06/13/23 – Meeting Minutes

Shamokin Dam

06/13/23 – 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, Ron
Bingaman, Eric Stahl

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. Colin seconded the motion.
Motion passed without opposition.
The Planning Commission met this month with the ARM Group who is handling the
Solar Farm project on the Wilfred Haupt property (Irish Valley Road). Our engineer Mike
Brinkash was at the meeting to answer the questions for the P.C. Each BOS has a copy of the
meeting minutes. The question included that the minimum lot size for a Solar Energy Facility is
100 acres zoned Agriculture. Since about half of the property is in Shamokin Township the
question was asked about this requirement. The Board of Supervisors needs to answer this


Road Status Report -The crew borrowed the mower/tractor from Upper Augusta township and
finished all the mowing in the township. They also filled potholes, removed downed trees,
picked up the truck at Bradco, ran errands and maintained the township equipment.

Zoning Investigations -Julie asked the question if we want to hire the DRONE Company ‘On
the Fly’ to do fly overs of the property on Overlook Drive, the one on Beck Road, and also the
end of Hazen Road. The Board decided they did. Julie was told to contact the company and set
up the appointments.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Mike and Julie spoke that morning and he stated that he had
sent everything to the Board and was just waiting for their response. Paula had reviewed and
found one thing that needed corrected, which Mike did. The Board told Julie to have him send it
to Justin Skavery in Northumberland County. Ron Bingaman asked why this is taking so long.
Colin stated it is a lengthy process. There is a lot of proof reading, corrections and the it must be
proof read again. Once it is sent to County, and we get their approval we can move forward.
Colin estimated we would have it finished by the end of year. Julie stated that once it is done,
then we need to start reviewing our zoning ordinance.

Government Funds -The last Julie heard anything the project was on schedule for an
approximate completion time of October 2023.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue -Julie wrote a note to Marty Sowers for an update.
Paula wanted to know where the sewage issue stands and why we had not heard anything. Julie
stated she would reach out to Charles Axeman (Their engineer) and see if he had an update.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -Atty. Greco sent updates to Julie on May 18 th for the
Board to review. Julie said she forwarded them. She was going to go back and send them again.

Replace the Furnace – The board discussed the prices given and decided to put it out for bid.
Julie will prepare the bid advertisement and send it to Atty. Greco for his approval before putting
it in the newspaper.

Amusement Tax – This has been tabled.

Hazen Road Turn around – Colin is going to reach out to Floyd Long, set up a time and go out
to visit with him. He will take Austin along with him.

Solar Farm – The Planning Commission and our Engineer, Mike Brinkash met with the ARM
group who is working on this project at the last P.C. meeting on June 5, 2023.

Amish Cemeteries – Julie stated that she spoke with a man several times that day and he said
that they were looking to take over abandoned graveyards. At present they will be taking over
the one on the corner of Houser and Hallowing Run and they may look for others as well. Julie
said she had mentioned the one on Twin Hill Road. Paula stated there was also one on Old
Conrad Road.

Advertise 2012 F550 Truck- Colin made a motion to have Julie prepare a bid for the MuniciBid
website to accept bids for the sale of the truck. The minimum bid should be $30,000. Julie
seconded the motion. The motion passed without opposition. Julie will prepare the bid and show
the board before listing it.

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 other bills.
Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Other New Business – Paula stated that she felt the township should look into Networking the
township computer with a computer at Julie’s home so that when she is at home, she can access
all the township accounts. Colin stated he thought that we already had done that years ago. Julie
stated that in the 25 years she has worked for the township, she has never networked which is
why during Covid, when the crew had 5 weeks off, she had to come into the office alone. She
stated that she prepares letters, documents, makes calls, prepares files, does research and other
things when she is working from home but cannot access Quickbooks. Colin told Paula to
investigate it and see what needs to be done to accomplish it. Julie stated she would help but she
had no contacts and didn’t know who to talk to about what needed to be done. She suggested
Paula speak to her daughter since she can network with her employer. Resident Eric Stahl stated
that Julie will need to have a strong internet connection to be able to network.

Residents Comments – Resident Eric Stahl stated that he understood that Northumberland
County Conservation District (NCCD) requested a Special Exception to be able to buy a
residential property and make it into their offices. He stated that he knew his neighbor, Mrs.
Baslick appealed the Zoning Board’s decision and that an agreement had been reached between
NCCD and Mrs. Baslick. His question was ‘who is going to make sure they do what they are
told?’ Colin stated that our zoning officer would. Julie pulled the file to see if the Township had
a copy of the agreement between NCCD and Mrs. Baslick; we didn’t. Julie stated she would
contact Atty. Rick Shoch or Nathan Brophy to see what the agreement said and notify the board.
Mr. Stahl stated Mrs. Baslick didn’t want to have to look at a parking lot when before it was a
grove of trees with a house. Julie understood from Nathan Brophy that NCCD was going to be
planting trees as a buffer.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 228,902.42*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,702.20*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 27,365.89 *
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $178,038.90*
Grant Income Account $ 231,587.05*

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