County mitigation plan map may provide money for dangerous situations
East Penn Township supervisors accepted the Carbon County mitigation plan during their Dec. 5 meeting.
The 170-page document had been sent by Judy Borger, county planning commission director, to every township for acceptance. It lists hazardous situations throughout the county.
An example of the situations the county may help get grants for is the single access for Sunset West. A second access may come through to a location near the social hall.
Resident Jai Mertz said it has been some time since a report was received on the Clair Troxell case.
Solicitor Jim Nanovic said Troxell had requested an extension to file his brief. It was granted. He requested a second extension and was denied. Troxell filed his brief and now Nanovic has 30 days to file the township's brief.
Mertz said out back there is more and more trash. Eighteen truck motors are lined up. There are oil tanks and 12 transmissions. He asked if he could present photos at the January meeting.
Supervisor Randy Pfeiffer asked if the graffiti was still on the building. He was told it was including the bad language.
During public comment Joe Ehritz asked supervisors to explain what the one-mill tax increase is for. At budget meetings he said he suggested it be used for roads.
The Duane Schleicher major subdivision is pending receipt of a revised plan.
On Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., the planning commission will discuss the lot joinder plan of Frank and Rene Rapa.
An earned income tax ordinance was passed to conform with the local tax enabling act.
The Ragnar Relay was approved to run through the township. It provides its own insurance and requires no assistance from the township.
Nanovic sent certified letters to 10 people who have not connected to the sewer system. Half replied with one connecting. Those who did not reply will have liens placed on their properties in seven days. The Act 537 project cannot be closed until everyone connects
An executive session was held prior to the meeting to discuss the possible acquisition of real estate.
The subject of selling the social hall was again brought up at the budget meetings. It is being looked upon more favorably then during previous discussions.
Office hours for December are Dec. 26, closed; Dec. 27, close at 4 p.m. with limited hours on Dec. 16 and 23.