Skip to main content

Rita's Italian Ice can now open

Published July 11. 2012 05:01PM

Rita's Italian Ice storm water management maintenance agreement was approved by the Chestnuthill Township supervisors (2-0 with Supervisor Chairman Chuck Gould absent) and will now be ready to open at its new location on Rt. 209 next to the First National Bank in Gilbert.

Supervisor vice Chairman Dave Fleetwood said there would be no Chestnuthill Township Historical Society meeting in July but there would be a picnic at the Chestnuthill Twp. Park pavilion on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. If anyone would like to attend, please bring a covered dish. If you would like to come a little early to help set up, it would be appreciated.

The board approved, in a 2-0 vote:

*Appointment of Robert Allen, Monroe County Coroner, to the West End Vol. Fire Co.'s Emergency Management Team in a voluntary capacity for an exercise that will be funded by the Northeast Counter Terrorism Taskforce to be held sometime in October. It will involve the fire company, EMS, police, Monroe County office of Emergency Management, Pleasant Valley School District and the Monroe County Coroner's office.

*awarded a bid to the lowest bidder of Locust Ridge out of five bids for paving of portions of Robbins Dr., White Birch Dr., Maplewood Dr., West View Dr., Mt. View Circle, Jessica Ct., Charles Ct., Seneca Trail, Cedar Ln., and Forest Ln., at the unit price of $84 for a total of $245,280 for 2,920 tons of superpave 9.5 mm Wearing Course, PG 64-22, 0.0 to 0.3 million ESAL's, SRL-L, 180 lb./sy depth as directed. The 2012 budget had approved spending up to $257,000 for paving.

*for Cathy Martinelli, township office manager, to attend the PAMA (Pennsylvania Municipal Administrators) conference held Aug. 21-24. The cost is $260 for registration and $346.52 for the hotel.

*a resident's septic system is failing on their property located in Sun Valley. The township's sewage enforcement officer, Helen Beers, suggested the supervisors to waive the 100-foot requirement from septic to well. The board approved as long as there is a base line inspection at six months and then at one year from the repair.

*Resolution 2012-12 Act 44 Pension requirements so that if any changes are made, that the township will follow state procedures as required by the Auditor General.

Donald Zipp, the township's Emergency Management Coordinator's report said that West End Ambulance responded to 121 calls in May and 117 in June. The West End Fire Co. responded to 74 calls in May and 69 in June. The Pennsylvania State Police responded to 271 calls in May and 300 in June.

There will be a West End Fair Planning Meeting for emergency services on July 11 that is held each year that involves all agencies that could potentially respond to an incident at the fairgrounds.

Bernie Kozen, the West End Park and Open Space Commission's executive directory's report included upcoming events at the park like: Zumba classes; R.I.P.P.E.D. Fitness classes; A Walk In The Park with Don Miller on Wednesday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at the Regional Park; art classes with Jean Perry; a Hypertufa demonstration on July 14; Art in the Park event, Sunday July 29 with the Riverside Rhythm Band performing; a theater day camp, Aug. 6-10.

Kozen's report also stated that Bruce George Excavating was awarded the Region Park-Phase 1 project and that Pohoqualine fishing permits are available. If anyone would like to contact Kozen, call 570-992-9733 or email

In an update on the Bonser Drive issue, Todd Holmes, engineer said that there is a tentative work session scheduled for Monday, July 23 at 7:30 a.m. between the supervisors and the Monroe County Conservation District to discuss options.

Auto Zone's land development plan was approved.

Jack Williams Tire and Auto Service requested and it was approved, to have a revision to the plan and will take it to the Planning Commission on July 18 for their review and then submit it to the board on Aug. 7.

Classified Ads

Event Calendar


October 2017


Upcoming Events

Twitter Feed


STEP-Up Tamaqua to meet Monday

40.798347, -75.970851

STEP-Up Tamaqua will...

Man faces charges for shooting his dog

40.8014826, -75.6101867

Charges have been fi...

Extension hosts annual dinner

40.7986942, -75.8104747

The Carbon County Ex...

Reader Photo Galleries