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The South Annville Township Board of Supervisors heard updates about police coverage, ordinance amendments, and the Annville Free Library at Wednesday’s meeting.

The Annville Township Police Department requested assistance from South Annville Township Police Department for the remainder of the year due to staffing issues. 

South Annville Township Police Chief Ben Sutcliffe reported that the Annville Township Police Department approved of the proposed resolution that was presented. The South Annville Township Board of Supervisors then unanimously approved the intermunicipal agreement to assist the Annville Township Police Department with calls until the end of December.

The Western Lebanon Regional Police Department Commission proposed an agreement for service for 2024. Sutcliffe stated that the current proposal does not align with the townships needs, so Sutcliffe and Cleary will plan a meeting with the commission to revise the proposed agreement.

The board of supervisors also unanimously approved an amendment to the South Annville Township zoning ordinance that was presented by representatives from Garman Builders.

The amendment addresses discrepancies between the traditional subdivision requirements in the ordinance for neighborhood greenways, which are residential roads with reduced speed limits. This amendment will encourage developers to include neighborhood greenways in their projects.

To view South Annville Township’s full code of ordinances, visit this link.

Marty Brandt, president of the Annville Free Library board, and Frank Yeager, treasurer of the Annville Free Library board, thanked the supervisors for their continued support. 

The Annville Free Library is in the process of remodeling. The Annville Free Library board originally requested and received $20,000 from South Annville Township for this project. Yeager requested an additional $16,000 to go toward unanticipated costs for the library’s ongoing renovation. 

Yeager also requested that the Annville Free Library normal operating budget be increased from $15,000 to $16,5000 for 2024. Both requests will be considered at the annual township budget meeting.

The Annville Free Library will host a grand opening ceremony that is open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Information about the library’s programs will soon be available on the South Annville Township website.

Representatives from Rettew Associates, Inc. reported the following updates:

  • The annual engineer’s report is due at the end of September. The final version will be sent to the South Annville Township manager for review.
  • The Carmany Place LLC. apartment plan is in the process of being reviewed.
  • The Mt. Pleasant Road paving restoration project has no updates, and a paving date is to be determined.
  • The Southgate sewer planning module is to be reviewed by the supervisors and will be discussed next month.
  • There is no dedication required for Quittie Park Drive concerning the Mayapple Drive dedication since it is already a dedicated roadway.

The supervisors also heard the following issues:

  • The supervisors agreed to allow C.M. High, Inc. to maintain traffic signals along Kilinger Road at the intersections with state routes 322, 934, and 422.
  • Police Chief Ben Sutcliffe of South Annville Police Department reported that there were 288 calls for service and 132 citations issued in August.
  • For the 2024 township budget, the supervisors will consider a plan for cybersecurity and website upgrades.
  • The Lebanon County Agricultural Land Preservation Program sent a thank-you letter for the township’s donation.
  • A motion to approve the secretary’s report was unanimously passed.
  • A motion to approve the treasurer’s report was unanimously passed.
  • A motion to pay township bills was unanimously passed.

The Board of Supervisors of South Annville Township meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in the township building at 1042 Horseshoe Pike and are open to the public. Next month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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Jess Benninger is a reporter for LebTown. She is currently earning a bachelor's degree in English at Lebanon Valley College. When she is not writing, she enjoys hiking, listening to music and learning new things.


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