Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

October 2015

10October_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 upcoming budget meetings, bids for the security system and a recent inspection of the boilers at the Old Gregg School.  

Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 15, 2015

 The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on October 15, 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: Don Grenoble, Louise Grenoble, Keri Miller, Jane Burrows, Dianne Musser, Justin Dashem – Nittany Engineering, Kurt Knauff – Centre Home Care, Jim Smith, Mike Bloom – Centre County Planning Office, Stan Wallace, Doug Young, Brandon Young

 

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.

SPEAKERS  Kurt Knauff representing Centre Home Care addressed the board and gave them a brief overview of their program and how it benefits the residents of Gregg Township. After discussion, Mr. Bierly made a motion to donate $300 to Centre Home Care. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Justin Dashem, Nittany Engineering: Mr. Dashem presented to the board the final subdivision plans for DTK2 subdivision. After discussion, Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the sewage facility planning module for the DTK2 final subdivision plan. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the final subdivision plan. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve Resolution R-15-14. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Mr. Stan Wallace: Mr. Wallace addressed the board with information concerning the minor land development plan for Jonas Beiler.  He asked the board to review the plan and approve the DEP Component 1 Planning Module. Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the Component 1 Planning Module for Jonas and Lydia Beiler. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman presented the agreement with DCNR and the tri-municipal park in regards to the cell phone tower. Mr. Beirly made a motion to approve signing the agreement for the cell tower. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 Mr. Rayman wondered where the release of easement stands with the Dickerson. Mr. Myers reported he and the Dickerson’s had signed the agreement and it was notarized. Ms. Snyder will take the document to the Recorder of Deeds office for the agreement to be recorded.

Mr. Rayman was excused at this point on the agenda.

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble will be attending an Initial Damage Reporting Meeting and the Flood Insurance meeting at the end of the month. Fire Chief Young thanked Mr. Stover and Mr. Myers for their help putting in the dry hydrants. They have one more to install. 

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Committee:  Ms. Burrows reported that the OGS Advisory Board met on October 1. They discussed the budget and looked at next year’s budget. The Day of Caring took place on October 1. The volunteers painted the weight room. The OGS will discontinue movie night in 2016. There was not enough attending to merit the cost of the license. There are lots of upcoming activities for the month. Please check the schedule.

Rails to Trails: The discussion for the Rails to Trails project was moved to this point on the agenda. Mr. Mike Bloom from Centre County Planning Office was in attendance and he discussed the close out of this grant with the board. He suggested providing copies of the feasibility study to other municipalities in the area. Mr. Bloom will get these copies to them.  Mr. Bloom was very happy with the final product of the feasibility study and thought the consultants did an excellent job in their report.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to accept the final feasibility study and thanked the consultants for a job well done.  Mr. Stover was not in favor of this project and could not support the motion. Mr. Myers seconded the motion. No further discussion. Motion approved 2 –1 with Mr. Stover voting nay. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve Resolution R-15-13, a resolution closing out a community conservation partnerships grant project. Second by Mr. Myers. No further discussion. Motion carried 2 – 1 with Mr. Stover voting nay. It was suggested that an article be put in the grapevine to announce the conclusion of the study and that a copies are available at the township office or to view on the county website.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mike Lesniak was not in attendance but did give the board his report.

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

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported that they group met in September and discussed updating the Regional Comprehensive Plan. The time period was extended for comments.

Planning Commission (PC): Mr. Bierly reported that the Planning Commission met on October 5. They recommended the board support the DKT2 subdivision and the minor land development of Jonas and Lydia Beiler. Ms. Snyder mentioned that a representative from Keystate Publishing, who is doing the codification, will meet with members of the Board and the Planning Commission and answer any questions we have before this is finalized. Mr. Rotz in unable to meet with the group by will answer via email.

Playground: Mr. Horner reported that the old playground has been removed and next week they will prep the new playground site. We are waiting for the final approval from DCNR.  Ms. Snyder mentioned that we received $2500 from Penns Cave as a donation to the playground.

Rails to Trails: See discussion above.  

Tri-Municipal Park: See discussion above.

Gregg Twp Water & Sewer Authorities: Mr. Horner reported that they have gotten some new EDU’s from the YMCA and a new house which will help with costs. 

Gregg Township 2025: Mr. Myers reported that the Gregg 2025 committee held an Open House for the public on October 10th. It was a nice fall day. Mr. Myers thanked those who helped with the event or attended. The fire company, the EMA and the township were thanked for bringing equipment for the touch a truck event. The next 2025 meeting will be held in November.  Mr. Myers also announced that a director for the YMCA has been hired and they expect to be open by the end of December. 

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the September 10, 2015, regular 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

$226,884.79

$20.48

 

$226,905.27

General Fund

$138,813.41

$38,561.50

$77,543.28

$99,831.63

Old Gregg School

$1,486.62

$23,536.64

$19,046.74

$5,976.52

Street Light Fund

$1690.22

$586.95

$23.15

$1144.42

Liquid Fuels Fund

$212,404.30

$39.40

$60,413.61

$152,030.09

Equipment Fund

$50,622.09

$13,485.25

 

$64,107.34

Recreation Fund

$1,853.47

 

 

$1,853.47

Playground Fund

$43,679.24

$3,101.12

 

$46,780.36

Total

$677,434.14

$79,331.34

$157,026.78

$598,629.10

Mr. Bierly made a motion to transfer $500 to the Rails to Trails fund from the General Fund to cover the last invoice to Albertin Vernon.  Second by Mr. Myers. Ms. Snyder explained this will get paid back to the township when DCNR closes out their last 10% of the grant money. Motion carried 2 – 1 Mr. Stover voted nay and would not support this motion.

ROADMASTERS REPORT

Mr. Horner reported that he continues to wait to hear from Ford and Sunbury Ford about the F550. The crew replaced 4 culvert pipes on Lower Georges Valley Road. Due to an accident on that road, they had to replace some guiderails. Mr. Rayman suggested the township should request a copy of the accident report so that we may submit this to their insurance for help with the cost of replacement. Mr. Stover made a motion to apply and pay for the cost of the police report. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 The Dirt and Gravel Road project on Vonada Gap Road will be completed this week. Due to wet DSA, the project took longer than expected. The road was closed a few extra days and Mr. Horner was thankful to the residents in that area for their patience. The township is looking for a place to store the township tractor. 

OLD BUSINESS

Security System:  Tabled until next meeting.

County Liquid Fuels Grant: Nothing to report.  Mr. Franson will get this ready to submit.

NEW BUSINESS

R-15-13 closing out Rail Trail Grant: See discussion above.  

Internet – Cloud My Office: Mr. Bierly met with Cloud My Office an internet provider who is going to provide internet for the YMCA.  They are interested in providing much faster internet to the Old Gregg School than what is currently available. They will potentially service residents and other businesses in the service area. After discussion, Mr. Bierly made a motion that the township signs a contract with Cloud My Office for internet service for $500 a month. Second by Mr. Stover. It was mentioned that this cost would be dispersed to other tenants in the building. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Centre County 911 Addressing: Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the following addresses: 136 Sunflower Lane, Hideout Hollow, and 3631 Penns Valley Road for the Mt. Nittany Medical Center.  Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

DKT2 Final Subdivision Plan for Tract 1R: See discussion above.

CORRESPONDENCE

  1. DCNR – accepting applications for  recreation and conservation grants  thru April 13, 2016
  2. PA Office of the Budget & PEMA - Letters regarding Single Audit for year end 2013
  3. FEMA Letter of Map Amendment Determination Document (116 Beaver Dam Rd/678 Sinking Creek Rd)
  4. PENN DOT – Liquid Fuels Audit
  5. Notice of estimated liquid fuels allocation for 2016
  6. Centre County Association of Municipal Secretaries letter/ PSATSS
  7. Life of PV and Mount Nittany Medical Center
  8. Reading & Northern Railroad
  9. Centre County Library and Historical Museum
  10. Home Nursing Foundation

The meeting correspondence was reviewed and discussed. 

ADJOURN

Mr. Stover made a motion to adjourn at 8:31 p.m. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Respectfully Submitted By,

Jennifer Snyder

______________________________

Jennifer Snyder, Secretary/Treasurer

 
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The Supervisors

  • 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