Upper Mt Bethel Township Supervisors and staff mourn the sudden loss of Zoning Hearing Board Chairperson Kathy Melnick. She was a dedicated public servant who spoke in a clear, direct, and often humorous manner that many have come to know and love. Kathy worked tirelessly for the citizens of the entire Slate Belt. She will be deeply missed. We offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Rest in Peace Kathy.
Attention Business owners: The Economic Development Committee is hosting a Meet and Greet November 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuscarora Conference Center .
EASTERN INDUSTRIES PROPERTY FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE
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Announcement of Road Closure – Please be advised that Shady Lane will be closed for bridge repairs commencing Monday, September 18, 2017 for a period of approximately 2 months, we apologize for the inconvenience. Please follow the Alternate route of Quiet Valley Road – Belvidere Corner Road – River Road. Detour signs are posted.Thank you
RECENT BOARD ACTIONS
07/24/17 Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to establish a 1 mill Fire Tax beginning in 2018 and to purchase a new Fire Truck for North Bangor Fire Company. The cost of the new truck is $754,112.00 which will be financed with a 10% down payment and yearly payments on a 10-year schedule.
07/24/17 Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to table the waste disposal bids until their August 14th meeting to allow the Township Solicitor sufficient time to review all four proposals.
07/24/17 Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to hire Howard Mantle, certified appraiser, to appraise Eastern Industries property for a conservation easement. Supervisor Hallet was absent on 07/24/17.
08/05/17 Special Meeting – Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to place a referendum on the November ballot asking the citizens whether the Board should reduce the Open Space EIT Tax from 0.25% TO 0.125%, effective in 2018.
08/14/17 Granted a well isolation distance request to Dean Carnes for 1091 Fox Gap Road – Existing well and existing septic for sale of property
08/14/17 Voted to approve Advanced Waste Disposal for sanitation and recycling services, a five year contract for residential units. Vote: 5-0
08/14/17 Voted to set 2018 rates for the Garbage Tax : $225.00 per regular unit & $180.00 for Senior Rate per unit. Vote 5-0
08/14/17 Voted to Send a letter of support to “Friends of Minsi Lake (FOML)” Vote 5-0
08/14/17 Voted to move forward with the purchase of a new fire truck and agreement with North Bangor Fire Company, township to own the truck with a lease with the fire company. Voted to create a Fire Tax of one (1) mill and to transfer the existing 1/2 mill that is appropriated to the fire companies from the General Fund to the new Fire Tax Fund. Vote 5-0
08/14/17 – Tabled request by a private citizen to re-open our Eastern Industries property to hunting
08/14/17 Voted 5-0 to appoint Virgil Kasebier to Park Committee to serve out Bill Godshalk’s term.Mr. Godshalk resigned from the committee due to time conflicts with his fruit business.
08/28/17 Voted 5-0 to allow EDC to have a special meeting to determine blighted areas, etc. for the proposed LERTA (TAX Abatement program)
0828/17 Voted that bills must be submitted by the 1st Monday of the month. one week in advance of the regular meeting. Vote 5-0
8/28/17 Voted to authorize Robert Collura to issue citation for sewage violations at the Bush property on Totts Gap Rd. Vote 5-0
08/28/17 Voted that all committee meetings shall be recorded as a record to check minutes that are prepared. 5-0
08/28/17 Voted to remove Judy Henckel and Kathleen Barnes from the Open Space Advisory Board. Vote 4-1
08/28/17 Voted to send proposed designation Multi-Family Housing as a permitted use to LVPC for review and comments Vote 5-0
08/28/17 Voted to include Ziegafuse property in the appraisal for Eastern Industries. Vote 5-0
NEXT: LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE PENNSYLVANIA SHRUBS AND TREES AND A SMALL ROOF OVER
THE SLATE ROCK TO PROTECT IT FROM WATER INFILTRATION INTO THE SEAMS.
Road Shoulders on Recently Paved Roads
We will be installing shoulders on the recently paved roadways within the township. This will eliminate the sharp drop at the edge of pave. We expect the road shoulders phase of the project to be completed within 10-14 days.
Thank you for your patience.
National Park Drive Construction
Construction will being next week on major road improvements on National Park Drive. A section of the road will be closed during construction. We will provide alternate route mapping prior to beginning construction.
Tax Exempt/Reduced Parcel Map
Any property highlighted in color and/or hatched pays reduced or no taxes. A Key has been provided for your use. Digital copies are available for download here
No Hunting on Township Properties.
AT THEIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED 3-1 TO POST “NO HUNTING ” SIGNS ON THE TOWNSHIP’S EASTERN PROPERTY. SIGNS ARE POSTED. ANYONE CAUGHT HUNTING ON TOWNSHIP PROPERTY WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Did You Know?
You don’t have to park on Route 191 to walk the Appalachian Trail. Kirkridge lands are open to the public and there is a public parking area near their main office. And there are plenty of paths to explore. See you on the trail!
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