January 7, 2018 – Upper Nazareth Supervisors Meeting
Absent: Brian Pullian
The Planning Commission meets on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00 PM
Supervisor’s Meeting on January 16th at 7:00 PM
The Supervisors passed all the professional appointments, volunteer appointments, compensation, mileage allowance, signatory authorization, official bonds and resolutions on the agenda.
A resident requested Supervisors move to ban the stopping and standing of tractor-trailers in residential neighborhoods in the township. A parking ordinance was passed in 2018, but no one was sure if it covered semis. The Solicitor said he’d look into it and several of the Supervisors expressed interest in putting a ban in place before the warehouses move in.
The Police contract added Veteran’s Day as a paid holiday. After a discussion about making it a holiday for township employees as well, the vote went 2 to 2, with Scott Sylvanius and Donna Hirst voting against.
Your Tax Dollars at Work
Approval to adopt Resolution 19-07: Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan. This has to be renewed every 5 years and is a requirement for the township to receive post-disaster funds.
Approval for $400 to buy a new drawer for the Printer/Copier/Fax Machine in the Zoning office.
Approval to let a scout troop use the Conference Room for an Eagle Ceremony in February.
The Pension Audit revealed an over-payment from the state. The township will have to return $7,600.
Approval of the appointment of Maher Duessel to do the 2018 audit.
The Supervisors discussed several transportation projects they could apply for funding for with Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. Rob Disbrow pointed out that the intersection at 248 and 946 won’t be able to handle an increase over the current traffic. Another project mentioned was Route 191 and Newburg Road. That is in Lower Nazareth Township, and that intersection has been mentioned frequently for improving traffic for trucks.
Becky Bartlett covers these meetings because citizens have a right to know what their government is doing.