Minutes of Nov. 12, 2014 – Supervisors




The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Chairman, Donald R. Leibig commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.


Donald R. Leibig, Chairman

Dan K. Hogeland, V. Chairman

Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

John D. Enck, Solicitor

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.



Planning Commission – Karen Krater present with report.  The S. Gleason & Mary Jane Nolt Land Development plan for a heifer barn was reviewed and signed.  Proposed Zoning map amendments were discussed.

Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority – reports received.

Police Activity report – was received.

State Police –Oct. report was received.


Motion by Hogeland to approve the minutes as printed.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried. 


George Christianson/Jack Keener application for refund of Realty Transfer Taxes that were paid in the amount of  $750  was reviewed.  Solicitor reported on his research of the Real Estate Transfer Tax law in regards to criteria for exemption.  Solicitor advised that the Board waits to see if the PA Dept. of Revenue approves the refund and also to send a letter to Attorney Christianson requesting proof that the refund was approved prior to the Board considering the refund.  Secretary instructed to write the letter.

Resolution #111214 Revising Pre-treatment Ordinance limits for mercury was discussed and presented to the Board for their consideration.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #111214 pertaining to the limits of mercury that can be discharged.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Unpaid mowing bills for 220 W. Main St. (3 bills – $475.86); 38 N. Sheridan Rd. (3 bills $381.59); 59 N. Sheridan Rd. (1 bill $133.65); 14 Meadow Dr. (1 bill $181.92); 41 Memorial Blvd. (1 bill $155.53); 37 Village Dr. (1 bill $176 42) were reviewed and presented to Solicitor for collection.  Motion by Leibig to give our Solicitor the authority to move ahead with collecting the  unpaid mowing bills for 220 W.  Main St.,  38 N. Sheridan Rd., 59 N. Sheridan Rd., 14 Meadow Dr.,  41 Memorial Blvd. , 37 Village Dr.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.  

ACTION:  none


New figures for the funding for Central Booking were reviewed and discussed.  Lowered the rate to $20 per prisoner ($520) per e-mail received from Bethel Township that was provided to them by Jo Ellen Litz.   Secretary  instructed to contact the County Commissioners that the Board has said yes conditional upon 100% participation of all municipalities for 2015.

2015 draft budget was reviewed and discussed.  Motion by Hogeland to advertise its proposed adoption of the 2015 budget at the Dec. 17, 2014 meeting.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority vacancy – Leibig recommended the appointment of Lucas Blakeslee to fill the unexpired term of Todd Muzieneck.  (term expires 2018)  Motion by Leibig to appoint Lucas Blakeslee to fill the unexpired term of Todd Muzieneck , his term expires 2018 and appoint him to the Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.


Treasurer’s Bond renewal was discussed.  Motion by Hogeland to raise the Treasurers bond to $600,000.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Member terms expiring were discussed. Secretary to contact members about reappointment.

BILLS/TREASURERS REPORT:  Motion by Leibig to accept the Treasurers Report and pay the bills as money is available.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 8:41 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.