Minutes From the Wiconisco Township
Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 4, 2021

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ronald Pinchorski at 7:00 pm on September 13, 2021. Present at the meeting were Chairman Ronald Pinchorski, Vice Chairman Sean Flynn, Supervisor Kerry Teter, Secretary Candice Fausnacht, Roadmaster Ian Buffington, Zoning Officer Paul Kulp and Police Chief Nicole Barge.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The minutes from the September 13, 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.

Citizen's Questions:

Jim Schwalm asked if the Township has heard anything from the Game Commission regarding the water that comes off the mountain and floods Mountain Street. Ron Pinchorski stated that the Township has sent letters to the Game Commission in the past to no avail. Kerry Teter said that the Township cannot force the Game Commission to make changes. Jim Schwalm said that adding an inlet and bigger pipe would fix the issue. Ian Buffington replied that the pipes will only hold so much water. Kerry Teter of Lykens Borough added that in order to put bigger pipe in, the entire drainage system would need to be enlarged.

Larry Alvord stated that he would like to acquire the railroad bed next to his property and Shirley Alvord's property as he is purchasing that property as well. The Board advised Mr. Alvord to contact an attorney to prepare a quit claim deed.

Old Business:

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

New Business:

The budget meeting dates were set for October 18 at 6pm and November 29 at 6pm with preliminary approval scheduled for Monday, December 6 at the December Board of Supervisors meeting. Final approval will be on December 29, 2021 at 1pm.

The Halloween Parade was scheduled for Monday, October 25 at 7pm. Trick or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 28 from 6-8pm.

Ron Pinchorski made a motion to approve the transfer of $5,663.47 from the sewer fund to the general fund to pay 3rd quarter wages. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.

Kerry Teter made a motion to approve a Quit Claim Deed for the railroad bed property adjacent to 511 Walnut Street for Randy and Edward Oxenrider. Sean Flynn seconded the motion with all supervisors voting in favor.

Marty Sowers of Light-Heigel & Associates advised that he has sent citations to several properties in the Township regarding dangerous buildings. He stated that is no plea is received, he will send the citation via certified mail. If the property owner does not respond, a bench warrant will be sent. If the property owner does not show up for court, the judge will fine the owner. Kerry Teter stated that he spoke to Judge Margerum and she supports getting properties cleaned up.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:52pm.