April Meeting Minutes
Western Cumberland Council of
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 11, 2016
West Pennsboro Township Building
Myers called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. with the Pledge of
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of March 14, 2016 were approved
on a Martin/Barrick motion. The motion carried.
The March 31, 2016 bank balances were as
follows: Checking $6,609.89, Savings $8,199.76 and Regional Code MMA
$88,486.34. West Pennsboro Township earned $1,617.00 for UCC
building permit administration in March and the WCCOG earned $404.25
for the same period. The March Treasurer's Report and the April
Bill List of $13,829.63 were approved and authorized on a
Martin/Plasterer motion which carried.
A copy of the 2015
audit report was presented. The report was approved by a
Barrick/Bachman motion which carried.
COUNTY & STATE REPORTS
Steve Hoffman reviewed the Cumberland County Packet. He
encouraged the municipalities to adopt a resolution for the State to
amend the Covered Devices Recycling Act of 2010. There is
currently no place for a Cumberland County Resident to recycle TVs.
The West Nile Virus Control Program's mosquito surveillance is
up and running for the 2016 season. The best prevention is to
identify and eliminate stagnant water. Gary Martin asked for
the best way to prevent old tires from collecting water in them as
many township farmers utilize tires for their silage pits.
Steve recommended poking holes in the tires to allow the water to
Mary Kuna reported CAEDC's annual report for 2015
has now been released. All of the Act 13 grant programs have now
opened on DCED's website and they are accepting applications.
Flood Mitigation is one of the grants that is available now with
only a 15% match.
McKnight mentioned that the steering committee will be meeting on
May 9th after the regular WCCOG meeting. The committee will
review West Pennsboro Township's re-zoning request and make
recommendations. Hubert Gilroy will give a brief presentation
on behalf of West Pennsboro Township during the meeting.
Dickinson Township - Larry Barrick reported the
Township has approved the 2016 road projects and contracts have been
signed. Pre-construction meeting has been planned for next
week. They are working with the Cumberland County Conservation
District in an attempt to get a dirt and gravel grant for Cold
Springs Road. The Township is still looking for a zoning
officer and one road crew worker.
Lower Frankford Township
- Dave Bachman said that the Township had a concrete picnic table at
Opossum Lake totally destroyed. They continue to remove dirt
and widen Wildwood Road. They put the docks in at Opossum Lake
which was stocked for the second time today. The Township has
performed spring maintenance on most of its equipment.
Representative Steve Bloom attended the last Board meeting to listen
to the residents' concerns about a local farmer spreading “food
processing residual waste” and the terrible odor that it is
emitting. Virginia and Maryland have already passed
legislation to stop winter spreading of this material, Pennsylvania
needs to look into doing this also.
Newville Borough - Mike Fry
mentioned the Borough has completed its spring street sweeping.
They passed the covered devices resolution. They are preparing
the playground for summer use. On April 21st at 7PM, there
will be a drug and alcohol abuse panel hosted by Kiwanis and held at
the First Presbyterian Church.
North Newton Township - Mike
Gutshall said that the Township has been removing the plows and
spreaders from the equipment. They have been sweeping the
intersections as well as North Newton Hills and Park Circle and
sealing cracks in the roads. They continue to replace signs
and clean up downed trees throughout the Township. The
Township has advertised for bids for sealing the roads in North
Newton Hills and Park Circle. The next meeting concerning the
proposed pig farm will be on April 19th.
Penn Township - Gary
Martin mentioned the Township is pursuing a dirt and gravel grant to
repair some culverts. The last public hearing concerning the plans
for Route 233 will be held on Thursday, April 14th.
Shippensburg Borough - Kevin Plasterer mentioned that he had some
storm drains flushed out. The Borough has repaired some pot
holes and begun sweeping the streets. They plan to do a
compost site upgrade that would make it more resident friendly.
Included would be automatic gates and swipe card access.
Pennsboro Township - Wayne Myers reported that the Township has been
sweeping the streets. They plan to pave the parking lot at the
Township Park. They are installing a sewer line lateral at the
Karen reminded everyone to
register for LTAP classes and that the very first class has been
rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3rd from 8:00 AM to 11:30AM.
Wayne Myers reported the line painting bid results.
Alpha Space was the low bidder. Gary Martin made a motion to
award the line painting to Alpha Space, second by Mike Gutshall and
the motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.
on a Barrick/Martin motion which passed.
submitted by Karen M Heishman, Administrator/Secretary/Treasurer.
April 11, 2016 WCCOG Attendance Record:
Dave Bachman, Lower Frankford Township
Fry, Newville Borough
Mike Gutshall, North Newton Township
Gary Martin, Penn Township
Kevin Plasterer, Shippensburg Borough
Wayne Myers, West Pennsboro Township
Peter Conlow, MDIA
McKnight, WCCOG Solicitor
Mary Kuna, Cumberland Area Economic
Steve Hoffman, Cumberland County Planning
Karen M. Heishman, WCCOG