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Harford, Pennsylvania 18823
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November 17, 2020

     The regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Dustin Walker at 7:00 PM. Supervisors Payne and Rex were present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings. Visitors present were Ted Brewster, Joe Cowan, Dale Ferger, and Dan Farnham.
     The minutes of October 20th were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Walker, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list was approved as printed on a motion by Walker, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurerís report was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

ROAD REPORT:
     One bid was received for snowplowing from Herbert Excavating for a single axle truck with operator for $80/hr. A motion was made by Walker, second by Rex to accept this bid. Motion carried by two yes votes, Payne abstained. The paving project in Kingsley was completed and the road crew has been filling potholes and clearing out leaves and tree limbs. The F550 had an oil pan gasket leak and was taken to Simmons Rockwell for repair.

OLD BUSINESS:
     The termination of the road maintenance agreement for the Constitution pipeline was reviewed and approved to be signed.

NEW BUSINESS:
     The supervisors reviewed an assessment permit for Hall on Stephens Road and a subdivision for Briggs on Richardson Road and had no objections.
     A motion was made by Walker, second by Payne to advertise the 2021 Budget is available for public review. Motion carried by three yes votes.
     A motion was made by Walker, second by Rex to advertise for proposals on building code enforcement. Motion carried by three yes votes. The supervisors may look into the International Property Maintenance Code to have another way to deal with violations.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
     Dan Farnham thanked the supervisors for improving the driveway to the water plant. Things are running more smoothly now that some leaks have been fixed. The finances and billing are still being worked out and an adjustment may need to be made for the Village Apartments

     A motion was made by Walker and seconded by Payne to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 PM.

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August 18, 2020

     The regular meeting of the Harford Township Supervisors was called to order in the township office by Chairman Dustin Walker at 7:00 PM. Supervisors Payne and Rex were present along with Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Jennings. Visitors present were Ted Brewster, Dale Ferger, Fran Wellman, Joe Loomis, Brad Millard, Megan Urda, Sunshine Shea, Dale & Kim Payne, Maureen Warren, and Peg Smith.
     The minutes of July 14th were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Walker, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes. The bill list was approved as printed on a motion by Walker, second by Payne. Motion carried by three yes votes. The treasurerís report was filed for audit.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
     There was nothing to report.

ROAD REPORT:
     Items listed on the Municibid website came in with the following results: John Deere road grader - $10,000 from Phil Raymond, Wolfeboro, NH; American Road Machinery drum spreader - no bids, Salt Dog auger spreader - $1,000 from Lemon Township, Wyoming County; York rake - $800 from Jeffrey Stroehmann, Linden, PA; Wacker-Neuson - $800 from Mike Nice, Perkasie, PA; and Wisconsin Power Plant - $50 from Harold Waltemyer, Brogue, PA. A motion was made by Walker, second by Payne to only accept the bid of $10,000 for the John Deere grader if the offer of $13,000 from a southern PA township doesnít come through. Motion carried by three yes votes. A motion was made by Payne, second by Rex to accept the above bids on the other items. Motion carried by three yes votes.
     Ed Sumski, PennDOT Municipal Services rep, met with Supervisor Rex to draw up specifications for the Kingsley roads project with an estimated cost of $101,472. A motion was made by Rex, second by Payne to advertise for bids to be opened next month. Motion carried by three yes votes.
     Glenn Eby, JHA Companies engineer, has been working on a blueprint for the emergency repairs on the Lower Podunk bridge. A motion was made by Walker, second by Payne to advertise for bids on doing these repairs. Motion carried by three yes votes. There was also some discussion about starting to prepare for the future replacement of the bridge by getting funding and right-of-ways in place.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:
     The supervisors reviewed and approved three driveway permits for Larry Tracy on Stearns Road related to the subdivision that came through last month. A motion was made by Walker, second by Rex to adopt Resolution #1-20 Ė Modify 2020 Budget to add money in the state and impact fee sections for dust control. Motion carried by three yes votes.
      The Harford Municipal Authority held a meeting to setup its purpose on recreational matters related to the ballfield. On advice from the township solicitor, the members voted to transfer the water permit to the Harford Township Supervisors. There is still much confusion over how the water system will be managed and how to straighten out the customer billing and finances. Hopefully, state grants can be used to make the costly infrastructure updates.

SEWER:
     A motion was made by Walker, second by Rex to approve the purchase of two grinder pumps to have on hand as replacements. Motion carried by three yes votes.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

     A motion was made by Walker and seconded by Payne to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 PM.

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