03/28/23 – Meeting Minutes

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03/28/23 – 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 approve the Treasurer’s Report. Colins seconded the motion.
Motion passed without opposition.
RESOLUTION – #2023-2 – To Implement Act 57 of 2022 – The Board discussed the
Stormwater Management Ordinance and agreed to use the County’s Ordinance. Paula made a
motion to adopt resolution #2023-2. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without
opposition. Julie will write a letter to Justin Skavery at Planning and will send a copy of the
resolution to him.


Road Status Report – The crew attended a seminar held by NCCD. They also continued to take
care of the equipment, filled potholes in the township, and worked in the shop. They also
removed downed trees.

Zoning Investigations -Julie requested Ed Wenger check on the situation on Beck Road
(Kenneth Fultz) per Colin. She also was notified about a possible puppy mill on the farm
previously owned by Clair Brosius located on Twin Hill Road. The complaint stated that an
incorrect septic system was also installed. She notified both Ed (Zoning) and Gil (SEO). A
complaint was also filed by the neighbor Dean Buck and Julie turned that over to Ed Wenger as
well. He told her that Mr. Buck was in touch with him. She stated that the neighbor who made
the complaint had stopped in that day to say that several of the issues had been taken care of
because Mr. Buck got rid of his goats, chickens, and pig.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Mike Brinkash has all the information and is working on
making the changes.

Government Funds – Nothing new.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue -Julie stated that she wrote to Marty Sowers and he
was in turn going to write Atty. Bathgate. She had not heard from him. Colin said he would try to
reach out to Marty.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -The Board signed the resolution and Julie will send it to
the County with a letter attached. This can be taken off the agenda.

Replace the Furnace – Colin stated that we are still waiting for one more quote from S. J. Eaton
Plumbing and Heating. He did, however, read some research from Austin that basically stated
that Oil was still more economical to use than Propane.

New Truck -Austin went out to Sommerset to see the truck. He said it was a wasted trip
because they really didn’t learn much more. The truck is being worked on and will then be sent
to Bradco for completion. Take it off the agenda.

Zoning Application Fee Schedule – Nothing – Colin stated we should take this off the agenda.

Amusement Tax – Atty. Greco is working on this.

Hazen Road Turn around – We had a complaint from property owner, Mark Hassinger. Julie
and Larry went to the site and saw that Mr. Hassinger’s neighbor, Floyd Long has a great deal of
equipment and other things stored on the site where we are to be able to turn around. Julie and
the Board discussed this and Colin said he would go meet with Floyd some day and would take
Austin with him.

Spring Road Inspection – The Board and crew were to go on a road inspection on March 27 but
the weather was supposed to be stormy, so it was rescheduled for April 3 at 10:30 (or 3:30 if the
earlier time doesn’t work).

NCCD waiver request- Mike Brinkash spoke to our Solicitor and asked permission to speak to
the Zoning Hearing Board attorney that handled this Special Exception. The attorney is Jim
Best. Mike spoke with attorney Best and sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors. Atty. Best
stated that there was no conversation from the residents about the NCCD having a land
development plan. The Board discussed this issue. Paula made a motion to grant the waiver,
Colin seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition. Julie was directed to send a letter
and let them know that any future land development will require a Land Development Plan.
PURTA/MyPath Problem – No one from the State ever phoned Julie back so she took last
year’s report, removed the figures for 2021, entered the figures for 2022 and sent it to the state
(PA DEPT. OF REV) by Certified Mail. She did get a signed copy of the certificate back so they
did receive it. This can be taken off the agenda.

OSHA Bill – SP93/PN69 – Julie sent a letter to Linda Culver per the Board’s decision at the last
meeting. This can be taken off the agenda.

NCCD Link on our website – Julie was directed to have Spyke put the link on our website for
the Northumberland County Conservation District. She notified Spyke and he took care of it. It
has been done. This can now come off the agenda.


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

Daniel Renn – request for Conditional Use – Daniel Renn wants to store equipment and
materials in his father’s garage on Renn Road for his Construction Business. He wrote a letter
requesting a Conditional use by the township. The Board discussed it and said they had
additional questions they needed answered before agreeing to anything. They do not want
anything to be stored outside. Julie was asked to contact Daniel and have him attend the next
meeting of the Board of Supervisors. There was also another call from a resident wanting to start
a small repair shop in his garage on Mountain Road. Julie looked it up and she and Ed Wenger
differ as to where this would fall. She spoke to the Board and they agreed with her. It is a moot
issue at this point as the man has not come forward to apply for a permit. He wants to repair
small engines for Golf Carts. He already has an established business in Sunbury and wants to
move it out to his property on Mountain Road. Julie told him it is not allowed by zoning and
would require him to go for a Variance. She explained the process to him. He also discussed
selling them on that site and she said that is also not allowed. Paula said we need to highlight this
issue (small engine repair) for when we start reviewing and updating our zoning.

Other New Business – Nothing

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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