Minutes of July 8, 2015 – Supervisors



The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Chairman Donald R. Leibig, commencing with the Pledge to the Flag.


Donald R. Leibig, Chairman

Dan K. Hogeland, V. Chairman

Eric J. Weidman, Supervisor

John Enck, Solicitor

Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.



Planning Commission minutes were received. Grube subdivision plan reviewed and signed. Grube sewage request for Planning Waiver and Non-building Declaration reviewed. Motion by Leibig to grant the request for Kenneth Grube for the Planning Waiver and Non-building declaration. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried. Nestles Water North America Land Development plan was reviewed and signed.                              

Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority financial statements and minutes were received.

Newmanstown Water Authority minutes were received.

Newmanstown Volunteer Fire Co. – June report received.

Pa. State Police report received.

Police Activity report was received.

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


Bomba sewage system – escrow account – Secretary reported that the agreements were mailed out to the new owners after the last meeting, and haven’t been returned yet. Secretary will call to inquire if they received the agreements.

Proposed zoning map changes – Solicitor apologized for not having the time to work on this, but reported his next step will be to get with someone at the County GIS to work up the proposed map changes.

Draft parking fine ordinance – Solicitor reported that the Chief has approved the format of the ticket they have been working on, and after making a minor revision to the original draft ordinance, which was reviewed with the Board, that they could now proceed with advertising and adoption. Motion by Hogeland to advertise the new revised parking ordinance. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.

Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority Fairmount Homes Loan Modification      Solicitor reported he received an e-mail from the Authority’s Solicitor requesting the Board adopt a resolution for the conduit financing of Fairmount Homes. The Authority originally became involved in this project in 1996. Fairmount Homes is wanting to extend the term of the loan. Motion by Leibig to adopt Resolution #070815 approving the financing through the Millcreek-Richland Joint Authority of a project for Fairmount Homes. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.

Complaint regarding weeds and junk at 33 W. Main St., Frank & Carol Wolfskill property was discussed. International Property Maintenance Code was discussed. Solicitor will prepare a draft for future discussion, and secretary will check with County Planning if their code enforcement officer would enforce this ordinance. Solicitor didn’t advise the township employees to try to cut the weeds on the property because of all the junk there, at least until it is cleaned up.

ACTION: none


Alumni Ave. & Ash Rd. request for stop sign – Leibig suggested leaving the intersection as is since the Watch Children sign was installed.    


Rec Field complaint regarding scheduling mix up and inappropriate behavior was reviewed. Hogeland will look into this and report back.

Bridge Inspection posting evaluation report reviewed. Reducing weight posting to 14 Ton. Supervisors signed the requested Bridge Posting Recommendation Data sheet.

Police Resignation from Gregory Riehl was received. Motion by Weidman to accept the resignation letter of Gregory Riehl effective July 23, 2015. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.

Electrical quote from Allen Patches for installing electricity to the police storage units was discussed. $1,400. Motion by Leibig to give Chief Hostetter permission to get Allen Patches to run electricity in the 2 storage units. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.

Lebanon Co. Planning Dept. letter regarding the zoning officer now issuing permits for Fences, wall and hedges was discussed. The Board is not in agreement with this, and instructed Secretary to send a letter to them stating that they do not want permits issued for this.

Roadmaster report given.

BILLS/TREASURERS REPORT:   Motion by Leibig to accept the Treasurer’s 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 8:50 P.M. Seconded by Weidman.  All aye, motion carried.