Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

November 2016

11Nov_Meeting_Minutes_2016.pdf

The Board of Supervisors met in a work session starting at 6 p.m. They discussed meeting dates for 2017 and possible dates to hold a public meeting to discuss proposed changes on Penns Cave Road.  Correspondence was discussed.  The eagle scout project to build a pavilion at the playground was discussed. 

 Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 10, 2016

 The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on November 10, 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, Jane Burrows, Casey Grove, Ray Grove, Michelle Grove, Robert Corman, Jim Smith, Paula Smith, Russ Brooks, Dianne Musser, Aaron Myers, Donna Miller

 Chairman Myers called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. followed by the pledge to the flag.  He announced that the Board of Supervisors met in executive session prior to the start of the meeting with the solicitor to discuss legal issues. 

 PUBLIC COMMENTS (not on the agenda): Mr. Casey Grove addressed the board.  He discussed his concerns about the tax increase and the number of budget meetings held by the Board of Supervisors. He also discussed his right to know request for audio recordings of public meetings, his poster being removed from the Old Gregg School and the resolution to increase taxes being inaccurately stated. 

Ms. Michelle Grove addressed the board.  She has made several right to know requests to the township. She is concerned with the spending in the township in regards to expenses at the Old Gregg School, employee compensation and benefits and would like to see more transparency and less spending.

Mr. Ray Grove addressed the board. He is concerned with the township tax increase and the tax information sheet circulating without dating changes.  He is concerned that there was little warning that a tax increase was being considered by the board.

GUEST SPEAKERS Daniel Smucker addressed the board concerning property on 271 Brush Mountain Road that he would like to buy and run his tractor and diesel repair business. The Planning Commission made a motion to recommend to the board of supervisors that they accept this business as a conditional use in the agricultural district. The Board of Supervisors advised Mr. Smucker to get an application for a conditional use hearing and return it to the office with the appropriate fee and a hearing can be scheduled.

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman instructed the board to hold off on signing the letter of commitment for the Jersey Shore Bank line of credit in regards to the Tri-Municipal Park.  If we receive the Penn Vest grant, a line of credit would not be needed. Mr. Rayman had revised copies to sign for DCNR for the cell tower. Mr. Myers  and Ms. Snyder signed 4 copies, one for each township and one for DCNR.  The agreement for the work to be done on the park by Brian Auman has been agreed upon by Potter Township and he has no further comments on the proposal. 

Gregg 2025 Committee: Mr. Brooks reported the steering committee met on November 2. The four sub-committees discussed their findings and will forward a compiled list to the supervisors. There are 11 members on the 2025 committee with a capacity of 15 members. They will meet again on November 28 and decide their program of work for 2017. 

Emergency Management Coordinator/Gregg Township Fire Company: Mr. Grenoble mentioned the training scheduled last month was cancelled due to the heavy rains/flooding in Milesburg.  He continues to work with the Red Cross to finalize the shelter agreements for the fire hall and the Old Gregg School.  Nothing to report for the fire company.

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Board:  Ms. Burrows announced that the Old Gregg School Board met on November 1 and discussed their budget.  Their checking account has a nice sum at this point. After review of the budget, they decided to ask the supervisors to support an increase in pay to the person(s) who closes the building at night. It was recommended to the board to increase the pay to $12.50/hour from $10/hour.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve a raise in pay for the security person that closes the Old Gregg School each night from $10/hour to $12.50/hour. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous.  3 - 0 (see discussion below) The OGS Advisory board also reviewed estimates for roof repair and replacement. The OGS new website should be up and  running very shortly. Adam Seitz, a member of the OGS board, is administering this website.  The winter craft fair will take place December 10. The vendor spaces are full with about 30 vendors.  They are continuing to accept recipes for the cookbook fundraiser until May 31. They hope to have this printed by the 10th Anniversary of the OGS.  The front steps are being repaired and should be finished this week. 

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mr. Lesniak was not in attendance. His report was emailed to the board.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported that this group will meet on Nov. 21.

Gregg Township Planning Commission (PC): Mr. Bierly reported the Planning Commission met briefly at the beginning of the joint meeting earlier this week.  They approved to move forward, to the Board of Supervisors, the conditional use request for property on Brush Mountain road by Daniel Smucker.

Playground:  Mr. Horner reported that the fence was installed and the required signs were posted. We have ordered mulch and kick mats for under the swings to complete the project.  

Tri-Municipal Park:  Mr. Bierly made a motion to appoint and sign a contract with Brian S. Auman and Glenn Vernon to develop a park plan update and develop a marking and funding strategy. Second by Mr. Myers. The cost of this contract is $20,000 and will be paid for by Tri-Park Funds.  Motion carried 2 - 1 with Mr. Stover voting nay. 

Water and Sewer Authority: Nothing new to report. Budget meetings will be held this month.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the October 20, 2016 regular meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the September 21, 2016 budget meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

Mr. Bierly made a motion to approve the October 17, 2016 special meeting minutes. Second by Mr. Stover. 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

227664.81

21.50

 

227686.31

General Fund

83831.86

10317.13

29243.08

64905.91

Old Gregg School

18056.64

7905.19

3958.52

22005.31

Street Light Fund

1232.12

.29

454.09

1232.41

Liquid Fuels Fund

78031.09

16.52

-

78047.61

Equipment Fund

3794.59

.79

-

3795.38

Recreation Fund

1,353.47

-

 

1,353.47

Playground Fund

5,437.50

.15

-

3437.78

Total

419402.23

18261.55

33201.60

404464.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROADMASTER REPORT

Mr. Horner reported that they have begun putting up snow fence and hope to have that finished soon. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Tool Shed Lane/Cooper Street: The invoice for clean-up is still outstanding.  It was suggested that Ms. Snyder send Mr. Auman monthly invoices.  Mr. Horner said that junk is beginning to pile up on the property again.

Block sign request from fire company: Mr. Stover would like to keep this on the agenda. Tabled until next month.

Dry Hydrant on Harter Road Bridge: Tabled until next month

Stover Subdivision Recreation Fee In Lieu: Mr. Rayman sent the board a memorandum indicating that the land must be "suitable for active recreational pursuits" and that the proposed dedicated  land does not meet our criteria for park dedication.  After discussion, Mr. Bierly made a motion to require a fee-in-lieu for the Stover subdivision.  Second by Mr. Myers.  No further discussion. Motion carried. 2 - 0 Mr. Stover abstained from voting. 

Adoption of 2017 Budget: Motion to be made at the December 2016 BOS meeting due to advertising requirements. Tabled until next month.

Motion to approve school bus stop ahead signs on Route 45 and Beaver Dam Road:  Penn DOT approved 3 school bus stop ahead signs on Route 45.  Mr. stover made a motion to approve the two school bus stop ahead signs on Beaver Dam. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussions. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 Mr. Horner said that the School district will pay for the signs but once they are installed they become township property to maintain. 

NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Bierly made a motion to advertise  our intent to appoint a certified accountant (Baker Tilly) to conduct the audit of township funds for 2016. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Mr. Stover made a motion to advertise meeting dates for 2017. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Mr. Bierly made a motion to advertise and hold a public meeting on Thursday, December 15 to discuss the Penn DOT proposal on Penns Cave Road.  Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0 This meeting will be held in room #106. Mr. Myers will contact Mr. Albert at Penn DOT to finalize plans.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER Mr. Horner questioned when Mr. Stover and Mr. Myers would finish  putting up the flag pole at the ball field. They have been mowing around it. They both indicated that they were unaware that it was not completed but the bolts should be there to finish the project. 

OLD GREGG SCHOOL MOTION: Mr. Stover made a motion to rescind the motion to raise the pay for the security person at the Old Gregg School made earlier in the meeting. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Mr. Stover made a motion to change the pay for the security position at the Old Gregg School from $10 per closing to $12.50 per closing. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The correspondence was reviewed.

ADJOURN

Mr. Stover made a motion to adjourn at 8:04 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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  • 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