CLEARFIELD – A number of concerned residents showed up for Tuesday night’s Lawrence Township meeting to gain some insight about the issues with the supervisors’ time cards.
The issues were brought to light by Township Auditor Judy Duncan when she addressed the supervisors publicly in July.
She asked the supervisors for more accountability so far as their time doing township-related work, such as mowing or other various activities that could be handled by the road crew or by hiring more staff.
Duncan also said previously that the auditors for the township have asked the supervisors to be more accountable on their time cards.
For example, according to Duncan, the auditors have asked numerous times for them to sign their time cards and put down the hours and who they helped or what was done and that isn’t happening.
Tuesday night, a few residents voiced their concerns, one even asking for Supervisor Brian Collins’ resignation, who was not physically present for the meeting but joined via Zoom.
The auditors did announce that they will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5 before the township meeting to discuss the time card issue further.
All residents are welcome to attend.
In other business, Lawrence Township is preparing to potentially be hosting the Pennsylvania Central District Firemen’s Convention.
Tuesday night, a member of Lawrence Township Fire Company Station 5 addressed the board of supervisors about the convention.
They stated that it has been held in Lewistown, but it would be a great way to bring people to our area.
Over 3,000 firefighters attend the convention when it’s held, and plans would be to have various weekend-long events and contests be held around Clearfield as a whole.
It was noted that this event wouldn’t be until 2027 or 2028.
The supervisors voted to approve the convention to be held in Lawrence Township when the time comes for it.
July was a very busy month for the Clearfield Regional Police Department, according to Assistant Chief Julie Curry.
Officers handled 848 incidents for July, including but not limited to traffic stops and citations, DUIs, drug arrests, accidents, assisting other area emergency agencies, as well as court appearances.
Ron Porter with the Rec Park Board reported that the Lawrence Township Road Crew assisted with a general cleanup of the park by cutting back poison sumac and spreading more grass seed.
He noted that the scoreboard is fully functioning now as well, and the swings have been re-chained. The Rec Park did purchase a bench for $712.45.
Porter said that if this bench works well, the board will look into purchasing more. Part of the bench has already arrived, but the township is still waiting on more parts.
The dog park at the recreation park is officially open. All residents are reminded to be mindful of cleaning up after their own dog while utilizing the park.
The supervisors also approved to participate in the Clearfield County Solid Waste Authority’s tire cleanup towards the end of September.
Matt Milliron was also reappointed to the Zoning Committee.