Minutes of May 9, 2018 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF MAY 9, 2018

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

Vin Garcia, Financial Consultant

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

 PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Constance Bamberger, 330 E. Main St. – was present to discuss several topics with the Board.  1) speeding on Main St. & Memorial Blvd.; 2) Junk cars in yards; 3) Brake retarder signs on Main St. – Hogeland informed her we were turned down by Penn Dot for this a year ago; 4) Questioned what can be done about homes that have burned and not been cleaned up? 5) grass mowed and blown on the streets.  Chief explained that the police are informing residents about this since it is a fairly new ordinance.

Jonathon Moyer, 540 Stricklerstown Rd. was present to inform the Board about his application to Penn Dot for a driveway at 624 Stricklerstown Rd.  Motion by Leibig to send a letter to Penn Dot acknowledging that the Board is aware of the project.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning & Zoning Commission – Karen Krater was present with report.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes received.

Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority – minutes received.

Police Activity report was received.

Opening of bids:  7:15 PM

Texter Mission & S. Mt.  Rd. – 2,007 Ton 19 mm binder course 0 – 0.3 million ESAL’S, PG 64-22, SRL ANY 2.5” depth

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co.                 $65.90   unit price      $132,261.30  Total

Pennsy Supply Inc.                                                $69.67   unit price      $139,827.60  Total

H & K Group, Inc.                                           $66.38 unit price        $133,224.66  Total

Motion by Leibig to accept the New Enterprise bid of $132,261.30.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Eagle Scout project – Chief Hostetter introduced Patrick Gibble to discuss his idea for a “Little Library” being built at the Township building to serve as his Eagle Scout project.  He is requesting the Board’s permission to build the “Little Library” 19” x 23” x 16” this summer.  Board members thought it was a good idea and granted permission.

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

 SOLICITOR:

Dollar General – no parking signs – Solicitor reported on his research regarding the need for an ordinance enacted by the Township.  Enck concluded that an ordinance is not needed in order for the Police Dept. to enforce the no parking because it was done by Penn Dot as part of the Highway Occupancy Permit for the Dollar General Plan.  If violations are challenged, Police Officers would cite Section 3353 of the Pa. Vehicle Code for issuing a violation to someone parked illegally.  Parking for the handicap residents who lost their parking on E. Main St. was discussed.

 TNR program – “No Nonsense Neutering” contract was reviewed.  Solicitor informed the Board that after speaking to Martha Hahan who had been here to do the presentation, that the Board may remove the last two bullet points of the “Hold Harmless” section of the contract.  Motion by Hogeland to enter into this agreement as amended for a total of $1,500.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye motion carried.  Hostetter stated that someone from No Nonsense Neutering will come in for a community education meeting.

 Police contract – a draft was received from the police officers for the contract negotiations for a new contract starting 2019.  Solicitor reviewed the dates the Board needs to keep in mind per Act 111 for the negotiations:  June 30th to commence negotiations; Sept. 12th the final date to demand arbitration.  Solicitor and the Board will review the draft and schedule an Executive Session for the next meeting.

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT:

Vin Garcia was present to review the 2017 Audit report and 2018 first quarter statements. A Letter of Understanding for quarterly accounting services and audit was reviewed.  Motion by Weidman to enter into the agreement with Garcia Garman and Shea as our financial consultants.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

 ACTION:  none

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

2018 Tire Collection figures were reviewed.  $22

NEW BUSINESS:

Bridge Inspection – Hogeland Rd. was discussed.  Leibig will order new posting signs they are requiring.  “5 Ton Limit”.

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 8:30 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.