One ordinance, three development plans, two resolutions, several updates and reports, one scout's request, several announcements and a decision to talk with a local family first rather than filing for a taking for temporary construction easement filled the Polk Township Board of Supervisors monthly meeting agenda.
The ordinance was to make a change of technical items in the appendix of the township driveway ordinance, making it more current. That change was the height at which sight distance is measured, changing the numbers from 4.25 to 3.5 feet.
That is "somewhat more conservative," said township engineer Russell Kresge, adding it couldn't hurt anything.
The plans that were approved, some with conditions, included the final minor subdivision plan of Donald Serfass, et. al., to Daniel M. Serfass and Sonya M. Mosteller; the lot joinder of Stanislaw and Jadwiga Polionis, Lots D-1 and D-2, Robin Hood Lakes; the lot joinder of Harold Touni Jr. and Marlene Briglio, Lots Q-100 and Q-83, Robin Hood Lakes; and agreeing that the Armitage lot joinder plan, previously approved, could now be signed in that conditions attached have been met.
One resolution pertained to the retention and disposition of township records of various types and years old; the second pertained to the Polk Township Pension Plan not subject to ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) and approving an amended Defined Benefit Plan effective 1/1/11.
It does not change anything said township solicitor James Ferari before the vote. It merely restates the plan, he added, suggesting the board adopt it.
A public hearing is set for 6:30 p.m., July 23, concerning the zoning request to change a property from a C to an R-1 zone. The Planning Commission has recommended granting the request, noting that "due to wetlands, a building envelope for a home is probably a(better) use rather than commercial development."
"Put them up," was the reminder to residents from Chairman Brian K. Ahner in regard to the 9-1-1 signs.
Secretary Nancy C. May reported that street addressing problems are getting less, but the township office is still getting queries and comments.
A request from Eagle Scout candidate Nicholas Gemmel from Troop 102 for mulch for his approved Eagle Scout project at the Pleasant Valley Elementary School for a nature trail, has the supervisors checking their resources and how they might help the scout.
Zoning/Codes officer Gerald Zurat gave his monthly statistics, including 35 permits, making a year-to-date total of 116, with 6 permits pending; and having done 23 inspections, raising that number to YTD to 100.
He also reported no new homes and three complaints, for a yearly total of the latter, so far.
Chairman Ahner announced the township office will be closed for the Fourth of July and the solid waste transfer station/recycling center will be open Thursday, July 5, instead.
Various items continue to be worked on, including the employee handbook and an auction for the township. An auctioneer is to come and view what the township has and give and approximate value of said items.
And, it is the hope of the Board to apply for a gaming grant. If successful, the grant funds would be used to do the Dotters Corner culvert.