Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Moore moves toward new property use regulations

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

Solicitor to amend mobile home park ordinance to address deficiency

At the Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting Oct. 1, supervisors received a report from Solicitor David Backenstoe regarding the procedure to advance a property use ordinance. The supervisors charged Backenstoe to amend the current mobile home park ordinance to address a deficiency in the regulation of mobile homes.

Backenstoe said the next step is to send the proposed ordinance to the township planning commission for review. After that review, the ordinance is advertised and sent to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. After the LVPC review, the ordinance can be voted into law.

The fire department reported 23 calls for September, including one fire and two motor vehicle accidents. There were 66 ambulance calls. There was no police report due to the continued police secretary vacancy.

Daniel Piorkowski, supervisors chair, reported in his Nazareth Area Council of Governments report the developed comprehensive plan is waiting for funding. The NazCog also received information about a feline trap-neuter-release program for municipalities, he noted. The spay and neuter cost is discounted to $35 per cat.

Township Manager Nicholas Steiner updated supervisors on two trucks purchased by the township. He expects both trucks — a Ford F-550 and a Freightliner — to arrive in about two months.

Lois Kerbacher, Community Days leader, reported there is a trunk-or-treat event planned for later this month. Stay tuned for more information.

Bob Romano, land and environmental protection board chair, said there are plans to preserve two open spaces in the township. Romano noted there will be future efforts to continue preserving farms, but there is also an increased attention on preserving more open spaces.

Mike Tirrell, recreation committee chair, informed the board the disc golf signs are up. He reported there will be additional equipment to make some repairs at McCandless Field.

In other business, supervisors voted unanimously to change the November supervisors meeting from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7. The meeting will be held 7 p.m. in the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive.

Nov. 5 is Election Day.