MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 12, 2020
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Chairman, Dan K. Hogeland commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.
Present: Dan K. Hogeland, Chairman
Eric J. Weidman, V. Chairman
Scott J. Moyer, Supervisor
John D. Enck, Solicitor
Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.
Ed Harach, reported on a newspaper article regarding Maryland complaining about water pollution coming from Pennsylvania.
REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:
Newmanstown Ambulance – Matt Sonnen present with yearly report.
Newmanstown Volunteer Fire Co. – report received.
Millcreek Township Recreation Board report received.
Planning Commission Jan. & Feb. minutes were received.
Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.
Millcreek Richland Joint Authority minutes & financial statements Dec & Jan.
Auditor’s report was received.
Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority – Jan. and Feb. minutes received.
Police Activity report was received.
MINUTES: Motion by Hogeland to approve the minutes as printed. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
FEMA floodplain revision text and zoning map amendments discussed. The Final determination letter was received Jan. 13, 2020, dated Jan. 8, 2020. The Board then has 6 months to enact the ordinance and map amendments from that date. Amending the map will require posting the new areas and every adjoining landowner must be mailed a notice of the changes 30 days prior to a hearing. The Planning Commission will need to receive a copy of the proposed ordinance at least 45 days prior to the hearing. Solicitor stated he should be able to have everything ready for the May meeting. Motion by Hogeland to direct Solicitor and Secretary to move ahead with this zoning ordinance. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Nestles Water timbering project discussed. Difficulties with hiring an expert in the 60-day time limit and the associated costs being more that the fee collected resulted in not having the plan reviewed. Secretary instructed to return the $1,000 fee and instruct the zoning officer to approve the project. Amending that section of the zoning ordinance was discussed. Secretary to look into other possible professionals and costs associated so the Board may consider updating the zoning ordinance. This amendment could be included with the amendments we will be doing for the Flood Zone.
Unpaid mowing bills – 136 E Main St. & 124 N. Sheridan Rd Solicitor reported that payment was received for 124 N. Sheridan Rd. so the municipal lien will be filed for 136 E. Main.
Zoning Hearing Board fees questioned. Solicitor will look into what’s allowed per the Municipalities Planning Code, and Secretary will look at the files for a possible resolution that would have been enacted many years ago.
PMRS new plan documents – the changing of all plans to the new IRS-approved plans was discussed. Secretary will advertise a workshop with the Board to discuss the plan provisions of the adoption agreements and the Board’s selections. Solicitor cautioned that he should have a look at the Board’s selections that pertain to the police department to compare with the current Police Contract.
5G – Cease and Desist order received from the Beck’s was briefly discussed. Solicitor stated that the Beck’s have no authority to issue a Cease and Desist. Questioned if the Board wanted him to look into this, and the Board agreed it wasn’t necessary.
Appointment of Township Engineer – Secretary reported that Rick Bolt has agreed to serve as our engineer. Motion by Hogeland to appoint Rick Bolt as Township Engineer. Seconded by Wediman. All aye, motion carried.
Job Descriptions briefly discussed. Secretary will prepare for the next meeting.
ELCO Youth Baseball field use request 2020 – Secretary reported that Justin Arndt has been in contact with them, so the Board agreed to let him handle.
PSATS convention – no one will be attending this year.
Basketball court paving bid discussed. Motion by Hogeland to advertise for bids for the basketball court paving, bids to be opened at the March 11, 2020 meeting at 7:15 PM. Seconded by Moyer. All aye, motion carried. Moyer will get the measurements for the bid documents.
YCG prepay agreement for police calibrations (formally YIS) was reviewed. Motion by Weidman to enter into pre-pay agreement with YCG for the police calibrations for 2020. Seconded by Moyer. All aye, motion carried.
UGI Ahead of Paving program 2020 was tabled.
2020 Tire Collection scheduled for Wed. April 29, 2020 – pre-registration by April 17th.
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.
Newmanstown Volunteer Fire Co. 2020 list of requests to assist at events was reviewed. Motion by Hogeland to approve the Newmanstown Volunteer Fire Co. list of activities for 2020. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Millcreek Rod & Gun Club request for assistance was received.
Dept. of General Services participation for 2020/2021 salt purchasing was discussed. Secretary suggested we wait until March’s meeting that the form only needs to be submitted by March 15th.
Fort Zellers Rd. stream bank discussed.
John DeSantis on behalf of the Fire Co. is requesting a workshop with the Board. Secretary will advertise it when the date is confirmed.
Hydrant Maintenance fee – Secretary instructed to send letter to Newmanstown Water Authority for explanation.
BILLS/TREASURERS REPORT: Motion by Hogeland to accept the Treasurers Report and pay the bills as money is available. Seconded by Moyer. All aye, motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Weidman to adjourn meeting at 8:18P.M. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.