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January 2015 Minutes

Rush Township Building

Hometown PA 18252

Minutes of the meeting of the Rush Township of Supervisors

A meeting was held at the RushTownship Municipal Building on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 o’clock pm. In attendance were Chairman Shawn Gilbert, Vice Chairman Robert Leibensperger, Supervisor Jeaninne Motroni, Secretary/Treasurer Denise Hope, Administrative Assistant Caitlin Whildin, Attorney Chris Riedlinger, Bill McMullen, 2 reporters, and 15 residents.

Chairman Gilbert called the meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Lisa Price- asked if she could have 10-20 of the Christmas trees that the township was collecting

Cathey Schimpf- questioned if the Board has considered taking credit cards as a form of payment for sewer or garbage bills, why not pay the fees to collect more money

Joe Shamonsky- questioned why the township doesn’t stop collecting garbage for the residents who don’t pay their bill

Dave Clewell Sr.- asked what the Board is going to do about the people who don’t pay for garbage service, questioned why we
aren’t taking them before the Magistrate when everyone else is paying extra for those who don’t pay

Police Report- Sergeant Duane Frederick read his report for the Month of December 2014. A motion was made by Vice Chairman Leibensperger to approve Sergeant Frederick’s report. Supervisor Motroni seconded the motion. Mrs. Hope polled the board. All members voted in favor of the motion, carried.

Minutes of Previous Meeting-A motion was made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger to approve the previous meeting minutes of December 18, 2014. Supervisor Motroni seconded the motion. Mrs. Hope polled the board. All members voted in favor of the motion, carried.

Treasurer’s Reports-A motion was made by Vice Chairman Leibensperger to approve the treasurer’s report as of December 31, 2014. Supervisor Motroni seconded the motion. Mrs. Hope polled the board, all members voted in favor of the motion, carried.

Approval of Current Township and Sewer Bills thru January 15, 2014- A motion was made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger to approve all current township and sewer bills for December and January 2015. Supervisor Motroni seconded the motion. Mrs. Hope polled the board. All members voted in favor of the motion, carried.

Approval of municipal reports (sewer, road, Arro, Prodesign)

A motion was made by Vice-Chairman Leibensperger to approve the municipal reports for December 2014. Supervisor Motroni seconded the motion. Mrs. Hope polled the Board. All members voted in favor of the motion, carried.

CORRESPONDENCE- PA Dept of Environmental Protection, Rush Township was awarded a Recycling Grant of $64,532 for a leaf truck for leaf waste.

Attorney’s Business- A motion to authorize the advertisement of the draft ordinance regarding the fire company membership for vote at the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS-

Motion to appoint Lettich and Zipay CPA to do our Annual Audit. Vice Chairman Leibensperger approved, Supervisor Motroni seconded the motion. Mrs. Hope polled the board, all members voted in favor of the motion, motion carried.

SUPERVISORS COMMENT

Congressman Cartwright will be hosting a town hall meeting here at the township building February 18, 2015 at 6:00pm. The township is encouraging all residents to please sign up for Code Red on the township website. If any residents have any questions about Code Red, please call the township office.

Chairman Gilbert adjourned the meeting at 8:00pm.

Transcribed and attested:

Caitlin Whildin

Administrative Assistant