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Zoning ordinance change approved

Published November 09. 2010 05:00PM

Polk Township Supervisors made short shrift of their first meeting of November agenda. By a 3-0 vote they agreed to approve a change to the township zoning ordinance. That change was the subject of an advertised public hearing right before the regular meeting.

The change gave the supervisors the authority to grant relief to a specific situation "if, in the opinion of the Township Engineer, it would be impossible or impractical for the applicant to satisfy the above requirements"-as listed in Section 5.1.

The board also voted 3-0 to allow the zoning officer to contact the township constable to serve papers on a property that has been a problem in Pleasant Valley Estates.

A third 3-0 vote was for a computer purchase of $2010 to replace a Year 2000 unit that has problems.

Chairman Brian K. Ahner explained that the township is still waiting on line painting. The recent rain has again delayed that work being done. He said the employees are getting for ready for winter, patching potholes, and that they want to put in two culverts yet.

Secretary Nancy C. May announced that the Crime Watch meeting just held had only 6 persons in attendance. More volunteers are needed.

She also said a Christmas tree lighting ceremony would be held at the township's Memorial site, some time after Thanksgiving. A specific time will be announced.

The US flags that are now flying along the roads, courtesy of the Township, will be taken down shortly and the Christmas flags put up.

Discussed was getting rid of collected televisions and monitors, with charges announced as per one company.

"Go with the County," suggested someone else, citing the county's cheaper rates.

That will be looked into before decisions are made.

In regard to the total program, especially the fall Clean Up Day, it was suggested that that event would be moved to October, due to the weather. The May Clean Up Day would remain the same.

The Board will meet again at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23.

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