Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

September 2013


Gregg Township, Centre County

 Board of Supervisors Meeting

 September 12, 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, Mike Lesniak – PVCEA, Carol  Yeagley – Old Gregg School Advisory Committee

 Visitors: Dianne Musser, Wesley A. Miller, Andrew Miller, Mark Risso, Louann Benner

 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.

 ~The Board of Supervisors met in Executive Session on August 13, 2013 and on September 12, 2013.


 Louann Benner, Village of Spring Mills, addressed the board concerning a problem she is having with her neighbor’s rooster. The rooster crows at all hours of the early morning and is a nuisance to surrounding neighbors on Long Street.  She had contacted and talked with the owner of the rooster but nothing permanent has been done to keep this rooster from disturbing the neighborhood. Mr. Leary recalled that the Township had to deal with a rooster issue at some point in the past so they will research the minute books and see what was done and what could be done concerning this issue. Ms. Benner also wanted to state on record that she does not burn trash in her outdoor pit.

 Mark Risso asked the Board of Supervisors if they would be addressing the Zoning Hearing Board ruling from a recent hearing.  Mr. Rayman explained to him that the decision by the ZHB is completely separate from the BOS authority. The BOS would have to file an appeal or challenge the ruling if they did not agree with the Zoning Hearing Board decision.


 PA DOT Turn Back Program: Mr. Jerome Latosky, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, gave an explanation of the Turn Back Program and the roads that Penn DOT would be interested in turning back to the Township. Discussion took place. 

 Old Gregg School: Ms. Carol Yeagley addressed the BOS representing the Old Gregg School Advisory Committee. Movie Night will be held on September 21st. They will show the movies The Hunger Games and Back to the Future.  There are two craft fairs being planned. One is being held in December and one in March.  They will not have the Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s here at the OGS. There are several Farmer’s Markets in the area now and they do not want to compete with those markets. The Old Gregg School Advisory Committee is working on forming a playground committee to work on fundraising to replace or repair equipment as it gets older. There will be an Open Mic Night at the OGS this coming Saturday. It is coffee house style. Musicians can sign up to perform throughout the night. If it is successful, this will be an ongoing event the first Saturday of every month. Ms. Yeagley thanked the board for their support.

 Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency:  Mr. Lesniak reported that he has been working on some issue on Lingle Valley Road. He thinks this has been resolved. The clean up on Tool Shed Lane and Cooper Street is still ongoing. There was a burning complaint on Long Street. Some issues with trash getting out of hand at the Long’s Trailer Park was addressed. The owner of the park is working on the clean up. The next Code Enforcement Meeting is on September 26, 2013.

 Mr. Leary moved the discussion concerning the Firehall Spur to this point on the agenda.

 Fire Hall Road Spur: Mr. Wes Miller and Mr. Andrew Miller addressed the board. They had questions concerning a letter received from Solicitor Rayman dated August 20, 2013. It did not address the owner’s correctly. The letter refers to Mr. &  Mrs. Andrew Miller which is incorrect. The property is owned by Donna Miller and Andrew Miller. He also was concerned with the reference to the Highway Occupancy Permits on file. They were also concerned with the Right of Way method. Discussion took place. Mr. Miller stated for the record that it would become very contentious if anymore of their land is taken for the right of way. They have no problem with dedicating the existing land but they do not want to give up any more of their property. Mr. Franson, the Township Engineer, will be doing some surveying in the near future.  A letter was sent to property owners.  Discussion of the Highway Occupancy Permits took place.

 Mr. Leary moved the discussion to the codification to this point in the agenda.

 Codification:  Discussion took place. Mr. Myers made a motion to advertise when we receive final copies back from Keystate Publishing. Second by Mr. Bierly.

 Mr. Leary moved the discussion of the Musser property to this point in the agenda.

 Musser Property: Musser v. Gregg Township, et al. (Case No. 2011-4845): Mr. Rayman reported that the judge ruled in our favor and the sale can go through. There is 30 days for the Plaintiff to appeal to the Superior Court of PA. The judge’s order stated that Mr. Musser no longer maintains any interest in the property. When the transaction takes place, Mr. Rayman will change the language of the deed to reflect the judge’s orders.


Mr. Myers made a motion to approve the August 8, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes. Second by Mr. Bierly. 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. Bierly made a motion to donate $40 to the Penns Valley All Sports Booster Club for the Fall program advertisment. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

There has been some interest in getting quotes for insurance for next year. Ms. Snyder will check into this.

Mr. Leary discussed the obligation the Township has to provide workers compensation coverage to the volunteers of the PVEMS. We will add this to our policy and invoice the 6 other municipalities for their portion of the cost. The approximate cost is $1600. Mr. Myers made a motion to include the PVEMS volunteers to the Township’s Workers Compensation policy. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Mr. Myers made a motion to renew our Health Insurance policy with a December 1, 2013 renewal date. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Mike Bloom offered to add the Intersection at Firehall Road and a section of the Rails to Trails feasibility study to the Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization Long Range Transportation Plan. The Township has already added the following to the plan…Reeder Road Bridge,  Lower Georges Valley Road over muddy creek, and Lower Georges Valley Road over Laurel Run. Discussion took place. The Board thanks Mr. Bloom for his work but they decided against adding the intersection at Firehall Road. Mr. Bierly made a motion to have Mr. Bloom go ahead and put the Rails to Trails on the LRTP. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0 

ROADMASTERS REPORT (This was skipped during the meeting. No report was given.)


Musser Property, Musser v. Gregg Township, et al. (Case No. 2011-4845): See above.

Codification: See above

Ross Hill Bridge:  Three construction reimbursement requests have been sent off. We got an invoice from West Penn Power for the Utility Phase of the project. This is a reimbursable expense.  Paving will take place soon.

Fire Hall Road Spur: See above

Judith Lynch-Issue on Long Street:  Mr. Bierly has tried to make contact with Mr. Vonada to address this issue. He will continue to follow up on this.

OGS: Mr. Myers made a motion to make the final payment to Stanley C. Bierly of $1000. Second by Mr. Leary. Motion carried. 2 – 0 Mr. Bierly abstained from voting.


CCATO Fall Convention:  All three Board of Supervisors and Ms. Snyder will attend the Fall Convention on Monday, September 30, 2013.

Centre County 911 Addressing:  147 Ridge Road. Mr. Bierly made a motion to accept this address. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Budget Dates: The Board decided to meet on Monday, September 23, Tuesday, September 24 and Tuesday, October 8, 2013 to discuss the budget and any other business that comes before the board. Ms. Snyder will take care of advertising these meetings.


Gregg Township Planning Commission: Mr. Bierly reported that the Planning Commission discussed Source Water Protection.  To get things started, a steering committee needs to be formed.  Mr. Myers made a motion to appoint the Planning Commission and representatives from the Water Authority to the steering committee for the Source Water Protection Grant. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Emergency Management Coordinator:  Mr. Grenoble reported that FEMA turned down the application for storm damage. Since the damage did not occur in one storm system but in three separate storms, they rejected it. They are still hopeful some funding will become available.  The fire police was requested to help with the Pumpkin Chunkin’ in Howard. Mr. Bierly made a motion to release the fire police if they are willing to help out with the Pumpkin Chunkin’. Second by Mr. Myers. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0  

The Fire Company is requesting any information or documentation that the township has concerning the liability agreement that was drafted by Mr. Rayman years back between the fire company and the Water Street Grill. There is a new tenant who is starting up another business at that location and the fire company would like to get them to sign an agreement for the use of the parking lot.

Gregg Twp Water & Sewer Authorities:  Mr. Stitzer, Chairman of the Water Authority, expressed their thanks to the Township for letting the crew take care of installing the water meters. There is 2 left to install.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission:  The PVRPC will meets Monday, September 16, 2013.

Tri-Municipal Park:  Letters were received to form the joint municipal authority.

Rails to Trails: The Steering Committee met this past month and discussed portion of the trail that would be feasible to develop. They are looking at several community sized trails instead of one consecutive 26 miles trail.

PA Recreation and Parks Society: Mr. Leary would like to see the Board put money into the budget to join the Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Society. Discussion took place.


The board reviewed the correspondence.


Mr. Myers made a motion to adjourn at 9:15 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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