Minutes

Snyder Township Board of Regular Monthly Meeting
May 30, 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, Sewage Association Rep Ron Freemer, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, Auditor James Grant, Auditor Jake Rindosh, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Fire Company Chief Ralph Reed. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Lydia Holt, Herbie Holt, Cindy Turnbull and Ernie Inzana.

Correspondence included a packet from AECOM concerning the permit applications with DEP for the National Fuel Project. A Thank-you card was also received from Terry Maher.

The minutes from the April meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of June 1, 2019. General Funds balance $354,352.54; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $301,633.85. 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 complete her application for the Township Scholarship.

Ron Freemer, township sewage association rep, gave the board an update of the recent sewage system project.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine reported on the activities of the township EMA for the month of May. He has attended a meeting of the Horton supervisors and reported they are agreed to join the intergovernmental co-op.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and equipment maintenance for the month of May. The Wacker jumping jack is beyond repair and Joe was asked to get prices for a new one.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer reported he was following up on two complaints. One will need the road crew to board up an abandoned house at West Clarion Road and the other along 219 North had a letter sent to owner.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities of the Brockway Hose Company for the month of May.

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt reported the Siple Road project will be discussed with he, DEP and our engineer having a 3-way call scheduled soon. All feel it can be resolved

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve participation in the 2020 New Construction Program with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

John Patton stated the Historical Society has approached him concerning the township donating one of our tables to display a window from the old Bendner Apartments. Michael Holt motioned to approve the donation pending if any of our tables will be large enough and one we are not using with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

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 Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 27, 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, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, Auditor James Grant, Auditor Jake Rindosh and Code Officer Emerson Turnbull. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Dennis Smith, Herbie Holt, Cindy Turnbull, Ray Serafini, Sandy Serafini, Lugene Inzana and Albert Salizzoni.

There was no correspondence

The minutes from the May meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of June 29, 2019. General Funds balance $360,350.97; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $285,666.74. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried

Public Participation

Albert Salizzoni had questions about the mowing in front of his house and was advised to have his property upkeep done to allow the township crew to safely mow our right of way.

Jake Rindosh asked about flooding on Seventh Avenue Extension and was assured the crew is aware of the problem and are working their way there.

Ray Serafini asked about ditch problems at Serafini Road and was advised the same.

Lugene Inzana was present to ask the supervisors to increase the Brockway Recreation Board donation to $7,500.00 from $6,000.00. The donation had been sent six months early with the Recreation Board expecting the additional $1,500.00 which had not happened as our budgeted donation for 2019 is $6,000.00. It will be considered for the 2020 budget.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine reported on the activities of the township EMA for the month of June. He has the intergovernmental agreement done with Horton Township. Michael Holt motioned to adopt Resolution #2019-5 pertaining to this agreement with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried. Terry also stated our weather siren will start the July Fourth parade.

The Roadmaster reported on the road work and equipment maintenance for the month of June. Joe had prices for a new Wacker jumping jack. Michael Holt motioned to give Joe the go ahead to purchase a Wacker at his discretion for no more than $3,000.00 with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer reported the 219 North complaint had gotten the property mowed. Supervisors asked him to send another letter asking for removal or updated maintenance of the old greenhouse.

Terry Fustine reported for the Brockway Hose Company as to their activities for June and the future.

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt motioned to complete the Donation Completion Form for the donation of a desk to the Brockway Historical Society with asking that it along with a bell and old door hinges be “In Memory Of” all the teachers of the Snyder School with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

New Business

Supervisors did not feel it necessary to do anything with the Brockway Television Nondisclosure Form.

Michael Holt motioned to issue the permits for National Fuel Gas street opening applications for the seven locations submitted pending our receiving the bonds for each one with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

Supervisors proceeded to draw the winner of the Snyder Township Scholarship with John Patton doing the drawing. The #1 disc was draw with Austin Bullers the winner of the scholarship.

Michael Holt stated he had been approached about speeding on Galusha Road with cattle crossing. Joe stated signs have been ordered.

He also gave a brief update of the Siple road issue and asked about a similar situation developing at Walburn Run Road. He asked that our engineer be contacted.

Michael Holt motioned to increase all hourly employees $.25 as of July 1, 2019 with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

Michael Holt motioned to pay the Brockway Recreation Board the extra $1,500.00 now with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

Act 13 funds will be deposited in mid-July with our allotment $22,133.81 an increase of $2,271.18. This will be used for the pipe replacement projects.

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

Snyder Township Board of Supervisors
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 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, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine, Auditor James Grant, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Fire Company Chief Ralph Reed. Visitors present were Barb Patton, Sam Marrara, Dennis Smith, Ernie Inzana, Curtis Krug, Jim Krug, Cindy Turnbull And Donna Cooper.

Correspondence included letters from DEP notifying the township the Ceriani Transport accident site clean-up was complete and the permit for JFJ was expiring as of April 7, 2019. A letter from Mott MacDonald gave the plan and application for the Brockway Modernization for National Fuel.

The minutes from the February meeting had some typos; these were corrected and then minutes approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of March 30, 2019. General Funds balance $205,966.56; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $300,418.19. Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

Public Participation

Curtis Krug was present to submit his Scholarship Application.

Donna Cooper, Washington Township Supervisor and County Solid Waste Coordinator was present to give an update of solid waste recycling activities. She also announced her candidacy for County Register and Recorder.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine reported on the activities and trainings for the EMA for the month of March. Sam Marrara from Sandy Township attended with Terry to present Resolution #9-2019 for Sandy and #2019-4 for Snyder, outlining intergovernmental cooperation for aiding each other in times of emergency. Michael Holt motioned to accept this Resolution with John Patton second. All supervisors voted yes, motion carried.

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

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer reported he was following up on a burning complaint at 219 North with no success as yet.

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt gave an update for the Siple Road repair. No action was needed for that or the paving planned for the road.

New Business

The 2019 road material bids were tabled along with any update to Ordinance #62.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

Nothing was mentioned.

ADJOURNMENT

Michael Holt motioned to adjourn at 7:45 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
April 25, 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, Roadmaster Joe Puhala, Auditor James Grant, Auditor Jake Rindosh, Code Officer Emerson Turnbull and Fire Company Chief Ralph Reed.  Visitors present were Barb Patton, Jess Serafini, Mike Puhala, Zane Puhala, Dennis Smith and Terry Maher.

Correspondence included a letter from BA Group DEP notifying the township of the Spill Prevention Response Plan for Greentree Landfill.   Michael Holt let the group know of a violation pending for the Siple Road repair.

The minutes from the March meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer’s Report was read with balances as of April 27, 2019.  General Funds balance $253,439.71; Liquid Fuels Fund balance $301,022.42.   Michael Holt motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with John Patton second.   All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

Public Participation

Jess Serafini asked about Siple Road as she had safety concerns and was told until DEP okays the repair the township cannot continue the work planned there, however, our engineer is working this out.

Terry Maher was present to get the permission form signed by the supervisors for the July Fourth Bike Race.  Michael Holt motioned to approve this with John Patton second.  All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.  He gave an update of the race and results for last year’s race.

Zane Puhala let the board know he was present to complete his requirements to apply for the Township Scholarship.  Supervisors will complete his application following the meeting.

Township Reports

EMA Coordinator Terry Fustine was not present but Fire Chief Ralph Reed let the board know of the items discussed at the Highland View meeting held to better the emergency response for the facility. 

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

The Solicitor was not present.

The Code Officer reported he had attended a meeting concerning blighted properties.  He also had responded to a call that day which he would be following. He will look to funding available to clean up blighted properties also.

The Brockway Fire Chief reported on the activities of the Brockway Hose Company for the month of April.  

Unfinished Business

Michael Holt motioned to accept all the COG low bids for the road material items we had submitted with John Patton second.  All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

New Business

Michael Holt motioned to approve the road bond for Bundy Settlement for Matson Lumber with John Patton second.  All supervisors voted yes; motion carried.

For the Good of the Order

Tom Sedlock stated tire damage at Bonavida Road had been resolved.

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, 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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