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Is it cleanup when stuff is just moved to another area?

Published November 08. 2011 05:00PM

Harvey Keiper returned to a subject he has spent years bringing before the East Penn Township supervisors - the cleanup at Clair Troxell's trucking property. Keiper told supervisors at their Nov. 7 meeting that things are just being moved from the front of the property to the back.

One building is covered with graffiti of the type people wouldn't want their kids to see. There are oil tanks that may be leaking.

He asked if there was anyone from the state who could tour the property to see what is going on.

"Here we are in court for another year. The zoning officer goes after anyone with three junk vehicles. Have him go after Troxell. I was there before him (Troxell) or I wouldn't have bought my home," said Keiper.

The leaves are off the trees and we see four acres of junk and graffiti, he said.

Resident Joe Ehritz said pressure has to be kept on Troxell. He said hopefully branches will be cleared, potholes filled and the shoulders cleared before salting begins.

Two Caterpillar invoices were questioned and not approved for payment.

Holiday office hours are: closed Nov. 24-25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, with limited office hours on Nov. 11 and 28 and Dec. 16 and 23.

Churchview Downs received conditional approval of its preliminary plan with conditions: no earth disturbance until recorded and consolidated, concrete monuments must be set, the infiltration operation and maintenance agreement to include security when the track is not in use, no earth disturbance until the erosion and sedimentation plan is approved, no earth disturbance or construction until the township receives recording fees and engineering and legal fees consistent with the stormwater ordinance, and an appropriate highway occupation permit is in hand.

Frank and Renee Rapa received approval for a final minor joinder plan.

Discussion about an interim loan paydown saw Solicitor Jim Nanovic recommending they pay $250,000 on the loan.

Sewage enforcement officer Carl Wolfe visited 2161 East Lizard Creek Road and found the sewer was not hooked up. The mobile home is supposed to be for storage but a person is seen there several days a week apparently removing material and burning it.

Supervisor Randy Pfeiffer said Wolfe should look into the sewage but Rich Dietrich, zoning officer, should handle other matters.

Supervisor Dean Kercsmar said Dietrich should be accompanied by a police officer.

Nanovic said there were options for settling the sewer connection lack of payment. "You can put in the connections and bill him or file liens or go to District Judge Bruce Appleton's office. If nothing is done, the Department of Environmental Protection will say it's your plan and up to you to enforce it."

There are 23 that are not connected and 13 who have not paid anything. The 13 should be notified by certified letter and given 30 days to comply, said Nanovic.

Meeting dates for 2012 will be advertised. Also to be advertised is the position of auditor.

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