Debate about Voting at the Township Bldg Continues


December 5, 2018 – Upper Nazareth Supervisors Meeting


The Planning Commission meets on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 PM.

The budget will be presented at the Supervisor’s Meeting on December 19th at 7:00 PM

An Interim Manager is in place—Debbie Cycle (sp?).  E.J. Mentry resigned from the position next month.

Community Concerns

A poll worker demanded that Mike Rinker explain his remarks that elections workers had left the township room ‘a mess.’ She said that they had made sure to wipe the tables down and pick up all trash, only leaving the voting machines in the room. Betty Parish said the problems were with the bathroom. Donna Hirsh again claimed that the building is not large enough to accommodate the turnout in recent elections and that lines of voters are inconvenient for police cars which need to go in and out of the parking lot.

A resident requested the Supervisors explore an Ordinance against electronic billboards. Lower Nazareth is reportedly putting one together. Scott Sylvanius thought one might already be in place and said it would be researched.

A resident from El Reno complained about a neighbor digging, bringing in fill, railroad ties and stones to put a trailer next to his house. He said he’d called the Zoning Officer, Sloe, several times but had never been called back. Sloe commented that he didn’t know he was supposed to call anyone back following repeated phone calls, which sounded ridiculous. He also said there was nothing illegal about the trailer being there although the resident claimed that, when it was present, it was an unsightly eyesore and lowering neighborhood property values.


Paul Pugielli of Brown & Brown Insurance delivered a dividend check to the Supervisors for $7,265, the largest ever. He said the dividend was due to the fire department now having their own policy


Approval of a reduction in the Letter of Credit for Heritage Village Phase I

Approval of a reduction in the Letter of Credit for Heritage Village Phase II

Approval to advertise for the repair of ‘scouring’ on the north side of the Penn Dixie Road bridge. PennDOT requires this kind of damage to be repaired within 6 months. The bridge will not have to be closed during repairs.

Two bridges in Stockertown are scheduled to be replaced in 2022. Oh joy—the traffic will be diverted into Upper Nazareth

Approval to move ahead with planning to provide links to the County’s trail system along Gun Club Road to Main Street in Bath.

Approval to direct the Planning Commission to look at amending the Ordinance concerning Agricultural Tourism to allow activities like Pumpkin Picking, etc.

A complaint concerning a pot hole on Penn Dixie Road was tabled until Dec. 19th meeting.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Approval to advertise Ordinance No. 180 – Police Pension Tax Deferred Contributions.

Approval to hire a replacement for someone on the Road Crew at $16.28/hour.

The Police have decommissioned 3 cars. The Supervisors voted to give all 3 to the fire department.

Approval to remark a Speed Timing Course used by UNT Police.


Police Chief Cope wants to open a discussion about better security for the township office in consideration of the recent shooting of a Zoning Officer in Monroe County. Supervisors decided to move the discussion to Executive Session and the Safety Committee.


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





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