MINUTES FROM THE WICONISCO TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
February 6, 2017
The meeting was called to order by Chairman John H. G. Coles at 7:00 p.m. on
February 6, 2017. Present at the meeting were Chairman John H.G. Coles, Vice Chairman Ron Pinchorski, Supervisor Sean Flynn, Solicitor Linus Fenicle, Police Chief Randall Wynn, Zoning Officer Brian Cole and Wastewater Operator Dan Schell.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The minutes from the January 3, 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting were read and approved. The tax collector’s report, treasurer’s report, police chief’s report, zoning report, wastewater operator’s report and water authority report were all read and approved. There was no roadmaster’s report. Wastewater Operator Dan Schell stated that one of the aerator motors was removed for excessive noise and delivered to Heim’s Electric for analysis. The motor is unrepairable and will need to be replaced. John Coles made a motion to have Heim’s Electric replace the motor at a cost of $1,344.79. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor. Sean Flynn made a motion authorizing Dan Schell to obtain bids for the Permit Renewal Application. Ron Pinchorski seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.
The accounts to be paid on a prepared sheet were approved by motion of John Coles and seconded by Ron Pinchorski with all supervisors voting in favor.
The board discussed replacing 3 of the Welcome to Wiconisco signs that have been damaged throughout the year. Brian Cole will look into local companies for pricing for the replacement.
Dan Schell presented 3 estimates for the Chapter 94 Report for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Glace Associates gave a cost proposal of $1,065.00. GHD gave a proposal of $2,000.00. Light-Heigel gave a cost estimate of between $4,000 - $4,500.00. Ron Pinchorski made a motion to hire Glace Associates to complete the Chapter 94 Report for the Wastewater Treatment Plant at a cost of $1,065.00. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.
The board discussed outdoor wood burners and the possibility of creating an ordinance limiting the months that the burners can be used and the minimum height of the stack. Solicitor Fenicle will provide the board with some sample ordinances for the board to review before they decide if they will change things or continue to follow the state guidelines. The issue was tabeled.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 p.m.
Open Record Officer
The township hereby designates Office Manager, Candice Fausnacht the township Open Records Officer.
The Open Records Officer may be reached at: 305 Walnut Street, PO Box 370, Wiconisco, PA 17097. Phone: 717-453-7571 Fax: 717-453-7544
All documents deemed public records shall be available for inspection, retrieval, and duplication at the Municipal Building during established business hours (8a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) with the exception of weekends and holidays.
Requests shall be made in writing to the township Open Records Officer on a form provided by the township or may be obtained online:
openrecords.state.pa.us and choose FORMS
Paper copies shall be $0.25 per page per side. The certification of a record is $1 per record. Specialized documents including, but not limited to blue prints, color copies, and non-standard sized documents shall be charged the actual cost of production. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. The township shall require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.
The township shall make a good-faith effort to provide the requested public record(s) as promptly as possible. The Open Records Officer shall cooperate with those requesting records to review and/or duplicate original township documents while taking reasonable measure to protect township documents from the possibility of theft, damage, and/or modification.
The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible, but no later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to such requests in writing consistent with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.
Contact Information for Appeals
If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requestor may file an appeal in writing to Terry Mutchler, Executive Director, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Plaza Level, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225.
Appeals of criminal records shall be made to the District Attorney of Dauphin County, Ed Marsico, Dauphin County Courthouse - 2nd Floor, Front & Market Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 780-6767 Phone.
The appeal shall be filed within 15 business days of the mailing date of the township’s response or within 15 business days of a deemed denial. The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts the records is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the township for delaying or denying the request.
RESOLVED AND ENACTED this 29th day of December 2008 by the Wiconisco Township Board of Supervisors.