January X-mas Tree pickup, Chief of Police Retires

Upper Nazareth Supervisor’s Meeting – January 3, 2016

Community Concerns/Announcements

The Supervisors released a letter acknowledging the retirement of Police Chief Alan Siegfried who was injured in a car accident last year.

Curbside Christmas tree pick up will take place during the month of January, following the same schedule as leaf pick up.

A 2015 Police Vehicle was badly damaged when it was hit by a driver believed to be DUI in the Middle School parking lot. Damages may exceed $7,000 but should be covered by insurance.

A new accounting firm was approved to do the audit this year: Mayar-Deucel Accounting firm.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

The supervisors approved up to $1,000 for lights to decorate trees for the 2017 holiday season.

A resident on Friedenstahl Avenue reported their mailbox damaged by a snowplow and, following a suggestion by a police officer, submitted a bill for $278.74 to the township. In the past, the township has followed PennDOT’s policy which is not to reimburse for damage. The Supervisors approved paying this bill, but passed a new policy which includes:

  • All claims concerning mailbox damage must be made within 48 hours
  • The township will fix/replace the mailbox if the plow causes the damage but the homeowner will be responsible for any impairment caused by flying snow.

Reorganization Meeting

Mike Rinker was elected as Chairman with Scott Sylvanius as Co-chair

The supervisors approved:

  • $150-$175/hour for Asteak Law Offices
  • $150/hour for James L. Zulick, Zoning Board Hearing and Fees
  • $77,000 salary for Full Time Township Manager
  • $74,308.22 salary for Acting Full Time Chief of Police
  • $63,856.85 salary for Full Time Public Works Director
  • 3% increase for all non-uniform, non exempt, part time employees and police personnel as included in the 2017 budget
  • 5 cents/mile travel reimbursement

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

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