BoS Meeting Minutes-September 11, 2017

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
September 11, 2017

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, September 11, 2017 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:02pm by Chair Kathy Wasong. Vice Chair Benjamin H. Bamford, and Township Manager William M. Laudien were present. Treasurer Thomas H. Schaller was not present. Others in attendance included township staff and interested parties. Ms. Wasong 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 August 14, 2017 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Bamford presented the treasurer’s report as of September 11, 2017:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,906,655.14
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 630,499.21
            Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 1,641.22
            Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 872,406.99
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $7,411,202.56
Ms. Wasong 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 (August 15, 2017–September 11, 2017):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $259,263.92
         Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………… 5,040.55
         State Highway Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 12,987.58
         Parks Fund……………………………………………………………………………………… 386.40
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………… 72,500.00
         TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $350,178.45

VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported there were thirty calls reported in the township, with sixteen calls for mutual aid, during the month of August 2017, making a year-to-date total of 314 calls. Chief Comfort thanked the teamwork of the township road crew, the police department, and the fire department after the recent storm. He also thanked Mr. Daniels for reaching out to them to see if they needed help.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were four calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of August.
C.    Police: Sergeant Michael Piacentino gave an overview of the August 2017 police report. Ms. Wasong thanked the police department for their response after the storm. Mr. Laudien provided the board with some information on the impact of the heroine epidemic plaguing not just Lancaster County, but the country.
D.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.    Recycling Report: August 2017: Not Available
F.   Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee Report: Mr. Laudien reported that Pequea Township would be returning to the LIMC.

VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Wasong reminded us that today was the anniversary of 9/11, and expressed gratitude to all first responders.
A.  Trash/Recycling Bills will be in the mail on October 1, 2017, and are due on October 30, 2017.
B.  Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:00pm, workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.

VIII.   OLD BUSINESS
            No old business.

IX.      PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A.        LTPC #219—Penn Manor – Comet Field Land Development Plan
            Construction Modification Request
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved the construction modification request that curbing not be required along Millersville Road per the township engineer Ben Webber’s letter dated August 23, 2017.
B.        LTPC #219—Penn Manor – Comet Field Land Development Plan; Financial Security Release
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request for the release of the financial security for Penn Manor Comet Field based on the inspection of items as they are satisfied. This request was submitted via e-mail dated August 2, 2017 from Mr. James Hocker, Derck & Edson Associates. In a letter dated August 23, 2017, township engineer Ben Webber, recommended the township neither reduce nor release the financial security for this project.
C.        LTPC #265—101 Betz Rd. Stormwater Management Site Plan
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved the Stormwater Management Site Plan, including requested waivers, for Oscar Lopez, 101 Betz Road. Waiver requests include:
1.     SWMO Article V: Stormwater Management Standards
2.     SWMO Section 229-57: Performance Guarantee
3.     SWMO Section 229-61: As-Built Plan
The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this plan at their meeting on August 15, 2017 subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated August 1, 2017.

X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        DEP $200K Grant for Kensington Club Basin Rehab
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved the execution of an agreement between Lancaster Township and the Department of Environmental Protection for a $200K grant for “Local Stormwater BMP Implementation” for the Kensington Club Basin Rehabilitation.
B.        Ordinance No. 2017-01
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved Ordinance 2017-01 authorizing the township to enter into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement between the Lancaster County Land Bank Authority, the Township of Lancaster, a municipality in Lancaster County, and the School District of Lancaster.
C.        Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved the intergovernmental cooperation agreement between the Lancaster County Land Bank Authority, the Township of Lancaster, a municipality in Lancaster County, and the School District of Lancaster, to create stronger communities, and in dealing with blighted, vacant, abandoned, tax delinquent, or otherwise obsolete land uses that impair the productive growth and sustainability of the community.
D.        Township of Pequea—Application to join Southern Lancaster Sewer Authority (SLSA)
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved the request from the Township of Pequea to join the board of the Southern Lancaster Sewer Authority (SLSA). 
E.        Ordinance 2017-02
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved Ordinance 2017-02 adopting and approving an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority (SLSA) to put into force the joining of the Township of Pequea to the board of SLSA, as proposed by a resolution of that board.
F.         Authorization to Make Decisions for Stormwater Plans
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request to authorize the township manager William Laudien and planning & zoning director Thomas Daniels to make decisions regarding stormwater plans in between board meetings.
G.        Resolution 2017-09
Mr. Bamford moved, and Ms. Wasong seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2017-09 for the minimum municipal obligation to the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System in the amount of $175,467.00

XI.      GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       Ms. Wasong recognized several Lancaster Catholic High School students who were in the audience.
·       Paul Groff, Waypoint Drive, asked when Waypoint Drive will be dedicated. Mr. Hamlin indicated that there will be an inspection in March 2018 which is the time frame we have given them to get everything done, and it will follow after that. Mr. Laudien did say that the township will be handling the winter maintenance. Mr. Groff is going to make sure they tell everyone that the township is paying to have it done, but Shertzer will do it according to the township’s specifications, so we don’t want them (residents) calling the HOA and Shertzer. Mr. Laudien pointed out that the township is committed to making sure the roads are plowed and salted and cleared. We would have accepted dedication of those roads had they been finished, submitted, prepared properly, but we are not in a rush to take them with all the sink holes and trouble we have had. We want to ensure you have good roads.
·       Patricia Stephens, Rosewood Drive, Windolph Landing, we have a concern about speeding in our development. A neighbor had called about getting signs put in our development, and maybe having ticketing being done to slow the activity. There are nine speed signs in the whole development. Can we have speed signs put up coming into the development? Ms. Wasong said I understand your concern. There are challenges with clocking and ticketing. Sgt. Piacentino explained that the law requires a post every half mile. Mr. Laudien asked which road specifically? Ms. Stephens said Wilderness. People just take it as a straight-away. Mr. Hamlin indicated we had the speed sentry out there twice last year. Mr. Laudien said we will put the speed sentry out there, collect the data, and review it. Mr. Stephens asked what about bus drivers. Ms. Wasong suggested he take the bus #’s and call the school or the bus company.  

XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:39pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary