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L. Towamensing tables decision on recycling matter

Published April 10. 2013 05:03PM

To recycle, or not to recycle.

That's the question Lower Towamensing Township continues to ask itself, as discussed at Tuesday's board of supervisors' meeting.

Supervisors Chairman Brent Green said that the township is "looking into recycling".

Green said the township pursued quotes and estimates from three companies: Waste Management, Municipal Recovery Inc, and Berger Sanitation.

"It's very unfortunate what happened," Green said. "We're trying to pick up the pieces."

Supervisor Ron Walbert urged residents to call the Carbon County Commissioners and voice their opinions.

After more discussion, it was decided to table the matter until next month's meeting.

Also on Tuesday, Walbert issued a stern warning to individuals who dispose of their tires along township roadways.

"We've had a lot of incidents where people are discarding tires on roadways," Walbert said. "If we catch anybody, we will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law."

In an unrelated matter, Green took a moment to thank members of the Aquashicola Fire Department for their service to the community.

Green said, "They do a lot. Those guys, they don't get paid. They go out every time that they're needed."

In other business, supervisors:

• Agreed to inquire about the potential cost to install guide rails at the Covered Bridge.

• Agreed to purchase four tool boxes, at an amount of $220 apiece, or a total of $880.

• Tabled a motion to purchase trail cameras.

• Appointed Sean Corey, of Codemasters, to serve as the township's Sewage Enforcement Officer. It was noted that Corey previously served the township in that capacity while with Spotts, Stevens, & McCoy, which no longer provides those services.

• Approved a garbage exemption for Mary Fronheiser at 1615 Hemlock Street. In a related, but separate motion, agreed to send the township's zoning officer to properties that apply for garbage exemptions to see if they are current.

• Approved the PRMS pension fund checklist.

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