Diesel Spill at Amazon Warehouse

Upper Nazareth Supervisor’s Meeting – December 21, 2016

Absent: Donna Hirsch & Rich Mann

Community Concerns

Supervisor Mike Rinker reported a recent chemical spill at the Amazon Warehouse. Over 41 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into the retention pond and it took the company 24 hours to notice. Several townships responded. Amazon has cleaned up the spill.

A resident suggested that, next year, the township decorate the 2 large evergreen trees in front of the municipal building and hold a lighting ceremony. The supervisors agreed to look into this.

Nick Robibero from Troop 44 reported that his Eagle Project at Tuske’s Park, the installation of a bulletin board, is finished. A plaque will be added to honor the troop.  The board voted to approve the project as completed.

Former supervisor Andy Donnello sent holiday greetings and wished everyone present a happy new year.

Township Manager

The board approved a plan to authorize an agreement to change the status of police chief Alan Siegfried. (Details of the plan were not released)

The board approved Tim Schantz to fill the opening on the Recreation Board. Mr. Schantz’s term will run through till 12/31/19.

The township plans to join with Lower Nazareth on a full reclamation of Georgetown Road in 2017. About 1/8th of a mile of the road belongs to our township. The supervisors approved paying $34,000 – $37,345 out of the liquid fuels fund to participate in the project. (This price was not included in the 2017 budget)

Approval of Resolution 16-23 which will set the Real Estate tax rate at 5.95 mil, the same rate as 2016.

Approval of Resolution 16-24 Act 511 to set the non-resident income tax rate which will be the same as 2016.

Approval to hire DK Environmental to do a risk assessment of Lead based paint. This will be paid through the Home grant.


Becky Bartlett covers these meetings because citizens have a right to be informed about the actions of their government.

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