MINUTES OF MARCH 9, 2016
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
Lorie J. Kupp, Sec./Treas.
Davin Sheetz, Crime Watch was present to request the use of the Township Building for 3 Blood Drives – April 16th, Aug. 2nd, and Oct. 8th. Board granted permission.
Amy Martin, 6 Cardinal Rd. was present regarding the ongoing flooding issues along S. Fort Zellers Rd. and questioned if something could be done. The Board explained they are aware of the situation and have yet to find a solution that is going to work. Leibig suggested contacting the school to question if they wouldn’t consider sending a van in to pick up the kids in Cardinal Run. Potholes in the development were also discussed.
Ed Davis, Miller Bros. Construction was present regarding the Nestle 2 Ac. subdivision plan and Planning Module that was brought into the office yesterday. They were requesting that the Board review and sign the plans and the module tonight. Secretary explained that the module is missing the Resolution page as well as the Transmittal letter, and has contacted Gordon Sheetz about this. Karen Krater who was present for the Planning Commission explained that the procedure is that both items should officially go through the Planning Commission meeting prior to being acted on by the Board. Mr. Davis complained that for some reason it has taken a year to get through the County. Solicitor advised the Board that should Nestle want to pay the costs for advertising a special meeting for the Supervisors and Planning Commission the plan and module could be taken care of prior to the April meetings. After some discussion Nestle decided they would wait for the April meetings.
REPORTS OF ORGANIZATIONS:
Planning Commission – Karen Krater present with report.
Millcreek Richland Joint Authority minutes & financial statements were received.
Newmanstown Water Authority – minutes received.
Recreation Board minutes were received.
Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority – minutes were received.
Police Activity Report was received.
MINUTES: Motion by Hogeland to approve as printed. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Zoning ordinance/map proposed amendments – Solicitor reported that the draft ordinance has been held up due to computer issues in his office, but wanted further clarification from Krater on one item.
Wolfskill violation – GLRA e-mail/memo discussed. The possibility of the township enacting its own Nuisance Ordinance was also discussed. Solicitor explained with this type of ordinance it is the township’s responsibility to prove in court that the nuisance is a danger to the public.
Newburg Village Phase 3 Section 8 – street dedication request – Solicitor reported that he has prepared the Resolution and the Deed but is awaiting the Title Search and a letter from the County Engineer to be able to prepare the Maintenance Agreement. With the Maintenance agreement the township requires a Letter of Credit for a period of 18 months.
Brake retarder signs – requirements Solicitor reported that he learned that because 419 is a state road, the township would need to request Penn Dot do a traffic study that would approve the signs. Motion by Hogeland to have our Secretary send a letter to Penn Dot requesting a study and permission to put up the Brake Retarder signs. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none
2016 Stone Bid & blacktop –was discussed. (2015 contracts expire April 23rd ) (Requirements: 500 ton 9.5 mm blacktop, 550-ton anti-skid: Motion by Leibig to advertise for bids for 550-ton anti-skid, and blacktop 500 ton 9.5 mm, bid to be opened on April 13th at 7:15 P.M. Seconded by Hogeland. All aye, motion carried. Secretary to prepare Resolution for Escalator clause for next meeting.
United Way Day of Caring – Secretary reported that this was forwarded to Kerri, and did not hear anything. Leibig stated that he didn’t know of a project for this year.
Street Sweeping – Leibig reported that it is scheduled for March 17th & 18th .
2016 Paving project quotes were reviewed. South Mountain Rd. – 2 ½” 19 mm wearing course 1.3 miles – $175,336.00. W. Texter Mission Rd. 2 ½ “ 19 mm wearing course 1.6 miles $188,595.00. Motion by Leibig to advertise for bids for paving 1 mile of S. Mountain Rd. with 2 ½” 19 mm wearing course from where the township road begins for a distance of 1 mile. Bids to be opened May 11, 2016 at 7:15 P.M. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Electric Proposal from MJ Snyder Electric for upgrading the lighting to LED was reviewed and tabled. $7,866
Chevy police car discussed. Motion by Leibig to advertise the 2005 Chevy police car for sale, bids to be opened June 8, 2016 at 7:15 P.M. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.
Insurance request – Weidman reported that Chief Hostetter has requested health Insurance for himself and his family. Secretary will get applications to him.
BILLS/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 9:03 P.M. Seconded by Weidman. All aye, motion carried.