Painting party and free movie night scheduled for August 27th

Upper Nazareth Supervisor’s meeting – August 17, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

August 27th – The Recreation Committee will hold a Painting in the Park fundraiser in Tuskes Park at 11:00AM. Cost is $35 and money will go to pay for movie night. The painting will have an Autumn theme.

August 27th – The Recreation Committee will hold a free movie night at Tuskes Park showing “Luca” with an activity for children beginning at 7:00PM. Popcorn and water will be provided at no cost.

September 22-24 – Community Days at Tuskes Park

PUBLIC COMMENT

A resident on Broad Street Extension asked about the house on W. St. Elmo Street which shows evidence of hoarding and a rat infestation and the rats are spreading throughout the neighborhood.  She claims the house poses both a fire and health risk. Shawn Shupe said Public Works employees had witnessed rats running across the street during a recent paving project. The case has been reported to Area Agency on Aging but the caseworker is having trouble making contact with the owner.

Another resident questioned supervisors about a statue in the municipal planning code. His complaints appeared to have something to do with the potential for the township harming the value of his property.

SUPERVISORS

Some residents are receiving refunds from the Library tax because they are veterans or because their property is tax exempt

Negotiations with Norfolk Southern have restarted concerning the crossing near Gun Club Road

All of the materials needed to work on the stormwater basin at Farmview estates  are in except for the baffle panels.

The supervisors discussed drainage issues on 1st Street. The Engineer pointed out that 1st Street sits lower than Tatamy Road which is one of the reasons there’s a problem with water backing up in that area.

TOWNSHIP MANAGER

Approval to amend Policy 4A to include a provision for paying bills on-line.

PLANNING AND ZONING

Approval for a center line offset in Overlook Estates.

Approval for utility easements in Overlook Estates.

Approval of a change to minimum stormwater pipe sloping in Overlook Estates by a 4-to-1 vote. (Robert Disbrow voted against)

Approval for the township to assume land in Overlook Estates and still be able to collect a recreation fee and a traffic impact fee by a 4-to-1 vote. (Brian Sayago voted against)

Approval of a sidewalk requirement waiver in Overlook Estates.

Approval of widening Michaels School Road—cost not to exceed $15K.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE

The committee is discussing adding a walking trail behind the municipal building.

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


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