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 MAY 14, 2019 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their monthly meeting which was held on Tuesday, May 14, 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 and Vito Yeropoli. Supervisor Gary Pezzuolo was not in attendance. Township Solicitor Lou Perrotta was also present.

Yeropoli asked for any guest speakers. Township resident, Ms. Sherry Patton introduced herself as a 2019 candidate for the Mohawk Area School Board and encouraged those in attendance to vote for her during the upcoming election.

Paula Prentice reintroduced herself; and, asked questions to follow up on her inquiries of the last monthly meeting. She asked Jean Greco if the phone answering system had yet been updated. Greco reported it has not. She asked Yeropoli if follow up had been done with PennDOT for a road study. He reported it has been sent. Prentice further asked questions of budget line items in which Greco and Yeropoli responded. Prentice asked permission to invite Mr. Zona of New Castle to present a video on recycling at a meeting.

Ed Klamer directed concerns to Police Chief Robert Sipe on the car dealerships along Route 224 and how cars do not seem to be moving from the lots.

Randy Peace asked for those in attendance to honor the police department since it was Police Week.

Yeropoli reported having asked the County Commissioners for additional monies for paving after the last meeting. He is hopeful $20,000 from Liquid Fuels funding may be directed to the township.

Yeropoli made a motion to ADOPT THE MINUTES of the April 9, 2019 regular monthly meeting minutes was seconded by Sackin 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 Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

CORRESPONDENCES asked Greco for correspondences. Greco reported employment opportunities for lifeguards for the upcoming pool opening; and that a subdivision would be the next step in the Quaker Heights project.

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows:
ZONING by Greco – building permits for 2 wheelchair ramps and 1 above ground pool were issued
PLANNING – none present; but nothing to report per Greco
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Poncho Expositio was in training
POLICE DEPARTMENT by Chief Sipe for the month of April 235 calls were handled

Yeropoli asked for discussion for any UNFINISHED BUSINESS in which Greg of R.A.R. Engineering reported in on the paving bids which were further reviewed for completeness since the last meeting. The bid from ProTech Asphalt with a cost of $71,626.91 was complete as reported by Greg. Yeropoli made a MOTION to accept the big which was seconded by Sacking and a vote of all in favor. Yeropoli also made a MOTION to add an area of River Road for scratch coating. The motion was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli moved onto NEW BUSINESS. Chief Sipe and Greg reported on the upcoming closing of Route 224 and the routes for detours both for car and truck traffic. Yeropoli reminded everyone to vote at the primary election on May 21, 2019.

Yeropoli noted the next meeting would be held on the 2nd Tuesday of June – the 11th, at 6:00 p.m.

Yeropoli asked for any further comments before adjourning the meeting. Virginia Phillips asked again for clarification on the Route 224 traffic control. Randy Peace address Mark Sacking with concerns on road conditions on 3rd and Clay Streets in Edinburg. Mr. Rogers expressed concerns of pulling out onto traffic at the Churchill Bridge. Chief Sipe agreed to get further signage and better detour posting from PennDOT. Peace also requested mirrors at the pullout for better visual markings.

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

MINUTES OF THE JUNE 11, 2019 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their monthly meeting which was held on Tuesday, June 11, 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, Vito Yeropoli, and Gary Pezzuolo. Township Solicitor Lou Perrotta and Township Engineer Gregg Delprincipe was also present.

Yeropoli asked for any guest speakers. Township resident, Ron Richman spoke of concerns on dumpsters due to the overflow of garbage at the Fire Station. Discuss led to the supervisors agreeing to having a camera installed at the location along with the police officers patrolling the area.

Another township resident expressed concern of the speed limit being too fast for conditions on Matthews Road. However, it was noted a traffic study would have to be done to make any changes. The police are aware and will patrol the area.

Paula Prentice reintroduced herself; and, asked questions to follow up on her inquiries of the last monthly meeting. She thanked Jean Greco for updating the township voicemail options. She noted having talked with staff of the Wilmington area and Lawrence County on recycling and garbage pick-up options for residents. Prentice addressed Chief Robert Sipe on the County Critial Response Team. Prentice asked if the township had any lawsuits ongoing to which Perrotta responded current litigation with regards to the DCED Grant.

Richman asked for an update on the former Township Community Center and the new ownership of Stone Quarry Banquet Center under Howard and Leah Ashton. Prentice asked if an appraisal was done prior to the sale. Perrotta noted the appraisal was in his possession and the sale was handled through a realtor after bids were not accepted by the supervisors.

Yeropoli made a motion to ADOPT THE MINUTES of the May 14, 2019 regular monthly meeting minutes was seconded by Sackin 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 noted the anticipated pool opening of June 13, 2019. Greco, Yeropoli, and Sipe shared information on the next scheduled closing of Route 224 due to the Churchill Bridge project. The dates had been updated to Friday, June 28th 9:00 p.m. – Monday, July 1st 6:00 a.m.

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows:
ZONING by Greco – building permits for an addition, and a wheelchair ramp.
PLANNING – none present; but nothing to report per Greco but a meeting would be held for a subdivision for Quaker Heights later in the month
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Poncho Expositio was not present
POLICE DEPARTMENT by Chief Sipe for the month of May 221 calls were handled

Yeropoli asked for discussion for any UNFINISHED BUSINESS in which Lou Perrotta noted the County Keystone Communities Enterprise Zone. The supervisors voted to participate in 2018 along with most of the county municipalities. Yeropoli made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2019 – 01 which was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli asked Perrotta to update on negotiations with the TEAMSTERS for the 3 year bargaining contract. Perrotta noted communications leading to a 2.5% increase for each calendar year 2019, 2020, and 2021. Yeropoli made a MOTION which was seconded by Sacking with a vote of all in favor.

Yeropoli moved onto NEW BUSINESS in which there was none.

Yeropoli noted the next meeting would be held on the 2nd Tuesday of July – the 9th, at 6:00 p.m.

Yeropoli asked for any further comments before adjourning the meeting.  

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