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The North Annville Township Board of Supervisors discussed several updates regarding topics such as the Clear Spring Road traffic study, the new township website, and the merger of Bellegrove and Union Water Works fire companies at Monday’s meeting.

The Clear Spring Road traffic study has been completed. The supervisors received a first draft of the study results but need additional clarification and details. The board anticipates a finalized draft to be approved and presented at their November meeting.

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Union Water Works Fire Social Hall, North Annville Township will host an open house for information, questions and feedback regarding the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Clear Spring Road and Route 934. The project engineering, accounting, DHL, and design teams will be present to answer questions.

Following the informational meeting, the board will lead a discussion of community members’ feedback regarding the roundabout at the November supervisors meeting.

North Annville Township is now using a new website at The previous website address is no longer in use. All information from the original website has been transferred to the new address.

The Emergency Services Advisory Committee reported that both Bellegrove and Union Water Works fire companies have signed a memorandum agreeing to merge. 

Merger committees from both fire companies will hold monthly meetings to outline the basic governance system of the united fire company and finalize the details of the merge. The committee anticipates that this process will take over a year to complete.

Following the merger of the fire companies, supervisors will implement a fire tax based on real estate. Revenue from the fire tax will go toward the combined fire company’s equipment.

Once the tax has been approved and notice has been publicized to community members, the supervisors will work with North Annville Township solicitor Paul Bametzreider to draft a resolution or ordinance.

The supervisors also heard the following issues:

  • Lebanon County elected officials are hosting a drive-through veteran appreciation event on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lebanon County Expo Center. Veterans, active military members and their families are invited. To register, call 717-274-6735 or visit
  • The North Annville Township preliminary budget for will be read at the November supervisors meeting.
  • Annville Free Library board members Carolyn Scott and Frank Yeager thanked North Annville Township for its donations. Additionally, Scott and Yeager requested that the Annville Free Library normal operating budget be increased from $7,000 to $7,750 for 2024 due to annual wage increases and expanded library services, the latter of which were made possible by the recent completion of the expansion project at the library.
  • Police Chief Jeffrey J. Farneski of Cleona Borough Police Department reported that there were 45 calls for service in September. Farneski also said a new patrolman was hired and will start on Oct. 23.
  • Farneski reminded community members that Cleona police accept leftover medications for disposal on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the borough building.
  • The planning commission received a revised gun range proposal from township solicitor Paul Bametzreider, but has yet to review the revisions.
  • Motions to approve an amendment to add a presentation from the Annville Free Library to the meeting agenda, approve the September meeting minutes, approve the September treasurer’s report and pay the monthly bills were unanimously passed.

The Board of Supervisors of North Annville Township meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the Union Water Works Social Hall at 2875 Waterworks Way and are open to the public. Next month’s meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 9.

Editor’s note: This article was updated after publication to clarify the nature of the Annville Free Library’s request.

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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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