Minutes

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 29, 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; EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine; Code Officer Emerson Turnbull; Snyder Township Sewage Association Reps Ron Freemer and Kevin McMeekin and Auditors Jim Grant and Georgia Fremer.  Visitors present were Barb Patton, Ray Serafini, Sandy Serafini, Jake Rindosh, Dennis Smith, Cindy Turnbull, Ron Holt, Terry Maher, Jim Ross, Russ Clark and Mary Rasenberg.

Correspondence included a notice from the County Solid Waste of an electronics and household hazardous waste recycling day.

The minutes from the February meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of March 31, 2018.  General Funds balance $240,501.48; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $186,715.13.   Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second.   All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Ray Serafini reminded the supervisors of the anti-skid at the entrance to Serafini Road and asked that it be removed before it goes into the ditch.  The crew is aware and will be sweeping soon.

Terry Maher was present to get the supervisors signatures for a PennDot approval for the Fourth of July bike race to use some of the township roads.  He gave a rundown of the success of this event.  The approval with signatures was given.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine stated he had attended a training and that the test day for the weather siren with the school had been held. 
The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of March.   He will check into prices for a loader.
The Solicitor mentioned he will research into the Patch Road clean-up issue as it is in violation again. 
The Code Officer had nothing else to report besides the Patch Road issue.

The Brockway Fire Chief was not present. 

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt motioned to adopt Ordinance #139 concerning the sewage system upgrade and approve the guarantee of Snyder Township’s payment portion with John Patton second.    All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. 

Michael Holt motioned to approve Dave Tinker as SEO for Snyder Township with John Patton second.   All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to appoint Francis Rindosh as representative for Snyder Township to the Brockway Recreation Board with John Patton second.   All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to accept the low COG bids from Jefferson Paving for $18.59 per ton delivered for the 50 ton #57 limestone, $16.77 per ton delivered for the #2A limestone and $19.34 per ton delivered for the #1 limestone; the low bid from Woodland Equipment and Supply Company for $22.09 per ton delivered for the #8 limestone; the COG bid from Jefferson Paving for the 20,000 gallon E3 at $1.73 per gallon applied and $2.72 per gallon applied for the 10,000 gallon MC70 road oils with John Patton second.   All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. 

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to accept the renewal from Nationwide Insurance for the employee disability insurance with John Patton second.   All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

For the Good of The Order

Joe Puhala asked if it will be approved to have roads daylighted this year.  Supervisors advised him to get a plan together to use this service cost efficiently as they want this service to continue.  Joe is looking to Fermantown Road and Siple Road for this year followed by Granville Road now or later.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:35 P.M. to enjoy birthday cake for Auditor Jim Grant with John Patton second.   All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Note

I forgot Ross Ferraro, Solicitor was present - that was added manually by me, Mary Fremer. 

 

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
February 22, 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, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Fire Chief Ralph Reed, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Auditor Jim Grant. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Dennis Smith, Cindy Turnbull and Ernie Inzana.

There was no correspondence.

The minutes for the January Meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of February 24, 2018. General Funds balance $17,607.04; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $3,591.23; PLGIT Prime Account $200,000.00 and PLGIT Liquid Fuels Prime Account $1,000.00. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

There were no public comments.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine stated the EMA Plan was updated. Michael Holt motioned to adopt Resolution 2018-3 updating our 2018 EMA Plan with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. He will coordinate with the school and be advertising the day of the testing of the weather siren some time soon as the school needs to hear this and get it into their plan.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of February. He will hold Spring Clean-up Days March 30 and 31st.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated the Patch Road clean-up will be cited again as property owner has given no response to recent communication attempts. Supervisors agreed this has to be pursued as our ordinances must be enforced.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activity for the fire company for the month of February. They have trainings scheduled as well as their annual gun bash.

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt motioned to appoint Dave Tinker as SEO for the month of March with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

There has been no response as yet for the need for a rep to the Recreation Board.

New Business

Supervisors decided to look at the COG road material bids which will be opened March 14, and then decide at their April meeting if they will award bids to a COG bidder or advertise them again to be opened at the May meeting.

For the Good of The Order

Mary let supervisors know she would not be in office Monday March 5th.

Adjournment

Tom Sedlock 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 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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