Lowhill Township supervisors discussed the issue of Bear Road Bridge repairs during their March meeting.
Board Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner led the meeting in place of Chairman Richard Hughes who was unable to attend.
Ryan Christman, engineer, provided his comments to the board.
Lowhill originally had intentions of repairing Bear Road bridge on its own with township workers for between $40,000 and $50,000.
But, that plan may no longer be eligible, because of some dimension issues with the structure, so now the township may be required to replace the structure.
Cpl. Nick Goldsmith of State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, visited the Feb. 6 Lowhill supervisors’ meeting to ask if there were any issues or questions for him.
Goldsmith reported the barracks has a new lieutenant, Greg Emery.
According to Secretary Jill Seymour, Engineer Ryan Christman provided the board with his report.
Christman said the Bear Bridge inspection reports were received from the state. He will review them and report back at the next supervisors’ meeting.
Administrator Brian Carl gave his report to the board.
Lowhill Township supervisors discussed dump truck bidding during new business at their monthly board meeting in January.
The used 2008 Peterbilt 340 dump truck is a previously used municipal truck, so, it would have everything Lowhill needs for it.
The total $60,020 includes title, taxes, tags and fees.
Supervisor Richard Hughes made a motion to accept the bid from Hunter Truck. Supervisors Buddy Wessner seconded the motion.
The board also approved junkyard licenses for Bruce Mordaunt, R.H. Kressley garage and Richard Landis.
Lowhill Township supervisors met for their annual reorganization meeting Jan. 6.
Among several employee motions, they announced employee changes and meetings times for 2020.
The meeting began with Supervisor Buddy Wessner making a motion to have Richard Hughes continue as board chairman. Robb Werley seconded the motion.
Hughes made a motion to have Wessner continue as board vice chairman and Jill Seymour continue as secretary.
Werley seconded both of them.
Lowhill Township Supervisor Chairman Richard Hughes announced during the December meeting the 2020 tax millage rate will remain the same at .66425 mils.
Treasurer Robb Werley motioned to approve the resolution and Supervisor Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner seconded it.
The board also announced the 2020 reorganization meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Jan. 6.
The January board meeting will take place that same night after the reorganization meeting.
Auditors will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 2020.
Administrator Brian Carl then presented the board with his report.
Lowhill Township supervisors explained at their Nov. 7 meeting that the new security system will have two more cameras added to what they originally planned.
They will have an additional one by Secretary Jill Seymour’s office and another one outside of the building.
They will be purchasing six cameras, along with other security features, such as monitors for Seymour to watch as she works.
The security system would be installed by Alert Security Systems LLC at a total cost of $3, 995.
Lowhill Township supervisors had both their regular board meeting and a budget meeting on Oct. 3.
Among several topics, the board discussed security.
Chairman Rick Hughes said security will include having cameras installed around the building and having computer screens inside for Jill Seymour, secretary, to monitor.
The cameras will be along the four corners of the building and at the entrance. They also want the doors to the building locked at all times and have a system where visitors have to be buzzed inside.
Lowhill supervisors discussed, during their June 6 meeting, obtaining a credit card through New Tripoli Bank to cover miscellaneous purchases.
According to Janet Henritzy, who was covering for vacationing Secretary Jill Seymour, supervisors would have a credit limit of $2,500. This was agreed upon by the board.
In other matters, the township has received the improvements and maintenance agreements for the East Penn Self-Storage property. Lowhill’s solicitors and engineers reviewed the agreements.
Lowhill Supervisors Chairman Rick Hughes was unable to attend the board’s May 2 meeting, so Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner led the meeting.
Various sketch plans and other items were to be discussed.
Supervisors reviewed a sketch plan for Sarah Murray involving Bellante properties along the Route 100.
Murray is putting a deceleration lane alongside the property but PennDOT needs the lane to be dedicated as theirs for it to be enforced.
According to information provided by Secretary Jill Seymour, Lowhill Township supervisors reviewed the East Penn Self-Storage land development plan during their Feb. 7 meeting.
The final plan for 3176 Route 100 was dated May 5, 2017, but it was revised on Oct. 29, 2018.
Board Chairman Richard Hughes made a motion to review the final plan. Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner seconded the motion.
During the review, Ryan Christman of Keystone Consulting Engineers, told the board the applicant had addressed all the outstanding issues for the land development plan.