PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Dan Senft and Brian Schrader and Mark Bucci, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, and five (5) visitors.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Gdula stated now the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes. None were forthcoming.
Mr. Gdula stated everyone had copies of the December 18,2023 regular meeting minutes. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Gdula asked for a motion to approve the minutes as read. Mr. Richards made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With four in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Gdula stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $16,450.19, expenditures of $60,929.44(check # 33526 to #33559) and a balance of $784,757.64. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $0.00 and expenditures of $4,811.12(check #1679 to #1681) and a balance of $15,989.62. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of $0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $1,359.75(check #1385 to #1387) and a balance of $26,052.73. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $503.32in interest, and expenditures of $10,453.84(check#834 to #835) leaving a balance of $147,012.87. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $2.52 in revenues in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $49,491.53.
CORRESPONDENCE: Bidding/Quote Thresholds for 2024.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Gdula asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Gdula stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $112,623.82 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Richards made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Senft seconded this motion. With rest in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND: Amtrust….….92.55, Comcast….309.27, CorleConstruction….65,772.90, EmploymentPartners……28,882.28,FHMA….132.00,Highland……78.66,Keystone..722.48,Kimball.102.37, UPMC…80.00, USCleaning….985.00, WBMason…193.98, WatkinsSecurity….10,733.41, WilmoreCoalCo….2.00, The State LiquidFuelsFund:None. The StreetLightAccountFund:Penelec….220.92. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: None. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: Applied Concepts….6,568.00.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: None.
Mr. Gdula asked for a motion to approve road bond for C and C Smith Lumber on Krayn and Saddle Club Roads. Mr. Senft commented that they are coming in on Krayn. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Bucci brought up that the Planning Commission is working on solar ordinance but in meantime we should put a moratorium on solar ordinance for large grid scale solar farms. He said he and Planning Commission member Mr.Cortese who is present; had talked to Mr.Tom Murphy PSATS, solar consultant about solar ordinance recently and he recommended that until we get it done that, we should do this. Mr. Richards said he is for this as long as doesn’t hurt residential. Mr. Bucci said this is just for commercial grid large scale solar farms not residential. Mr.Cortese said yes this would be for farms not the mounted ones for residential which we currently already allow small residential ones mounted on roofs. Mr. Bucci said he thinks we should do this as it would place a hold on it and be a stop gap until ordinance is done which could be 3 months from now. Mr. Gdula said he agreed. Mr. Richards made a motion to put a moratorium on PS and ES grid scale solar farms. Mr. Bucci seconded the motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Cortese said they are really close to being done with ordinance prep; typing it up before Board and solicitor look at it; will let solicitor know. Mr. Bucci also brought up that 1st responders should weigh in on this as far as access roads to these; will be included in ordinance that they have to provide where they are putting access roads; has contacted Chief Kundrod with St. Michael Fire Department said he could come to next meeting.
Mr. Gdula stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Richards made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 9:39 AM.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer