Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

August 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 a proposal from Vigilant Security for a security system at the Old Gregg School.

 Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 13, 2015

 The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on August 13, 2015, at 106 School Street, Suite 106, Spring Mills PA with Supervisors Joel Myers, Douglas Bierly and Charles Stover in attendance.

Staff present: Laron Horner- Roadmaster  

Guests: Denise Kuplaski (Vigilant Security), Don Grenoble, Diane Musser, Jane Burrows, Dale Wheeland, Jim Smith

 Chairman Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the pledge to the flag. After the pledge of allegiance, Mr. Myers opened the public hearing for Ordinance O-15-03. This ordinance will make changes to the zoning ordinance to allow for two stick built homes on one parcel.  No public comments at this time.  Public Hearing was closed.

 Mr. Myers opened the regularly scheduled board meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENTS   No comments at this time.

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman discussed some issue with the Tri-Municipal Park and the cell phone tower. DCNR has finally said they will approve for a cell tower on that land but would need to see a corrected deed from Penn State that states a tower is acceptable on the property. This process could take a very long time. They have asked DCNR if an agreement with Penn State stating this would be acceptable.  DCNR indicated that an agreement would be fine instead of changing the deed but would like to see the agreement first before giving approval.  Mr. Rayman was dismissed at this point.

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble thanked the township for their help with the carnival and for paying for the raffle tickets.  The fire company asked Mr. Grenoble to check about the use of gym and kitchen for the fire company to have a bingo.  Mr. Bierly indicated it wouldn’t be a problem but would need to be scheduled ahead of time. Mr. Bierly made a motion for the fire company to use the gym and kitchen at the Old Gregg School at no cost for a bingo (Date to be determined). Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0  Mr. Grenoble should have the financial report on the carnival in the next few days. Overall he thought the carnival went very well.

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Committee:  Chairman Burrows reported that they met August 6th. She thanked Mr. Stover and Ms. Snyder for attending. They discussed the budget and maintenance. Mr. Stover discussed repairs to the roof that will be needed in the future. They discussed fundraisers. The craft fair will be December 12th.  Ms. Burrows mentioned there was a great article in the CDT about the solar panels. The advisory board will meet again on September 3.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mike Lesniak reported there were 140 new permits overall last month. To date this year, there were 33 complaints for Gregg Township. He is still working with the resident on Tool Shed lane to clean things up.

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

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported that the PVRPC does not meet in the summer but will meet again in September.

Planning Commission (PC):  Mr. Bierly reported that the Planning Commission reviewed the source water protection plan with the water authority members who were in attendance at the planning commission meeting. Mr. Bierly reported that the steering committee which consists of the water authority and planning commission members decided to use this as a reference instead of formally adopting.  Discussion took place.

Playground: Mr. Horner gave an update. The initial submission is about ready to submit to DCNR and then we can get their approval and move forward. Mr. Horner explained that the committee is trying to purchase things through costars purchasing program and avoid the bidding process to save time and money.

Rails to Trails: Mr. Bierly reported that the steering committee met and reviewed the final draft of the feasibility study which was presented to them by Albertin Vernon.  The biggest change to the study is the Kauffman property from Wildflower Lane to the Potter Township line since the right of way was given up on that parcel of land. Comments are due back to Albertin Vernon by August 17th and they plan to have the completed feasibility study to the board to approve at the September 10 board meeting.

Tri-Municipal Park: (See discussion above) Mr. Myers reported that there is 30 acres in the well site area that should have been sprayed and will be planted in a few weeks. This will be for a Frisbee golf course after the seeding is done. Mr. Horner asked about maintenance of the area. Mr. Myers indicated this would need to be a discussion for the Tri-Municipal Park Board.

Gregg Twp Water & Sewer Authorities: Mr. Horner reported that there is not much to report. Maintenance is very taxing on both authorities. The computer at the water authority failed which was very costly for them to replace.

Gregg Township 2025: Mr. Myers reported that the committee met and is planning an open house in October. He will announce the date at a later time. The open house will help the public understand the role of this committee and find ways for them to get involved on subcommittees. There will be food at this public meeting. 

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the July 9, 2015, regular meeting minutes and the July 20, 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. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Mr. Bierly mentioned that the dates on the top of the financial report were wrong.  He contacted Ms. Snyder who indicated she had forgotten to change the header from the report last month. So the information in the financial report is correct, just not the dates.

 

Beginning Balance

Income

Expenditures & Liabilities

Fund Balance

Capital Reserve

$226,525.84

$337.80

 

$226,863.64

General Fund

$145,072.59

$13,525.47

$34,224.22

$124,373.84

Old Gregg School

$8,364.35

$8,224.93

$6,189.43

$10,399.85

Street Light Fund

$1,619.55

$70.67

 

$1,690.22

Liquid Fuels Fund

$212,314.13

$45.08

 

$212,359.21

Equipment Fund

$49,400.82

$1,086.13

 

$50,486.95

Recreation Fund

$1,853.47

 

 

$1,853.47

Playground Fund

$43,172.26

$500.95

 

$43,673.21

Total

$688,323.01

$23,791.03

$40,413.65

$671,700.39

                 

ROADMASTERS REPORT

Mr. Horner reported to the board that Monday morning, weather permitting, the double seal coat project will begin on Allison, Green Grove and Orndorff roads. It should take about two days. Next project will be the dirt and gravel road grant project on Vonada Gap Road. This road will be shut down most likely the week of September 14th for two or three days. The township will get the word out to those affected by this road closure. Mr. Grenoble was concerned about emergency vehicles. Mr. Horner said he would let the fire company and EMA know when the road is not accessible.  The Ford 550 is ready to be picked up.

OLD BUSINESS

Security System:  This was discussed during the work session. We will gather more information and discuss at the next board meeting.

O-15-03: Mr. Stover made a motion to accept and approve ordinance O-15-03. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Dickerson Real Estate Tax:  Mr. Myers stated that he would like to table this discussion until they have spoken with the Dickerson’s about this and until the feasibility study on the rail trail is completed. Mr. Horner felt like Ms. Snyder wanted a decision to pay this before the discount period ended.  The next board meeting will be held before the deadline to pay with discount, September 15, so they will wait to make a decision at that meeting.  Mr. Grenoble asked what this was concerning. Mr. Myers explained that this was paid by the township hoping that we could use this property for Rails to Trails.

Solar System:  Mr. Bierly reported that the solar system is 80% complete and by the end of the next week it should be fully operational.

Old Gregg School Parking Lot:  Mr. Myers asked for a motion to allow the township to go out for bid for reconfiguration of the parking lot and paving at the Old Gregg School. Mr. Bierly made this motion. Second by Mr. Stover.  Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 

Playground:  Mr. Myers asked for a motion to allow the township to go out for bids where necessary in moving the playground project forward. Mr. Bierly made this motion. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution for Section 125 pre-taxed medical Benefits – R-15-11: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve R-15-11. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

1.       DCNR: - Letter regarding Potter Township – PSU Land Acquisition Conversion proposal. 

ADJOURN

Mr. Stover made a motion to adjourn at 7:54 p.m. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Respectfully Submitted By,

Douglas P. Bierly

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Douglas P. Bierly, Assistant Secretary

 

 

 

 
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  • Joel Myers, Chairman: supervisor2@greggtownship.org
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  • 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