The Franklin Township Regular Monthly Meeting was held in the Township’s Municipal Building on Tuesday, September 4th.  The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Mark Creamer at 7:08 P.M.  Present at the meeting were the Chairperson, Supervisors Lee Burch and Dan Depue and the Secretary/Treasurer.  Also present were the people on the attached sign-in list.


The meeting started with the pledge to the flag. 


The minutes for the previous meeting were read.  Mark made a motion to accept the minutes. 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 the ARM Group on behalf of WPX for the Bolles North Well Pad.

Another Act 14 Notification was received from the ARM Group on behalf of WPX for the Nota West Well Pad.

Three notifications were received from SWN for Permit Applications in New Milford Township.

The DEP sent a Landowner Notification of Well Drilling or Alterations for Silver Lake Township

A Notification for Natural Gas Well Drilling or Alterations was received from WPX for Beckley 47 2H, 4H, 6H and 8H.  Also a Notice of Intent for Consumptive Use was received from WPX at the Beckley Well Pad.

Summit Financial Corporation sent the Retirement Portfolio.  As of June 30, 2012 the Pension Fund has a balance of $119,410.15.

New Business:

The Supervisors signed the contract with Northeast Inspection Consultants.  A correction was made to the contract.  The effective was changed to August 7th, 2012.

Mark made a motion to appoint himself as the CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) of the Pension Plan.  Lee seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes.  

Mark made motion to purchase a 4 drawer fire proof filing cabinet for approximately $2300.  The cabinet will be used for perminant records, building and sewage inspections. Dan seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes.


Dan reported that pipes were changed on Olszewski, Hunsinger, Johnson, Buckley Roads.  The ditches were also widen on Buckley Road. 

Dan submitted a price to WPX for work on Pratt Road.

Scott Miller and Tara Howey from WPX were present. 

-Tara told the audience that on Sept 12 and 13th WPX will be taking aerial photos of the well sites.  

-There are 2 temporary compressor stations in the Township.  They will be there until the new Williams compressor station is complete. Dan asked when buildings would be put around the stations.

-WPX is discontinuing to monitoring the wells in Franklin Forks.  The DEP has asked WPX to do nothing further. They are looking at the information provided by WPX and will contact the company in the future.  WPX will continue water delivery to the 3 families in the Forks. 

-There was a small brine release at the Hollenbeck pad. The DEP was contacted and went to the site.  There was an over site cleanup.  

– WPX thanks the community for the invitation to join in the Heavenly Angels medical fundraiser.

-In mid October WPX will be having a meet and greet with their lease and landholders.


Dan stated that WPX had given permission to straighten up the roads that had already been done in the Township. 


Jeff Sammon asked for permission for 2 or 3 auditors to attend an Auditor’s Workshop.  The Supervisors agreed.


Mark made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 P.M.  Lee seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 3 yes votes. 

Respectfully Submitted,



Jeanne Sullivan







Treasurer’s Report

PNB General Checking  113,225.86
PNB State    30,250.73
Pennstar Capital Reserve    60,694.41
Pennstar Equipment    61,076.81
Pennstar Fire    20,540.90
Pennstar Small Cap Purchases         380.30
Pennstar State    12,804.29


The following bills were paid during the month:


PNB General Checking:

Payroll Total:  $5025.49      Check #s 7367, 7368, 7369, 7370, 7372, 7373, 7374, 7375, 7384, 7385, 7391, 7392

0       – US Treasury                            1,671.15

0       – PA Dept of Revenue               247.02

7371 – Void

7376 – R. Niederberger                     168.88

7377 – Andre & Son                            126.99

7378 – Dempsey                                   151.16

7379 – Airline Petroleum                  289.65

7380-  Montrose Auto Parts              46.00

7381 – G’s Excavating                     4,550.00

7382 – EII Transport                        1,835.13

7383 – Postmaster                                  45.00

7386 – LGCP                                            395.00

7387 – PSATS Pension Trust           6,447.00

7388 –  Frontier                                         80.47

7389 – Randy Lewis                                90.00

7391 – Healthassurance PA          1,425.06

7393 – Staples                                       245.94

7394 – Waste Management              88.19

7395 – Penelec                                        51.84

7396 – ACN Communications            15.93

7397 – Jeanne Sullivan                       116.09


PNB State Checking:

2109 – Void

2110 – FT General                          11,442.38

2111 – Marie Turner                       7,315.13

2112 – Eastern Industries             1,747.74

2113 – Airline Petroleum                  647.17

2114 – PNB                                         1,000.00

2115 – PNB                                         2,009.92


Deposits for the month:

PNB General Checking

9/11/12 – FT State                       11,442.38

                   M. Evans                          962.85

                   R. Niederberger           2,735.81

                           TOTAL                  15,141.04


9/18/12 – Brown Contracting      1,349.34


9/21/12 – Foreign Fire                    4,806.12


Pennstar Capital Reserve

9/10/12 – R. Niederberger              287.98


Pennstar Equipment

9/10/12 – R. Niederberger              287.98


Pennstar Fire

9/10/12 – R. Niederberger              388.83


Respectfully Submitted,



Jeanne Sullivan



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