Gary Hoffman, director of communications for Monroe County Control Center, visited the Eldred Township supervisors' board meeting and reported that Monroe County's addressing project will be issuing new addresses beginning in August. Eldred Township and Paradise Township will be the first two townships in Monroe County to receive those new addresses in August.
Hoffman said residents will be shortly receiving a letter explaining the procedure and what will be required of residents.
He said he can't stress enough the importance of residents complying because it is for their safety and well-being.
The main purpose of the new addressing is to enable emergency responders to be able to proceed to an incident more efficiently and to reduce response time of emergency vehicles and help. It could be a matter of life and death.
Hoffman said he hoped the supervisors would pick one color, one design for the new addresses' house number signs that residents will need to post "where the driveway intersects with the municipal/state/private roadway. The sign can be mounted on a stand-alone post or pole or on any other type of mounting device."
He said he'd hate to see the township look like a circus with residents putting out any color and any design they wanted. He also thought it would be a good idea that when the township determined whether or not to adopt a uniform design/color that they or even the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. made the signs available to the residents as a fundraiser.
The supervisors approved 3-0 a formal resolution, 2010-4 for the Walter Mock Park master site plan with two conditions. The first is to comply with the May 13 zoning hearing board's special exception decision and the second is that they do not waive their right to request modification of the special exception permit as requested.
Supervisor Gretchen Gannon Petit had raised a concern she had about the planning of bike trails at the park.
"If we want to connect in the future with other greenways, I just don't want to say 'No bikes forever.'"
That was when Michael Kaspszyk, township solicitor suggested that the board pass the plan with the provision that the supervisors reserve the right in the future to make special exceptions.
Supervisor chairman, Clair Borger said the township received a letter from Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home requesting an extension of one year for their land expansion plan from Aug. 19, 2010 to Aug. 19, 2011. The board approved, 3-0 to grant the extension.
Chairman Borger, also the Road Master, reported that Gower Road has been tarred and chipped and a pipe was replaced on Buskirk Lane.