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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

 

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.)

BoS Agenda-May 8, 2017

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

Monday, May 8, 2017

6:00pm WORKSHOP AGENDA
1.         Agenda items
2.         Rep. Mike Sturla
3.         2016 audit report presentation
4.         Planning & Zoning updates
5.         Township Engineer updates
6.         Public Works updates
7.         Manager’s updates

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
            B.        Lafayette Fire Company
            C.        Police
            D.        Sewer/Other Reports
            E.         Recycling Report
            F.         Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee
VII.      Announcements
A.        Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day): Township office and yard/woody waste facility will be closed. There will be no trash/recycling pickup. Penn Waste will be operating on a one-day delay schedule for the week.
B.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Hawthorne Ridge Community Center located at 229 Pennshire Drive, Lancaster.
VIII.     Old Business
            No old business.
IX.       Planning & Zoning Business
A.        LTPC #250—630 North School Lane, Financial Security Release Request
The board will act on a request from David and Mary Roda for the full release of the financial security for this Subdivision Land Development Plan. This request was submitted via a letter dated March 30, 2017, and requested the release due to the sale of the property. Township Engineer Ben Webber recommended the release of $18,923.71, leaving a balance of $0.00, in his letter dated April 17, 2017.
B.        LTPC #257—Elderwood Senior Living, Stormwater Management Site Plan
The board will act on a request for an extension of time of six (6) months from May 1, 2017, for the commencement of construction at 120 Rider Avenue. This extension request was submitted in a letter dated May 1, 2017 from Benjamin Craddock, Lancaster Civil Engineering Company.
X.        New Business
A.        2017 Street Paving Contract
The board will act on the bids for the 2017 contract for street paving in Lancaster Township.
B.        Southern Village Development
The board will act to authorize township staff and township solicitor Matthew Crème to proceed with enforcement of violations by the Developer in conditions of the development’s approvals, specifically the absence of required financial security and the failure of completion of remaining items. This enforcement could include the filing of a lawsuit to compel the necessary compliance.
C.        Fulton Bank CDs
The board will act to authorize the township manager to open CDs with Fulton Bank on behalf of the township.
D.        Resolution 2017-05
Designating Fulton Bank as a depository of Lancaster Township, and authorizing William Laudien, Kathleen Wasong, Thomas Schaller, and Benjamin Bamford to act on behalf of Lancaster Township, and in its name, in accordance with the rules and regulations applicable to the account.
XI.       Guest Recognition & Participation
XII.      Adjournment

UGI Project on North President Avenue-May 2, 2017

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

Dear Neighbor,

During the approximately four week UGI construction project along North President Avenue, LancasterHistory.org is pleased to offer nighttime parking between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00am for neighbors impacted by the roadwork.

Please follow these rules:

When entering LancasterHistory.org’s driveway from North President Avenue, please use the first 14 parking spots on your left (abutting the Williamson Square Apartments). If these 14 spots are all occupied, it is likely because we are having an evening event. In that case, use any available spots you find. When the event is over we would appreciate you moving your car to one of the 14 designated spots.

While parking on LancasterHistory.org property, please know that you do so at your own risk and that LancasterHistory.org assumes no liability whatsoever for you or your vehicle.

Finally, if you have not already done so, we would be delighted to have you stop in and check us out, especially our recently opened exhibition: FREEDOM: “to secure the Blessings of Liberty.”

Regards,

Thomas R. Ryan, PhD
President & CEO

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