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 10, 2019

The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 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.

2020 BUDGET OF INCOME AND EXPENSES was given by Greco who noted no anticipated tax increase would be required for the calendar year 2020. Yeropoli noted no increase to real estate taxes and/or any township fees with no change in services for residents. Greco labeled the individual proposed budgets handouts with details of each fund’s income and expenses as follows:

GENERAL FUND:EXHIBIT 1
SEWER FUND:EXHIBIT 2
LIGHT FUND:EXHIBIT 3
HYDRANT FUND:EXHIBIT 4
STATE FUND:EXHIBIT 5

 Income - Calendar Year 2020
 $ 1,293,950.00 General Fund
 $ 1,033,500.00 Sewer Fund
 $ 19,000.00 Light Fund
 $ 20,000.00 Hydrant Fund
 $ 200,325.00 State Fund
 $ 2,566,775.00 Total Income Budget

 Expenses - Calendar Year 2020 
 $ 1,293,950.00 General Fund
 $ 1,033,500.00 Sewer Fund
 $ 19,000.00 Light Fund
 $ 23,000.00 Hydrant Fund
 $ 254,342.00 State Fund
 $ 2,623,792.00 Total Expenses Budget


Paving – cash flow dependent - $75,000
Purchase police vehicle
Purchase maintenance work truck



2020 FUND BALANCES

1/1/2020$ 840,957
  - 57,017
12/31/2020$ 783,394









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 5:50 p.m.



Jean M. Greco
Township Secretary 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING ON JANUARY 6, 2020

The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for their regular monthly meeting. This meeting immediately followed the annual reorganizational meeting and 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.

Newly appointly Chairman Pezzuolo asked for any guest speakers. Resident Susan Pannutti made the recommendation to allow the pool to remain open for residents and nonresidents. She noted many senior citizens enjoy the pool all summer. She expressed great appreciation to the supervisors for allowing the pool to remain a part of our community.

Yeropoli made a motion to ADOPT THE MINUTES of the December 10, 2019 final budget meeting minutes and the motion was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor. Sackin made a motion to adopt the minutes of the regular meeting minutes for December 10, 2019 which was seconded by Yeropoli with a vote of all in favor.

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

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

TOWNSHIP REPORTS were given as follows:
ZONING prepared by Greco – reported 1 demolition permit was issued.
PLANNING – nothing to report.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Francis “Poncho” Exposito noted 170 man hours and 670 miles were driven. He also total a total of 254 calls for the year 2019.
POLICE DEPARTMENT – Chief Sipe reported for the month of December 154 incidents.  

Pezzuolo asked Greco for any CORRESPONDENCES in which Greco had none to share.

Pezzuolo asked for any UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Nothing required discussion or action.

Pezzuolo began NEW BUSINESS in which Sackin noted the dates for the 2020 SPRING CLEAN UP AS APRIL 13 – 25.  

Pezzuolo then acknowledged donations made to the Police Department from both the Crystal Lake Foundation and the Johnson Club. With these donations a new police truck will be put into service in 2020. He asked Greco to send Thank You letters.

Pezzuolo noted the ANNUAL AUDITORS’ MEETING would be held tomorrow, Wednesday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m. The Auditor’s meeting to set the compensation of the supervisors who are employed full time by the Township.

The topic of paving was brought up. Sackin noted the next Dirt & Gravel Project with the County was slated for approval for Evergreen Road to include some improvements to drainage. Additional grant monies of $15,000 remains with the County for Mahoning Township to use on Martin Kelly Spears Road.

Pezzuolo noted the NEXT MEETING will return to the regular schedule for the calendar year 2020. Each monthly meeting will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The next date being February 11, 2020.

Pezzuolo asked if anything further needed to be address by those in attendance

Pezzuolo made a motion to ADJOURN which was seconded by Yeropoli with a vote of all in favor. The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.



Jean M. Greco
Township Secretary 


MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 6, 2020 REGORGANIZATION MEETING


The Mahoning Township Supervisors met at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building for their annual reorganizational meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:05 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 Gary Pezzuolo, Mark Sackin and Vito Yeropoli. Township Solicitor Lou Perrotta and Police Chief Robert Sipe were also present.

Yeropoli appointed Greco as TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN, who asked if there were any nominations for chairman. Yeropoli nominated and made a motion to appoint Pezzuolo as CHAIRMAN a second was made by Sackin. A vote was all in favor.

A motion by Sackin to nominate Yeropoli as VICE CHAIRMAN was seconded by Pezzuolo with a vote of all in favor.

A motion by Yeropoli to nominate Greco as SECRETARY/TREASURER was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor.

Greco prepared the attached charts of positions, fees and pay rates along with the voting schedule to be recorded with these minutes.

Yeropoli made a motion to ADJOURN at 9:28 a.m., this motion was seconded by Sackin with a vote of all in favor. 



Jean M. Greco
Secretary