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MARCH 7TH, 2019 The Center Township Board of Supervisors held their March meeting on March 7th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Penns Creek Fire Hall with the following persons present; Supervisors: Maynard Keister, George Richard Jr., and Ronald Rice. Secretary: Teresa Hibbs, others included Keith Spiglemyer, Lesha Feaster and Mr. Houseworth. The Secretary and Treasurer’s reports were read and approved subject to audit. Mr. Rice made a motion, seconded by Mr. Keister to approve the minutes. Mr. Keister made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to pay the bills. OLD BUSINESS: Rental Program – Mr. Jim Emery met with the Supervisors to discuss the program on February 18, 2019. An electronic copy of the CKCOG Maintenance Code was sent for the Supervisors to review. Once reviewed and items marked with questions another meeting will take place to discuss what the next step will be. Stone Quotes – The Written/Telephonic quotations were reviewed. Iddings Quarry, New Enterprise and National Limestone submitted quotes. Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Keister to award a split bid between National Limestone and Iddings Quarry. The bidder’s list with prices will be on file at the Township Office for public review. NEW BUSINESS: Public Comment – In order to not hold up Ms. Lesha Feaster she was allowed to address the Supervisors first. She is planning on subdividing her property and wished to know if she would be able to obtain water and sewer. Mr. Houseworth asked if the streets would be swept clean again this year. Insurance Claim – A claim was made for the break room ceiling damage due to strong winds which took place over the night of February 24th, 2019. The estimate for the damage is $2157.92. We have a deductible of $1000.00 so the check from EMC Insurance Companies will be in the amount of $1157.92. Snyder County Tax Committee meeting – The annual meeting took place on February 28th, 2019. Secretary Teresa Hibbs represented Center Township. The 2019 Budget was approved with election of officers and the approval of Fulton Bank as the primary depository. Berkheimer Tax Innovation will continue as our collection agency for Earned Income Tax through 2021. State Police Tax – As part of Governor Tom Wolfe’s 2019-2020 state budget he is proposing a sliding scale per person tax on Municipalities that rely exclusively on the State Police for protection. This tax would be based on the 2010 Census population. This would make a significant impact on our Township with approximately the Township having to pay around $42,000.00 a year. The Township would then be faced with having to increase taxes to offset the cost. We are urged by PSATS to contact our state legislators on the affect this would have on small Township’s like ourselves. 2019 Paving Material Review – The Supervisors reviewed the paving material bid for 2019. The quantities will remain the same as last year. Teresa Hibbs was asked to contact Brian Haight our Penn Dot advisor to verify that if the Supervisor’s bid this proposal and would choose to buy materials through Costars that we are allowed to do so. Once verified this will be advertised for the opening of bids to be at the April meeting. County Aid Application – The application for County Aid was signed and adopted with the allocation requested for 2019 of $3325.00. Reviewed Letters – Letters were reviewed on the God’s Missionary Church tax exemption and the new bank interest rates. Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Keister to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m. Respectfully submitted Teresa Hibbs, Secretary