Citizen’s Group wants to work with Supervisors to stop warehouses

October 16, 2019 – UNT Supervisors meeting

Absent: Donna Hirst

Announcements

October 22 at 6:30 pm and October 23rd at 2:00 pm – Seminars on the Open Space Referendum on the Nov. 5th ballot

Leaf pickup will begin on October 28th. The trucks will do some sporadic pickups next week to test out the equipment.

Trick or Treat will be held on October 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

The UNT Police will hold a Halloween party for kids on October 31st from 4:30 – 8:00 pm at the Township building.

November 5th election – The polling place for Upper Nazareth East has been changed from the township building to the Middle School cafeteria at 94 Friedenstahl Avenue

Public Comments

A resident from Heather Lane addressed the Supervisors about a discussion at the Planning Commission, stressing that the citizen’s group wants to work together in a productive manner in regards to the proposed warehouse. Ideas mentioned included putting a weight limit on Gun Club Road, having the Zoning Officer change the classification of the project and the township hiring objective 3rd party planners.

A local poll worker said she’d gotten calls from people, complaining that the volunteers are to blame for the poll moving from the township building to the Middle School. In fact, the supervisors wrote a letter to the Election Commission requesting the change because of long lines and parking difficulties. Schools are closed on November 5th so staff and students will not be in the building.

A W. Beil Ave resident complained about the construction for the Heritage Village project, saying his lane is being used as a construction zone with a semi parked in the middle of the road and cement trucks backing up onto Beil Ave. He was advised to make an appointment with the township secretary to view the plans for the project.

Engineer

Approval of a request to reduce the Letter of Credit for Heritage Village Phase 2 by $210,587.15.

Approval of an Indemnification Agreement for Heritage Village Phases 3 & 4 which will allow the company to perform certain activities without posting a security deposit.

Approval of the Northampton County Forensic Center Land Development Improvements Agreement with waivers for a subdivision improvement security deposit, a waiver of a recreation fee and a waiver of a traffic improvement fee.

Administration

Approval of Resolution 19-13 for the disposition of records.

Approval to accept a letter of resignation from Athena Gross – a representative to the Nazareth Library Board. The resignation will be effective Jan. 1, 2020.

On a suggestion by Kristin Mullen, the supervisors have scheduled 2 meetings to discuss the Open Space Ballot Referendum on October 22nd and 23rd.

Approval to hold the Employee Appreciation Holiday Lunch on Dec. 13, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the East Lawn Club

The Northampton County 2020 Proposed budget is available for review at the township office and online.

An electrician will start work on Tuskes Park next week.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Approval for $1,200 to buy a basket lift and harness to trim trees and work on lights.

Approval for $1,240 for Police Chief Cope to attend a two-week course in POLEX Management next March and April.

Approval of $25,932 to buy a 2020 Dodge Charger for the Police Department.

 

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

 

 


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