Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

June 2013


Gregg Township, Centre County


Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 13, 2013


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

Staff: Laron Horner – Roadmaster, Jennifer Snyder – Secretary/Treasurer

Other: Robert Rayman – Solicitor, Don Grenoble – Emergency Management

Visitors: Dianne Musser, Larry Moror, Zach Gay, Cindy Bittel– RCxBD, Stacy Richards – SEDA-COG,

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



Old Gregg School: No OGS representatives present at the meeting. The group discussed the work done on the flower beds by Mattie and Anna King. Everyone agreed they look very nice. Breezy Acres and the King’s donated the plants and much of the labor. It was suggested that we allow Breezy Acres to hang a sign on the fence for advertisement.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency:  No representative at the meeting.  

RCxBD Energy Audit Report for the Old Gregg School: Cindy Bittel from RCxBd, presented the findings of their energy audit for the Township shed. They will have their report to us by the end of June



Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the May 9, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

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


Mr. Horner would like to get a commercial pesticide applicator’s license. They are spending too much time weed eating guard rails and they are getting into a lot of poison. Mr. Myers made a motion to pursue the commercial applicator license and spray as needed. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

We received a bridge inspection back for the bridge on Lower Georges Valley road. There are scours that need to be taken care of. He would like to talk to Mr. Franson about this and would like to take care of this problem in house if at all possible. The road crew has stone Decker Valley from Cemetery Road to past the Arney residence. They are grading the rest of the road and it is going very well. The mowing and trimming of berms will be finished up this week. We have received a lot of compliments. Mr. Ripka has done a good job with the mowing. Mr. Ripka and Mr. Smith both attended a chainsaw safety class and the entire crew attended the PSU Innovation Day at Larsen Test Track. We had crack sealing done on a few of the roads. It cost about $18,000.



Final Plan – Subdivision of Tax Parcel 21-8-39 for Nancy J. Hosterman: After receiving direction from Mr. Rayman, the Board will approve the Subdivision of Nancy J. Hosterman. A letter will be sent to Mr. Burwell addressing the previous municipal response to him. Mr. Myers made a motion to approve the subdivision conditioned upon all concerns are met which Mr. Burwell addressed in his letter to the Hosterman’s. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Musser Property, Musser v. Gregg Township, et al. (Case No. 2011-4845): The attorney for Matthew Musser was able to file a post-trial motion objecting to the judge’s decision. There will have to be a hearing on this motion. Nothing can happen until this all takes place. We were told that Matthew Musser is leasing the property from Martin and is planning on renting out the barn/shanty to tenants. It was decided to place pad locks on all the doors and post the property.


Mr. Leary moved the discussion of the Burn/Zoning Ordinance and Rails to Trails to this point on the agenda.

Burn/Zoning Ordinance:  It was suggested that we move forward and change these ordinances to comply with DEP regulations. Discussion took place. Before we do this, we should see if Mr. Immel could give us example ordinances to look at that would comply with their request in order for us to apply for grants through DEP. It was suggested that Mr. Horner, Mr. Rayman and Mr. Myers meet with Mr. Immel to discuss this further before proceeding.

Rails to Trails: Discussion took place concerning the ownership of the rail beds.

Mr. Rayman was excused at this point.

 Codification:  The final product should be shipped to us next week.

Ross Hill Bridge:  Things are moving along on this project. The road will be closed on the 19th of June.  

Rails to Trails (continued):  The Board discussed the feasibility study and their intent with the findings of the study. The Township will not push a trail onto property where people are opposed. Portions of the trail may never be developed. The Board has no intention of committing tax dollars to trail development. Mr. Grenoble would like to see a question concerning Rails to Trails on the ballet so the public can vote.  Rail Trails systems are generally safe places for the general public and very well maintained by those who use it.



Potters Mills Gap:  Mr. Myers presented information that was presented at a Municipal Planning Organization Technical Committee Meeting. This is a stand-alone safety project to take traffic from Seven Mountains to about 2/10th of a mile west of Potters Mills on 322. This has been accelerated by Penn DOT due to safety issues.



Gregg Township Planning Commission: Didn’t meet this past month.

Emergency Management Coordinator:  Nothing new to report. Mr. Bierly is working on the Parade permit.  The west bound detour will take traffic down Kline Road, to Upper Georges Valley Road to Route 144.

Gregg Twp Water & Sewer Authorities:  Discussion took place about installing the water meters in the township. Mr. Myers made a motion to let the Public Works Department work as needed to install the water meters and complete this project for the Water Authority. Second by Mr. Bierly.  Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0 We will keep track of the time spent on this so that it can be turned in to document the work.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission:  The PVRPC was given a presentation from the Penn DOT representative concerning the Potters Mills Gap project.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency: No representative present at the meeting.

Tri-Municipal Park: Mr. Myers made a motion to approve funds out of the Tri-Municipal park account to complete the Highway Occupancy Permit. Second by Mr. Bielry. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0


Mr. Leary discussed placing a bid on the former Gettig Sheet metal shop Tax Parcel 21-009A, 038, and 21-009A, 039 as a possible storage facility for the Township. Discussion took place.

Mr. Bierly brought up the faucets in the Old Gregg School. Discussion took place. Mr. Bierly will also be on vacation and unavailable from June 22 – 29, 2013.




The board reviewed the correspondence.


Mr. Myers made a motion to adjourn at 9:25 p.m. Second by Mr. Beirly. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3 -0


Respectfully Submitted By,


Jennifer Snyder


Jennifer Snyder


Gregg Township, Centre County

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