November 20, 2017 Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting of Supervisors

November 20, 2017

 

Call Meeting To Order                7:00 PM

 

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call              Frank Sciabacucchi ______   Barbara Attardo ____   Steve Rinaldi ______

 

Minutes:  minutes of the Supervisors regularly scheduled October 16,  2017   were distributed to Supervisors for their review, comments and/or corrections.

 

Any Questions/Corrections

 

  • Motion:  To                         minutes of  October 16, 2017 as presented to the  Supervisors for their review, comments and/or corrections.

 

  • Sciabacucchi ____ Attardo ____      Rinaldi _____
  • Roll Call: Sciabacucchi ____     Attardo ____      Rinaldi _____

New Business

 

Compensation of Supervisors

 

In the preparation of the 2018 Preliminary Budget provision was made for Supervisor Salaries in accordance with the limitations imposed by the Second Class Township Code.  An Ordinance must be enacted to re-instate the Supervisor Salary for 2018.

 

Before Enactment of the ordinance, it must be published in the newspaper.  The following  will appear on November 20, 2017 in the Citizens Voice and if agreed upon by the Supervisors will be adopted at the December 18, 2017 monthly meeting

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP

 

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS

OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

The Second Class Township Code authorizes a Township Supervisor to receive maximum annual compensation of $1875 for the services he provides in his capacity as a Supervisor. The Board of Supervisors of Pittston Township wishes to enact an ordinance to provide that each Township Supervisor shall receive $25 per public meeting he attends up to a maximum of $1875 per year.  Supervisors shall not receive any other compensation for the services he provides to the Township in his capacity as a Supervisor

 

Recycling –  received 2015 Recycling Performance Grant in the amount of $29614.  State has caught up with past recycling.  Received in 2017 both 2014 ($29,709)  and 2015.  Outstanding is the 2016 performance grant.

 

Refuse Bags  – Mr. Bonita has advertised for bids on the purchase of refuse bags for 2018 in the Citizens Voice and via e-mail.  Bids were due on November 17, 2017 .   Bids were opened on November 17, 2017 and a bid tabulation is listed below.  Present at bid opening was Terry Best, Frank Sciabacucchi and John Bonita.

 

Bid Tabulation:   

Cartons 1150 1200 1300
      Bags 239200 249600 270400
 Price Per Bag  Price Per Bag  Price Per Bag
InterBoro   0.1102884  0.1102884   0.1102884        26,380.99    27,527.98    29,821.98
DynaPak  No Bid                   –                –                –
Star Poly  No Bid                   –                –                –
Central Poly   0.1007700  0.1007700   0.1007700        24,104.18    25,152.19    27,248.21
Waste Zero   0.1298000  0.1298000   0.1298000        31,048.16    32,398.08    35,097.92
All American  Poly   0.0994000  0.0994000   0.0994000 ******        23,776.48    24,810.24    26,877.76

******low bidder

  • Motion to award contract for purchase of 2018 garbage bags

to

Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi ___

Roll Call: Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi  ______

 

Auditor – Recommendation of Mr. Bonita, Financial Administrator to have an audit done on the books and records of the Township.  If approved by the Supervisors this will be in addition to the work performed by the elected auditors.  This was discussed with elected auditors and they are in agreement to have an independent audit performed on the books and records of the Twp. for 2017

 

  • Motion: To                the proposal of Michael Fiorielli, CPA  $ 5,085 to have an independent audit performed on the  books and records of the Township for calendar year 2017

 

Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi ___

Roll Call: Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi  ______

Grant Application

 

Inter-Modal Grant –  Announcement from Sen. Blake that Ptn Twp. was awarded $453,229   from Commonwealth  for improvements to Freeport Road.   This was a 70-30 grant.  Estimated total cost of the project was submitted as $647,470.  Project will be scheduled for Spring, 2018

 

Community Development Block Grant– Twp. has submitted a $110,000 Block Grant for restoration on East Railroad St. and is awaiting award date of early spring-summer of  2018.    Estimated cost of the project $110,000.  Project will be scheduled for 2018.

 

 

 

 

  • Motion: To ratify October – November  pre-paid bills in the amount $ 75124.59  and bills payable in the amount of $ 56217.63

 

Previously approved transfer to Ambulance $180,000 for purchase of new ambulance and $$36,000 to Little League for new fence on main field.

 

  • payroll and related expenses for payroll period ending

 

10-18-17 44269.18
11-01-17 35948.15
11-15-17 34788.79

 

Harford EFT                          625.92

Principal EFT                       385.96

Hassler       EFT                   75.00

AFLAC          95.38

Advanced Code Group   $18553.91

 

Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi ___

Roll Call: Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi  ______

Police

 

New Hire – the position of part time police officer was advertised in the Citizens Voice.  Mr. Arnolfo Rivera submitted an application, was interviewed.

 

  • Motion – to Arnolfo Rivera as part time police officer at the rate and conditions as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement 
  • Sciabacucchi_____ Attardo _____       Rinaldi ___

Roll Call: Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi  _

 

POLICE REPORT.

 

To                 police report as submitted.

 

  • Sciabacucchi_____ Attardo _____       Rinaldi ___

Roll Call: Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi  ______

 

Fire Dept.

 

Zoning Board

 

Planning Commission Board-

 

Mr. Best has advised the Supervisors that he has been operating with vacancies and thus using alternatesHis recommendation is to appoint the Mr. Len Bee and geoff Baumas to the Planning Commission 

 

  • Motion – to  Len Bee and Geoff Baumas to Planning Commission effective November 20, 2017
  • Sciabacucchi_____ Attardo _____       Rinaldi ___

Roll Call: Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi  ______

 

Terry Best will be taking applications for alternates for the Planning Commission Board

 

 

First Reading of 2018  Budget

PRELIMINARY 2018 BUDGET      
         
Operating Emergency Svs. Tax Special  Capital  Total
Beginning Fund Balance 386,895 53,400             294,600 734,895
Operating Revenue 2,384,885 101,585 140,400             585,630 3,212,500
Available For Expenditure 2,771,780 101,585 193,800               880,230                3,947,395
Administration 224,730                   224,730
Tax Collector 29,625                     29,625
Legal & Professional 48,700                     48,700
Building 15,390                     10,000                     25,390
Police 541,950 11,500                   553,450
Fire 430,515 43,085                     10,000                   483,600
Ambulance 40,500 47,000                     10,000                     97,500
Zoning 207,755                   207,755
Ems Services 2,690                       2,690
Sewer 130,370                   130,370
Recycling 62,205                     62,205
Refuse 220,815                   220,815
Streets & Roads 502,135 193,800                850,230                1,546,165
Recreation 54,175                     54,175
Retirement Expense 30,500                     30,500
Insurances & Other 229,725                        –                     229,725
Total Expenditures 2,771,780 101,585 193,800                880,230                3,947,395
1 No Tax Increase
2 3.5% Salary Increase – Not Including Supervisors
3 Ptvfd – Annual Contribution – Specific Use
4 Ptv Ambulance – Annual Contribution – Specific Use
5 Reimbursement – 2 Qtrs. WVSA & LLSA, $10 Ptn Twp.
6 Reimbursement Ambulance-$35
7 Maintain 24X7 Fire Protection Coverage In Twp.
8 .25 Mill (1/4 Of 1 Mill) For Emergency Service Tax
9 No Charge For Garbage Bags,  $5 Sticker, Bulk $ 1-Max 12
  • Motion to ADVERTISE the 2018 preliminary budget in accordance with Second Class Township regulations. A detailed budget will be on display at the municipal building and on the Township website, http://pittstontownship.org/ beginning November 21,  2017 and is scheduled for adoption at the monthly meeting to be held on December 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the municipal building.    The Budget must be adopted before December 31, 2017 and is scheduled for adoption at the December monthly meeting of the Supervisors.

 

  • Motion to Re-affirm the following Resolutions for 2018
12-01 Non Uniformed Pension Plan
12-02 Uniformed Pension Plan
12-03 Real Estate Tax Collector
12-04 Re-Enactment of Real Estate Tax
12-04 (a) Enactment of Emergency Service Tax
12-05 Appointment of Financial Administrator
12-07 Re-Enactment of Real Estate Transfer Tax
12-08 Re-Enactment of Earned Income Tax
12-09 Re-Enactment of Mechanical Device Tax
12-10 Re-Enactment of Mercantile Tax
12-11 Re-Enactment of Emergency Municipal Svs. Tax
12-12 Re-Enactment of Sign Tax
12-13 Re-Enactment of Zoning Fees
12-14 Resolution to allow  Mgr. to Prepay Bills
12-15 Resolution Establishing Compensation for Boards
12-16 Appointment of HA Berkheimer – EIT and LST Collector
12-16(a) Appointment of e-Collect – Mercantile Tax Collector
12-17 Banking Resolution
12-18 Re-Enactment of Longevity Resolution
12-19 Re-Enact all previously passed ordinances -not addressed
12-20 Ambulance Rebate

 

 

  • Motion to ratify Resolutions 12-01 of 2016 to 12-20 of 2016 to be effective for calendar year 2018

 

Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi S__

Roll Call: Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi  ___

 

Supervisors Comments

 

   Sewer Project – Suscon Road Water Problem

 

 

Public Comment             Speakers are reminded of the 10 minute time allotment

 

 

 

 

 

             Adjournment:          Motion to Adjourn

 

  • Sciabacucchi_____ Attardo _____       Rinaldi ___

Roll Call: Sciabacucchi_____  Attardo _____       Rinaldi ___