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									                             EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP
                              BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                         REGULAR MEETING, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010

Regular Meeting                                                                       8:30 p.m.

       The Regular Meeting of the East Pennsboro Township Board of Commissioners was held
on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 8:30 p.m. at the Community and Municipal Center, 98 S.
Enola Drive, Enola, Pennsylvania.

       Those present were: Commissioners - Wayne Melnick, President; Scott Dardick, Vice
President; and James Hertzler, E. Thomas Fry, and Charles Hall; Robert L. Gill, Township
Manager; Joseph Curcillo, Township Solicitor; John Pietropaoli, Assistant Township Manager;
Joseph Bonarrigo, Township Engineer; Deborah Thornton, Administrative Assistant; James
Bumgardner, Fire Marshal; and Dennis McMaster, Chief of Police.

I.     CALL TO ORDER

       President Melnick called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. A moment of silent
meditation was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

II.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

       MOTION approving the following itemized minutes:

       1. Special Meeting - July 13, 2010
       2. Regular Meeting - August 4, 2010

was made by Mr. Fry, seconded by Mr. Hall, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

III.   APPROVAL OF REPORTS

       MOTION approving the following itemized reports:

       1.   Financial Report - July
       2.   Residential Rental Property Report - August
       3.   Inspection report - July
       4.   Overtime report
       5.   Food Establishment Inspection Report - August
       6.   Property Maintenance Report - July 15 to August 25, 2010

was made by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr. Dardick, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

        Mr. Fry questioned various engineering fees on the financial report. Mr. Gill stated those
figures represent the street landscape project in which roughly $48,000 was paid to Benatec,
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which was reimbursed by the county. The same thing with the sewer engineering, which shows
an amount over budget, but the amount for the preliminary design was we paid through
requisitions. In both cases the money is an in-and-out expense, which get reimbursed.

IV.    BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

       President Melnick opened the floor for taxpayers and residents of the township to address
the board.

         Mr. Matt Haas, 19 Randy Road, addressed the board regarding a matter he brought to
their attention in January about a free service the police and township could utilize to help reduce
the amount of crime in East Pennsboro. The free service is called nixle.com, a service where the
Police Department could post to the public crime information that is publicly available to keep
the residents informed of what is happening in the township. The service works by giving those
residents who choose to sign up for the service the ability to get information by e-mail, by text
message, or they look at the blog. Mr. Melnick noted that this was discussed at the August
meeting. Mr. Hall stated he gave the information to Lieutenant Green in the Police Department,
and he is moving forward on that and should be in contact with Mr. Haas. Mr. Haas indicated he
is available if the township needs any technical help or to write a press release.

        Mr. John Shannon, PE, 53 Windsor Way, Victoria Glen, noted a concern about the
additional traffic that is being thrown into the mix around Gannett Fleming, especially with
possible further development on the Holmes tract. He did traffic engineering in his lifetime,
including all the weaving zones for the freeways in Phoenix, and has experience with traffic
congestion. He noted there are four lanes of traffic taking all of the traffic in and out of the area
by Gannett Fleming, and additional development may bring the total to 10,000 cars there. That
indicates approximately two hours of traffic, but with the three red lights and a stop sign, that
will cause more havoc. He noted there are almost two hours in the evening at times that he
cannot get out of his house in Victoria Glen to go anywhere.

        Ms. Kim Wright, 724 Middle Lane, asked if there was a requirement that the presentation
by the developers of the Holmes tract with the Planning Commission should be held next week
prior to the Board of Commissioners discussing a possible change to the ordinance regarding
density. Mr. Gill noted the developer submitted their sketch plan prior to the appropriate
deadline of agenda submission for the Planning Commission.

       Ms. Marian Tatara, 729 Middle Lane, asked that the board give more consideration to
both the density report and to the Planning Commission report regarding density. The Planning
Commission in May voted not to change the parking ordinance. However, on July 27 the
Commissioners chose to make that change, despite the recommendation of the Planning
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Commission. She asked that the board consider a density change with an open mind to the
density plan report and the report of the Planning Commission.

        Mr. Hertzler asked if the Planning Commission is obligated to consider the sketch plan at
their next meeting, or does the Planning Commission have discretion as to when they are going
to consider the sketch plan. Mr. Gill noted the township has various policies. If a plan is
submitted, at their request if they wished to submit it and ask for October, they could do that.
The developer submitted it within the timeframe for the September meeting, and that is the
meeting he has requested.

      Mr. Fry asked if the Board of Commissioners has any authority to request the Planning
Commission to postpone their consideration of the sketch plan until a later date, after the Board
of Commissioners has had a chance to review the density requirement.

        Mr. Pietropaoli noted it is merely a sketch plan, and the Planning Commission has never
acted on sketch plans. It is a courtesy review between the developer and the Planning
Commission. Mr. Fry asked if the Planning Commission accepts their sketch plan and the Board
of Commissioners later agrees to a density change, will that limit what the sketch plan originally
was approved for, or does it mean that the developer is locked in because the Planning
Commission has already approved the sketch plan. Mr. Pietropaoli noted that would be a legal
question, but with a sketch plan, it is usually only a courtesy review only to get everybody up to
date of what is happening.

       (Whereupon, the meeting was recessed at 9:00 p.m. in order to hold a Conditional Use
Permit hearing, and was reconvened at 9:05 p.m.)

       MOTION to approve Conditional Use Application no. C-180 for Jacquelin D.
Stephenson to operate a custom pastry and bread business from her home, which is currently
under construction at 100 River Bend Drive, Enola, with two conditions: One being that the old
Zoning Ordinance is applicable to this use, and that the agreement between the applicant and the
River Bend homeowner's association board be recognized as a condition of the approval, was
made by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr. Dardick, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

V.     ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL

      MOTION authorizing payment of invoices and payroll pending review and signatures of
Commissioners, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Fry, and was carried by a
unanimous aye vote.
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        MOTION to approve the handicapped parking space requests from Emily Pontius, Three
North Enola Drive, Enola, and Migdalia Rodriguez, 493 State Street, West Fairview, per the
recommendation of the Chief of Police, was made by Mr. Fry, seconded by Mr. Dardick, and was
carried by a unanimous aye vote.

        MOTION authorizing the advertisement for the ordinance establishing a three-way stop
sign at the intersection of Veronica Lane and Crooked Drive, was made by Mr. Hall, seconded by
Mr. Dardick, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

      MOTION authorizing the acceptance of the cable franchise agreement between the
Township of East Pennsboro, a member of the Capital Region Council of Governments, and
Comcast of Southeast Pennsylvania, LLC, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Hertzler,
and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

        MOTION authorizing the advertisement of the ordinance authorizing the execution of
the Cable Franchise Agreement between the Township of East Pennsboro and Comcast of
Southeast Pennsylvania, LLC, was made by Mr. Hertzler, seconded by Mr. Dardick, and was
carried by a unanimous aye vote.

      MOTION authorizing Grove-Miller Engineering, Inc., to submit on behalf of East
Pennsboro Township the traffic signal plan to revise the traffic light at Walnut Street and Erford
Road (Harrisburg Academy) to implement "no turn on red," was made by Mr. Fry, seconded by
Mr. Hall, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

        MOTION to acknowledge the letter of July 10, 2010, from Donald and Joanne Plantz
and to amend the minutes of the January 17, 2007, Board of Commissioners to reflect that they
acquired their parcel of land from Joe E. Emanuel, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr.
Hall, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

        Mr. Hertzler noted this is highly unusual in that a new board is correcting the minutes of a
prior board from three years ago. However, his understanding is that it only involves an
attribution as to who the property owners were. Mr. Gill stated that is Mrs. Plantz's father, and
agreed that this was very unusual. Mr. Curcillo stated for the record the motion does not
substantively affect the minutes.

        MOTION to accept and execute the Letter of Agreement dated August 11, 2010, setting
forth the terms between East Pennsboro Township and the Cumberland County Industrial
Development Authority which relates to the agreed exchange of land in and around the
Summerdale parcel between 200 First Street Associates, LLC, and the Cumberland County
Industrial Development Authority, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Hall, and was
carried by a unanimous aye vote.
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        Mr. Hertzler thanked all the residents of East Pennsboro Township who took the time to
sign the petition to urge the board to save the historic Longsdorf home in East Pennsboro
Township, and especially thanked Mr. Gill, who subsequent to the meeting with the Cumberland
County Industrial Development Authority was able to get in touch with Mr. Tuckey and negotiate
the terms that if for whatever reason after Cumberland County acquires this property that they
want to get rid of it, that East Pennsboro Township shall purchase this property for an amount
which is probably going to be in the neighborhood of $90,000, plus the CDI factor of 2 percent
plus the Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority's reasonable costs to preserve and
reuse the historic house. Mr. Hertzler stated this is the second best thing. He would have much
preferred to have East Pennsboro Township preserve its own history, which this house is a
valuable asset. He believes there is an opportunity here where the county actually derives a
benefit from this acquisition, but the bottom line is that the home will be preserved, because this
agreement, which was unaddressed at the last board meeting when the question was asked,
commits East Pennsboro Township to purchase and preserve the home if Cumberland County
does not want to hold it any longer.

        President Melnick applauded the letter agreement dated August 12, which includes the
terms that East Pennsboro Township shall purchase the property if CCIDA decides that it no
longer wants to preserve or reuse the house. He believes it was the best agreement that could be
reached. The house would not have been able to have been preserved at no cost to the taxpayers,
and this represents the best possible solution to preserve the house and minimize costs to the
taxpayers. He also commended Mr. Gill for his efforts, and noted from the outset he has always
been committed to preserving this house and was always moving forward to that end.

        MOTION to approve payment to Century Engineering for professional services relative
to the West Fairview Streetscapes - final design and construction documents during the period of
June 26 through July 30, 2010, in the amount of $1,580.00, was made by Mr. Hall, seconded by
Mr. Dardick, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

       MOTION to approve payment to Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP, for professional
services rendered during the period of July 1 through July 31, 2010, in the amount of $1,470.00,
was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Hall, and was carried by a majority of the aye votes,
with Mr. Hertzler voting in the negative.

        MOTION to approve payment to CET Engineering Services for professional services
relative to the wastewater treatment plant bidding phase of the upgrade and expansion project
during the period of July 1 through July 31, 2010, in the amount of $6,917.75, was made by Mr.
Fry, seconded by Mr. Hall, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.
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        MOTION authorizing CET Engineering Services to issue the Notice to Proceed to
Reynolds Inliner, LLC, for Area T Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, per their submitted bid
in the amount of $113,000.00, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Hall, and was carried
by a unanimous aye vote.

       MOTION authorizing the execution of the letter to Commonwealth Financing Authority
supporting the Borough of Wormleysburg's request for grant funding through the H20
Pennsylvania Program in the amount of $2,412,000.00, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by
Mr. Hall, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

        The board discussed the preliminary/final subdivision and lot consolidation plan for the
Summerdale Project. Mr. James Boyer, engineer for the joint project between the CCIDA and
the township, stated prior sketch plans and ideas and concepts were reviewed by both the Board
of Commissioners and the Planning Commission. Subsequent to that it was determined that
before the entities could even purchase this property from the Department of General Services,
they asked for a subdivision plan, which was developed. Subsequent to that, based on the
motions that were approved earlier, there was a movement to save the Longsdorf house. The
revised plans reflect the recently adopted letter of agreement. When they received comments
from the county Planning Commission, they wanted a surveyor seal on the plan, and the surveyor
asked that more points and corners be specified on the plan so that when they go out and put
monumentation down, there is no question about it. Those are the only differences between this
submission and what the board has reviewed before.

        This final subdivision plan shows the easement for PennDOT to access the site for its
portion of the site that is subdivided off. It shows the trade that was worked out between CCIDA
and 200 First Street Associates, LLC, regarding the piece of property being exchanged with 200
First Street Associates in return for the lot that contains the Longsdorf home, which is then being
given to Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority for preservation. The same
information was presented to the county Planning Commission three weeks ago and they were
very receptive to it. Mr. Pietropaoli noted the township Planning Commission, on August 12,
2010, recommended the plan for approval.

      MOTION to approve the preliminary/final subdivision and lot consolidation plan for the
Summerdale project, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Hall, and was carried by a
unanimous aye vote.

       Mr. Gill noted for the record that the board had originally put out RFPs to the public and
had roughly 12 people show interest. Eventually, eight were thought to have more interest,
which was eventually narrowed down to approximately four that were looking at real numbers to
submit for the RFPs. The RFPs were due to on Monday at 5 p.m. on August 30. On Friday
afternoon,
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August 27, it become apparent to Mr. Tuckey and Mr. Gill relative to the prospective four that
were going to take a serious look at this that they felt that they needed additional time to do due
diligence relative to the site, and also, because of the difficult economic climate, to put a
financing package together. Along with that, they wanted to sit down with the CCIDA and the
township committee and have some input relative to what the committee wants to see developed
out there and have some discussions on that tract of land. With that in mind, on Friday afternoon
on August 27, he and Mr. Tuckey did not want to make this 5 p.m. deadline on August 30 the
permanent one, and instead granted an opportunity to do their due diligence by extending the date
for the submission for the offers on the property. They will meet with the potential bidders to
discuss the development of the parcel and various financing structures available to the bidders.

         The board then reviewed plans for property on Altoona Avenue. Mr. John Walker
represented the plan which is at the intersection of Altoona Avenue and North Enola Drive, the
site of the old church that was razed by the township. The lot will be subdivided into the two lots
for residential dwellings, both served by public water and public sewer. They have also provided
infiltration on each side of the driveways to catch the roof drains. Because the neighbor to the
south was getting water drainage since the church was razed, they designed to take care of that as
well. Several waivers are requested: a waiver for submission to the stormwater management
plan; placing the two concrete monuments, all the pins are in and could be traced very easily; and
submission of an E&S plan to the County Conservation District. The township ordinance
requires submission of an E&S plan to the county if it disturbs more than 35,000 square feet, and
the county requires it if it disturbs more than 5,000 square feet. The plan meets all the
requirements of the township ordinance relative to the size of the lot as well as off-street parking.


        President Melnick noted the subdivision plan was approved by the Planning Commission
with the recommendation for approval with those waivers. Mr. Hertzler asked if there is an
estimate of what the township might have gained from the sale and development of these
properties versus town home lots. Mr. Gill stated he talked to one appraiser and looking at what
townhouses would fit down there with the off-street parking and disturbances versus
single-family homes, they did not believe there was much difference between that and the
single-family homes being built. It is the intent of the township to put the lots out for bid. The
township paid $20,000 to demolish property, along with all the requirements to deal with
asbestos abatement. The engineering costs have already been outlayed by the township,
negotiated at a lower fee than initially approved. Mr. Gill firmly believes the township will get a
return on those costs, and looking at what lots are selling for in the real estate transfers in the last
9 or 10 months, he believes single-family lots in that particular area will be in the neighborhood
of $30,000 per lot or higher.
       Mr. Pietropaoli noted they are very nice sized lots. Mr. Gill also noted the homes front
on Altoona Avenue instead of North Enola Drive so as to not have to deal with a highway
occupancy
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permit, and it would be the best entrance for those shaped lots. Mr. Walker noted a highway
occupancy permit for driveways on North Enola Drive would have been impossible to obtain
with that site distance.

       MOTION to approve the final minor subdivision plan for 127 Altoona Avenue to include
the waivers of a stormwater management plan, requirements to place concrete monuments at
property corners, and submission of an Erosion and Sedimentation Plan to the County
Conservation District, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Hall, and was carried by a
unanimous aye vote.

       MOTION to adopt Ordinance no. 2010-763 of the Township of East Pennsboro,
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, amending Chapter 27, Zoning, of the Township of East
Pennsboro Code of Ordinances for the purpose of regulating wind turbines, was made by Mr.
Dardick, seconded by Mr. Fry, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

        MOTION approving the request from PPL Electric Utilities for the right-of-way to cross
township property located at Oyster Mill Pumping Station to cross the Conodoquinet Creek to
the Oyster Mill Playhouse for a new service line, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr.
Hall, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

       MOTION approving the Eagle Scout project for Patrick Owen, 111 Bungalow Road,
Enola, member of Boy Scout Troop 89, to remove invasive plants at the Pine Hill Arboretum,
was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Hall, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

      Mr. Gill noted Mr. Gene Wingert, a member of the township's Environmental Advisory
Council, will oversee the project.

       MOTION to approve the request from Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and
Perry Counties to hold the Randi Race at Adams-Ricci Community Park on Saturday, May 7,
2011, was made by Mr. Hertzler, seconded by Mr. Dardick, and was carried by a unanimous aye
vote.

        MOTION to approve the request from Train Yard Gym and Fitness and Central
Pennsylvania College to organize a 5K run/walk to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
in the spring of 2011, potential dates of April 9, May 14, and May 21, to be determined by the
Recreation office, was made by Mr. Dardick, seconded by Mr. Fry, and was carried by a
unanimous aye vote.
       MOTION establishing Thursday, October 28, 2010, as Trick or Treat night in East
Pennsboro Township during the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., was made by Mr. Dardick,
seconded by Mr. Hall, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.
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        Mr. Gill noted with the township recently entering into an agreement with 200 First Street
Associates, the developer originally made a rezoning request, for which the township held a
public hearing on February 16 for input, to have 2.24 acres rezoned from R-2 to CPL, and is
owed a response with either favorable or disfavorable resolution.

        MOTION to approve the rezoning request for 200 First Street Associates, LLC, for
parcel number 09-12-2995-102, a parcel consisting of 2.171 acres identified in the application of
200 First Street Associates, located at 200 First Street, Summerdale, Pennsylvania, Cumberland
County, to change this parcel from R-1 (Residential Single-Family) to CPL (Commercial Park
Limited), was made by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr. Dardick, and was carried by a unanimous aye
vote.

VI.    NEW BUSINESS

        Mr. Hertzler requested to place on the record some of the discussion held during the
workshop session regarding the board's review and continued review of the possibility of limiting
the number of units per acre in the Office Apartment zone. The discussion commenced prior to
the submission of a sketch plan by the Overlook developers, which was submitted on August 16.
 He noted for the record that the board's discussion on the possibility of limiting the number of
units per acre in Office Apartment commenced prior to that submission. In addition to that, he
requested that the township Planning Commission delay consideration of their sketch plan until
the board has taken a look at the issue of whether or not to limit the number of units per acre in
Office Apartment. He noted the Planning Commission will be reviewing a sketch plan and
potentially a preliminary plan where the Zoning Ordinance might change with respect to the
number of units that are permitted per acre, and he believes it is reasonable that the board ask the
Planning Commission to delay consideration of that sketch plan for those reasons.

       President Melnick asked how much of a delay did Mr. Hertzler believe would be
requested. Mr. Hertzler suggested until the Board of Commissions has had a chance to act.
Mr. Pietropaoli explained that what will happen at the September 9 Planning Commission
meeting is that the sketch plan will be submitted and there will be no action taken at that time.
Mr. Hertzler had reservations about the developer submitting a sketch plan for which there might
be a change in the number of units that they are permitted in their development, which could
potentially change their sketch plan in a significant way.

       Mr. Hall asked if a sketch plan and a preliminary plan often change. President Melnick
confirmed that a preliminary plan will often change from the sketch plan. Mr. Hall asked if the
Planning Commission reviewed the sketch plan and the Board of Commissioners then decides to
institute a density change, whether their preliminary plan would have to reflect that change. Mr.
Curcillo stated he will review the legal ramifications regarding the question of whether the
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concept of a density amendment would adversely affect the matter for the Planning Commission
based on when a sketch plan and a preliminary plan are presented, whether there is a
grandfathering provision for a sketch plan and what is the effect of the pending ordinance
doctrine and whether it supercedes submission, and will provide an opinion to the Board of
Commissioners.

       Mr. Gill noted the Board of Commissioners would have a meeting before the preliminary
plan would be submitted and any action that would be taken by the Planning Commission. Mr.
Pietropaoli reiterated that the Planning Commission will not act on a sketch plan. It is only a
concept being shown as a courtesy. Mr. Hall asked if the Planning Commission will give
approval or disapproval when reviewing a sketch plan. Mr. Pietropaoli stated they will not.

       Mr. Curcillo stated he was unaware as to what the triggering event is, whether it is the
submission of a sketch plan, approval of a preliminary plan, or submission of a preliminary plan,
and at what point that occurs. Since no approval of a sketch plan is required, he did not believe
the Board of Commissioners should request the Planning Commission to delay review of the
sketch plan.

         Mr. Pietropaoli stated the only reason sketch plans are reviewed on any of the larger plans
is to give the engineering firm a feel as to what the boards are looking for. A sketch plan, by
ordinance, does not have to even take place. Mr. Hertzler noted a public meeting is going to be
held at Creekside Fire Company, and assumed people will be prepared to answer questions
relative to the plan so they could answer the public's question on the sketch plan. He asked if
there would be a problem if the Board of Commissioners asked the Planning Commission to
delay consideration of that sketch plan. Mr. Pietropaoli stated there would be no problem with
that, but noted there would be no consideration anyway, since it is just a sketch plan.

        President Melnick suggested the Planning Commission may be required to have that
sketch plan on their agenda, because the developer met the deadline of submitting a sketch plan
for review to the Planning Commission at their next available meeting. Mr. Hertzler stated he
believes that is merely township policy and is not required by law. He asked that the Board of
Commissioners request that the Planning Commission not review the sketch plan at their
September 9 meeting in order to give the Board of Commissioners an opportunity to look at the
density issue.

      President Melnick suggested that be reviewed as to whether it is appropriate for a Board
of Commissioners to impact the agenda of an advisory board. Mr. Hall noted if they do not give
approval one way or another, he does not understand how it can bind the Board of
Commissioners.

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         Mr. Hall reviewed the report prepared by Sergeant Cole regarding the 12-hour shifts and
noted the numbers are very promising, taking into consideration that three officers had been
down at one point with extended illness or surgeries. Sick leave is down 77 percent, overtime is
down 71 percent, and traffic arrests are up 80 percent. When the board approved the 12-hour
shifts, it called for quarterly review, and he suggested a date be set in September to review with
the Police Department to see what concerns both sides might have.
         Mr. Fry asked if the board would authorize establishing a new eligibility list for
applicants. Mr. Hall agreed that the board should move on that matter, since it is
time-consuming. Mr. Hertzler asked if it would include advertising for part-time police officers.
Mr. Gill stated part-time officers is an issue with the current collective bargaining agreement, and
he does not believe the board can authorize the advertisement until they hold a meet and discuss
with the Police Department relative to that. The board could make authorization to advertise for
full-time officers.

        A discussion was held relative to whether Act 120 training should be specified as a
requirement in the advertisement, as has been township procedure for the last number of years.
Mr. Hall noted that without the Act 120 training requirement, he believes a bigger pool of
applicants would be received. He noted it is hard to the get into the Act 120 classes, and there
are a lot of military personnel returning from service who want to get the training and would be
possible applicants.

        Mr. Gill stated the advertisement should state whether Act 120 training is required or not,
and everyone would have to be tested. If the advertisement does not require Act 120 training,
then the township would have to pay for that training if of the applicants tested the highest ones
did not have that training. Mr. Hall suggested the board consider lowering the starting salary to
$43,000 or $45,000 instead of the current starting salary of $48,000, in order to accommodate
paying for that training. Mr. Gill noted the current collective bargaining agreement regarding a
starting salary for a probationary police officer provides for raises in January and in July. Right
now, as of July 1, 2010, the starting salary is $49,809.84. The starting salary on January 1, 2011,
will be $50,930.56. Mr. Hall noted an amendment to the collective bargaining agreement would
be required to change the starting salary.

        Mr. Gill stated if the police association would be in agreement to lower the probationary
police officers, a Memorandum of Understanding would be needed under the collective
bargaining agreement. Regarding part-time police officers, he suggested the board meet with the
Police Department to discuss the matter before an advertisement is placed.
      President Melnick suggested the matter be put on the next agenda, until the board can
meet with the police to discuss these matters.

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       Mr. Gill stated for the record that at the workshop session the board was apprised that
people from Cumberland County, including Ted Wise, Justin Smith and Curt Stoner, the
Planning Director, will be meeting with the township relative to the duplication of addresses with
West Fairview and Summerdale relative to the county emergency system. The matter was
brought to the township's attention by Mr. Ayers at its meeting in Summerdale. Mr. Dardick
took on this challenge, and an initial meeting was held on Tuesday, August 17. The rest of the
board would like meet with officials from Cumberland County.

      Mr. Bumgardner informed the board that Citizens Fire Company and Summerdale Fire
Company have continued to move forward relative to the possibility of consolidation of the fire
companies.

       Mr. Gill noted for the record that he and the Solicitor have asked to meet in Executive
Session relative to the possibility of litigation regarding drainage in the Floribunda/Oyster Mill
area. President Melnick stated the board will hold an Executive Session immediately upon
adjournment of this meeting.

       Mr. Hertzler thanked township staff for posting the agendas on the township Web site,
following a request from a resident at the last meeting asking whether the agendas could be
available to the public in advance of the public meetings The agendas will now be posted on the
Web site prior to each meeting. Mr. Gill thanked him for the compliment, and noted the thanks
should go to Debbie Thornton and Vic McBride.

       MOTION to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 p.m., was made by Mr. Hall, seconded by Mr.
Fry, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

        (Whereupon, an Executive Session involving matters for litigation was held immediately
after adjournment.)

								
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