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May 2, 2017

The Franklin Township Regular Monthly Meeting was held on May 2, 2017 in the township building.  Present at the meeting were Supervisors Mark Creamer and Charles Rosengrant, the Secretary/Treasurer Jeanne Sullivan and the people on the attached sign-in list.  Mark called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM.  The pledge to the flag was recited.  Jeanne read the minutes from the last meeting.  Mark made a motion to accept the minutes as read.  Charles seconded the motion.  The motion was passed.  Jeanne read the treasurer’s report.  Mark made a motion to accept the report as read.  Charles seconded the motion.  The report was passed.


Mark read Dan’s road report.   A Dirt and Gravel grant was submitted for Hunsinger Road for $86,000.  Work on Olzsewski Road is complete.  SWN wants to build the road from Ebbs Corner Road from the King pad to Booth Road.  They are working up a price for topping the rest of Booth Road to Milk Can Corners.  They will be drilling Bolles South and they will be pumping water from the King pad to Bolles.  The estimated cost is around $180,000.

We received a driveway permit application from Angelina Gathering Company, LLC for the Bolles pad.

SWN sent a notification for a permit to drill in New Milford Township.

PA DEP sent notification for the Montrose Hillbillies II, LLP Minor Subdivision.

Summit Financial Corporation reported that the Township’s Municipalities Pension Plan was valued at $133,748.94 as of March 31, 2017.

PSATS sent a thank you for our continued membership and a gold strip for the plaque.

Joe Hunt sent notification of Bolles South Well Connect in the township.



New Business:

Mark and Jeanne explained the some of the problems that were discovered in the last two months.

-PA UC quarterly reports hadn’t been filed since June 2014.

-PSATS UC quarterly reports had not been filed since 2015.

-Late payment fines assessed for US Dept. of Treasury were paid.

-Problems with QuickBooks

Jeanne interviewed 3 payroll services.  Erin Jenner from Angelo Ventresca Associates will be doing the payroll starting this week.  She has experience working with municipalities and is aware of an amnesty program that may reduce the fines.  She will also set up a fresh set of QuickBooks.  Since the township’s laptop and scanner/fax/copier do not function properly, new equipment will be purchased along with a new version of QuickBooks.  A payroll account with Peoples was opened by transferring $10,000 from the General Account.  Mark made a motion for the bank account, to outsource payroll and equipment and QuickBooks purchases.  Charles seconded the motion.


Mark made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Charles seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:03.


Respectfully submitted,



Jeanne Sullivan










Treasurer’s Report

General 248,755.71
State Fund 110,229.79
Capital Reserve 127,947.55
Capital Reserve Impact 216,882.59
Equipment 57,695.94
Fire 17,705.16
CD 300,850.68
Payroll 16,077.71
Small Cap 2,963.56


General Checking

9244 Erica Johnson 60.00
9245 Mirabito Duel 174.19
9246 Fahs 1,955.00
9247 Joe Hunt 257.44
9148 PNB Payroll 20,000.00
9249 Montrose Borough 2,045.00
9250 Lenox Propane 387.37
9251 Susquehanna County 270.48
9252 Dempsey 163.01
9253 Stoney Mountain 1,637.50
9254 Spectrum 90.27
9255 Snake Creek Marine 32.86
9256 Pennsy Supply 34,144.02
9257 FT Small Cap 2,500.00
9258 Postmaster 49.00
9259 Ethan Demi Construction 775.00
9260 Alliance Sanitary 67.21
9261 Highmark Blue 1,617.01
9262 Highmark Blue 667.99
9263 J.E. Kocak Trucking 575.00
9264 Roger Gelatt 5,400.00
9265 Adam Wilbur 2,760.00
9266 Penelec 153.42



5/02/17            1,831.51

5/12/17        243,431.31



2496 Mirabito 299.50
2497 Fleet Pride 460.94
2498 Hawk Bussing 165.00
2499 Montrose Auto 394.85
2500 Roger Gelatt 3,150.00
2501 Solvents and Petroleum 431.75
2502 Pennsy Supply 1,533.83
2503 Mirabito 628.38




5/12/17          9,570.45




5/12/17        12,920.82



Check numbers: 10001, 10002, 10003, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10008, 10009, 10010, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10015

0          PA Employment         370.96

0          USIRS                         2,916.80



5/18/17        20,000.00