February 2, 2012

Township Meeting Room


Leading the Pledge of Allegiance, the Chairman, Jacque Smith called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

The following were in attendance:
Supervisors: Jacque Smith, Terry Scheetz and James Stoner.

Others Present: Carolyn Friesema, Manager; Shelbie Shupp, Administrative Assistant, Chief George Beever, Michelle Reiff, Ephrata Review; Pat Burns, Lancaster Newspapers; and Dwight Fox.

Terry Scheetz motioned to approve the Board of Supervisors minutes from January 17, 2012, as corrected. James Stoner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

James Stoner motioned to approve the attached list of checks totaling $128,562.11. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.

There was discussion about refinancing the loan for 1975 N Reading Road. It would be worthwhile to refinance at a lower rate.

Chief Beever gave the police report as follows:
Two women face assault charges after a disturbance at a residence in the 800 block of Galen Hall Rd. at 11:05 pm on January 21.

·A resident of Reinholds was cited for Public Drunkenness after he wasobserved in anintoxicated state walking down the 200 block of Creek Rd., Reinholds, at 10:00 pm onJanuary 28.

·A windshield of a car parked in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in Reinholds was shot out, sometime between January 29 and January 31. On January 27, the front driver’s side windowof a vehicle parked in the first block of Creamery Rd. was knocked out with a golf club.There have been a number of similar reports in the area recently. ·

An officer responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Creek Road on January 31. The disturbance was over a change that the school district made in the location of a bus stop.

·A two car crash was reported at 7:30 am on January 27 at theintersection of Steinmetz Rd. and Wollups Hill Rd. pulled into the path of a vehicle that was on Steinmetz. There were noinjuries.
·The annual Police Report should be available within a week or 2.

Terry Scheetz motioned to approve Wilmer Weaver Escrow Reduction Request No.1 in the amount of $4,200.00. James Stoner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

James Stoner motioned to approve the Dwight Fox Minor Disturbance Storm Water Plan. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Terry Scheetz motioned to approve the Schoeneck Fire Police assist the Durlach and Mt. Airy Fire Company with directing traffic and parking cars on February 18th for an Amish Wedding Dinner they are having, with a snow date of February 25th. James Stoner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

James Stoner motioned to advertise Ordinance 119 – Truck Restriction Ordinance pending any changes the East Cocalico Police would have. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Jacque Smith motioned to authorize Thomas Showalter and Carolyn Friesema to attend the PA State Association of Township Supervisors Convention – May 6 -9, 2012 at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center with Carolyn Friesema as the voting delegate. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.

There was discussion regarding the pending storm water repairs to the intersection of Hartings Park Road and Swamp Bridge Road. Carolyn said the engineer and a property owner, Dean Stoltz, would like to move the headwall further away from Dean’s driveway. Moving the headwall would allow the water to flow better and less obstructive for Mr. Stoltz.

Carolyn Friesema gave the Manager’s report as follows:
1. Attended the following meetings:
a. Park Board January 25, 2012 – 7:00 pm
b. Cocalico Regional Meeting, January 24, 2012 – 7:00 pm
c. Met with Marty Gerhart to go review the public official’s insurance renewal.

2. Investigated the following complaints: a. Bonnie Blevins- snow removal b. Gene Martin – paving and storm water issues at 14 Ross Rd. c. Mechanic St – junk on porches d. Martin Circle – parking issue with neighbors
3.A representative from FEMA will meet with Tom and Carolyn on Monday, February 6, 2012, toreview damage from Irene.
4.Carolyn gave a recap of the Walking Trail at Chapel Gate Park. A DCNR representative willbe meeting with Carolyn to discuss a possible grant. Carolyn said that in order to get thegrant, it would be beneficial to add more than a walking trail. One of the ideas is a picnicarea. Jim Caldwell said the wetlands area is larger than the original plans. He said thatRettew Assoc. will provide a revised plan at their cost, showing the larger wetlands area. Carolyn said that Terry Bergman thought he could get macadam donations.
5.Carolyn will be meeting with ABI to discuss the invoice the township received which included billing for work done in 2006. She had previously contacted them about a prior bill.

James Stoner said he realizes that the reason the road lines were not painted last year was due to the storms in the fall. However, he would like to see the lines painted on the roads as soon as possible. The township roads are hard to navigate with fog and when it is dark.

Jacque Smith reported that someone drove onto Chapel Gate Park and tore up the ground. Since this has happened repeatedly, he requested that a fence or concrete barriers be placed at entrance so no one can drive onto park property. Carolyn said Tom is working on getting a price for concrete barriers.

On a motion by James Stoner and seconded by Terry Scheetz, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
James Stoner Secretary