Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

September 2015

9_September_Meeting_Minutes_2015.pdf

The board met in an advertised work session at 6:15 p.m. prior to the start of the board meeting. They discussed the new plow truck, the invoice received from the repairs to the F550, refrigerator for kitchen at the Old Gregg School and dates for budget meetings.  

 Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 10, 2015

 The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on September 10, 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, Jennifer Snyder- Secretary/Treasurer

Guests: Doug Young, Brandon Young, Don Grenoble, Diane Musser, Dale Musser, Jim Smith, Keri Miller, Carol Gingrich, Chris Kunes, Mike Lesniak

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS   No comments at this time.

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman reported on the Verizon tower at the Tri-Municipal Park. There is someone from the Tri-Municipal park board that is negotiating with Verizon. They are waiting to see if the DCNR will accept written acknowledgement from PSU stating they will allow for a cell tower on this property. Otherwise, the deed would need to be changed which will take a lot of time and have to go through University’s trustees.  Mr. Rayman mentioned that when any funds are transferred from one account to another, there should be a motion made for the approval of said transfer. The Board of Supervisors asked Mr. Rayman to draft a document to revoke an agreement with George Dickerson regarding the rails to trails right of way. In regards to the Source Water Protection plan, Mr. Rayman advised the board to make a motion to accept the plan as educational. Mr. Stover made a motion to accept the Source Water Protection Plan as an educational document only.  Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble announced that there is Hazard Mitigation Plan public meeting on Wednesday, September 16. He will attend along with Ms. Snyder and Mr. Stover.  Mr. Doug Young reported for the Fire Company. They are going to install the dry hydrants on Saturday, September 19th. Mr. Stover will take care of getting the equipment to be used that day. Mr. Stover asked for a motion to he be added to the list of relief plow drivers. No motion is needed to be added to the list.

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Committee:  Ms. Keri Miller reported for the Old Gregg School Advisory Board. She reported that the board is looking for new members to diversify the board. They discussed large scale fundraising events and the need to expand their fitness program as a source of income. Ms. Miller informed the board of a food reclamation project through Centre Foods, which is interested in bringing this to the Old Gregg School.  Centre Foods has applied for a grant to cover costs to begin the project here.  The group is looking at the south side of the building to house the project. The Advisory Board was encouraged and excited for this opportunity to be offered at the Old Gregg School.  Ms. Miller will get more information to the Board of Supervisors as it becomes available. 

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mike Lesniak gave his report to the board.  He also reported that the Mount Nittany Penns Valley Clinic is moving forward and that the Jersey Shore Bank has opened its doors in the new location.  He looked into an issue on Ross Hill Road concerning junk cars. A letter has been sent.

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

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported that the PVRPC will meet on September 21. They are updating their comprehensive plan.  There are 55 items that we need to respond to and bring forward to the meeting. 

Planning Commission (PC): Chairman Kunes reported that the Planning Commission will meet on September 14 due to the Labor Day Holiday. Nothing new to report.  

Playground: Ms. Miller gave an update. The final grant submission was given to DNCR.  We hope to hear from them in 4 weeks and get the equipment ordered for a late October installation. The parking lot will be finalized in the spring to finish this project.

Rails to Trails: Mr. Myers reported that the final feasibility study has not been given to the township. As soon as it is received, the board will review it and approve it at the next meeting. Mr. Myers expressed thanks to Mr. Horner for doing the leg work for access to the trail. Mr. Myers reported that we need to cancel the agreement with the Dickerson’s and pay the taxes through this year  with the understanding future taxes will not be paid.

Tri-Municipal Park: See discussion above.  Mr. Myers reported that 40 acres is devoted for a Frisbee golf course. Mr. Myers seeded a part of the park with cold season grasses. He has asked that this donation from Mr. Myers be documented as a donation from Gregg Township to the park.

Gregg Twp Water & Sewer Authorities: Mr. Horner reported that they are getting hammered with operational costs. They hope to get some new EDU’s to help with these costs.  

Gregg Township 2025: Mr. Myers reported that the committee is having an Open House for the public to get exposure to the 2025 committee. This open house will be held on October 10 from 4-6 p.m.  Mr. Chris Kunes has been asked to be the chairman of this group and has accepted this position.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the August 13, 2015, regular meeting minutes and the August 10, 2015, special meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

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

 

Beginning Balance

Income

Expenditures & Liabilities

Fund Balance

Capital Reserve

$226,863.64

$21.15

 

$226,884.79

General Fund

$124,373.84

$59,978.54

$45,538.97

$138,813.41

Old Gregg School

$10,399.85

$41,302.21

$50,215.44

$1,486.62

Street Light Fund

$1690.22

$586.95

$23.15

$1144.42

Liquid Fuels Fund

$212,359.21

$45.09

 

$212,404.30

Equipment Fund

$5,486.95

$135.14

 

$50,622.09

Recreation Fund

$1,853.47

 

 

$1,853.47

Playground Fund

$43,679.24

$6.03

 

$43,679.24

Total

$671,700.39

$102,075.11

$95,777.56

$676,888.34

SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM: Mr. Bierly reported that the system is running and operational. The scaffolding will be in place for another few weeks. The final invoice is due but the grant will reimburse the costs of this when we receive those funds. Mr. Bierly made motion to transfer funds from the General Fund Savings account in the amount of $15,000 to pay the final bill. This will be paid back within the next 2 weeks. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor 3 – 0. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve a transfer that occurred in September for $21,000 to the Old Gregg School from the General Fund Checking, of which $15,000 has been paid back. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Budget Workshops: Dates were discussed for future budget  meetings. Ms. Snyder will advertise for those meetings.

ROADMASTERS REPORT

Mr. Horner reported to they are waiting to hear from Ford if they will help with the repairs to the F550. It is back and running well.  The new truck is being built right now and then will be cleaned up and repainted and we should get it sometime the first week of October. The Tar & Chip project has been completed. It went well except for the last part of Allison Road. At the end of the project, we got 3 inches of rain and the emulsion was washed away.  Mr. Horner spoke with Pine Creek Township and when they come to do the full depth reclamation in the spring, they will go back to this road and fix it.

Financing for the new plow truck was discussed. The board has decided to borrow money, $43,102, the remaining money owed for the new plow truck, from the Savings Account until it can be paid back.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the transfer of the remaining balance from the General Fund Saving Account to the equipment fund to pay for the truck. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 Mr. Stover indicated that borrowing money from the General Fund and not the bank should save the township some money.

Mr. Horner has sold the F800 to another township, Fishing Creek Township. They are paying $13,255. Mr. Stover made a motion to sell the F800 truck to Fishing Creek Township for $13,255. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

The Dirt and Gravel Road Grant project will begin the week of September 14.  The road will be closed that whole week. Mr. Horner has contact the school district, EMA, and it has been advertised in the CDT, Gazette and posted at the post office.

The road mowing is complete for the year. Ms. Snyder said she had received a lot of compliments with how the roads look.

OLD BUSINESS

Security System:  Tabled until next meeting. Ms. Snyder is still getting other quotes.

Source Water Protection: See discussion above.

Dickerson Real Estate Tax: See discussion above and below.

Rails to Trails Feasibility Study: Mr. Bierly made motion to authorize Ms. Snyder to request the final payment from DCNR. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

NEW BUSINESS

R-15-12: Penn DOT Utility Agreement: This is an agreement with Penn DOT for mowing Sinking Creek in return for salt brine. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve R-15-12. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Horse Manure on roads: Mr. Bierly got a complaint from resident that there is a lot of manure on the roads and the resident is suggesting an ordinance be created to make horses wear diapers due to hazards of said manure on the roads. Mr. Horner has taken many complaints from residents on Harter Road as well. Discussion took place.

Dickerson Real Estate Tax: Mr. Bierly made a motion to terminate the agreement with the Dickerson’s concerning the property tax and right of ways. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0  

Penns Valley Regional Comprehensive Plan – 10 year review of goals:  See discussion above.

Centre County Liquid Fuels Grant: The grant application is due October 30. We will apply for bridge repairs/replacement on Lower Georges Valley Road over Muddy Creek.

CCATO Fall Convention – September 29, 2015: Mr. Bierly and Mr. Myers will attend. Mr. Stover will check his schedule.

Dry Hydrants: See discussion above.

Old Gregg School Refrigerator: Mr. Bierly explained that the refrigerator at the school is not working and not worth repairing. Mr. Stover made a motion to replace the refrigerator at the Old Gregg School for up to $3,500 and pay for it out of the General Fund Checking Account.  Second by Mr. Bierly.  Mr. Kunes suggested that Carnegie Equipment be contacted. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

1.       Centre County Economic Development Partnership Summit – Tuesday, October 6 @ 5:00 p.m. at the Match Factory in Bellefonte

2.       Centre County Long Range Transportation Plan CCMPO Committee Meeting – September 22, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m. at the College Township Building

3.       Centre County CCMPO will consider adoption of 2015 Public Participation Plan on November 24, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m. at the Patton Township Building

4.       PSATS Unemployment Compensation Group Trust Election of Members of Board of Trustees

5.       CC Planning Office Time Extension Request for Family Life of PV and Mount Nittany Medical Center

6.       The meeting correspondence was reviewed and discussed. 

The meeting correspondence was reviewed and discussed. 

 

ADJOURN

Mr. Stover made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

 

Respectfully Submitted By,

 

Jennifer Snyder

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Jennifer Snyder, Secretary/Treasurer

 

 

 

 
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Spring Mills PA  16875

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Spring Mills PA 16875

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