Supervisors Continue to Stall on Trash Issue

Upper Nazareth Supervisors – May 3, 2017

Upcoming Events

May 6th  Electronic Recycling Event from 9:00-Noon at the Intermediate School

May 20th Household Hazardous Waste Event at NCC (main campus) from 8:30 – 2:00 pm

June 19th The Library will have an event with zoo animals at Tuske’s Park

Community Concerns

Thanks were extended to the Women’s Democratic Club of Nazareth & Vicinity for removing litter from the area around Farmview Estates and the High School and Intermediate School.

A resident wanted to know why the supervisors continue to not move on the issue of changing to a single hauler for trash. Multiple corporations are dropping off flyers to residents which will lead to more truck traffic and more damage to roads.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Two public meetings were held on this issue in the Fall of 2016 and a significant amount of time was devoted to it during the April 5th meeting.  The Recycling Committee voted unanimously to move over to a single hauler. The supervisors say they plan to wait for more information from the Committee before they make a decision.

Supervisor’s Comments

The Borough of Bath has been having some issues fully staffing their police department. Upper Nazareth residents are concerned about this problem as their neighborhood backs up to the boundary of Bath.

Homeowners in the development of Red Cliffe are concerned about speeding and want signs posted in their neighborhood and for the township to enforce the speeding restrictions.

Township manager, E.J. Mentry, requested permission from the supervisors to write a letter to state representatives concerning threatened cuts to HUD. Many township residents benefit from programs like the HOME program.

Construction Updates

The bid to oil and chip the roads in East Lawn Gardens this summer came in at $131,883, $32,000 under budget. The supervisors approved increasing the payment by $13,000 and add some more roads to the paving list..

Construction has begun at Scenic View Estates (off Shoeneck Avenue). The supervisors approved a request to reduce the letter of credit by $294,195.

Representatives from Tuskes requested a change to a planned street light in Eagle’s Landing, Phase 3A. Due to a complaint from a homeowner, Tuskes asked for a change to the resolution so that the streetlight could be moved from Lot 95 to Lot 94. A new resolution will be prepared and presented at the May 17th meeting.

The supervisors approved a request by the Fire Department for all new fire hydrants to be outfitted with Stortz Connections.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Approval for the township manager and treasurer to attend a Fair Housing Training conference.

A $5,000 grant from LV mini Greenways was approved.


Becky Bartlett covers these meetings because citizens have the right to know what their government is doing.




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