Minutes of Mar. 11, 2015 – Supervisors

 

 

MINUTES OF MARCH 11, 2015

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 COMMENTS:  none

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Millcreek Richland Joint Authority minutes & financial statements/budget analysis were received.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes received.

Recreation Board minutes – Sept., Oct., and  Nov. 2014 minutes were received.

Fire Co. – Feb.  report was received.

Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority – minutes were received.

Police Activity Report was received.

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

SOLICITOR:

41 Memorial Blvd. – Solicitor reported that payment for this bill was received.

Draft Ordinance amending attorney fees was presented to the Board for their review and discussion.  Motion by Weidman to authorize Solicitor to proceed with the ordinance concerning attorney fees.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Act 192 new gun law – Solicitor reported on his research as it pertains to the Township’s Ordinance #9 of 9/8/76.  Solicitor recommended the ordinance be repealed so that no potential problems arise.  Motion by Hogeland to direct our Solicitor to start proceedings on an ordinance to repeal the Ordinance on Firearms.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Parking fine ordinances were discussed in regards to raising the fees.  Solicitor instructed to prepare a draft for the next meeting.

ACTION: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

Jack Keener/Plumpton Manor request for refund of Realty Transfer Tax $750– Copy of Pa. Dept. of Revenue approval was received and reviewed. Motion by Leibig to reimburse Jack Keener $750 for the Realty Transfer Tax that he has coming.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Sage Business Care – renewal for accounting program at a cost of $749 was discussed Motion by Leibig to authorize our Sec./Treas. to update her accounting software.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Blood Drive request for use of Township Building and lot April 18th    was reviewed.  Motion by Leibig to authorize Crime Watch to use our building for a Blood Drive April 18th .  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Fire Co. request to participate at the following events was reviewed.  Several dates for training were included on the request but do not need approval for Workers Comp coverage.  Leb. Co. Firefighters Assoc. meeting; Leb. Co. Sector Chiefs meetings; Meetings for NVFC; Meetings with Western Berks Tanker Task Force; Semi-annual sub sale- March/April & Sept./Oct.; Hall Rentals for fundraising; Zumba Tues. & Thurs. evenings for fundraising; Annual Santa Run in Dec. (Community Service); Fireworks Robesonia- June; Bethany Days- August; New Year’s Eve- Womelsdorf; Easter Egg Hunt – April; Fire Prevention activities – Oct.; Schaefferstown Halloween Parade – Oct.; Myerstown Holiday parade – Nov.  Motion by Leibig to give Fire Co. and its auxiliary’s permission to attend these events.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried. 

Street Sweeping – Leibig reported that it is scheduled for May 7th & 8th.

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 8:10 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.