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Street Sweeping/Leaf Collection 2019 Notices

On SIGNED streets: (If your street has a posted sign that lists certain days/hours of no parking, that is a “signed” street.)

  • Street sweeping begins on April 2, 2019.
  • Leaf collection begins October 15, 2019
  • Both street sweeping and leaf collection now take place the first and third Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each month.
  • Police will enforce prohibited parking. Abide by the schedule as it appears on the posted street signNO WARNING NOTICES WILL BE ISSUED!
  • The No Parking” enforcement is now extended through January 16, 2020, to allow for the sweeping of the streets after final leaf collection. 
  • Weather, equipment, and volume of leaves can affect both street sweeping and leaf collection at any time.

Full details can be found by clicking on this link — http://www.twp.lancaster.pa.us/street-sweeping-leaf-collection

NON-SIGNED STREETS
In the non-signed areas, the crew attempts to clean every street in the township a minimum of twice a yearonce in the fall and once in the spring. There is no notification as to when this will take place. If vehicles are parked on the street, the operator will go around them.

If your street is heavily littered, call the public works office at (717) 293-1733, and the crew will drive out and take a look at it. If needed, they will put up a temporary sign giving everyone 24 hours to move their vehicles, and will then sweep the street.

BoS Meeting Minutes – February 11, 2019

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES

February 11, 2019

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, February 11, 2019 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Vice Chair Steven P. Elliott. Treasurer Benjamin H. Bamford and Township Manager William M. Laudien were also present. Chair Thomas H. Schaller was not in attendance. Others present included township solicitor Matt Crème, township staff, and interested parties. Mr. Elliott led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
No public comment on agenda items.

III.      STAFF PROMOTION
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved the promotion of public works assistant road master Devin Groff to the position of Road Master.

IV.       CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
The board presented a certificate of appreciation to Reese Olenik of Lancaster Township for his contribution to our ongoing conservation efforts. Reese cleaned up the stream in the area of the Maple Grove Community Building and Park. During the cleanup, he recovered two shopping carts and nearly fifty pounds of trash.

V.        CONDITIONAL USE HEARING – LTPC 275 – 690 Bean Hill Road, Continued
from 12/10/2018
The board closed the regular meeting at 7:05pm, and continued the conditional use hearing from December 10, 2018 on LTPC 275, 690 Bean Hill Road per Article XX, Chapter 280, Section 2001. Applicant WPE Partnership, LP is requesting a Conditional Use per section 504.1 of the Lancaster Township Zoning Ordinance (2012) in order to construct a conventional residential development located at 690 Bean Hill Road, owned by Raymond Family Revocable Trust, and identified as tax parcel 340-38350-0-0000 in the R-2 Residential Zoning District.
Applicant representative Bill Swiernik of DM/A was reminded by Mr. Crème that he was still under oath. Mr. Swiernik presented to the board exhibits and improvements which include an alternative to relocating two of the dwellings located along Bean Hill Road. Exhibit represents improvements along the roadway that extend along the property frontage, and also to the south to the existing improvements that are located at Wilderness Road. There are sidewalk and curb improvements. A comprehensive project that would allow for the road to be widened. Being no other comments, the conditional use hearing was closed at 7:15pm.
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved by oral decision the conditional use for LTPC 275, 690 Bean Hill Road, which includes the following conditions:
1.  The applicant is bound by the testimony and evidence presented.
2.  The applicant shall include the proposed roadway improvements as shown on Exhibit 4 in the land development plan to be submitted to the township.
3.   The applicant shall pay all necessary permits and approvals required by the applicable ordinances.
4.  The applicant shall develop the property in compliance with and without material deviation from the plan presented this evening. Non-material deviation inconsistencies may be approved as part of the land development plan process.
This oral decision of the board will be followed by a written decision to be presented at the March 11, 2019 board of supervisors meeting. The regular meeting was reconvened at 7:18pm.

VI.       SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the January 7, 2019 board meeting were approved by general consent.

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Bamford presented the treasurer’s report as of February 11, 2019:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $6,919,602.36
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 549,599.96
            Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 427,898.70
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $7,897,101.02
Mr. Elliott stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.

VIII.   PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Bamford, seconded by Mr. Elliott, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (January 8, 2019–February 11, 2019):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $932,434.18
         Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………. 14,168.70
         State Highway Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 77,975.39
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………………….. -0-
         TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $1,024,578.27

IX.      REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported there were thirty calls in the township, with eighteen calls for mutual aid, during the month of January 2019, making a year-to-date total of forty-eight calls.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were seven calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of January 2019.
C.    Police: Sgt. John Donnelly gave an overview of the January 2019 police report.
D.    Recycling Report: January 2019: 20.43%
E.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.

X.        ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        Executive Session: An executive session regarding personnel matters was held after the February 11, 2019 workshop session.
B.        Office Closed: Monday, February 18, 2019. No change to the trash/recycle collection.       C.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, March 11, 2019, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.

XI.      OLD BUSINESS
            No old business.

XII.     PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A.        LTPC #278 – Buchanan Elementary – Final Land Development & Lot Add-On Plan
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request for an extension of time, until March 11, 2019, for the approval of the Land Development Plan for Buchanan Elementary School. This request was submitted by Steven Gergely, Harbor Engineering, Inc., in a letter dated January 10, 2019.
B.        Resolution 2019-03 – LTPC #278 – Buchanan Elementary
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2019-03, Buchanan Elementary—LTPC 278, authorizing and directing the township manager to submit an application for traffic signal approval to PennDOT, and sign the application on behalf of the Lancaster Township.
C.        LTPC 224 – Conestoga Reserve – Modification Request
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from Mark Will, JPM Keller LLC, for a waiver of the following section of the Lancaster Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) (2015):  Section 603.02.B – Grass Planting Strip
The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this modification request, conditioned upon township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated January 9, 2019, at their meeting on January 15, 2019.
D.        LTPC #271 – 122 City Mill Road – Final Land Development Plan
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request for a 90-day extension of time for the approval of the Land Development Plan for 122 City Mill Road. This request was submitted by Benjamin Craddock, Lancaster Civil Engineering Co., in a letter dated January 11, 2019.
E.        Lancaster Township Planning Commission Appointment
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously appointed Thomas Kifolo to the Lancaster Township Planning Commission, filling the remaining term formerly held by Thomas Waters who has moved out of the township. The term for the remainder of this appointment will expire on December 31, 2019.

XIII.   NEW BUSINESS
A.        Ordinance 2019-01 – Amending Pension Plan
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously agreed to move action on Ordinance 2019-01 to the March 11, 2019 meeting. This ordinance is to amend its municipal pension plan administered by the PA Municipal Retirement System, and authorize the Defined Benefit Adoption Agreements.
B.        Resolution 2019-04 – Certification of Uncollected 2018 Municipal Real Estate Taxes
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously adopted Resolution 2019-04 for the certification of uncollected 2018 Municipal Real Estate Taxes turned into the Tax Claim Bureau for collection in January 2019 by the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office.
 C.        Handicap Sign Application – 1135 East Orange Street, Apt. J4
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved an application for the installation of a handicap sign at 1135 East Orange Street, for Apt. J4.
 D.        Handicap Sign Application – 81 Ranck Avenue
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved an application for the installation of a handicap sign at 81 Ranck Avenue.
 E.        Confirmation of Special Fire Police
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved confirmation of Lori Lyn Johnson as Special Fire Police for the Lancaster Township Fire Department.
F.         Penryn Fire Company Mud Sale – Request for Lancaster Township Fire Police
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request for the Lancaster Township Fire Police to provide security, traffic, and crowd control for the Penryn Fire Company Mud Sale, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday, March 15, 2019, and 6:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday, March 16, 2019.
G.        Run4Luck 5K Race – Request for Lancaster Township Fire Police
Mr. Bamford moved, Mr. Elliott seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request for the Lancaster Township Fire Police to assist during the annual Run4Luck 5K Race, sponsored by the Junior League of Lancaster, from 9:00am to 11:30am on Saturday, March 16, 2019, starting and finishing at Lancaster Country Day School.
           
XIV.    GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
No guest recognition or participation.

XV.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Meeting Agenda-March 11, 2019

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

March 11, 2019

6:00pm WORKSHOP AGENDA
·       Public Comments
·       Presentations: Lafayette Fire Department 2018 Annual Report

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
            B.        Lafayette Fire Company
            C.        Police
            D.        Recycling Report
            E.         Sewer/Other Reports
VII.      Announcements
A.        Executive Session to discuss contract to be held after March 11, 2019 workshop.
B.        Trash/Recycling Semi-annual Bills will be put in the mail April 1st, and are due April 30th. Online payment by credit card or check is available on the township website.
C.        Yard Waste Drop-off Facility opens on Tuesday, April 2nd. Days and hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:00pm to 7:00pm, and every Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm, April 6 through November 23. Users of the facility must enter via the Elm Avenue driveway behind the Giant Store, and exit only via Maple Grove driveway onto Columbia Avenue eastbound. Visit the township website for additional details.
D.        Street Sweeping on Signed Streets resumes on April 2 and continues the first & third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. Police will enforce street signs that prohibit parking. No warning notices will be issued. Visit the township website for additional details.
E.        Yard Waste Curbside Collection begins the week of April 8th. Collection is every other week; ending October 7th.
F.         Large Appliance/Tire Collection takes place the week of April 15 to 18 on your regular collection day. Each appliance requires a $12 blue tag; each tire a $2 purple tag. Tags are purchased at the township office.
G.         Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, April 8, 2019, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
VIII.     Old Business
A.        LTPC 275 – 690 Bean Hill Road, Written Approval on Conditional Use
            The board will act on a request to approve, in writing, WPE Partnership’s (herein after “applicant”) request for conditional use approval under the terms of Article XX, Section 2001 of the Zoning Ordinance to permit the subdivision of the approximate 15 acres of the Property in the R-2 Zoning District into 31 residential lots in a Conventional Residential Development layout in accord with Section 504.A and subject to Section 1510.  This conditional use was verbally approved at the board of supervisors’ meeting of February 11, 2019. Conditions are as follows:
1.     Applicant is bound by the testimony and evidence presented at the hearing.
2.     Specifically, applicant shall include proposed roadway improvements to Bean Hill Road, as shown on applicant’s Exhibit # 4, in any land development plan be hereafter submitted to the township for approval.
3.     Applicant shall obtain all necessary permits and approvals as required by applicable ordinances and regulations including but not limited to obtaining land development and stormwater management approval and compliance with the building code.
4.     Applicant shall develop the property in compliance with and without material deviation from the conditional use conventional residential development plan (Applicant’s Exhibit #2) prepared by David Miller/Associates, Inc. dated May 15, 2018, and with all other exhibits and documentation submitted to the board of supervisors as part of the testimony and evidence presented in support of the conditional use application, including but not limited to the character of and layout for the property. Inconsistencies with township ordinances, or changes to proposed improvements which are later determined to be infeasible, shall not be considered approved by this conditional use approval. Any revisions to the plans proposed during the land development plan process to comply with the requirements of any township ordinances or any other governmental permitting, shall not be considered a material deviation provided that such revisions do not change the character and general layout of the property, and such revisions may be approved by the board of supervisors as a part of the land development approval process. Any revisions to the plans proposed during the land development plan process which are determined to be a material deviation by township staff or the board of supervisors will require the submittal of a new conditional use application.

B.        Ordinance 2019-01 – Amending Pension Plan
The board will act on a request to adopt Ordinance 2019-01, amending its municipal pension plan administered by the PA Municipal Retirement System, and authorize the Defined Benefit Adoption Agreements.

IX.       Planning and Zoning Business
A.        LTPC 224 – Conestoga Reserve – Trail Modification Request
The board will act on a request from Mark Will, JPM Keller LLC for a field change request relating to the trails at Conestoga Reserve. The developer is requesting to modify the current trail plan by:
1.     Eliminating the requirement for the trail (Leg 1) from the cul-de-sac bulb end of Conestoga Woods Road due to the steepness of the terrain. At their February 19, 2019 meeting the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of the request to eliminate Leg 1 of the trail. In his letter dated March 1, 2019, township engineer Ben Webber recommended approval of the request to eliminate Leg 1 of the trail with the condition that all trails be surveyed and depicted on the As-Built Plans.
2.     Eliminating the requirement for the trail (Leg 2) from the connection with the cul-de-sac bulb of Woodlyn Court to South Conestoga Drive due to safety and privacy concerns expressed by the HOA. At their February 19, 2019 meeting the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended denial of the request to eliminate Leg 2 of the trail. In his letter dated March 1, 2019, township engineer Ben Webber recommended denial of the request to eliminate Leg 2 of the trail stating it would be counter to the purpose and standards of the Open Space Development.

At their February 19, 2019 meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission also recommended denial of the request to eliminate all trails.

B.        LTPC 247 – New Danville Pike Apartments – Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan
The board will act on a request from Peter Miklos, CJPS, LLC to withdraw the New Danville Pike Apartments Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan and release the associated Financial Security. This request was submitted via a letter dated February 9, 2019.

C.        LTPC 257 – Elderwood Stormwater Management Plan – Field Change Request
The board will act on a request from Benjamin Craddock, Lancaster Civil Engineering Company for a field change request at 120 Rider Avenue. At their February 19, 2019 meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this request. This request was submitted via a letter dated February 6, 2019.

D.        LTPC 278 – Buchanan Elementary School – Final Land Development Plan and Lot Add-On Plan
The board will act on a land development and lot add-on plan, including waiver requests, for Buchanan Elementary School. At their February 19, 2019 meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended conditional approval subject to township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated February 13, 2019, and the Lancaster Township Fire Department’s letter dated February 19, 2019.

E.         LTPC 280 – 1120 Columbia Ave (Congregation Degel Israel) Land Development Plan
The board will act on a land development plan, including waiver requests, for Congregation Degel Israel. At their February 19, 2019, meeting, the Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended conditional approval subject to township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated January 24, 2019.

F.         LTPC 272 – Southern Village Phase IV Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan
The board will act on a request from the William Swiernik, David Miller/Associates, Inc., on behalf of Hogan Herr Wolf II for an extension of time until June 14, 2019, for the approval of the Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan for Southern Village Phase IV. This request was submitted in a letter dated March 4, 2019.

G.        LTPC 271 – 122 City Mill Road Final Land Development Plan
The board will act on a request from Allon Lefever to withdraw the Final Land Development Plan for 122 City Mill Road. This request was submitted in a letter dated March 5, 2019.

H.        SWM 18-0239 – Campus of History – Stormwater Management Agreement and Declaration of Easement
The board will act on a request for a Stormwater Management Agreement and Declaration of Easement for SWM 18-0239 “Campus of History,” between Lancaster Township and LancasterHistory.org.

X.        New Business
A.        Designation of Specific Parking Regulations and Restrictions
The board will act on a request to add the following parking regulations and restrictions, as per Article I, Section 263-4 in Chapter 263 of the Code of Lancaster Township relating to Vehicles and Traffic, for a period of not more than 90 days, to allow for test and experimental determination of the feasibility and desirability of permanent changes relative to traffic and parking.
For the purposes of street sweeping and leaf collection, no person shall park a vehicle upon any of the following added streets or parts of added streets during the days and hours specified below:
1.     Chadwick Circle West:    1st and 3rd Thursday, 8am to 11:45 am
2.     Chadwick Circle East:      1st and 3rd Monday, 8 am to 11:45 am
3.     Colchester Drive West:    1st and 3rd Thursday, 8 am to 11:45 am
4.     Colchester Drive East:     1st and 3rd Monday, 8 am to 11:45 am
5.     Sterling Place, Kentshire, Elmshire, Pennshire, Perthshire, Yorkshire:
Tentative for Monday & Thursday mornings, 8 am to 11:45 am (residents will be notified of absolute days/times prior to start)

B.        Appointment of Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
The board will act on a request to appoint Eugene Gallagher III as the Lancaster Township Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator.

XI.       Guest Recognition & Participation
XII.      Adjournment