Meeting Agenda

AGENDA

DORRANCE TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2024

PLEDGE

Chair announces that the meeting is being recorded.

CALL TO ORDER: Zane____Wengrzynek____Gallagher____Atty. Logsdon____

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Comments from the floor on agenda items only which will be voted upon by the Supervisors at this meeting.

Motion to accept minutes of last month’s regular meeting and the Annual Reorganization meeting: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane____,Wengrzynek____,Gallagher____.

Motion to accept cash report: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane_____, Wengrzynek____, Gallagher____.

Motion to pay all bills as presented: 1st____2nd____Vote: Zane____,Wengrzynek____,Gallagher____.

REPORTS: Zoning Fire Co.

Planning Commission Ambulance/EMA Solicitor

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next monthly meeting will be held Monday, March 11, 2024.

The Township is still in need of an Emergency Management Coordinator. Contact the Secretary or a Supervisor if interested.

CORRESPONDENCE: A letter was received from the Engineer Architecture and Design Services from PennDot to advise that the I-81 Rest Stop will receive improvements to the water supply system to upgrade outdated facilities. A new water supply system to include upgrades to water, well, treatment, and distribution system are planned under this project.

A letter was received from Service Electric advising that effective March 1, 2024 some internet rates will be reduced in some tiers while increasing speeds for other tiers. These changes are part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the affordability and accessibility of internet services in the community.

There will be an increase in the costs associated with Digital Transport Adaptor (DTA) TV equipment due to rising license fees and equipment maintenance.

A letter was received from Casella Waste Systems. On June 30, 2023 we acquired GFL Environmental was management operations in your area. Effective February 5, 2024 we will now be directly billing you through our customer portal. Should you have any questions regarding this billing transition we encourage you to reach out to our dedicated customer service team. They can be reached at 1-800-676-6152 or via email at CS-MidAtlantic@casella.com.

A letter was received from Breezeline advising services will increase with the next billing statement effective March 1, 2024. The escalating fees is primarily due to fees charged by cable networks, broadcast stations and the extraordinary costs of live TV sports rights. We do not control these TV costs and the cost hikes are affecting TV customers nationwide not just breezeline customers.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: A motion to enter into a 2024 Polling Place Agreement with the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections. The primary election will be held on April 23, 2024 and the general election will be held on November 5, 2024.

1st ___2nd___Vote: Zane___, Wengrzynek___, Gallagher___.

A motion to approve the Fenstermacher lot consolidation at 30 Morio Dr.,Mountaintop. Two lots consisting of 1.37 and 1.65 acres to be combined. PIN 12N8S3-001-001-000 and PIN 12N8S-001-004-000. Required documents will be reviewed by Atty. Logsdon.

1st ___2nd___Vote: Zane___, Wengrzynek___, Gallagher___.

PUBLIC COMMENT: By Citizens and Taxpayers of Dorrance, on matters not appearing on this agenda, the Supervisors will be available after the meeting to address questions and concerns by Citizens and Taxpayers.

Motion to adjourn by___________. Meeting adjourned at__________.