01/03/23 – Meeting Minutes

Shamokin Dam

01/03/23 – Meeting Minutes

The meeting of the Rockefeller Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at
6:00 p.m. at the Township building by Chairman, Colin Clayberger.


Colin Clayberger, Paula Greco, Julie A. Powell, Atty Ed. Greco, Rick Stahl

Paula made a motion to approve the minutes. Colin seconded the motion. Motion passed
without opposition.
Paula made a motion to file the Treasurer’s report for Audit. Colin seconded the motion.
Motion passed without opposition.
The Planning Commission had their re-organizational meeting. John Jackson is the
Chairman for 2023, Nathan Clark is the Vice-Chairman, and Mike Brockman is the Secretary.
The Board of Supervisors reappointed Paula Greco as a Committee member.


Road Status Report – The crew maintained the roads during the recent snow/precipitation
mixed storms; salt and cindered as needed. They finished with the broom mowing around the
township. They took the recycling out, maintained the equipment and met with someone about
repairing the township furnace.

Zoning Investigations -The Board reappointed Ed Wenger with Lehigh Engineering as our
Zoning Officer at a rate of $76.00 an hour.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Board is working on reviewing the final draft so a hearing can
be set.

Government Funds – Nothing more at this time.
Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue -Atty. Greco stated he would reach out to Atty.
Bathgate again for an update. Paula remarked that this has to be resolved because it has taken far
too long.

Agreement with Statewide Tax – Renewal 03/23 – This can be taken off the agenda. Statewide
is no longer collecting our delinquent taxes, Keystone Collections will be doing it.

Melody Hayner – Julie spoke with Melody. A date was wrong on the forms so needs correction.
She will sign when they are received. Julie received a note from Sam (Betty) Reed and she
stated that she will not be filling the empty Auditor position left by Melody Hayner. (Now
consultant). Julie then contacted the Board of Supervisors, brought forth another name and
contacted Heidi DiPerna to ask if she had any interest. She accepted. So that spot is filled. Then,
Julie received another email from Gayle Tobin stating she was not going to continue as Auditor.
She stated she is opposed to the Auditor’s only making $10.00 an hour (State regulated) and is
needed to help with her grand children. The Board will require a resignation from Gayle. Once
received we have 30 days to fill it. Julie will contact Gayle and get the process started. The
Board discussed the situation and asked Julie is she had any more suggestions. She stated she did
not. They are all going to think about someone to consider.

Appeal issued against ZHB decision for NCCD – This has been resolved and can be taken off
the agenda.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -Atty. Greco stated that he is hesitant to advise the Board
on this issue because of the language in the documents he looked at. He suggested that the Board
review the County Ordinance and perhaps Adopt that by reference.


Review of and authorization to pay the Solicitor’s bill- Colin made a motion to pay the
Solicitor’s bill. Julie seconded the motion. Paula Abstained. Motion passed without opposition.
Review of and authorization to pay all bills – Paula made the motion to pay all the bills. Julie
seconded it. Motion passed without opposition.

Furnace – The furnace was cleaned and a week later it broke down. The township has been
without heat since December 26th. The company, Bucks Pluming and Heating came to repair it
but couldn’t obtain the part. They were finally able to get one and repaired it today. Colin stated
that he felt we should look into getting quotes for a new furnace and to use some of the funds
from the Government CARES Act. The Board discussed this and came up with three companies
to request bids from, Miller Oil, Dewy Hubler, and Kratzer Oil. We need to make sure the
quotes are all for the same BTU’s and a Hot Water System. Colin made the motion to get quotes,
Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.
Other New Business – Julie stated that since there were so few residents coming out to the
Resident Appreciation, perhaps the Board should stop doing it and save the funds. The Board
agreed to no longer do it.

Residents Comments – Nothing.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 144,647.87*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,506.46*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 27,289.75*
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 33,176.19*
$ 10,472.61
Grant Income Account $ 230,961.19*

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