Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

May 2016

5May_Meeting_Minutes_2016.pdf

The Board of Supervisors met in a work session starting at 6 p.m. They discussed the requirement for zoning permits and building permits issued for Gregg Township at the Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA).  They also discussed the fee structure set by PVCEA.  The final draft of the codification was discussed as to whether or not all ordinances were included in this final draft, more specifically if an abandoned vehicle ordinance was missing.

 

Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

May 12, 2016

 

The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on May 12, 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, Don Grenoble, Keri Miller,  Chris Kunes,  Carol Gingrich, Dave Sampsel, Dianne Musser, Jim Smith, Vickie Hendrix, Rachel Gaddis, Lacey Auman, Catherine Smith

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS (not on the agenda): No comments at this time.   

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman discussed the workers compensation audit. He recommends that Jeff Kreger be contacted again to ask if he has liability insurance.  The liquid fuels audit was discussed and he agrees that because of the advertisement for the grader, the Township will need to reimburse the liquid fuels fund $20,000.  Mr. Rayman supports the newly revised wellhead protection agreement for the Tri-Municipal Park and suggests the board sign off on it. He can then take it to the Centre Hall Borough for them to sign. Potter Township has already signed the agreement.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to sign the wellhead protection agreement for the Tri-Municipal Park. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

 

Mr. Myers moved the discussion from unfinished business concerning the properties on Tool Shed Land and Cooper Street to this point on the agenda.  Mr. Lesniak reported that both properties were cleaned up by TNT Cleaning Services and an invoice of $3368.19 was given to PVCEA for the Township to pay. Mr. Auman will be responsible to pay this invoice. The invoice is due 6/10/2016. Mr. Lesniak is willing to give Mr. Auman the invoice personally. Mr. Stover made a motion to have Mr. Lesniak serve Mr. Auman the invoice with a letter that states he has 30 days from receipt of the letter. Second by Mr. Bierly.  No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

 

Mr. Myers moved the discussion from new business regarding the old roller rink to this point on the agenda.  Mr. Kunes explained what was discussed at the Planning Commission regarding this property.  The property is in the agricultural district. Mr. Lapp would like to build horse barns which fall under a conditional use in that zone.  A conditional use hearing would be necessary to set conditions.  A second party is interested in the same property.  The State College Area Roller Derby is interested in purchasing this property.  Ms. Hendrix addressed the board and explained that they would like to use this building as a rink for practice and games. Their use of a property in this zone did not seem to fit into any conditional use for the agriculture district.

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

 

Gregg 2025 Steering Committee: Russ Brooks was not in attendance. Their next meeting will be on June 13.

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble  reported that not much is going on with Emergency Management.  They have not had a meeting yet this year.  The fire company will hold its spring bazaar on May 14 from 9 - 2 p.m. 

Food Centres: Ms. Miller reported that the grand opening was held despite the rainy weather. There has been many volunteers helping to get things ready before they can be operational.  

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Committee:  Ms. Miller reported the group met for their May meeting on May 30th. They came up with a list of maintenance items that need to be done. Mr. Smith, a member of the OGS advisory board, has volunteered to do small maintenance jobs in the building. The OSG board gave approval for Mr. Bierly to go ahead and get the stairs repaired. Mr. Bierly mentioned that Gary Horner would be doing the work.  The OGS board hopes to do a playground grand opening and a fundraiser at the same time.  They have tentatively scheduled this for July 30. 

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mr. Lesniak reported that the issues with Tool Shed Lane and Cooper street has been cleaned up. (See discussion above)  However, Mr. Lesniak reported that Mr. Auman is already bringing in new stuff onto the property.

Penns Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Mr. Leary was not in attendance. There is an open house at the Penns Valley EMA building on Sunday, May 15.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported the PVRPC will meet on May 16. They will be working on updating the comprehensive plan.

Gregg Township Planning Commission (PC): Mr. Bierly reported that the PC  met on May 2.  A gentleman interested in purchasing the old roller rink for the use of making portable horse barns attended the meeting.  The PC agreed that for such a business to work in the agricultural district but a conditional use hearing would be needed.  The PC reviewed new land use maps printed by the Centre County Planning Office. They were charged with projecting land use in 2026 for Gregg Township.  They used the existing 2014 land use map and the current zoning map to determine the projected land use.

 Playground:  Nothing new to report. A discussion took place in regards to having things wrapped up by the end of July. 

Rails to Trails: Completed. This will be removed from the agenda.

Tri-Municipal Park:  See discussion above regarding wellhead protection agreement.  Mr. Myers reported the line of credit is being established. All three municipalities will have to approve each expenditure that will require the use of the line of credit. 

Water and Sewer Authority: Nothing new to report. They are getting a few extra EDU from businesses and apartments in the service area. 

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Stover  made a motion to approve the April 14, 2016 regular meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

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

 

Beginning Balance

Income

Expenditures & Liabilities

Fund Balance

Capital Reserve

227442.78

20.76

 

227463.54

General Fund

88149.47

85897.59

48230.42

125843.63

Old Gregg School

17124.41

13756.40

17722.75

13158.06

Street Light Fund

901.53

7719.06

5628.52

2992.07

Liquid Fuels Fund

218573.15

44.79

 

218617.94

Equipment Fund

5658.28

16812.28

5.00

22465.56

Recreation Fund

4,353.47

 

 

4,353.47

Playground Fund

7768.01

.20

 

7768.39

Total

569971.10

124251.07

71586.69

622662.66

 

Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the transfer of funds $700 from the street light fund to the general fund. (Note: this money was transferred earlier to supplement the street light fund to cover invoices) Second by Mr. Bierly. No Further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the transfer of funds $3500 from the Old Gregg School to the General Fund Savings Account to finalize the liability due to the general fund for the solar system.  Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

 

ROADMASTER REPORT

Mr. Horner reported that the T-459 Grenoble Road Full Depth Reclamation project was advertised and bid documents are ready to go out.  We will advertise for a special meeting to open the bids on Thursday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m. Bid documents are due by 7:30 a.m. on the same day.  Mr. Horner also reported that they have begun grading Grenoble road to begin their portion of the work for the reclamation project.  He met with Pine Creek Township to look at the roads for tar and chip. With the price of oil half as much as last year, this is the year to do some tar and chip projects. He will get their quotes and bring it back to the board.  Mr. Horner also turned in an application for the Dirt and Gravel Road grant. Mr. Stover made a motion to advertise for a special meeting to open the bids documents. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Properties on Tool Shed Lane and Cooper Street:  See discussion above.

Parking Lot Renovation:  Mr. Kunes checked with EBY Paving and they will be doing the parking lot in the middle of June. The project will take 3 days. 

Tri-Municipal Park Wellhead Protection Agreement: See discussion above. Wellhead protection agreement was approved and signed by the board. 
Block Signs on Route 45/192: Mr. Myers explained that in the last meeting a motion was made to pay for block signs to aid the fire company in finding addresses on Routes 45 and 192. After contact with Penn DOT by Mr.Stover, we were told that the signs that were requested by the fire company are not on the list of approved signs for Penn DOT and cannot be placed in the Penn DOT right of ways. Mr. Myers asked that a motion be made to rescind the motion from the previous month.  Mr. Grenoble asked that the motion made in April still stands. Discussion took place.

Mr. Bierly left the room at 7:52 p.m.

NEW BUSINESS

Zoning Course: Mr. Stover made a motion to allow any member of the Planning Commission member or Zoning Hearing board to attend a workshop entitled The Evolving Law of Zoning and funded by the township. Second by Mr. Myers. Ms. Snyder mentioned that this course is in State College and so far Mr. Long and Mr. Albertson from the Zoning Hearing Board have asked to attend the workshop. Vote in favor was unanimous. 2 - 0 

Stephen Lapp 271 Brush Mountain Road Property: See discussion above.

Vicki Hendrixs 271 Brush Mountain Road Property: See discussion above.

Playground Sign:  Mr. Myers explained that the existing sign for the Old Gregg School is in the Penn DOT right of way so that a new sign that will be erected and paid by Chris Kunes will have to be moved to another area of the playground.  

Mr. Bierly returned at 7:57 p.m.

Mr. Stover made a motion that we go forward with the sign and authorize Mr. Kunes to go ahead with the work. Second by Mr. Myers. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

PVCEA: Mr. Stover made a motion to give a directive to PVCEA to clarify that within Gregg Township in the agricultural district,  agricultural buildings  and seasonal dwellings do not require a building permit but would require a zoning permit. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 Mr. Stover made a motion to direct the PVCEA to bring their fee schedule to the Gregg Township Board of Supervisors to be approved on an annual basis preferably at their organization meeting in January.  Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 According to the ordinance, the fee schedule will be adopted by resolution.  Ms. Snyder will bring the new fee schedule to be adopted by resolution to the special meeting on May 26. 

Liquid Fuels Audit Finding: See discussion above. After an audit by the Auditors Generals office, it was found that due to an improper advertisement, we need to reimburse the liquid fuels account, $20,000.  It will require a transfer from the savings account to the liquid fuels fund.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to transfer $20,000 from the general fund savings account to the liquid fuels account.  Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Traffic  Counting on Municipally Owned Roads
  2. Review of the Single Audit Report
  3. EMS Week - May 15 - 21, 2016
  4. Court of Common Pleas - Civil Action Law

The correspondence was reviewed.

 

ADJOURN

Mr. Bierly made a motion to adjourn at 8:18 p.m. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

 

Respectfully Submitted By,

 

Jennifer Snyder      

 

_____________________________

Jennifer Snyder, CGA

Secretary/Treasurer

 
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Gregg Township Office

106 School Street
PO Box 184
Spring Mills PA  16875

Phone: (814) 422 - 8218 Fax: (814) 422-8080

secretary@greggtownship.org

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147 Water Street

Spring Mills PA 16875

Phone: (814) 571-2096

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