June Meeting Minutes
Western Cumberland Council of Governments
Regular Monthly Meeting
Minutes of June 13, 2016
Pennsboro Township Building
Jones called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. with the Pledge of
The minutes of
May 9, 2016 were approved on a Myers/Gutshall motion. The motion
The May 31, 2016 bank balances were as follows: Checking
$8,551.17, Savings $8,199.76 and Regional Code MMA $183,086.23.
West Pennsboro Township earned $1,021.20 for UCC building
permit administration in May and the WCCOG earned $255.30 for the
same period. The May
Treasurer's Report and the June Bill List of $25,543.22 were
approved and authorized on a Kelso/Myers motion which carried.
REPORTS - LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
COUNTY & STATE
Jared Cottrill had no updates from the 193rd
mentioned that Steve Bloom is still pushing his recycling
legislation. Steve also
feels that the passing of the State budget looks a little more
promising this year.
reviewed the Cumberland County Packet.
He mentioned that there should be an update on the
regionalization network public transit network very soon.
County sent a letter to the PA Legislators as well as the Governor
to encourage them to pass a budget promptly this year.
The County's human services are greatly affected by any
fiscal year budget was adopted on June 6th and the
calendar year budget will be adopted shortly.
issued a request for a recycling center to be housed somewhere in
mentioned that CAEDC updated its website (www.cumberlandbusiness.com)
to include business events in addition to tourism events.
CAEDC continues to work with the Carlisle Airport on a DCED
multi-modal transportation grant.
She mentioned if anyone else is interested in this type of
grant, the application deadline is July 31st.
Big Spring School District
- Vonda Kelso mentioned that 2016-2017 budget for $48.3 million has
been adopted. The
stadium renovations are coming along nicely.
Mount Rock Elementary parking lot will be repaved this
summer. Newville Borough
approved the Penn DOT grant.
Surrounding municipalities should be seeing the agreement
- Bill Jones said that the Township has been mowing, trimming trees,
and weed wacking along all of its roads as well as patching potholes
- Larry Barrick mentioned that the Township is in full swing with
its 2016 road projects.
Green Mountain Road has been completed.
The eastern end of Alexander Spring Road is also in the
process of being reconstructed.
The Township has applied for the Dirt and Gravel Grant for
Cold Springs Road. If
funding is received, the Township would like to add and/or replace
38 culvert pipes and add six inches of fill.
Lower Frankford Township
- Karen Heishman said that the Township has been mowing and trimming
trees along all of its roads.
Mount Holly Borough
- Pam Still reported that the Borough's streetscape conceptual plan
passed unanimously. A
new website is soon ready to be launched.
New banners, funded by The Greater Harrisburg Realtors, will
be on display shortly throughout the town.
The Borough received two benches from Ahold's “bags to
benches” program for its Veteran's Park.
They plan to pave two streets yet this year.
North Newton Township
- Mike Gutshall said that the Township has been mowing along all of
its roads. They have
been sealing cracks and cold patching where necessary.
Bulls Head Road will be closed beginning next Monday, June 20th
until the end of September while the bridge is replaced.
- Marc Rideout said the Township totally redid Britton Road
including a new concrete base, a new base paved layer, and a new
fine paved layer. They
are in the process of buying and installing some new playground
equipment. The Township
is also involved in a conditional use plan along I-81where the old
Shippensburg dump used to be.
Developers would like to build a warehouse at this location.
West Pennsboro Township
- Wayne Myers reported that the Township has been working on the new
pavilion and second bathroom facility.
They have been doing some storm drain replacement.
The first round of mowing is complete, but the second round
will soon begin. The
plan for the new Dollar General on Newville Road is moving forward.
Another warehouse is being considered at the current Carriage
Bill mentioned that LTAP traffic signs/c2 has been cancelled.
LTAP offers two similar classes.
Please get back to Karen as soon as possible if your
municipality is interested in either one.
that there will be a UCC Appeals Hearing on July 14th at
4PM at the Lower Frankford Township office for a warehouse that is
proposed in Dickinson Township.
Scheduling the hearing was very difficult this time again.
Please check to see if you have anyone in your municipality
that could serve on the appeals board as an alternate.
The meeting was
adjourned at 2:25 p.m. on a Jones/Myers motion which passed.
submitted by Karen M Heishman, Administrator/Secretary/Treasurer.
June 13, 2016
WCCOG Attendance Record:
Shambaugh, 199th District
Jared Cottrill, 193rd
Vonda Kelso, Big Spring School District
Larry Barrick, Dickinson Township
Andreatti, Mount Holly Springs
Pam Still, Mount Holly Springs
Mike Gutshall, North Newton Township
Marc Rideout, Shippensburg
Wayne Myers, West Pennsboro Township
Matthew McKnight, WCCOG Solicitor
Mary Kuna, Cumberland
Area Economic Development Corporation
Vince DiFilippo, Cumberland
County Planning Commission
Karen M. Heishman, WCCOG