Minutes of Dec. 11, 2019 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF DECEMBER 11, 2019

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 COMMENT:  

Dave Dennis, Nestles Water was present with a $5,000 donation as part of their “Good Neighbor Program”.  Secretary to send a thank you letter to Nestle.

Davin Sheetz, was present as a representative of Crime Watch to present to Supervisor Leibig a plaque for his many years of service and assistance.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning & Zoning Commission minutes were received.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.

MRJA – minutes and financial statements were received.

 Police Activity report was received.

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

SOLICITOR: 

Rissler variance conditions – Solicitor reported he sent the letter the Board asked him to from the last meeting.

 Nestles Water timbering plan – was discussed.  Secretary reported that she spoke to Mr. Dowling today and he will be sending the $1,000 fee today.  Secretary also contacted Karl Kerchner, Lebanon Co. Conservation District regarding a recommendation for a forester to do the review, and he sent him a name and contact e-mail.  Motion by Leibig to contact Silvix Forestry to get a cost on reviewing the timber forestry plan.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Unpaid mowing bills – 136 E Main St. & 124 N. Sheridan Rd. – Solicitor reported that the first notices were sent out, and they now have 30 days to pay the bills before attorney fees are added.

Rissler violation (Mansion in the Pines)– Leibig reported that Mervin Horst, at the last Planning Commission meeting reported that Mr. Ziegler contacted him regarding an event that was recently held there, and that there were cars parked on his property, and the High School property.  They discussed contacting Kim Spang to attend one of their meetings to discuss the matter.  Secretary instructed to send a letter to County Planning directing them to investigate the alleged violation after Leibig gets the date of the event from either Horst or Ziegler.

ACTION:

Secretary presented the proposed budget for 2020 to the Board for their final consideration.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-11-19 pertaining to the 2020 budget.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Hydrant Tax Resolution #12-11-19 A was presented to the Board for consideration. Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-11-19 A pertaining to the Fire Hydrant Tax rate.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.05 mills for 2020

Resolution 12-11-19 B Street Light Tax rate was presented to the Board for their consideration.  Rates $.68 developed & $.17 undeveloped for 2020.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-12-18 B which is the Street Light Tax.   Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Tax Levy Resolution was reviewed. Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-11-19C, setting our real estate tax rate at 1.33 mills.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

CM High proposal for traffic light maintenance for 2020 was reviewed. ($415) Motion by Hogeland to continue traffic light preventative maintenance for $415with CM High for 2020.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  

Comcast for garage internet was discussed.  Secretary to contact Comcast to check on a better monthly deal.

NEW BUSINESS:

Humane Society agreement was reviewed.  Motion by Weidman to not enter agreement but still pay the $50 for the dog that was turned in to the facility.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Auditor vacancyMotion by Hogeland to appoint Arlene Moll as auditor.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Petty CashMotion by Leibig to put $700 into Petty cash for miscellaneous purposes.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Christmas tree pick up discussed.  Jan 3rd – Jan. 10th

Secretary instructed to send Thank you letter to Scott Adams for the use of his bucket truck for installing Christmas light.

Transfers to PLGIT accounts were discussed.  Motion by Weidman to transfer $15,000 into the  Police Equip. Fund, $7,500 into the Highway Equip. Fund, and $1,000 to the Holiday Lights Fund.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Truck quote – Leibig questioned the quote he discussed with the Board at the last meeting, from Bob Fisher for a Chevy 3500 Series pickup with snow plow & strobe packages included, through Costars with a cost of $63,000.  Lease payments for 5 years is available for financing.  Scott Moyer questioned why this is not on the agenda? Tabled until the next meeting.

Fire tax correspondence from Solicitor regarding procedures for levying tax for fire protections was read. The Board would not be authorized to levy this tax as a per capita tax, but must be done by millage.

BILLS/TREASURERS REPORT:

Motion by Leibig 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 8:10 P.M.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.