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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Supervisors OK garage repair business

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  • PALMYRA TWP. (Wayne) - The busy season is here and Hawley Borough Police Officer Jane Varcoe’s report at Palmyra Township’s July meeting can attest to that. Varcoe reported that in June, the police department handled two disorderly conducts and one harassment. Under vehicles matter, there was one driving under the influence (DUI), two motor vehicle accidents and seven traffic citations were issued. Plus, Varcoe stated four people received traffic warnings. There was one arrest on an outstanding warrant and 33 other incidents. Due to the bike race June 14th, Varcoe said five officers were hired to control traffic.
        Prior to the regular meeting, there was a conditional use hearing where township supervisors heard from John Schreiber, who would like to have a garage repair business on his property off of Bow Tie Lane in the township. The conditional use was approved, with the inclusion of an additional condition on the application, to allow Schreiber to have three unlicensed vehicles on the property.  
        Township Secretary and Treasurer Lois Powderly reported that for June, in the general checking account is $186,832.47. In the state road account there is $43,679.29. In the building code account there is $28,171.18. With CDs, there is a grand total of $310,694.12. Income generated by the township for June was $71,129.27. For April through June, salaries for the quarter was $13,516.61. In the state road account for interest $.39 was generated. Plus, permits for June totaled $5,267.
        To be paid out of general checking account is $3,129 and paid before the meeting was $1,932.14. In the state road account, one bill for $40.57 was paid to Highhouse Oil for fuel for vehicles. With May permits, there was a total of $364 and the June 2014 permits 3,065.30 were to be paid.  
        Hawley Fire Chief Scott Mead reported that in June the department responded to 17 calls, 10 which were in Hawley Borough and five in Palmyra Township. There was mutual aid to Tafton once and Forest once. There was also a car incident in the township where a car went across Owego Turnpike and Rt. 590 into a house. There was also a bonfire on Garden Hill. Plus, on Columbus Avenue a tree blocked one lane.
        Erin Thiele of the Hawley Ambulance and Rescue Company reported that Hawley One responded to 28 calls and Hawley Four went on six calls. There were 16 calls in Wayne County Palmyra Township and 12 calls in Hawley Borough. 

        In regards to a home on Old Gravity Road, Thiele questioned if the home is permitted to be livable since there are extension cords “running everywhere” and windows that are “falling out.” Zoning Officer and Driveway Permit Officer Dennis Mynarski answered that “they’re working on it.” He explained that the residents have permits to address the electric.
    Page 2 of 2 -     If a business closes, Officer Varcoe questioned if their sign has to be removed. She said her question comes after seeing people still going to Arby’s. Tax Collector Joanne Kmetz answered that she believed the signs can remain in case another person would like the same sized sign.  
        Bonding for the Route 6 sewer project, Powderly said is being done, but the plan still needs one more “minor revision.” Supervisor and Road Master Joseph Kmetz said everything should be ready to advertise for a contractor shortly.
        Solicitor Jeffrey Treat reported that he has “satisfied the judgment” regarding the ongoing ordeal with Lisa Osborne. He said copies were sent to Osborne’s father, who paid the fee. A copy has also been sent to Lisa Osborne and there is a copy for the township. The matter, he added is, “officially done.”
        Palmyra Township’s next monthly meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 4 at 7 p.m.

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