08/23/22 – Meeting Minutes

Shamokin Dam

08/23/22 – 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.


Road Status Report – The crew worked at replacing the guide rail on St. Luke’s. That project
has been completed. They also cleaned culverts, mowed the township lawn and started to mow
again around the township. They borrowed both mowers from other townships – Upper Augusta
and Shamokin Townships. The work is finished on Twin Hill Road with reclamation. Awaiting
the Seal Coat work to be done which is to start sometime this week.

Zoning Investigations – Nothing new.

Comprehensive Plan Update – The Board discussed starting to think about a resident who may
want to sit with the P.C. and the Board of Supervisors when we start to review and update the
zoning. The Board asked George Herrold; he thanked them but declined. Paula suggested Dan
Corbin. Colin said he didn’t know him but asked Paula to reach out to him and ask if he would
consider it.

Government Funds – Atty. Greco sent the agreement to Sam Hallman, SEC TV.
Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Atty. Bathgate wrote to Ed Greco and stated that the
plan has been submitted and DEP is reviewing it.

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

Purchase new Broom for Loader – Julie stated that the crew went to BS&B and picked it up.
They are still waiting for one small part. Take off the agenda.

Belt Loader – Colin said that he was a bit confused as to why this was handled as it was. The
COG received the check for the sale of the other one and now the three townships, U. Augusta,
Shamokin and Rockefeller all were being billed for the other one. Julie asked if the COG was
going to write a check out to the three townships for the amount of the sale price. Colin stated
that he guessed that is what they will have to do. There was some discussion. Julie stated that this
was probably the best way to handle it for a proper paper trail. Take off the agenda.

Noise Ordinance – The ordinance has been advertised in the Daily Item and will be ready for
adoption at the September 13, 2022, meeting.

Monthly schedule for ZHB – Atty. Mike Gregorowicz has agreed to be the zoning Hearing
Board attorney. Julie stated that she would reach out to him soon about having a set date every
month for Zoning Hearings.

Variance Hearing for Northumberland County Conservation District (RTK request) –
Julie received the decision from Atty. Best and mailed a copy to Antonio Michetti per his client
Jessica Landis (for Mrs. Baslick). The RTK request was fulfilled. She has heard nothing more
on the issue. The Board agreed to take this off the agenda.

Copier for the Office – Julie said it is on order and waiting for it to be delivered.


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 – Melody Hayner – Auditor – Julie stated that when she learned that
Melody would be moving out of the township, she notified PSATS (Holly Fishel) about if there
was a way the township could retain Melody’s services since she is the lead auditor and has been
instrumental in the efficient way the audits are handled. Holly originally stated that the township
could hire her as a consultant and retain her in that way. When she wrote Holly to create a paper
trail, she was told that yes, Melody could be hired as a consultant and assist with training of the
auditor’s but that she could not perform the audit herself and that this should not be considered a
permanent situation. The Board discussed the issue. Julie said that the other two Auditor’s
clearly stated that they will resign when and if Melody is no longer on the Board. There was
discussion about doing a CPA doing the audit and Colin stated that he remembers back in 1996 it
was quoted as $10,000. And he is sure that has more than doubled. Julie stated that just isn’t
feasible because the township only has to pay approximately $700. For all three of the auditor’s
to do the job. She said it is frustrating that the Board is not able to make these decisions because
the State even sets their hourly rate which is and has been $10.00 an hour for over 12 years. Julie
was directed to keep this on the agenda and to contact Atty. Greco and ask him if we can keep
Melody as a consultant. Paula suggested that we ask Jennifer Rhodes to fill in for Melody and
still retain Melody as their trainer.

Residents Comments – Nothing.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:23 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.
FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 319,907.54
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,324.27
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 4,530.10
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 212,548.24
$ 72,802.61
FIRST NATIONAL – Special Grants Account

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