Minutes

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Budget Meeting
Nov 14, 2018

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Sedlock in the Snyder Township Building at 9:30 A.M. Supervisors present were Tom Sedlock, Michael Holt and John Patton. Also present was Mary Fremer and Joe Puhala.

BUSINESS:

Michael Holt motioned to approve the road bond on James Bond Road for Matson Lumber with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to accept the 2019 health insurance rates with a 3.5% increase and add dental coverage for the hourly full time road crew employees with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Those present proceeded to discuss the township funds compared with last year and compared with the budget versus actual. Proposed figures for the 2019 budget were decided on.

ADJOURNMENT:

John Patton motioned to adjourn at 10:30 A.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
November 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, 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 Chief Ralph Reed III. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Clyde Salandra and Cindy Turnbull.

Correspondence included notification which was being reviewed by the board prior to the meeting from Thomas Robillard from the state of an abandoned mine project located in the township.

The minutes from the October meeting were approved as read. The minutes from the November 14th budget meeting had one correction. These minutes were then approved.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of December 1, 2018. General Funds balance $232,445.42; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $127,776.03. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Jim Grant asked for a picture of the new loader to be displayed at the office.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine reported on the activities of the township EMA for the month of November and his upcoming trainings.

The Roadmaster was not present.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer stated the Kearney Road issue had been resolved.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of November along with the upcoming activities scheduled. Michael Holt on behalf of the Board presented the 2018 budgeted donation of $35,000.00 to the fire chief. The Board thanked the Fire Company for their good service to the community along with John Patton thanking them for a recent special event for his Great Grandson.

Unfinished Business

No response has come from Amy Brubaker in regards to her continuing as our rep to the Brockway Recreation Board so the position will be advertised.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to advertise the 2019 Budget with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

The supervisors have questions concerning the cost invoiced to the township for the firemen’s worker’s comp. This will be clarified with Brockway Borough.

Michael Holt announced the camera had been picked up at the COG meeting which will be used by the road crew. Clothing has also been ordered for the road crew with $300.00 being paid by the COG and the balance of $58.61 paid by the township. Secretary Days were held by the COG and info as to how we can avoid paying for payroll to QuickBooks given to secretaries.

The Organizational Meeting will be January 7, 2019, 7:00 PM with the Auditors organizing January 8, 2019, 7:00 PM.

ADJOURNMENT

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:40 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 7, 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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