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May 14, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Liberty Township

Liberty Township, McKean County
Route 155 Building
May 14, 2019

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Liberty Township was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by Chairman Dick Brown. Supervisor Fred Ernst, III., Supervisor Neil Shepard and Secretary Cindy Speeth, were present. Also attending was Buck McGarvey, Penny McGarvey, Olivia Postlewait, Julia Postlewait, Chad Postlewait, Dave Culver, and Mary Grace Kisler.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was recited by all.

REPORTS:
1. Ambulance Report was received and there were 10 calls for Liberty Township in April, 2019.
2. There were 7 fire calls for Liberty Township in April, 2019.
3. Secretary’s Report for April 9, 2019 was presented and unanimously accepted on a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by Chairman Brown.
4. Treasurer’s Report for the month of May, 2019 was presented and unanimously accepted on a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by
Chairman Brown. Chairman Brown stated that the General Fund bills for the month totaled $14,123.94 and the General Fund balance is $248,654.41; the State Fund bills for the month were $7,527.35 and the State Fund balance is $245,151.68 and the Sewer Fund balance is $26,227.00.

CORRESPONDENCE:
1. Amended letter from the Public Utility Commission amending letter we received on April 3, 2019 regarding traffic control devices at grade crossings was presented by Chairman Brown.
2. Chairman Brown read two notifications for Tax Claim Bureau tax sale on July 7, 2019. The properties are located at 195 Lower Portage Road and 12 Wilson Avenue in Liberty Township.
3. Our copy of letter from PennDot dated April 3, 2019 containing minutes of Preconstruction Conference for SR155 over Birch Run was presented by Chairman Brown.
4. Letter dated April 8, 2019 from Jeremy Morey of the McKean County Planning Commission requesting a letter of support from us that they will include with their application for a Commonwealth Financing Authority grant to conduct a Baseline Groundwater Quality Study was presented and unanimously agreed to on a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Supervisor Shepard.

5. Thank you letter from the SW Smith Library for our $500 donation. The Library Director, Mary Grace Collier-Kisler, was at the meeting and brought copies of the 2018 SW Smith Library Statistics for the Supervisors to review. Liberty Township has 621 library accounts and in 2018 they checked out 3,735 items to township residents. Other general information: There are 25,951 items in the library collection and 21,917 were loaned out in 2018. There are 10 free internet computers available to the public and in 2018 there were 983 wifi users and 1,848 computer users. In 2018 the attendance at the library was 15,482 and there were 516 programs put on by the library - attended by 1,716 adults, 51 teens and 1,934 children.

All correspondence was made available to the public.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Chairman Brown said the Conservation District was very happy with the ditching that was done by our crew up on Two Mile Road.

2. Chairman Brown said that the estimate from Kallenborns to do the hydro seeding on Comes Creek is $1,200. This amount was unanimously agreed to on a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Supervisor Shepard.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Chairman Brown said that the Supervisors have decided that there will not be a cleanup this year because of the lack of interest last year.
2. Chairman Brown said that we will be advertising in the Bradford Era for bids for the Upper Portage Bridge Project on the 20th and 27th of this month. Companies will be bidding on a prefabricated steel superstructure and decking and approach guiderail for bridge. The township will not be accepting any bids over $100,000 because that is the amount of money that we were awarded.

As he stated at the April meeting, Chairman Brown said that he has been in touch with Suitkote and they are going to grind Two Mile Road first, then Pine Grove Road and then Lower Grimes Road starting on May 20, 2019 and taking 3 days to complete and he was able to get the price down from $108,000 to $80,000. Liberty Township will not have to do anything, Suitkote will do the entire thing.

PUBLIC CONCERNS:

Olivia Postlewait attended the meeting as part of a school project. She was also supposed to ask a question and she asked when the work was going to start on the Birch Run Bridge. Chairman Brown gave her our copy of the letter and other materials from PennDot relating to the Preconstruction Conference for the bridge.
Buck McGarvey wondered if we had received the signs that we are going to put up over by the Evens property. Chairman Brown said the signs are here but the township is waiting for the State Police to come over and get the vehicles moved first and then there will be two signs (No Parking On Shoulder) put up.

Chairman Brown also stated that Chris Golatta is working on an Ordinance regarding OPERATING junkyards. There will have to be an 8’ opaque fence that is at least 4’ back from the edge of the property and the township right-of-way all the way around. The Ordinance will cost the township approximately $500 to prepare and then it will go to our lawyer to be checked. The fine for non-compliance with this Ordinance will be $1,000 per month. The Ordinance will also cover trash and garbage removal around houses. The fine for non-compliance with that will be $500 per month.

As no further business was brought before the Board, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 6:50 p.m. on a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by Supervisor Ernst.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lucinda Speeth
Secretary/ Treasurer

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Funny how all other municipalities are still holding clean ups but liberty is too lazy to do it. They don’t want to put the work in like they used to do so they’ll just deal with people dumping like before. Maybe if the secretary worked more than one day a week or the supervisors were active in the community they’d see the need for the annual clean up. The township has really gone down hill. And there’s no hope of it correcting itself as long as you have the clowns in there as supervisors you do.