Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

September 2012

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Gregg Township, Centre County

Board of Supervisors Meeting

Conditional Use Hearings

September 13, 2012

 

ATTENDANCE

Supervisors: Chairman Patrick Leary, Douglas Bierly, Joel Myers;

Staff: Laron Horner – Roadmaster, Sewer & Water Authority, Jennifer Snyder – Secretary/Treasurer

Other: Robert Rayman – Solicitor, Don Grenoble – Emergency Management, Jane Burrows – Old Gregg School Advisory Committee

Visitors: Dianne Musser, Leslie Klein, Jerry Himes, Jr., Faith Ryan, Debra Homan, Tom Runkle, Byron Brown, Adam Seitz, Lois Runkle

CALL TO ORDER The Gregg Township, Centre County, Board of Supervisors regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Patrick Leary at 7:00 p.m. Chairman Leary turned the meeting over the Solicitor Robert Rayman to conduct the Conditional Use Hearing for Ms. Leslie Klein.

Conditional Use Hearing - Ms. Leslie Klein: The Conditional Use Hearing for Ms. Leslie Klein was opened at 7:00 P.M. Hearing was closed at 7:12 p.m.

The Regular Board of Supervisors Meeting was re-opened at 7:12 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Faith Ryan and Debra Homan -Community Help Center and Office of Adult Services – Centre County addressed the group and passed out literature concerning the need for affordable housing in the area. They invited the Board and citizens to attend the Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition to be held on October 25, 2012 from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the Foxdale Village in State College.

Ms. Klein Conditional Use: The Board of Supervisors discussed the hearing. Mr. Rayman suggested the following conditions to be applied if permit is issued. Ms. Klein agrees to comply with all state and federal laws, report to the fire company all products stored on property, and place no signage concerning the business on the property. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the conditional use with the above conditions. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 Mr. Rayman will write up a letter in support of this motion for the Board to sign.

SPEAKER/GUESTS: Jane Burrows, OGS representative reported the following. On September 22, 2012 the OGS will hold a yard sale and other events to celebrate their 5th year anniversary. There will be yard sale tables for the public out in the parking lot as well as OGS tenants will have tables and displays. Everyone is invited. Oct 4th is the Day of Caring. We will have folks here in the gym doing painting and lunch will be provided. Farmers Market will be back Oct 22 to Dec 22. Fitness program is running with their fall schedule. Kitchen has been having a lot of use.

SECRETARY/TREASURER'S REPORT (SR)

Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the August 9, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0 Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the August 16, 2012 Special Meeting Minutes. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

ROADMASTER REPORT (RR)

Mr. Horner reported that the Road Crew sprayed and sealed both bridges for the winter. The mowing is completed for the year. Berm work was completed on Lower Georges Valley and Reeder Road. HRI reapplied the microfiber application which was under warranty on Upper Georges Valley Road. Guard Rails were moved back on Maple Lane. Mr. Horner met with Mike Felipe and Tim Zeigler, PSU Extension. He discussed with them our dirt and gravel roads as well as the certification needed to write and receive Dirt and Gravel Road grants. Mr. Horner asked the board to approve the funds for both Mr. Ripka and Mr. Horner to attend a Dirt and Gravel Road Conference in Coudersport. Mr. Myers made a motion to approve the funds for Mr. Horner and Mr. Ripka to attend the conference. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

The Regular Board of Supervisors Meeting was closed at 7:30 p.m.

Conditional Use Hearing – Mr. Jerry Himes, Jr.: Mr. Leary opened up the Conditional Use Hearing for Mr. Jerry Himes, Jr. at 7:30 p.m. He turned the meeting over to Solicitor Robert Rayman. The Conditional Use Hearing was closed at 7:47 p.m.

The Regular Board of Supervisors Meeting was re-opened at 7:47 p.m.

Mr. Jerry Himes, Jr. - Conditional Use: The Board of Supervisors discussed the Conditional Use Hearing. Comments were heard from residents in attendance. Neighbors asked if the Conditional Use is granted, and conditions are not met, is there any recourse and/or will they have any legal rights? Mr. Rayman suggested that the following conditions be applied if the permit is issued. Mr. Himes will comply with all State and Federal laws, keep hours by appointment only, no outdoor lighting and no signage. Mr. Himes will comply with the right of way agreement and follow guidelines set by the DCNR and other regulatory agencies when building an appropriate backstop for the shooting range. Mr. Myers made a motion to grant the Conditional Use to Mr. Jerry Himes, Jr. with the above conditions. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0 Mr. Rayman will write up a letter in support of this motion for the Board to sign. Mr. Hankinson will be responsible to inspect the range when it is completed.

ROADMASTER REPORT (RR) Continued

Dirt Road update: The Township was able to cash a $1500 cashier's check which was received from a logger in 2009 to help with costs of fixing up this road. Mr. Horner reported that wash out on Blue Ball, Vonada Gap and other dirt roads need stones and a lot of attention. He realizes this will push us over the budget for the year on stone supplies but this work is critical to get done. He has no estimation on the amount of stone needed.

Pump for the Roller needs to be replaced. It was under warranty. Laron may borrow a roller from another township to get started on the work on the dirt roads.

Mr. Horner reported that the Ford 800 will need tires to be pass inspection and a new clutch. He believes this truck is worth fixing up due to the high cost of replacement. The estimation for the new tires, rims and mounting would be $1683. The cost for the new clutch would be about $1000 - $2000.

Mr. Horner is also asking the board to approve the purchase of 2 used snowplows for Sterling truck and the Ford 800. These plows are being traded in from College Township. The used plows will cost $2200 each plus $700 each for the shoes. These plows are powered angles not fixed wing plows. He feels like this will better suit the township and help with the berm work on the roads in the spring. Total cost would be $5800 for 2 used snow plows from Bradco.

Mr. Horner would like us to have an agreement with other townships to borrow and loan equipment. He would like to use the tar buggy from Millheim Borough.

Mr. Bierly made a motion to buy two used plow and fix the Ford 800 provided that we have the funds as well as sign an agreement to share equipment as needed with the Millheim Borough. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

SECRETARY/TREASURER'S REPORT (SR) – Continued

Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the checking account detail. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

OLD BUSINESS (OB)

Musser Property: Musser v. Gregg Township, et al. (Case No. 2011-4845): Update from Mr. Rayman – Guardianship was appointed for Martin Musser – Matthew Musser's wife was appointed as guardian. This morning they took the deposition of Rick Brooks who is the trustee. Mr. Rayman will file a motion of summary judgment.

PLANNING COMMISSION: The Planning Commission has been discussing a Nuisance Ordinance. Before Mr. Rayman was dismissed, Mr. Bierly asked Mr. Rayman if he could come up with an area of the township, outside of the Village, that the Village Ordinance can be applied. He asked if there is a way to define development. Mr. Rayman's suggestion was to draft a nuisance ordinance to say who in the Township the ordinance does NOT apply to as opposed to who it will apply to. Mr. Bierly will pass this along to the Planning Commission.

RAILS TO TRAILS: Mr. Bierly made a motion to sign the contract with Albertin Vernon. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3-0

CODIFICATION: Tabled to next month.

ROSS HILL BRIDGE: Nothing to report

HARTER ROAD BRIDGE: DEP Permit was mailed out Monday. The preconstruction meeting will be at the Old Gregg School on Tuesday, September 18th at 9 a.m.

COMMUNTY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT: Nothing new to report

ACT 13: On hold while in the courts.

NEW BUSINESS (NB)

Road Bonding – Blue Ball Road, Lingle Valley & Logging Permit Application: Discussion took place concerning the operating procedures to bond roads. Mr. Bierly made a motion to bring Road Bonding procedures back in house and relieve PVCEA from any liability. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Budget Workshop: The Board discussed dates for upcoming budget meetings. They will meet on October 8th, 23rd, 25th at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Snyder will advertise as necessary.

Workers Compensation Coverage for PV EMS: Discussion took place. No action was taken.

Federal Surplus Program: Ms. Snyder will update the township records with the Federal Surplus Program.

Heat Pumps in the upstairs: Mr. Bierly received a quote from Stanley Bierly for Heat Pumps and air conditioning in the 2nd floor. Because their estimate was over $18,500, we will need to solicit requests for proposals from two others. This project was budgeted in 2012 but Mr. Bierly would like to carry this into the 2013 Budget and look into purchasing mats in the gym for the walls and put in a heat pump water heater for the showers in the downstairs with the remaining funds from 2012.

LIASON REPORT (LR)

Gregg Township Planning Commission: The Planning Commission discussed the development of a Nuisance Ordinance. See above.

Emergency Management Coordinator: Don Grenoble gave a report to the board. The workers compensation issue with Mr. Chamberlain, who had an accident while setting up the carnival, has been taken care of. Jodi Laird, Centre County Emergency Management Association is the contact person to setup an emergency management meeting with the Township officials. Mr. Grenoble gave the Board a report on the Fireman's Carnival. The fire company estimated that they made a profit of $9000 from the carnival. He thanked the township for their support.

Gregg Township Sewer and Water Authority: Mr. Horner reported that the Sewer and Water Authorities are working on a bid to start the meter replacement. This person will need to be a Township Employee or a board member to install them. The Township will dig the meter pits as an in-kind donation.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission: The PVRPC will meet on September 17, 2012 here at the OGS.

TRI-Municipal Park: The board signed the agreement for the Highway Occupancy Permits and aprons.

CORRESPONDENCE (COR)

The Correspondence was reviewed.

ADJOURN

Mr. Myers made a motion to adjourn at 9:26 p.m. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3-0

Respectfully Submitted By,

Jennifer Snyder

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Jennifer Snyder, Secretary/Treasurer

 
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Spring Mills PA 16875

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