Shamokin Dam

06/14/22 – 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, Atty. Ed Greco, George Herrold, Ron
Bingaman, Charles Axtman

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
None

SPECIAL INTEREST
None

PUBLIC COMMENTS (Agenda Items)
None

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT- The Planning Commission did meet last Monday
night. They had plans to review from Howard Taylor Surveying for Dr. James Temple. Because
of questions, they would not sign them. Julie contacted H. Taylor and he picked them up and was
going to get everything corrected. They also received updated copies of the Comprehensive Plan
to review.

Resolution for Sewage Component- Resolution #2022-2 – Tyler Karycki – Needed by the
Engineer Axtman for DEP -Paula made the motion to sign the resolution. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without Opposition.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Road Status Report – – Issue with Tree on DiPerna Property – Intersection with Lahr and Capt
Bloom. Road Traffic Study – Milts Road for Jennifer Holtzapple wants Speed limit signs. –
Julie wrote a letter to the DiPerna’s and has not heard anything from them. The letter was sent
out on June 7th. If nothing is done within two weeks, she will write again or send it to Ed
Wenger to deal with. The Road study has not begun as the crew is very busy with doing road
projects. The crew cut out the area on Seven Points Road and Meckley’s did the work on the 9th.
(Larry stated that even with ROAD CLOSED signs, people still came through). They are
mowing around the township and are halfway through the township. They continue to work on
the township equipment and are borrowing Upper Augusta’s mower at this time.

Zoning Investigations – We received a complaint from two residents regarding two properties
(Owned by the same individual) on Rte. 61 (owned by Mark Chiboroski (1868 and 1808 S.R.
61). The properties are not being maintained, tall grass, junked up. Julie sent the information to
Ed Wenger. He is working on it.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Copies were given to the Planning Commission with a request
that they have their comments prepared to give the board by July 11 th. Colin stated he just
started going through it and found a few issues that needed changed.

Government Funds – The Board met with Jeff Cole from Linda Culver’s office and Sam
Hallman, SEC TV. Colin and Julie explained what they learned from the meeting they had the
prior evening. SEC TV is looking for about 30-35% from the township but stated the $200,000.
We plan on putting into the project would be acceptable. Mr. Hallman stated that he had helped
Lower Augusta get additional funds from the county. Julie was going to look into it. The project
completion date would be approximately fall of 2023. They will be using all Fiber optics. The
Board asked Atty. Greco to look into creating an agreement with SEC TV. Atty. Greco asked
about the possibility of Hot Spots which the Board had not discussed. Julie was going to send a
note to Sam Hallman about it. Paula brought up about using some of it for our generator and a
new furnace. There was some discussion. Through this discussion Julie stated that she felt it was
time for an employee meeting with the crew just to touch base on things, Colin and Paula agreed
and told her to set one up.

Alarm System – Julie received a message that the company is only waiting on one more
component/part before they can install the new alarm system. Colin is going to contact Rick
Zwatty.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Atty. Greco wrote to Atty. Bathgate asking for an
update but has not received one.

Covid Guidelines for Employee’s – Nothing at this time.

Agreement with Statewide Tax – Renewal 03/23 – Keep on for future.

Purchase new Broom for Loader – Julie signed the Purchase Order, and the broom is now on
order. No delivery date was given.

Letter to PennDOT about closing Plum Creek Road for Spyglass Winery Events – Julie has
received no additional information from either PennDOT or the PSP about Spyglass applying to
close the roads.

Vacation of Alley 2001 – Per Atty. Greco – Andy Long/Joel Wiest – This was done back in
early 2000 but apparently the property owner Andy Long never had a deed created. Atty. Wiest
keeps sending letters to our Atty. Julie discussed this with Atty. Greco and he stated that to
expedite things he would prepare the deed and have it sent to Atty. Wiest but that they would be
responsible for the cost to file it. Paula made a motion to have Atty. Greco prepare the deed.
Colin seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Belt Loader – John Clemens did bid on it and was able to get it for $12,500. Colin stated that it
had been delivered to Shamokin Township that afternoon.

Noise Ordinance – Julie found two ordinance and presented them to the Board of Supervisors at
the Last meeting and asked them to read over them to consider that the Township create its own
Stand-alone noise ordinance for the PSP to be able to enforce. Colin made a motion that we
have Atty. Greco create the ordinance. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without
opposition.

NEW BUSINESS

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

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 – The Board discussed a suggestion made by Zoning Officer Ed Wenger.
The suggestion was to set a monthly schedule for the ZHB in 2023. The meetings if needed
would already then be scheduled and if not needed could be canceled. Julie was told to Contact
Atty. Jim Best and ask if Thursday evenings would work for him and if he had preference of the
second or third Thursday of the month.

Residents Comments – Nothing

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 346,880.80
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,289.29
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 4,526.45
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 212,163.56
EQUIPMENT FUND
$ 72,802.61
FIRST NATIONAL – Special Grants Account
$115,078.50

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