Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

February 2013


Gregg Township, Centre County

Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes

February 14, 2013


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

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

Other:  Jane Burrows – Old Gregg School Advisory Committee, Don Grenoble – Emergency Management Coordinator

Visitors: Dianne Musser, Glenn Ripka & Michael Lesniak – Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency, Nathan Elliot – Mount Nittany Health Care, Sergeant Doug Clark – Pennsylvania State Police

 CALL TO ORDER: The Gregg Township Board of Supervisors meeting held on February 14, 2013, was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Patrick Leary followed by the group reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

PUBLIC COMMENT: No comments at this time.

SPEAKER/GUESTS:  Sergeant Doug Clark, Pennsylvania State Police station commander at the Rockville Barracks since September 2012, was welcomed by the Board of Supervisors to the meeting. Sergeant Clark gave a brief overview of the incidents they have responded to since January in Gregg Township. Mr. Bierly feels that speeding is the biggest issue we face in the Township. We discussed the speeding issue on Grenoble Road.  A discussion took place about notifying the Barracks when a Fun Run/Race would take place in the Township. He asked that we call and speak with the Station Commander so the officer on duty is aware of the event. We can also email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A discussion of Animal Cruelty took place and the issue of unauthorized vehicles being driven on fields within the township.

Nathan Elliott, MHA – Mount Nittany Health discussed a Health Summit to be held on February 25, 2013 which is to include elected official and other interested parties. There is also a survey that they are hoping will reach as many people in the area as possible. We will post this survey on our website and facebook page.

Jane Burrows, OGS representative reported the following.   The monthly Advisory Committee Meeting was held on Thursday, February 7, 2013.  There will be open gym hours starting after school for students. They will expand to more hours as needed. The Farmers market will start up again on March 30, 2013.  There will be an Open house for the Railroad Club. The next Movie night will be held February 23, 2013. They will be showing the movie Up and It Happened One Night. The second CPR AED course will be held on March 2, 2013.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency : Mr. Glenn Ripka introduced the newest member of the Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency, Mr. Michael Lesniak. Mr. Lesniak gave the board a brief overview of his background. He has been working with Mr. Ripka to familiarize himself to each Township’s codes and ordinances. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the appointment Mr. Lesniak as a Code Enforcment Officer at the PVCEA. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 Before leaving, Mr. Ripka explained the situation with Haines Township leaving the PVCEA.  Mr. Ripka will keep office hours even after retirement.


January 7, 2013 Reorganization and regular Meeting Minutes: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the January 7, 2013 Reorganization and regular Board of Supervisors meeting minutes.  Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Checking Account Detail: Mr. Myers made a motion to approve the Checking Account Detail. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0


Underground Storage Tanks: Mr. Horner would like the Board to consider converting the one underground storage tank which is currently filled with unleaded fuel into another diesel tank. He would then like to put a skid tank in for the unleaded fuel. The fuel is sitting in the tank too long and he is afraid it will no longer be good enough to use. Discussion took place. We also got a citation from DEP for the underground storage tank because the record keeping was not kept correctly over the past year. We were able to get some printouts and will continue to keep the records accurately from now on.

Stone Bids: Mr. Horner and Ms. Snyder will get the 2013 Aggregate Bid ready to go. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the cost to advertise for the 2013 Aggregate Bid. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Miscellaneous Items: The Office and Bathroom at the Township shed is finally finished. The crew began tree trimming this week on Lower Georges Valley. Mr. Horner would still like to get a chipper for the township. The new pressure washer has been purchased and has been put to use.  We need to look at the repair bills for the vehicles and develop a replacement schedule. We also need to determine a schedule for road work.


Musser Property- Musser v. Gregg Township, et al. (Case No. 2011-4845): Mr. Rayman stated that the court date has been set for April 10, 2013. He will need Mr. Bierly and Ms. Snyder to be available to testify if so needed. Mr. Rayman also mentioned the Proof of Claim for Gettig Technology in the Correspondence section of the agenda. We need to ask Ms. Miller if we are owed money from Gettig Technologies and he will help file for us if needed. Mr. Musser directed the Township to approve the amount of spending if the Township is going to take part in the Bankruptcy Auction of Gettig Technology which will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve up to $18,000 at the bankruptcy auction with a limit of $12,000 on the purchase of a dump truck. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 There is a 10% buyers premium.

Codification: Ms. Snyder will meet with the folks from Keystate Publishing on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. to go over the records one more time and make sure that they have everything that is needed to finish the codification process.

Ross Hill Bridge: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve and sign any paperwork that comes through for the Ross Hill Bridge project.  Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

HVAC for the OGS:  Discussion took place concerning this project and the bid bond. Mr. Bierly made a motion to go ahead with and accept the bid that was received from Stanley C. Bierly, Inc. for the heating and air conditioning system on the 2nd floor. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Rails to Trails: The date for the public meeting for the Rails To Trails Feasibility Study was discussed. The Old Gregg School advisory committee is reluctant to bump someone out of the gym to hold this meeting.  The Board suggested the public meeting could be held on Tuesday, March 12 or Monday, March 11, 2013.


Resolution R-13-08 Penn DOT Resolution: Mr. Myers made a motion to approve R-13-08 which is a motion to activate signatures for the Retroactive Funding Reimbursement for the Harter Road Bridge. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Retirement Program for Staff – SIMPLE IRA: Discussion took place. Mr. Myers made a motion to go with Mr. Don Olivett, St. Marys Insurance, ING Financial Partners, Inc. to start a SIMPLE IRA retirement program for qualified employees with American Funds. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Centre County Council for Human Services Membership: Mr. Myers made a motion to become a member of the CCCHS for a year. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3–0

Joint Meeting with the ABC’s of the Township:  The Joint Meeting will be held on March 4, 2013. Dinner for officials at 6 p.m. and the public meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Projects for Planning Commission: The Board discussed some different project that the Planning Commission could get involved in. It was suggested that they look at the Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan and work on the implementations of some of our top priorities. We also need to look again at our Ag security plan.

OGS Outdoor Lighting: This was discussed and Mr. Horner will continue to look into this.

Newsletter: Ms. Snyder will begin to put together a newsletter to be included in the Grapevine. Mr. Grenoble has asked that we include something in the newsletter to collect information about person with a disabilities living in their home and/or someone who has difficulty leaving their home, someone on dialysis or someone who would require power for medical reasons for use in case of an emergency or disaster within the Township.  We can also include the Rails to Trails public meeting dates and information on the reorganization meeting.

CCATO Scholarship Dues and scholarship: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve funds for the Centre County Association of Township Officials due of $100 and to donate $100 towards the CCATO Scholarship fund. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Zoning Hearing Board Reorganization Meeting:  The Zoning Hearing Board questioned whether Mr. Horner, as an employee of the Township, should serve as an alternate on the Zoning Hearing Board? The Board felt it may be better to have a second alternate as a backup. 


Gregg Township Planning Commission:  The Planning Commission discussed upcoming projects and cancelling meetings if there is nothing on the agenda.

Emergency Management Coordinator:  Nothing new to report.

Gregg Twp Water & Sewer Authorities: Nothing new to report.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission: Meeting here at the Old Gregg School on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Tri-Municipal Park: Nothing new to report.


1.       2012 Local NBIS Bridge Inspection – t-464 Harter Road Bridge over Muddy Creek

2.       Notice of Need to File a Proof of Claim Due to Recovery of Assets – Gettig Technologies

3.       Keller Engineers – Executed Supplemental  Agreement  for Ross Hill Bridge

4.       Leotta Long – Corrective Survey  of Lands of Leotta Long – Tax Parcel 21-6-33

5.       Centre County 911 – Address change for Tax parcel 21-006-090 434 Penns Creek Road

6.       Centre County 2013 Liquid Fuels Grant – rejection letter

7.       Gregg Township Fire Co. 2012 Investments/ Income and Expense Statements

8.       PVCEA Monthly Financial Report

Mr. Horner brought up voting on Resolutions at PSATS conference in April. He asked if the group could discuss those things voted on at PSATS in a meeting to determine our vote. Discussion took place.


Mr. Myers made a motion to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3-0

Respectfully Submitted By,


Jennifer Snyder


Jennifer Snyder, Secretary/Treasurer

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PO Box 184
Spring Mills PA  16875

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Spring Mills PA 16875

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