11/14/23 – Meeting Minutes

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11/14/23 – 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, Atty. Ed Greco, George Herrold, Matt
Howerter

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Paula made a motion to approve the minutes. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed
without opposition.
TREASURER’S REPORT
Paula made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report and file for audit. Julie seconded
the motion.
CORRESPONDENCE
None
SPECIAL INTEREST
None
PUBLIC COMMENTS (Agenda Items)
None
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
The Planning Commission met on Monday November 6, 2023 and reviewed the Land
Development Plan for Witmer Farms and a Subdivision for Paul Ross. Both sets of Plans were
approved and signed.

DEP Resolution for Great Coasters – Resolution 2023-04 – A Resolution was adopted for Clair
Hain, Great Coasters for a property with building on Pine Hill Road. Julie made the motion to
adopt the Resolution, Paula seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Road Status Report -The crew mowed the township lawn; they prepared the garage for the
Election Board. They also filled potholes throughout the township, maintained the equipment
and assisted Upper Augusta with a project. They have also been mowing the banks and berms in
the township.

Zoning Investigations – Nothing
Comprehensive Plan Update – Advertised in the Daily Item. To be voted on at the December
meeting. When it is approved, we will set dates to start working on the zoning portion. The
Board discussed a time and felt that the Monday the Planning Commission meets would be the
best time to have it since they are already scheduled. If the P.C. has plans, the meeting will
begin at 6:30. If they do not have plans the meeting will begin at 6 P.M. Paula reminded us that
Dan Corbin is the Resident representative involved with the meetings.

Government Funds – Julie paid Miller Gas and Oil the balance for installing the furnace. L&I
inspected the furnace and did not write anything up about it. Paula stated that a resident
mentioned that we may want to consider a diesel generator since we already have a diesel tank.
Julie was directed to speak with Austin and ask him to get prices for it.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Nothing more. Atty. Greco called Atty. Bathgate
and is still waiting to hear from him. The issue of the Conditional Use granted to Bill Yost was
brought up. The Board may want to review it since it is said that Mr. Yost no longer owns the
property or the business, but his son-in-law does.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -Atty.Greco reviewed several portions of the ordinance.
There was considerable time given and questions answered. The information will be included in
the ordinance.

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

Solar Farm – The individuals working on the project dropped off information for the Board to
review. Juile also sent the digital information provided by Sean Purdy to our engineer, Mike
Brinkash on Thursday, November 2, 2023, and he stated that they have not submitted a land
development plan or application to date so the P.C. did not have to look at it. The individuals
wrote a letter to the Board requesting a text amendment proposed changes for the Haupt Solar
Farm. The board discussed it with our attorney. Julie stated she is unsure why they would not
just go through the Zoning Variance Board with their requests as it will be a faster way of getting
things done. Plus, she reminded the board of all the time that was spent by Atty. Greco and the
Board creating the Ordinance in the first place. The Board doesn’t have a problem with changing
the acres to make it 100 continuous acres but does not want to reduce the bonding fees. The
board directed Julie to write a letter saying that we do not want to make any changes and suggest
that they file for a Zoning Variance. Julie will prepare the letter then send it to the others for
review before sending it to the people involved in the project.

Atty. Karpowich – The Board met with Atty. Karpowich on October 30, 2023. He suggested
some changes be made to the Parks and Recreation Special Events Campground – Chapter 16.
Julie was directed to create an advertisement for the Daily Item stating that we will be approving
the amendment to Chapter 16 at the December 12, 2023, meeting.

Road Bonding – Colin did mention this issue to Mike Stender suggesting this is not adequate.
Generator and Propane Tank – Julie asked Austin to get prices for a 20 KW Generator with
Tank. Austin provided prices. There are only 2 distributors in our area for the Generator,
Schaedler Yesco (in Williamsport). They have it in stock. The price is $5900.00 for the generator
and $900. For the transfer switch. The other is Cooper Electric in Selinsgrove. They want
$6,700. For the same size generator and $950. For the transfer switch. The cost for tanks is:

Fisher Services – $2,529.00 for 500 gallon tank
$4,202.00 for 1,000 gallon tank

Koppy’s – $3,665.00 for 500 gallon tank
$5,450.00 for 1,000 gallon tank

Affordable Fuels $2,850.00 for 500 gallon tank
$4,800.00 for 1,000 gallon tank

Heller’s They only sell gas grill tanks.

Fisher Services was highly recommended to us by Charles Clark who previously owned Clark’s
Gas. He stated that it is an Amish company that Affordable Fuels purchases their tanks from and
marks them up a bit.

Drone – Scheduled with On-the-Fly Aerial for November 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. – Julie is
supposed to receive the data from them but has not to date. She will call them for an update.

Garman Issue with Bridge – Nothing more.

Amend Parks and Recreation Special Events Campground – Chapter 16 – Atty. Karpowich
provided suggestions along with Zoning Officer, Ed Wenger for the ordinance. Julie was told to
advertise that the Board will be amending the Ordinance at their December 12, 2023, meeting.

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. Paula abstained. Motion passed without opposition.

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 – Meeting Dates – Julie provided the BOS with the meeting dates for 2023
for the Board of Supervisors as well as the Planning Commission. Julie had a question about the
second meeting in April because it conflicts with the Primary Election. The Board decided to
only have one meeting in April.

Subdivision Plans – Paul Ross – The Board reviewed the plans for Paul Ross. Colin made a
motion to approve and sign the plans. Julie seconded the motion. Paula abstained. Motion passed
without opposition.
Land Development Plans for Witmer Farms (Ethan and Rob Witmer) – The Land
Development was reviewed by the Board. Julie made a motion to approve and sign the Plans
including the Waivers 1 & 2 (also being granted to section 22-303-1A. and 22-305.5B. Paula
seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Residents Comments – Nothing

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 215,019.03*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,901.21*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 18,371.79 *
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 29,343.71*
EQUIPMENT FUND $ 39,691.62*
Grant Income Account $ 223,809.46*

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