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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.

 

ELECTIONS & APPOINTMENTS:

A.       Mr. Keister made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to appoint Mr. George Richard Jr., as Chairman Supervisor.

B.      Mr.  Rice made a motion, seconded by Mr. Richard to appoint Mr. Maynard Keister as Vice-Chairman Supervisor.

C.      Mr. Keister made a motion, seconded by Mr. Richard to appoint Mr. Ronald Rice as Roadmaster.

D.     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.

E.      Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to appoint Joshua Hibbs as Assistant Secretary and use as needed on an hourly basis.

F.       Township 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 – 16.85

2.      Michael Hibbs – 16.85

3.      Jonathan Martin – 15.50

4.      Henry Sanders – 15.50

G.      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.

H.     Secretary/Treasurer 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. 

I.        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.

J.        Vacancy Board – Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to appoint Mr. Michael Hibbs to the vacancy board of 2023.

K.      Financial 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.

L.       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.

M.   Emergency 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.

N.     Municipal 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.

O.     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 each Municipality.

P.      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. 

Q.     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).

R.       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.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

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.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

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 assessments.

 

Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Teresa Hibbs, Secretary

 

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 Documents

 
  
  
  
  
54203.pdf
  
2/15/2010 2:42 PMSCAdmin
AGENDA MEETING DECEMBER 2022.doc
  
11/29/2022 4:45 PMT.Hibbs
AGENDA MEETING FEBRUARY 2023.doc
  
1/23/2023 8:37 AMT.Hibbs
center_township_map.pdf
  
2/15/2010 2:42 PMSCAdmin
 

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