Elizabeth Township eyes security cameras

By on October 17, 2018

Elizabeth Township is considering installing cameras inside and outside the municipal building and office on Southview Drive.

Township Manager Loren Miller obtained three bids for seven security cameras and a computer stick/server. The best deal was for up-to-date technology at a cost of $4,489.
Supervisors discussed the issue at its Oct. 8 meeting. The outdoor cameras will utilize software that will blur out other properties, providing privacy for neighbors. The Tot-Lot playground will be monitored.

The seven cameras will allow office staff to monitor activities around the building, as well as provide security inside the building. In other business, supervisors approved another 90-day extension to PennTerra for the Tractor Supply Subdivision and Land Development Plan for property located near the southwest corner of the Route 501 and 322 intersection. Supervisor Rodney May noted that “Penn DOT had raised some concerns that need to be addressed” and resulted in the request for time to address those concerns.

Also, supervisors authorized a settlement in the matter of Elizabeth Township vs. Lori Zug Chubb in the amount of $1,042. Chubb’s barn was severely damaged in a storm and posed a danger to vehicles on a nearby roadway.

The structure was not demolished or repaired in a timely manner and the township chose to file a case in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.
Chubb will reimburse the township for the filing fees of the amount noted above.
Miller noted that the barn has been demolished, the area has been cleaned up, and a building permit for a replacement barn is ready to be picked up.
Supervisors also approved a Stormwater Management Agreement for Mountain View Mulch on East 28th Division Highway. There had been some earlier controversy with the business because soil had been disturbed without a plan or a permit. Escrow reductions were approved for D and S Flooring on East 28th Division Highway, Harold Lynn Tract 2 on Park Avenue, and Lester Hoover Greenhouse on East Brubaker Valley Road.

In other business:

• Road Superintendent Glenn Martin reported recent repairs to Pumping Station, Elser Hill and Seglock Roads. Repairs to the floor and walls of the township’s shop/garage area have begun. The stone fill and border are laid for the upcoming new Tot-Lot equipment at the township municipal building playground.
• The Brickerville Fire Company responded to 14 incidents in September, and the Fire Police answered five calls. Northwest Regional Ambulance answered 17 calls in August.
• The state police reported 51 incidents in the township for September.
• The annual township budget preparation meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.
• Elizabeth Township will participate in county-wide Trick-or-Treat night on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
• The next meeting of the Elizabeth Township Supervisors will be on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.

Community events:

• A Community BOOfire will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Brickerville picnic grove on Route 322 across from the Brickerville United Lutheran Church. The event will feature games, food, music, tractor rides and more. A costume contest will begin at 7 p.m. Please bring lawn chairs to sit around the fire. All ages are welcome. Admission is free.
• The monthly collection of recyclables will be on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. until noon at the municipal building on South View Drive. Remember, only corrugated cardboard, metal and aluminum food cans, plastic bottles with a neck, and glass jars and bottles are accepted for recycling. A local farmer will accept newspapers at the same time and location.
• The Brickerville Volunteer Fire Company sponsors all-cash Bingo every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the fire hall at 10 Hopeland Rd. Supper is served beginning at 5:30 p.m.
More information is available at elizabethtownship.net and on the Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, PA Facebook page.

Melinda Elmer is a correspondent for the Lititz Record Express. She welcomes your questions and comments and can be reached at elmermm@dejazzd.com. 

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