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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Community garden, trail among suggestions

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  • Managing Editor
    Among the suggestions made by the Parks & Recreation Committee to the Palmyra Township (Pike) Supervisors is a community garden at the Paupack School grounds. Other items on their wish list, read at the Supervisors’ Oct. 16th meeting, is a walking trail around the perimeter of the Township recreation park, a horseshoe pit and restoring the see-saw at the playground. They would also like to see some new picnic tables at the Township public beach along with painting done and a way to hide the beach rest room facilities. New electrical service is needed for the ball field pitching machine. No action was taken. The list was formulated at their October meeting, the last committee meeting until February. Other matters discussed: • Solicitor Anthony Waldron hopes to find out by the Nov. 20th meeting if Blue Ridge Cable TV will pursue requests of Residents to extend TV and Internet service. Residents have asked for service in the southern part of the Township, along and off Route 390. Three year contract commitments have been discussed to make it economically feasible. • A minor subdivision was approved for Harold and Sally Thompson, who are selling 2.53 acres to neighbor Peter Helms, off Gumbletown Road. That leaves the Thompsons 4.2 acres. • The appeal of a building inspection has been dropped, Waldron reported. The inspector visited the completed house in Lakeview Acres and issued a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). The certificate had been held up because the house addition was completed before an inspection could be done. The contractor had to open a few walls to allow the inspection to take place. • Only one bid was received to coat the roof of the Township offices. The bid was $43,500, about double what the Supervisors expected. When a few estimates had been received, the company that made the bid had been concerned about what the prevailing wage would be. The Supervisors decided to reject the bid and wait until spring. • The solicitor will look up an agreement made with the Township in 1999 for the crosswalk on Route 6 at Gersham’s Landing/East Shore Lodging. The Township was asked to repaint the crosswalk, but the solicitor will see whether that was the Township’s responsibility. The Township was required by PennDOT to be the applicant for the crosswalk. • Recycling has been going very well since the Township took it back, said Brian Mathews, Maintenance Foreman. A third can, however, may be needed, and Waste Management will be asked if a second weekly pickup can be done. Mathews noted that most people thank the Township for the service, though one man complained when he could not bring in two pickup loads of trash from outside the Township. The recycling program is limited to Residents of Palmyra Township (Pike) since Township taxpayers are paying for it. • Bids will be sought for a backhoe. Palmyra Township Supervisors meet on the first and third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the offices off Gumbletown Road. The offices may be contacted at (570)226-2230.

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