Mead board agrees to purge records

Mead Township is authorized to purge records ten years or older following a brief meeting of the township’s board of supervisors.

In the absence of supervisor Mike Curtis, supervisors Al Fox and Dave Wholeben passed a resolution handling disposition of records at the request of Secretary Debbie Cowan.

Supervisors agreed to send code enforcement letters regarding three Tiona properties after reviewing a number of properties for violations. The letters will address the particular violations in the hopes of owners remedying the situation without further township action.

Supervisors approved lowering the township’s vehicle insurance deductible to $100. The current deductible is set at $1,000. The change will increase the cost of insurance to the township by $127.

Following review by Solicitor Timothy Bevevino, a resolution was passed to ensure the township’s was in compliance with provisions to enable a contract with the municipality’s retirement administrator under Pennsylvania Act 44 of 2009, the “pension reform act”.

Supervisors received a request to pass a resolution regarding opting out of the state prevailing wage act. No action was taken as the matter was referred to Bevevino for review.

Supervisors agreed to contribute $1,500 to Clarendon’s 2013 Playground Fund. The contribution had been included in this year’s budget as the township contributes annually.

Notice of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection permit applications for well sites were received. While notices regarding a number of sites were received for adjacent townships, only one application was for a site in Mead Township itself. By law, municipalities are informed of applications within their limits and in adjacent municipalities.

Recent issues at the township regarding possible sexual harassment, inappropriate text messages and personnel issues were not discussed in Curtis’ absence.