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6-8-15 Minutes

Board of Commissioners
6-8-15 Minutes

MINUTES

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP

REGULAR MEETING                                                          June 8, 2015

The following were in ATTENDANCE:

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS                                     TOWNSHIP PERSONNEL
H. Edward Black, President                                         Erin Trone, Assistant Township Manager
Peddrick M. Young, Sr., Vice President                      Frank Williamson, Chief of Police
Richard F. Schin                                                         Daniel Flint, Community Development
Lloyd W. Bucher                                                         Steven P. Miner, Solicitor
                                                                                   Brian Morgan, Recording Secretary
President BLACK called the June 8, 2015 Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Lower Allen Township to order at 7:02 p.m., followed by an opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. He announced Proof of Publication was available for review. Commissioner TITZEL was absent with excuse. Commissioner BUCHER arrived at the meeting at 7:22 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner SCHIN moved to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of May 26, 2015 as submitted. Vice-President YOUNG seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

INTRODUCTION OF NEW TOWNSHIP STAFF.
Josh Stambaugh, summer laborer, Public Works
Ian Stambaugh, summer laborer, Public Works
Scott Albright (not present), part-time Fleet Maintenance assistant
Jeff Brewbaker, part-time Maintenance Specialist, Public Works

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITIONS –LENGTH OF SERVICE
President Black recognized the following employees:
Lynn Smith, a part-time Crossing Guard since 1977, 7500 hours.
Scot Emerson, Facilities Manager, 15 years of service.
Bryan Harshbarger, Highway Supervisor, 20 years of service.
Barry Zook, Maintenance Specialist, 30 years of service.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA
President BLACK inquired if anyone in the audience would like to address any item appearing on the Agenda. Dick Bonneville requested to address the board concerning Resolution 2015-R-17, item 7d.

PRESIDENT BLACK
Approval of Check Register
Vice-President YOUNG moved to approve the Check Register of May 29, 2015 in the amount of $123,227.43, a replacement check of May 14, 2015 for $1,694.85 and a voided check of May 26, 2015 for $3,628.00. Commissioner SCHIN seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Resolutions 2015-R-15 and 2015-R-16, Eagle Scout Recognitions
Commissioner SCHIN moved to adopt Resolution 2015-R-15, a Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, recognizing, commending and honoring Trevor N. Krug for the attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout. Vice-President YOUNG seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Vice-President YOUNG moved to adopt Resolution 2015-R-16, a Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, recognizing, commending and honoring Frank J. Lavery, III for the attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout. Commissioner SCHIN seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Resolution 2015-R-17, In Support of Local Radar Use
Dick Bonneville, 1320 Brewster Court, addressed the Board on his concerns with Senate Bill 535 and House Bill 71 as they are written. After discussion, Commissioner SCHIN moved to adopt Resolution 2015-R-17, a Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in support of Senate Bill 535 and House Bill 71 Enabling Municipal Police to use the same motor vehicle speed-timing equipment as the Pennsylvania State Police. Vice-President YOUNG seconded the motion. President Black expressed his support for municipal police to use the same speed-timing equipment as the Pennsylvania State Police. Commissioner Bucher expressed his concern about abuse by some municipalities. Mr. Bonneville explained his support for municipal police having access to this equipment but his concerns with abuse by some municipalities without proper protection in the Bills. Commissioner SCHIN and Vice-President YOUNG rescinded their motions. After intense discussion Commissioner Black recommended letters be written to Representative Delozier and Senator Vance and PLEAC to develop criteria for the use of this equipment. Commissioner SCHIN moved to send a letter to House Representative Delozier and Senator Vance and PLEAC asking for revisions to the Bills. Commissioner BUCHER seconded the motion. Motion to send letters to Senator Vance and Representative Delozier and PLEAC carried 4-0.

Completion of Probationary Status
Vice-President YOUNG motioned to move Kevin Cramer from probationary to regular full-time employment status in the position of Police Officer. Commissioner BUCHER seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Accept Civil Service List
Commissioner BUCHER moved to accept a certified list of eligible candidates, as presented by the Lower Allen Township Civil Service Commission. Commissioner SCHIN seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Approve Construction Invoices
Vice-President YOUNG motioned to approve payment of Invoice No. 7 in the amount of $36,668.83 to Sponaugle Construction Services for General Construction on the Cedar Spring Run Park Project. Commissioner SCHIN seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.
Vice-President YOUNG motioned to approve payment of Invoice No. 8 in the amount of $75,328.72 to Sponaugle Construction Services for General Construction on the Cedar Spring Run Park Project. Commissioner BUCHER seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

VICE-PRESIDENT YOUNG
Police Regionalization
Vice-President YOUNG motioned to withdraw the police regionalization effort with Fairview Township. Commissioner BUCHER seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Conditional Job Offers
Vice-President YOUNG moved to make a conditional job offer to Laura Castle in order to begin physical, psychological and polygraph testing, and to sponsor her in the July police academy, with the provision that she passes the above-referenced testing. Hiring resolution to be adopted at the July 13th public meeting. Commissioner SCHIN seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Vice-President YOUNG moved to make a conditional job offer to Torrie Shiley in order to begin physical, psychological and polygraph testing, and to sponsor him in the July police academy, with the provision that he passes the above-referenced testing. Hiring resolution to be adopted at the July 13th public meeting. Commissioner BUCHER seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

ANY BUSINESS PERTINENT TO THE TOWNSHIP
There was no response.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Revised Improvement Security for The Manor at Fair Oaks
Commissioner BUCHER moved to approve the revised Improvement Security for SLD Docket No. 2003-06, Final Subdivision Plan for Manor at Fair Oaks, Phase 2, Lots 6 & 27, establishing a new amount of $5,335.95 and a new expiration date of June 8, 2016; and authorizing Staff to act on the existing Improvement Security if the additional amount is not received by the current expiration date of June 23, 2015. Vice-President YOUNG seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Revised Improvement Security for Liberty Point
Commissioner BUCHER moved to approve the revised Improvement Security for SLD Docket No. 2005-04, Final Subdivision Plan for Liberty Point, establishing a new amount of $64,181.77 and a new expiration date of June 8, 2016; and authorizing Staff to act on the existing Improvement Security if the additional amount is not received by the current expiration date of July 1, 2015. Commissioner SCHIN seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Revised Improvement Security for Meridian on the West Shore
Commissioner BUCHER moved to approve the revised Improvement Security for SLD Docket No. 2011-06, Final Land Development Plan for Meridian on the West Shore, establishing a new amount of $107,034.46 and a new expiration date of June 8, 2016; and authorizing Staff to act on the existing Improvement Security if the additional amount is not received by the current expiration date of June 23, 2015. Commissioner YOUNG seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Request for Improvement Security Reduction for Highpoint
Daniel Flint presented the board with information on the Request for Improvement Security Reduction for SLD Docket No. 2014-01, Final Subdivision and Land Development Plan for Highpoint, Phases 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 for action to be taken at the next meeting.

Zoning Hearing Board Report.
Daniel Flint informed the board Docket# 2015-01 was withdrawn. A resubmission is forthcoming. Docket# 2015-02 has been withdrawn. The zoning hearing board upheld the decision of the zoning officer concerning use of a Primrose Avenue property for a contracting business in the MUN zoning district as lawful.

ASSISTANT MANAGER
Amendment of Capital Region COG bylaws
Capital Region Council of Government (CapCOG) Board of Delegates has asked members to consider an amendment to the bylaws to admit Lancaster County communities. Amendment is scheduled for action on July 20th. Commissioner BUCHER will attend on behalf of Lower Allen and will vote in the affirmative.

End of Probation for Two Employees
Erin Trone informed the Board that the probationary period for Tina Harbold and Scot Emerson would end on July 1st and July 13th, respectively. Commissioner SCHIN made a motion to approve full time status for Tina Harbold. Commissioner BUCHER seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Commissioner SCHIN made a motion to approve full time status for Scot Emerson. Commissioner BUCHER seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

OTHER BUSINESS
Commissioner Bucher expressed concern over political signs that remained in the right of way on Rossmoyne Road.

Solicitor Miner discussed the positive outcome and commended the descendants of Harvey Bogar for their cooperation in transferring ownership of three parcels in Spring Lake Colony.

Commissioner Schin questioned the ownership and potential use of the property at the traffic light on Hartzdale Drive.

Chief Williamson informed the Board of the recent road closures surrounding the Rt. 581 bridge over 10th Street in Lemoyne. There were two reportable accidents on Rt. 15. The westbound lanes will be closed the next two weekends. “No Truck” signs have been placed at the entrances to developments and are enforceable. The Red Land and Cedar Cliff graduations were held without incident.

Commissioner Bucher mentioned bids for a 160ft monopole cell tower around Liberty Forge.

Commissioner Black inquired about the bumps on Cambridge Drive. Mr. Flint said paving is scheduled in 2017.

ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners adjourned to Executive Session at
8:28 p.m. for discussion of the Public Safety Director position.