11/15/22 – Meeting Minutes

Shamokin Dam

11/15/22 – 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 A. Powell, Atty Ed. Greco (by phone), George

Colin made a motion to approve the minutes. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed
without opposition.
Colin made a motion to file the Treasurer’s report for Audit. Julie seconded the motion.
Motion passed without opposition.
ADOPT Resolution 2022-4 – Colin explained that Northumberland County has requested that
we adopt and sign the Mitigation Plan. Julie made the motion to adopt the Mitigation Plan for
Northumberland County. Colin seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Adopt Amended Solar Ordinance – Colin made a motion that we adopt the amendment to the
Solar Ordinance, number 2022-3. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.


Road Status Report -The crew worked with Upper and Shamokin Townships on Projects.
They also repainted the stop bar on Seven Points Road, they cleaned up downed trees and tree
limbs. They maintained the township equipment, did cold patching throughout the township and
brought in the winter equipment (plows, etc.). Austin also came in and hooked up the generator
for the Election Board when they lost power.

Zoning Investigations -Nothing new.
Comprehensive Plan Update – Julie contacted Mike Brinkash. He told her he would be
delivering the new copies which he did. Each board member was given a copy to review.

Government Funds – Julie received the signed agreement back from Sam Hallman. She said he
told her that they will not bill the township until the project is finished. She is going to write him
and ask for an approximate completion date. The board wants to make sure the funds are spent
within the allotted time.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue -Nothing new

Agreement with Statewide Tax – Renewal 03/23 – Julie said that she received the certified card
back from Statewide so they did receive it. Colin stated we must remember to appoint Keystone
during our Re Organizational meeting in January.

Monthly schedule for ZHB – Julie presented the Board with the dates for the 2023 meetings of
the Zoning Hearing Board.

Copier for the Office -The copier is to be delivered and installed on Thursday, October 27,
2022 and is working fantastic. The Board told Julie to take this off the agenda.

Melody Hayner – Auditor – Julie stated she has not yet been in touch with Melody but will try
to get this finished before the next meeting.

Appeal issued against ZHB decision for NCCD – Julie received a letter from Atty. Jim Best
and he told her that the issue has been resolved. She is waiting to hear from him what the
compromise was. Take this off the agenda.

Alternate for Zoning Hearing Board – The Board has a new alternate, Sam Cohen. Sam
actually sat on the last ZHB meeting because Charles Clark recused himself. This can be taken
off the agenda.

Auditor to replace Melody Hayner – Julie reached out to Betty “Sam” Reed who lives in
Seven Points. Sam agreed to be Melody’s Hayners Replacement on the Auditor’s Board.

Stormwater Management Ordinance – Colin explained that Upper Augusta just adopted this
and stated he will send a copy to our Attorney, Ed Greco to ask if he feels that our township
should also have such an ordinance.


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 the motion to pay all the bills. Julie
seconded it. Motion passed without opposition.

Other New Business – Advertise Meeting Dates for the Board of Supervisors, The Planning
Commission Board and The Zoning Hearing Board for 2023 – Colin read aloud all the dates of
the meetings. Paula made a motion that Julie advertise the dates for the three Boards. Julie
seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Julie stated that she feels that after the New Year the Board should schedule a meeting with the
Employee’s Larry Willard and Austin Ginck, to discuss things that are upcoming and touch base
with them. Colin agreed. Julie will put it on the agenda for next meeting.

Attorney Greco stated that he wanted the Board to be aware of a situation that occurred at the
Harleton Borough. He said that the Treasurer had completed paying the bills and put them in the
mailbox where they were overnight. He said that the one check was payment for his services. He
said that he never got the check yet when the Borough checks on the status, it had been cashed.
Someone had stolen several checks from the Borough’s mailbox, forged and cashed the checks.
He wasn’t sure if Julie puts mail in the box after hours but wanted her to be aware of this
situation. Julie stated that she tries not to do that but that lately the mailman’s hours vary so she
is putting things in at all times of the day. Atty. Greco stated that the Borough was going back
on their bank for cashing the checks.

Residents Comments – Nothing.

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:28 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 159,867.98*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,429.73*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 27,260.62*
FIRST NATIONAL-State Saving $ 33,045.69*
$ 10,472.61*
Grant Income Account $ 230,714.61*

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