Agenda February 2014

TOWNSHIP OF FELL

AGENDA

FEBRUARY 3, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

MINUTES FROM JANUARY 2014 MEETING.

1. MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM JANUARY 2014 MEETING.

2. CORRESPONDENCE: FROM: PSATS REPORTING HIGHER FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS POSTPONED UNTIL AFFORDABILITY IS STUDIED. FROM: PPL ANNOUNCING AN IMPROVED RESPONSE FOR EMERGENCIES.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT

4. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

5. BUILDING INSPECTOR’S REPORT

6. FIRE COMPANY REPORT .

7. POLICE REPORT. CARBONDALE POLICE BEGIN PATROLLING ON JANUARY 1. POLICE CONTACT FOR EMERGENCIES IS 911. NON EMERGENCIES, PLEASE USE 570 342-9111.

OLD BUSINESS

1. SIMPSON SEWER FUND UPDATE: THE QUARTER PAYMENT IS $26,004.60. THE LAST CERTIFIED BALANCE RECEIVED FROM PENNVEST DATED MAY 2013 WAS $523,567.48. THE SUPERVISORS ARE WAITING FOR FROM PENNVEST TO APPLY THE MONEYS COLLECTED FROM THE 50% PROGRAM TO THE OUTSTANDING BALANCE.

2. BRIDGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF DUNDAFF ST (STATE RTE 106) CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT. WORK DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 2014.

3. THOMPSON PROPERTY. COURT ACTION. DEFAULT JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF FELL TOWNSHIP. DAMAGES WERE ASSESSED. SOLICITOR COMMENT.

4. BURNT BUILDING ON MAIN STREET. NO PLANS SUBMITTED BY OWNERS TO DATE.

5. BUILDING LOCATED ON 204 MORSE (MARJER) . OWNERS FOUND GUILTY AND MUST DEMOLISH OR REPAIR THE STRUCTURE. NO RESPONSE TO DATE.

6. OLD BACK HOE. READY FOR SALE.

7. NO TIME FRAME OR CLOSING DATE SET FOR REPAIR OF WILSON CREEK BRIDGE.. TEMPORARY ELECTRIC SERVICE INSTALLED. MAJOR DAMAGE WAS DONE TO SEWER LINE AND RESIDENCE.

8. SIMPSON VIADUCT OPENED. NEWLY INSTALLED REPAIRS DISINTEGRATING RAPIDLY. REMEDY NOT YET ANNOUNCED.

9. TRAFFIC CITATIONS. BE ADVISED MINIMUM COST FOR A TRAFFIC CITATION IS $170.00. PLEASE OBEY STOP SIGNS.

10. OIL SPILL AT CRYSTAL LAKE FINALLY CONTRACTED OUT. COMPLETION SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH.

11. COLUMN BANK FIRE: PUBLIC COMMENT TO JOHN CURLEY (DEP) AT 570 830 3191. MOST HOMES ARE AFFECTED BY FUMES. COMPLETION ESTIMATE IS THREE WEEKS.

12. GARBAGE AND TIRE DUMPING. PLEASE KEEP ALERT IN YOUR TRAVELS FOR DUMPERS. SHOULD YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO APPEARS TO BE DUMPING, DON’T STOP. JUST REMEMBER THE COLOR, MAKE OF VEHICLE AND LADDER RACK IF SO EQUIPPED AND CALL POLICE.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. ROAD DAMAGE DUE TO WEATHER. IT APPEARS WE ARE IN BUDGET WITH THIS ITEM.

2. MONKEY RUN PARK. WALLS ARE FALLING APART. SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS: REMOVE WALL ON FROBLE STREET SIDE AND REPAIR WALL ON MAIN STREET SIDE. WE ARE SEEKING SUGGESTIONS.

3. WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERING OUR FIREMEN WAS OBTAINED FROM PROGRESSIVE. RESOLUTION CONFIRMING SAME REQUIRED BY STATE. DISCUSSION? MOTION?

5. FORMAL REQUEST TO VETERANS OF FOREIGN WAR POST 4712 FOR DONATION FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. THEY ARE ON SALE FOR TWO MONTHS. THREE LIGHTS FOR $1000.00. REQUEST $4,000.00. DISCUSSION? MOTION?

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AGENDA–JUNE 2014

TOWNSHIP OF FELL

MINUTES

JUNE 2, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

MINUTES FROM MAY 2014 MEETING.

1. MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM MAY 2014 MEETING.

2. CORRESPONDENCE: FROM: PENDOT ANNOUNCING TRAFFIC FINES OF $903.95 WILL BE PAID TO FELL TOWNSHIP ON JUNE SECOND. FROM: TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION NOTING THE PUC VOTED TO CHANGE RULES ON THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY AND MAKING IT EASIER TO TERMINATE CONTRACTS.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT

4. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

5. BUILDING INSPECTOR’S REPORT

6. FIRE COMPANY REPORT .

7. POLICE REPORT. CARBONDALE POLICE BEGIN PATROLLING ON JANUARY 1. POLICE CONTACT FOR EMERGENCIES IS 911. NON EMERGENCIES, PLEASE USE 570 342-9111.

OLD BUSINESS

1. JEFFERSON STREET CULM FIRE OFFICIALLY DECLARED EXTINGUISHED ON MAY 22 BY DEP. THEY SAID IT COST ABOUT 2 MILLION TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE.

2. BRIDGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD FINALLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EXCELLENT PROGRESS. COMPLETION IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS.

3. THOMPSON PROPERTY. COURT ACTION. DEFAULT JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF FELL TOWNSHIP. DAMAGES WERE ASSESSED. SOLICITOR COMMENT.

4. BURNT BUILDING ON MAIN STREET. NO PLANS SUBMITTED BY OWNERS TO DATE.

5. BUILDING LOCATED ON 204 MORSE (MARJER) . OWNERS FOUND GUILTY BUT DID NOT RESPOND. SUPERVISORS AUTHORIZED CONTEMPT OF COURT ACTION. SOLICITOR RESPOND.

6. OLD BACK HOE. ADVERTISEMENT DELAYED DUE TO STARTER REPAIR. IT IS NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL. BID ADVERTISED. MACHINE TO BE SOLD “AS IS.” SEALED BIDS DUE 21 JUNE AT 10:00 AM AT THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING. AT WHICH TIME THEY WILL BE OPENED AND READ ALOUD. BID FORMS AVAILABLE AT TOWNSHIP OFFICE.

7. SIMPSON VIADUCT. THE DEFECTIVE CONCRETE IS BEING REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH “QUICK SET” CONCRETE. JOB WILL TAKE 6 WEEKS. NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS ARE TO BE INSTALLED.

8. MONKEY RUN PARK FROBLE STREET WALL UPDATE. WALL TO BE REMOVED AND LEVELED TO GRADE.

9. OIL SPILL AT CRYSTAL LAKE. WORK DELAYED BY WET WEATHER.

10. SIMPSON SEWER FUND UPDATE: THE QUARTER PAYMENT IS $26,004.60. –REMINDER. SIMPSON SEWER BILLS MAY BE PAID BY CREDIT CARD AT THE SIMPSON BANK.

11. GARBAGE AND TIRE DUMPING. AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. PLEASE BE ALERT AND REPORT INFORMATION TO INCLUDE VEHICLE DESCRIPTION. DO NOT APPROACH INDIVIDUALS.

NEW BUSINESS

1. OLD FELL SCHOOL TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP IN PROGRESS. DEMOLITION OF MIDDLE SECTION PLANNED TO START IN JUNE. DEMOLITION WILL START FROM THE REAR OF THE MIDDLE SECTION FOR SAFETY REASONS.

2. JEFFERSON STREET PARK CLOSED–DRIVERS DRIVING ON THE BASEBALL FIELD LEAVING RUTS. THE FIELD WILL BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT.

3. SHUST ROAD–EROSION DAMAGED TOWNSHIP ROAD. 16 LOADS OF “SHOT” STONE HAULED FROM THE BALL FIELD AND SET BY TOWNSHIP TO STABILIZE AND PROTECT THE BANK.. SUFFICIENT STONE WAS AVAILABLE TO STABILIZE THE NEXT SECTION AND PROVIDE A “GUIDE BANK” WHICH ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR GUIDE RAILS.

4. TIRE PICKUP COMPLETED ON FRIDAY. TIRES HAD TO BE CLEANED AND DRAINED BEFORE DELIVERY. NASTY JOB. PLEASE REPORT “DUMPERS.” THE SUPERVISORS WISH TO THANK JOHN REVAK FOR LABOR ASSISTANCE.

5. SMALL PAVING BID OUT FOR CORRIGAN ROAD. DUE ON JUNE 10. BIDS FORMS AVAILABLE AT TOWNSHIP.

6. SALE OF TOWNSHIP LOT LOCATED ON 62 OWEGO STREET ( OLD COOK STORE). THE LOT IS 50 FEET BY 150 FEET. THE SUPERVISORS MOTION TO REQUEST SCHOOL TAX FORGIVENESS, FORGIVE TOWNSHIP TAX AND SELL THIS LOT TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. DISCUSSION? MOTION? MOTION BY ANN MARIE, SEC BY JOE, CARRIED 3/0.

7. CEREMONY TO HONOR GRATTAN SINGER FIREMEN. DURING THE JULY MEETING, THE SUPERVISORS AND RESIDENTS WISH TO HONOR BY NAME OUR FIREMEN. ASK YOUR FRIENDS TO ATTEND.

8. FELL SUPERVISOR INSURANCE BENEFITS. FELL SUPERVISORS RECEIVE NO RETIREMENT, LIFE INSURANCE OR MEDICAL BENEFITS ALTHOUGH IT IS LEGAL.

 

BASEBALL FIELD UPDATE: SEE ARIEL PHOTO. MAIN FIELD LIGHTS INSTALLED AROUND THE FIELD. SNACK STAND COMPLETED. BASEBALL FIELD TO REAR LEVELED AND PREPARED FOR TOP SOIL. DUGOUTS BEING COMPLETED. SEE AERIAL PHOTO TAKEN ON SATURDAY.

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AGENDA–MAY 2014

TOWNSHIP OF FELL

AGENDA

MAY 5, 2014

HAPPY “CINCO de MAYO” –MEXICAN CELEBRATION OF VICTORY OVER FRENCH AT THE BATTLE OF

PUEBLA- 1862

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

MINUTES FROM APRIL 2014 MEETING.

1. MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM APRIL 2014 MEETING.

2. CORRESPONDENCE: FROM: PPL REQUEST TO JOIN OPERATION “HELP.” THIS ORGANIZATION HELPS CRISIS RESIDENTS PAY UTILITY BILLS. WE HAVE INFORMATION. FROM: GENTEX OPS INFORMING THE TOWNSHIP OF THEIR RENEWAL REQUEST FOR A OPERATING PERMIT. FROM: LACKAWANNA CONSERVATION DISTRICT INFORMING THE TOWNSHIP THE EROSION CONTROL PLAN FOR THE LOGGING PILE ON DUNDAFF STREET.

WAS INADEQUATE.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT

4. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

5. BUILDING INSPECTOR’S REPORT

6. FIRE COMPANY REPORT .

7. POLICE REPORT. CARBONDALE POLICE BEGIN PATROLLING ON JANUARY 1. POLICE CONTACT FOR EMERGENCIES IS 911. NON EMERGENCIES, PLEASE USE 570 342-9111.

OLD BUSINESS

1. JEFFERSON STREET FIRE: EXCAVATION EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN MAY AND RECLAMATION COMPLETED BY JULY. PUBLIC COMMENT TO JOHN CURLEY (DEP) AT 570 830 3191. DOES ANYBODY HAVE A PARTICULAR FUMES PROBLEM? COMMENT.

2. BRIDGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF DUNDAFF ST (STATE RTE 106) CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT. WORK DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 2014.

3. THOMPSON PROPERTY. COURT ACTION. DEFAULT JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF FELL TOWNSHIP. DAMAGES WERE ASSESSED. SOLICITOR COMMENT.

4. BURNT BUILDING ON MAIN STREET. NO PLANS SUBMITTED BY OWNERS TO DATE.

5. BUILDING LOCATED ON 204 MORSE (MARJER) . OWNERS FOUND GUILTY BUT DID NOT RESPOND. SHOULD THE TOWNSHIP PURSUE “CONTEMPT OF COURT ACTION?” DISCUSSION? MOTION?

6. OLD BACK HOE. ADVERTISEMENT THIS WEEK WITH A JUNE SECOND DUE DATE.

7. SIMPSON VIADUCT. REMEDY NOT YET DECIDED BY PENDOT. IT WILL BE “SINGLE LANE” FOR SOME PERIOD IN JUNE.

8. MONKEY RUN PARK FROBLE STREET WALL UPDATE. FOUNDATION UNDER MIDDLE SECTION DETERIORATED. WATER RUNS UNDER THE WALL. DEMOLITION PROBABLY ONLY SOLUTION. DISCUSSION? MOTION?

9. OIL SPILL AT CRYSTAL LAKE. WORK DELAYED BY WET WEATHER.

10. SIMPSON SEWER FUND UPDATE: THE QUARTER PAYMENT IS $26,004.60. –NEW! SIMPSON SEWER BILLS MAY BE PAID BY CREDIT CARD AT SIMPSON BANK.

11. GARBAGE AND TIRE DUMPING. AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. PLEASE BE ALERT AND REPORT INFORMATION TO INCLUDE VEHICLE DESCRIPTION. DO NOT APPROACH INDIVIDUALS.

NEW BUSINESS

1. OLD FELL SCHOOL ROOF CAVED IN ON SATURDAY. TOWNSHIP SECURED AREA AND NOTIFIED OFFICIALS. OWNERSHIP IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING TRANSFERRED TO DIMES FROM HEAVEN. THE STRUCTURE WILL BE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE IF CONDEMNATION IS IN ORDER.

2. JEFFERSON STREET PARK CLOSED–DRIVERS DRIVING ON THE BASEBALL FIELD LEAVING RUTS. THE FIELD WILL BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT.

3. TRANSMISSION NEEDS REPAIR ON FORD F350. LOWEST FIRM BID FOR TOTAL REBUILD WITH 1 YEAR GUARANTEE IS KURILLA IN ARCHBALD FOR $2200.00. OTHER BIDS WERE ESTIMATES BASED ON CONDITION AFTER TEARDOWN. DISCUSSION? MOTION.

4. SHUST ROAD–EROSION DAMAGING TOWNSHIP ROAD. NEEDS LARGE STONES TO PROTECT BANK. BALL FIELD HAS ABOUT 3 LOADS AND VILANO PROPERTY HAS ONE. THE TOWNSHIP WILL HAUL.

BASEBALL FIELD UPDATE: MAIN FIELD LIGHTS INSTALLED AROUND THE FIELD. SNACK STAND AND OFFICE NEAR COMPLETION. MINI BASEBALL FIELD IN REAR AND ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

BALL FIELD IS A GREAT AND POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO FELL TOWNSHIP’S FUTURE.

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AGENDA–JANUARY 2014

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APRIL–2014

TOWNSHIP OF FELL

AGENDA

APRIL 7, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

MINUTES FROM MARCH 2014 MEETING.

1. MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM MARCH 2014 MEETING.

2. CORRESPONDENCE: FROM: J. P. MASCARO ANNOUNCING TUITION GRANTS FOR STUDENTS IN COUNTIES OF OPERATION. FROM: PA COMPENSATION RATING BUREAU REQUESTING INFORMATION ON WORKERS COMP.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT

 

4. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

5. BUILDING INSPECTOR’S REPORT

6. FIRE COMPANY REPORT .

7. POLICE REPORT. CARBONDALE POLICE BEGIN PATROLLING ON JANUARY 1. POLICE CONTACT FOR EMERGENCIES IS 911. NON EMERGENCIES, PLEASE USE 570 342-9111.

OLD BUSINESS

 

1. COLUMN BANK FIRE: EXCAVATION EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN MAY AND RECLAMATION COMPLETED BY JULY. PUBLIC COMMENT TO JOHN CURLEY (DEP) AT 570 830 3191. MOST HOMES ARE AFFECTED BY FUMES

2. BRIDGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF DUNDAFF ST (STATE RTE 106) CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT. WORK DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 2014.

3. THOMPSON PROPERTY. COURT ACTION. DEFAULT JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF FELL TOWNSHIP. DAMAGES WERE ASSESSED. SOLICITOR COMMENT.

4. BURNT BUILDING ON MAIN STREET. NO PLANS SUBMITTED BY OWNERS TO DATE.

5. BUILDING LOCATED ON 204 MORSE (MARJER) . OWNERS FOUND GUILTY AND MUST DEMOLISH OR REPAIR THE STRUCTURE. NO RESPONSE TO DATE.

6. OLD BACK HOE. READY FOR SALE.

7. 12 FOOT SINGLE LANE FOR REPAIR OF WILSON CREEK BRIDGE. WILL BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THREE DAYS. WORK WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JULY OR EARLY AUGUST.

8. SIMPSON VIADUCT. REMEDY NOT YET DECIDED BY PENDOT. IT WILL BE “SINGLE LANE” FOR SOME PERIOD IN JUNE.

9. TRAFFIC CITATIONS. BE ADVISED MINIMUM COST FOR A TRAFFIC CITATION IS $170.00. PLEASE OBEY STOP SIGNS.

10. OIL SPILL AT CRYSTAL LAKE. REMEDIATION PERMIT ISSUED BY DEP, UNDER SUPERVISION OF PA TECTONICS. RESOLUTION TO APPROVE WITH INSPECTION BY OTHERS. DISCUSSION? MOTION?

11. SIMPSON SEWER FUND UPDATE: THE QUARTER PAYMENT IS $26,004.60. THERE 22 RESIDENTS WITH BALANCES OVER $500.00 DOLLARS. ABOUT 10 ADDITIONAL MAY BE NOT COLLECTABLE. WITH THE DEMOLITION OF FELL SCHOOL WE WILL LOSE $752.40 EACH QUARTER.

12. GARBAGE AND TIRE DUMPING. AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. PLEASE BE ALERT AND REPORT INFORMATION TO INCLUDE VEHICLE DESCRIPTION. DO NOT APPROACH INDIVIDUALS.

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1. JEFFERSON STREET PARK CLOSED–DRIVERS DRIVING ON THE BASEBALL FIELD LEAVING RUTS. THE FIELD WILL BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT.

2. MONKEY RUN PARK. WALLS ARE FALLING APART. SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS: REMOVE WALL ON FROBLE STRESIDE AND REPAIR WALL ON MAIN STREET SIDE. WE ARE SEEKING SUGGESTIONS. ALL SUGGESTIONS SO FAR SUGGEST DEMOLISH.

3. POLICY TO CREATE CRITICAL TRAFFIC SIGN POLICY. STATE REQUIRES A FORMAL POLICY TO EVALUATE AND REPLACE FADED AND DAMAGED STOP/CRITICAL TRAFFIC SIGNS. SUGGEST A RESOLUTION TO ASSIGN THE PLANNING COMMISSION WITH DEVELOPING DETAILS AND INSPECTIONS. DISCUSSION? MOTION?

 

NOTE: HEAT ASSISTANCE GRANT EXTENDED TO 14 APRIL. PLEASE PASS THE WORD.

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IF YOU MISSED JOHN REVAK’S HISTORICAL PRESENTATION OF THE GRAVITY RAIL ROAD–YOU MISSED A PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION WHICH EXCEEDED ANYTHING THE HISTORY CHANNEL COULD PRODUCE. HE INTEGRATED INTERESTING PERSONALITY NOTES, HUMOR AND REALLY MANIFESTED THE HISTORICAL GREATNESS OF THE EVENT. JOHN HELD EVERYONE SPELLBOUND FOR TWO HOURS. DON’T MISS THIS.

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AGENDA–MARCH 2014

TOWNSHIP OF FELL

AGENDA

MARCH 3, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 2014 MEETING.

1. MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 2014 MEETING.

2. CORRESPONDENCE: FROM: PA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PERMITTING THE EXTENSION OF ACTIVITIES AT PIONEER QUARRY. FROM: PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION ANNOUNCING A NEW PROGRAM TO FACILITATE GAS HOOKUP. DETAILS TO FOLLOW. FROM: LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD ANNOUNCING THE DISTRIBUTION OF LICENSE FEES OF $200.00 EACH FROM CRYSTAL LAKE HOTEL, PAULS PLACE, SEAVET INC, TOUSH ENTERPRISES AND $50.00 FROM VFW.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT

4. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

5. BUILDING INSPECTOR’S REPORT

6. FIRE COMPANY REPORT .

7. POLICE REPORT. CARBONDALE POLICE BEGIN PATROLLING ON JANUARY 1. POLICE CONTACT FOR EMERGENCIES IS 911. NON EMERGENCIES, PLEASE USE 570 342-9111.

OLD BUSINESS

1. SIMPSON SEWER FUND UPDATE: THE QUARTER PAYMENT IS $26,004.60. THE LAST CERTIFIED BALANCE RECEIVED FROM PENNVEST DATED MAY 2013 WAS $523,567.48. THE SUPERVISORS ARE WAITING FOR FROM PENNVEST TO APPLY THE MONEYS COLLECTED FROM THE 50% PROGRAM TO THE OUTSTANDING BALANCE.

2. BRIDGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF DUNDAFF ST (STATE RTE 106) CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT. WORK DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 2014.

3. THOMPSON PROPERTY. COURT ACTION. DEFAULT JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF FELL TOWNSHIP. DAMAGES WERE ASSESSED. SOLICITOR COMMENT.

4. BURNT BUILDING ON MAIN STREET. NO PLANS SUBMITTED BY OWNERS TO DATE.

5. BUILDING LOCATED ON 204 MORSE (MARJER) . OWNERS FOUND GUILTY AND MUST DEMOLISH OR REPAIR THE STRUCTURE. NO RESPONSE TO DATE.

6. OLD BACK HOE. READY FOR SALE.

7. NO TIME FRAME OR CLOSING DATE SET FOR REPAIR OF WILSON CREEK BRIDGE.. TEMPORARY ELECTRIC SERVICE INSTALLED. MAJOR DAMAGE WAS DONE TO SEWER LINE AND RESIDENCE.

8. SIMPSON VIADUCT OPENED. NEWLY INSTALLED REPAIRS DISINTEGRATING RAPIDLY. REMEDY NOT YET ANNOUNCED.

9. TRAFFIC CITATIONS. BE ADVISED MINIMUM COST FOR A TRAFFIC CITATION IS $170.00. PLEASE OBEY STOP SIGNS.

10. OIL SPILL AT CRYSTAL LAKE FINALLY CONTRACTED OUT. COMPLETION SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH.

11. COLUMN BANK FIRE: PUBLIC COMMENT TO JOHN CURLEY (DEP) AT 570 830 3191. MOST HOMES ARE AFFECTED BY FUMES. COMPLETION ESTIMATE IS THREE WEEKS.

12. GARBAGE AND TIRE DUMPING. AN ALERT RESIDENT NOTICED 8 BAGS OF GARBAGE DUMPED ON RESERVOIR STREET ON SATURDAY. SHE CALLED POLICE AND NAMES WERE GARNERED FROM THE BAGS. ARREST APPEARS EMINENT. PLEASE KEEP ALERT IN YOUR TRAVELS FOR DUMPERS. SHOULD YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO APPEARS TO BE DUMPING, DON’T STOP. JUST REMEMBER THE COLOR, MAKE OF VEHICLE AND LADDER RACK IF SO EQUIPPED AND CALL POLICE.

POLICE OFFICERS ARRIVED WITHIN 5 MINUTES. ONE BAG WAS TORN. THE CALLER ATTEMPTED TO REPLACE THE TORN BAG BUT THE OFFICERS SUGGESTED SHE STAY HOME AND THEY WOULD GATHER THE RUBBISH. THE OFFICERS WERE ANTHONY CALABRO AND DANIEL COULTHARD. THE BOARD SUGGESTS A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THESE OFFICERS FOR THEIR ACTIONS WHICH WERE CLEARLY ABOVE AND BEYOND THEIR SCOPE OF DUTY. . DISCUSSION? MOTION?

NEW BUSINESS:

1. ROAD DAMAGE DUE TO WEATHER. IT APPEARS WE ARE IN BUDGET WITH THIS ITEM.

2. MONKEY RUN PARK. WALLS ARE FALLING APART. SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS: REMOVE WALL ON FROBLE STREET SIDE AND REPAIR WALL ON MAIN STREET SIDE. WE ARE SEEKING SUGGESTIONS.

3. WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERING OUR FIREMEN WAS OBTAINED FROM PROGRESSIVE. RESOLUTION CONFIRMING SAME REQUIRED BY STATE. DISCUSSION? MOTION?

5. FORMAL REQUEST TO VETERANS OF FOREIGN WAR POST 4712 FOR DONATION FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. THEY ARE ON SALE FOR TWO MONTHS. THREE LIGHTS FOR $1000.00. REQUEST $4,000.00. DISCUSSION? MOTION?

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BRIDGE MID LIFT

FELL REPLACED UNSAFE BRIDGE 2010
“FELL BRIDGES GAP INTO FUTURE”

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REFUSE FIRE–JEFFERSON STREET

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MINUTES–JANUARY 5, 2014

TOWNSHIP OF FELL
MINUTES
JANUARY 6, 2014

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
REORGANIZATION–RON, CHAIR, JOE VICE AND ANN MARIE, SEC
$100.OO GARBAGE CREDIT EXTENDED FOR 2014. ALL EMPLOYEES AND APPOINTEES RE APPOINTED.
NO REAL OR OTHER TAX INCREASE.

MINUTES FROM DECEMBER 2013 MEETING.
1. MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM DECEMBER 2013 MEETING.
2. CORRESPONDENCE: FROM: TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION PROVIDING A REBATE OF $126.03 AND COMPLEMENTING FELL TOWNSHIP FOR “EFFICIENTLY MANAGING OUR WORKFORCE” REGARDING INSURANCE (LETTER ON BULLETIN BOARD). FROM: RAILS TO TRAILS ANNOUNCING THE COMPLETION OF THE SIMPSON CONNECTION TO THE LACKAWANNA RIVER HERITAGE TRAIL.
3. TREASURER’S REPORT
4. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
5. BUILDING INSPECTOR’S REPORT
6. FIRE COMPANY REPORT .
7. POLICE REPORT. CARBONDALE POLICE BEGIN PATROLLING ON JANUARY 1. POLICE CONTACT FOR EMERGENCIES IS 911. NON EMERGENCIES, PLEASE USE 570 342-9111.

OLD BUSINESS

1. SIMPSON SEWER FUND UPDATE: THE QUARTER PAYMENT IS $26,004.60. THE LAST CERTIFIED BALANCE RECEIVED FROM PENNVEST DATED MAY 2013 WAS $523,567.48. THE SUPERVISORS REQUESTED PERMISSION FROM PENNVEST TO APPLY THE MONEYS COLLECTED FROM THE 50% PROGRAM TO THE OUTSTANDING BALANCE.
2. BRIDGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF DUNDAFF ST (STATE RTE 106) CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT. WORK DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 2014.
3. THOMPSON PROPERTY. COURT ACTION. DEFAULT JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF FELL TOWNSHIP. DAMAGES WERE ASSESSED. SOLICITOR COMMENT.
4. BURNT BUILDING ON MAIN STREET. NO PLANS SUBMITTED BY OWNERS TO DATE.
5. BUILDING LOCATED ON 204 MORSE (MARJER) . OWNERS FOUND GUILTY AND MUST DEMOLISH OR REPAIR THE STRUCTURE. NO RESPONSE TO DATE.
6. OLD BACK HOE. READY FOR SALE.
7. NO TIME FRAME OR CLOSING DATE SET FOR REPAIR OF WILSON CREEK BRIDGE.
8. SIMPSON VIADUCT OPENED. THREE SECTIONS WILL BE REPLACED IN THE SPRING.
9. CONTRACT FOR POLICE COVERAGE FROM CARBONDALE COMPLETED. COVERAGE IS FROM JAN FIRST TO DEC 31 2014. THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL TRIAL FOR BOTH FELL TOWNSHIP AND CARBONDALE CITY. COMMENTS.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERING OUR FIREMEN WAS OBTAINED FROM SELECTIVE THROUGH MCGOVERN. THE COST IS $10,323.00. THIS WAS THE ONLY RESPONSE SINCE OUR PREVIOUS POLICY WAS CANCELLED. DISCUSSION?
2. JEFFERSON ST. COAL BANK REFUSE FIRE. WORK TO BE DONE BY THE ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION (DEP) DEPARTMENT. PUBLIC NOTICES OF WHICH THIS IS ONE, REQUIRE 30 DAYS FOR COMMENTS. WORK SHOULD START IN 60 DAYS. PUBLIC COMMENT BY PHONE TO DEP (JOHN CURLEY) IS 570 830 3191.
3. GARBAGE DUMPING. TOWNSHIP REMOVED A PILE OF JUNK AND TIRES DUMPED ON TOP OF OWEGO TURNPIKE. SHOULD YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO APPEARS TO BE DUMPING, DON’T STOP. JUST REMEMBER THE COLOR AND MAKE OF VEHICLE AND CALL POLICE.

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HEY, CHECK MELNICK PARK. JUNIOR FIELD BEING INSTALLED. NATURAL GAS LINES BEING INSTALLED. BEST PARK IN NE PA.

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AGENDA-4 NOVEMBER 2013

TOWNSHIP OF FELL
AGENDA
NOVEMBER 4, 2013

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL

MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 2013 MEETING.
1. MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 2013 MEETING.
2. CORRESPONDENCE: TO WAYCO, INC. REQUESTING THE INTERSECTION BE PAVED ON WOOD STREET ACCORDING TO CONTRACT. TO: DEP REQUESTING AN EXPLANATION AND VERIFICATION OF THE $5000.00 COST FOR THE STORM WATER PERMIT (REQUEST OF OUR AUDITORS). FROM: MAYOR DOHERTY REQUESTING SUPPORT FOR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER. 1700 SERVED LAST YEAR. DONATION IS $25.00.
3. TREASURER’S REPORT
4. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
5. BUILDING INSPECTOR’S REPORT
6. FIRE COMPANY REPORT .
7. POLICE REPORT. STATE POLICE APPRECIATE INFORMATION DIRECTLY AT 963 3156.

OLD BUSINESS

1. SIMPSON SEWER FUND UPDATE: THE QUARTER PAYMENT IS $26,004.60. THE LAST CERTIFIED BALANCE RECEIVED FROM PENNVEST DATED MAY 2013 WAS $523,567.48. THE SUPERVISORS INTEND TO APPLY OUR COLLECTIONS FROM THE 50% PROGRAM TO REDUCE THAT BALANCE TO $335,000.00 BY DECEMBER 2013.
2. BRIDGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF DUNDAFF ST (STATE RTE 106) CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT. WORK DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 2014.
3. THOMPSON PROPERTY. COURT ACTION. DEFAULT JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF FELL TOWNSHIP. DAMAGES WILL BE ASSESSED BY THE COURT ON NOVEMBER 3, 2013. SOLICITOR COMMENT.
4. BURNT BUILDING ON MAIN STREET. NO PLANS SUBMITTED BY OWNERS TO DATE.
5. DEMOLITION OF CISNEROS PROPERTY COMPLETED. TOOK ONE YEAR AND 3 MONTHS.
6. BUILDING LOCATED ON 204 MORSE (MARJER) . OWNERS FOUND GUILTY AND MUST DEMOLISH OR REPAIR.
7. NEW BACK HOE IN TOWNSHIP YARD READY TO WORK.
8. OLD BACK HOE. ENGINE ASSEMBLED, INSTALLED AND HOE IS PAINTED.
9. UPDATE ON STORM WATER PROGRAM. $5000.00 FEE PAID FOR PERMIT. ENGINEERING COSTS –$1875.00..
10. NO TIME FRAME OR CLOSING DATE SET FOR REPAIR OF WILSON CREEK BRIDGE..
11. CRYSTAL LAKE OIL SPILL. OWNER IS CONTRACTING FOR REMOVAL OF 8 INCHES OF SOIL.
12. GOOD PROGRESS ON SIMPSON VIADUCT. SHOULD BE TWO LANES BY NOVEMBER.

NEW BUSINESS:
1. WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERING OUR FIREMEN WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE THE STATE PASSED A LAW REQUIRING CANCER COVERAGE IS TO EXPENSIVE. WE WILL SECURE FROM ANOTHER COMPANY OR FROM THE STATE.
2. STATE AUDIT CONDUCTED BY AUDITOR GENERAL WAS ACCOMPLISHED ON TUESDAY OF LAST WEEK. NO FAULTS FOUND. THEY WILL ISSUE A WRITTEN REPORT.
3. TOWNSHIP INSTALLED NEW SENSOR FOR MONKEY RUN PARK LIGHTS. OLD SYSTEM FAILED.
4. WALL REPAIR –MONKEY RUN PARK. DISCUSSION. MOTION?
5. NEW COST FOR FLOOD INSURANCE. COST RAISED FROM $1000 TO $10,000. IF YOU ARE IN FLOOD ZONE, TALK TO SUPERVISORS.
6. MOTION TO UPDATE COUNTY 5 YEAR DISASTER MITIGATION PLAN. THE PLAN PROVIDES FUNDS AND PLANNING TO ASSIST IN CASE OF DISASTER. NO COST TO TOWNSHIP. DISCUSSION? MOTION?
7. DISCUSSION/MOTION TO CONTRACT FOR POLICE SERVICES FROM CARBONDALE CITY. DISCUSSION? MOTION?
5. NOVEMBER VOTING FOR THE THIRD DISTRICT (OVER THE BRIDGE) WILL OCCUR AT THIS TOWNSHIP BUILDING.

PUBLIC INPUT? HEATING AID APPLICATIONS –
HEY, CHECK MELNICK PARK. JUNIOR FIELD BEING INSTALLED. BEST PARK IN NE PA.

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