02/28/23 – Meeting Minutes

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02/28/23 – 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, George Herrold

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.
Colin read aloud part of the letter received from the Board of Auditor’s thanking Julie for
her excellent record keeping, hard work and willingness to answer their questions. It stated that
all of her records and documents were in order. Colin thanked Julie for continuing to do an
excellent job. Colin then stated that the township will be receiving $173,655.06 from the state
for liquid fuels funds along with $10,840. For turnback roads.
RESOLUTION 2023-1 – The Resolution is for the fee schedule and appointment of KPI for
SEO services. Julie made the motion to adopt the resolution. Paula seconded the motion.
Motion passed without opposition.


Road Status Report – The crew worked on the township equipment. They removed downed
trees, cindered roads in recent storms and filled potholes around the township. They also took
out the recycling.

Zoning Investigations -Nothing new.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Julie met with Mike Brinkash on February 28, 2023, and gave
him the corrected copy of the Comprehensive Plan. He is going to make the corrections.

Government Funds – Julie received a note from Sam Hallman stating that they would be
starting the groundwork next month. Paula asked Julie to contact Sam and ask if he could
provide the Board with a map of where the new lines will be installed. This way we can advise
residents when they contact us.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue -Julie spoke with Marty at Light Heigle about this and
he was going to reach out to Atty. Bathgate and find out what the status of this is. He said he
would contact me when he learned something. Atty. Greco wrote to Atty. Bathgate and received
a note that Bathgate would be looking into it.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -The Board and Atty. Greco are going to read and review
the copy of the one adopted by Northumberland County.

Replace the Furnace – Colin stated that Julie was able to get another quote from Kratzer Oil and
it was for $22,208. Which is under the bidding threshold. He asked about the one from Dewey
Hubler and she stated that they are still waiting for it. She also had investigated the suggestion
of COSTARS and found that there was no contract for HVAC or furnaces.

New Truck – Nothing new

Zoning Application Fee Schedule – Large Project. The Board discussed this with Atty. Greco
during the last meeting. We would collect the necessary funds and put them in an escrow
account in our accounting. There was some discussion about how quickly the funds could be
used if our engineer is involved. Julie stated that she had received a phone call from one of the
individuals working on the project and he requested a copy of the Township’s SALDO. She sent
him the PDF file given to her by Mike Brinkash. The Board then discussed the actual meeting
that will take place and Paula said she would like Mike Brinkash to be present at that meeting if
possible. Colin said he feels that the Planning Commission should write down all their
questions, submit them to Mike Brinkash and let him respond. Colin does not feel that comments
should be made that night during the meeting. Julie said she would make sure that the new
chairman, John Jackson is aware of this.

Amusement Tax – Atty. Greco is working on this.


Review of and authorization to pay all bills – Paula made the motion to pay all the bills. Julie
seconded it. Motion passed without opposition.

Other New Business – Julie stated that Mark Hassinger had come into her office on Monday
late afternoon and asked if the land he and his wife Jennifer gave to the township many years ago
for a turn around at the end of Hazen Road is still being utilized. He stated that Mr. Floyd Long
has a lot of junk on the land and he (Mr. Hassinger) can’t see how we can be using it. He
wondered if the township would give the land back if we are not utilizing it and he will make
sure it is cleaned up. Julie told him she would speak with the Road crew, the Board and the
Attorney and get back to him with an answer. The Board discussed the issue, found the plat map
and saw that the township does in fact own it but Mr. Long has so much stuff on it, it hasn’t been
utilized for over 20 years. The Board asked Paula to check out the documents at the courthouse,
report back to the Board and then we will speak to Attorney Greco to see how we proceed. Julie
will contact Mark and let him know it is being worked on. Julie said the Board needs to make a
date to have an Employee meeting so one was set for March 14 th at 3:30 p.m. Then the Board
also decided on March 27th for a Spring Road Inspection. It will also be at 3:30 p.m.

Residents Comments – Resident George Herrold said he would not want the job of a Township
Supervisor when he sees all that the Board must deal with.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 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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