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


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MINUTES OF THE FINAL BUDGET MEETING ON DECEMBER 11, 2018

The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for their annual proposed budget meeting. The meeting was called to order by Vito Yeropoli, who asked everyone present to stand for the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

ROLL CALL was taken by Jean Greco, Secretary/Treasurer. Members present were: Mark Sackin, Gary Pezzuolo, and Vito Yeropoli. Also present were Solicitor Lou Perrotta, Engineer Greg DelPrincipe, and Chief Robert Sipe.

2019 BUDGET OF INCOME AND EXPENSES was given by Greco who noted no anticipated tax increase would be required for the calendar year 2019. Greco labeled the individual proposed budgets handouts with details of each fund’s income and expenses as follows:

General Fund – Exhibit 1Sewer Fund – Exhibit 2Light Fund – Exhibit 3
Hydrant Fund – Exhibit 4State Fund – Exhibit 5

 Income - Calendar Year 2019
 $ 1,182,000.00 General Fund
 $ 1,094,776.00 Sewer Fund
 $ 199,000.00 State Fund
 $ 20,000.00 Light Fund
 $ 22,000.00 Hydrant Fund
 $ 2,517,776.00 Total Income Budget



 Expenses - Calendar Year 2019 
 $ 1,182,000.00 General Fund
 $ 1,094,776.00 Sewer Fund
 $ 199,000.00 State Fund
 $ 20,000.00 Light Fund
 $ 22,000.00 Hydrant Fund
 $ 2,517,776.00 Total Expenses Budget

A MOTION WAS MADE TO APPROVE THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET by Yeropoli and seconded by Sackin and a vote was taken with all in favor.

A MOTION WAS MADE TO APPROVE THE SEWER FUND BUDGET by Yeropoli and seconded by Pezzuolo and a vote was taken with all in favor.

A MOTION WAS MADE TO APPROVE THE LIGHT FUND BUDGET by Yeropoli and seconded by Sackin and a vote was taken with all in favor.

A MOTION WAS MADE TO APPROVE THE HYDRANT FUND BUDGET by Pezzuolo and seconded by Yeropoli and a vote was taken with all in favor.

A MOTION WAS MADE TO APPROVE THE STATE FUND BUDGET by Sackin and seconded by Yeropoli and a vote was taken with all in favor.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion made by Yeropoli and was seconded by Pezzuolo to adjourn. A vote taken with all in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 5:36 p.m.



Jean M. Greco
Township Secretary 

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 9, 2019 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their monthly meeting which was held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 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. Township Solicitor Lou Perrotta was also present.

Yeropoli asked for any guest speakers – Ms. Loretta Spielvogel introduced herself as a 2019 candidate for Lawrence County Commissioner and encouraged those in attendance to vote for her during the upcoming election.

Ms. Paula Prentice introduced herself as a 2019 candidate for Mahoning Township Supervisor. Prior to the meeting, Ms. Prentice had obtained the 2019 budgets from Jean Greco. Ms. Prentice asked for several clarifications to various budget line items.

Ron Richman was introduced and thanked for his countless hour spent cleaning littering from along the roadways, especially on State Route 224. Discussion ensued on the deterioration of homes in the township and addressing residents to clean up their property.

Virginia Phillips thanked Chief Sipe for giving his time to prepare and present to the Mohawk Womens’ Association a seminar on identity theft. She presented the township with a donation as a thank you for this service.

Ed Klamer shared concerns on areas of grass needing cut; however, the property is not owned by the township.

Linda Williams expressed ongoing concerns of dangers surrounding the 4 way stop in Edinburg. The roadway not having a stop sign is State Route 551; and not, township roads.

Thanking everyone for their input and others for their attendance, Yeropoli moved onto the regular agenda of the meeting.
Yeropoli made a motion to ADOPT THE MINUTES of the March 5, 2019 regular monthly meeting minutes was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor. 

Yeropoli made a motion to PAY THE BILLS as prepared by Greco since the last month’s meeting. The motion was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli made a motion to PAY THE PAYROLLS as prepared by Greco since the last month’s meeting. The motion was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.

CORRESPONDENCES asked Greco for correspondences; Greco had none to share.

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows:
ZONING by Greco – one pole building building permit was issued
PLANNING – none present; but nothing to report per Greco
FIRE DEPARTMENT – by Poncho Exposito – 15 calls for the month of March
POLICE DEPARTMENT by Chief Sipe for the month of March 163 incidents

Yeropoli asked for discussion for any UNFINISHED BUSINESS in which nothing was on the agenda.  

Yeropoli moved onto NEW BUSINESS. Chief Sipe noted the part-time officer, Daniella Moffat resigned as she was hired full-time elsewhere. Chief Sipe introduced a NEW PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER, Layne Baker who was sworn in. Yeropoli asked for a motion to hire Officer Baker at the rate of $15.85 an hour which Pezzuolo seconded and a vote was all in favor.

Yeropoli moved onto the agenda item for PAVING BIDS of which Greg from RAR Engineering opened and shared as follows: 1. Protech Asphalt $71,626.912. Shields Paving $96,5501.01
3. Youngblood Paving $71,802.70.

Solicitor Perrotta mentioned these bids would be reviewed for details and the bidder would be voted on and awarded at the May monthly meeting. A reminder to all the areas involved include sections of Rich Avenue, West Main Street, Hillsville Road, Jacobson Road, and Ambrosia Road.

Yeropoli made a motion to TABLE THE PAVING BIDS until the May meeting. The motion was seconded by Pezzuolo and a vote was all in favor.

Yeropoli asked for any further comments before adjourning the meeting. Residents commented on the Fire Department’s Fish Fry which is held every Friday during Lent. Sackin noted 14 dumpsters were filled during this year’s annual Spring Cleanup.

Yeropoli noted the next meeting would be held on the 2nd Tuesday of May at 6:00 p.m.

At 7:08 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 5, 2019 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their monthly meeting which was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 9:30 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. Township Solicitor Lou Perrotta was also present.

Yeropoli thanked everyone in attendance for the change in meeting day/time. Greco noted due to a schedule conflict the meeting date/time change had been advertised as required in the New Castle News.

Yeropoli asked for any guest speakers – Mr. William Wyza addressed the supervisors on the condition of the road surface on East Main Street in Hillsville. Mr. Edward Klamer addressed the supervisors on a culvert near Seal Coat’s facility. Mr. Klamer also addressed his concerns over vehicles parked on Overlook Drive. Ms. Susan Buchanan inquired on the supervisor’s support or nonsupport of the changes proposed to Quaker Falls. Mr. Randy Peace expressed concerns and gratitude for the snow plowing at the end of 3rd Street in Edinburg.

Yeropoli made a motion to ADOPT THE MINUTES of the February 12, 2019 regular monthly meeting minutes was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor. 

Yeropoli made a motion to PAY THE BILLS as prepared by Greco since the last month’s meeting. The motion was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli made a motion to PAY THE PAYROLLS as prepared by Greco since the last month’s meeting. The motion was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

CORRESPONDENCES as shared by Greco were for the County Tax Outreach to be held at the Township offices on Tuesday, April 2nd from 9:00 a.m. until Noon with Treasurer Rapone. Greco also reminded residents of the Spring Clean Up dates of Monday – Saturday March 25 – April 6, 2019.

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows:
ZONING by Greco – one pole building building permit was issued
PLANNING by Dave Rodgers – nothing to report
FIRE DEPARTMENT – by Poncho Exposito
POLICE DEPARTMENT by Sgt. Magglioca for the month of February 196 incidents

Yeropoli asked for discussion for any UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Perrotta noted the closing of the refinancing of the Pennvest loans from 30 to 40 years. The result is a decrease in monthly loan payments of $8,541. Perrotta would provide a press release on this matter.

Yeropoli moved onto new business. None was to be introduced.

Pezzuolo noted the next meeting would be at regular time – the 2nd Tuesday of April at 6:00 p.m. Residents noted being favorable of the morning meeting as some could attend who are unable to do so in the evening.

At 9:55 a.m., Yeropoli made a motion to ADJOURN which was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.



Jean M. Greco, Secretary