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Police Log-April 17, 2014

  1. Theft from Vehicle, 300 Block South West End Avenue (LT) – A window was smashed on a vehicle parked in the 300 Blk of South West End Avenue sometime between April 14 and 16, 2014. A sewing machine was taken. Loss $225.
  2. Burglary, April 16, 2014, 100 Block City Mill Road (LT) – A residence was entered in the 100 Blk of City Mill Road sometime during the day on April 16, 2014. A television was taken.
  3. Forgery (LT) – A criminal complaint has been filed against xxxxx M/22 of Poplar Lane, Mountville. Between April 8 and 14, 2014, five unlocked vehicles were entered overnight in various locations in Lancaster Township. Cell phones, jewelry, computers, a GPS, and cash were taken. Total loss approximately $3,350. On April 9 and 14, xxxxx attempted to cash checks at local banks that had been stolen from two of the vehicles. He has been charged with two counts of Forgery, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Forgery, five counts of Theft from Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft from Motor Vehicle. The complaint was filed before MDJ Sponaugle.

Police Log-April 16, 2014

  1. Burglary, April 14, 2014, 1900 Block New Danville Pike (LT) – Forced entry was made through a door to a residence in the 1900 Blk of New Danville Pike sometime during the afternoon hours of April 14, 2014. Cash was taken.
  2. Theft, 1:36 p.m. April 15, 2014, 1296 Millersville Pike (LT) – A Lancaster woman reported that her purse was stolen after she inadvertently left it at McDonald’s, 1296 Millersville Pike, on April 15, 2014. A review of the store’s surveillance system showed that it was taken by a heavy set Hispanic female, age 20-24, wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The suspect was operating a green Chevrolet Impala. Loss $320.

BoS Meeting Minutes-April 16, 2014

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES for March 10, 2014

I.          PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, March 10, 2014 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:09pm by Chair Kathleen M. Wasong. Vice Chair Benjamin H. Bamford, Treasurer Thomas H. Schaller, and Township Manager William M. Laudien were also present. Others in attendance included township staff and interested parties. Ms. Wasong led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
There were no public comments.

III.       SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the February 10, 2014 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Schaller presented the treasurer’s report as of February 2014:
General Fund  $5,145,642.81
Highway Aid Fund     525,292.74
Parks Fund      32,718.24
Capital Reserve Fund 1,455,383.76
TOTAL           $7,159,037.55
Ms. Wasong stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.

V.        PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Schaller, seconded by Mr. Bamford, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (February 11, 2014–March 10, 2014):
General Fund  $247,882.16
Escrow Fund   2,262.88
State Highway Fund   28,926.50
Parks Fund      184.54
Capital Reserve Fund -0-
TOTAL           $279,256.08

VI.       REPORTS
A. Lancaster Township Fire Department: Mr. Schaller reported 56 township calls in February 2014, making a year-to-date total of 106 calls.
B. Lafayette Fire Company: There were 19 calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of February 2014.
C. Police: Officer Michael Piacentino gave an overview of the February 2014 police report.
D. Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E. Recycling Report: January 2014: 22.83%
F. Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee Report: Ms. Wasong reported the study for the Greater Lancaster Heritage Pathway is still a work in progress, and they are continuing to explore the possibility of moving the LIMC offices to Millersville University. The March 12, 2014 meeting will be held at the City of Lancaster.

VII.      ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, April 14, 2014, 7:00PM, workshop at 6:00PM, Lancaster Township.
B. Board of Supervisors meeting for May has been rescheduled for Monday, May 19, 2014, and will take place at the Maple Grove Community Building on Columbia Avenue, 7:00PM, workshop at 6:00PM.

VIII.    OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business.

IX.       PLANNING/ZONING BUSINESS
A.        Letter of Credit Reduction
Mr. Schaller moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from the Crossway Church for a reduction in their letter of credit based on the recommendation from the township engineer, Rettew Associates. The board will act to reduce the letter of credit by $12,645.00 which will leave an outstanding financial security balance of $85,685.00.
B.        Ordinance No. 2014-03
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request to direct the township solicitor to advertise Ordinance No. 2014-03 to amend the Zoning Ordinance for Lancaster Township to revise the provisions relating to Bed and Breakfast establishment uses and to amend section 280-201and section 280-1505. A public hearing will be held at the next board meeting on April 14, 2014 for the new ordinance after which the board will take a vote.

X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        2013 Audit
Mr. Schaller moved to accept the 2013 audit as presented by Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP forward it to the PA Department of Community & Economic Development, as required by law. Mr. Bamford seconded the motion, which carried. Ms. Wasong commended the township staff, in particular Ms. Hess, for her excellent job of bookkeeping.
B.        Ordinance No. 2014-01
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request to direct the township to advertise Ordinance No. 2014-01 to amend Chapter 231 of the Code of Lancaster Township relating to the maintenance of sidewalks and to add provisions relating to dumpsters and portable storage devices in a public right-of-way. A public hearing will be held at the next board meeting on April 14, 2014 for the new ordinance after which the board will take a vote.
C.        Ordinance No. 2014-02
Mr. Schaller moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request to direct the township to advertise Ordinance No. 2014-02 to amend Chapter 263 of the Code of Lancaster Township relating to Vehicles and Traffic, amending Articles I, II, III, IV, VI, VII, IX, and X, and adding provisions relating to parking and snow emergency routes. A public hearing will be held at the next board meeting on April 14, 2014 for the new ordinance after which the board will take a vote.
D.        Storm Water Management
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously a request to direct the township to advertise an ordinance to implement a Storm Water Management plan. A public hearing will be held at the next board meeting on April 14, 2014 for the new ordinance after which the board will take a vote.
E.         Memorandum of Understanding
Mr. Schaller moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the School District of Lancaster and Manheim Township to hire and supervise school crossing guards assigned to direct traffic at or near the schools within the township. The effective dates of this Memorandum of Understanding shall be July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
F.         Application of Handicapped Parking Space
Mr. Schaller moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved an application for a new handicapped parking space at 1183 Maple Avenue.

XI.       GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
There was no guest recognition or participation.

XII.      ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary