Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

October 2014

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Gregg Township, Centre County

Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Minutes

October 1, 2014

 

The Board of Supervisors met in an advertised work session at 6:15 p.m.  The Board of Supervisors also held an executive session with Solicitor Robert Rayman and Zoning Officer Mike Lesnaik, to discuss legal issues.

ATTENDANCE

Supervisors: Chairman Joel Myers, Douglas Bierly, Charles Stover

Staff: Roadmaster Laron Horner, Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer Snyder

Other: Robert Rayman, Don Grenoble, Patrick Leary, Mike Lesniak, Johns Myer, Tammy Myers, Kara Benner, Keri Miller, Ben Gilberti, Jane Burrows, Jim Smith, Mark Bressler, Megan Duck, Steven Duck, Pam Winter

CALL TO ORDER Mr. Myers called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Gregg Township to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the recitation of the pledge of allegiance.

PUBLIC COMMENT (For items not on the agenda):  No comments for items not on the agenda.

SPEAKER/GUESTS

Mr. Dale Vonada from the Penns Valley Grange 158 addressed the board discussed the possibility of their members doing service projects for the Old Gregg School. Mr. Vonda indicated there would be approximately 12 people that would be available for a few hours most likely someday this spring. He will be in touch with the Supervisors for more details.

Mr. Rayman’s report was moved up to this point on the agenda.

Solicitors Report:  Mr. Rayman reported the status of the Musser Case.  He has not heard a ruling from the appellate court. He is still hopeful we will hear something by the end of the year.

Mr. Rayman was excused at this point in the meeting.

Ben Gilberti from HRG, Inc. spoke to the board.  HRG, Inc is a Civil Engineering firm with an office in State College. He would like to have the opportunity to work with Gregg Township. HRG, Inc. also has a financial Services Group that can help identify money to assist with projects.

LIAISON REPORTS

Emergency Management Coordinator/Fire Company:  Mr. Grenoble attended a quarterly emergency management meeting which consisted of a tour of the National Weather Service. The Fire Company will meet on October 2. Ms. Snyder reported that the Township received the Foreign Fire Policy money and they wil be distributing a check to them

Old Gregg School Advisory Committee: The Old Gregg School Advisory Meeting will be held tomorrow, October 2. There will be a group from State College Orthodontics here at the center for the United Way Day of Caring. The Old Gregg School Advisory Committee will provide lunch.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): The Board received the PVCEA monthly report. The Board acknowledged the request from the PVCEA for $4000 to be budgeted from each municipality in their 2015 fiscal year budget for the agency.       

Penns Valley Emergency Medical Association (PVEMA): Mr. Leary was not in attendance.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported the group met in September.  

Gregg Township Planning Commission:  The Planning Commission does not meet until Monday, October 6.

Rails to Trails: A brief update on the trail feasibility study was given. The Rails to Trails Steering Committee was awarded the Bob Donaldson Community Planning Award at the Centre County Association of Township Officials banquet held on Tuesday, September 30. Mr. Doug Bierly, Mr. Pat Leary, Ms. Jane Scheuchenzuber and Mr. Mike Bloom accepted the award on behalf of the group.

Mr. Myers invited those interested to attend a meeting on November 3rd, at the Old Gregg School, that will include township officials, businesses and residents. He would like to see more people get involved in the township to help us move things forward in the future.

Tri-Municipal Park: Mr. Myers gave a brief progress report. This advisory committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  

Water/Sewer Authorities: Mr. Horner reported that the engineers the Sewer Authority hired to clean the tanks did not show up at their last meeting so they are still waiting on the cost of the project. They voted to put anodes in this year with a company named Badger.  The Water Authority had to repair a couple of leaks this month but everything else is running good. Both the water and the sewer authority agreed to pay $1500 each towards the cost of the Roadmaster’s salary in 2015 to help offset the cost of the work Mr. Horner does during work hours for the Water and Sewer and Authority.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the September 11, 2014 Public Hearing and regular Meeting Minutes. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0

Checking Account Detail:  Mr. Stover made a motion to accept and approve the Checking Account Detail/Monthly Financial Report as presented. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

The 3rd quarter budget report was distributed to the board and discussed.

ROADMASTER REPORT

Mr. Horner discussed the WC Chipper and Patcher that are being sold by the East Buffalo Township. Bids need to be turned in by Tuesday, October 7th to East Buffalo Township. Mr. Bierly made a motion to put in a bid for $2500 for the WC Chipper. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Mr. Bierly made a motion to put in a bid for $1000 for the patcher. Second by Mr. Myers. No further Discussion. Motion carried. Vote 2 – 1 with Mr. Stove voting in opposition to the motion.

Mr. Horner reported that the crew is trying to get the mountain roads graded before the leaves fall. The new snow fence was delivered and is ready to be put up.

OLD BUSINESS

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

Codification: The Planning Commission would like to look at this final draft copy before we move forward.

Electricity at the Ball field: Nothing new to report.

Ordinance O-14-01: The business was tabled from last month. No further discussion took place. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approved Ordinance #O-14-01. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Playground:  Ms. Keri Miller reported that the playground needs to be a community backed and community organized project. There is now a donation box in the entryway of the community center and thermometer sign in the front of the school indicating how much has been raised thus far in the campaign. They  have met with Jersey Shore Bank and have asked them to be a major campaign contributor.

NEW BUSINESS

New address Approval: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the address 139 Wildflower Lane. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Millheim Pool Meeting Update: Mr. Myers attended a meeting to discuss the Millheim pool. There was good discussion and ideas given to help the pool with its financial issues. One suggestion was to buy chlorine in bulk with others. Mr. Steve Duck, upcoming Pool President addressed the board. He reported that there is about 125 swimmers on the team and they are the majority of the people who buy pool memberships. They have recently had the swim teams in State College donate about $5000 to help the pool in Millheim. Chlorine, wages and insurance are the biggest costs the pool faces.

OTHER BUSINESS

Mr. Stover brought to Mr. Horner’s attention that there is stone available at the local quarry in Aaronsburg for $2/ton plus delivery cost. Mr. Horner did not think this stone was clean enough to be used as anti-skid but will look into it for other uses.

CORRESPONDENCE

1.       Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority Report

2.       Letter from County Assessment Office – Real Estate Appeal Hearings

 

The meeting correspondence was reviewed and discussed. 

ADJOURN

Mr. Bierly made a motion to adjourn at 8:01 p.m. Second by Mr. Stover.  No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3-0

Respectfully Submitted By,

 

Jennifer Snyder

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Jennifer Snyder, Secretary/Treasurer

 
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  • Joel Myers, Chairman: supervisor2@greggtownship.org
  • Douglas Bierly, Vice-Chairman: supervisor1@greggtownship.org
  • Charles Stover, Supervisor: cws14@yahoo.com

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