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01/03/2011 Reorg Minutes

 

PARADISE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REORGANIZATION MEETING - JANUARY 3, 2011

 

The annual reorganization meeting of the Paradise Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2011 by Troutman.

 

Present were Louise Troutman, Reda Briglia, Michael Flood and Solicitor Prevoznik.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

 

Public Comment Statement

Troutman read the public comment statement “Ladies and gentlemen, before the Board of Supervisors votes on any matter, the Board will allow for public comment on that particular item.  If you wish to be heard at that time, please raise your hand, and you will be recognized.  A public comment period will be held at the end of the regular agenda for any other business.”

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Troutman was elected Temporary Chairman. 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Troutman opened the floor for nominations for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.  Briglia nominated Troutman.  There being no other nominations the nominations were closed.  Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Troutman was elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Troutman stepped down as temporary chairman.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia seconded by Troutman, Flood was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, Briglia was elected Township Secretary.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Elaine Diaz was elected Assistant Township Secretary.

Motion carried 3-0.

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Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, Briglia was elected Township Treasurer.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Kathleen Kelly was elected Assistant Township Treasurer.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, it was approved to set the Treasurer's Bond at $4,000,000.00 and the Assistant Treasurer’s Bond at $2,000,000.00.  

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, the Treasurer and/or Assistant Treasurer were authorized to pay the payroll, payroll taxes, and invoices (such as insurances, utilities, reimbursements, or any invoices with a discount) with said expenses to be confirmed at the subsequent regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, the Board affirmed that Reda Briglia is a supervisor/employee, employed as Executive Secretary.

Troutman-aye, Flood-aye, Briglia-abstained.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Robert Safin was reappointed Roadmaster.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, the 5 % raise per the union contract was approved.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, Dean Woodling was reappointed Township Sewage Enforcement Officer with a 5 % raise.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Jeryl Reinhart was reappointed Alternate Sewage Enforcement Officer, as needed, at the same pay rate as the Sewage Enforcement Officer.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, Debra Brady was reappointed Township Zoning Officer with a 5 % raise.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

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Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Dean Woodling was reappointed Assistant Zoning Officer at his regular rate as SEO.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Attorney Prevoznik was reappointed as Township Solicitor at the rate of $180.00 an hour.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman; Cramer, Swetz, & McManus, P.C. with Attorney Timothy McManus as the primary attorney, was reappointed Township Planning Commission Solicitor at the rate of $180.00 an hour.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood; Flamm, Boroff & Bacine, P.C.  with  Attorney Thomas Heimbach as the primary attorney was reappointed special counsel for personnel matters at the rate of $195.00 an hour.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Briglia, Attorney Joseph McDonald, Jr. was reappointed special counsel to the Zoning Officer at the rate of $175.00 an hour.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Hanover Engineering, was reappointed as Township Engineer including their current fee schedule as submitted.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Achterman Associates Engineering, was reappointed as alternate Township Engineer including their current fee schedule as submitted.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Rev. Reisch was reappointed to the Vacancy Board.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Jane Niering and Sonya Naus were reappointed as Paradise Townships’ representatives to the Board of the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library for 2011.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Benito Cid was appointed to the Zoning Hearing Board for a term of three years.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

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Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Joe Greco was reappointed to the Planning Commission for a term of four years.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Bill  Raczko was reappointed to the Planning Commission as alternate for 2011. 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Flood, seconded by Briglia, Donald Miller was reappointed to the Environmental Advisory Council for a term of three years.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Paul Reisch was reappointed to the Environmental Advisory Council for a term of three years.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Carol Hillestad was reappointed Chairman of the Environmental Advisory Council for 2011.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, Rob Romagnolo was reappointed to the Paradise Township Park and Recreation Committee for a term of five years. 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Briglia, Rob Romagnolo was appointed to the Pocono Area Recreation Commission (PARC) to fill the vacancy until 2013.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Flood was reappointed as the representative to the Monroe County Tax Collection Committee (Act 32).

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The Board discussed the Emergency Management Coordinator’s responsibilities.  Briglia stated she has spoken with Logan Evans and that he is willing to volunteer his time to serve the Township as the EMC. 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, Logan Evans was appointed the Paradise Township Emergency Management Coordinator.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, Briglia was reappointed as the representative to the Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Medical Services.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

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Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Citizens, PLGIT, and PNC were named as depositories for Township funds.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, the Supervisors’ Regular Meetings were scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, the Supervisors’ Work Sessions were scheduled for 5:00 p.m., to be held on an as-needed basis, on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  The Municipal Building will be posted if no work session is scheduled.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, Flood was designated as the representative to the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company for 2011.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Briglia stated that she had not received the current year’s contract from the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company.

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman, the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company contract and workers compensation was tabled.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Briglia moved to appoint Troutman as the Township's representative to the Pocono Mountains Council of Governments.  Troutman stated that she feels that the roadmaster would be more appropriate.  Briglia stated she had brought this up before but that past Board’s did not want to incur the overtime.  Briglia withdrew her motion.

Upon a motion by Flood and seconded by Briglia, Robert Safin was appointed as representative for the Pocono Mountains Council of Governments.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, Briglia was certified as the voting member to the Pennsylvania State Associations Annual Convention.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Troutman; Safin, Brady and the supervisors were approved to attend the Pennsylvania State Associations Annual Convention.

Motion carried 3-0.  

 

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Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, Briglia was reappointed as the Official Contact Person of the Township for the PSATS CDL Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Program.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Flood, non-unionized employees will follow the holidays as per the union contract.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Troutman, seconded by Briglia, it was approved to set the mileage rate at the IRS rate.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Upon a motion by Briglia, seconded by Flood, the Reorganization Meeting was adjourned at 5:36 PM.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Reda Briglia

Secretary