MINUTES OF AUGUST 8, 2018 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF AUGUST 8, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by V. Chairman Dan K. Hogeland, commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.

Present:          Dan K. Hogeland, V. Chairman

Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

Angie Shea, Financial Consultant

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

Absent:  Donald R. Leibig, Chairman

 PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Ed Harach, 9 Central Dr. was present to discuss trees that overhang from other properties.  Harach would like the Board to enact an ordinance.  The Board explained that this is currently a civil matter between neighbors and would need to be looked into by the Township’s Solicitor.

 Phoebe Merkel, 308 Stricklerstown Rd. questioned road crew taking township vehicles out of the township.  She stated she sees the trucks at Speedway and Turkey Hill and she doesn’t think this should be allowed.  Harach also stated that if they are being taken out of the township for lunch or break this should be stopped.  The closing of Dierwechter Rd. was also questioned.  Hogeland explained the problem with the culvert.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning Commission – minutes were received.

Recreation Board minutes were received.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.

GLRA minutes from July were received. 

Police Activity report was received.

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

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT:

Angie Shea was present with the Second Quarter financial statement & budget analysis.

ACTION:

PPL Right of Way agreement & Outdoor light service order for the lights to be installed at the Newburg Open Space park was reviewed.  Motion by Weidman to adopt the PPL right of way agreement and  outdoor light service order as reflected in these documents.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Recommendation for Water Authority appointment to fill unexpired term ending 2019 – Susie HarperMotion by Weidman to accept and approve to grant the Secretary position to Susie Harper with her term expiring 2019 to the Newmanstown Water Authority. Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Newburg Playground update – Secretary reported that the swings, spinner seats, borders and swing mats have been ordered and could take approx. 5 – 8 weeks to be delivered.

NEW BUSINESS:

Lebanon Co. Redevelopment Auth. Block Grant – briefly discussed.  

Line painting quotes – Berks Traffic $14,954.54; DE Gemmil $15,098.94; DeAngelo Bros. LLC $18,136.01 were reviewed and discussed.  Motion by Weidman to accept the proposal from Berks Traffic to paint the roads that are on the documents in the amount of $14,954.54.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Womelsdorf request for assistance for Fire Police – Aug. 26, 2018 and ELCO football games was reviewed.  Motion by Hogeland to grant permission to assist at those events.   Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried. 

Fireworks complaint briefly discussed.

Offer of dedication from the Weyandt minor subdivision plan W. Main St. & W. Park St. (6’ addition to existing alley) – tabled.

Storm damage to culvert and sink holes was briefly discussed.

BILL’S/TREASURERS REPORT: Motion by Hogeland to accept the Treasurers Report and pay the bills, as money is available.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried. 

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Weidman to adjourn the meeting at 7:38 P.M.  Seconded by Hogeland.   All aye, motion carried.