MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 14, 2018
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
Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.
Absent: Donald R. Leibig, Chairman
Ed Harach, 9 Central Dr. reported he spoke to the Lebanon Co. Planning Dept. regarding his complaint from the Dec. meeting about his neighbor working on cars at his home. Mr. Harach questioned if the township had a property maintenance and noise ordinance. He also questioned the Chief if anyone was cited after the recent storms for their sidewalks.
MINUTES: Motion by Weidman to approve the minutes as printed. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.
REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:
Planning Commission Jan. & Feb. minutes were received. Sherbyn & Dianne Ostrich subdivision plan was reviewed and signed. Sewage module reviewed – Motion by Hogeland to amend the township’s Act 537 plan for the Ostrich sewage module. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Millcreek Township Recreation Board – minutes were received.
Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.
Auditor’s report was received.
Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority – minutes received.
Newmanstown Volunteer Fire Co. – Year End report received.
Police Activity report & Yearly report was received.
Dept. of General Services participation for 2018/2019 salt purchasing was discussed. This year’s contract was for 500 tons. Secretary reported that she spoke to Leibig about this today and he suggested we request 550 tons for next year. Motion by Weidman to participate in the CoStars Dept. of General Services salt contract for our township and purchase 550 Tons of salt for 2018/2019. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.
ELCO Youth Baseball field use request 2018 – Hogeland reported that he discussed this with the Rec Board at their last meeting, and they stated they are aware of the request and will handle it.
UGI Ahead of Paving program 2018 discussed. Secretary to send them a letter stating there are not any proposed paving projects planned at this time that would affect their lines.
2018 Tire Collection scheduled for Wed. April 11, 2018 – pre-registration by March 14th.
Fire Co request to participate at various events: Motion by Hogeland to grant permission for the Fire Co. and its auxiliaries to do these functions. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Tomlinson Bomberger proposals – Municipal Park $213.28 bagworm treatment, Newburg Open Space $1285.20 weed control, & Ball fields $501.84 fall fertilizer was tabled until Leibig is present at the next meeting. Secretary did however ask if the Board would allow Leibig to get a price on having the front field professionally prepared this Spring? Mike Sheetz had recommended this to Leibig. Board agreed to having Leibig get a price.
GLRA correspondence – paid meeting attendance correspondence was reviewed and discussed. The Board agreed that there is no further action required since Resolution #1-6-14 is still up to date and addresses the Authority’s request.
Request for Penn Dot written confirmation of driveway access for Leroy & Grace Wise, 709 State Rte. 419 was reviewed. Motion by Weidman to send letter to Penn Dot acknowledging the project for Leroy & Grace Wise. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.
Annual state reports – were acknowledged and reviewed by Board: MS-965 Liquid Fuels Actual Use Report; DCED Officials List; Survey of Financial Condition; AG-385 Municipal Pension form. All reports were submitted on-line as required.
Resolution #21418A Opening Tax Collector bank account – Jonestown Bank – Secretary explained (Act 2017-38 Local Tax Collection Law – Payment and Notices of Taxes) Wendy received a call from Jonestown bank today that per the above amended act she is required to open a new account for collection of her taxes that includes the Township name & FEIN number. Because of that we are required to adopt a resolution to open the account and designate Wendy Hertzog, Tax Collector as the official signer. Resolution was presented to the Board for their consideration. Motion by Weidman that per Act 2017-38 Local Tax Collection Law that we allow an account to be opened up under the Millcreek Township Tax Collector using our EIN. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.
Notary Commission – Secretary questioned if the Board wanted her to apply for notary reappointment. Cost is $343.28 and now requires 3 hours of on-line education. Motion by Hogeland to have our Secretary redo her Notary Commission, the on-line course, and pay the costs at $343.28. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
BILLS/TREASURERS REPORT: Motion by Hogeland to accept the Treasurers Report and pay the bills as money is available. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Hogeland to adjourn meeting at 7:40 P.M. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.