Meeting Minutes

Supervisor Meeting Minutes – February 21, 2017

The Morris Township Board of Supervisors met at the township office for their regular scheduled meeting. Present were Supervisors David Stockdale, Oave Dietrich, Zoning Officer Bob Sanders, Planning Commission member Randy Hamilton, Greene County Regional Police officer Adam Fichter and resident Carl Sanders.

Chairman Stockdale called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and

In old business, still waiting for West Penn Power to hook up electric service. Crew waiting on a fuse breaker that was previously ordered and then Electrical Inspector Ralph Metz can do his inspection.
Concerning the moving of electric poles on Covered Bridge Road, West Penn Power is waiting for Consol to submit a check to them in the amount of $8,400.00. Once it is received, West Penn will give Consol a work order number for a project.

Supervisors discussed the road slips. Dietrich stated that they have been continuing to perform band aid repairs. Dietrich spoke with Rich Rush of Widmer Engineering and indicated that they can complete core samples if needed. Rich Rush also told Dietrich that it is possible to make band aid repairs to road slips for numerous years and still not have as much money in those minor repairs than if the repair was dug out to the bedrock and filled in. He said such a major repair could cost between $100,000.00 and $150,000.00. Discussion ensued.

Dietrich stated that the road grader emergency brake is still not working properly. Rudd billed us and Dietrich has some discrepancy over the bill. It is not resolved yet.

Lesnock contacted 3 contractors for bids to demolish the Hathaway house and barn.

In new business, Greene County Regional Police Chief Mike Natale met with a Consol Vice President to try and
have Consol resolve some ongoing issues with vacant and dilapidated properties that are owned by Consol. Chief Natale indicated that the vacant properties are attracting illegal activity within our township. The V.P. of Consol stated that Consol would work toward boarding up vacant homes and having dilapidated properties demolished or try and sell ones that could possibly be sold.

Morris Township received notification from Pa American Water Company that a double check valve needs to be
installed in the township building where the water line comes into the building.

Secretary Lesnock was informed by Comcast that internet/phone and tv service will be available to the new
municipal building.

Secretary contacted two homeowners that a building permit is necessary for the work that is currently being done on their homes. Ronald Gottschalk was notified concerning a covered porch being replaced on his house located at 651 Mt. Zion Road. Also, Theodore Burke was notified regarding a deck that exceeds 30″ above grade being built on his house located at 182 Ringland Ridge.

Randy Hamilton asked if the Historical Society was still using the old school house at the park. Lesnock indicated that the Historical Society doesn’t usually meet in the wintertime. Hamilton also asked what the timeline was for the construction of the municipal building. It was believed the time line is 248 days.

Motion by Dietrich, second by Stockdale to review and pay bills. Motion by Dietrich, second by Stockdale to
adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Lesnock, Secretary