Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

August 2016

8Aug_Meeting_Minutes_2016.pdf

The Board of Supervisors met in a work session starting at 6 p.m. They discussed the upcoming Flood Insurance and Mitigation community meeting which will be held on August 31 at 7 p.m. at the Old Gregg School.   A discussion about the codification proposal from ClickMunicipal, LLC took place.  Payment to EBY paving for the parking  lot was discussed.

 Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 11, 2016

 The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on August 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: Don Grenoble, Keri Miller, Casey Grove, Doug Young, Bryce Confer, Dianne Musser, Jim Smith, Chris Kunes

 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 asked if we had heard from Jeff Kreger about liability insurance.  Mr. Bierly said that Mr. Kreger had contacted him and will have liability insurance by the end of the year.  Mr. Rayman asked if the board had acquired email accounts that are strictly for use for township business. Ms. Snyder needs to contact our website administrator to set up email accounts with our website greggtownship.org. The planning commission has recommended that Section 304 (C)(1) be changed to include private and indoor recreational facilities and/or services as conditional uses in the agricultural district. Mr. Rayman will draft up an amendment that can be adopted with the codification. Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the changes to the zoning ordinance section 304(C)(1) to include private and indoor recreational facilities and/or services and have Mr. Rayman draft up the proposed amendment.  Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 The proposal from ClickMunicipal to finish codifying our ordinances was discussed. Mr. Rayman will take a look at the proposal and get back to us with any changes. Mr. Stover made a motion to accept the proposal for $2500 from ClickMunicipal contingent upon any recommendations from Mr. Rayman. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion.  Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 A brief discussion took place about the outstanding balance due the township from Francis Auman for clean-up of his property. Ms. Snyder mentioned that no payment nor payment arrangements have been made by Mr. Auman. It was suggested that after a few more attempts to contact him, that a lien be put on his property. 

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

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 not too much is happening on the emergency management side. Centre County Emergency Management donated a lot of nice stuff for the community safety days that was given out at the event.  He thanked the board of supervisors and everyone that helped with the carnival and the parade.  In regards to the flood insurance, Mr. Grenoble was sure there was elevation maps in the township office. Fire Chief, Doug Young, thanked everyone for coming out and supporting the fire company at the parade and carnival. They put some new tools into service, 2 sets of jaws of life and oak cutters. 

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Board:  Ms. Miller reported for the Old Gregg Advisory Board.  She reported that the group met on August 2. The brick work was completed on the ramp entrance. They have received a quote from Gary Horner to do the front steps.  Mr. Bierly reported the quote was in the $8000 range (Note: after the meeting, Mr. Bierly looked at the quote and was mistaken. The quote from Mr. Horner to fix the steps was for $3460) She thanked Mr. Smith for repacking the boilers which saved the OGS about $8000.  They are looking at upgrading the fitness center and knocking down walls to open up the space. They are hoping a work team from the Department of Corrections DOC will help with is project. They are still collecting recipes for the 10th Anniversary Cookbook. Winter Craft Fair is December 10.  They also discussed the emergency shelter.  Mr. Stover had a brief discussion with the lady who is responsible for the workers from the DOC.  He needs a list from the Old Gregg School of projects that are available and then they will meet and move forward. Mr. Myers also suggested these folks do some work at the carnival grounds.  A discussion of the requirements for bids vs. telephone quotes for work being done at the Old Gregg School took place.  Mr. Kunes asked why we do not require a second or third quote on all projects above a certain amount. He also stated that in his opinion that money generated by the Old Gregg School should be considered public funds.  Mr. Stover made a motion that anything over $500 for a capital improvement expenditure would be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Bierly felt like this is too restrictive and nothing will get done. No second, motion dropped. Mr. Stover made a motion that anything over $1000 for a capital improvement expenditure would need approval by the Board of Supervisors before moving forward. Second by Mr. Myers. Motion carried. 2 - 1 Mr. Bierly voting nay because the amount is too restrictive. Mr. Myers suggested they could to a couple of things in regards to the bid they have received by Gary Horner. They could accept his bid to do the stairs and move forward or they could reach out and get other quotes. Mr. Stover suggested we start with this project and get more quotes. Mr. Bierly suggested since he felt the bid was reasonable and the work he has done in the past has been commendable, we accept Mr. Horner's bid and hire him to do the front stairs.  Mr. Bierly made a motion that Gary Horner be hired to repair the steps.  Second by Mr. Stover. Motion carried 2 - 1 Mr. Myers voting nay. Mr. Myers feels that additional quotes should be sought for the project.  Mr. Stover made a motion to appoint Andrew Miller as a member of the Old Gregg School Advisory Board.  Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mr. Lesniak was unable to attend. His report will be emailed 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 met on August 1, 2016. They discussed the Old Skating Rink property. The State College Roller Derby is looking to purchase this property as a practice rink. The PC discussed amending Section 304(C)(1). See the discussion above. Mr. Bierly also suggested in the Planning Commission meeting that the group help to develop a driveway ordinance for the proper installation of new driveways and the paving of current driveways.  He will bring further information to the next PC meeting. 

Playground:  Ms. Miller reported that two boys will be doing their Eagle Scout projects at the playground, one doing benches and the other doing a small pavilion. Penns Valley Pharmacy has given $500 to refurbish the benches and get 2 more.  

Tri-Municipal Park:  Nothing new to report.

Water and Sewer Authority: Nothing new to report.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the July 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

Payment to EBY Paving: Mr. Bierly made a motion that we pay for the invoice to EBY for the parking lot at the Old Gregg School using money from Recreation Fee In Lieu ($3000), close out the remaining balance of the Rails to Trails fund ($3193.62) and split the balance with the general fund and Old Gregg School fund ($4182.19 each).  Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3 - 0 

 

 

Beginning Balance

Income

Expenditures & Liabilities

Fund Balance

Capital Reserve

227553.04

21.85

 

227,574.89

General Fund

97,167.96

28,781.60

33,427.13

92,477.43

Old Gregg School

20,879.03

5,545.95

11,767.77

14,657.21

Street Light Fund

1,933.82

174.58

297.26

1,811.14

Liquid Fuels Fund

267,932.77

53.85

186,780.36

81,206.26

Equipment Fund

997.58

1,713.23

-

2,710.81

Recreation Fund

4,353.47

 

 

4,353.47

Playground Fund

6,600.79

.16

1,163.61

5,437.34

Total

627,418.46

36,291.22

233,436.13

430,228.55

ROADMASTER REPORT

Mr. Horner reported that we received the first installment of Dirt and Gravel Road grant. We will get the other half upon completion. They will start the stream realignment next week. The road will be shut down during the day for the pipes to be installed. The following week, August 22, RC Bowman will be coming to put down the stone.  The road will be shut down all day for this.  The school district has met with Laron about widening Lingle Valley road for a full sized school bus to run and pick up kids. There are a few poles and one guide wire in our township that would need to be moved for this to happen. West Penn will not move poles without payment from those requesting it. It is about $12,000 to move one pole. Mr. Horner will be contacting the superintendent to further discuss this. The tar and chip project is finished. The roads have been swept up. We are the only township that sweeps the roads after a tar and chip project.

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.

Codification (Proposal from Rod Beard):  See discussion above.

SEO Officer/Liability Insurance: See discussion above

Flood Insurance Public Meeting: A public meeting will be held on August 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Old Gregg School. 

NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Bierly made a  motion to approve Resolution R-16-12 to support suicide prevention month. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve Resolution R-16-13 to amend the Young Lungs at Play resolution to include electronic cigarettes and vapor devices. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Planning Commission recommendation to amend zoning ordinance:  See discussion above.

Approve appointment of Andrew Miller to the Old Gregg School Advisory Board: See discussion above.

Approval from township to apply for a permit to the conservation district: Mr. Bierly made a motion for the BOS to obtain a permit from the conservation district for a dry hydrant. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The correspondence was reviewed.

ADJOURN

Mr. Stover made a motion to adjourn at 8:11 p.m. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Respectfully Submitted By,

 

Jennifer Snyder

_____________________________

Jennifer Snyder, Secretary

 

 
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  • Joel Myers, Chairman: supervisor2@greggtownship.org 574-1319
  • Douglas Bierly, Vice-Chairman: supervisor1@greggtownship.org 360-1822
  • Charles Stover, Supervisor: cws14@yahoo.com 571-7298

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