Parkland Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Board to review burning ordinance

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Neffs Fire Chief Jim Steward presented North Whitehall supervisors with a request to clarify some sections of the burning ordinance.

He opined some of the definitions should be clarified as sometimes the firefighters are brought into neighbor squabbles because of different interpretations of the ordinance by the parties involved.

He asserted their duty is fire safety, not enforcement. Supervisors will look into the matter.

Steward also told the board the Neffs Fire Company will be celebrating 75 years with a special program Aug. 20 at the fire station.

In other matters, the board voted to change July’s meeting date to July 10 due to the Fourth of July holiday.

Tim and Nancy Stout gave a six-month time extension for the board to review their subdivision plan.

Streetlight taxes were exonerated on properties at 4111, 4312 and 4316 Route 309 and 2383 Levans Road.

A veteran’s exemption was granted for property at 2674 Balliet St.

Collection of real estate taxes on this property were exonerated.

A well isolation distance and groundwater study exemption was granted for property at 5709 Route 873.

Supervisors appointed Ron Bealer to replace Rich Townsend as the alternate on the Ironton Rail Trail Commission.

Darrel Stofflet has resigned from the township’s recreation board and will be replaced by Kristen Taylor.

Township Manager Jeff Bartlett reported there were two crews out mowing the roadsides.

He cautioned residents to be careful when driving where mowing is taking place.

During the board’s July meeting, the township engineer is expected to present a program on MS4 requirements.

Crews will start road improvements mid to late July.