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Lancaster Township Paving Project

The paving project is now scheduled for an October 10, 2017 time-frame.  Residents will be notified of the exact day of paving as we get closer to October. 

  • Atkins Ave. from Schoolhouse to Davis Drive
  • River Drive from Wheatland Ave. to Ridge Rd.
  • Alley T – Cheves to Perry
  • Alley T – S. School to Perry
  • Alley U – Alley T to S. School Lane
  • Alley K – Atkins to Spencer Ave.

Special News Release from the Manheim Township Police Department-September 13, 2017

Coffee With a Cop

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 is National Coffee with a Cop day and the Manheim Township Police will be a participating agency.  The Starbucks Store at 1950 Fruitville Pike in Manheim Township has agreed to host the event for us and provide free coffee and light snacks for participants. 

From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., several officers from our police department will be on hand to have informal conversations with residents about what matters the most to them.  Having a positive interaction with police officers in a non-crisis situation is key to sustaining and improving community relations, which is a core value for our police department. 

The Coffee with a Cop program is a West-coast-based community-policing effort that has gained much support in its five-year existence.  For more information about the program, please see http://coffeewithacop.com/about/

BoS Meeting Minutes-August 14, 2017

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
August 14, 2017

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, August 14, 2017 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm 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.

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
No public comments.

III.      SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the July 10, 2017 board meeting were approved by general consent.

IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Schaller presented the treasurer’s report as of August 14, 2017:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,956,111.23
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 635,542.01
            Parks Fund……………………………………………………………………………………… 398.76
            Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 694,906.69
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $7,286,958.69
Ms. Wasong stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.

V.        PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Schaller, seconded by Mr. Bamford, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (July 11, 2017–August 14, 2017):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $470,670.18
         Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………… 5,674.60
         State Highway Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 10,068.84
         Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 17,134.48
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………… 72,500.00
         TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $576,048.10

VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. gave an overview of the July 2017 LTFD report. There were twenty-nine calls reported in the township, with sixteen calls for mutual aid, during the month of July 2017, making a year-to-date total of 268 calls.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were three calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of July 2017.
C.    Police: Officer Michael Piacentino gave an overview of the July 2017 police report. Mr. Ebersole of Wheatland Avenue commended the police on their quick response to calls regarding non-permitted solicitors.
D.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.    Recycling Report: June 2017: 27.75%; July 2017: 23%
F.   Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee Report: Mr. Laudien reported that Pequea Township would be coming back to LIMC.

VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.          Executive Session: The board held an executive session on Friday, July 28,
      2017 to discuss personnel issues.
B.        Office and yard/woody waste facility closed: Monday, September 4, 2017
(Labor Day).
C.        No trash/recycling pickup: Monday, September 4, 2017 (Labor Day). Penn Waste will operate on a one-day delay schedule for the week.
D.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.

VIII.   OLD BUSINESS
            A.        LTPC 262—110 River Drive, Stormwater Management Site Plan
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved the requested changes to LTPC 262—110 River Drive, Stormwater Management Site Plan provided they satisfy all review comments by the township engineer.

IX.      PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
            No planning and zoning business.

X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        Resolution 2017-08
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2017-08 amending the Lancaster Township Schedule of Fees—Section 1, specifying that the applicant is responsible for all advertising fees and one half of the court stenographer cost, and adding a $30.00 fee for Application for Home Occupation; Section 1 and 2 adding the words escrow/deposit where applicable
B.        Extension of Penn Waste Refuse and Recycling Collection Contract
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a one-year extension of the current Penn Waste refuse and recycling collection contract, for the time period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.
C.        Lancaster Township Fire Police—Event Assistance Requests
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously authorized the Lancaster Township Fire Police to operate outside the township borders for the following event requests:
1.         August 26 & 27, 2017:  Lancaster Airport Community Days
2.         September 10, 2017: Schreiber Pediatric Annual Rubber Duckie Race
3.         September 16, 2017:    East Petersburg Day parade
D.        Handicapped Parking Space
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved an application for the placement of a handicapped parking sign at 1010 East Orange Street.
E.        Lancaster Area Sewer Authority Representative Appointment
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously approved the appointment of township manager William Laudien as the township representative for the Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA).
F.         Land Bank Ordinance
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously authorized the township manager to advertise an ordinance for the Land Bank.
G.        Alice Bertzfield, Former Township Supervisor
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously extended their condolences to Alice Bertzfield’s family, and recognized her service to the community as a former township supervisor.
H.        RFP for 913 East Orange Street
Ms. Wasong moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously authorized the township manager to issue an RFP for 913 East Orange Street.

XI.      GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       Ms. Wasong announced that this was Rob Eckenrode’s last meeting due to his upcoming retirement. Mr. Eckenrode has been with the township since August 11, 1980 in the public works department.
·       Ms. Wasong recognized Haddon Lowery of Maple Avenue who was present at the board meeting. He is a Boy Scout with Troop #64.
·       Nick Selch, Wheatland Avenue, thanked the board for addressing the traffic light question during the workshop, and look forward to hearing the results of that study. When do you think that will be happening? Ms. Wasong indicated maybe mid-October, because we have to wait for school to be in session in order to get the numbers.
·       Paul Groff, Waypoint Drive, thanked the board and everybody who is involved in Southern Village. We got a lot of correspondence from you which was very helpful, and we feel as though we are really making headway. Mr. Laudien wanted to make clear before the board that we are entering the process where your HOA is going to be entering into agreements with the developer for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the development. The negotiations and responsibilities of those agreements falls on the HOA so I encourage you as we move forward, to seek legal counsel. Ms. Wasong pointed out that they would be dealing with professionals so you want to be sure you have professionals on your side who have been through the process.

XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm.

XIII.   EXECUTIVE SESSION
The board held an executive session on August 14, 2017 to discuss personnel issues.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Meeting Agenda-September 11, 2017

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

September 11, 2017

6:00PM WORKSHOP AGENDA
1. Agenda items
2. Lancaster EMS presentation
3. Planning & Zoning updates
4. Public Works updates
5. 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. Trash/Recycling Bills will be in the mail on October 1, 2017, and are due on October 30, 2017.
B. Next Board 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
The board will act on a request to approve 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
The board will act on a request for the release of the financial security for Penn Manor Comet Field. 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
The board will act on a 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
The board will act on 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
The board will act on 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. Lancaster County Land Bank Authority and School District of Lancaster—Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement
The board will act on 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, 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 Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority (SLSA)
The board will act on a request from the Township of Pequea to join the board of the Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority (SLSA).
E.         Ordinance 2017-02
The board will act on 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
The board will act on a request to authorize the township manager William Laudien to make decisions regarding stormwater plans in between board meetings.
G. Resolution 2017-09
The board will act on Resolution 2017-09 for the minimum municipal obligation to the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System.

XI. Guest Recognition & Participation
XII. Adjournment

Lancaster Township Yard/Woody Waste Facility is open today, Wednesday, September 6 (see times below), due to the amount of debris left by the storm yesterday. 

BACK GATE:  Open now, until 3:00pm

MAIN GATE:  Open at 3:00pm until 7:00pm

The facility will also be open on Saturday, September 9:  Open 9:00am until Noon