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(Prior Monthly Minutes Available At The Township Office)

April 7th, 2011

The Center Township Board of Supervisors held their April meeting on April 7th, 2011 at the Penns Creek Fire Hall at 7:00 p.m. with the following persons present;  Supervisors:  Ronald Rice, Maynard Keister and George Richard Jr., Secretary:  Teresa Hibbs, others included Larry Kratz and residents of Center Township who live on or along Starlight Drive.  Their names were not recorded. 

The Secretary and Treasurer's reports were read and approved, subject to audit.

Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rice to pay the bills. 


Keene Community Park – The pre-construction meeting took place on March 31st, 2011.  Those in attendance were representatives from Center Township, Larson Design Group, Seda-Cog and Dave Gutelius Excavating.  The agenda consisted of going over the contract, documents & conditions, Federal and State requirements, general conditions, agreement package and technical specifications.  Our next step is to send the tabulation sheet along with the executed contract, expenditure information, and design costs, bid advertisement fees etc. to Beth Helterbran of DCNR.  The hopes are to start construction for Phase I on or around May 1st, 2011.

Burn Ordinance – Mr. Richard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Keister to adopt Ordinance 2011-1 regulating burning with in Center Township.  A copy has been advertised for the public to view and viewing can be done at the Township Office by appointment only.

Penn College Study – The Penn College Industrial Engineering students would not be able to incorporate the hydraulic study into their curriculum this season.  Therefore it will not work after all to have them do the study.  The Supervisors are looking into getting a local engineer to do the study at a minimal cost.


Federal Surplus – The Township needs to update their eligibility to continue utilizing this outlet.  This will need to be completed and mailed in before the end of April.

NSF Check – A check that was written to Center Township for garbage taken to the Dumpster by Kerry and Teresa Strouse has been returned for non-sufficient funds.  Swineford Bank automatically forwards this to Re-Submit It for collection.  The Supervisors recommended that Secretary Teresa Hibbs contacts them to see if we can collect this amicably on our own.

2011 Paving Project – The Municipality has received their Liquid Fuels allocation of $102,027.68 and their Road Turnback allocation of $16,760.00.  A project still needs to be determined before the County Aid Application can be done.

Equipment Bids – The Supervisors reviewed last year’s bid requests and made one revision.  This will be advertised for bids and proposals will be opened at the May meeting.

Sewage Planning Module – A planning module has been reviewed by the Supervisors.  They did not give permission to sign off on it at this time.  Teresa Hibbs will contact David Mull and his engineer to discuss the concerns before it is signed and forwarded to DEP.

Nuisance/Junk Yard issue – Neighbors of the Hackenberg residence along Starlight Drive attended the meeting to address concerns of debris etc. spilling out onto the roadway of Hackenberg road and Starlight Drive.  In 2008 a letter had been sent to Mr. Hackenberg asking him to follow the guidelines of the Township ordinance.  It had been addressed for a time but has continually gone downhill since then.  The Supervisors asked Secretary Teresa Hibbs to contact our Solicitor and to contact DEP again to address this issue.

Reviewed Letters – A letter was reviewed on the Violation, now in compliance, on Eugene Leid.

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