The March 7th and March 21 meetings were cancelled due to bad weather
March 26, 2018 – Upper Nazareth Supervisors Meeting
The township newsletter will be mailed out this week
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2:00pm on March 30th at Liebert Field
Street Sweeping is scheduled from April 2-6th
Curb-side yard waste will be collected from April 16-20th
The yard waste facility opens on April 21st
A resident from East Lawn Gardens complained about the oil and chips used to treat the roads in his development last year. The roads are rough, causing children to fall off their bikes, and the stones are everywhere and will be a problem when mowing season arrives. Shawn Shupe said he’d go over to take a look, but he thought the problem was more likely the anti-skid cinders.
Safety Discussion on Friedenstahl Avenue
The supervisors discussed the continuing problem of traffic, student pedestrians and school buses on Friedenstahl Ave. The most popular option is to hire a crossing guard at $11/shift, 3 shifts a day. The township would be 100% responsible for the salary and the workman’s comprehensive coverage. A couple of the supervisors wondered out-loud about why the school district wasn’t more involved in the conversation. E.J. Mentry pointed out that if the township takes action Upper Nazareth could face liability for directing students to walk down streets without sidewalks. Another option is to add blinking lights when school is in session and to double fines on speeding drivers.
Your Tax Dollars at Work
During Snowstorm Riley, the township opened the municipal building as a warming center but only 2 people showed up—possibly because few realized they were open. The supervisors talked about adopting a CodeRed text messaging system at a cost of $2,500/year.
Six people have signed up for the HOME program which helps applicants bring their houses up to code. More state grant money is available and residents are encouraged to apply.
Approval to hire a police officer at $21.60/hour to attend every supervisor meeting and other meetings on a case-by-case basis.
UMBT is changing their policies in regards to people who don’t pay their sewer bill. Consequences will include shutting off water. The policy will be advertised in several upcoming issues of The Key.
Approval to hire a full-time Laborer at $18.11/hour.
Becky Bartlett is a resident of Upper Nazareth and covers these meetings because citizens have the right to know what their government is doing.