Board of Commissioners Public Meeting Notes for March 2, 2017, Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

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March 2, 2017 — Board of Commissioners Public Meeting Notes
Greene County, Pennsylvania


Board Members:
• Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Chairman
• Dave Coder, Vice Chairman
• Archie Trader, Secretary

Public Contact Person: Cookie Popielarcheck, Assistant Chief Clerk

Greene County Office Building, 3rd Floor
93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5210 / Fax: 724-852-5327
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday






Meeting Opened:
The Greene County Commissioners meeting was brought to order by Chairman Blair Zimmerman at 10:00 am in the first floor meeting room of the County office building. Others in attendance were: Commissioner Coder, Commissioner Trader, Chief Clerk Jeff Marshall, JoAnne Marshall, Cheryl Cowen, Deneen Chulik, Stacey mason, Lu Lewis, Charlotte Popielarcheck, General Public and Members of the Press.

Skip Black, Commander of the Carmichaels VFW, and Bill Maze, Senior Commander of the Carmichaels VFW, to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Meeting Minutes Approval:
Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second to approve the minutes from February 16, 2017. Vote unanimous.

Proclamations:
  1. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Trader the second for a Proclamation for March 5, 2017 through March 11, 2017 to be proclaimed as MS Awareness Week. Vote unanimous.
  2. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for a Proclamation for the month of March for Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month. Vote unanimous.
Finance and Administration:
  1. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Trader the second for an agreement between the County of Greene and Penn Commercial Business/Technical School for externships. Vote unanimous.
  2. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for a project from Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority for State Route 18 water line extension. The County is anticipating that it will receive Marcellus Impact Fee Funding (Act 13) in 2017. From the proceeds the County is considering a $300,000 commitment towards the project this action will be part of the County’s 2017 Impact Fee budget agenda. Vote unanimous.
  3. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Trader the second for a proposal from EADS Architects, Inc. for professional services in the 2017 grant funded projects at the Fairgrounds Building #8 and the Magisterial District Court at the Airport Administration Building. Vote unanimous.
  4. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for a contract proposal from Jesse L. Fiske, Sr., LLC for masonry walls/investigation in the Fort Jackson Building in the amount of $9,900. Vote unanimous.
  5. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Trader the second for a contract proposal from Jesse L. Fiske, sr., LLC for structural and water penetration examination in the Clock Tower in the amount of $4,950. Vote unanimous.
  6. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for a PCCD Grant for the Greene County Sheriff’s office for nine portable radios in the amount of $24,581. Vote unanimous.
Bridges:
  1. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Trader the second for Widmer Engineering the design ($106,953.48) and construction inspection ($47,535.92) for County Bridge #8 (Perry Township). Vote unanimous.
Veterans Affairs:
707 Graves $2,121.00:
  1. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for the care and maintenance of 196 graves in the Garards Fort Cemetery located in Greene Township for $3.00 per grave for a total of $588.00. Vote unanimous.
  2. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for the care and maintenance of 6 graves in the Bald Hill Cemetery located in Dunkard Township for $3.00 per grave for a total of $18.00. Vote unanimous.
  3. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for the care and maintenance of 20 graves in the Phillips Cemetery located in Wayne Township for $3.00 per grave for a total of $60.00. Vote unanimous.
  4. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for the care and maintenance of 54 graves in the Braddock Cemetery located in Richhill Township for $3.00 per grave for a total of $162.00. Vote unanimous.
  5. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for the care and maintenance of 67 graves in the St. Ann’s Parish Cemetery located in Franklin Township for $3.00 per grave for a total of $201.00. Vote unanimous.
  6. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for the care and maintenance of 333 graves in the Laurel Point Cemetery located in Cumberland Township for $3.00 per grave for a total of $999.00. Vote unanimous.
  7. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for the care and maintenance of 31 graves in the Highland Cemetery located in Dunkard Township for $3.00 per grave for a total of $93.00. Vote unanimous.
Emergency Management:
  1. Commissioner Coder made the motion and Commissioner Trader the second for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency 9-1-1 Fund Statewide Interconnectivity Funding Grant Agreement. Vote unanimous.
  2. Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second for a Professional Services Agreement between the County of Greene and MCM Consulting Group, Inc. in the amount of $37,323.00. Vote unanimous.
Public Notices:
  1. Nemacolin, Inc. is filing an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for a renewal of NPDES permit for the Nemacolin Sewage facility.
  2. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a coal refuse disposal (sediment pond development) permit for Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company, Inc. located in Richhill and Morris Townships.
  3. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reviewing an application from Bailey Mine permit #30841316 to perform underground development mining located in Richhill, Gray and Center Townships.
  4. LOLA Energy Operating Co., LLC is applying to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for permits to drill gas wells on the proposed Metheny Well site located in Gilmore Township.
  5. EQM Gathering OPCO, LLC is applying to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for coverage under an addendum to existing erosion and sediment control general permit (ESCGP-2) located in Center Township.
  6. EQT Production Company is applying for coverage under the erosion and sediment control general permit (ESCGP-2) for earth disturbance associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing or treatment operations or transmission facilities from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection located in Morgan Township.
  7. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is submitting a general permit application (GP-5) to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the installation of approximately 970 linear feet (LF) of two inch diameter plastic natural gas pipeline located in Center Township.
  8. Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority is submitting an original and three copies of the authority’s application for filing to cross underneath a bridge carrying Norfolk Southern Railroad Company’s tracks in public right-of-way located in Franklin Township.
  9. Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority is applying for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permit from the Greene County Conservation District allowing the discharge of stormwater from construction activities. Also, applying for a general permit (GP-5) utility line stream crossing from the Greene County Conservation District to install water lines which will result in two stream crossings to Bells Run and one stream crossing to an unnamed tributary to Bells Run located in Wayne Township.
  10. Sheetz, Inc. plans to construct a gas station convenience store on 4,602 acres of land located in Franklin Township. The Franklin Township supervisors will render a decision at their monthly meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Franklin Township Municipal Building.
  11. Application of Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority for the approval of the alteration of the crossing (DOT 367 917 K) by the installation of a water line where Golden Oaks Road (S.R. 0018) crosses under a railroad bridge carrying tracks of Norfolk, Southern Railway Company located in Center Township.
  12. Betty Weaver submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for a (GP-5) utility line stream crossing coverage and will be installing a 1 ¼ gas line to her home located in New Freeport.
Public Comment:
n/a

Meeting Adjournment:
Commissioner Trader made the motion and Commissioner Coder the second to adjourn the meeting. Vote unanimous.

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