Aug. 14, 2013 Minutes – Board of Supervisors


The meeting was called to order at 7:02 P.M. by  Chairman Donald R. Leibig, commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.

Present:          Donald R. Leibig, Chairman

Dan K. Hogeland, V. Chairman

Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

John D. Enck, Solicitor

Bill Oyster, Financial Consultant

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.


Jim Henke, Richland View Subdivision Plan – was present regarding the Sewage Module currently with the township for completion.  Henke explained that the Component 4A section of the module was with the Planning Commission for their July meeting and it was not completed but was  tabled.   The August meeting there wasn’t a quorum present and the module was again not completed.   He told the Board that if they have any questions or comments on the plan to let him or the county know.  He asked the Board to please move the module forward because they are now two months on behind waiting for the module to be completed by the township.


Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.

Millcreek Richland Joint Authority – financial statements were received.

Greater Lebanon Refuse Auth. – minutes were received.

Police Activity report –was received.

MINUTES:   Motion by Hogeland to accept the minutes as printed.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried. 


Wingert Private Street – Mr. & Mrs. Wingert, Attorney Dietrich & Brad Grauel were present.  Township Engineer’s  Aug. 12, 2013 letter, the “As Built Plan”, and the Temporary Drainage Easements were discussed.  Solicitor asked that copies of the Recording Receipts for the plan be sent to him for the file.  Solicitor stated he believes everything has now been complied with and the Board may consider approving the Private Street.  Motion by Leibig to approve the “As built Plan” of the reconstructed driveway to property of John H. Wingert Jr. and April M. Wingert  prepared by OTM, project #12-051 DR last revised 7/28/13.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.  Motion by Leibig to approve the street that’s been built according to the plan.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.  Plan was signed by the Board.

Municipal Lien, 21 Edgemont Lane – Solicitor reported that this lien has now been satisfied.  Secretary reported that one of this year’s mowing bills has been paid but one is still outstanding.

South Fort Zellers Rd. Drainage –  Hogeland stated that at this point he and his brothers will keep the swale maintained.  His brothers are reluctant to sign an agreement at this time.

Zoning map update was discussed in regards to some confusion about a portion of the C2 District in Stricklerstown.  Solicitor will research the matter and report back.

Police Collective Bargaining-   Solicitor prepared a draft based on the notes recently received from Weidman, and asked that the Board and the police review it for any discrepancies.  If any are found they could be corrected before the September meeting.

Leibig reported that a resident has asked him what her rights are regarding trimming branches from a neighbor’s tree that are on her property.  Solicitor suggested she contact her own lawyer.


Bill Oyster was present with the Second Quarter financial statement & budget analysis.

ACTION:  none



Bennetch notification of Biosolids application – was briefly discussed.

Lebanon County Stormwater Management ordinance – the Board will give any comments they  may have to the secretary to forward to County Planning.

Borough of Womelsdorf request for Fire Police on Aug. 25, 2013 & Oct. 17, 2013 was reviewed.  Motion by Leibig to grant Fire Police, Fire Company & its auxiliary’s approval to attend these functions.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Metro Technology renewal licenses –  for the Police Dept. computer system was reviewed.

Motion by Leibig to renew the license with Metro Technology Services Inc. for the Police

Dept. at a cost of $1488.  Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.

Health insurance early renewal option with Capital Blue Cross was reviewed and discussed.  This would change the renewal period to December 2013 at a 3.1% increase, instead of waiting until June 2014.  Motion by Weidman to enter into the early renewal with Capital Blue Cross at a 3.1% increase.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

Request for porta potty – Newburg Open Space was discussed.  Secretary to call and order one for next week.  Complaint from resident regarding placement of the soccer goals was discussed.  Leibig reported he checked it out and didn’t see a problem.  Also the insurance company stated we have Immunity under the torts claim act.

Petty Cash – Secretary reported that the balance is currently $15.28.  Motion by Leibig to have our secretary deposit $200 into petty cash.  Seconded by Hogeland.  All aye, motion carried.

National Night Out – the Board praised the success of this year’s National Night Out and all the work Crime watch put into it. Donating to the cost of the Noel Hertzog Memorial Plaque discussed.  Board agreed that they will donate whatever the amount is needed above the donations already received to reach the $700 cost.

Road report was given.

BILL’S/TREASURERS REPORT: Motion by Leibig 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 the meeting at 8:45 P.M.  Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.



Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.                                                  Donald R. Leibig, Chairman