Towamensing Township is being inundated with calls about recycling since the county quit its program.
This was among the topics discussed during the monthly meeting on the township's board of supervisors.
Township Supervisor Penny Kleintop said, "We are adamant that we will continue our recycling that was begun in the 1990s. We are trying to get vendors to come and pick up some materials. The roadmaster (Scott Mosier) worked on a sketch to utilize the small amount of land we have. We continue to collect plastics, aluminum cans, tin, cardboard, and both clear and colored glass. Whenever you bring something to recycle, it's less going to a landfill."
Tires, because of mosquitoes when they become water filled, and paper need indoor sites for storage. Supervisor Tom Newman wants to find someone who will accept newspaper. One church in Palmerton takes them if the papers are bundled. Electronics may be left to the right of the gate into the recycling area.
The township is instituting two cleanup weekends per year with the first to be April 13-14. Large items should be brought to the municipal building on those dates rather than to be put out for garbage collection.
This includes couches, stoves, refrigerators and bicycles, among others.
There is a charge for anything with freon such as refrigerators because the freon has to be removed.
In other matters:
Ÿ Dumpsters have been placed at Twin Flower Acres that has private roads, which are so bad the truck cannot travel on them. Residents expressed gratitude.
Ÿ Karl Rolappe, chairman of the Towamensing Township Historical Commission, announced that the papers had been signed for ownership of the Greenzweig one room school, and for the lease of related property.
He thanked Lana Kuehner and Susan Zavagansky, owners of the property; Rudy Wolf, surveyor who donated his work; Tom Nanovic, who donated work above a set level; the supervisors; and "everyone else who worked on making this venture become a reality."
He also thanked community businesses that pledged support of labor and materials; and the TIMES NEWS for keeping the community informed.
The school is on land commonly known as the Nicky Kuehner farm.
Approval was tabled until the insurance could be checked for coverage of the school.
Ÿ Clay Andrews, who requested a "Children at Play" sign for Forest Street, asked about the status of it. He was told it is on order.
Ÿ Lakeview Estates requested an extension until March 2014. A letter of credit will be required along with the extension.