At its November 30, 2023 meeting, the Board of Commissioners took the following actions:
Approved the proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Chapter 27, Part 17, Section 1721.4.H, for Sign Regulations.
Referred to the Planning Commission a Zoning Map amendment for eight (8) properties located at the southwest intersection of Good Hope and Wertzville Roads from Residential Country to Commercial Park Limited.
Approved, full-time, regular employment for Brian Chamberlain, Public Works Department Maintenance Worker I, effective December 14, 2023, upon successful completion of a probationary period.
Approved Resolution No. 2023-21 and the Kenneth E. Fetrow Public Employee Longevity Award recognizing Public Works Department Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS-4) Coordinator Dennis Heisey’s years of service with Hampden Township and congratulating him upon the occasion of his retirement.
Approved Resolution No. 2023-22 recognizing Public Works Department Maintenance Worker II David Drury upon the occasion of his retirement.
Approved revisions to the Hampden Township Safety Committee Manual.
Approved plan modifications to the Hampden Township 457(b) plan with Retirement Plan Advisors.
Approved Change Order No. 1 for the 2023 Street Resurfacing Project resulting in a net reduction in the amount of $720,632.06.
Approved compensating Change Order for the 2022 Stormwater Rehab Project resulting in a net reduction in the amount of $792,386.60.
Approved payment of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners 2024 membership dues.
Approved the 2024 Municipal Domestic Animal Protective Services Agreement with the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area.
Approved a list of Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company Fire Police Officers who successfully completed background checks.
Approved Ordinance No. 2023-12 establishing the 2024 Board of Commissioners’ meeting schedule.
Approved Resolution No. 2023-23 authorizing Cumberland Valley and PennDOT to complete grading work along Lamb’s Gap Road and Creekview Road through a Drainage Maintenance Agreement contingent upon Solicitor approval.
Conditionally approved a Resolution accepting an offer of dedication of streets within Jasper Ridge development contingent upon Solicitor and staff review and approval.
Accepted a time limit deadline extension for the Hyatt at Hampden Subdivision and Land Development Plan through March 29, 2024; PC File No. 23-05-01.
Authorized release of Mid Penn Bank Letter of Credit No. 487 in the amount of $9,366.00 for the Good Hope Farms Phase 9 Project and Mid Penn Bank Letter of Credit No. 476 in the amount of $28,136.60 for the Good Hope Farms South Phase 13 Project; projects are complete.
Authorized reduction in Capitol Indemnity Corporation Bond No. CICI908579 from $3,686,398.75 to $1,787,370.00 for the Hadley Place Project; PC File No. 20-09-01.
Approved execution of an Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Stormwater Management Practices for the property located at 1205 Lamb’s Gap Road.
Approved execution of an Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Stormwater Management Practices for the property located at 1207 Lamb’s Gap Road.
Approved Street Cut Permit Application No. 2023-67 for electrical service at 3918 Brookridge Drive, subject to staff review and approval. Street was paved within the last five (5) years.
Approved Street Cut Permit Application No. 2023-65 to repair a water main at 5017 Lenker Street, subject to staff review and approval. Street was paved within the last five (5) years.
Approved the warrants payable for the month of November 2023.
Approved the regular meeting minutes of November 2, 2023.
Cancelled the December 28, 2023 Board of Commissioners meeting and scheduled the next regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
Accepted the monthly report from Police Chief Yerg.
Accepted the monthly report from Public Works Director Jeremy Miller.
Adopted the 2024 Budget.
Adopted Ordinance No. 2023-11, an Ordinance adopting Real Estate Tax, Sewer Rates and Solid Waste/Recycling rates and reaffirming the adoption of the Hampden Township Code of Ordinances.
Adopted Ordinance No. 2023-10, an Ordinance appropriating specific sums estimated to be required for the specific purpose of the municipal government during the year 2024.
Approved Resolution No. 2023-24, a Resolution establishing fees for various Township services including building and land development/subdivision plan review and permits for 2024.
Approved the 2024 employee compensation and benefits package and authorize associated changes to the Hampden Township Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual and Appendices, as needed.
Approved Change Order No. 4, debit of $91,312.28, for the Hampden Pool project
Approved the 2024 reappointments of Bob Conrad and Fred Shadel to the Golf Advisory Board.
Approved the 2024 reappointments of regular member Linda Plesic and alternate member Shelley Sherony to the Planning Commission.
Approved the 2024 reappointments of regular members James Yaple and Chris Nestor, and alternate members E. Lee Stinnett and Mark Guida to the Zoning Hearing Board.
Approved the 2024 reappointment of Erik Hume to the Vacancy Board.
Approved the 2024 reappointment of Carolyn Pfeifer as the Fredricksen Library Representative.
Approved the Hampden Township Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Award.
Approved the purchase of gift cards in recognition of the commitment and service of the Active Duty members of the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company.
Authorized the submission of a Green Light Go grant for two (2) projects in the Township.
Referred to the Planning Commission for consideration a proposed digital billboard lease on Township property.
Authorized sending a representative from the Board of Commissioners to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission hearing to oppose the proposed Pennsylvania American Water Company rate increase.