Residents Upset by an Order to Remove Basketball Nets

 

May 16, 2018 – Upper Nazareth Supervisors Meeting

Donna Hirst and Brian Pulliam were absent

Announcements

Hazardous Waste Collection on May 19th, 8:30 am – 2pm at Northampton Community College – this is the only hazardous waste collection event scheduled for this year

Community Concerns

Residents from Blue Jay Drive spoke out about a letter they received instructing them to take down their basketball net. Many letters went out because of upcoming roadwork projects plus snow plowing and leaf collection. Should a truck hit a net while working, the township assumes liability for any damage. The residents pointed out that mailboxes are just as close to the road as their basketball net, but the treasurer said mailboxes are exempt under the Ordinance.

  • Worst case scenario for people who refuse to move their nets – a $600/day fine
  • The township manager, zoning officer and attorney will meet to discuss what should be done

Someone from Farmview estates contacted the supervisors about why they are limited to RCN for cable service. They’d like to get FIOS from Verizon. Solicitor Gary Asteak said he’d look into it.

Community Outreach

In the next few weeks, you may see police vehicles and fire trucks delivering a township supervisor to your door to talk about Community Day, the HOME program (qualified owners can get loans with a 0% interest rate), and Code Red emergency alerts.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Approval for $10,857.25 to pay Alpha Space Control for line striping.

Approval for potential cost overruns up to $2,500 for the road work.

Zoning

Supervisors approved for a revision to the master plan of the development of Heritage Village. Due to their agreement with the bank, the company must pre-sell the units before they can build them. The supervisors approved the changes which included taking out 6 townhouses, which weren’t selling, and replacing them with 4 cottages.

Donation

A thank you to Kenny Harper for donating a flag to the township.

 

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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