Minutes

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Budget Meeting
Jan 31, 2019

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, John Patton and Michael Holt. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Auditor James Grant, Recreation Board Rep Jake Rindosh and Fire Company Chief Ralph Reed. Visitors present were Ray Serafini, Sandy Serafini, Ernie Inzana, Sarah Anderson and Dennis Smith.

There was no correspondence.

The minutes from the December and Organizational meetings were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of February 2, 2019. General Funds balance $183,493.69; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $119,610.16. 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 reported on the activities of the township EMA for the month of January. Michael Holt motioned to approve Resolution 2019-3 updating the EMA Plan for 2019 with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and equipment maintenance for the month of January. The supervisors instructed him to get a list of trees on the township right-of-way needing to be removed to avoid damage to our equipment while performing road maintenance. Land owners will be informed of any tree removal.

The Solicitor and the Code Officer were not present.

Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of January.

Unfinished Business

Notary Sarah Anderson was present to administer the Oath of Office to newly appointed auditor Francis Rindosh.

New Business

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

Roadmaster Joe Puhala stated he had the stone and road oil amounts to submit to the COG with bid openings March 13, 2019.

Michael Holt motioned to begin the process to establish a $500.00 scholarship for any Snyder Township student who will be furthering his or her education. This will include all area schools, Cyber schools and Homeschoolers. Senior class students and those already in advanced learning will qualify. John Patton gave the second, all supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Grant money is available from North Central which Tom Sedlock feels could fix the Toby Creek problem at the Wanda Trunzo property. The item died for lack of a motion.

Michael Holt motioned to approve dental coverage for the full time road crew employees with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

No comments.

ADJOURNMENT

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:05 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
February 28, 2019

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, John Patton and Michael Holt. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Auditor James Grant, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Fire Company Rep Mike Hoskavich. Visitors present were Jim Ross, Mary Belle Holt, Herbie Holt, Carla Bullers, Austin Bullers, Dennis Smith, Cindy Turnbull, Colleen Beatty and Cullen Beatty.

With Fire Company Rep Mike Hoskavich needing to leave, he gave the report for the Brockway Fire Company for the month of February. He had two issues which would need the township involvement coming in the next few months.

Correspondence included letters notifying of locations in compliance after recent reportable submissions.

The minutes from the January meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of March 2, 2019. General Funds balance $200,358.93; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $114,122.78. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Austin Bullers was present as a requirement to submit his applications for the Jefferson County and Snyder Township’s scholarships.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine reported on the activities of the township EMA for the month of February. He attended a training, and also stated county EMA would like to come and meet with the supervisors to go over our Plan so all would know the proper procedures in time of crisis. He presented the supervisors with the idea of forming mutual aid programs with other townships. The Board was in favor of these.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and equipment maintenance for the month of February. Michael Holt motioned to hold “Clean-Up Days” April 5th and 6th with a limit of four tires per household or business. Any tire over that limit would be charged $2.00 per tire. John Patton gave the second, all supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer had nothing to report.

Unfinished Business

There was no Unfinished Business.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the road name Emerald Isle Lane replacing the present name Girl Scout Drive with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to approve the Landlord Agreement with the county to hold the May 21st election here at the building. John Patton gave the second, all supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

The salt contract for 2019-2020 has been submitted to CoStars.

The road crew will attend the Dirt and Gravel Workshop March 21st.

ADJOURNMENT

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:55 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
December 28, 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, John Patton and Michael Holt. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Auditor James Grant, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull, Recreation Board Rep Jake Rindosh and Fire Company Rep Mike Hoskavich. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Dennis Smith and Cindy Turnbull.

Correspondence included thank you notes from Mengle Memorial Library and JCAAA thanking the township for the recent budgeted donations for 2018.

The minutes from the November meeting were approved as read

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of December 29, 2018. General Funds balance $216,065.10; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $125,300.71. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Jim Grant asked again for a picture of the new loader to submit to the newspaper. Joe will get him one the next day.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine reported on the activities of the township EMA for the month of December and the meeting he attended at Highland View along with numerous other emergency services.

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

The Solicitor was present to let the board know of upcoming business they would need to address in 2019. He assured the Board he was available to help Mike Holt with finding the information as to the amount of worker’s comp for the fire company billed to Brockway Borough and shared equally by the borough and the township.

The Code Officer had nothing new to report.

The Brockway Fire Rep reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of December along with a summary of 2018 calls and activities past and upcoming for 2019.

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the 2019 Budget with no tax increase with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

A representative to the Brockway Recreation Board has not been found so the position will be left vacant.

Michael Holt stated Hess & Fisher are finalizing the paperwork for the Siple Road repair project. Joe Puhala stated all radios were updated and working well with the new radio installed.

New Business

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

Michael Holt motioned to renew the QuickBooks payroll program at the reduced cost of $315.00 a year offered by Diana Patton, QuickBooks certified advisor, with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

A reminder that the organizational meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2019 here at the township office at 7 PM.

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
2019 ORGANIZATIONAL Meeting
Jan 07, 2019

The meeting was called to order by temporary chairman Tom Sedlock in the Snyder Township Building, 15706 Route 28, Brockway, Pennsylvania at 7:00 P.M. Supervisor 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, Auditor James Grant, Auditor Georgia Fremer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala and EMA Director Terry Fustine. Residents present were Chris Cavalline and Jake Rindosh.

NOMINATIONS:

Michael Holt nominated Tom Sedlock for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. John Patton nominated Michael Holt for Vice-Chairman of the Board of Supervisors with Michael Holt second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

APPOINTMENTS:

Michael Holt motioned to keep the positions of Secretary-Treasurer, Mary Fremer; EMA Director, Terry Fustine; Solicitor, Ferarro, Kruk and Ferarro LLP; Township Engineer, Hess & Fisher Engineers, Inc.; Roadmaster, Joe Puhala; Health Officer and Code Officer, Emerson Turnbull and Vacancy Board, Steve Varischetti with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

REAFFIRMATION OF EMPLOYEES:

Michael Holt motioned to re-affirm all township employee wages, holidays, vacations and benefits with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to increase the IRS mileage rate to the 2019 rate $.58 for all elected officials and employees using their personal vehicles for township business. John Patton gave the second, all supervisors voted yes, the motion carried.

TOWNSHIP DEPOSITORIES:

Michael Holt motioned to continue to use S&T Bank as depository for the General Fund checking and First Commonwealth as depository for the Liquid Fuel Fund checking with continuing the two PLGIT Prime accounts with John Patton giving the second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

MEETING LOCATION, TIME AND DATES:

Michael Holt motioned to keep the regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors the last Thursday of each month here at the Snyder Township Building at 7:00 P.M. except the meeting for November, the 21st. John Patton gave the second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

CERTIFICATION OF CONVENTION DELEGATES:

John Patton motioned to certify Michael Holt as voting delegated to the State Convention with Michael Holt second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

BUSINESS AND CITIZENS TO BE HEARD:

Michael Holt motioned to adopt Resolution 2019-1 appointing Mary Fremer as primary voting delegate to the TCC with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to adopt Resolution 2019-2 approving the TCC 2019 budget with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned accept resident Chris Cavalline as a township rep to the Brockway Recreation Board with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

EMA Terry Fustine let the board know of upcoming trainings.

Jake Rindosh expressed his desire to serve as Auditor. Michael Holt motioned to accept this and turn it over to the Vacancy Board to petition the Court of Common Pleas for this position with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt stated the question concerning the payment to Brockway Borough for the compensation for the firemen had been explained with Snyder paying 55% and Brockway paying 45% which is billed by the insurance company and based on population.

ADJOURNMENT:

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:25 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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