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Hamilton Park-5/16/2018

The Pickle Ball net is up and ready for use at the J. Robert Eckenrode Hamilton Park!

Unfortunately, the pickle balls were taken from the equipment box. The township will be replacing them; however, we ask that you not take them, and return them to the equipment box when you are finished with your game.

Thanks, and enjoy!

BoS Meeting Minutes-April 9, 2018

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
April 9, 2018

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, April 9, 2018 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chair Benjamin H. Bamford. Vice Chair Thomas H. Schaller, Treasurer Steven P. Elliott, and Township Manager William M. Laudien were also present. Others in attendance included township staff and interested parties. Mr. Bamford led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.        EXECUTIVE SESSION
An executive session was held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 4:30pm to discuss a legal issue.

III.      PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
No public comments.

IV.       SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the March 12, 2018 board meeting were approved by general consent.

V.        TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Elliott presented the treasurer’s report as of April 9, 2018:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,347,871.33
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 805,911.85
            Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 31,559.32
            Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 858,277.89
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $7,043,620.39
Mr. Bamford stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.

VI.       PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Elliott, seconded by Mr. Schaller, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (March 12, 2018–April 9, 2018):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $345,812.56
         Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………… 2,348.76
         State Highway Fund………………………………………………………………………. 7,519.50
         Parks Fund……………………………………………………………………………………… 481.82
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………………….. -0-
         TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $356,162.64

VII.     REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported there were twenty calls in the township, with twenty-one calls for mutual aid, during the month of March 2018, making a year-to-date total of 114 calls. Chief Comfort indicated the fire department has started receiving calls from residents concerning grilling on decks and porches. He indicated this is not recommended.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were eleven calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of March 2018.
C.    Police: Officer John Donnelly gave an overview of the March 2018 police report. He also reported that there are still vehicle break-ins occurring, and that residents need to be vigilant about keeping valuable items out of sight or out of the vehicle, and making sure the vehicle is locked.
D.    Recycling Report: March 2018: Not available
E.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.

VIII.   ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        Paper Shredding Event: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am, at Maple Grove Park, 1420 Columbia Avenue. Please, no early birds! Bring a non-expired canned good or boxed food item for donation to a local food bank. Event is for Lancaster Township residents only.
B.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.

IX.      OLD BUSINESS
            No old business.

X.        PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
            A.        Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved to forward draft language for a zoning ordinance amendment to the Lancaster Township Planning Commission and the Lancaster County Planning Commission for review, and to authorize the advertisement for a public hearing at the board’s May 14, 2018 meeting.
B.        LTPC 267–Strong/Gallagher Residence – Stormwater Management Site Plan
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a stormwater management site plan, including requested waivers, for a proposed dwelling at 1523 Marietta Avenue.
Waiver requests include:
SWMO 229-36.4.C(1) – Easement Width
SWMO 229-43.15.E – Township Notification of Infiltration Testing
SWMO 229-46.4(a)[4] – Storm Sewer Pipe Diameter
SWMO 229-46.11 – Inlets or Manholes at Changes in Pipe Direction
The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended conditional approval of this stormwater management site plan at their meeting on March 20, 2018, subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated March 9, 2018.
C.        Resolution 2018-12
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2018-12 to execute a Temporary Construction Easement Agreement, allowing PennDOT representatives and contractors to install a temporary traffic signal at the rear driveway of Maple Grove Park during the second stage of construction for the Columbia Avenue bridge replacement project.

XI.      NEW BUSINESS
A.        Ordinance 2018-02
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved Ordinance 2018-02 authorizing the installation of a traffic control device (sign) prohibiting left turns at the intersection of Race Avenue with Columbia Avenue. This ordinance will take effect on May 15, 2018.
B.        Resolution 2018-09
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2018-09 approving the financing through the Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority of a certain project for the benefit of Presbyterian Homes, Inc.
C.        Resolution 2018-10
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2018-10 amending the township schedule of fees, Section 1, under gg. Alarm Permits & False Alarms by renaming Seller/Installer Permit Fee to Alarm Business Permit Fee, and adding the Alarm Business Permit Late Fee of $35.00.
D.        Resolution 2018-11
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2018-11 amending the Right-of-Way Fee Schedule by adding under Driveway Permit, Review, and Inspections, the category Driveway Reconstruction, defined as follows, and including the associated fee of $75.00: A driveway reconstruction permit is required whenever the driveway is being rebuilt in any manner that results in excavation or work within the Right of Way, or adjoining the roadway and the shape, size and configuration of the current driveway is unchanged.
E.        2018 Street/Alley Paving Contract
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously chose to not accept the April 2018 Street and Alley Paving bids, and authorized the re-bidding process.

XII.     GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
Katherine Hopkins, South School Lane—Ms. Hopkins was following up on her invitation at the February board meeting for the invited the board to attend the Doug Tallamy event at the Lancaster County Conservancy. Mr. Bamford indicated he did attend the event, and found the speaker to be very fascinating. He really knows what he is doing, and was very entertaining. Ms. Hopkins also indicated that the general public is interested in the water tower issue.

XIII.   ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Agenda-May 14, 2018

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
1240 Maple Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
P: (717) 291-1213; www.twp.lancaster.pa.us

Monday, May 14, 2018

6:00pm WORKSHOP AGENDA
1.         Agenda items
2.         Planning & Zoning updates
3.         Township Engineer updates
4.         Public Works updates
5.         Manager’s updates

7:00pm REGULAR MEETING
I.          Pledge of Allegiance, Call to Order, Roll Call
II.         Public Comment on Agenda Items
III.       Public Hearing
Petition from Giant Food Stores, LLC for a resolution for the inter-municipal transfer of restaurant liquor license no. R-20651 into Lancaster Township from East Hempfield Township for the purpose of selling beer and wine for consumption and to go in the restaurant at the Giant Grocery Store located in the Stonemill Plaza, 1360 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster Township.
IV.       Secretary’s Report
V.        Treasurer’s Report
VI.       Payment of Bills
VII.      Reports
            A.        Lancaster Township Fire Department
            B.        Lafayette Fire Company
            C.        Police
            D.        Recycling Report
            E.         Sewer/Other Reports
VIII.     Announcements
A.        Holiday: Monday, May 28, 2018. Office and woody waste facility closed. No trash/recycling pick up. Penn Waste will operate on one-day delay schedule.
B.        2018 Summer Hours: Open Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Closed on Fridays beginning with Friday, June 1, and ending with Friday, August 31. Will reopen on Fridays starting September 7, 2018.
C.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
IX.       Old Business
            No old business.
X.        Planning and Zoning Business          
            A.        Resolution 2018-13
The board will act on Resolution 2018-13 for the inter-municipal transfer of restaurant liquor license number R-20651 into Lancaster Township from East Hempfield Township for the purpose of selling beer and wine for consumption and to go in the restaurant at the Giant Grocery Store located in the Stonemill Plaza, 1360 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster Township.
B.        LTPC #260–Buchanan Elementary – Final Land Development Plan
The board will act on a request from the School District of Lancaster for a 45 day extension of time, for the approval of the Land Development Plan for Buchanan Elementary School. This request was submitted in a letter dated April 26, 2018.
C.        LTPC 264—City of Lancaster—2017 Operations Center–Land Development Plan
1.         The board will act on a request to reinstate a land development plan and grant an additional 90 days for compliance with all conditions of approval.
2.         The board will act on a request to revise paragraph 12.A of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement to allow the installation of rammed aggregate piers, prior to the effective date of the FEMA approval letter (August 3, 2018).
XI.       New Business
A.        Handicapped Parking Space Application
The board will act on a handicapped parking space application for 37 Parkside Avenue.       
XII.      Guest Recognition & Participation
XIII.     Adjournment