The September 4, 2012 regular meeting of the Cogan House Township Board of Supervisors was
called to order at 7:00 p.m. at the municipal building by Chairman Howard Fry. Board members present
were Howard Fry and Bob Emery. Dan Roupp was absent.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Mr. Vaughn asked the supervisors if the gas company was going to paint
lines on the new paved section of Green Mountain Road. The supervisors had okayed putting a line
down the center of the road, but this has not yet been done. We will contact Anadarko regarding this.
Howdy made a motion to accept the August 13th, 2012 minutes, the treasurer’s report, and the
bill list, Bob seconded, MCU.
CORRESPONDENCE: A pipeline safety program is being offered free of charge, Iva and Kathie are
going to attend the one in Mansfield on September 18th; the minutes of the meeting between Anadarko,
Glenn O. Hawbaker, and the township supervisors regarding the paving on Cogan House Road and Route
184 are available at the township office; PSATS is asking the supervisors to contact their representative
to support legislation to modify PA Code Title 25, Chapter 105; PSATS sent information on the Act 13 of
2012 update; and Lycoming County Association of Township Officials is asking for any proposed
resolutions from the townships.
EMA COORDINATOR’S REPORT: The township should be receiving an electronic transfer within
the next 3 to 4 weeks for $6064.14 for storm damage work done on Buckhorn, Stryker, and Green
Mountain Roads. Iva got the paperwork and as soon as we get the money a DAP-12 will have to be filed.
Iva has 3 meetings and 3 trainings for September.
HAZARDOUS MITIGATION REPORT: nothing
WEST BRANCH EMA REPORT: The truck is coming along and may be operable by October.
Stone bids were opened at 7:20 p.m. Two bids were received—Hanson Aggregates and Glenn
O. Hawbaker. The bids were reviewed by the supervisors. Hanson Aggregates: 2 RC--$16.25/ton
delivered to township building, $16.75/ton delivered to job site; AASHTO #8--$21.00/ton; AASHTO #1--
$19.50/ton; 2A Subbase--$17.25 delivered to township building, $17.75/ton delivered to job site; and R-
6--$25.00/ton. Total amount of contract for Hanson Aggregates is $115,950.00. Glenn O. Hawbaker: 2
RC--$16.35/ton delivered to township building, $17.35/ton delivered to job site; AASHTO #8--
$19.60/ton; AASHTO #1--$19.60/ton; 2A Subbase--$18.00/ton delivered to township building, $19.00
delivered to job site; and R-6--$24.00/ton. Total amount of contract for Glenn O. Hawbaker is
$118,560.00. Hanson Aggregates is the lowest bidder. Bob made a motion to accept Hanson
Aggregates bid, Howdy seconded, MCU.
ROADMASTERS’ REPORT: HRI working for Anadarko installed a pipe on Cemetery Road, the cost
to the township was for the pipe only, Anadarko supplied the equipment and the stone. Pipe
installation on Buckhorn Road is to be done this month. The supervisors are going to have Hawbaker
put the pipe in on Harman Road while they are doing the repaving on Route 184. 18 tons of cold-patch
has been put in potholes on some of the township roads. The supervisors are going to use the millings
from Cogan House Road and Route 184 to put on Stryker Road. All of the roads need work and they are
getting to them when they can.
TAX COLLECTION COMMITTEE REPORT: Mary Gregory attended the meeting on August 21 in
Elkland. The meeting was held to basically pass the budget. Everything was pretty much over budgeted
except the auditing because of using a big name company. The biggest line item on the budget was legal
fees. The budget was approved. The committee will not need to ask for any money from the townships,
the budget is quite healthy. It is possible they will ask for money in 2013-2014. Potter, Clarion, Luzerne,
and McKeane County have Centax Collections collecting their taxes, and Centax went out of business
and have not turned in money sent to them for these counties. The money collected will not be turned
into Centax this month since no one knows where the money from the previous month is. The next
meeting is in November at Wellsboro. There was a lengthy discussion on the status of the schools.
OLD BUSINESS: none
NEW BUSINESS: The supervisors signed the Division Order from Statoil by the supervisors. The
township has received gas royalties from Anadarko--$1671.92; from MITSUI--$818.26; and from Statoil--
A building/pavilion rental was approved for Lesa Davies for June 23, 2013.
Howdy made a motion to advertise for diesel fuel and heating oil for the same amounts as last
year, Bob seconded, MCU.
Four notices of intent from Range Resources and three notices of intent from PVR Marcellus Gas
Gathering were reviewed with no comment from the supervisors.
Payrolls were signed.
Howdy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 p.m., Bob seconded, MCU.