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 OCTOBER 8, 2019 MONTHLY SUPERVISORS’ MEETING

The Mahoning Township Supervisors met for their monthly meeting at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building which was held on Tuesday, October 8, 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/Treasurer. Members present were Mark Sackin, Gary Pezzuolo, and Vito Yeropoli. Township Solicitor Lou Perrotta, and Township Engineer Gregg Delprincipe were also present.

Yeropoli expressed the sympathy of the supervisors and staff towards the passing of Poncho Exposito’s mother who was 101 years old. Yeropoli next congratulated long time, active resident Mr. Walter Patton for being awarded with a special recognition by the Union Area School District.

Yeropoli asked for any guest speakers. Loretta Spielvogel reintroduced herself as candidate for County Commissioner. She shared that since she last attended a meeting, she has gotten to know the supervisors of all 27 municipalities in our county. Goals are being set to better communicate, share road maintenance equipment, and emergency services between the municipalities.

Yeropoli made a motion to ADOPT THE MINUTES of the September 10, 2019 regular monthly meeting minutes. Resident Paula Prentice objected to content in the minutes noting she never intended Mr. Zona to be on the meeting agenda as stated in the minutes. The motion 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 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 Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows: ZONING by Greco – only 1 demolition permit; PLANNING – Greco and Yeropoli noted nothing to be reported; FIRE DEPARTMENT – a report was given by Chief Francis “Poncho” Exposito who noted for the month of September men responded to 15 calls for 107 hours; POLICE DEPARTMENT – a report was given by Chief Robert Sipe who reported for the month of September 117 incidents were handled by the police department.
Yeropoli noted nothing was needed under UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

Yeropoli moved onto NEW BUSINESS which involved annual items that require a resolution to be passed as follows: RESOLUTION 2019 – 04 to adopt the ANNUAL POLICE MMO for establishing pension plan with PMRS with funds due for 2020. Yeropoli made the motion noting there are no changes from previous year. Sackin seconded with a vote of all in favor. RESOLUTION 2019 – 05 to adopt the ANNUAL PENSION CONTRIBTUIONS FOR UNION EMPLOYEES as required by Walker Benefits. Again, Yeropoli made the motion noting there are no changes from previous year. Pezzuolo seconded with a vote of all in favor. RESOLTION 2019 – 06 to utilize Phillip Weiner CPAs to conduct the ANNUAL AUDIT FOR FYE 12/31/2019 for cost to not exceed previous year’s audit fee. Yeropoli made the motion which was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

Next Yeropoli asked to set the schedule for the 2020 PRELIMINARY BUDGET MEETING. After a short discussion, Pezzuolo made the MOTION to schedule the meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 before the next regular monthly meeting. Greco acknowledged the requirement to advertise this meeting 3 days prior to the meeting date. Yeropoli seconded the motion with a vote of all in favor.

Looking at upcoming dates on the calendar, Yeropoli reminded residents that the township offices would be closed to recognize the upcoming Columbus Day holiday on October 14th as well on as Election day on November 5th. Next discussion took place to set the HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT HOURS.  Yeropoli made the MOTION for October 31 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. which a part to immediate follow at the Edinburg Fire Station. The motion was seconded by Sackin and a vote was all in favor.

Yerpoli reminded everyone of Election Day as well as the NEXT MEETING schedule for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Yeropoli asked for anything further from the residents. Judy DiMatteo asked about paving for her road. Yeropoli reminded everyone from the last meeting that 2020 paving funds will be directed towards the other side of the river. Martha Lorello noted East Main could use some improvements. Yeropoli agreed with her.

Ed Klamer asked if the preliminary budget meeting is open to the public. Yeropoli responded that all residents are welcome to attend.

With nothing further, Yeropoli made the MOTION to ADJOURN which was seconded by Pezzuolo and a vote of all in favor.



Respectfully Submitted,

Jean M. Greco, Secretary