Supervisor Glen Hahn resigns
A tenured Lower Towamensing Township supervisor has resigned from his post.
The township's board of supervisors on a 2-0 vote Tuesday agreed to accept the letter of resignation from Supervisor Glen Hahn.
Hahn, who did not attend the meeting, has been absent from recent board meetings.
Contacted this morning, Hahn declined to comment on why he chose to resign.
In addition, Hahn, who has been a supervisor for 10 1/2 years, also resigned from the township's recreation committee.
As a result, township secretary Christine Wentz said supervisors agreed to advertise to fill the vacancy on the board, and will accept resumes from interested candidates.
She said a new supervisor could be appointed when the board meets at 7 p.m. June 8.
Also on Tuesday, supervisors on a 2-0 vote agreed to adopt a zoning ordinance for agricultural use changes.
The words "intensive agricultural activities are prohibited" that appear in several sections of the ordinance would be deleted and changed to say "intensive agricultural activities are prohibited except to the extent that this prohibition is preempted by state law."
Also, as part of the changes to the ordinance, the regulation of manure storage has been revised so that all manure storage facilities will be set back a minimum of 100 feet and a maximum of 300 feet.
Township solicitor Jim Nanovic said the changes to the ordinance were in response to a complaint that says the current ordinance violates the Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Act.
A copy of the full text of the proposed ordinance is available for public review at the township municipal building, 595 Hahn's Dairy Road, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.
In other business, supervisors:
• Agreed to purchase a lift gate from Powell at a cost of $2,635.
• Agreed to appoint Angela Farrel and Gerry Madden to represent the township on the Comprehensive Regional Planning Committee.
• Agreed to contact engineer Ron Tirpak to review the bid specifications for Summer Mountain Road and Drift Road.
• Agreed to send the road crew to the Government Day seminar.