Minutes of Sept. 11, 2019 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

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

John D. Enck, Solicitor

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

Absent:            Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

John Wilson, 105 E. Main St. was present to question if the Board had given any thought to adding another full-time officer?  He also thanked the Police Dept. for having the racoon next door removed.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning Commission – minutes were received. Eagles Peak Land Development plan was reviewed and signed.  Plans signature area state approved, and upon the Solicitors recommendation wrote in “Only Reviewed”.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received. John Kantner and Scott Sweigart were present to inform the Board that the Authority was approached about possibly regionalizing the water with Richland Borough and Womelsdorf-Robesonia Authority.  They are looking at the feasibility of this particularly the age of both Richland and Womelsdorf-Robesonia lines.  Newmanstown currently has approx. 1,000 customers, Richland 650 customers, and Womelsdorf – Robesonia approx. 100 customers on Sheridan Rd. to Fort Zellers school.  Board agreed it was worth looking into.  Sweigart also commented on the Zoning Hearing Board’s frustration with Lebanon County Planning Dept.’s lack of enforcing the conditions the Board puts on the applicant being implemented.

Pa. State Police ­report for Jan. thru June 2019 was received.

Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority minutes and financial statements were received.

Police Activity report was received.

MINUTES:  July minutes – Motion by Hogeland to accept minutes as written.  Seconded by Leibig.  All aye, motion carried.

SOLICITOR:

Resolution #091119 Addition to Agricultural Security Area for lands of Elvin G. Nolt & Nancy J. Nolt was presented to the Board for their consideration.  Motion by Hogeland to adopt Resolution #091119 adding the land of Elvin & Nancy Nolt to our Agricultural Security Area.  Seconded by Leibig.  All aye, motion carried.

 Fence violation – 2 Hillside Dr. – Solicitor reported that a constable served the Bogert’s on Aug. 30th, and they have 7 business days to comply.  If the fence is not erected, he will meet with Bob Mease to prepare the citation.  Mease is supposed to be inspecting the property tomorrow.

5G Technology – Solicitor reviewed some of the information Supervisor Leibig delivered to his office that was provided by Mr. & Mrs. Beck.  Solicitor reported that prohibiting the placement of 5G facilities for health reasons is pre-empted by Federal law. Solicitor cautioned If the township put an ordinance in place prohibiting placement of these facilities the Township could find themselves in a very expensive lawsuit.  Solicitor will contact PSATS Solicitor to see if they have any position on this subject. Mr. Beck had some comments regarding the health issues.

ACTION: 

Junkyard license renewal was reviewed.  Motion by Leibig to grant the junkyard license to Vince Lombardo for $200.00.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Resolution #9-11-19 A Disposition of Records was presented to the Board for their consideration.   Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #9-11-19A pertaining to the disposal of records.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Basketball court paving – tabled until Spring.  Secretary will put on the February agenda to set date and time to open bids.

Kountry Kraft sign – Leibig reported that he and the Dana’s will be meeting at Enck’s office Sept. 18th to discuss a lease agreement.  Costs were questioned pertaining to moving line to the township office, as well as removing Kountry Kraft from the sign.  Leibig did not look into that yet.

County Convention attendance – Oct. 10, 2019 Expo – Registration 7:30 – 8:45   Leibig will be attending.

NEW BUSINESS:

PSATS UC Group Trust & Pa Twps. Health Insurance Co-op ballots were discussed.  Secretary to complete and return.

CM High preventative maintenance – traffic light repair estimate was reviewed.  $1,308.96 Leibig to contact CM High with some questions.

2020 MMO’s – police $35,732 – nonuniformed $6,113 were reviewed and acknowledged.

Trick or Treat – Thursday Oct. 31st set per the County Police Associations recommendation.

Lebanon Co. Ag Preservation Board 2020 request for funding was reviewed.  No action taken.

Bridge Inspection report briefly discussed.  Will be inspected again in the spring.

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

ADJOURNMENTMotion by Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 P.M.  Seconded by Leibig.   All aye, motion carried.