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Memorial Day-Monday, May 29, 2017

The township office and yard/woody waste facility will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day).

There will be no trash/recycling pickup on Monday, May 29th. Penn Waste will be operating on a one-day delay schedule for the week (e.g. if your normal pickup day is Monday, it will be moved to Tuesday, and so on for the remainder of the week). 

Happy-Memorial-Day

 

Police Log-May 18, 22, & 23, 2017

May 18:

  1. Theft of Services, 6:07 pm, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 1700 block Betz Farm Dr (LT) – Kristi Danielle Hoffert, F/36, of Manheim, was charged with Theft of Services. Hoffert responded to a dog sitting service advertisement posted by the victim. Hoffert met and gave her dog to the victim agreeing to pay $25 per day to watch her dog. Hoffert never returned to get her dog and did not pay for the service. The charge was filed.

May 22:

  1. Theft, 111:00 pm – 8:00 am, May 19 – May 20, 2017, 1000 block Marietta Ave (LT) – Unknown actor(s) stole a large amount of slate and cobblestone from a property. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manheim Township Police Department at (717) 569-6401, or the Tip Line at (717) 569-2816.

May 23:

  1. Burglary, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Monday, May 22, 2017, 55 block Misty Dr (LT) – Unknown actor(s) forced entry to an apartment and stole various electronic items. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manheim Township Police Department at (717) 569-6401, or the Tip Line at (717) 569-2816.
  2. Vehicle Theft, 7:10 am – 8 am, Monday, May 22, 2107, 1800 block of Wilderness Rd (LT) – Unknown actor(s) stole the victim’s black 2007 Ford F-150 from his driveway. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manheim Township Police Department at (717) 569-6401, or the Tip Line at (717) 569-2816.

Police Log-May 15, 2017

  1. Vehicle Theft, 8:00 pm – 10:00 am – May 12 – May 13, 2017, 600 block
    Wyncroft Ln (LT) – Unknown actor(s) stole the victim’s gray, 2 door, Honda Civic
    while it was parked at his residence overnight. Anyone with information is asked to
    contact the Manheim Township Police Department at (717) 569-6401 or the Tip
    Line at (717) 569-2816.

BoS Meeting Minutes-April 10, 2017

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
April 10, 2017

I.         EXECUTIVE SESSION
An executive session was held to discuss personnel issues.
II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, April 10, 2017, in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:07pm by Chair Kathy Wasong. Vice Chair Benjamin H. Bamford, Treasurer Thomas H. Schaller, and Township Manager William M. Laudien were also present. Others in attendance included township staff and interested parties. Ms. Wasong led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III.      PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
            None.
IV.       SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the March 13, 2017 board meeting were approved by general consent.
V.        TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Schaller presented the treasurer’s report as of April 10, 2017:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,118,379.15
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 658,245.69
            Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 35,127.91
            Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 673,891.08
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $6,485,643.83
Ms. Wasong stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.
VI.       PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Schaller, seconded by Mr. Bamford, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (March 14, 2017–April 10, 2017):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $343,429.68
         Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………. 11,139.50
         State Highway Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 11,926.48
         Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 1,912.52
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 193,767.00
         TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $562,175.18
VII.     REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported that there were thirty calls in the township, with eight calls for mutual aid, during the month of March 2017, making a year-to-date total of 114 calls.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were six calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of March 2017.
C.    Police: Officer Michael Piacentino gave an overview of the March 2017 police report.
D.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.    Recycling Report: February 2017: 20.61%
F.   Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee Report: There was no meeting of the LIMC.
VIII.   ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        Executive Session: Was held Monday, April 3, 2017 to discuss personnel issues.
B.        Special Board Meeting: Was held Saturday, April 8, 2017, for a joint meeting with the Lancaster Township Fire Department Board.
C.        Office closed: Township office is closed on Friday, April 14, 2017.
D.        Trash/Recycling Bills: Due April 30, 2017
E.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
IX.      OLD BUSINESS
            No old business.
X.        PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
            No planning and zoning business.
XI.      NEW BUSINESS
A.        Application for Handicapped Parking Space
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved an application for the installation of a handicapped parking sign at 848 Prangley Avenue.
B.        Establishment of No Parking Area on Race Avenue
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved the establishment of a no parking area on Race Avenue near the entrance to the school and at the entrance to the loading dock.
C.        Lancaster Township Fire Police
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved requests for the Lancaster Township Fire Police to participate in the following mutual aid events:
1.         Friday, May 5, 2017—traffic control for the Spring Fling Festival at Penn Manor High School.
2.         4th week of August, 2017—airport traffic control for community days.
XII.     GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       Paul Groff, Waypoint Drive: Question on the quarry being used for water retention. Is that going to be permanent? Is the quarry going to be always a quarry? Ms. Wasong, yes, as Mr. Schaller point out, they hit a spring. Mr. Groff asked if that is going to be an on-going maintenance item for the HOA? Ms. Wasong explained not the quarry itself, but the stormwater retention system will always require attention.
·       Theresa Stoeckl, Water Leaf Road: Those retention basins, the quarry is part of that system, right? Mr. Laudien: the quarry itself is owned by Sam Bigler. The conveyance system that carries the water from Southern Village over to the quarry is the responsibility, currently, of the Southern Village developers. The quarry is Sam Bigler’s responsibility. The quarry is a natural place for the water to go, and the property owner takes responsibility for that, and then working your back in the system, different facets of the system are the responsibility of the township, or an individual home owner, or the HOA, or the developer depending on where you are on the chain. Mr. Schaller asked how long they are allowed to put the water there. Mr. Laudien explained forever.
·       Mark O’Neil, Wheatland Avenue: Wanted to see about potentially getting a stop sign at Wheatland and School Lane. Ms. Wasong indicated this was discussed at the workshop. Mr. Hamlin has speed sentry data, and it does not meet the warrants. Mr. O’Neil asked about other traffic calming? Mr. Laudien explained we have a traffic commission and we meet when we have items to discuss. Currently there are two, and we will probably have a meeting at the end of April, beginning of May. The traffic commission will consider this as a new request. We will take a look at it and let you know. Ms. Wasong indicated that to be enforceable, it needs to make the warrant. That is state law.
·       Glenn Ebersole, Wheatland Avenue: PennDOT has a chapter called traffic data studies, and you have to do that, it has to be done by a professional engineer, then the township has to pass an ordinance if they are going to install a stop sign. There can be a liability possibly if one is installed without that. There are very strict procedures.
·       Theresa Stoeckl, Water Leaf Road: Expressed thanks for the dog waste article in the spring/summer newsletter.
XIII.   ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:31pm.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary

UGI Project on North President Avenue-May 8, 2017

Another message to North President Avenue residents about parking during UGI construction….

Dear Neighbor,
Wheatland Presbyterian Church has given permission to allow neighbors impacted by the UGI construction project along North President Avenue to park in the church parking lot for the duration of the utility work currently being done.

We understand that our neighbors who park on President Avenue will need a place to park their vehicles when the utility workers have blocked off their parking spaces. The volume of cars affected by the work will be around 22 vehicles. It is also our understanding that LancasterHistory.org has provided permission for their lot to be used in a similar fashion, and that a significant amount of the parking need may well be addressed here due to closer proximity to the need.

The church asks, however, that neighbors NOT USE THE PARKING LOT ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS/DATES since the church will need access to the entire lot during these specified times:

  • Sundays: May 14, May 21, May 28
  • Wednesday evenings, May 10 & May 17: 6:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 13: 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Friday, May 19: 4:00pm to 9:30pm

Sincerely,

Chuck Heath, Deacon
Wheatland Presbyterian Church

(Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors and Staff thanks Wheatland Presbyterian Church for allowing the use of their parking lot during this project.)