Upper Nazareth Supervisor’s Meeting – February 17, 2016
Community Concerns & Announcements
A resident requested that the Police and Crime Reports be made available to the public. These days, newspapers have limited coverage of local events. There are rumors of an increase in crime in the area and people in the township should be informed.
On a request from a resident, the township newsletter will go back to the title it had in the 1980s: News & Views. Final submissions for the spring newsletter are due by March 18th. It will be mailed out in the beginning of April.
The Fire Department will hold its Easter Egg Hunt on March 25th starting at 2:00 PM in the field behind the township building. Representatives from the Fire Department pointed out that they use real eggs for their hunt, not plastic.
The supervisors discussed putting an ordinance in place to limit the hours of trash haulers (8:00AM – 5:00 PM) to pick up garbage. It was decided that the township will see how other townships handle these issues and that, when this topic is discussed in the future, trash haulers will be invited to attend.
Street sweeping in the township will take place between late March and early April.
Paper copies of the Treasurer’s Report are now available at the township meetings.
Bids were put out for the construction of a traffic light at Friedenstahl Ave and Route 191. Five firms were eligible for the project, but only one submitted a bid: Schlock & Co.
- Construction should be begin this summer and be finished by the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
The supervisors approved surveying and reconstruction specs for several township roads to be repaired in 2017. This will include repainting the lines on the township roads.
- Ads should go out next week
A Letter of Credit Reduction was approved for the Eagles Landing Phase 3c. The amount went from $507,186 to $354,276.
Your Tax Dollars at Work
The supervisors approved the bid from Schlock & Co. for $1,084,291.20 to construct the light at Friedenstahl Avenue.
Approval a transfer of $147,667 from the General Fund to the Road Improvement Fund.
Becky Bartlett is a resident of Upper Nazareth Township. She covers these meetings because the public has a right to be informed about their government’s actions.