Minutes From the Wiconisco Township
Board of Supervisors Meeting



May 3, 2022



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ronald Pinchorski at 6:30 pm on May 3, 2022. Present at the meeting were Chairman Ronald Pinchorski, Vice Chairman Sean Flynn, Supervisor Kerry Teter, Secretary Candice Fausnacht, Police Chief Nicole Barge, Roadmaster Ian Buffington, Zoning Officer Paul Kulp and Wastewater Operator Daniel Schell.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.The minutes from the April 5, 2022 Board of Supervisors meeting were approved as written. The tax collector's report, treasurer's report, police chief's report, zoning report, roadmaster's report, wastewater operator's report and water authority report were all read and approved. Ian Buffington asked for approval to purchase cold patch with Lykens Borough and split the cost. Ron Pinchorski made a motion to approve the purchase of cold patch with Lykens Borough at an estimated cost of $1,000.00. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Citizen's Questions:

Scott Vankirk asked if the township would be having a community yard sale. Ron Pinchorski advised that the community yard sale is organized by one of the local churches, not the township. He also asked why the township web page is not updated. Candice Fausnacht advised that the web page is updated every month the day after the township meeting and offered to show Mr. Vankirk the web page following the meeting.


Terri Kulp stated that the ditch next to her home has more dirt in it. Roadmaster Ian Buffington stated that the ditch is clean. Terri said that it is the ditch on the west side of the hill. Ian will check the ditch in the morning.


Old Business:

The accounts to be paid on a prepared sheet were approved by motion of Ron Pinchorski and seconded by Kerry Teter with all supervisors voting in favor.


New Business:

The bids for the Township porch roof were reviewed. The following bids were received:

Quality Contracting Services LLC $13,960.00

Custom Valley Builders $14,600.00

K&S Contracting was contacted and looked at the project but did not submit a bid.


Sean Flynn made a motion to award the Township porch roof project to Quality Contracting Services LLC at a cost of $13,960.00. Ron Pinchorski seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Ron Pinchorski stated that the parking on the 200 block of Walnut Street needs to be addressed. He said that it is very hard to drive out the street with cars parked on both sides of the street. He added that an ambulance or fire truck would not be able to drive out the street. He asked Joe Kerwin if a traffic study would need to be done. Joe advised that there is no need for a traffic study but that the homeowners should be contacted to let them know that the Board plans to make the 200 block of Walnut Street 1 side of the street parking in 90 days due to health and safety reasons. Kerry Teter stated that the 200 block of Oak Street is just as bad.


Ron PInchorski made a motion to approve repository bids for property #69-009-117 & 69-009-118 on South Street from Justin Shiley in the amount of $1,005.00 per property. Kerry Teter seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Ron Pinchorski made a motion to adopt Resolution 2022-01 America250PA to plan, encourage, develop, and coordinate the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026 and Pennsylvania's integral role in that event, and the impact of its people on the nation's past, present and future. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Kerry Teter made a motion to approve the purchase of 2 in ground basketball hoops with tempered glass backboard and corrosion protection at a cost of no more than $4,000.00 with ARPA funds for the playground on Stone Street. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Ron Pinchorski advised that Solicitor Jack Kerwin contacted the game commission and is going to set up a meeting for open discussion which the public will be able to attend.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:58 p.m.