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Troxell to face contempt charges over property

East Penn Township Supervisors; Chairman William Schwab said the long-standing threat of contempt charges against Clair Troxell will finally be heard in magistrate court on Oct. 26.

“I have the documents and we will see what the judge does,” Schwab said.

Troxell has faced several code and zoning ordinance violations regarding his Lizard Road property.

Over the past decade neighbors have frequented the township’s monthly board meetings with various complaints from noise, unsightly junk spilling out over the property’s fence and difficulty in navigating the road around large tractor-trailer trucks.

In 2016, Carbon County Judge Joseph J. Matika issued a court order calling for Troxell to erect a fence to screen trucks and other items from neighboring properties.

The court order also said Troxell could not have anything stored in front of the fence.

Neighbor Harvey Keiper has been the loudest resident complaining about the violations at the property, often calling code enforcement and zoning officer Carl Faust to complain.

In other business, the 2018 budget workshop for the township will begin with a meeting on Tuesday, followed by meetings on Oct. 26, 30 and Nov. 2 and 9. The meetings are open to the public.

“We hope we can get the tentative budget approved and be able to adopt it at the Dec. 4 meeting,” said board Vice Chairwoman Deanna Cunfer.

Clair Troxell will face contempt charges on Oct. 26 for zoning violations on the Lizard Creek property in East Penn Township. KELLEY ANDRADE/TIMES NEWS.