Shamokin Dam

03/08/22 – 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.

PRESENT

Colin Clayberger, Paula Greco, Julie Powell, George Herrold, Ron Bingaman, Atty.
Greco via Phone.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Paula made a motion to approve the minutes. Colin seconded the motion. Motion passed
without opposition.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Paula made a motion to file the Treasurer’s report for Audit. Colin seconded the motion.
Motion passed without opposition.

CORRESPONDENCE
Colin received (as did Julie) a letter via Website asking that the Board put on a contact
information for Alzheimer’s. There was a discussion and the Board felt that they would have had
to open it to other people to advertise as well.

SPECIAL INTEREST
None

PUBLIC COMMENTS (Agenda Items)
None

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT- Meeting was canceled – no business.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Road Status Report – The crew worked on the equipment in the garage. They went around the
township and filled some potholes with the cold patch they had on hand. They ran errands to
purchase items for the garage. The most recent wind and storms brought down several trees they
had to remove. The Board needs to set a date with the crew for the Road Inspection.

Zoning Investigations – Each member received an update from Ed Wenger. The Special
Exception Hearing for Tom & Tammy Webb, Spyglass Ridge Winery was postponed by the
Webb’s. To date we have no new date for the hearing. Called an Executive Session at 6:04 P.M.
Reconvened Meeting at 6:12 p.m.

Comprehensive Plan Update – The Board met with Mike Brinkash and things are moving
forward. We will meet with him again on April 12 th and then decide on a date for the hearing.
Colin stated that we are probably looking at late June for the hearing.

Solar Panel Farms – The Advertisement was put in the Daily Item and Atty. Greco sent a copy
of it to the Northumberland County Planning. There will a hearing and an adoption of the
ordinance at the next meeting.

Government Funds – Nothing further. Colin did say that the government has opened how we
can use the funds though. Julie asked about roads, and he stated that yes some things do include
that however we are now committed to using it for Broadband. Julie was directed to contact
Linda and ask for an update.

Alarm System – Julie stated that we are on the ‘list’ but there has been no date as to when they
will be installing it. Colin said he would get ahold of Rick Zwatty and tell him to cancel the
alarm.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Julie learned that Karycki is having a special septic
system put in by the engineer creating the plans for DEP. Atty. Greco spoke to Atty. Bathgate.

Covid Guidelines for Employee’s – Julie did some research and looked for templated that the
Board might be able to consider adding to the Employee Handbook for procedures to be
followed.

Cider Press & Brush Valley Road lot – Nothing more. The Board decided to take it off.

Bi-Weekly office hours for Zoning Officer – There was some discussion about things – Colin
explained that the money we pay and the money we take in from the applications is not offsetting
the cost. We are paying out more for our Zoning Officer than we take in. There was discussion
about it and Julie stated she felt if the Board was going to look at this again, it should be next
Fall/Winter. Atty. Greco suggested the Board have our zoning officer keep record of how many
people come in on each given Thursday night to assist in the decision we make in the fall. Colin
asked the two residents in attendance to share their thoughts. They didn’t have any except to say
that as long as there are phone numbers, etc. to get in touch with him, that is what is most
important. Take off for now.

Spyglass Ridge Emergency Plan – Julie stated that back in 2016 when Tom Webb and his
security guy met with the Board, they assured us we would get a copy of their Emergnecy
Management plan. We did not require they have one, but the County did. We never were given a
copy. Julie contacted Emergency Management approximate 7 weeks ago and was told that they
get a new copy before every event, and she asked to have the most recent. They said they would
look for it. She asked that it be sent via email or hard copy. Weeks passed and nothing was
received so after speaking to Atty. Greco he tried to get a copy. Both he and Julie were
stonewalled. Atty. Greco suggested Julie do a right to know request which she did on March 1.
On March 2, there was a copy of it in the township mailbox. The date on the plan was June 2016
so they have not updated it as she was told.

Rabies Clinic – The Rabies Clinic is scheduled for April 23, 2022. Austin will be opening and
closing for them as Julie will be away.

NEW BUSINESS

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

Issue on Conrad Road – near Clark Driveway – There is a major issue with water washing out
the culvert and ground around it is collapsing. Julie had the crew look at the problem. The
resident’s driveway pip is blocked, and needs replaced but we need to put in a culvert box. Julie
had the crew order a box and talked to the residents to schedule a time when they can replace
their pipe at the same time, we are putting gin the box. The two projects must occur in unison.

Other New Business – The Board scheduled the Spring Road inspection for March 21 st, 2022 at
3:00 P.M. Also, Colin stated that a woman from KPM met with the Cog (it is a purchasing agent
much like the COG – there is no fee involved). Colin said that he wanted to make a motion that
we join. Paula seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Residents Comments – Nothing

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 226,581.54
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,269.87
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 4,523.75
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 32,350.75
EQUIPMENT FUND
$ 36,874.50
FIRST NATIONAL – Special Grants Account
$115,009.83

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