Gregg Township Centre County, Pennsylvania

March 2016

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The board met in an Executive Session during the work session to discuss personnel issues.   During the work session, the financial report and attendance at the Centre County Association of Township Officials  spring convention and NIMS training was discussed.  The office remodel was discussed. Ms. Snyder will purchase another mirror to make it easier to see folks coming into the new entrance.  Mr. Horner discussed upcoming road projects for this year.

 

Gregg Township Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 10, 2016

 

The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting for Gregg Township was held on March 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: Casey Grove, Jim Smith, Don Grenoble, Keri Miller, Chris Kunes, Michelle Grove, Russ Brooks, Jane Burrows, Dianne Musser, Dale Musser, Ray Grove, Gary Horner, Rich Sweitzer,  Kevin Sims

 

Chairman Myers called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the pledge to the flag. Chairman Myers announced that they met in Executive Session prior to the start of the board meeting to discuss personnel issues.

PUBLIC COMMENTS   No comments at this time.

GUEST SPEAKERS Rich Sweitzer, representing Penns Valley Little League, addressed the board. He presented a letter to the board requesting a donation to the little league. Mr. Stover made a motion to donate $300 to the Penns Valley Little League. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Kevin Sims, Food Centres Project, discussed more details with the board concerning their food reclamation project to be located at the Old Gregg School.  They anticipate the launch of the center with work days on April 30 and May 1st. The containers will be brought in the week prior to the launch.  Mr. Bierly will be the contact person for the Board of Supervisors.  Mr.Horner would like to see mulch around the garden beds to alleviate mowing close to the beds. 

LIAISON REPORTS

Solicitors Report: Mr. Rayman discussed the Tri-Municipal Park Wellhead Protection agreement that is on the agenda to be signed. He has some concerns with the agreement and would like to see things tweaked before we sign the agreement.  The board will wait to hear from Mr. Rayman . He also mentioned that our Recreation Fee In Lieu ordinance needs to be looked at to make sure it complies with current state laws. If needed, Mr. Rayman will put together an amendment to our ordinance and we can proceed to advertise it appropriately. Mr. Rayman agreed that a handicap parking required for the playground would be something the In Lieu fees could be used to purchase. 

Gregg 2025 Steering Committee: Russ Brooks, Chairman of the Gregg 2025 Steering Committee, addressed the board. At their past meeting, he was appointed chairman and Jamie Felker was appointed Vice Chairman. The Steering Committee is chartered for 2 years.  They adopted a vision and a mission statement and  decided on two focus categories for this committee to address. The first area is focusing on community infrastructure and natural resources and the second will focus on inventory of community development needs, marketing and business development as well as agriculture.  They will take the better part of the year to gather data and then make recommendations to the board.  Mr. Stover made a motion to appoint the current working members of the committee (Russ Brooks, Jamie Felker, Chris Kunes, Keri Miller, Wes Miller, Carol Gingrich, Scott Long, Catherine Smith, Jim Zubler, John Corman, Mary Kay Williams, Norm Lathbury). Second by Mr. Bierly. 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. We were lucky with the windstorms we have had that there was little damage in the township. In regards to the Fire Company, the Centre County Fire Police Association will be doing road work at the Penns Cave. Particulars will be brought to future meetings. The fire company is selling Hoagies again this month if anyone wants to order. The delivery date is March 25. 

Old Gregg School Advisory (OGS) Committee:  Chairman Burrows reported that the advisory board met on the first Thursday of the month.  The budget was discussed. The Fitness Center is doing well. The door has been installed in the basement but it keeps getting propped open so this will need to be addressed. Signage may be needed.  The Advisory Board started looking at the long range plans for the school and will continue to work on this plan over the next several months of meetings. They will be getting quotes for  repairs on the stairs in the front and the side of the building as well as the bricks at the handicap ramp entrance. The showcase will be available to rent in the hallway. Tenants will have first choice of renting this.  Their next  meeting will be April 5.

Penns Valley Code Enforcement Agency (PVCEA): Mr. Lesniak was unable to attend the meeting but emailed his monthly report to the board.  The board would like Mr. Lesniak to follow up on the letter sent to Francis Auman and to do whatever is necessary to get this cleaned up.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to allow Mr. Lesniak to follow through with the cleanup of the property on Tool Shed Lane. Second by Mr. Stover. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Penns Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Mr. Leary was not in attendance. He did stop in to let the board know that legislation is still ongoing that would allow the  ambulance to receive direct pay from insurance companies for their services without going through individuals and waiting for reimbursement.

Penns Valley Regional Planning Commission (PVRPC): Mr. Bierly reported the PVRPC will meet on March 21st. They will be working on updating the comprehensive plan.  Mr. Bierly cannot attend so Mr. Myers and Mr. Stover will have to cover for him and open the room.

Gregg Township Planning Commission (PC): Mr. Bierly reported that the PC did not meet due to lack of agenda items. Mr. Kunes, chairman of the PC, added that if there is anything the board needs the PC to look at, please let them know.  

Playground: Mr. Myers discussed the parking lot plans that were given to the board from engineer, Don Franson. There are two plans. One plan the township will do the preliminary work before the paving company completes it and the second plan would be done completely by the paving company. Mr. Horner would like to see some of the cost of paving the come from the Old Gregg School budget. Mr. Bierly mentioned he has a invoice for $2400 to install the wiring for the internet and the equipment for internet for the building.  The parking lot bid was discussed further.  Once bids are received, the board can decide how this project will be funded. Mr. Stover made a motion to send the two proposals out to bid for the parking lot renovations. Second by Mr. Bierly.  No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Rails to Trails: The township received a letter from DCNR that approved the final payoff  and is requesting that we send them the interest generated on the acount. Mr. Stover made a motion to transfer money into the Rails to Trails account to pay the interest back to DCNR. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

Tri-Municipal Park:  See discussion above regarding wellhead protection agreement. Mr. Myers reported the Tri-Municipal Park Board will meet next Tuesday. Hopefully this summer, there will be some walking trails created and they will start to move forward with the Frisbee golf course.

Water and Sewer Authority: Nothing new to report.

SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT

Meeting Minutes: Mr. Bierly  made a motion to approve the February 10, 2016 regular 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 and account detail. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

The township received their liquid fuels payment of $146,101.85.  Mr. Bierly made a motion to transfer the equipment portion of the liquid fuels payment, $29220.37, to the General Fund Savings Account to reimburse for 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 the chipper was returned to Centre Hall. They sharpened the blades and changed the oil filters before returning.  They thanked them for letting them use the chipper.  They are getting ready to tear the snow fence down. They will prepare to finish the sidewalks on the playground and the full depth reclamation project on Grenoble Road. Mr. Horner would like to go ahead and contract with Fastenal for purchases of bolts, etc.  It is within his budget. Mr. Bierly made motion to contract with Fastenal. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0  Mr. Grenoble asked when they are going to work on Vonada Gap Road. Mr. Horner said they will get to the mountain roads as time allows.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Properties on Tool Shed Lane and Cooper Street:  See discussion above. Mr. Lesniak will follow through with the response.

LED Street Lights:  Mr. Horner and Mr. Myers have decided on 8 new poles that street lights could be placed on.  We will forward this to the folks at West Penn Power.  

OGS Food Centres Project:  See discussion above.

Parking Lot Bid: See discussion above.

NEW BUSINESS

Tri-Municipal Park Wellhead Protection Agreement:  See discussion above.

Long Trailer Park Permit: Mr. Stover made a motion to approve the mobile park permit for 2016. Second by Mr. Bierly. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

CCATO Dues and Scholarship:  Mr. Bierly made a motion to pay the dues for CCATO $100 and $100 towards the scholarship fund. Second by Mr. Stover. No further discussion. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 - 0

CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Certificate of Membership PSATS CDL Program
  2. Kerry Benninghoff letter - Disposal of electronics
  3. Family Life of Penns Valley - Time Extension Request
  4. Final Plan Signed - Charles Mazza and Joseph Byler, Jr.
  5. Final Plan Signed - William McLaughlin and JCCK, Lp.

The correspondence was reviewed.

ADJOURN

Mr. Stover made a motion to adjourn at 8:22 p.m. Second by Mr. Bierly. Vote in favor was unanimous. 3 – 0

 

Respectfully Submitted By,

 

Jennifer Snyder

_____________________________

Jennifer Snyder, 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

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