Minutes of March 6, 2019 – Planning Commission

Minutes of March 6, 2019

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

Absent:  Rich Brandt

Minutes:  Feb. 6, 2019 approved as written, motion made by MH second KK.

Reports:  Karen Krater reported on Rissler Zoning Hearing Board decision.


  1. Rissler ZHB Case 1-18 – reviewed Attorney Enck summary letter pf ZHB decision.
  2. Linda & Peter Beck, Texter Mountain Rd. presented information regarding health concerns & 5G millimeter waves through small cell wireless infrastructure.  These are smaller tower structures that require many towers in order to relay the signal.  This technology started on the west coast and is rapidly heading east.  Three townships’ in Lancaster County have dealt with the issue.  FCC moving forward on this technology despite no independent study information to verify that it is safe.  The Beck’s will provide additional information on this issue. Planning Commission recommends reviewing info and developing an ordinance that could provide appropriate areas where it might be utilized safely.
  3. Reviewed the Lebanon County Planning Dept. annual zoning report 2018.

Building Permits:  none


Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.    Next meeting is April 2, 2019 at 7 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Karen Krater