Residents again demand that UNT do something about rat-infested house

Upper Nazareth Supervisor’s meeting – September 7, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 22-24 – Community Days at Tuskes Park

PUBLIC COMMENT

A resident from W. St. Elmo Street reported that the neighborhood is still dealing with a rat problem originating from an infested house. (Complaints about this problem were reported to the Supervisors in July and August). Residents reported that they’ve recorded pictures and videos of the rats and one homeowner announced that RidEt has installed 4 bait stations in their backyard and, so far, has paid $600 for extermination services. Residents reported that they’ve made repeated calls to the Zoning Officer and all have been ignored. Brian Sayago says he looked up the house in the township records and the owner has been cited for Vector Control issues in the past. The Board voted to formerly request the Zoning Officer to inspect the house.

SUPERVISORS

After a discussion on updating the township website, Supervisors approved a motion to obtain cost estimates to make the website ADA compliant.

TOWNSHIP MANAGER

Approval of the 2023 Police Pension MMO for $182,235

Approval of the 2023 Non-uniform Pension MMO for $29,209

Manager Lisa Klem said she would like to schedule a 2023 budget workshop at 6:00PM on September 21st.

RECREATION COMMITTEE

Twenty-two people participated in the painting party which raised $300. Over 100 attendees attended the showing of “Luca” at Tuskes Park on Aug 27th.

Futured events being discussed include some Halloween activities and a Tree lighting ceremony

EAC

The Supervisors voted to appoint William Bartlett to the EAC board. (Editor’s Note: I’ve been married to William Bartlett for 33 years)

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Approval to accept the resignation of a Part-time officer

Approval for a conditional offer employment for a 1 part-time officers

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


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