Allen ponders house numbers
The Allen Township Fire Department in a letter to the township board of supervisors asked that property owners be required to mark their house number in front of their residences.
Such markings would save time for the fire department in the event of a fire, rescue or another emergency.
The fire company letter suggests 4-inch numbers affixed on signs placed on the same side of the street as the house or on the house itself or on the garage.
In cases where a home has a long driveway, the house number could be posted at the end of the driveway, next to the street.
Supervisor Bruce Frack said a GPS unit on the township fire trucks could provide an answer, as long as the crew responding knows the house number.
House number markings are required in East Allen, Bushkill and Moore townships.
The supervisors deferred taking action on the request until they could further study the issue.
In other business, the supervisors discussed a fee schedule for tapping into the township sewer system now that the township and the Borough of Northampton finally reached an agreement on the sewage fee issue.
A $4,000 flat fee was suggested by Supervisor Al Pierce. The board approved Pierce's recommendation.
Township Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell said the supervisors may change the fee structure in the future.
The board also appointed Paul Link to the township zoning hearing board of adjustment. The term runs through Jan.1, 2018.
Township road personnel were commended for their work clearing snow and ice in housing developments in the township. The compliments were made by residents and passed along by Frack.