MINUTES OF APRIL 8, 2015 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF APRIL 8, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Chairman Donald R. Leibig, commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.

Present:

Donald R. Leibig, Chairman

Dan K. Hogeland, V. Chairman

Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

John D. Enck, Solicitor

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  none

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning & Zoning Commission – minutes were received.

Newmanstown Water Authority minutes were received.

Recreation Board – minutes received.

Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority audit report/monthly reports were received.

Police Activity Report  was received.

Fire Co. March report was received

MINUTES:   Motion by Hogeland to approve as printed.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

SOLICITOR:

Ordinance #040815-A Municipal Claims Attorney Fees was presented to the Board for their consideration.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Ordinance #040815-A an ordinance, adopting a schedule of attorney fees under the Pa. Municipal Claims and Tax Lien Act.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

37 Village Drive – municipal lien – Solicitor reported it is now paid.

Ordinance #040815-B Repeal of Firearms was presented to the Board for their consideration.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Ordinance #040815-B an ordinance repealing Section 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Ordinance #9 which regulates firearms.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Draft Parking Fine Ordinance was reviewed and discussed.  Solicitor has been in contact with Chief Hostetter who is currently looking into revising the parking citation per the ordinance draft.

Bomba  sewage system – escrow account – Mrs. Bomba informed the Township that their property has recently been sold, and questioned what needs to be done to release the $2,562.50 escrow account which guarantees the private sewage system which was built on the property.  Solicitor suggested that an engineer should be contacted to perhaps inspect the system and review the amount of money that should be held in escrow as well as the recent DEP reports.  Also, per the Installation and Maintenance agreement, page 6 article 8, it states that the obligation  shall remain the Bomba’s for one year following the sale of the property.  The new owners would also need to enter into a new agreement, and provide the needed security.  Secretary to contact Jim Mohn at Motley for his recommendations.

Trigon Plastics – flying plastic – complaints from neighbors regarding plastic materials littering their properties from Trigon was discussed.  Board questioned what the township can do to remedy the situation, because the same problem occurred last year around the same time.  Leibig stated that they have a 4 or 5 foot fence up to contain materials on the property but the bails of material are probably 20 feet high.  Leibig reported that he spoke to the plant manager who stated he would get people out to clean up the plastic.  Solicitor suggested that this seems to be a private nuisance since it only affects a few properties, not a public one, but pictures should definitely be taken should it happen again.  Solicitor suggested that perhaps DEP or the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority could also be contacted should this happen again.

ACTION: 

Resolution #04815 Escalator Clause for bituminous materials was presented to the Board for their consideration. Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #04815 price adjustment for bituminous materials in small quantities.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

2015 County Aid project – $3892 was discussed.  Motion by Leibig to apply for county aid money to use for various road maintenance projects.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Millcreek Community Group – request for use of Memorial Park was reviewed.  Motion by Leibig to give Millcreek Community Group permission to use the park for Music in the Park this year.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

2014 Audit was reviewed for comments. None at this time.

PLGIT Proxy ballot – Secretary instructed to fill it out.

Tax Collector correspondence regarding a per capita tax refund request in the amount of $5.50 paid twice by Shawn Kurtz was reviewed.  Motion by Hogeland to refund the $5.50 of the per capita tax that was paid twice.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Police Dept. part time officers – Weidman reported recent interviews have occurred, and Chief Hostetter per his April 2, 2015 memo is requesting that the Board approve the conditional hiring of two applicants:  Gregory Scott Riehl and Kristen Houck.   They both have several steps that need to be completed before they can become a sworn officer.  Motion by Weidman to hire Gregory Scott Riehl and Kristen Houck on the conditional offer of employment as specified from Chief Hostetter’s Board of Supervisor’s memo dated April 2, 2015.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

BILL’S/TREASURER’S REPORT:   Motion by Leibig to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bills as money is available.  Seconded by Weidman   All aye, motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.