UNT Open Space Tax is Now in Effect

February 5, 2020 UNT Supervisor’s Meeting


February 13th – 7:00PM Planning Commission

Courtesy of the Floor

A resident spoke about a recent report showing that the Lehigh Valley has the third worst air pollution in Pennsylvania and that the proposed warehouse on Gun Club Road won’t improve conditions. She expressed concern about the sneakers at the intersection of Friedenstahl and Shoeneck Avenues. Some people think this might be an indication of gangs or drugs in the area. She also expressed hesitation about petitions about library funding being handed into the Supervisors since some of them have shown opposition to it.  She claimed that, when residents turned in petitions for the Gracedale referendum, several of them went missing.

Supervisor’s Comments

Robert Disbrow pointed out that the Open Space/EIT tax has gone into effect and  that people should check their pay stubs. He wanted to know when the Environmental Advisory Committee would meet. Scott Sylvanius told him that the Open Space Plan won’t be finished until the end of the year.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Approval for a Reduction in the Letter of Credit for Heritage Village Phase 2 by $135,000.

Solicitor Gary Asteak and representatives from Heritage Village had a long debate about a reducing the security deposit on Phases 3 & 4. They want the township to waive state requirements, claiming they shouldn’t have to secure a deposit for the maintenance of private roads. The Supervisors pushed back, wanting a better explanation for what Heritage Village is claiming.

Approval to hire a Laborer 3 at $18.08/hour.

Approval to donate a decommissioned police care to the Fire Department. The car needs $5,000 in work but one of the firefighters has experience in auto mechanics.


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


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