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Conditional approval given to subdivision

Published July 08. 2010 05:00PM

John Ortiz, speaking for Juan and Janice Ortiz, told Washington Township supervisors at their July 6 meeting that the planning commission had concerns about the slope of the driveway on lot three of the development at 2120 Hillside Drive. It is in the rural village area.

Engineer Roy Stewart said a 275-foot strip of the driveway would exceed the slope requirement. A waiver was granted for the excess slope.

A revised plan was given conditional approval by the planning commission.

Turning templates were used to redesign another drive to the point where a 30-foot fire truck could make the turn.

Spray irrigation planned to disperse water from roofs and other impervious surfaces is not permitted by the township and seepage pits were included in the plan to handle the water.

Setbacks and dry well requirements were waived.

The preliminary plan was approved conditional on the engineer's comments being met.

A resolution was approved permitting destruction of certain records. Included are tax certifications, real estate bills, per capita records, bank statements and ethics commission statements for years 2001 to 2007.

Bids were opened for work on the Slate Heritage Trail at 2:30 p.m. The award went to Dirt Work of Slatington for $18,300. The two highest bids were nearly double that amount.

Citizen Fire Company received a donation of $5,000 upon receipt of financial records by the township for 2009.

A public subdivision and land development meeting will be held Sept. 7, 7 p.m. preceding the regular supervisors' meeting.

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