12/14/23 – Meeting Minutes

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12/14/23 – 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, Grace
Herrold, Ron Bingaman, Dana Rhyneer

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
None

Amend Parks and Recreation Special Events Campground – Chapter 16 – Colin went over a
few of the changes and commented that it has been here in the township for anyone to review for
the past month. The residents attending had no questions of the Board. Paula made a motion to
pass the Amendment. Julie seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Comprehensive Plan Update – Hearing – Colin stated that we had a meeting at the United
Lutheran Church in October. He asked if anyone had any questions. No one did. Julie made a
motion to pass the Update. Paula seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Road Status Report -The crew worked at and finished the boom mowing for this year. They
also worked on filling potholes around the township. They worked on the township equipment,
removed downed trees, replaced road markers and signs.

Zoning Investigations – The Sinsel’s were taken to the Magistrate. The Magistrate was
contacted by our Zoning Officer to see where they were and found that the summons hadn’t been
sent out. It was sent after the call. Waiting to see if they plead guilty or not.

Government Funds – The Board was going to discuss purchasing a large propane tank and
generator. Prices were given at the last meeting.

Tyler Karycki/Bill Yost – Property Issue – Atty. Greco heard from Atty. Bathgate, and it is in
the hands of DEP. Paula reminded the board that we gave a Conditional Use for the business for
the father-in-law, Bill Yost, not the son in law who now runs it. She also said our zoning officer
should drive by as it looks like they are starting to pile up tires.

Stormwater Management Ordinance -Atty.Greco gave changes to Colin to review. The Board
agreed to have Atty. Greco move forward with creating the Ordinance.

Hazen Road Turn around – Mark Hassinger – Nothing more.

Solar Farm – Julie sent a letter to (ARM) the parties involved and told them the Board of
Supervisors was not willing to change our Ordinance but suggested they apply for a variance.
The letter was sent over 6 weeks ago, and the Board has heard nothing from them.

Atty. Karpowich – Nothing more – Take off.

Road Bonding – Colin told Atty. Greco that he will review the information he received and will
have it for him by the February meeting.

Generator and Propane Tank -The Board discussed the price and decided to purchase the 20
K W generator from Schaedler Yesco in Williamsport for $5,900 as well as the switch for
$900.00 Colin made the motion to make the purchase. Julie seconded the motion. There was
more discussion on the size of the tank. It was decided that we should purchase the 500- or
1,000-gallon horizonal tank (upon receiving size recommendation from the Manufacturer). Julie
made the motion to purchase the tank from Fisher Services per the size the Manufacturer
suggests. Paula seconded the motion. The price will either be $2,529.00 for 500 gallon or
$4,202.00 for $1,000. Gallon tank. Motion passed without opposition. Colin stated we will need
someone to hook it up and do the electrical work. He said that Jim Reader would be a contact,
but he knows he is so busy it would take him a long time to get to it. Julie stated that another
electrician that has done work for the township, Dale Klinger, Tri Edison. Julie will contact him
once the orders are placed, and a schedule made.

Drone – Scheduled with On-the-Fly Aerial for November 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. – Julie stated that
Paula and she looked over the video’s provided by the company and they saw absolutely nothing
of concern. There was no bus which was rumored to have been brought in. There were two small
buildings which he had permits for and you could see where he installed the septic system (also
permitted.). Julie stated the residents in that area had been making accusations and sending her
notes for some time, they even got Linda Culver involved. Julie phoned Linda’s office and left a
message for her with Jeff Cole to say that the Drone company did not pick up any issues and the
matter is closed. (Take off the agenda)
Garman Issue with Bridge – Nothing more.

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- Julie made a motion to pay all bills. Colin
seconded the motion. Motion passed without opposition.

Other New Business – Julie stated that she had set up a meeting with the Board, DEP, NCCD
and farmer and property owner, Jeff Pontius, over on Jarrett Road. She said Colin and Larry
went to the meeting as she was tied up with a resident at the office. There was also a
representative there that deals with Dirt and Gravel Roads. After that initial meeting, Julie
contacted the township engineer, Mike Brinkash and met with him, Colin and Larry to go over
the issues addressed at the first meeting. Mike made some calculations and told us that we
would need two larger squash pipes. When Julie gave the information to Larry, he stated that
Dirt and Gravel will not allow two pipes, they want one. So, she wrote back to Mike and asked if
he could calculate it for one large pipe. She also contacted NCCD and got a copy of the newest
Dirt and Gravel Road grant application. She was told that she can get the information together
and submit it anytime but that it will not be looked at until next Summer when they get the funds,
and the funds then are not given out until fall so it will be almost another year before we could
start work on it. The prices for just the two pipes that Mike suggested, and the rental of an
excavator will be close to $14,000.

Colin wanted to thank Paula for her 23 years of service to the township as a Township
Supervisor. He stated that it had been great working with her, to which Julie agreed. Julie said
she hopes that Paula will continue to attend the meetings. Paula assured the Board that she was
not going away and that now as a resident would feel more at liberty to speak her concerns.

Residents Comments – Nothing

Motion to Adjourn- Paula made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Julie seconded the
motion. Motion passed without opposition.

FIRST NATIONAL -General $ 228,908.09*
FIRST NATIONAL Gen. Savings $ 19,940.47*
FIRST NATIONAL- State $ 18,381.61 *
FIRST NATIONAL-State Savings $ 29,401.59*
EQUIPMENT FUND $ 39,691.62*
Grant Income Account $ 206,928.95*

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