Meeting Minutes

Supervisor Meeting Minutes – March 15, 2016

The Morris Township Board of Supervisors met at the township office for their regular scheduled meeting. Present were Supervisors Doug Smith, Dusty Stockdale, Dave Dietrich, Zoning Officer Bob Sanders and Carl Sanders. Chairman Smith called the meeting to order at 7:35 P.M. Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Motion by Smith, second by Dietrich to approve the minutes as read.

In old business, Dietrich stated that Matt Petrovich has taken the place of Matt Ruckle at Consol. He will oversee the road upgrades and closures that pertain to the Archer Coal Portal facility. He will contact Dietrich within a couple weeks. Supervisors acknowledged that the Conditional Use Agreement can’t be signed until the road agreement is complete and agreed upon by both parties.

Concerning the proposed Municipal Building, Building Code Official Vince Alfieri is reviewing the plans. Also, Dietrich stated that the backstop and fence were removed from the first ballfield at the park.

Pertaining to the Redevelopment Authority grant project on Weir Cole Road, Dietrich will meet with Nathan Voytek sometime next week on site.

Dietrich stated that the sweeper attachment for the new tractor has been ordered from Walsh.

Township received another concrete bid estimate from Todd DeGarmo for $6,335.00. The previous bid from Dan Maxwell was $9,800.00. Motion by Smith, second by Stockdale to accept DeGarmo’s bid of $6,335.00 to concrete the pavilion area at the park. All agreed. Also, Dietrich and Sanders have not met to look at the trees overhanging the building site at the park.

Zoning Officer Sanders said there is another dead tree just below Andrew Smith’s driveway on Weir Cole Road. Doug Smith said he will have his sons take a look at it.

In new business, Dietrich stated that the crew took the old boom mower to Crile Machinery and had a pressure test done on the cylinder. It was okay. Then Crile ended up replacing 30 “O” rings. Crew waiting for repair work to be done and then will pick up the boom mower.

Dietrich and Smith received complaints about truck traffic on Harvey Road. The issues are that trucks are tearing up the road. Trucks making too much dust or mud. Trucks are coming through during school bus times at each end of Harvey Road. Engine brakes being used incessantly. Dietrich let CNX know that they should not be traveling Harvey and they should exit on Dry Run Road. Ed Price told Dietrich a truck used Harvey Road around Midnight. Discussion ensued. Smith felt the word needed time to get out to the truckers before action was taken.

Dietrich said Weir Cole Road has started to slip where it previously slipped and had been repaired. Road crew put some patch material on it and have been watching it closely. Dietrich also said that the crew is still watching the slip on Ringland.

Stockdale said someone questioned him if the township had any work for someone that needed to complete community service work. Road side litter clean-up was discussed, but it would be unlikely that enough hours would be available to fulfill community service time. Discussion ensued.

Motion by Dietrich, second by Stockdale to review and pay bills. Motion by Stockdale, second by Smith to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:42 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Lesnock, Secretary