Osceola Township will have a new roadmaster.
During the regular meeting and following a 40-minute executive session for personnel and legal matters, Supervisor Sam Baker resigned as road master and Supervisor Shawn Main agreed to take the position. Louis Marzo was named as working road master and will be paid $15.50 per hour. Supervisors will conduct interviews with the three individuals interested in the position of general laborer.
Former supervisor and resident Doug Nelson asked about the creek that runs behinds his house and the condition of Mutton Hill Road. Nelson said that flooding of the creek has taken about 15 to 20 feet of his yard and voiced concern that his house is now only about 40 feet from the creek.
Supervisor Baker told Nelson that the issue is the property owner’s responsibility unless the state steps in to make corrections. Work was completed on the bridge at Mutton Hill but it did not pass final inspection due to gabion baskets being filled with gravel instead of rock. The gravel is small enough that it passes out of the basket eliminating their efficiency. The road way in the area is in terrible condition and, according to Baker, there is no one to help with the repairs.
A fall clean-up will be set for either Oct. 3 or 10. The Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority canceled the spring clean-up due to COVID19.
Supervisors resolved to allow property owners to pay the face value of real estate taxes through Dec. 31. No penalty will be added to those bills until Jan. 1, 2021.
Residents asked about a car that has been left along the north side of State Route 49 in the township. The car is close to the roadway and has been abandoned for about a week, said residents. Supervisor Alan R. Goodrich will contact the township police about the matter.
The next meeting of the township supervisors is set for 6 p.m. June 11.