Minutes From the Wiconisco Township
Board of Supervisors Meeting



July 5,2022



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ronald Pinchorski at 6:30 p.m. on July 5, 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 and Zoning Officer Paul Kulp.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The minutes from the June 7, 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 made a motion to authorize Ian Buffington to get the 500 hour service scheduled on the backhoe at a cost of $1,334.95. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor. Ron Pinchorski made a motion to authorize Ian Buffington to order 2 Austistic Child Area signs. Kerry Teter seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Citizen’s Questions:

John Mislyan asked if anyone spoke to Zoning Officer Paul Kulp regarding sweeping glass into the drainage ditch. Ron Pinchorski advised that he spoke to Paul. He also asked what is being done about the neglected properties in the township. Paul Kulp advised that letters have been sent. After 10 days, citations are filed and then it is in the hands of the district justice.


Robert Zubrickie asked if the township has piles of large rocks anywhere. Ian Buffington stated that there may be some in the clearing next to the sewer plant. Kerry Teter said that he may have some on his land. He asked if another streetlight could be put in front of his home. The board stated that they will discuss the matter to see if another streetlight is necessary. He asked how often the streets in town are swept. Ian Buffington stated that the township will be sweeping the streets as soon as there is help available however right now Lykens Borough is short staffed. He stated that there are a lot of empty lots in town that people store items on and could the township re-tax those properties. Sean Flynn stated that there would be a lot of push back from the property owners. Candice Fausnacht added that the county would have to re-assess the properties.


John Dresel stated that he believes the township is on the right road with the hiring of the new solicitor and updating the ordinances and that he believes that once the word gets out about Wiconisco changing their ordinances things will get better. Kerry Teter stated that the town did not get this way overnight and can’t be fixed overnight.


Stephanie Fritsch issued a complaint regarding the trucks on the property owned by One Stop Recycling being loud overnight.


John Mislyan stated that he thinks $4,000.00 is too much to spend on new basketball hoops for the playground. He said that kids do not play basketball there. Candice Fausnacht stated that the kids in town go to Lykens to play basketball because of the shape of the Wiconisco basketball courts. Kerry Teter added that the basketball hoops have not been replaced since they were originally put in.


Old Business:

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


New Business:

Sean Flynn made a motion to approve a letter of support for Wiconisco Fire Company for a Local Share Gaming Grant. Kerry Teter seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Sean Flynn made a motion to approve the request from Boy Scout Troop 146 for assistance of $290.00 to pay the building insurance at the boy scout cabin. Kerry Teter seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Ron Pinchorski made a motion to approve Glace Associates to provide the engineering services for the application for a grant from the Local Share Gaming Program for the Walnut Street Pump Station Upgrade at a cost of $1,475.00. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Ron Pinchorski made a motion to approve the Municipal Winter Traffic Services Agreement for 2022-2023 season. Kerry Teter seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


Sean Flynn made a motion to approve the transfer of $6,903.06 from the sewer fund to the general fund to pay second quarter sewer wages. Kerry Teter seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.


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