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BoS Meeting Minutes-03-13-2017

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
March 13, 2017

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm 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
            None.
III.      SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the February 13, 2017 board meeting were approved by general consent.
IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Schaller presented the treasurer’s report as of March 13, 2017:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,243,559.02
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 228,093.02
            Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 35,390.43
            Capital Reserve Fund………………………………………………………………. 1,155,550.08
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $6,662,592.55
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 (February 14, 2017–March 13, 2017):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $339,073.77
         Escrow Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 356.50
         State Highway Fund………………………………………………………………………. 6,232.54
         Parks Fund……………………………………………………………………………………….. 95.19
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 193,767.00
         TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $539,525.00
VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: There were thirty-two calls reported in the township, with twelve calls for mutual aid, during the month of February 2017, making a year-to-date total of seventy-six calls. In 2016, the fire department handled a total of 536 calls, and were number nine in the number of calls in the county. Ms. Wasong thanked the fire department for all they do.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were nine calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of February 2017.
C.    Police: Officer Michael Piacentino gave an overview of the February 2017 police report.
D.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.    Recycling Report: January 2017: 20.37%
F.   Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee Report: Mr. Laudien reported that the LIMC did hold a meeting.
VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        Ms. Wasong declared a snow emergency effective tonight at 8:00am through 10:00pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. All snow emergency and no parking regulations will be enforced. Additional information can be found on the website. Trash for Wednesday, March 14, 2017, is cancelled and a decision will be made tomorrow about the following days.
B         Semi-annual Trash/Recycling Bills:  Will be mailed April 1; are due April 30.
C.        Yard/Woody Waste Drop off:  Begins Saturday, April 1 for the first Saturday of the month at the maintenance facility, 1357 Meadowcreek Lane. Bio-bags will also be available starting April 1. Days and hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 3pm to 7pm. Facility is closed all Fridays, and on May 29, July 4, and September 4. The once-a month Saturday drop off continues the first Saturday of each month through November 4, 9am to noon.
D.        Yard/Woody Waste Collection: Begins the week of April 3 and continues through the week of October 9. Yard waste is collected every other week according to the Penn Waste collection calendar which is provided in each semi-annual newsletter.
E.        Street Sweeping: Resumes on April 4. Sweeping on signed streets takes place the first & third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, starting on April 4. No warnings will be issued before police begin ticketing. A calendar can be found on the township website. There is no sweeping on July 4.
F.         Large Appliance and Tire Collection: Takes place the week of April 10 to 13
on your regular trash day. Each item requires a tag. Tags can be purchased at the office. $12/per appliance; $2/per tire.
            G.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:00pm;                                                workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
VIII.   OLD BUSINESS
            No old business.
IX.      PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A.        LTPC #252—Southern Village Phase IIIB
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from Hogan, Herr, & Wolf II for a reduction of financial security in the amount of $251,029.79, leaving a balance of $245,821.51 to cover the costs of the remaining work which needs to be completed for this development. The request was submitted via an e-mail dated January 19, 2017 from Tony Kreider, Abel Construction. Township Engineer Ben Webber recommended the reduction in his letter dated February 16, 2017.
B.        LTPC #261—1103 Ranck Mill Road – Land Development Deferral Request
1.  Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously
approved a request from Ranck Mill Road Real Estate, LLC to defer the
processing of their land development plan for 1103 Ranck Mill Road to the City
of Lancaster. The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended
approval of this deferral request at their meeting on February 21, 2017 subject to
the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated February
22, 2017.
2.  Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously
approved the Revised Final Land Development Plan for 1103 Ranck Mill  Road.
C.        LTPC #262—110 River Drive Stormwater Management Site Plan
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved the Stormwater Management Site Plan, including waivers, for Terry and Suzi O’Day, 110 River Drive.
1.     Waiver of SWMO 229-46.4.a.4: Minimum pipe size of 15 inch diameter based upon the justification and alternative provided.
The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this plan at their meeting on February 21, 2017 subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated February 13, 2017.
D.        460/470 Conestoga Boulevard Stormwater Management Site Plan Waiver Request
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request for a waiver of SWMO Section 229-21 Definitions and Criteria for a Minor Land Disturbance Activity for the development of 460/470 Conestoga Boulevard. The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this waiver request at their meeting on February 21, 2017.
X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        Lancaster Township Fire Department New Rescue Pumper
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously authorized the township manager Mr. Laudien to order a new Pierce Arrow XT Heavy Duty Rescue Pumper for the Lancaster Township Fire Department, at a cost of $741,658.39, which comprises of a $50,000 loan, $260,000 from the relief association, and the remainder from Lancaster Township. The $50,000 loan is to be paid back with and from the sale of Engine #2. Anything over the amount of the loan will go to the fire department.
            B.        Hamilton Park Stormwater Management Site Plan Waiver Request
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from the township public works department for a waiver of SWMO Section 229-21 for the purpose of repaving the basketball court in Hamilton Park. Township engineer Ben Webber recommended approval of this waiver request in his letter dated March 2, 2017.
C.        Lancaster Recreation Commission Citizen Representative
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously appointed Bob Desmarais Jr. as the citizen representative for the Lancaster Recreation Commission.
XI.      GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       Several guests from Lancaster Catholic High School were in attendance to observe the meeting.
·       Roger Thompson, South Conestoga Drive, stated there is a tire collection and dump pile in the open triangle of land and the adjacent gully along Betz Road. He also suggested asking the children of the residents what they would like to have at the parks. Mr. Laudien stated that was done with the changes that were made with Hamilton Park.
XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary

BoS Agenda-April 10, 2017

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

6:00pm WORKSHOP AGENDA
1.         Agenda items
2.         Planning & Zoning updates
3.         Township Engineer updates
4.         Public Works updates
5.         Manager’s updates

7:00pm REGULAR MEETING
I.         Executive Session: Personnel Issues
II.        Pledge of Allegiance, Call to Order, Roll Call
III.       Public Comment on Agenda Items
IV.       Secretary’s Report
V.        Treasurer’s Report
VI.       Payment of Bills
VII.      Reports
            A.        Lancaster Township Fire Department
            B.        Lafayette Fire Company
            C.        Police
            D.        Sewer/Other Reports
            E.         Recycling Report
            F.         Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee
VIII.     Announcements
A.        Executive Session: Held Monday, April 3, 2017 to discuss personnel issues.
B.        Special Board Meeting: 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 & Zoning Business
            No planning & zoning business.       
XI.       New Business
A.        Application for Handicapped Parking Space
The board will act on an application for the installation of a handicapped parking sign at 848 Prangley Avenue.
B.        Lancaster Township Fire Police
The board will act on 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 & Participation
XIII.     Adjournment

An announcement from the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement-April 4, 2017

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be conducting a license canvass in Lancaster COUNTY on May 24th.  Multiple wardens will be going door to door educating dog owners, as well as checking the status of their dog licenses and rabies vaccinations. 

In Lancaster County, you can obtain a dog license by contacting:

Amber Green
Lancaster County Treasurer
150 N. Queen Street, Suite 122
Lancaster, PA 17608
717-299-8222

For more information, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at 717-787-3062, or Lancaster County State Dog Warden Travis Hess at 717-805-3442.

Dog License Flyer for Lancaster County

Police Log-April 3, 2017

  1. Theft from Vehicle, 1100 Block Wheatland Avenue (LT) – Two unlocked vehicles were entered sometime overnight April 1-2, 2017, while parked in a driveway in the 1100 Blk of Wheatland Ave. Gift cards and cash were taken. Loss $40.
  2. Theft, 1200 Block Ranck Mill Road (LT) – Numerous power lawn tools were stolen from a garage in the 1200 Blk of Ranck Mill Road sometime within the past two weeks. Loss $1,000.
  3. Retail Theft, 8:04 p.m. April 1, 2017, 1234 Millersville Pike (LT) – A male was observed taking a bottle of Vodka from the Wine and Spirits store, 1234 Millersville Pike, and leaving without paying at 8:04 p.m. April 1, 22017. Loss $60.
  4. Theft, Cottage Avenue (LT) – A bicycle and air compressor were taken from a garage in the first block of Cottage Ave, sometime on March 31 or April 1, 2017. Loss $794.