Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

February 2014

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Gregg Township, Centre County

Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes

February 13, 2014

ATTENDANCE

Supervisors: Chairman Joel Myers, Douglas Bierly, Charles Stover

Staff: Roadmaster Laron Horner, Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer Snyder

Visitors: Christian Shaffer  - EMEX , Thomas Snyder

 CALL TO ORDER The Gregg Township Board of Supervisors meeting held on February 13, 2014, was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Joel Myers followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

PUBLIC COMMENT  No comments at this time.

SPEAKER/GUESTS A presentation was given by Christian Shaffer, Independent Consultant for EMEX, Inc. which stands for Energy Market Exchange. This electricity procurement corporation helps all types of businesses and municipalities to save money on their energy costs. He described how they conduct auction for companies to bid for energy business. There is no out of pocket expense and no obligation. Discussion took place. The Board asked Mr. Shaffer to set up the township in a live auction so it could be determined if the Township would like to lock into these energy savings. Mr. Shaffer will get back to the board at his earliest convenience. 


Due to severe weather, Mr. Myers moved the Roadmaster’s report to this point on the agenda.

 

ROADMASTER REPORT Tractor/Mower Update: The tractor and mower has been stored in the Long’s farm storage shed for months that it is not in use. We will pay $25/month for the rent of this storage space.  The new equipment has been properly insured.

Highlift/Broom Update: Discussion took place to put a quick detach on the Highlift. The cost of this would be $12,136 plus transportation costs. It could be scheduled for March or April.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the retrofit of a quick detach for the payloader/highlift. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Salt Supply:  Mr. Horner reported that we are doing ok with our salt supplies although around the state it is getting tough to get anymore salt. We have contracted with Bradco to bring us 3 loads of salt since we have used all of our salt on the state salt contract and cannot get anymore from American Rock Salt at the contracted price.  The road crew has been out 41 separate times plowing snow this winter with the forecast calling for more snow in the next week.

Stones: Mr. Horner realized that someone has helped themselves to anti-skid a few nights ago. They only took a few hundred pounds but if this continues, we may need to discuss this again.

Truck Repairs: There have been some minor issues with the trucks during this busy season. We are going to need a new clutch for the Sterling.

LIAISON REPORTS

No reports this month due to bad weather and illness.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the January 6, 2013 Re-organization and Regular Meeting Minutes. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Checking Account Detail:  Mr. Bierly made a motion to accept and approve the Checking Account Detail/Monthly Financial Report as presented. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

PAMA Conference: Mr. Bierly made a motion to pay the dues to the PA Association of Municipal Administrators and approve Ms. Snyder to attend their annual convention in August. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Motion to pass Resolution R-14-04 Disposition of Records: Tabled until next month’s meeting.

OLD BUSINESS

Musser Property- Musser v. Gregg Township, et al. (Case No. 2011-4845): Mr. Rayman was unable to attend the meeting a memo read at the meeting stated that all briefs have been files with the Superior Court. The Court will then issue an argument date. We have tried to talk Musser’s attorney into letting the Court decide on the basis of the Briefs, but to date, he has refused. Arguments are held in Harrisburg. We are probably looking at an April date.

Codification: Nothing new to report. Ms. Snyder will check on the status of this.

Fire Hall Road Spur: Clarification is needed from the Millers concerning an easement vs. a deed of dedication. If property is to be transferred, Mr. Rayman will prepare of deed of dedication. If not, he will prepare an easement agreement. Mr. Myers will check with the Millers and get back to the Mr. Franson and Mr. Rayman to move forward with this.  

NEW BUSINESS

Zoning Hearing Board/Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission:  Mr. Bierly made a motion to appoint Andy Riddle – alternate on the Zoning Hearing Board. He also motioned to appoint Charles Stover to serve on the Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission as a member not as an alternate as stated in the January 2014 Consent Agenda. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Centre County Association of Towns hip Officials (CCATO): Mr. Bierly made a motion to expend funds for the annual dues to CCATO and to donate $100 to the scholarship program. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Rampager Yearbook Ad: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve to pay $25 for a half page ad in the Penns Valley High School yearbook. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

PA Legal Defense Partnership and New Laws Service: Discussion took place. The board did not feel it would be beneficial to proceed with this. No further action was taken.

Site Evaluation for the Old Gregg School and Township Office: Due to weather, the evaluation will take place on Friday, February 21st at 9 a.m.

CORRESPONDENCE

1.       Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority Report

2.       DCNR Recreation and Conservation Grants – Application period Jan 15 – April 16, 2014

3.       Thank you from Mr. Brown

4.       Clear Water Conservancy 18th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day – Saturday, April 26, 2014

5.       Centre County Liquid Fuels Grant – rejection letter

The Correspondence was reviews and discussed.

OTHER BUSINESS

Conservation Project at Houser Farm: Mr. Bierly discussed a conservation project with Michael Rubano, engineer working on a project on Jim Houser’s farm. He will follow up with this.

 

Address Approval: The Board discussed and approved the address for Josh Bair. The address is 251 Bear Stone Lane which is off Blue Ball Gap Road.

Cell Phones: Ms. Snyder uses her cell phone for business purposes frequently during the day and away from the office. Mr. Bierly made a motion to put her cell phone on the Township’s plan and Ms. Snyder will pay half of the expenses. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

CATA Breakfast: Mr. Myers briefly discussed the recent breakfast he attended. He feels like an important issue is the CATA van pooling resource and would like to see up promote this valuable resource. Ms. Snyder will add this to our list of newsletter topics. It has already been added to our facebook page.

ADJOURN

Mr. Bierly made a motion to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3-0

Respectfully Submitted By,

 

 

Jennifer Snyder

 

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Jennifer Snyder, Secretary/Treasurer

 
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The Supervisors

  • Joel Myers, Chairman: supervisor2@greggtownship.org 574-1319
  • Douglas Bierly, Vice-Chairman: supervisor1@greggtownship.org 360-1822
  • Charles Stover, Supervisor: cws14@yahoo.com 571-7298

Contact Information

Gregg Township Office

106 School Street
PO Box 184
Spring Mills PA  16875

Phone: (814) 422 - 8218 Fax: (814) 422-8080

secretary@greggtownship.org

Gregg Township Shed

147 Water Street

Spring Mills PA 16875

Phone: (814) 571-2096

roadmaster@greggtownship.org