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Lower Towamensing rec center may become non-smoking facility

Published April 16. 2011 09:00AM

Lower Towamensing Township's recreation center may eventually become a non-smoking facility.

Brent Green, a member of the township's recreation committee, informed the board of supervisors on Tuesday that the committee planned to look at a no-smoking ordinance.

If approved, the ordinance would ban smoking at the Stoney Ridge P.A.R.C. along Fireline Road.

No action was taken by the supervisors on the matter, according to secretary Christine Wentz.

Also on Tuesday, supervisors unanimously agreed to hire Credit Tech Collection Solution of Bangor.

Wentz said the credit company will inform the township of past due bills it is owed, Wentz said.

In addition to the amount they already owe the township, residents will also be charged a 30 percent penalty on all past due bills, said supervisor Chairman Ron Walbert.

In other business, supervisors:

• Tabled a request to replace shingles on the back garage roof.

• Tabled the purchase of a chop saw.

• Tabled the purchase of a wood chipper.

• Tabled the purchase of a laser level.

• Granted a 90-day extension to the Brian Stroup subdivision plan.

• Granted AT&T Mobility an extension through Sept. 28.

• Granted Connie Brown, tax collector, permission to purchase a new computer at a cost not to exceed $650.

• Agreed to purchase six new batteries for two-way radios at a cost of $65 apiece.

• Adopted a resolution for Spotts, Stevens & McCoy to authorize policy and fees suitability testing and issuance of sewage permits.

• Approved garbage exemptions for residents Todd Shupp and Robert Bollinger.

• Appointed Green and Dave Hawk to one-year terms on the township's recreation committee.

• Agreed to purchase an advertisement for the Carbon County Fair in the amount of $25.

• Awarded various blacktop bids to Lehigh Asphalt, Hanson Aggregates, and Locust Ridge Quarry.

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