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Eldred Township resident still in violation of court order

Published July 19. 2012 09:14AM

Eldred Township supervisors approved Resolution 2012-6 which is a resolution providing for the disposal of municipal solid waste by a licensed waste hauler.

Township solicitor Michael Kaspszyk told the board that he served an equity complaint against Paul Wingert, who continues to ignore a court order to stop hauling waste to his property located on Lower Smith Gap Road. The township had taken the case to the district magistrate Jolana Kravitz last Sept. 11, 2011 and won. Wingert had 30 days to clean up the property, which he has failed to do. He is in contempt of court and is fined $300 a day, with that now totaling over $80,000.

"We just want him to clean up the property and stop hauling in waste," says Supervisor Sharon Solt.

The board received an update letter from Emil W. Kantra II, the solicitor for Alpine Rose Resort, Inc.'s owner. It stated that the Blue Mountain Preservation Association did not file any appeal from the Memorandum Opinion and Order since the NPDES granted Alpine its permit and the owner plans to move forward. "Once a firm timeline is in place for construction to move forward, I will follow through with you and representatives of the Township to address the outstanding conditions on the land development approval."

The board approved the Ernest III and Diana Laudenslager minor subdivision extension request until Sept. 9, 2012.

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