MINUTES OF JUNE 10, 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, John D. Enck, Solicitor, Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.
Absent: Scott D. Moyer, Supervisor
Karen Campbell, 52 W. Main St. was present to support changing the zoning ordinance to allow chickens. She also stated concerns with the fireworks being set off recently until all hours of the evening into the morning, and loud cars speeding up and down 419 till all hours. She suggested a noise ordinance be put in place, and increase the police presence in the community. Chief Hostetter addressed her concerns and explained that the Department will be adjusting their schedules to hopefully be able to deal with the recent issues.
Constance Bamberger, 330 E. Main St. was present with complaints about properties with junk, junk cars, high grass, cats, noise and the Board not doing anything about these issues for years. Solicitor Enck explained some options for ordinances including a noise ordinance, as well as the difficulties in enforcement of some ordinances that could result in court actions.
REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:
Planning & Zoning Commission – minutes received.
Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes & audit report were received.
Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority – minutes & financial reports were received.
Lebanon Co. TCC report received.
EMA Coordinator report received.
Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority report received.
Police Activity report received.
Motion by Weidman to approve the minutes as printed. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.
Ordinance #061020 proposed zoning amendment pertaining to the new FEMA Floodplain regulations and map. Solicitor Enck explained that the hearing scheduled for this evening will need to be continued. Monday it was discovered that the “Notice of Public Hearing” that was to be published in the Lebanon Daily News May 20th & 27th issues, was not in the Lebanon Daily News as specified but was published in the York Daily Record. The Proof of Publication for the Notice of Intent to Enact Ordinance was received by the Township May 30th and forwarded to him from the Township Secretary. Because the proof of publication for the Notice of Public Hearing was not received, he had his staff contact the LDN, which is how we found their mistake. Timing issues to comply with the Municipalities Planning Code, as well as having the ordinance effective by July 8th per FEMA’s requirement were discussed. Solicitor recommended trying to schedule a special meeting July 2, 2020 which would allow the ordinance to have an effective date of July 7, 2020. Motion by Hogeland to direct the Solicitor to readvertise the Notice of Public Hearing and the Notice of Intent to Enact Ordinance and the Secretary to schedule the special meeting for July 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Sample holding tank ordinance from Bethel Township was distributed to the Board for their review.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Hogeland to go into Executive Session at 7:50 P.M. to discuss a personnel matter concerning Donald Leibig. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Back in Session: 8:15 P.M. Motion by Weidman that we enter into agreement with Anthony Santucci, an employment lawyer, and for our Solicitor to work with him concerning a case we have with a Township employee receiving Workers Compensation and Unemployment Compensation. Second Hogeland, all aye motion carried.
Letter of Understanding for quarterly accounting services/Garcia Garman & Shea PC was presented to the Board for their consideration. Motion by Hogeland to enter into agreement/Letter of Understanding with Garcia Garman & Shea PC for quarterly accounting services. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Federal Surplus renewal application was discussed. Motion by Weidman to renew the Federal Surplus DGS participation program. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.
Tina Hedgepeth, 17 Newburg Dr. was present regarding her previous request to allow chickens in residential zones – copy of Annville Twp. zoning ordinance given to Board for their review. Planning Commissions concerns from their meeting were discussed. Secretary to look into our Municipalities in the County that may have ordinances that allow chickens.
Jesse Estes, 4 S. Millbach Rd. – zoning violations were discussed. Secretary instructed to have County Planning move forward with issuing the violation letter.
2020 Lebanon County Block Grant discussed.
Laureen Gerhart, 12 Progress Dr. – fireworks complaint discussed earlier in the evening.
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 Weidman to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 P.M. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.