MINUTES OF AUGUST 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 Moyer, Supervisor
John D. Enck, Solicitor, Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: none
REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:
Planning Commission – minutes were received. Gress Land Development plan – reviewed and signed.
Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.
Lebanon Co. TCC report & audit
MRJA – minutes & financial reports received.
GLRA minutes were received.
Garcia Garman & Shea – 2nd qtr. Financial statements & budget analysis were received.
Police Activity report was received.
MINUTES: Motion by Weidman to approve as printed. Seconded by Moyer. All aye, motion carried.
Retaining tanks – draft ordinance was distributed to the Board for discussion. Solicitor suggested having the Township’s sewage enforcement officer review prior to advertising. Board agreed.
Hurst Sewer extension, N. Ash Rd. was discussed. A letter was received from the Authority’s engineer, Daniel Hershey, stating that the construction is complete, inspected and accepted by the Authority. Solicitor reminded the Board the Township had issued the Road Occupancy permit for the construction and are holding $3,000 in escrow. Solicitor recommended the Board or the township engineer inspect the construction in the road to see if it looks good. If okay the escrow is held for a period of 18 months.
Fire Company/Ambulance – Chairman explained the Fire Co. is holding a meeting tomorrow evening and invited the Board members to attend. The Board is questioning the legality of more than one Board member attending the meeting. Solicitor cautioned that if everyone goes Board members could only listen. Should there be any deliberation the Board would be violating the Sunshine Act. The Board could advertise a public meeting with the Fire Co. if they choose.
RTK request – Solicitor reported that the Police Department received a Right to Know request from Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of PA school of law. He worked with the Police Chief and Secretary. Secretary to provide a copy of the e-mail to Solicitor.
Zoning enforcement matters – Solicitor reported that he received e-mail correspondence from the zoning officer on 3 separate zoning violations she has been working on. Content of the enforcement notices were discussed, and Solicitor explained that two of the notices seemed to be missing some of the necessary content requirements, so she will be resending notices to violators. Board agreed that the Solicitor should work with our zoning officer on the violations.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none
Covid 19 – optional Plan changes to the Cafeteria Plan were discussed. Secretary to complete the options as no and return.
Line Painting – Secretary questioned if the Township would be doing any this year. Moyer will look into it.
Drop Box – Intercom – Secretary provided costs from Uline for an outside drop box
Playground mulch discussed. Hogeland will contact Anthony Gettle.
BILL’S/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 7:35 P.M. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.