Shamokin Dam

03/22/22 – 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, Grace Herrold, Ron
Bingaman, Atty. Greco.

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 stated that we received a dividend check from our insurance company, EMC for
$3,346.39. The Board also received a letter from Northumberland County Election Board
requesting a key to be kept there so they could drop off the voting machines when convenient for
them. The board discussed this and said that there have been no problems in the past so we will
not be giving them a key to the township building.

SPECIAL INTEREST
None

PUBLIC COMMENTS (Agenda Items)
None

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT- Meeting was canceled – no business.

Resolution – 2022-1 – Colin read the Resolution aloud to the residents in attendance. The
resolution is for certain reasonable conditions on the Special Exception for Tom and Tammy
Webb doing business as Spyglass Ridge Winery, Three Beards Brewery and Northern Heritage
Estate. This will be presented to the Zoning Hearing Board at the upcoming hearing scheduled
for March 31st.

Hearing for Ordinance 2022-1- Solar Energy Systems – Amending Zoning Ordinance 27 –
Atty. Greco stated that this had been sent to the Northumberland County Planning and gave them
over 30 days to review it. They did not have any comment on it. Colin stated that a copy of it
was also sent to the Daily Item for anyone to view and Julie had copies of it for the residents to
look at. Resident Ron Bingaman thanked Julie for emailing him a draft of it to read. Colin asked
the residents if they had any comments or concerns. There were no comments. Colin asked for a
motion to adopt the Ordinance. Paula made the motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2002-1. Julie
seconded the motion. The motion passed without opposition.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Road Status Report – The road crew continued to plow and cinder during the most recent
snowstorms. They removed downed trees from the winds, cleaned the township equipment after
use from plowing, continue to maintain it as well. They took the F550 to Sunbury Motor’s for
some repairs. It needed breaks, a sensor, and some other things. The bill has not yet been
received.

Zoning Investigations – There were no updates from Ed Wenger. A letter was sent out by KPI,
Gil Picarelli to Jay Willis III about a possible violation on his septic system.

Comprehensive Plan Update – The Board will meet again with Mike Brinkash on April 12,
2022.

Solar Panel Farms – Ordinance was adopted. Remove from the agenda.

Government Funds – Julie was asked to contact Linda Culver to inquire about additional
Broadband funds. Julie was asked to find out what the difference is between propane and oil as
Paula suggested that since we will be purchasing a propane tank for the generator we are going
to eventually purchase, we should consider replacing the furnace from oil to propane as well.
Colin wondered if it would be cost effective.

Alarm System – Julie stated that she wrote to the company and asked where we placed on their
list of jobs. She also stated that Austin knows the owner and was going to reach out to him.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Nothing more.

Covid Guidelines for Employee’s – Julie has not had time but will research it.

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

Conrad Road Issue – Culvert/Clark Driveway – The crew ordered the drop box for the project
but it has not arrived. They will coordinate the installation with the Clark’s as they need to
install their new driveway pipe at the same time.

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

Other New Business – Colin stated that Upper Augusta and Shamokin Township are renting a
pug mill and going to be making their own cold patch and modified gravel. Colin stated that the
bid price for a ton of cold patch is $145. And he was told this will be between $40-$50. He stated
that he thinks we should get our order in for them to make some for us. Julie stated she knows
that John and/or Ron have spoken to Larry about it but that the crew was not happy with the
quality of the cold patch when compared to Liberty. Colin stated that for the difference in price,
if it is $100. A ton difference we should order it. Paula made a motion to buy some from them
and Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Residents Comments – Nothing

Colin called an Executive Session to have a phone conference with Atty. Jim Best at 6:25.

Colin called the meeting back to order at 6:42.

Motion to Adjourn- Colin made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:42 p.m. Paula 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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