Minutes

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Nov 30, 2017

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, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Fire Chief Ralph Reed, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Auditor Jim Grant. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Dennis Smith and Cindy Turnbull.

Correspondence included a letter from PennDot advising of traffic safety data to be gathered for various township roads during October 2017 to February 2018. A letter from JCAAA was received reminding the supervisors of the help the township donation means to the agency.

The minutes for the October meeting and the Budget meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of December 02, 2017. General Funds balance $253,299.29; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $20,001.21. 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 the weather siren is up and tested advising of the testing schedule going forward. He answered a few questions concerning the siren.

The Roadmaster was not present but had submitted his report to the Board.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated the issues at the Patch Road property were moving along with no other pending issues at this time.

Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activity for the fire company for the month of October. Trainings, service projects along with a controlled burn class are planned.

Old Business

There was no old business.

New Business

Tom Sedlock motioned to name the private drive now located at 1406 Galusha Road, Mill Creek Drive the first choice submitted by the residents on that road with Michael Holt second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Supervisors agreed there was no need to pass any resolution prohibiting Category 4 casinos from Snyder Township.

Michael Holt motioned to advertise the 2018 budget with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to advertise an Ordinance, Ordinance #138, needed to open two accounts with State Trust PLIGIT with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to hold the Organizational meeting for 2018, Tuesday January 2, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the township office with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

The supervisors went into executive session to discuss an item which would not result in any action that evening. Returning:

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:10 PM 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
August 31, 2017

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 Terry Fustine, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull, Fire Company Rep Devin Trentini and Auditor Jim Grant. Visitors present were Ron Holt, Barb Patton, Denny Smith, Ray Serafini, Sandy Serafini and Cindy Turnbull.

Correspondence included a letter from Seneca Resources notifying the township of proposed well drilling in Horton Township and a PA One Call notifying the supervisors of the start-up meeting for the bridge excavation at Rattlesnake Road.

The minutes for the July meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of September 2, 2017. General Funds balance $308,210.28; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $83,652.22. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Ray Serafini was present to remind the supervisors of the continuing ditch problem at his property. He was assured it is on the to do list for the road crew. He also let the board know of a township sign removed by the water company during a recent repair which has not been placed back. Joe will see to it.

Township Reports

Terry Fustine let the board know grant money to update the siren has been denied as the project is too small. Michael Holt motioned to approve up to $2,000.00 to complete this project with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

The Roadmaster gave the report of the road work and maintenance of township equipment for the month of August.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer let the board know the Hearing for the Brosky Patch Road violation had resulted in the township’s favor. Fines have been given to Mr. Brosky, and he has begun clean-up at his property. This will be monitored to make sure it is completed. Emerson has found the North St. Ext. property is in foreclosure, must be maintained but cannot be sold yet. Letters have been issued to owner and mortgage company informing them property must be secured and safe.

Devin Trentini from the Brockway Fire Company reported on the activity of the fire company for the month of August. Grants are still being done with other local fire companies.

Old Business

The stream clean-up at Fermantown Road was discussed with no agreement on proceeding with this issue.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the road bonds for Select Timbering, Fremer Reclamation, Inc. and Alliance Petroleum Corp. with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to approve use of the building for the upcoming election with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

For the Good of the Order

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:50 PM 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
October 26, 2017

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, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Fire Company Rep Devin Trentini, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, and Water Authority Rep Frank Uhl. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Ray Serafini, Sandy Serafini, and Carla Diehm.

Correspondence included a letter along with a CD containing the proposed County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The minutes for the September meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of October 28, 2017. General Funds balance $289,103.29; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $20,000.60. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Ray Serafini thanked the road crew for the clean-up of the ditch near his residence.

Bruce Miller’s request last meeting was addressed with the supervisors stating the township equipment was too large to use for trimming brush and trees along Rails-To-Trails. A letter will be sent to Bruce advising him of this decision.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine reported on the activity for the month of September.

The Roadmaster gave the report of the road work and maintenance of township equipment for the month of September.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer was not present but he had called into the office stating all issues were quiet at this time.

Brockway Fire Company Rep Devin Trentini reported on the activity for the fire company for the month of September.

Old Business

There was no old business.

New Business

Resolution 2017-3 adoption was tabled as a letter had been received from county EMA postponing this till a later date.

Michael Holt motioned to accept the VSI project being built within a floodplain pending all UCC codes were met with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

The budget meeting to formulate the 2018 budget was scheduled for November 17, 2017 at 9:30 AM here at the township office.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:35 PM 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
Sep 28, 2017

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 and Code Officer Emerson Turnbull. Visitors present were Ron Holt, Barb Patton, Bruce Miller, Cindy Turnbull and Carla Diedin.

Correspondence included a poster announcing Meeting #2 for the County Comprehensive Plan which had already been held but we did receive the notice.

The minutes for the August meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of September 30, 2017. General Funds balance $299,682.64; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $42,943.54. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Bruce Miller was present to ask the board to consider boom mowing along Rails-to-Trails. It will be considered.

Township Reports

EMA Terry Fustine was not present.

The Roadmaster gave the report of the road work and maintenance of township equipment for the month of September.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated there were continuing issues at the Brosky Patch Road property which will be dealt with.

Brockway Fire Company rep was not present.

Old Business

There was no old business.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the road bond for Allegheny Wood Products with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:20 PM 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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