02/14/23 – Meeting Minutes

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02/14/23 – 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, Ron Bingaman

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 canceled their meeting as they had no business to attend to.


Road Status Report – The crew have been maintaining the equipment. They took the recycling
out to Stone Metal and into the Sunbury Municipal Authority. They went to pick up a load of
cold patch and worked on filling potholes throughout the township. They took care of and
removed downed trees from Friday’s windstorm.

Zoning Investigations -Ed Wenger sent a report and each board member was given a copy.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Julie and Colin have been reading through it for errors. Colin
finished with it and gave Julie his copy to have her give to Mike Brinkash Jr.

Government Funds – Colin asked Julie if she has had any updates from SECTV regarding the
project. She stated she has not however a resident wrote her and then spoke to her by phone
asking how they could get Internet service on Miller Road. She explained what is happening to
the resident and later found that the SECTV workers were in the area.
Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue -Atty. Greco is going to reach out again to Atty.
Bathgate but the Board feels this is taking far too long considering that the property owner never
asked for a change of use for the building or acquired any of the necessary permits. Colin asked
Julie to contact Curtis O’Neil and ask if he and Marty could meet with the Board to discuss our
options. Julie will call Curtis.

Auditor – Paula reached out to resident John Baylor and he agreed to take over for Gayle. Paula
will contact him to let him know that he will have to run in the primary for this position since
Gayle’s term is ending. Paula did state that she had spoken with Mrs. Baylor and gave the
information to her.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -The Board and Atty. Greco were going to read the
County’s Ordinance. Julie spoke at length with Mike Brinkash about this issue and he said that
at this time the State is not pushing the townships to have their own ordinance as long as the
County has it. Atty. Greco stated we need to review the County’s before committing to it.

Replace the Furnace – Julie stated that she contacted the three people that the Board requested
she call. She said that she only received one quote so far and that was from Miller’s. Kratzer Oil
wrote and asked if they could quote with hot water since they cannot get a steam furnace. Colin
and Julie spoke, and they agreed to let them give a quote. Nothing has been received from
Hubler’s. Julie said she attempted to phone him that day but had not been able to reach him.

New Truck – Colin asked Julie if there has been any word on when we will be receiving the
new Truck? Julie stated that the last she heard it was to be delivered in March but she would ask
the crew to check on it.


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.

Zoning Application Fee Schedule – The Board discussed this issue because of a possible large
Solar Farm being built in the township and the way the fee schedule currently reads they would
have to pay upwards of $35,000. Atty. Greco stated that we would collect the funds and keep
them in escrow with the understanding that we would refund any unused funds. However, the
Board and Atty. believe that with the engineering fee’s being calculated into this cost it may use
all the funds and more needed. The Board will review the schedule and see if there is a way we
need to readjust the schedule or add an line for projects over a certain cost as we are not going to
refund money on the other permits. Julie indicated that when doing the budget it was clear that
we are paying much more for zoning than we are taking in.
Amusement Tax – Atty. Greco gave some ordinances to the Board. The one seems to fit what
we need so Ed will review it and rewrite it.

Other New Business – Julie stated that KPI sent her information that she needs for a State form
she must fill out and submit and along with it they sent a Resolution for their fee schedule. The
Board will put it on the agenda and deal with it at the next meeting. Colin said he received an
email from a woman asking if the township would put the link for her agency on our website.
The agency was for people to reach out for help. The Board discussed it and stated that even
though it is a worthwhile issue, we cannot do it for her and not for others.

Residents Comments – Resident Ron Bingaman stated that there is a pothole on the East side of
Lynn Wilson’s driveway and asked if the roadcrew could fill it. Julie stated she would leave a
note for them. Ron also asked if the issue previously discussed regarding the Storm Water
changes meant an additional tax. He stated someone he knows has to pay such a tax in Allentown
on their land and that would cripple farmers in this area. Julie stated that it is an ordinance that
the State wants adopted, not a tax. There was a bit of discussion clarifying the situation. Colin
stated that there is also a pothole right at the end of Tom Webb’s driveway. He said he knows
that the driveway is what is causing the issue and that the next time the crew fills it he wants
them to take pictures for our file.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 109,068.54*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,506.46*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 27,305.30*
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 33,246.00*
$ 10,472.61
Grant Income Account $ 231,092.81*

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