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Chestnuthill Township may limit public's time to speak at meetings

Published May 10. 2012 05:02PM

Chestnuthill Township Supervisor Vice Chairman Dave Fleetwood requested township solicitor Joesph McDonald to prepare a resolution authorizing the Board to put a time limit on a person from the audience to speak. The board said they would review it and discuss it at the June meeting.

The Chestnuthill Township supervisors approved (3-0) several FOB material bids at the last meeting.

Eureka Stone was awarded the bids for #57 stone, binder 19.0mm, wearing 9.5mm, 2A stone.

Hanson was awarded bids for #8 stone with 1 percent loss, #8 stone with two percent loss, #67 stone, #3 stone, #2RC, Gabion Stone, cold patch.

Shiffer Bituminous won the bid for E-3 emulsion oil.

The board approved (3-0) selling the township's 1987 grove crane for $12,800 to Rineheimer Equipment and to keep the 1987 bucket truck. They plan to rebid the 1996 GMC dump trust with spreader and plow later in the fall.

The board tabled the request for approval for the Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service land development plan until the May 14 bill paying meeting at 7:30 a.m. The proposal is to build a store located on Rt. 209 between Brodheadsville Chevrolet and the Dollar General store.

Resident Stuart Thody expressed concerns about the exits along Rt. 209.

"I think the worst exit is coming out of Dollar General," he said.

Supervisor Chairman Chuck Gould explained that the new store would be sharing the driveway with Brodheadsville Chevy and Jack Williams representative said that they would be removing some of the hedges that hinders sight next to Dollar General.

Mr. Thody asked the supervisors if they had an estimate of how much the township saved from the last mild winter. Township office manager Cathy Martinelli said that to date the township has spent $49,000 compared to $154,000 the previous year.

The board approved, 3-0, to give a donation of $500 to Kettle Creek, an amount that was budgeted.

The latest update on the Bonser Drive situation is that the soil tested on the Sottile property came back as not suitable for infiltration. The Board will be meeting with the township engineer Chris McDermott to explore other options.

The Board appointed Donald Zipp, John McKeever or Vincent Cefirello as citation officers to enforce "Parking in a Fire Lane."

The Board gave its authorization for township office manager, Cathy Martinelli to work with Atty. Michael Collins of his firm RFP on fire company insurance proposals.

Kal-Tac Inc. requested that a land development plan/reverse subdivision plan be removed from the township and its removal was approved.

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