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Plowing-11/15/2018

Please, we ask that you stay off the roads to help minimize the traffic that already exits. This will help with all the plowing efforts. The amount of traffic currently on the road is making plowing almost impossible. Your cooperation is most appreciated while we make every attempt to plow.

Thursday, 11/15/2018 @ 11:30am

The township office is closed due to weather conditions. For plowing updates, follow us on Twitter @LTEMC, or call (717) 291-1215. Other calls should wait until the office has reopened. Call 911 if you have an emergency. Trash/recycle collection may also be affected. Visit the Waste Management weather alert site at https://www.wm.com/weather-alert/index.jsp. Check back for updates that may occur.

IMPORTANT DATES

2018:

  • Saturday, November 17: Last Saturday for yard waste drop off
  • Wednesday, November 21: Yard waste facility closes (open 3:30pm-5:30pm)
  • Monday/Tuesday, December 4 & 5: Leaf pickup for signed streets ends
  • Week of December 10-14: Leaf pickup for non-signed streets ends
  • Office closed on December 24 & 25

2019:

  • Office closed on January 1
    January 2–5 & 7–11: Christmas tree drop-off at yard waste facility, 7:30am–3:30pm. REAL trees only.
  • January 7–10: Curbside Christmas tree collection. REAL trees only.

JANUARY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING:
Will be held on: MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019.
The workshop starts at 6:00pm; the Reorganization/Regular meeting will start at 7:00pm

BOARD OF AUDITORS MEETING:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019 at 5:30pm

BoS Meeting Minutes 10-8-2018

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
October 8, 2018

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, October 8, 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.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
No public comments on agenda items.
III.      LEGISLATIVE HEARING
Text Amendments, Chapter 280, Zoning—Ordinance 2018-05
Township Solicitor Matt Crème was in attendance. A legislative hearing was called to order at 7:02pm for Ordinance 2018-05. An ordinance to amend the Code of the Township of Lancaster, Chapter 280, Zoning, to clarify the definition of and regulations regarding Municipal Uses, and to amend Section 1615. The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment at their meeting on August 21, 2018. At their September 25, 2018 meeting, the Lancaster County Planning Commission recommended stylistic changes to the ordinance. There were no questions or comments from the township board of supervisors or the public. At the conclusion of the hearing, Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved Ordinance 2018-05. The regular meeting of the board of supervisors then resumed.
IV.       SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the September 10, 2018 board meeting were approved by general consent.
V.        TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Elliott presented the treasurer’s report as of October 8, 2018:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $6,885,835.86
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 730,723.71
            Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 41,459.36
            Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 431,014.81
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $8,089,033.74
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 (09/11/2018–10/08/2018):
         General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $4,120,645.26
         Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………. 36,804.71
         State Highway Fund…………………………………………………………………… 822,796.33
         Parks Fund……………………………………………………………………………………… 253.43
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 959,811.81
         TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $5,940,311.54
VII.     REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported there were twenty-five calls in the township, with ten calls for mutual aid, during the month of September 2018, making a year-to-date total of 344 calls. Chief Comfort reminded everyone to be aware of children playing now that it is getting dark earlier, and on Halloween. Mr. Comfort asked permission for the fire police to attend the Millersville Parade on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The board approved.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were nine calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of September 2018.
C.    Police: Officer John Donnelly was not able to attend the meeting. Officer Troy Hikins gave an overview of the September 2018 police report.
D.    Recycling Report: August 2018: 20.93%
E.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
VIII.   ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        Trash/Recycling News:
·       Waste Management started as the new contractor on October 1. Your patience is appreciated as they become familiar with the township collection area.
·       Bills were mailed out October 1. Online payment is available using credit card or check.  Payment is due October 30.
·       Large Appliance & Tire Collection takes place week of November 5-8 on your regular collection day. Each item requires a special service tag attached which can be purchased at the township office during regular business hours.
B.        Leaf Pickup News:
·       For non-signed streets, pickup started today, and ends December 14. There is no scheduled pickup for non-signed streets; leaves are collected on a rotating basis.
·       For signed streets, parking restrictions remain in force. Pickup begins Tuesday & Wednesday, October 16 & 17; takes place the 1st & 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, and ends December 4 & 5. The schedule is available on the township website.
·       Leaf collection may be altered at any time.
C.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00pm;                            workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
IX.      OLD BUSINESS
No old business.
X.        PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A.        LTPC #257-Elderwood Senior Living Facility, Stormwater Management Plan
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from Benjamin Craddock of Lancaster Civil Engineering Company to reinstate the stormwater management plan for LTPC #257, Elderwood Senior Living Facility, which was originally approved by the board of supervisors at their meeting of May 9, 2016.
B.        LTPC #272-Southern Village Phase 4 – Final Land Development Plan
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from the William Swiernik, David Miller/Associates, Inc., for an extension of time, until January 11, 2019, for the approval of the Land Development Plan for LTPC #272, Southern Village Phase IV. This request was submitted in a letter dated October 4, 2018.
XI.      NEW BUSINESS
A.        Handicap Parking Space Application
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request for a handicap parking sign to be installed at 323 South West End Avenue.
B.        New Capital Expenditure Plan – Lancaster Township Fire Department
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved the attachment of a new capital expenditure plan to the current contract with Lancaster Township Fire Department. The new CapX plan will replace the current one. It was acknowledged by Chief Comfort that the fire department board reviewed the new plan and agreed to it.
XII.     GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       Kevin Daniels, Pickford Drive, asked the board about the possibility of an ordinance that would require homeowners to maintain their homes both inside and outside. His home has been physically affected due to neighbors. Mr. Bamford asked Mr. Laudien if he could talk to Mr. Kevin Daniels about this situation. Mr. Laudien said the township will see if there is something else we can do to enforce this situation. We will see what we can do for the immediate future, and look at what we can do long-term, as well. Mr. Laudien and zoning officer Mr. Tom Daniels will be in touch Mr. Kevin Daniels.
·       Mr. Bamford recognized a student from Lancaster Catholic High School who was in attendance for her government class project.
XIII.   ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary