May 2, 2018 – Upper Nazareth Supervisors Meeting
The yard waste facility is now open
Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday, May 5th, 9am – Noon at the Intermediate School, 355 Tatamy Road, Nazareth, PA
Hazardous Waste Collection on May 19th, 8:30am – 2pm at Northampton Community College
A resident from Deerfield Road complained about a neighbor who lets their cats roam free. The cats keep coming onto this property and killing the birds he feeds. He requested that the supervisors pass an ordinance, like the one Nazareth has, which would make it unlawful for owners to let their pets run at large. Township solicitor, Gary Asteak, pointed out that such an ordinance would not work in a rural community where people keep barn cats.
The Supervisors approved Ordinance #175 which lowers the speed limit on Friedenstahl Avenue, from 5th Street to Tatamy Road, to 25 mph and also designates Penn Allen Road as a snow route. The vote was 4 to 0 (Donna Hirst was absent)
The Zoning Board denied the appeal to build a 5th apartment house on 4th Street.
The board also denied a contractor’s request to grade and remove dirt from a site where Phase II has yet to be approved. Gary Asteak says the township will not allow construction work without a security deposit
Your Tax Dollars at Work
The 2017 audit was delayed due to problems getting the Pension report. The audit should be presented during a meeting in June.
Approval to pay for an advertisement about adopting the official map of the township.
Adopting of the Fair Housing Resolution with Betty Parrish to once again serve as the Housing officer.
Approval to accept $31,440 in Gaming funds. The money must be spent by June 1, 2019.
Approval to hire a Seasonal Employee at $9/hour
Approval of $8,096 to aerate the playing fields. This should help improve drainage on the sports fields.
Approval of $6,883 for fertilizing the parks
Approval for Jersey Cloth and Body Armor for the police department at a cost of $2,530 with $2,500 to be paid for with a grant from Martin Guitar
Becky Bartlett is a resident of Upper Nazareth and covers these meetings because citizens have the right to know what their government is doing.