Meeting Minutes

Supervisor Meeting Minutes – April 5, 2016

The Morris Township Board of Supervisors met at the township office for their regular scheduled meeting. Present were Supervisors Dave Dietrich, Dusty Stockdale, Doug Smith, Zoning Officer Bob Sanders, Planning Commission member Randy Hamilton, Bob Franz, Carl Sanders, Kelly Puskarich of Suit-Kote and Tim from Youngblood. Chairman Smith called the meeting to order at 7:33 P.M. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and corrected. The School Bus stop that well traffic was going through during curfew time was the intersection of Harvey Road and Route 18 (Prosperity Pike). Not the other end of Harvey. Motion by Stockdale, second by Smith to approve minutes as corrected.

In old business, there needs to be a “No Well Traffic” sign placed on Harvey Road. There were two Force Trucks and two J&M Trucks running Harvey Road. CNX had asked Dietrich to have the road bond released from Harvey Road. Dietrich told them no as there was still well traffic traveling the road and there was some repairs on Harvey that CNX needed to address due to the truck traffic.

The Sealed bids were opened at 7:45 P.M. The bids for stone were as follows:
1. Thomas & Sons, #8- $27.54/ #67-$21.54/ #2-A, $18.54/ #57-$21.04
2. Hanson Aggregates, #8- $33.80/ #67-$26.80/ #2-A, $23.80/ #57-$26.15
3. Laurel Aggregates, #8-$29.35/ #67-$23.35/ #2-A, $20.35/ #57- $23.35
4. Greer Limestone, #8-$29.00/ #67-$24.20/ #2-A, $21.30/ #57- $24.20
All bids priced per ton and delivered to township stockpile. Motion by Smith, second by Stockdale to award low bid to Thomas & Sons, with the condition that the Washington County Joint Municipal Bid that the County will open April 6, is not lower than Thomas & Sons. The bids for oils are as follow:
1. Russell Brothers, E-1 Prime, $1.257/ CRS-2(E-3) $1.337/ E-3-M, $1.527
2. Suit-Kote Corporation E-1 Prime, $1.076/ CRS-2(E-3) $1.196/ E-3-M, $1.409
3. Midland, E-1 Prime, $1.110/ CRS-2(E-3) $1.278/ E-3-M, $1.486
4. Youngblood, E-1 Prime, $1.23 / CRS-2(E-3) $1.35 / E-3-M, $1.65
All bids priced per gallon and delivered and applied to township roads when requested. Motion by Smith, second by Dietrich to award low bid to Suit-Kote, on the condition that the Washington County Joint Municipal Bid that the County will open on April 6th, is not lower than Suite-Kote. All agreed.

Dietrich met with Nathan Voytek and engineer for Weir Cole Road Redevelopment Authority paving grant project. There was a question concerning the small bridge next to Ola’s Lane. It was felt that the township should upgrade the decking before the start of the paving project. Dietrich would like to meet with the engineer to see if he could provide specs to the township for bridge decking upgrade and have the township upgrade bridge to specs. Dietrich stated that no permits for decking bridge upgrade would be necessary because it is surface work.

The new boom mower and tractor are supposed to be delivered to the township within the next week. The cement work at the township pavilion has been completed. The tree along Weir Cole Road below Andrew Smith’s has been removed by Andrew Smith.

Dietrich stated the road slip that was repaired on Weir Cole Road last year is beginning to slip again. Dietrich wants to have an engineer complete core samples so that the slip can be repaired correctly. Also, would like to have Alfred Burns give an opinion on how to fix the road slip correctly. Motion by Stockdale, second by Smith to have an engineer take core samples of the slip on Weir Cole and also of the road slip on Ringland Ridge Road. All agreed.

Bob Franz came before the board concerning the ongoing issues with the Hathaway house and barn on Grove Road. The barn door blew off the barn and into Grove Road which is a state road. Franz’s son and neighbor removed the barn door from the road and propped it up against the barn. Smith felt that Franz should have called the State Police once the barn door was obstructing Grove Road and the State Police could have cited the Hathaway’s. Randy Hamilton stated that the township needs to cite the Hathaway’s every day. Also brought up were the dilapidated condition of Consol properties with the township, including the dilapidated barn next to the township building. Secretary to contact Bill Hook concerning this matter.

Dietrich met with Matt Pitzerella. He is the new contact person from Consol concerning the road closure and road reconstruction for the portal and related facilities on Archer Road. Consol is aware that the Conditional Use agreement has not yet been signed by the township or Consol due to the personnel layoffs and changes at Consol.

In new business, Tax Collector Marissa King asked Secretary Lesnock to relay a request for a new laptop computer for her tax collection duties. The current computer is ten years old and extremely slow. After some discussion, Smith stated that Marissa would need to have an estimate of the computer she was requesting and bring it before the board at the next township meeting.

Motion by Dietrich, second by Stockdale to review and pay bills. Motion by Dietrich, second by Smith to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:37 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Lesnock, Secretary