MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 12, 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

John D. Enck, Solicitor

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

Absent:            Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

Ed Harach, 9 Central Dr. questioned why Memorial Blvd. & Alumni Ave. were line painted.  Harach said it was a waste of money.  Also questioned how many tickets the police issued to people for blowing their grass on the road?  Chief said none, only warnings were issued.  Harach stated people are still doing it.  Also questioned why township trucks are at Turkey Hill in Womelsdorf?  Leibig stated if they are in the area they will stop for a drink or snack for break.    Harach said it shouldn’t be happening.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning Commission – Karen Krater present with report. Requested permission to attend a course Oct. 10, 17, and 24 for a Municipal Planning education institute course at a cost of $95. Solicitor stated Supervisor Weidman who could not be present tonight questioned if he could participate by phone at tonight’s meeting and after researching this issue, has concluded that he could with speakerphone so that he could hear everything, and everyone could hear him as well.  Suggested the Board check with him before voting on Krater’s attendance at the requested course.  Secretary texted Weidman who replied that he was currently in a work meeting and the Board should proceed.  Motion by Hogeland to have Karen attend PA Municipal Planning Education Institute at Delaware Valley University at Doylestown and pay the $95 course fee.  Seconded by Leibig.  All aye, motion carried.  

 Recreation Board minutes were received.  Hogeland will be checking with the Rec about next years rentals.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.

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

 GLRA minutes were received.

Police Activity report was received.

MINUTES:  Tabled till next meeting due to Supervisor Weidman’s absence.

SOLICITOR:

Newburg Village – Phase 3 Section 9 -offer of dedication was discussed.  Solicitor explained the procedure for acceptance.  Resolution will need to be prepared, Legal descriptions from McCarthy Engineering; and then acceptance of the deed.  Board instructed Solicitor to proceed with preparation of the required documents.

Offer of dedication Weyandt minor subdivision (6’ addition to existing alley) was reviewed and discussed.  Secretary to send a letter stating that the offer of dedication is acceptable, and to provide a written legal description from the surveyor.

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.

2018-2019 Snow removal contract renewal was reviewed.  $17,467.71 Motion by Leibig to enter into agreement with Penn Dot for the snow removal as listed in the contract.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried. 

Lylab unpaid invoices – Chief Hostetter presented the Board with bills from Lylab for the police virus protection along with a finance charge because the invoices were sent to an old police e-mail account.  Bills will be approved with the other bills.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Dierwecther Road status was updated.

Hiring of mechanic for the road departmentMotion by Hogeland to hire John Tschudy III for the road crew/mechanic at $21.50 per hour.  Seconded by Leibig.  All aye, motion carried. 

2018 Redevelopment Auth. Block Grant Program – The Rec Board suggested repaving of the tennis court in the rec area. Secretary to call if we would be eligible for this type of project.

NEW BUSINESS:

FEMA – National Flood Insurance Rate Maps – Secretary will attend meeting along with Karen Krater. 

2019 MMO’s  – Uniformed $34,067 & Non-uniformed $2,948 were reviewed and acknowledged.

2018/2019 Salt Bid results – American Rock Salt was awarded the 2018-2019 contract at a price of $63.00 per ton.  The price is up $3.00 per ton from last year.

Lebanon Co. Ag Preservation 2019 funding request was reviewed.  No action taken.

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

Co. Convention authorization – Oct. 11th Expo – Registration 7:30 – 8:45   Motion by Leibig to authorize whoever wants to attend the Lebanon Co. Assoc of Township Officials Convention may do so.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Insurance Renewal information reviewed and briefly discussed.  28.4% increase.  Will discuss at the next meeting.                        

Quote from 911 Rapid Response to install wiring in the Ford for use of a computer was presented to the Board for their consideration.  $1,751.35.  Secretary to figure the cost in the 2019 budget figures.

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 8:25 P.M.  Seconded by Leibig.   All aye, motion carried.