Township Moving to Reduce Speed on Friedenstahl Avenue

 

April 18, 2018 – Upper Nazareth Supervisors Meeting

Announcements

The yard waste facility opens on April 21st

Electronics Recycling Event on April 28th, 9am – Noon at 500 Bushkill Drive, Easton, PA

Electronics Recycling Event on May 5th, 9am – Noon at 355 Tatamy Road, Nazareth, PA

Hazardous Waste Collection on May 19th, 8:30am – 2pm at Northampton Community College

William White was approved to serve s the Alternate on the Zoning Board

 

Community Concerns

Continuing complaints about the Nazareth School District not keeping the gate on 4th Street closed and sending parent traffic through a residential neighborhood.

A resident who’d benefited from the CDBG program asked for a subordination agreement. Township staff said they’d be happy to help as soon as they got the paperwork from the mortgage company.

Construction

Supervisors voted to approve a study to bond roads targeted in the PennEast Pipeline Project at a cost between $1,000 – $10,000 (Penn Dixie, Georgetown, Gun Club and a few others are on the list). The bonding will help recoup the costs of fixing the roads after the construction vehicles destroy them.

  • The proposed path is available on the PennEast Pipeline website for anyone who’s curious about how the project will affect our township

An ordinance will be published in the Express Times this weekend concerning traffic changes to Friedenstahl Avenue. The speed limit between 5th Street and Tatamy road will change to 25 mph.

A map of Upper Nazareth Township was presented.  Official adoption will require a review by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and an ordinance to be passed by July 1st.

The Supervisors voted to approve adding Penn Allen Road to the Snow Emergency Route.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Approval of a motion for E.J. Mentry to vote as a delegate at the PSATS Conference.

The Police Pension Report is available. The fund is down 0.62% so far this year.

Approval of the AFLAC benefits plan to be available to all employees who work 20hour/week or more.

The roof of the municipal building has been replaced but minus the cupola, which was in bad shape. Supervisors will decide in the future if they want to replace it.

Approval to buy a used vehicle lift for $5,000 to help with oil changes and vehicle maintenance.

Approval to buy GPS units for police vehicles for $800 installation and $152/month maintenance. (Robert Disbrow abstained, Scott Sylvanius voted no)

Approval of an amount not to exceed $6,000 to install Level 3 Bullet Resistance Glass windows in the Municipal Building

Municipal Property to be put up for sale on Municibid

  • A Crown Victoria previously used by the police department. It needs approximately $1,100 of work. It will be sold via bid for $500-$1,000
  • A road-side Cutter previously used by the Public Works department

 

Becky Bartlett is a resident of Upper Nazareth and covers these meetings because citizens have the right to know what their government is doing.

 

 

 

 

 


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