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Towamensing Twp. resident seeks 'Children at play' sign

Published February 09. 2013 09:02AM

Clay Andrews of Penn Forest Road had asked Towamensing Township supervisors to place a Children at Play or speed limit sign on Penn Forest Road. He came to the Feb. 7 meeting to ask if any action was taken.

There had been a question about whether it was a state road, but the section where he wanted the sign was a township road. He agreed with the supervisors that the Children at Play sign might be more effective so that will be placed.

In other business:

*Lakeview Estates renewed its letter of credit reducing the amount from $600,000 to $349,000.

* The township is looking into the possibility of having either LaFarge or Allentown Cement pick up tires at the township building by leaving a trailer for township residents to drop them off. The fee has not yet been determined at this time.

Supervisor Penny Kleintop said if something can be worked out, it will keep tires from being dumped in fields, as the electronic collection does with those items.

* Carl Faust was appointed code enforcement officer.

* A workshop has been scheduled for Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., to complete negotiations for the turnover of the Greenzweig School to the Towamensing Historical Commission. A drawing to be reviewed will include 50 square rods and has been staked by Surveyor Rudy Wolfe. The land will be leased.

The group reorganized with Karl Rolappe as president, Mary Beth Beers as secretary and Lora Nothstein as treasurer.

*The roadmaster's report included working on Forest Street, plowing snow and working on the recycling program.

Supervisor Tom Newman said it is inconsiderate and thoughtless of people to put out garbage bags heavier than 50 pounds or more bags than the permissible number. In the future overweight bags will not be picked up.

He said, "Show a little respect for people doing the work." The collectors have said there is a certain garbage can that is easier to empty. The township may make them available for people who need to purchase new cans.

* Supervisor Guy Seifert said the township now has a Facebook page at towamensingtownship.

* Palmerton Library representative Charles Laviolette thanked the supervisors for a $4,000 check and for including the fundraising letter with the garbage bills. It is Boy Scout month and the window will display scout items.

Girl Scout cookies are available to go with your coffee or cocoa.

Computer classes are offered Thursdays, 5 p.m., and include basics, digital camera and photo editing, online tools and applications, and social media.

Music from Roger's Garden, a free concert by Roger Latzgo, will be offered April 21, 2 p.m. Children's activities include Tail-Waggin' Tutors - children reading to dogs - on second Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon; watercolor painting for kids, call 610-824-4962; homework helpers, Wednesdays, grades 7-12 at 2:45 and grades 1-6, 3:15 p.m.; and a teen advisory group for grades 5-12.

Activities for all include knitting club, book club, yoga classes, library board of directors, Friends of the Palmerton Library and quilt guild. For information on any of these call 610-826-3424.

Fire chief Wayne Knirnschild thanked supervisors for a check which will go for repairs on the roof of the firehouse.

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