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.
During 2019, Lowhill Township employees will receive 3 percent more in pay than they received last year.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Hughes will continue in that role as will Treasurer Robb Werley and Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner .
Jill Seymour will continue as secretary and Joe Kalusky again serves as road foreman.
Jeff Hontz will serve as assistant road foreman and Jeff Hontz, Tim Wessner and Mike Hontz are the road crew members.
Glen Grim is a part-time road crew member.
Lowhill supervisors were relieved hear at their Jan. 7 meeting that repairs are completed and satisfactorily done to Valley Road Bridge.
Solicitor Keith Strohl reported that for 2019 there has been an inflation adjustment for any public bid requirements.
For anything that is at least $11,600, the township can do an abbreviated bid process, but for anything that is $20,600 or greater, a full bid process needs to be done.
This is approximately a $200 increase from last year.
Lowhill supervisors have adopted the 2019 township budget of $3,112,010.
The millage rate will be .66425 mills. Wage tax rate will be 1 percent to 1.5 percent.
Realty transfer tax will be one-half of 1 percent.
Main items on the Lowhill Township supervisors’ Nov. 1 meeting agenda were a correction about an ordinance hearing from the October meeting and a representative was in attendance to speak about the possibility of a community swimming pool.
According to township Secretary Jill Seymour, the meeting began with Supervisor Chairman Richard Hughes announcing there was an error with the time advertised for ordinance 2018-2 for vacating Winchester Road.
The time was originally said to be 6:45 p.m. but the hearing and the adoption were tabled until 7:25 p.m. Nov. 6.