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Road closure-July 21 & 22, 2016

North Conestoga Drive is scheduled to be closed Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd.

After approximately 9:30am, the road will be open enough to allow access to the Conestoga Inn. In addition, access to the auto repair facility will be available around 9:30am both days, and the Veterinarian’s office will be accessible with a small off road detour.

BoS Meeting Minutes-June 1, 2016

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
June 1, 2016

I.         EXECUTIVE SESSION
An executive session was held at 6:55pm to discuss litigation issues.
II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:21pm 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.
III.      PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
No public comments.
IV.       SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the May 9, 2016 board meeting were approved by general consent.
V.        TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Bamford presented the treasurer’s report as of May 2016:
General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,524,461.95
Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 798,809.58
Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 40,370.93
Capital Reserve Fund………………………………………………………………. 1,375,066.53
TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $7,738,708.99
Mr. Schaller stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.
VI.       PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Bamford, seconded by Ms. Wasong, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (May 10, 2016–June 1, 2016):
General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $236,705.22
Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………… 7,749.81
State Highway Fund………………………………………………………………………. 5,208.94
Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 9,256.48
Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………………….. -0-
TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $258,920.45
VII.     REPORTS
A.   Lancaster Township Fire Department: Report for May 2016 not available for meeting.
B.   Lafayette Fire Company: Report for May 2016 not available for meeting.
C.   Police: Report for May 2016 not available for meeting.
D.   Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.   Recycling Report:  Month of April 2016: 21.45%
F.   Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee Report: Mr. Laudien reported that there is a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Manor Township.
VIII.   ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        Township office and yard waste facility closed Monday, July 4, 2016.
B.        No trash/recycling pickup Monday, July 4, 2016. Penn Waste will operate on holiday schedule that week.
C.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
IX.      OLD BUSINESS
No old business.
X.        PLANNING & ZONING BUSINESS
A.        Giant Food Stores Request for the Inter-Municipal Transfer of a Restaurant Liquor License into Lancaster Township—Resolution 2016-09
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously opened a discussion to decide on the inter-municipal liquor license transfer request from Giant Food Stores. Discussion ensued between the supervisors and Ellen Freeman of Flaherty & O’Hara, Giant Foods Stores LLC and Liquor License Attorney.
Ms. Wasong then moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously denied Res2016-09, for Giant Food Stores request for 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 Food Store at 1360 Columbia Avenue, Stonemill Plaza, due to inadequate security measures to protect the health and welfare and safety of the community by having bollards. The hearing for this request was held on April 11, 2016 and testimony was closed at that time.
XI.      NEW BUSINESS
A.        PPL Right-Of-Way Grant Request, Columbia Avenue
Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved a Right-Of-Way Grant request from PPL Electric Utilities for the purpose of relocating facilities due to the bridge replacement on Columbia Avenue, and on condition of our approval of the relocation of the facilities.
B.        Resolution 2016-07:  Dedication of Hamilton Park to J. Robert Eckenrode
Ms. Wasong moved, Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2016-07, a resolution dedicating Hamilton Park, a park in Lancaster Township, to J. Robert Eckenrode, and renaming the park the J. Robert Eckenrode Hamilton Park.
C.        Resolution 2016-08:  Dedication of Public Works Building to Earl Groff
Mr. Bamford moved, Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2016-08, a resolution dedicating the township public works building to Earl Groff, and renaming the building The Earl Groff Public Works Building.
XII.     GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       R. Gross, Ranck Avenue, commended the supervisors on the decisions they made tonight.
·       J. Henry, Brewers Outlet, appreciate the decision. Thank you for looking out for small businesses in Lancaster Township.
XIII.   ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:49pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Agenda-July 11, 2016

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

Monday, July 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 from Weis Markets, Inc. (“Weis”) for the inter-municipal transfer of Pennsylvania restaurant (R) liquor license no. R-18408 into Lancaster Township from Salisbury Township, for a restaurant to be operated inside its grocery store located at 1204 Millersville Pike in the Manor Shopping Center in Lancaster Township, in which it intends to sell beer for consumption on the premises and to go.

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.        Sewer/Other Reports
E.         Recycling Report
F.         Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee
VII.      Announcements
A.        Next Board Meeting: Monday, August 8, 2016 7:00pm, workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
VIII.     Old Business
No old business.
IX.       Planning & Zoning Business
A.        Weis Markets, Inc. at Manor Shopping Center Request for a Hearing on the Inter-Municipal Transfer of a Liquor License into Lancaster Township
The Board will hold a hearing to act on a request from Weis Markets, Inc. (“Weis”) for the inter-municipal transfer of a liquor license into Lancaster Township for the purpose of selling beer at the Weis located in Manor Shopping Center.
B.        Resolution 2016-10
The board will act on Resolution 2016-10 for the intermunicipal transfer of Pennsylvania restaurant (R) liquor license no. R-18408 into Lancaster Township from Salisbury Township for the purpose of selling beer for consumption and to go at the restaurant to be operated inside the Weis Market grocery store located at 1204 Millersville Pike in the Manor Shopping Center in Lancaster Township.
X.        New Business
A.        Lennar Letter of Credit—Hawthorne Ridge
The board will act on the Lennar Letter of Credit for Hawthorne Ridge.
B.        Curbing Contract-2016
The board will act on the bid for the installation of approximately 3200 lineal feet of straight curb on selected streets in Lancaster Township.
C.        Purchase of Volvo Front End Loader
The board will act on a request for the purchase of a Volvo Front End Loader at a cost of $120,440.00, to replace a 1994 CAT front end loader.
D.        Resolution 2016-11
The board will act on Resolution 2016-11 amending the Lancaster Township Schedule of Fees under Section 1 in the following categories: professional service costs by the engineering firm, alarm permits and false alarms, and stormwater management.
E.         Confirmation of Special Fire Police
The board will act on a request to confirm Jason Matthew Beiler as special fire police for the Lancaster Township Fire Department.
XI.       Guest Recognition & Participation
XII.      Adjournment

Police Log-July 6, 2016

  1. Theft from Vehicle, 200 Block Rosedale Avenue (LT) – A resident of the 200 Blk of Rosedale Avenue reported that $40 cash was taken from their vehicle sometime during the afternoon of July 5, 2016. There was no sign of forced entry.
  2. Warrant Arrest, 9:47 a.m. July 5, 2016, 1400 Block Wabank Road (LT) – M/35 of Judie Lane, Lancaster, was arrested on an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop in the 1400 Block of Wabank Road at 9:47 a.m. July 5, 2016. He was turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department.
  3. Warrant Arrest, 10:22 a.m. July 5, 2016, 1300 Block Elm Avenue (LT) – At 10:22 a.m. July 5, 2016, a Manheim Township officer stopped to assist a disabled motorist in the 1300 Block of Elm Avenue and found that she was wanted. F/22 of South Lime Street, Lancaster, was taken into custody and turned over to the Lancaster Police.
  4. Possession of Marijuana (LT) – A criminal complaint has been filed against M/46 of Wyncroft Lane, Lancaster. At 5:26 p.m. June 11, 2016, suspect’s vehicle left the roadway in the 1600 Block of Wabank Road and became stuck in the woods. During the investigation, marijuana and smoking devices were found in his possession. He has been charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI, and a traffic violation.