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Police Log-September 11, 2017

  1. Theft Arrest, 10:55 a.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, 1466 New Holland Pike – Lancaster Country Club (MT) – Corey Allen Dagen, M/26, homeless, was charged with the above offense after he stole a golf cart ($5,000 value) from the country club and drove it onto Route 30 where he abandoned it. Dagen was arrested and taken to Central Arraignment.
  2. Theft / Conspiracy to Commit Theft Arrests, 2:40 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, 1360 Columbia Avenue – Taco Bell (LT) – Winoma M. Tisdale, F/45, and Tanemah V. Gray, F/27, both of Lancaster, PA were involved in a theft at the Taco Bell. Tisdale and Gray, both employees of the restaurant, worked together to steal $830.00 in currency after a customer left a bank envelope inside the store. Tisdale stole $410.00 and was charged with Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Theft.  Gray stole $430.00 and was charged with Theft.  Criminal complaints were filed against both.
  3. Defiant Trespass / Possession of PCP Arrest, 3:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017, 200 block Waterford Court (LT) – David Wayne Robinson, M/35, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses after officers found him in the above location. Robinson had previously been issued a trespass letter from this apartment complex and had outstanding warrants. During his arrest, he was found in possession of 3.70g of Pencyclidine, or PCP.  Robinson was turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff on the outstanding warrants and a criminal complaint was filed for the above offenses.
  4. Soliciting Arrest, 1:06 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, 1300 block Columbia Avenue (LT) – Douglas L. Polson, M/61, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with soliciting after being observed begging for money from passing vehicles. A citation was filed.
  5. Disorderly Conduct Arrest, 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, 1000 block Clark Street (LT) – Kristin L. Fetterolf-Tryon, F/43, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offense after she was screaming obscenities in the street which alarmed and annoyed others in the area. A citation was filed.
  6. Theft From Motor Vehicle, September 8-9, 2017, 100 block Sterling Place (LT) – Unknown person/s entered a vehicle as it sat parked overnight and stole two wallets and a checkbook.  The wallets were later recovered.  Total loss: $109.00.

Police Log-September 8, 2017

  1. Theft, September 6-7, 2017, 900 block East King Street (LT) – Unknown person/s stole $12.00 in cash from a resident’s bedside nightstand.
  2. Retail Theft, 2:34 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 1234 block Millersville Pike – Fine Wine and Spirits (LT) – An unknown white male entered the wine and spirits store and stole a $17.99 bottle of vodka.  Investigation continues.

BoS Meeting Agenda-September 11, 2017

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

September 11, 2017

1. Agenda items
2. Lancaster EMS presentation
3. Planning & Zoning updates
4. Public Works updates
5. Manager’s updates

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


Police Log-September 6, 2017

  1. Robbery, 11:28 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 936 Columbia Avenue – Turkey Hill (LT) – An unidentified male entered the Turkey Hill and ordered both clerks to empty their cash drawers.  The suspect fled the store on foot, last seen heading towards Lancaster City.  No weapon was displayed but the male made a verbal threat claiming to have one.  No persons were injured during the robbery.  His description: Approximately 5’7″ heavy build, dark complexion, talked with a lisp (possibly teeth missing).  He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with gray on the sleeves, blue jeans, yellow bandanna on his face, and white sneakers.  Any person with information pertaining to this robbery should call the Manheim Township Police at 717-569-6401 or use our anonymous tip line at 717-569-2816.
  2. Theft, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Monday, September 4, 2017, 100 block Dickens Drive (LT) – Unknown person/s stole a 20” Boys Ambush bicycle from the front porch of an apartment.  Total loss: $80.00.
  3. Theft From Motor Vehicle, September 4-5, 2017, 200 block North President Avenue (LT) – Unknown person/s entered two unlocked vehicles as they sat parked overnight.  Total loss: $221.00.