Meeting Minutes

Supervisor Meeting Minutes – October 16, 2018

The Morris Township Board of Supervisors met at the township office for their regular scheduled meeting.  Present were Supervisors David Dietrich, Doug Smith, Rob Sanders, Zoning Officer Bob Sanders, Randy Hamilton, Carl Sanders, Jamie Harshmann of Harshmann Civil Engineers Group 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 Dietrich to approve the minutes as read. 

In old business, Jamie Harshmann presented a schematic design of a potential storage building for cold patch, anti-skid material and salt. It is 64’ by 40’ with a small storage area on the side.   He believes that the project cost will necessitate prevailing wage rate.  He can provide as little involvement or as much as necessary.  Supervisors will look over the design and mark their additions or deletions as they see fit.  It would be located near the superstructure at the cinder shed site.  Harshman would create all necessary documents for the bidding process. The cost for the drawings would be $2,000.00, the final plans would be an additional $500.00 and to prepare the bid package with legal ad would be another $1,500.00, for a total amount of $4,000.00.   Discussion ensued.  Supervisors will review the potential plans at a workshop on Wednesday 24 along with continuing to work on the employee manual at the same workshop.  Secretary to advertise workshop for October 24 at 9:00 P.M.

Regarding the asphalt scratch coat project that was previously awarded, Dietrich stated unless the weather would get unusually warm, township will wait until spring to do project.  The Harvey Road slip repair is near completion, but some dirt work needs to be done.  Lemon Hill road slip repair is progressing but not yet finished. 

Regarding the Hathaway demolition, Secretary is to send the Hathaway’s a bill for $9,350.00.  This amount is the $8,500.00 demo cost along with 10% of that amount that the ordinance permits the township to charge to the Hathaway’s to cover related costs of attorney fees. They will be given 30 days to pay the township, and if no payment received, the township will lien the property. 

Supervisors signed the final approved conditional use agreement for the CNX Midstream Compressor’s station on Archer Road. 

Moreland Vault dropped off the $650.00 reimbursement check at the township building.   

Township received notification from Consol that the public waterline will not be going near or through the park.  A well will have to be drilled for the new township building. 

The heavy-duty aluminum tailgate for the F-550 will be about 2,400.00. 

Randy Hamilton stated he looked over the draft of the Employee Manual and he believes if the township crew continues to work four, ten (10) hours days, then the road employees should get comp time on Friday’s instead of overtime.  He also felt that a starting wage rate should not be in the manual, as it will need changed as the year progress.  Also, Hamilton feels that instead of bereavement time, employees should use vacation days. Also, the believes the definition of immediate and extended family is too broad.  Smith stated he believes that one (1) personal day for road employees is enough, and that three (3) is too generous. Comments were notes and will be brought up at the workshop on October 24 for the employee manual. 

In new business, Supervisors discussed the property owned by Martin Goodrich, 1734 Craft Creek Road, that burned down.  He will be replacing the destroyed structure with a modular home. If the current minimum set back distances cannot be met, the setback distances of the original structure must not be exceeded. 

Motion by Dietrich, second by Sanders to review and pay bills. Motion by Sanders, second by Smith adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:39 P.M. 

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Lesnock, Secretary