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BoS Meeting Minutes-09/10/2018

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
September 10, 2018

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, Mellor Auditorium, 2nd Floor Lancaster, PA 17603.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chair Benjamin H. Bamford. Treasurer Steven P. Elliott and Township Manager William M. Laudien were also present. Vice Chair Thomas H. Schaller was absent. Others in attendance included township staff and interested parties. Mr. Bamford 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 August 13, 2018 board meeting were approved by general consent.
IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Elliott presented the treasurer’s report as of September 10, 2018:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $7,007,955.91
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 769,384.85
            Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 40,013.42
            Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 958,820.40
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $8,776,174.58
Mr. Bamford stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.
V.        PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Elliott, seconded by Mr. Bamford, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (August 14, 2018–September 10, 2018):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $394,228.82
         Escrow Fund………………………………………………………………………………… 8,644.20
         State Highway Fund………………………………………………………………………. 4,775.49
         Parks Fund……………………………………………………………………………………………. -0-
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………………….. -0-
         TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $407,648.51
VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: Chief Ron Comfort Jr. reported there were twenty-six calls in the township, with fourteen calls for mutual aid, during the month of August 2018, making a year-to-date total of 309 calls. Chief Comfort again reminded everyone to not drive over flooded roads. You don’t know what is under the water. The road may be washed away, or there could be large holes you cannot see.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were six calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of August 2018.
C.    Police: Officer John Donnelly gave an overview of the August 2018 police report.
D.    Recycling Report: August 2018: Report not available.
E.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.    Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:00pm, workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
VIII.   OLD BUSINESS
            No old business.
IX.      PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A.        LTPC #273 – UGI Regulator Station – Valley Road and River Drive
                        Land Development Plan Processing Waiver Request
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from Stephen Snyder, UGI Utilities, Inc., for a waiver of the requirement to process a preliminary plan and final plan for formal land development approval. The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this waiver request at their meeting on August 21, 2018.
X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        Ordinance 2018-04; Amending Dog Ordinance
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously adopted Ordinance 2018-04, amending dog ordinance No. 1992-2, section 96-3 as follows: No owner shall permit any dog to be upon any public property or the property of another person unless the dog is leashed and under control of the owner at all times.
B.        Resolution 2018-14
Mr. Elliott moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved Resolution 2018-14 for the 2019 Minimum Municipal Obligation to the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System in the amount of $186,016.00.
XI.      GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       Paul Groff, Waypoint Drive: Indicated he has received some complaints from residents about tall weeds & grass in vacant lots. Is the owner of the lot responsible? Mr. Bamford indicated yes. Mr. Groff also stated end of Waterleaf Drive is really weedy. Someone asked why we (HOA) do not mow the open lot. He explained to them that as the association, they do not mow them since we do not own them. Was also asked about continuation of Waterleaf. Mr. Laudien explained Pilgrim will be a street that comes through, and eventually two lots adjoining those roads.
·       Steve Carrilio, Woodlyn Court: There is an issue about a trail going in looking up from the greenway into our cul de sac, and we are against that, mainly for security reasons. Right now, people from outside our community do not have access to our community, and we are worried that if that trail is put in, people will be able to walk up there, and we are concerned about that. We were told we might be able to amend the original plan of the trail and ask it be put along the detention pond so it does not go into our cul de sac. Mr. Laudien briefly explained the process when the developer comes in with the plan. If this particular amenity is not attractive to you as the home owner’s association, you need to go to the planning commission, and have it amended, but it will need to include some sort of recreational amenity that serves you as a community, and serves this larger concept. There is a formal process. You are encouraged to go back to the developer. We are happy to meet with you individually or collectively if you have questions.
·        Razieh Council, Conestoga Woods Road: We’ve heard gun shots down by the river, so we are concerned because we don’t want whatever is happening down by the river to come into our community along the trail.
·       MTPD Chief Rudzinski pointed out to the board that their monthly reports are slightly different due to some new technology and if they need something different, please let him know.
·       Student Hailey Legenstein was in attendance at the meeting for a Lancaster Catholic High School project.
XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:16pm.

Respectfully submitted,
William M. Laudien, Secretary

Residents are reminded to take some time to look around their yards, and empty all containers, etc. that may have standing water in them to help prevent mosquitoes.

SDoL Public Hearing

The School District of Lancaster is holding an Act 34 Public Hearing on October 24, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Buchanan Elementary School Gymnasium.

The hearing is an opportunity for the public to learn about the proposed construction project at Buchanan Elementary School and for the Board to receive and record documents and observations regarding the project.

Please note the hearing is not a public debate and the City of Lancaster proposed water tower will not be discussed at that hearing.

Questions? Contact the School District of Lancaster directly – Phone: (717) 735-7879

BoS Meeting Agenda-October 8, 2018

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

October 8, 2018

6:00pm WORKSHOP AGENDA
Public Comments
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.       Legislative Hearing-Text Amendments, Chapter 280, Zoning—Ordinance 2018-05
A legislative hearing will be held for Ordinance 2018-05. An ordinance to amend the Code of the Township of Lancaster, Chapter 280, Zoning, to clarify the definition of and regulations regarding Municipal Uses, and to amend Section 1615. The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment at their meeting on August 21, 2018. At the conclusion of the hearing, the board will act on Ordinance 2018-05.
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.        Recycling Report
            E.         Sewer/Other Reports
VIII.     Announcements
A.        Trash/Recycling News:
·       Waste Management started as the new contractor on October 1. Your patience is appreciated as they become familiar with the township collection area.
·       Bills were mailed out October 1. Online payment is available using credit card or check. Payment is due October 30.
·       Large Appliance & Tire Collection takes place week of November 5-8 on your regular collection day. Each item requires a special service tag attached which can be purchased at the township office during regular business hours.
B.        Leaf Pickup News:
·       Non-signed streets, pickup started today, and ends December 14. There is no scheduled pickup for non-signed streets; leaves are collected on a rotating basis.
·       Signed streets, parking restrictions remain in force. Pickup begins Tuesday & Wednesday, October 16 & 17; takes place the 1st & 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, and ends December 4 & 5. The schedule is available on the township website.
·       Leaf collection may be altered at any time.
C.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00pm; workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
IX.       Old Business
            No old business.
X.        Planning and Zoning Business
A.        LTPC #257-Elderwood Senior Living Facility – Stormwater Management Plan
The board will act on a request from Benjamin Craddock of Lancaster Civil Engineering Company to reinstate the stormwater management plan for LTPC #257, Elderwood Senior Living Facility, which was originally approved by the board of supervisors at their meeting of May 9, 2016.
B.        LTPC #272–Southern Village Phase 4 – Final Land Development Plan
The board will act on a request from the William Swiernik, David Miller/Associates, Inc., for an extension of time, until January 11, 2019, for the approval of the Land Development Plan for LTPC #272,  Southern Village Phase IV. This request was submitted in a letter dated October 4, 2018.
XI.       New Business
A.        Handicap Parking Space Application
The board will act on a request for a handicap parking sign to be installed at 323 South West End Avenue.
XII.      Guest Recognition & Participation
XIII.     Adjournment

Street sweeping ending; Leaf pickup will begin

Street sweeping ends this week…all parking restrictions for signed streets remain in place…police will issue tickets.

Some streets have already placed leaf piles in the street.  The street sweeper will not be used to remove the leaf piles. Leaves are not supposed to be placed in the street until leaf pickup begins. Information on leaf pickup is available in the fall newsletter. Also, check the township website–updates for the anticipated leaf pickup areas will be placed there.

The leaf pickup schedule may be altered at any time due to weather conditions.

ONLY leaves are to be placed on the street for pickup; no grass or yard waste.

Leaf pickup for non-signed streets begins October 8; ends December 14. There is no scheduled pickup for non-signed streets. Leaves are collected on a rotating basis. The crew starts at one end of the township, and continues day after day until the entire township has had a collection, then it starts all over again.

Leaf pickup for signed streets begins October 16 & 17, 2018, taking place on the first & third Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month, and ending on December 4 & 5, 2018. Please abide by the schedule as it appears on your street sign to avoid a parking ticket.