Meeting minutes JULY2011 by keralaguest

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									                     Connellsville Township Supervisors
                                    Meeting Minutes
   I. Call to order Chairman Richard Adobato called to order the monthly meeting of the
      Connellsville Township Supervisors on Thursday, July 14th 2011, at 7:00 PM, in
      Connellsville PA.

  II. Pledge of Allegiance Conducted by Chairman Adobato.

 III. Roll call The Secretary conducted roll call. The following persons were present:
      Chairman Adobato, Vice-Chairman Tom Cesario, Secretary/Treasurer Leah Brothers &
      Solicitor Benjamin Goodwin.

 IV. Approval of minutes Motion made by Mr. Cesario to approve the previous months
     meeting minutes. Second by Chairman Adobato, all in favor, motion carried. A second
     motion was made by Chairman Adobato to approve the special meeting minutes from
     the Wednesday, June 29th meeting. The purpose of this meeting was for awarding the
     2011 Paving Project to a prospective bidder. Second by Mr. Cesario, all in favor,
     motion carried.

  V. Public Participation Mr. Charles Crossen would like the Board’s help in making the
     intersection at Breakneck Ave & East Crawford Ave safer for the bus traffic. He has
     spoken with the School Board on numerous occasions & has a petition signed by
     residents of the area to have something done about the traffic at the intersection. He
     would like the Board to work along with the City Officials & School Board to try and
     come up with a plan of action for the intersection. Bus traffic is heavy especially when
     school lets out & the buses have to pull out onto Breakneck Ave. This intersection is
     shared by the city & township but it is a State Route. PennDOT will not conduct a
     survey without the approval of the Board of Supervisors. Possibly a three way stop sign
     could be installed to slow down traffic?

 VI. Treasurer’s & Secretary’s Report Reporting end of the month PNC Bank balances
     of: General Fund $1098.72, Zoning Fund $3770.00, Planning Commission $719.18,
     Light & Water Fund $6330.14. SBT: Municipal Sewage Savings $36,972.50. PLGIT
     Accounts: General Fund (Savings) $1.61, State Liquid Fuels Fund $106,674.91,
     Municipal Sewage Fund $7715.17, Fire Loss Escrow Account $450.72. Motion to
     accept the treasurer’s report by Mr. Cesario, second by Chairman Adobato, all in favor,
     motion carried.

       The Secretary is reporting on the road closure requested filed by Conn Area Catholic.
       She spoke with PennDOT to find out what all needs to be done to complete the permit.
       It needs to be approved by the Board of Supervisors, have a letter attached to it from
       the Board & also a parade route map & detour schedule. All of this information needs
       to be forwarded to the Permits Department at PennDOT for approval. The $100,000.00
       building construction loan has been secured and direct deposited into the township’s
       General Fund at PNC. DCED sent a notice to the office that the $5000 garage door
       grant will be direct deposited into the General Fund in the near future. A separate
       account needs to be created to transfer this grant to. (See New Business Section for
       additional information).

VII. Authorization to accept the bills Motion made by Chairman Adobato, second by Mr.
     Cesario, all in favor, motion carried.

VIII. Correspondence Request for a Road Closure Permit for a parade from Conn Area
      Catholic. The request is for the school to have a parade on Sunday, August 21st. They
      will be coming up East Crawford Ave from the Immaculate Conception parking lot into
      Geibel Catholic High School. A permit has to be obtained from PennDOT & the
      municipality to close a state route.

 IX. Committee Reports Mr. Goodwin reporting that the 2010 audit is completed &
     mailed to the DCED. All of the books were reviewed & no problems were found. The
     Secretary explained that the significant deficit of expenditures over revenues was
     because of the building/office construction starting early and the loan was not deposited
     yet to cover the pay apps submitted by the general contractor. Now that the loan has
     been secured, the money will be placed back into the General Fund to cover those
     costs.

      No Roadmaster report was given due to the absence of Mr. Carson.

  X. Unfinished Business The discussion continued in regards to the East Blake Ave &
     East Crawford Ave intersection. A motion was made by Chairman Adobato to have the
     Solicitor pen up a one way street ordinance for East Blake Ave at the East Crawford
     Ave intersection. This will make the roadway turning off of East Crawford Ave one
     way going into Poplar Grove. Second by Mr. Cesario, all in favor, motion carried.

      Chairman Adobato made a motion to appoint Scott Wagner to the Zoning Hearing
      Board as an alternate. He was the only township resident that submitted a letter of
      interest. Second by Mr. Cesario, all in favor, motion carried.

 XI. New Business Chairman Adobato made a motion to table the decision to purchase a
     municipal office road sign & message board until the next meeting for the reason of
     calling around to get pricing on raised lettering for the side of the building facing the
     roadway instead of a sign on posts. Second by Mr. Cesario, all in favor, motion carried.

      Mr. Cesario made the motion to allocate the $100,000.00 loan money to a construction
      fund created through PLGIT. $48,000.00 will go into this fund with the remaining to
      stay in the General Fund to cover the bills that were paid for in 2010 out of that fund
      for the construction of the office building. Second by Chairman Adobato, all in favor,
      motion carried.

      A motion was made by Chairman Adobato to create a Garage Fund through PLGIT for
      the purpose of depositing the $5000 DCED Grant into. Second by Mr. Cesario, all in
      favor, motion carried.

      Three quotes were received for three garage doors for the township garage. Quotes in
      no specific order were: Terry Firestone Garage Doors for $6783.00, Alliance Garage
      Doors for $6953.00 & Mark Bryner Doors for$ 7365.00. Motion made by Chairman
      Adobato to purchase the doors from Terry Firestone Garage Doors in the amount of
      $6783.00, second by Mr. Cesario, all in favor, motion carried.

      Chairman Adobato made a motion to apply for Fayette County Aid from the Board of
      Commissioner’s in the amount of $5000 to cover the repairs to Buttermore Blvd from
      the mine subsidence damage. Second by Mr. Cesario, all in favor, motion carried.

XII. Ordinances

XIII. Resolutions

XIV. Adjournment At 7:50 PM, Motion made by Mr. Cesario, second by Mr. Adobato,
     all in favor, motion carried.

    Submitted by:_____________________         Approved by:__________________________

								
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