PAUPACK TWP. - Troubles remain among neighbors in Paupack Township. At the September meeting, Solicitor Ron Bugaj reported that despite it seeming as though the Anonick property maintenance matter was addressed, the neighbors have said otherwise. Anonick was fined $2,000 and required to address violations.
Supervisor Chairman Bruce Chandler who wasn’t present at the September meeting visited the property since the homeowner was charged and according to Bugaj, didn’t find a problem. But then, at the August monthly meeting the complaining neighbors presented a photo with trash on Anonick’s property facing their residence. Anonick’s lawyer has since told Bugaj that the board was shown an old photo and he invited Chandler to revisit the property. Consequently, Chandler will be visiting the property at some point before the October meeting.
Bugaj reported that he currently has two other property maintenance cases in the works. As of that meeting, there were hearing dates to be scheduled and they would be addressed “accordingly.”
As for the Dollar General security reduction, Bugaj said he hadn’t received a confirmation. He explained that, when the Dollar General received approval for their conditional use, they paid a $200,000 bond which included a letter of credit. Representatives from the business have asked for a release of the bond. The supervisors decided to reduce the bond to $20,000 which was authorized at the township’s August meeting. As of the September meeting, Bugaj said he was waiting for confirmation for a letter of credit. The majority of the security bond was returned, Supervisor Leigh Gilbert said.
Supervisor Jim Martin reported that the township has received two grants, one in 2012 and another in 2015 which totaled $60,000 to allow for road work. Now, the township is looking at spending $4,000 to replace two pipes on Ammerman Road in the township. No definite decisions were made though, because paperwork still needs to be done.
Gilbert reported that the fire department call log included: One trailer in the road, one structure fire, two wires down, three automatic alarms, one carbon dioxide alarm and two motor vehicle accidents. And for the ambulance call log there were 12 calls in Lakeville, with five coming from Wallenpaupack Lake Estates.
Under building and zoning, Gilbert reported that there were: Two houses, two additions, three garages, six decks and two sheds for the month of September.
Township resident Karen Lutz expressed her appreciation to Frank Williams who is the chairman of the planning commission for the “development” of the Dollar General that was built in the township because they did an “absolutely terrific job” as they guided the business with specific standards. Those standards, she said makes driving by the business not that bad.
A member of the public asked about the abandoned home on Lakeshore Drive. Bugaj said a hearing was being scheduled that the township was going to address in court. As of the meeting a court date hadn’t been set.
Gilbert told how electronics can now be recycled at the Advanced Recovery in Port Jervis New York or at the Lackawanna County Recycling Center in Scranton. For more information about the location in Port Jervis call 845-858-8809. For more information about the location in Scranton call 570-963-6868.
The next Paupack Township supervisors’ meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m., a the township offices on Daniels Road, Lakeville.