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

Correspondence included letters from the Mengle Library and the JCAAA thanking the township for the annual donations. Joe Krentzman & Son, Inc. sent a letter advising of the recipient of this year’s Krentzman Cares donation being Pennsylvania Wildlife for Everyone Endowment.

The minutes for the November meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of December 30, 2017. General Funds balance $236,104.87; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $15,783.94. 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 answered a question from November. He stated there are three weather sirens in the county. He also reported he had attended a meeting with Sandy Township, and he thanked the board for their ongoing support.

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

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated there are no issues at this time.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activity for the fire company for the month of December. Firemen helped with the annual Christmas hayride, held a very successful food drive, have the FEMA Grant application ready to submit and are moving ahead with their annual banquet scheduled for January 13, 2018.

Old Business

Michael Holt motioned to adopt the 2018 Budget with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. The Budget includes no tax increase.

Michael Holt motioned to adopt Ordinance #138 joining other government units investing in PLGIT, opening two PLGIT/PRIME accounts with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

New Business

There was no new business.

For the Good of The Order

Tom Sedlock let the group know of some grant monies to support the 219 south road re-surfacing project coming in the future.

Joe Puhala reminded the supervisors of the road crew request for a pay raise for 2018.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:30 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
January 25, 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 John Patton. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Fire Chief Ralph Reed, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull, Attorney Ross Ferraro and Auditor Jim Grant. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Ron Holt, Dennis Smith and Cindy Turnbull.

There was no correspondence.

The minutes for the December Meeting and the January Organizational Meeting were read. Two corrections were made and the minutes were approved. First the grant monies Tom Sedlock had stated were for the 219 intersection project not the re-surfacing project. The Organizational Meeting minutes needed to include that John Patton had voiced that he preferred a $.50 per hour raise for hourly employees instead of the $.25 raise motion on the floor.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of January 27, 2018. General Funds balance $212,980.11; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $10,218.22. John Patton motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with Tom Sedlock second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Jim Grant reminded all present of the Citizen of the Year banquet that weekend and encouraged all to attend or they would be sorry later.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine stated the EMA Plan was updated and the Resolution needed to adopt this would be on next month’s agenda

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

The Solicitor was present. He thanked the Board for appointing his firm once again as solicitor for the township.

The Code Officer stated the Patch Road clean-up was getting nasty again. The solicitor will provide him with a letter and he will go to the property and remind the owner of his responsibility to get his property up to code.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activity for the fire company for the month of January.

Unfinished Business

There was no unfinished business.

New Business

The need to appoint a sewage officer was tabled until the next meeting.

John Patton motioned to accept the resignation of Brian May as township rep to the Brockway Recreation Board with Tom Sedlock second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

For the Good of The Order

Joe Puhala let the Board know a firm, Central LSS Consulting, LLC would be replacing electric lines along Horizon Drive and would be digging on our right-of-way. Supervisors agreed this could proceed with the company filing the proper form.

Adjournment

Tom Sedlock motioned to adjourn at 7:35 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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