Osceola Township supervisors received and accepted the resignation of roadmaster, Luke Krise, during the March 12 meeting. Krise will step down from the leadership position however will continue to serve the community as a laborer. Changes in Krise’s work schedule was cited for the reason for the change.
The township has taken possession of the new yellow freightliner single-axle automatic dump truck. The size of the truck does not require a Commercial Driver’s License to operate however the township requires the CDL.
Supervisors appointed Brenda Main to the position of auditor effective January 2020. Main’s term had expired.
Delegates were named to the Tioga County Tax Collection Committee. Robert Goodrich will serve as primary with Sam Baker as first alternate and Shawn Main as second alternate. The TCTCC meets twice a year and deals with the collection of earned income tax and local service tax, according to secretary Penny Jeffers.
A right of way was approved for a property owner as requested. The right of way has been used by the owner for several years however when the property was put up for sale it was learned that the right of way used was not a township road as first believed but is township property. The paperwork provides the necessary clarification for the sale.
Supervisors received information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation indicating that Holden Brook Road will be seal coated in July. Materials for the process will be stored temporarily at the township building.
Supervisors authorized Sam Baker to proceed with obtaining necessary equipment and materials for the upcoming improvements in Holden Brook. The area had been repaired after flooding in 2019 however a second heavy rain event lead to the repairs being washed out. A second attempt will be made to improve the creek and restore the damaged areas of private property. A similar scenario will be addressed at Mutton Hill when the weather allows for the improvements.
Spring trash day is set for residents from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25. Items will be taken to the township building by residents where dumpsters and scrap metal containers will be set up. No garbage or technology will be taken.
Supervisors discussed a plan for electronic collection by the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority. Those interested will be charged for items dropped off at one of two locations from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 25 at the Wellsboro Area High School or from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at the landfill/recycling center in Blossburg.
Supervisors discussed the township’s nuisance ordinance and potential violations in the township. One resident has been told to remove several garbage bags from the property however after removing the bags more have accumulated.
One resident, Richard Baldwin, asked the supervisors if there was a height limit on fences. Baldwin was told that he would have to contact Erb Inspections, Inc. as fences over six feet require a permit and that Erb would be able to answer the questions he had about the fence height.
The supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. April 9.