MINUTES–2 SEPTEMBER 2014

THE TOWNSHIP OF FELL
MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL

MINUTES FROM AUGUST 2014 MEETING.

1. MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES FROM AUGUST 2014 MEETING.
2. CORRESPONDENCE: FROM: LINDE CORPORATION ANNOUNCING THE FILING OF A RENEWAL APPLICATION TO WITHDRAW 905,000 GALLONS OF WATER PER DAY FROM LACKAWANNA RIVER. FROM: LACKAWANNA COUNTY ANNOUNCING THE APPROVAL OF THE BOGNATZ MINOR DEVELOPMENT TO BUILD A HOUSE ON BUFFALO ROAD. FROM: LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD NOTING LICENSE FEE DISTRIBUTION FOR FELL TOWNSHIP IS $850.00.
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. CATCH BASIN COMPLETED ON CRAWFORD AVENUE. CONCRETE BASIN WAS BUILT BY TOWNSHIP USING ORIGINAL STEEL GRATE. WALLS ARE TWO FEET THICK TO HOLD LARGE VEHICLES. 5 YARDS OF CONCRETE WAS USED. 15 FEET OF NEW PIPE INSTALLED TO CONNECT CATCH BASIN TO GENTEX STORM LINE.
2. BRIDGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD. SUPERSTRUCTURE INSTALLED. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ARCH STYLE CONCRETE BRIDGE. COMPLETION DATE UNKNOWN.
3. THOMPSON PROPERTY (LOCATED ON 43RD STREET). DEMOLITION NOTICES POSTED ON PROPERTY ON 10 JULY 2014. SOLICITOR TO COMMENT.
4. BURNT BUILDING ON MAIN STREET. NO PLANS SUBMITTED BY OWNERS TO DATE.
5. BUILDING LOCATED ON 204 MORSE (MARJER) CONTEMPT OF COURT CHARGES FILED BY THE TOWNSHIP ON JULY 10 AND DEMOLITION NOTICES POSTED ON PROPERTY 10 JULY 2014. PROPERTY LISTED FOR TAX SALE. SAID PROPERTY ALSO LISTED FOR TAX SALE. SOLICITOR TO COMMENT.
SUPERVISORS MOTIONED TO BUY PROPERTY IF PRACTICAL. MOTION BY JOE, SEC BY ANN MARIE, CARRIED 3/0.
6. REQUEST SOLICITOR TO INFORM THE GARBAGE CONTRACTOR TO CONTINUE PICKUP THE NEXT DAY RATHER THAN LEAVING THE GARBAGE UNTIL THE NEXT WEEK. SOLICITOR TO COMMENT.
7. 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. COLLECTION STATUS: THE SUPERVISORS INTEND TO EXTINGUISH THIS LOAN BY EARLY 2016 IF DELINQUENT PAYMENTS CONTINUE.
8. WILSON CREEK BRIDGE IS DOING GREAT. COMPLETION EXPECTED BY OCTOBER 30.
9. SALE OF TOWNSHIP LOT LOCATED ON 62 OWEGO STREET ( OLD COOK STORE). THE LOT IS 50 FEET BY 150 FEET. BIDS WERE DUE ON JULY 7, 2014 AT 7:00 PM. NONE WERE RECEIVED. TOWNSHIP WILL ADVERTISE AGAIN.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. OLD FELL SCHOOL DEMOLITION OF CENTER SECTION COMPLETED. FILL TRUCKED IN AND LEVELED TO CREATE A GREEN AREA IN THE CENTER SECTION. REPAIR OF GYM UNDERWAY.
2. JEFFERSON STREET PARK CLOSED–OPEN BY APPOINTMENT.
3. CLEANUP OF BROWN FIELDS. STUDY IN PROGRESS.
4. EARNED INCOME TAX “FAILURE TO FILE NOTICE.” SHOULD YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE AND YOU HAVE NO EARNED INCOME DO NOT PAY THE $25.00 DOLLAR FEE. JUST WRITE ON THE FORM “NO EARNED INCOME DUE TO WHATEVER.” SUPERVISORS ADVISED NOT TO PAY THE FEE. KEEP A COPY.
5. WALLIS ROAD BRIDGE FAILURE. TWO SUPPORT BEAMS RUSTED AWAY AND BECAME NOTICEABLE WHEN HEAVY TRUCKS BEGIN USING THE BRIDGE. SEE PICTURE. TOWNSHIP CREW REPLACED TWO 20 FOOT BEAMS AND REASSEMBLED THE DECK. COMPLETION IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS. SUPERVISORS WISH TO THANK TOWNSHIP ENGINEER, LOU NORELLA AND PENDOT FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT.
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BASEBALL FIELD UPDATE: SECOND BASE BALL FIELD COMPLETE. SCORE BOARD WILL BE INSTALLED THIS WEEK.

PUBLIC INPUT

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