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BoS Meeting Minutes-March 29, 2016

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Public Hearing
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
9:00am
MINUTES

I.         Pledge of Allegiance, Call to Order, and Roll Call
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors public hearing was held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The hearing was called to order at 9:00am 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. Mr. Schaller led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.        Public Hearing: Ordinance 2016-01 (Floodplain Management Ordinance)
The proposed ordinance may be summarized as follows:

An ordinance requiring all persons, partnerships, businesses, and corporations to obtain a permit for any construction or development; providing for the issuance of such permits; setting forth certain minimum requirements for new construction and development within areas of Lancaster Township that are subject to flooding; and establishing penalties for any persons who fail, or refuse to comply with, the requirements or provisions of this ordinance.

III.      Comments
No public comments.

IV.       Adjournment of the Public Hearing
Mr. Schaller closed the hearing at 9:04am.

V.        Ordinance 2016-01
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved the Floodplain Management Ordinance (Ord2016-01) as reviewed by the Lancaster Township Planning Commission and as authorized by the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Meeting Minutes-March 14, 2016

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
Monday, March 14, 2016

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, March 14, 2016 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 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.

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
No public comments.

III.      SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the February 10, 2016 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Bamford presented the treasurer’s report as of February 2016:
General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $4,976,293.88
Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 405,952.87
Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 48,283.08
Capital Reserve Fund………………………………………………………………. 1,374,727.53
TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $6,805,257.36
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 (February 9, 2016–March 14, 2016):
General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $642,272.75
Escrow Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 248.00
State Highway Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 40,737.81
Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 1,333.54
Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………………….. -0-
TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $684,592.10

VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported there were twenty-eight calls in the township, with fourteen calls for mutual aid, during the month of February 2016, making a year-to-date total of seventy-two calls.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were seven calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of February 2016.
C.    Police: Officer Michael Piacentino gave an overview of the February 2016 police report.
D.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.    Recycling Report:  Month of February 2016: 22.62%
F.   Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee Report: There was nothing to report on the LIMC other than they have moved to meeting on a quarterly basis.

VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        Office closed: Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday).
B.        Trash & Recycling Bills: will be mailed out April 1, 2016. Payment due April 30, 2016.
C.        Yard waste collection by Penn Waste: begins Monday, April 4, 2016, and will be collected every other week through October 6, 2016.
D.        Yard waste drop-off at the maintenance facility: begins Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:00pm-7:00pm, Monday through Thursday.
E.        Street Sweeping: resumes Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Sweeping on signed streets takes place the first & third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month starting April 5. No warning notices will be issued.
F.         Appliance & Tire Collection: week of April 11-14, 2016.
G.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, April 11, 2016, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.

VIII.   OLD BUSINESS
No old business.

IX.      PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A.       Floodplain Ordinance Hearing
Mr. Schaller announced a hearing is set for Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:00am for the board to act on the implementation of the Floodplain Ordinance as recommended by the Lancaster Township Planning Commission.
B.        Giant Food Stores at Stonemill Plaza Hearing Request
Mr. Schaller announced a hearing is for April 11, 2016 for the board to act on a request for the intermunicipal transfer of a liquor license into Lancaster Township for the purpose of selling beer at the Giant Food Store located in Stonemill Plaza.
C.        602 River Drive—Second Driveway Entrance Request
Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously granted a request to install a second driveway entrance at 602 River Drive.
D.        Parkside Avenue—Loading Zone Space Request
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously granted a request for a loading zone space for The .918 Club on Parkside Avenue across from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        Vision Care Insurance
Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved the establishment of vision care insurance for township employees through Davis Vision Eyecare in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Municipal Health Insurance Cooperative Vision Benefits program.
B.        Handicapped Parking Space Application
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved an application for a handicapped parking sign at 338 Spencer Avenue.
C.        Vacancy Board Chair
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously appointed Suzanne Teske as the Vacancy Board Chair, a position formerly held by the late Peggy Miller.

XI.      GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       The board welcomed and recognized several students from Lancaster Catholic High School who were present at the meeting for a government class.

·       Paul Groff, Waypoint Drive (Southern Village), asked when the streets are going to be dedicated. Mr. Laudien explained that three of the streets have been topped at this point, and expect them to be offered for dedication in either April or May. When the other roads get dedicated depends on when the developer tops them. The township anticipates, after discussions with the developer, them building a construction entrance in the back near Gentlemen’s Way, and if they do that and provide access to the new construction phase, then the township will probably allow them to top Waypoint, in which case we would accept Waypoint hopefully by October.

Mr. Groff asked if Waypoint is not accepted before snow hits next year, how will you deal with snow plowing on the other streets? Mr. Laudien explained the developer will be obligated to get a contractor to do Waypoint, or the township will enter into an agreement where their contractor will do all the roads, or an agreement where they will pay the township to do all the roads. The project is coming along, the developer has done a good job of fulfilling most of the requests the township has made. We anticipate them topping Waypoint and the three side streets and offering those streets for dedication before next winter.

·       Eric Toldt, Kentshire Drive (Hawthorne Ridge) indicated a concern with the increase of potholes, but heard they were progressing well with that, and asked how arbitrating was going. Mr. Laudien explained that the township is passed arbitrating and is now in litigation. April 15th is the date that was given to the neighbors last year as the drop-dead date for pulling the letter of credit. The township is meeting with the solicitor tomorrow to begin that process. If between now and April 15th Lennar comes through and develops a plan and begins work on those roads, that is great. That is how we all prefer it to happen, but the longer we let this go, the more the roads deteriorate, the bigger the task gets, so April 15th should be the date the township makes a decision with the hope for getting those roads paved this summer.

XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Agenda-April 11, 2016

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

Monday, April 11, 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
PUBLIC HEARING
Petition for resolution from Giant Food Stores, LLC approving the inter-municipal transfer of restaurant liquor license no. R-20651 into Lancaster Township. Giant will be operating a restaurant inside a remodeled grocery store in Stonemill Plaza, 1360 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster Township, in which it intends to sell beer from the restaurant for consumption on premises in the restaurant and to go and may, at some future date, sell wine for consumption on the restaurant premises.
II.       Public Comment on Agenda Items
III.      Secretary’s Report:  March 14, 2016 and March 29, 2016 Public Hearing
IV.       Treasurer’s Report
V.        Payment of Bills
VI.       Reports
A.        Lancaster Township Fire Department:  March 2016:  21 calls, 8 mutual aid
B.        Lafayette Fire Company:  March 2016: (not available)
C.        Police Report:  March 2016
D.        Sewer/Other Reports:  Reports are available for public inspection at the board meeting and during regular business hours.
E.         Recycling Report:  March 2016: 20.71%
F.         Lancaster Inter–Municipal Committee
VII.      Announcements
A.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, May 9, 2016, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
B.        Trash/Recycling payments: Due April 30, 2016.
C.        Yard/Woody Waste Facility: Once-a-month Saturday drop-off begins May 7, 2016, 9:00am-noon, and continues the first Saturday of each month through November 5, 2016.
VIII.     Old Business
No old business.
IX.       Planning and Zoning Business
A.        Ordinance 2016-02
The board will act on Ordinance 2016-02, an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO), and Stormwater Management Ordinance, due to the approval of the Floodplain Management Ordinance, and as recommended by the Lancaster Township Planning Commission.
B.        Resolution 2016-05
The board will act on Resolution 2016-05, a resolution approving the inter-municipal transfer of restaurant liquor license no. R-20651 into Lancaster Township for the purpose of selling beer for consumption and to go at the Giant located in Stonemill Plaza.
C.        LTPC #252—Southern Village Phase IIIB – SDLP
The board will act on a Subdivision Land Development Plan, including waivers and modifications, for Southern Village Phase IIIB with the following conditions recommended by the Lancaster Township Planning Commission:
1.     The plan must meet the conditions outlined in Rettew’s review comments.
2.     Plans affected by the alternate building separation distances are reviewed on an individual basis for stormwater management and drainage compliance.
D.        LTPC #256—City of Lancaster Water Tower–Stormwater Management Plan
The board will act on a Stormwater Management Plan for the City of Lancaster’s Water Tower in Community Park, including the following waiver and modification:
1.     Waiver of the Land Development process for the Water Tower in Community Park based upon the justification and alternative provided.
2.     Modification of the requirement (SWMO 229-36.A.2) to provide a profile at a horizontal scale at one inch equals fifty feet (1”=50’). In the alternative, the applicant is proposing to provide a horizontal scale of one inch equals thirty feet (1”=30’).
E.         LTPC #247 – CJPS, LLC Apartments (New Danville Pike)
The board will act on a request from CJPS, LLC for an extension of time, until July 12, 2016, for the recording of the plans and posting of the financial security required by the Township.
X.        New Business
A.        2016 Leaf Pickup Contract Renewal
The board will act on the renewal of a contract in the amount of $83,771.50 with LY Services Group, LLC (DBA Grounds Guys of Lancaster) for the purpose of leaf pickup within Lancaster Township between October 2016 and December 2016.
B.        2017 through 2019 Leaf Pickup Contract Extension
The board will act on the extension of a three-year contract with LY Services Group, LLC (DBA Grounds Guys of Lancaster) for the purpose of leaf pickup within Lancaster Township between the months of October and December, for years 2017 through 2019.
C.        2016 Street Paving Contract
The board will act on the bids for the 2016 contract for street paving in Lancaster Township.
D.        Letter of Engagement
The board will act on special counsel/letter of credit for Lennar.
XI.       Guest Recognition and Participation
XII.      Adjournment