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Eldred-Polk boundary issue still unresolved

Published October 05. 2009 02:55PM

A presentation by Monroe County Planning Commission's George Basila, a GIS analyst, at Polk Township Supervisors' meeting gave no resolution to the Eldred-Polk Township boundary.

Basila shared the research he has done on the history of the boundary as well as working with engineer Bobby Beers, and showed copies of various documents that present the difference in boundary line, going back to as late as the 1800s when the two township were created at different times. Settling the difference can be done amicably via the County Court of Common Pleas said Basila.

In the absence of Chairman H. Lee Everett the township solicitor suggested that Polk's position be on hold until the supervisors can discuss the matter in executive session as to what Polk will do.

A similar presentation about the boundary issue will be made at the next Eldred Board of supervisors meeting.

Supervisors Nancy C. May and Glenn S. Green agreed to award the bid for a pre-engineered frame building to CB Structures, dealing as Doubletree Structures, for $89,713 along with an option for snowguards on the building for $526. The bid was the lowest of four received and had the approval of the township engineer from his perspective as well as the solicitor's from his.

Terry Jacoby reported for the Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company which had 20 calls for August and 170 year-to-date. He asked the supervisors if the township could give the fire company an access to the creek and if the board had discussed giving the volunteers a place to practice cutting cars apart for their drills. Also requested was support for badges for the fire police. The cost would be $1,000 for 20 badges. A date for swearing in of the fire police was set for Nov. 23, at the beginning of the supervisors meeting that evening. The ceremony could not be scheduled earlier as the fire company will be holding special trainings on Hazmat matters from Oct.19 through Nov. 22 and their training nights are Monday evenings.

On Oct. 4, from noon to 3 p.m., the Polk Township Fire Company will hold a Fire Safety Day. The Township will supply some gifts for the children including degradable plastic litter bags, approved for purchase, costing $195.

Approved also was the Township's Trick or Treat time on Saturday, Oct. 31. The hours were extended from 5 to 8 p.m. for this year since it is a Saturday and not a school night.

Also getting the 2-0 vote was the zoning officer's request to begin court action against a resident off of New York Boulevard due to several un-inspected and un-registered vehicles on the premises and entering into a HVAC Maintenance Agreement with Flores Inc. for a basic cost of $260, with minor repairs to cost $390.

The duo also approved an ordinance amendment for LED signs, that made the total size of such a sign "not more than 25 Square feet" rather than specifying dimensions.

H. Lee Everett was approved for being the alternate to the E.I.T. Tax Collection Committee; Supervisor May is the regular member.

A thank you letter from Vicki and Tony Kalina lauded the township for the careful and good repair work done to a detention basin and Barry Borger got the approval to spend $210 for obtaining a relay to fix the siren at the firehouse. He also received permission for Fire Safety Day to include two cars behind a fence being used to demonstrate the jaws of life. The vehicles will be on canvas to protect the ground so no glass or metal fragments will be left behind.

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