The Franklin Township Regular Monthly Meeting was held in the Township Municipal Building on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:03 P.M.  The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Mark Creamer.  Present at the meeting were Supervisors Mark Creamer, Dan Depue and the Secretary/Treasurer.  Also present were the people on the attached sign-in sheet.

The meeting was started with the pledge to the flag.

Minutes from the May meeting were read.   Mark made the motion to accept the Minutes.     Dan seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 2 yes votes

The Treasurer’s Report was read.   Mark made the motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Dan seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 2 yes votes.


The US Dept. of Commerce sent a letter thanking the Township for participating in the Census. The notice gave instruction as to accessing information on-line.

A letter was received from the PA Department of Transportation informing the Township that it would receive $1,633.55 for the municipal share of State Police Fines and Penalties.  This money will be paid on June 1st.

COG sent a report.  From January 1st to June 1st there have been 10 building permits issued in Township.

Johnson Quarry was given approval by the PA Department of Environmental Protection for a Small Non-coal Mining Permit.

A municipal notice was received from Borton Lawson Engineering that an application for a permit was sent to the State for Williams for 2 impoundments and an access road to the impoundments at the Depue site.

Old business:

Peter Watrous’ two driveway permits were approved.

A letter was sent to Silver Lake Township about the leaf sucker grant program.

Dan reported that we applied for a Dirt and Road Grant on Quarry Road.  The amount requested for was $28,725.  Our expense would be $5,116.  The total amount of the project would be $33,841.

The Penndot audit for 2009-2010 should be scheduled soon. 

Mark is investigating the possibility amending the ordinance for the square footage cut off for the building code in the Township. 

The PC 203C Pension Questionnaire was received. 

Dan gave the Roadmaster report. 

-Dan had a meeting with Williams representatives.  Bids are out for Valley View Road.     Valley View Road will be done by the gas company. 

–The cinder building is full plus there is an additional pile.

–The boys have started working the roads.

– Williams told Dan that H & K has the contract for Forks Hills Road.


Dan attended the COG meeting.  COG is experiencing financial problems and has decreased the number of employees.  COG does require architectural drawing required for a possible building for Township.


Dust control will be used on roads being used by trucks from gas companies.       

The Senior Corporation Communications Specialist for Williams was present at the meeting.

A general presentation with Williams may be held for residence of the Township in the future.    Recently a meeting was conducted for residents who will be directly affected by the gas work.

Mark made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Dan seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 P.M.   

Respectfully Submitted,



Jeanne Sullivan






An amendment was made to the last Treasurer’s Report to reflect a Quickbooks ACH transition of $396.44.  This amount was deducted from the PNB General Checking Account leaving a balance of $118,343.04.

PNC General Checking 109,521.84
PNB State Checking   61,994.76
PNB Dirt and Gravel         437.40
Pennstar State    12,793.84
Pennstar Capital Reserve    50,867.72
Pennstar Equipment    47,925.74
Pennstar Fire    17,011.32


The following bills were paid during the month:

PNB General Checking:

 Payroll Total  $5691.93   -Check #s 6791, 6792, 6793, 6794, 6795, 6796, 6804, 6805, 6812, 6813, 6819, 6820, 6825, 6827


0        – PA Dept of Revenue       371.22

0        – IRS                               3067.23

6797 – Waste Management        71.70

6798 – ACN Communications      23.30

6799 –  Snake Creek Marine        91.00

6800 – M & R Auto Care             24.95

6801 – Montrose Auto Parts      137.66

6802 – Postmaster                       44.00

6803 – Void

6806 – J & J Springs                      8.50

6807 –  Dempsey Uniform        178.50

6808 –  Fleet Pride                      98.90

6809-  Montrose Auto Parts       34.21

6910 –  Lloyd Aggregates        2322.00

6811 –  Richard Niederberger   236.81

6814 –  Pickering Farm Eq          50.25

6815 –  Snake Creek Marine          3.05

6816 – Healthassurance PA    1351.51

6817 –  Frontier                            77.91

6818 –  Hawk Bussing                 135.00

6821 – Penelec                            62.97

6822 –  LGCP                              395.00

6823 –  ACN Communications       14.62

6824 –  Waste Management         77.97

6826 –  Void

PNB State Checking:

2045 –  Dave Phillips Ex.         1280.00

2046 –  Airline Petroleum          892.34

2047 –  Eastern Industries       20551.30

2048 –  Airline Petroleum       1119.77

2049 –  PNB                             2009.92



PNB General Checking:

6/1/11 – PA Dept of Rev.        1633.55

6/2/11 – Time Warner             270.89

6/8/11 – R. Niederberger       3836.10


Respectfully Submitted,

Jeanne Sullivan


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