Minutes

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
July 26, 2018

The monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Sedlock in the Snyder Township Building, 15706 Route 28, Brockway, Pennsylvania at 7:00 PM. Chairman Sedlock welcomed everyone present and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Supervisors present were Tom Sedlock, John Patton and Michael Holt. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Auditor Jim Grant, Solicitor Ross Ferraro and Fire Chief Ralph Reed. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Lydia Holt, United Electric Rep and Sgt. Greg Raybuck.

Correspondence included a card from the Brockway Fourth of July Committee thanking the township for our cooperation with the event.

The minutes from the June meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of July 28, 2018. General Funds balance $381,374.92; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $184,537.11. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Lydia Holt was present to fulfill the requirement of attending a township meeting to apply for the county scholarship. The supervisors then signed her application.

Sgt. Raybuck of the Pennsylvania State Police gave a run down of the police coverage and activity here in Snyder for the past year. He mentioned his appearance each day at our local schools. Solicitor Ross Ferraro added the judge has accepted a petition for police coverage at the schools with an officer on duty each day.

Jim Grant let all know why he had not attended last month’s meeting; he was attending the event connected with the “Wall of Healing” along with Supervisor Patton.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine stated he will be attending a training at the county EMA office during August.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of July. Joe also announced the crew will hold Fall Clean-up Days September 14 and 15. Joe also stated the new loader will be delivered by first part of November.

The Solicitor reported he had not been able to get any response in regards to the Brosky property located at Patch Road. We will wait to see if the resident gets released from jail and if then clean up resumes.

The Code Officer was not present.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of July and upcoming events in Brockway and a controlled burn to be scheduled in the township.

Unfinished Business

The agenda item, Act 13 and Fermantown Road would be discussed in executive session.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the Horizon Drive road excavation application for United Electric with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. The Permit was then signed.

The question on the building permit money never received from the O-I Plant 18 project will be followed up by Solicitor Ross Ferraro.

For the Good of The Order

Tom Sedlock stated the loan for the new loader has been placed on hold by S&T to avoid payments needing to be made well before the equipment is delivered. He has been in touch with Brockway school system as to the procedure to follow when we adopt the scholarship for a township resident.

The census is complete and mailed.

Joe reported the Fermantown bridge has not passed inspection, and he does not know when it will be opened.

The supervisors and the solicitor went into executive session stating no further action would be taking place following.

Adjournment

Returning, Tom Sedlock called the meeting back to order and Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:10 P.M. with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted:

Mary A. Fremer
Secretary-Treasurer

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 26, 2018

. The monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Sedlock in the Snyder Township Building, 15706 Route 28, Brockway, Pennsylvania at 7:00 PM. Chairman Sedlock welcomed everyone present and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Supervisors present were Tom Sedlock, Michael Holt and John Patton. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull, Auditor Jim Grant and Brockway Fire Chief Ralph Reed. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Cindy Turnbull, Dennis Smith, Eric Mennor, Bill Shaw and Ernie Inzana.

There was no correspondence.

The minutes from the March meeting were approved after one addition.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of April 28, 2018. General Funds balance $237,678.43; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $186,867.98. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

There was no public participation.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine was not present.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of April.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated letters to the Patch Road residence and to the resident in prison have been sent that day with notice of the violation at his Patch Road residence.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported the activities for the Brockway Fire Company. Trainings have been completed with three more full-fledged fire fighters are now certified.

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt reminded Mary of the fact Livingood Lane residents need invoiced for the paving done last summer.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to accept the paving bid advertised for Broad Street Extension with the Brockway Borough as the leading municipality with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

After discussion, the Roadmaster and the supervisors will look at the quotes for a new loader and make a decision at the next meeting May 31, 2018.

Michael Holt motioned to donate $8500.00 to the Brockway Recreation Board with John Patton second. This will be an additional $2500.00 besides the budgeted annual donation of $6000.00. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

For the Good of The Order

Michael Holt asked about the county scholarship. More info will be submitted at the next meeting with the possibility of Snyder Township having their own scholarship program.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:05 P.M. with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted:

Mary A. Fremer, Secretary-Treasurer, Snyder Township

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 28, 2018

The monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Sedlock in the Snyder Township Building, 15706 Route 28, Brockway, Pennsylvania at 7:00 PM.  Chairman Sedlock welcomed everyone present and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 

Supervisors present were Tom Sedlock and Michael Holt.  Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine and Fire Chief Ralph Reed.  Visitors present were Ernie Inzana, Sharon Fustine, Alayna Dowdall, Herbie Holt and a young man whose signature could not be read.    
Correspondence included a letter form DCED announcing Snyder Township a recipient of a Qualified Opportunity Zone.  A letter was also received from DEP letting the township know Rosebud Mining’s permit had been accepted. 

The minutes from the May meeting were approved as read.   

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of June 30, 2018.  General Funds balance $369,608.63; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $187,315.09.   Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with Tom Sedlock second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. 

Public Participation

Herbie Holt voiced his opinion that the township should consider buying a steam jenny to clean equipment of oil and chip build up.  This will be considered.
Alayna Dowdall was present to attend a township meeting as a requirement to apply for the County Scholarship offered by the JCTOA.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine had nothing to report.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of June. Michael Holt motioned to purchase a Buffalo Turbine BT Mega Debris Blower along with attachments, wheel kit and extra nozzles with Tom Sedlock second.  All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. 

The Solicitor was not present.    

The Code Officer was not present.    

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of June and upcoming events.

Unfinished Business

There was no unfinished business.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the Street Opening Application for Kevin Rush for his house being built at Vincent Drive with Tom Sedlock second.  All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.  The Permit was then signed.

For the Good of The Order

Joe Puhala mentioned Louie Waldeck of the borough road crew has asked for our road crew’s help again after the July Fourth celebration.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:00 P.M.  with Tom Sedlock second.   All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted:

Mary A. Fremer
Secretary-Treasurer

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 31, 2018

The monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Sedlock in the Snyder Township Building, 15706 Route 28, Brockway, Pennsylvania at 7:00 PM. Chairman Sedlock welcomed everyone present and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Supervisors present were Tom Sedlock, Michael Holt and John Patton. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull, Auditor Jim Grant and Brockway Fire Chief Ralph Reed. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Dennis Smith, Eric Mennor and Bill Shaw.

There was no correspondence.

The minutes from the April meeting were approval as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of June 2, 2018. General Funds balance $367,615.44; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $187,081.42. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

There was no public participation.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine reported on activities for the month of May with his attending a training at the County EMA Center.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of May.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated response from the Patch Road resident in violation has not been received as yet.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of May and upcoming events.

Unfinished Business

The supervisors decided to discuss the scholarship program when they meet to decide on next year’s budget. The 2018 donation is already in this year’s budget so it will be paid.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to borrow up to $125,000.00 for a new equipment purchase with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to purchase a John Deere 444k loader with trade in of our present loader for a total after trade in of $118,591.90 with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to approve Roadmaster Joe Puhala’s purchase of a power broom attachment for the new loader from Apple Tractor with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Tom Sedlock motioned to accept the Landlord Agreement for the building as polling place for the May 15th election with Michael Holt second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

For the Good of The Order

Michael Holt asked that employee Gino Yale check out cutting a new door for the election room to have better flow for voters.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:55 P.M. with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted:

Mary A. Fremer
Secretary-Treasurer


Snyder Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

15706 Route 28
Brockway, PA 15824

Phone and FAX: 814-265-1819

Office Hours:
Mon. 1-5 PM
Wed and Fri. 9 AM-1 PM

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