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The South Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to pass the 2024 budget and heard concerns from residents regarding pedestrian safety at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Planned revenues total $4,251,480 and expenditures total $4,311,104. The budget is available in full here (PDF).

Supervisors unanimously passed Resolutions #17 and #18-2023, respectively concerning the fee and tax schedules for 2024, with no millage increases.

LebTown will follow up with a more in-depth look at SLT’s 2024 budget in a future article.

Supervisors Jack Custer, Faith Bucks, and William Bova listen to public comment. Emily Bixler

Supervisors also heard from residents during public comment, with one hot topic issue being pedestrian safety.

Resident Pat Krebs, who frequently speaks on the issue, mentioned safety issues for pedestrians within the township including at Horseshoe Pike.

She urged supervisors to work to seek federal grant monies to address the safety of crosswalks through the township.

Resident Pat Krebs speaks at Tuesday’s meeting. Emily Bixler

“Pennsylvania joined several other states this past year to have enough pedestrians and bicyclists killed or severely injured that we reached a threshold where you can get more federal dollars,” she explained.

“It’s kind of sad, you don’t want to reach that threshold, but we did, which now means that we can get more federal dollars to try to address pedestrian and bicycle crashes and deaths.”

Pat Stilley, a township resident for 19 years, mentioned that nearby municipalities have undergone pedestrian safety projects in the last several years.

Resident Pat Stilley looks to the board. Emily Bixler

“For the good of the entire community, I’m asking that pedestrian safety become a priority with you in 2024,” urged Stilley. “My visits through nearby communities where pedestrian crossings are installed and functioning bring me joy and angst.

“Why is is so difficult for us to have them here in Campbelltown?”

Stilley also mentioned that several existing crosswalks are unsafe and said she has observed motorists ignoring pedestrians waiting to cross, including a police officer. She suggested solar lights be installed to draw attention to the crosswalk.

“Another suggestion is to form an action committee of volunteers to make this a priority or to help with the priority,” she added. “At that point, they could search out grants possible to find funding to help facilitate funds needed.

“Show our community that our safety matters.”

In other news, the board:

  • Announced that the township is accepting letters of interest for the Municipal Authority, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Historical Commission, and Earned Income Tax Bureau.
  • Unanimously agreed to accept the 2023 supplemental Lebanon County Highway liquid fuels allocation of $8,776.
  • Unanimously agreed to request bids for the Killinger Creek Stream Restoration Project.
  • Unanimously agreed to Resolution #16-2023 concerning the 2024 streetlight assessment.
  • Unanimously approved minutes (PDF) and payroll subject to audit.

South Londonderry Township supervisors meet at 27 W. Market St. on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting (reorganization) will be held Jan. 2. These meetings are open to the public and do not require registration.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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