Oct. 8, 2018

Zoning Public Hearing

The McKean Township Trustees met Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 with all Trustees and Fiscal Officer answering roll call. Also attending: Road Supervisor, Zoning Inspector, and 9 residents. After the pledge to the flag, Chairman McInturff turned the meeting over to the zoning inspector for the Public Hearing. He stated that the zoning hearing for Douglas Davidson would start as soon as he dropped his child off and got to the meeting. His violation letter stated 505.87 and 505.871. He also stated the Davidson NE property was looking better as of today. The Trustees went into executive session to discuss proceeding with the hearing. When they returned, Mr Davidson had arrived.

Trustee Wintermute stated several times to Mr. Davidson that respectful and decent language will be used during this hearing. Trustee McInturff explained to the group that she, the zoning inspector and the Davidsons had met May 30 to discuss cleaning up of their property. The Davidsons had agreed to let them have until Sept 11 for this project and meet again Oct 8 if it was not complete. Jack Schmidt stated he had been past the property several times and noticed some clean up. Nancy Schmidt questioned the trustees to clarify the purpose of this meeting. It was explained the public hearing was for the owner to explain what he had done and not done to comply with the notice. It was protocal by law. Mr. Davidson stated he has sold 9 items as of today and was wondering if we had a list of what else needed to be removed to comply. Trustee McInturff agreed he had put forth an effort to clean up and more needed to be done. It would be hard to come up with a list of vehicles unless we could access the property. Mr. Davidson agreed to meet with the zoning inspector before Oct. 31 and show him around the properties so he could make a list for the township. The zoning inspector will then get back with the trustees.

Motion by Trustee Schwartzenberger, seconded Trustee Wintermute, all agreed to adjourn the zoning public hearing.

The McKean Township Trustees continued their regular meeting for Oct 8, 2018.

Mike Snodgrass was present to discuss his recent appeal hearing on Sept 19. He stated the appeal board granted 177.11ft on Riley Rd and the 50ft on Dutch Lane once it was connected to his property as a lot. He did not receive the 50ft only as road frontage as he wished. He stated the township does not have the purpose and scope that it should. The Trustees discussed with Mr. Snodgrass that they had no power or jurisdiction over the appeal board.

Zoning Inspector Report-Tom stated we will be having at least 2 home occupation hearings coming up soon. Residents from 6558 North St were present to discuss their notice of vehicles on the property. All were running vehicles. Tom then asked them to call him to discuss the matter further. Tom also agreed to discuss with County Prosecutor office the procedure used for property cleaning of foreclosed homes.

Reports- Trustee Schwartzenberger then asked the group to take a moment of silence for the 5 year anniversary of the passing of Melvin McInturff.
The Trustees then reviewed the fund balances, bank reconciliation, blanket certificates, and purchase orders. Motion to accept the reports as presented by Trustee Wintermute, seconded Trustee Schwartzenberger, all agreed.

Road Supervisor Report – Terry reported that the dozer work scheduled on Riley Road should be starting in 2 weeks. One of our part time workers will be starting another full time job the week of the 22. He reported many new homes are going up on Phillips Rd and we would be in need of more concrete for the washouts.

New Business-Motion to pay all bills and accept the monthly minutes made by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Wintermute, all agreed. With no further business before the board, motion to adjourn by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Schwartenberger, all agreed.