HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Regular Meeting – Room 202
March 27, 2014 7:30 p.m.
1. Call to Order by President Bienstock - Proof of Publication
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Audience Participation - Any item off the agenda.
4. Approval of the Minutes - Motion to approve the February 27, 2014 Workshop Meeting Minutes and February 27, 2014 Agenda Meeting Minutes.
5. Presentation from Harold Trautman of the Mechanicsburg VFW
6. Award Presentation to Patrolman Winkelman by Sergeant-In-Charge Shissler
7. Presentation to Christopher Furlong
8. Planning Commission
(a) Preliminary/Final Land Development Plan for 1800 Good Hope Road,
located at 1800 Good Hope Road, 1 lot, 1.9802 acres, zoned O-P, owned by Sikh Society of Harrisburg, submitted by Dawood Engineering, Inc.; Planning Commission File# 13-12-02, with a time limit deadline of
April 2, 2014. The Planning Commission recommended approval contingent upon (1) Addressing all Township Plan Review Comments;
(2) Addressing all Township Zoning Review Comments; (3) Addressing all Cumberland County Comments; (4) Approval of PA Department of Transportation Highway Occupancy Permit; and (5) Approval by the Assistant Director of Public Works.
Waiver Requests Include the Following:
L.D.O. Section 304.3.A.1- Waiver from the submission of a Preliminary Plan.
L.D.O. Section 507.5- Waiver from grading within three feet of the property line.
(Authorize a request from Dawood Engineering to table the plan and approve an extension from April 2, 2014 to June 27, 2014.)
(b) Final Land Development and Subdivision Plan for Phase I of The Oaks,
located at west side of Lambs Gap Road, 6 lots, 6.39 acres, zoned R-C, owned by Don Erwin, submitted by Hoover Engineering Services, Inc.; Planning Commission File# 14-02-01, with a time limit deadline of
May 14, 2014. The Planning Commission recommended approval contingent upon (1) Addressing all Township Plan Review Comments;
(2) Addressing all Township Zoning Review Comments; (3) Addressing all Cumberland County Comments; (4) Approved official Preliminary Plan; and (5) Approval by the Assistant Director of Public Works.
Waiver Requests Include the Following:
L.D.O. Section 504.2- Waiver from street width.
L.D.O. Section 504.3.D- Waiver from permanent cul-de-sac length.
L.D.O. Section 504.4.C- Waiver from minimum tangent between reverse curves.
L.D.O. Section 504.4.B- Waiver from street centerline radius.
L.D.O. Section 503.11- Waiver from median strips.
L.D.O. Section 504.3.A- Waiver from temporary turnaround configurations.
L.D.O. Section 507.4.B- Waiver from retaining wall design.
(c) Request consideration for a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Chapter 27 of the Hampden Township Zoning Ordinance for the purpose of simplifying building height requirements where the Office-Park zone abuts a residential zone.
(Planning Commission recommends scheduling a
Public Hearing on May 1, 2014)
(d) Request consideration for a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Chapter 27, Part 12 Commercial-General and Part 13 Commercial-Limited.
(Planning Commission recommends not taking action on the request)
9. Zoning Hearing Board – April 16, 2014
Appeal No. 14-04 (Hearing)
Rodney Stuber, Applicant, subject property is 5995 Eberly Drive, Hampden Township, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 (R-S Zone), appealing the Zoning Officer’s determination.
10. Director of Public Works – Steven S. Campbell
(a) Request authorization to purchase two 2014/15 Ford F-350 4×4 Pick Up Trucks through Hondru Ford at a total cost of $57,045.96 through State Contract # 25-006.
(b) Request authorization to purchase two Western Pro Plus 8.5’ Plows mounted and two Thieman TT 15 ET Lift Gates mounted through AJ’s Truck and Trailer Center Inc. at a total cost of $15,375.80 through State Contract # 025-129.
(c) Request authorization to purchase one 2014/15 Ford F-550 4×4 XL through Hondru Ford at a cost of $41,969.38 through State Contract # 25-006.
(d) Request authorization to purchase one Godwin Aluminum Dump Body mounted, one Western 9’ Ultra Mount Plow, and Salt Spreader mounted through Lancaster Truck Body at a cost of $34,357.00 through State Contract # 25-025.
(e) Request authorization to purchase one 2014 Hamm 12W Tandem Roller through Groff Tractor & Equipment at the cost of $31,274.00 through State Contract # 2420-02.
(f) Approve Cumberland County Local Bridge Inspection Program and Local Municipality Participation Form required by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
(g) Authorization to release Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union Irrevocable Letter of Credit in the amount of $185,100.00 for 5211 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. The performance period has expired.
(h) Approve street cut permits from Verizon Pennsylvania, LLC for Pinehurst Hills development subject to addressing all comments and payment of applicable fees.
(i) Discussion regarding Request for Proposals for Traffic Engineering Services.
(j) Report from the Public Works Director
11. Township Manager’s Report – Keith B. Metts
(a) Approve full time, regular employment for Patrol Officers; Thomas Burfeind, Nathan Seymore, William Toth and Michael Winkelman, effective April 17, 2014, after a successful completion of a probationary period.
(b) Approve conditional appoint of recommended applicant to the position of
Network Technician, Administration Department, Grade 7, effective
April 14, 2014, to serve a six-month probationary period upon completion of a satisfactory background check.
(c) Approve conditional appoint of recommended applicant to the position of Wastewater Utility Worker II, Public Works Wastewater Division, Grade 5, effective March 31, 2014, to serve a six-month probationary period and authorize advertisement to fill the vacancy of Wastewater Utility Worker I.
(d) Authorization to hire seasonal employees for the Recreation and Public Works Departments.
(e) Appoint E. Lee Stinnett II, Esq. to serve as the Alternate Member to the Zoning Hearing Board with a term to expire December 31, 2018.
(f) Ratify Resolution No. 14-07, recognizing and congratulating Officer Michael E. Winkelman for saving a life.
(g) Approve execution of an AED and EMS Medical Director Agreement.
(h) Authorization to approve GolfNow Software License, Marketing and Technology Agreement.
(i) Approve an agreement between Armitage Golf Club and CBS21 for the purpose of advertising.
(j) Approval to advertise bid specifications for the Armitage Bunker Reconstruction Project.
(k) Approve Sales Change Order A in the amount of $30,000.00 for Seagraves to install a new boom cylinder for the ladder truck.
(l) Approve Ordinance No. 2014-06, amending Chapter 15 of the Hampden Township Code of Ordinances with respect to placing a stop sign on Appletree Lane on its approach to Ridgewood Drive.
(m) Consider advertisement of an ordinance establishing regulations for commercial and residential construction hours.
(n) Approve Resolution Nos. 14-08 and 14-09 recognizing Kyle Kunzman and John F. King III for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
(o) Approve Resolution No. 14-10 recognizing Nick Berra for breaking the masters running world record.
(p) Approve Resolution Nos. 14-11 and 14-12 recognizing Hampden Youth Baseball Association and Cumberland Valley Softball Association.
(q) Approve Resolution No. 14-13 recognizing Christopher Furlong for saving the life of a fellow teammate.
(r) Approve execution of agreements with Central Pennsylvania Energy Consortium 2014-2015 Gas and Diesel requirements.
(s) Discussion regarding Comprehensive Plan Consulting Services Proposals.
(t) Discussion regarding hosting a Flag Day Ceremony and a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Hampden Park Playsystem.
(u) Consider request for donations from Monroe Elementary School, Green Ridge Elementary School and Cumberland Valley Ice Hockey Club.
(v) Consider request for a waiver of the Recreation Building Community Room rental fee from the West Shore Chamber of Commerce and American Cancer Society.
(w) Approve the Warrants Payable for the month of March 2014.
(x) Cancel the April 1, 2014 meeting with the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on May 1, 2014.
12. Legislative Update
14. Solicitor’s Report – Keith O. Brenneman
15. Executive Session (if needed)