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 MARCH 13, 2018 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their monthly meeting which was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 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 – none were present.

Perrotta started the meeting with review of Ordinance No. 2 of 2018 for the Sale of Fireworks and Stenographer Cynthia A. Donofrio-Cusick recorded the content. A motion was made by Yeropoli for him to leave the room and was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor. Once Yeropoli left the room, Attorney Perrotta proceeded through the logistics of the exhibits and advertisement for the record all steps were followed for the adoption of this ordinance. Noone present had any comments when asked by Perrotta. Pezzuolo made a motion to adopt the Ordinance as presented and the motion was seconded by Sacking with a vote of all in favor. Yeropoli reentered the room.

Aaron Smith of Boy Scout Troop 721 asked for help with a project to “freshen up” and paint the Township Park for a cost of approximately $650. Yeropoli made a motion which was seconded by Sackin and a vote of all in favor. Residents in the meeting offered to make donations to help with these costs. The project has an anticipated start date of May 2018.

Cassie Rhuele, the newly elected real estate tax collector was introduced.

Yeropoli made a motion to ADOPT THE MINUTES of the January 2, 2018 reorganizational meeting which was seconded by Sackin and a vote of all in favor. Yeropoli made a motion to adopt the minutes of the annual auditors meeting of January 3, 2018 which was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor. Yeropoli made a motion to adopt the regular monthly meeting minutes of February 13, 2018 and 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 as shared by Greco were for the County Tax Outreach to be held at the Township offices on Wednesday, April 4th from 9:00 a.m. until Noon with Treasurer Rapone. Greco also announced the Spring Clean up dates of Monday – Thursday April 30 – May 11, 2018. And, a reminder of the May 15, 2018 Primary Election.

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows:
ZONING by Greco – one garage addition building permit was issued
PLANNING by Dave Rodgers – nothing to report
FIRE DEPARTMENT – no one present
POLICE DEPARTMENT by Chief Robert Sipe for the month of February 199 incidents

Yeropoli asked for discussion for any UNFINISHED BUSINESS – there was none.

Yeropoli moved onto new business. Discussion began with a recommendation of asking the County for money to help pave some roads as resident complaints begin to increase.

Yeropoli made a MOTION TO HIRE FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER Joshua Sipe for when he graduates from the local academy effective May 1, 2018. Yeropoli noted Sipe has been riding with officers and began training with the department some time ago under supervision of his father, Chief Robert Sipe. Sipe’s starting pay is that as approved at the 2018 reorganizational meeting. The motion was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli made a motion for RESOLUTION 2018 – 02 for the grant application to be submitted by RAR Engineers for park repairs which was seconded by Sackin and a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli made a motion for RESOLUTION 2018 – 03 for the Water Termination Agreement with Aqua of PA. Attorney Perrotta explained as already in place with PA American, this agreement could be helpful with the delinquent sewer accounts. The motion was seconded by Pezzuolo and a vote was all in favor.

Perrotta added two more items for voting and more discussions to take place. Yeropoli made a motion to further the LAWRENCE COUNTY “SWAT TEAM” which could affect the township’s payroll with police wages and the motion was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor. Yeropoli made a motion to be added to the CLASS ACTION SUIT with regards to the Opiate Crisis in Lawrence County which was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

The items would be placed on the April 10, 2018 meeting agenda.

At 6:30 p.m., Yeropoli made a motion to ADJOURN which was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

Jean M. Greco, Secretary