Meeting Minutes

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The regular monthly meeting of the Dorrance Twp. Board of Supervisors was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2023. Present were Mr. Zane, Mr. Wengrzynek, Mr. Gallagher and Atty. Logsdon/Karpowich were absent.

Mr. Zane opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and announced the meeting was being recorded.

Mr. Zane asked if there were any public comments on agenda items only to be voted upon by the Supervisors at this meeting. There were none.

Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gallagher to accept the minutes of last month’s Reorganization and regular meeting. All voted aye. Mr. Gallagher made a motion to accept the cash report, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek. All voted aye. Mr. Zane made a motion to pay all bills as presented, seconded by Mr. Gallagher. All voted aye.

The zoning report was read. There was no Planning Commission meeting. The Roadmaster report is on file.

Atty. Logsdon: Not in attendance

The Fire Co. and ambulance reports were read. There was no EMA report.

The following announcements were read: The next monthly meeting will be held Monday, March 13, 2023 at 7 pm.

The Township is still in need of an Emergency Management Coordinator.

If anyone is interested please contact the Secretary or any of the Supervisors.

CORRESPONDENCE: A letter of interest was received from David Greene, Blue Ridge Trail. I am writing to express my interest and willingness to serve as an alternate on the Zoning Hearing Board. I have been a resident of Dorrance for 9 years and a US Navy Veteran and as such I would like to serve my community.

Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to appoint David Greene as an Alternate to the Zoning Hearing Board until the end of 2023. All voted aye.

A letter was received from the Dorrance Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. advising that our $20,000 contribution check was used for debt reduction, building and vehicle maintenance and personnel training. Thank you for your generous donation!

Valerie Zane, Treasurer

A letter was received from the Dorrance Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. requesting participation in non-emergency events and activities. The list is for all units: fire trucks, rescue vehicles, ambulance unit and the personnel to man them. We seek your approval to attend these listed events and ask the Board to grant permission to our Fire Chief or Assistants to authorize our attendance at these and any other functions that may arise. Thank you for considering our request.

Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Wengrzynek to approve the request. All voted aye.

A letter was received from the Dorrance Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. announcing the 2023 Officers. President: Frank Tencza, Vice President: Donnie Earnhart, Treasurer Fire Dept: Valerie Zane, Treasurer Fireman’s Relief: Janet Jones, Secretary: Joan Rinehimer, Fire Chief: Jeff Kotarsky

A letter was received from the Dorrance Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. announcing the Fire Dept. along with the Auxiliary will be hosting the 2023 Easter Egg Hunt. It will be a free event and open to the public. Ages 1 thru 10 are welcome. It will be held April 1st from 2pm to 4 pm at the Municipal Building grounds. The children will have the opportunity to have photos taken with the Bunny as well as hunting for eggs and receiving prizes. Please sign up before March 24th. Sign up sheets will be posted at the Fire Hall, Municipal building and KVAL.

We are expecting close to 200 children and are reaching out to friends and local businesses in hope that they would like to make a donation to this event. If you are able to help in any way, we would truly appreciate it.

If you are interested in helping with a donation, please contact me or any fire dept. member or the Township Secretary.

Thank you in advance for your continued support in all that we do. Without your help it simply doesn’t work!

Valerie Zane, 570-479-7033

Joan Rinehimer, 570-574-0626

Carol Jean, 570-793-6940

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Zane made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gallagher to hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Municipal Building grounds from 2 pm to 4 pm. Ages 1 thru 10 are welcome. The Fire Dept. Auxiliary and Fire Dept. are hosting the event. Sign up sheets will be posted at the Fire Hall, Municipal Building and KVAL. Deadline to sign up is March 24th. All voted aye.

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.

David Greene, Blue Ridge Trail commented on the school tax increase proposed which is once again the maximum allowed and the proposed cuts in curriculum and teachers.

Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to adjourn at 7:25 pm. All voted aye.