Eldred Township discusses electronic waste recycling
Eldred Township Supervisor Vice-Chairman Gretchen Gannon-Petit said that SAMR Electronics requested permission to place a recycling container at the township building. Supervisor Chairman Clair Borger said he was not in favor of it because he could see it becoming a trash site.
Supervisor/Secretary Sharon Solt wondered if they could limit drop off electronic waste to a specific time frame.
Resident Richard Zilmer wanted to know if the township could ask the company to come in and talk to the board and explain how it would be a good idea and why.
Solicitor Kaspszyk suggested the board table the subject until Supervisor Gannon-Petit could contact the company for more information like if the township could have a container like twice a year. The board agreed to tabling the issue until further information could be obtained.
Kaspszyk said he received a letter from the attorney for Alpine Rose and it asks if Alpine Motorsports, LLC needs a lot line deletion/consolidation for the seven tax parcels that were deeded from Elizabeth Mertz to Alpine Asset Holding for a total of 351 acres and the one tax parcel deeded totaling 2.7 acres, from William and Theresa Morcom to Alpine Asset Holding. Kaspszyk explained that back in 2004 when the deeds were dated, that wasn't a condition before zoning, but if they had been submitting something today, it would be a condition.
Kaspszyk also reported that the injunction the township filed against Paul Wingert in regard to the trash transfer station at his Smith Gap property is scheduled to be heard in court on Friday, Aug. 3.
Supervisor Solt made a motion to send Ellerslie Helm, the township's zoning and codes enforcement officer, to a PENNBOC seminar at the Sands Sept. 13 at the cost of $229. The board approved, 3-0.
She also asked the board to approve a one third page ad in the new Deputy Phil Safety booklet handed out each year to Monroe County students from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at a cost of $399. The board approved it, 3-0.
Resident Tom Byrne asked how the township's retirement was funded. Chairman Borger said that the township puts in 4 1/2 percent and the employees put in a minimum of 4 percent. The state then reimburses the township the 4 1/2 percent.
Zilmer asked how often the township was audited and by whom. Kaspszyk replied that it was done once a year by Kirk Summa & Co.
He also asked if there were any updates on the Mock Park and Kaspszyk said no.
The Eldred Township board of supervisors approved 3-0:
*the Chestnuthill Jackson Eldred Ross Regional (CJER) Comprehensive Committee's recommendation to hire James V. Fareri as its attorney at $140 an hour. Eldred's share will be $35 an hour.
*an extension of one year for Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home's land development improvement. Eldred Twp. solicitor Michael Kaspszyk said that a zoning and building permit has been applied for.