discovered to be dead, and a replacement battery was purchased along with a belt clip.  Paul advised that he will be attending a County training session on December 12th.  

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman briefed the Board on the progress made thus far regarding the plans he and the architect have completed for a new Township Building.   Dennis indicated that the Gamble Run culvert project is basically complete and we can do the final inspection report, have Penn DOT sign off on the project and file with the County Planning Commission.   The Board discussed some concerns Road-master Gene Zinck has raised about the completed project.    Chairman Seltzer advised that Cummings and McHenry Townships are now on the website pinecreekvalley.com.   There is nothing to report on the new dump truck.   

Under New Business, the Board reviewed the proposed 2013 budget, making one change regarding the placement of the “Marcellus Shale Impact Fee” fund into the budget now that we have received the first check.    There was a brief discussion regarding the replacement of Bernard Haldeman on the planning commission, and Sharon Haldeman as an auditor, due to their moving out of the state.    Secretary Green was directed to inquire into the proper procedure to be followed.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Bob Sheets, from Independent Hose Company #1, Jersey Shore then addressed the Board requesting funding from the Act 13 monies.    They are requesting money to update/replace their antiquated computer system, replace portable radios, and provide required training.    He also spoke to a long term plan. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the October 16, 2012          Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the October Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the October 28,2012 Special Meeting/Road tour minutes.   The Motion did pass unanimously. 

A Motion was again made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the proposed 2013 Budget.  This Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.   This Motion also passed unanimously.    

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
October 28, 2012
1:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors L. Gene Zinck and James Seltzer. 

Chairman Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The supervisors, along with Secretary/Treasurer Green then completed the Fall Road Tour with the following observations:
Edgewood Drive – This road is in “good” shape and had just been tar and chipped this summer.
West Side Road – This road is in “poor” condition.   It is in need of further cold patching.   There is still .7 mile that needs to be brushed out, and the Gamble Run culvert project was observed to be near completion.
Furnace Run Road – The road is in “fair” condition and needs cold patching in areas.   Needs brushed out.
Dennison Hollow Road – This road is in “good” shape, and needs a seal coat.
Hiller Hill Road – This road is in “good” shape, and needs a seal coat.
Tombs Run Road – The road was observed to be in “good” shape, with some cracking along the edges in some areas.   Needs tar and chipped.
Fillman Road – This road is in “poor” condition, however P.V.R. is going to repair the road when their project is completed.  
Ridge Road – This road is in “good” condition. 

The Board then reviewed the proposed 2012 Budget.   

There being no other business brought before the Board, Zinck made a Motion to adjourn.   The Motion was seconded by Seltzer and did pass unanimously.  

The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted

Allen Green, Secretary/Treasurer

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 16th. 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Will Wolfe led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the September 18th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting and the September  Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

The Minutes of the July 17th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting were reviewed. 

The Board then opened the floor to Matthew Curry, Project Manager for ARM Oil and Gas Solutions, a company which has been contracted by EXCO to design a water withdrawal site on the Miller property.    Mr. Curry presented plans and answered all questions. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed, and passed on to the Township Engineer, a letter from Lycoming County Planning regarding the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.  A review was made of an e-mail received from the State Association of Township Supervisors regarding the up-coming release of the Act 13 funds.    The Board further reviewed and approved a letter being sent to Senator Gene Yaw regarding the passage of House Bill 2359, Emergency Flood Control Measures.  

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck reported that all of the right-of-way mowing is complete.  He and Allen have been trimming trees along West Side Road.   Gene and Supervisor Potter met with P.V.R. officials regarding parking issues on Tombs Run Road, and he spoke with them about winter repairs to Fillman Road.    The Township has purchased a new pole saw for trimming trees as the old saw is worn out.    

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued no new permits since the last meeting.

EMC Report – There was no EMC report.  

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman provided an up-date on the progress of designing plans for a new Township building.   Dennis also presented contracts which needed to be signed for engineering/architectural services.   Engineer Norman also indicated that the Gamble Run culvert project is very near to being completed, and that the Township has received the $31,638.13 received from PEMA for the damage sustained by the contractor during a flood.   There is nothing new to report on the web-site “pinecreekvalley.com” nor on the new dump truck. 

Under New Business, the Board was reminded that there will be a budget meeting and road tour on Sunday, October 28th. At 1 P.M.    The Board also discussed some concerns that have been  raised about the Polling Place for the November election. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

There was nothing new under Public Comment. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the September 18th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the September Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, to approve the July 17th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting minutes.    The Motion was seconded by Zinck and did pass unanimously. 

A Motion was made by Zinck, and seconded by Potter, to sign the architectural and Engineering contracts for the new building.   The Motion passed unanimously. 

Chairman Seltzer then made a Motion to pay Earthwork Services (Gamble Run culvert contractor) the PEMA money received for flood damage.   The Motion was seconded by Zinck, and did pass unanimously. 

A Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to open a new savings account at Jersey Shore State Bank for the Act 13 fund.   A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous.

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 


Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
September 18, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and James Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the August 21st. 2012  Regular Monthly Meeting and the August Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board reviewed a request from Clinton County CleanScapes requesting renewal of membership.  The Lycoming County Association of Township Officials will be holding their County Convention on October 24th. At the Pennsdale Civic Center and are requesting that Townships submit any resolutions that they want considered by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors at their 2013 annual convention.   The Board reviewed a request for a donation from the Sun Home Health & Hospice.   A letter from PSATS regarding the Lycoming County resolution which seeks legislation to modify Pa. Code Title 25 which would allow municipalities to perform flood mitigation in order to completely remove stream impediments by expediting the emergency issuance of all general permits needed.   

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report Gene Zinck indicated that he has researched the possibility of paving a portion of West Side Road and found that it would be too expensive at this time. We (Township) made repairs to Fillman Road for PVR Corp. and will be sending them a bill for our time, material, and equipment use.   We have completed tree trimming on Ridge Road and started trimming on West Side Road.   Gene has video taped Ridge, Tombs, and Fillman Roads for the bonding, by PVR.   Gene attended the Gamble Run box culvert inspection, along with Township Engineer Dennis Norman on September 10th., and that issue will be covered under Old Business.   Kunes Brothers Lumber Company has contacted the Township regarding the bonding of West Side Road, and the second mowing of Township right-of-ways and about completed.    

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe reported that since the last meeting he has issued two building permits.   One for the Kephart residence, a 30 1/2’ X 24’ Garage, and one for the Davidson residence, a 10’ X 12’ storage shed.   Will also presented a proposal for a water withdrawal site on pine creek from the ARM Group, which is designing the site for EXCO Resources.   The Board reviewed the proposal and members expressed several concerns.  Chairman Seltzer directed Secretary Green to contact ARM Group representative, Matthew Curry and request that he attend the next regular meeting to answer some questions. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer advised the Board that he is in receipt of an emergency plan from DCNR, in the event that there is a breach in Little Pine Creek Dam.   Paul has not had the opportunity to completely review the plan, as it was recently received.    

Under Old Business, Township Dennis Norman briefed the Board regarding a possible location for a new Township Building on the property, as well as an approximate cost of $410,000 for the construction of a 80’ X 40’, three bay garage building with meeting area.   The Board directed Dennis to continue working with architect Paul Albert on design plans.  Dennis spoke on the inspection of the Gamble Run culvert project including concerns over water leaking through a seam in the concrete, the placement of additional Rip-Rap stone, and the final placement of the guiderail which will complete the project.  There are no new developments for the web site “pinecreekvalley.com”.   Nate Thurston from P.G.E. spoke on the old “Pine Creek Trading Post” building, and the status of the truck staging area at the Venture Inn.   The Board reviewed Resolution #R2012-2, a resolution establishing Watson Township Municipal Appeal Board under ordinance #2011-2, which appoints the Lycoming County Planning Commission as the Appeal Board.   The Board was advised that the new Township dump truck is on order.   

Under New Business, the Board discussed a date for the fall road tour/budget meeting.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Earl Stroble inquired if anyone has received information regarding the possibility of a “pig farm” being established in the Township.   No information has been received or discussed. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the August 21st. 2012         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the August Treasurer’s report as presented,   The Vote was approved unanimously.

Supervisor Potter then made a Motion to adopt Resolution R2012-2, establishing a Storm Water Appeals Board, which was seconded by Zinck.   The Motion did pass unanimously. 

Supervisor Zinck then made a Motion, seconded by Potter, to set October 28, 2012, 1:00 PM as the date/time for the fall road tour/budget meeting.   The Motion passed unanimously.

Motion then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to renew our membership in the Clinton County CleanScapes.   Motion passed unanimously. 

A Motion was then made by Potter and seconded by Zinck, to send a letter to our legislators expressing the Board’s support for an amendment to Pa. Code Title 25 regarding flood mitigation.  The Motion did pass unanimously.     

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.   A Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

 


Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
August 21st. 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the August 8th. 2012 Special Meeting and the July Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence-The Board reviewed the following correspondence: Audit report of Citizens Hose Company, July 31st. letter from P.G.E. regarding new wells in Cummings Township, August 9th. Letter from P.G.E. regarding further new wells in Cummings Township, July 27th. letter from EXCO regarding Short Mountain Pad 1, letter from the County planning commission regarding a Storm-water appeals board, and the approval form for County Aid (Liquid Fuels Tax).

Road-master’s Report – Under the road-masters report Gene updated the Board as to the road work completed since last month’s meeting.   He further discussed the water line crossing Tombs Run Road by Penn Virginia Resources, they are requesting approval for minor changes to the location of a couple of access roads.   Gene has ordered a new dump-truck from Sunbury Motors which is to be equipped by Bradco Supply, and should arrive around the beginning of the winter season.   Gene then discussed a possible paving project for West Side Road.    

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe reported that he has issued only one new permit, for a 12’ X 24’ storage shed, since the last meeting.  

EMC Report – There was no EMC Report.  

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman introduced architect Paul Albert who spoke on the issue of a new Township building.   Mr. Albert was request to prepare a couple of different options for the design of a new building, and present them at the next regular meeting. Dennis Norman then spoke on the Gamble Run Culvert project and the results of a County Bridge Inspection completed on same.  He also briefed the Board on the problem that the contractor is encountering with having special brackets made for the guide-rails that will complete the project. 

Under New Business, the Board continued their discussion regarding the water line under Tombs Run Road.   The Board also discussed using the County Planning Commission as the Storm-water appeals Board, and directed the Secretary to draft a Resolution regarding same.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Public Comment – Public comment was entertained generally through-out the meeting.  

A Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the August 8th. 2012 Special Meeting.     A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to approve the July Treasurer’s report as presented.   The Motion was approved unanimously.

A Motion was then made by Zinck to approve the changes requested by Penn Virginia Resources regarding the access roads.   The Motion was seconded by Potter, and did pass unanimously.   

A Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to advertise for bids for a paving project on West Side Road, from the beginning of the road to the area locally known as the “Eagles nest”.

The Motion did pass unanimously.   

Motion was made by Zinck, and seconded by Potter , to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
August 8th. 2012
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Shed, SR 44

Present were Supervisors James Seltzer and Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Under New Business, Gene presented for review, five quotes from area dealers using COSTARS, for a 2012 Dump Truck.   The five quotes were from Hondru Ford, Manheim (through Bradco supply), Sunbury Motors, Sunbury (also through Bradco supply), Murrays Ford, Dubois, Kightlingers Motors Inc., Coudersport, and Lake Ford Lincoln Mercury, Lewistown.   The Board discussed the pricing and equipping of the vehicles.
Gene also addressed the issue of a request from Penn Virginia Resource Partners to run a water line beneath Tombs Run Road for approx. 200 feet, and Gene’s concern for the placement of a flagger at the intersection with Fillman Road once they start their project. 

Public Comment – There was no public comment.

A Motion was then made by Seltzer, seconded by Zinck, to give Gene authority to negotiate the best price for a new truck, and use Bradco supply to equip the vehicle.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Zinck then made a Motion, seconded by Seltzer that Penn Virginia Resource Parthners will be required to have a flagger posted at the intersection of Tombs Run Road, and Fillman Road while they are working there.    Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
July 17th. 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the June 12th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting and the June Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence- The Board discussed a letter received from Assemblyman Garth Everett, 84th. Legislative District regarding the termination of mail delivery on West Side Road within the Township.   The Board further reviewed the “Letter of Agreement” between the Township and Scott and Lisa Mason/P.G.E., regarding the truck staging area at the Venture Inn, as presented by the Township Solicitor. 

Road-master’s Report – Gene Zinck spoke on several requests for temporary driveways along Tombs Run and Fillman roads by P.V.R.   Gene also advised of his research regarding the possible purchase of a new dump truck for the Township.  Gene has a request from Mifflin Township for us to mow their right-of-ways along their roads.  Gene proposes that we set a fee of $45 hr. and they supply the fuel for the tractor. 

Zoning Officer’s Report – The Board discussed plans for a new gas well pad in the Lower Pine Bottom area as presented by Anadarko Corp. 

EMC Report – There was no EMC Report. 

Under Old Business, the Board discussed the issue of a new Township Building.   There are no new developments for the web site “pinecreekvalley.com”.   There is nothing new to report on the Gamble Run culvert project.    The Board discussed the issue of the radio controlled car race track on Creek-side Drive and the problems surrounding the enforcement of the noise ordinance. 

Under New Business, The Board discussed the appointment of citizens on the Zoning Ordinance Committee. 

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Mr. and Mrs. A. Flickinger spoke about the mailbox/mail delivery, and the tree branches hanging over West Side Road.   Donna Pearson spoke to the issue of a “jake brake” prohibition ordinance for State Route 44 within the Township. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the June 12th. 2012          Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the June Treasurer’s report as presented,   A Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Supervisor Zinck then made a Motion, which was seconded by Potter, to approve the “Letter of Agreement” between the Township and Mason/P.G.E. regarding the truck staging area located at the Venture Inn.   The Motion did pass unanimously. 

Supervisor Potter made a Motion, seconded by Zinck, to approve the mowing of Mifflin Township’s roads at the rate of $45 an hour and they are to provide the fuel.   This Motion also passed unanimously. 

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    The vote of approval was unanimous.

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 9:15  p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
 

James Seltzer
Chairman, Watson Township Board of Supervisors
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Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 12th, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, James Seltzer, and L. Gene Zinck.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and Gene Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the May 15th, 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting and the May Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

The Minutes of the May 25th, 2012 Special Meeting were also reviewed.

Roadmaster’s Report – Gene Zinck reported that Pine Creek Township hopes to have Ridge Road and Edgewood Drive tar and chipped by the end of July.   U-drain pipe needs to be installed in a low spot on Ridge Road before the seal coat.   Gene will also check with Penn Virginia Resource Partners about repairing Fillman Road.    The Board then discussed who has responsibility for replacing street name signs on private lanes.    The Board also discussed the pro’s and con’s regarding a brake retarder prohibition ordinance on State Route 44.

Zoning Officer’s Report – Allen Green provided the Zoning officer’s report in the absence of Will Wolfe.   Will has issued three permits since the last meeting:

Alan Herold, for a 18’ X 33’ above ground swimming pool

Trevis Bassett, to place a recreational camper for temporary camping

John Keefer for a 12’ X 15’ pre-built storage shed

Under the Zoning officer’s report, the Board discussed a recent citizen complaint regarding a radio controlled car/truck race track, and a 7’ alligator on a property on Creek-side Drive.

EMC Report – There is no EMC report this month.

Under Old Business, Allen Green read an e-mail sent from Township Engineer Dennis Norman indicating that he has been in contact with an Architect regarding a Township building, and that the contractor is awaiting fabrication of guiderail connectors for the Gamble Run culvert project to be completed.    There is nothing new to report on the website “pinecreekvalley.com”.

Under New Business, the Board discussed the condition of the Township T-tag dump truck and decided to begin the process to purchase a new truck, and sell the old truck.   Nathaniel Schmidt from Pennsylvania General Energy Company addressed the Board regarding the truck staging area at the Venture Inn.   The Board of Supervisors and P.G.E. reached an agreement over the current zoning violation, and once signed this matter will be resolved.    The Board discussed the Township Solicitor position and Attorney David Smith was introduced and spoke to all present.  Mr. Smith spoke of his qualifications and willingness to assist the Township as a solicitor.   He then entertained questions.      

The Board then held an executive session to discuss the Township Solicitor position.

The Bills were reviewed.

There is nothing to report under Public Comment.

A Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, approving the minutes of the May 15th, 2012      Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, approving the May Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to approve the minutes of the May 25th, 2012 Special Meeting.   The Motion did pass unanimously.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to replace Ben Landon of McNerney Page Vanderlin & Hall as Township Solicitor, and appoint Dave Smith of the McCormick Law Firm as the new Solicitor.   The Motion passed unanimously.

The Chairman then entertained a Motion regarding a Jake Brake Retarder Prohibition ordinance, however no motion was made.

Motion was made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Zinck, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.   The Motion did pass unanimously.    

Respectfully submitted, 


Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Special Meeting
Friday, May 25th 2012
7:00 p.m.
Watson Township Shed, SR 44

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Correspondence – Under correspondence, Secretary Green read the letter of resignation that had been submitted by Supervisor David Kagan.  

Under Old Business, Secretary Green informed the Board that Township Engineer Dennis Norman has indicated that he will be in attendance at the next regular monthly meeting and provide an update on the status of the Gamble Run project and the Township Building. 

Under New Business, Supervisor Potter nominated L. Gene Zinck to fill the vacant supervisor position (this being a temporary position until the next municipal election in 2013).   There being no other nominations, Chairman Seltzer closed the nominations.    The Board then discussed the most recent bill submitted by the Township Solicitor which failed to note the times involved in the various billing areas.   A request will be made of the law firm to break down the services provided and to include the amount of time for each item, then re-submit the bill.  

Under Public Comment, there was no public comment.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to accept David Kagan’s letter of resignation.     A vote of approval was unanimous.

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to appoint L. Gene Zinck the new Supervisor and Road-Master   The Motion did pass unanimously. 

Motion was then made by Zinck, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Respectfully submitted, 


Allen Green
Secretary.


Watson Township Board of Supervisors

Regular Monthly Meeting
May 15th. 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the April 17th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting and the April Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Guest Speaker Mark Beatty, owner of the web-site “pinecreekvalley.com” then addressed the body.   Mr. Beatty indicated that his web-site is continually growing and attracting more visitors.  He indicated that he can place a link to the Township’s web-site on his site at no cost to the Township.    Mr. Beatty then responded to several questions from the Board.    

Correspondence-Under correspondence, Secretary Green presented a letter from the Lycoming County Commissioner’s regarding actions that are required to be taken in order to be eligible to receive Impact Fee monies.  The Supervisors were supplied with their PSATS membership cards and pass-word information. An e-mail from Mifflin Township Secretary Renee Sheddy was presented, indicating that their Township pays their employees a rate of $14.25 an hour.  It was further noted that the Township received a “Thank you” letter from the Jersey Shore YMCA for the $25.00 donation that the Township made in support of their “Strong Kids Campaign”.    There was also a request for a donation to the Jersey Shore Recreation, Inc.   

Road-master’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report, Allen Green indicated that he recently cleaned up a rather large rock slide on West Side Road.   He has also taken the material spreader down to Dunlap’s for repair of the right side bearing.  The Board of Supervisors then reviewed the minutes of the 2012 Spring Road Tour.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that he has issued two zoning permits, one to Dennis Meeker for a camper trailer in the flood way at the upper end of West Side Road and one to James Maguire for a trailer and car-port on his property off of Tombs Run Road.   Will also provided two proposed sub-divisions for the Miller & Potter residences, and the property of Joe and Helen Arduini for review by the Board.  The Board then reviewed a request received from ARM Group Inc. (Earth Resource Engineers and Consultants) to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for a proposed surface water intake on the Miller property along State Route 44.   The intake is at the request of EXCO Resources of Warrendale, PA, and would be for a maximum of 1.5 million gallons per day.   It had been reported earlier that this would be for the use of trucks to ship the water, however Township resident Vern VanOrder stated that it would be used for a pipe-line and not for trucks.  

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer reported that he will be attending “skywarn spotter” training in the near future. 

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman was not available to speak on the progress for a new Township Building.  The web-site Pinecreekvalley.com was addressed earlier by Mark Beatty.  There is nothing new to report on the Gamble Run Culvert project.   Chairman Seltzer requested that Secretary Green inquire with Dennis Norman and County Transportation Director Murosky about finalizing this project.   The Zoning Ordinance Committee is being formed and Chairman Seltzer explained to the attendees the reasons for the Township’s Zoning Ordinances having to be up-dated.   Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Zoning Committee should contact one of the Supervisors.   Several residents expressed the desire to have the Township adopt an ordinance for a commercial vehicle brake retarder prohibition with-in the Township along State Route 44, and the placement of signs for same.     

Under New Business, the Board discussed the recent resignation of Supervisor David Kagan and directed Secretary/Treasurer Green to inquire with PSATS the proper process to be followed regarding the appointment of a new supervisor.    

The Bills were reviewed. 

Public Comment – Public comment was entertained generally through-out the entire meeting.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the April 17th. 2012         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the April Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to approve the April 24th. 2012 Spring Road Tour minutes.   The motion did pass unanimously. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to increase the Township’s road laborer wage to $14.25 an hour.    The Motion passed unanimously.  

A Motion was made by Potter to begin the process for a brake retarder prohibition on State Route 44 with-in the Township.   The Motion failed for the lack of a second.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 17th. 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors David Kagan, James Potter, and James Seltzer.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor Kagan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the March 20th. 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting and the March Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Township Solicitor Ben Landon then addressed the Board.   Attorney Landon indicated that they have reached an agreement with P.G.E. regarding the use of the old Pine Creek Trading Post store for office area.    He further related that P.G.E., in the near future, will be moving the “truck staging area”, currently located at the Venture Inn, to “some other location, off State Route 44”. Ben then advised the Board that the Township’s Zoning Ordinance is Antiquated, and needs to be updated to allow some area in the Township to be zoned as “Industrial and Commercial”.   He recommends that the Board form a special committee to draft a new Zoning Ordinance.   

Correspondence- Penn DOT’s response to the Township’s request for a brake retarder restriction on State Route 44.    The Board discussed this issue and requested that Secretary Green complete a cost estimate for the placement of the signs, and present that information at the next regular meeting.   The Board discussed an e-mail from the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors requesting that the adopt a resolution seeking reforms to the Prevailing Wage Act.  A letter from Jersey Shore Postmaster Stephanie Fravel, regarding the safety concerns of West Side Road was reviewed.   The Board directed Secretary Green to draft and send a letter to the Postmaster expressing their opposition to the placement of a “cluster box unit” instead of rural delivery.   Secretary Green presented a flyer from the Department of Community and Economic Development regarding a “Basic Training for Municipal Secretaries” course, and requested permission to attend the training (there is an $80 registration fee).   The Board approved the training.    A notice was then read regarding the Lycoming County Association of Township Officials Annual Spring Meeting to be held April 25th. 2012. 

Roadmaster’s Report – Under the Road-master’s report, Allen related that they have completed their Spring Maintenance on all Township equipment, he is in the process of cleaning the pipes, ditches and berms, he has installed a second strobe light on the mower, and he presented a proposal from Pine Creek Township for seal coating West Side Road ($ 46,639.62).  Chairman Seltzer indicated that we should wait until we receive the Act 13 funds.     

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe indicated that there have been no new permits issued since the last meeting.   Will then discussed correspondence received from ARM Group Inc. (Earth Resource Engineers and Consultants) regarding the possible installation of a “water withdraw intake”, in Pine Creek, near the recreation park.   This site will be used for trucking purposes, and not a water pipe-line.   The letter invites the Township to share any concerns with the State Department of Environmental Protection.   The Board did act on this issue, see the below motions.

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer related that he did attend radio training class in March, and is now a certified radio operator.   He added that there are no longer EMA grants available for buildings. 

Under Old Business, there has been no action reported on the Township Building project, Pinecreekvalley.com, Gamble Run Culvert Replacement, and the tar and chip/seal coating issue was discussed in the Road-master’s report. 

Under New Business, the Board discussed the recent Act 13, Impact fee on gas drilling.   The Township is slated to receive approx. $267,500 in the first installment.  It is unsure of the date of the installment, and a recent Court ruling may postpone the payment.  

The Bills were reviewed. 

Under Public Comment, Secretary Green advised that his neighbor, Bernard Haldeman, who was unable to attend the meeting, wanted to express his desire that the Act 13 funds be used in lieu of property taxes.   Mr. Haldeman also wanted to remind the Board that brake retarders are a safety issue. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, approving the minutes of the March Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 


Motion was made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, approving the March Treasurer’s report as presented,   Vote of approval was unanimous. 


Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to approve the date of April 24th. 2012, 6:00 PM, for the Spring Road Tour.   The vote was approved unanimously.  

Motion was then made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, adopting the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors resolution calling for the reform of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Law.   A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to instruct Solicitor Landon to draft a letter, to be sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, expressing the Township’s concerns over the location of the proposed “water withdraw intake” site.   This motion did pass unanimously.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 
Allen Green

Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 20th, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Mifflin Township Building 

Present were Supervisors James Potter, and James Seltzer.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the February 21st., 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting and the February Treasurer’s Report were reviewed.

Several members of the Independent Hose Volunteer Fire Department then addressed the Board regarding the possible consolidation of Independent Hose Company and Citizens Hose Company.   The newly created Fire Department would be called the Jersey Shore Area Regionalized Volunteer Fire Department (JSARVFD).   They discussed where negotiations currently stand and indicated that the next meeting regarding same has been scheduled for April 19th. at 7:00 PM.    They then answered questions.

Roadmaster’s Report – Allen Green stated that they have replaced two stop signs, and began to clean the berms/drain pipes.   Allen reminded the Supervisors that we still have the bids for tar and chip sealing from Pine Creek Township for Ridge Road, Dennison Hollow Road, Upper Furnace Run Road, and Hiller Hill Road.    Chairman Seltzer requested that we secure a bid for chip sealing West Side Road instead of sealing Dennison, Furnace, and Hiller Hill Roads.   The Board then discussed setting a date for the Spring Road Tour and the date of April 7th. at 1:00 PM was agreed to.  

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe reported that there have been no new permits issued and that the Zoning Hearing Board is ready for Fridays hearing regarding the “Truck Staging Area” at the Venture Inn.   Chairman Seltzer advised that the hearing may be continued. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that he will be attending an Emergency Management Training Banquet next week.  

Under Old Business, Township Engineer Dennis Norman presented two site plan options for the construction of a new Township Building.    Engineer Norman is still researching the possibility of securing grant monies/low interest loans.    There are no new developments regarding the Gamble Run Box Culvert project.    All of the Supervisors should be in attendance at the April meeting and they hope to have Mark Beatty from the website pinecreekvalley .com, speak at that meeting.    The Board also discussed the appointment of Will Wolfe from temporary Zoning Officer to permanent Zoning Officer.   

Under New Business the Board discussed a letter received from the River Valley Regional YMCA seeking a donation for their Strong Kids Campaign, which continues to strive for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  

The Bills were reviewed.

There is nothing to add under Public Comment.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer , approving the minutes of the February         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, approving the February Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to appoint Will Wolfe as the permanent Zoning Officer.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to make a $25 donation to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.   The vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

 

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 21st., 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors David Kagan, James Potter, and James Seltzer.

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and James Potter led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the January Regular Monthly Meeting and the Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Correspondence from Beran Environmental- regarding the construction of a gas pipeline in the Bull Run area, Buttorff Training- regarding the consolidation of the two fire companies, Penn DOT’s response – regarding a brake retarder restriction on SR 44, and the Lycoming Co. S.P.C.A.- regarding a donation request, were reviewed. 

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Waterways Conservation Officer Beers then addressed the attendees present.    W.C.O. Beers is assigned to Western Lycoming and Clinton County.   He discussed the Fish and Boat Commissions concerns with the gas drilling activities in the area and their responses with frac water spills, pollution from crashes on area roadways and the affects of drilling on aquatic resources and reptiles.   He added that the Fish and Boat Commission will always respond to calls and concerns from our citizens.   Officer Beers then entertained questions from the attendees.  

Roadmaster’s Report – Allen Green reported on recent repairs to the truck, the restocking of material in the shed and gave an estimate for the seal coating of Ridge Road, Dennison Hollow, Hiller Hill and upper Furnace Run.   

Zoning Officer’s Report – Will Wolfe reported that the Meeker travel trailer has been removed from the flood-way and is no longer in violation.   Will has issued a notice of violation to Scott and Lisa Mason regarding the” truck staging area” being established in the parking lot of the Venture Inn.    The Mason’s have petitioned the Zoning Hearing Board for a Special Exception Hearing. Members of the Board then discussed the activities that have been taking place at the  “truck staging area”. 

EMC Report – Paul Stitzer indicated that he recently completed Wellsite Emergency First responder training, and will be attending a ham radio class in the near future.    The emergency generator and sump pump have been repaired and are now working fine. 

Old Business – Township Building.  Township Engineer Dennis Norman addressed the possibility of a new Township building.   Engineer Norman discussed with the Board some of the requirements which will have to be met, and the possibility of grant monies/low interest loans which may be available.   Website Pinecreekvalley.com.   Supervisor Kagan indicated that he will invite Mark Beatty, from the website, to speak at the next meeting.   Gamble Run Culvert Replacement Project.   There is nothing new to report on this project at this time.  Ordinance No. 2012-1.   The Board discussed this ordinance pertaining to the removal of the Township from the Tiadaghton Council of Goverrnments, and action was taken on this matter under Motions.     

New Business – Under new business Supervisor Kagan discussed the possibility sending a letter of request to Penn DOT asking for the removal of the passing zone on SR 44, in front of the Venture Inn, for safety reasons.   Supervisor Kagan indicated that he has spoken to several residents in the area and they are in favor of making that area a no passing zone.   Chairman Seltzer related that he has some concerns over this issue.    Supervisor Kagan related that he had attended the Pine Creek Trading Post Court hearing earlier in the day and that legal counsel for all sides were afforded the opportunity to address the Court.   Counsel also provided their briefs to the Judge.   They do not know when the Judge may render a decision.     

The Bills were reviewed. 
 
Under Public Comment, Engineer Norman related that he feels that the Township should explore the possibility of instituting a “Municipal Services Tax”.      

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, approving the minutes of the January 17, 2012         Regular Monthly Meeting.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, approving the January 2012           Treasurer’s report as presented.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to adopt ordinance 2012-1.   A vote of approval was unanimous.    The new ordinance was then signed by the Board of Supervisors. 

Motion was made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, to donate $150.00 to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, for the Supervisors to sign the Comcast Cable agreement, as amended, when it is received.   A vote of approval was unanimous.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to pay all bills.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.   Vote of approval was unanimous.   

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary.

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
January 17, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors David Kagan, James Potter, and James Seltzer.
Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Supervisor David Kagan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the December 20, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting, the Road Inspection Minutes, the Organizational Meeting Minutes, and the Treasurer’s Report were reviewed. 

Township Solicitor Ben Landon addressed the Board regarding the up-coming Cable Franchise Agreement with Comcast.   Mr. Landon will be in contact with the cable company and finalize the wording so the contract can be signed.    Solicitor Landon then spoke on the issue of the up-coming Court Hearing with the Zoning Hearing Board and Pennsylvania General Energy Company, LLC.  The time scheduled for the Hearing has been changed to 8:30 a.m. on February 21, 2012.   Mr. Landon explained the process for the Hearing and answered several questions from the public regarding the matter. 

Roadmaster’s Report - Allen Green reported that Earl Lee has been spreading material during bad weather.   Pine Creek Lumber now has an over-weight permit to run on Furnace Run Road, from their job site, to State Route 44.  

Zoning Officer’s Report - No new permits have been issued in the last month.   A Zoning Violation Notice has been sent to Dennis Meeker for a travel trailer (camper) on his property, within the Floodway, for more than thirty days. 

EMC Report - There was no EMC Report. 

Under Old Business, Secretary Green was advised to contact Watson Township Engineer, Dennis Norman, to begin the survey process for a new Township Building/Polling place.   There was no new information on the Pinecreekvalley.com web-site.    The Gamble Run Culvert Replacement Project is still not complete as the guide-rails on top of the culvert have yet to be installed.    The Supervisors were advised that the salary’s for Township employee’s are to be set at their discretion, as the Second Class Township Code is silent on this matter. 

Under New Business, the Supervisor’s were afforded the opportunity to review a sample ordinance for the removal of Watson Township from the Tiadaghton Counsel of Governments.   Supervisor Kagan expressed an interest in having PennDOT place “Brake Retarder Prohibited” signage along State Route 44 within the Township.   A prior request by the Township for the signage was denied by PennDOT due to the fact that a major portion of the highway was a 55 mph. zone.    Most of the highway now is a posted 45 mph. zone.   

The Bills were reviewed. 

Public comment had been entertained through-out the entire meeting. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, approving the minutes of the December 20, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the November 20, 2011 Fall Road Inspection.   A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, approving the minutes of the January 3, 2012 Organizational Meeting.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, approving the December 2011 Treasurer’s Report as presented.    A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to increase the annual salary for the Secretary/Treasurer to $9,986.   Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, directing the Secretary to send correspondence to PennDOT requesting consideration for the “Brake Retarder Prohibited” signage along Route 44.    A vote of approval was unanimous.  

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to begin the notification process for the adoption of an ordinance absolving the Township’s membership in the Tiadaghton COG. Vote of approval was unanimous.  

A Motion was then made by Potter, seconded by Kagan, to pay all bills.  A vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was then made by Kagan, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Green
Secretary


Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Organizational Meeting
January 3, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Municipal Building

Present were Supervisors David Kagan, James Potter, and James Seltzer. 

James Seltzer called the meeting to order and David Kagan led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to select James Seltzer as the temporary Chairman.   
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to select Allen Green as the temporary Secretary.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to nominate and elect James Seltzer as the Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to nominate and elect James Potter as Vice-Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a motion to appoint Allen Green as the Secretary/Treasurer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Janet Hillyard as the Tax Collector (two year term).
Vote of approval was unanimous.   


Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to appoint Sharon Haldeman as Auditor (two year term).
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Allen Green as the Roadmaster.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to appoint Ben Landon for Legal Counsel.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Kagan, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Dennis Norman as the Township Engineer.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to appoint Bernard Haldeman as the Vacancy Board Chairman.
Vote of approval was unanimous.  

Kagan, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as a Zoning Hearing  Board
Member (three year term). 
Vote of approval was unanimous.

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Wade Potter  as a Zoning Hearing Board
Member (two year term).
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to appoint James Seltzer as a Planning Commission
Member (four year term).
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Robert Bertin as the Sewage Enforcement
Officer and Jami Nolan as the Alternate.
Vote of approval was unanimous.

The 2012 Watson Township Sewage Officer Contract was signed. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to appoint James Seltzer  as the representative
To the Tax Collection Committee (TCC). 
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to appoint James Seltzer as a Voting delegate
In the Tiadaghton COG.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to appoint James Seltzer as a Voting
Representative in the Pine Creek COG.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to appoint Brent Petrosky as the Voting
Representative to the Pine Creek Rail Trail Advisory Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Seltzer, seconded by Potter, made a motion to appoint Vern VanOrder, Jon Oberle,
Wilber Moore, and Allen Green as the Recycling Committee.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to set the wages for the Secretary/Treasurer
At $8,000/year.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to set the wages for the Roadmaster, Rick
Sander, and Earl Lee Stroble at $12.50/hour.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Kagan, seconded by Potter, made a motion to set the wages for all of the other Road
Employees at $10.00/hour.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to set the pay for Legal Counsel at $95/hour.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Kagan, seconded by Potter, made a motion to set the pay for the Zoning Officer
At $90/month.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to set the Treasurers Bond at $225,000.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to select Jersey Shore State Bank, and
Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT) as the bank depositories.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to set the 2012 monthly meeting dates, to
Begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Mifflin Township Building on the following Tuesdays:
Third Tuesdays January 17, February 21, March 20, April 17, May 15, July 17,
August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18; Second Tuesday
June 12.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to adopt a resolution keeping the
Mileage rate current with the IRS.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to adopt a resolution approving the
Treasurer paying normal monthly bills due before the next meeting.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to adopt the Right-To-Know Policy
Designating the Open Records Officer as Allen Green.
Vote of approval was unanimous.

The Right-To-Know policy was then signed. 

Potter, seconded by Seltzer, made a motion to certify Officials James Potter and
David Kagan, to attend the State Convention in Hershey on May 6-9, 2012.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Kagan, seconded by Seltzer, made a motion to certify James Potter as the voting
Delegate to the State Convention.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to recommend to the Auditors the
Employee’s wage for working Supervisors at $10/hour.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Under  New Business the Supervisors discussed the purchasing of a new computer for
Township use.

The Supervisors were advised that the Zoning Hearing Board is scheduled to conduct
Their Organizational Meeting on January 6, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. at the Mifflin Township
Building.   

The Supervisors discussed if there is a need to remain a member of the Tiadaghton COG.

The End of the Year Bills were reviewed. 

Under public comment Sharon Haldeman inquired as to the last time Township Employees had
Received a raise.    Paul Stitzer inquired about repairs to the Township portable water
Pump, and the emergency generator. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to purchase a New Computer and QuickBooks
2011 program.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to pay the end of the year bills.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Potter, seconded by Kagan, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Vote of approval was unanimous. 
 

Respectfully Submitted,

Allen D. Green
Secretary
 

_________________________________________________________________________

Watson Township Board of Supervisors

Regular Monthly Meeting

December 20, 2011

7:00 p.m.

Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors Charles Knarr, James Potter, and James Seltzer.  

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Allen Green led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the November 15, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting and the November 20, 2011 Budget Meeting; the November 2011 Treasurer's Report and the correspondence were reviewed. 

Roadmaster’s Report – Allen Green reported that  HRI, Inc. paved the sinkhole areas on West Side Road last Friday for Anadarko Petroleum Company and Earl Lee Stroble will be the main snow plower this year.  The secretary mentioned that Pine Creek Lumber Company’s Weight Limit Permit for the use of .9 mile of Furnace Run Road has expired on November 18, 2011.  They are not done hauling logs and want to renew the permit, but they have not submitted the paperwork yet. Charles Knarr mentioned that they are still hauling logs.  

Zoning Officer's Report – William Wolfe reported one permit was issued to Adam Kordes for a new house at 1523 Ridge Road.    

EMC – Paul Stitzer mentioned that PSATS is forming a Township Emergency Association and he has received notification of a webinar training session on Emergency Management.             

Under Old Business, Property for Township Building – Nothing to report.

Pinecreekvalley.com – This was tabled.  

Gamble Run Culvert Replacement Project – The guide rail still needs to be installed.

Under New Business, The initial Fire Commission Meeting was attended by James Seltzer and Charles Knarr on November 17, 2011 at the Jersey Shore Borough Building.  State Fire Academy Instructor and Jersey Shore Mayor, Dennis Buttorff, over saw the meeting.  The forming a Regional Fire Department with a Board Operated Commission, which would oversee the distribution of the fire tax monies from the participating municipalities, may be solutions to the dilemma between the two Jersey Shore Fire Companies.  Another meeting will be scheduled for January 2012.

Resolution 2011-3 Levying the 2012 Taxes needs to be adopted.

Resolution 2011-4 Adopting the 2012 Budget needs to be adopted.

Organizational Meeting needs to be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.  The Mifflin Township Supervisors agreed to give a key to Allen Green for the use of their building for Watson Township meetings.

Insurance Proposals for 2012 have been received from Ronald R. Enders & Sons, Inc. for $5,163 which does not include the Public Officials Liability or the Treasurer’s Bond, and the Wilkinson Dunn Company for $5,348 which includes the Public Officials Liability in the amount of $1,000 and the Treasurer’s Bond in the amount of $346.        

Tax Collector – Dean Younkin’s Letter of Resignation was read.  

Comcast – Franchise Agreement needs to be Renewed by March 2012. 

           
James Seltzer and James Potter expressed appreciation to Elaine Younkin as Secretary and to Charles Knarr as Supervisor for the good work done for the township.    

Chief Gathering LLC held an informational meeting concerning the Canoe Run Compressor Station located in Mifflin Township on December 1, 2011 in Waterville. James Potter and Charles Knarr reported the meeting was interesting.

William Wolfe attended a meeting on December 8, 2011 in Williamsport concerning the Updating of the County’s Floodplain Maps.  He reported new maps should be available in 2014 but there probably won’t be changes to the Watson Township Floodplain Maps.  
 

The bills were reviewed.

Under Public Comment, No comments were made at this time.


Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the November 15, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, approving the minutes of the November 20, 2011 Budget Meeting. Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Potter, approving the November 2011 Treasurer's Report as presented.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, authorizing the secretary to sent a cease and decease letter to Pine Creek Lumber Company to stop the hauling of logs on Furnace Run Road.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, to adopt Resolution 2011-3 Levying the 2012 Taxes.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Potter, to adopt Resolution 2011-4 Adopting the 2012 Budget.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, to pay the bills as presented.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Seltzer, seconded by Potter, to hold the 2012 Re-Organizational Meeting on January 3, 2012 at the Mifflin Township Building at 7:00 p.m.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, to accept the lowest Insurance Proposal which was from the Wilkinson Dunn Company.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Potter, to accept Dean Younkin’s resignation as the Tax Collector reluctantly.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m. 

Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Respectfully submitted,
 

Elaine Younkin

Secretary    

____________________________________________________________________________________

Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 15, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building

Present were Supervisors Charles Knarr, James Potter, and James Seltzer. 

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The October 18, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes and the October 2011 Treasurer's Report were reviewed. 

The correspondence was reviewed. 

Roadmaster’s Report – Allen Green reported on the following:  Charles Construction Company did not place any additional asphalt on the bad spots on West Side Road, but Wes Carson from Anadarko Petroleum Company plans to have HRI, Inc. mill out and fill in the worse spots by the end of this month.  Wes Carson said he could provide a piece of tar matting to be put underneath the truck to help prevent rust on the truck.  The spreader on the truck has been repaired.  More contacts were made for the repair of the oil pan on the truck. 

Engineer Dennis Norman gave the following report on the Gamble Run Culvert Replacement Project on West Side Road: Earthworks Services, LLC has submitted application #2 dated 11/4/11 for the amount of $101,870.85.  The guide rails still need to be installed and three evergreen trees need to be planted.  The following three change orders will revise the contract price to $119,175.00:  – (1) the cost of the culvert in the amount of  $73,477.00, which will be paid directly to the manufacturer of the culvert, needs to be deducted; (2) the price index for asphalt originally based for June 2010 went up causing an increase in the contract; and (3) there are more trees and bushes that need to be replaced causing an increase to the contract.  The bonding company for Earthworks has inquired about their bond.  FEMA has authorized the flood damaged project due to Tropical Storm Lee in September for the cost to reconstruct the bypass road for the culvert replacement project.   

Zoning Officer's Report – William Wolfe reported no activity. 

EMC – No Report. 

Under Old Business, Property for Township Building – Township Engineer Dennis Norman will look at the township property for the possibility of a township building. 

Pinecreekvalley.com – This was tabled.  

Gamble Run Culvert Replacement Project – This was discussed earlier in the meeting.

Rt. 44 Speed Limit Study has been completed by PennDOT – The speed limit will be lowered to 45 m.p.h. starting just south of the Venture Inn to the existing 45 m.p.h.

Fall Road Inspection and Budget Meeting will be held on November 20, 2011 beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Under New Business, Notice has been received from L. Gene Zinck indicating that he will no longer be able to work for the township because of events that have occurred
and has returned his keys.

The bills were reviewed.

Under Public Comment, David Kagan wondered when his position starts as the newly elected supervisor.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Potter, approving the minutes of the October 18, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, approving the October 2011 Treasurer's Report as presented.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Potter, to release the bond for Earthworks Services, LLC since the project is substantially completed.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, allowing the chairman to sign any change overs with FEMA regarding the flood damage project.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Potter, accepting the three change mentioned by Dennis Norman for the contract with Earthworks Services, LLC.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Potter, seconded by Knarr, to pay the bills as presented.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Potter, to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m.
Vote of approval was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Elaine Younkin, Secretary  

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Watson Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 18, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Mifflin Township Building 

Present were Supervisors Charles Knarr and James Seltzer.  Supervisor James Potter came after the discussion regarding the truck repairs and left just before the bills were reviewed to go to work. 

Chairman James Seltzer called the meeting to order and Gene Zinck led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The September 20, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes and the September 2011 Treasurer's Report were reviewed. 

The correspondence was reviewed. 

Roadmaster’s Report – Allen Green reported the pipe at McDonough’s on Furnace Run Road has been installed.  He gave the estimates received for the repair of the oil pan on the truck.  The spreader on the truck is being repaired now.  The weed wacker was also repaired.  The dirt at the garage was dumped there by PennDOT; half of it will be left for the township.  Dennis Norman mentioned that an extension was granted from the Fish and Boat Commission for Earthworks Services to be out of the Gamble Run stream by October 15, 2011 and that has been accomplished.  Traffic can go over the culvert, but there is more work that needs to be done before the project is completed.  There are several bad spots on West Side Road due to the heavy traffic; it was suggested having Charles Construction Company place asphalt on the worst areas, spending up to $3,999, when they do the paving over the culvert for Earthworks Services.  Allen Green will contact Anadarko Petroleum Company to find out what repairs they plan to do on this road since their project is finished.  Employee Gene Zinck had stocked the shed with cinders at the end of last winter, so it is full.  It was suggested to place a water resistant tarp under the truck to prevent rust; Allen will contact Anadarko to see if they would have a tarp available.  The condition of Fillman and Tombs Run Roads were discussed.  Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. has requested the balance of $1500 that was not paid last month for the paving project.  The Fall Road Inspection could be held on November 20, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. and the 2012 Budget Preparation Meeting could be held afterwards. 

Zoning Officer's Report – No permits issued this month.  William Wolfe got his questions answered regarding the position of Zoning Officer. 

EMC – No Report. 

Under Old Business, Property for Township Building – Building on the current property in the floodplain was discussed with Township Engineer Dennis Norman. 

Pinecreekvalley.com – This was tabled. 

Gamble Run Culvert Replacement Project – This was discussed earlier in the meeting. 

Zoning Officer – This was discussed earlier in the meeting. 

PennDOT plans to conduct a Speed Limit Study on Rt 44 – No Update.

Pennsylvania General Energy is appealing the Zoning Hearing Board’s decision regarding the use of the former Pine Creek Trading Post property. 

Under New Business, Fall Road Inspection was discussed earlier.  

2012 Budget Preparation Meeting was also discussed earlier.

Independent Hose Fire Company – James Seltzer told Dennis Kilpatrick that there would be no change in the allocation to the two fire companies in Jersey Shore this year and that a merger needs to be worked out.  Dennis Kilpatrick gave an update on meetings between the two Jersey Shore fire companies. 

FEMA – Dennis Norman attended a countywide meeting on the receiving of disaster funds due to Tropical Storm Lee.   Another meeting has been set up to look over the project submitted for flood damage in this township.  A Resolution needs to be adopted to designate a person to act in the behalf of the township for the purpose of obtaining this financial assistance.   

The bills were reviewed.

Under Public Comment, John Grigsby had a question regarding Pennsylvania General Energy Company.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, approving the minutes of the September 20, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, approving the September 2011 Treasurer's Report as presented.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, to not pay the liquidation damages as requested by Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. since the paving was not done by the contract deadline.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, to pay Charles Construction Company up to $3,999 for additional asphalt in places where needed on West Side Road when they will be on West Side Road paving over the recently placed culvert.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, to pay Earthwork Service LLC $102,485.24 for their work on the culvert replacement project so far.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, to conduct the Fall Road Inspection on November 20, 2011 leaving the garage at 3:00 p.m. and to hold the 2012 Budget Preparation Meeting afterwards.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, to pay the bills as presented.  Vote of approval was unanimous.

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, to appoint William Wolfe as the Zoning Officer.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, to adopt the Resolution designating Dennis Norman as the agent to execute for and in behalf of Watson Township to obtain FEMA financial assistance as a result of Tropical Storm Lee’s damages on September 7, 2011.  Vote of approval was unanimous. 

Motion was made by Knarr, seconded by Seltzer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 p.m. 
Vote of approval was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Elaine Younkin, Secretary    



  
 





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