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Police Log-August 19, 2016

  1. Theft from Vehicle, August 18, 2016, Fourth Street (LT) – A drone, airsoft rifles, and cash was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked on Fourth Street near South West End Avenue sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. August 18, 2016. Loss $2,420.
  2. Theft from Vehicle, August 18, 2016, 500 Block Misty Drive (LT) – Two unlocked vehicles parked in the 500 Block of Misty Drive were entered sometime during the early morning hours of August 18, 2016. A laptop and loose change was taken. Loss $1,200.

Police Log-August 15 & 16, 2016

August 15:

  1. Theft from Vehicle, 12:15 a.m. August 15, 2016, 1100 Block Wheatland Avenue (LT) – Officers responded to the 1100 Block of Wheatland Avenue after three males on bikes were observed entering vehicles. Officers apprehended a 17-year-old Lancaster City male, and found that two vehicles had been entered on Wheatland Avenue and on North President Avenue. Nothing had been taken. Charges are pending.
  2. Disorderly Conduct, 9:22 p.m. August 14, 2016, 1600 Block Judie Lane (LT) – A citation for Disorderly Conduct has been filed against a Male/34 of North Ann Street, Lancaster. At 9:22 p.m. August 14, 2016, he caused a disturbance at the residence of his ex-girlfriend in the 1600 Blk of Judie Lane.
  3. Simple Assault, 7:00 p.m. August 14, 2016, Fairview Avenue (LT) – A Male/24 of Fairview Avenue, Lancaster, was arrested for Simple Assault after he punched his wife in the face during a domestic disturbance at their residence at 7:00 p.m. August 14, 2016. He was turned over to Central Booking.
  4. Disorderly Conduct, 2:44 a.m. August 14, 2016, 900 Block Sterling Place (LT) – Officers were dispatched to the 900 Blk of Sterling Place for a fight in progress at 2:44 a.m. August 14, 2016. It was also reported that one person had a knife. Arriving officers located and detained the combatants nearby. The knife was actually a machete, and was located by police. A criminal complaint for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness has been filed against a Male/47 of Sterling Place, Lancaster. A citation for Disorderly Conduct has been filed against a Male/31 of Coral Street, Lancaster. One was wanted in Montgomery County, and was turned over to Lancaster County Prison on the warrant.
  5. Harassment, 2:31 p.m. August 13, 2016, 600 Block Wyncroft Lane (LT) – A Male/32 and a Male/25, both of Wyncroft Lane, Lancaster, have been charged with Harassment following a domestic argument between the two at their residence at 2:31 p.m. August 13, 2016.
  6. Theft, 4:18 p.m. August 13, 2016, 1600 Block Judie Lane (LT) – A criminal complaint for Theft has been filed against a Male/34 of North Ann Street, Lancaster. At 4:18 p.m. August 13, 2016, he took a phone valued at $749 from his ex-girlfriend’s residence in the 1600 Blk of Judie Lane, and failed to return it even after being contacted by police.
  7. Forgery, August 11, 2016, 1384 Columbia Avenue (LT) – A counterfeit $10 bill was used to make a purchase at Subway, 1384 Columbia Avenue, sometime during the day on August 11, 2016.
  8. Burglary, 1100 Block Jamaica Road (LT) – A shed was entered in the 1100 Blk of Jamaica Road sometime overnight August 11-12, 2016. A bicycle valued at $525 was taken.
  9. Criminal Mischief, August 12, 2016 (LT) – Five residents in the 200 Block of Kentshire Drive and the first block of Poe Drive reported that their homes and vehicles were damaged with spray paint sometime during the early morning hours of August 12, 2016. Damage was approximately $600.

August 16:

  1. Harassment, 9:32 p.m. August 10, 2016, 1000 Block East Orange Street (LT) – A citation for Harassment has been filed against a Female/30 of East Orange Street, Lancaster, following a domestic disturbance with her boyfriend at their residence at 9:32 p.m. August 10, 2016.
  2. Cruelty to Animals, August 7, 2016, 1100 Block East King Street (LT) – On August 7, 2016, a Manheim Township officer responded to the 1100 Blk of East King Street for a report of abandoned cats in an apartment. The officer learned that the residents had been evicted on August 1, 2016, and that several cats had been left behind. The officer contacted the maintenance man for the apartment and upon entering, found one cat alive and four deceased. The cats had been left without food, water, or air conditioning. The live cat was turned over to ORCA. The former resident, a Male/25, No Address, has been cited with four counts of Cruelty to Animals.

BoS Meeting Minutes-July 11, 2016

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
Monday, July 11, 2016

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, July 11, 2016 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by Chair Thomas H. Schaller. Vice Chair Kathleen M. Wasong, Treasurer Benjamin H. Bamford, and Township Manager William M. Laudien were also present. Others in attendance included township staff and interested parties. Mr. Schaller led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

PUBLIC HEARING-Weiss Market, Inc. petition for intermunicipal transfer of liquor license
Petition from Weis Markets, Inc. (“Weis”) for the inter-municipal transfer of Pennsylvania restaurant (R) liquor license no. R-18408 into Lancaster Township from Salisbury Township, for a restaurant to be operated inside its grocery store located at 1204 Millersville Pike in the Manor Shopping Center in Lancaster Township, in which it intends to sell beer for consumption on the premises and to go.
Prior to calling the hearing to order, Mr. Schaller first expressed personal opinions, and then Ms. Wasong and Mr. Bamford did the same.
Mr. Schaller opened the public hearing at 7:10pm.
Statements regarding the request of the transfer of the inter-municipal liquor license were presented by Mark Kozar of Flaherty & O’Hara.
Comments from the board and the public were then heard. The complete transcript of the hearing is attached.
With no further comments, Mr. Schaller closed the hearing at 7:26pm. The regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors reconvened.

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
None.

III.      SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the June 1, 2016 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Bamford presented the treasurer’s report as of June 2016:
General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,482,901.68
Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 791,169.21
Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 37,619.55
Capital Reserve Fund………………………………………………………………. 1,353,338.39
TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $7,665,028.83
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 (June 1, 2016–July 11, 2016):
General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $451,282.96
Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………. 14,909.96
State Highway Fund………………………………………………………………………. 7,997.95
Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 6,061.86
Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………… 22,077.80
TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $502,330.53

VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: There were twenty-nine calls reported in the township, with nine calls for mutual aid, during the month of May 2016. During the month of June 2016, there were eighteen calls in the township, with eight calls for mutual aid, making a year-to-date total of 215 calls.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were six calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of May 2016, and one call during the month of June 2016.
C.    Police: Officer Michael Piacentino gave an overview of the June 2016 police report.
D.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.    Recycling Report:  May 2016: 21.68%
F.   Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee Report: Mr. Laudien reported that the LIMC is closing it office in Millersville and moving to West Hempfield.

VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.    Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, August 8, 2016, 7:00pm, workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.

VIII.   OLD BUSINESS
No old business.

IX.      PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A.        Weis Markets, Inc. at Manor Shopping Center Request for a Hearing on the Inter-Municipal Transfer of a Liquor License into Lancaster Township
The Board held a hearing to act on a request from Weis Markets, Inc. (“Weis”) for the inter-municipal transfer of a liquor license into Lancaster Township for the purpose of selling beer at the Weis located in Manor Shopping Center. The public hearing was advertised as required.
B.        Resolution 2016-10
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously adopted Resolution 2016-10 effectively denying the application for the intermunicipal transfer of Pennsylvania restaurant (R) liquor license no. R-18408 into Lancaster Township from Salisbury Township for the purpose of selling beer for consumption and to go at the restaurant to be operated inside the Weis Market grocery store located at 1204 Millersville Pike in the Manor Shopping Center in Lancaster Township.

X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        Lennar Improvement Guarantee—Hawthorne Ridge
Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously authorized the township manager to start the process of revoking Lennar’s improvement guarantee for the development of Hawthorne Ridge, and authorized the township manager to start construction as soon as possible.
B.        Curbing Contract-2016
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously acted to not award the bid for the installation of approximately 3200 lineal feet of straight curb on selected streets in Lancaster Township.
C.        Purchase of Volvo Front End Loader
Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved the purchase of a Volvo Front End Loader, out of the 2016 budget, at a cost of approximately $120,440.00, to replace a 1994 CAT front end loader.
D.        Resolution 2016-11
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2016-11 amending the Lancaster Township Schedule of Fees under Section 1 in the following categories: professional service costs by the engineering firm, alarm permits and false alarms, and stormwater management.
E.        Confirmation of Special Fire Police
Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved the confirmation of Jason Matthew Beiler as special fire police for the Lancaster Township Fire Department.
F.         LTPC #252—Southern Village Phase IIIB-Reduction in Building Separation
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved the modification of section 1804.4.C.1 of the zoning ordinance (1523.4.C.1 in the 2012 Zoning Ordinance); a modification request for Southern Village phase IIIB to allow the reduction in the building separation to no less than 12 feet between single family dwellings on lots 117 to 127 and 242 to 247, subject to the applicant’s accordance of the construction of fire protection sprinklers through the entire unit of each unit that has less separation than 20 feet, and as per NFPA standards and approval by the Lancaster Township Fire Department fire chief, and subject to review by the Township zoning officer and the Township engineer.

XI.      GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       P. Groff, Waypoint Drive: Asked for update on #1 retention basin in Southern Village. It was supposed to be completed July 31st; nothing really has started. Mr. Laudien—we have commitments from Southern Village to do a bunch of work.  The center trench has been dug, it does not appear they have moved the faceplate. We think the center trench is going to be effective, and they should lower the faceplate to allow that water to drain a little bit quicker. We still have some concerns about the Wabank end of the basin not having sufficient elevation, but we are going to try to get them to put in additional material on the Wabank side of that basin.
Mr. Groff—they were talking about vegetation at the bottom. Was it ever tested that it would support vegetation? Mr. Laudien—the next step is the faceplate being moved and then establishing the vegetation.
Mr. Groff—what about where the sinkhole was? That is all concrete under there. That’s not going to filtrate any water down there. The detention basin is now smaller than originally planned. Any provision to make it larger. Mr. Laudien—the basin isn’t smaller; the perk rate for the basin may change. So the water that is going to percolate down through the ground obviously isn’t going to perk out through the section where the concrete is. Provision for eliminating that is lowering the faceplate. The water drain out at a higher rate than it had previously. There will be less water sitting at the bottom.
Mr. Groff—#2 retention basin, when is that scheduled to be in the completion stage? Mr. Laudien—that is still in its construction phase and will be until the rest of the units are completed and those roads are overlaid. So, through phase IIIB. Mr. Groff—but phase III is got to drain in there also? Mr. Laudien—not in its entirety. Some of that is already going to drain directly into the quarry itself, but there is a good portion of phase IIIB that is going into that basin. Mr. Groff—is the quarry itself a retention basin? Mr. Laudien—it is, for both IIIB and IV. Mr. Groff—how many basins are we going to have? Mr. Laudien—the quarry, the two existing basins; three in all, including the quarry.
·       E. Koenig, Bean Blossom Drive: According to your Lancaster Township burning ordinances, is no burning allowed, except with exceptions. I have an issue with the smoke. The exception you got on one is any fire for the sole purpose of which is to cook or prepare food provided that said fire is in a fire proof container. Is that not a grill? Why are some people allowed to burn? Once they put a marshmallow there, they are cooking food. This one particular unit I saw is not for the sole purpose of cooking. It’s a black container, it has wire around it, and you can put a basket in there for food, but you can also burn wood on it. The issue I have is I have air conditioning, but I don’t use it, so I have my doors and windows open and when you burn it saturates the area and doesn’t dissipate for a while. There are carcinogens, and yet they are not enforcing it. Mr. Laudien—why don’t we talk after the meeting? I’ll get your address and information and we will get you squared away.

XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:56pm.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary

Police Log-August 8, 2016

  1. Robbery, 7:04 a.m. August 7, 2016, 1349 Millersville Pike (LT) – At 7:04 a.m. August 7, 2016, a man walked up behind the clerk at Turkey Hill, 1349 Millersville Pike, and placed what she believed to be a gun in her back while demanding money. She complied and the male fled the store. The suspect was described as a light skinned hispanic male, 25-30 years of age, wearing a black t-shirt and a black Nike Air Jordan baseball cap.
  2. Public Drunkenness, 2:55 p.m. August 5, 2016, 1200 Blk Millersville Pike (LT) – Male/44 of Manor Street, Lancaster, has been charged with Public Drunkenness after he was found intoxicated on a bench at the Manor Shopping Center, 1200 Blk Millersville Pike, at 2:55 p.m. August 5, 2016.
  3. Theft from Vehicle (LT) – A criminal complaint for Theft from a Motor Vehicle has been filed against Male/51 of East Chestnut Street, Lancaster. On July 5, 2016, cash was taken from a vehicle parked in the 200 Block of Rosedale Avenue.
  4. Retail Theft (LT) – A criminal complaint for Retail Theft has been filed against Female/39 of St Joseph Street, Lancaster. On May 19, 2016, suspect was observed leaving Weis Market, 1204 Millersville Pike, with a cart full of groceries valued at $517. She was confronted by employees who retrieved the items, but suspect fled.

BoS Meeting Agenda-August 8, 2016

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

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

7:00pm REGULAR MEETING
I.        Pledge of Allegiance, Call to Order, Roll Call
II.       Public Comment on Agenda Items
III.      Secretary’s Report
IV.       Treasurer’s Report
V.        Payment of Bills
VI.       Reports
A.        Lancaster Township Fire Department
B.        Lafayette Fire Company
C.        Police
D.        Sewer/Other Reports
E.         Recycling Report
F.         Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee
VII.      Announcements
A.        Township office and yard/woody waste facility closed Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labor Day).
B.        No trash/recycling pickup Monday, September 5, 2016. Penn Waste will operate on a one-day delay schedule for the week.
C.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:00pm, workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
VIII.     Old Business
No old business.
IX.       Planning and Zoning Business
A.        LTPC #258—Roslyn Mansion, 1035 Marietta Avenue, Lot Add-on Plan
The board will act on a lot add-on plan for Roslyn Mansion, 1035 Marietta Avenue, subject to RETTEW’s review letter dated July 7, 2016, as recommended by the Lancaster Township Planning Commission.
B.        Resolution 2016-13—Road Dedication, Millersville Commons
The board will act on Res2016-13 for the road dedication of a portion of Wabank Road and portion of Barbara Street in Millersville Commons.
X.        New Business
A.        Extension of Penn Waste Refuse and Recycling Collection Contract
The board will act on a request for a one-year extension of the current Penn Waste refuse and recycling collection contract, for the time period October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
B.        Resolution 2016-12—Right-of-Way Fee Schedule
The board will act on Resolution 2016-12 amending the Lancaster Township Right-of-Way fee schedule by adding fees relating to the area outside of the street surface (Chart 2), under the street opening degradation fee section.
C.        Adjudication for Denial of Weis Market Intermunicipal Liquor License Transfer Request
The board will act on a written adjudication denying the approval of an intermunicipal transfer of a liquor license into Lancaster Township for the Weis Market located at 1204 Millersville Pike, Lancaster Township.
XI.       Guest Recognition & Participation
XII.      Adjournment