Glenburn against proposed commissioner change

First Posted: 4/22/2014

Glenburn Township supervisor David Jennings ran Monday’s meeting in the absence of supervisor chairman Michael Savitsky.

Supervisor Bill Wicks proposed a resolutionagainst the change of the present three commissioner system for the Lackawanna County board.

“The recommendation of the Volpe Study to change the present system to a strong executive with a part-time seven-member council elected by region was arrived at based on opinions rather than the gathering of facts,” he said, “and that change would result in a bigger, more expensive and less effective government and therefore these recommendations are not in the best interest of the residents of Glenburn Township nor of Lackawanna County.”

The supervisors approved the resolution.

In other business, one of the neglected properties on Fig Ave. has been sold. Jennings will visit the property to see if it has been cleaned up.

“I know there was a bus and that was removed,”” Wicks said.

“I think they are waiting for township clean up days to clean up the property,” Jennings said.

Signs will be added to Arch Ave. and be patrolled if the two parking spaces for the Countryside Conservancy are added.

“Anything obstructing the road will be removed by a police officer or someone from the township,” solicitor Malcolm MacGregor said. “It will not become an issue. Someone has placed cones at the end of Arch Avenue and we will take action to have them removed.”

Pothole patching throughout the township is ongoing and catch basins are being cleaned out. Crack sealing has been done in the Summerfield Development and Kittle Ln. White Birch, Willow, Locust and Waterford Rd. will be done as weather permits.

Spring cleanup will be held in Glenburn Township May 9 and 10. Residents are asked to place items for pick up out by 5 a.m. on Friday May 9.

Items that will not be picked up include: regular household trash, recyclables, grass or leaves, non-compactable items such as bricks, block and concrete, cast iron, auto parts, tires, batteries, motor oil or lubricants, paint, paint thinners or turpentine (but paint dried up in cans will be accepted), pesticides, hazardous, noxious, caustic or acid chemicals, asbestos, metal drums, propane tanks, oil and gas containing items, explosives and electronics.

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will be accepted but must be Freon free with a tag containing the technicians ID number and dated.

Residents with any questions can contact the township building at 570-563-1177 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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