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The South Annville Township Board of Supervisors March meeting featured an unusually brief agenda after nearly all items for consideration were tabled for next month.

Representatives from the Hershey Company were unavailable to discuss the BETA expansion project as had been previously expected.

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Additionally, the Candler’s Pointe preliminary and final land development plans, Garman Builders’ Wynfield Phase 1B plans and 4 lot subdivision plans and Vincent Baily stormwater management plan were originally scheduled for discussion. These plans were not ready for presentation and are tentatively scheduled for next month’s meeting.

South Annville Holdings LLC previously requested a conditional-use hearing. However, the company requested an extension at last month’s meeting. Supervisors agreed to tentatively schedule the hearing for the April meeting.

Several residents proposed topics during the public comment portion of the meeting.

A South Annville Township resident enquired about a potential conditional-use hearing for his farm. The land is zoned for agricultural use, but the resident would like to begin hosting community and other commercial events.

Two residents from North Annville Township voiced their concerns about ongoing warehouse construction in South Annville Township. The residents stated that the increase in truck traffic has resulted in various issues in North Annville.

Dustin Sider of the Annville-Cleona Fire Department requested that the department name be updated on the South Annville Township website.

James Caldwell of Rettew Associations Inc. reported the following:

  • Progress has been made on the Brandt Road pipe replacement project. Township solicitor Josele Cleary will draft bids for the project. Supervisors expect to award bids in April.
  • A review letter was issued to Garman Builders about Wynfield Phase 1B.
  • Comments about Candler’s Pointe are being worked through.
  • Various details regarding the DHL and NorthPoint Development Killinger Road project need to be confirmed.
  • The MS-4 report was submitted to the PA Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Street dedication issues at the Meadows at Bachman Run are being addressed.

Supervisors also discussed the following topics:

  • The 2024 road project will include approximately 23 miles of line painting, which is estimated to cost $126,000.
  • The chalkboard restoration in the D.H. Umberger building has been completed.
  • The township building vestibule is currently undergoing construction.
  • Township Police Chief Ben Sutcliffe reported that South Annville had 139 incidents and Annville had 35 incidents in February.
  • An executive session was held after the meeting to discuss personnel issues and address the Annville-Cleona School District crossing guards agenda item.
  • Motions to approve the February secretary’s report, treasurer’s report and pay the monthly bills were unanimously approved.

South Annville Township supervisors meet 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, April 10.

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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.