Minutes

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
July 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, John Patton and Michael Holt. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Auditor Jim Grant, Solicitor Ross Ferraro and Fire Chief Ralph Reed. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Lydia Holt, United Electric Rep and Sgt. Greg Raybuck.

Correspondence included a card from the Brockway Fourth of July Committee thanking the township for our cooperation with the event.

The minutes from the June meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of July 28, 2018. General Funds balance $381,374.92; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $184,537.11. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Lydia Holt was present to fulfill the requirement of attending a township meeting to apply for the county scholarship. The supervisors then signed her application.

Sgt. Raybuck of the Pennsylvania State Police gave a run down of the police coverage and activity here in Snyder for the past year. He mentioned his appearance each day at our local schools. Solicitor Ross Ferraro added the judge has accepted a petition for police coverage at the schools with an officer on duty each day.

Jim Grant let all know why he had not attended last month’s meeting; he was attending the event connected with the “Wall of Healing” along with Supervisor Patton.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine stated he will be attending a training at the county EMA office during August.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of July. Joe also announced the crew will hold Fall Clean-up Days September 14 and 15. Joe also stated the new loader will be delivered by first part of November.

The Solicitor reported he had not been able to get any response in regards to the Brosky property located at Patch Road. We will wait to see if the resident gets released from jail and if then clean up resumes.

The Code Officer was not present.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of July and upcoming events in Brockway and a controlled burn to be scheduled in the township.

Unfinished Business

The agenda item, Act 13 and Fermantown Road would be discussed in executive session.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the Horizon Drive road excavation application for United Electric with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. The Permit was then signed.

The question on the building permit money never received from the O-I Plant 18 project will be followed up by Solicitor Ross Ferraro.

For the Good of The Order

Tom Sedlock stated the loan for the new loader has been placed on hold by S&T to avoid payments needing to be made well before the equipment is delivered. He has been in touch with Brockway school system as to the procedure to follow when we adopt the scholarship for a township resident.

The census is complete and mailed.

Joe reported the Fermantown bridge has not passed inspection, and he does not know when it will be opened.

The supervisors and the solicitor went into executive session stating no further action would be taking place following.

Adjournment

Returning, Tom Sedlock called the meeting back to order and Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:10 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
August 30, 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, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Auditor Jim Grant, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Fire Company Rep Mike Hoskavich. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Cindy Turnbull, David Keith, Herbie Holt, Ray Serafini and Sandy Serafini.

Correspondence included a letter from Owens-Brockway informing the board of their application for renewal of the Title V Operating Permit with DEP. An email had also been received from the County Solid Waste announcing a tire collection day set for September 8, 2018.

The minutes from the July meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of September 1, 2018. General Funds balance $347,610.79; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $153,249.62. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

David Keith asked about a driveway issue at his residence. Joe Puhala let him know it he was aware, had checked it and found it was not a township road issue. He advised David as to how he can proceed.

Ron Holt asked if any decision had been reached about purchasing a steam jenny for equipment clean up and was told the supervisors decide against the purchase but one could be rented as needed.

Ray and Sandy Serafini let the road crew know they were pleased with the job they are doing, and Joe let them know the Serafini Road sign had been replaced.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine let the board know of the activities of the EMA for the month of August, especially the recent weather emergency.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of August. The recent damage to Siple Road was discussed, and Michael Holt motioned to purchase 45 foot of 10-gauge, seven-foot arch from Catalone Pipe and Supply for this project with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated he felt it was time to take measures to end the Patch Road property problem and proceed to condemn the property.

The Brockway Fire Chief Rep reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of August, upcoming trainings and planned events for Fire Prevention Week. He also stated the scheduled controlled burning had been postponed.

Unfinished Business

Tom Sedlock asked to spend some Act 13 money for the creek at Fermantown Road. Supervisors had voted against this previously and were not agreeable to open it for new discussion.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the Brownlee Lumber road bond for Seventh Avenue Extension and the Matson Lumber road bond for Bundy Settlement Road with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to approve the Landlord Agreement with the county to hold the November election at the building with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

For the Good of The Order

Mary gave a corrected treasurer’s report for the Liquid Fuel Fund and agreed a new QuickBooks update needs to be installed as she has been having numerous problems with her program. COG will reimburse the township for this cost.

John Patton let the board know of a problem at Bovaird Road and the board asked him to see our solicitor to help correct this with the resident involved. He also stated he had been approached about allowing ATV travel on our roads. Supervisors were all against this.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:25 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
June 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 and Michael Holt.  Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine and Fire Chief Ralph Reed.  Visitors present were Ernie Inzana, Sharon Fustine, Alayna Dowdall, Herbie Holt and a young man whose signature could not be read.    
Correspondence included a letter form DCED announcing Snyder Township a recipient of a Qualified Opportunity Zone.  A letter was also received from DEP letting the township know Rosebud Mining’s permit had been accepted. 

The minutes from the May meeting were approved as read.   

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of June 30, 2018.  General Funds balance $369,608.63; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $187,315.09.   Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with Tom Sedlock second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. 

Public Participation

Herbie Holt voiced his opinion that the township should consider buying a steam jenny to clean equipment of oil and chip build up.  This will be considered.
Alayna Dowdall was present to attend a township meeting as a requirement to apply for the County Scholarship offered by the JCTOA.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine had nothing to report.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of June. Michael Holt motioned to purchase a Buffalo Turbine BT Mega Debris Blower along with attachments, wheel kit and extra nozzles with Tom Sedlock second.  All supervisors voted yes, motion carried. 

The Solicitor was not present.    

The Code Officer was not present.    

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of June and upcoming events.

Unfinished Business

There was no unfinished business.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the Street Opening Application for Kevin Rush for his house being built at Vincent Drive with Tom Sedlock second.  All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.  The Permit was then signed.

For the Good of The Order

Joe Puhala mentioned Louie Waldeck of the borough road crew has asked for our road crew’s help again after the July Fourth celebration.

Adjournment

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 8:00 P.M.  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
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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