Meeting Minutes

Supervisor Meeting Minutes – May 3, 2016

The Morris Township Board of Supervisors met at the township office for their regular scheduled meeting. Present were Supervisors Dusty Stockdale, Dave Dietrich, Doug Smith, Zoning Officer Bob Sanders, Planning Commission member Randy Hamilton and Carl Sanders.

Chairman Smith called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Motion by Smith, second by Stockdale to approve the minutes as read. All agreed.

In old business, Tax Collector Marissa King purchased the laptop computer and is working well.

Supervisors discussed the possible cost of bridge repair on Weir Cole Road near Plum Sock Road.

Concerning the road slips on Weir Cole and Ringland Ridge, Dietrich stated Stahl & Schaeffer canceled on us. He then called K-2 Engineering and they will meet with Dietrich on Wednesday morning. There are three contractors interested in submitting a bid on the road slip repair. Dietrich will contact Ralph Burkhouse in case a core sample needs taken that may encroach upon his property.

New mowing tractor should be here next week.

Mike Verner had some questions concerning the website he is developing. He needs the access info to the township GoDaddy Account. Secretary will contact Eric Mounts concerning this request.

The photos of the dilapidated Hathaway house, garage and barn have now been transferred to the township computer. Secretary to send them to Solicitor Hook. The Supervisors and Zoning Officer Sanders request the Notice of Violation be drawn up by Hook to cite violations as Hook is to review letter prior to sending anyway.

Concerning the new municipal building, Township requests a hard copy of the plans and specs. Also, Dietrich will contact Consol to see if excess dirt from construction project can be stored off of Shriver Drive on Consol property.

Stockdale gave an overview of the 2016 PSATS Convention. One item he brought up was, if using Act 13 Impact fee funds on a township road project, the township does not have to conform to state specs, as long as no State Liquid Fuels funds are being used. Also discussed what he learned about the pre-fabricated restrooms for park use. Smith felt township needed to see Municipal Building Construction through before pursuing park restrooms.

In new business, Dietrich realizes the township cannot spend funds to do a flexible base project this year due to the unknowns in the construction of the new municipal building. However, he would like to spend about five thousand dollars to re-profile the upper end of Bells Lake Road. Motion by Stockdale, second by Dietrich to re-profile the upper end of Bells Lake Road at a cost in the $ 4,000.00 to $ 5,000.00 range.

Dietrich stated that there is a large volume of traffic traveling above the speed limit through the village of Prosperity. He stated it is just a matter of time until someone gets injured or worse due to the speed of traffic. In particular there were three water trucks, bumper to bumper that he witnessed speeding through town. Dietrich asked the other two supervisors for their opinions on perhaps trying to work out a lease with Morris of Greene for part-time service of a patrol officer. He stated that the officer is DOT certified and able to do on the spot inspections. Fines from those that fail the inspection could offset the cost of the officer. Cost is $40.00 per hour. Smith stated he did not feel that truck traffic speeds through town. After continued discussion, Motion by Stockdale, second by Dietrich to have Morris Township of Greene County officer attend next township meeting.

Motion by Dietrich, second by Smith to review and pay bills. Motion by Dietrich, second by Stockdale to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:59 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Lesnock, Secretary