JANUARY 3RD, 2023
The Center Township Board
of Supervisors held their organization meeting on January 3rd, 2023
at the home of Secretary Teresa Hibbs at 7:00 p.m. with the following persons
present; Supervisors: Ronald Rice,
George Richard Jr., and Maynard Keister, others included Michael Hibbs.
The meeting started with
elections and appointments.
Mr. Keister made a motion, seconded by Mr.
Rice to appoint Mr. George Richard Jr., as Chairman Supervisor.
Mr. Rice made a motion, seconded by Mr. Richard
to appoint Mr. Maynard Keister as Vice-Chairman Supervisor.
Mr. Keister made
a motion, seconded by Mr. Richard to appoint Mr. Ronald Rice as Roadmaster.
Mr. Keister made
a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to appoint Teresa Hibbs as Secretary/Treasurer
and Local Services Tax Collector with the salary set at $13200.00 annually, 5%
commission on the LST collection, $50.00 monthly for the use of her home office
and health coverage paid.
Mr. Richard made
a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to appoint Joshua Hibbs as Assistant Secretary
and use as needed on an hourly basis.
Employees – The following employees are listed as either seasonal or part time
and use as needed on an hourly basis which is as follows.
1. Thomas Hartman
2. Michael Hibbs – 16.85
3. Jonathan Martin – 15.50
4. Henry Sanders – 15.50
Vacation Pay – The vacation pay is as follows
for full time employees only. 1 year
service 1 week vacation, 2 weeks service 2 weeks’ vacation with an additional
day added per year of service. 7 paid
holidays and time and half for working on a holiday if needed.
Bonds – Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to keep the bonds set
at $350,000.00. Mr. George Richard Jr.,
and Secretary Teresa Hibbs are bonded.
Solicitor – Mr.
Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Keister to re-appoint Slivinski Law
Office and use as needed on an hourly basis.
The firm’s rate is set at $120.00 per hour.
Vacancy Board –
Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to appoint Mr. Michael Hibbs to
the vacancy board of 2023.
Institution – Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Keister to use
Northumberland National Bank as the financial institution for all checking
accounts and at this time Fulton Bank for the Escrows.
Meeting Dates –
The meeting dates will be the first Thursday of the month held at the Penns
Creek Fire Hall at 7:00 p.m. In the
event of a meeting date change, the meeting will be advertised accordingly to
law and held at the Township Municipal Building.
Management – Mr. Rice made a motion, seconded by Mr. Keister to appoint Mr.
Jonathan Hummel as the Emergency Management Coordinator and Mr. Richard as the
Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator.
Authority – Mr. Keister made a motion, seconded by Mr. Richard to appoint Ms.
Brooke Keister on the Municipal Water Authority Board to represent the
Municipality. The term to expire
December 31st, 2027. Ms.
Keister had been appointed to finish the term of Mr. Paul Kratzer which expired
December 2022. She now has been
appointed to a 5-year term.
Meeting Pay – The
meeting pay compensation will remain the same of $125.00 per meeting with the
maximum set at $1875.00 per year. This
is enacted by the Commonwealth of PA and is determined by the population in
Auditors – The
Auditor meeting will take place the following evening January 4th,
2023 at the home of Secretary Teresa Hibbs.
The Auditors compensation at this time is $10.00 per hour and they also
can be reimbursed for travel costs and other expenses such as postage, notary
fees & publications. The state is
going to bring it before the house to increase the elected auditors pay to
$17.00 per hour.
Donations – The
2023 donations are as follows:
1. Penns Creek Little League -$200.00
2. Penns Creek Ambulance - $2000.00
3. Penns Creek Fire Police - $300.00
4. Penns Creek Fire Company – The Township will continue
to give $500.00 a month with either part or all of the Commercial Auto
Insurance paid and their fuel expense.
The Township is also mandated by the state to provide the Worker’s
Compensation for them as well. (2023 – Worker’s Compensation - $9648.00, Yearly
donation - $6000.00, Commercial Auto $2500.00 and the fuels was not tallied).
Recreation Board – In 2014 the board was
created by the Supervisors with the terms to stagger. Each term was a 5-year term with 5 board
members. Unfortunately, there is only
one board member that has shown an interest in the park. The Township has 2 vacant seats. The board members are as follows:
1. Wes Wagner –
Term to expire 2026
2. Ruth Anderson –
Term to expire 2025
3. Chad Keister – Term to expire 2024
4. Vacant seat – Term to expire 2023
5. Vacant seat – Term to expire 2022
The regular meeting was
conducted at this time.
The Secretary and Treasurer’s
reports were read and approved, subject to audit. Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr.
Rice to approve the minutes.
Mr. Rice made a motion,
seconded by Mr. Keister to pay the bills.
School Zone Signs – At
this time the Township is waiting on Penn View Bible Institute to contact them
on what signs need to be purchased. The
Township will order them but Penn View will pay for them.
Property Sale – Secretary
Teresa Hibbs contacted Mr. Larry Johnson from Bowen Agency. He stated that it may be hard to appraise
this piece of property because of finding comps in comparison to it. He also stated to Mr. Richard that maybe it
could be deeded over to Mr. Brubaker as an Adverse possession. Solicitor Mr. Robert Slivinski will be
contacted on this matter.
Truck Proposals – This
will be tabled till the February meeting.
Reviewed Letters – Letters
were reviewed on The Central Keystone Cog schedule fees and change of
Mr. Richard made a motion,
seconded by Mr. Rice to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Teresa Hibbs, Secretary