Minutes

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
Jul 27, 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 and John Patton. Supervisor Michael Hold was absent. Township officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Terry Fustine, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull, Fire Company Rep Ralph Reed and Auditor Jim Grant. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Denny Smith and Brad Gankosky.

There was no correspondence.

The minutes for the June meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of July 29, 2017. General Funds balance $333,445.15. Liquid Fuels Fund balance $147,469.51. John Patton motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with Tom Sedlock second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Brad Gankosky stated firemen have applied for a county block grant. John Patton motioned to approve this with their signatures. Tom Sedlock gave the second, motion carried.

Township Reports

Terry Fustine let the board know he had applied for grant money to update the siren to a weather only alarm with the siren being a backup for Brockway fire alarm also.

The Roadmaster gave the report of the road work and maintenance of township equipment for the month of July. He asked for Fall Clean-up days to be held September 22nd and 23rd. Supervisors agreed. John Patton mentioned Hilltop Lane had been brought to his attention needing oil. Joe stated he would use E3 for this as he has enough for the job.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer let the board know he had received a subpoena for a hearing for the Brosky Patch Road violation. Emerson was given the address and will look into it.

Ralph Reed reported on the activity for the month of July for the Brockway Firemen. He gave the supervisors a list of alarms being updated for their signatures. Signatures were to verify he had let the board know.

Old Business

There was not unfinished business.

New Business

The annual township official’s convention was announced to be held October 12th. Reservations are needed by next meeting.

For the Good of the Order

Mary let the board know there has been no extra fees added onto our fire hydrants costs to the Brockway Water Authority.

Adjournment

John Patton motioned to adjourn at 7:30 PM 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
April 25, 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, Brockway Fire Company Official Devon Trentini, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Auditor Jim Grant. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Jacob Wineberg, Terry Maher, Cindy Turnbull, Denny Smith and Herbie Holt.

There was no correspondence.

The minutes for the March meeting were read with approval as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of April 29, 2017. General Funds balance $200,589.47; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $179,332.11. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Ron Holt asked where he needed to go to get an absentee ballot and was directed to the proper place at the county.

Jim Grant reported that the audit was done with everything in order and balanced.

Terry Maher gave a report on the annual bicycle race to be held during the Brockway Fourth of July celebration. The PennDot release forms for the race were signed by the supervisors.

Township Reports

Terry Fustine was not present as he was still on the scene of an accident in the township.

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

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated a hearing has not been scheduled as yet for the property at Patch Road. A complaint at Edmar Lane was taken care of and he has had our road crew board up a property on North St. Ext. also.

Fire Company Rep Devon Trentini reported on the fire company activity for April. Devon answered some siren questions from John Patton.

Old Business

The supervisors decided to inspect the roads at their convenience, then discuss paving at the May meeting. Joe will get prices from PennDot rep for paving of various roads.

New Business

The supervisors decided to have John Simchick clean up our laptop and get prices for a new one and a laser printer.

For the Good of the Order

Jacob Wineberg, a student, was introduced and welcomed as he was present to attend a meeting, a requirement for a grant application he is applying for.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:00 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
June 29, 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, Water Authority Rep Frank Uhl, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull, Fire Company Rep Ralph Reed and Auditor Jim Grant. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Denny Smith, Carla Diehm and James Burkholder.

Correspondence included a permit application notice from ProChemTech, truck dedication festivities announcement from the Brockway Firemen and a re-notification of underground mining operations from Rosebud Mining.

The minutes for the May meeting were read with approval as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of July 1, 2017. General Funds balance $320,269.75; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $171,978.41. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried

Public Participation

James Burkholder, present to hear bid results, let the board know his name in the newspaper from last month’s paving discussion was awkward for him as a businessman. He hopes in the future resident names will not be published.

Frank Uhl was present to see if there were any concerns with the water authority.

Township Reports

Terry Fustine let the board know he was getting info to have our siren made a weather only warning.

The Roadmaster gave the report of the road work and maintenance of township equipment for the month of June. The crew will work with Borough for July 4th clean-up and the tree trimmers will be in the week of July 10th.

The Solicitor stated the Patch Road property owner had been issued a bench warrant and this was as far as we can go with this violation now. The supervisors agreed.

The Code Officer agreed with the Patch Road info and reported he had emailed the property owner, a bank, for the property boarded up on North Street Extension and the need for their immediate action as it is close to the school. He also has had the road crew board up an abandoned trailer on Granville Road after residents complaint and finding signs of activity there.

Ralph Reed reported on the activity for the month of June for the Brockway Firemen.

Old Business

The paving ids were opened with results as follows: New Enterprise stone & Lime, $35,944.65; Jefferson Paving, $40,757.28 and Glenn Hawbaker - $39,072.00.

Mike Holt motioned to accept the low bid from New Enterprise Stone & Lime with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

New Business

Mike Holt motioned to approve the road bond for Bundy Settlement Road for BWP Hardwoods, Inc. with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

For the Good of the Order

Mary let the board know our gas impact fee check for this year will be $18,363.00, down from previous years.

The board went into executive session with discussion which would not be acted on that night.

Adjournment

Returning, Mike Holt motioned to adjourn at 9:00 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
May 27, 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, Water Authority Rep Frank Uhl, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Auditor Jim Grant.   Visitors present were Barb Patton, Denny Smith, Evelyn Grant, James Burkholder and Frank Uhl.

There was no correspondence.

The minutes for the April meeting were read with approval as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of May 27, 2017.  General Funds balance $313,662.47; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $171,975.36.  Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

James Burkholder discussed paving at Livingood Lane and was told it is being considered.

Frank Uhl was present to see if there were any concerns with the water authority. He stated they had a new Super, Anton Petruzzi.

Township Reports

Terry Fustine updated the supervisors with several issues along with his report for May.

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

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated an arrest will be made concerning the violations at the property at the Patch Road.  He is also following up on garbage complaints for a property at 167 Edmar Lane with the property owners.

Terry Fustine gave the fire company report for May with announcing the truck is back from refurbishment and the used truck due to arrive soon

Old Business

Mike Holt motioned to advertise for bids all paving items on the PennDot spec sheet along with blacktop removal in between the tracks at Granville Road by our road crew and added to the Granville paving with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

New Business

Mike Holt motioned to hire A&R Tree Trimming and Removal to remove the tree at the Salizzoni property and daylight Kearney Road from the Borough Line to Horizon Drive with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

For the Good of the Order

The supervisors approved some time off for Mary Fremer during the month of June.

Mike Holt motioned to have our DOT compliance services changed to C.W. Adams & Associates, LLC with John Patton second.  All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. 

Joe Puhala announced there was a new fridge purchased for the building.

The flooding problem at Wanda Trunzo’s property was discussed with note that the Conservation District did not see this as a township problem.

Adjournment

John Patton motioned to adjourn at 8:15 PM with Mike Holt 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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