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Latest News, Meeting Agendas & Minutes, and Announcements

Summer Street Sweeping of Unsigned Areas

Public Works will be doing the summer street sweeping of UNSIGNED areas in the township starting Monday, July 15, 2019.  NOTE: We will also be doing the normal SIGNED sweeping routes the same week.

Street sweeping of UNSIGNED areas. (Weather permitting)

Monday, July 15:

  • School Lane Hills

Tuesday, July 16:  

  • Canterbury Place
  • Unsigned areas of Hamilton Park  (Hamilton Park Drive to Schoolhouse Road)

Wednesday, July 17:

  • Bausman
  • Abbyville Manor
  • Conestoga Gardens

Thursday, July 18:

  • Gable Park
  • Lancaster Arms Apartments
  • Windolph Landing
  • Wedgewood
  • Millrace

Road Closure

Arborist Enterprises intends to close Woods Avenue on Monday, July 15, 2019, for a period of approximately 5 hours in order to safely remove a tree.  Emergency vehicles will be provided access at all times. Please avoid this area during the closure. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Michael R. Hamlin, Public Works Superintendent
Lancaster Township
(717) 293-1733

BoS Meeting Minutes-June 10, 2019

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
June 10, 2019

I. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, June 10, 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 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 comment on agenda items.

III. SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the May 13, 2019 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV. TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Bamford presented the treasurer’s report as of June 10, 2019:
General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $8,004,470.43
Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 954,177.04
Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 381,172.46
TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $9,339,819.93
Mr. Schaller stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.

V. PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Bamford, seconded by Mr. Elliott, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (05/14/2019–06/10/2019):
General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $395,583.10
Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………… 5,752.23
State Highway Fund… ………………………………………………………………… 13,087.06
Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………… 54,337.85
TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $468,760.24

VI. REPORTS
A. Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported there were twenty-seven calls in the township, with seventeen calls for mutual aid, during the month of May 2019, making a year-to-date total of 214 calls. Chief Comfort reminded everyone that if you need to do electrical work in your home, make sure all the power is turned off before starting, or hire a professional.
B. Lafayette Fire Company: There were ten calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of May 2019.
C. Police: Sgt. John Donnelly gave an overview of the May 2019 police report.
D. Recycling Report: May 2019: 22.46%
E. Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.

VII. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Executive Session was held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 to discuss a contract.
B.Thursday, July 4, 2019: Township office and the yard waste facility will be closed. No street sweeping. No trash/recycle collection—Thursday’s collection will be on Friday, July 5.
C. Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, July 8, 2019, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.

VIII. OLD BUSINESS
A. LTPC 284 – 122 CITY MILL ROAD, Conditional Use Written Decision
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved the written decision on the conditional use application for LTPC 284 – 122 City Mill Road (applicants Allon and Doris Lefever), for a residential infill development to construct a two-family dwelling unit on an existing lot, and including the applicant’s request for two modifications or deviations: 1) a reduction of the side-yard setback to twelve feet, and 2) reduction of the minimum building lot size to .4 acres, roughly 17,000 square feet, the size of the existing lot. The conditional use application was verbally approved at the board of supervisors’ meeting of May 13, 2019.

IX. PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A. LTPC 285 – 225 Riverside Avenue (City of Lancaster’s Operations Center) – Subdivision/Lot Add-On Plan
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved LTPC 285, 225 Riverside Avenue, Subdivision/Lot Add-On Plan for the City of Lancaster’s Operations Center. At their April 16, 2019 meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this request subject to township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated April 5, 2019.
B. SWM 18-0007 – 1317 Meadowbrook Road SWM Financial Security Release
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from Laura Douglas, 1317 Meadowbrook Road, for the full release of the financial security for SWM 18-0007 Stormwater Management Minor Land Disturbance Plan. The request was submitted via an email dated May 9, 2019. In his letter dated May 13, 2019, township engineer Ben Webber recommended the release of $7,787.00, leaving a balance of $0.00.
C. LTPC 272 – Southern Village Phase IV Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan, Extension of Time
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from William Swiernik of David Miller/Associates, Inc., on behalf of Hogan Herr Wolf II, for an extension of time until September 13, 2019, on LTPC 272, for the approval of the Land Development Plan for Southern Village Phase IV. This request was submitted in a letter dated May 15, 2019.
D. LTPC 287 – 505 North School Lane Stormwater Management Site Plan
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a Stormwater Management Site Plan, including requested waivers of the Lancaster Township Stormwater Management Ordinance (2014) (SWMO), for Bernadette Gardner, LTPC 287, 505 North School Lane. Waiver requests include:
i. SWMO Section 229-36.3.B – Existing features within two-hundred (200’) feet.
ii. SWMO Section 229-34.12 – Dewatering time
iii. SWMO Section 229-46.5 – Stormwater structure and pipe standards per PennDOT
iv. SWMO Section 229-49.9 – Geotextile Placement
The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this plan at their meeting on May 22, 2019 subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s, review letter dated May 22, 2019.
E. LTPC 279 – 640 Bean Hill Road (C-B Tool Co.) – Final Land Development Plan, Extension of Time
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from Mark Stanley, McNees, Wallace, & Nurick LLC, on behalf of Wenzel Holdings LLC, for a 90 day extension of time, until November 2, 2019, for LTPC 279, for the approval of the Land Development Plan for C-B Tool Co., 640 Bean Hill Road. This request was submitted in a letter dated June 5, 2019.

X. NEW BUSINESS
A. Lancaster Township MS4 Stormwater Management Plan Update
Township engineer Ben Webber presented to the board, for their consideration, an update to the township’s stormwater management plan in compliance with DEP’s MS4 Stormwater Management Program requirements.
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved the draft MS4 Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) update for Minimum Control Measures (MCM) 1 through 5. The draft update notice was advertised, and available for public review on the township website and at the municipal building from May 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019. No public comments were received.

XI. GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
· Paul Groff, Waypoint Drive: A lot of complaints have been coming in about the trucks coming down Waypoint. The no construction entrance signs are really faded. Mr. Groff said he stopped one of the truck drivers, and he indicated to him that he did not see the sign. Mr. Schaller pointed out that the other sign for construction entrance is a little weak. The signs will be taken care of.
Mr. Groff also stated he is receiving more complaints on speed on Waypoint, and most of them (speeders) are coming from Goldenfield. Waypoint residents are asking if the speed sentry can be put up again. Mr. Laudien said we will put the speed sentry back out there, and suggested that the (HOA) board reach out to the residents as well.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:24pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Meeting Agenda-July 8, 2019

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

July 8, 2019

6:00pm WORKSHOP AGENDA

  • Public Comments
  • Presentations:
    ·Lancaster Recreation Commission
  • 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 (west side): June 2019: 21 calls in the township, 6 calls for mutual aid, making a year-to-date total of 241 calls.
B. Lafayette Fire Company (east side): June 2019: 10 calls
C. Police Report: June 2019
D. Recycling Report:  June 2019: 22.93%
E. Sewer/Other Reports:  Reports are available for public inspection at the board meeting and during regular business hours.
VII. Announcements
A. Next Board 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
The board will act on 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 request.

B. LTPC 284 – 122 City Mill Road – Stormwater Management Site Plan
The board will act on a Stormwater Management Site Plan for LTPC 284, 122 City Mill Road, including 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 a 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 will present to the board the township’s annual MS4 status update. The board will act to acknowledge the presentation.
B. Agreement for Crossing Guard Services for 2019-2020 School Year
The board will act on 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
The board will act on 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
The board will act on a request for 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 & Participation
XII. Adjournment