The North Lebanon Township Board of Supervisors adopted its 2023 budget at Monday’s meeting.

Chairman Ed Brensinger abstained from the vote due to a conflict of interest as a township employee whose wages are affected by the budget. Vice chairman Gary Heisey and treasurer Ardy Snook both voted to enact the budget.

Chairman Ed Brensinger presents his Conflict-of-Interest Abstention Memorandum to the board.

Township taxes remain consistent into the new year.

Property taxes are 1.59 mills or $15.90 per hundred dollars of a property’s assessed value. The fire tax remains at .420 mills.

The township anticipates revenues of $4,867,711 and expenditures of $4,864,530.

A breakdown of NLT expenditures, from full budget presentation (PDF).

Read More: North Lebanon Township supervisors advertise the drafted 2023 budget

Supervisors were also presented with the choice to approve continued participation in the Cornwall-Lebanon Regional Comprehensive Plan, which is undergoing an update from the 2013 agreement.

The proposed update would cost $60,000 total, or $12,000 per municipality involved. It is also possible that number may be halved to $6,000 upon receipt of a grant.

Cornwall and West Cornwall have already agreed to participate in the plan, conditional on the $6,000 grant.

Read More: Cornwall council passes 2023 budget, joins regional comprehensive plan

The comprehensive, or “comp,” plan is a development agreement that allows the municipalities in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District to collaborate planning. It is advisory and non-binding.

The board opted to table a vote regarding the comp plan until its reorganization meeting Jan. 3 to give board members time to think it over.

In other news, the board:

  • Unanimously agreed to approve a new 13-month contract with IntermixIT, following the expiration of last year’s contract.
  • Voted to advertise a new curb and sidewalk ordinance for advertisement, with Snook opposed due to a requirement that residents maintain the curbing along their properties. The ordinance also requires that residents clear their sidewalks of snow or debris and adequately trim trees overhanging sidewalks.
  • Unanimously approved the Hanford Minor subdivision plan, dissolving a lot along North 25th Street and dividing the land between three adjoining lots at 2499 Cumberland St.
  • Unanimously approved the stormwater management plan, BMP O&M agreement, improvements guarantee agreement, and $26,000 letter of credit for development at 2300 Weavertown Road.
  • Unanimously approved a stormwater only plan, BMP O&M agreement, and improvements guarantee agreement for a driveway construction at 310 Sunset Lane, conditional on letter of credit for $8,514.
  • Unanimously ratified the approval of a non-emergency trip by several members of Glenn Lebanon Fire Company to Florida to examine their new fire truck. The trip occurred Dec. 14-16 and was not at township expense.
  • Unanimously agreed to release $30,000 from the Fire Company Capital Reserve Fund to Ebenezer Fire Company for its around $26,000 annual payment on an equipment loan, plus an additional principle on the loan.
  • Unanimously approved minutes of its Nov. 21 and 22 meetings, along with a meeting with NLTMA Nov. 10.
  • Unanimously approved the advertisement of a zoning amendment hearing regarding 1675 and part of 1677 Grace Ave. Jan. 16 at 7:15 p.m.

North Lebanon supervisors meet at the township municipal building the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A reorganization meeting will be held Jan. 3 and the following meeting will be held Jan. 16. The meetings are open to the public and do not require prior 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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