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Harford, Pennsylvania 18823
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July 17, 2018

     The regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Sue Furney at 7:00 PM. Supervisors Walker and Payne were present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings. Visitors present were Ted Brewster, Maureen Warren, Dale Ferger, Nelson Rhodes, Donna Schulze, Joe & Dava Cowan, Matt Cowan, and Jourdaine Newhart.
     The minutes of June 19th were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurer's report was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Nelson Rhodes brought in the sewer planning module for DEP in regards to his upcoming subdivision and the necessary forms were signed. Dava Cowan asked questions about the sewer system billing and payments made for the operation of the system.
     Dale Ferger asked about the DSA problem on Lower Podunk Road, which then led to a discussion about the Conservation District and the Dirt & Gravel Roads program.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
     There was nothing to report.

ROAD REPORT:
     Supervisor Payne reported that roads in Section 2 are almost done being graded. Calcium is going to be sprayed on areas where the grading has been done. There is a little work that needs to be done in Section 1, then the crew will head to Section 3.
     A sign order is needed to get speed limit signs, a dead end sign, and children at play signs. Supervisor Walker mentioned looking into the possibility of contracting with the Hop Bottom police officer to spend some hours in Harford Township to enforce speed limits and other ordinances.

OLD BUSINESS:
     The secretary is still looking for a sample ordinance to use in forming a parks & rec committee.

NEW BUSINESS:
     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to advertise a change in the August meeting to be held the second Tuesday due to the Harford Fair. Motion carried by three yes votes.
     The township's old roller has been put out for bids which will be opened at that meeting.
     The insurance company has reviewed the damages at the township building and ballfield from the hail storm. The supervisors will call around to find someone to handle the repairs.

SEWER:
     The grinder pump replacement project has been completed and the grant funding should be received shortly from DCED.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Maureen Warren mentioned that several townships in Lackawanna County have been accepting electronics to be recycled and asked if any programs would be available in Susquehanna County.
     Dale Ferger mentioned roads in Tioga County that have been treated with tar and chips and asked if something like that could be done here.

     A motion was made by Furney and seconded by Walker to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 PM.

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June 19, 2018

     The regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Sue Furney at 7:00 PM. Supervisors Walker and Payne were present along with several visitors: Ted Brewster, Maureen Warren, Dale Ferger, Joe Loomis, Robert Supancik, Joe Cowan, Matt Cowan, and Jourdaine Newhart.
     The minutes of May 22nd were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurer's report was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Dale Ferger questioned the amount spent for Express Services on one temporary employee. Joe Cowan asked about speed limits on the township roads.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
     There was nothing to report.

ROAD REPORT:
     Supervisor Payne reported that a grader operator has been hired and the township has purchased a used roller from Auburn Township. There was some discussion about what type of dust control to put down and what roads need it.
     An executive session was held after last month's meeting and Supervisor Payne was made road superintendent.
     Work on Lower Podunk Road is being held up due to the unresolved issue with the DSA material put on during the last year's grant work.

OLD BUSINESS:
     The secretary is still looking for a sample ordinance to use in forming a parks & rec committee.

NEW BUSINESS:
     A subdivision for the Hinkleys on Tyler Road was received from the Planning Commission. The supervisors had no objections to the plan.

SEWER:
     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to renew the line of credit with Peoples Security Bank in order to complete the USDA project. Motion carried by three yes votes.

CORRESPONDENCE:
     Letters were received to notify the township about online access to the draft plan updates for the Susquehanna County Comprehensive Plan and the Susquehanna County Hazard Mitigation Plan.


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PUBLIC COMMENTS:      Maureen Warren asked about burning being allowed in town. Dale Ferger asked about the township cleanup and an uninspected vehicle being used. Matt Cowan asked about the township noise ordinance and Joe Loomis spoke about the closure of SR 547.

     A motion was made by Furney and seconded by Walker to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM. An executive session will follow to discuss employee issues.

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May 22, 2018

     The rescheduled regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Sue Furney at 7:00 PM. Supervisors Walker and Payne were present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings. Visitors present were Ted Brewster, Maureen Warren, Dale Ferger, Joe Loomis, Dottie Hagenbuch, Lillie Thomas, and Garry Foltz.
     The minutes of April 17th were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurer's report was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
     Last week's severe hailstorm was reported to the county, but it was not a declared disaster. Steve Smith, the township's emergency management coordinator, is moving out of the area, so Dustin Walker will take that position.

ROAD REPORT:
     Supervisor Walker reported that they are working with the game commission and conservation district about managing the beaver dam by Bartholomew Road. The beavers will have to be trapped and removed and then a mitigation device can be installed to help keep the water level down.
     Supervisor Payne reported that he had been contacted about washouts that occurred on Pennay Hill and Lower Podunk from the recent heavy rain storms. Cabot will put down gravel to stabilize the road and try to control the runoff.
     Stephens Road and Tyler Lake Road have been graded by Williams Field Services.
     The Dirt & Gravel Roads grant project for Oliver Road is underway. A preconstruction meeting was held and Glenn Eby of JHA Companies will be overseeing the project to make sure the guidelines are followed. The fill will be trucked in from a nearby quarry on Fair Hill Road which will require a road bond with PennDOT. A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to accept and sign the necessary paperwork for the Fair Hill Road bond. Motion carried by three yes votes.
     The roller that the township was looking into from Medico has been sold. There could be a possibility of working out a deal with Auburn Township who may be trading in a roller. Some discussion was held about having employees qualified to run the equipment.

OLD BUSINESS:
     The parks & rec committee brought up last month will need to be formed through an ordinance. A sample will be found and prepared for the township to use.

NEW BUSINESS:
     The supervisors have discussed modifying the township budget to move the $150,000 set aside in the impact fee account for a building addition into a category for equipment. This decision was made into a resolution to follow the auditors' recommendation for excess spending over budgeted amounts. A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to adopt Resolution #3-18 to make this change to the budget. Motion carried by three yes votes.

SEWER:
     JHA Companies has checked the line vents throughout the collection system and found that 3 of them are plugged and will need replacement. The cost for each vent is around $500. A motion was made by Walker, second by Payne to purchase 5 line vents. Motion carried by three yes votes.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Garry Foltz spoke about the lack of direction for the road crew and that the roads are not being maintained and mowed like they used to be. He also asked about the policy manual that was previously used in the township and the noise waivers that should be used for the gas company facilities.
     Dale Ferger spoke about accountability for the road crew and complained about them going to an open house at Medico.
     Joe Loomis asked about the township investing funds in CDs and the road closure of SR 547 by PennDOT for sluice pipe problems.

     A motion was made by Furney and seconded by Walker to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 PM.


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April 17, 2018

     The regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Sue Furney at 7:00 PM. Supervisors Walker and Payne were present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings. Visitors present were Ted Brewster, Maureen Warren, Dale Ferger, Joseph Cowan, Donna Schulze, Dottie Hagenbuch, Lillie Thomas, Jim Phelps, Robert Supancik, Craig Stout, Kathy Oakley, Connie Breese, Bob DeLuca, and Brian Goldsack of Edward Jones Financial.
      The minutes of March 20th were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurer's report was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Lillie Thomas asked for stone not to be put on Ed Allen Road this year as too much of it gets pushed off to the side and has to be raked up. Brian Goldsack was available to discuss interest rates on investing township CD funds.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
     There was nothing to report.

AUDITORS:
     The elected auditors were present to give their report. They examined the 2017 records and found them to be in order. Some findings for further action were noted: spending in excess of budgeted amounts with no corresponding resolutions, lack of records for vehicle fuel use, no employee manual exists with clearly defined policies, someone other than the secretary/treasurer should be reconciling bank statements, and supervisors should recuse themselves from voting on matters that concern them personally or when a conflict of interest could be perceived.

ROAD REPORT:
     The supervisors met with representatives from Cabot, DEP, and the Conservation District to address the mud runoff and ditch problems on Beaver Meadow Road down to the Plank Road/SR 11 intersection. These issues have now been corrected.
     DTE Energy will be contacted about grading Stephens Road as they have been heavily using it for their booster pad construction. Dust complaints have been made to DEP about Stephens Road and the township will be checking it and spraying it on a regular schedule.
      The supervisors have looked at prices to rent/lease a roller from CAT, John Deere, and Medico. The prices from Medico are quite a bit less than the other two. Major repairs would be covered under warranty and regular maintenance issues would be the township’s responsibility. More discussion is needed before a decision is made.

OLD BUSINESS:
     The cinder bid that was tabled last month was discussed again. Kiefer Trucking had been contacted and will not be able to supply cinders this year as they have had trouble getting them. The two bids received were from Romanski Trucking - $20.75 per yard and Brown Farms Enterprises - $24.75 per yard. A motion was made by Payne, second by Walker to accept both bids to use as needed. Motion carried by three yes votes.

NEW BUSINESS:
     The supervisors reviewed a driveway permit for Bryan Wech on Plank Road and had no objections. They also approved an assessment permit for Keith Baker on SR 547 for a storage building.
     Cleanup days were planned for the week of June 4th and the cost will stay at $60/load.
      Robert Supancik thanked the supervisors for correcting the recent water problems at the baseball field. He and Craig Stout explained that they have been thinking about forming a parks & rec committee in the hopes of getting grants to make the area more usable for everyone in the community, not just the kids.

SEWER:
     The five-year NPDES permit for stream discharge is coming due for renewal. JHA Companies submitted a proposal and cost estimate for completing all the necessary forms and paperwork. A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to accept this proposal. Motion carried by three yes votes.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Lillie Thomas asked about a broken culvert on the end of Upper Podunk Road that has been in need of repair.
Dale Ferger thanked Supervisor Walker for getting stone put on a problem spot on Lower Podunk Road.

     A motion was made by Furney and seconded by Walker to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 PM.

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March 20, 2018

     The regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Sue Furney at 7:00 PM. Supervisors Walker and Payne were present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings. Visitors present were Ted Brewster, Maureen Warren, Dale Ferger, Joe Loomis, Terry VanGorden, Joseph Cowan, Dottie Hagenbuch, Lillie Thomas, David Payne, Dale & Kim Payne, Gerry Yushinsky, Zackery Weida, and Jean Kelly.
     Chairman Sue Furney recognized two ladies who had recently passed away for the 40+ years they had each served the township, Doris Morrison (3/17/18) as Secretary/Treasurer and Faye Button (12/25/17) as Tax Collector.
     The minutes of February 20th were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurer's report was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:      There was nothing to report.

ROAD REPORT:
     Supervisor Walker reported that he has discussed the DSA problem on Lower Podunk Road with Robert Fearnley from the Conservation District. One sample was taken and analyzed with more samples to follow so that the quarry and/or the tester can be held responsible to have the problem fixed at no charge to the township.
     A blocked pipe on Stearns Road was checked by the game commission for beaver activity, which was not present, so the pipe can be cleared. Also, Beaver Meadow Road is being resurfaced by the gas company as they will be using it for the upcoming fracking of the Reynen pad.
     The supervisors are still looking into whether to rent/lease or buy a roller to use this summer. The costs of each option will be further analyzed. There was some discussion among the audience about what the road crew has been doing.
     Four employment applications have been received from the ad placed in the paper.

OLD BUSINESS:
     Bids were opened for the items advertised last month with the following results:

Road Materials:
Lopke Rock Products Half Inch Minus $6.50 FOB, $11.50 job site, $12.00 as directed.
2A Stone $6.75 FOB, $11.75 job site, $12.25 as directed.
2B Stone $9.75 FOB, $14.75 job site, $15.25 as directed.
R3 Stone $9.50 FOB, $14.50 job site, $15.00 as directed.
R4 Stone $11.00 FOB, $16.00 job site, $16.50 as directed.
Four Inch Minus $6.00 FOB, $11.00 job site, $11.50 as directed.
Anti-skid #67 $10.00 FOB, $15.00 job site, $15.50 as directed.

New Enterprise Stone Half Inch Minus $10.30 FOB, $14.39 job site, $15.39 as directed.
2A Stone $7.70 FOB, $11.79 job site, $12.79 as directed.
2B Stone $12.00 FOB, $16.09 job site, $17.09 as directed.
R3 Stone $11.40 FOB, $15.49 job site, $16.49 as directed.
R4 Stone $11.40 FOB, $15.49 job site, $16.49 as directed.
Four Inch Minus $11.60 FOB, $15.69 job site, $16.69 as directed.
Anti-skid #67 $12.00 FOB, $16.09 job site.

     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to accept both suppliers to use based on nearness of location and quality of material needed. Motion carried by three yes votes.

Black Cinders:
     Romanski Trucking - $20.75 per yard
     Brown Farms Enterprises - $24.75 per yard

     The cinder bid was tabled as there was some confusion on the paperwork from Kiefer Trucking, who usually submit a bid, so that can be clarified.

Trucking:
     Young Transporting - $70/hr.
     Kiefer Trucking - $75/hr. general hauling & ditching, $75/hr. tailgating road materials
     Diaz Companies - $78/hr.
     Frank Payne Excavating - $80/hr.
     Tompkins Enterprises - $80/hr. general hauling & ditching, $80/hr. tailgating road materials with a 4 hour minimum

     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to accept all bids to use as necessary based on price and availability. Motion carried by three yes votes.

Dust Control:
     Vestal Asphalt Liquid Calcium $1.11/gallon to twp, $1.21/gallon to roads
AEP Oil $1.49/gallon
     Suit-Kote Corp Liquid Calcium $1.03 per gallon
AEP Oil $1.49 per gallon


     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to accept both suppliers. Motion carried by three yes votes.

Fuel:
     Ace Robbins Gasoline $0.15 over rack per gallon (Rack 3/20/18 $1.805)
On Road Diesel $0.15 over rack per gallon (Rack 3/20/18 $2.003)
Winter Additive $0.03 per gallon
     Mirabito Energy Gasoline $0.14 over rack per gallon (Rack 3/16/18 $1.8195)
On Road Diesel $0.14 over rack per gallon (Rack 3/16/18 $1.9860)
Kerosene $0.14 over rack per gallon
Winter Additive $0.03 per gallon

     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to award the fuel bids to Mirabito Energy. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     The tax collector reimbursement request from last month was discussed again. The school has had requests to help pay for computer software programs, but has not been approached for the dues or online training course. Opinions were mixed with some in favor of partial reimbursement and others against. The supervisors declined the request at this time.

NEW BUSINESS:
     Supervisor Walker brought up information he found about Express Employment Professionals out of Binghamton. They could provide CDL drivers and equipment operators to work for the township as needed. The township would not have to provide benefits, share in the payroll taxes, or pay workers comp or unemployment for these workers. There is no fee to sign up for this service or penalty for nonuse. After some discussion about the pros and cons of this arrangement, a motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to pass Resolution #2-18 accepting a yearly contract with Express. Motion carried by two yes votes, Payne opposed as he felt the proposal should be looked into further before the township agreed to it.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     There were some heated exchanges about equipment getting stuck during the recent snowstorms and some questions about the type of tools the township is purchasing. The heavy usage of township roads by the gas companies and what is being done to fix them was also discussed.

     A motion was made by Furney and seconded by Walker to adjourn the meeting at 8:28 PM.

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February 20, 2018

     The regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Sue Furney at 7:00 PM. Supervisor Payne was present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings, Supervisor Walker arrived at 7:22 PM. Visitors present were Ted Brewster, Maureen Warren, Dale Ferger, Monica Miller, Joe Loomis, Bruce Griffis, Jeremy Stone, and Tad Moser of JHA Companies.
     The minutes of January 23rd were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Furney, second by Payne. Motion carried by two yes votes. The bill list was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Payne. Motion carried by two yes votes. The treasurer's report was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

SEWER:
     After reviewing the bids, the size of the grinder pump project needed to be scaled back to fit the amount of the grant. Tad Moser from JHA Companies had worked with the lowest bidder, Warren Stone Excavating, to reduce the amount of pumps purchased and installed to come up with the contract price of $375,534.21. Some pumps will be purchased, but not installed, to have on hand for spares. A motion was made by Furney, second by Payne to accept our engineer's recommendation to hire Warren Stone Excavating to purchase and install the pumps as per the revised contract. Motion carried by two yes votes.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
     There was nothing to report.

ROAD REPORT:
     There was some discussion about options for a roller this year, whether to rent again or buy a used one. Also, advertising for employees needs to be done to hopefully find qualified people to add to the road crew. The DSA that was put down on Lower Podunk Road last year is not holding up well and the Conservation District will be notified of the problem.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:
     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to approve the following list of materials for bidding:

100 tons of half-inch minus

5000 tons of 2A

500 tons of 2B

500 tons of R3

1500 tons of R4

500 tons of four-inch minus

3500 tons of #67 anti-skid

1000 yards of black cinders

25,000 gallons of liquid calcium

20,000 gallons of AEP oil

9000 gallons of on-road diesel fuel

4000 gallons of gasoline

and tri-axle or tandem axle trucks for tailgating and general hauling/ditching. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     Williams Field Services submitted driveway and road crossing permit applications for North Harmony and Upper/Lower Podunk Roads which the supervisors reviewed and approved.
     A request was made by the township tax collector for reimbursement of the annual $70 state membership fee and the $250 online training that is required every four years. The supervisors decided to table the request for time to check with the school to see if they would contribute part of the cost.
     Monica Miller brought to the supervisors' attention problems with parking on Mill St. in Kingsley by Jenny Leigh's restaurant customers. People are parking on both sides of the street and in their yard and driveway. Different ideas were discussed, but there is no easy solution.

CORRESPONDENCE:
     The Susquehanna County Conservation District has planned two upcoming workshops to be held at the Montrose Bible Conference. The first is on February 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM for low volume roads and the second will be on March 22, 2018 at 7:30 AM for heavy equipment contractors.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Maureen Warren explained how the law firm of Kreder Brooks Hailstone had been recommended to the township when the sewer system was put in and how they have helped the township on many issues throughout the years.

     A motion was made by Furney and seconded by Walker to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 PM.

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January 23, 2018

     The special meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Sue Furney at 7:00 PM. Supervisors Walker and Payne were present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings. Visitors present were Dale Ferger, Jeremy & Lisa Stone, Adam Rauch, and Tad Moser of JHA Companies.
     The minutes of January 2nd reorganization meeting were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Furney, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes.
     The minutes of January 2nd regular meeting were amended for Payne to abstain from voting to approve the December 19th minutes as he was not a member of the board at that time on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by two yes votes, Payne abstained.
     The bill list for January 23rd was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurer's report for December 31, 2017 was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Dale Ferger pointed out that public comment must be heard before a vote occurs at a meeting.

SEWER:
     Three bids were received for the grinder pump installation. Warren Stone Excavating from Thompson gave a price of $567,153.75, Ken Rauch Excavating from Montrose gave a price of $625,719.34, and RLE Enterprises from Moscow gave a price of $728,964.00. The bids were turned over to Tad Moser from JHA Companies for review and the awarding is planned for next month's meeting on February 20, 2018.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
     There was nothing to report.

OLD BUSINESS:
     There was some discussion about different options for the dump box on the new truck that Supervisor Payne had looked into. These changes would be a savings of around $15,000 and still include the cover and the vibratory. A motion was made by Payne, second by Walker to cancel the original dump box quote and to accept the new dump box quote for $43,255.00. Motion carried by three yes votes.

NEW BUSINESS:
     A motion was made by Furney, second by Payne to reject terrorism coverage from DGK Insurance. Motion carried by three yes votes.

ROAD REPORT:
     The recent rains have caused drainage problems on Tingley Lake Road and Beaver Meadow Road, which are being addressed. Dale Ferger mentioned a safety issue with only one man on the job to clean out ditches and two minor incidents involving the township plow trucks. There was some discussion about the qualifications of the Roadmaster position and the need for additional road crew. A motion was made by Walker, second by Payne to advertise for an equipment operator/laborer, wording to be determined. Motion carried by three yes votes.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

     A motion was made by Furney and seconded by Walker to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 PM.

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January 2, 2018

     The regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Sue Furney at 7:18 PM. Supervisors Walker and Payne were present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings and Township Solicitor Jamie Hailstone. Visitors present were Ted Brewster, Jim & Karrie Phelps, Dale & Kim Payne, Dale & Kathy Ferger, and Jacob Rosen.
     The minutes of December 19th were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Walker, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list for December 31st was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list for January 2nd was approved as printed on a motion by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurer's report will be available at the next meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Dale Ferger had a problem with the supervisors' decision to use Frank Payne Excavating to plow/cinder township roads in Section One not being discussed at a public meeting.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
     There was nothing to report.

ROAD REPORT:
     Roads are being plowed and cindered as needed.

OLD BUSINESS:
     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to contract with Frank Payne Excavating retroactive to December 1, 2017 for snowplowing and cindering. Motion carried by two yes votes; Payne opposed as he felt the township road crew should handle it.
     Solicitor Hailstone gave an update on the sewer project. USDA has approved changing our engineer to Joe Hunt and he will be working on obtaining the permit from DEP.
     Solicitor Hailstone also has checked into the court case on the use of gas royalty money that Jake Rosen brought up at last month's meeting. The way the state trust funds had been set up had regulations that royalties received from the land were only to be used for environmental purposes. There is nothing in the law that directly applies to a township's use of royalty money. According to the township code and PSATS, the millings the township received last year do not have to be entered into the township's budget.

NEW BUSINESS:
     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to accept the 2018 JHA service agreement and fee schedule. Motion carried by three yes votes.
     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to adopt Resolution #1-18 - Peoples Bank signature cards. Motion carried by three yes votes.
     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to accept the amendment to the Dirt&Gravel Roads contract for the time extension on the Tyler Lake Road project. Motion carried by three yes votes.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Ted Brewster asked for a clarification of Kyle Payne's vote against Frank Payne Excavating being contracted for snowplowing. Frank Payne is Kyle's uncle, which is not considered immediate family and he has no financial interest in the company.
     Jake Rosen stated that all local governments are considered part of the commonwealth. He also feels that while it may not be required to record contributions, it should be done to accurately keep track of costs.

     A motion was made by Furney and seconded by Walker to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 PM.

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January 2, 2018

     The Annual Reorganization Meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors began at 7:00 PM in the township office. Kyle Payne, newly elected supervisor, was welcomed to the Board.

     A motion to appoint Dustin Walker as Temporary Chairman was made by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to appoint Carolyn Jennings as Temporary Secretary was made by Walker, second by Furney. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to nominate Sue Furney as 2018 Chairman of the Board was made by Walker, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to nominate Dustin Walker as 2018 Vice-Chairman was made by Furney, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to appoint Carolyn Jennings as Secretary/Treasurer was made by Furney, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes. Compensation will be set at an Executive Session.

     A motion to retain the road crew as currently serving was made by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes. Compensation will be set at an Executive Session.

     A motion to appoint Steve Smith as Emergency Management Coordinator and Dustin Walker as deputy was made by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to set the Treasurer's Bond for 2018 at $1,500,000 was made by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to reappoint the firm of Kreder Brooks Hailstone as the township's legal counsel with Jamie Hailstone as the lead was made by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to appoint Dorothy Hagenbuch to serve as Chairman of the Vacancy Board was made by Furney, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to appoint Peoples Security Bank & Trust as the depository for township funds was made by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to hold regular meetings at the township building at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month was made by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to certify Kyle Payne as the voting delegate to the State Convention was made by Payne, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes.

     A motion to establish the paid employee holidays as May 28th - Memorial Day, July 4th - Independence Day, September 3rd - Labor Day, November 22nd and November 23rd or November 26th - Thanksgiving Day and the day after, December 24th and 25th - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and January 1, 2019 - New Years Day was made by Furney, second by Walker. Motion carried by three yes votes.

Old Business: None

Public Comments:
     Jake Rosen questioned keeping township funds at Peoples Bank when the interest rates are so low and why no Roadmaster was appointed by name.

     A motion was made by Furney, second by Walker to close the reorganization meeting at 7:17PM.

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