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The South Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to advertise the proposed 2023 budget at its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Public comment will be welcome at the Dec. 13 meeting, where the budget will be up for approval. The draft will be available for viewing in the township building starting Monday, and will not be posted online.

LebTown will follow up next week with details on the proposed budget.

Also Wednesday, township manager John Eberly notified the board that the planned Holiday Inn Express along Route 322 has been cancelled for the time being. No additional information on the project cancellation was immediately available.

Read More: South Londonderry board approves waivers for Holiday Inn Express on 322

Supervisors also unanimously approved a memo of understanding between the township and First Aid & Safety Patrol (FASP).

The agreement states that SLT police officers with current certifications in emergency care such as CPR are authorized to do so prior to the arrival of FASP. These officers will also be paid by FASP and covered under their liability insurance.

The board also unanimously agreed to sign a memo of understanding between the police department and Palmyra School District, contingent on striking the first sentence of section 5.A.2.

This section suggests that SLTPD should not directly handle the complaints of parents and students regarding incidents that happened on school grounds, and that the problems should be handled internally first.

Supervisor William Bova voiced a concern regarding potential overstep of parental rights. Chairman Faith Bucks agreed that the wording was concerning.

The SLT Board of Supervisors discusses the memo of understanding.

The memo is not legally binding, as it is operational rather than serving as an agreement. However, Police Chief William Reigle noted that he found it helpful, as it establishes protocol for smaller incidents to be handled within the school, thus freeing up the department.

In other business, supervisors:

  • Unanimously agreed to resolution 15-2022 to send in an application for the PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund for work on the intersection of Airport and South Forge roads. Bucks suggested that, as of now, the board is leaning toward a roundabout.
  • Unanimously agreed to resolutions 18 and 19-2022 concerning dedications for Windemere Phase 2.
  • Unanimously agreed to resolutions 16 and 17-2022 concerning the deed of dedication for Glendon Drive/Lyndel Subdivision.
  • Unanimously authorized the sale of a highway truck.
  • Unanimously agreed to reduce the financial security for Soldier Field by $3,104.
  • Unanimously approved the minutes for their Oct. 11 meeting and Oct. 26 workshop.
  • Unanimously approved bill and payroll lists 21-22 and 22-22.
  • Heard reports, including the township manager’s, police department’s, and library’s.

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 Dec. 13 and the next workshop will be held Nov. 22. 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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