News Eagle reporter
The Palmyra Township (Wayne) board met for their monthly meeting, Monday, Oct. 1 and discussed what has been happening in the township. There was an update about the ongoing sewer plan approval. On September 26 there was a special meeting to approve a resolution to apply for additional money for the sewer improvements that will impact the commercial district along Route 6 between the borough line and Pike County bridge. Peter Steffen, Supervisor Chairman, said that the resolution allowed them to apply for the Local Share grant. He explained that the funds are generated by the gambling revenues from Mount Airy Casino in Monroe County. Steffen said he hopes that the township is a “successful candidate.” He added, however, that “patience are a little bit of a virtue, waiting for the DEP” as they make their final moves. Steffen said after Thursday he hopes to have a better idea of what will happen with the application and the approval process will be over. Also discussed: • Four new members of the White Mills Fire Department were sworn in at the meeting. • The supervisors will have a budget workshop Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. • There was work done on Spruce Street, which Steffen, who is also Assistant Road master, said turned out well. • In the Hawley Police report for the past month in the township there was one fire incident, one disorderly conduct, three traffic warnings, six citations, one response to an alarm, one arrest along with 38 other incidents. There was a total of 30.5 hours and 475 miles traveled. • During September, the Hawley Fire Department responded to 17 calls. • Hawley Ambulance had 42 calls in August, covering 2,008 miles with a total of 105 man hours. • Township Secretary and Treasurer, Lois Powderly said that the township will receive approximately $42,812.50 in the liquid fuel funds which will be around the beginning of April 2013. This state tax allocation is used to pay for road expenses. She added that there will be training for dirt and gravel roads on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Wayne County Conservation District, lasting from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Steffen informed people that there is a metal trash container available at the Township building for people who are cleaning and need to dispose of scrap metal. He said it all goes for a good cause. The next Palmyra Township (Wayne) meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Township building on Oak Street in Marble Hill.