Meeting Minutes

Supervisor Meeting Minutes – October 15, 2019

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

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

In old business, Dietrich stated that the township is still waiting for Range to erect the traffic signs at the intersection of Plum Sock Road and Pie Ridge Road.

The auto owned by the David Watt family is still on township property. Township is still waiting on El Grande to begin work at the far end of Weir Cole Road.

The township is still waiting for Christopher’s Plumbing to drill the water well at the municipal building.

Supervisors still need to contact Widmer Engineering for the road study to be done on Weir Cole Road.

Supervisors received the results from the Washington County Winter items bid list. American Rock Salt Company LLC was the only bidder for road salt. Motion by Sanders, second by Dietrich to use the Washington County winter item bid list for road salt with the bid price of $80.50 per ton.

Road crew has been working on dividing the bays of the salt/cinder storage building.

In new business, EquiTrans applied for a road occupancy permit to open cut Ringland Ridge Road. They also want to apply for an excess maintenance agreement (Heavy Haul) and will bond Pie Ridge Road, Ringland Ridge and French Hill Road. They will be installing a gas line to transport the gas from the Range wells. Dietrich and Sanders will meet with EquiTrans regarding this matter.

There will be seismic testing within parts of the township, and it should be concluded in two weeks.

Discussion ensued about several Range well sites in Morris Township. Doug Smith stated that he will abstain from any vote that may be related to any Range Well that may impact his own property.

Dietrich would like to see the township hold a spring and a fall clean up. He would like to see this begin in 2020. After some discussion, motion by Dietrich, second by Smith to hold a spring and a fall clean up beginning in 2020.

Secretary Lesnock informed the board that after 30 years of being the secretary/treasurer for Morris Township, she is not interested in being re-appointed in 2020. However, she agreed to train a new secretary/treasurer and work on an as needed basis in order to have a smooth transition of duties to the new secretary/treasurer. Discussion ensued.

Motion by Sanders, second by Dietrich to review and pay bills. Motion by Sanders, second by Smith to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Lesnock, Secretary