Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

Feb 2016

2February_Meeting_Minutes_2016.pdf

The board met in an Executive Session on January 12, 2016 to discuss personnel issues.  

The Board met in a work session prior to the regular Board of Supervisors meeting. They discussed the parking lot at the Old Gregg School, adding extra street lights to the Village of Spring Mills, and the codification process. Mr. Horner also gave them an update on the F550 repairs at Sunbury Ford. 

 Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 11, 2016

 The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on February 11, 2016, 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: Casey Grove, Keri Miller, Don Grenoble, Dianne Musser, Jane Bailey, Kevin Sims, Jim Smith, Dale Wheeland

 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 discussed the Verizon appeal. A check was given to Potter Township and was placed in a separate account. Mr. Rayman discussed several right to know requests regarding personal email. He suggests that each of the supervisors should have their own email account that is used just for township business. Mr. Rayman discussed the F-550 repair bills from Sunbury. The codification process was discussed. Mr. Rayman is willing to look at where we are in the process and try to answer any questions we might have to help us move it forward. 

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble asked for a motion from the board to dispatch the Fire Police for 4 carnivals, several local fun runs, two antique tractor shows and any funeral, meal or special event that they are called upon to help with. Mr. Bierly made a motion for the approval to dispatch of the fire police for the above mentioned events. Second by Mr. Stover. Mr. Horner asked about the liability for coverage at events and who covers other companies.  Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0 Mr. Stover didn't have anything to report  from the Fire Company.

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Committee:  Chairman Bailey reported that the advisory board met on the first Thursday of the month.  She thanked the Board of Supervisors for attending. They discussed the budget and maintenance. Ms. Bailey outlined the calendar for the month.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mr. Lesniak was unable to attend the meeting but emailed his monthly report to the board. No further discussion or questions.

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

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported they will meet on March 21st. They will be working on updating the comprehensive plan. Mr. Myers asked where we are on the flood insurance rate reduction program. Linda Marshal from the Centre County Planning Office is taking the lead on this.

Gregg Township Planning Commission (PC): Mr. Bierly reported that the PC has not met since the last BOS meeting. They did not hold a meeting in February due to lack of business.

Playground: Mr. Horner reported that the next step is the concrete path and ADA parking stall. We are waiting for warmer weather to go any further on these projects.

Rails to Trails: We continue to wait for the final drawdown from DCNR to close out this grant.

Tri-Municipal Park:  Mr. Myers reported the progress taking place at the park. Walking trails should be established this year. Fundraising is in full swing.

Water and Sewer Authority: Operational expenses are hurting the water authority.

Gregg Township 2025: Mr. Myers reported that this group will formally organize on Feb 22, 2016.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the Jan 4, 2016 reorganization meeting minutes and regular meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Financial Report: No Financial Report available due to computer hard drive failure this week.  

Street Light Fund: Mr. Bierly made a motion to transfer $700 from the general fund to the street light fund to cover the invoices from West Penn until taxes are received.  Second by Mr. Stover. No Further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

ROADMASTER REPORT Discussion of F-550 repairs at Sunbury Ford was discussed. The office remodel is going ok.  He hasn't been able to work on it due to the snow.  The crew has been trimming trees.  Mr. Horner reported that there is wood mulch at the ball field for residents interested in taking it. They discussed a monthly contract with Fastenal for bolt bins. There is a minimum to order each month to keep the discounts going. It would fit within the road budget.

Mr. Myers reported that the Board of Supervisors met in executive session on January 12, 2016 to discuss personnel issues.  In regards to this executive session, Mr. Bierly made a motion to give employee, Brandon Ripka, a raise in his salary.  Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Properties on Tool Shed Lane and Cooper Street:  The BOS would like to know when the letter to Mr. Auman was sent. We have not heard anything as a result of the letter. Ms. Snyder will check with Mr. Lesniak. Mr. Horner has not seen any movement in regards to cleaning up the property. Mr. Grove, Spring Mills, feels like the BOS's are violating the personal properties rights of Mr. Auman. He doesn't feel like it is the business of the board what a person does on his property. Discussion took place.  

LED Street Lights:  The BOS discussed the idea of additional street lights. They will reach out to residents to see if they have any thoughts on additional lights. Ms. Snyder will try to get details on the cost of each pole.

OGS Food Centres Project: A discussion of the new project previously presented to the board took place. There were no further questions. Mr. Bierly made motion to proceed with the Food Centres project with the right reserved to make changes. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3 - 0

NEW BUSINESS

Parking Lot/Playground Bids: The BOS wants to have Don Franson work up a bid packet for the parking lot expansion and ADA parking stall for the playground. Mr. Bierly made a motion to request a bid document from Don Franson and to advertise for bids for the parking lot project. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

OGS Internet Fee For Tenants: Discussion of the internet service to the building took place. It was suggested to have the tenants  pay $50 for internet service per month reduce the cost to the township.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to allow tenants to pay $50 per month for internet service for 2016.  Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Letter from Donna Miller - RBA Data Service: Discussion took place. Mr. Stover made a motion to support Ms. Miller's request but would like to see the cost of materials split 3 ways with the county and the school board. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

R-16-07 Sewer Enforcement Services: Mr. Bierly made a motion to pass resolution R-16-07 which changes the appointed Sewer Enforcement Officer alternates and fee schedule for 2016. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3 - 0 

Tri-Municipal Park:  The Tri-Municipal Park Board would like to know how much money the township can or has allocated towards the park in 2016.  Discussion took place. There is $4300 in the Rec Fee In Lieu fund. Mr. Bierly made a motion to allocate up to $3000 for the Tri-Park from the Fee in Lieu fund.  Motion failed due to lack of second. Discussion took place. Mr. Myers made a motion to allocate up to $1000 from the Rec Fee In Lieu Fund for the Tri-Municipal Park. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Motion passed with vote of 2 - 1 Mr. Stover voting against the motion.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to support the Tri-Park Board securing a loan(s) to be used for park development.  Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Security Cameras:  It has been identified the need to have a security camera placed in the gym. An estimate of $554.29 was given for the camera and installation.  Mr. Stover made a motion to go forward with this camera and to accept this bid.  Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

CORRESPONDENCE

1.       Centre County 911 Emergency Communications: God’s Missionary Church  Tax Parcel 21-006-079J will have an address of 598 Penns Creek Road

2.       Centre County 911 Addressing Office:  Address Change 145 W. Streamside Place (see map)

3.       Centre County 911 Addressing Office:  Address Change 137 W. Streamside Place (see map)

4.       Centre County 911 Addressing Office:  Address Change 145 W. Streamside Place (see map)

The correspondence was reviewed.

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/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