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.
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.
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.
|PNB General Checking||124,564.37|
|Pennstar Capital Reserve||55,276.69|
|Pennstar Small Cap Purchases||1,000.00|
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