The Regular Township meeting held on April 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm was called to order and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call of Officers
The Board of Supervisors were present; Sec-Treasurer Beverly Henderson, Solicitor Frederick Gieg, Engineer Richard Bulger were present.
A motion was made by George Henry and 2nd by James Grove to accept the meeting minutes of March 6, 2012, and the Treasurer’s Report for the month of March as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Announcements – There were no announcements
General Comments – Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hoerath were present concerning the water run-off from Frankstown Rd. After a lengthy discussion concerning the fact that water is running down through his property onto the others below him which he feels it coming from the inlet located across the road, the water is to be coming from the top of the hill running in the inlet and dumping onto his ground. Supervisor Grove stated that if Mr. Hoerath wouldn’t have aggregated the issue by putting in his water line, he also stated that this is all on private property and therefore we can’t do anything.
Mr. Walter Beckel was present concerning the water issues on Brush Mountain Rd. After a lengthy discussion concerning the water that is coming from Elmwood and Mr. Beckel having a manual sewer valve, he requested the Board of Supervisors to fix the water issues. Mr. Beckel was informed that the Sewer Department is working on the infiltration within the sewer lines, that the Township had purchased cameras for the proposed of checking the main lines.
Jim Faith Extension of Time due to Expire on April 4, 2012 - as of April 3, 2012 we have not received any information concerning the Engineer Letter dated 6/20/11 for the Land Development Plans and the Board did receive a request for a time of extension. Based on recommendation from Engineer Bulger a motion was made by Kenneth Wertz and 2nd by George Henry to disapprove the plans that were submitted to the Board of Supervisors, Solicitor Gieg will draft the necessary paperwork to outline this action of the Board. The motion passed unanimously.
Adoption of Ordinance 04-04-12 Tax Collector to collect fees – This will allow the Tax Collector to collect fees for faxing, long distance calls etc. A motion was made by George Henry and 2nd by Kenneth Wertz to adopt Ordinance No. 04/04/12 Tax Collector to collect fees. The motion passed unanimously.
Airport Zoning Request – After a lengthy discussion on how the Board feels that there is no impact on Frankstown Township whether they support the Airport Authority on acquiring this grant for zoning the area for air planes. A motion was made by George Henry and 2nd by Kenneth Wertz to sign the letter of support based on Solicitor Gieg drafting the necessary letter. The motion passed unanimously.
Other Old Business – A review letter was sent to Baker-Hughes for the Land Development, however there is no Right away agreement for the road way, of which is needed for the subdivision, so the 19 acre parcel will not be landlocked. Solicitor Gieg stated that Blair Township as well as Hollidaysburg Borough have signed off on the subdivision plans.
Wiseman Atlas Dr. Agreement Mr. James Young approved the construction project and agreement; with that a motion was made by George Henry and 2nd by Kenneth Wertz to approve and authorize Chairman Grove to sign the agreement which will allow the Township to place dirt on their property and for them to remove the fence for us to do our work. The motion passed unanimously.
George Henry Subdivision – George and his wife Gwin would like to subdivide the current 2 lot subdivision into 4 lots off Reservoir Road. The Blair County Sanitation Committee checked the two current residence on septic and they are acceptable; and the remaining 2 lots have access to public sewer. Based on the recommendation of Engineer Bulger stating that this subdivision meets all the requirements for the Subdivision Ordinance, a motion was made by James Grove and 2nd by Kenneth Wertz to approve the George Henry Subdivision as presented. Supervisor Grove and Wertz agreed Supervisor Henry had to recuse himself from voting due to the fact it is his subdivision.
Christopher White Sidelot Addition – This is a minor sidelot addition merging 2 lots into one. Based on Engineer Bugler’s recommendation a motion was made by George Henry and 2nd by Kenneth Wertz approving the sidelot addition subject to the signing the affidavit and the engineer certification. The motion passed unanimously.
Other New Business Asphalt bids figures were given to the Board and have decided to table until the workshop.
Solicitor Gieg stated that the blighted property located in Canoe Creek has been finalized the sell, with the help of CDBG Funds and Mr. Stephen Dell the Township has been able to acquire the ground and will have the house removed.
Request from the Secretary – She was seeking authorization for the following:
To advertise the acceptance for material bids such as stone, pipe and line painting, a motion was made by Kenneth Wertz and 2nd by George Henry granting the authorization for bid for materials to be opened at 6:30 PM on May 1, 2012. The motion passed unanimously.
To purchase the 2011 F150 Crew Cab pickup truck in the amount of $29,450.00 under the co-star program, a motion was made by George Henry and 2nd by Kenneth Wertz to purchase the 2011 F-150 Crew Cab pickup truck. The motion passed unanimously.
To seek approval to order the 2012 F-550 Ford Dump Truck under the co-star program in the amount of $66,455.50 which will take approx. 16-18 weeks to receive this vehicle. A motion was made by Kenneth Wertz and 2nd by George Henry granting the authorization to order the 2012 F-550 Ford Dump Truck. The motion passed unanimously.
Report from the Geeseytown Fire Hall Randy Isenberg- the radio grant upgrade has been received and the Fire Company will have to match approx. $9,000.00. There is a State Grant that the Fire Company has acquired in the amount of $10,600.00 which can be used for training, Certifying Firefighters, gloves and table and chairs.
As for rental the entire month of July is rented, Fish dinner went well Good Friday is the last of the Lenten Fish dinners, they have been making approx. $1,000.00 per event.
Mr. Mark Hileman questioned on what can be done with the landfill across for the Fire Company and the beautiful park that the Township has. This property has woodchips, piles of materials, according to Mr. Frank Plewa he is in full compliance with the wet land requirements.
Mr. Lenny Metz stated that Fulton Bus called him concerning the turn around and a garage barrels. Mr. Metz stated that his sister’s son parks his box truck with-in the turn around and she is afraid of hitting this vehicle. He also stated that there were several signs that the Township needs to address, a stop sign at the end of Shaw Rd, Campbell Bridge and Seldom Seen.
The Township meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM with a motion made by Kenneth Wertz and 2nd by George. Henry. The motion passed unanimously.
Secretary Beverly J Henderson