As much as 5,000 pounds of electronics were accepted for recycling at the Palmyra Township (Pike) Cleanup Day, held June 20th. This included 60 television sets and 10 computer monitors.
Jo-Ann Rose, Township Administrator, gave a report on the event at the August 6th Supervisors' meeting. Financially, the service to Township residents came out not quite even, with expenses exceeding income by about $270.
Including electronic recycling this year helped lighten the load in Township trash containers, Brian Mathews, Maintenance Foreman, noted. It was the second time they had electronics recycling.
Cleanup Day was moved this year from June to July and was a little less busy, although they still filled two trash containers.
--- Where's the border?
• PennDOT is recounting Township road mileage for the state Liquid Fuels tax allocation used for township road upkeep. Mathews reported that the new count, to his surprise, put the Township border across part of the Kimbles Bridge which spans the Lackawaxen River.
He said he had been told Palmyra ended just past the railroad tracks on the south side of the river.
Chairman Tom Simons said it was not worth picking up a few feet of land if that means the Township had responsibility for any part of the river bridge.
• A basketball pole will be installed in the handball area of the Township park off Gumbletown Road. The basketball poles had been taken down to make the ice skating rink. A horseshoe pit is also being built.
• Roland Edwards, Code Enforcement Officer, reported on several potential violations. These included a barking dog issue, a storage pod left in a business parking lot, a boat left in the front yard of a business, and a shed that has to have a permit and moved back from the road.
• A second load of sand meant for Wally Lake Fest will be dumped at the beach ahead of time since Labor Day comes early this year (and the close of the public beach). Wally Lake Fest is set August 23-25; although there is no sand sculpture contest this year, they anticipate a lot of visitors at the beach.
• Three culvert pipes will be replaced under Kimbles Road, in two locations (one will be a double pipe). PPL will be sent a bill for reimbursement due to road damage to two of the pipes from heavy trucks on the road working on the power line project.
• Bids will be sought to replace the roof on the Township offices.
MORE MEETING ITEMS ARE FOUND IN THIS WEDNESDAY'S NEWS EAGLE.