Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

July 2016

7July_Meeting_Minutes_2016.pdf

The Board of Supervisors met in a work session starting at 6 p.m.  Liz Luse from the Centre County Planning Office discussed the community rating program for reduced flood insurance rates.  They are planning to hold a public meeting to discuss the community rating program.  There are a lot of components and documentation   needed to fulfill the obligations to get the decreased rates.  The key to getting this program launched is to get the right person to coordinate our efforts.  The County has been thinking about appointing someone from their office to act as a coordinator for townships/boroughs.  The starting savings is a 5% reduction. 

 The Tri-Municipal park was discussed. There were groundhog holes that were marked earlier in the year that the township crew was able to help out and fill as an in-kind donation to the park. 

 Mr. Horner discussed the ongoing road projects. He has gotten compliments on the road. The crew will begin the dirt and gravel road project on Vonada Gap after the tar and chipping is completed.

 The concrete walkway will be completed at the playground soon. Mr. Albert  Young, Spring Mills, discussed with the board the fence that is going around the playground. He does not want the fence to go around and include the fountain.  Discussion took place.

 Mr. Stover announce a Community Safety Day will take place on Saturday, August 6th during the carnival. Help is needed. The Fireman's carnival is coming up August 4, 5 and 6. 

 Mr. Dave Sampsel, Spring Mills, asked about the new LED Streetlight that was installed near his home on Egg Hill Road. He wondered if there are lower wattage bulbs available. Mr. Bierly will call and check on this. 

 

Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 14, 2016

 The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on July 14, 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

Guests: Don Grenoble, Carol Gingrich, Dave Sampsel, LIz Lose, Keri Miller, Ken Hurd, Catherine Smith, Casey Grove, Jane Burrows, Chris Kunes, Jim Smith, Charles Stover II, Rod Beard, Pat Leary, Kenneth Codner

 Mr. Stover announced that a prayer conducted by Pastor Ken Codner would take place after the pledge of allegiance in response to the recent police shootings in our nation. Chairman Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the pledge to the flag. Pastor Codner conducted a moment of silence. Chairman Myers announced that the BOS met in executive session on July 6 to discuss legal issues including the Route 45 corridor.

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.
GUEST SPEAKER

Rod Beard discussed finalizing our codification with the Board of Supervisors. He discussed getting the codification available electronically and what this would entail. He is willing to answer questions that the planning commission and others might have before we adopt this ordinance. His office will come up with a proposal to finalize this document. 

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman discussed the letter that was sent to the Sewer Enforcement Officer in regards to liability insurance. We have not heard anything from him.  Mr. Rayman suggested if we do not hear anything , we should appoint another SEO.  Mr. Rayman discussed the fees for the PVCEA. They should be adopted with the fee schedule in January every year.  Mr. Rayman mentioned the tool shed lane/cooper street properties . Mr. Lesniak explained that they are going back to court because junk is accumulating on the property again.

Mr. Myers reported that the Board of Supervisors met and developed a statement regarding the Route 45 Corridor.  Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the statement in regards to the Route 45 corridor.  Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 This statement will be available after the meeting. 

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

Chairman Myers moved the following from Unfinished Business to this point on the agenda.

Norm Fedon- Closing Green Grove Road for wedding:  Mr. Fedon asked that he be allowed to put up road signs as a warning at either sides of the property to slow drivers down in this area the day of the wedding. He is getting signs made. Mr. Stover made a motion to allow signs to be placed on the road to slow traffic down the day of the wedding  Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3 - 0

Gregg 2025 Committee: Mr. Brooks was not in attendance.  The subcommittees are meeting and will bring back their findings to the main committee meeting on October 31.

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble  reported that they are having a community safety day at the carnival on Saturday. He has a class coming up for Sky Watch at the County.  Sky Watch is a program that teaches participants warning signs to look for in the sky for severe weather and storms.

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Board:  Ms. Burrows reported the group met on July 5th. They looked over their budget and they are doing well.  Jim Smith has been taking care of some of the maintenance. The Food Centre will be starting some food classes in the kitchen. The book bench is going to be completely installed in the next few days.  They will have craft fair Dec 10. The OGS is recommending that the board appoint two new members. (See new business below) 

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mr. Lesniak gave his report to the board.  

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported the PVRPC will not meet until  September.

Gregg Township Planning Commission (PC): Mr. Bierly reported that the PC  did not meet in July due to lack of agenda items.

Playground:  Mr. Myers reported that seeding and mulching has been done on the playground. Mr. Horner reported that the concrete walkway will be completed in the next few weeks.  We are borrowing curved forms to complete this project. Mr. Kunes reported that the playground sign should be finished in the next day or two. 

Tri-Municipal Park:  Nothing  new to report. Mr. Myers mentioned the  township crew helped to fill in groundhog holes in a 30 acre field as an in kind donation.

Penns Valley Emergency Medical Services: Mr. Leary was in attendance and gave a brief overview for the ambulance. 

Water and Sewer Authority: Nothing new to report.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the June 16, 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

227484.97

68.07

 

227553.04

General Fund

108,005.07

42,595.67

54,839.95

95,760.79

Old Gregg School

16,373.70

8,556.95

4,051.62

20,879.03

Street Light Fund

2,214.90

.45

281.53

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

ROADMASTER REPORT

Mr. Stover made a motion to accept a bid of $310 on Municibid for the sale of the 11' Baker Snow Plow Model 373A. Second by Mr. Bierly.  No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Bridge Approaches and Speed Bump in parking lot: Mr. Horner got quotes from 3 companies to do the bridge approach on 2 bridges, the speed bump in the parking lot of the Old Gregg School and add an additional 6' x 20' parking to the side of the building. EBY did not bid the extra 6' X 20' pad by small playground but their bid to do bridges and speed bumps was $3288. Mr. Horner would add $1000 for the pad.  Ameron's bid for the total project is $7060 and Guitilius' quote for all 3 projects was $12,375.  Mr. Bierly made a motion that the township accept the quote from EBY paving to complete the bridge approaches, speed bump in parking lot and the extra parking space near the small playground equipment.  Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 

No further discussion on roads.

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

Norm Fedon - Closing Green Grove: See discussion above

Penn DOT Traffic Study: The township has requested result documentation concerning the traffic study from Penn DOT.  To date, we have not received this information.  Mr. Lesniak mentioned that at the Millheim Borough meeting, they were told that parking on the South side of Route 45 in Millheim needs to be eliminated. This will eliminate 27 parking spaces.

Flood Insurance Public Meeting: Liz Luse from the county planning office discussed the flood insurance rate reduction program during the work session. This township initiative would help residents in the flood plain to lower their insurance costs.   The township will host a public meeting on August 31st to get this information out to our residents.  Residents are encouraged to attend.

NEW BUSINESS

Mr.  Stover made a Motion to appoint Don Grenoble and Colleen Begley to the Old Gregg School Advisory Board (3.5 year terms). Second by Mr. Bierly.  No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 

Old Gregg School Fountain:  Mr. Stover purchased a pump and would like the board to approve a payment to Orchard Pump for this expense.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to pay for the pump purchased at Orchard Pump for the fountain. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0  Mr. Myers would like to form a committee to take care of the fountain. He would like to see Jim Smith, Charles Stover, Laron Horner, Don Grenoble and others who have been involved in the past to serve on this committee. Mr. Myers would like to plan activities that would take place in honor of veterans at the fountain. He plans to contact the legions and get their input.   Mr. Stover would like the playground committee to address the concerns of Mr. Albert Young in regards to the fence and the fountain. Mr. Horner and Mr. Myers explained the reasoning behind the placement of the fence.  Mr. Stover asked if the security camera was pointed to the fountain.  It is not aligned to see the entire fountain.  Mr. Stover made a motion to set aside $100 a year to pay for repairs in the fountain out of the township general funds.  Second by Mr. Bierly.  Mr. Myers indicated that the Old Gregg School fund could also put aside money  to help with the care of the fountain.  Vote in favor was unanimous.  3 - 0

 

CORRESPONDENCE

The correspondence was reviewed.

ADJOURN

Mr. Stover made a motion to adjourn. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

 

Respectfully Submitted By,

 

 

Douglas Bierly

_____________________________

Douglas Bierly, Assistant Secretary

 
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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

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147 Water Street

Spring Mills PA 16875

Phone: (814) 571-2096

roadmaster@greggtownship.org