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Meeting Date : Monday July 16th, 2018
Meeting Minutes

Parks Township

Board of Supervisors

July 16, 2018

The Parks Township Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on July 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Community Building, 26 Jackson Street, North Vandergrift.

MEMBERS PRESENT:            F. L. Shannon, Chairman                                                                                                    Thomas M. Filo, III,  Vice-Chairman                                                                                                    Mary E. Ralston, Secretary-Treasurer

VISITORS PRESENT:             Jeff Retter, Joe Seren, Jay Start

OTHERS PRESENT:                Chief Doug Ciuca, Parks Township Police Dept.

Mr. Shannon called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.  Copies of the Agenda, Minutes, Treasurer's Report, and Bill Payment List were posted on the bulletin board for review.  Public Comments will be taken at the end of the meeting.  Mrs. Ralston was taping the meeting.   

Mr. Filo made a motion to adopt the MInutes of the June 18, 2018 meeting and Mr. Shannon seconded it.

Mrs. Ralston reported that the Impact Fee for 2017  was received on July 10th in the amount of $10,440.29.  This was about $3,000.00 more than last year.   Mr. Filo moved to accept the Treasurer's Report for the month of June 2018 and Mr. Shannon seconded it.  Receipts were $34,678.59 and expenses  were $60,013.12 leaving a total balance of $358,287.80 (General Fund - $111,037.73; Capital Funds $22,284.28; State Fund - $206,488.89; and Street Light Fund - $18,47690).

Mr. Filo made a motion to approve the Bill Payment List for June 16 thru July 13, 2018 and Mr. Shannon seconded it.  Both Supervisors stipulated that their vote did not include anything pertaining to themselves or their families.


KVWPCA sent a copy of their May 16, 2018 Minutes.

PTMA sent a copy of their May 22, 2018 Minutes.

MAWC sent a copy of an application they submitted to Armstrong Conservation District for a Chapter 105 GP-5 Utility Line Crossing Permit for the Gravel Bar Rd, Glorietta Hill Rd, and River Road area.

PennDot will hold a public meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for public officials and a Plans Display for the general public from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Community Building on August 16, 2018 to discuss the replacement of Upper Mateer Bridge #2.


Police Report - Mrs. Ralston read the Police Report for June 1 thru June 30, 2018.

Maintenance Crew - Mr. Shannon reported the Crew has been mowing, patching, berming, getting the Kepple Hill roads ready to pave, and cutting trees.  Mr. Filo added that Mr. Artman and he will be going to Kiskimere to decide where the underdrain should be installed at the Park.


Parks Committee - They are working on having a party the last day of free lunches.  They are also planning a craft show on September 29th at the PTVFD Social Hall to raise money to purchase playground equipment.

Planning Commission - The meeting was cancelled.


Pump Station Road Update - Senate Engineering is applying for a new DEP Permit.

Kepple Hill Paving Project - The paving should be started on Monday, July 23rd, depending on the weather.  it should only take a couple of days.

Truck Purchase - The truck should be ready August 13th, and then will be sent to have the dump bed and hydraulics   installed.

Armstrong County Land Bank Formation - Nothing new to report.

Summer Projects Update:

  • Laurel Road  Pipe Replacement and Removal of Large Overhanging Rock - Nothing has been done yet.

  • Locust Road Slide - Nothing has been done yet.

  • Johnson Street Drainage - The new drop and pipes were installed; new underdrain needs installed at the Park.

  • Kepple Hill Park Drainage - Bankson Engineers provided a copy of the survey map and Mr. Filo met with Mr. Bill Braun of Senate Engineering, who will be drawing up a proposal.

  • Maple Road Slide - Nothing has been done yet.

Cameras for Dime Building - Mr. Filo  commented that last year they got an estimate to install cameras at the Dime Building; he would like to revisit that and have it done.  Someone has been filling the dumpster out there and who knows what else might be missing.  Mr. Filo made a motion to install cameras at the Dime Building.  Mr. Shannon revised the motion by adding as long as the price is under $3,000.  Mr. Filo then seconded that motion and will follow through with getting an updated quote. 


Armstrong Conservation District Grant Applications for 2018-2019 Season - We can either get a Dirt & Gravel or a Low Volume Road grant.  To apply for an LVR grant for Locust Road, an engineer must be involved.  If we are interested, we must notify Mr. Gregg Smith by August 24, and the grant application must be submitted by August 30, 2018. 

Multi-Modal Grant - We had applied for a grant last year and the County tried to give us the money for this summer; however, our project wasn't ready so we couldn't accept the offer.  The grant application for this year must be done and submitted by July 31, 2018.  If we want to use this to pave the rest of Kepple Hill, we need to get all the drainage pipes installed and the project has to be ready for paving by early next spring.  The project for next year will be approximately $290,000; our share would be around $110,000 and the grant would be around $180,000.  Mr. Filo will get together with Mr. Artman and they will decide what pipes and catch basins are needed to get everything ready for next spring.



The next regular monthly meeting will be held on August 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Community Building, North Vandergrift.  There being no further questions or comments, Mr. Filo moved to adjourn at 7:23 pm and Mr. Shannon seconded it.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary E. Ralston                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Secretary-Treasurer