MINUTES OF DECEMBER 17, 2014
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Chairman, Donald R. Leibig commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.
Donald R. Leibig, Chairman
Dan K. Hogeland, V. Chairman
Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor
John D. Enck, Solicitor
Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.
Eric Andreus and Dave Dennis, Nestles Water North America Inc. was present to present the Board with a $5,000 donation check as part of their “Good Neighbor Program” to enhance the township’s recreation programs. Secretary instructed to send a thank you letter.
REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:
Planning & Zoning Commission – minutes were received.
Millcreek – Richland Joint Authority financial statements & budget analysis were received.
Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.
GLRA – minutes were received.
Police Activity report was received.
MINUTES: Motion by Hogeland to accept the minutes as printed. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Unpaid grass mowing bills – Solicitor reported that the letters were sent out to five of the property owners, but in doing his research at the assessment office he found that 14 Meadow Dr. was sold in Aug. Solicitor questioned if the Board wanted him to proceed with collection or let this one go. Board agreed to let it go.
Solicitor reported that the PSATS Trustees Insurance ordinance approving the changes to the Health Trust Agreement will be ready for the Board’s considered adoption at the Jan. 28, 2015 meeting.
Zoning map proposed amendments discussed. Solicitor instructed to review the last
Planning Commission minutes for questions or comments.
Tax Collection Act – HB1590 was briefly discussed. Solicitor will review and report back to the Board.
Personnel matter was discussed regarding issues with employee start times. Secretary instructed to draft a discipline letter for the Board to review for employee’s who may in the future violate the specified start times.
Secretary presented the proposed budget for 2015 to the Board for their final consideration. Motion by Hogeland to adopt Resolution #12-17-14 pertaining to the 2015 budget. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Hydrant Tax Resolution #12-17-14 A was presented to the Board for consideration. Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #12-17-14 A pertaining to the Fire Hydrant Tax rate. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried. .06 mills for 2015
Resolution 12-17-14 B Street Light Tax rate was presented to the Board for their consideration. Rates lowered to $.73 developed & $.18 undeveloped for 2015. Motion by Hogeland to adopt Resolution #12-17-14 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 #12-17-14 C, setting our real estate tax rate at 1.23 mills. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
2015 meeting dates – Secretary questioned a date for a budget workshop which we forgot to set at last month’s meeting. Board agreed to set Oct. 23rd 12 noon as the date. Secretary also reported that the Rec Board was contacted twice about their 2015 meeting dates to include in the ad, and they haven’t gotten back to her. Hogeland said to advertise the first Monday of each month, and if they change it they can advertise on their own.
CM High proposal for traffic light maintenance for 2015 was reviewed. ($395) Motion by Leibig to accept CM High’s proposal for the traffic light maintenance agreement for $395. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.
Request for Special Fire Police (Larry Wilson) Motion by Leibig to approve the appointment of Larry Wilson, 208 W. Main St. to the Special Fire Police of Millcreek Township. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Christmas tree pick up – Jan 5th thru the 16th.
Petty Cash – Motion by Leibig that $650 be deposited into Petty Cash for the Christmas bonuses. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Motion by Leibig to accept the Treasurers report and pay the bills as money is available. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Motion by Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 P.M. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.