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Unidentified pickup truck remains parked in E. Penn Township garage

Published June 07. 2011 05:00PM

At the May 2 meeting of the East Penn supervisors, Randy Pfeiffer asked whose pickup truck was parked in the township garage. Supervisor chair Herb Truhe said he would have the township detective investigate.

During Monday's meeting Pfeiffer asked about the truck again. It was still in the garage and no rent was being paid for the space. Truhe told him he would have to ask the police.

Pfeiffer said he thought it should be removed within 10 days.

Under public comment Harvey Keiper asked about the Troxell case. Solicitor Jim Nanovic said an appeal was filed at Commonwealth Court. He said he could still file a contempt petition but thought it would have a lesser chance of success after the Commonwealth filing. Total fines against Clair Troxell are $865,500 and he is required to clean up the property.

Nanovic said a court decision could be a year away. It was decided to wait a month and again discuss the contempt petition.

Supervisor Dean Kercsmar said there has been some cleanup on the rear of the property.

Joe Ehritz asked supervisors to discuss items before voting so people could understand what was being voted on.

Duane Schleicher's preliminary major subdivision was tabled at Schleicher's request

The Churchview Downs land development plan had a 90-day extension approved following the recommendation of the planning commission. Supervisors want a parking study on the property.

The Hauser-Mack lot line annexation sketch plan will be reviewed by the planning commission at its June 20 meeting.

The fireworks ordinance was rescinded 4-1. Pfeiffer was opposed.

Roadmaster Cory Smith said the low bid for seal coating was HRI Inc. at $60,602. Work will be done on Friendship, Laurel Springs, Riverview, Smith Lane and Summer Mountain roads - though the cost to do all of them would be $110,000.

Pfeiffer asked if there were plans to do anything on other roads saying Church View was in poor condition. Smith said he wants to start planning to do major repairs to Municipal Road next year.

Pfeiffer said the money should be saved and be put toward a higher level of repair on the worst roads in future years.

The purchase of wood and Sakrete to place the disc baskets on the new disc golf course in Riverview Park was approved - but it is to be at no cost to the township.

Packer and Kidder townships were approved as members of the joint appeals board.

The per-capita-based donation to the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission of $246.10 was approved.

A long list of bills that can be paid before approval was read. Nanovic said it seemed more inclusive than was reasonable because it would allow contractors to be paid before it was known if the work being billed was done properly. The reason for payment before the next monthly meeting is to avoid late fees. The list will be changed and reviewed again in July.

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