02/13/24 – Meeting Minutes

Shamokin Dam

02/13/24 – Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER
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 stated that Skyler
Herb has taken the Oath of Office and is officially a voting Supervisor.

PRESENT

Colin Clayberger, Julie A. Powell, Skyler Herb, Atty. Ed Greco, George Herrold, Grace
Herrold, Jay Long (Sunbury Fire Dept.), John Ferron (Sunbury Fire Dept.), Ron Bingaman

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Colin made a motion to approve the minutes. Skyler seconded the motion. Motion passed
without opposition.
TREASURER’S REPORT
Colin made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report and file for audit. Skyler seconded
the motion.
CORRESPONDENCE
None
SPECIAL INTEREST
Two gentlemen from the Sunbury Fire Department attended the meeting to ask
permission of the Board to have a structure fire at 104 Comfort Road. They stated that the
paperwork had all been completed with the state and that this is a training session done by the
State Fire Academy instructors. Mr. Long (Asst. chief) said that it isn’t often that they get the
opportunity for such a training session, and they are asking the Board for permission to close a
part of Foye Road at Victor and Comfort Road at Shipman Road. They said residents would be
able to access their homes. The Board discussed the issue. Atty. Greco made some suggestions.
Colin made a motion to allow the training and road closure contingent on the Board receiving
documentation from the Fire Department and property owner that the remnants of the house after
the fire will be properly cleaned up within 45 days and that they would dispose of the items at a
landfill and not on the property. Mr. Long stated he would contact the owner and he said that he
would also send Julie all the documents in the file. The Board also asked that they let the
residents know what is going to happen so the fire department representatives stated they would
go door to door.
PUBLIC COMMENTS (Agenda Items)
None
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
The meeting was canceled.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Road Status Report -The crew asked Julie to order another load of salt. They went around the
township and filled potholes. They maintained the township equipment, they replaced some signs
and culvert stakes, cleaned the garage floor and took out the aluminum cans for recycling. They
also plowed and cindered from the most recent snowstorm and took care of several downed trees.

Zoning Investigations – Julie stated that a resident reported to her that there is a motor home on
the property of a resident living near Seven Points. Julie stated when she came to work that
morning, she noticed it and that with all the snow, there was little on the RV, leaving her to
believe it is heated and someone is living in it. The property is owned by Joe Kemper. There was
some discussion and the Board agreed to have her contact Ed Wenger about it and have him
investigate.

Government Funds – Colin asked Julie if she had heard anything from Sam Hallman. She
stated she had sent him a letter asking for an update and was waiting for his response.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Atty. Greco sent an email to Atty. Bathgate.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -Atty. Greco is going to prepare something for the next
meeting. A fee schedule will need to be created.

Hazen Road Turn around – Mark Hassinger – Colin stated it has been this way for so long and
wondered about moving forward. Julie reminded the Board that an agreement was signed many
years ago stating that the township would keep it clear and instead, Mr. Long filled it with
various items so that our crew cannot turn around. Colin stated he would get with Austin and go
meet with Floyd about it.

Solar Farm – Nothing more currently. Julie stated that she had heard nothing from them since
sending the letter back in the fall. She also spoke with Mike Brinkash and he also did not hear
anything from them.

Road Bonding – Colin will speak to Barry about it when he sees him at the next COG meeting.

Generator and Propane Tank -There was some discussion. Colin stated he told the crew
where the tank should be put. They will have to dig down and create a solid base for it and then
have a concrete pad poured. Julie said that the electrician that they have used in the past has
recently had surgery and will be unavailable for another 5-6 weeks. Colin stated she could
contact K & N Electric and see if they would give us a price for doing the electrical work.

Garman Issue with Bridge – Colin explained to Skyler that the bridge was put in without any
permits and DEP is involved. There was some discussion about taking it off the agenda and it
was agreed to remove it!
NEW BUSINESS

Review of and authorization to pay the Solicitor’s bill – Skyler made a motion to pay the
Solicitor. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Review of and authorization to pay all bills- Skyler made a motion to pay all bills. Julie
seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Other New Business – Jarrett Road culvert – Notes from Mike Brinkash – The Board
discussed the issue. Julie said that we had hoped to apply for a grant through the D&G Grant
program but was told they will only pay for one pipe in the stream. Not two which is the design
our engineer calculated was needed. To go to a larger opening would be an expensive venture
and there is no promise that we would get the grant. There was discussion among the Board
about the ‘dike’ that the farmer created and how that is keeping the water from leaving its banks
as it naturally would and causing the water to back up and over top the road. The discussion
concluded that Julie would send pictures to attorney Greco for him to see the situation and he
would talk with the Board about it at the next meeting he attends.

Julie stated that they needed to set up a Spring Road Inspection. She explained to Skyler that the
Board along with the Road crew would make a list of roads to be worked on that season and
would drive them to see the condition and discuss repairs. The Board looked at the calendar and
came up with the date of March 18th. They agreed to order dinner in and then have an employee
meeting immediately afterwards.

Residents Comments – Nothing

Motion to Adjourn- Colin made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $207,087.18*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 20,021.84*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $18,401.91 *
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $29,521.57*
EQUIPMENT FUND $ 39,691.62*
Grant Income Account $ 200,649.24*

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