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Announcement :  Friday, November 24th Chairman of the Board, John Bermingham  will be having office hours from 12 – 2 p.m.  In addition to John from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. come on out and meet Supervisors elect Martin Pinter and Robert Teel!  They would love to meet you!

Koziars bus trip flyer revised 11.15.17

BOS BUDGET MEETING MONDAY, 11/27/17 AT 6:00 P.M.

11-27-17 PUBLIC MEETING 7 p.m. (

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Where to park? The field was nearly full of cars and trucks.

 

EASTERN INDUSTRIES PROPERTY FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE

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

09/11/17   Voted to authorize the Solicitor to write a letter concerning Dean Carnes well isolation distance at 235 Mount Bethel Highway.  Vote 5-0.                                                                                                                                                  09/11/17 Voted to authorize Solictor to write a letter to Dean Carnes waiving the well isolation distance at 1091 Fox Gap Rd. Vote 5-0                                                                                                                                                                        09/11/17 Voted to pay the bills in the amount of $342,671.74 and follow the prior decision of the Board to have the cut-off for bills the Monday before the meeting.                                                                                                               09/11/17 Voted to approve the minutes of the August 4, 2017 meeting.  Vote: 4-0-1, Supervisor Geake abstained, he was absent.                                                                                                                                                                           09/11/17 Voted to approve the minutes of the August 14, 2017 meeting.  Vote: 5-0.                                                            09/11/17 Voted to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2017 meeting.  Vote: 5-0.                                                  09/11/17 Voted to pay off the Eastern Industrial property with the EIT / Open space money providing the Board receives an appraisal acceptable to the Board of Supervisor. The property will be preserved with the exception of the 64.7 acres. The property to be preserved for open space / recreation and similar purposes under the EIT / Open space ordinance.  Vote 4-1.                                                                                                                                                                  09/11/17 Voted to approve the Application Refunds & Exonerations submitted by the tax collector. Vote: 5-0.  09/11/17 Voted to accept the Del Vecchio Ag Security application. Vote 5-0                                                                09/11/17 Voted to appoint Kari Hawkins to the Park Committee and Stavros Barbounis as alternate.  Vote: 5-0.  09/11/17 Voted to  to accept the resignation of Barry Transue and appoint Elise Transue in his place to the Open Space Advisory Board.  Vote: 5-0.                                                                                                                                          09/11/17  Voted to appoint Terry Abramson to the Open Space Advisory Board. Vote 5-0   09/11/17 Voted to move forward with the fundraiser on November 4th and allow the Road Department to put the trucks up there and assist in any way possible.  Vote: 5-0.                                                                                                                                        09/11/17  Voted to make Tom Abbott a temporary Full-time employee not to exceed 5 months and set pay according to the CDL rate in the union contract.  Vote: 5-0.                                                                                           09/11/17  Voted to adjourn the meeting. Vote 5-0

09/28/17 Special Meeting                                                                                                                                                        09/28/17 Motion to approve the agenda passed by a 4-0 vote. Supervisor Hallet absent                                                  09/28/17  that the Board move forward with the process of financing the fire truck was tabled                            09/28/17 Motion that the Board authorize the placement of two banners on Routes 512 and 611  Vote 4-0                  09/28/17   Motion to approve the Veterans luncheon.  Vote: 4-0.                                                                              09/28/17  Voted to to approve Thomas Lonergan Jr. as LERTA consultant and the amount of $8,500.00 for services.  Vote: 4-0.                                                                                                                                                                                 09/28/17  Motion to adjourn. Vote 4-0 

 

 

 

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.

Our New Sign for the Community Park has been cut from the rock!

 

            


 

http://umbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/waste-management-schedule.pdf   pdf for download

 


             

 

 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


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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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Electronics Collection Event for Northampton County – September 9th

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Latex Paint Collection – Saturday, September 2nd

Upper Mount Bethel Township Municipal Building has been designated a ReStore Recyclable Latex Paint Collection  site for Northampton County Residents.  The event will take place on Saturday, September 2nd from 9 A.M. till 12:00 P.M.    Information and requirements are below:  

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