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School District of Lancaster Projects

9/11/2019 – FOLLOWING INFORMATION PROVIDED BY:

The School District of Lancaster

Buchanan Elementary School Neighbors,

To see the monthly construction update presented at last night’s Board of School Directors Work Session, please click here. If you would like to receive updates, click on this link

An update on the renovation and construction projects in the School District of Lancaster are presented monthly at the Board of School Directors Committee of the Whole Work Session.

This public meeting is usually held the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the McCaskey East High School building in Room B123 and posted to the (School) District’s website – www.lancaster.k12.pa.us

BoS Meeting Minutes-August 12, 2019

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
August 12, 2019

EXECUTIVE SESSION
The board adjourned to an executive session at the conclusion of the workshop meeting at 6:40pm 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, August 12, 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 comments on agenda items.

III.      SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the July 8, 2019 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Bamford presented the treasurer’s report as of August 12, 2019:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $7,695,896.19
            Highway Aid Fund………………………………………………………………………..943,310.64
            Capital Reserve Fund………………………………………………………………….. 374,669.82
            TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………. $9,013,876.65
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 (July 9, 2019–August 12, 2019):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $618,482.58
         Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………… 2,555.00
         State Highway Fund………………………………………………………………………… 9,813.38
         Capital Reserve Fund……………………………………………………………………. $10,000.00
         TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $640,850.96

VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported there were twenty-five calls in the township and thirteen calls for mutual aid during the month of July 2019, making a year-to-date total of 279 calls. He reminded everyone to check your batteries in your smoke detectors, and to also check your hard-wired detectors to make sure they are operating properly. The fire department’s 2019 fund drive is going fairly well. Mr. Schaller stated he hopes the residents of the west side will send in even a small contribution.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were four calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of July 2019.
C.    Police: Patrol Commander Charlie Melhorn gave an overview of the July 2019 police report. He announced that the police department is now partnered with Neighbors by Ring which is an app that sends real-time crime and safety notifications directly to your cell phone.
D.    Recycling Report: July 2019: 22.55%
E.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.

VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.    Executive Sessions:  The board held executive sessions on Monday, July 8, 2019, and on Monday, August 12, 2019. Both executive sessions were 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
Mr. Elliott moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved 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.

Mr. Elliott moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved 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
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved 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
Mr. Elliott moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved 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
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously authorized 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 AND PARTICIPATION
Juan Agosto Jr, Wilderness Road: Has lived in the township for 31 years, and there are neighbors who are not taking care of their property. The grass is very high, and the property is not being maintained. When walking his dog a night, he notices guys gathering around and he doesn’t know what they are doing, but would like the police around the area. Mr. Schaller directed him to Tom Daniels of the zoning office for the property maintenance issues, and to the Manheim Township Police for the other issue.

XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Meeting Agenda-September 9, 2019

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

Meeting at:
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
750 East King Street, 2nd Floor, Mellor Auditorium

September 9, 2019

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 (west side): August 2019: 30 calls in the township, and 12 calls for mutual aid, making a year-to-date total of 321 calls.
B. Lafayette Fire Company (east side): August 2019: 10 calls.
C. Police Report: August 2019
D. Recycling Report:  August 2019: 25.32%  
E. Sewer/Other Reports:  Reports are available for public inspection at the board meeting and during regular business hours.

VII. Announcements
A. The board held an executive session on September 5, 2019, to discuss a contract.
B. Trash/Recycling bills will be in mail on October 1, 2019.
C. Yard waste collection ends the week of October 7 to 10, 2019.
D. Yard waste facility hours change to 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
E. Leaf collection begins on signed streets on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Takes place the first and third Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each month. The no parking enforcement is extended through January 16, 2020.
F. Next Board of Supervisors Meeting is Monday, October 14, 2019. Workshop starts at 6:00pm; regular meeting at 7:00pm, Lancaster Township.

VIII. Old Business
No old business.

IX. Planning and Zoning Business
A. LTPC 272 – Southern Village Phase IV; Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan –Extension of Time
The board will act on a request from William Swiernik, David Miller/Associates, Inc., on behalf of Hogan Herr Wolf II, for an extension of time until December 13, 2019, for the approval of the Land Development Plan for Southern Village Phase IV, LTPC 272. This request was submitted in a letter dated August 21, 2019.

B. LTPC 275 – Bean Hill Road Subdivision; Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan – Extension of Time
The board will act on a request from William Swiernik, David Miller/Associates, Inc., on behalf of WPE Partners, LLC, for an extension of time until December 13, 2019, for the approval of the Land Development Plan for Bean Hill Road Subdivision, LTPC 275. This request was submitted in a letter dated August 21, 2019.

C. LTPC 224 – Conestoga Reserve – Trail Modification Request
The board will act on a request from Mark Will, JPM Keller LLC, for a modification relating to the trails at Conestoga Reserve, LTPC 224. At their August 20, 2019 meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of the request to modify the asphalt trail by terminating it at the current end of the Open Space walking trail where it meets Betz Road, conditioned upon the developer installing an ADA ramp at the end of the existing trail so that the township can install a mid-block crosswalk on Betz Road as part of the above-mentioned improvement project per township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated August 27, 2019.

D. LTPC 277 – City of Lancaster – Susquehanna Large Diameter Transmission Main; Stormwater Management Plan Waiver– Extension Request
The board will act on a request from Cindy McCormick, City of Lancaster, for an extension of six months, to a date of July 7, 2020, for the commencement of construction of the Susquehanna Large Diameter Transmission Main, LTPC 277.

E. LTPC 290 – 150 North School Lane Stormwater Management Site Plan
The board will act on Stormwater Management Site Plan for 150 North School Lane, LTPC 290, including the following requested waivers of the Lancaster Township Stormwater Management Ordinance (2014) (SWMO).

  • SWMO Section 229-36.3.B – Existing Features within two-hundred (200’) feet
  • SWMO Section 229-46.5 – Stormwater structure and pipe standards per PennDOT
  • SWMO Section 229-49.9 – Geotextile Placement

The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this plan at their meeting on August 20, 2019, subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated August 27, 2019.

F. 1750 Wabank Road – Petition to Amend the Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinance of Wabank Road Self Storage, LLC
The board will consider whether or not to accept a Petition to Amend the Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinance of Wabank Road Self Storage, LLC, 1750 Wabank Road, submitted by Reilly Noetzel, Barley Snyder, on behalf of Wabank Road Self Storage, LLC.

X. New Business
A. Resolution 2019-05; Minimum Municipal Obligation to PMRS
The board will act on Resolution 2019-05 for the 2020 Minimum Municipal Obligation to the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System in the amount of $183,723.00.

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 during the Hands-on House Half Marathon on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from approximately 8:00am to 11:00am. The request was made by Becca Stamp of the Hands-on House Children’s Museum of Lancaster, at 721 Landis Valley Road, in a letter dated August 21, 2019.

XI. Guest Recognition & Participation
XII. Adjournment

Labor Day Weekend 2019

Friday, August 30:

  • Township office closed

Saturday, August 31:

  • 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….