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
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
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
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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