UNT Supervisor Meeting – February 19, 2020
Absent: Donna Hirst
March 4th at 7:00 PM – Board of Supervisor’s meeting
March 12th at 7:00 PM – Planning Commission meeting
Courtesy of the Floor
A resident requested an update from township supervisor Gary Asteak about Gary’s offer to meet with Gun Club Road residents about the proposed distribution center in their neighborhood. Gary said that the resident had asked and received answers at the Planning commission meeting and that meant he didn’t need to meet with the group. The resident pointed out that his questions had been answered by the developer, not by representatives of the township. Then Mr. Asteak admitted that he had been the one to offer the meeting.
The Supervisors were asked if Project Tadmor has come before the Board (it hasn’t) and, if it hasn’t, how can the supervisors approve waivers without first seeing the completed plan? He pointed out that residents didn’t get to see the engineer’s letters.
Another Gun Club Road resident asked about why sidewalks weren’t going to be included on the access road that will go near the proposed hiking/biking trail.
Two separate residents expressed support for library programs and disappointment with Supervisors for slashing funding by half.
A resident of Biel Road told supervisors that the plan that was approved for Heritage Village is not what is being built. He claimed that the Biel Ave/Porter St. exits are not where they’re supposed to be according to the plan published on the township’s website. The exits were supposed to be emergency access only and not used as a main thoroughfare. He said no residents in the area were notified of the changes and that Heritage Village residents are blowing through the Stop signs at high speed. Scott Sylvanius said the changes were done during a public meeting but the township will look into it.
The firm Barry Isett and Associates has purchased Codemaster, a third party which does inspections in the township in addition to serving as an alternate zoning officer. The new firm says they will honor all contracts and that fees will be staying the same. The official takeover is scheduled for April 1st but supervisors will need to approve the appointment.
Approval for a reduction in a Letter of Credit for Chrin Lot 2 & 3, leaving the remaining Security at $45,208.95.
The township has verified 394 signatures on petitions to support Library funding. Mr. Asteak said the petition and signatures were in conformity with the Library Code. The Supervisors approved sending a request to the Election’s Office to put the referendum question on the April 28th ballot.
Waiver requests from Project Tadmor were tabled because no representatives from the company were in attendance. The extension has been extended to March 31st.
- Residents asked if there is a cutoff to the extensions. Mr. Asteak said that as long as progress on a project is being made, extensions are typically granted. Someone pointed out that the extensions are really for the township, not the company.
Your Tax Dollars at Work
Approval to purchase a 2020 Scag Zero Turn lawnmower for $9,933.
Becky Bartlett covers these meetings because citizens have a right to know what their government is doing.