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Make better use of media supervisors are instructed

Published February 07. 2012 05:02PM

Under public comment at the Feb. 6 meeting of the East Penn supervisors, Joe Ehritz said there was an article in the Pennsylvania Township News magazine suggesting supervisors make better use of the media to spread information. Crime watch and parks and recreation information are two that benefit easily.

Ehritz said he hopes the supervisors keep up with patching roads because when the weather changes there will be a lot of potholes.

He said there has been a dumping fee for the West Bowmans dump area. An ordinance was written covering that item during talk of a soil incinerator many years ago.

Harvey Keiper had a small list of names on a petition from people living near concrete barriers and a trailer in West Bowmans. PennDot has been out and said the barriers are illegal. Four houses across Route 895 from Keiper's home are not hooked up to sewer and raw sewage is running in the street.

Chairman Dean Kercsmar said liens have been placed on eight properties including Keiper's four. The raw sewage has been taken care of temporarily.

Secretary Deanna Cunfer said she has been warned that tabs should be kept on Churchview Downs as the plan is filed.

Duane Schleicher received a 120-day extension for his major subdivision.

Bids for outside equipment with operator were opened and accepted. The roadmaster will choose the best one for each job, taking price into account.

The tax anticipation loan of $59,275 with interest of 2.99 percent will provide working capital and will be due Dec. 31, 2012.

Trish Hudson was appointed to the auditors' board.

Ag Security Area applications must be turned in to Cunfer by March 15.

An advertisement will request bids for road materials with a deadline of March 27. Bid packages are available at the municipal office.

Dale and Eleanor Hack will be thanked for the cleanup they did along Summer Mountain Road.

Kercsmar will sign a letter that the McCall's-Bridge work will not damage the Canal Park which will be used to store equipment.

A zoning enforcement notice will be sent from Zoning Officer Richard Dietrich and Solicitor Jim Nanovic for the property at 116 Shelly Lane.

The Lehigh River Stocking Association has requested use of the boat launch and parking area for its Lunker Fest on May 19. It will require a daily permit and clean up afterward.

The East Penn Fire Company will buy its own narrowband radios, but the portion not covered by a grant for the police will be the responsibility of the township.

The treasurer, Susan Rhoads-Porcina, will be permitted to work hours above her normal 10-hour limit as she prepares the books for the audit.

Township engineer Bruce Steigerwalt will check Municipal and Dieter's Hill roads with the view of applying for a Community Development Block Grant from the county.

The Feb. 20 planning commission has been cancelled. The next one will be March 19.

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