Minutes of Oct. 2, 2019 – Planning Commission

Minutes of Oct. 2, 2019

Members Present: Karen Krater, Donald Leibig, Craig Thompson, Rich Brandt & Mervin Horst 

Minutes:  Aug. 7, 2019 approved as written; motion made by RB, second by KK.

Reports:  Karen Krater reported on Good Zoning Hearing Board hearing.  A continuance is scheduled for Nov. 12, 2019.

Business:

  • 5G information – Board recommends the Solicitor review information available in order to advise of any potential legal concerns to be aware of regarding limiting the location, saturation, and/or imposing fees for locations within municipal right of ways. Board also recommends hiring a planning consultant to aid in preparation of zoning ordinance amendment to address 5G Technology adequately.  Reviewed letter to FCC from congress members DeFazio & Suozzi.
  • Risser property/Weavertown Rd. – variance granted. Board recommends Solicitor correspond with LCPD to obtain an update on the status of applicant compliance with conditions imposed as part of the variance decision. If these conditions have not been met, what is the timeline for compliance and what efforts to enforce are being made by county as our delegated zoning officer?
  • Fence on Main St. corner property blocking sight triangle discussion. Board recommends Solicitor correspond with zoning officer at Lebanon County for update on progress regarding fence relocation with lot owner.  This is a safety issue and must be resolved.

Correspondence:   reviewed.

Building Permits: 

63-19 Robert Blumenshine 390 Cocalico Rd detached garage $7,000
64-19 Luke Ray & Jennifer Horning 6 Stricklerstown Loop Rd demo SFD $1,000
65-19 Daniel & Wendy Moyer 213 Edgemont Ln shed $8822
66-19 Justin Weaver & Laura Herrold 16 Abbey Ln fence $2,000
67-19 Peggy & Kenneth Brown 930 Texter Mission Rd solar panels $38,000
68-19 Mark & Donna Achey 87 N. Sheridan Rd solar panels $35,000

 Adjournment:

Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm.    Next meeting is Nov. 6, 2019 at 7 pm.

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Minutes of Oct. 9, 2019 – Supervisors

MINUTES of October 9, 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, Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

John D. Enck, Solicitor

Absent:            Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Megan Schaeffer, and Tina Santoro were present with information on the Richland Community Library.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning Commission – minutes were received.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.

Recreation Board minutes were received.

Police Activity report was received.

MINUTES:  Motion by Hogeland to accept the Aug. 14th minutes as printed.  Seconded by Weidman.  Hogeland aye, Weidman aye, motion carried(Leibig absent from this meeting)

Motion by Hogeland to accept the Sept. 11, 2019 minutes as printed.  Seconded by Leibig.  All aye, motion carried. Hogeland aye, Leibig aye. (Weidman absent from this meeting) 

SOLICITOR:

Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority line extension on Ash Rd. was discussed. Solicitor reviewed the Sewer Extension Agreement between the Authority & Helen Hurst and a check in the amount of $3,000 that was delivered to the Authority.  Highway Occupancy permit ordinance# 8-14-74 was discussed.  Solicitor cautioned that a project like this should have a plan from an engineer and possibly some type of security.  Should this type of situation occur in the future, the Solicitor should also be kept informed to review documents.  Leibig will talk to John Wolgemuth for copies of all pertinent documents.  Mandatory hook-up ordinance #09-29-77D for the Witter property was discussed.  Solicitor believes that the Authority incurs all expenses associated with enforcement of the ordinance.

2 Hillside Drive swimming pool fence violation.  Solicitor reported he has been working with the county for preparing the citations to the property owners.  Bob Mease filed them around Sept. 24th, however the judge asked for two modifications to the citations.  They were refiled on Oct. 3, 2019. A copy of the PA One Call for installation of fence was received 10/8/19, so hopefully things are progressing as hoped.

5G Technology – Leibig provided info on what he saw on television recently on the subject.  Solicitor reported on his inquiry to PSATS legal counsel, Scott Coburn.  Coburn provided information on the limitation of fees Municipalities may charge for use of right of ways; Oct. 15th the PA Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on an appeal from a Commonwealth Court case on whether the smaller antennas are a public utility.  PSATS has no opinion at this time on the health effects, and has recommended a wait and see attitude.  Planning Commission minutes discussed.

Rissler variance conditions for Mansion in the Pines was discussed.  Greg Hetrick, from LCPD e-mail to the Rissler’s regarding compliance with the conditions imposed by ZHB was reviewed and discussed, as well as the response from Mr. & Mrs. Rissler.  Rissler’s have indicated that at this time they are not interested in holding events that would require them to improve the septic and parking, but to keep the property a private residence.  Seems that there are still many items up in the air.  Hogeland will speak to the neighbors to keep an eye out. Solicitor will send a letter to County Planning.

ACTION:  none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

CM High Preventative Maintenance repair estimate $1,308.96 discussed.  Some of the fees are due to the accident to the pole.  Leibig will check into this further.

NEW BUSINESS:

2019 Pension state aid – was discussed.  $40,963.99 received – Police portion $20,482.00 – Non-uniformed portion $20,481.99.  Secretary questioned how the Board wanted this allocated.   Motion by Leibig we subsidize the police MMO from the excess from the nonuniformed money and what is left over goes into the Non-uniformed pension.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried. 

Request for Fire Police – 11/30/19 Holiday parade was reviewed.  Motion by Hogeland to grant the fire police, the fire company & its auxiliaries’ permission to help and attend.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.       

Health insurance renewal was discussed. Highmark Blue Shield increased 6.18% for 2019/2020. (Highmark Premier Balance PPO $0 Platinum A plan) Motion by Weidman to go with the renewal with Pa Chamber Insurance for the Highmark Premier Balance PPO $0 Platinum A plan. Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Draft 2020 budget reviewed and discussed.  Budget workshop needs to be advertised – Monday Oct. 21, 2019 at 7:30 AM.

Police Equipment – computer system now needs to be replaced, could money from the unused part-time payroll be used for this instead?  Board agreed. Could cost as much as $17,000.

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 8:15 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman   All aye, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minutes of Aug. 14, 2019 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF AUGUST 14, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by V.  Chairman Dan K. Hogeland, commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.

Present:         

Dan K. Hogeland, V. Chairman

Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

John D. Enck, Solicitor

Vin Garcia, Financial Consultant

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

Absent:           Donald R. Leibig, Chairman

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

John Wilson, 105 E. Main St.  was present regarding complaints about his neighbor and to advocate the Board to consider hiring another full-time officer.  The neighbors have a live raccoon in a cage, and burn in their fire ring all types of trash, as well as a junk car in the back.

Hearing – Agricultural Security Area 7:07 P.M.

Chairman Hogeland moved to adjourned the regular meeting, and to convene the hearing to consider an addition to the Millcreek Township Agricultural Security Area, seconded by Weidman. Hogeland turned the hearing over to Solicitor John Enck, who explained that before proceeding, there were questions that needed to be answered pertaining to the following documents which should be put into the record: 1) Date proposal was received & acknowledged – March 6, 2019 received, May 8, 2019 acknowledged;  2) Proposals from Elvin G. & Nancy J. Nolt – Property located at 10 Setherb Rd., and Millbach Rd. consisting of 47.01 acres and 9.3 acres; 3) Notice of filing was published ; 4) Posting of property done as specified; 5) Proposal was available for public inspection; 6) No objections were received; 7) Proposal provided to Planning Commission and Millcreek Township Agricultural Area Advisory Committee. Comments were received; 8) No modifications were received from landowners, Planning Commission, or Millcreek Township Agricultural Area Advisory Committee; 9) Hearing advertised as specified; 10) No modifications or comments received after advertising & posting as required. 11)  Notice sent to Nolt’s July 25, 2019.                     

EXHIBIT 1 – Proposals – Elvin G. & Nancy Nolt – 47.01 acres

EXHIBIT 2  – Proposals – Elvin G. & Nancy Nolt – 9.3 acres

EXHIBIT 3 – Proof of Publication from the Lebanon Daily News – proving Notice of filing was made and appeared in the May 22, 2019 issue.

EXHIBIT 4 – Affidavits dated May 23, 2019 signed by Donald Leibig – stating notice that was published was also posted in five (5) conspicuous places.

EXHIBIT 5 – Affidavits dated May 23, 2019 signed by Donald Leibig – stating notice that was published was also posted in five (5) conspicuous places.

EXHIBIT 6 – Comments from Millcreek Township Agricultural Area Advisory Committee received July 15, 2019

EXHIBIT 7 Comments from Millcreek Township Planning & Zoning Commission dated July 9, 2019

EXHIBIT 8 – Proof of Publication from the Lebanon Daily News – proving Notice of Hearing was made & appeared in the July 29, 2019 issue.

EXHIBIT 9 – Affidavits dated July 29, 2019 signed by Donald Leibig – stating notice that was published was also posted in five (5) conspicuous places.

EXHIBIT 10 – Affidavits dated July 29, 2019 signed by Donald Leibig – stating notice that was published was also posted in five (5) conspicuous places.

The hearing was then turned back over to V. Chairman Hogeland who asked if there were any comments?  No comments expressed by those present.  The hearing was closed at 7:14 P.M. and the regular meeting was reconvened.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Planning Commission – minutes were received. (July and August)

Agricultural Advisory Board report received.

DEP – Eagles Peak Sewage Inspection report received.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.

Recreation Board July & August minutes were received.

MRJA – minutes & financial reports received.

Police Activity report was received.        

MINUTES:   Tabled until the next meeting due to Supervisor Leibig’s absence.  (Weidman not eligible to vote due to absence at the previous meeting)

SOLICITOR:

Agricultural Security Area Resolution # 081419 was presented to the Board for their review and consideration.   Motion by Hogeland to adopt resolution #081419 adding the Elvin G. and Nancy S. Nolt land to Millcreek Township’s Agricultural Security Area.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Fence violation – 2 Hillside Dr. – Solicitor reported that he has been working with Bob Mease at Lebanon County Planning Dept., on a new enforcement notice, which was sent out to the Bogert’s via regular mail and certified mail on July 25, 2019.  The notice sent regular mail was not returned, but the certified mail was also not picked up.  Because of this, Solicitor suggested that the Bogert’s be served their notices in person perhaps from a Police Officer or a Constable prior to any citation being issued.  Board agreed to have Solicitor contact a Constable to serve the Bogert’s.

Ordinance #081419 – Peddling & Soliciting regulations presented to the Board for their consideration.  Resolution # 081419 A regarding the setting of Fees and the application form were discussed.   7 days $25, 30 days $30, and 90 days $35.  Motion by Weidman to enact Ordinance #081419 Peddling and Soliciting regulations for Millcreek Township.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.  Motion by Hogeland to adopt Resolution #081419 A setting the fee schedule and application form (Exhibit’s A and B) for Peddling & Soliciting. Seconded by Weidman.   Ordinance will go into effect in 5 days.

Rissler Zoning Hearing Board conditions – were discussed.  Correspondence from Lebanon County Sewage Enforcement officer concluded that the capacity of the system is 1,000 gals per day which is sufficient for the house, but not sufficient for the house use & event use at the same time. Difficulties of monitoring this type of use discussed.

Hogeland informed Solicitor Enck the Board is considering taking over Kountry Kraft’s sign at Main & Sheridan Rd.  Solicitor stated that any proposed lease agreement should be forwarded to him prior to any action being taken by the Board.

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT:

Vin Garcia was present with the Second Quarter financial statement & budget analysis.

ACTION: 

2019-2020 Penn Dot Snow removal contract renewal was reviewed.  $17,467.71 Motion by Hogeland to renew the contract for the snow removal for 2019/2020 season in the amount of $17,467.71.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

2019/2020 Salt Bid results – American Rock Salt was awarded the 2019-2020 contract at a price of $65.46 per ton.  The price is up $2.46 per ton from last year.

Basketball court paving – tabled.

The Tour Davita Bicycle event – Chief Hostetter reported that the tour will not be stopping at the Church for their rest stop but will still be coming through Millcreek Township.  They contacted Penn Dot for permits, and Penn Dot requires an approval letter from the Township. Motion by Weidman to direct the Secretary to write a letter that we acknowledge the event.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Change of tax status – Scott & Deb Malley, 28 Edgemont Lane & Jason Bender, 25 S. Parish Ave.; correspondence from Lebanon Co. Assessment office was reviewed.  The Malley’s are due a refund in the amount of $217.93.; Bender $120.45. Motion by Hogeland to direct Secretary to refund the money for the two reassessed properties at 25 S. Parish Ave. and 28 Edgemont Ln.   Seconded by Weidman, all aye, motion carried.

Line painting quotes – DE Gemmil $9,560.52, Berks Traffic Inc. $9,958.14, A1 Traffic Control $10,622.81, DBI Services $28,971.60  were reviewed and discussed.  Motion by Weidman to enter into agreement with DE Gemmil for line painting quotes as outlined in their proposal in the amount of $9,560. 52.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried. Secretary instructed to sign quote.

Womelsdorf Ride for Freedomrequest for assistance from Fire Police 8/25/19 was reviewed.  Motion by Hogeland to grant permission to assist at those events.   Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Weidman request to be excused from the Sept. 11th meeting was received.

Mr. Beck was present with more information regarding 5G Technology.

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

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 8:29 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minutes of Oct. 7, 2019 – Recreation Board

Newmanstown Recreation Board

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monthly Minutes

ATTENDANCE

Recreation Board Members present at the meeting- Justin Arndt, Josh Garrison, and Anthony Gettle

Guests- Vicky Oswald

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments presented.

OLD BUSINESS

September 2019 Minutes- Motion to approve by Anthony Gettle, seconded by Justin Arndt

Correspondence- NA

Treasurer’s Report– Reports for general fund, summer playground, and soccer accounts provided by Justin Arndt. Motion to approve by Anthony Gettle, seconded by Justin Arndt.

Blacktop of Basketball Court– No updates

Fall Frolic- Anthony will talk to Donny about removing telephone poles and ramp for fall frolic access.  Volunteers needed.  Deadline to be moved up for vendors for next year. Clover Farms will donate drinks.

Bill Hogeland will run the hayride.  Looking for a second tractor and wagon.

Barrel train is confirmed and Eli will run the tractor.

Recommendation for a stand at the Frolic to raise money for next year’s event.

Orioles Club will run their own stand and provide prizes.

Eagle Scout Project– William Leedom from Richland Troop 418 presented to the board about constructing a Gaga Pit that would be accessible for children of all abilities.  Location was found for the pit.

Summer Playground Pavilion/Stand– Clean out and organization of the stand will happen in the spring.

NEW BUSINESS

Board change- Resignation of Betty Patches, Vickie Oswald nominated by Justin Arndt to join board, seconded by Anthony Gettle.

Summer Playground- Josh Garrison nominated Kiri Arndt for Summer Playground assistant, seconded by Anthony Gettle.

Next Meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Motion to adjourn meeting by Anthony Gettle, seconded by Justin Arndt 8:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Beth Garrison, Secretary.

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Minutes of Sept. 4, 2019 – Planning Commission

Minutes of Sept. 4, 2019

Members Present: Karen Krater, Donald Leibig, Craig Thompson, Rich Brandt

Absent:  Mervin Horst

Minutes:  Aug. 7, 2019 approved as written; motion made by RB, second by KK.

Reports:  none

Business:

  • Eagles Peak Campground Preliminary/Final Land Development Plan – Lebanon County Planning letter attached indicating plans merit approval, therefore Board recommends approval and plans signed.
  • 5G information – Additional information supplied by Linda Beck reviewed. Maidencreek Twp, Berks County resolution & also their recently adopted 5G zoning ordinance to be reviewed by Township Solicitor.
  • Variance Application Case #2-19, 526 Stricklerstown Rd. – Dale & Anna Mary Good Board reached no consensus after lengthy debate of the application.  More information necessary regarding hardship, existing business operations; size, trucking schedules, hours, employees, etc. to assess Township road and neighborhood impacts.  Board does recommend if variance granted that no additional business or the expansion of either Good’s Transport LLC or Alumaclear Services be permitted on this property.

Correspondence:   reviewed.

 Building Permits: 

53-19 Charles & Carmela Esterly 25 Village Dr shed, fence $9600
54-19 Wyatt Witenski 54 N Sheridan Rd fence
55-19 Jason & Brian Schies 302 Rod & Gun Rd demo sfd & shed $1,000
56-19 William & Susan Coles 6 Overlook Ln roof over exist. patio $7735
57-19 Michael & Sarah Ostrich 202 Edgemont Ln fence $4200
58-19 Peter B. Shirk Lot#329, 27 Evergreen Way SFD $152,000
59-19 Benjamin Lapp 5 Stump Rd. horse barn $150,000
60-19 Peter B. Shirk Lot# 348, 207 Edgemont Ln SFD $115,000
61-19 John Jegla 174 Texter Mission rd solar panels $28,000
62-19 Peter B. Shirk Lot# 349, 205 Edgemont Ln SFD $113,000

 

Adjournment:

Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm.    Next meeting is October 2, 2019 at 7 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Karen Krater

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minutes of Sept.9, 2019 – Recreation Board

Newmanstown Recreation Board

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monthly Minutes

ATTENDANCE

Recreation Board Members present at the meeting- Justin Arndt, Josh Garrison, Anthony Gettle, and Beth Garrison

Guests- Vicky Oswald, Dan Hogeland, William Leedom, and Corey Leedom

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments presented.

OLD BUSINESS

August 2019 Minutes- Motion to approve by Justin Arndt, seconded by Anthony Gettle.

Correspondence- NA

Treasurer’s Report– Reports for general fund, summer playground, and soccer accounts provided by Justin Arndt. Motion to approve by Beth Garrison and seconded by Anthony Gettle.

Joshua Garrison will file the completed paperwork with the bank, so he can take over the treasurer responsibility.

Blacktop of Basketball Court– In the process of collecting bids.  Hackman’s bid is $24,000 to repave from scratch.  Need to have 3 bids.  Hope is to have the project begin in 2020.  Recreation board is getting estimates on commercial basketball hoops.  Prices ranges from $600-$800 per hoop.  Board will check to see if the township can assist with installation.

Chains have been placed behind the Rec Pavilion and by the far softball field to prevent people from driving on the basketball court.  Chains are spray painted so they are clearly visible.

Snack Stand- Roberta Desantis is overseeing the stand. New trashcans are being donated to the stand.

Fall Frolic- Rec board will set up stands before the weekend of the event.  Stands will be checked to see what modifications need to be made to existing stands.

Orioles Club will run their own stand and provide prizes.

NEW BUSINESS

Eagle Scout Project– William Leedom from Richland Troop 418 presented to the board about constructing a Gaga Pit that would be accessible for children of all abilities.  Checking into the specifications for the project cost and location of the Gaga pit.

Summer Playground Pavilion/Stand– Clean out and organization of the stand will happen in the spring.

Next Meeting will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Motion to adjourn meeting by Anthony Gettle, seconded by Beth Garrison at 7:54p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Beth Garrison, Secretary.

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Minutes of July 10, 2019 – Supervisors

MINUTES OF JULY 10, 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 Enck, Solicitor

 

Absent:            Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.

 PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Mr. & Mrs. Beck, 933 Texter Mountain Rd. were present regarding the 5G Technology.  Environmental Health Trust website pushed.

REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:

Newmanstown Water Authority minutes & audit report were received. 

Lech – Annual Maintenance Report was received.

Police Activity report was received.

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

SOLICITOR:

Rissler letters to Sewage Enforcement officer and Zoning officer were reviewed.

Peddling and Soliciting ordinance – Solicitor reported that the advertisement for this ordinance is set for August meeting and equipment is in for the badges according to Chief Hostetter.

Updating citation – summary offences other than parking discussed.  Going nowhere.

FEMA floodplain revisions procedures discussed.  “Letter of Final Determinations” should be received this summer. Solicitor contacted Julie Cheyney asking if they had received the letter, she stated she believed we should hear by the end of August.  Julie also stated she believed DCED would be providing a model ordinance to Municipalities.

Brian Bogert, 2 Hillside Dr. – fence violation discussed.  Leibig reported the fence has not been installed, yet, and questioned Township’s liability.  Solicitor suggested the Board consider having the zoning officer proceed with enforcement.  Motion by Leibig that we wait till July 15th when Lorie comes back to see if any progress was made for the fence violation on 2 Hillside, if not I think we should proceed with contacting County Planning to enforce the ordinance. Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

ACTION:  none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

Basketball court paving – Hackman quote reviewed.  $24,987 to rebuild.  Leibig will get another quote for info’s sake.

Bicycle event – Chief updated the Board on the progress.

NEW BUSINESS:

Police Resignations – Kristen Yeager & Greg Riehl were read.  Motion by Leibig to accept part time police resignations and have Secretary send letter of thanks for their service.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

 HA Thomson e-mail regarding Employee theft insurance quote discussed. ($325 for 3 years) Motion by Leibig to get Employee Theft Policy from HA Thomson for $325 annually. Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.  

Roadmaster report was given.  Paving tentatively scheduled for July 18th & 19th.

BILLS/TREASURERS REPORT:   Motion by Leibig to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bills as money is available.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.  

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Hogeland to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 P.M.  Seconded by Leibig.   All aye, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minutes of Aug. 7, 2019 – Planning Commission

Minutes of August 7, 2019

Members Present: Karen Krater, Mervin Horst, Rich Brandt

Absent:  Donald Leibig & Craig Thompson

Minutes:  July 9, 2019 approved as written; motion made by MH, second by KK.

Reports:  none

Business:

  • 5G technology – & Mrs. Beck. Texter Mountain Rd. in attendance to discuss additional information regarding health risks to community and sample ordinances other communities have adopted which limit location of 5G facilities. Board agrees that there is a health risk, and not enough study of health/environmental hazards this technology may create has been completed to date.
  • Board recommends Board of Supervisors adopt a resolution (similar to that attached) to encourage US Congress to commission FCC for due diligence and undertake safety and environmental and health hazard review prior to 5G deployment. Also, to support local government efforts to protect safety and health of citizens by limiting placement, location of 5G Facilities.
  • Board reviewing several local area ordinances that have addressed 5G Technology, and will provide recommendations for revisions to our ordinance accordingly when research completed.
  • Short Term Rentals – continued discussion on definition, conditions and zones allowed. Also discussed other terms to be defined.  Suggested definitions forthcoming.

Correspondence:   reviewed, and the zoning violation notice for fence installed that impedes vision @ street intersection led to discussion on all obstructions; fences, hedges, etc. within Right of way and within clear sight triangles at intersections, this is a safety issue.  Clear sight triangles are specified in Lebanon County SALDO, Sect. 5.1-.c.f (STREETS) as:   75’ from centerline intersection, nothing higher than 30” allowed

Board recommends clear sight triangles be added to our ordinance or reference to Penn Dot standards for clear sight distance.

Building Permits: 

42-19 Seth Miller 4 Hillside Dr fence $15,000
43-19 Peter B. Shirk Lot#346, 211 Edgemont Ln SFD $113,000
44-19 Douglas & Megan Grove 20 Abbey Ln fence $2,000
45-19 Denise Hager 18 S. Parish Ave fence $200
46-19 Nathan Good & Karly Ebersole 141 W Main St shed $4800
47-19 Michael & Sarah Ostrich 371 Cocalico Rd shed $6,000
48-19 Leo & Julie Johnson 76 Round Barn Rd solar panels $19,000
49-19 Jeremy Horst 81 E Bethany Rd demo shed/pole barn $10,000
50-19 Joshua & Rachel Scholtes 221 Edgemont Ln fence $4500
51-19 Andrew & Samantha Showalter 103 Sweetwater Ln shed
52-19 Peter B Shirk Lot#347, 209 Edgemont Ln SFD $113,000

 Adjournment:

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.    Next meeting is September 4, 2019 at 7 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Karen Krater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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