The Center Township Board of Supervisors held their April
meeting on April 7th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Penns Creek Fire Hall
with the following persons present; Supervisors: Maynard Keister, Ronald Rice and George
Richard Jr., Secretary: Teresa Hibbs,
others included Keith Spigelmyer.
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. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Keister to pay
American Rescue Plan – The annual Project and Expenditure
report is due April 30th, 2022.
The Supervisors have elected to use the standard allowance of up to $10
million, not to exceed the total award allocation, for identifying revenue
loss. The total allocation for Center
Township is $255,392.88. The total expenditures
for the reporting date of March 3rd, 2021 through March 31st,
2022 were in the amount of $23,099.00. A
Resolution 2022-5 was adopted on January 3rd, 2022 supplementing the
2021 budget. A Resolution will be
adopted at the May meeting for supplemental appropriations for the 2022 budget. This will include funds dedicated to the
Penns Creek Municipal Authority and Keene Community Park.
Keene Park Pavilion – T&C Construction submitted a
bid proposal to erect a pavilion at Keene Park.
The bid is in the amount of $41,500.00.
The Supervisors will use $38,000.00 of the ARP funds toward the
pavilion. The Supervisors agreed to
accept the proposal.
Per Capita Ordinance – Mr. Richard made a motion,
seconded by Mr. Rice to adopt Ordinance 2022-1 imposing a per capita tax of
$5.00 per person on each resident of the Township, establishing collection
procedures, exemptions and penalties.
Paving Material Proposals – New Enterprise Stone &
Lime Company and Meckley’s Limestone Products submitted bids for paving
materials only. Mr. Rice made a motion,
seconded by MR. Keister to award the proposal to Meckley’s Limestone Products
with the stipulation that in the event that Costars prices are lower and
availability exists the Township will exercise their right to purchase through
them. The results of the bids are on
file at the Township office.
Penns Creek Municipal Authority – Ms. Brooke Keister has
accepted the appointment to be representative of the Township and to fulfill
the remainder of Mr. Miller’s term. The
term will expire on December 31st, 2022. At that time Ms. Keister will be appointed
the 5-year term to expire on December 31st, 2027.
Seal Coat & Fog Seal – The Supervisors reviewed the
list of roads compiled for maintenance.
The roads decided upon at this time are Mountain Road, Scholl Road,
Breon Road, Bickel Road and Renard Road.
Penn Dot adviser Brian Haight was notified to draw up the proposal for
bids to be opened at the May meeting.
Violation/Inspection – Jim Emery from the Central
Keystone Cog received a phone call from Snyder County Children and Youth of
living conditions at 3637 New Berlin Hwy.
At this time Mr. Emery has not contacted the Township on the outcome of
Municipal Notification of Planned Development – A
Municipal Plan for Steven El Sayed was reviewed and signed by Chairman George
Richard Jr. This was forwarded to DEP on
April 8th, 2022.
Reviewed Letters – Letters were reviewed on Change of
Assessments, A lot plan addition for Jodi Loss and Vic Sprenkel, A Subdivision
plan for the Tittle Living Trust, A traffic Counting on Municipal Road letter
for the Department of Transportation, Final report for 102 Bucksey Road and a
waiver of land development for the addition at 107 Centerville St. in Penns
Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to
adjourn the meeting. The meeting
adjourned at 7:54 p.m.
Teresa L Hibbs,