Board Of Supervisors

Meeting Minutes 2005


 

January 3, 2005

RE-ORGANIZATION / REGULAR MEETING

 

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter, Tim Biggins

OTHERS PRESENT: Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Secretary/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer

 

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

 

 MOTION by Fetter, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Craig Hartley as temporary chairman.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Lori Killinger as temporary Secretary.  Motion carried.

 

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by the         temporary Chairman, Craig Hartley.

 

REORGANIZATION

MOTION by Fetter, seconded by Biggins, to elect Craig Hartley as Chairman of the Board.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Biggins, seconded by Hartley, to elect Dan Fetter as Vice-Chairman of the Board.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to appoint Lori Killinger as Office Manager/Treasurer with a wage of $16.75 per hour.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Corinne Higgs as Assistant Secretary with a wage of $10.00 per hour for 5 hours per week.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to establish the Treasurer’s Bond at $600,000.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Charles Ritter as the Roadmaster with a wage of $16.04 per hour.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to appoint the Road Crew and their wages as follows: Jeff Black $13.59/hr., Rivers Grove $13.59/hr, Louis Holbrook $13.39/hr, and part-time William Singley $12.50/hr.  Motion carried.

 

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint James Temchack as the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer with a wage of $13.25 per hour.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Walton V. Davis as the Township Solicitor.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to appoint KPI Technology as the Township’s engineering firm.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Gil Picarelli as the Sewage Enforcement Officer.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to appoint Dominic Picarelli as the alternate Sewage Enforcement Officer.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Linda McDannell as the Vacancy Board member.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Sandra Spence to the Planning Commission board for another term ending in 2008.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to appoint Robert Cullison to the Municipal Authority Board for another term ending in 2009.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to establish PLGIT and Adams County National Bank as depositories for Township funds.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Fetter, seconded by Hartley, to set the 2005 Board of Supervisors meetings for the first Thursday after the first Wednesday of each month at

7:30 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Fetter, seconded by Biggins, to certify Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Tim Biggins as State Convention delegates with Craig Hartley acting as the voting delegate.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to observe the same holidays as last year for Township employees.  Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to appoint Rivers Grove as the Assistant Roadmaster.  Motion carried.


 

REGULAR MEETING

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Biggins, seconded by Fetter, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors.  Motion carried.

 

GUESTS

Ioan Brad, Goldenville Road resident, was present to discuss the sewage situation on his property.  Brad questioned why he could not have a holding tank at his residence.  Solicitor Davis stated that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania does not permit holding tanks for newly developed residential properties.  Prior to Brad using the property as a residence it was vacant.  Supervisor Hartley stated this has been an ongoing problem for longer than a year and Brad has known that the situation is not legal and he cannot live there.  The residence is less than 600 square foot, there’s no electricity and no septic system.  The situation violates Township and State regulations.  Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer Temchack stated that Gil Picarelli, SEO, visited the property several times to see if anything could be done to remedy the situation.  Nothing can be done to allow Brad to reside there currently.  According to Picarelli, a possibility would be to haul dirt into the site, let it settle for approximately 4 years, and retest to see if it is possible to have a septic system there. 

Sharon Mummert, part owner of the property, stated she was present to try to understand the Township’s reasoning.  Mummert said Brad and his family have bought their plane tickets and are leaving on January 16th.  Mummert asked if Franklin Township water and sewer would ever reach Mummasburg.  Supervisor Hartley stated it would not in the near future. 

 

John McFadden, Buchanan Valley Road resident, was present to inquire about options for subdividing his 200 acre farm.  Supervisor Hartley stated the agricultural zoning ordinance was changed recently to allow larger tracts to be subdivided.  Hartley recommended McFadden stop by the office and discuss the ordinance changes with Temchack and then talk to the Planning Commission.

 

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #1

MOTION by Fetter, seconded by Hartley, to approve Bill List #1, General Fund checks 23694-23776 totaling $52,703.33 and Sewer Fund checks 1028-1030 totaling $599.65.  Motion carried.

 

PRELIMINARY PLANS

None

 

FINAL PLANS

None


 

REPORTS

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, reported that for the month of December there were 5 land use permits issued with a construction value of $220,000.00.

In addition, 10 use and occupancy certificates, 1 driveway permit, 1 sign permit, 1 storage of movable dwelling unit permit, 1 demolition permit and 1 sexually oriented business license were issued.  Temchack received 1 zoning hearing board application and issued 2 citations.  Temchack also issued 3 verbal warnings, 4 written warnings and addressed 2 complaints.

Temchack reported that approximately 45 stuffed toys were received for the “Bear Tree” and a Special Exception Hearing for the Planned Golf Community will be held on January 10, 2005.

 

Craig Hartley, Road Superintendent, issued the Roadmaster’s report.  Hartley reported that there is 500 ton of salt and anti-skid mixed and ready and about 200 ton of extra of salt.  The new tractor/boom mower will be here in February.  Additionally, new drain tile will be installed in the upper part of Hilltown within the next two weeks. Hartley will be meeting with Sherm Wright to go over the 2005 road project for a cost estimate for reclaiming the upper part of Hilltown.  The road employees completed the 12 LTAP classes for the Road Scholar I program and will be attending more classes in 2005.

Craig Hartley gave an update on the breaching of the lower Berks Run Road dam.  According to the Army Corps of Engineers and the DEP, the dam needs to be torn down.  It would cost approximately 27 million dollars to repair.

 

OLD BUSINESS

None

 

NEW BUSINESS

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Biggins, to adopt Resolution 2005-01, the revised Franklin Township Fee Schedule. Motion carried.

 

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to schedule a public hearing on February 3, 2005 at 7:15 p.m. for the 7 year review of agricultural security area #1 and to authorize the Secretary to advertise.  Motion carried.

 

 


February 3, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley and Dan Fetter

OTHERS PRESENT: Craig Zack, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Fetter, seconded by Hartley, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried.

GUESTS

There were no comments from guests.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #2

MOTION by Fetter, seconded by Hartley, to approve Bill List #2, General Fund checks 23777-23839 totaling $49,498.56 and Sewer Fund check 1031 totaling $75.50. Motion carried.

PRELIMINARY / FINAL PLAN

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to approve Preliminary/Final subdivision plan no. 05-253 of Edward Spence Jr. pending KPI’s comments be addressed and a revised plan be submitted. Motion carried.

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to approve Preliminary/Final subdivision plan no. 04-252 of Wrenice Kauffman and the sewage module pending DEP’s approval of the sewage module. Motion carried.

FINAL PLAN

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to approve Final subdivision plan no.

04-250 of the Hundredfold farm pending KPI’s comments are addressed and a revised plan is submitted. Motion carried.

REPORTS

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, reported that for the month of January there were 3 land use permits issued with a construction value of $46,800.00.

In addition, 17 use and occupancy certificates and 2 sexually oriented business licenses were issued. Temchack issued 3 verbal warnings and 2 written warnings and addressed 4 complaints.

Temchack reported that there will be a continuance hearing for a special exception application concerning a planned golf community before the zoning hearing board on Tuesday, February 8th at 7 p.m.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer reported that there was a budget surplus for 2004 of $49,840.00 primarily due to real estate transfer tax and earned income tax exceeding budget predictions. There was also an increase in the number of land use permits issued in 2004 contributing to the surplus. Additionally, a grant application was submitted for a new tractor/mower to DCED on January 21st. The township will not know until April if a grant has been awarded for the new equipment.

Craig Hartley, Road Superintendent, issued the Roadmaster’s report. Hartley reported that brush has been cut along Twin Run Road, Hilltown Road and Old Route 30. Roads still to have brush cut along are Spigot Valley Road, Bingaman Road and New Road. Drain tiles have been cleaned out on New Road. Stop signs have been replaced on Poplar Spring Road, Scott School Road, Oak Tree Road, Old Route 30, Miltonberger Road, Mountain Road, Green Ridge Road and Bingaman Road. Preparations are being made for the paving of Hilltown Road this summer.

Supervisor Hartley reported that the 2004 International dump truck was struck on Sunday, January 30th causing damage to the front driver’s side. Contact has been made with the insurance company.

Supervisor Hartley reported that a letter has been sent to the grant writers, that were employed to work on the DCED grant, requesting that 50% of the cost of their services be refunded due to the unsatisfactory service they provided.

Additionally, Supervisor Hartley reported that he met with Sherm Wright regarding the bridge on Old Route 30 in the 2500 block. According to Hartley’s documentation from 1981, 1982 and 1987, this bridge is a Penndot bridge. Wright is going to confirm this with PennDot.

Finally, Supervisor Hartley stated that he received a letter from Adams County Office of Planning and Development requesting appointment of a person to serve on the steering committee for the Adams County Comprehensive Plan: Phase I Transportation Element Update. Hartley recommended Supervisor Fetter for this position and Fetter agreed.

Supervisor Fetter reported an update on the replacement of the bottom section of the garage doors. These particular doors have been discontinued and the repair shop is looking for after market products to replace them.

Solicitor Davis reported that he will be attending a meeting on behalf of the township

at the Ag Center with Barry Newman from DEP concerning stormwater management ordinances.

Craig Zack, KPI Technology, provided an update on the Spigot Valley Road project. Zack stated the County has the subdivision plan and has thirty days to review it.

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to authorize advertisement of a 30 day public comment period beginning February 7, 2005 and of a public hearing scheduled for March 10th 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Motion carried.

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to exonerate the Tax Collector from 2004 uncollected taxes. Motion carried.

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to send all of the uncollected per capita taxes to a delinquent tax collector. Motion carried.

There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
March 3, 2005


SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Tim Biggins and Dan Fetter
OTHERS PRESENT: Craig Zack, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Biggins, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried.

GUESTS
There were no comments from guests.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #3
MOTION by Supervisor Biggins, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve Bill List #3, General Fund checks 23840-23937 totaling $51,581.796 and Sewer Fund checks 1032-1035 totaling $602.84. Motion carried.

SEWAGE MODULE
MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Biggins, to approve the sewage module for Gary Grove, Buchanan Valley Road. Motion carried.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Biggins, to approve the sewage modules for Jacob Bream, Orchard Road and Green Ridge Road. Motion carried.

PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAN
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley , seconded by Supervisor Biggins, to approve the Preliminary/Final Subdivision plan # 04-251 along with the Planning Waiver for Daniel Glatfelter, Crooked Creek Road pending KPI Technology comments are addressed. Motion carried.

MOTION by Supervisor Biggins seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the Spigot Valley Road Relocation Preliminary/Final Plan. Motion carried.

REPORTS

Assistant Roadmaster, Rivers Grove reported that brush has been cut on Peach Tree Road, Old Route 30, Pine Valley Road, New Road and Mount Carmel Road is under way. All the trash that was hit by the township vehicle was cleaned up on Old Route 30. One load of Cold patch has been acquired and the fixing of potholes has begun. Trees along Old Route 30 at Gary Deardorff’s have been cut. 3A’s is being stockpiled for Hilltown Road Project. Two loads of salt have been ordered and the tiles are being put in on Hilltown Road.

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, reported that for the month of February there were 2 UcnC Building Permits and 3 land use permits issued with a construction value of $22,200.00.
In addition, 2 use and occupancy certificates, 1 Home Occupation Permit, 1 sign permit and 1 citation was issued. Temchack issued 2 verbal warnings and addressed 2 complaints. Currently, Temchack is working on updating ordinances concerning signs, solid waste elimination, pre-built garages and property corner markers.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer reported that the township was awarded a $25,000 grant from DCED towards the mower/tractor, which should be in within a few weeks. Also the township received $525 towards installation of stream name signs at 7 stream crossings. Part of the PA Stream Signage program (through the Capital Resource Conservation and Development Area Council). In order to have traffic impact fees in the township, there needs to be an Act 209 Study which is required to charge impact fees, which would mean there would be a traffic engineer and a land use planner necessary to do the study which would determine the fees that may be charged in certain areas. The study involves analysis of roads, levels of traffic on the roads and costs to improve roads and among other things.
Additionally, McMahon Assoc., an engineering firm, is tentatively scheduled to give a presentation on Act 209 before the next meeting on April 7th, at 6:30 p.m. McMahon Assoc. Was one of the authors of Act 209 and is doing a study for Cumberland Township and Mt. Joy and Straban Townships. Awaiting further details.

Supervisor Hartley reported the tractor should be in by next week. There has been expressed interest in the Adopt-A-Highway program and research is being done to figure out the details of such a program.

Gil Picarelli reiterated that there will be a review of the wetlands/study area and would like Lori to draw up a letter to hand people stating said activity.


OLD BUSINESS
None


NEW BUSINESS
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to accept the resignation of Supervisor Biggins from the Franklin Township Board of Supervisors. Motion carried.

MOTION by Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to appoint Sandy Spence to fill Tim Biggins remaining term on the Franklin Township Board of Supervisors. Motion carried.

A recommendation was made by Jim Temchack to review the current solid waste ordinance alongside Wally Davis in order to update it to make more specific regulations on what constitutes a “junk vehicle”.

There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Lori J. Killinger
Office Manager/Treasurer
 


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING

March 10, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley and Dan Fetter

OTHERS PRESENT: Craig Zack, KPI Technology; Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer

The purpose of the hearing was to receive comments from the public regarding proposed adoption of the Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan Special Study Phase 1B - Cashtown, McKnightstown and Seven Stars Area ("Plan").

The hearing, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

Supervisor Hartley began the hearing by giving an opening statement addressing the purpose the Act 537 Plan and summarizing the significant findings and recommendations in the Plan.

The Supervisors proceeded to hear comments from the audience.

Bernard Lochbaum stated his concern is to make the sewer affordable and wait for grant money. Another concern is the location of sewer lines and possible removal of trees on his property. Picarelli, KPI Technology, responded by stating this Plan is conceptual. Until an official survey is completed the engineers won’t know exactly where the lines will be located.

Supervisor Hartley addressed the topic of funding. Hartley stated the Supervisors have made the Commissioners aware of the project and the need for future CDBG funding. Hartley added the projected range for monthly sewer fees is $67 to $110. If the township does not receive any funding the monthly fee will be closer to $110. Hartley stated after meeting with DEP and PennVest that it looks like the township has a good chance of receiving grant money and low interest loans.

Bernard Lochbaum asked if this sewer system will be pressurized with individual tanks. Picarelli responded that with the exception to a few homes it will be a gravity run system.

Kevin Lochbaum stated he has a relatively new sandmound. He inquired about the possibility of running the line through the property and tapping in when he has a problem with his current system 20 or 30 years in the future. Solicitor Walton Davis responded that to make a project like this feasible, the township must have a mandatory hookup ordinance which will state that any principle structure within 150 feet of the collection line must hook up to it. Davis added that a benefit to hooking up to a community system is that it usually increases the value of a house.

Rance Lochbaum asked if the properties along Poplar Springs will hook up to the system. Supervisor Hartley stated Poplar Springs was a separate phase of the Act 537 plan and that phase has been completed. Those properties will not be on the Cashtown/McKnightstown system.

Mr. Lochbaum asked if properties in Orrtanna on Orrtanna Road will be connected. Gil Picarelli stated those will be included in future plans. DEP mandated the rest of the township must be addressed in an Act 537 Plan after the project in Cashtown and McKnightstown is completed.

Dan Hemler inquired about who pays for the grinder pumps. He believes one may be necessary on his property. Gil Picarelli responded that the township will take the sewer line to the property line. The property owner is responsible for the rest. It won’t be known until the design phase which properties will need grinder pumps.

Mr. Hemler asked if a property owner will be able to make their own hookups. Picarelli responded yes, as long as it meets the township’s connection standards. It will need to be inspected.

Karen Bowling asked if residents will be using their own well water to flush. Supervisor Hartley responded yes.

Ms. Bowling asked if there have been any proven cases of sickness from drinking the well water. Supervisor Hartley stated that he is not aware of any. Gil Picarelli added that someone may be sick and not know why they’re sick.

Jim Gardner asked if he could have his septic tank pumped then run a line straight through it and hook up. Gil Picarelli responded that as long as the line was supported and embedded correctly that would be fine. Craig Zack added that there are certain DEP guidelines which address items such as required slope to the collection line.

Mr. Gardner asked what the homeowner should do with their sandmound after hooking up to the sewer. Picarelli responded that the sandmound can remain as is or it can be removed. The sandmound can be opened up, letting the sun dry it out over a couple weeks, and the sand can be considered clean fill according to DEP.

Paul Brasee inquired whether the plan showed two lines going up Orrtanna Road. Craig Zack responded yes, this is necessary to use gravity and to avoid the use of grinder pumps. Mr. Brasee stated he thought putting two lines in would increase the cost. Picarelli replied that the cost to put two lines in is probably less than the cost to install grinder pumps and maintain them in the future.

Andy Hansen inquired about the cost difference between residential and commercial properties. Craig Zack responded that EDU’s are assigned to a property based on water usage at that site. The township will have to adopt an ordinance that will establish the number of EDU’s per industry. For example, the school will probably be equivalent to 27 EDU’s. An individual homeowner will pay their bill based on one EDU. Solicitor Davis added that there would be a differentiation in billing for manufacturers or restaurants with quality problems that may put out anything in the sewage that requires a lot of treatment.

Mr. Hansen asked if a home in the Cashtown/McKnightstown area is not going to be connected to the sewer during this phase, will it most likely be connected in the next phase. Craig Zack replied, not necessarily, it would depend on factors such as location, gravity flow and the size of the property. The next phase of the Act 537 plan will look at the rest of the township outside of the Cashtown, McKnightstown, Seven Stars and Poplar Springs areas. Due to the large size of the township, there are a lot of areas that will probably never have sewer. It will most likely be recommended for those areas to have On-Lot Management Plans in place to ensure septic systems are regularly being pumped.

Kevin Bollinger expressed a concern that if 50 percent of the wells are contaminated why isn’t a water problem being addressed instead of a sewer problem. Secondly, he asked if a well is contaminated and the property hooks up to public sewer, will the well be of any use to the homeowner in the future. Gil Picarelli answered noone knows what is happening approximately 300 feet underground. DEP regulates the sewer not the water. There are factors in the water samples from the wells that are indicative of sewage contamination. Craig Zack added that the groundwater will most likely improve once these factors are eliminated.

Mr. Bollinger asked what it cost to complete the Act 537 plan. Gil Picarelli responded $40,000 to $60,000 and DEP will reimburse the township for 50 percent of the cost.

Mary Grimes inquired about the future use of the school’s sewer system. Gil Picarelli responded that they will have to connect to the township sewer system.

Ms. Grimes stated, according to the map, a the sewer line runs through South Mountain Farms and a lot of that area has just been planted with expensive trees. What happens in that case? Solicitor Davis responded that a lot depends on how the right-of-way is acquired. He stated when expensive things are in the way, alternative locations will be considered to place the pipe. Ms. Grimes asked if the township is going to expect a gift of a right-of-way and how that works. Solicitor Davis replied that first, the township will ask if anyone would like to donate their land to keep the cost of the system down. Second, the township will try to negotiate to come to an agreement with the property owner. If that fails, the township will resort to eminent domain and the township will take the land and pay the owner for it. When the engineers are working on the design phase they will look for the way to do the least harm to the property owner and to the township.

Dale Biesecker stated he was very glad to hear that the Supervisors are going through with the sewer plans. Mr. Biesecker asked if the sewage plant would be built with the capacity to only serve properties that will initially hook up or if it would be designed to accommodate future hook ups. Gil Picarelli stated that usually a plant is built a little bigger just in case someone else decides to hook up when it’s completed although, the township wouldn’t want it to be so much bigger that it put a burden on the tax payers. A balance must be reached. Picarelli stated a meeting has already been held with a few local land owners to address the possibility of future development. Developers will have the choice of paying now for the capacity they will require of the plant or pay later to expand the plant themselves. Supervisor Hartley stated the township is putting this sewer in to fix a problem as mandated by DEP, not to promote development. We’re trying to plan for development which may occur within the sewer lines.

Mr. Biesecker suggested that the township hire a grant writer when applying for grants. He also suggested setting up a program for people to pay in ahead of time. Solicitor Davis stated he knew of the opposite being done in Lake Meade. To ease the burden on sewer customers they were permitted to set up a payment plan, however this also entailed a lien against the properties until it was paid.

Mr. Biesecker asked what kind of inspection would be required for the line from the house to the main. Gil Picarelli said there will be certain criteria to follow regarding the connection, materials, slope and bedding. Solicitor Davis expects it will be as good as or better than the Construction Code requirements.

Jerry Heckman inquired if the sewer line would run up Flohrs Church Road and Misty Lane. Gil Picarelli responded as of right now, yes.

Mr. Heckman also asked if the homeowner would be required to remove the old tanks. Picarelli stated you don’t have to remove them, you can crush them or fill them. For safety sake, he recommends filling the tanks.

Jim Herring inquired about the location of the line along High Street. Gil Picarelli replied right now, this plan is conceptual but the plan shows the line going down the middle of the street.

Mr. Herring stated he is very much in favor of the sewer project and he doesn’t want to see it put off anymore.

John Barnes commended the Supervisors for their efforts and stated he is ready for the sewer to be built.

Denny White asked if the $3,000 hook up had to be paid up front or over a period of time. Gil Picarelli responded that it will be determined by the township whether they require the money right away or will take payments for a certain time period. Mr. White suggested a payment plan would probably be helpful to the senior citizens in the area who are on a fixed income. He stated he is also in favor of the sewer system as he has septic problems up on High Street.

Dave Sharrah, owner of 30 West Auto Sales, inquired if the sewer line could extend to his property near Crooked Creek Road. Craig Zack replied that although the study area included Seven Stars the sewer line won’t extend that way. This is due to several factors including the proposed location of the treatment plant, fewer septic problems in the Seven Stars area and a less concentrated population in that area. However, if it is determined during Phase 2 of Act 537 that Mummasburg needs a sewer system and it is economically feasible to hook into the Cashtown/McKnightstown system the sewer line may run by the Seven Stars area and Mr. Sharrah could hook up at that time.

Bill Hewitt, Municipal Water Authority member, suggested that when people in the sewer area come in for building permits, the township inform them if they will be required to hook up to the sewer so that they are not investing in other things. Mr. Hewitt also suggested that while the sewer lines are being put in it may be cost effective to also put in water lines and save on labor charges. Gil Picarelli responded that water and sewage lines cannot be put in the same trench. He believes a ten foot separation is required.

Supervisor Hartley reiterated that the township would pursue grants and low interest loans through agencies such as PennVest and RUS. Hartley recommended residents contact Representative Maitland, Senator Punt and Congressman Platts and request their support in the way of grant money. Also, the county commissioners should be contacted regarding Community Development Block Grants. Hartley stated he would write a standard letter describing the need for sewer and the need for financial assistance. Residents may take a copy of this letter and mail it to their elected officials. Hartley also urged residents to call the county commissioners.

Supervisor Hartley stated residents should occasionally check the website for updates and call the township building if there are any questions. The township is going to try and write quarterly newsletters to also keep residents up to date.

Supervisor Fetter reported that at the recent meeting with the PennVest representative the township was made aware of the process by which PennVest determines financial need. They look at the income level of the county as opposed to just that of the township unless an income survey is done. Currently, the average income listed for Adams County is $45,000 per household. To get a more accurate income level for the residents in the study area, the township will have a company send out income surveys. This will be a confidential survey and the Supervisors urge everyone to fill out the survey and send it back. This may help the township’s eligibility to get grants.

An audience member voiced his concern about the monthly fees for this system. Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology, explained that the monthly fee will be closer to the low end of the range, $67, if the township receives grant money. The high end, $110, was calculated as if no grant money is awarded. The audience member stated he thought $67 was still high. Picarelli responded that the $60 to $70 per month range is an average these days for a new sewer system.

Kevin Bollinger asked how many connections would be on the sewer. Picarelli stated there would be between 275 and 300 connections with approximately 360 EDU’s.

An audience member asked if a developer wants to develop after the sewer is constructed would they have to buy connections up front. Picarelli responded that a developer should approach the engineers now to discuss this, otherwise, the developer will pay later to expand the waste treatment plant.

A different audience member asked if a development is going in where the golf course is going to be. Supervisor Hartley stated the developer has proposed to put clustered housing in there. However, the ordinance states that he cannot do that until he has access to public water and public sewer.

Chairman Hartley closed the public hearing session at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

April 7, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer; Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Hartley, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and the March 10, 2005 public hearing as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried.

GUESTS

Conway Williams, a realtor representing a resident on Seven Stars Road, was present to get the opinion of the Supervisors on two different development options for a property on Seven Stars Road. One option consisted of a single driveway which would serve three properties, however, it did not comply with the current zoning ordinance because the cul-de-sac was too long. The other option was less dense with homes, however, the separate parallel driveways were within one hundred feet of each other and appeared unattractive. Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairman, stated the Planning Commission liked the second option. Supervisor Hartley stated he agreed with the Planning Commission.

Guests who were present concerning the proposed revisions to the junkyard ordinance addressed the Supervisors.

Jeff Smith asked for a summary of the proposed ordinance. Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer James Temchack stated there are vehicles sitting in private yards and repair facilities that have been sitting around for a long time. There is no language in the current ordinance requiring junk vehicles to be removed from a property. This ordinance defines, in more detail, a "junk vehicle". Solicitor Davis read the proposed ordinance.

Mr. Smith asked if vehicles being restored by a hobbyist would fall into the "junk vehicle" category. Solicitor Davis responded yes, if the hobbyist has three or more of these vehicles. Temchack added that a person can get a permit to keep the vehicles in a building.

Supervisor Hartley stated the major areas of concern with junk vehicles are along Route 30 near Tick Tock and the former Mr. Ed’s, however, the ordinance affects the entire township.

Jay Forsythe expressed his concern about other people telling him what he can and cannot do with his property. He stated if something is sitting on his own ground it’s not hurting anybody else. Supervisor Hartley stated it may be affecting someone else if it’s an eyesore or it presents a hazard.

John Cluck stated he planted bushes and put up walls to block the view of a couple cars he plans to restore.

Donnie Kimple asked what is being done up at Tick Tock. Supervisor Hartley stated this is what has to be done to address that kind of problem. Mr. Kimple asked if it is necessary for private homes to also be addressed. Supervisor Fetter stated the township cannot apply an ordinance to one area and leave the rest of the township alone.

Bill Hewitt stated the ordinance is vague and gave several examples. Solicitor Davis stated the Commonwealth Court found this language to be appropriate, legal, not over broad and not vague in an identical ordinance.

Supervisor Hartley stated the Board would take into account all of the comments received and make any necessary revisions.

Frank Garlach expressed his concern with the proposed ordinance. He stated he has three vehicles in his yard that are being restored. Mr. Garlach asked the Board to come up with something a little more reasonable. He stated "your junk is not mine".

Heidi Meyers stated she doesn’t have anything against vehicle hobbyists. She stated she is glad the Supervisors are proposing this ordinance. She expressed concern about the gasoline, oil and transmission fluids that may leak out of junk vehicles and contaminate the groundwater.

Charles Barnes stated the way the ordinance is written, people are inadvertently being tread on that weren’t part of the original focus and he asked Solicitor Davis if it could be written better to avoid that. Solicitor Davis stated this is the same ordinance that applies to four or five other townships that he is personally familiar with. He stated there are no claims of rights being taken away in those townships. It is the large obvious junkyards that are causing problems that are being addressed.

Roger Forsythe stated most complaints are pertaining to those properties on Route 30 with junk vehicles. The back roads don’t have as much of an impact on everybody. Supervisor Hartley stated the township gets complaints from all through the township. Mr. Forsythe stated the Supervisors are not Police. They should not have the power or the authority to rule on this just because a couple people complained.

Barb Forsythe opposed the proposed ordinance.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #4

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve Bill List #4, General Fund checks 23938-24034 totaling $70,592.28 and Sewer Fund check 1036 totaling $28.11. Motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLANS

None

FINAL PLANS

None

REPORTS

Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster, issued the Roadmaster’s report. Grove reported that brush cutting was completed on Sunset Road, Flohrs Church Road between Route 30 and Tillietown Road, Glenwood Drive, Seven Stars Road, Silo Road, Mt. Carmel Road, Ragged Edge Road, Scott School Road, Pine Valley Road, Plantation Road and Club Road. The road crew patched potholes on township roads and were continuing to put tiles in on Hilltown Road. The dirt section of Poplar Springs Road had been graded.

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, reported that for the month of March there were 3 UCnC building permits and 6 land use permits issued with a construction value of $184,000.00. In addition, 4 use and occupancy certificates and 3 demolition permits were issued.

Temchack received 1 application for a zoning hearing. Temchack issued 2 verbal warnings, 1 written warning and addressed 2 complaints. Currently, Temchack is working on updating ordinances concerning signs, solid waste and illumination.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer, reported that the township received the State Liquid Fuels money. The auditors from Stambaugh Ness were in to conduct the yearly audit.

They will be submitting the Annual Audit and Financial Report to DCED shortly.

In addition, DCED will send a contract to the township for the tractor/mower grant. Once the contract is signed, DCED should have our grant money within 6-8 weeks.

Gil Picarelli presented the Supervisors with the Act 537 plan. Picarelli stated the necessary revisions had been made and it was ready to send to DEP. Picarelli read the revisions aloud. Picarelli stated the Supervisors could approve of the Act 537 plan by passing a resolution. Solicitor Davis stated his concern with the whole plan is that it depends on the amount of financing the township will receive. Davis recommended that language be added to the last line of the resolution and the entire line would read "the municipality hereby assures the Department of the complete and timely implementation of the said plan as required by law if funding is obtained so that the project is economically feasible".

Supervisor Hartley stated a newsletter is going to be sent out to future Cashtown and McKnightstown sewer customers updating them on the sewer project. Sample letters to the local elected officials will also be included in the mailing for the residents to send. The letters request that the elected officials and county commissioners do what they can to help the township acquire funding for the project.

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to adopt Resolution 2005-04 authorizing the submission of the Act 537 plan to DEP pending the statement "if funding is obtained so that the project is economically feasible" is added to the last sentence. Motion carried.

Supervisor Hartley asked about the status of aerial surveying. Picarelli stated the area has been flown. Control points have to be set up.

In addition, Celia with KPI Technology is going to start looking for Bog turtle habitat.

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to advertise and bid the 2005 road materials to be opened at the May 5th Board of Supervisors Meeting. The 2005 road materials and conditions are 6,000 ton #2 stone, 4,000 ton #1b stone, 6,000 ton #2a aggregate, 2,000 ton #2b stone, 1,000 #3 stone, 3,000 ton #3a stone, 1,000 ton rip rap, 2,000 ton anti-skid, 250 ton cold patch, 75,000 gal. E5 emulsion, 10,000 gal. E3, 70,000 gal. E3M emulsion, 5,000 gal. RC-250, 20,000 gal. premium diesel fuel, 5,000 gal. mid grade gasoline, 250 gal. kerosene.

The following conditions apply to the bid: 1) All road emulsion shall be delivered to specified location within 15 hours of request. 2) The E-5, E-3, E-3M, & RC 250 emulsion will be let as a total package: (ie: One company will be awarded the bid on all three emulsions) 3) Successful bidder shall provide the following: a double drum, dual drive steel wheel vibratory roller w/ operator, dust truck w/ operator, water truck w/ operator and paver w/ operator. Hourly rate for Midland motor paver, roller, dust truck and water truck w/ operators shall be listed on the bid. The distributor feeding the motor paver shall be capable of holding a minimum of 2,800 gallons of emulsion. Motion carried.

Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairman, reported that there is talk of CDBG money not being available in the future. She recommended letters be sent to our senators and congressman.

In addition, Bush reported that the Planning Commission approved the change in minimum lot size for the open space zone to be 20 acres as well as some changes in sign requirements.

Bush gave an update on the multi-municipal comprehensive plan. It was discussed at the last project meeting to add a fruit grower, a fruit processor and representatives from the two school districts to the steering committee. The county planning department is working on a RFP for the project. At least three people will help interview planners for the project.

Supervisor Hartley addressed Randall Tenney in the audience regarding his property in the industrial zone. Hartley stated the Planning Commission voted to change the zone of his property to agricultural. Mr. Tenney was in agreement with the change.

Supervisor Hartley addressed Jim Pennington in the audience regarding the change in the open space zone. Hartley stated the Supervisors were going to make a motion to make the change and there would be a public hearing in June to receive public comment on the change.

Mr. Pennington was concerned that the change would decrease the value of his farm in the open space zone and he stated he was opposed to the change. Merry Bush stated the Planning Commission decided to change it back to 20 acres to preserve large tracts of open space. Hartley stated John Newell, Planning Commission member, initially brought it to the attention of the Supervisors that the five acre lot size requirement was not accomplishing the township’s goal to preserve open space and the Supervisors agreed. Mr. Pennington stated it was not fair to change it back from 5 acres to 20 acres. Merry Bush read from the zoning ordinance the Purpose of Open Space. Mr. Pennington stated this jeopardizes the value of his farm. Supervisor Spence stated the value of her farm is also limited since she’s in the agricultural zone and can only develop 30 percent. Mr. Pennington stated he didn’t feel it was fair for 3 people (the Board) to make this decision.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to authorize the Solicitor and Engineer to make the necessary changes to the open space zone and authorize those changes to be sent to the Adams County Office of Planning and Development for review and set the date for public hearing date for June 2, 2005 at 6:30 and authorize its advertising. Motion carried.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to adopt Resolution 2005-03, the Adams County National Bank Resolution. Motion carried.

The Junkyard and Junk Dealers Ordinance 2005-01 was postponed to make changes.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to tentatively adopt the Shared Appeals Board Agreement and Shared Appeals Board Ordinance 2005-02 and authorize its advertising. Motion carried.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the personnel pay increases for Assistant Roadmaster to $14.09, Road Crew employee to $13.59 and Assistant Secretary to $12.00. Motion carried.

There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
May 5, 2005


SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence
OTHERS PRESENT: Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried.

GUESTS
Joel Riddlemoser, Flohrs Church Road resident, expressed concern over garbage that was being dumped along Flohrs Church Road on Knouse Food’s property. Supervisor Hartley stated the road crew could pick it up and put up “no dumping” signs.

Dennis Bishop was present to get the Supervisors’ opinion on a proposed subdivision of a parcel in Mummasburg belonging to Robert H. Welty. The parcel is landlocked from any public road. The only access to the property is a private road that crosses other properties. The private road would extend greater than 500 feet to reach the subdivision. Solicitor Davis stated he would review the proposal and give an answer in writing to the township as to whether the proposal complies with the SALDO.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #5
MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve Bill List #5, General Fund checks 24035-24115 totaling $101,801.55, State Fund checks 6230-6237 totaling $54,688.85 and Sewer Fund checks 1037-1039 totaling $422.12. Motion carried.

REQUEST FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT EXONERATION
Jim Klipp had requested to be put on the agenda and was not present. No land development exoneration was granted.

REQUEST FOR TIME EXTENSION ON SUBDIVISION PLAN
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to grant Gary Grove an extension on his subdivision plan until August 4, 2005. Motion carried.


PRELIMINARY / FINAL PLANS
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the preliminary and final plan no. 05-255 of Jacob Bream on Orchard Road as submitted. Motion carried.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the preliminary and final plan no. 05-256 of Jacob Bream on Green Ridge Road as submitted. Motion carried.

REPORTS
Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, reported that for the month of April there were 12 UCnC building permits, 16 land use permits and 1 building permit renewal issued with a construction value of $1,175,500.00. In addition, 12 use and occupancy certificates, 2 driveway permits, 1 home occupation permit, 3 sign permits, 1 demolition permit and 3 flea market and yard sale permits were issued.
Temchack also issued 2 verbal warnings and 1 stop work order and addressed complaints regarding junk vehicles. Currently, Temchack is working on updating ordinances concerning signs and vehicles.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer, reported that Larry from Representative Steve Maitland’s office called to say that they had received numerous letters from residents regarding the Cashtown/McKnightstown sewer project. Larry asked that the township keep their office up to date on the sewer project. He stated that upon completion of the Single Application for Assistance by the township, Steve Maitland would deliver the application to Harrisburg himself on our behalf.

Craig Hartley, Road Superintendent, issued the Roadmaster’s report for the month of April. Brush was cut on Mountain Road, Miltonberger Road, Bottom Road, Hilltown Road, Crooked Creek Road and at the water company on Old Route 30. The road crew has been patching pot holes. The tiles have been replaced on Hilltown Road in preparation for the paving project. The intersections in the township have been swept. The road crew is starting to grade the dirt roads. The 3A stone for Hilltown Road and Spigot Valley Road projects have been hauled and milling is scheduled to begin on Monday. New 4-way stop signs were installed at the intersection of Mountain Road and Miltonberger Road and Adams County Crime Stoppers signs were also installed. The brush on Glenwood Drive was cleaned up. Two driveway permits were issued. Two road complaints were addressed and resolved. The new tractor/mower arrived at the township yesterday.

Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology, suggested a meeting be scheduled with the Supervisors to discuss the next steps in the sewer project including a meeting with Thomas Norman, funding and meeting with the local elected officials.

OLD BUSINESS

Opening of the 2005 Road Materials Bids
STONE:
Valley Quarries, Inc. was the only bidder for stone. They bid the following:
FOB
#2 $7.00 ton
#1-B $8.50 “
#2-A $5.75 “
#2-B $7.00 “
#3 $6.75 “
#3-A $5.85 “
Rip rap $9.00 “
Anti-skid $6.80 “
Cold patch $48.00 “

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to award Valley Quarries, Inc. the 2005 aggregate bid. Motion carried.

ROAD OILS:
Hammaker East Ltd.
E-5 $1.17 gal. delivered
E-3 $1.07 “ ”
E-3M $1.20 “ ”
RC-250 $2.05 “ ”
Paver w/ operator $180.00/hr
Roller w/ operator $57.00/hr
Dust truck w/ operator $53.00/hr
Water truck w/ operator $0.00/hr

Wilson Paving
E-5 $1.22 gal. delivered
E-3 $1.18 “ ”
E-3M $1.28 “ ”
RC-250 no bid
Paver w/ operator $185.00/hr
Roller w/ operator $78.00/hr
Dust truck w/ operator $70.00/hr
Water truck w/ operator $45.00/hr

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to award Hammaker East Ltd. the 2005 emulsion bid. Motion carried.
FUEL:
Shipley Energy Co. Inc.
Premium diesel fuel $1.7906 gal.
Mid-grade gasoline $1.7153 “
Kerosene $1.6610 “

McDannell Oil submitted also submitted a bid for premium diesel fuel. Solicitor Davis stated McDannell Oil’s bid was a nonconforming bid with no signature and no bid bond.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to award Shipley Energy the 2005 fuel bid. Motion carried.

Supervisor Hartley stated that the Supervisors were not going to change the junkyard ordinance or nuisance vehicle ordinance as discussed at the previous meeting. An amendment may be made to §175-68 Vehicle rental, sales, service and/or repair facility of the zoning ordinance. The amendment would be the inclusion of the following:

E. Except as otherwise provided herein, the storage of motor vehicles that do not have current and valid inspection stickers on vehicle rental, sales, service and/or repair facilities is prohibited. Such facilities may maintain on the premises, for a period no more than sixty (60) days, motor vehicles that do not have current and valid inspection stickers or which are otherwise deemed “junk”, provided that such vehicles are there to be repaired or are there for temporary storage prior to being sent elsewhere for repair or permanent disposal. Any vehicle that does not have a current and valid inspection sticker, or is otherwise classified as “junk” and remains on the said property for more than sixty (60) days without being fully repaired, operational, registered and inspected shall be deemed to be the storage of junk and the creation and maintenance of a junkyard as that term is defined in this Chapter and in Chapter 96.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to authorize the amendment to §175-68 Vehicle rental, sales, service and/or repair facility - Ordinance 2005-01 be sent to the Adams County Office of Planning and Development and the Franklin Township Planning Commission for review, to tentatively adopt the Ordinance, to set the date for public hearing for July 7, 2005 at 6:30pm and to authorize its advertising. Motion carried.

Supervisor Hartley stated, after the last meeting, the Supervisors decided that changing the minimum lot size in the Open Space zone from 5 acres to 20 acres was drastic and not fair. Supervisor Hartley stated he made a chart for the Open Space ordinance, showed it to the other two Supervisors and sent it to KPI Technology and Solicitor Davis for review. The Planning Commission reviewed it the previous evening and were in favor of the revised ordinance. Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, stated the Planning Commission recommended the elimination of number 3 in paragraph I and the revision of number 2 so it reads “all other structures shall be set back a distance at least equal to their height from all property lines, but not less then required minimum setback distances”.
Dennis Bishop, resident, expressed concern that paragraph I, number 2, was still restrictive even after the proposed change.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to authorize Ordinance 2005-03, Changes to the open space zone, be sent to the Adams County Office of Planning and Development for review, to tentatively adopt the Ordinance, to set the date for public hearing for July 7, 2005 at 6:30pm and to authorize its advertising. Motion carried.

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, presented some proposed changes in regards to signs. The changes included increasing the permitted sign for home occupations to six square feet, designating that the size for signs attached to buildings can be up to one square foot per linear foot of the building, authorizing portable signs to be used in all zones and not exceeding 30 days and revising the portable signs for businesses requirement to state that a sign permit is required, the sign must be removed when not in use and/or at the end of the seasonal event, the sign is for temporary use only and can be up to 36 square feet.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to authorize Ordinance 2005-04, Amendments to sign requirements, be sent to the Adams County Office of Planning and Development for review, to tentatively adopt the Ordinance, to set the date for public hearing for July 7, 2005 at 6:30pm and to authorize its advertising. Motion carried.

Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, reported the Planning Commission scheduled another zoning workshop for June to discuss shared driveways and number of livestock permitted per acre. Bush also asked for permission to complete an interest form for byways. Supervisor Hartley reviewed the form. Bush stated Mary Lower would be attending the Conservation by Design workshop in May and some other Planning Commission members will be attending the Municipalities and Agriculture workshop.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to reschedule the date for the public hearing on the zoning map change to July 7, 2005 at 6:30pm. Motion carried.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to adopt Ordinance 2005-02, the Shared Appeals Board Ordinance, and the Shared Appeals Board Agreement. Motion carried.
NEW BUSINESS
Supervisor Hartley stated that some residents have expressed interest in a program similar to the Adopt a Highway program.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to adopt the Adopt a Roadway program. Motion carried.

Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology, discussed some changes to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance in regards to road specifications. Solicitor Davis suggested road specifications be described by resolution since changes may occur year to year. Solicitor Davis would write the resolution and ordinance for the June meeting.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Resolution 2005-05, the update to the Emergency Management Plan. Motion carried.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer, discussed some changes to the fee schedule including the fee increase for junkyard permits to $150.00, the addition of a $1.00 fee for a Franklin Township road map, the addition of a $6.00 fee for the “You Can Build it Book” and specifying in the fee schedule that a permit extension is valid for up to one year.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to adopt Resolution 2005-06, the revised Franklin Township Fee Schedule. Motion carried.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to authorize the advertisement of public bid of the 1987 Ford tractor with boom mower, side mower and front end loader bucket and the inclusion of the clause “the township reserves the right to refuse all bids”. Motion carried.


There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 8:46 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Lori J. Killinger
Office Manager/Treasurer
 


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP SPECIAL MEETING
May 11, 2005


SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence
OTHERS PRESENT: Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at
8:30 a.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

There were no guests in the audience and Killinger noted that this special meeting had been properly advertised.

The meeting was scheduled to discuss changes to the proposed Open Space Ordinance. The Supervisors discussed the necessity of paragraph I.2. in the proposed ordinance which read “all other structures shall be set back a distance at least equal to their height from all property lines, but not less then required minimum setback distances.” Supervisor Spence stated she didn’t think this line was necessary. Supervisor Hartley agreed stating the zoning ordinance does not include this language in the other zones.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to authorize the removal of this language from the proposed Open Space Ordinance, authorize the revised ordinance be sent to Adams County Planning and Development for review, set July 7, 2005 as the date for the public hearing and authorize its advertising. Motion carried.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager, reported that the fuel bid awarded at the May Board of Supervisors meeting was incomplete. The bid from Shipley Energy Co. did not have a bid bond. The other bid for fuel was also incomplete as it did not have a bid bond and was not signed.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to repeal the motion from the May 5th Board of Supervisors meeting to award Shipley Energy Co. the fuel bid due to an incomplete bid package and to advertise and re-bid fuel for 2005, bids to be opened at the June 2nd Board of Supervisors meeting. Motion carried.

The Supervisors discussed the implementation of traffic impact fees. Killinger stated that prior to Solicitor Davis drafting an Interim Fee Resolution, the Supervisors should identify the members to be included on the advisory board and identify the traffic improvement districts.


MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to authorize the Solicitor to draft an Interim Fee Resolution and authorize its advertising. Motion carried.

Supervisor Hartley asked Supervisor Spence what was to be discussed at the next Planning Commission zoning workshop. Supervisor Spence stated they were to discuss the control of animals and livestock walking on sandmounds and the issue of shared driveways. The Supervisors agreed that controlling animals on sandmounds was not an issue to be handled by the Planning Commission and Supervisors. Supervisor Hartley stated the issue should be addressed by the SEO or Soil Conservation.
Supervisor Hartley asked Supervisor Spence if the Planning Commission was going to discuss allowing a driving range in the agricultural zone. Supervisor Spence said she would bring up the topic at the next Planning Commission meeting.

There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 9:26 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Lori J. Killinger
Office Manager/Treasurer
 


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP SPECIAL MEETING
May 17, 2005


SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence
OTHERS PRESENT: Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at
8:30 a.m. by the Vice-Chairman, Dan Fetter.

Joel Riddlemoser, Flohrs Church Road resident, was the only guest in the audience. Killinger noted that this special meeting had been properly advertised.

The meeting was scheduled to discuss the John Deere lease agreement as attached to these minutes. The Supervisors reviewed the lease agreement.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the John Deere Lease Agreement for the John Deere 6320 Tractor and Tiger boom mower and side rotary mower in the amount of $73,715.79 and to authorize the acquisition of insurance coverage for the equipment. Note that funds need to be budgeted each year for the next three years to make the lease payments. Motion carried.

Killinger presented the Supervisors with a ballot received from the Adams County Earned Income Tax Collection Agency. On this ballot a vote was required by Franklin Township regarding the merging of Adams and York County Earned Income Tax Bureaus.

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to vote in favor of the merge of the Adams County Earned Income Tax Collection Agency with the York Area Tax Bureau effective July 1, 2005. Motion carried.

Joel Riddlemoser mentioned that the garbage problem on Flohrs Church Road had been resolved.

There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 8:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Lori J. Killinger
Office Manager/Treasurer
 


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
June 2, 2005


SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence
OTHERS PRESENT: Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the minutes of the last meeting and the May 11th and May 17th special meetings as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried, 3-0.

GUESTS
Francis Garlach, Franklin Township resident, asked the Supervisors for an update on the junk car ordinance. Supervisor Hartley stated that the draft that was first presented was eliminated and now the ordinance draft pertained only to people who sell and repair cars. The public hearing for this ordinance will be held on July 7, 2005 at 6:30pm at the Municipal Building. Mr. Garlach expressed his appreciation for this change.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #6
MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve Bill List #6, General Fund checks 24116-24195 totaling $76,502.11, State Fund checks 6238-6243 totaling $25,401.77 and Sewer Fund checks 1040-1041 totaling $2,818.98. Motion carried, 3-0.

PRELIMINARY PLAN
Motion by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the Preliminary Plan No. 05-258 and the Non-Building Waiver for Gary Sterner of Flohr’s Church Road, pending KPI’s Comments. Motion carried, 3-0.

REPORTS
Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster, issued the Roadmaster’s report for the month of May. The milling on Spigot Valley Road and Hilltown Road had been completed and the road crew assisted Tyrone Township and Butler Township with their milling jobs. The new John Deere Tiger mower had been delivered. Brush had been cut on Bingaman Road and Spigot Valley Road as well as a small section on Orchard Road. The boom mower from the Tiger was removed and replaced with a side mower to begin mowing. The road crew will continue to cut holes and grade dirt roads when time permits. Maintenance and upkeep on all equipment was ongoing. The road crew met with KPI Technology regarding the Spigot Valley Road project and the project had started. Grove had a meeting with the Soil Conservation People and the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies from Penn State in regards to the Miltonberger road project and the job had been completed. Supervisor Hartley reported that 47 bags of garbage were collected on New Road by Adams County Juvenile Probation.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager, gave the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer’s report. Killinger reported that for the month of May there were 10 UCC building permits, 14 land use permits and 1 building permit renewal issued with a construction value of $377,000.00. In addition, 1 use and occupancy certificate, 1 driveway permit, 1 sign permit and 5 flea market and yard sale permits were issued. Temchack issued 4 verbal warnings, 9 written yard sale warnings, 87 written warnings and 1 citation. Flea Market vendors had complained that they dislike that customers were not permitted to park along Route 30. Township residents and businesses had voiced that they had seen a definite positive difference in parking and flea markets/yard sales along Route 30. So far, no known accidents related to these sales had occurred this season.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager, reported that Supervisor Spence, Craig Zack from KPI Technology and herself met with Gordon Walker who was a financial advisor with Public Financial Management. Mr. Walker could assist the township in acquiring financing for the Cashtown/McKnightstown sewer project. He suggested the township start accepting proposals from banks 3 months before the township will need the money. Cumberland Township had used Walker’s services also for their sewer projects.

Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, brought up the issue of adding language to the ordinance to allow for shared driveways. Additionally, she discussed the issue of domestic livestock and limiting the number of horses per acre. It was decided that was not necessary at this time, however, it was recommended that a committee be formed to explore the issue further. Also, it may be a good strategy to create workshops to educate people.


OLD BUSINESS
Opening of the Bids for 1987 Ford 6610 Tractor
The invitation to bid on the 1987 Ford 6610 tractor was properly advertised in the Gettysburg Times. The bids were:
Henry Walker $8011.00
Troy Warner $7206.05
The assistant Roadmaster mentioned that the hour meter on the tractor may not have been working properly and that the tractor was advertised to have 2900 hours.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to award Henry Walker the tractor bid, pending that he is informed of the hour meter possibly not working. Motion carried, 3-0.

Opening of the 2005 Fuel Bid
The invitation to bid on fuel was properly advertised in the Gettysburg Times. Shipley Energy Co. Inc. was the only bidder and bid the following:
Premium diesel fuel $1.6342 gal.
Mid-grade gasoline $1.6572 “
Kerosene $1.899 “
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to award Shipley Energy Co. Inc. the 2005 fuel bid. Motion carried, 3-0.

Solicitor Walton Davis discussed some changes to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance in regards to road specifications.
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to authorize the changes in the forms of Ordinances 2005-06 and 2005-07 be sent to the Township Planning Commission and Adams County Planning and Development for review, to tentatively adopt the Ordinances, to set the date for the public hearing for July 7, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. and to authorize their advertising. Motion carried, 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS
Supervisor Hartley stated that the an Interim Impact Fee Resolution was proposed which would allow the Township to charge a $1,000 interim traffic impact fee to anyone who builds a new home in the study area. The impact fees would be used for road improvements. An impact fee study would be done within the study area in Franklin Township to determine the actual traffic impact fee that may be charged in each traffic district. The approximate cost to do the study was $100,000.
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Resolution 2005-07-Traffic Impact Fee Resolution and to authorize its advertising. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the Adopt-A-Road Agreement with James C. McCabe. Motion carried.

There being no further business to conduct, meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Lori J. Killinger
Office Manager/Treasurer


Franklin Township, Adams County

Board of Supervisors

Public Hearing July 7, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; James Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer

The purpose of the hearing was to receive comments from the public regarding:

proposed Ordinance 2005-01, an ordinance amending Subsection E. of Section 175-68 (Vehicle rental, sales, service and/or repair facility) of Article VI (Standards for Uses) of Chapter 175 (Zoning) to limit to 60 days the presence of junk vehicles at such facilities;

proposed Ordinance 2005-03, an ordinance repealing Section 175-11 (Open Space Zone) of Article III (Zone Regulations) of Chapter 175 (Zoning), and replacing it with a new section

175-11 providing the purpose for the open space zone, prescribing uses allowed by right and by special exception, requiring the exclusion of rights of way and significant natural features from development areas of lots to be subdivided, prescribing building locations on such lots, providing a graduated scale of lots permitted based upon the size of the parent tract, requiring minimum lot areas and dimensions, and requiring an agricultural disclaimer notice on plats;

proposed Ordinance 2005-04, an ordinance amending Chapter 175 (Zoning): in chart A (Permitted Permanent Signs) to add signs (to be know on the chart as P-3C) for home occupations and to add signs (to be known on the chart as P-8C) for attached business signs parallel to building surface; in Chart B (Permitted Temporary Signs) to add signs (to be known on the chart as T-7A1) for portable use and to revise portable signs for business by requiring a permit for such signs, requiring them to be set back 10 feet, requiring their removal when the business is not open and at the end of the season for seasonal uses;

proposed Ordinance 2005-05, an ordinance amending Section 175-7.A. (Establishment of zones) of Article III (Zone Regulations) of Chapter 175 (Zoning) to provide for an amended map that changes the classification of certain properties from the industrial zone to the agricultural zone;

proposed Ordinance 2005-06, an ordinance amending Chapter 146 (Subdivision and Land Development) to: add a definition for "Pave or Pavement"; repeal existing Section 146.25.D and replace it with a reference to paving standards as prescribed by resolution of the Supervisors adopted from time to time; amending Section 146.25.O. to require pavement markings when curbs are not required; and , add a new Section 149-19.A.(6) to state when traffic impact studies are required as part of a final plan submission;

and proposed Ordinance 2005-07, amending Chapter 175 (Zoning) by adding a new Section 175-21.G., stating requirements for residential driveway aprons and driveway materials.

The hearing for the proposed Ordinances was advertised in the Gettysburg Times according to public notice with a notice of intent to adopt the Ordinances at the following monthly Board of Supervisors meeting.

The hearing, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The Supervisors proceeded to hear comments from the audience.

Tom Norman, of Chambersburg Road, asked why the Supervisors didn’t change the properties in the industrial zone to residential instead of agricultural in proposed Ordinance 2005-05. Supervisor Hartley stated that would not conform with the rest of the zoning. Mr. Norman requested that the Supervisors consider making those properties residential. Supervisor Hartley stated when the sewer comes in zoning will be reviewed.

There were no comments on proposed Ordinance 2005-01.

Charles Barnes, of Orrtanna Road, commended the Supervisors on proposed Ordinance 2005-03.

There were no comments on proposed Ordinance 2005-04.

There were no comments on proposed Ordinance 2005-06.

There were no comments on proposed Ordinance 2005-07.

Chairman Hartley closed the public hearing session at 6:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer


Board of Supervisors

July 7, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; James Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer; Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Supervisor Spence mentioned an error in the June minutes within Rivers Grove’s report. The June minutes stated that Grove had a meeting with the Adams County Land Conservancy and the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies. The correction was Rivers met with the Adams County Conservation District and the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried, 3-0.

GUESTS

Bob Sharrah, surveyor, posed a question regarding interpretation of the agricultural zoning ordinance and 35 acre farm lots. Solicitor Davis stated each plan needs to show what 70 percent is being preserved and what 30 percent is being developed. Sharrah asked what needs to be deducted along with a house on a 35 acre lot. Solicitor Davis stated, although it is not currently included in the ordinance, what is being contemplated is outlining the house, well and septic system area in some sort of geometric shape on the plans. Sharrah asked whether driveways are to be included in the development area since that may also have an agricultural use. Solicitor Davis stated that since only 1 plan has been submitted with 35 acre farm lots, any plans to come would be looked at on an individual basis by rule or reason. Sharrah suggested that on these farm lots, when proposed for residential use as well, something simple be assigned such as a base acre for the homestead area to make it easier. Solicitor Davis stated the township’s goal is to keep open areas so that if agriculture is desired to be pursued by an owner now or in the future it will be someplace where it can be pursued.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #7

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve Bill List #7, General Fund checks 24196-24279 totaling $63,472.06, State Fund checks 6244-6251 totaling $10,998.06 and Sewer Fund checks 1042-1050 totaling $4,822.23. Motion carried, 3-0.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley , seconded by Supervisor Fetter to approve the Stormwater Management Plan for the Gettysburg Youth Soccer Complex on Chambersburg Road, pending a comment is added stating if grounds become compacted from more use than was initially anticipated the landowner will be responsible for running the machine over the affected area to fix the problem and if it continues to be a problem the plan will be reviewed again. Motion carried, 3-0.

PRELIMINARY PLAN

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the sewage module for David Myers of Crooked Creek Road and to table the preliminary plan. Motion Carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve preliminary plan 05-260 and non-building waiver for Allen Beckett of Chambersburg Road. Motion Carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve preliminary plan 05-261 and sewage module for Jesus is Lord Ministries of Chambersburg Road. Motion Carried, 3-0.

FINAL PLAN

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve final plan 05-258 for Gary Sterner of Flohrs Church Road. Motion Carried, 3-0.

REPORTS

Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster, issued the Roadmaster’s report for the month of June. The road crew put down over 4 ton of cold patch and will be doing more when time permits. The new section of Spigot Valley Road is ready to pave but there is a lot more to do on the old part. Work continues on Hilltown Road. It is being prepared for paving as well. Bill has begun mowing for the summer. A lot of trash was gathered on Jack Road as well as on Poplar Springs Road. A sink hole was repaired on Mount Carmel Road. Also, the road crew assisted Butler Township with paving for 2 days. Turn downs were placed at the bridges on Hilltown Road and Flohrs Church Road. Four vehicles were inspected and serviced. The road crew had 3 road and general complaints. One has been resolved and they are working on the others which concern missing road signs.

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, gave the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer’s report. Temchack reported that for the month of June there were 6 UCC building permits and 10 land use permits issued with a construction value of $234,600.00. In addition, 15 use and occupancy certificates, 1 driveway permit, 2 storage and movable dwelling unit permits, 2 demolition permits and 4 flea market and yard sale permits were issued. Temchack issued 4

verbal warnings, 2 written yard sale warnings and 3 written warnings. Fourteen large "No Parking" signs were placed along the Flea Market area on Route 30. Flea Market vendors had complained that they dislike that customers were not permitted to park along Route 30 and they do not believe that the township has the authority to enforce the "No Parking" along Route 30, only local or state police can.

Lori Killinger, Office Manager, reported that a reimbursement check was received in accordance with the Sewage Facilities Act for 2004 in the amount of $5,581.87. In addition, Killinger reiterated her comments from the June meeting in regards to Gordon Walker, a financial advisor, who could aid the township in finding funding sources for the Cashtown/McKnightstown sewer project. Mr. Walker would need to start sending out requests for proposals to banks 3 months before the actual funding is needed. Supervisor Spence asked Killinger to check some of the references for Gordon Walker.

Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology, reported that the final plan for Hundredfold Farm was approved months ago and they met all the conditions. They will be submitting a bond.

Picarelli presented the Supervisors with Resolution 2005-09, the revised SEO rates fee schedule.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to adopt Resolution 2005-09, the revised SEO fee schedule. Motion carried, 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Ordinance 2005-01, the Amendment to Vehicle rental, sales, service and/or repair facility. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Ordinance 2005-03, the Open Space Zone Revision. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Hartley, to adopt Ordinance 2005-04, the Amendments to Sign Requirements. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to adopt Ordinance 2005-05, the Industrial to Agricultural Zoning Map Changes. Motion carried, 3-0.

 

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Ordinance 2005-06, the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Paving Amendments. Motion carried, 3-0.

No motion was made on proposed Ordinance 2005-07, Zoning Ordinance Apron Amendments.

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Hartley, to adopt Resolution 2005-08, the Paving Specifications Resolution. Motion carried, 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to authorize proposed Ordinance 2005-08 - Shared Driveway Amendment be sent to Adams County Planning and Development for review, tentatively adopt the ordinance, to set the date for the public hearing for September 8, 2005 at 7:15 pm and to authorize its advertising. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to hire Curtis Macbeth as the new road crew employee. Motion carried, 3-0.

There being no further business to conduct, meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer

 


 

Franklin Township, Adams County

Board of Supervisors

Special Meeting July 29, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at

8:15 a.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The special meeting was advertised in the Gettysburg Times. There were no guests in the audience.

The meeting was scheduled to discuss health insurance options, possible changes to the Franklin Township Personnel Policy and Procedures manual and proposals to perform an Act 209 study for the township.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the new health insurance plan referred to as PPO Blue Basic with High Rx through Highmark Blue Shield. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to remove from the Personnel Policy & Procedures Manual, Fringe Benefit, Medical Insurance section the following language: "An employee who declines to enroll in the medical insurance program will receive an additional $0.50 per hour in their pay rate." Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to accept Trans Associates proposal to perform the Act 209 study. Motion carried, 3-0.

Chairman Hartley closed the special meeting session at 8:30 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

August 4, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Craig Zack, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer; Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the minutes of the July 7th, 2005 public hearing and last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried, 3-0.

GUESTS

Conway Williams, a realtor representing Glenn and Kathy Zentz of Seven Stars Road, was present regarding the sewage module for 196 Seven Stars Road. Mr. Williams stated that there was discussion at the Planning Commission meeting regarding an Operations and Maintenance Agreement for Individual Residential Spray Irrigation Systems which would affect 2 of the 4 lots in this subdivision. Solicitor Davis suggested to the Supervisors that the Zentz sewage module could be approved pending KPI’s review of the Operations and Maintenance Agreement. Davis stated DEP would like to see this Agreement form attached to the sewage module for their own review. The person installing the spray irrigation system would be responsible for signing this Agreement.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Fetter, to approve the Sewage Module for Leonard and Kathy Zentz of Seven Stars Road, pending KPI’s comments. Motion carried, 3-0.

Scott Ham of 2830 Chambersburg Road had questions regarding subdividing his lot which is located partially in the commercial zone and partially in residential zone. His question pertained to the required lot width of his property. Solicitor Davis stated it was up to the Zoning Officer’s decision.

Additionally, Mr. Ham had questions regarding the ownership and maintenance of the roadway that runs through the property. Supervisor Hartley stated the township does not collect any Liquid Fuels money for this roadway. Mr. Rebert constructed this road. Solicitor Davis stated it was not the township’s road if it was never dedicated to the township and never officially accepted by the township.

Michael Yeager of Chambersburg Road had questions regarding his subdivision plan and would like to do a "non-building" declaration to get the 2 acres approved to be subdivided. Solicitor Davis stated he could do this as long as it was clearly stated on his subdivision plan that the property was not approved for sewage. Supervisor Hartley recommended that he speak with Bob Sharrah regarding a Non-Building Declaration.

Keven Bollinger, Franklin Township resident, had questions about the Cashtown/McKnightstown Sewer project and the status of the project. Supervisor Hartley stated that the township was awaiting a response from DEP.

The resident also mentioned that there was still a problem at the Route 30 and High Street intersection with the Gettysburg Marine Center’s boats blocking the line of sight for vehicles entering the intersection.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #8

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve Bill List #8, General Fund checks 24280-24382 totaling $73,250.91, State Fund checks 6252-6258 totaling $16,867.85 and Sewer Fund checks 1051-1053 totaling $2,618.29. Motion carried, 3-0.

REQUEST FOR TIME EXTENSION ON PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION PLAN

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to grant Gary Grove an extension on his subdivision plan until November 4, 2005. Motion carried, 3-0.

PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAN

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the preliminary/final subdivision plan 05-264 for Truly May Allison of Buchanan Valley Road. Motion carried, 3-0.

FINAL PLAN

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Hartley, to approve the final plan 05-259 for David Myers of Crooked Creek Road, pending the execution of owner’s acknowledgment. Motion carried, 3-0.

REPORTS

Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, reported that representatives from the Franklin Township Municipal Water Authority would be attending the Planning Commission’s September meeting to voice concerns regarding the future golf course.

Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster, issued the Roadmaster’s report. Grove reported that for month of July, work on Hilltown and Spigot Valley Roads had been ongoing and the roads would be ready for paving by the first of August. The road crew also did some more cold patching and will do more when time permits. Grove reported that they assisted Butler Township one day with putting down shoulder. Additionally, the township assisted Tyrone Township with paving for 1 day. They did 2 driveway permits on Orchard Road and Green Ridge Road. They were called in for flooding but it appeared to be a small amount of washout. They fixed a steel wheel roller. Rusty Ryan, with Adams County Conservation District, reported that he is happy with the job on Hilltown road so far. Upkeep continues on all of the equipment.

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, reported that for the month of July there were 12 UCnC building permits and 15 land use permits issued and 1 old style building permit renewal with a construction value of $628,500.00. In addition, 11 use and occupancy certificates, 2 driveway permits and 3 sign permits were issued. Temchack issued 2 verbal warnings and 2 written warnings.

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve Resolution 2005-10 - the consent to change of control of the cable franchise to Comcast. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the response that was drafted by KPI Technology to the DEP in reference to the Act 537 plan. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the appraisal of a portion of the Norman farm for the sewer plant and to approve the appraisal fee of $250.00. Motion carried, 3-0.

There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer

 


Franklin Township, Adams County

Board of Supervisors

Public Hearing September 8, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Craig Zack, KPI Technology; Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer; Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

The purpose of the hearing was to receive comments from the public regarding proposed Ordinance 2005-08, an ordinance amending Subsection C.(4) (Driveway location) of Section 175-21 (Driveways/access drives) of Article IV (General Provisions) of Chapter 175 (Zoning) to allow driveways to locate on and abut property lines when they are shared with the abutting property owner.

The hearing for the proposed Ordinance was advertised in the Gettysburg Times according to public notice with a notice of intent to adopt the Ordinance at the following monthly Board of Supervisors meeting. Written comments were received from the Adams County Office of Planning and Development prior to the public hearing.

The hearing, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:15 p.m. by Supervisor Sandra Spence.

The Supervisors proceeded to hear comments from the audience.

Joel Riddlemoser, of Flohrs Church Road, stated his approval of the proposed Ordinance.

There were no further comments from the audience.

Vice-Chairman Fetter closed the public hearing session at 7:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

September 8, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Craig Zack, KPI Technology; Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer; Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Vice-Chairman, Dan Fetter.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the minutes of the July 29th, 2005 special meeting and last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried, 2-0.

GUESTS

Ed Spence Sr. inquired about how to proceed with subdividing his two existing lots on Poplar Springs Road. The lots were currently deeded together but were shown as two separate tracts on the subdivision plan which was created prior to enactment of the zoning ordinance. Temchack stated the two lots could be combined and then it would be considered the parent tract from which he could subdivide off 30 percent. Solicitor Davis stated Mr. Spence could challenge the Zoning Officer’s determination in front of the Zoning Hearing Board, go to the Zoning Hearing Board and ask for a variance to violate the 30 percent rule or do as Temchack stated and put the two together in a deed and consider that the parent tract.

Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, had questions about how to best protect future buyers of the McFadden subdivision plan. Bush stated the Gettysburg Municipal Authority did tests on the McFadden property in 1992. The testing showed high levels of mercury. Bush inquired if the McFaddens should have the property tested again or if a note should be added to the subdivision plan recommending the purchasers test for mercury. Solicitor Davis stated it is the decision of the Board of Supervisors. Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology, agreed to analyze the numbers from the previous testing and to research what the cost would be for more testing. Action must be taken on the subdivision plan at the October 6th meeting.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #9

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve Bill List #9, General Fund checks 24383-24450 totaling $68,411.44, State Fund checks 6259-6262 totaling $13,416.48 and Sewer Fund checks 1054-1062 totaling $8,790.52. Motion carried, 2-0.

PRELIMINARY PLANS

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to table the preliminary plan for Leonard and Kathy Zentz of Seven Stars Road due to missing information on the plan. Motion carried, 2-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the preliminary plan for Daniel Glatfelter of Crooked Creek Road. Motion carried, 2-0.

FINAL PLANS

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the final plan for Allen Beckett of Chambersburg Road. Motion carried, 2-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the final plan and non-building declaration for Jesus Is Lord Ministries of Chambersburg Road. Motion carried, 2-0.

PLANNING MODULES

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the planning module for John and Hallie McFadden of Buchanan Valley Road. Motion carried, 2-0.

NON-BUILDING DECLARATION

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the non-building declaration for Trulymay Allison of Buchanan Valley Road. Motion carried, 2-0.

REPORTS

Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, reported that the joint comprehensive plan request for proposal will be going out this week or next week.

The Planning Commission did not look any further into conservation by design.

Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster, reported that the road crew hauled washed 1B stone to the stockpile to use tar and chipping. Both Hilltown Road and Spigot Valley Road have been paved and they will seal coat them in September. They picked up the 2004 International from the body shop in Harrisburg. In addition, they made a push plate for truck #12. They put in a new school bus turnaround on Mountain Road, attended PSATS’s course titled Roadmaster roundtable, and rented a Bobcat with a milling head to mill out the upper parts of Old Route 30. F&W Blacktop put hot mix in milled out spots. They were called in one day for wind and rain following Hurricane Katrina . They have been putting down cold patch trying to get roads ready to tar and chip. They continue upkeep on all equipment.

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, reported that for the month of August there were 6 UcnC Building Permits and 10 Land Use Permits, totaling $390,100.00. He issued 9 use and occupancy certificates. Additionally, he issued 4 verbal warnings, 2 "Stop Work Orders" and 24 written warnings. There were 2 complaints involving intersection sight distance and 1 involving subdivision and development. Additionally, he attended a PSATS course: "Duties of the Zoning Officer, a PCCA course : "Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement" and a PCCA course : "Building Code Official Certification". He gained Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry BCO Certification and he responded to the tornado damage in Mummasburg-EMA.

Supervisor Spence reported that the Cashtown Community Day was very successful and that they had a sewer map on display and encouraged people to write to their local elected officials regarding funding for the Cashtown/McKnightstown sewer project.

Supervisor Fetter added that when the Cashtown Fire Department siren sounds a single horn a tornado warning has been issued and residents should seek shelter. Residents can seek shelter inside the Franklin Township Elementary School basement.

Craig Zack, KPI Technology, reported that the township received a letter from DEP approving the Act 537 plan. The bog turtle survey documented that there were no bog turtles found and that the township could proceed to the next phase. There will be a wastewater trade show held in Washington D.C. in October and it will be an excellent opportunity to look at equipment for the sewer project. The Supervisors are invited to attend.

OLD BUSINESS

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve Gordon Walker as the financial advisor for the township. Motion carried, 2-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Ordinance 2005-08 - Shared Driveway Amendment. Motion carried, 2-0.

NEW BUSINESS

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the Adopt-A-Road agreement for Gerald Deighton. Motion carried, 2-0.

 

There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer

 


Franklin Township, Adams County

Board of Supervisors

Regular Meeting

October 6, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Craig Zack, KPI Technology; Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer; Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the minutes of the September 8th, 2005 public hearing and last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried, 3-0.

GUESTS

Bob Sharrah presented the Supervisors with a letter from Tom McGlaughlin. Sharrah stated McGlaughlin wanted to make the Supervisors aware that he has some property on Seven Stars Road and that he is interested in connecting to the Cashtown/McKnightstown sewer system in the future. Supervisor Hartley responded that the sewer will not be extending that far initially.

Vicki Huffaker, Care Management Supervisor for the Adams County Office for Aging, was present to thank the Supervisors for their support and to answer any questions the Supervisors may have. Huffaker stated the Office for Aging served 93 people in Franklin Township last year. She added that the money donated from townships is used for services only.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #10

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve Bill List #10, General Fund checks 24451-24559 totaling $78,529.56, State Fund checks 6263-6265 totaling $88,192.89 and Sewer Fund check 1062 totaling $25.98. Motion carried, 3-0.

SEWAGE MODULES

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the sewage module for William Miller of Buchanan Valley Road. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the sewage module for Daniel Glatfelter of Crooked Creek Road pending approval of the maintenance agreements by the Solicitor and KPI. Motion carried, 3-0.

PRELIMINARY PLAN

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the preliminary plan for Gary and Cindy Grove of Buchanan Valley Road pending KPI’s comments are addressed. Motion carried, 3-0.

PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAN

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the preliminary/final plan and the planning waiver for James Ritchie of Orrtanna Road pending the development area is shown on the plan. Motion carried, 3-0.

FINAL PLANS

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the preliminary plan, final plan and spray irrigation agreement for Leonard and Kathy Zentz of Seven Stars Road. Motion carried, 3-0.

There was discussion regarding the number of samples the Supervisors required to be tested for Mercury within this subdivision area. Craig Zack, KPI Technology, stated he spoke with Fred at LABS and instructed him to take two soil samples per lot and one well sample. The McFaddens stated that they were not told how many samples to take. They had two samples taken from the area which tested high in the initial tests performed by the Gettysburg Municipal Authority. The results from the two samples were well below the limit. Mr. McFadden said they would additionally test the well but nothing more.

Supervisor Hartley asked Craig Zack, KPI Technology, what his recommendation was to clear this issue. Zack recommended a water sample be taken at the minimum. Zack stated he made the initial recommendation to sample each lot so that each lot would be cleared individually and there would be no question where the initial "hot spot" was. Zack stated he stands by his original recommendation. Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology, suggested taking one well sample and four soil samples from locations selected by KPI. Supervisor Spence agreed with Picarelli. Supervisor Fetter suggested KPI and McFaddens agree on the test locations. Mr. McFadden stated he would choose the locations to be tested. Solicitor Davis told Mr. McFadden that the Supervisors can choose to deny his plan if he doesn’t do as they ask.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the preliminary plan for John and Hallie McFadden of Buchanan Valley Road pending the results of 4 soil samples taken from areas selected by KPI and 1 water sample. Motion carried, 2-1, with Supervisor Fetter opposing KPI solely selecting the soil testing spots.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the preliminary plan, final plan and sewage module for Thomas and Jamie McGlaughlin of Chambersburg Road. Motion carried, 3-0.

REPORTS

Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster, reported that the road crew helped Tyrone, Cumberland and Butler Township with tar and chipping. They finished cold patching all the roads that needed to be done. The upper end of Old Route 30, Hilltown Road, upper end of Poplar Springs Road and Spigot Valley Road were tar and chipped. The following roads were spot shot: Scott School, Peach Tree, Jack, Hickory Bridge, Ragged Edge, Greenridge, Bingaman, Flohrs Church, Winding, Blue Ribbon, Apple Way, New, Church, Newman, Goldenville, lower end of Hilltown, Bottom, Mt. Carmel and Pleasant Valley Roads, Railroad Lane, lower end of Old Route 30, Mountain Top Estates and Glennwood Drive. Dirt sections of Flohrs Church and Winding Road were hardened. Two tiles were put it on Flohrs Church Road. Tiles and poles on Mountain Road were marked to be replaced. The road crew is starting to grade all dirt roads, is working on sign inventory and continuing upkeep on all equipment.

Supervisor Hartley added that Alpha Space is painting the yellow lines on various roads, he completed the road completion report for PennDot and the salt bins are full.

Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, reported that for the month of September there were 10 UCnC Building Permits,12 Land Use Permits and 1 building permit renewal, with a construction value totaling $408,200.00. He issued 2 use and occupancy certificates, 2 driveway permits, 1 home occupation permit, 1 sign permit, 1 demolition permit and 1 flea market/yard sale permit. Additionally, he issued 2 verbal warnings, 2 written warnings and 1 citation. He addressed 3 complaints. Additionally, he attended a PCCa Course: "Code Administration Essentials" and a PA State Fire Academy Training Program: "2005 Pipeline Emergency Response".

Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer, reported that she submitted the reimbursement package to DEP for the Cashtown/McKnightstown Act 537 Plan. Killinger stated that the township should be reimbursed approximately $46,000.00.

Supervisor Fetter asked Temchack to aggressively enforce the new junk car ordinance. Fetter asked for a report on each lot.

Supervisor Spence stated she noticed an improvement at Tick Tock and stated the Road Crew was doing a good job on the roads.

Craig Zack, KPI Technology, recommended interim financing for the Cashtown/McKnightstown sewer project in the form of a line of credit in the amount of $600,000.00.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to authorize Gordon Walker, financial advisor, to seek interim financing in the amount of $600,000.00 for the completion of the design phase of the sewer project. Motion carried, 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the RB Enterprises Holding Tank Permit Agreement. Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to set Trick-or-Treat for October 31, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Motion carried, 3-0.

Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, asked the Supervisors to consider what the township staff is worth when working on the 2006 budget. Bush commented that, from personal experience, she knows the township staff works real hard.

There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 8:23 p.m.


Franklin Township, Adams County
Board of Supervisors
Regular Meeting
November 3, 2005


SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence
OTHERS PRESENT: Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer.

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors. Motion carried, 3-0.

GUESTS
Deb Flake would like to revisit the dog barking ordinance. Additionally, she would like to consider a stray cat ordinance.

Tom McGlaughlin raised a question regarding the request for sewage capacity when the sewer project is completed. The Supervisors advised that a letter was sent and the contents of the letter stated that zoning changes would not be entertained until the sewer systems were operational. Zoning in the affected area will be readdressed until atleast 2009. Questioned whether he could buy into the project. The supervisors agreed to look into the question.

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #11
MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve Bill List #11, General Fund checks 24560-24645 totaling $183,938.32, State Fund check 6266 totaling $629.43 and Sewer Fund checks 1064-1067 totaling $2,953.10. Motion carried, 3-0.

PLANNING WAIVER
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence to table the Ed Spence Jr. Hilltown Road Planning. Motion carried, 3-0.

SEWAGE MODULES
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to table the sewage module for Neil Beck, Belmont Road. Motion carried, 3-0.


MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to table the sewage module for Aquillas Peachey, Poplar Springs Road. Motion carried, 3-0.

FINAL PLANS
MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter to approve the final plan for John and Hallie McFadden, Buchanan Valley Road pending DEP approval and shared driveway wording approved by the solicitor. Motion carried, 3-0.

REPORTS
Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer reported that for the month of October there were 8 uCnC Building Permits, 9 Land Use Permits and 1 Old Style Building Permit Renewal with a construction value of $359,000.00. He issued 14 Use and Occupancy Certificates and 2 Driveway Permits. Additionally, he issued 2 verbal warnings and 17 written warnings. He sent letters to thirteen Auto Service Facilities and gave the owners 60 days to get their cars up-to-date.

Craig Hartley, Road Superintendent gave the Roadmaster report for October 2005, stating that Franklin Township assisted on day with tar and chipping in Tyrone Township. They swept the upper part of Old Route 30, the upper part of Hilltown Road and Spigot Valley Road. All the lines have been painted that needed to be. They are still working on grading all dirt roads when the weather permits. They are cleaning out the drain tiles on the dirt roads and putting berm down on Spigot Valley road and Hilltown Roads. They put up an Adopt-A-Road sign on Jack Road where there were 4 signs and part of Mt. Carmel Road. They worked on a new John Deere and put the boom mower back on and a full service was done and Cumberland Township and Butler Township will share it with us. They got 2 trucks ready for inspection and rest ready for winter. They picked up the new Stihl cut saw. They continue the upkeep and maintenance on all equipment.

Supervisor Fetter reported that he accompanied Craig Zach to the Westec Convention in Washington D.C. for the sewer plans convention and he was pleased with what he learned.

Merry Bush went to a water resource protection seminar and acquired a great deal of valuable information.

Sandy Spence thanks the Township for the donation to the Fire Company.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, Seconded by Supervisor Fetter to tentatively adopt the Monocacy River Stormwater Management Ordinance for December 8, 2005 and to authorize it’s advertizing. Motion Carried. 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS
None

NEW BUSINESS

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, Seconded by Supervisor Spence to tentatively adopt the proposed 2006 budget for December 8, 2005 meeting and authorize the advertizing. Motion Carried, 3-0

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, Seconded by Supervisor Fetter to approve Joe Pierce with Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC, as Bond Counsel for Cashtown/McKnightstown sewer project and authorize them to advertize the special meeting to be held November 16th at 3:30 P.M. Motion Carried. 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, Seconded by Supervisor Spence to approve Land and Sea Services LLC to provide building inspection services. Motion Carried. 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, Seconded by Supervisor Fetter to Adopt Resolution 2005-13, Land and Sea Services LLC Fee Schedule. Motion Carried. 3-0.


There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Lori J. Killinger
Office Manager/Treasurer


Franklin Township, Adams County

Board of Supervisors

Special Meeting

November 16, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Craig Zack, KPI Technology; Gordon Walker and Associate, The PFM Group; Scott Mehok, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at

3:30 p.m. by the Vice-Chairman, Dan Fetter.

The special meeting was advertised in the Gettysburg Times. There were no guests in the audience.

The meeting was scheduled to (1) discuss to review proposals received from banks for a loan to the Township in a principal not to exceed $625,000.00 to be used to pay the costs of developing, planning, designing, engineering, permitting and applying for long-term funding for a sewer system to serve a portion of the Township, (2) to authorize the Township staff and consultants to negotiate any additional loan terms with the banks, and (3) to discuss other business that may come before the Board.

Proposals were submitted by 4 banks: Bank of Hanover, Community Banks, M&T Bank and Peoples Bank. A summary of the proposals by Gordon Walker, the PFM Group, follows these minutes.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to accept the Peoples Bank loan proposal and to authorize the PFM Group and Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC to proceed with the loan process. Motion carried, 2-0.

Other business to come before the Board was the bids for the 3 year solid waste hauling contract. Bids were submitted by 3 companies: IESI, Waste Management and Harrisburg Hauling. The bids were as follows:

IESI

Waste collection $167.64 per year

Optional weekly recycling $22.20 per year

Per bag service $3.00

Waste Management

Waste collection $199.92 per year

Optional weekly recycling $51.79 per year

Per bag service $3.75

Harrisburg Hauling

Waste collection $222.00 per year

Optional weekly recycling $120.00 per year

Per bag service $4.00

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to award the bid for the 3 year solid waste hauling contract to IESI. Motion carried, 2-0.

Supervisor Spence adjourned the special meeting at 4:13 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer


Franklin Township, Adams County

Board of Supervisors

Regular Meeting

December 8, 2005

 

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology; Walton Davis, Solicitor; Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer; Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster.

                                               

            The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

 

            The pledge of allegiance was recited by all in unison.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the minutes of the last meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

MOTION by Supervisor Spence, seconded by Supervisor Fetter to approve the minutes of the November 16, 2005 special meeting as pre-read by the Supervisors.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

GUESTS

            Tim Clapsadle, resident of Mountain Road, presented the Supervisors with a letter from some residents of Mountain and Plantation Roads who were in favor of the widening and paving project scheduled for Mountain Road.  This letter was in response to a complaint the township received from a resident who was not supportive of the project.  Supervisor Hartley stated the township had a five year road improvement plan.  This section of Mountain Road had been on the agenda for approximately three to four years.  It is budgeted for 2006.   

           

APPROVAL OF BILL LIST #12

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve Bill List #12, General Fund checks 24646-24737 totaling $48,389.68, State Fund check 6267 totaling $147.08 and Sewer Fund checks 1068-1072 totaling $1,450.97.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

PRELIMINARY PLANS

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the preliminary/final subdivision plan for William Miller of Buchanan Valley Road.  Motion carried, 3-0.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the sewage module for Aquillas Peachey of Poplar Springs Road and Resolution 2005-14, Resolution for Plan Revision for New Land Development.  Motion carried, 3-0.

                                   

            Mark Kuntz, surveyor, and Ronnie Martin, realtor, were present representing the Aquillas Peachey subdivision plan.  Kuntz discussed with Supervisor Hartley the speed limit for Poplar Springs Road and Supervisor Hartley stated that he would get some information back to Kuntz.  Ronnie Martin inquired whether the Supervisors would like to see separate driveways. Supervisor Hartley stated that he would prefer shared driveways, if possible.           

            Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, stated the Planning Commission will require a stormwater management plan for this subdivision.

 

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to grant Aquillas Peachey a time extension on his preliminary subdivision plan until February 3, 2006.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLANS

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the preliminary/final subdivision plan and sewage module for Neil Beck of Belmont Road, pending Butler Township’s approval.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the preliminary/final subdivision plan and planning waiver for Edward Spence Jr. of Hilltown Road.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

FINAL PLANS

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to approve the final subdivision plan, the 2 A/B System Agreements, the Drip Irrigation Agreement and the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Daniel Glatfelter of Crooked Creek Road, pending the addition of a note stating the existence of a Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions to the subdivision plan.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to approve the final subdivision plan for Gary and Cindi Grove of Buchanan Valley Road, pending approval of a private road agreement and the posting of financial security.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

            Mark Susol, Orchard Road resident, addressed the Supervisors and requested a special meeting in January to get preliminary/final approval of his land development plan.  The Supervisors agreed to schedule a special meeting after Susol made adjustments to his plan and submitted it to the township.

           

REPORTS

            Rivers Grove, Assistant Roadmaster, reported that for the month of November the road crew put down 4 tons of cold patch where it was needed.  They cut all tile crossings on Mountain Road, picked up bags of trash on Hilltown Road that were left by juvenile probation who collected the trash and put berm down on one side of Bingaman Road.  Additionally, they did a lot of repair work to the rear bucket on the back hoe.  New road signs came in and all that were missing have been replaced.  The road crew helped Butler Township one day to put down berm.  They started to cut brush with the Tiger on Oak Tree Road, Flohrs Church Road to Sunset Road and Boyers Nursery Road.  They cleaned up Boyers Nursery Road where a dump truck had spilled stone.  All trucks were serviced and ready for snow.  The road crew was called in for a wind storm on November 29th.  They moved trees off of the roads and picked up limbs.  All road grading has been completed.

 

            Jim Temchack, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, stated that he issued 8 UCnC Building Permits and 11 Land Use Permits for a total value of $172,100.00.  He issued 4 Use and Occupancy Certificates and 1 Driveway Permit.  He issued 2 verbal warnings, 5 written warnings/notices and 1 citation.  Complaints have been filed about the items around the area of a flea market.  He has been doing vehicle checks and sending notices of his findings to the property and business owners.

 

            Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer, brought up for discussion a letter from Solicitor Davis recommending some ordinance changes in regards to private road agreements.

 

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to authorize the Solicitor to amend the private road agreement by removing the references to Ancient Private Roads, adding a clause reminding the developer that financial security must be posted if the road is not already built to Township specifications and removing the language that refers to the dedication of roads. 

            Motion carried, 3-0.

 

            Gil Picarelli, KPI Technology, reminded the Supervisors that an on-lot management ordinance was supposed to be implemented in December.  KPI and the Solicitor will work on drafting such an ordinance.

 

            Merry Bush, Planning Commission Chairperson, reported that proposals were submitted and being reviewed for the Northwest Joint Comprehensive PlanIn addition, the next Traffic Impact Fee Committee meeting was scheduled for Monday, January 9, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.

 

OLD BUSINESS

                              Killinger stated that 2 amendments were made to the proposed Sewer Fund Budget.  The amount of the short term loan was increased to $625,000 and a line item was added for interest payments budgeted at $10,000 per Gordon Walker’s recommendations.        

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt the 2006 Budget adding the 2 changes to the Sewer Fund Budget, showing no increase in taxes.  Motion carried, 3-0. 

 

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to authorize the submittal of a grant application for $600,000.00 to DCED for the design phase of the Cashtown/McKnightstown Sewer Project.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Ordinance 2005-11, the Monocacy River Stormwater Management Ordinance.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to set a date for a special meeting as December 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. to adopt Ordinance 2005-10, the Debt Ordinance for Interim Financing for the Cashtown/McKnightstown Sewer Project and to authorize its advertizing.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to enter into the membership agreement with the York Adams Tax Bureau.  Motion carried, 3-0. 

 

                        Motion by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Ordinance 2005-09, the York Adams Tax Bureau Collection Ordinance.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

Motion by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to enter into the Emergency and Municipal Services Tax agreement with York Adams Tax Bureau. Motion carried, 3-0.

 

Motion by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Resolution 2005-15, the Emergency and Municipal Services Tax Resolution. 

            Motion carried,   3-0.

 

Motion by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to adopt Resolution 2005-16, the Tax Resolution.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

Motion by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to authorize the opening of a Transportation Impact Fee checking account with Adams County National Bank.  Motion carried, 3-0.

 

Motion by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Fetter, to set a date for the Board of Supervisors’ Reorganizational meeting as January 3, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. and to authorize its advertising.  Motion carried, 3-0.

            Jim Temchack requested that the Supervisors ask Solicitor Davis to draft an ordinance addressing litter since it was       mistakenly removed from the Code during the recodification process.

                                                                                                                       

            There being no further business to conduct meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

                                                                                               

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                    Lori J. Killinger

                                                                                    Office Manager/Treasurer


 

 

Franklin Township, Adams County

Board of Supervisors

Special Meeting

December 19, 2005

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Craig Hartley, Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer

The meeting, held at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, was called to order at

10:00 a.m. by the Chairman, Craig Hartley.

The special meeting was advertised in the Gettysburg Times. There were no guests in the audience.

The meeting was scheduled to consider (1) adoption of an Ordinance that approves, inter alia, (a) issuance of a general obligation note by the Township in a principal amount estimated not to exceed $625,000 for the purpose of funding the planning, development, design, engineering and permitting of a sewage collection and conveyance system that, when constructed, will serve portions of the Township, (b) capitalizing interest on the note, (c) sale of the note to Peoples Bank pursuant to a commitment letter received from the Bank, and (2) to discuss other business that may come before the Board.

As of 10:00 a.m. a commitment letter from Peoples Bank had not been received.

MOTION by Supervisor Hartley, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to recess this special meeting until 5:00 p.m. on the same day. Motion carried, 3-0.

Supervisor Hartley adjourned the special meeting at 10:02 a.m.

SPECIAL MEETING RECONVENED:

SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Dan Fetter and Sandra Spence

OTHERS PRESENT: Lori Killinger, Office Manager/Treasurer; Jason Broekman, The PFM Group; Joe Pierce, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

The meeting reconvened at 5:00 p.m. and was called to order by the Vice-Chairman, Dan Fetter. There were no guests in the audience.

Joe Pierce, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, discussed the proposed debt ordinance and commitment letter from Peoples Bank. Pierce stated that closing on the general obligation note was scheduled for January 24, 2006.

MOTION by Supervisor Fetter, seconded by Supervisor Spence, to adopt Ordinance 2005-10, the Debt Ordinance for the design phase of the Cashtown/McKnightstown sewer project. Motion carried, 2-0.

Supervisor Fetter adjourned the special meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori J. Killinger

Office Manager/Treasurer