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7-27-15 Minutes

Board of Commissioners
7-27-15 Minutes

MINUTES

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS                                                      LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP

REGULAR MEETING                                                                                                         JULY 27, 2015

The following were in ATTENDANCE:

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS                                              TOWNSHIP PERSONNEL
Peddrick M. Young, Sr, Vice President                                Thomas G. Vernau Jr., Township Manager
John T. Titzel                                                                       Erin Trone, Assistant Township Manager
Richard F. Schin                                                                  Leon Crone, Police Department
Lloyd W. Bucher                                                                  Daniel Flint, Community Development
                                                                                           Richard Grove, Finance Director
                                                                                           Steven P. Miner, Solicitor
                                                                                           Julie Echterling, Recording Secretary

 
Vice President Young called the July 27, 2015 Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners to order at 7:04 pm followed by a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. He announced Proof of Publication was available for review. He announced President Black was absent with excuse.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Commissioner TITZEL moved to approve the minutes for the July 13, 2015 regular meeting. Commissioner SCHIN seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0-1. Commissioner Schin abstained as he was absent with excuse from the meeting.

BID OPENINGS: VERIZON CELL TOWER LEASE
The following three (3) bids were received.

Company Name                                     Cash Bid                       Installment Bid
American Tower Corp                            $150,000                       60 months @ $2,830
AP Wireless Infrastructure                      $91,000                        Down payment + 11 months @ $9,200
Landmark Dividend LLC                         $85,513                        None offered

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA
Vice President Young inquired if anyone in the audience wished to address any item appearing on the agenda. Mr. Christopher Knarr, McNees Wallace & Nurick, asked to speak, if needed, on Ordinance 2015-03.

CONSENT AGENDA
Vice President Young advised that any Commissioner, staff member, or anyone in attendance could request any item on the Consent Agenda be removed for further discussion and asked if there was such request. There was no response.

Commission BUCHER moved to approve the items on the Consent Agenda as submitted, those items being the following:

a. Department Reports for the month of June for Community Development, Fleet Maintenance, Public Safety, and Public Works.
b. Tax Collector’s Monthly Report June 2015.
c. Resolution 2015-R-20, a resolution a Resolution of the Township of Lower Allen, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, amending the Township’s Civil Service Rules & Regulations.

Commissioner SCHIN seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

VICE PRESIDENT YOUNG
Approval of Check Registers
Commissioner SCHIN made a motion to approve the Check Register of June 24, 2015 in the amount of $58,701.81. Commissioner BUCHER seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Zoning Ordinance Amendment #2015-01
Commissioner SCHIN made a motion to approve the Adjudication in Zoning Ordinance Amendment #2015-01. Commissioner TITZEL seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Invoices for Cedar Spring Run Park Project
Commissioner BUCHER made a motion to approve payment of Invoice No. 2 in the amount of $11,505.60 to Sponaugle Construction Services for Plumbing Construction on the Cedar Spring Run Park Project. Commissioner TITZEL seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

Commissioner SCHIN made a motion to approve payment of Invoice No. 9 in the amount of $70,051.17 to Sponaugle Construction Services for General Construction on the Cedar Spring Run Park Project. Commissioner TITZEL seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.

ORDINANCE 2015-03
Commissioner SCHIN made a motion to enact Ordinance 2015-03, an Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, amending, changing and modifying the Code of the Township of Lower Allen, Sections 220-119, 220-124, 220-127, 220-128, and 220-132, pertaining to the Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) overlay district.

Roll Call Vote:               Commissioner Titzel – Aye
                                     Commissioner Schin – Aye
                                     Vice President Young – Aye
                                     Commissioner Bucher – Aye

Ordinance 2015-03 was approved by a 4-0 vote.

ANY BUSINESS PERTINENT TO THE TOWNSHIP
There was no response.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Renewal of Improvement Security
Mr. Flint discussed the requested renewal of Improvement Security for SLD Docket No. 2000-11,
Heights of Beacon Hill, Phase 2. He stated the security is for sidewalks for unbuilt lots. This will be ready for action at the next meeting.

Payment for New Leaf Composting Facility.
Mr. Flint stated he is waiting for the final invoice from Hempt Bros., Inc. for construction of the New Leaf Composting Facility. This will be ready for action once the final invoice is received.

MANAGER
Consultant proposal for Public Safety Director Search
Mr. Vernau stated the Board has received two proposals for the Public Safety Director search. He asked the Board to review the proposals and ask any questions before the next meeting. Based on the timelines provided by the proposals, he is looking for possible action at the next meeting.

COMMISSIONERS REPORTS
Mr. Flint provided an update on the street construction project. He stated it should start next Monday. Social media with targeted phone messages would be used to notify the residents. He spoke about two Girl Scout projects recently completed in the Township Park.

ADJOURNMENT
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners adjourned at 7:25pm.