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Compost authority touts upcoming Mulch Madness

In the First Regional Compost Authority report at the March 7 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, former supervisor and current FRCA liaison to the board, Richard “Dick” Gable, announced FRCA is holding a mulch giveaway event.

Themed after the annual college basketball March Madness tournament, FRCA named the event Mulch Madness. The event will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 24 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 25 at FRCA, 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton.

According to a statement from FRCA, the Mulch Madness event is intended to thank residents for working to keep yard waste out of landfills by recycling their organic waste.

The cost is $10 per admission. If paying cash, exact change is appreciated.

The mulch is double ground and all natural, with no dye. There is no residency requirement. Unlimited visits are allowed during the event. A hand stamp will be provided for re-entry.

There will be free loading to any size vehicle or trailer. Tractor-trailers are excluded from free loading; they may self-load.

For more information, call Zac at 610-262-1000 or visit frcaweb.org.

Mulch Madness is open to anyone, not just FRCA members.

FRCA members include Allen, Bushkill, East Allen, Lehigh, Lower Nazareth and Moore townships and Bath, North Catasauqua and Northampton boroughs.

In other business, Jason Harhart gave a fire and ambulance report for February that included 22 fire department calls and 60 ambulance service calls.

Police Chief Gary West reported there were 263 police incidents during February. There were three arrests - two driving under the influence and one theft by illegal taking.

A public works report noted the 2023 seal coat projects include a number of township roads that will go out for bid. Public works also received permission to sell a Ford Ranger for $650 to Collis Salvage Yard.

It was announced street sweeping will be April 3, 7, 24 and 25.

The board approved Brandon Biery’s promotion from public works laborer to worker. This promotion broadens his responsibilities in the department.

The Moore Township Community Days committee report noted the group’s purse bingo is scheduled for April 23.

The committee is also planning a yard sale in May.

The land and environmental protection board received permission to preserve about 67 acres of open space in Moore Township. Additionally, protection board member Larry Bender’s resignation from the board was accepted.

Bender was extolled for his 28 years of dedication to the protection board. He was an original member. His resignation was necessitated by a move out of Moore Township.

The decision of whether or not to remove Trach Road from the township road file was tabled until an analysis of both options are priced out by township Engineer Kevin Horvath and presented to the supervisors.

An in-depth discussion of the agritourism/agritainment ordinance was voted to be advertised for a possible board vote at the next meeting.

Supervisors approved ordinance 2023-1, which is an amendment to the original forestry ordinance. All ordinances are available for review by contacting the township office.

The next board of supervisors meeting will be 6 p.m. April 4 at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive. It is an in-person meeting only.