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Funds available to pave three roads

Published April 19. 2010 05:00PM

Polk Township has received its liquid fuels funds and additional funds for the turn back of Burger Hollow and Dorshimer Road; however, that funding is not sufficient to pave all the roads the township would like to repair. Hence, choices must be made and three roads will probably get done.

The supervisors are considering adoption of a littering ordinance. Codes and Zoning Officer Gerry Zurat has five model ordinances and he and the solicitor will work on a draft ordinance. Of concern is enforcing such an ordinance in light of having no local police; however, it must be looked at in light of the growing problem was the consensus.

Also being considered is the electric supplier. Supervisor Michael Hurley will review the various township bills, coming in at several different times, and will try to work with the utility to have the bills come together and have the same payment date.

Financial support was approved for Camp Cadet Troop N, with a donation of $150 being authorized. It will be suggested to Camp Cadet organizers that the request for funding be sent out earlier so it may be considered before the yearly budget is approved.

A request by Effort United Methodist Church's Supplemental Family Resource Center will be taken under advisement and review.

Township support will given to the state police relocating to Polk Township in a yet-to-be built facility. A possible site is along the Route 209 portion in Polk.

Requested was support and leadership for Youth Field Day 2010. Randy Schuler, former chief organizer, is moving out of state so a main organizing person needs to be found. Anyone wanting to add input to the annual event, held at CampTrexler, can contact supervisor Chairman Brian Ahner.

Recycling news is positive as a new business relationship has that company coming to the township to pick up recyclables rather that the township expending time and energy to take them to a collection site. Careful packing and recycling makes a difference in funding received. An example is recycled pie tins. By themselves, a ton of tins earns $990. Mixed with aluminum foil, the return is much lower.

Relating to the township's solid waste program, permit costs go to the regular yearly fee April 15. Already over 900 families have bought theirs in the discount period.

Announced was the township will be invited to an informational event in regard to the bidding of a project at routes 534 and 209, beginning at the Carbon County line.

Also announced was that Pocono Health Foundation is holding a "Walk of Hope" to help support the refurbishment of the Dale and Francis Hughes Canter Center. Participants and sponsors are being sought. It is hoped the township park will be open this week end. Two bridges are still out, but the dock has been repaired.

With the vacation of Paul Brooks, who collects dead deer for disposal as per the county program, the township must take care of its own dead deer problems from April 30 through May 10, as Brooks will be on vacation.

Several township matters continue, including some property issues, preparing an ordinance in regard to the street classification for the township and finishing up the work on the pre-engineered wood frame building. The solicitor and/or township engineer will be involved in those as they are brought to conclusion.

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