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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

BoS Meeting Agenda-November 12, 2018

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

November 12, 2018

6:00pm WORKSHOP AGENDA
Public Comments
Updates:
·       Planning & Zoning
·       Township Engineer
·       Public Works
·       Township Manager

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.        Recycling Report
            E.         Sewer/Other Reports
VII.      Announcements
 A.        Yard Waste Facility Updates:
1)     New Monday/Wednesday hours started November 5—3:30pm to 5:30pm
2)     Last Saturday drop-off—November 17, 9:00am to 1:00pm
3)     Final day for drop-off—Wednesday, November 21, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
B.        Leaf Pickup Updates:
1)     Tuesday/Wednesday, December 4 & 5—pickup ends for signed streets
2)     Friday, December 14—pickup ends for non-signed streets
C.        Office closed: Thursday & Friday, November 22 and 23, 2018
D.        Lancaster Township Fire Department 2018 Santa Run Schedule starts Monday, December 3. Full schedule printed on page 7 of the township fall/winter newsletter, and will appear on the LTFD Facebook page.
E.         Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
VIII.     Old Business
No old business.
IX.       Planning and Zoning Business          
A.        SWM 17-0267 – 1230 Hillcrest Road – Financial Security Release Request
The board will act on a request from Gotham Pasupuleti, 1230 Hillcrest Road, for the full release of the financial security for SWM 17-0267, Stormwater Management Minor Land Disturbance plan. The request was submitted via an e-mail dated October 15, 2018. Township Engineer Ben Webber recommended the release of $18,923.71, leaving a balance of $0.00 in his letter dated October 16, 2018.
B.        LTPC 255 – Lancaster Country Day School – Financial Security Reduction Request
The board will act on a request from Thomas Porsch, Porsch Consulting Company, for the reduction of the financial security for LTPC 255 Lancaster Country Day School Land Development plan to an amount of $2,777.50. The request was submitted via an e-mail dated September 28, 2018. Township Engineer Ben Webber recommended not reducing this financial security in his letter dated October 25, 2018.
C.        SWM 16-0186 – 460 Conestoga Blvd– Financial Security Release Request
The board will act on a request from Mark Will, Hunter Creek Partners, LLC, for the full release of the financial security for SWM 16-0186, 460 Conestoga Boulevard, Stormwater Management Minor Land Disturbance plan. The request was submitted via an e-mail dated October 30, 2018. Township engineer Ben Webber recommended the release of $5,203.00, leaving a balance of $0.00 in his letter dated November 9, 2018.
D.        SWM 16-0199 – 470 Conestoga Blvd– Financial Security Release Request
The board will act on a request from Mark Will, Hunter Creek Partners, LLC, for the full release of the financial security for SWM 16-0199, 470 Conestoga Boulevard, Stormwater Management Minor Land Disturbance plan. The request was submitted via an e-mail dated October 30, 2018. Township engineer Ben Webber recommended the release of $5,062.00, leaving a balance of $0.00 in his letter dated November 9, 2018.
E.        Valentino’s Cafe—Rider Avenue
The board will act on a request from Valentino’s Cafe for a letter of consent to hold a special event on Groundhog’s Day, Saturday, February 2, 2019, and for a one-day temporary extension of their PLCB license to a portion of their parking lot for that event.
X.        New Business
A.        Presentation of 2019 Proposed Budget
The board will direct the township manager to advertise the 2019 budget for public inspection. The document will be on public display at the township office from 8:00am to 3:00pm starting November 19, 2018 through December 10, 2018, at which time the board will vote on the proposed budget.
B.        Resolution 2018-15
The board will act on Resolution 2018-15 amending its existing sewer use regulations by adopting the City of Lancaster administration ordinance No. 21-2017 and the Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority tenth amendment to rate resolution.
C.        Resolution 2018-16
The board will act on Resolution 2018-16 in support of current earned income tax collection, as defined by Act 32, and in opposition to legislative initiatives to mandate centralized services.
D.        Handicap Parking Space Application
The board will act a handicap parking space application for 837 5th Street.
XI.       Guest Recognition & Participation
XII.      Adjournment