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DORRANCE TWP. — The board of supervisors acknowledged Monday night that an appeal of the conditional use permit it granted to Pennsy Supply Inc. for a quarry expansion project off Small Mountain Road has been filed in Luzerne County Court.


The legal action has been taken by Kevin Casey, who resides on Small Mountain Road and who has long been an opponent of the quarry. Attorney William Higgs of Mountain Top is representing Casey. Besides the appeal, Higgs said Casey has claimed a bias against him and a violation of his constitutional rights.


Board of Supervisors Chairman Gary Zane said the case has been turned over to the township’s insurance carrier, PRMA, and legal representation is by attorney Joseph Mahoney of the Siara, Bellwar and McAndrew firm of Chester Springs, Pa.


In another matter, the township zoning board is scheduled on Thursday at 6 p.m, to hear an issue involving a propane tank facility that Button Oil Co. has established in the township. According to comment at supervisors’ meeting, Button might be in violation of a rule that stipulates that a tank cannot be situated less than 400 feet from a nearest neighboring property.


In addition, the board took action to:


* Approve a motion to retain Steve’s Lawn Care to provide mowing and maintenance services at a cost of $16,800 for the sports fields and municipal grounds;


* Approve a meeting date change for the planning commission to the third Monday of each month, starting March 18;


*Approve a monetary donation for a children’s Easter egg hunt on March 16, rain or shine, on the township grounds.


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