Supervisor’s Meeting – Feb. 3, 2016

Supervisor’s Meeting – Feb. 3, 2016

Community Comment

A resident on 5th Street complained about a large divot in the road in front of her house. It collects water, has been getting worse over time, and the township pledged to fix it four years ago.

Another complaint was lodged about a list of Active Projects no longer being included on the agenda or the minutes.

A resident wanted to know what the supervisors are doing about code enforcement in the township.


The supervisors do not know why 2,000 residents lost power this morning. They said Met Ed doesn’t know either, but is looking into it.

The supervisors approved a motion to provide drafts of meeting minutes to the public. (There was a big blowup over this issue at the January 20th meeting)

The supervisors approved a change to the police pension fund on a vote of 3 to 1. (The retirement age has been lowered and the service increment increased for employees who have more than 25 years of service)

The supervisors approved a motion to exercise property easements for the installation of the traffic light at Friedenstahl Ave.

  • In response to a question, the engineer said that the township will assume all maintenance for the traffic light but PennDOT will control the timing of the signal

The supervisors approved a motion to increase the pay of part-time police officers working for outside entities (i.e. the school district).


Supervisor Ytkin suggested a change to the ordinance regulating trash haulers. Currently they can start collecting garbage at 6 AM. With snowbanks and dark conditions in the morning, he thinks a later start time might be better.

Becky Bartlett is a resident of Upper Nazareth and covers these meetings because citizens have a right to know what their government is doing



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