MINUTES OF AUGUST 12, 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.

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.



Planning Commission – minutes were received.

Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes were received.

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

Fire Co. activity report was received.

GLRA 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.


Parking fine ordinance #081215 was presented to the Board for their consideration. The ordinance would become effective 5 days after adoption. Motion by Leibig to adopt Ordinance # 081215 pertaining to the parking fine ordinances. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.

Bomba sewage system – escrow account – Solicitor reported that the agreements have all been signed, but is still waiting for PNC Bank to provide the required financial security.

Proposed zoning map changes – Solicitor reported that he is still working on this and will report at the next meeting.

International Property Maintenance Code – Solicitor discussed the draft ordinance based on the 2012 IPMS. Solicitor reported that there is a 2015 edition of the IPMC for a cost of $40.00. Solicitor also explained that there are some choices the Board would need to make such as fees, which could be set by resolution; weeds which is already taken care of by the current grass & weed ordinance; insect screens and heat supplies – dates could be chosen; code official appointment could be done by resolution ; an appeals board consisting of 3 members and two alternates would need to be appointed (separate attorney to advise board). The Board will review the draft for further discussion.


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


Penn Dot 5 yr. snow plowing contract renewal was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Leibig to enter into the Penn Dot snow plowing contract for the next five years – 2015/2016 – 2016/2017 – 2017/2018 – 2018/2019 – 2019/2020. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.


Stephenson Equip. – hotbox sales agreement (2015 Stepp Premix Heater 3.0 CY 4 ton) $22,905 reviewed. Motion by Leibig to purchase a new hotbox from Stephenson Equipment. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.

Rec field complaints briefly discussed.


Borough of Womelsdorf – request for Fire Police – Aug. 30th – Ride for Freedom and Fire Co. request for permission to escort member John DeSantis home from Harrisburg airport who will be returning from Afghanistan in Sept. was discussed. Motion by Hogeland to approve both requests. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.

Recreation Board resignations – Heather Collins & Ron Lutz were read. Motion by Hogeland to accept their resignations. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.

Recommendation for Rec Board appointments to fill unexpired terms ending 2017 & 2019: Justin Arndt, and Angie Holms. Motion by Hogeland that the unexpired terms be filled by Justin Arndt and Angie Holms. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.

Line painting quotes – requests were sent to five companies, but only one was received from Berks Traffic Inc. for $12,013.89. Motion by Leibig to accept the quote from Berks Traffic to paint the yellow lines on our roads for $12, 013.89. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried.

Bridge Inspection Report was received.

Bennetch poultry house plans were reviewed and signed.

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 8:40 P.M. Seconded by Weidman.   All aye, motion carried.