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Minutes of the meeting of the Rush Township of Supervisors – April 19, 2012

Rush Township Building

Hometown, PA 18252

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the Rush Township Board of Supervisors

 

The meeting of the Rush Township Board of Supervisors was called to order by Supervisor Shawn Gilbert at 7 o’clock p.m. Those in attendance were Supervisor Robert Leibensperger, Supervisor Jeaninne Motroni, and Secretary/Treasurer Darlene Fenstermacher. Seventeen residents and two reports of Rush Township were in attendance.

 

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. donated a check for $12,500 to the Rush Township Board of Supervisors in support of the emergency generator.

 

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT –

 

Josephine Stone – 32 Meadow Avenue – Requested information on sewer work that was done in 2011.

 

Russell Yalis – Ryan Avenue – Water on his property from Hamilton Street.

 

Janet Smetana – Frankfort Avenue – Right-away behind home is being blocked. Stated that she has complained about this many years ago.

 

Dave Clewell – Questioned the status of the drop yard on route 309. Also stated that a lot of properties in the township

 

Joe Shamonsky – Swenson Street – Questioned if Rush Township roads have been surveyed yet.

 

Charlie Shamonsky – Stated that cars are driving much faster than the speed limit on Meadow Avenue.

 

William Boyer – Questioned the forensic audit. Supervisor Motroni stated that the audit is still in process.

 

Joyce Minnihan – Spoke of an incident involving her daughter and Rush Township police officers. Stated that the police were arrogant and abusive of their power. Officer Duane Frederick stated that a formal, written complaint needed to be submitted in order for the matter to be discussed.

 

Pat Tracey – Stated that Joyce Minnihan is a good and respectable person.

 

Janet Smetana – Stated that her situation will be handled in court. Wanted to

know if the situation is going to stay the way it is until court or if something is going to be done in the meantime. Attorney Reidlinger stated that immediate steps are going to be taken based on the court action that was filed.

 

Cathy Schimp – Complimented the Road Department on an outstanding job of cutting down trees on Holly Road.

 

Joe Shamonsky – Questioned who would be responsible if someone was injured by the chain blocking Walnut Street. Attorney Reidlinger stated that he would need more information to address who would be liable in that situation.

 

Pat Tracy – Questioned the status of the Robbie Romanek law suit. Attorney Reidlinger stated that the case is current pending.

 

  1. POLICE REPORTS – Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.

 

  1. M & B ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT – Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.

 

  1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS – MARCH 15, 2012 – Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.

 

  1. TREASURER’S REPORT – AS OF MARCH 31, 2012 – Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.

 

  1. APPROVAL OF CURRENT TOWNSHIP AND SEWER BILLS THROUGH APRIL 30, 2012 – Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.

 

  1. MUNICIPAL REPORTS – Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.

 

  1. CORRESPONDENCE – Secretary Fensetermacher stated the following as correspondence: Department of Transportation moving forward; Notification of the burn ban; Schuylkill Legal Record; Township news; and Catalyst.

 

  1. ATTORNEY’S BUSINESS – EXECUTIVE SESSION HELD ON MARCH 26, 2012

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS – NESMA Refinancing – Motion to guarantee the finance re-bond issue.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS –

 

  1. Motion for Adam Sinton to attend SFST class on April 20, 21, 22, 2012 in Nesquehoning be paid his daily wage and reimbursed up to $10.00 per day for lunch. Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.
  2. Motion for Elden Neifert, Chris Huegel, Dennis Rupert, Michael Zimmerman to attend flagger training class on May 31, 2012 in Schuylkill Haven from 8:30am to 12:00pm and to be paid regular wages and mileage for 1 vehicle. Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.
  3. Motion to approve personnel policy. Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.
  4. Motion to approve employee volunteer policy. Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.
  5. Motion to adopt resolution 2012-12 Plan Document for the Township pension plan. Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.
  6. Motion to advertise intent to apply for recycling grant to purchase a wood chipper and leaf vacuum. Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.
  7. Motion to appoint Elden Neifert as Road Department Supervisor and increase his pay rate to $16.00 per hour. Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.
  8. Motion to compromise in full all delinquent tax, penalty, and interest due on parcel #25-13-0088.000, also known as American Legion Post 973. Motioned made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger. Motion seconded by Supervisor Motroni. Ms. Fenstermacher polled the Board. All voted yes.
  1. SUPERVISOR’S COMMENT

A. Discuss recycling – Vice-Chairman Leibensperger stated that two pieces of equipment are being purchased in order to recycle trees.
15. ADJOURNMENT – Chairman Gilbert adjourned the meeting at 8:00 o’clock p.m. on April 19, 2012.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed and attested:

 

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Darlene Fenstermacher

Secretary/Treasurer