06/08/21 – Meeting Minutes

Shamokin Dam

06/08/21 – 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 Powell, Atty. Ed Greco, Atty. Jim Best, Larry
Willard, Brad Zeigler.

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.




The Planning Commission met last evening and reviewed a set of sketch plans for Ken
Dries, a Subdivision for Mr. Pertersheim and the Solar Panel Ordinance. The Board of
Supervisors was presented with a Component II for Petersheim which required a Resolution be
passed. Colin made the motion that the Resolution #2021-1 for Plan Revision for New Land
Development for Steve S. Petersheim be approved. Paula seconded the motion. Motion passed
without opposition.


Road Status Report – The F550 needed some work at Sunbury Motor’s as well as R.G.
Springworks; they have picked it up and all repairs were made. They mowed the lawn, did some
grading of dirt roads, pulled ditches to prepare for O&S and Sealcoat work. We received word
that the Oil will be put down within the week and the Seal Coat work will not be done until
August (per the Sub Contractor). The crew have also been helping Shamokin Township with an
amesite job they are doing.

Zoning Investigations -Ed sent out an NOV to resident Ernie Houdeshell. He is also going to
send one out to two property owners on Brush Valley Road – Ron Sinsel and Doug Piper. Julie
also received a phone call at home with a complaint about Justin Miscavage on Carroll Road
which she turned over to Ed Wenger. All these complaints are about Junk/Property Maintenance.
Ed also reported that though Tom Webb told him he was going to submit the applications for a
Special Exception and Special Even camping, he has done neither.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Julie spoke to Mike Brinkash last week and he said the
envelopes were nearly ready and would be sent out by the P.O. He was going to check to see if
we could get a bulk mailing price. He wanted to make sure that the Board only wanted one
survey per household which we told him we do.

Solar Panel Farms – The Board gave the ordinance to the Planning Commission to review at
their meeting. Lynn Wilson phoned Julie that morning and stated that several of the Planning
Commission members contacted her and stated they felt it was well written and covered what
was necessary. She still needed to hear from two others. Colin asked Atty. Greco if we needed
to have a hearing for this to be enacted and were told we do. We will have to see about renting
the church all again or we can put it in the garage.

Website update – Spyke Krepshaw wrote to the Board that morning and said he is tweaking the
website but nearly complete with it.

Camping at Spyglass Ridge Winery – The Board received a letter from Atty. Wiest who is
representing Tom Webb about the camping issue. The Board has consulted with an outside
counsel. Colin made a motion to hire Atty. Jim Best to represent the Township for this issue at a
rate of $150 per hour. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Government Funds – Julie contacted Holly Fishel at PSATS and found out that the funds which
were to be automatically put into our accounts will now not be. We must apply for them through
DCED; a single application. Julie went on and started the process: 5 ½ hours later she was
finished with it and submitted it. Then yesterday she received a note from them stating that one
of the forms needed to have the exact name on it as we are known to the IRS. Another two hours
and that was completed and submitted. As of now, everything has been filed and we should be ok
to receive the funds. Julie also phoned SEC TV and was promised that the manager would call
her back, but he never has, she asked the Board if she should write a letter? Atty. Greco
suggested she contact Linda Culver’s office and tell them that she is having difficulties.


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

Other New Business – Julie stated she contact KPI Engineering as directed by the Board and
spoke to Gil Picarelli, the head SEO. He stated he would be happy to meet with the Board and
discuss things with them. Colin stated he felt it would be a good thing for the Board as we
approach creating a budget for 2022. Colin explained that our current SEO, Jim Sanders does a
good job but seems to be hesitant in dealing with difficult matters; two of which we have had in
the past year. Julie was told to contact Gil and try to set up an appointment with him on one of
our meeting night’s for around 5:00 p.m. Paula stated she thinks that as we approach the budget
planning for 2022, we should also consider replacing the alarm system that we have. The Board
asked Julie to get prices from Keith Tamborelli as well as ADT.

Residents Comments – Nothing

Colin called an executive Session at 6:25 p.m. so the Board could talk with Atty. Best about the
Tom Webb issue.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 p.m. Julie seconded
the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 269,672.44
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,249.18
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 1,338.59
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 197,214.45
$ 56,378.80

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