Minutes From the Wiconisco Township
Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 4,2022

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ronald Pinchorski at 6:30 p.m. on October 4, 2022. Present at the meeting were Chairman Ronald Pinchorski, Vice Chairman Sean Flynn, Supervisor Kerry Teter, Solicitor Jack Kerwin, Secretary Candice Fausnacht, Police Chief Nicole Barge, Wastewater Supervisor Dan Schell, Keith Ramer and Zoning Officer Paul Kulp.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The minutes from the September 6, 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. Kerry Teter of Lykens advised that the construction of the salt shed should begin on 11/28/22 however it cannot be utilized until 12/28/22.

Citizen’s Questions:

Stephanie Fritsch stated that she believes that there should be a stop sign at the corner of Center Street and Arch Street. Ron Pinchorski stated there have been no accidents in that location for years.

Allen Snyder asked if anything was being done about the chickens in town. Jack Kerwin advised that the ordinance was adopted. Paul Kulp asked for the locations of the properties that Mr. Snyder was referring to and will be sending letters to those properties.

Stephanie Fritsch asked if there is a noise ordinance in town because the trucks across from Minnich Terrace are loud at night. Ron Pinchorki advised that as Kerry Teter had stated at the last meeting, it is a business therefore the noise ordinance does not apply.

John Dresel asked how the Township is doing financially. Candice Fausnacht provided Mr. Dresel with a copy of the Treasurer’s Report and advised that the Township is in great shape financially. Mr. Dresel stated that with the new solicitor and current Board of Supervisors, the township is heading in the right direction.

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:

Kerry Teter made a motion to approve Resolution 2022-04 to implement Act 57 of 2022 property tax waiver provisions. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.

Budget meetings were scheduled for the following dates:

Monday, October 31 at 1pm

Monday, November 28 at 1pm

Preliminary approval – Tuesday, December 6 at the Board of Supervisors meeting

Final approval – Tuesday, December 27 at 1pm

Keith Ramer advised that the Wiconisco Fire Company had not made decision regarding a Halloween Parade. Ron Pinchorski announced that Trick or Treat will be held in the Township on Thursday, October 27 from 6pm to 8pm.

Ron Pinchorski made a motion to approve the transfer of $5,255.48 from the sewer fund to the general fund to pay 3rd quarter salaries. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.

Jack Kerwin advised that in an effort to fix blighted properties, he has recommended that the Township purchase 101 Arch Street from Tom Harner for $1.00 with the Township being responsible for paying the back taxes due on the property. He advised that the Board also hopes to acquire 103 Arch Street in the hopes of demolishing both properties. Ron Pinchorski stated that the Township will board up the doors and windows to make the property safe. Kerry Teter stated that the supervisors will do a walk around town with Marty Sowers of Light-Heigel & Associates to advise of blighted houses so that notices can be sent out.

Ron Pinchorski made a motion to approve the purchase of 101 Arch Street from Tom Harner for $1.00 with the Township being responsible for the delinquent taxes and closing fees. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m.