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The South Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors discussed upcoming public hearings, staffing changes, and more at Tuesday’s meeting.

The board unanimously agreed to advertise a crosswalk improvement project, which will be presented at the Aug. 9 meeting.

This comes after Windermere resident Richard Yohe submitted a petition with 49 signatures supporting a “Crosswalks Recommendations” plan in May, which was further discussed at the May 25 workshop (PDF). He and others have spoken about pedestrian safety at SLT meetings as early as and possibly prior to 2015, minutes reflect.

The board also advertised a public hearing Aug. 9 for Ordinance 222-2022, which concerns the rezoning of Northside Crossing.

While a hearing was scheduled for June, due to an error on Northside Crossing developer’s part, an amendment was needed and the public hearing was postponed.

Supervisor Jack Custer, though he voted to advertise the ordinance, said he does not support the amendment but believes the public should have the chance to weigh in.

Supervisors Jack Custer and Faith Bucks hear a report. Supervisor William Bova was not present at Tuesday’s meeting.

The board also unanimously approved various staff changes:

  • The resignation of part-time administrative assistant Trudy Jackson.
  • The end of a probationary period for Richie Deibert.
  • The hire of maintenance technician Jordan Bishop.
  • The hire of part-time administrative assistant Mandy Braden. Supervisors entered a brief executive session to determine whether Custer’s personal friendship with Braden constituted a pecuniary interest, which the solicitor determined it did not.

The board unanimously accepted the resignation of planning commission member Bill Leonard.

They unanimously approved the appointment of Jill Martin to the planning commission and William Jackson to the historical commission.

In other news, the board:

  • Unanimously agreed to authorize easements for the Mount Gretna Sewer Line Relocation.
  • Unanimously agreed to waivers 1, 3, and 4 for the In The Net revised stormwater plan. They unanimously approved waiver 2 subject to SLT engineer approval.
  • Unanimously agreed to the Lebanon County Emergency Services Unit Member Agreement for the police department. Police Chief Bill Reigle recommended this action.
  • Unanimously approved the minutes for their June 14 meeting (PDF).
  • Heard reports from the township manager, police department, fire companies, and others.

South Londonderry Township supervisors meet at 27 W. Market St. on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held Aug. 9. 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.