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Polk officials set dates for township decisions

Published August 10. 2010 05:00PM

Some dates are set, some are in limbo, Polk Township Supervisors established or announced at their Monday meeting.

They set 7 p.m., Sept. 13, preceding their regular meeting, as the time for the conditional use hearing for Seed of Faith Ministries and the regular Sept. 13 meeting as the time for the non-litter ordinance.

Announced was that the Aug. 23 regular board meeting would be held at 8 a.m. since that is West End Fair Week and an evening meeting is difficult for that week.

In limbo is when the line striping will be done. Chairman Brian Ahner has been told, "We are on the list."

Also in limbo is exactly when the township street addresses will be changed. No specific time has been set, reported Supervisor Nancy May, having made a phone call to the county person in charge of that project.

A set date for the property transfer which the township has agreed to buy is not yet set. Certain legal items must be concluded before that date can be established.

Not in limbo is the 3-0 vote allowing the zoning officer to begin court action for a zoning violation in Pleasant Valley Estates and another on Squirrelwood Court in Birch Hollow Estates.

Also not in limbo is the support of three area legislators for continuing local municipal government. The three who wrote the township of their support for such continuation and voiced their opposition to proposed legislation that seeks centralization of local governments into county government.

Given a 3-0 nod was a time extension for the Mirrasol property allowing the owner's engineer to "review stormwater calculations."

Under consideration is a burning ordinance that would regulate how burning is done and what can be burned, not totally barring it. Such an ordinance would help in obtaining grants Supervisors Ahner and May explained, based on conversation with Pat Calpin who does grant-writing for the township.

With no residents and taxpayers present, the meeting concluded shortly after 8 p.m. after a several-minute executive session. The subject matter of that session was personnel issues, but no votes were taken and no decisions made, announced the township solicitor James Fareri.

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