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BoS Meeting Minutes- January 4, 2016

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
January 4, 2016

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, January 4, 2016 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chair Thomas H. Schaller. Vice Chair Kathleen M. Wasong and Benjamin H. Bamford Treasurer were present. Township Manager William M. Laudien was not in attendance. Others present included township staff and interested parties. Mr. Schaller led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
No public comments.

III.      SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the December 14, 2015 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Bamford presented the treasurer’s report as of December 30, 2015:
General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,323,368.86
Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 448,034.42
Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 36,436.32
Capital Reserve Fund    1,374,351.71……………………………………………………………………………………. TOTAL $7,182,191.31
Mr. Schaller stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.

V.        PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Bamford, seconded by Ms. Wasong, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (December 15, 2015–December 30, 2015):
General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $294,159.47
Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………… 1,822.30
State Highway Fund………………………………………………………………………. 5,026.64
Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 9,545.08
Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………… 60,234.23
TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $370,787.72

VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Mr. Ron Comfort Jr. reported that in December 2015, there were thirty calls in the township, including eleven calls for mutual aid, with a year-to-date total of 488 calls.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were eight calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of December 2015.
C.    Police: The December report was not available for the meeting. Officer Michael Piacentino will present the December 2015 and 2015 year-end report at the February 10, 2016 meeting.
D.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.    Recycling Report:  December 2015 report was not available.
F.     Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee Report: No report available.

VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        An Executive Session was held at 5:40pm to discuss personnel matters.
B.        Board of Auditors Annual Meeting: Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 5:30pm.
C.        Office Closed:  January 18, 2016: Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
D.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting:  Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.

VIII.   OLD BUSINESS
No old business.

IX.      PLANNING & ZONING BUSINESS
No planning and zoning business.

X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        Resolution No. 2016-03
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2016-03 to authorize the Lancaster Township Fire Department Volunteer Fire Police to participate in non-emergency events during the calendar year 2016.
B.        Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved the appointment of Kathy Wasong and Suzanne Teske to the Lancaster County Community Development Block Grant Funding Steering Committee for 2016.

XI.      GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       S. Schmidt, C. Schmalhofer, S. Peters, D. Glenn, all of S. West End Avenue, presented their concerns to the board regarding the parking situation, and the new curb markings and signage put in place for Buchanan Elementary School. The board explained that it was all done for the safety of the children. This is a new situation and will take a little time for everyone to get used to it. There will be a police presence there to monitor the activities.

XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:37pm.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Organization Meeting Minutes-January 4, 2016

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
ORGANIZATION MEETING
MINUTES
January 4, 2016—6:30pm

CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors reorganization meeting was held on Monday, January 4, 2016 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Supervisor Benjamin H. Bamford. Supervisors Thomas H. Schaller and Kathleen M. Wasong were also present. Township Manager William M. Laudien was not in attendance. Others present included township staff and other interested parties. Mr. Bamford led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

  • Ms. Wasong nominated Mr. Schaller as chair of the board of supervisors. Mr. Bamford seconded and Mr. Schaller was elected chair. Mr. Schaller then presided over the remainder of the meeting.
  • Mr. Bamford nominated Ms. Wasong as vice chair of the board of supervisors. Mr. Schaller seconded and Ms. Wasong was elected vice chair.
  • Ms. Wasong nominated Mr. Bamford as treasurer of the board of supervisors. Mr. Schaller seconded and Mr. Bamford was elected treasurer.
  • Mr. Bamford moved to appoint William M. Laudien as secretary to the board of supervisors. Ms. Wasong seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
  • Ms. Wasong moved to appoint Thomas P. Daniels as assistant secretary to the board of supervisors. Mr. Bamford seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

CONVENTION DELEGATE CERTIFICATION

  • Ms. Wasong moved to appoint Mr. Bamford as the voting delegate to the PA State Supervisors Convention in April 2016. Mr. Schaller seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

TREASURER’S BOND RECOMMENDATION

  • Mr. Bamford moved to set the treasurer’s bond at $1,000,000.00, and that all other necessary personnel be bonded. Ms. Wasong seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously appointed the firm of Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP as township solicitor.
  • Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously appointed RETTEW Assoc., Inc. as township engineers.
  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously appointed the Township Depository: METRO Bank
  • Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously appointed certified public accountants, Stambaugh Ness, PC, to perform the 2015 audit.
  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously appointed the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office to collect municipal and county real estate taxes, effective with the 2016 real estate taxes.
  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously appointed Benjamin Bamford, William Laudien, Ronald Comfort Jr., and Michael Pickard to the Lancaster Township Fire Services Committee.
  • Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously appointed Terrie Finger and Vincent Kusy to the Lancaster Township Building Code Board of Appeals (terms expire 12/31/2020).
  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously appointed Devin Groff as the Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority Representative (term expires 12/31/2020).
  • Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed Mark Deimler of Solanco Engineering Association as the sewage enforcement officer (term expires 12/31/2016).
  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed David Bacher-Hicks of ARRO Consulting, Inc. as the alternate sewage enforcement officer (term expires 12/31/2016).
  • Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed Thomas Waters to the Lancaster Township Planning Commission (term expires 12/31/2019).
  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed John Metzger to the Lancaster Township Zoning Hearing Board (term expires 12/31/2018).
  • Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed Joseph LoCurto to the Lancaster Township Zoning Hearing Board as an Alternate (term expires 12/31/2018).
  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed Kevin Hertzog as the Lancaster Township Building Code Inspector, by annual agreement with West Lampeter Township.
  • Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed Helen (Peggie) Miller as the Lancaster Township Vacancy Board Chair (term expires 12/31/2016).
  • Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed Mr. Laudien as the voting representative for the LIMC committee.
  • Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously reappointed Ms. Wasong as the alternate voting representative for the LIMC committee.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Ms. Wasong moved to certify that streets and highways in Lancaster Township be considered as one road district. Mr. Bamford seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
  • Mr. Bamford moved to certify that the 2016 municipal calendar was advertised, as required by law, and will be followed for township meetings in 2016. Ms. Wasong seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

APPROVALS

  • Ms. Wasong moved to approve Resolution No. 2016-01 authorizing the dispensing of payroll, the payment of bills incurring penalties between supervisors’ meetings, and establishing the township manager’s compensation for 2016. Mr. Bamford seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
  • Mr. Bamford moved to approve the employee benefits and holiday schedule titled Lancaster Township 2016 Schedule of Benefits. Ms. Wasong seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION

  • Ms. Wasong moved to approve Resolution No. 2016-02 for the creation of a Fire Services Committee. Mr. Bamford seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION

  • Mr. Ron Comfort Jr. from the Lancaster Township Fire Department was recognized as being in the audience.

ADJOURNMENT
With no further business to come before the board, Mr. Schaller adjourned the meeting at 6:46PM.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary