Mahoning Township Meeting Minutes
Jean Greco, Mahoning Township Secretary
                Mahoning Township                 Board of Township Supervisors
Mahoning Township…First Township in Lawrence County…Organized in 1805
4538 West State Street,  P.O. Box 99
Hillsville, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 16132
Phone 724-667-8801     Fax 724-667-8252    Email  mahtwp@verizon.net

 Supervisors                                                                               
                                  Vito Yeropoli                                                          Jean Greco – Secretary
                                  Mark A. Sackin                                                            Jean Greco – Treasurer
                                  Gary Pezzuolo



MINUTES OF THE MARCH 9, 2017 SPECIAL MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for a special meeting as advertised for Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Chairman, Vito Yeropoli asked everyone present to stand for the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

ROLL CALL was taken by Jean Greco, Secretary. Members present were Mark Sackin, Gary Pezzuolo, and Vito Yeropoli. A Lou Perrotta was also present along with Mr. Hardester, Keller Williams Realty; and Mary, New Castle News.

Lou Perrotta asked for any bids to be presented to the Supervisors. Mr. Hardester presented a sales contract with an offer of $108,000 as submitted by Howard and Leah Ashton. He also provided a check in the amount of $1,000 for the deposit, dated 2/15/2017. The contract includes inspections on the Community Center and notes financing will not be involved on the buyers’ end of the transaction.

Perrotta recommended the supervisors accept the proposed contract and its sales price. A MOTION was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Pezzuolo with all were in favor. Perrotta noted an additional advertisement would be needed.

Perrotta also noted the subdivision was being handled by RAR Engineering and would be submitted to the Planning Committee for its March 29th meeting and then submitted to Lawrence County Planning and if all approved, the subdivision would be presented to the Supervisors at its April 11, 2017 monthly meeting.

At 8:28 p.m., Yeropoli made a motion to ADJOURN which was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.



Jean M. Greco
Secretary

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 14, 2017 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their monthly meeting which was held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

An EXECUTIVE SESSION took place from 5:50 p.m. until 6:15 p.m.

Chairman, Vito Yeropoli asked everyone present to stand for the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

ROLL CALL was taken by Jean Greco, Secretary. Members present were Mark Sackin, Gary Pezzuolo, and Vito Yeropoli. A representative for Lou Perrotta was also present.

Yeropoli asked for any guest speakers – resident, sewer customers, Tracey Baker and Kim Staph spoke on concerns of sewer issues at each of their homes respectively.

Yeropoli asked for a motion to APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 3, 2017 REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING. A motion was made by Yeropoli, and seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli asked for a motion to APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 3, 2017 REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING. A motion was made by Yeropoli, and seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropli asked Greco for the TREASURER’S REPORT. Greco reported on a worksheet of vendor invoices which were open for public review.

Greco reported PAYROLLS 2017-02 in the amount of $13,793.66; 2017-02 in the amount of $15,220.73; and 2017-03 in the amount of $15,740.84. A MOTION to approve the payroll was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.




Greco reported VENDOR BILLS broken down as the following:

General Fund$128,704.89State Fund$18,709.86
Light Fund$1,183.35B & E Fund$9,284.70
Hydrant Fund$1,660.46Sewer Fund$79,022

Greco also reported a transfer between the sewer fund and the general fund for a temporary cash flow of $25,000.

MOTION to approve the bills to be paid was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli asked Greco to share any CORRESPONDENCES as received by her. Greco shared a memo from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources denying a grant to improve the Township’s enclosed park pavilion. Greco also shared a memo from Lawrence County sharing contact information for the Home Rehabilitation Program.


TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows:

ZONING by Greco – nothing to report
PLANNING by Dave Rodgers – meeting on January 25, 2017 with an agenda item of
a subdivision review for Buchanan. Rogers noted this was approved

A MOTION to approve the Buchanan subdivision was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.


FIRE DEPARTMENT report given by Poncho Exposito. He noted 23 calls; and mentioned a reminder for the fish fries to begin on Friday, March 3, 2017.

POLICE DEPARTMENT by Chief Robert Sipe for the month of January 219 total 
incidents were logged. Sipe also noted the Police Department would be moving into the Township Building due to the potential sale of the Community Center.

Yeropoli asked for discussion for any UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

First, the SALE OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER was discussed and a MOTION TO SUBDIVIDE the property in which the Community Center occupies. A MOTION was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Pezzuolo with all in favor.

Second, a MOTION was made by Yeropoli to advertise and hold a SPECIAL MEETING AND 2nd ADVERTISMENT FOR SEALED BIDS to be to move forward with the sale of the Community Center; and was seconded by Pezzuolo with all in favor.

Third, the topic of an additional POLICE CAR was mentioned by Sipe as for sale by the Union Township Police Department. Pezzuolo mentioned making some contacts on this topic.


Yeropoli introduced new items for NEW BUSINESS.

SPRING CLEAN UP was announced for residents to bring garbage to the Township Building during the week of April 17, 2017 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday’s April 22 and 29, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until Noon.

Greco noted the NEXT MEETING would be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

At 7:05 p.m., Yeropoli made a motion to ADJOURN which was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.





Jean M. Greco
Secretary

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 14, 2017 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their monthly meeting which was held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Chairman, Vito Yeropoli asked everyone present to stand for the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

ROLL CALL was taken by Jean Greco, Secretary. Members present were Mark Sackin, Gary Pezzuolo, and Vito Yeropoli. Solicitor Lou Perrotta and Engineer Greg DelPrincipe was also present.

Yeropoli asked for any guest speakers – none were present.

Yeropoli asked for a motion to APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 14, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING. A motion was made by Pezzuolo, and seconded by Yeropoli with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli asked for a motion to APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 9, 2017 SPECIAL MEETING for the sale of the Community Center. A motion was made by Sackin, and seconded by Yeropoli with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropli asked Greco for the TREASURER’S REPORT. Greco reported on a worksheet of vendor invoices which were open for public review.

Greco reported PAYROLLS 2017-03 in the amount of $16,185.74; 2017-04 in the amount of $16,314.97.  A MOTION to approve the payroll was made by Pezzuolo and seconded by Yeropoli with a vote of all in favor.

Greco reported VENDOR BILLS broken down as the following:

General Fund$45,343.93Transfer to Light Fund$1,500.00
State Fund$6,552.59Light Fund$1,233.72
Hydrant Fund$1,660.46Sewer Fund$61,781.27

A MOTION to approve the bills to be paid was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli asked Greco to share any CORRESPONDENCES as received by her. Greco repeated information from previous month for the 2017 Tax Outreach programs as well as information on the scheduled Spring Clean Up.

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows:

ZONING by Greco – 1 sign permit and 1 building permit
PLANNING - none
FIRE DEPARTMENT - none
POLICE DEPARTMENT by Chief Robert Sipe for the month of February 143 total 
incidents were logged. Sipe also noted the Police Department officially moved into 4 offices in the Township Building as well as the garage wash bay.

Yeropoli asked for discussion for any UNFINISHED BUSINESS and a MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Pezzuolo with all in favor.

Upon returning from Executive Session, the SALE OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER was noted with a bid for the amount of $108,000 by Howard and Leah Ashton. Solicitor Perrotta noted one more advertisement would be placed in the New Castle News; and a subdivision of the property is in process by RAR Engineering which will be presented to the Township Planning Committing on Wed., March 29, 2017.

Next, it was noted a project with PENNDOT involving easements and a potential move of water and sewer lines along West State Street is in process also with RAR Engineering.

Lastly, A MOTION FOR THE GASPERONI PETITION TO VACATE ROAD was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Sacking with all in favor.

Yeropoli introduced new items for NEW BUSINESS. Solicitor Perrotta noted potential litigation with resident, property owner/sewer customer Gary Krolicki; and A MOTION FOR ATTORNEY PERROTTA TO HANDLE THIS COMPLAINT was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Pezzuolo with all in favor.

Yeropoli noted donations made to the township by BFI in the amount of $15,000; as well as approximately $5,000 in police equipment donations made by Homak

Lastly, Yeropoli noted the NEXT MEETING would be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

At 6:35 p.m., Yeropoli made a motion to ADJOURN which was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.


Jean M. Greco
Secretary

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 11, 2017 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING 


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their monthly meeting which was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 

Chairman, Vito Yeropoli asked everyone present to stand for the pledge of allegiance to the 
flag. 

ROLL CALL was taken by Jean Greco, Secretary. Members present were Mark Sackin, Gary Pezzuolo, and Vito Yeropoli. Solicitor Lou Perrotta and Engineer Greg DelPrincipe was also present. 

 Yeropoli asked for any guest speakers – Eleanor Patton gave an update on the World War II Memorial located in Edinburg. 

 Yeropoli asked for a motion to APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 14, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING. A motion was made by Sakin, and seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor. 

 Yeropli asked Greco for the TREASURER’S REPORT. Greco reported on a worksheet of vendor invoices which were open for public review. 

 Greco reported PAYROLLS 2017-07 $15,558.33 and 2017-08 $16,573.64 in the total amount of $32,131.97.  A MOTION to approve the payroll was made by Sackin and seconded by Yeropoli with a vote of all in favor. 

 Greco reported VENDOR BILLS broken down as the following: 

  General Fund $71,181.94 Transfer to Light Fund $1,500.00 State Fund $10,000 (Transfer) Light Fund $1,465.73 Hydrant Fund $1,660.46 Sewer Fund $88,304.82 

A MOTION to approve the bills to be paid was made by Yeropoli and seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor. 



Yeropoli asked Greco to share any CORRESPONDENCES as received by her. Greco repeated information from previous month for the 2017 Tax Outreach programs as well as information on the scheduled Spring Clean Up. 

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows: 

 ZONING by Greco – 1 sign permit and 1 building permit PLANNING by Dave Rodgers – approval of Community Center subdivision for sale FIRE DEPARTMENT by Poncho Exposito -noted 24 calls for Feb. & March 2017 POLICE DEPARTMENT by Chief Robert Sipe for the month of March 201 incidents were logged. 

 A review of UNFINISHED BUSINESS included a reminder of the 2017 SPRING CLEAN UP in which Sackin noted no tires, no paint cans, no aerosol cans, and no batteries would be accepted. A MOTION was made by Yeropoli for the SUBDIVISION OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER PROPERTY which was already approved by the Township Planning and the County Planning. Pezzuolo seconded the motion and a was all in favor. 

 A MOTION was made by Yeropoli to accept an ADDENDUM TO THE SALE OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER and to authorize Yeropoli and Greco as signors for purposes of the required documentation prior to settlement. This motion was seconded by Pezzuolo and a vote was all in favor. 

  Discussion of BID PROCESS for all summer road materials took place; and Greg of R.A.R Engineering notes advertisement would occur as soon as possible. And, all open bids shoud be received by the Township by Noon on Tues., May 9, 2017. 

 Yeropoli introduced new items for NEW BUSINESS. A MOTION was made by Yeropoli to accept the resignation of POLICE OFFICER BROOKS which was seconded by Sackin and a vote taken was all in favor. 

 Pursuant to an audit of the Liquid Fuels account, a recommended to increase GRECO’S BOND as Treasurer was made.  A MOTION was made by Yeropoli to increase the bond from $150,000 to $250,000. The motion was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor. 

Lastly, Yeropoli noted the NEXT MEETING would be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:00 
p.m. 

At 6:20 p.m., Yeropoli made a motion to ADJOURN which was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor. 


Jean M. Greco Secretary 
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