Kidder Township supervisors approved the 2023 budget of $2,293,747, to be advertised for adoption at the December meeting. There will be no tax increase. The budget is available for inspection at the township building.
In other business, supervisors granted conditional approval for the final subdivision plan for the Mountain Laurel Resort.
Blue Ridge Real Estate was granted a two-year extension on the Lakeshore Development.
The transfer of a liquor license from the Mountain Laurel Golf Club in East Side Borough to Madira Holdings’ property on Route 940 in Kidder was approved.
Eligible township retirees will receive a 7.7% cost of living increase. Supervisor Bruce Berger abstained from that vote, as he is one of the retirees.
The collective bargaining agreement for police for 2017-2023 was revised to continue offering dental care with a different provider.
Roadmaster Berger reported that the trucks are ready for winter.
Township solicitor Robert Yurchak said that enforcement notices have been filed at Carbon County Court against the offending property owner of lot A-10.07 on Laurel Lane in Albrightsville.
In announcements, the Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Company’s toy drive for the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia continues until Dec. 10. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the fire house between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, or at the township building from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
At the meeting, Karen Rushatz of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Albrightsville presented checks of $250 each to Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Company, and the Lake Harmony Rescue Squad, from proceeds of their highly successful bake and yard sale Oct. 8.
Karen Rushatz of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, center, presented checks of $250 each to, from left, Ralph Lennon, fire chief, Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Company; Alexander Blew, assistant fire chief, Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company; and Scott Wuttke, director of operations, Lake Harmony Rescue Squad, at November's Kidder Supervisors' meeting. SETH ISENBERG/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS