Parkland Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

North Whitehall board deals with various issues

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors have scheduled a budget meeting for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

They also set Trick or Treat Night for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27.

The subdivider of the Parkland Hollow proposal has granted the board an extension of time, until Jan. 10, 2018, to review the plan.

Also during the Oct. 2 board meeting, an emergency services grant was given to Northern Valley Ambulance Corps in the amount of $50,000 to be used for a new ambulance.

NOVA currently have two ambulances and is borrowing two more.

Township Manager Jeff Bartlett will advertise for a CPA firm to audit the books for the board.

Ron Stahley, of the Schnecksville Fire Company, provided an update on the progress to replace the roof on the fire company building damaged by a recent storm.

Stahley said some changes were made in the plans but they are minor. The fire apparatus roof was not compromised.

The fire company would like the work to be done before the winter weather sets in.

Bartlett noted in his manager’s report there would be no tax increase in the township tax.

He also said leaf collection will run Oct. 16 through Nov. 27.

Line painting on the roads has started as well as crack sealing.

The bamboo ordinance and an ordinance to address the parking problems are being worked on.

Some basis is needed from the emergency services providers in order to draw up an ordinance concerning tax relief for those personnel.

George Boreman forwarded a weed complaint to the board regarding property at 6612 Manor Road.

Bartlett will check on this and report back to the board.

Once again, Daniel Linchuk has pleaded with North Whitehall supervisors to help him remedy his drainage problem along Woodlea Drive. Linchuk told the board during its Oct. 2 meeting stormwater is continually crossing his property and causing erosion.

The problem has also damaged neighboring properties, he said.

Linchuk said the problem has been ongoing for about 40 years and he has been affected by this problem for the last 12 years.

Linchuk said he is willing to work with the board to remedy the situation and has promised to come to every board meeting until the problem is solved.

He addressed supervisors at their September meeting on this subject and says there has been no contact between meetings.

Curtis and Janet Hoffman are placing their 88.5769 acre parcel along Scheidys Road in the Ag Security District.