10/24/23 – Meeting Minutes

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10/24/23 – 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 A. Powell, Sean Purdy, Kyle Mostik, Andrew
Reece, Ethan Witmer

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 approve the Treasurer’s report and file for audit. Colin seconded
the motion.
CORRESPONDENCE
None
SPECIAL INTEREST
None
PUBLIC COMMENTS (Agenda Items)
None
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
None
BUDGET 2024 Hearing – Colin stated that the budget had been advertised in the newspaper (as
well as posted on the windows at the township). Paula made a motion to adopt the budget for
2024. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Road Status Report -The crew trimmed trees, removed downed trees, mowed the township
lawn, cleaned the garage and worked on the equipment.

Zoning Investigations – Nothing

Comprehensive Plan Update – The hearing was held at the United Lutheran Church.
Approximately 7 residents attended, many of the Planning Commission, the entire Board of
Supervisors, Township Attorney and Township Engineer. Julie made a motion that we advertise
to adopt the updated Comprehensive Plan for December 2023 at our December 12, 2023,
meeting. Paula seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition. Colin asked Julie to
remind Mike Brinkash that he was going to make a map for the township wal (approximately 6ft.
x 6 ft)

Government Funds – Colin stated that the furnace was installed, and the final state inspection
was scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday morning. He said that Julie should have the crew look
to local Propane dealer’s and get a price for a new 500/1000-gallon Propane tank and prices on a
generator. A few names given to her were Heller’s, Moyers Gas Service in Freeburg, Koppy’s,
and Affordable Fuels. Also Colin stated he doesn’t think the thermostat in the meeting room is
working. Julie was asked to contact Millers and ask them to check it.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Nothing more.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -This will be discussed at the next meeting with Attorney
Greco is present.

Hazen Road Turn around – Mark Hassinger – Colin stated he will get to this before winter sets
in.

Solar Farm – Members of the Solar Farm project attended the meeting; Sean Purdy, Andrew
Reece (from ARM group), and Kyle Mostik (from ARM group). They presented updated maps
and went over some of the changes the Board had requested at the last meeting. Colin, when
looking at the maps, found a discrepancy and told them that would need to be corrected, which
Andrew Reece stated it would be. Sean Purdy stated that when they have the plans final then the
30/60/90 days begin. The Board has still not received the final plans so the time table has not
started.

Atty. Karpowich – The Board will be meeting with him on October 30, at 4 P.M.

Road Bonding – The Board is working with Atty. Greco on this. Colin stated he wants to speak
to Linda Culver and to Mike Stender at the Convention on Thursday night.

Northumberland County Convention for Township Supervisors – Julie is creating the
centerpiece. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 5:45. All three Board
members are attending.

NEW BUSINESS

Review of and authorization to pay all bills- Paula made a motion to pay all bills. Julie
seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Other New Business – Atty. Greco sent a message to Julie regarding Statewide requesting that
they be allowed to hold onto a few of our accounts. Atty. Greco spoke to Jason at Keystone and
suggested we tell them no. The Board discussed this. Colin made a motion that Julie write a
letter to Statewide and inform them they must give all tax files for Rockefeller Township to
Keystone Collections.
Resident Ethan Witmer attended the meeting to discuss issues he is having with plans to put on a
chicken house on his father’s farm. The Board sat down with Ethan and went over the plans
informing him that after careful review, our engineer Mike Brinkash stated a Land Development
plan is needed. Ethan stated he was told by his engineer Burt Nye that everything had been sent
to Brinkash and Associates. Julie stated that in her last conversation with Mike Brinkash, he had
not received the Land Development Plans. Ethan said he would check on it. Julie stated she
would speak personally with Mike and get to the bottom of the issue. Ethan stated he had been
attempting to contact our engineer for a timeline because they are trying to secure financing for
the building. Julie said that Mike is very good at getting back to people so she would ask him to
contact Ethan to discuss the matter.

Paula said the leaves are falling off the trees so now is the time to hire the drone from the
company ‘On the Fly.’ This is for the property on Beck Road. Julie will get in touch with them.

Residents Comments – Nothing

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:56 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 241,581.84*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,859.42*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 18,361.33 *
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $29,282.10*
EQUIPMENT FUND $ 39,691.62*
Grant Income Account $ 223,681.99*

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