Minutes of Sept. 24, 2014 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 24, 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

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

Bill Wiedamann, 122 Treeline Dr. – was present to request speed limit signs in the 100 block of Treeline Dr.  Leibig said he would look into it.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Recreation Board – Ron Lutz was present with report

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

ACTION: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

Newburg Village  Phase 3 Section 9 – Recreation fee – John Eberly was present for Newburg.  The Board discussed the need for funds to develop the Newburg Open space that was received previously from Newburg Village, and stated that the Board understands Mr. Shirk’s point of view he expressed at the last meeting, but as tight as the budget always is, there are never any extra funds available to do this type of project otherwise.  Motion by Hogeland to notify Lebanon County Planning Dept. that the recreation fee for Newburg Village Phase 3 Section 9 is not being waived.   Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Request for Food Processing Waste Storage Facility – representatives from Proland Properties, LLC, 36 Krumstown Rd. were present regarding the DEP correspondence received  stating that the proposed Food Processing Waste Storage tank they want to construct on their property meets DEP requirements, and once the tank was installed DEP can then approve the tank for storage of food processing waste. When Mr. Nolt went to Lebanon County Planning Dept. for the building permit he was told he needs a manure storage permit from the township. He had shown LCPD a copy of the letter from DEP which was all he thought he needed. Secretary

reported  that upon speaking to Lynette Gelsinger at Lebanon County Conservation District she

was told that because this is not an animal waste facility she could not approve this type of facility, that this is approved and monitored by DEP such as Biosolid applications. According to Bill Rogers, a Soil Scientist from AET Agricultural Consulting who is working with the Nolt’s on this project, Food Processing Waste is a residual waste  that contains no manure and no human waste. It is a waste derived from the processing of food, either through an animal processing plant or cleaning of vegetables.  The Nolt’s have been applying this to their fields now for several  years and it has been monitored by DEP. The Nolt’s are trying to get away from applying it to the fields in winter when there are no active crops in the fields.  Secretary instructed to send the information to our Solicitor for his review and opinion of how the Board should proceed with this matter.

Health Insurance renewal packet was presented to the Board for their review.  Costs have increased 12%.  Secretary will be meeting with a rep from PCI next week to discuss other possible options comparable to the current plan, and report back to the Board.

Trick or Treat (Oct. 30th  6 – 8 PM)  Motion by Leibig to have Trick or Treat night for Oct. 30th  from 6 – 8 PM.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Fire Co. request to participate  – Fire Prevention week 10/6 – 10/11; Myerstown Holiday Parade 11/29/14 & Schaefferstown Halloween Parade 10/25/14 were reviewed.  Motion by Leibig to grant permission to the Fire Co., Fire Police and all its auxiliaries to attend these functions.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

2015 Budget was briefly discussed.  Secretary presented the Board with a working first draft for ideas and comments. A memo from the Police Dept. regarding part time coverage was briefly discussed.  Secretary will work up these figures for further discussion.

BILLS/TREASURERS REPORT:Motion by Leibig to accept the Treasurer’s 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 7:53 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.