07/11/23 – Meeting Minutes

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07/11/23 – 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, Rob Tegge

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 and file for audit. Colin seconded
the motion. Motion passed without opposition.
The Planning Commission canceled their meeting for July. Colin asked Atty. Greco if the
P.C. should be posting their agenda before their meeting. He stated that they are required to do so
by state law. Julie will contact John Jackson to make him aware of this.


Road Status Report -The crew has been opening ditches, removing debris from the roads, and
fixing roads damaged by the recent storms. They also took out the recycling, maintained the
township equipment and mowed the lawn. Colin asked Julie if the crew ordered the road signs
for flooding, and she said they had not because they are making a list of other road signs they
need. She stated the Austin had sent her a picture of damage on Swank Road by the old Rodney
Brosious property. The new property owner caused it. Colin said he would drive by it and look at

Zoning Investigations -Each Board member received a copy of the report from Ed Wenger for
the month of June. Nothing else to report at this time.
Comprehensive Plan Update – Julie will write Mike Brinkash and ask if he has heard anything
back from the county.

Government Funds -Nothing new.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Colin stated that the Board agreed with the way
Marty Sowers is handling the situation. There is nothing more at this time.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -Colin stated he did receive the updates Julie sent to him
from Atty. Greco. He is reviewing them.

Replace the Furnace – The advertisement was put in the Daily Item but no bids were received.
Colin asked Atty. Greco what we must do now and he said we must re-advertise it again.

Hazen Road Turn around – Colin is going to schedule a time to speak to Floyd Long. Colin
asked Atty. Greco how we should proceed since if we cite the property owner it will go to Mark
Hassinger and he is the one that told us Mr. Long is putting junk on his property. Julie asked if
this is a civil issue? It would be except that Mr. Hassinger gave the Township an easement to use
that portion of his property as a turn around so it is up to the Township to get the problem
resolved. There was discussion about hiring ‘On the Fly’ to have a drone go up and take
pictures. Julie will contact them and set up a date.

Solar Farm – Nothing more at this time.

Advertise 2012 F550 Truck- The truck has been advertised on MuniciBid. To date there have
been no bids. There were two questions which Julie answered. The first was if we would lower
the reserved (it is $30,000). She repolied ‘Not at this time.’ The second question was if there
was any rust on the body, frame or bed. She replied that there was some rust in the box from
hauling salt but there is none elsewhere. (Per Larry).


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 – Kyle Propst – A resident phoned Julie after hearing that the Amish may
be starting to use the cemetery at the corner of Houser and Hallowing Run Roads. He and
several of his neighbors are concerned that the Amish don’t embalm and the proximity of the
graveyard to their wells; what happens if they are polluted? Julie phoned Atty. Greco and he told
her to have the man contact the state to lodge a concern. Julie contacted the resident and gave
him the message. She has personally researched the issue and found many things but no number
of who to contact so she suggested that Mr. Propst contact Senator Linda Culver’s office. Colin
and Atty. Greco had also done some research on the issue. Colin read some data he had printed
off regarding what the state of Pennsylvania allows regarding burial.
There was some discussion about heavy use of some of our roads. Colin asked Julie to contact
Barry Garvarick at PennDOT and ask what is ‘typical’ travel for a Seal Coat road without it
causing damage. They is concern about Carroll and Beck Roads. There was some discussion
about Road Bonding. Atty. Greco asked that this be put on the agenda for the next meeting.

Residents Comments – Ron Bingaman stated that he met a Supervisor from another township
when he was out and about. The man told him he was very impressed that the Supervisors of
Rockefeller Township used the CARES ACT money for helping their residents by getting
Broadband Internet service in area’s that previously didn’t have it. The Board stated that the
money was for the residents and it was what was needed and felt it was the best decision for use
of the funds.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 217,493.25*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,741.06*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 27,380.51 *
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $178,390.10*
Grant Income Account $ 231,710.77*

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