The Franklin Township Regular Monthly meeting was held in the Township Municipal Building on Tuesday, March 6th.  The meeting was called to order at 7: 05 P.M. by Chairperson Mark Creamer.  Present at the meeting were the Chairperson, Supervisors Dan Depue, Lee Burch 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.

The minutes to the previous meeting were read.  Rich Niederberger made a correction in the minutes.  The name is School Road, not School House Road.  Mark made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction.  Dan seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes. 

The Treasurer’s report was read. Mark made a motion to accept the report.  Dan seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes. 


An Act 14 Notification was received from Rettew for the Snake Creek Gathering System.  This is a continuation of the notification that was received last month adding on the Herman pad. 

A notice from the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection was received. A Bluestone Permit for Small Non-coal Operations was granted to Scott Rosenkrans Flagstone, LLC. 

Borton Lawson sent a General Permit 7 Notification for the Buxbaum Well Pad access road.  

ARM Group sent an Act 14 Notification for the Langstaff Well Pad and access road.   The project is located off  Hawk Road. 

Last month a bid from Unique Building Systems was received for $9800 to replace the Municipal Building’s roof.  A motion to table the proposal until the March meeting was passed for financial reasons.  Mark made a motion to accept the bid if the price was still the same.  Lee seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes.

Requests for sealed bid were advertised in the Montrose Independent for fuel, material and equipment (by the hour).  The Supervisors received the following bids: 

-John Bottom sent a bid for calcium.  Dan was not sure if we needed calcium. The Supervisors have not yet decided if calcium or magnesium would be used on the road.  Dan said the bid should be accepted if calcium was needed. No motion was made.

-Brown Farm Enterprises sent a bid for black cinders. Dan made a motion to accept the bid.   Lee seconded the motion. The motion passed with 3 yes votes.

 -There were no bids for fuel.

Mark made a motion to open a line of credit at PNB for $100,000.  The Township has been doing work on the roads and WPX is reimbursing the Township for that work.    At times money is getting very tight and checks are coming in just in time.  The line of credit would ensure that the Township’s vendors are paid in a timely manner.  Mark made motion.  Dan seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes.   The line of credit needs to be renewed on a yearly basis.

Roadmaster Report:

Work has been done on Bronson Hill and School Road.  Work has also been done on Hawk Road from Franklin Hill Road to Booth Road.  The reimbursement process has worked out exceptionally well with WPX.  The Township donates the grader, roller and the two road workers. WPX reimburses the Township expenses for employee overtime pay, subcontractors, materials and trucking.  Dan stated that as of February 1st WPX has reimbursed the Township $174,000.  We have another $50,000 to $70,000 to bill them.

Work will be done on Hawk Road to Booth Road and then to Pratt.

Dan attended the Susquehanna Co. Special Commissioners’ meeting today on HB1950 – ACT 13 (Impact Fee).  The majority of people in attendance were in favor of the ACT. 

Dan attended the COG meeting in February.

The April 19th NTC meeting will be held in Franklin Township. 

Dan had a meeting with Ed Sumski from PENDOT today about the Bailey Road Bridge.  The bridge had minimal damage from high water.  

Mark introduced Tara Howey from WPXENERGY.  She is a State Government Affairs Representative. 

Public comment:

Two families from Franklin Forks attended the meeting to inform Township residence that they were having problems with their water.  Before the end of the meeting another resident voiced concern about his water also.

Mark made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Dan seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes.  The meeting was adjourned 8:27 P.M.   

Respectfully Submitted,


Jeanne Sullivan






PNB General Checking 124,564.37
PNB State 132,701.85
Pennstar Capital Reserve    55,276.69
Pennstar Equipment    45,859.48
Pennstar Fire            10.32
Pennstar Small Cap Purchases      1,000.00
Pennstar State    12,801.14


The following bills were paid during the month:

PNB General Checking:

Payroll Total:   $8556.01   Check #s 7125, 7126, 7129, 7130, 7131, 7132, 7133, 7134, 7149, 7150, 7159, 7160, 7161, 7162, 7163


0       – US Treasury                        2,104.91

0       – PA Dept of Revenue           275.36

7127 – ACN Communications         18.87

7128 – Void

7135 – Franklin Twp. State      12,886.54

7136 – Waste Management           80.85

7137 – Dempsey                               151.16

7138 – Montrose Auto Parts          12.03

7139 – Airline Petroleum              408.93

7140 – Airline Petroleum                 27.52

7141 – Dave Phillips                   12,035.00

7142 – Void

7143 – Fahs Construction           1600.00

7144 – Scott Salansky                  7920.00

7145 – QuickBooks Solutions       100.00

7146 – G’s Excavating               31,115.00

7147 – Hacker Trucking           18,680.00

7148 – Warner Quarry              67,782.95

7151 – Snake Creek Fire                                   50.00

7152 – C. C. Allis                                152.64

7153 – Time Shamrock                   104.86

7154 – Frontier                                     78.47

7155 – Robert Salansky              5,040.00

7156 – Fleet Pride                               32.19

7157 – LGCP                                       395.00

7158 – Broome Bituminous    20,120.00



PNB State Checking:

2067 – Void

2068 – PNB                                         2009.92

2069 – PNB                                         1000.00

2070 – Airline Petroleum              1366.33


Deposits for the month:


PNB General Checking:

3/6/12 –  Time Warner                    199.85

3/7/12 –  WPX                              60,685.43

3/13/12 –Mary Evans                     862.60

3/16/12 – PEMA                           7,104.17

3/30/12 – PEMA                        54,115.70

3/31/12 – C. Benedict                4,271.01


PNB State Checking:

3/30/12 – PENDOT                    69,107.00

3/30/12  – PENDOT                    36,720.00

3/21/12 – Franklin Twp Gen. 12,886.54


Respectfully Submitted,

Jeanne Sullivan


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