Township Meeting Room
WEST COCALICO TOWNSHIP
The Chairman, Jacque Smith called the meeting to order at 7:03 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 and Patrick Burns, Lancaster Newspapers.
James Stoner motioned to approve the Board of Supervisors minutes from April 5, 2012, as presented. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Terry Scheetz motioned to approve the attached list of checks totaling $127,016.33. James Stoner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
James Stoner motioned to approve the March, 2012, Treasurer’s Report. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Chief Beever gave the police report as follows:
·An 18 yr. old Denver resident was injured in a one vehicle crash in the 200 block of Sportsman Road at 12:35 pm, April 8. She swerved to avoid another vehicle, when she left the roadway and struck a tree. She was transported to LGH for treatment.
·Three power drills and a generator, valued at between $1,500 and $2,000 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 900 block of South Ridge Road during the night of April 17th and 18th.
·One person was injured in a two vehicle crash in the 900 block of Indiantown Road at 7:50 am on April 24. A vehicle traveling eastbound entered the westbound lane and struck a vehicle. The vehicle traveling eastbound overturned and caught fire. The driver escaped from the vehicle and upon the officer’s arrival, displayed signs of impairment. He was taken to Reading Hospital for treatment. Charges of DUI, Driving under Suspension, Possession of Marijuana are pending.
·Two Reinholds juveniles, both 15, were cited for Harassment after a verbal altercation became physical, in the first block of East Main Street at 3:00 pm on April 24.
·Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Creek Road at 2:30 pm on April 25. The dispute was over the custody of 4 wind chimes.
·During the night of April 25th/26th, the toilets at the Main Street Park, 55 West Main Street, were vandalized.
·A patrolling officer noticed a campfire burning behind the residence at 40 North King Street in Schoeneck at 8:00 pm on April 26. The residents at this location had been warned by another officer about this activity on April 16. They were cited for the violation.
James Stoner thanked Chief Beever and his officers for their professionalism and service when they assisted at his house fire.
James Stoner motioned to approve the employee manual. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried. Each employee will receive a copy of the manual.
Carolyn said that after discussions with the Schoeneck Civic Association and Sheldon of Moyer & Zeigler, the playground equipment belongs to the township and will be placed at the Schoeneck Park at the most cost effective area. Members of the Schoeneck Civic Association have volunteered to help with the installation.
Terry Scheetz motioned to approve use of Schoeneck Fire Police at Adamstown Community Days, May 27, 2012, and at Mt Airy Fire Company Ox Roast May 19, 2012. James Stoner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There was discussion regarding a request for a Slow Children sign on Galen Hall Road. Carolyn will forward the request to PennDot.
The following bids were received for the Harting’s Park/ Swamp Bridge Road project:
Spear Excavating,Souderton, PA$173,551.80
Barwis Construction, Limekiln, PA$183,875.00
Reamstown Excavating, Denver, PA$196,317.17
Flyway Excavating, Lititz, PA$208,719.00
Silver Hill Quarry, Narvon, PA$208,972.30
Berg Construction, Morgantown, PA$213,811.00
A.H. Moyer, Myerstown, PA$214,417.00
Bertolet Construction, Wernersville, PA $222,876.00
Pennsy Supply, Annville, PA$227,847.90
Shoemaker Trucking, Kirkwood, PA$228,395.25
D.H. Funk & Sons, Columbia, PA$311,114.28
R-III Construction, Nazareth, PA $348,583.50
James Stoner motioned to award the bid to the lowest bidder, Spear Excavation. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
James Stoner motioned to advertise the Indian Run project for bidding. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried. The project is for repair of bridge and road edging.
There was discussion regarding a Speedwell Forge Resolution the township was asked to endorse. The Board of Supervisors would like more information before endorsing the resolution. Since the Resolution is directed at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s handling of the dam at the Speedwell Forge Lake, Carolyn will contact Bob Bachman to see if he can supply additional information.
Terry Scheetz motioned to move meeting on June 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 am. James Stoner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Terry Scheetz motioned to approve Thomas and Wendy Stuber’s escrow reduction in the amount of $5,182.60. James Stoner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
James Stoner motioned to approve taking legal action on the property owner of 93 Redstone Circle in the form of an injunction. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Carolyn Friesema gave the Manager’s Report:
1.Attended the following meetings:
a.Zoning Hearing Board Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:00 p.m.
b.Cocalico Regional Leaders Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:00 p.m.
c.Park Board Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:00 p.m.
2.Investigated the following complaints:
a.Driveway/right of way issue
b.Water drain off at 185 Blue Lake Road
c.Clearing of trees at 540 Horseshoe Trail Road
d.Tree obstruction at 1025 South Cocalico Road
e.Wall in right of way at 55 Chapel View
3.Attended the pre-bid meeting for the Swamp Bridge/Hartings Park culvert project.
4.We received notification from PEMA of our first payment from Tropical Storm Lee coming in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
5.Jeff Miller from Municipal Productions started working in the area today gathering advertisers for our municipal map.
Carolyn is currently working with Power Kunkle regarding health insurance costs. She said there would be a significant savings by switching to Capital Blue Cross or Highmark. TPM, the supplemental insurance, remains the same.
James Stoner motioned to approve Schoeneck Community Days committee using the Schoeneck Park for a hayride. Terry Scheetz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There was discussion regarding regionalizing the fire companies and permitted truck parking at 1975 N. Reading Road. Both of these topics were discussed at the recent Regional meeting.
On a motion by James Stoner and seconded by Terry Scheetz, the meeting was adjourned at 8:04 pm.
James Stoner Secretary