Upper Nazareth Township Supervisors’ Meeting – June 1, 2016
Several residents from Rising Sun Court protested the resurfacing their road which will include gravel and oil. The township engineer said that the cost of resurfacing Rising Sun Court will cost $2.81/square yard for a total cost of $16,060 and that this preventative maintenance is necessary because the township does not have the money to repair broken roads.
- The supervisors said that Upper Nazareth has 30 miles of roads which need reconstruction but the township lacks funds to take on the work
There will be a meeting at the township building on 6/9 at 7 PM to discuss realigning Route 191 north of the railroad tracks.
Supervisor Ytkin proposed the township pass an ordinance to ban Jake Braking, but was informed that local governments can’t impose rules on PennDOT roads.
Jack Gum has been approved to be the representative to NBMA (sewer system).
Construction on the traffic light at Friedenstahl Avenue and East Lawn is scheduled to begin on June 13th. At times, there will be detours on Friedenstahl and Shoeneck and work will include Saturdays, Sundays, and nights.
- Notices on construction will go out to all residents within a quarter mile of the construction zone
- Mitchell Avenue will become a two-way street through the summer while traffic is detoured onto El Reno.
Your Tax Dollars at Work
The Letter of Credit for Eagles Landing 3B was reduced from $346,344 to $124, 019. The $124,019 will be used for maintenance of the development.
Approval of $350 to move a 12’ x 32’ shed from Friedenstahl Avenue to Daniels.
Approval to pay an additional $2,000 for Property & Casualty insurance to increase the township’s umbrella coverage from $2 million to $5 million. Total cost: $34,503.
Approval of renewing the contract for maintenance of traffic lights at Routes 248 and 946.
A Green Light Go grant was approved to deliver $7,000 to the township. It will likely be invested in an opticom system.
The Police Department will donate 20 hours for the McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All Star Football Classics. This expense was accounted for in the budget.
The police will provide firearms training for NASD officers. The school district will reimburse the township for this cost.
Becky Bartlett is an Upper Nazareth resident and covers these meetings because residents have a right to be informed about what their government is doing.