Discussion on Adding Parking to Tuske’s Park

Upper Nazareth Supervisors – January 17, 2018

Announcements

Last day for Christmas Tree pickup is January 26th

February 7th, 7:00pm – Supervisor’s Meeting

May 19th – Hazardous waste collection at Northampton Community College from 8:30am – 2:00pm

Community Concerns

A complaint about the gate on 4th Street to the Intermediate school constantly being left open.  This has been an ongoing problem for years and leads to an increase in traffic in Farmview Estates. The supervisors pledged to bring this issue up with the school superintendent during their next meeting.

Recognition

The UNT Police recognized William Kirk for his generous donation of a bike to their department.

Construction Updates

The township engineer talked about road paving projects in 2018. The goal is to pave at least 4 miles of road every year. Prices, and how many roads can be paved, depend on the kind of surface treatment used. The budget allows for $227,000 but more money could be taken out of the general fund for recently developed paving materials.  After a long discussion, the supervisors expressed a preference for resurfacing more roads with cheaper products. The engineer will do a formal presentation on roads at the February 7th meeting.

The township may do a pilot project this summer, testing a new road surface on 1st Street, from West 1st Street to Mt. Vernon Avenue.

Last Saturday, there was a break in a water pipe to a residence on the corner of Friedenstahl Avenue and 3rd Street.

Friedenstahl Avenue will be re-lined with zebra striping in several places, including the intersections where school children cross. Lines will be added to increase parking on the west side of the street near the East Lawn intersection.  No parking will be allowed in that area during snow emergencies.

The engineer proposed the township use an electronic bidding system. Other townships in the area use this system. It is free except for the winning bidder, who must pay a fee of $100 for every $80,000 of the project. Advertisement costs will be about the same as they are now.

The supervisors talked about removing the Volleyball court at Tuske’s Park and replacing it with a parking lot. Parking can be at a premium during sporting events but few liked the idea of the proposed lot being so close to the pavilion. They decided to contact ESSROC about putting an additional lot on their property.

A sinkhole opened up in Tuske’s Park near the baseball field.

Approval for a reduction the Letter of Credit for Heritage Village

Your Tax Dollars at Work

An approval of $11,000 to pay Keystone Consulting for MS4 renewal as part of the Pollution Reduction plan.

Approval for 4 people, including the township manager, to go to the 2018 PSATS in Hershey, PA.

Approval to add 3 part-time Police Officers because 1 full-time officer is going out for medical reasons.

 

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


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