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Truck restriction study on Chestnut Hill Church Road approved

The Lower Milford Township Board of Supervisors met for its regular monthly meeting June 20, addressing a variety of community issues and providing administrative updates. The meeting began 6:30 p.m. with no public comment.

The board approved the minutes from the May 16 regular meeting and the June 6 workshop meeting.

At the workshop meeting, the board approved the purchase of three speed display signs for a total of $9,600, to be paid for out of the American Rescue Plan Act fund. A seasonal public works employee was also hired.

The township treasurer’s report as of May 31 was reviewed, revealing a healthy general fund balance of $1,911,047 along with specific fund balances such as the historical registry fund with $5,735 and the fire fund with $223,791. Following this, the board authorized the payment of bills for June.

Several reports were presented to provide an overview of ongoing municipal activities and developments. These included the administrator’s report for June 20 and various reports for May, such as the zoning, public works, administrative assistant and Macungie Ambulance reports. There were no comments or discussion of any items.

The fire company also delivered its report, although no library report was available for this session.

Under old business, the first item was addressed by Township Administrator Emily Fucci, stating the township has not received any updates on the vacation of Janes Lane.

In the past, supervisors have explained the maintenance of Janes Lane has been a burden on the township.

Next, a motion was approved to conduct a truck restriction study on Chestnut Hill Church Road.

Additionally, a settlement agreement for 3156 Cassel Road was discussed. The supervisors did not approve the settlement, wanting additional language within the agreement. They gave conditional approval if the language is added.

The meeting then moved to new business, where several key items were addressed.

The board reviewed and approved a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation request for a written agreement to purchase, erect and maintain speed limit signs of 35 mph or less. The speed limit is lowering on a stretch of Limeport Pike for the soon-to-be-built Village of Limeport community.

The board then approved The Limeport Commons request for the release of Escrow Release #2. Following this, the board discussed a Lehigh County notification of an opportunity to be excluded as an urban county. The board voted to be excluded.

A zoning hearing board notice was reviewed regarding an appeal application for special exceptions for ground-mounted solar panels by Jay and Patricia Landis of 7621 Bryn Drive. This was tabled for the next meeting as more information was needed on the dimensions of the solar panels.

The last item in new business was a well isolation waiver request for 6739 Glen Road. The proposed well would be further than 100 feet from the septic system. A waiver is needed, which provides plans and dimensions. However, the request lacked the required information. This was tabled for a later meeting.

The board reviewed several pieces of correspondence, including the 2024 adopted Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors resolutions and an invitation from Brandywine Conservancy for the 2024 Municipal Assistance Program. They also noted the upcoming “Safeguarding Seniors: A Symposium Promoting Dignity, Security and Advocacy” June 25.

The board discussed the response from Copart regarding the township’s request to secure loads and suggested alternate routes to their drivers. There was a comment made at the previous meeting on the number of car parts being littered onto Limeport Pike from traffic produced by Copart. The company was happy to help address the problem.

A Board Decision Notice from the County of Lehigh Board of Assessment Appeals for a veteran’s exemption request at 1573 Sheridan Road was acknowledged. The township did not need to take any action.

A question was asked by a resident near the conclusion of the meeting about whether the state police submitted a report to the township, to which the board responded they did not. The board was in agreement with the resident and a request for a report will be sent.

There was also discussion on solicitation permits within the borough. It was stated the ordinance does not have a set time limit.

Supervisor Tim Cougle said he heard from a resident on Milky Way the speed humps have heavily reduced the speeding traffic, which made the board very happy. He also commented on his surprise to see the nice response from Copart.

The meeting then ended with an adjournment. The meeting schedule can be found on the township’s website.