07/26/22 – Meeting Minutes

Shamokin Dam

07/26/22 – 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, George Herrold

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 Board received a letter from Dr. James Temple about using parts of the township
property for the County Fair. Julie stated she would write a letter in response to their letter.
George Herrold stated that people have no idea what the Board must deal with. He stated
he would never want the job.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT- Julie stated she has not heard from anyone on the P/C
with comments about the Comprehensive Plan.


Road Status Report – The crew continued to help Shamokin and Upper Augusta with several
projects. They also fixed downed signs, mowed area’s where residents complained they cold not
see at intersections, picked up parts for the garage and took the aluminum out to Stone Metal.
Larry was off on vacation for the past week plus.

Zoning Investigations – Ed Wenger is following up on the complaint received at the last
meeting regarding Mr. Chiboroski and the fact that he is to have moved in a shed without a
permit. (Old Baltimore Life Building)

Comprehensive Plan Update -Julie spoke with Mike Brinkash and he asked if she had any
notes from the Planning Commission. After her conversation, she and Mike agreed that perhaps
a sit down with the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission members should be
scheduled so we can get their thoughts on the few changes made. Julie was asked to find out if
Mike has the evening of the 8th or 15th of August free. Once he has a free night, Julie is to write to
Lynn and tell her we are calling another meeting and to ask the Planning Commission members
to attend.
Colin reminded Julie that once a date is set it will need to be advertised in the Daily Item.. Julie
asked if Atty. Greco should also be in attendance. Colin said she should invite him but if he
cannot attend we will still move forward with it.

Government Funds – Colin stated that he felt the contract that Ed Greco prepared was exactly
what was needed, Paula and Julie agreed. Julie was directed to write Ed and have him sent the
letter to SECTV/Sam Hallman.

Alarm System – The new alarm system is installed and working well. Colin stated that he
agrees that two more camera’s should be added to the garage but that we will need to speak to Ed
Greco first to make sure that we are able to do that considering the Election Board uses our
building. They would have to make sure the voting machines are not seen on the camera’s.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – There was some discussion. Julie was directed to ask
Atty. Greco to write another letter to Atty. Bathgate for an update on this matter.

Covid Guidelines for Employee’s – Take off.

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

Purchase new Broom for Loader – Still on order – no new information is available.

Vacation of Alley 2001 – Per Atty. Greco – Andy Long/Joel Wiest – Atty. Greco has taken
care of this. The Board decided to remove this from the agenda.

Belt Loader – Julie told the Board that she spoke with Eddie from Pfeiffer Naginey and the new
Belt Loader will be put on the COG’s insurance policy. She stated that John Clemens told her he
would bring the information over on Tuesday (that day) but he did not. She needs the
information he has to be able to have the insurance information updated.

Noise Ordinance – Atty. Greco prepared an ordinance. Colin stated that whatever it states it
needs to agree with the one we have in Zoning. Julie suggested that since we will be updating the
zoning after the Comprehensive plan is finished, perhaps that would be the time to make sure the
zoning portion agrees with the new Ordinance.

Monthly schedule for ZHB – Julie has not heard from Atty. Best. The Board discussed whether
Atty. Best should be contacted to see if he is still interested in representing the township in this
matter. Colin stated that he is concerned that we are getting no information or communication
from him. Colin said we need to consider a possible change.

Overage for Truck – Wayne from Bradco contacted Julie last week and met with Austin to
explain the problem the company creating the box is facing. The cost of steel and aluminum has
increased considerably, and they will need to increase the amount for the box by $2,950. Julie
provided a signed copy for the Board members. Colin made a motion to approve the increase
Paula seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition. Julie will call Wayne.

Variance Hearing for Northumberland County Conservation District (RTK request) –
Colin asked Julie to explain. She stated that she received a Right to Know request from a
resident, Johanne Baslick, requesting the written decision of the ZHB for the Variance Hearing
on the Northumberland County Conservation District. Julie gave them what information she had
and sent it to their, Atty. Michetti. She explained that she does not have the written decision so
cannot provide it. She also requested (per Atty. Greco) to request the 30-day extension. Julie
sent several emails back and forth to Mrs. Baslick’s grand daughter Jessica. The are opposed to
the decision of the ZHB. Julie wrote a letter to Atty. Jim Best explaining they want a copy of the
decision which she has not received from him.

Copier for the Office – Julie contacted several companies who quoted her a price for a direct
purchase as well as lease options (per Paula and Colin’s request). She presented the information
to the Board. There was some discussion about the machines. Julie stated that she was
impressed with the two Sharp models and especially with the Sales Representative, Bonnie
Axeman. She stated that Bonnie had visited twice to make sure the Board had all the necessary
information to make an informed decision. Julie stated that the one we have presently is also a
Sharp and was purchased over 10 years ago and only required a maintenance call one-time in
that 10 years. Julie said the one is more expensive and has a lot more bells and whistles which
she was unsure the township required. There was more discussion and Colin made the motion to
lease the Sharp BP-70C45 with Stapler and punch at a monthly cost of $209.24 for 60 months.
This cost will include the toner and maintenance with a Zero Down, $1.00 Purchase Option and
$85. One time lease filing fee. Paula seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.
Julie was directed to contact the company and place the order.

Sell Old Belt Loader – Julie pulled the title for the old Belt Loader and gave it to John Clemens
at Shamokin Township. Austin took over the key. Paula made a motion to sell the old Belt
Loader. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.


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 – Paula stated that she had been traveling through the countryside of
Lewisburg when she came upon a front-end loader that was being operated and used to mow the
berms. She said that it had an attachment on it. She feels we need to start utilizing the equipment
we have and perhaps this is an attachment we want to look into purchasing for our front-end
loader since the crew stated we should consider the purchase of a mower. Colin said he was
unfamiliar with this particular attachment. There was some discussion. Julie was directed to
speak with Austin and ask him to look into the cost of such a piece and if they could find one, set
up a date to go see it in action. Colin said he would like to go along with them if he is available
to do so.
Colin stated that there should be a line item put on next month’s agenda regarding the Zoning
Appeals and should Mike Gregorovich or Jim Best be handling these? He wants us to get
clarification for our Atty. Ed. Greco. There was then discussion about replacing Jim Best as the
Atty. for the ZHB. Colin said he is frustrated that Jim has not been responding to Julie’s calls
and emails and that we are not being updated on situations regarding the Webb/Winery case. He
said he knows that Atty. Best just lost his secretary and that has put him in a difficult position,
but he feels we have not been getting the service we should be. There was more discussion. The
Board decided to speak to Atty. Greco about this issue.

Residents Comments – George Herrold stated that he doesn’t understand how individuals can
continue to do what they want when they have been cited and such. He referred to the situation
on Brush Valley Road with the Karycki property and the ongoing issues with Tom Webb,
Spyglass Ridge Winery. He stated he feels that the public has no understanding of what the
township Board of Supervisors must deal with on a regular basis.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.
FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 317,411.17
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,303.56
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 4,528.12
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 212,320.50
$ 72,802.61
FIRST NATIONAL – Special Grants Account

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