Upper Nazareth Supervisor’s Meeting – October 5, 2016
Note to Readers: There is an open position on the Board of Supervisors. Interested citizens must send in a letter of interest by October 12th.
A candidate for Representative of the 137th district, Dave Mattei, stopped by to introduce himself to supervisors and citizens.
Leave collection will begin on October 24th. Check the schedule for your neighborhood here: https://www.facebook.com/159881364063156/photos/a.1111423882242228.1073741827.159881364063156/1381724685212145/?type=3
A North Liberty Street resident complained about smoke from the neighbor’s fire pits entering her house.
- The supervisors recommend the resident file a complaint with the police and keep record of calls related to burning. The supervisors may revisit a 2014 ordinance on outdoor burning if too many calls are received.
A resident pointed out that it can take a long time to turn left at the light on Friedenstahl because there is no left turn signal.
- The engineer said PennDOT didn’t approve a left turn signal because there’s not enough volume of traffic
There will be a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11th to recap Community Day
A gas tank ruptured on private property in the west end and spilled 100 gallons of diesel fuel. The company cleaned it up.
The Engineer reported that work has been done at the Red Cliff’s development, but not correctly. The township may need to reduce the letter of credit.
There will be a 30-day comment period on an application to move a portable stone crushing plant in the township. Information will be posted on the website: http://uppernazarethtownship.org/
More money was spent than expected for signs, posts and other materials and the increase was explained by the township engineer. State aid MMO is higher by $3,500.
An estimate for a traffic signal ($8,000) was announced. The cost will be covered by the budget.
Two projects came in under budget: $9,042 for A1 Traffic control and line painting.
Your Tax Dollars at Work
In regards to the construction of the traffic light at Friedenstahl Ave and Route 191 an approval of an additional payment to Schloch of $40,000 for labor costs and subtracted $13,000 from their agreement.
- The project ran 32 days over the projected deadline. The supervisors determined that 14 days were due to factors not under the contractor’s control and 19 days were over what the contract stipulated.
Approval to transfer money from Friedenstahl Ave Traffic Light account to general funds (About $100,000 to close the account). Right now the construction came in under budget.
Approval to transfer $51,600 from the traffic impact account.
There will be a Halloween Party on October 31st at the Township building starting at 5:00.
Many thanks to Jeanie Morgano for covering this meeting. Citizens have a right to know what their government is doing.