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The Annville Township Board of Commissioners welcomed solicitor Megan Ryland Tanner at its May meeting.

Corey Lamoureux served his last meeting as the township solicitor in April.

Ryland Tanner answered resident questions about property line enforcement and raised questions about a new crossing guard services agreement.

The township agreed to the amount of $26,618.40 for crossing guard services, which is $36.97 per hour.

Ryland Tanner noted that it was unclear whether the crossing guards had undergone background checks and child abuse clearances despite being employed for the past four years. The motion to approve the agreement was unanimously passed pending the confirmation of the background checks and clearances.

Commissioners also heard updates from standing committees about township happenings.

Commissioner Thomas Embich noted that activities reported by Pennsylvania State Police are not included in the police report.

Additionally, township Police Chief William Stickler mentioned that his staff will begin using the Palmyra Borough police building to adjust to the merger, which will start on May 27.

Read More: Annville-Palmyra police merger is on track to go live on May 27

Commissioner Nevin Hoover mentioned the current remodeling plans for the Palmyra police building, which will serve as the headquarters for the Western Lebanon County Regional Police Department. Renovation plans include wider hallways, an expanded evidence room and an ADA-compliant ramp outside.

In addition to hearing about the police merger, the board heard updates from Commissioner Anthony Perrotto on the recent parks and recreation events that took place in April.

Perrotto reported the Annville Free Library donated leftover stone from its recent renovations for reinforcement at parts of the Quittapahilla Creek Nature Park trail. Perrotto praised the collaboration between the township, parks and rec committee and library.

Perrotto also mentioned that the Day of Caring on April 20 was successful.

The board approved several motions for upcoming events:

  • A motion to allow the fire police to assist at Lebanon Valley College’s graduation on Saturday, May 11, was unanimously passed.
  • A motion to allow Rotunda Restaurant & Brewery to serve beer at Old Annville Days was passed, with Embich casting the lone nay vote.
  • A motion to close off Cumberland Street on Saturday, July 20, for a block party was unanimously passed.

Also at the meeting:

  • A motion to accept BMK Construction’s bid of $72,800 for the ADA curb ramp was unanimously passed.
  • A motion to release the Lebanon Valley College letter of credit for the Nursing Education Facility driveway was unanimously passed, pending the college addressing remaining comments left by township engineers.
  • A motion to approve a resolution for the St. Paul’s Bazaar advertising banner to be hung over Route 422 was unanimously passed.
  • A motion to rescind the stormwater violation for Woodside Court was unanimously passed, as was a motion to send an invoice of $1,750 to Woodside Court.
  • A motion to allow the fire police to aid the City of Lebanon was unanimously passed.
  • A motion to approve the traffic signal maintenance agreement addendum for C.M. High was unanimously passed.
  • A motion to approve the 90-day extension for the development plan for 475 N. Weaber St. project was unanimously passed. The project will be discussed by the planning commission on Monday, May 13.
  • An agenda item concerning ash tree maintenance was rejected 4-1.
  • Newly appointed code enforcement officer Candie Johnson issued 14 permits in April.
  • Motions to approve the reports of standing and special committees, the April meeting minutes and payment of the monthly bills were unanimously passed.

The Board of Commissioners of Annville Township meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in the township building at 36 N. Lancaster St. and are open to the public. Next month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4.

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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.