utility poles that are missing or in disrepair. Greene said he had seen children riding bikes near a spot where a pole is missing, and the children were touching wires that hang low to the ground. He suggested hiring a contractor to repair or replace the poles and then sending the bill to the parties responsible for the poles.
Although supervisors agreed it’s a public safety issue, they said their hands are tied.
“[The utility companies’] idea is to let it fall down and then they’ll repair it,” Gallagher said. “That’s how they operate, and I don’t know how we’re going to get them to do anything.”
He said no private contractor would work on utility poles because of liability issues.
Logsdon said he would research whether the township has any legal authority to mandate repairs.
Approved the Haydt subdivision with six waivers. Brothers Harry and John Haydt had attended several prior meetings to present plans to subdivide their land so that their Precision Tool & Machine business would be considered a separate parcel from their mother’s adjacent farm.
Heard a report from Alan Snelson, zoning officer, who said he had issued a permit to K-Val convenience store for an exterior pad for a new ice machine. Snelson also granted nonconforming use status to two properties: the Haydt subdivision and KPI Land Management, both on Stairville Road.
Hired Grevara & Associates of Kingston to do the 2017 township audit for $3,395.
Heard a brief presentation from a representative of Barry Isett & Associates, which has offices throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, regarding its code enforcement services.