Routine business discussed at Snyder Township meeting

Routine business was discussed by supervisors Charles Diehl and Buddy Daughenbaugh, Jr., at the Snyder Township meeting held Monday evening at the municipal building.
Supervisor James Burket was absent due to a family emergency.
At the meeting, Tyrone Area School District representative Cathy Peachey was on hand to discuss parking and jurisdiction issues along Hospital Road and Clay Avenue.
The township and the school are working together to see if school police officer, Bub Dick, has jurisdiction off of school property, but inside of the school zone, from Hospital Drive to the tennis courts along Clay Avenue.
There are ongoing problems with students littering and loitering along the roadway, as well as parking issues that need to be addressed.
Peachey said she is going to meet with the district attorney and the district magistrate to see if school zone traffic violation and other citations issued by Officer Bub would be upheld in court. Supervisor Daughenbaugh said he would also like to attend that meeting when it happens.
Also at the meeting, Hern and Stroup CPA was approved as the accounting firm to complete the township’s 2005 audit. Supervisors chose Innovative Consulting Group as the township’s new engineering firm, replacing the EADS Group out of Altoona.
Talks of the comprehensive plan were tabled until the next meeting as well as talks of purchasing a fire proof safe for the office in the municipal building. Some township residents voiced concern that the purchase of a fire-proof safe was unnecessary because the municipal building has a fire-proof room where files are kept.
Also at the meeting, supervisors voted to purchase a time clock for the municipal building for use by Secretary Ann Dillon, Code Enforcement Officer Bob Ayers and the office cleaning person.
At the end of the meeting, supervisors as well as Secretary Dillon and Solicitor Allen Gibboney met in executive session about a personnel matter, but no action was taken.
There is a special meeting scheduled for Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. to conduct general township business.