03/14/23 – Meeting Minutes

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03/14/23 – 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, George Herrold

Paula made a motion to approve the minutes. Colin seconded the motion. Motion passed
without opposition.
After reading the report, Julie explained that the figures are different than reported at the
last meeting. She stated that because she had not received the statements on time, she had to
phone the bank office and request the statement figures. The teller who gave her the figures must
have given her the wrong ones because when she finally received the bank statements, she saw
that the amounts were different than she had been given. The correction has been made to the last
set of minutes. Paula made a motion to file the Treasurer’s report for Audit. Colin seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.
Colin stated that we received a letter from the Northumberland County Conservation
District but that it would be dealt with later in the meeting.
AGREEMENT – Agreement with Keystone Collections – Paula made a motion to sign the
agreement with Keystone Collections. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without


Road Status Report – The crew worked on the township equipment. They removed downed
trees, cindered roads in recent storms, went for a load of cold patch and filled potholes around
the township. They also took out the recycling. The Spring Road Inspection is set for Monday,
March 27th at 3:30 p.m.
Zoning Investigations -Nothing new.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Julie wrote to Mike Brinkash and told him the corrected copy
was in her office for him to pick up. He stopped by last week and got it. He is making the

Government Funds – The Board had requested a map showing the homes that would be helped
with the new installation of cable. Sam Hallman said they didn’t have that but they did have a list
of addresses which he sent to Julie for her to print off. She has a copy in the file. Julie said Sam
stated that they would be starting the groundwork next month.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue -Atty. Greco stated that he had written Atty. Bathgate
but has not heard back from him. Julie also said she contacted Marty at Light-Heigle and he was
going to look into the PA UCC end of things. (Regarding the second ‘house’ which was never
permitted). Julie will reach out to him for an update.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -The Board and Atty. Greco decided to adopt the
County’s copy. Julie was asked to find the document needed for signature and if she cannot find
it then she is to contact Atty. Greco for it.

Replace the Furnace – Colin stated that CoStars did not have any contract for this, However
Austin did contact another company, SJ Eaton and asked them to quote it. There was discussion
during our employee meeting about Oil vs. Propane and if one is better than the other. Colin
asked Julie to have Austin research it and find out which way we should go.

New Truck – Austin was meeting with the new Salesperson (Taking over Wayne’s job) and
Wayne from Bradco and they were going to drive to Sommerset, Pa to look at the truck and see
where it stands. Once it is finished there it will go to Bradco for the finishing work.

Zoning Application Fee Schedule – Large Project. The Board decided to keep things as they
are. For larger projects the funds will be put in an escrow account and special files will be kept
for these projects. The Board has concerns that engineer’s may be needed to look at some of the
larger projects and the funds will be used for that. Colin showed Ed an ordinance from
Lycoming County.

Amusement Tax – Atty. Greco is working on this.

Hazen Road Turn around – The Board discussed this matter with Atty. Greco. He reviewed
the documents that Paula found at the courthouse. The document is for an easement, given to the
township by Mark and Jennifer Hassinger back in 1995, to allow the township to turn around on
their property. The issue is that the resident at the end of Hazen Road, Mr. Floyd Long, has
vehicles and equipment at this spot and our trucks cannot use the turn around. The Board
discussed this and Atty. Greco stated that we should contact our zoning officer to go out and
assess the situation. The resident and owner of the property, Mr. Mark Hassinger, contacted
Julie about it and wants it cleaned up. Mr. Long has things on Mr. Hassinger’s property and the
turn around (belonging to Hassinger) cannot be utilized by the township. The Board will then
authorize the crew to create a proper turn around for future use.


Review of and authorization to pay the Solicitor’s bill -Colin made a motion to pay the
Solicitor. 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.

Other New Business -Colin read a letter from the Northumberland County Conservation
District asking for a waiver from having to do a land development. There was some discussion
among the Board and Atty. Greco. Atty. Greco stated that this should be sent back to the Zoning
Hearing Board since they did the Special Exception for NCCD. Julie was directed to contact
them and let them know they needed to reach out to the ZHB attorney for direction.

Julie was directed to ask Ed Wenger about the property over on Beck Road to see what if
anything has been done.

Julie explained that she has been attempting to do the PURTA report for the state and that every
time she gets to one point she is told information is incorrect but there is no directive as to what
is incorrect. She has spent hours and hours attempting to do the report. She said in the past it
was extremely easy, but it was also on a different website. She stated that they now moved it to
MyPATH and she had to set up an account there. She had told the Board about the difficulties
two weeks ago, reached out to Jeff Cole at Linda Culver’s old office and asked for assistance and
to date has heard nothing from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Colin sat with her that
afternoon so she could show him what was happening. He stated it was extremely vague and he
advised her to print a copy of last years, white out the information and fill in this years
information and to send it by Certified Mail to their office. Atty. Greco stated she should contact
Senator Linda Culver’s office in Harrisburg to see if they could assist. Julie stated she has the
forms ready and would have them mailed by Certified mail. She said that last year they only got
$420. From the report and she already has much more in time in attempting to file it this year.

Colin read aloud from an article in the Township News magazine and it was with regards to a bill
being brought to the floor for OSHA to be involved with Township employee’s. The bill,
SB93/PN69 could cause a great deal of difficulty. Atty. Greco suggested Julie copy the article
and write a letter to our new Senator, Linda Culver and make her aware of this. The Board is
against it and Julie will make sure that this is mentioned in the letter.

Paula asked Julie if she could have Spyke Krepshaw, our Web designer and director put a link on
our website for the Northumberland County Conservation District. She said they have a great
deal of information as well as the E & S permits. Julie would contact Spyke about this.

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 6:25 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 117,508.09*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,583.49*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 27,318.92*
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 33,307.21*
$ 10,472.61
Grant Income Account $ 231,208.04*

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