UNT passes its 2023 Budget

Upper Nazareth Supervisor’s meeting – December 7, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

December 10th – UNT Fire Department Santa Run

December 21st – Conditional Use Hearing for Morningstar Senior Living at 6:30PM

December 22nd – Employee Appreciation Lunch

January 3, 2023 – Reorganization meeting

January 4, 2023 – Auditor’s Meeting

January 18, 2023 – MS4 Workshop at 6:30PM

June 10, 2023 – Electronic Recycling Event from 9AM-11AM at 2 locations: the Yard Waste Facility on Friedenstahl Avenue and Tuskes Park. UNT Residents only!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Any resident who would like to serve in the following positions should send a Letter of Interest to Township Manager, Lisa Klem

  • 1 open position on the Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Liaison to the Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority
  • 1 open position on the Vacancy Board

SUPERVISORS

Congratulations to Supervisor Kristin Mullen, recognized by the PA Federation of Democratic Women as an Outstanding Elected Official

Approval to adopt the 2023 General Fund Budget

Approval to adopt the 2023 Real Estate Tax Rate (7.59 mil) and the 2023 Special Library Tax (0.60 mil) by a vote of 3 to 2. (Mike Rinker and Robert Disbrow voted against). The tax rates are the same as in 2022.

Approval of Act 511 Taxes (Real estate transfer tax, Open Space tax, etc)

Approval of the 2023 Liquid Fuels Budget

Approval of the 2023 Recreation Budget

Approval of the 2023 Library Budget by a vote of 3 to 2 (Rinker and Disbrow voted against)

ENGINEER

The Board discussed the drainage issue at the corner of Mt. Vernon Ave and 1st Street. The Engineer and Public Works Director explained that there is no easy solution to this problem. Someone suggested a committee to study the issue and determine what can be done. The meeting will probably be held on January 18th at 6:30PM

SOLICITOR

Approval of an amendment to the Police Employee Pension Plan

TOWNSHIP MANAGER

Approval to apply for a PA Small Water and Sewer Program grant for $486K, which includes a $73K match from the township, to address the systems at Tewksbury and Sycamore.

Approval to advertise the 2023 meeting schedules

Approval to advertise for an employee to work as a Municipal Clerk. The salary for this position is included in the 2023 budget

PLANNING AND ZONING

Approval of a Scenic View Estates Amendment to reduce the number of streetlights to 4

Approval of an Overlook Estates Preliminary/Final Subdivision and Lot Line Adjustment

RECREATION

Approval to advance with a survey to establish boundaries for a walking trail at Leibert Park

Approval to explore expanding the Police Department parking lot by a length of 20 feet which will help with moving vehicles around during snowstorms

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief Cope reported that the department has taken possession of 3 new vehicles: 2 F150s and a Durango

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


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