Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

June 2016

6June_Meeting_Minutes_2016.pdf

The Board of Supervisors met in a work session starting at 6 p.m. Ms. Snyder reported she has cancelled the phone line and the DSL line for the Old Gregg School now that the Flashpointe internet is up and running. She met with Rod Beard who will help us to finish our codification. He will be coming to the July Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss this with the Board. Mr. Horner gave a brief report on the upcoming paving project at the Old Gregg School.  The full depth reclamation of Grenoble road should start around July 11.  We received a dirt and gravel road grant for Vonada Gap Road.  He will be getting price quotes to fix two bridge approaches. The tar and chip project will take place about 10 days after the full depth reclamation project.  Mr. Horner met with a group of Penn DOT representatives and county representatives at the bridge over Muddy Creek on T-419 Lower Georges Valley Road.  The estimated cost for bridge replacement is $900,000.  They have recommended we get this bridge on the TIP program and in the meantime, get scuba divers to fix the scours on this bridge.  Mr. Bierly discussed driveway permits and maintenance of driveways in response to a letter from a resident. 

 

Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 16, 2016

 

The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on June 16, 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: Ray Grove, Don Grenoble, Keri Miller,  Jaen Burrows, Dianne Musser, Stan Wallace, 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.   

Chairman Myers moved #1 and #2 from New Business to this point on the agenda.
Closing  Green Grove Road for a wedding: Mr. Norm Fedon addressed the board and asked if the township would consider closing Green Grove Road for a few hours for a wedding at his home on 903 Green Grove road to be held on September 17th? He is open to any suggestions. He is concerned with guests crossing the road and limited parking. Discussion took place. Tabled until next month. 

Windy Hollow Sewage Facilities Planning Module: Mr. Stan Wallace asked the Board of Supervisors to approve the DEP Sewage Facilities Planning Module for the Windy Hollow Amish School which is located off of Brush Valley Road on Louis Peachey property.  The Planning Commission, SEO Jeff Kreger and Centre County have all signed off on this plan. Mr. Stover made a motion to approve and pass resolution R-16-11 which amends our Act 537 plan. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 -0  Mr. Wallace thought the township had the planning module but that was not the case. He will bring it to the office to sign.  Mr. Bierly made a  motion to approve signing the Resolution and module in the office outside of the meeting since the document is not available for signatures. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0  Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the DEP Sewage Facilities Planning Module for the Windy Hollow Amish School. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3 - 0

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman reported the wellhead agreement for the Tri-Municipal Park was signed by all of the municipalities. He gave the township their copy of the agreement.  In regards to the Sewer Enforcement Officer and liability insurance, he will write a letter to Mr. Kreger advising him to obtain liability insurance.

Chairman Myers moved #3 from New Business to this point on the agenda.

Motion made by Planning Commission requesting action from the Board of Supervisors regarding Penn DOT traffic study: Mr. Bierly explained that the Planning Commission requested the board consider writing a letter to get the traffic study data from the Department of Transportation. Ms. Miller, also a member of the Planning Commission, reiterated that the main objective of this motion was to get the data from Penn DOT.  Ms. Smith, resident of Gregg Township, questioned what we would do with the data once we have received it. Mr. Lesniak, Zoning Officer, and Mr. Horner, Roadmaster, both reported that they get questions and complaints from residents about the change in the speed limit and Gregg Township's role in this change. Ms. Smith would like to clear up the misconception that Gregg Township did not request the traffic study. She also said the traffic study and the meeting held here at Gregg Township concerning traffic on Route 45 were requested by Representatives Hanna and Benninghoff.  Mr. Myers made a motion to request the data to support the traffic study from Penn DOT. Second by Mr. Stover. Mr. Bierly said he cannot support the motion because he advocated for the traffic study.  He is happy with the outcome. Motion carried. 2 - 1 Mr. Bierly voting against the motion.      

Gregg 2025 Steering Committee: Russ Brooks was not in attendance. They met on June 13th.  They have active subcommittees working on various topics. Mr. Stover made a motion to approve Rick Henry as a subcommittee member of the Gregg 2025 Steering Committee.  Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble  reported that not much is going on with Emergency Management.  He requested that the township apply for the parade permit with Penn DOT. Mr. Grenoble wanted to make a statement that in the past, the fire company has blown out culvert pipes for the townships.  They did anything that needed blown out that would affect the safety of the roadways.  He feels like they would continue to do this in the future.  Mr. Myers asked Mr. Grenoble if they planned to line up any differently for the fireman's parade due to the YMCA and the pizza shop being in business? He didn't believe anything would change but they will have a discussion about it.  Mr. Myers also mentioned that the Township is looking for ways that the Township can contact residents in emergencies or to send information out to residents in emergency situations.  Communication with residents in essential.

Food Centres: Ms. Miller reported that they have started gleaning from Farmer's Markets.

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Committee:  Ms. Burrows reported the group met on June 7th. They looked over their budget and they are running in the black.  Some maintenance projects have been finished. The side door steps were completed.  Mr. Jim Smith has been volunteering to do projects around the school. New mats for the fitness center were purchased.  Pull up Bars were approved and will be purchased.  New flowers have been planted by Mattie King and her family. Some service projects around the school were completed by the Penns Valley Youth Center's Serve Camp.  The Old Gregg School Advisory Board hopes to put together a cookbook to sell as a fundraiser.  Mr. Bierly added that McClure Company has been working on repairing the boilers. He also mentioned  Mr. Gary Horner will be removing some of the bricks from the handicap ramp to get a better idea what repairs are needed underneath.  He will then get estimates for this work.   

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mr. Lesniak gave his report to the board. Regarding Tool Shed Lane and Cooper Street properties, they were cleaned up by an outside company but unfortunately, the owner continues to bring junk onto the properties.  He also turned in a violation from 144 Ross Hill road in regards to junk vehicles. 

Penns Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Mr. Leary was not in attendance. We will take this off of our agenda.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported the PVRPC met on May 16. They are working on updating the comprehensive plan and will meet again in September.

Gregg Township Planning Commission (PC): Mr. Bierly reported that the PC  met on June 6.  They approved sewage module for Windy Hollow Amish School. See discussion above.  They made the motion mentioned above in regards to the comprehensive traffic study.

Playground:  Ms. Snyder talked with DCNR about the final walk through of the playground. They will tentatively put this on the regional offices schedule for later this fall.  We are to contact them when we are ready for this. Two eagle scout projects will include projects at the playground. One will upgrade the existing benches and add an octagon picnic table to the area and another will erect a pavilion. 

Tri-Municipal Park:  Nothing to report.

Water and Sewer Authority: Nothing new to report.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Stover  made a motion to approve the May 12, 2016 regular meeting minutes and the May 26, 2016 special meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Financial Report: Mr. Stover made a motion to 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

227463.54

21.43

 

227484.97

General Fund

125654.52

55913.53

73563.58

108005.07

Old Gregg School

13158.06

8499.02

5283.38

16373.70

Street Light Fund

2992.07

204.36

981.53

2214.90

Liquid Fuels Fund

218617.94

29266.66

 

247884.60

Equipment Fund

22465.56

519.75

-

22985.31

Recreation Fund

4,353.47

 

 

4,353.47

Playground Fund

7768.01

.19

 

7768.58

Total

622473.07

94424.94

79828.49

637070.60

 

Mr. Bierly made a motion to transfer $21985.31 from the equipment fund to the general fund savings from the purchase of the Western Star Truck. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

 

ROADMASTER REPORT

Mr. Horner reported that they have finished the first round of mowing. He gave a brief overview of all the road projects that will take place this summer and fall.  We received a dirt and gravel road grant for Vonada Gap.  They will begin pot hole patching and filling berms. Mr. Horner asked if there were any concerns from residents at the meeting. Mr. Grenoble feels that Vonada Gap needs more attention from the township. Discussion took place.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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

Block Signs on Route 45/192: Tabled to next month's meeting.

SEO Officer/Liability Insurance: See discussion above.  

NEW BUSINESS

Norm Fedon-Closing Green Grove Road for a wedding: See discussion above.

Windy Hollow Sewage Facilities Planning Module: See discussion above.

Motion made by Planning Commission requesting action from Board of Supervisors regarding Penn DOT Traffic Study: See discussion above.

Internet payments to OGS Fund from the General Fund - Recommendation from the OGS Board:  Ms. Snyder presented the board with a spreadsheet for costs associated with the internet.  Ms. Miller, from the Old Gregg School Advisory board said that in the future, the cost for internet will be incorporated into the leases when they are renewed.  The Old Gregg School Advisory Board suggested the Township pay half of the costs.  Mr. Bierly made a motion for the Gregg Township General Fund to pay 1/2 of the cost of installation ($2154.78) for the internet service by Flashpointe. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor unanimous. 3 - 0 Mr. Bierly made a motion to increase the amount of the tenant's lease per access point based on square footage as leases are renewed. Each tenant will be charged $50/month until such times the leases are renewed. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Letter from resident regarding Bitner Hollow Road: Mr. Bierly will talk to the resident on Bitner Hollow and discuss our driveway permits.

Street Lights: Mr. Bierly is concerned that the street lights that we selected may be too bright. He went out to the First Energy building to look at the different wattages available.  Mr. Stover is concerned about safety.  Ms. Catherine Smith would like the township to look into the type of LED Light that is being installed. She said that blue/white LED lights can be harmful to people and nocturnal animals.  Mr. Bierly will check with First Energy/West Penn to see if we get a choice in the lights that are to be installed.

Flood Plain Insurance:  Mr. Bierly will check with the county to see if they can meet with the board to further discuss an opportunity to help with the cost of flood insurance for residents. 

WPSU "Our Town": Ms. Miller was asked to attend a meeting in regards to an "Our Town" special featuring Penns Valley.  They will collect video footage from anyone wishing to tell a story and be featured in this program.  There is an informational meeting on July 6 at 6:30 p.m.  They will be filming people on July 23rd.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Centre County Conservation District - Letter to Jason and Heather Bierly regarding property land clearing
  2. Notice of Payment of State Police Fines and Penalties
  3. Highway Occupancy Permit for Robert and Kathleen Kapinus
  4. Centre County Conservation District - Letter to Slippery Hill Hunting Lodge GP7
  5. Centre County Planning Office - Time Extension letter for Family Life of Penns Valley
  6. Centre County Conservation District - Letter to Verizon Wireless regarding Tri-Municipal Park NPDES Permit

The correspondence was reviewed.

 

ADJOURN

Mr. Bierly made a motion to adjourn at 8:45 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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  • Joel Myers, Chairman: supervisor2@greggtownship.org
  • Douglas Bierly, Vice-Chairman: supervisor1@greggtownship.org
  • Charles Stover, Supervisor: cws14@yahoo.com

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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

roadmaster@greggtownship.org