The Franklin Township Regular Monthly Meeting was held in the Township Municipal Building on Tuesday, July 6th at 7:11 P.M.  The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Mark Creamer.  Present at the meeting were Supervisors Mark Creamer, Dan Depue, Arthur Starks and the Secretary/Treasurer.  Also present at the meeting were the people on the attached sign-in list.

The meeting was started with the pledge to the flag.

The minutes from the June meeting were read.  Mark made the motion to accept the Minutes.  Arthur seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes.

The Treasure’s Report was read.  Mark made the motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Arthur seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes.


Williams sent notice of a new well project in Liberty Township and Franklin Township with 3 horizontal legs crossing into Franklin Township.

Included in the PSATS News Bulletin was an article about Senate Bill 1100.  This bill opens the door for a natural gas impact fee with could benefit townships but included in the bill is a proposal for statewide zoning. This would supersede any Municipal zoning.   PSATS is asking the public to contact legislators asking them to amend the bill.

Penndot Liquid Fuels Audit for 2009 and 2010 for hasn’t been scheduled as of this date.  The auditor will be called again to set a meeting date.

Mark has reviewed the Ordinance Book.  It needs to be reorganized, categorizing ordinances, listing ordinances that are still active and developing a database.  When this is completed the Ordinances can be published.

New Business: 

We received approval for the Dirt and Gravel Road Application for Quarry Road in the amount of $20,012.00.   Mark made the motion to sign the agreement.  Dan seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes.  The project will be done this month since the expiration date is July 30th.  We could apply for an extension if needed.

Dan stated that the remaining $437.40 from a previous Dirt and Gravel project that is currently in the Dirt and Gravel PNB account can be transferred to the General Fund.  All of the money from the new project will be spent.  To keep the account open for future projects, I will contact the bank about requirements for a minimum balance.  That amount will remain in the account.

Laser Midstream sent the signed Road Maintenance Agreement.

The Susquehanna County Township Officials Association sent an invitation to attend a banquet and convention in October at the Bible Conference.  The cost is $17 per person.  The Supervisors will attend.  The Association is asking for up-dated information.  Dan will complete the form and send it in.

Dan met with Ed Sumski from Penndot. Ed reviewed the roads and the mileage in the Township. There were a few areas in question. The roads were a section of Salt Spring Road and also the bypass on Milk Can Corners.   There was also a discussion about the difference between abandoning and vacating a road.  Either way Liquid Fuels money is lost but abandoning is preferred since the Township keeps the right-of –way.  Ed felt that our Liquid Fuels allotment should remain about the same.

The gas company will put a base on Valley View Road.  All headwalls will be replaced and any pipes that need to be replaced will be done.  A top will be put on in the future.  Dust control has been done by the gas company on Valley View and Forks Hill Roads.  Trucks will start running on Hawk Road from Mitchell’s Quarry to the pipe yard. Work on Bailey Road is still in question. 

Several residence voiced concerns about road conditions due to the gas truck traffic during the public comment part of the meeting.

Mark made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Dan. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 P.M.


Respectfully Submitted,


Jeanne Sullivan





PNB General Checking 129,699.52
PNB State Checking    47,600.15
PNB Dirt and Gravel         437.40
Pennstar State    12,795.15
Pennstar Capital Reserve    53,477.91
Pennstar Equipment    50,506.74
Pennstar Fire    20,517.09


The following bills were paid during the month:

PNB General Checking:

Payroll Total   $4895.94  – Check #s 6828, 6829, 6830, 6831, 6832, 6840, 6841, 6847, 6848, 6854, 6855


0         – IRS                                         1645.83

0         – PA Dept of Revenue         245.33                  

6833 – Void

6834 – Montrose Auto Parts       558.25

6835 – Franklin Twp CR                  504.09

6836 – Franklin Twp EQ                  504.09

6837 – Franklin Twp Fire                680.54

6838 – PSATS UCGT                           33.00

6839 – PA UC Fund                            15.38

6842 – Frontier                                    77.81

6843 –  Andre and Son                      93.67

6844 – Fleet Pride                            188.93

6845 –  Dempsey                               143.40

6846 – R. Niederberger              1132.61

6849 – R. Niederberger                    10.00 

6850 – Healthassurance PA        1351.51

6851 – Certified Lab.                     1523.72

6852 – Erie Ins.                                    350.00

6853 – Erie Ins.                                    369.00

6856 – Void

6857 – Penelec                                      55.94

6858 – Borough of Montrose      1132.22

6859 – Hacker Trucking                  3160.00




PNB State Checking:

2050 – Franklin Twp Gen.         12,390.76

2051 – PNB                                         2009.92


Deposits:                                                                                                                   Totals

PNB General Fund  7/5/11 – C. Benedict                                                                   5,463.32

                                   7/5/11 – Franklin Twp State                                      12,390.76

                                  7/11/11  – J. Hollister                                                           100.00

                                     7/14/11 – R. Niederberger   19869.25

                                                        M. Evans                 1016.26                     20,885.51

Pennstar CR             7/7/11 –  Franklin Twp. General                                 504.09

                                      7/14/11 – R. Niederberger                                        2,091.50

Pennstar EQ             7/7/11 –  Franklin Twp. General                                 504.09

                                     7/14/11 – R. Niederberger                                         2,091.50

Pennstar Fire            7/7/11 –  Franklin Twp. General                                680.54

                                      7/14/11 – R. Niederberger                                        2,823.84


Respectfully Submitted,

Jeanne Sullivan


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