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Commonwealth Court affirms Common Pleas Troxell decisions

Published February 08. 2011 05:00PM

Supervisor Herb Truhe announced at the Feb . 7 East Penn Township supervisors' meeting that a decision was reached by the Commonwealth Court affirming the decision of the court of Common Pleas in the matter of Clair Troxell.

Solicitor Jim Nanovic was asked to explain what that meant. There are three remaining cases against Troxell. They are for the pigs, schoolhouse and junk on his property.

The township has to go back to the county court to get a judgment against him.

Under public comment Joe Ehritz said the road crew was doing a good job keeping up with the weather. He made the suggestion that maybe the Lehigh Gap Nature Center or the Trout Stocking Association may partner with the township for projects at Riverview Park.

The revised plan for the horse training facility, AROCC, and a major subdivision for Duane Schleicher are on the Feb. 21 agenda for the planning commission. It meets at 7:30 p.m.

Bids were opened for an outside contractor to do work for the township. It comes with the equipment and an operator, along with several variables such as fuel.

Supervisor Randy Pfeiffer objected to Schleicher's submission because there have been fuel-cost problems with him in the past. He remained on the list.

A tax-anticipation loan has been arranged with Jim Thorpe National Bank for $117,000 at 3.99 percent interest. It comes due the end of December 2011.

The seven-year review for the Ag Security Area is due. Secretary Deanna Cunfer will work on it.

Road materials bids are being requested with forms available at the municipal building.

Nanovic will create a draft of a fire escrow ordinance. After a fire the township will hold a percentage of the insurance payment until cleanup has been completed. It is to ensure cleanup.

Ernest C. Smale was named a special fire policeman.

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