WATCH: Patterson Twp Supervisors Meeting 4-11-2019


Deletion of Recorded Minutes from Agenda and Regular meeting on March 14th, 2019

Public Comment

Dr. Allen Seagull
– Recycling issue. Recycling company not taking specific things and will leave entire can if incorrect materials are in it. Asked board to consider looking over contract to see why they no longer take glass, and see if it breaks their contract agreement

Beverly Rabovsky
– Issues with neighbors parking on street to the point that it creates a one way in front of her house. Asked board to check into creating a no parking sign on street.

Abigail Rieder
– Request to change ordinance and create a no turn left on highland avenue and 8th street intersection due to dangerous blind turn. Board told her 8th street is state owned and they do not have power to put such a sign up.

Ken Yonkee
– Concerned about school districts in the township. Discussed previous talks of closing Patterson Township schools. Discussed how he thinks they can save millions of dollars and requested they send letters to the school board with their concerns/ideas on the matter.

Tracy & Brian Hager
– Discussed Wampum Chapter of North County Trail and plans to help fix and maintain the township park.

Sarah Pannell
– Introduced herself as running for county controller.

Treasurer Report [47:50]

– Motion to transfer $400,000.00 from general fund to PLGIT Investment account.
– Discussion about how the money would be invested, $250,000.00 into a fixed account and the other $150,000.00 into a Prime PLGIT liquid investment account.

Engineer Report [53:20]

– Notified board that they are one of the few townships left in the county that has not had an inspection or audit for MS4.
– Opened bids for 2019 road program
-Shields Asphalt: $249,615.29
-Protech Asphalt: $247,302.00
-Folino Construction: $236,995.42
-Youngblood Paving: $229,540.00

*Board later voted to accept the bid put in by Youngblood Paving.

Committee Report [58:00]

-Discussion about local fire departments merging together. (Patterson Heights and Patterson Township)

Public Works [1:00:20]

– Discussion about installing drain pipes.
– Talks about ways citizens can reduce rainwater runoff. By 2022, rainwater runoff must be reduced by 5 to 20 percent.
– Is planning to meet with Representative Marshall about getting grants to help pay for the road program.
– Repaired a manhole that shifted in the road on 12th street.
– Discussed the upcoming Spring/Summer Brush program. Will go around and pick up brush if it is tied together and the length of the bundle does not exceed 4 feet.

Ordinances/Policies [1:08:15]

– Looking into getting some tax relief for volunteer fire fighters like New Brighton does in hopes of getting more people to volunteer.
– Discussed wanting to talk to the police department to see if they would like to have a crowd control plan in place.

Communications [1:13:00]

– Discussed whether the township would like to put an advertisement in the Blackhawk Football Program.

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Any discussion about the unlicensed junkyard at the end of villa Ct. ?