Minutes of Jan. 5, 2015 – Supervisors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATION & REGULAR MEETING

      January 5, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by 2014 Chairman, Donald R. Leibig commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.

Present:           Donald R. Leibig

Dan K. Hogeland

Eric Weidman

Lorie J. Kupp

Donald R. Leibig opened the floor for nominations for temporary Chairman.  Motion by Hogeland to nominate Eric Weidman for temporary Chairman.  Seconded by Leibig.  There being no further nominations, nominations were closed.  All aye, motion carried.

Chairman 2015

Motion by Hogeland to nominate Donald R. Leibig as Chairman for 2015.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Vice Chairman

Motion by Weidman to nominate Dan Hogeland as Vice Chairman for 2015.  Seconded by Leibig. All aye, motion carried.

Secretary Treasurer

Motion by Hogeland to appoint Lorie Kupp as Secretary Treasurer for 2015.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Solicitor

Motion by Leibig to retain the firm of Spitler, Kilgore & Enck P.C., John Enck as the Township Solicitor.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Roadmaster

Motion by Weidman to appoint Donald Leibig as Roadmaster.  Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried. 

Police Dept. Administrator

Motion by Hogeland to nominate Eric Weidman as Police Administrator.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.  

Police Chief

Motion by Weidman to nominate Brian Hostetter as Police Chief.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Recreation Administrator

Motion by Weidman to nominate Dan Hogeland as Recreation Administrator. Seconded by Leibig. All aye, motion carried. 

Financial Consultant

Motion by Hogeland to retain the CPA firm of Garcia, Garman, McCarthy & Shea P.C. as the Townships Financial Consultant for 2015.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Township Engineer

Motion by Leibig to retain Rick Bolt of Bolt Engineering &  Jim Mohn of Motley Associates, Inc. as the Township engineers.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Vacancy Board

Motion by Weidman to nominate Ronald Weidman, Jr.  to serve as the Vacancy Board appointee.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Depository

Motion by Leibig to retain Fulton Bank and PLGIT as the depositories of Township funds.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Equipment Rental

Motion by Leibig to keep the equipment rental rates for 2015 the same as 2014. Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Insurance Carrier

Motion by Weidman to retain HA Thomson as the insurance carrier.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

State Convention

Motion by Weidman to nominate Donald Leibig as the voting delegate and authorize Lorie Kupp to also go to the State Convention.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Recreation Field Rent

Motion by Hogeland to keep the rental rates for 2015 the same as 2014.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Office Hours

Motion by Leibig to keep the office hours at  7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Mileage

Motion by Leibig to pay mileage according to the standard set by the IRS ($ .57).  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Planning Commission 

Motion by Hogeland to re-appoint Karen Krater & Donald Leibig to a four-year term on the Planning Commission.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Recreation Board

Motion by Hogeland to delay our Recreation Board appointments for one month.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Zoning Hearing Board

Motion by Leibig to re-appoint Mike Belleman to another three-year term on the Zoning Hearing Board.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Newmanstown Water Authority

Motion by Leibig to re-appoint Judith Day, Richard Engle, and Carl Kreiner to another five-year term on the Newmanstown Water Authority.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Lebanon County EIT Tax Collection Committee Delegate & Alternate

Motion by Hogeland to appoint Dean Moyer as the delegate and Gail Shiner as the alternate to the Lebanon County EIT Tax Collection Committee.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Recommendation to Auditors

2015 Budgeted rates: – per budget – Donald Leibig, working roadmaster $21.91 per hr. Jan. 1st ,  …. CDL $15 per hour, Non-CDL $10.25 per hour.   Motion by Hogeland to recommend to the Auditors that they set the working supervisors pay rates as listed.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Employee Pay Rates Police per contract – Chief $32.19, Sergeant $28.79, Class 1 $26.92; Sec./Treas. $20.91; Road Crew $21.68 & $16.62 per hr., part time CDL $15, non-CDL $10.25, laborer $13; Recreation $9.75, field maintenance $10.50; mowing $10.50; Part time police $15.50  Motion by Leibig to establish the employees pay rates for 2015 as stipulated in the budget.  Seconded Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Employee Benefit Plan

Motion by Leibig to keep the Employee Benefit Plan for 2015 the same as 2014.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Adjournment (Organizational)

Motion by Leibig to adjourn the organizational part of meeting and go onto the regular business meeting at 7:19 PM.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  

John Witter, 89 S. Mountain Rd. was present regarding the farm he owns at 109 N. Ash Rd. The farm currently has 40 year old fence rows, hedge rows, and woods that take acres out of the farms production.  He would like to take down these trees and burn them but is restricted by the Burning Ordinance to only Tues. & Sat. which would be quite inconvenient with weather issues that could occur.  The farm is currently in the I-2 District but is used for agricultural use and should be able to operate as such.  Therefore Witter is requesting an exception to the burning ordinance to be able to dispose of the material he takes down.  Motion by Hogeland to make an exception to our I-2 burn ban for a period of 8 months starting the first of the year on Mr. Witter’s property at 120 Ash Rd.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS: none

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

ACTION:

Resolution 1-5-2015 Appointing Garcia, Garman, McCarthy & Shea, PC to replace the elected auditors was presented to the Board for their consideration.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #1-5-2015 appointing the certified public accounting firm of Garcia, Garman, McCarthy & Shea, PC to replace the elected auditors of Millcreek Township.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

 Resolution #1-5-15 A  Waiving the Police Contribution for the year 2015  to their retirement plan was presented to the Board for their consideration.  Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #1-5-15 A.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  none

NEW BUSINESS: none

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

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.