Playground, fire companies get township donations
Washington Township supervisors agreed to provide the budgeted donations to the Emerald Playground and Star Hose and Friedens fire companies. The monies had been requested for the March 6 supervisors' meeting.
The playground receives $600. The fire companies each receive $5,000.
Financial records were received for 2011 from each organization.
Three people were given refunds on their real estate tax, all small amounts, because fires had lowered the assessments.
Dwayne Henritzy will provide the third bid for cleaning the pond that the fire companies use as a water source. The pond is along Route 873 and belongs to Friedens Church which is across the highway. Henritzy has been working in New Jersey and will return soon.
At the Feb. 7 supervisors' meeting Fire Chief Joel Merkel had asked the township to pay for hepatitis shots. After the meeting he told the TIMES NEWS he had not received an answer.
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor requested permission to use the D&L Trail where it runs through Washington, the Slate Heritage Trail and to set up temporary porta-potties for its second annual marathon. Traffic control is needed where the Nov. 4 marathon crosses roads. Both requests were agreed to.
The letter of credit for Dale Dech's Country Mountain Farms will be lowered to $40,895.
Clean-up will be held Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Resident Ed Ziegler said the shrubbery had been trimmed around the light at the flag but so much dirt from the trimming had fallen onto the lights that the flag could not be seen. It will be cleaned, said the supervisors.