Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

July 2015

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The board met in an advertised work session at 6:15 p.m. prior to the start of the board meeting. They discussed road projects, health insurance and equipment repairs.

 Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 9, 2015

 The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on July 9, 2015, at 106 School Street, Suite 106, Spring Mills PA with Supervisors Joel Myers, Douglas Bierly and Charles Stover in attendance.

Staff present: Jennifer Snyder-Secretary/Treasurer, Laron Horner- Roadmaster  

Guests: Don Grenoble, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Neese, Jane Burrows, Jim Smith, Dianne Musser, Andrea Ferich, Dale Wheeland, Keri Miller

 

Chairman Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the pledge to the flag.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS Jim Smith asked if there is any way for the township to slow cars down as they drive down the road from Route 45 into the Old Gregg School parking lot. Discussion took place. Because it appears that this may be people who work at the Old Gregg School or attend early morning function at the building, Mr. Bierly will send out an email to all tenants reminding folks to slow down. Mr. Horner suggested when we do paving for the playground, we could put in small speed bumps to get folks to slow down.

 

GUEST SPEAKERS Andrea Ferich – PCVA Young Forest Initiative Update: Ms. Ferich is the Executive Director for the Penns Valley Conservation Association. She addressed the board and updated them on a grant that the board supported which they did receive. This grant was a Young Forest Initiative Grant for $250,000. Some of the funds from this grant supported work done right in Gregg Township for both land and water restoration.  PVCA is applying for another grant for stream improvement and are asking for a letter of support. They are asking for a grant for $260,000 for work done in Sinking Creek.  Phase 1 would be from Joel Myers property down the stream to the ball field. This grant would focus on improvements to access and habitat of the stream.  Mr. Stover made a motion to approve a letter written in support of Penns Valley Conservation Association’s grant application for stream bank improvements along Sinking Creek.  Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

 

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman discussed the correspondence concerning the court of common pleas and indicated that there is nothing for the board to do in regards to this matter. He mentioned that there is one more document that he knows needs to be filled out for the playground. Ms. Snyder will get this to him so he can finalize those documents. He discussed with the board the efforts at the Tri-Municipal Park. There was a glitch with the cell tower and a Zoning Hearing at Potter Township but he thinks that things will work out. Discussion took place concerning the ordinance that was approved earlier in the year that would allow two stick built homes on one parcel. This ordinance was going to be adopted with the codification but since this is delayed, it was suggested by the planning commission that the board go ahead and advertise and adopt this ordinance as soon as possible. Mr. Rayman would have to re-word the ordinance. Mr. Bierly made a motion to move forward and advertise and hold a public hearing for an ordinance that would allow two stick built homes on one parcel. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

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

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble reported that he attended a County Hazardous Mitigation Plan meeting with Mr. Stover. Ms. Snyder attended the meeting at a different time. He believes that we are up-to-date with the paperwork that needs to be submitted but he will get together with Ms. Snyder to verify we have complied. He presented the township with the invoice for the carnival raffle tickets. In the meeting correspondence, there was a thank you letter to Doug Young and Tom Stitzer for their help with the Public Protection Classification survey. He indicated this good rating helps defer the cost to insure the fire company. He will pass this along to Mr. Young.

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Committee:  Chairman Burrows reported that the Advisory Board met on July 2, 2015. The Old Gregg School fund has paid back their liability to the township.  At their meeting they had a presentation about windstream internet. They discussed the fee scheduled and formed a subcommittee that would focus on reviewing the current fee schedule. Ms. Burrows reported this subcommittee met and did create a new fee schedule for the Board of Supervisors to approve. Steve Black made sandwich board signs to advertise events at the OGS on route 45. There will be a blood drive on July 23. Penns Valley Community Church will hold its scholarship luncheon on July 12.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mike Lesniak discussed his monthly report. He has been dealing with a lot of banks with properties in foreclosure with property maintenance issues. The Mount Nittany Medical Penns Valley clinic is progressing but may not be ready for their October opening.

Penns Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Mr. Leary was not in attendance.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported that the PVRPC met on May 18 and will not meet again until September.

Planning Commission (PC):  Mr. Bierly reported that the PC met on July 6.  They made a recommendation to the board to move a proposed ordinance, which was approved earlier this year, forward. (See discussion above) They discussed the source water protection plan and are going to invite the water authority to attend their next planning commission meeting to review the draft. They also addressed the issue of property maintenance on properties outside the village. After discussion, they motioned that they do not recommend any property maintenance ordinance be adopted for any parcels or developments outside of the village district. 

Playground: Ms. Miller gave an update on the playground.  They finalized the equipment that will be installed. The engineer is working on the design after which it will be submitted to DCNR. The Township received the first drawdown from DCNR of $20,000 for this project.  

Rails to Trails: Mr. Myers reported that a meeting date is being finalized for the steering committee meeting. Albertin Vernon has completed their feasibility study and the township has received copies for approval.

Tri-Municipal Park: (See discussion above) Mr. Myers reported that 15 acres have been seeded in the last month with warm season grasses. There will be another 35 acres seeded. All of these areas are in the Centre Hall borough well site area.

Gregg Twp Water & Sewer Authorities: Mr. Horner reported that the sewer is doing ok. The Water Authority needs to get with the planning commission to talk about the source water protection plan. Discussion took place.

Gregg Township 2025: Mr. Myers is getting a date set for the next Gregg 2025 committee meeting. They plan to meet the before the first week or two of August. They will have an open house this fall with the public being invited.  

 

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the June 11, 2015, regular meeting minutes and the June 16, 2015, special meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Financial Report: Mr. Bierly made a motion to accept and approve the financial report and the 2nd quarter budget report. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

 

 

Beginning Balance

Income

Expenditures & Liabilities

Fund Balance

Capital Reserve

$226,505.38

$20.46

 

$226,525.84

General Fund

$126,616.64

$48,260.36

$29,804.41

$145,072.59

Old Gregg School

$4,265.19

$10,254.13

$6,154.97

$8,364.35

Street Light Fund

$1,838.27

$62.08

$280.90

$1,619.55

Liquid Fuels Fund

$212,270.51

$43.62

 

$212,314.13

Equipment Fund

$49,004.38

$396.44

 

$49,400.82

Recreation Fund

$1,853.47

 

 

$1,853.47

Playground Fund

$23,172.26

$20,000

 

$43,172.26

Total

$645,526.20

$79,037.09

$36,240.28

$688,323.01

                 

ROADMASTERS REPORT

Mr. Horner reported that the board discussed the road projects in the work session. Mr. Stover made a motion to delay the full depth reclamation project until spring of 2016. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 Mr. Bierly made a motion to double coat instead of single coat the 3 roads that were approved earlier in the year. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 (Those roads to be double seal coated are Alison Road, Orndorf road and a portion of Green Grove road from Brush Mountain Road to the township line.)Mr. Horner reported that we did receive a dirt and gravel road grant. Mike Philippe from the County Conservation Office brought in a check for half the amount. This will be for work done on Vonada Gap Road. The F-550 has been taken to the shop and needs a total fuel injection system replacement. There is no known cause for this failure. The fuel was not dirty.  We have started a claim with our insurance company.  The new plow truck chassis is now at Bradco.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Codification:  Discussion took place. Mr. Rotz will be unavailable and not expected back to work until September at the earliest.  The board would like the planning commission to look through the codification and get any questions they may have in writing so that we can get them to Keystate Publishing and get some answers from their staff. Mr. Myers would like to see questions to the township by the end of the month.

Security Cameras in the OGS: Mr. Myers would like Ms. Snyder to have quotes for the security cameras at the next month meeting. It was suggested to get a whole new up to date system to install.

Parking Lot Restructure: The board looked at Option 4 from Don Franson. Discussion took place. Mr. Myers made a motion to approve parking lot configuration option #4 with two way traffic in front of the school, an extra few feet of parking along the front to widen the space between rows and for Mr. Franson to look at the width of the parking spaces for full-sized cars. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 

Amendment to the zoning ordinance: See discussion above in Solicitors Report.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Centre County Underutilized Site Inventory:  Discussion took place. Ms. Snyder will be in touch with Linda Marshal with the changes in Gregg Township.

OGS Fee Schedule: The Old Gregg School advisory board recommended a fee schedule to the board for approval. Mr. Bierly approved the fee schedule as presented to the Board. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 The increase in rent for tenants were discussed especially concerning those willing to sign long term contracts. A 3% increase for tenants was approved at last month’s meeting.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.       Notice from Court of Common Pleas of Centre County – Property on 271 Brush Mountain Road SM

2.       Centre County Conservation District – General Permit Acknowledgment Notification for SR 2007

3.       Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. – regarding Workers Compensation invoices for PVEMA

4.       CC Planning Office – Commence Construction Notice for Family Life of PV

5.       CC Planning Office – HOP for DKT2, LLC and also for Duane Tobias both on SR0192

6.       Thanks from ISO for cooperation with the  Public Protection Classification Survey

7.       Bridge Replacement on SR2007 Brush Valley Road

The meeting correspondence was reviewed and discussed. 

 

ADJOURN

Mr. Stover made a motion to adjourn at 8:22 p.m. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

 

Respectfully Submitted By,

 

 

Jennifer Snyder

 

________________________________

Jennifer Snyder, Secretary

 

 

 

 
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Spring Mills PA  16875

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Spring Mills PA 16875

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