Construction Permits and Parking Problems discussed at UNT Supervisor Meeting

 

May 15, 2019 – Upper Nazareth Supervisors Meeting

Announcements

May 18th – 8:30am – 2pm Household Hazardous Waste Collection @ NCC 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem

Public Comment

A 5th Street resident complained about high school students parking on her street. She says the students park in front of walkways, driveways, mailboxes, and fire hydrants. Mail carriers won’t deliver mail when the boxes are blocked. Last year, the street didn’t get cleaned because of the students parking. The resident thinks students should be parking in the school parking lot because that’s what it was built for.  The supervisors recommended she take her complaints to a School Board meeting.

The resident also pointed out that a sewer pipe on 5th Street was dug up in 2012 and now, every time it rains, there’s a 14 foot puddle in the middle of the road. Shawn Shupe (Public Works) promised to go over and take a look at it.

Residents from 3rd Street complained about a residential construction which recently began next door to them. They said they filed a Right-to-Know request with the township on April 3rd and on April 8th, received a letter saying there was no building permit issued for the site. The next week a construction crew dug a big hole next to their property. After their attorney reached out to the township, they received documents related to the project dated Feb. 4th, Feb. 5th, and March 20th.

Township Engineer

Heritage Village requested a reduction in their Letter of Credit for $289,821.19.

The Board discussed the installation of a sprinkler system at Trio Farms. Most of the land is in Lower Nazareth township, only 3 or 4 acres is in UNT.  The Supervisors approved a recommendation to ask LNT to handle the inspections and storm water runoff for the project.

At the April 18th meeting, the supervisors approved a speed limit study on Gun Club Rd. It was determined that the maximum speed on this road is 25 mph. The township will change the signs soon.

Administration

Lisa Klem, the new township manager, presented at this meeting.

Stephen Bacak resigned from the Planning Commission which means there is now an open position.

Approval of a Resolution supporting House Bill 349 which is related to the PA Construction Code Act.  https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?syear=2019&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=349

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Approval to buy a 8.5’ x 20’ Trailer for the Public Works department.

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

 

 

 

 

 


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