UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

WORKSHOP MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 9, 2018

 

 

Call to Order and Roll Call

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Eugene Fried followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.  Township Supervisors in attendance were Dorothy Diehl, Ben Fiorito, Richard Fain and Eugene Fried.  Also in attendance were Joseph Bresnan, Township Solicitor, Thomas Latshaw, Road Foreman and Stanley Seitzinger, Jr., Township Manager.

 

Citizen Comments

 

Mary Kershner, Hendricks Road, commented upon drones flying around at her property.  Discussion ensued as to whether the Township may wish to consider an ordinance relating to the use of drones.

 

Mary Kershner expressed her support for the addition of the Lukof property to the Upper Hanover Township Agricultural Security Area.

 

Township Solicitor Bresnan indicated he will review potential drone ordinance regulations.

 

Ed Berger inquired on the status of the enforcement action at 61 Gravel Pike.  Township Engineer Weber indicated that a hearing before the District Justice was scheduled for July 18, 2018.

 

Geryville Pike/Route 663 Intersection Left Turn Analysis

 

The Board of Supervisors reviewed the report from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that indicated that recent traffic counts at the Geryville Pike/Route 663 traffic signal intersection did not support the addition of left turn arrows.  The report indicated that PennDot will further analyze the recent traffic counts to determine whether changes in timing at the intersection are warranted.  

 

Renewable Energy Sources Ordinance

 

Discussion ensued regarding an ordinance that was reviewed at the Regional Planning Commission concerning geothermal, solar and wind energy.  The Board of Supervisors recommended that the Township consider an ordinance relating to commercial solar energy.

 

Concession Stand Bid Status

 

Township Engineer Weber reported upon the bidding of the concession stand planned for Camelot Park.

 

Bridge Maintenance Program

 

Township Engineer Weber reported upon the completed study of Township owned bridges 20 feet and under.  The report noted that the Fennel Road Bridge and the Mack Road Bridge were in poor condition and recommended that consideration be given to working toward replacement of the bridges.

 

Resolution #2018-14 – Resolution for Plan Review for New Land Development –

Jefferson Street Properties Planning Module

 

Discussion ensued.  The resolution was tabled.

 

Study on Removing Local Earned Income Taxes from Local Oversight and Shifting Control to State

 

The Board of Supervisors discussed a proposed study to consider removing local earned income taxes from local oversight and shifting control to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  The consensus expressed by the Board of Supervisors was to obtain additional information and to provide comments at a later date.

 

The Loft at Sweetwater

 

The Board of Supervisors reviewed a letter from O’Brien Architects, Inc. regarding the barn renovations for the Sweetwater Golf Club.  Supervisors discussed the occupant levels for the current and planned new facility.  Township Engineer Weber was requested to forward a letter to the applicant.

 

Four-Way Stop Sign Proposal

 

Discussion ensued concerning a request from a resident regarding a study at Gramm Road, Frye Road and Eleventh Street for a proposed four-way stop sign.  Township Engineer Weber reported that the Township conducted a recent study within the last two years that did not support the need for a four-way stop sign.

 

Review of July 10, 2018 Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Agenda

 

The agenda was reviewed.

 

Discussion ensued on the status of the bidding of the planned concession stand at Camelot Park.

 

Adjournment

 

Mrs. Diehl moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:28 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Fiorito and carried affirmatively.

                                                            Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

                                                            Stanley W. Seitzinger, Jr.                                                                                                        Township Manager