Minutes of Sept. 10, 2014 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

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: 

Kerry Wasylenko – was present to request  permission to have a  Blood Drive from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Oct. 18th.  Meeting room would be used for registration.  Board agreed.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning Commission – minutes were received.  Keppley minor subdivision plan was reviewed and signed.  Newburg Village – Phase 3 Section 9 subdivision plan was reviewed and signed.

Millcreek  – Richland Joint Authority– minutes and financial reports were received.

Newmanstown Water Authority –  minutes were received.

Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority – 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.

SOLICITOR:

Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority refinancing – Solicitor Enck and Attorney Vind presented the Board with Ordinance #091014 which authorizes and approves the Authority’s refinancing of the 2007 Bond, of which the township guarantees 70% ( $5,718,300). The refinancing will save the authority and its customers approx. $839,256.   Motion by Leibig to adopt Ordinance #091014 pertaining to the Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority refinancing.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.  Other documents signed include:  Debt Statement & Borrowing Base Certificate, Application for approval from DCED,  and a Section 8110B Certificate (self-liquidating debt statement).  Once the closing occurs there will be a few more documents to be signed (Guarantee Agreement, Reimbursement Agreement) that are authorized in the ordinance.

Peter Shirk, Phase 3 Section 9 – Recreation fee – Solicitor reported on his research on Mr. Shirk’s request to waive the fees for the final two phases  of Newburg Village. (83 lots) The Board is under no legal obligation to tell Mr. Shirk that they don’ t have to pay the fee per the County ordinance, nor do they have the right to tell the County not to  collect the fee.  However  per Solicitor’s  discussion with Bob Sentz, if the Board chooses, they may request the County not collect the fees in  lieu of the 14.3 acres donated to the township in 2003, that this land  was sufficient for the whole development.  Mr. Shirk presented the Board with an estimate of the cost of the 14.3 acres and its improvements at approx. $300,000.  The Board tabled a decision on this matter until the next meeting.  

PSATS Trustees Insurance & Retirement Services correspondence requesting the Township  adopt a resolution agreeing to the proposed amendments to the Declaration and Agreement of Trust to the benefit plans offered through the Trustees Insurance Fund was briefly discussed.  The Board requested Solicitor Enck have a look at it before they take any action.

ACTION:  none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:

2015 MMO’s  – Police $29,795 – – – Non-uniformed $7,810 were reviewed and acknowledged. 

Community Block Grant Program correspondence was reviewed.

Lebanon Co. Ag Preservation 2015 funding request was reviewed.

Fire Co. request to attend the Bethel  Bicentennial parade Sept. 27, 2014 @ 1 PM was reviewed.  Motion by Hogeland to allow them to attend the Bicentennial parade Sept. 27th.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

BILL’S/TREASURER’S REPORT: Motion by Leibig to accept the Treasurers Report and pay the bills as money is available.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

ADJOURNMENTMotion by Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 8:38 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman   All aye, motion carried.