Meeting Minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Dorrance Twp. Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, April 11, 2022. Present were Mr. Zane, Mr. Wengrzynek, Mr. Gallagher and Atty. Karpowich.

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

The zoning report was read. The Planning Commission meeting report was read.

Atty. Karpowich said he drafted an ordinance to address short term rentals and in which zoning areas they would be allowed. I will make any changes we discuss and we’ll review it at the next meeting. The other hot topic is solar farms which are coming up all over the area. If there’s no ordinance to regulate them they can pretty much put them wherever they want. The Supervisors agreed they want it to be regulated and it would be appropriate in an Industrial zoning district. I will get it drafted for the next meeting and we can submit it to the County, advertise and hold a public hearing to get it in our Ordinance.

The Fire company and ambulance reports were read. There was no EMA report. The Roadmaster report was placed on file.

The following announcements were read: The next monthly meeting will be held Monday, May 9, 2022 at 7 pm.

Ben Ostrowski has resigned as Zoning Hearing Board Alternate effective immediately due to his work schedule. His work day usually begins at 2 am and hearings are usually held in the evening. Anyone interested in the position please let the Secretary know.

CORRESPONDENCE: A complaint was received from John Domyan, Rocky Rd Ln. regarding a neighbor riding dirt bikes in a R1 district and built tracks for it.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Gallagher made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to hold the annual Spring Cleanup on Saturday, May 7 from 8 am until 2 pm by the Township garage. IT WILL BE LIMITED TO RESIDENTS ONLY AND PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. EACH CARLOAD WILL BE CHARGED $15.00. SMALL PICKUP TRUCKS AND PULL BEHIND TRAILER LOADS WILL BE CHARGED $20.00 EACH. TRUCKS OVER 3/4 TON WILL BE CHARGED $50.00. BATTERIES WILL BE CHARGED $3.00 EACH AND ALL WHITE APPLIANCES $10.00 EACH. ALL FREON MUST BE REMOVED FROM REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, AIR CONDITIONERS AND DEHUMIDIFIERS OR THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. TIRES WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE FOLLOWING CHARGES: $2.00 EACH FOR 13”, 14”, AND 15” TIRES, NO RIMS; $5.00 FOR 16” OR LARGER TIRES NO RIMS; $5.00 FOR TRUCK TIRES, NO RIMS, NO TRACTOR TRAILER TIRES WILL BE

ACCEPTED; NOTE: TIRES MAY BE DISPOSED OF FREE AT BUTLER TWP. IN THE FALL. ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ARE ELECTRONIC DEVICES, ASBESTOS, SHINGLES, WOOD, PAINT CANS, PROPANE TANKS, HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE OR ANY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

ANYONE CAUGHT DUMPING ITEMS AT ANY OTHER TIME WILL BE PROSECUTED. AS IN THE PAST, ANYONE WISHING TO CLEAN UP ANY TOWNSHIP ROAD IS ASKED TO CALL THE TWP. GARAGE FOR BAGS. THEY CAN BE PLACED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND WILL BE PICKED UP BY THE ROAD CREW.

All voted aye.

Mr. Wengrzynek made a motion, seconded by Mr. Zane to approve the Leonard Valaitis lot consolidation. All required documents have been completed and reviewed by Attorney Karpowich. 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.

Mr. Gallagher commented that he has contacted Larry Plesh at the County regarding St. Marys Road and St. Johns Road and other County roads in the Township but the only plan for them is patching.

Mr. Zane made a motion seconded by Mr. Gallagher to adjourn at 7:31 pm. All voted aye.