Minutes From the Wiconisco Township
Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 7, 2021

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ronald Pinchorski at 7:00 pm on June 7, 2021. Present at the meeting were Chairman Ronald Pinchorski, Vice Chairman Sean Flynn, Supervisor Kerry Teter, Secretary Candice Fausnacht, Solicitor Joel Wiest, Wastewater Operator Daniel Schell, Zoning Officer Paul Kulp and Police Chief Nicole Barge.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The minutes from the May 3, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting were read and approved. 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. Dan Schell stated that he received 2 quotes to replace the composite sampler. The quote from Hach was $6,034.40 and the quote from Hartco Environmental was $7,010.00. Sean Flynn made a motion to approve the replacement of the composite sampler by Hach at a cost of $6,034.40. Kerry Teter seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor. Dan Schell stated that he will be getting pricing on upgrading the Walnut Street pump station.

Citizen's Questions:

Keith Radel stated that his neighbor now has 14 cats and that they are coming onto his property. Solicitor Wiest said that it will take some time to review and get acquainted with the Township ordinances. He added that he will be updating some of the ordinances to allow the township to help citizens with issues.

Keith Radel stated that someone put cement barriers on the railroad bed that is a township alley and you can barely get a vehicle through. Solicitor Wiest said that the township can move it since it is a township alley. Chief Barge and Zoning Officer Paul Kulp will look into the situation and give notice to move the barriers if need be.

John Mislyan complained that there are people driving too fast up and down the hill next to the playground. Ron Pinchorski advised that lines will be painted on the road and Chief Barge will watch for speeding.

John Mislyan complained about a house on Walnut Street that was sharing power with a neighboring house. Zoning Officer Paul Kulp advised that it is not illegal to share power however they can not run the power line across the street. John Mislyan added that it is difficult to drive through Walnut Street with cars parked on both sides of the street.

Old Business:

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

New Business:

Station Commander Vankirk from the Lykens State Police Barracks introduced himself. He stated that he is trying to attend meetings at all the local municipalities. He said that the State Police will have increased enforcement now that Covid restrictions are lifting. The State Police will be holding another National Night Out in August. He stated that the State Police have a great working relationship with Chief Barge.

Kerry Teter began discussion on the salt shed. Ron Pinchorski stated that he received a quote of $62,932.25. Ron Pinchorski suggested waiting until next year due to the high cost of building materials. Sean Flynn suggested looking at less expensive ideas.

Ron PInchorski advised that the pole at the L&W Field that is leaning will be taken down around June 18.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:49pm.