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Labor Day Weekend 2019

Friday, August 30:

  • Township office closed

Saturday, August 31, 2019:

  • Yard Waste Facility closed

Monday, September 2:

  • Township office closed & No Street Sweeping
  • No trash/recycling collection. Waste Management will be operating on a one-day delay schedule for the week. Monday collected Tuesday, Tuesday collected Wednesday, and so on….

BoS Meeting Minutes 7-8-2019

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
July 8, 2019

EXECUTIVE SESSION
The board adjourned to an executive session at the conclusion of the workshop meeting at 6:35PM, to discuss a contract.

I. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, July 8, 2019 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 Steven P. Elliott, Treasurer and Township Manager William M. Laudien were also present. Treasurer Benjamin H. Bamford was not in attendance. Others in attendance 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 on agenda items.

III. SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the June 10, 2019 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV. TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Elliott presented the treasurer’s report as of July 8, 2019:
General Fund $8,017,123.75
Highway Aid Fund 947,100.64
Capital Reserve Fund 382,114.86
TOTAL $9,346,339.25
Mr. Schaller stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.

V. PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Elliott, seconded by Mr. Schaller, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (06/11/2019–07/08/2019):
General Fund $251,207.21
Escrow Fund 1,038.50
State Highway Fund 4,860.71
Capital Reserve Fund -0-
TOTAL $257,106.42

VI. REPORTS
A. Lancaster Township Fire Department: There were twenty-one calls in the township, and six calls for mutual aid, during the month of June 2019, making a year-to-date total of 241 calls.
B. Lafayette Fire Company: There were ten calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of June 2019.
C. Police: Sgt. John Donnelly gave an overview of the June 2019 police report.
D. Recycling Report: June 2019: 22.93%
E. Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.

VII. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, August 12, 2019, 7:00PM, workshop at 6:00PM, Lancaster Township.

VIII. OLD BUSINESS
No old business.

IX. PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A. LTPC 288 – 64 Hershey Avenue – Land Development Plan Deferral Request
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved a Land Development Plan Deferral Request for LTPC 288, 64 Hershey Avenue. At their June 18, 2019, meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this land development plan deferral request.

B. LTPC 284 – 122 City Mill Road – Stormwater Management Site Plan Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved a Stormwater Management Site Plan for LTPC 284, 122 City Mill requested waivers below, of the Lancaster Township Stormwater Management Ordinance (2014).

1) SWMO Section 229-43.15.D – Infiltration testing at the same location as the proposed facility
2) SWMO Section 229-48.1.B(3) – Loading Ratios
At their meeting on June 18, 2019, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this plan, including the above requested waivers, subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated May 31, 2019.

X. NEW BUSINESS
A. Presentation of Township Progress on the MS4 Program
Township engineer Ben Webber presented to the board the township’s annual MS4 status update. An outline of his presentation was provided, and the board acknowledged the presentation.

B. Agreement for Crossing Guard Services for 2019-2020 School Year
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved an agreement between Lancaster Township and All City Management Services, Inc. for crossing guard services provided for the School District of Lancaster for the 2019-2020 school year.

C. Memorandum of Understanding for Crossing Guard Services for 2019-2020 School Year
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding between Lancaster Township, the School District of Lancaster, and All City Management Services, Inc. for crossing guard services, provided under agreement with All City Management, for the 2019-2020 school year.

D. Lancaster Township Fire Police—Event Assistance Request Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously authorized the Lancaster Township Fire Police to operate outside the township borders providing assistance for East Petersburg Day on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The request was made by the Manheim Township Police Department in a letter dated June 28, 2019.

XI. GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
No guest recognition and participation.

XII. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15PM.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary

Paving Notice 2019

August 12, 2019

Dear Resident,
The Township has a continuous road maintenance plan for the upkeep of all township roads and alleys. It is important that our roads are properly maintained in order to avoid much more costly repairs or replacement due to neglect. Your street or alley is included in our 2019 repaving schedule. All dates are weather dependent.

Paving takes place Tuesday August 13th through August 16th on the following:

  • Alley F – Clark St. to Alley E
  • Alley C – Alley C to E. Orange St.
  • Conestoga Rd. – S Conestoga Dr. to Conestoga Woods Rd.
  • Conestoga Woods Rd – Dead End to S. Conestoga Drive
  • Conestoga Woods Rd – Conestoga Woods Rd to S Conestoga Drive
  • Riverside Drive – Ranck Mill Rd. to Jamaica Rd.
  • Jamaica Rd. – Riverside to Nassau Rd.
  • Nassau Rd – E. Orange St. to Ranck Mill Rd.
  • Clark St. – Riverside Avenue to Parkside Avenue

During these dates, you will experience some inconvenience: No Parking on street or alley during the days of milling or paving; Street and Alley closed for several hours on Paving days.

If you have special needs on the day of your street paving please call 717-293-1733 or 717-291-1213. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs. If you have questions give me a call or email me at mhamlin@twp.lancaster.pa.us.

Sincerely, Michael R Hamlin – Public Works Superintendent

BoS Agenda – August 12, 2019

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

6:00PM WORKSHOP AGENDA
Public Comments

Presentations:
• Lancaster Public Library

Updates:
• Planning & Zoning
• Township Engineer
• Public Works
• Township Manager

EXECUTIVE SESSION
The board will hold an executive session to discuss a contract.

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 (west side): July 2019: 25 calls in the township and 13 calls for mutual aid, making a year-to-date total of 279 calls.
B. Lafayette Fire Company (east side): July 2019: 4 calls
C. Police Report: July 2019
D. Recycling Report: July 2019: 22.55%
E. Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the board meeting and during regular business hours.

VII. Announcements
A. Executive Session: The board held an executive session on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 6:35PM, to discuss a contract.
B. Yard Waste Facility: Closed Saturday, August 31, 2019
C. Township Office: Closed Monday, September 2, 2019
D. Waste Management: No trash/recycle collection on Monday, September 2, 2019. One-day delay schedule for the week. Monday collected on Tuesday, Tuesday collected on Wednesday, and so on.
E. Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, September 9, 2019, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, taking place at Thaddeus Stevens College, 750 East King Street, 2nd Floor, Mellor Auditorium.

VIII. Old Business
No old business.

IX. Planning and Zoning Business
A. LTPC 289 – Maple Grove Pumping Station and Interceptor Expansion Project – Subdivision and Land Development Plan Ordinance Waiver Request and Storm Water Management Ordinance Waiver Request
The board will act on a Land Development Plan Ordinance Waiver Request for ordinance sections 236-10 and 236-11, Preliminary Plan and Final Plan Processing, for LTPC 289—Maple Grove Pumping Station and Interceptor Expansion Project. At the July 16, 2019 meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this request subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated July 10, 2019.

The board will act on a Storm Water Management Ordinance Waiver Request for ordinance section 229-28, Storm Water Management Site Plan Processing, for LTPC 289—Maple Grove Pumping Station and Interceptor Expansion Project. At the July 16, 2019 meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this request subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated July 10, 2019.

B. LTPC 227 – Conestoga View –Release and Termination to Lancaster Township Development Agreement
The board will act on an agreement to terminate the existing 2009 Development Agreement upon receipt of the net cash equivalent of the Financial Security (currently $187,021.00), release the existing Letter of Credit, and terminate the developer’s obligation to install the required improvements.

X. New Business
A. Engagement of Auditor for Lancaster Township Annual Audits
The board will act on a request for the engagement of Stambaugh Ness to perform the annual audits of the Lancaster Township financial records as follows:
 Year 2019 – $7,250.00
 Year 2020 – $7,500.00
 Year 2021 – $7,750.00

B. Lancaster Township Fire Police—Event Assistance Request
The board will act on a request for the Lancaster Township Fire Police to assist with traffic control for the Schreiber Pediatric 2019 Rubber Duckie Race taking place on Sunday, September 8, 2019, in Lancaster County Central Park. The request was made by the County of Lancaster, Department of Parks and Recreation, in a letter dated August 6, 2019.

XI. Guest Recognition & Participation
XII. Adjournment

Maple Grove Park & Community Building Access Road Update

August 1, 2019 – Effective Immediately  

The Maple Grove access road is now ONE WAY entering from the Elm Avenue cul-de-sac and driving into Maple Grove Park.

PennDOT has removed the temporary signal lights controlling access to the Maple Grove access road, at the end of Elm Avenue, which allowed for safe two-way traffic.

ALL traffic MUST EXIT Maple Grove Park and the Maple Grove Community Building via Columbia Avenue ONLYThe access road is marked DO NOT ENTER, and will be strictly enforced. 

USERS OF THE YARD WASTE FACILITY WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE MEADOWCREEK EXIT.