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					                            EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP
                            BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                        REGULAR MEETING, FEBRUARY 15, 2006

Regular Session                                                                   8:30 p.m.

       The Regular Meeting of the East Pennsboro Township Board of Commissioners was held
on Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at 8:30 p.m. at the Community and Municipal Center, 98 S.
Enola Drive, Enola, Pennsylvania.

       Those present were: Commissioners - George DeMartyn, President, James Hertzler, Vice
President, John Kuntzelman, Thomas Fry, and Dolores McAlister; Robert L. Gill, Township
Manager; Henry F. Coyne, Esquire, Township Solicitor; John Pietropaoli, Assistant Township
Manager; Joseph Bonarrigo, Township Engineer; John B. Owen, Codes and Zoning Officer;
Deborah Thornton, Administrative Assistant, James Bumgardner, Fire Marshal; and Chief
McMaster, Police Department.

I.     CALL TO ORDER

       President DeMartyn called the meeting to order at 8:30 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 minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 1, 2006, was made
by Mr. Fry, seconded by Mr. Kuntzelman, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

III. APPROVAL OF REPORTS

      MOTION to approve the financial report for January, 2006, was made by Mrs.
McAlister, seconded by Mr. Hertzler, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

       President DeMartyn noted for the record that during the workshop Commissioner Rick
Rovegno presented input on the Corridor I study and the County Commissioners' position on it,
and the Growing Greener bond issue and grants that are being made available, as well as their
space preservation plans.

        Mr. Gill noted for the record that the board of Commissioners will have a demonstration
for the new touch screen voting system at first commissioners' meeting in April, at 6:00 p.m. We
will give notice in our newsletter to give residents an opportunity to come in and take a look at
the new touch screen voting machine that will be used in the county precincts.

IV. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

       Mr. Jeff Manatt, of 713 Erford Road, asked the board if they have received an opinion
from the township insurance agent regarding the disk golf course he proposed to build at Ridley
Park. Mr. Gill stated they are waiting for something in writing, but verbally it appears to be fine.


        Mr. Gil Intrieri asked for an update on his request from the last meeting regarding he and
two neighbors purchasing from the township a small triangular strip of land from East Penn
Drive adjoining their properties. Mr. DeMartyn informed him that the Solicitor's opinion was to
put both strips independently out for sale by a sealed bid with no minimum bid but with a
notation that the township has the right to reject any and all bids, which is what was done with
the rest of the property along that road, specifically the Beaver property.
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        MOTION to advertise two small strips of township property along East Penn Drive for
sealed bid with no minimum bid but with a notation that the township has the right to reject any
and all bids, was made by Mr. Kuntzelman, seconded by Mr. Fry, 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. Kuntzelman, seconded by Mr. Fry, and was carried by a
unanimous aye vote.

        MOTION to approve the execution of the 2006 Solicitor's contract retaining Henry F.
Coyne, Esquire, as Township Solicitor for a retainer fee of $1,500 per annum, and setting an
hourly compensation of $125.00, was made by Mrs. McAlister, seconded by Mr. Fry, and was
carried by a unanimous aye vote.

       MOTION to approve payment to Henry F. Coyne, Esquire, Township Solicitor, for
professional services rendered during the period of December 14, 2005, through January 26,
2006, in the amount of $774.26, was made by Mrs. McAlister, seconded by Mr. Kuntzelman, and
was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

       MOTION to approve the appointment of Deborah Wallet as Solicitor for the Board of
Health at an hourly rate of $125.00, was made by Mr. Kuntzelman, seconded by Mrs. McAlister,
and was carried by a unanimous aye vote. Mr. Gill stated they will meet on the third Tuesday of
January, April, July and October, quarterly.

        MOTION to adopt Resolution no. 2006-05 of the Township of East Pennsboro,
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, congratulating Kevin Brothers on obtaining his Eagle Scout
status, was made by Mr. Fry, seconded by Mr. Hertzler, and was carried by a unanimous aye
vote.
       Item no. 6 on the agenda was tabled.

       MOTION to approve payment to Apple Chevrolet, York, Pennsylvania, for one 2006
Chevrolet crew cab truck in the amount of $29,858.00, was made by Mr. Hertzler, seconded by
Mr. Fry, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

       Item No. 8 on the agenda was tabled.

        The board then reviewed the preliminary /final subdivision plan for the River of God
Church. Mr. Todd Stager, with CEDG engineers, along with Craig Campbell, who represents
Hoss's, and Peter Gamora from River of God Church, presented the plan. The location of the
church property is the northwest quadrant of East Penn Drive and Wertzville Road. They are
requesting a subdivision of .88 acres and a lot that is 2.27 acres, both along Wertzville Road,
from the 16-acre total lot. The 2.27-acre lot is where Hoss's will be. They have provided
overflow parking by the church, and there will be a sidewalk that leads from the overflow
parking to Hoss's, and also a sidewalk system out to Wertzville Road. An agreement will be
drafted providing overflow parking by the church to Hoss's. They meet the parking requirements
of the code with the overflow parking. They also provide a loading zone and handicapped
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parking. Mr. Campbell noted that the seating capacity is 350, and by Hoss's corporate plans they
do not require more than 140 spots, and they are providing 180 spots.

        One of the Planning Commission's main concerns was screening along Wertzville Road,
which the rear of the building will face. Because the back of the building is red brick, they plan
to use decorative landscaping, and some screening between Hoss's and the church itself.

         President DeMartyn requested that the parking agreement be attached to the deed for as
long as the business is in effect. Since Hoss's is leasing the property, there will be a
memorandum of lease recorded. Mr. Gill stated all the modifications and preemptions to the
traffic signal will be installed by the lessee. Mr. Bonarrigo noted an under ground detention pond
will divert runoff to the township inlet along East Penn Drive. They have agreed to pay the
township $100 for every 3,000 square feet, which amounts to $2,700. Mr. Pietropaoli wanted to
make sure that the applicants were aware of the requirement of the height of parking lot lighting.


       MOTION to approve the preliminary/final subdivision plan for the River of God Church,
waiving Section 305 of the subdivision and land development ordinance for the requirement for a
separate preliminary and separate final subdivision plan, was made by Mr. Kuntzelman,
seconded by Mr. Hertzler, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

       MOTION to approve the land development plan for Hoss's Steak and Seahouse, with a
memorandum of lease between the church and Hoss's regarding the agreement between the
excess parking, that as long as that type of establishment is there that overflow parking be
provided for that type of establishment, as well as the screening as shown on the plan, and
waiting return of the DEP planning module and highway occupancy permit for the sidewalks and
red light, was made by Mrs. McAlister, seconded by Mr. Fry, and was carried by a unanimous
aye vote.

        MOTION authorizing the expenditure of up to $10,600 for seven laptop computers for
the police department, but that the purchase be delayed until whether the PCC grant comes
through, was made by Mr. Hertzler, seconded by Mr. Kuntzelman, and was carried by a
unanimous aye vote.

        MOTION to accept our police department's recommendation on retaining the stop sign at
the intersection of Dogwood Lane and Rosewood Lane, and adding a two-way stop sign, was
made by Mr. Kuntzelman, seconded by Mrs. McAlister, and was carried by a unanimous aye
vote.

        Mr. Hertzler stated the police asked to maintain the stop sign with respect to safety.
According to Lieutenant Green's study, where the stop sign is located, it is at an oblique angle
and without the stop sign there is the potential for some near head-on crashes on Rosewood due
to the angle.

        Motion authorizing the East Pennsboro Township fire police to provide their services for
Jubilee Day, to the extent they have the ability with manpower to provide the service, was made
by Mr. Kuntzelman, seconded by Mr. Hertzler, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

       Mr. Gill stated the Blue Shield tax appeal has been denied by the tax assessment appeal
board. They were asking for a reduction from a value of $57 million to $50 million. Their
request was totally denied. Mr. Gill does expect an appeal to the Court of Common Pleas.
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       Mr. Gill also noted there was a conditional use application before the Planning
Commission for a group child care home in Summerdale, to which a lot of the neighbors were
opposed. The applicant did not show up at the hearing, and since that time the application has
been withdrawn.

         Mr. Gill stated the township has received an e-mail from Summerdale United Methodist
Church asking if there is any interest in purchasing the Summerdale park. It was noted that with
the lease agreement the township has with PennDOT on First Street and with the additional
money that is being spent on the Adams-Ricci Park, if it is for donation the board would consider
it, but not for sale.
       MOTION to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m., was made by Mr. Hertzler, seconded by
Mr. Fry, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

                                                Respectfully submitted,



                                                ROBERT L. GILL
                                                Township Manager



                                                ANN-MARIE P. SWEENEY
                                                Recording Secretary

				
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