Capital Region Council of Governments
Board of Delegates Meeting
Held @ Hampden Township Municipal Building
November 15, 2010
DELEGATES IN ATTENDANCE:
President Gary Myers, Susquehanna Township; Vice President John McDermott, Mechanicsburg
Borough; Secretary Tom Clark, Lower Swatara Township; Executive Director Perry Albert, Fairview
Township;Mr. Mark Ryder, Dillsburg Borough; Mr. Ken Martin, Upper Allen Township; Mr. Terry
Watts, Highspire Borough; Mr. Jim Hertzler, East Pennsboro Township; Mr. Dave Roeting,
Hummelstown Borough; Ms. Ann Simonetti, Marysville Borough; Mr. Harry Kelso, North Middleton
Township; Mr. Bill Turner, Carroll Township; Mr. Bill Seeds, Lower Paxton Township; Mr. Nate Silcox,
Hampden Township; Mr. Bill Runkle, Shiremanstown Borough; Mr. Robert Edwards, New Cumberland
Borough; Mr. Tom Clark, Lower Swatara Township; Mr. Charlie Longreen, East Hanover Township;Ms.
Mary Lou Pierce-McClain, Silver Spring Township; Ms. Margie Stuski, Womleysburg Borough, Mr.
Mario Pirritano, Fairview Township
NON-VOTING IN ATTENDANCE:
Ms. Sharon Benyou, CapCog; Mr Ryan Ingham, Program Director, Hough Associates
MUNICIPALITIES NOT IN ATTENDANCE:
Camp Hill Borough, Conewago Township, Dauphin Borough, Derry Township, Goldsboro Borough,
Lemoyne Borough, Londonderry Township, Lower Allen Township, Middle Paxton Township,
Middletown Borough, Monaghan Township, Paxtang Borough, Penbrook Borough, Royalton Borough,
Rye Township, South Hanover Township, Steelton Borough, Swatara Township, West Hanover
I. CALL TO ORDER:
President Gary Myers called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. Noting a quorum was
present, President Myers led the Pledge of Allegiance. He then called for round table
II. GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION:
Mr. Ryan Ingham, Program Director, Hough Associates, Management Consultants
presented a power point program on multi-municipal 904 Recycling Grants. Mr. Ingham
informed the Board that careful analysis of each municipal waste stream and recycling
performance allows them to match municipalities in a way to maximize grant revenue for
all participating municipalities. Currently, grant money is based on the 2000 census
population. Mr. Ingham cited several successful multi-municipal partnerships throughout
the state. Hough Associates does all the footwork of researching your municipality’s
recycling history, contacting commercial haulers and calculating your municipality’s
portion of the grant. Mr. Ingham also states that Hough Associates will also help with
municipality’s waste collection bid documents and obtaining funding for various projects.
Mr. Ingham emphasizes that there is no upfront cost to the municipality and fees are pre-
arranged to meet the municipality’s needs
III. SECRETARY’S REPORT:
President Myers presented the October 2010 Secretary’s Report. Mr. John McDermott
made a motion to accept the October 2010 minutes as presented. Ms. Mary Lou Pierce-
McClain seconded. All votes aye. Motion passed
IV. TREASURER’S REPORT:
President Gary Myers presented the October 2010 Treasurer Reports. Ms. Ann Simonetti
made a motion to accept the October 2010 Treasurer Report as presented. Mr. Ken Martin
seconded. All votes ayes. Motion passed.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT:
E.D. Albert reported on the following:
E.D. Albert informed the Board that at the February 2011 meeting the guest
speaker will be presenting information on vehicle and truck sales through the COG,
similar to the COSTARS program. Hoffman Motors will be the sponsoring dealer.
E.D Albert and President Gary Myers met with Kathleen Mangon, President of the
The West Shore Chamber of Commerce in regards to the Annual Dinner sponsored
by the Chamber. The dinner is scheduled for January 17, 2011 but the venue has
not been selected as of yet. E. D. Albert notes that the invitations will be mailed to
the Delegates and Alternates home addresses.
VI. AGENDA ITEM #1- A motion was made by Mr. Mark Ryder to amend the 2011 budget
to include a line item for membership fees and other related activities through the West
Shore Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Terry Watts seconded. All votes ayes. Motion passed.
VII. AGENDA ITEM #2- A motion was made by President Gary Myers to appoint Ms. Ann
Simonetti and Mr. Ken Martin as Chair and Nominating Committee. Seconded by Ann
Simonetti. All votes aye. Motion passed.
VIII. COUNTY LIAISON REPORTS:
Cumberland County: - Report was provided in packet
Dauphin County: - Mr. Tom Clark, no report at this time.
Perry County: - Ms. Ann Simonetti, no report at this time
York County: - Mr. Mark Ryder, no report at this time.
IX. COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS:
Public Safety Committee: Mr. Bill Seeds reported that Mr. Robert Shively was the guest
speaker at the October 15, 2010, Public Safety meeting. Mr. Shively spoke on the
Cumberland County Thanks Program. It was discussed that Dauphin, Perry and York
Counties should also join the Thanks Program. A letter is to be sent to Dauphin, Perry and
York Counties inviting them to attend a special meeting with Robert Shivley on January
10, 2011. Mr. Seeds made a motion that a letter be sent to the Commissioners of Dauphin,
Perry and York in support of the Thanks program for volunteer fire fighters. Seconded by
Mr. Jim Hertzler. All votes ayes. Motion passed.
Mr. Seeds also noted that the committee is still looking into the program for tuition
assistance. The goal eventually is the formation of the “Capital Region Thanks Program”.
Act 45 UCC Committee – E.D. Perry Albert reported that an appeal is scheduled for 5 pm
November 23, 2010 to be held at the Hampden Township Municipal Building.
Chesapeake Bay Tributary Report – E.D. Albert informed the board that the latest round
of additional legal funding requests has been mailed and our attorneys are still attending
meetings to keep on top of things and to keep our voice heard.
PACOG- Ms Ann Simonetti, no report at this time
X. PLANNING BOARD REPRESENTATIVES:
Cumberland County: - Ms. Barb Wilson, report included in packet.
Dauphin County: - Mr. Tom Clark, no report at this time.
Perry County: - Ms. Ann Simonetti, no report at this time.
York County: - E.D. Perry Albert, reports not much going on!
XI. OLD BUSINESS
XII. NEW BUSINESS
XIII. OTHER ITEMS/ COMMENTS
XIV. DELEGATES EXECUTIVE SESSION
XV. ADJOURNMENT = Meeting ended at 8:20pm