Northampton Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

East Allen grants extension to St. Luke’s

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Township engineer says progress is being made on water detention level

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting June 28, St. Luke’s representatives asked for and received an extension on an existing permit for the urgent care facility on Route 512. The facility has requested several extensions as it works with landscaping problems associated with its stormwater containment plan.

According to township Engineer James Milot, progress is being made with the plantings to ensure the prescribed level of water detention is being met.

The board approved the extension to the end of September. Supervisors debated whether to continue extensions if the problem is not corrected within this latest extension. The unofficial consensus is no further extensions will be allowed.

In other business, township Manager Brent Green announced he surveyed three property owners along Debra Court regarding modifications the township wants to make to the roadway. He said he did not receive a response. The survey did not include a stamped envelope as noted in the initial request.

The modification options include making the road a private road, decreasing the size of the cul-de-sac or changing the configuration so that delivery trucks would need to make a K turn to get out of the neighborhood.

The township received update letters for Monocacy Drive storm sewer improvements, DEP letters on the Toll Brothers project along Route 512 and Keystone Cement air and water quality reports.

Maynard Barthol received approval on his proposed property subdivision. Barthol proposed carving out a portion of his land, so a family member could live on that property.

Dale Heller made a zoning variance request to have property near Colony Drive classified to allow for car sales and repairs. The request was denied by the zoning hearing board.

Chuck Frantz, recreation director, reported the township’s summer day camp is at capacity. The board hired another counselor to bring the contingent up to 12.