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Road paving, pipe replacing decisions made in Polk Twp.

Published May 26. 2010 05:00PM

Paving, pipes, property matters, parking and permits were among the issues at this week's Polk Township Board of Supervisors meeting.

Paving and pipes included conversation as to what the township could afford to do and what should take priority due to safety concerns. Paving will be done to the roads deemed most in need, while others will be seal coated. In regard to pipe replacement, the pipe on Dotter's Corner Road is the smallest and the worst in regard to safety. The township already has permits in hand to do the work.

Getting a permit to do repair to the township's bridge will be begun by the township engineer. He will also check on various aspects of said repair, including costs.

An amendment to the street classification of township roads was passed 3-0 and a 25 mph speed limit on township roads, to tie in with said classifications, will be considered.

A resident's request for a brush and yard waste disposal area had Chairman Brian K. Ahner saying the township "should really consider it." Such programs in other townships will be reviewed.

Township resident Robert Zellers brought several concerns before the board, including commercial dumpsters being emptied at 4 a.m., waking those asleep in nearby homes. Could something be done to constrain that early time he wondered.

He also raised the issue of delivery trucks parking on Route 209 at the Luna Rosa, making it difficult for him, his clients or social visitors to leave his driveway safely. They "can't see to get out."

A discussion ensued as to who was responsible for enforcement of no parking that the township has or might put in place. Although parking is a local ordinance, state police reportedly have enforcement duties in the absence of local police.

Polk Volunteer Fire Company Chief gave his report. It included the statistics of 20 calls for the volunteers for the month of April and 69 calls for the year to that date.

He asked for permission for the fire company to hold a coin toss on the corner of Route 209 and Route 534 during the upcoming race weekend, June 6, but the danger and the liability has the township leadership concerned.

West End Fire Company in Chestnuthill Township does such coin tosses throughout the year said the Chief. Polk will continue to research and reflect on the issue.

It was announced that residents who had gotten royal blue transfer station permit stickers could trade them in for the new yellow ones. The blue were ineffective so new ones were ordered.

It was also announced that at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 30, a Memorial service would be held at the Veterans Memorial.

"Bring a chair," was the reminder for those planning to attend..

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