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
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
September 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 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
Oct 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, John Patton and Michael Holt. Township Officials present were Secretary-Treasurer Mary Fremer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Fire Company Rep Mike Hoskavich. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Dennis Smith, Mary Belle Holt, Herbie Holt, Jake Rindosh and Cindy Turnbull.

Tom Sedlock shared a notification from LaBella stating a recent oil spill involving Ceriani Transport had the final approved release filed.

The minutes from the September meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of October 26, 2018. General Funds balance $296,934.32; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $130,496.53. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Jake Rindosh asked for some road improvement to a spot on Seventh Avenue Extension. Joe will have the crew do some repair.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine gave the activities of the township EMA for the month of October.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and the maintenance to township equipment for the month of October. Michael Holt motioned to purchase the largest storage bin from DKS Storage with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

The Solicitor had nothing to report.

The Code Officer stated he had inspected the Kearney Road residence in regards to a dangerous issue along our right-of-way. The solicitor and the board asked him to now send a letter as this situation is a danger and must be resolved.

The Brockway Fire Company Rep reported on the activities for the Brockway Fire Company during the month of October.

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt let all know he had been in contact with the DEP and Hess and Fisher concerning the repair for Siple Road. It will be Tuesday, October the 30th with all involved present to get this done that day.

Tom Sedlock stated the new loader will be in this coming week.

New Business

With Amy Brubaker’s term on the Recreation Board ending January 1, 2019, a letter will be sent asking her of her intentions to terminate or continue her service.

Michael Holt motioned to enroll in the EMC OnCall Nurse Program with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

A budget meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 at 9 AM.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

Terry Fustine let the board know of a water ban still in affect at the JFJ location.

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, 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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