Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes

EAST PENNSBORO TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 3, 2022 Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

A Regular Meeting of the East Pennsboro Township Board of Commissioners was held on Monday, January 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Community and Municipal Center, 98 S. Enola Drive, Enola, Pennsylvania.

Those present were: Commissioners – George Tyson, President; Raymond “Skip” Magaro, Vice President; Kristy Magaro, Walter “Joe” Fidler and Edward Diehl; John Pietropaoli, Township Manager; Lisa Coyne, Township Solicitor; John Owen, Assistant Manager; Dearan Quigley, Housing & Community Development (telephonic); Ben Shull, Township Engineer; John Bruetsch, Emergency Management; Chief Mark Green, Police Department; Erik Owen, Fire Chief (telephonic); Deb Lupold, Township Treasurer; and Robert Coyne, Law Offices of Coyne and Coyne.

CALL TO ORDER President Tyson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

A moment of silent meditation was held, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

WELCOME TO NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONERS President Tyson welcomed Ed Diehl, the newest Commissioner, and congratulated Commissioner Kristy Magaro and Commissioner Skip Magaro on their re-elections. Commissioners Kristy Magaro, Raymond “Skip” Magaro, and Edward Diehl were sworn in by MDJ Sanderson. MDJ Sanderson noted their certifications of residency have been received and filed. Deborah Lupold, Township Treasurer, was also sworn in by MDJ Sanderson.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS President Tyson turned the meeting over to Solicitor Coyne for the Election of Officers. Board of Commissioners

Ms. Coyne called for nominations for office of President. Mr. Fidler nominated George Tyson to be President of East Pennsboro Board of Commissioners, which was seconded by Ms. Magaro. There were no other nominations, and the nominations were closed.

MOTION to elect Commissioner George Tyson as President of the Board of Commissioners of East Pennsboro Township, was made by Mr. Fidler, seconded by Ms. Magaro, and was carried by a 5-0 roll-call vote. President Tyson stated it is humbling and an honor to lead this board, and he looks forward to working with everybody. President Tyson called for nominations for office of Vice President. Ms. Magaro nominated Skip Magaro to be Vice President of East Pennsboro Township Board of Commissioners, which was seconded by Mr. Diehl. There were no other nominations, and the nominations were closed. MOTION to elect Commissioner Skip Magaro as Vice President of the Board of Commissioners of East Pennsboro Township, was made by Ms. Magaro, seconded by Mr. Diehl, and was carried by a 5-0 roll-call vote. Mr. Skip Magaro thanked the board for voting for him and noted he will do what he can to keep our town beautiful.

    ADDITIONS, DELETIONS OR MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA Mr. Pietropaoli noted one modification to the agenda under Approval of Minutes, which should read December 1, 2021 and December 15, 2021. MOTION to accept the minutes of the Regular Meetings of December 1, 2021, and December 15, 2021, was made by Mr. Fidler, seconded by Mr. Skip Magaro, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote. Board of Commissioners January 3, 2022

    CONSENT AGENDA MOTION to approve the following items without objection:

    Authorize payment of invoices and payroll pending review and signatures of Commissioners

    Establish the first Wednesday of each month as the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Commissioners, and the third Wednesday of each month as the workshop of the Board of Commissioners, both commencing at 7:00 p.m., except during the months of June, July, and August, when the monthly meeting and workshop will be held the first Wednesday of the month, workshops begin at 7:00 p.m. and the regular meetings starting at 7:30 p.m.

    Appointment of John Pietropaoli as Township Manager/Secretary for the Board of Commissioners

    Appointment of John Owen as Assistant Township Manager/Assistant Secretary for the Board of Commissioners

    Appointment of Benjamin Shull as Township Engineer

    Appointment of Mark Green as the Township Chief of Police

    Appointment of Erik Owen as the Township Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator

    Appointment of William Diehl as the Township Lieutenant of Police

    Appointment of Lisa Coyne, Esquire, as Solicitor for the Board of Commissioners

    Appointment of Pillar & Aught as Labor Relations Counsel for the Board of Commissioners

    Appointment of Mette, Evans & Woodside as Bond Counsel for the Board of Commissioners

    Appointment of GHD Engineering Services as the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Engineers for the Board of Commissioners

    Appointment of Grove Miller Engineering, Inc., as Traffic Engineer Consultant for the Board of Commissioners

    Appointment of Boyer & Ritter, CPA, for the Board of Commissioners

    Appointment of Ann-Marie Sweeney as the Recording Secretary to the Board of Commissioners, Zoning Hearing Board, Hometown Security Council, Intergovernmental Board of Commissioners Committee, West Shore Area Authority, and East Penn Industrial Development Authority

    2021 East Pennsboro Township Civil Service Commission Annual Report

    Appointment of Thomas McKay, Jr., to the East Pennsboro Township Fire Police, as recommended by the Fire and Police Chiefs was made by Mr. Fidler, seconded by Mr. Skip Magaro, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

    PUBLIC COMMENT Representative Greg Rothman addressed the board regarding proposed Resolution 2022-01 to keep the 87th Legislative District the way it is. He noted East Pennsboro is part of Cumberland County, its residents spend their time on this side of the river, work, recreate, shop, and it is where their kids play sports within this part of Cumberland County, and he believes the House Districts should stay that way.

    OLD BUSINESS There was none.

    NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION to approve, deny, or table the execution of Deeds of Dedication for Rights-of-Way along First Street, originally acquired from 200 First Street Associates, LLC, to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Mr. Shull noted this is for the deeds of dedication for rights-of-way along First Street from 200 First Street Associates as part of the Summerdale project. The township is the applicant to PennDOT for the permit, and this is the next step in the process.

    MOTION to approve the execution of Deeds of Dedication for Rights-of-Way along First Street, originally acquired from 200 First Street Associates, LLC, to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, was made by Mr. Skip Magaro, seconded by Ms. Magaro, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION to approve, deny, or table Resolution 2022-01 opposing the proposed changes to the Legislative Redistricting Maps for 2022. President Tyson reviewed the resolution. He noted similar challenges with the three other communities - Lemoyne, Wormleysburg, and Camp Hill - regarding redevelopment challenges in the county, such as the Highmark Blue Shield building and the land that is being repurchased. He believes there is a significant difference between what East Pennsboro is dealing with in comparison to the 103rd House District across the river. The proposed new House district would include the neighborhood of Market Street in Harrisburg to Cameron Street and then a few blocks shy of Interstate 81, including the four communities on the West Shore of Camp Hill, East Pennsboro, Lemoyne, and Wormleysburg. He questioned whether the combination is absolutely necessary, and the criteria for the necessity. He noted Cumberland County was the fastest growing county in the State by percentage, growing by more than 10 percent, suggesting the county should gain representation in the State House. Cumberland County is currently served by six House members, and the proposed map drops it to five, but only three would reside in Cumberland County. He noted the county population is about 258,000, and with a House district size of 64,000 residents, it means Cumberland County can fit four House Districts solely within its county boundaries. He noted the Census numbers were taken before the pandemic. With Interstate routes 81 and 76, a driver is able to hit 67 percent of the U.S. population in 10 drive hours. He suggested Cumberland County is on a trajectory of growth greater than the Census numbers.The four hearings of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission scheduled for this Thursday and Friday have filled up, but he will try to register to speak January 14 or 15 to state the township’s position to make sure it has the proper representation for East Pennsboro, as well as its neighbors.

    MOTION to approve Resolution 2022-01 opposing the proposed changes to the Legislative Redistricting Maps for 2022, was made by Mr. Fidler, seconded by Mr. Skip Magaro, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GOOD OF THE ORDER Mr. Pietropaoli noted Commissioner photographs will be taken January 19, 2022, prior to the meeting. Mr. Pietropaoli requested a short Executive Session for personnel issues with no action taken to be held immediately after the meeting.

    MOTION to adjourn the meeting at 7:28 p.m., was made by Ms. Magaro, seconded by Mr. Diehl, and was carried by a unanimous aye vote. (Whereupon, Executive Session for personnel matters with no action taken was held immediately after).

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