Code enforcement officer resigns
Schuylkill Township supervisors accepted the resignation of code enforcement officer Daniel DeCindio, effective in September. DeCindio cited circumstances beyond his control for his decision to step down. He had served in the capacity of code enforcement officer since 2003. The supervisors thanked him for his years of dedication and service. Police chief Jesse Zimmerman is handling the township's code violations in the interim. Chairman Linda DeCindio said that the township will continue that way until the reorganization meeting in 2013.
Secretary/treasurer Mary Bubel announced that the garbage collection account is still owed $4,247.12. "Garbage was stopped on 6 residents, as of today," she said. "The township cannot afford to take that amount of money out of the general fund.
Supervisors are also looking for donations in the amount of $20 to replace approximately 80 American flags that were damaged by recent storms. The flags are hung throughout the township for patriotic holidays and other events.
Chairman Linda DeCindio said that the township's compensation insurance increased $5,409.00 for the new year. "That's a lot of money. We're high risk. We really have to be more careful," she said.
Strawberry Road, in Tuscarora, near the post office, is going to be a two way street while the firehouse construction is going on.
Sheila Jones, of Brockton, raised concerns about activities at the former St. Bartholomew's church. She said that there have been numerous occasions of trespassing, as well as overgrown shrubbery, which attract animals. She had previously contacted the Allentown Diocese, who referred her to St. Jerome's. She said that the church did put up "no trespassing" signs, but that the property really needs more maintenance.
Halloween will be celebrated in Schuylkill Township from 6:00-9:00pm on October 31st.
Supervisors asked all residents to please be sure that swimming pools are emptied out and covered securely to help control the mosquito population.
Supervisors received a notice from the ambulance associations that service the township to remind residents to please be sure that their house numbers are visible.