Minutes of Dec. 13, 2017 – Board of Supervisors

MINUTES OF DECEMBER 13, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 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:  

Ed Harach, 9 Central Dr. questioned if a neighbor could have a body shop in his garage.  Mr. Harach was instructed to contact the Lebanon Co. Planning Dept. with his question.

Chief Hostetter was present with an update on the complaint last meeting about the stray cats being fed at 41 W. Main St.  The state Dog Enforcement officer and an officer from the Humane Society visited the property today and had an inspection of the inside cats at the home for health and vaccines. It appeared that she (property owner) had the needed records, but there are still concerns regarding the health.  The home had a horrible urine smell, furniture was torn up, etc.  They tried to impress upon the homeowner that feeding the outside cats could bring disease to her inside cats and how it wasn’t a good thing to do.  The officers will be doing a follow up visit, but beyond that without an ordinance prohibiting the feeding of the cats there isn’t anything that can be done.  The trap, neuter and release program were also discussed.

John DeSantis was present on behalf of the Fire Co. to request the Board consider installing an (Opticon) signal changer at the traffic light for the safety of the Fire Co. vehicles responding to calls.  The Board will look into the cost.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning & Zoning Commission minutes were received. 

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.

GLRA – minutes were received.

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

SOLICITOR:  none

ACTION:

Secretary presented the proposed budget for 2018 to the Board for their final consideration.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-13-17 pertaining to the 2018 budget.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried. 

Hydrant Tax Resolution #12-13-17 A was presented to the Board for consideration. Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-13-17 A pertaining to the Fire Hydrant Tax rate.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.05 mills for 2018

Resolution 12-13-17 B Street Light Tax rate was presented to the Board for their consideration.  Rates $.68 developed & $.17 undeveloped for 2018.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-13-17 B which pertains to our Street Light Tax.   Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried. 

Tax Levy Resolution was reviewed. Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-13-17C, 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 2018 was reviewed. ($415) Motion by Hogeland to enter into agreement with CM High for the traffic light preventative maintenance for $415.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Preventative maintenance Repair estimate for the traffic light was reviewed and discussed.  Motion by  Hogeland to have Leibig take action as he sees fit after looking over the estimate.  Seconded by  Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Donley Communications letter regarding his retirement and new ownership of business was read.  Triangle Communications has purchased his business.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:

YIS Cowden Group prepay agreement was reviewed. ($333) Motion by Weidman to enter into prepay agreement from YIS Cowden Group at a cost of $333.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Humane Society 2017 – 2018 Housing agreement was reviewed and discussed.  The township has not entered in an agreement since 2012.  They bill us as the police department takes in a dog, 1 dog was surrendered at a cost of $45.  Board again declined to enter into agreement but, Secretary instructed to pay the $45 due.

Petty CashMotion by Leibig to put $600 into Petty cash.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried. 

Christmas tree pick up – Jan 2nd – Jan. 12th.

Transfers to PLGIT accounts were discussed.  Motion by Weidman to transfer $5,000 into the Police Vehicle Fund, $5,000 into the Road Equipment Fund, and $2,000 to the Community Lights Fund.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

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 Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.